Everything that defines the Bitcoin network is in the validation rules, and the nodes are its enforcers.  An impenetrable fortress of validation.  

Because it deserves an episode of its own, today we read @StopandDecrypt‘s excellent breakdown of the Bitcoin network and the critical importance of fully validating nodes.  Originally an excerpt from a much longer article covered on the show, “Sharding Centralizes Ethereum.”

Drop some major applause on the original article below and don’t forget to explore the graphics for some amazing visualizations of the concepts discussed:
https://medium.com/hackernoon/bitcoin-miners-beware-invalid-blocks-need-not-apply-51c293ee278b

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