[bitcoin-dev] Floating-Point Nakamoto Consensus

Mike Brooks m at ib.tc
Thu Oct 1 19:26:01 UTC 2020


Hey Larry,

Great project, and great youtube video.   Expect a PR from me.

... If you actively ping nodes that are running a weaker block, you could
inform them of the new block, there could be a mechanism to
eradicate dissent.

-Mike


On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 9:43 AM Larry Ruane <larryruane at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Mike and others,
>
> I just want to plug the open-source POW network mining simulator I
> recently wrote: https://github.com/LarryRuane/minesim
>
> It simulates Bitcoin's existing POW (of course), but probably would be
> easy to modify to correspond to variations such as the one being proposed
> here. Sometimes simulating an algorithm can lead to insights beyond what's
> possible using only abstract reasoning.
>
> Larry Ruane
>
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