[Bitcoin-development] Why are we bleeding nodes?

Jameson Lopp jameson.lopp at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 12:34:49 UTC 2014

On 04/07/2014 08:26 AM, Pieter Wuille wrote:
> In my opinion, the number of full nodes doesn't matter (as long as
> it's enough to satisfy demand by other nodes).

I agree, but if we don't quantify "demand" then we are practically blind. What is the plan? To wait until SPV clients start lagging / timing out because their requests cannot be handled by the nodes?

For all I know, the network would run just fine on 100 nodes. But not knowing really irks me as an engineer.

- Jameson

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