I'm studying the Avalanche consensus algorithm, which is used in a #blockchain / #cryptocurrency platform that promises to be more scalable and much faster than #Bitcoin, while also supporting contracts and tokens (like #Ethereum).
I'm still quite dubious on some of the core ideas, and if there are any experts around I'd have some questions.
@Dashtop Yes, the Bitcoin blockchain takes 350GB on disk. It's been operating for ~10 years, at full capacity for the past 6-7 years.
But the Ethereum blockchain is already much bigger than that even though it's been around only for 6 years!
Avalanche is loosely based on Ethereum, and even has multiple blockchains, so I'm a bit concerned that it will become too bloated to operate a node on a laptop.
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