How Dash Increased Its Node Count by 40% in 4 Months

How Dash Increased Its Node Count by 40% in 4 Months

In June of 2015, the cryptocurrency Dash had approximately 2,500 nodes. The network then rolled out a new user role which they call the “masternode,” and began paying masternodes half of the block reward (same as the miners). In the last four months, the Dash network has added almost 1,000 nodes, increasing its count by 40% for a total today of over 3300. Dash’s 3300 masternodes are tasked with more than hosting its blockchain. They also perform two of Dash’s key functions, namely DarkSend (a native coinjoin) and InstantX (instant transaction confirmations). They also must provide a....


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