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What is Mobile Edge Computing?

Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) – formerly known as mobile edge computing – is a type of edge computing that extends the capabilities of cloud computing by bringing it to the edge of the network. MEC was borne out of the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) initiative that originally focused on placing edge nodes on the …

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Acquirer Node

Acquirer Nodes on the Crypto.com blockchain network assist the settlement of transactions between merchant and consumer. Customer and Merchant Acquirer Nodes are the two primary types of Acquirer Nodes. The two node types interact in order to validate merchant verification, process user settlement, and provide an escrow service that allows Crypto.com’s wallet and debit card …

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51% Attack

A 51 percent attack is a fictitious scenario in which more than half of a blockchain network’s nodes are controlled by a single party. In such a case, a network’s consensus is no longer sufficiently spread to be functional, leaving the blockchain vulnerable to manipulation. Attackers having more than 50% control of a network would …

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Computer network

A computer network is a collection of computers that share resources that are located on or provided by network nodes. Personal computers, servers, networking devices, and other specialized or general-purpose hosts are examples of nodes. They are recognized by network addresses and, in certain cases, by hostnames. Network addresses are used by communication protocols such …

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Bitcoin network

The bitcoin network is a peer-to-peer payment network that operates on a cryptographic protocol. Users send and receive bitcoins, the units of currency, by broadcasting digitally signed messages to the network using bitcoin cryptocurrency wallet software. Transactions are recorded into a distributed, replicated public database known as the blockchain, with consensus achieved by a proof-of-work system called mining. Satoshi Nakamoto, the designer of bitcoin, claimed that design and coding of bitcoin began …

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