Self-replicating Monero nodes on the horizon with I2P torrenting
Self-replicating Monero nodes are on the horizon, as the community restarts discussions to implement I2P1 torrenting capabilities into the Monero core software:
Now that we have reproducible builds, we should work towards distributing this critical software in a decentralized way.
By giving monerod the capability to seed the source code and/or compiled software, Monero nodes will become self-replicating and the Monero network will become more resilient.
Integrated torrenting capabilities could also serve as an update mechanism for the core software.
A torrent-based distribution and update system would have other benefits as well:
- significantly lower maintenance burden
- reduced attack surface
- less website development bottlenecks
I2P admin eyedeekay4 looks ready to get involved with the development:
You can join the discussion on Github in meta issue #6343.
Update: clarification, thanks to carrington (CDN is paid by Tari, not the GF; website general server costs the GF 2K/mo).