Delegation Limits

Emin Gün Sirer explained in a meetup that AVA Labs is in the process of adding limits on how much delegation any single node can receive.

Sirer stated:

I would very much love it if people did not delegate. This delegation leads to centralization.

I don’t want some kind of AWS mega-node. I certainly don’t want a small number of nodes on a centralized infrastructure provider like AWS providing the backbone of the network. I would very much love it if people ran Avalanche out of their laptops at home.

Later in the meetup, Sirer explained that as people participate from home, the performance properties of the network will go down. This tradeoff is OK, because this is a game of building a decentralized network.

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