Source: DSHR’s Blog

Fascinating post explaining how decentralized systems frequently aren’t.  The post raises several thought-provoking questions:

  • What is a viable business model for participation that has decreasing returns to scale?
  • How can Sybil attacks be prevented other than by imposing massive costs?
  • How can collusion between supposedly independent nodes be prevented?
  • What software development and deployment model prevents a monoculture emerging?
  • Does federation provide the upsides of decentralization without the downsides?

I love that last question – it remains to be proven.

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