I pretty much read 80% of the PARSEC source code line by line to really get all the details. The main reason is that the whitepaper should be peer reviewed and pushed into the scientific space, like the AMS… But it needs to be rewritten first, as the meta election part is quite confusing. … I’m currently writing a review and send it to you once it is done.
One thing that is not clear to me is the following:
Are the values of estimate, bin_value, aux and decision computed only locall, i.e. virtual, or are they transmitted along events through the network? Regarding the original binary consensus of Raynal et al. at leat the est and aux value has to be sended…
This is never mentioned, neither in the paper, nor the video… I assume they are pure virtual, as they don’t appear in the struct PackedEvents. Maybe someone could elaborate on this. However I think this will not work. Est and Bin have to be sended. I would like to discuss that in detail, but I’m not sure where and with whom
P.S.: What is the best way for me to get in contact with the developers of PARSEC? I tried via email, but nothing yet. Its true that I don’t qualify as a reviewer once my identity is known to the authors of the paper, but it will be easy to get three other peer reviewers once the paper is written properly.