Fern is a smart contract protocol for decentralising and increasing trust and security in private blockchain networks.
The requirement for a public blockchain to replicate data and state across each node on a network limits the number of transactions that can be processed.
This is known as the scaling problem and many projects are initially choosing to build and deploy applications on private blockchain networks.
There are serious obstacles for private networks to decentralise their applications and realise a higher level of trust and security; this is due to the limited number of nodes and centralised service integration.
The Fern protocol powers a marketplace for private networks to discover and add independent nodes and oracle services to make their solutions more tustless. and secure.