If I creat a ethereum private chain through geth. Is the Ethereum private chain a permissioned blockchain?

  • Could you add more details about how you create your private chain? Commented Apr 10, 2019 at 13:09
  • I followed the guide: medium.com/mercuryprotocol/…
    – Francesco
    Commented Apr 10, 2019 at 13:34
  • A PoW blockchain is typically permissionless. But you can add a permission layer above with whitelisting IPs. There are other blockchains that have an explicit authorization scheme like Quorum.
    – Ismael
    Commented Apr 10, 2019 at 16:57

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Your blockchain is not permissioned, i.e. is uses the same rules as Mainnet. Though, in order to connect to it and use it, one will need to:

  1. Know IP/port of some of your nodes
  2. Be able to connect to your nodes
  3. Have your genesis block (probably it is possible to download it from node)

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