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Group of explorators looking for a Proof of actual Authority (photo by Yeo Khee on Unsplash)

Vitalik Butterin recently said in an interview that the various “proofs” at work on Ethereum are merely technical ways of authentifications, and not proofs of judiciary/legal level. However, the author of this article knows about a few projects which try to reach that legal level, in particular by an extended and modified use of the “Proof of Authority”. Let’s take an actual example to study what is authority, and what can be done to make the technical “PoA” reach the level promissed by its own name (ie a proof, and an authority).

A// DEFINITIONS

  1. General wikipedia’s definition of Proof Of…


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Group of explorators looking for a Proof of actual Authority (photo by Yeo Khee on Unsplash)

Vitalik Butterin recently said in an interview that the various “proofs” at work on Ethereum are merely technical ways of authentifications, and not proofs of judiciary/legal level. However, the author of this article knows about a few projects which try to reach that legal level, in particular by an extended and modified use of the “Proof of Authority”. Let’s take an actual example to study what is authority, and what can be done to make the technical “PoA” reach the level promissed by its own name (ie a proof, and an authority).

A// DEFINITIONS

  1. General wikipedia’s definition of Proof Of…

Mehdi Touzani

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