It is useful to distinguish three prevailing styles of gossip protocol:
- Dissemination protocols (or rumor-mongering protocols).
- Event dissemination protocols
- Background data dissemination protocols
- Anti-entropy protocols
- Protocols that compute aggregates.
Every single class of Gossip Protocol has its own effects on a network. For a better understanding of IOTA, I'd like to understand which Gossip Protocol is used in IOTA.