Customer Case Study

Verifying Blockchain Can Support 1 Million Transactions per Second

Ternio provides the only scalable and decentralized blockchain framework capable of over 1 million transactions per second.  This product, Lexicon, is set to change the way that we look and think about blockchain and how it is used in our daily lives. By creating a single blockchain frame-work that is capable of meeting all of the needs of every industry, Lexicon is set to transform the way we think about cryptocurrencies.

  • Location: NY, United States
  • Company Size: 10-50
  • Concurrent Transactions: 1M+
  • Industry: Financial Services / Blockchain
  • Tool of choice: JMeter
The Challenge

Real world blockchain

The major claims to fame for Lexicon are scalability and speed.  Namely, this framework is able to support up to a million transactions per second, with low latency.  Given these claims need to be backed up before customers would adopt this technology, Ternio hired a 3rd party firm to audit these claims.  A successful audit would require putting the Ternio blockchain under a simulated load with up to 1 million transactions per second.

The Solution

Performance by design

Nikolas Behar was hired in as the independent consultant to create Ternio’s 3rd party audit.  With Flood, Ternio was able to leverage JMeter to simulate millions of users with ease.  Each test took only minutes to set up using Flood’s massive scale in AWS. At the end of the audit, Lexicon’s claims of scalability and low latency were confirmed with Flood’s easy to view analysis reporting.After completing the test, Nikolas was able to confirm that “Ternio’s architecture is configured in a way that is designed to scale in a technically sound way well beyond that of its existing test limits.”

Products Used


Apache JMeter™ is a widely used, well known, and accessible, open source load testing tool. JMeter simulates load at the protocol level, and while it focuses on web-based applications, it also supports many other protocols.


Flood Grid handles deploying load generators such as JMeter or Element to the cloud at the press of a button, so that you can focus on results.

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