Decentralization

Bitcoin Core Lead Maintainer Steps Back, Encourages Decentralization

Bitcoin Core Lead Maintainer Steps Back, Encourages Decentralization

Bitcoin Core lead maintainer Wladimir van der Laan has decided to take “even more” of a “background role” for the sake of further decentralizing the project, according to a new blog post.  Bitcoin Core is the key software underpinning the Bitcoin network. While van der Laan’s work is mostly “janitorial” in nature, making sure the …

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Ketsal Proposes Toolkit for Measuring 'Decentralization'

Ketsal Proposes Toolkit for Measuring ‘Decentralization’

A New York law firm is trying to test blockchain projects’ decentralization claims against their perhaps not-quite-so-distributed realities. Called the “Ketsal Open Standards” rubric, the toolkit, developed by the Ketsal law firm and revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, proposes using hard, measurable data points to either bolster or burst a blockchain’s decentralized credentials.  It’s the latest …

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Central Bank Digital Currencies Need Decentralization

Central Bank Digital Currencies Need Decentralization

Igor Mikhalev is an expert principal at BCG helping clients develop business models with blockchain technologies and digital currencies. Kaj Burchardi is a Managing Director with BCG and leads the blockchain practice of BCG/Platinion globally. Digital currencies hold a long-term promise to change the way nations, corporations, and people transact value. Some of them – …

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