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

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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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Decentralized Identifier - DID method Registration

I am trying to register a new DID method like 'DID:mymethod' for my specific use cases. I am planning to register this new method under the Ethereum Blockchain. But, I am not sure who do I approach ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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“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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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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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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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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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 files ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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? ...