Questions tagged [decentralization]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 the mining model the right model?

it seems to me that the mining model has it "flaws" too since it tends to concentrate mining power with very few (which might be a risk). I understand the incentive of it but .... somehow we end up ...
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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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