To ensure high throughput while maintaining protocol security, Router will initially operate under a trusted federation model, i.e., the validation mechanism will only be partially decentralized. However, in keeping with the ethos of DeFi, Router will eventually move to a fully decentralized model. To achieve this, Router will host a dedicated blockchain that will act as a hub between various blockchains. This blockchain will be built using the Cosmos SDK and operate on the tendermint consensus algorithm. Once deployed, all cross-chain operations will be verified on this chain, with all the processes transparently open for everyone to see. By virtue of having a dedicated chain, Router will also be able to maintain a decentralized account of all the assets that have been transferred/mapped across different chains. This account will be updated trustlessly after the successful completion of each transaction.