A Day in the Life of the Splinternet

In 2030, at the interminable tail end of another hot, smoky summer in Mexico City, the power went out again and she went down into the basement where it was cooler. Other people from the apartment block were already sitting on the gritty concrete: snacking, vaping, talking, thumbing through their devices and killing time. People […]

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The Inevitability of ‘Big Blockchain’

The U.S. economy is less dynamic than it was two decades ago, and with this shift has come massive concentration in market power and control. Industrial concentration has risen. More workers than ever work for very large firms. A handful of major investors own a greater percentage of public companies. Fewer companies (and individuals) decide […]

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Ethereum-Enhancers Not Ethereum-Killers

Ethereum’s popularity has congested the network like never before, and scalability is top of mind. Historically, and still today, many look beyond Ethereum for more scalable smart contract platforms. However, the most interesting scaling battles are being waged above Ethereum on Layer 2s (L2), not besides Ethereum on Layer 1s.  One specific flavor of Ethereum […]

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