Will blockchain fulfil its democratic promise or will it become a tool of big tech?
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Engineers are focused on reducing its carbon footprint, ignoring the governance issues raised by the technology

When the cryptocurrency bitcoin first made its appearance in 2009, an interesting divergence of opinions about it rapidly emerged. Journalists tended to regard it as some kind of incomprehensible money-laundering scam, while computer scientists, who were largely agnostic about bitcoin’s prospects, nevertheless thought that the distributed-ledger technology (the so-called blockchain)...

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