Questions on: decentralization

From the Darkcoin (now Dash) Wikipedia: "It adds privacy to transactions by combining identical inputs from multiple users into a single transaction with several outputs. Due to the identical inputs, transactions usually cannot be directly traced, ob
Decentralized marketplaces are one of the many rapidly evolving businesses in the fintech industry. To get a first-hand account of the major challenges and opportunities here, Cointelegraph has got in touch with the developers of the Waterhole servic
Decentralization is the process of redistributing or dispersing functions, powers, people or things away from a central location or authority. [1][2] While centralization, especially in the governmental sphere, is widely studied and practiced, there
Yes. In the very beginning of the Bitcoin project there were long gaps between blocks that suggest that no node was mining/online at all. E
Leaving aside the question of the entry cost of mining (i. e cost of buying hardware), once you have this hardware there is actually an incentive to mine for a pool rather than to mine solo. Indeed in both cases your expected value is the same but th
According to Ripple: Ripple for Financial Institutions Financial institutions, network operators and regulators play critical roles scaling and providing stability to payment systems. Ripple enhances the existing payment stack, offering real-time set
I like the idea of the lightning network. I think the developers behind it are very smart and it’s a very clever use of Bitcoin contracts. I’m sure that whatever comes from it will be useful to some parts of the Bitcoin ecosystem at a minimum
Important Disclaimer: NOTHING HEREIN IS INTENDED TO BE UNDERSTOOD AS LEGAL ADVICE. CONSULT A LAWYER QUALIFIED TO PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE IN YOUR JURISDICTION. News broke early Friday morning that the DAO had been exploited using a code error (first desc
AFAIK there are a few websites out there that offer escrow services for Bitcoin. Those however are central, i. e