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How does this scale?

How does this scale?

Posted Nov 19, 2010 22:26 UTC (Fri) by creighto (guest, #71377)
In reply to: How does this scale? by JohnLenz
Parent article: Bitcoin: Virtual money created by CPU cycles

If the Bitcoin network ever reaches a level even close to that of Visa, then there will be numerable finacial institutions with a clear, vested interest in the security of the system; who are very likely to run dedicated servers (if not entire server farms) to keep the system secure and competing institutions honest. It will still be possible for an individual to dedicate his own resources to set up such a server, but most users will not need to participate.


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