[bitcoin-dev] Why Satoshi's temporary anti-spam measure isn'ttemporary

Thomas Zander thomas at thomaszander.se
Thu Jul 30 17:24:35 UTC 2015

On Thursday 30. July 2015 11.55.50 Gavin Andresen wrote:
> What other successful or unsuccessful decentralized systems should we be
> looking at?

Parallel compiling systems (distcc, icecream, teambuilder).

Git vs subversion (or perforce).

Not a joke; googles search. Not from a user perspective, naturally. But their 
filesystem and internal databases.
Wait, let me get a link; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_File_System

and since I'm on wikipedia.


Thinking about it; one inherent trait of successful distributed systems is 
that they are fractal-like. Not one huge mesh, but islands that connect.
Bitcoin core does something similar, but it doesn't really. The 'ping' score 
for connections is unreliable and its not really used to propagate smartly...

Thomas Zander

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