What is Neutron and why is it needed?
Neutron is a blockchain network that brings Smart Contracts into the Cosmos-family blockchains using CosmWasm. Neutron works with networks using the IBC protocol. Neutron security (block validation) is provided by the Cosmos Hub network using Interchain Security.
Neutron is built using the Cosmos SDK framework. A generalized framework that simplifies the process of building secure blockchain applications on top of Tendermint BFT. It is based on two major principles: Modularity & capabilities-based security.
Interchain Security is a technology which allows Neutron to be secured by the validator set of the Cosmos Hub and do not have another one separate validator set particularly for the Neutron blockchain.
Neutron is bringing customizable Interchain Queries to smart contract developers. Interchain Queries (aka ICQs) are an essential building block enabling devs to securely retrieve data from remote zones.
Neutron is bringing interchain accounts (ICA) to CosmWasm smart-contracts. ICAs allow modules and smart contracts to execute and track transactions on foreign zones, without deploying additional code. With ICQs, they're the Interchain's secret DeFi sauce.
CosmWasm is a smart contracting platform built for the Cosmos ecosystem.
Please refer to the F.A.Q. page!