Tag: decentralization

33 Do mining pools centralize the Bitcoin network and make it less secure? 2011-08-31T18:59:44.053

25 Why did Satoshi design Bitcoin to be mineable only on specialized hardware, if the goal was decentralization? 2017-11-09T21:19:12.783

17 Is Ripple centralized or decentralized? 2015-09-08T09:40:34.887

14 What is the P2Pool? 2012-05-10T21:36:47.437

14 How will bitcoin stay decentralized when mining becomes extremely expensive? 2014-07-08T05:03:54.533

14 Is Lightning Network a risk for Bitcoin security since it reduces miner fees? 2017-03-01T09:58:45.423

13 How is a hard fork resolved? 2013-04-19T12:33:47.827

13 Is centralization in the Lightning network inevitable? Why (not)? 2016-04-14T19:53:20.930

11 What can be done to slow/prevent mining centralization? 2016-05-31T17:50:07.073

10 Decentralized transactions between two decentralized currencies 2011-08-31T16:24:40.380

10 What is the Ripple equivalent of the "51% attack?" 2013-04-24T21:34:06.953

9 Decentralized escrow functionality built into Bitcoin? 2011-09-04T17:59:22.987

9 Why would increasing the Bitcoin block size lead to a more centralised system? 2016-03-05T17:48:42.917

9 Why are banks and other centralized entities interested in block chains? 2016-05-13T02:25:06.257

9 Bitcoin node Decentralization 2016-06-18T10:32:16.653

8 Could cryptocurrency "insurance" slow Bitcoin adoption? 2016-06-20T17:21:33.873

7 What are some of the advantages & disadvantages of the following: Colored Coins and Counterparty 2014-06-07T16:15:58.553

7 How can a DAO seek enforcement of a contract? 2016-05-23T21:42:44.727

5 Incentive for mining by regular users 2013-12-21T19:37:25.487

5 How does Dash achieve anonymity without centralisation? 2014-10-27T19:36:15.007

5 Is Bitcoin a decentralized time-stamping authority? 2015-12-30T05:47:58.500

5 Why is it important for individuals to be able to run their own nodes? 2019-12-17T16:18:42.017

4 Decentralized democratic voting 2014-05-28T03:56:38.783

4 Has the bitcoin network ever been "down"? 2016-02-18T13:52:46.673

4 Looking for whitepapers on pool-resistence mining 2019-04-14T02:35:28.350

3 What are some resources that analyze "how centralized Bitcoin really is" 2013-01-12T10:58:51.950

3 Why is decentralized e-commerce good or better? 2013-04-29T20:14:43.703

3 Is there a list of all cryptocoin currencies? 2013-05-02T23:32:38.613

3 Is there any centralized cryptocurreny? 2013-10-15T14:10:26.937

3 How to store 30kb file using Decentralized Blockchain Data Storage on NXT (nxtcoin) by attach messages? 2014-10-30T19:13:05.677

3 What security threats does blockchain technology solve or present? 2015-06-08T10:09:16.613

3 Are the bitcoin miners decreasing in quantity and increasing in size? 2017-06-10T17:41:24.917

3 Why can't timestamps be a substitute for blockchain? 2017-07-13T19:07:39.813

3 Is there any benefits to a distributed computing architecture outside of cryptocurrencies? 2019-01-20T08:31:21.090

3 Can someone please explain how Lightning paths are working and what effect large centralized hubs have? 2019-02-19T21:37:33.310

3 What stops an attacker from crippling the Bitcoin network? 2021-01-25T01:14:09.113

2 Is there a way to create decentralised rating system akin to #bitcoin-otc? 2013-01-10T08:31:28.120

2 Do we know who runs the big mining pools? 2013-11-23T11:46:26.957

2 If the supply of Bitcoin is regulated, how could it be said to be decentralized? 2013-12-07T05:05:00.210

2 What is Multi-PPS (Pay Per Share)? 2015-01-05T01:27:01.153

2 Are transactions in a block decided by mining pool operator? 2015-03-30T05:01:35.753

2 Are there any complete Bitcoin systems? 2015-12-30T00:39:42.683

2 Is simplified payment validation (SPV) decentralized? 2016-01-13T19:18:57.517

2 How does bitsquare sell/buy fiat currencies when it is decentralized? 2017-02-09T17:57:01.607

2 How is Bitcoin truly decentralized? 2017-02-09T22:28:45.303

2 Why do people expect Bitcoin Unlimited to cause miner centralization? 2017-03-09T18:47:28.127

2 If bitcoin is decentralized then who keeps track of computers in network 2017-08-04T18:19:02.773

2 Geographical distribution of mining power/work 2017-11-10T13:48:21.353

2 The idea of Blockchain compression 2017-12-17T13:34:27.640

2 Ripple validator nodes 2018-07-06T17:57:09.207

2 Does spy mining negate the harm caused by big blocks on decentralization? 2021-01-18T12:09:38.997

1 Is mining the unfair part of bitcoin in the same way banks (or rather, fractionary reserve systems) are to current monetary system? 2013-01-27T12:27:26.993

