How many nodes are needed At launch?

#1

In the launch of the first iteration of the enigma network how many secret nodes are needed for the network to be considered secure?

Also how / under what circumstances might this number change over time?

#2

I don’t think there’s a right number. Generally speaking, the more nodes you have, the more secure the network is. Since # nodes is proportional to the overall stake, that also tells you much about the cost to attack the network (albeit, with SGX, simply acquiring stake is a necessary, but not sufficient condition).

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#3

In my humble opinion, the number of nodes will become key. Enigma team sets the number of nodes as a function of minimum stake. It’s critical to manage this closely because too much excess processing power in the network will drive the price of processing down to a point where people will not be willing to run nodes and conversely, too little processing power will drive the price of processing up to a point where it’s affordable to users. this will also drive down/up the price of the enigma token/coin. Setting minimum stake may be the only lever of power available to keep everyone interested in the project long term.
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