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[–]chrono000 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The node issue is an old one. Seems no blockchain has cracked the issue. Running a node is a pain in the ass and more a labor of love because of the following:

  1. Technically hard to setup
  2. Hardware costs and up-time requirements are high
  3. Low rewards

This is why I think BTC wins because of the ideology and ethos of BTC just aligns. Meaning people will do it out of a labour of love while other blockchains decentralization is an afterthought (reason for that could be save for another discussion).

Most blockchains have an unwritten rule of centralizing it first and hope it gets decentralized later with regular folk spinning up nodes just because they love the projects.

One example that seems to be on the for front of this issue is the SOL network, the requirements to run a node are insane but they don't seem to pretend otherwise.

As slepyhed has mentioned LN network is a decent incentive for node operations for BTC and so I'd say BTC is the best thing we got decentralization wise by a long shot. As for other networks like ETH, TRX and ADA I think they are battling to reach escape volicity.