25 Jun '14, 5pm

'Adopt a Node' Project Aims to Bolster Bitcoin Network Security

'Adopt a Node' Project Aims to Bolster Bitcoin Network Security

A new non-profit project encouraging bitcoiners to “adopt a node” has launched. Bitcoin nodes store a copy of the block chain, a public history of all transactions that have ever occurred, and also serve to verify and relay these transactions across the network. A healthy number of ‘full’ bitcoin nodes (those running the bitcoin core client on a machine instance with the complete block chain) are required to maintain and secure bitcoin’s distributed network. However, the total number of full nodes has declined in recent months and encouraging an uptake in node provisioning has proven difficult. Enter Fullnode, a project aiming to make it simpler for bitcoiners willing to tackle this growing problem. For the greater good In conversation with CoinDesk, Fullnode’ s developer Or Weinberger explained how he rushed to put his automatic server provisioning experience to use when ...

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/adopt-node-project-aims-bolster-b...

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