Orbs is a hybrid performance protocol that solves Ethereum’s scalability problems - today. The hybrid solution is as fast as centralized solutions without compromising security and decentralization. Orbs is a public blockchain with a unique formula for achieving scale without compromising decentralization. It does so by using randomality for security and intelligent sharding for speed. Adopting Orbs alongside Ethereum allows DApps to enjoy the best of both chains: unmatched security, liquidity and ecosystem integration, together with low-fees, production-ready scalability and suitable fee structure. Orbs developed two groundbreaking technologies to make this possible: Virtual Chains and Randomised Proof of Stake. Virtual Chains are intelligent sharding and unlike current sharding solutions that randomly split traffic, virtual chains optimize (lane) usage by allocating one per app, while the Orbs rPOS consensus allows for the security and decentralization benefits of 1,000 nodes while enjoying the speed of 21 nodes.