[Cryptography] Scaling crypto currency

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Sun Feb 28 18:18:28 EST 2021

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On Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:03 PM, Mo Balaa <buddybalaa at gmail.com> wrote:
> “consensus bandwidth“ is not the primary limiting factor
> in blockchain scalability, my understanding is that
> it pales in comparison to the synchronous VM state
> transition processing which is actually disk
> throughput bound;

I am unable to understand what these buzzwords might mean
in this context.

Right now several peer wallets are hitting my disks.  Most of
them are running at close to their transaction per second
limit, and they don't seem to be stressing my network or my
disks at all, let alone being "disk throughput bound"

Obviously no existing, proposed, or imagined consensus
algorithm can approach disk throughput limits on its rate
of transactions per second.

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