Distributed Network

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A distributed network is a network that is defined by a low degree distribution level, meaning all or most of the nodes have the same degree of connectivity. As there are no dominant nodes to provide global functions for the entire network each node must contribute equally to the network’s maintenance. Without centralized global coordination in a distributed network nodes can have a high degree of autonomy, as they are largely self-sufficient, typically independent from nodes outside of their neighborhood. Examples of distributed networks may include, community alert group, mesh computer networks, urban networks or distributed ledgers.