The performance of Baseledger comes from two facts. Firstly, the validator nodes in the network are known, so there is no need to have additional algorithm checks in place to make sure that the behavior is not malicious. Validators can join the network based on a predefined process which is defined outside of the technical implementation, and are accountable for their actions on the network. In the case of Baseledger, it is the job of the governing body to set up a process through which an entity can become a validator, and through which that entity commits to a legal framework that ensures accountability and security of the network. Additionally, Baseledger utilizes proof of stake on top of the Tendermint BFT algorithm, further increasing the security of the network by having an option to financially penalize malicious behavior of validator nodes.