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Decentralization

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

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dropgangs, or the future of darknet markets

"The Internet is full of commercial activity and it should come at no surprise that even illegal commercial activity is widespread as well. In this article we would like to describe the current developments - from where we came, where we are now, and where it might be going - when it comes to technologies used for digital black market activity."

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The Four Horsemen of Centralization

"What does it mean to say that a cryptonetwork is decentralized?"

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Centralization vs Decentralization

"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."

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Decentralized organizations are the future: why I’m joining Aragon

"A personal journey towards decentralized organizations"

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The future of 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). "

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How Does Distributed Consensus Work?

"An overview of key breakthroughs in blockchain technology — and why Nakamoto Consensus is such a big deal"

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Blockchain Governance: Busting the Myths of Decentralization, Trustlessness and Anonymity

"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."

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Defending Decentralization, Like a Twice in a Millennium Chance

"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."

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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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