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Can there be a blockchain without mining?

This is a question about Blockchain in general, not about Bitcoin as a currency on top of Blockchain technology. Let's say I want to issue a vote on top of, lets say, multichain. I would issue an ...
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What is an explanation of the P2SH voting in layman's terms?

Reading this question and looking in the bitcointalk forums at the related discussion, there seems to be some kind of miner vote being done on whether a change will be implemented in the bitcoin ...
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Blockchain-based polling/voting systems

In a blockchain-based polling/voting system, what is the best way to ensure that nobody votes more than once, and what is the best way to keep votes secret (if that's a requirement)? The info ...
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Blockchain Tools for Voting Among Small Groups?

I am considering starting a new co-op based business. Since the business will be member-owned, it would be nice to launch the business with a voting tool. I want to be able to propose items to the co-...
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Could blockchain technology be used to implement a verifiable voting system? [duplicate]

From an efficiency point of view, voting at elections online seems to make a lot of sense except that there is currently no way to have a completely trustable electronic voting system because of the ...
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Could a 2/3 majority vote be used as a consensus

I understand that Bitcoin currently is using the chain with most proof-of-work as consensus. However could this method be improved, like only allow one block being generated at any given time, and ...
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Is the Stellar inflation voting public?

The Stellar network allows users to vote on who will earn its 1% annual STR inflation. I am wondering - is this information publicly available on the Stellar ledger or somewhere else? How can one find ...
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How does miner voting work?

I always here people talk about miners being able to "vote" on certain things using the block chain. So here are my questions: 1) who gets to ask the questions? 2) what type of questions are being ...
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Can mining pool participants customize the coinbase of the block they're mining?

If a participant can customize the coinbase, how would that be done? Pool participants make certain decisions about how they mine. Some of those decisions are apparent in each block solved by that ...
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Bitcoin nodes voting

I'm just watching Adam Back & Gregory Maxwell: Blockstream and Sidechains interview, and wondering how the decision of further Bitcoin core development are made. I know about Bitcoin Foundation, ...
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Phased transactions are very slow

I am trying to send a message to another account with two confirmations using the Phasing options in a message to add two different accounts. The problem is the message takes from 1 minute to 2 ...
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Is there any point attempting to vote when my hash power is so marginal?

With regards to /P2SH/, is there even much point in voting with 500MHash or so of hashing power given that the chances of finding a block within the voting timeframe is incredibly slim? Not to mention ...
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Why are transactions not used for signalling?

Currently miners can signal for certain BIP proposals. But users cannot signal, that's why they need to indirectly force miners to vote for them, using UASF's. But why are transactions not used for ...
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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 ...