Browsing Concept: Verified Random Functions

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.

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ELI5 VRF – Understand Verifiable Random Functions
Verifiable 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...