The sisyphean task of decentralizing democracy

5 minutes
Oct 04, 2019
The sisyphean task of decentralizing democracy

Are you a libertarian right-winger or an anarchist leftist? Do you spend your time in Silicon Valley or writing cryptography papers? Perhaps you are a fan of Mr. Robot - or Edward Snowden. Then you might have heard of decentralization, the term which became mainstream in the past decade. Bitcoin, "blockchain", and "cryptocurrency", reached almost everybody at some point. Even more so, after the economic collapse of 2008 people turned to the new technology for economic fairness and equality. Is decentralization compatible with democracy though?

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