Tag: decentralization

Jun 29 2021

Bitcoin Paves The Way Toward A Truly Sustainable Future

True sustainability lies in a fundamentally sound money secured by cryptography.Over the 12 years of its existence, Bitcoin has garnered praise and tremendous enthusiasm. It has also attracted a great deal of criticism and disdain. From economists and bankers to policy makers, those entrenched within the financial industry have disapproved of this cryptocurrency. Depicting it as a Ponzi scheme and “too volatile...

Jun 02 2021

Sigmadex to Push Boundaries of Decentralization

Perpetual liquidity protocol Sigmadex has been researching new methods of further decentralization within existing blockchain bridges. In a research piece published on May 31, the Sigmadex Protocol acknowledged that the challenge of blockchain interoperability still remains an open issue. It added that many attempted solutions which use proof-of-authority or...

May 25 2021

The Internet Computer (ICP) Responds To Criticism

As the last project to capture the crypto ecosystem’s imagination before the recent bloodbath, there are many interesting things about the Internet Computer. A recent report made a compelling case against it, though. And now it’s time...

How Solana and Binance Smart Chain Could Take Ethereum’s Lead

Kain Warwick, founder of Synthetix, and Kyle Samani, managing partner at Multicoin Capital, debate the merits of Ethereum, Solana, and Binance Smart Chain. In this episode, they discuss: why Ethereum is losing market share to Solana and BSC...

Apr 30 2021

What is BitClout? This is Why You Should Care

The idea of speculating on people’s reputation with real money sounded dumb at first, but BitClout is catching on. The phenomenon is not ignorable anymore. This thing is so big that a serious publication like Bitcoinist had to stop everything and take a look under the hood. Let’s start by examining the project’s own documentation, but this will have to be a series....

Apr 01 2021

Uniswap v3 Is the Perfect Market Maker for Venture Capitalists

Uniswap's key feature increases the gamification of the most popular DEX. But this is a game retail doesn't have the tools to win. Everyone's a Market Maker on Uniswap After announcements of announcements, the world was...

Mar 23 2021

Bitcoin's Hierarchy Of Needs

We can apply Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to Bitcoin to find out what needs it must obtain and maintain to succeed.In order for Bitcoin to achieve hyperbitcoinization, it has to fulfill certain network and monetary needs. Without obtaining and, more importantly, maintaining these needs, Bitcoin can not succeed. If Bitcoin can obtain and maintain these needs, then there is nothing that can...

Mar 09 2021

Controversial Games Put Binance Smart Chain to the Test

A series of projects on the Binance Smart Chain inspired by violent incidents in Chinese and American history are testing the platform's decentralization limits. Tiananmen Square Immortalized on Binance Smart Chain An anonymous...

Mar 05 2021

Ampleforth Removes Upgradeability, Decentralizes into Community

Ampleforth has lifted all emergency switches, taking another step towards full decentralization. The protocol is now censorship-resistant and immune to outside influence. But this wasn't always the case. Ampleforth's Winding Road Launched...

In Life And In Bitcoin, Organization Makes A Winner

Bitcoiners organize themselves to their most organic state with a level of freedom that could only have been dreamt of until now."How do you think the Romans kicked everyone's ass, for nearly a thousand years?" -Michael Saylor, “The Saylor Series” Episode FiveBitcoin shall experience an organizational renaissance...

Feb 17 2021

Blockchain Bites: Why Buy an NFT?

Investors may be realizing the same deflationary market mechanisms that apply to bitcoin’s scarcity creates similar opportunities in NFTs.

Jan 22 2021

Bitcoin Core Lead Maintainer Steps Back, Encourages Decentralization

"One thing is clear: this is a serious project now, and we need to start taking decentralization seriously," said Wladimir van der Laan.

Jan 14 2021

Sci-Hub Leaves Handshake Blockchain After 2 Days, Citing Centralization Concerns

Sci-Hub, a pirate library of academic papers censored by Twitter, PayPal and domain systems, left the distributed domain platform Handshake after two days, unsatisfied by the level of decentralization.

Dec 14 2020

Google Down: The Perils of Centralization

Dec 14 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  decentralization google security tech

It was a jarring reminder of the hidden costs of the easy-to-use, centralized systems that permeate the web, and just how taxing or debilitating they can be.

Dec 03 2020

Protocol Hosting Google reCAPTCHA Competitor Expands to Polkadot

Human Protocol, home of the anti-bot hCaptcha system, announced it is expanding beyond Ethereum to a future Polkadot parachain, Moonbeam.

Nov 13 2020

Token Projects Are Not Happy With KuCoin’s Handling of $280M Hack

Some token projects say they're left holding the bag following a hack that drained the KuCoin crypto exchange of $280 million.

Oct 29 2020

Token Allocation: How DeFi’s Greed Threatens Decentralization

The distributed ledger technology or blockchain and the resultant cryptocurrencies have basis in the principles of decentralization, immutability and shared ownership. However, a report released by crypto analytics Messari suggests that efforts to increase centralization are rising through team token allocations,mostly in DeFi related...

Sep 30 2020

KuCoin Hacker Exposes Decentralization Theater Among DeFi Projects

Sep 30 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  analysis decentralization

In a bid to stop the KuCoin hacker from cashing in on their loot, crypto projects like Tether, Ocean Protocol, and Ampleforth pushed measures to lock the hacker's funds. In so doing, however, each project revealed just how centralized they truly are. KuCoin Hack Reveals False Decentralization In the last few weeks, stablecoin operator Tether announced they would help...

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