Blockchain to the People

Blockchain has been heralded as a potential panacea for everything from poverty and famine to cancer. In fact, it is the most overhyped – and least useful – technology in human history.

A few self-serving white men (there are hardly any women or minorities in the blockchain universe) pretending to be messiahs for the world’s impoverished, marginalised and unbanked masses claim to have created billions of dollars of wealth out of nothing. But one need only consider the massive centralisation of power among cryptocurrency “miners,” exchanges, developers and wealth holders to see that blockchain is not about decentralisation and democracy; it is about greed.

Lastly, wealth in the crypto universe is even more concentrated than it is in North Korea. Whereas a Gini coefficient of 1.0 means that a single person controls 100% of a country’s income/wealth, North Korea scores 0.86, the rather unequal United States scores 0.41 and bitcoin scores an astonishing 0.88.

As should be clear, the claim of “decentralisation” is a myth propagated by the pseudo-billionaires who control this pseudo-industry. Now that the retail investors who were suckered into the crypto market have all lost their shirts, the snake-oil salesmen who remain are sitting on piles of fake wealth that will immediately disappear if they try to liquidate their “assets”.”

vir: Guardian

Zame osebno je sicer blockchain v prvi vrsti globalna igralniška platforma, ki jo poganja zlasti pohlep in lakomnost po hitrem zaslužku brez dela ter inteligentno zasnovana platforma za nateg, ki so jo uspešno izkoristili tudi nekateri Slovenci. Platforma pa je tako uporabna za razne natege zlasti zato, ker je to področje še vedno čisti divji zahod in regulatorji ne vedo, kaj bi s tem, oziroma ne vedo, ali gre res za revolucijo, tako kot trdijo kripto pridigarji ali pa je vse skupaj čisto navaden vaporware, narejen in zasnovan za včasih nekoliko naivno generacijo milenijcev.

Osupljive je podatek, da naj bi šlo samo za rudarjenje bitcoina kar 1% vse svetovne električne energije, to pa je svojevrstna norost in nerazumljivo razmetavanje naravnih virov, saj ob taki številki porabljene elektrike za čisti vaporware izgubijo smisel vsa prizadevanja za alternativne vire, zeleno energijo in ostali buzzword tega področja.

Je pa vsaj zame skrajno nenavadno, kako pri nas praktično nihče ne preganja očitnih goljufij v svetu kripto “valut” ali bolje rečeno igralniških žetonov in tako imenovanih ICO-tov, tovarn za proizvodnjo novih igralniških žetonov, ki so samo pobrali denar od naivnih vlagateljev oziroma kot sami sebi rečejo investitorjev. Ta svet kot da ne bi obstajal. Jasno, zadeve niso enostavne, ampak nateg je nateg ne glede na to ali je izveden na “blockchainu” in po moje bi moral v primerih, ko gre za očitna kazniva dejanja in načrtne goljufije, to nekdo preganjati in spisati kakšno kazensko ovadbo.

Slovenija, dežela Blockchaina. Ja, to zveni logično, samo ne v tem smislu, kot mislijo naši pametni politiki.

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