Befi's blockchain architecture is a sophisticated blend of efficiency and security, tailored to optimize user experience while maintaining core blockchain principles. The structure is a novel approach, adapting to the constraints of Bitcoin and Ethereum fees through a semi-decentralized model. It comprises three distinct yet interconnected layers
Anchored by an immutable database, this foundational layer ensures the integrity of user operations. Each transaction not only carries the user's signature, validating their consent, but also references the hash of the preceding transaction, thereby preserving chronological consistency. For enhanced transparency and external verification, a Zero-Knowledge (ZK) proof of the database's state is periodically (every 8 hours) transmitted to the Ethereum network, leveraging its robust security.
Functioning with rigorous scrutiny, this layer employs validators that continually monitor the blockchain for critical events such as withdrawal requests and trade executions. The validators' primary role is to verify the legitimacy and accuracy of these actions, with a particular focus on the users' balance and transaction history. Withdrawal requests undergo stringent checks; if discrepancies are identified or balances are insufficient, requests are automatically denied, thus safeguarding against unauthorized transactions.
Executive Oversight Layer
This high-level security measure is engaged for substantial transactions, specifically those exceeding a set threshold (e.g., $1 million). Such transactions require additional authentication in the form of signatures from Befi's C-level executives, adding a human element to the automated validation process. This layer acts as a failsafe, ensuring that high-value transactions receive an extra layer of scrutiny.
By strategically compromising on decentralization, akin to the BNB chain model, Befi's architecture achieves a balance between decentralization and operational efficiency. This design choice, tailored specifically for financial applications, provides a user-friendly, cost-effective, and secure platform.