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  • lil_tanktoComradeship // FreechatWhy cryptocurrency and NFTs are horrible
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    7 days ago

    I thought the same as you about the exciting technological fundamentals before realising that it was unfortunately also very overblown.

    Basically Blockchain technology is a solution in search of a problem. It was invented by someone who was convinced that decentralised currency would realise the ancap utopia. In order make it mainstream, people have been trying very hard to find better use cases and it turns out that you always end up concluding that the centralised approach is always better.

    Proof of stake could make the thing not too environmentally damaging but it’s been years that major blockchains are saying they will implement it the next year. And again, the use cases would remain weak in the end

    There are other cryptographic mechanisms at play, which are amazingly interesting but it is not going to revolutionise the internet since it’s already being used everywhere (for example asymmetrical keys).




  • lil_tanktochapotraphouse@hexbear.netGuess
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    7 days ago

    I don’t understand bagels actually. Why put a whole in a sandwich?? It’s just worse ergonomics than a regular sandwich! I’m sure it’s some capitalist shenanigans to trick people into thinking it’s cool and containing more food than it actually does



  • no man rules alone…

    Stalin was the epitome of the autocracy. During the first plenary session of the 13th Central Committee he rushed at the center of the table and grabbed all the power and put it in his pockets. All party members were staring at him like “no Stalin what are you doing!!” but he kept filling his pockets until there was no power left for anybody else. His pockets were so full that he had a hard time walking. Everyone was crying because he had taken all the power and now they couldn’t do anything about it. Still think Stalin is cool?