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Decentralization

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

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Degrees of architectural (de)centralization: To Infura and beyond

"We spend a lot of time discussing barriers to entry as it relates to user experience in crypto. We do not spend enough time discussing barriers to entry around developer experiences in crypto, so we’d like to take this opportunity to do just that."

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Dynamic Governance: Where Cybernetics Meets Sociology

"Imagine a governance system where everyone’s individual voice is considered and decisions are determined by consent. Sound like a utopian fantasy? It’s not. Dynamic governance, also known as sociocracy, has a track record of real world implementation and has proved effective in organizations of up to 1,800 people."

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Can DAOs compete with platforms?

"Last week, I came across an interesting article from the Harvard Business Review called “A Study of More Than 250 Platforms Reveals Why Most Fail”. My first thought when finding out about the study was a question: “Would decentralized platforms be better suited to address the issues that lead to platform failures?”

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Here’s why decentralization is inevitable…

"In this blog post, without going too much into the philosophical ideas about governments, intermediaries, or trust, I’ll try to bring out the reasons why decentralization is an inevitable milestone in the way of always-improving technology."

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On The Value of Decentralized Querying

"In this article, we take a closer look into the reasons behind building the new protocol, its design, and its progressive approach towards decentralization."

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From Icarus to basic sanity: blockchain technology and the power of not knowing

"The decentralization space is a train quickly approaching a precipice. The reason: an imaginary and faulty sense that we know how things should be done. The solution is to understand that we have no clue."

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The Mutualized Revolution

"Simply put, a mutualized business relationship is one where the ultimate participants are appropriately in charge of their interaction. This may have to do with payments, asset transfer, betting, accounting, borrowing, insurance, social networking, and even development of new pharmaceutical drugs."

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Digital cooperatives are the future

"Decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) are being described as the future of the firm. But we think we can do better by combining the benefits of a DAO model with the reassurances of a legal entity. We are linking the two concepts to form a digital cooperative."

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Platforms for a Post-Industrial Civilization

"Platforms for a Post-Industrial Civilization"

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Resource Distribution and Power Dynamics in Decentralized Networks

"The idealized vision of decentralized networking and socio-economic coordination triggered by the invention of Bitcoin continues to inspire entrepreneurs and drive innovation. Meanwhile, it is increasingly acknowledged within the broader crypto community that though the idealists are onto something, these emerging social systems are far from immune to problems and inequalities that have plagued human institutions historically."

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A Comparison of Decentralized Exchange Designs

"Decentralized exchanges, or DEXs, have emerged last year as a solution to crypto’s bloody history of centralized exchange hacks. The main innovation is allowing users to trade directly from their wallets without having to trust an exchange to custody funds and implement robust security practices."

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The 100+ Projects Pioneering Decentralized Finance

"The stablecoins, DEXs, investing, derivatives, payments, lending, and insurance platforms building on Ethereum"

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Decentralized Finance

"While we wait for the blockchain/crypto technology to scale to the point where it can be the foundation of mainstream consumer applications (games, social media, e-commerce, etc), there is a sector where scalability is a little less important and where blockchain/crypto is starting to show some real signs of life."

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Why Progressive Decentralization is blockchain’s best hope

"Immutability is blockchain’s greatest strength and biggest barrier. Progressive decentralization could be the answer."

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We need to own our data as a human right—and be compensated for it

"Personal data needs to be regarded as a human right, just as access to water is a human right. The ability for people to own and control their data should be considered a central human value. The data itself should be treated like property and people should be fairly compensated for it."

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What comes after open source?

"This post explores the differences between software tools and services; how the stateful nature of software services led them to be closed; and posits how crypto networks can catalyze a new era of open services that reignite combinatorial innovation."

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The Moloch DAO: Collapsing The Firm.

"In this article, I will detail thoughts around the Moloch DAO. It’s a new type of organisation (developed by Ameen Soleimani, Arjun Bhuptani, James Young, Layne Haber & Rahul Sethuram) that blurs and redefines the definition of a firm."

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WHAT P2P MARKETS ARE BETTER DECENTRALIZED?

"Over the last 20 years, a lot of companies have built large online marketplaces to connect buyers and sellers. Amazon, eBay, Uber, and AirBnb typically come to mind as the most obvious examples. But there are many more."

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