Tag: decentralization

10% in 30 Minutes – Dogecoin’s Strange Late May Day

The Merkle recently received a tip about potentially dubious activity happening on one of the larger Cryptocurrency trading platforms: Poloniex. This particular instance surrounds a digital asset that many of you know I love, Dogecoin. Wait, what happened? Someone tipped The Merkle off about what seemed like insider trading, and linked a reddit post that was in /r/dogecoin. Frankly, the data does look weird, and we at The Merkle felt …
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What is the Web of Trust?

One thing the world of cryptocurrency seemingly lacks is a solid and fair reputation system. Users have no idea of the person they are dealing with is reputable or not. Several cryptocurrency-related platforms embedded a reputation system, yet it is still overseen by a central authority. This is where the web of trust comes into the picture, as it is an independent and decentralized reputation system. The Web of Trust …
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What is the Interplanetary Database?

Ethereum enthusiasts will be very familiar with the IPDB concept. IPDB stands for Interplanetary Database, and it is an interesting take on providing database services to the entire world. This blockchain-based database brings a lot of refreshing answers to age-old problems. It is a good time to take a closer look at what this concept means exactly, and how it may affect the future of blockchain technology. A Closer Look …
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Decentralization of Experience – Google Local Guides

Our world is one of increasing decentralization in many different areas of our lives. Uber and Lyft offer us a competitive ride sharing program where ordinary people with cars and a desire to get paid will taxi you around. AirBnb is a service where people rent out their spare rooms or entire apartments and homes to travelers who do want a different experience to the big box hotels. Bitcoin and …
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