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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 nodes. Once a node is already in the network, it does not need the seed nodes. If a node stops and is then restarted after a delay, the list of known peers is ...


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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 computer off from time to time. Higher uptime is better for the network. However, ideally, such a node would run off a personal computer instead of a VPS. There's ...


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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 don't have the infrastructure to support a wallet processing a lot of transactions, then you can use a VPS to scale the hardware and bandwidth as needed.


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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 country. However that does not mean that US residents control the most nodes. Since nodes can be hosted remotely and run on VPS, nodes with an IP located in one ...


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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 new block a lot faster than a pool located in france. Granted, we're talking on the scale of milliseconds here, but if you do the napkin calculations of a 1 ...


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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 mined at a geographically distant location. Let's ignore that initial geographical bias for a moment, even though it still would make a different in real life....


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