The eons of central authority Appeal to, adherence to, servitude to hierarchical authority structures is in humanities very nature; and it’s not merely a social construct. Disparate lineages of life have evolutionarily converged on dominance hierarchy as a primary key to the survival of social organisms. It’s written in the DNA of social insects and […]
The “ridiculously wasteful, malignant, guzzling” of electricity by Bitcoin miners is “illegally siphoning power, causing country–wide blackouts, not remotely sustainable, and is ruining the planet.”
What most of the Bitcoin community should have learned in 2017, it it weren’t obvious before, is that miners do not control the Bitcoin network. So who is in control? Everybody, and nobody.
“If I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of Giants.”— Isaac Newton, 1675 On December 6, 2017, Lightning Developers, a medium.com publisher representing the three main parties (ACINQ, Blockstream, and Lightning Labs) that together are building the Lightning Network protocol, announced that Lightning Protocol 1.0 is operational. All tests were passed, […]