Questions tagged [decentralization]

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

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Domain registration for decentralized application

I have a question I can not find any answer to. I understand that through blockchain, ethereum, some decentralized applications can be made. My question is, how can these applications be accessed? If ...
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Django, Ethereum, Sqlite

I am creating blockchain application in django with 6 main entities .By entities I mean to say these 6 entities will replicate data or you can say consensus mechanism will evolve around these entities ...
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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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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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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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Architecture Design Dapp

I try to design a DApp and I need some help regarding the architecture design. My use case is a market place - where seller can sell their products and buyers can buy their products. The DApp should ...
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How to securely Interact with a contract on user's behalf from centralized server?

To explain myself, what I need is to be able to have a way so that the central server can only interact with the contract only with valid identification from a user? This identification provided by ...
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What's the correct definition of Decentralized Applications? [duplicate]

What's the correct definition of Decentralized Applications? Some, like https://dappsforbeginners.wordpress.com/tutorials/your-first-dapp points the two layer architecture (web/front layer and the ...
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What exactly would be lost if we had a single, super-powerful centralized node? [closed]

That question might sound completely trollish but it is not. Imagine that eventually all nodes are turned off except for a single, centralized supercomputer which did all the contract-executing work. (...
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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 a DAPP really decentralized? If so, what is decentralized exactly? [closed]

This is kind of a theoretical question with respect to Ethereum DAPPs which I have been trying to learn lately (and of which I will admit I am still woefully ignorant). Basically (using my limited ...
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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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Why do crypto-currency ventures pivot towards serving banks and what is Ethereum's approach? [closed]

I am new to the world of blockchains. I worked briefly for a blockchain venture until they started working with banks. Not a judgement call, I am simply more drawn to crypto-currencies as a fuel for ...
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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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EtherEx decentralized exchange

Been waiting for a long time to be able to access a decentralized exchange. When will EtherEx be launched and will it support BTC ETH pair?
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Is it possible to make Zeronet p2p websites as client of Ethereum Dapps?

Is it possible and does it make sense? You can browse some cool P2P-websites (work without any servers) inside the network through this gateway. Or you can browse them without any gateways if ...
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Is there p2pool mining available for ethereum?

Are there any decentralized mining pools available for ethereum? Something like p2pool which fully decentralizes the mining process and reward distribution? Is this possible?
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From a technical perspective, is MultiSigna a decentralized exchange utilizing ethereum?

Does anyone know how we would be able to either view the Ethereum blockchain or inspect the code from Multisigna to confirm if it is a true ethereum decentralized exchange? Source: https://www....
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What is the theseus criterion and what does it tell us about Ethereum?

I've heard that the Theseus criterion can be used to evaluate how decentralized an organisation is. But what is it, and what happens when we evaluate Ethereum according to it?
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Is it possible to implement decentralized autonomous organization in Ethereum?

Is it possible to implement a DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) with Ethereum? If so, has it been done in an effective way? Are there any examples?
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Are tools like metamask putting decentralization in danger?

Does a tool like metamask, which connects your browser to a public ethereum node to simplify running DApps, put the basic idea of decentralization and trustless blockchain verification in danger? Is ...
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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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Is there a DAO to vote on Ethereum Foundation development decisions / direction?

I'd like to know if the Ethereum Foundation itself has been decentralized yet. Is there a DAO with which is used to make decentralized decisions? Is it open to public viewing? Closed?