Decentralized

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In blockchains, decentralization refers to the transfer of control and decision-making from a centralized entity to a distributed network.

Decentralized networks strive to reduce the level of trust that participants must place in one another, and avoid one participant exerting control over another in ways that degrade the functionality of the network.

They do this by having identical copies of the Blockchain spread across a network of computers around the world.