Changes between Version 36 and Version 37 of blockchain-federation


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Oct 12, 2017, 6:12:53 AM (10 months ago)
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    1212The Internet was designed as a distributed, decentralized system.  For example, intra- and inter-domain routing, DNS, and so on were designed to operate in a distributed manner.  However, over time the dominant deployment model for applications and some infrastructure services evolved to become more centralized and hierarchical.  Some of the increase in centralization is due to business models that rely on centralized accounting and administration.
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    14 However, we are simultaneously seeing the evolution of use cases (e.g., certain IoT deployments) that cannot work (or which work poorly) in centralized deployment scenarios along with the evolution of decentralized technologies which leverage new cryptographic infrastructures, such as DNSSEC, or which use novel, cryptographically-based distributed consensus mechanisms, such as a number of different ledger technologies.
     14However, we are simultaneously seeing the evolution of use cases (e.g., certain IoT deployments) that cannot work (or which work poorly) in centralized deployment scenarios along with the evolution of decentralized technologies which leverage new cryptographic infrastructures, such as DNSSEC, or which use novel, cryptographically-based distributed consensus mechanisms, such as a number of different ledger technologies. For example, these use cases include identity/trust management leveraging reputation for authentication, authorization and decentralized management of shared resources.
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    1616The evolution of distributed ledger technologies and the platforms that leverage them has given rise to the development of decentralized communication and infrastructure systems, and experiments with the same.  Some examples include name resolution (Namecoin, Ethereum Name Service), identity management (!OneName), distributed storage (IPFS, !MaidSafe), distributed applications, or DApps (Blockstack), and IP address allocation and delegation.