Decentralization

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Web2’s Lesson for AI: Decentralize to Protect Humanity
In order to prevent the potentially destructive impact of AI on humanity, we need open-source innovation and collective governance that is possible through blockchain protocol...
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Modular Blockchain Astria Raises $5.5M for Shared Sequencer Network
Astria's aim is to enable anyone to deploy their own censorship-resistant rollup without having to rely on a centralized sequencer.
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What Is Decentralized Identity?
Decentralized identity aims to empower Web3 users to have control over their digital personas and keep their data secure.
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Decentralization in Focus
Decentralization in Focus
Host Joel Flynn discuses whether the developments in decentralization can bring back trust in the crypto industry. That story and other news shaping the cryptocurrency world i...
Decentralization in Focus

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U.S. Banking Collapse Doesn't Necessarily Make Crypto Trustworthy
The fall of Silicon Valley Bank had a convenient deus ex machina to fix collateral damage. Crypto cannot expect the same, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partners Jess Cheng...
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Lido Gearing Up For Ethereum's Upcoming Shanghai Upgrade
Lido Gearing Up For Ethereum's Upcoming Shanghai Upgrade
Lido, the biggest liquid staking platform on the Ethereum blockchain, opened a snapshot vote on its version 2 (v2) upgrade, which includes a "Staking Router" said to ease the...
Lido Gearing Up For Ethereum's Upcoming Shanghai Upgrade

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Non-Custodial Liquid Staking Platform Ether.Fi Closes $5.3M Fundraise
The round was co-led by North Island Ventures, Chapter One and Node Capital and included participation from BitMex founder Arthur Hayes.
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The SEC’s Crackdown on Ethereum Staking Has a Silver Lining
The SEC’s recent actions shut down centralization staking services, but not individual staking and decentralized staking services. That could increase decentralization and hel...
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Investments dropped off in January 2023, according to data collected by CoinDesk. (Sage Young/CoinDesk)
What Are VCs Funding After FTX? More Decentralized Infrastructure
Infrastructure projects and regulatory-resistant protocols have attracted cautious investors.
Investments dropped off in January 2023, according to data collected by CoinDesk. (Sage Young/CoinDesk)

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Rocket Pool Community Voting Whether to Self-Limit Its Growth
If passed, the vote establishes a guiding set of principles to inform Rocket Pool’s decision-making process in limiting the percentage of staked ether in its ecosystem.
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