I was looking around the forum but I couldn’t figure out the currently valid views on these.
As I understand, sections are the atomic units for decision making. If that is correct, how does the network as a whole form a globally consistent idea about the current PUT price? Does such a thing exist even, or is the price decided section-by-section, expecting it to be only more or less consistent?
Moreover, how does the network know how much free space there is? There used to be a thing about sacrificial copies, is that still a thing? If not, what else has been thought up to get at least a good guess? Again, I expect this would be decided on the section level, so it would be interesting to know how much noise we should expect from section to section for this guess or estimation.
I’m busy with work at the moment but I have a few ideas about Safecoins (well, mostly an amalgamation of things already mentioned on the forum, nothing really new) that I would want to try out when I have time but it’s hard to start without something up-to-date about the above two areas.