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Static Peers

Waku applications have the flexibility to embed bootstrap node addresses directly into their codebase. Developers can either use static peers operated by Status or run a node.


  • Low latency.
  • Low resource requirements.


  • Vulnerable to censorship: Node IPs can be blocked or restricted.
  • Limited scalability: The number of nodes is fixed and cannot easily be expanded.
  • Maintenance challenges: Updating the node list requires modifying the code, which can be cumbersome and involves releasing and deploying.


Alice establishes connections with Bob and Carol using their node details, which are predefined (hard-coded) into Alice's node.