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Questions tagged [decentralization]

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

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What elements of a Dapp's backend are usually stored in a decentralised location?

I'm unclear as to what elements of a Dapp's backend code are actually decentralised. The following link states that a Dapp's backend is stored entirely on the blockchain. However, if I was to create ...
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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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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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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 selection of peer nodes and centralization

How does Ethereum select peer nodes when it starts ? I guess there should be a set of nodes hardcoded in geth that it tries to connect to and then gets list of other nodes from them. How many of those ...
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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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Explain the multi-sig wallet loss by deletion of “code”? [duplicate]

In recent news about the potential loss of 300M USD. Could someone please explain how it is possible to "kill" a number multi-sig wallets by removing code? As a programmer I fail to understand how ...