How Merkle Trees Enable the Decentralized Web!

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How Merkle Trees Enable the Decentralized Web! by Tara Vancil 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, a data structure tha