🌀Random tape

Random number generation is a vital process for various applications. Generating random numbers naively during execution would disrupt the deterministic nature of the network because every node would calculate different random values. To mitigate this, the Orally Network employs the Internet Computer's decentralized pseudorandom number generator, known as the "random tape".

Random Tape

The random tape is a unique feature of the Internet Computer and, provides a secure and highly efficient source of random numbers. It is established using chain-key cryptography.

At the beginning of each round, the subnet creates a fresh threshold Boneh-Lynn-Shacham (BLS) signature. This signature is inherently unpredictable and uniformly distributed. Hence, it is ideal for seeding a cryptographic pseudorandom generator.

Utilization of Random Numbers

Once generated, these pseudorandom numbers are accessible to canister smart contracts within the Orally Network. The numbers generated are deterministic, replicable, and uniformly distributed, providing a source of randomness that is both secure and compatible with the deterministic nature of the network.

Through the use of the random tape, the Orally Network can provide secure randomness for various applications. Whether it's for cryptographic operations, decentralized gaming applications, or randomized algorithms within smart contracts, the random tape delivers a much-needed source of reliable, decentralized, and secure randomness.

This efficient randomness generation is just one of the unique features of the Orally Network, emphasizing its commitment to security, efficiency, and deterministic behavior in decentralized applications.

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