Introduction

Peer-to-peer networks have many advantages over routed communication networks. By gossiping messages between its neighbours, it is possible for a node to pass a message to any other node in only a handful of steps. These communications occur without needing any centralised coordination, which makes them resilient to attack since the multiple paths between the different participants allow communications to be maintained even if some nodes malfunction or are corrupted. The flexibility and robustness of peer-to-peer networks are one of the key technologies that led to the development of the internet and are also integral to blockchain protocols.

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Marcin Abram

I’m a theoretical physicist working as a blockchain researcher and a machine learning scientist. My current research focuses on consensus mechanism.

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