Decentralized Networks Aren’t as Censorship-Resistant as You Think

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Censorship resistance is a much-touted attribute of decentralized networks. They allow anyone to permanently store anything onchain without seeking permission. While this is technically true, the reality, for many supposedly decentralized blockchains, is anything but. As the fate of controversial dapps has shown, even decentralized app stores aren’t immune from censorship and deplatforming. Also read:…

Data Leaks and Deplatforming Drive Businesses Away From Web Giants

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Consumers and enterprises are exiting centralized web platforms amid growing concerns over unwarranted data sharing. Loss of privacy and data leakage are the primary drivers leading users away from web giants such as Google and Facebook. In some cases, disaffected users are seeking out decentralized alternatives that facilitate personal data ownership. Also read: Feed 7 Different…

One Guy Controls the Lightning Network’s Biggest Node

One Guy Controls the Lightning Network’s Biggest Node

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BTC supporters were elated to discover recently that the Lightning Network’s (LN) capacity had spiked by 216 percent in just one day. Some individuals suspected the Build on Bitcoin conference had sparked more LN interest. However, onlookers have found the spike was due to a single node created by the owner of Shitcoin.com. According to…