shredzman73
about 1 year ago  Karma: 76
Why Is DelegateCall Centralized?

Loom claims that DelegateCall is their first working prototype, but it isn't even in any way centralized!

They are the sole witness, they control all full nodes, and they control the connection to the mainnet.

This is equivalent to a centralized computer system. They can control everything! My question is: Why?

en
Loom Network
#DelegateCall
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shredzman73
about 1 year ago  Karma: 76
Why Is DelegateCall Centralized?

Loom claims that DelegateCall is their first working prototype, but it isn't even in any way centralized!

They are the sole witness, they control all full nodes, and they control the connection to the mainnet.

This is equivalent to a centralized computer system. They can control everything! My question is: Why?

en
Loom Network
#DelegateCall
Relay

3 ANSWERS
kaijchang2
about 1 year ago Karma: 19864

It's still in beta, they have stated that in the future, people with enough LOOM will be able to act as validators to decentralize DelegateCall.

It's still in beta, they have stated that in the future, people with enough LOOM will be able to act as validators to decentralize DelegateCall.

shredzman73
about 1 year ago Karma: 76

I mean, why can't they allow others to be witnesses, why can't they release a public full node? It just seems like it is so easy to do and they aren't doing it...

I mean, why can't they allow others to be witnesses, why can't they release a public full node? It just seems like it is so easy to do and they aren't doing it...

jowla
about 1 year ago Karma: 853

This website is still in beta. I guess Loom is using the same approach as with ZombieChain. This means that, in the future, users will be able to run the validators.

You can check this article for more details about ZombieChain: https://medium.com/loom-network/announcing-zombiechain-an-eos-like-dpos-sidechain-for-ethereum-dapps-e0eba6c244da

"Validator election & staking via DPoS
For the initial launch, we’ll be running the validators ourselves, but after we’ve been stably running in production for some time, we plan to allow other parties who hold a sufficient number of LOOM tokens to run validators to increase the decentralization of the network."

This website is still in beta. I guess Loom is using the same approach as with ZombieChain. This means that, in the future, users will be able to run the validators.

You can check this article for more details about ZombieChain: https://medium.com/loom-network/announcing-zombiechain-an-eos-like-dpos-sidechain-for-ethereum-dapps-e0eba6c244da

"Validator election & staking via DPoS
For the initial launch, we’ll be running the validators ourselves, but after we’ve been stably running in production for some time, we plan to allow other parties who hold a sufficient number of LOOM tokens to run validators to increase the decentralization of the network."

shredzman

I’m just not sure how valid a scalability solution this is; if Ethereum ran on one node it could have thousands of transactions per second.

Jun 07 '18 at 11:45 am
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