Harmony aims to offer a fast and open blockchain for decentralized applications. The protocol, according to the team, has achieved secure and random state sharding. Harmony Mainnet can reportedly support thousands of nodes in multiple shards, producing blocks in a few seconds with instant finality. Its staking mechanism reduces centralization while supporting stake delegation, reward compounding, and double-sign slashing. Harmony aims to build an open network of nodes operated and governed by a large community. Visit harmony.one and sign up for the monthly harmony.one/newsletter.