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My Bitcoin Small World Network


I created this SWaN using NetLogo complexity modelling tool.

By rewiring just 8 links out of a hundred we got close to an optimal small world for this instance.

Clustering is still dense relative to a much reduced average path length. This rewiring means normally distant connections have been brought closer to home.

This is a model. In a Bitcoin network small world there would be a lot more clusters less densely packed I expect.

But you get the idea.

The question is, will the Bitcoin network form into a small world if left to its own devices - the intensely competing commercial operators of nodes.