30 Jan '16, 3pm

How to Save Bitcoin's Node Network from Centralization

How to Save Bitcoin's Node Network from Centralization

As a result there is no target for bitcoin developers to take into account when discussing the possibility of making protocol changes that would result in increased resource requirements to run a full node. If a minimum specification is to be developed, it should probably be based upon current hardware that is being used to run full nodes. An ARM-based device such as a Raspberry Pi or ODROID+ appears to be the current minimum viable specs to run a node. It can keep up with 1MB blocks, though it takes two weeks to perform the initial blockchain sync (to block 390,000) due to the low-powered CPU.

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/how-to-save-bitcoins-node-network...

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