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How Merkle Trees enable the decentralized web

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Decentralized networks operate without relying on a central source of truth, and instead rely on group coordination in order to establish a shared state. Trust is distributed among participants, so to have confidence that each participant is telling the truth, there must be a mechanism for guaranteeing that participants have not accidentally corrupted or intentionally tampered with the system’s state.

Enter the Merkle tree temuland crypto glossary merkle tree A Merkle tree is a data structure that serves to encode blockchain data more efficiently and securely.Learn more, a data structure that was patented in 1979, and because of its unique content validating and performance qualities, has since become the backbone of decentralized software like Git, BitTorrent, ZFS, and EthereumEthereum2$ 1,309.550.62%1.35%-10.10%details.

Tara helps build Beaker, a browser for the peer-to-peer Web. She’s enthusiastic about decentralizing the Web, and thinks that peer-to-peer protocols will reinvigorate the creativity of the Web’s early days.

EVENT:
Con 2017

SPEAKER:
Tara Vancil

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