Questions tagged [white-paper]

Q and A's related to the https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/White-Paper

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mining requires access to the entire blockchain?

I am reading the white paper and confused by two sentences bellow: In the Section of Mining Centralization: ... miners are required to fetch random data from the state, compute some randomly ...
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Decentralized File Storage on Ethereum white paper

I am reading white paper of Ethereum, and I am confused by this example of the Section. Decentralized File Storage, which is part of the Section. Applications: The key underpinning piece of such a ...
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can someone explain this line of the whitepaper?

To show how ethereum had made it's language turing-complete Vitalik in his white paper gave this example: "To show the motivation behind our solution(i.e using gas), consider the following ...
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Hex Prefix Ethereum - Yellow Paper

I am trying to understand what is Hex Prefix as specified in the Yellow Paper(Appendix C), I don't see a similar reference in the whitepaper, but thank's to this awesome medium post I think I got it, ...
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What is the point of having stateRoot rather executing every transaction?

EVM is a deterministic meaning that if any two(or more) nodes receive identical transactions in the same order(which is what blockchain is for), they will arrive at the same state independently. And ...
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Question about sharding

I'm reading the white paper, more specific about scaling. I'm stuck on the second strategy. Second and more importantly, however, we will include an intermediate state tree root in the ...