Read_562 – Only the Strong Survive – Part 1 [Allen Farrington & Big Al]

“The consensus is what matters. The breakthrough of proof-of-work and the difficulty adjustment is far more about harnessing energy and existing communications infrastructure to calibrate incentives than it has to do with computation. Computation is a tool that makes the process more efficient and reliable, but Bitcoin is not itself a ‘computer.'”

We start our dive into the incredible piece from Allen Farrington & Big Al, on the complete philosophical, technical, & social case for the uncertain long term value in “Crypto” beyond Bitcoin. Starting with section 1 on the true innovation of Bitcoin, and section 2 on why “Crypto” is not actually decentralized. 2 More Parts coming later this week so don’t forget to subscribe!

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