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Noob question, how do nodes know about other nodes [duplicate]

I'm new to the p2p tech and I would like to figure out how it is working. How a new node knows ip addresses of other nodes, if there is no server? Writing classic software we usually hardcode a server ...
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How can Server-less communication take place between clients?

I was thinking to design a application which is not dependent on server and can directly send and receive data to and from other clients.I learned it is possible with UDP but how can new users join in ...
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How does Bitcoin Core manage its peer nodes? Is it possible to let it automatically switch to faster nodes?

It's usually frustrating when my Bitcoin Core full node is syncing, especially just catching up from merely several hours/days ago. I wonder how does Bitcoin Core manage its peers? Will it disconnect ...
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How do miners communicate in Bitcoin/ Decentralized Network?

1.)If there is no central authority maintaining database how miners differentiate among other miners. 2.)Do they have there own database which have details(Mac/IP address) of neighbouring miners . 3....
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Who is a first miner that receive a transaction from end-user?

This is a First Question. As you already know, the blockchain like Bitcoin, Ethereum is a software program based on peer to peer network system. so I am wondering that who is a first miner that ...
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How are transactions broadcast to the rest of the network?

If a person sends a transaction to another person, and Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer application, how will the transaction get to the rest of the Bitcoin community? How does everyone have the same ...
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From where does a node download a copy of the ledger

From where does a node download the latest copy of ledger initially? Is this information stored in a 'central server'? Let's say a node is offline for a while, after coming back how will the node get ...
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How does a new node know where to connect to initially? [duplicate]

Is there a default (centralized) set of IPs that a node connects to when it's just starting up for the first time, in order to get the list of other nodes' Ips? What happens if these initial IPs are ...
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How do my bitcoin peers become diversified from the set of stable nodes?

I read through a variety of threads on initial peer discovery like How do Bitcoin clients find each other? and How does the bitcoin client make the initial connection to the bitcoin network? and they ...
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Where do transactions get sent?

Related: how do transactions get to miners, but I'm looking for a slightly (and only slightly) more technical discussion. Say I download a lightweight bitcoin client and set up a wallet on machine A. ...
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How can Blockchain help to vote?

I have seen in some videos and blogs that Blockchain can be used in our election voting system for example here: Another company working on creating a platform that uses Blockchain technology to ...
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If bitcoin is decentralized then who keeps track of computers in network

I keep hearing that bitcoin is decentralized i.e. no single entity owns it. And each computer which is part of bitcoin network keeps the copy of ledger. My question is who keeps track of all ...
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General Block Chain questions / Js Block Chain [closed]

First of all. I'm very new to block chain technology so please forgive any noob questions. So I'm going a lot on the following tutorial on youtube regarding the knowledge that I do have other than ...
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Where does the blockchain come from?

When I first download Bitcoin Core, and Synchronize with the network, where am I actually downloading the block chain from? The point of bitcoin is that there is no canonical source, yet I must get ...
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How do Bitcoin nodes know where to send new transactions and blocks to?

I am researching Bitcoin; what I can't find much information on though is how the P2P network itself operates. For example, BitTorrent uses a DHT protocol that allows for node discovery and ...

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