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by M.G. Siegler


Blockchains are the new Linux, not the new internet

Jon Evans:

I propose a counter-narrative. I put it to you that blockchains today aren’t like the Internet in 1996; they’re more like Linux in 1996. That is in no way a dig — but, if true, it’s something of a death knell for those who hope to profit from mainstream usage of blockchain apps and protocols.

This argument is far more compelling than I thought it might be. Worth thinking about at least in our latest wave of blockchain hysteria. 


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