Saito is a new type of layer-1 blockchain that powers peer-to-peer applications

Saito Consensus solves fundamental problems with distributed consensus so developers can build great web3 apps. Learn more about Saito Consensus

Our Story

Saito started back in 2017, when the founders realized that Proof of Work and Proof of Stake can pay for network security, but cannot for anything else that networks need to scale. Saito delivers a new economic model for blockchain. Saito Consensus aligns incentives for all participants, paying nodes for scale and while remaining open.

Our Mission

To create a real economy running on this network, that supports an open ecosystem of peer to peer applications, where users are sovereign and own their data, and providers that serve them best are most profitable.

Typical blockchains only pay miners (or validators in PoS) Data nodes that provide access to the blockchain do not get paid by the network Not only that, apps are dependent on third party infrastructure And users can only access the blockchain via third parties Apps run locally on users devices Apps communicate with the blockchain directly In Saito, Chain nodes that provide access to the network get paid (through the "Routing Work" mechanism) Saito Consensus rewards chain nodes with more fees when they provide better access or service There is no need for third party infrastructure providers because chain nodes are incentivized to provide the infrastructure themselves as this attracts more user transactions and fees Saito miners/stakers still earn fees by playing a role in the concensus mechanism, but differently from PoW/PoS Learn more about the Saito Consensus


Fixing an
incentivization problem

Proof of Work and Proof of Stake are forced to compromise on scale because they only pay for one thing: the security provided by mining or staking.

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How Saito works

Saito Consensus and Saito Nodes

Saito Consensus Mechanism

On the surface, Saito Consensus pays nodes in the p2p network for serving users in addition to paying for the security layer. The more a node does for users, the more it gets paid.

Understanding Nodes

Nodes can route traffic and support apps. This is important because successful apps attract users, and more users also leads to more routing and more transactions. With Saito Consensus the closer the routing node is to the user in the transaction’s path to the block, the more the node gets paid.

What about mining and staking?


In all the cases where traffic was routed but the miners did not solve the hash solution, the reward fees are locked up within the network and distributed via staking mechanism. This in turn prevents rampant deflation while also maintaining better economic stability.

Mining Supports the Consensus Mechanism

In Saito, miners compete to produce rare solutions to hash problems, this creates randomness that ensures payments to routing nodes are secure and fair. When a solution is solved, payment is split 50/50 with the nodes routing the transaction.

The SAITO token

SAITO token is the utility token of the network. All network node payments and transactions use the SAITO token.

How to buy Saito

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General Tokenomics

To learn more about Saito Tokenomics please visit the Saito Wiki Tokenomics Section.

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Builds apps that scale

Developers can code engaging apps in their favorite language, there’s no struggling with Solidity or other blockchain languages. Developing, deploying and running applications is faster, easier and cheaper.