Verified Random Functions are distributed random data generators whose output may be later verified. In the Cardano protocol, a VRF is used to generate random slot numbers which can be verified at a later epoch, thus proving that mining pools did indeed have the right to mint that slot.

One publication found underVerifiable Random Functions (VRF) are random number generators whose output can be cryptographically verified. A special algorithm provides the proof for VRF's at a later time the...

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