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A node is every single computer where an updated and complete copy of the DLT network can be stored. Nodes are in charge of the validation of new transactions. When the nodes validate a new transaction, this is added to the network, and the nodes receive a copy of the updated network. This way, the nodes can access all the available information at any time.

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