I am wondering if keeping my Bisq desktop application running all the time, even when not engaged in a trade or offer, benefits the Bisq network. I already run a bitcoin full node, so the machine is on 24/7 anyway. Just wondering if I can passively assist the network.
Your bisq instance is assigned an onion address, is integrated in the network, shares the offer book with other peers, so, as far as I understand, yes, having a Bisq appli running assists the network.
Yeah, Homrad is right, it does help out. Makes the network more censorship resistant, I guess.
But since Bisq network doesn’t reach any kind of consensus, it isn’t as useful as Bitcoin node, I would say.