Bitcoin Q&A: Miners, pools, and consensus
How many miners and/or pools are there? Can the distribution of miners be determined? Would mining pools be incentivised to merge? Is miner collusion through 51% attacks a present threat? Could they double-spend their coins? How are they impacted by replace-by-fee (RBF)?
These questions are from the MOOC sessions 7.2, 8.2, and 9.2 covering the Byzantine Generals' Problem, which took place on February 26th 2017, September 15th 2017, and February 23rd 2018 respectively. Andreas is a teaching fellow with the University of Nicosia. The first course in their Master of Science in Digital Currency degree, DFIN-511: Introduction to Digital Currencies, is offered for free as an open enrollment MOOC course to anyone interested in learning about the fundamental principles.
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