I'm currently doing a research project about Bitcoin and I've particularily been investigating the seed nodes and I have two questions about them :
- How are they chosen ? Well, they have to be nodes with high disponibility (bandwith maybe?) but is there any other criterion ?
- Why are some of the nodes located in the network of big companies ? Isn't it a bit contradictory to Bitcoin's spirit to have the ip address of some major financial companies hardcoded in its client ?
Thanks for your answers :)