[Bitcoin-development] Why are we bleeding nodes?

Mark Friedenbach mark at monetize.io
Mon Apr 7 16:27:07 UTC 2014


Right now running a full-node on my home DSL connection (<1Mbps) makes
other internet activity periodically unresponsive. I think we've already
hit a point where resource requirements are pushing out casual users,
although of course we can't be certain that accounts for all lost nodes.

On 04/07/2014 08:53 AM, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 8:45 AM, Justus Ranvier <justusranvier at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 1. The resource requirements of a full node are moving beyond the
>> capabilities of casual users. This isn't inherently a problem - after
>> all most people don't grow their own food, tailor their own clothes, or
>> keep blacksmith tools handy in to forge their own horseshoes either.
> 
> Right now running a full node consumes about $1 in disk space
> non-reoccurring and costs a couple cents in power per month.
> 
> This isn't to say things are all ducky. But if you're going to say the
> resource requirements are beyond the capabilities of casual users I'm
> afraid I'm going to have to say: citation needed.
> 
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