I’m completely new here and I love all the work that’s going on at Cardano, from the outside it looks like a strong team with great leadership.
I’ve been trying to familiarise myself with the Ouroboros protocol and something I am trying to get my head around concerns the section on the security of the protocol.
The Ouroboros paper states, ‘the protocol is secure under a number of plausible assumptions’. One such assumption is:
*** “(3) the stakeholders do not remain offline for long periods of time”**
Imagine the stakeholder does go offline forever, for many possible reasons, is it still secure? How is this handled?
It might be glaringly obvious, so please forgive me if that’s the case.