DIDisco - Tech - decentralization

⧉infominer 17-Jun-19 06:36 AM
Since many of my twitter fights devolve into people saying "but it's actually not centralized tho", let's talk about wtf decentralization actually means. This tweetstorm has background reading. https://t.co/gX7y7XujhN
Me: Federation is a bad model. People: You're against decentralization! Fascist! Me: No, I want more decentralization, more equal trust distribution. People: " If ideal social power were perfect equality, we'd be ants."
Teams aiming to ship cryptographic protocols are facing the problem of attracting top talent to work with them. There is an opportunity to bring together top multidisciplinary talent in a way that is in service of multiple protocol projects.
Measuring centralization can be an informative academic exercise, but IMO the only way to know if a network is sufficiently decentralized is to attack it. If it can withstand attacks from nation states, it's sufficiently decentralized.
Observations on Robust Decentralized Systems
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“Given a random piece of tech, the first question is not how does it work, but what does it do.”
Interested in decentralization today? Learn what worked in the 2000s for p2p file sharing: ⚖️ Decentralization is a legal tactic used alongside activism ⌛ Decentralizing the wrong things is a waste of time ☠️ Decentralizing everything is suicide by bad UX Threa...
Blockstack Decentralizing the World Tour event in London, October 1, 2018 with Justin Carter, Founder, Misthos. https://community.blockstack.org/dwt-tour-lon...
an awesome list of decentralized services and technologies - gdamdam/awesome-decentralized-web
"A flock isn't a big bird - [in decentralized and self organizing systems] it is important not to confuse levels. Often, people confuse the behaviors of individuals and the behaviors of groups" - Turtles, Termites and Traffic Jams
Some reading for the start of your week. "The Organization of Work in Social Insect Colonies" & "From division of labor to the collective behavior of social insects" The questions we ask impact our observations & conclusions. https://t.co/8CIiw4Sq4m https://t.co/QD66...
A collection of interesting new networks and tech aiming at decentralisation (in some form). - redecentralize/alternative-internet
The last several weeks have witnessed substantial discussion on the meaning of “decentralization” and on the question of when an…
This is an important discussion—how do we measure how decentralized is any specific cryptographic technology? It is made even more complicated by my proposition that it is not possible to be 100% decentralized—many rubrics interfere with each other. Just like in Arrow...

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