Hi all - we’ve just released a new video and blog post that should be of interest to everyone. If you’ve been following the project, you’ll know that a significant stage along the road to the release of SAFE-Fleming is the integration of PARSEC into the Routing layer (the ‘brains’ of the Network, if you like).
As we explain, being open and permissionless is crucial for the SAFE Network - and dynamic membership in this context explains how the Network can still guarantee that the nodes on the Network will agree on the order of events that have taken place and ensure that those details are shared in a secure way with new nodes as they join.
In the video, we show an example which you can run for yourself (head along to https://github.com/maidsafe/parsec) in order to see graphs that will illustrate what’s going on. The example shows exactly what happens as each round of gossip is generated and how different nodes then take this information to arrive at the same sequence of stable blocks - despite the fact that nodes are constantly being added and removed.
Hopefully this will act as a useful taster for the topic and answer a few questions that there might be out there. So please feel free to comment, share and let us know what you think!