The Hedera cryptocurrency service is completely censorship resistant. The Hedera network is governed by the Hedera Council, and it is not possible for the Council nor anyone else to restrict account creation, delete accounts, freeze or otherwise prevent cryptocurrency transactions, reverse or alter cryptocurrency transactions, or amend a user’s files or smart contracts. The only ability the Council has to modify the network state is to delete hosted files, which includes hosted smart contracts. The Council retains this ability for the sole purpose of removing unambiguously illegal content from the network (more specifically, the nodes). We remind people that Hedera is a public network and unencrypted files stored on a public network are visible to all, and that users and developers are solely responsible for their activities that utilize the Hedera network. It is also important to distinguish content or specific files from activities, the latter of which Hedera has no ability to censor in any way.
Articles in this section
- Is Hedera censorship resistant?
- How does someone stand up a mirror node?
- What is a Hedera Improvement Proposal (HIP)?
- Where can I find the status of Hedera's mainnet and testnet?
- When was the genesis of the Hedera DLT, and what historical records are kept?
- Approximately how much would it cost to store all txs history without a mirror network? Is it realistically affordable for a startup?
- When will the codebase be available to review by the public?
- Why would I want to proxy stake my hbars to a node?
- What is Open Access?
- Do nodes need to know the total number of nodes running the network at any one time?