Trying to get my head around the basics of Maidsafe. I’m not good at math, not a programmer, but David is helping in a very good way with this article:
Here are my questions.
- In the article it’s said that users connect to 16 nodes. On an ip-level I’m only directly connected to 1 hop, is that right?
- If I connect to on of the 4 closest nodes, the data goes through 1 or more hops, and these hops can’t see my request or communication with the other nodes. Is that true?
- If so, we can call the hops a sort of Proxies, they only see gibberish data coming in and out? Is that correct?
- Are Hops different from other users? Or am I a hop as well when I connect to the network?
- The more hops, the slower the data goes from node to node. Is that true?
- Why the use of a XOR-network? Are these networks used for other purposes as well? Is it done so the 4 closest nodes don’t know the ip-adresses of the other nodes they’re close to?
- As a normal Maidsafe user, how much ip-connections do I have? I know Bitcoin is something like 8.
- Is there any difference with XOR used for encryption?
Hope someone can help me out to get some more knowledge about Maidsafe. Really like the idea!