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Where is that file?

A x.wh file listing physical positions of file x . Physical cloud data transparency for important files
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The .wh file returns on a file upload. The content lists drive serial number(s) with sectors (block addressing numbers for the new media), server, rack locations, floor and street address of that important file stored virtually. The physical location of the bits.

This file gets updated on change. All multiple copy positions are listed. All parts of file if spread are listed.

The .wh file changes would give an indication of health of the data centre and the level care and stability given to the file. At the very least, the data centre has a condensed list of physical addresses, to start recovery, if multiple things go horribly wrong simultaneously.

Then again, the .wh file could easily be a lied. How could it be checked?

wjt, Apr 03 2021

Bitcoin energy consumption https://digiconomis...energy-consumption/
Now pointlessly consuming more energy than Belgium [bigsleep, Apr 05 2021]

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       Are you suggesting that anyone keeps any files outside of their own secure premises? That seems unnecessarily risky.
pocmloc, Apr 05 2021
  

       Agreed. And all those licenses to go clouded.
wjt, Apr 09 2021
  

       [bigsleep] Trying to recount is always costly.
wjt, Apr 11 2021
  

       Recount ?   

       The Proof of Work in blockchain is purely to prove you are a stakeholder. The work done is not actually required to run a distributed storage system like blockchain. Bitcoin mining is like setting fire to a barrel of oil to receive a promissory note worth the cost of the barrel of oil and one dollar. So where did the value of a barrel of oil go ?   

       Again. The Proof of Work in blockchain is purely to prove you are a stakeholder. The work done is not actually required to run a distributed storage system like blockchain.   

       This spells the inevitable collapse of all Blockchain technologies because they burn energy needlessly, and any CO2 taxes levied on a transaction will force all hosting into countries who don't care about that i.e. China, who *already* do most of the mining. And they could just turn that off at any time - its an easy CO2 win.
bigsleep, Apr 11 2021
  

       //Recount// Cryptocurrency is not only just saying the value is real but also strings together all the transactions. The physical coin in the wallet only has prove it is not counterfit. But this is difficult for sometihing that only exists a concept written in a fluid medium so the transactions help give the value validity.   

       Isn't that single block, special number search going to be approximately the same number of listening miners for each transaction time? A normal distribution, small or large numbers depending on luck. A median set resource cost per transaction.
wjt, Apr 13 2021
  

       //a concept written in a fluid medium so the transactions help give the value validity//   

       The transactions are to change the owner. Only faith gives Bitcoins their value.   

       //depending on luck//   

       Yes. Mining involves luck. But as I said before, that effort is strictly not required and is just wasted energy.   

       It is important to realize that a Cryptocurrency does not require much energy to run. Blockchain technology requires a huge about of energy to run, so Bitcoin which relies on Blockchain is doomed to failure. Your typical bank or credit card company could push through a million or more times the number of transactions for the same energy. It also doesn't generate huge amounts of ewaste. If a company were to run a Cryptocurrency the same way as e.g. Visa, it would end up surviving long after all Blockchain currencies die out.
bigsleep, Apr 13 2021
  

       Um, what is going on here?   

       Why is bigsleep pontificating about bitcoin?
Loris, Apr 13 2021
  

       Distributed storage and how not to do it.
bigsleep, Apr 13 2021
  
      
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