Decentralization

Lightning Network Increasingly Fragile to Attacks – Hope Turns to Drivechain for Bitcoin Scaling

In particular, its structure seems to become increasingly similar to a core-periphery one, with well-connected nodes clustering together (as revealed by the study of the eigenvector centrality). More precisely, our analysis reveals the presence of many star-like sub-structures with the role of centers played by the hubs, seemingly acting as channel-switching nodes. Both Proponents and …

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Bitcoin Verde’s New Project Aims to Promote Bitcoin Cash Node Diversity

</header> <strong>Software developer Joshua Green announced Friday via the read.cash blog that the Bitcoin Verde team is launching a project to increase mining diversity. Green believes all the Bitcoin Cash implementations should “strive to be viable mining alternatives” and he’s encouraging full node developers to focus on this goal. Additionally, the engineer disclosed Bitcoin Verde …

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Charles Hoskinson: Cardano Will Become “the Most Decentralized Cryptocurrency in the World”

Cardano will become the most decentralized cryptocurrency in the world, 50 to 100 times more decentralized than Bitcoin once all its upgrades are implemented. At least that’s the word according to Cardano co-founder and CEO of IOHK Charles Hoskinson, who caught up with Cointelegraph at CV Summit, a day-long crypto event running alongside the 50th …

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The Founders of Synthetix and Chainlink on DeFi, Derivatives and 25 New Decentralized Price Feeds

Yesterday, Chainlink released price reference data for 25 of its decentralized oracle networks that together power more than $100 million in DeFi. On this special interview episode, @nlw talks with Sergey Nazarov and Kain Warwick, the founders of Chainlink and Synthetix, respectively, about:  To see Chainlink’s newly released decentralized price feeds, visit: feeds.chain.link Disclosure Read …

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What Does Twitter’s New Decentralized Initiative Mean?

Back in December 2019, Jack Dorsey, the founder and CEO of Twitter and payments operator Square, announced a new team dubbed Bluesky, to work on decentralized social media standards. The news has gotten both the crypto and noncrypto communities abuzz — and for good reason. Mr. Dorsey has not only spoken in favor of decentralized …

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Digital Courts Trial Decentralized Justice, Real World Weighs Verdict

Imagine a future where conflicts and legal disputes are no longer settled between the four walls of a courtroom but by anonymous jurors of a blockchain network. The concept seems far-fetched, but it is already a reality as a result of some forward-thinking projects that are using the power of decentralized smart contracts and participants …

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User Retention: The Holy Grail for DApps Moving Beyond Buzzword Status

Decentralized apps (DApp) continue to be a major focus point for developers in the crypto space. However, 2019 ended with DApps still far off from reaching their much-touted potential of being the “future of the internet.” DApp projects in 2019 continued to suffer from their usual issues like poor user retention and the difficulties of …

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Why Centralized Exchanges Are Decentralizing

In an industry built on an ethos of decentralization and the empowerment of individuals, where the key idea is that each and every person should have control of their own wealth and begin acting as their own bank, we’ve seen centralized custodial exchanges lead the charge up until now. Now, as the industry continues to …

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Decentralization Philosophy Part 1 – From Buddha to the Conquistadors

Credits for LTB#423 This episode of Let’s Talk Bitcoin! is sponsored by Brave.com and eToro.com. Original Photo by Ubaidhulla Adam on Unsplash This episode featured Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy, and Jonathan Mohan Music for today’s episode was provided by Jared Rubens, and general fuzz, with editing by Jonas.  Would you like to Sponsor a future episode of …

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Davos Needs to Wake Up to the Ills of Centralization

This is part of a series of op-eds previewing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. CoinDesk will be on the ground in Davos from Jan. 20–24 chronicling all things crypto at the annual gathering of the world’s economic and political elite. Follow along by subscribing to our pop-up newsletter, CoinDesk Confidential: Davos. Michael J. Casey is the …

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