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Proxy

A “proxy” style smart contract acts as a middle man between the user and the main smart contract for a given protocol. The proxy is in charge of forwarding transactions to and from the additional contract, which contains all the necessary logic and information. The main use case of a proxy smart contract is that it allows the main contract to be replaced and upgradable while the proxy is still set in place.

Note: These are non-technical definitions meant for a general audience and should not be used as legal definition
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