Besides increased resource requirements, why would someone not want to run a RPC node?

  • This deserves an answer.
    – lux
    Mar 10, 2017 at 10:54

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You're putting your node out in the wild where everyone can see it. The more attention on monero/your node, the more people will try to hack/attack it and use any information on the node to further hack/attack you or anyone else linked to that node. For many foreign hackers with lots of time and a modicum of skill this is a risk free endeavor that will net them lots of untraceable magic internet money.

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