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@rmb not exactly sure what info you are seeking, but I suggest to start here for development:

I read elsewhere you already have a node setup :slight_smile:

@ryanRfox - you’re right, I have a node synching right now. Thanks for the pointer though.
What I’m looking for is documentation for the gossip implementation. I’m as interested in the stuff under the surface as much as developing dapps for it.

Thank you for the link

@rmb We currently do not have anything detailed on the code that implements consensus. Just the high level overview: https://developer.algorand.org/docs/algorand_consensus/ and the white paper: https://www.algorand.com/resources/white-papers

Thanks JasonW, the part I am interested in is the gossip protocol (not the overall consensus mechanism).

Any node wishing to transact has to send its pending transaction(s) into the network so that the node that is nominated to forge the next block (or perhaps the one after that etc.) has the pending transaction for validation and inclusion. I also expect that the same gossip implementation is used for transmitting within the network voting mechanisms and ultimately the replication of the next block to all nodes.

This makes the gossip protocol a fundamental part of the implementation - a part that will become even more important as the network grows. The mean connectedness of relay nodes as well as the mean and max hop radius will have a significant influence on the rate at which the network can forge new blocks.

Thanks for the add! I am very excited to see Algorand grow and better the planet!