"Distributed" doesn't need blockchain. That's just your stupid weak-ass excuse for monetization.
"distributed" == "blockchain" is one of those lies the blockchain finance industry keeps pushing as a way to keep the waters muddy.
@suetanvil @thegibson y'all read @cwebber's very excellent Beyond the shouting match: what is a blockchain, really?
@meena @suetanvil @TheGibson Here's a thread of it! (Accidentally in two pieces):
@TheGibson IMO if you’re serious about decentralisation you need to solve the problem of profit incentive first. Blockchains are largely being used by capitalists to colonise decentralised technology spaces. They are very much the wolf in sheep’s clothing.
In all seriousness though, I guess the term “blockchain” has become synonymous with “blockchain but with computers guessing at hashes in order to introduce the randomness needed by a speculative futures market” and that says something in of itself.
I remember when my parents told me that gambling was stupid but here we are operating the world entirely on it.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.