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Permissioned Networks (Glossary Definition)

Permissioned Networks combine the properties of both the public network and private network. Each permissioned network is unique and represents a careful balance of public and private networks to meet specific business use cases.

The available options include allowing anyone to join the permissioned network after suitable verification of their identity, and the allocation of select and designated permissions to perform only certain activities on the network. 1)

Benefits of Permissioned Networks

  • Decentralization
    The degree of decentralization for [dido:public:ra:xapend:xapend.a_glossary:p:permissioned|permissioned networks]] is a business decision. The extent and quality of decentralization depends upon the number of peers (i.e., nodes), the expected number of bad nodes in the network, and the type of consensus mechanism determined by the stakeholder. Permissioned blockchains usually employ an algorithm such as Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT), which differs from the proof of work (PoW) algorithm2).
  • Transparency
    Transparency is not a driving force in permissioned networks and is often a major factor in the business decision to choose permissioned over permissionless networks. Most permissioned blockchains do not use cryptoeconomic coins incentive or tokens. The primary incentive of permissioned blockchain participants is to minimize the transparency, cost, time, and ease of sharing information3).
  • Privacy
    Permissioned blockchains offer fine-grained visibility into transaction details, as well as, metadata about those transactions which, in many ways, compromises the privacy of the Network participants4).
  • Governance
    There are fundamental differences between permissionless and permissioned network governance. Permissioned governance is decided and agreed upon by members of the business network. Economic incentives, code quality, code changes, and power allocation among peers are based on the business dynamics and the common purpose and goals of the permissioned members. This allows for agile and responsive networks desired by businesses5).
  • Tokens
    Permissioned blockchains generally do not employ a cryptoeconomic coins incentive or tokens6).
“Public, Private, Permissioned Blockchains Compared”, Shobhit Seth, Investopedia, 10 April 2018,
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“Nuances Between Permissionless and Permissioned Blockchains”, Anant Kadiyala, 18 February 2018,
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