Bitcoin’s mining wasn’t intended to be useful beyond securing the network. However, now we are seeing “work” done by network actors, which not only secures the network, but also add intrinsic value for the network.I call these network participants “Keepers” as a catchall term for the different utility players in distributed networks that maintain stability and perform crucial jobs in the crypto-economic model.
- Original article: https://medium.com/@rzurrer/keepers-workers-that-maintain-blockchain-networks-a40182615b66
- Title: Keepers — Workers that Maintain Blockchain Networks
- Published by: Ryan Zurrer
- Publication date: August 5th 2017
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