Heavy weight delegation VS Light weight delagation


#1

In the most recent IOHK whiteboard on the Cardano SL, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f01got8H-1k&feature=youtu.be) Andrew mentioned only Heavy weight delegation is participated in the core protocol functions such as random number generation.

I am curious, since heavy weight delegation requires a high amount of ADA, would that mean if heavy weight staking is centralized, the network can be centralized as well, regardless of light weight delegations?


#2

The details of how staking will work have not been released yet, however, there are still quite a few details out there if you look. I recommend you start on the cardano docs page - this is a good link: https://cardanodocs.com/cardano/balance-and-stake/

Its highly likely the staking mechanism will be gamed in that it will likely discourage centralization. As such I would expect some “sweet spot” of staked ADA for each node. Too much and incentives fall off. Right around 26m in on this video Philipp Kant refers to this https://youtu.be/dYTangDsias

Cardano, likely more than any other project out there, has spent a lot of time engineering this and I expect it will perform well against concerns like these and many more most people have not even thought about.