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Questions tagged [decentralization]

Questions about Monero decentralization and how it is impacted by Monero development, usage and mining incentives

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Monero comparison wiki states zcash is not “decentralized”: why?

https://www.reddit.com/r/monero/wiki/comparison The monero comparison wiki states zcash is not decentralized. Why? Also since it's a monero subreddit, it can be seen as biased toward monero. What are ...
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Can a DEX like bisq.network profit from Kovri?

Right now the only decentralized exchange for cryptocurrencies is bisq.network. It is based on TOR. As far as I understand it, Kovri is a better way to obfuscate network analysis. Is it possible ...
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Can the Monero network survive if nodes never enable incoming peers? Is it a threat to decentralization?

In many/most cases, typing 'status' in the daemon will prompt the daemon to respond with "8+0" meaning that there are eight outgoing connections, and zero incoming connections. In this example, your ...
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Is it possible for an adversary to shut Monero down?

Imagine a government wants to ban XMR. Is it possible for them to do so? Only possible options, nothing like turning off the internet. And if it is possible, what could be done against that? Thank ...
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How do full nodes vs miners secure the network differently?

If I run a full node I am supposedly contributing to network security by keeping a copy of the blockchain If I mine (via pool or solo) I contribute to the network through verification of blocks How ...
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Technical contributions of non-mining full nodes

How does a full node without hashing power help the Monero network? What is the contribution made by non-mining full nodes?
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How decentralized is Monero mining?

How many Monero mining pools currently exist? Are there any P2P pools? What percentage of the hashrate does the largest pool control? Is there a pie chart available that shows the the share of all ...