# Tendermint

Welcome to the Tendermint Core documentation!

Tendermint Core is a blockchain application platform; it provides the equivalent of a web-server, database, and supporting libraries for blockchain applications written in any programming language. Like a web-server serving web applications, Tendermint serves blockchain applications.

More formally, Tendermint Core performs Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) State Machine Replication (SMR) for arbitrary deterministic, finite state machines. For more background, see What is Tendermint?.

To get started quickly with an example application, see the quick start guide.

To learn about application development on Tendermint, see the Application Blockchain Interface (opens new window).

For more details on using Tendermint, see the respective documentation for Tendermint Core, benchmarking and monitoring, and network deployments.

To find out about the Tendermint ecosystem you can go here (opens new window). If you are a project that is using Tendermint you are welcome to make a PR to add your project to the list.

# Contribute

To contribute to the documentation, see this file (opens new window) for details of the build process and considerations when making changes.