"What does it mean to say that a cryptonetwork is decentralized?"
Links to the best articles, videos and podcasts about Decentralization in cryptocurrency space.
"Decentralization is one of, if not the most, discussed features of the crypto tech stack. In a decentralized system, no single body controls the system. We have most certainly not reached the era fully decentralized systems, but that is what most of the world-class technologists working in the crypto sector are focused on getting us to and I believe we will get there in the not too distant future."
"A personal journey towards decentralized organizations"
"We believe that blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies are, at the core, a new way of organizing and unlocking human potential. Humans have always organized themselves in relatively small sized groups (limited by Dunbar's Number). "
"An overview of key breakthroughs in blockchain technology — and why Nakamoto Consensus is such a big deal"
"Recently I gave a presentation in Chiang Mai, Thailand on “blockchain governance” and made the argument that there exists an acceptable threshold of centralization, trust and strong identity required to achieve an environment where on-chain governance can exist and thrive. In some circles, especially within Bitcoin, introducing any of these 3 qualities results in a perceived net negative value proposition, which I don’t believe is true."
"Web 3.0 is intended to replace the existing online infrastructure with software that is decentralized from the start. To this end, much of the discussion over the three-day conference echoed Taaki’s sentiment – that with the right combination of technology and vision, Web 3.0 can usher in a new era of digital emancipation."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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. "
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Coinbase breaks down the motivation and technology behind the development of Web 3"
"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."