Questions tagged [decentralization]

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

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Updatable attributes for ERC721 Tokens without touching to immutable rarity attributes

I'm trying to implement an ERC721 smart contract with some NonFungible token. Some attribute will never change, about "layout/traits" composition, and others will evolve like XP. Immutable ...
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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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Are there any example of Decentralized stablecoins?

I was looking for some good examples that uses Decentralized stablecoins. I want a solution where the ERC20 token is supported by another cryptocurrency say Ethereum and its rate fluctuates and ...
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Login and Signup system on mobile dapp

I'm generally new to web3 development, I have experience on building mobile apps with JavaScript and React Native. I am looking on building a mobile dapp, and I would like to start by building the ...
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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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Can ethereum really make a safe decentralized exchange?

I see there are a few ethereum decentralized exchanges out there. Are they really safe? Is there one currently in existing? Will this save me from getting MTgoxed in the future?
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What is it that's really decentralized in DEX-es?

The website of a DEX is, and has to be, hosted and run as a normal centralized website Right? What is it then what's decentralized about DEX-es? Is it only the fact that action of exchanging coins ...
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What is it that's really decentralized in DEX-es? [duplicate]

The website of a DEX is, and has to be, hosted and run as a normal centralized website Right? What is it then what's decentralized about DEX-es? Is it only the fact that action of exchanging coins ...
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Where have the 'social contract for hardware requirements' been previously defined?

This question is for historical purposes. The target period is pre-merge Ethereum. While plenty of early design decisions catered to lightclients, the context here is assumed to be full nodes. During ...
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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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Is a dapp really decentralized if the frontend is hosted on a centralized server?

If we need to access to the Dapp from a website (which requires a central DNS, a central hosting, a central team developing the front etc), does not that mean the app is not decentralized? Can we ...
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Can binance trace one's IP address or some other private data?

All the validators of the binance networks belong to Binance the company and as such as centralized, right? In case something shady happens, such as a hack that has to do with a vulnerability in a ...
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How does ethereum network keep consistent

Since nodes in Ethereum are decentralized and distributed, how does the system ensure consistency regarding the state of the blockchain. I am aware that a validator, once they find the answer to the ...
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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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What are some good use cases for Ethereum/ERC20 tokens within the context of a robust delivery app?

Say one wants to operate a e-commerce/delivery service app. The app is essentially a 3 sided service- customer app, rider/driver app and vendor app. Think along the lines of FoodPanda, DoorDash, ...
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Could Ethereum support decentralized and not-for-profit stock markets, futures markets, etc?

A lot of the discussion I've heard around crypto seems to fixate on the currency aspect. However, to truly decentralize the global economy, it seems to me like you'd have to also decentralize the ...
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How smart contract can take secret key from a user interacting through client?

I am coming from a traditional web background and is a very newbie in smart contracts and ethereum and have a basic question. Please excuse me if it is too obvious but I am struggling to understand ...
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What is the meaning of decentralization?

In persuit to understand blockhain decentralization: If I am not wrong, it helps prevent control with one entity. Consider a hypothetical example of a service which takes a string and returns a ...
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How does ENS pricing works [closed]

I am just looking for the prices for the ENS. Can anyone help me understand the economics of ENS domain, their price depends on the fluctuations of Ethereum and if we assume that it'll always go up ...
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What is the Intent of smart contract and decentralization

I have just started on blockchain and found that there are two key benefits with Ethereum: smart contract and decentralization. I tried to understand the benefits they provide and why they could have ...
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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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where to host my react fornt end and express endpoint that interact with smart contract to be fully decentralised?

where to host my react fornt end and express endpoint that interact with smart contract to be fully decentralised. Are there any option to host it decentralised any cloud provider other than ...
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Is every trade in a decentralised exchange a smart contract?

Is every trade in a decentralised exchange a new smart contract? How does exchanging work in decentralised exchanges?
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Can a decentralized app know the true identity of its users?

I’ve been thinking about the architecture of decentralized applications. I know certain applications like Uniswap and Augur don’t know the identity of its users. Would these applications still be ...
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how pancake lottery actually works?

my question specially is that how this lottery opens and closes. is there any admin that have to initiate states of the lottery manually? i saw their smart contract and i think there might be an admin ...
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Decentralized social media apps

Facebook, Instagram and Onlyfans are all centralized social media platforms. You don't have full control over your content once shared, it becomes metaphysically subject to the company's rules and ...
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What node(s) does Ethereum broadcast a transaction first? How is it determined?

When I as a user make a transaction, where or what node(s) does it get sent to first? How does an Ethereum node, in terms of implementation details, determine that? Does it send a new transaction to, ...
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How are difficulty of finding a proof of work dynamically regulated without a central body? [duplicate]

The probability of a miners to mine a block dynamically changes so that blocks are mined at regular intervals.How does block chains accomplish this without a central regulating body,
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Conceptual Question: What is the point of making an auction decentralized?

I understand how a blockchain works, I know the pro/cons between a centralized vs decentralized system. My question is specifically tied to auctions (eg: ascending auctions): what advantages would be ...
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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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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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Better Platform to store data out of ethereum blockchain

What can be the better alternative for someone who is willing to store data off-chain? What smart-contract suppose to do is just sign a transaction and perform, while every piece of information needs ...
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How is the volume for the currency pair accounted for on chainlink's reference data feed?

https://feeds.chain.link/ - link for reference. Let's take the LINK/USD feed for example: From my understanding, the aggregation contract fetches the price of LINK in USD from the node operators who ...
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How is Chainlink decentralized? [closed]

I believe one of the main criticisms of chainlink is that it is not decentralized enough, adding more nodes would be a big step in a positive direction. When I pull data through a node, that node ...
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where to host express api that communicates with smart contract to be fully decentralised?

I need to host express api that communicates with smart contract to be fully decentralised. Any to host it decentralised.
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How are decentralised leverage platforms like dydx able to provide leverage to the traders? [closed]

I just started getting along the fundamentals of DeFi and was planning to make a basic decentralised leverage trading platform. I have the confusion as to how the existing platforms(like dydx, DDEX ...
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where to host my Java web app to fully decentralised?

I need a idea to host my webapp to be on some secure distributed network. my client doesn't want to deployed on aws or gcp. he wants it to be on decentralised network p2p. Your suggestion and advice ...
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Can Ethereum be used as part of a decentralised forum like StackExchange?

Can Ethereum be used as part of a decentralised forum?
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How come Blockchain Voting is decentralised and secure if it's controlled by ethereum network?

I'm building a voting Dapp using ethereum blockchain but I have a doubt. The best thing about blockchain is that it's decentralized, transparent and secure i.e. no middleman or centralized server ...
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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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Ethereum Petabyte Storage Problem

As the need of blockchain systems grows so will be the storage issues and the cost of handling such large amounts of data. Is ethereum capable of handling petabyte storage or is it upto an ...
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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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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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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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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 ...