Does Estimated Network Space include people that no longer farm?

Does “Estimated network space: 9816.047 PiB” take in consideration of farmers that threw in the towel an no longer farm?

It is most likely taking those online farms into account.

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I believe the estimate is based on how fast block are made, so should be only online farmers

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I kind of figured it was something to do with the difficulty, Which in turn is based off how quickly a block is solved.

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No, it only includes live farms – farming involves being synced, and actively scanning plots every so often for wins, so the netspace estimate should be reasonably accurate.

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