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Emin Gün Sirer
You all made a lot of noise about decentralization, and someone finally went and measured it for Bitcoin and Ethereum. Wait that's us. Decentralization in Bitcoin and Ethereum
We have been examining the state of the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks over time. In a recent study, we examine the level of decentralization in these two networks, with some interesting t...
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Emin Gün Sirer 16 Jan 18
Replying to @pourteaux
Yep. It's quantitative, detailed, and focused, as it should be.
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Emin Gün Sirer 16 Jan 18
Replying to @pourteaux
There's a footnote that provides a bit more context.
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Bruno Skvorc 16 Jan 18
Permission to localize for ?
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Emin Gün Sirer 16 Jan 18
Replying to @bitfalls @bitfallscom
Sure.
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Mat 15 Jan 18
Replying to @el33th4xor
crytocurrency... made me chuckle
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oliver beige 15 Jan 18
Replying to @el33th4xor
Could you start the abstract with how your definitions for "distributed" and "decentralized" differ? As it is it's a bit obscure.
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oliver beige 15 Jan 18
Replying to @el33th4xor
OK, after reading the article, the obscurity on definitions didn't lift. To really separate causes, you have to be more precise on terminology. As I proposed before: topography = distribution, topology = (de)cenralization, economics = concentration.
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iCreateOFX 15 Jan 18
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de-cen-tra-liz-ed 15 Jan 18
Replying to @el33th4xor
good works, but I wouldn't expect the noise to come down
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Andrew ⟠ 15 Jan 18
Any consideration given to farms vs pools?
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Andrew ⟠ 15 Jan 18
E.g. top bitcoin miners are farms, too Ethereum miners are pools. Pools tend to make less arbitrary / unilateral decisions because they could lose their hashrate providers to other pools.
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