Saito is a Paradigm Shift in Blockchain
Saito approaches blockchain security from an entirely new perspective: given that all forms
of difficulty are reducible to economics, why not skip “mining” and “staking” and just find
a way to guarantee that producing blocks is always expensive? Can we create a mechanism
where honest nodes produce blocks for free but attackers are forced to burn money to do the
Solving this puzzle requires answering fundamental questions on the economic level that other blockchains cannot address: what is the value of work to the network; and how can we drive the price for different forms of it down to market levels? The strength of the Saito solution is shown by the way its answers elegantly solve “foundational” problems like the 51% attack and the “scalability trilemma”.