Repeat after me: blockchain is centralised.

You want to tilt the power dynamics to favour social justice? You don’t do that by making a billion copies of the same database. You do it by ensuring that a billion people can have their own unique databases.

Expend your energy to realise topological decentralisation not global proofs. Sure, it won’t make you a billionaire but if that’s what you want, what the fuck you reading my feed for?


@aral Agreed re the power dynamics argument, but it's worth noting that the blockchain was originally meant for cases where "trading parties" essentially don't trust each other but want to agree on certain things anyway.

In that case, a single database that anyone can verify makes sense.

I agree that it does not make sense for any form of artistic or political expression and certainly not as a means of decentralizing such forms of expression.

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