Is there a technical reason asset conversion in the builtin distributed exchange is limited to 6 hops? Or is it because of the six degrees of separation principle?


I believe that 6 hops constant is just a performance limitation as the complexity of path finding grows with each additional hop. Even 6 hops is an overkill in most situations because almost all path payment operations can be executed in 1 (direct path) or 2 (via XLM) hops.

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