Decentralization

MakerDAO Foundation Plots Its Own Demise

MakerDAO founder Rune Christensen told CoinDesk late last year that the MakerDAO Foundation had two years left before its planned obsolescence. It sounds like it may take a bit longer but recent moves suggest the organization really is serious about shutting down.  First, it turned control of the supply of undistributed governance tokens, MKR, over …

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Bison Trails Provides Support for NuCypher Protocol

Blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service company, Bison Trails, announced support for the NuCypher network, as well as its permissionless token distribution system, WorkLock, on April 2. According to the announcement, the Libra Association member assured users that anyone would be able to run nodes and participate in the NuCypher network on the Bison Trails platform. NuCypher’s use cases The …

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How Market Volatility Is Shining a Light on DeFi’s Structural Vulnerabilities

On March 12, United States President Donald Trump gave a 10-minute speech on COVID-19 that, coupled with the World Health Organization’s official declaration the day before that the outbreak was now a pandemic, sparked panic across global markets. Investors rushed to the safety of cash, and no cryptocurrency was immune from the mass sell-off. The …

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Pantera-Backed DEX Sparkswap Shuts Down Due to Weak User Base

Sparkswap, a decentralized exchange backed by Pantera Capital, announced it is shutting down on March 17. The exchange cited a weak user base as the catalyst for its decision to cease operations. The platform has shut its doors to new customers and will put an end to all trading services after March 24. The exchange …

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Changing the Universal Gravitation in the Financial Industry

Acquiring financial knowledge is priceless nowadays and, to tell the truth, has always been. We live in times when the usage of fiat is steadily decreasing in the world’s top-GDP countries, and the cash era is meeting its end. Right now, most of the existing money in circulation is already digital, and while the digital …

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‘Anything That Can Be Decentralized Will Be Decentralized’ 6 Years Later

The best Sundays are for long reads and deep conversations. Last week the Let’s Talk Bitcoin! Show gathered to discuss a new consensus driven approach to DeFi oracles and to revisit Johnston’s Law (anything that can be decentralized will be decentralized) with the man who coined the phrase so many years ago. On today’s podcast we’re joined …

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Human Readability and Privacy: BCH Can Be Sent by Email With Tips Tool, No Usernames Required

</header> <strong>Tips.Bitcoin.com allows users of crypto to tip <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> to friends and family via email address, arguably cutting out some of the inconvenience associated with standard bitcoin address formats. Unlike Coinbase Wallet’s new username option, which achieves similar ease for transactions, sending keys via email does not require a centralized …

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EOSIO 2.0 Released but Vote-Buying and Centralization Concerns Persist

Earlier in January 2020, Block.one released EOSIO 2.0 as an upgraded set of protocol improvements for the software underlying the $3.2 billion EOS blockchain. Following the release of the new version of EOSIO, some crypto exchanges like Coinbase have raised issues with the performance of the network, temporarily halting deposits and withdrawals. Meanwhile, the EOS …

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Private Brave Browser Integrates Auto Wayback Machine Lookup

Brave, a major privacy-oriented rival of popular browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox, now automatically redirects users to check out archived versions of pages that were removed from the web. Starting from Feb. 25, Brave browser users can instantly access archived content of “missing” pages on the Internet via Wayback Machine integration on the Brave …

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Cut the Consensus: You Can’t Run a Business Like a Blockchain

William Mougayar, a CoinDesk columnist, is the author of “The Business Blockchain,” producer of the Token Summit and a venture investor and adviser. It has become trendy to apply blockchain governance principles to almost anything. But if we want to make blockchain organizations work, I believe we need to make an important distinction between the …

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