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Are there any negative effects of having too many stake pools run by central exchanges?

TL;DR: Centralization in the network is definitely a concern, but I don't think these numbers are scary. Of course, the goal with staking pools is that they'll decentralize the network and encourage ...
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Is Cardano the only platform with 100% decentralized block production?

This all depends on how you view it. For instance, consider Bitcoin. Bitcoin has 100% decentralized block production, since no central authority owns Bitcoin and can regulate its block production. One ...
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What makes Cardano different from other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin?

Cardano is classified as a third-generation Cryptocurrency due to the following reasons. Smart Network It is almost impossible to have smart transactions in Bitcoin Network. In Cardano, the ...
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Could the d-factor still be changed, to revert to more centralized block production by IOG?

Cardano has three different pillars of decentralization: The first pillar: block production. Once d hit 0, this pillar was fully decentralized. The second pillar: networking. It means how nodes find ...
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Can Babel fees be extended to be a protocol level DEX?

I think you may want to consider reversing the order here. The intent behind babel fees from my understanding is to leverage future conversion guarantees, DEXes, and other avenues for guaranteeing ...
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Are there plans to keep the blockchain/node size small enough to maintain decentralisation?

I assume with "blockchain/node size" you mean the growing size of the immutable ledger database. The current growth rate is pretty linear. In the last 100 days it grew from 7 up to 10.5 GB ...
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To what extent does Cardano's "off-chain governance" in the form of a Board of Directors pose a threat to Cardano's mission of being decentralized?

It won't once all parts of the Cardano road map are complete. Voltaire isn't complete yet, but once it is. The Board of Directors at Cardano foundation do not have the power to control or change the ...
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Could the Daedalus wallet use less space on laptops?

Do you need to run the full Daedalus wallet? On low-storage system I'd suggest looking at Yoroi which is a 'light wallet' that doesn't require its own local node.
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How do I get my Native Token listed on an exchange?

This is a very broad question. In general any centralized exchange (Binance, Coinbase, ...) has strict screening and a process through which the issuers would be required to showcase the viability of ...
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How are the key parameters that control Cardano governed?

The parameters are controlled by IOG currently. There are a number of keys that govern update proposals. Update proposals are special certificates posted to the chain that can change the parameters. ...
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Are there papers (e.g. game theorie based) on how Ouroboros encourages decentralization of ADA among its users?

If you compare the proof of stake concept to that of proof of work, you still end up with the "more money you have the more blocks you get." The difference being POW you buy graphics cards ...
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What is the Nakamoto Coefficient of Cardano?

this graphs show the nakamoto coefficient and mav factor epoch by epoch https://datastudio.google.com/u/0/reporting/3136c55b-635e-4f46-8e4b-b8ab54f2d460/page/p_9vyfu6gorc
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When will k parameter be changed?

Epoch 234 On December 06th 2020, IOHK increased the k parameter from 150 to 500. This affected the optimal number of pools in the Cardano network. This change lowered the saturation point for stake ...
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Are Single stakepools losing?

If we want decentralization, should we not focus supporting Single-stakepools with lower saturation? Decentralization is a loaded topic that goes way beyond simply delegating ADA to small pools. A ...
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How are upgrades implemented in Cardano? CIP's?

Governance on the Cardano blockchain will come with Voltaire improvements at a a later date. Under the current system, update proposals are controlled by the keys IOG, CF and Emurgo control. Block ...
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Are Single stakepools losing?

This topic is years old.. Daedalus stakepool rankings are sorted in a fashion that do not benefit small pools. This concern has been brought up on numerous occassions on Cardano Forums yet nothing has ...
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Are there papers (e.g. game theorie based) on how Ouroboros encourages decentralization of ADA among its users?

High net-worth individuals running multiple stake pools is not necessarily a problem, as long as: the initial distribution of ADA is sufficiently decentralized (done) the aforementioned individuals' ...
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Are there papers (e.g. game theorie based) on how Ouroboros encourages decentralization of ADA among its users?

After asking the great community in the Cardano Forum someone answered comprehensively and pointed me to a blog post with an abstract, a video and a link to the paper.
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Decentralizing an entire website with Cardano?

You can use Nami Wallet for users to login directly with their Cardano wallets. OrbitDB is a serverless, distributed, peer-to-peer database built on top of IPFS. There are different services trying to ...
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Could the Daedalus wallet use less space on laptops?

For Windows environment, this page on the Cardano forum has the solution. It works! https://forum.cardano.org/t/storing-the-cardano-blockchain-on-another-hard-drive-flash-drive/3699
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Could the Daedalus wallet use less space on laptops?

One solution I have found for now on macOS is to move part of the Daedalus files to an external volume. To do that on macOS: Ensure you went through Daedalus onboarding (to let it create its ...
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Could the d-factor still be changed, to revert to more centralized block production by IOG?

As long as the facility is available in the code, it is technically possible for the process to be reversed.
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