Grassroots Distributed Systems for Digital Sovereignty: All-to-All Dissemination is not Grassroots

13 May 2024

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(1) Ehud Shapiro, Department of Computer Science and Applied Math, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel and

B All-to-All Dissemination is not Grassroots

As a strawman, we recall the All-to-All Dissemination protocol AD from [24] and argue that it is not grassroots. We assume a given payloads function X that maps each set of agents P to a set of payloads X (P). For example, X could map P to all strings signed by members of P; or to all messages sent among members of P, signed by the sender and encrypted by the public key of the recipient; or to all financial transactions among members of P. Remember that here P are not ‘miners’ serving transactions by other agents, but are the full set of agents, all participating the in protocol.