Inform me if I am lacking one thing right here:

If a authorities recognised that an adversery of theirs had plenty of bitcoin reserves, could not they simply ‘crash’ the bitcoin community by spinning up sufficient full nodes to realize 51% of the community (not a tough factor to do for an enormous authorities)? They clearly could not produce fraudulent transactions or something (speaking about non-mining full nodes clearly). However they may simply cease receiving/validating/appending new blocks. How would any specific node that blindly connects to one in all these 51%’ers know to not work together with it? How would a given node ‘know’ who to question for chain information? Btw, I perceive the federal government would have NO financial curiosity in doing this. They’d be purely knocking out another person, however that is precious sufficient certainly.

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