One of our community members had some questions from our whitepaper. Cross-posting them here:
- What are these particular delegates that galaxies decide in star clusters?
- What are facilitators? Are they the equivalent of IOTA’s coordinator, ByteBall’s witnesses and Nano’s representatives?
- Do stars, not star clusters, get paid in tokens for using the network?
- How many facilitators can a galaxy choose? The chart suggests >20 in total starts to noticeably & adversely affect the throughput after a certain point. Have you tested it with say, 101?
- By relaxing the number of facilitators, do you mean increasing or decreasing them? It appears throughput is primarily dependent not on the number of nodes but the number of facilitators.
- Also, considering that to be a star cluster and/or galaxy, you need to have a certain amount of “good” reputation and the star clusters/galaxies are the nodes that actually do participate in consensus (and the facilitators?), the “source of truth” as the WP states, where do the initial galaxies that validate the first txs on the network come from? Constellation nodes? If so, for how long and/or is the time to move from star -> star cluster -> galaxy minimal?