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Decentralization

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

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Becoming Decentralized Enough: The Case For DAOs

"In this article, I discuss why DeFi protocols will eventually need to decide between delegating control to a DAO to become truly decentralized or clearly forming into a centralized business that facilitates non-custodial financial services on public blockchains. Each of the two options could be a valid and sustainable model with different trade-offs and goals."

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Unbundling Vectors of Centralization in Web3

"In this essay, I’ll explain the specific problems inherent in this unbundling, and how we’ve been thinking about making investments in the Web3 stack."

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What is a DAO?

"DAO stands for “Decentralized Autonomous Organization”. Each of these words can be interpreted in many ways, spawning different definitions of DAOs with emphasis on one aspect or another. In order to clarify the concept, let’s analyze each term."

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Decentralizing Bitcoin’s Last Mile With Mobile Mesh Networks

"How you can use Bitcoin without relying on centralized Internet Service Providers"

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Electronic Cash, Decentralized Exchange, and the Constitution

"Peter Van ValkenburghMarch 2019"

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An Overview of Relevant Metrics in Web 3.0

"A high level overview of the Metrics we are tracking in Web 3.0 Networks from Bitcoin & Ethereum to MakerDAO and Beyond."

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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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