EOS BP, Explained

A closer look at EOS Block Producers: What they are, their function and how to become one. How does the EOS governance model fit in with the blockchain ethos of decentralization? In the past, the EOS network has been forced to answer to allegations regarding this very question. In October 2018, when the EOS mainnet […]

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Stellar’s Blockchain Briefly Goes Offline, Confirming the Project Lacks Decentralization

The Stellar network went offline for over an hour, raising concerns about decentralization. Recently, blockchain-powered network Stellar stopped confirming transactions for more than one hour, effectively going offline. Although no money was reportedly lost as a result, Stellar’s major issue has now been highlighted publicly: The project is not decentralized, at least not to the […]

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Cash, Coins and Casinos: Japan Struggles to Regulate Online Gambling

The Japanese government’s attempts to halt crypto gambling can only last so long, industry experts say. Despite Japan’s reputation for being one of the most welcoming nations for fintech, online crypto gambling has struggled to take off in light of the country’s strict regulation. In late March, the blockchain-based, decentralized application (DApp) platform Tron announced […]

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Decentralized Identity: How Microsoft (and Others) Plan to Empower Users to Own and Control Personal Data

Microsoft continues its blockchain streak, empowering users to own personal data. Microsoft, one of the world’s largest software makers by revenue, is currently on a blockchain streak. This time, Microsoft presented a vast blockchain-related plan: a decentralized identity (DID) network built atop of the bitcoin network, which can potentially empower users all over the internet […]

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Stellar Node Outage Causes Two-Hour Complete Transaction Freeze

Critics raised questions over decentralization after trusted nodes disabled the entire network from finding consensus. Blockchain network Stellar (XLM) stopped confirming transactions for two hours on May 15, executives confirmed following a user post on social media. Stellar, whose lumens token is currently the eighth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, went down entirely for around 110 […]

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India’s Complex Relationship with Crypto

The purported crypto ban represents the latest shaky step for the Indian government. A blow was struck to the crypto community in India in late April as reports circulated regarding a proposed ban on cryptocurrencies. India has a strong and passionate community of crypto enthusiasts, however, their steadfast belief in the value of cryptocurrency does […]

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