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Without any central instance or authority; distributed over less concentrated areas.

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what will happen to blockchain industry in India if cryptocurrencies are banned? [on hold]

According to recent article India is very sure of banning cryptocurrency and most of the blockchains working today use cryptocurrency, so what will be there future as I am interested in blockchain ...
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Which ethereum dapps are 100% decentralized and not semi-decentralized (centralized)?

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but I see dapps as independent solo code that you can download to you computer and it interacts with the Ethereum blockchain. Looking at crypto kitties, you have to ...
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Does Using Infura Breaks Decentralization?

Decentralized applications have a philosophy: they are immutable,secure and trustless applications. You can connect to Blockchain and be sure about that features. Infura is a great tool when ...
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Is Geth and Parity a threat to decentralization?

They make up nearly 80% of all clients. If they wanted to, could they rearrange blocks and mess the blockchain up? Are they a threat of decentralization?
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Deploying a smart contract using DApp

I am new to the development of DApps on ethereum blockchain. I want to make a contract Management System in which users can generate their own tokens and crowdsale using my web application. I am able ...
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What is the difference between Swarm and IPFS?

IPFS seems a little slow on existing dapps. will Swarm load content more quickly? Also- is there a roadmap for swarm?
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Rinkeby not producing blocks

transactions are not getting mined on rinkeby testnet and last block time is almost 2 hours ago. How did such things happen in a decentralised network?
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Is Metamask (and other tools like it) a threat to decentralization? [closed]

The concept of cryptocurrencies were to remove trust but tools like metamask require you to trust them with your front end.
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Will not a PoS implementation converge in a much less wealth equally distributed system?

With the current trends of prices in crypto and the long term vision supported by the community (HODL!), the implementation of Proof of Stake could eventually derive in big ETH stakeholders getting ...
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Does it align with the base concept of blockchain, if one stores the hash value generated from IPFS network in a database?

A friend of mine utilized IPFS to store data files regarding some user info.But for an android application of the same, he retrieved all hash values(same user but different files) and stored it in a ...
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how to securely share digital asset in a fully decentralized DApp

I want to design a proof of concept of a fully decentralized secure asset sharing DApp. Seller uploads the asset they want to share with a price and buyer pays it with ether or a token. Frontend and ...
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What is the current state of Swarm and Whisper?

What is the current state of Swarm ? Are they decentralized as they claim they are or they are still in development ? I am asking this because I've seen that there is no incentive for the nodes to ...
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Does it align to the base concept of blockchain, if one stores the hash value generated from IPFS network in a database?

A friend of mine utilized IPFS to store data files regarding some user info.But for an android application of the same, he retrieved all hash values(same user but different files) and stored it in a ...
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How Ethereum HardFork Complete?

When a major change happen in ethereum like Softfork or Hardfork, all nodes may not agree with this. So is this change possible ? Vitalik is creator of Ethereum. But ethereum is totally decentralized, ...
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How much hash power is acutally used for dapp on the ehereum network

In any given block you can see 3 eth is rewarded to the miner who found it, and 0.??? is rewarded for process transactions. Both operations require computation and storage power, but clearly finding ...
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What are Storj and Sia and how different are they from Swarm and IPFS

I have recently discovered some blockchain based storage technologies like Storj and Sia. I have vaguely understood that they rely on their own blockchain with their own cryptocurrency. But why are ...
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Is there a more “decentralized” way to verify an Ethereum account owns a particular Twitter handle?

Is this something fulfilled by a project like uPort? Basically, I need a way in my contracts to verify that a particular Ethereum address (0xasdf...) and a particular Twitter handle (@user) are ...
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Fully Decentralized Dapp [duplicate]

How can I build a fully decentralized dapp where the frontend code (.html,.css,.js) and ABI files (build/contracts/json) are stored in ipfs and contracts on test-network. But I am unable to do so ...
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What are the drawbacks of layer 2?

The scalability trilemma states that a blockchain can only have two out the following three properties: decentralization, scalability, and security. Layer 2 protocols aim to make Ethereum more ...
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Question on the terms 'distributed' and 'decentralised'

I am writing a paper on distributed ledger technologies, an umbrella term I have borrowed to put everything that has any relation to blockchains and distributed consensus. Under this umbrella term I ...
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Decentralizing DNS using Blockchain

I intend to do a project on Decentralizing DNS using Blockchain. As I was researching this topic, Namecoin was a name that popped up a lot. On searching further, I got to know that Namecoin hosts ....
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Is there any concern for the significant number of nodes being hosted on AWS/ cloud providers?

Just curious if there is any downside that many nodes are being hosted on cloud providers? For example Infura, which supports many nodes and provides a large portion of connections to Ethereum nodes, ...
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Ethereum mining pool centralization

There are a number of well known undesirable effects of mining pool centralization, primarily: increased risk of collusion a small set of pools effectively gain veto power on the evolution of the ...
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Is there a decentralized zk-SNARK (zero-knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive ARgument of Knowledge)?

