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EOS has blocks that are published every ~500ms, so around two blocks per second. That's a contender for the top spot for sure


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It seems to be best practice for an exchange to run a node itself for a coin traded there. But, is there an alternative? Alternative is to rely on someone else as mentioned by sipa which isn't best practice although few exchanges do it and face consequences for it. Example: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/hpg9j3/...


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Soft forks are generally used to upgrade an existing protocol in a backward compatible way. If you were to create a new coin you would need to hard fork the Litecoin protocol. How you do that depends on your motivation. If you just want to create a new coin to make money I would strongly advise against it. There are thousands of altcoins that have no unique ...


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Is that even legal to do? Can someone create their own centralised cryptocurrency and let people buy/use it? What is legal/not-legal can change drastically depending on what jurisdiction you live within. If you have legal concerns, you should talk to a lawyer. Generally though, there is a history of powerful governments shutting down centralized digital-...


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The idea was around for some time, and as Pieter mentioned, using addresses without any additional obfuscating seems like a bad implementation. There are few other projects, the one that is most serious is Microsoft's ION decentralized identity project. It's not the chat-app itself, rather the way of signing into apps using bitcoin-generated identity. When ...


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