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Decentralization

Links to the best articles, videos and podcasts about Decentralization in cryptocurrency space.

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The Elephant in the Room: Security and Privacy Protocols in Security Tokens

"When comes to security tokens, security and privacy protocols are not only a technically challenging and often intimidating subject but also one that can challenge the current foundation of crypto-securities. From all the aspects missing in the current generation of security token architectures, security and privacy are the ones I feel can break the premise of the entire ecosystem."

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Introducing Continuous Organizations

"The current fundraising models (ICO or private fundraising) impose significant limitations on the mechanisms available to align stakeholders’ interests. A Continuous Organization (CO) is a new model designed to make organizations more fluid and more robust by overcoming those limitations."

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A Visual Way to Understand the Pros and Cons of a Decentralized Exchange

"This is a short and no way comprehensive analysis on the pros and cons of centralized versus decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges. By the end you should have enough information to figure out which is for you — or at least be the new “expert” on centralized exchanges around the water cooler."

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Identifying Decentralization

"If you’re going to invest — your time and/or money — in blockchain because it’s “decentralized” then you should probably have some working criteria for qualifying projects that are “really decentralized” vs. “sorta decentralized.” Let’s explore “decentralization” and see if there are any useful frameworks for understanding the concept."

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Why Crypto Community Building Matters

"In this post, I break down some of the fundamentals of crypto community building and explain why strong communities are indispensable for the long-term health of decentralized networks."

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THE NEXT GREAT WAVE: A decentralized oracle network

"A decentralized trustless smart oracle network will be highly disruptive technology by creating the first self-verifiable and self-executing environment allowing true automation to occur. "

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Is EOS the iOS of Blockchain?

"EOS is a smart contract platform for the development and launching of decentralized applications. The project aims to be completely decentralized in the future, with the ability to support industrial applications at higher speeds and no fees."

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A Distributed Systems Primer. For People That Don't Have the Time.

"In this blog post I will try to give a brief primer into distributed systems, discussing various families of consensus protocols, the types of network models, guarantees, as well as various other pertinent ideas."

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What Do You Believe Now That You Didn't Five Years Ago? Centralized Wins. Decentralized Loses.

"Decentralized systems will continue to lose to centralized systems until there's a driver requiring decentralization to deliver a clearly superior consumer experience. Unfortunately, that may not happen for quite some time."

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Understanding Web 3 — A User Controlled Internet

"Coinbase breaks down the motivation and technology behind the development of Web 3"

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Liberal Radicalism a la Buterin, Hitzig and Weyl

"Vitalik, Zoë and Glen just published a paper in which they propose a mechanism and philosophy for a self-organising decentralised ecosystem of public goods. It's a wild ride, and I'll go over the key points to encourage further discussion in Status."

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Why We Need Web 3.0

"What precisely is wrong with the web today? In short, it’s a big baby. It has grown old without growing up. While connecting the far corners of the globe with a packet-switching network and hypertext platform is an incredible achievement, the web has become corrupted from its own success."

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Identity and Reputation in Web 3

"Identity and reputation are important primitives in the Web 3 world. In this post, I’ll give an overview of the problem space and outline some approaches."

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Handshake, ENS and Decentralized Naming Services Explained

"In the next few paragraphs, I will dive deeper into the DNS architecture and compare it to its blockchain based equivalent such as Ethereum Naming Service and Handshake."

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Let's ditch "decentralized"

"So I spent a couple weeks reading everything I could about the term “decentralization” and have come to a conclusion: we should ditch the term."

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The Disruptability Index

"8 Risk Factors Determining Internet Giants’ Vulnerability to Decentralization"

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What is 0x?

"0x is a protocol for the decentralized trading of assets on Ethereum. 0x's most appealing property is its use of off-chain order relay and on-chain settlement. Off-chain order relay allows orders to be created cheaply - users don't have to post a transaction on the blockchain, they just need to sign an order with their private key. Only when the order is executed is the blockchain involved. Because order books contain low value and high volume information, the offloading of the order book from the blockchain makes sense and will make any decentralized exchange built on 0x not only cheap to use, but highly efficient."

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Ðapp User Experience Audit

“Here’s a review of five “decentralized applications” running on Status Beta on the Ethereum mainnet. We identified guidelines for good experiences that most (all?) Ethereum Ðapps should follow in the summer of 2018, and made some recommendations for further improving the usability of the ecosystem.”

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