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Could a DDoS attack on the hardcoded seed nodes bring down the Monero network?

It would not bring the monero network down. At most, it would prevent new nodes from adding to the network. The seed nodes are "well known" nodes which act as the first port of call for newly setup ...
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What are the reasons for running a full node on a VPS? How can I do this?

What are the reasons for doing this First, a full node hosted on a VPS ensures high uptime. If you run a node on a personal computer, you will likely only run it partially, because you turn your ...
dEBRUYNE's user avatar
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What are the reasons for running a full node on a VPS? How can I do this?

In addition to the issues of uptime and convenience that dEBRUYNE mentioned, another reason for running a node on a VPS could be that you want to run a service that utilizes a Monero wallet, but you ...
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Which country operates the most Monero nodes per capita?

The distribution of nodes varies over time and not all nodes are visible https://monerohash.com/nodes-distribution.html Currently the United States has more publicly visible nodes than any other ...
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Does a node that is more geographically centered in the Monero network have a higher chance of mining a block?

What matters is where the last block was found, and this is due to latency. So if the last block was found on a pool server in new york, another pool server located in new york will be notified of the ...
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Does a node that is more geographically centered in the Monero network have a higher chance of mining a block?

I fully agree with Ginger Ale's answer, though I think - in a way - it only partially answered the question. Ginger Ale correctly pointed out a miner is at a disadvantage if the most recent block was ...
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