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What is the Purpose of Radix?

The best place to learn about Radix is the Radix Full Stack site or the RadFi 2022 Keynote.

The core Radix belief is that the future of finance is decentralized.

But Web3 and DeFi today are afflicted by some serious problems. The platforms that launched DeFi, including Ethereum and others, will not be capable of supporting billions of users and trillions of dollars of assets. 

Luckily, Radix is a Full Stack of technologies designed to solve precisely that - a platform that can underpin a $1,000+ trillion Web3/DeFi through to the end of this century and beyond. That’s the purpose of Radix - a platform that can propel DeFi into the mainstream.

The table below summarizes some of these problems and how Radix  solves them.


Web3 & DeFi today offers

Radix Solutions and Reading


Poor User Experience as technically difficult and insecure practices such as blind signing and seed phrases are forced upon on end users.

• Mobile Radix Wallet that allows your friends and family to confidently use Web3 and DeFi.

• Five core platform technologies introduced as part of the Radix Babylon Mainnet upgrade:

Transaction Manifest


Smart Accounts

Native Assets

Radix Connect


The Problem with Crypto Wallets Today


Poor Security with hacks, bugs, and exploits totalling billions of dollars being commonplace.

Radix Engine v2 - Custom-built execution environment for DeFi.

Scrypto - Custom-built programming language with asset-orientedarchitecture

Blueprints and Components - Reusable, modular and more composable smart contracts

Transaction Manifest - Powerful transaction layer offering on-the-fly composability

Blueprint Catalog - On-ledger library of smart contract blueprints

Badges and native features for Role Based Access Control


The Problem with Smart Contracts Today

Radix Engine v2: An Asset-Oriented Smart Contract Environment

Scrypto: An Asset-Oriented Smart Contract Language

The Problem with Crypto Transactions Today

Radix’s Asset-Oriented Transactions

Comparing Virtual Machines: Message Only vs Asset-Oriented

See Rekt Retweet series linked in further reading below


Poor Developer Experience resulting in slow and hard-to-learn development because of unintuitive programming languages and lack of native in-built features for assets, transactions and access control.


Developer incentives that overly rely on the issuance of tokens such as governance tokens.

Radix Developer Royalties - Automated on-ledger royalty fees set by developers


On-ledger, Recurring Developer Revenue. Incentives to Buidl

Radix Tech Docs


Scalability that breaks atomic composability,sacrificing the compounding innovation of Web3andDeFi.

Cerberus - Peer-reviewed consensus protocol offering unlimited linear scalability and atomic composability.


Cerberus Consensus: Peer Reviewed

Cerberus Infographic Series

Pulling it all together: The Radix Full Stack and the RadFi 2022 Keynote.

Further reading: