Is there a simplified document describing the Stellar Consensus Protocol that is more accessible and can be understood by the general public?

I am trying to clarify and simplify the knowledge around the main paper https://www.stellar.org/papers/stellar-consensus-protocol.pdf and this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmwnhZmEZjc for the purpose of educating the community and potential interested parties.

  • The entire purpose of the protocol is that it is to be made open and public. Is that what you were asking?
    – gquagliato
    Commented Feb 19, 2018 at 13:27
  • thanks for your reply. No, I was asking is there a document that synthesizes and simplifies the Stellar consensus protocol so that it can be accessible and understandable to the general public?
    – Louis Brun
    Commented Feb 20, 2018 at 13:54

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There is https://www.stellar.org/stories/adventures-in-galactic-consensus-chapter-1/, which is a quite nice, as they say, graphic novel.

For people who like to think of themselves as very serious, there's this writeup: https://medium.com/a-stellar-journey/on-worldwide-consensus-359e9eb3e949, which also does the job of explaning the protocol basics.

a consensus state

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