Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble (Article)


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Yes, it’s driven by greed — but the mania for cryptocurrency could wind up building something much more important than wealth.

The blockchain may seem like the very worst of speculative capitalism right now, and yes, it is demonically challenging to understand. But the beautiful thing about open protocols is that they can be steered in surprising new directions by the people who discover and champion them in their infancy. Right now, the only real hope for a revival of the open-protocol ethos lies in the blockchain…

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Steven Johnson
(Via New York Times)

Curtis

Curtis was born on the flat lands of Corsicana and raised in the sweaty jungles of Houston. He lives in Austin and can usually be found in the stacks at Central Library or swimming laps at Deep Eddy Pool.

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble (Article)