Questions tagged [decentralization]

systems, such as Bitcoin, that lack any single central authority to validate their operations and which have to use other means to determine the validity of operations.

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What are some resources that analyze “how centralized Bitcoin really is”

Are there any blogs that track the centralization in Bitcoin? Is it growing, or is Bitcoin becoming less centralized over time? E.g. I believe mining pools have become somewhat less centralized in ...
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Why do people expect Bitcoin Unlimited to cause miner centralization?

I've seen the argument that Bitcoin Unlimited will cause mining to centralize further. Can you please explain why people expect that to happen?
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Is it possible to create a Dapp on top of Bitcoin?

Is it possible to create a dapp on top of bitcoin similar to how it can be done with ethereum? Can it be just as capable as ethereum?
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Would a memory bound POW facilitate decentralization?

Today I was musing on the complaints that Bitcoin network is too energy greedy and centralized (let's not discuss if this is actually true) and the suggestions that memory bound POW would be ...
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Does Stratum cause mining to be more centralized than getBlockTemplate would?

I read the question "I don't understand the "51% attack" problem. Why does a mining pool have power with a 51% share?" and its anwers. That made me wonder that since the GBT protocol is ...
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PBFT vs. Proof-of-Authority?

based on this answer: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/79402/41513 : PBFT (Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance) is a voting based consensus algorithm in which every node must send messages to ...
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“Centralized Relational Databases” vs. “Decentralized Blockchain ” : Which one is really more scalable?

There are many research papers on problem of scalability of blockchains: Just as an example : An Overview of Blockchain Technology: Architecture, Consensus, and Future Trends However, (usually by ...
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What is the “Oracle Problem” definition exactly and briefly?

What is the Oracle Problem definition exactly and briefly? Does it mean "trusting on a centralized Oracle" ? Or "How to reach a consensus between a group of Oracles" ? Is the matter "centralization" ...