Blockchains Considered (Potentially) Harmful

Vlad Zamfir is one of the smartest guys working in blockchains. Right now, he is leading the development of Casper, the protocol that will enable PoS (Proof of Stake) in Ethereum, so it's always great to listen to him. In this article, he starts a discussion about the problems that blockchains present: tax evasion, terrorism financing, right to be forgotten, etc. There are a lot of harmful use cases, and it's not clear how they can be fought, especially when blockchain's properties foster them.


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