Iwan Spillebeen continues his series on the Block Lattice, with a focus on both how and how likely it is that a system like this can or will be attacked…
The block lattice doesn’t have the concept of a coordinator (centralisation), and auto-peering has been a standard feature of full nodes and the wallet since it was released; which is a benefit.
Iwan continues with a step by step analysis of the possibilities in a deliberate and detailed manner.
For blocks with no previous link, nodes will wait until a certain threshold of votes have been observed before initiating a connection to a bootstrap node to synchronize. If a block doesn’t receive enough votes it can be assumed to be junk data.