A core principle of Assign Onward is transparency:
Protocols and systems designed to layer on top of Assign Onward protocols can assume that they have free access to all information in any Assign Onward blockchains they are working with. Likewise they should take into consideration the fact that anyone else may immediately, or at any time in the future, also access all information stored in any Assign Onward blockchain.
Transparency presents the possibility, but not the guarantee, of permanency. Generally speaking, as long as a recorder node operates, it should keep a permanent record of all blockchains it supports. However, this is only guaranteed as long as the recorder(s) continue to operate and support a blockchain. If an entity values the information stored in a blockchain, it would be in their best interest to at least keep a copy
6bits are cheap: hard drives now cost less than $50/TB and SSDs have fallen below $200/TB and continue to drop. At $200/TB, a 1MB block costs 0.02 cents to store. of it for themselves, or perhaps operate an open recording node of their own.
8 July 2018
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