Recent Opinion Stories

Decentralized Databases Could Address Blockchain’s Scalability Issues

Blockchains are slow and bottlenecked by limited scalability. Meanwhile, decentralized databases maintain many of the benefits of a blockchain while potentially addressing scalability. Are these systems a viable alternative? Blockchains have become more and more mainstream in the enterprise...

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Going Beyond Blockchain with Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAG)

If organizations could only augment blockchain’s strengths—its immutability, security, and decentralization—while addressing its latency and scalability issues, it could become the vaunted enterprise tool it was initially intended. That day will soon come courtesy of Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs)....

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Not All Blockchains are Born Equal: Finding the Right Consensus Algorithm

Information about consensus algorithms is hard to find, even though they form the backbone of blockchain technology. These algorithms are vital to ensuring that distributed ledgers run smoothly, and without them, a blockchain would no longer be considered decentralised....

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