Continuing the discussion from A couple of Questions about Safecoin that's been bugging me
tldr; Should bandwidth be considered when calculating a nodes value?
This would lead to a faster network, but puts a restriction on farming for people with slow connections.
Not at all, the close-group just needs to know which nodes are satisfying the most GET requests, which will be the fastest nodes.
Sorry I don’t think I was clear. My proposal is not “Only nodes with >50% average speeds should get farming requests”.
My proposal is that bandwidth should be valued on a sigmoid curve just like vault size is.
- If you’re below average you still earn, but you earn less.
- If you’re dramatically above you still earn, but you also earn less (out of norm).
- If you’re in that sweet spot 120% above average performance, you will get the optimal farming reward.
If your internet speed is far below average you’ll be penalized until you upgrade or are phased out of farming rewards ***(exactly like it’s planned to do with vault size)***, and if you’re far above you can either slow your own network to match the average, OR just wait until the network average comes up to you.
I was just thinking about the broken window fallacy last night, you and I think very much alike!