The Dangers of a Blockchain Monoculture

The Dangers of a Blockchain Monoculture

At first there was bitcoin: the world’s most successful cryptocurrency to date. But lately there has been more and more talk about "the bitcoin blockchain", "the blockchain", "blockchain" or "blockchain technology". Bloomberg reports that Nasdaq is seeking to show progress using the much-hyped blockchain. LWN notes The Linux Foundation recently announced a project to "advance blockchain technology". The Washington Post lists bitcoin and the blockchain as one of six inventions of magnitude we haven’t seen since the printing press. VISA, Citi, and Nasdaq have invested $30m into a blockchain....


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