The result of Analog’s PoT consensus algorithm and other key innovations is that the network is highly scalable. For example, it takes approximately 1 µs to select the time nodes. The Analog network is scalable because it leverages a fixed-sized validation committee which does not require more processing at scale.
But most importantly, the Analog network leverages block pipelining to achieve scalability. With current blockchains, proposed new blocks must wait until the networks confirm the current one. However, new block proposals can be generated and added to the pipeline while others are still awaiting confirmation when it comes to the Analog network.
This way, the protocol can quickly confirm massive blocks of transactions while rapidly replicating them across the network. To achieve block pipelining, the Analog network utilizes the Mempool. The Mempool stores all confirmed blocks in the pipeline that are awaiting appended to the ledger, as shown in figure 7.
In the above figure, block A is awaiting confirmation to the Timechain, while blocks B and C have already been proposed and pipelined.