Normally, in zk-SNARK, we need to generate two public keys: one for prover and one for verifier. However, the input parameter of this generator algorithm must be secret, meaning that it must be hidden ...
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Ethereum Decentralized Wallet Service API [closed]

With the decentralized nature of the blockchain space it makes sense for this to be a thing. I need a wallet API service that does not store private keys, allows our servers to create a wallet & ...
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What is meant by Routine escrow mechanism in buying and selling process within a decentralized platform? [closed]

As we know for buyers in the crypto-exchange, they are protected by routine escrow mechanisms , what does that actually mean?
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Can we use Ethereum Swarm to store normal data other than blockchain or dapp data.

I want some basic data to be stored like name and city phone no etc.So just want to ask can I use ethereum swarm just to store file and make several node to create decentralized storage.
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decentralization vs disintermediation

I see decentralization vs disintermediation used interchangeably. I see decentralization as technically inclined while disintermediation as business inclined. Any other subtle differences between ...
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Proper way to design a descentralized game

Let's say I'm designing a multiplayer game, where players can fight each other in different battles. As a result of each battle, players get a punctuation. Suppose I'm using a sidechain. Which should ...
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Is it logical to use “Proof-of-Authority” for a “public” blockchain?

According parity.io website: Proof-of-Authority is a replacement for Proof-of-Work, which can be used for private chain setups. And also: The chain has to be signed off by the majority of ...
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P2P file sharing nodes using blockchain?

I want to make a p2p file sharing program where there are hosts (nodes) and renters. Files are stored on the hosts' PCs. I could just have a central server providing the lookup information as to which ...
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Sustainable business models for decentralized applications

I have following questions in my mind regarding decentralized application - How to monetize the efforts of the organization who are creating decentralized applications? Let us consider an example of ...
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What is best deployment practice for block-chain nodes?

What is the best practice for the deployment of block-chain/peers node? Is it best to have all the node in single cloud server or it should be decentralized and co-located on different server at ...
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“Centralized Relational Databases” vs. “Decentralized Blockchain ” : Which one is really more scalable? [closed]

There are many research papers on problem of scalability of blockchains: Just as an example : An Overview of Blockchain Technology: Architecture, Consensus, and Future Trends However, (usually by ...
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Concept of Decentralized Identity

Current digital identities, such as passports, rely mainly on a centralized process that involves a personal claim (individual assertion) backed up by a proof (a valid document) which is then ...
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What parts of the IDEX decentralized exchange is centralized and decentralized?

Doing some research on decentralized exchanges, particularly on IDEX. https://idex.market IDEX mentions its a decentralized exchange, but is there a way to interact with this DEX without going to the ...
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Is blockchain always “public”?

Is the following definition of blockchain by its wikipwdia page correct? Where it is mentioned: A blockchain is a decentralized, distributed and public digital ledger ... Cannot we have a ...
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“Augur” vs. “Oraclize” : What is the main difference?

Can we say that "Augur" is a decentralized Oracle against "Oraclize" as a centralized model? I mean can we consider Augur as a decentralized Oracle and on the other hand, Oraclize as a centralized ...
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What is the Oracle Problem definition exactly and briefly?

What is the Oracle Problem definition exactly and briefly? Does it mean "trusting on a centralized Oracle" ? Or "How to reach a consensus between a group of Oracles" ? Is the matter "centralization" ...
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How do the ethereum components work together

hy i have been reading about the ethereum project and its components, i understand that there are 3 major components (EVM, swarm, whisper) Swarm is a peer to peer data sharing network in which ...
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Is etherDElta exchange decentralized or semi-decentralized?

Is etherDelta truely decentralized that lives on the blockchain itself or is it prone to a single point of failure? Obviously the website itself is centralized, but what if I wanted to fire up my own ...
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Where do the funds go when we loose the stake in PoS (Casper Update)?

In PoS, we know that if the validator try to mess with the blockchain, they loose their funds...where that fund goes ??? tell me please
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Tracking orders on 0x network

How are the various 0x network order trackers sourcing on-chain settlement data? My first assumption was that they were utilising the Etherscan API, however Etherscan have their own tracker, found at ...
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Why is there a possibility to increase block gas limit?

As I know, in Bitcoin block size is limited to 1MB. This limits the number of transactions in a block and thus the transaction throughput and blockchain size growth rate. This in turn prevents ...
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How does blockchain and decentralization work?

Does every node or computer keep track of all of every user's transactions every single dollar as a separate unit or do they group together units in transactions? (eg. transfer of 5 dollars would be ...
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Problem verifying a contract on Etherscan

I wrote an Ethereum contract according to official example. When verifying it, on etherscan.io, I'm getting an error "missing constructors arguments". What wrong and how can I correct the issue? ...
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Creating decentralized identity

I did read some questions like How does Ethereum enable self sovereign identity? but I was wondering if someone could advise me how to get started with the technical aspects of creating a ...
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Degree verification process using blockchain

This question is specifically related to blockchain use case. I want to implement degree verification process using blockchain . I just need to know whether I am approaching my objective in a right ...
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Mapping takes an insane amount of gas

I am building out an Ethereum smart contract that allows users to create listings. Here is part of my contract, the part thatis the culprit of the gas usage: struct LiveListing { uint id; ...
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How will centralized portions of the Ethereum space (Infura, EtherScan) respond to huge increases in throughput?

Two forthcoming improvements to Ethereum are Casper and Sharding. While FFG Casper won't decrease the 14-second block time (because it's hybrid POS/POW), full-fledged Casper promises to. Sharding ...