Simply imagine, if #5 calculates the sealing number of a page, he gets rewarded with some free money, say $1, that gets minted out of thin air. In other words, the account balance of #5 gets incremented with $1 without decreasing anyone else’s account balance.
Great article. I enjoy distributed networks a great deal. One question, though: What’s to keep a network from colluding to carry out many meaningless transactions and filling up many pages to calculate sealing numbers and incrementally enrich the members through the $1 reward?