Permanent Data is the unique value proposition. This also feeds into data ownership + privacy + interoperability, but permanence is the root of the unique value proposition. The consequences of permanent data is very broad-reaching, but it’s a complex narrative to weave so I really respect and appreciate what you’re undertaking with this @Sotros25 et al.
Efficiency is a huge benefit. We use spare / sunk cost hard drive space and bandwidth to store the knowledge of humanity, and the incentives to do it are well aligned (compared to torrents, usenet, ipfs etc). Democratic / fair participation, no special equipment needed. There’s a historian angle here too, something about lost knowledge and repeating mistakes, but I’m not quite sure how to put it.
To add to the list of technologies:
- Reliable Message Delivery (RMD, see rfc0058)
- Secure Message Deliver (SMD, see rfc0056)
- BLS and DKG (honestly amazing tech, and the way maidsafe uses it is unique among all other bls-in-crypto)
- Node ageing and relocation
A very minor point the s in CRDTs is lowercase, Conflict-Free Replicated Data Types
I feel there may be some benefit to pointing out the unappealing point that the economic model is not finalized. People will probably be wanting to know the rate that new coins are created etc, and I feel the only really honest answer here is ‘we don’t know’, not because it’s depending on unpredictable real world events, but because the algorithm isn’t actually finalized.