1 Where does bitcoin-qt try to connect to when running for the first time? 2013-04-13T20:06:06.967

1 Would a professional ASIC-machine holder eventually become a bank-like character? 2013-11-08T05:16:58.383

1 Is multi-PPS the correct solution to the mining centralization problem? 2014-10-05T11:19:02.870

1 Is There a Safe Way to Decentralize or Spread Ownership of a Company Using Bitcoin or Altcoins? 2015-04-23T10:56:12.570

1 Embedding P2Pool technology in Bitcoin Core 2015-06-18T22:01:55.093

1 How long do files stay on the Decentralized Data Storage blockchain when using NXT's Data Cloud Feature? 2016-01-24T06:34:37.963

1 Can more transactions be processed within a centralized bitcoin exchanges than in the rest of the bitcoin network? 2016-07-08T00:15:13.690

1 Is the Bitcoin Core software managed by a central authority? 2017-04-03T06:50:26.093

1 Which coins offer a 2 factor authentication feature built into the blockchain without a centralize authority? 2017-05-05T15:54:36.973

1 How does one node connect to other nodes 2017-05-30T04:42:31.283

1 Does Stratum cause mining to be more centralized than getBlockTemplate would? 2017-06-28T22:58:31.400

1 What if the bitcoin blockchain grows to the point it cannot be decentralized anymore? 2017-06-29T11:58:41.600

1 What is the trend in Mining Pools? 2017-07-02T08:02:09.857

1 Is BItcoin the only truly decentralized cryptocurrency? 2017-08-31T01:32:52.310

1 SharedCoin vs JoinMarket, Pros and Cons of each 2017-09-05T14:36:57.913

1 Is mining essentially just a way to randomly select the next winning miner? 2017-11-30T15:13:40.883

1 What makes bitcoin decentralized? 2017-12-03T19:02:19.180

1 Would a memory bound POW facilitate decentralization? 2017-12-11T16:50:48.847

1 Bitcoin is becoming CENTRALIZED and is INSECURE 2017-12-13T13:22:22.477

1 Is Bitcoin centralized by mining pools? 2018-01-16T19:24:29.250

1 Is it possible to create a Dapp on top of Bitcoin? 2018-03-16T01:07:44.400

1 What are the tangible benefits of decentralisation? 2018-03-22T14:00:09.193

1 Is it possible to get rid of mining pools and therefore get a truly decentralized bitcoin? 2018-04-28T11:09:56.390

1 Why can't Bitcoin transactions be stopped like SWIFT transfers? 2018-05-11T11:55:23.657

1 Why can't an ISP ban access to a blockchain network? 2018-11-22T03:27:57.233

1 Implementing an "ad-hoc-like network of payment channels" on top of Bitcoin network? 2018-12-14T11:07:41.947

1 Proof for "Is an immutable, decentralized blockchain possible without economical incentives?" 2019-01-24T07:38:17.463

1 Is proof-of-work required in Bitcoin? 2019-08-25T19:48:27.407

1 Why is there no decentralized Bitcoin trading API? 2019-11-16T17:25:03.143

1 Can you have a cryptocurrency with a single source of truth? 2020-08-05T17:34:00.527

1 Is there actually such a thing as "blockchains" being used right now for actual things? 2020-08-13T13:10:33.513

1 How can I earn an income from my bitcoins without revealing my identity or relinquishing control of my bitcoins? 2021-01-28T23:27:32.280

0 What are the pros/cons of the Multigateway service on NXT? 2014-09-09T17:39:41.430

0 Decentralized product inventory (instead of simple orderbook) 2014-09-24T14:24:25.700

0 Decentralized Data Storage System in NXT - How do you disable the 2 week data pruning? 2015-07-24T21:36:53.330

0 What concerns arise from the heavy miner concentration in China? 2017-06-13T22:01:07.013

0 How to estimate the amount of transactions that belong to exchanges? 2017-07-15T19:29:05.280

0 Bitcoin - not so democratic future? 2017-11-06T02:41:58.947

0 Where to find the data to compare the decentralisation of mining for different cryptos? 2017-11-15T14:40:48.517

0 Assumed, I hash the next bitcoin block. Whom do I tell if it's decentralized? 2017-12-16T13:04:42.403

0 Even though Blockchain is tagged as " Decentralized", wouldn't the organization actually implementing the Blockchain like Ethereum control it? 2017-12-21T19:48:53.740

0 When or how does one becomes a part of Bitcoin P2P network 2018-01-10T17:05:30.960

0 Are Bitcoin and Ethereum really de-centralized? Or is federated a better term? 2018-04-26T05:26:15.783

0 Is it logical to use “Proof-of-Authority” for a “public” blockchain? 2018-07-27T09:41:30.657

0 "Augur" vs. "Oraclize" : What is the main difference? 2018-08-21T12:47:35.577

0 Is blockchain always "public"? 2018-08-26T13:40:36.733

0 Is there a decentralized zk-SNARK (zero-knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive ARgument of Knowledge)? 2018-08-28T11:58:02.610