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Why Decentralization Matters – Chris Dixon – Medium
Chris Dixon writes about the importance of decentralization to move to the next stage of the internet (in his words stage 3, as opposed to the current, highly centralized stage 2). I *think* I agree with this sentiment—the current state of affairs certainly seems a little *sub-prime*.

That said, Dixon says the way there leads via blockchains; which may or may not be true;

Which brings me to a third aspect—and one with which I violently disagree. Going from his rock solid arguments about the inherent risks and weaknesses of high levels of centralization, and his call for greater decentralization, Dixon comes to the conclusion that the financial incentives of cryptocurrencies are the carrot to get *developers et al* on board. This transactional model, tied directly to financial payoff, seems risky. What's more, it seems banal and tired and outdated.

The incentive should be, I don't know, *bigger*. Think along the lines of "here's a network that you can build the future and your lives on if you just help maintaining it a little." Is that not incentive enough? Is it too vague? Offering people pocket change for cleaning up seems to sad for anything we can refer to as "stage 3".
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consigliato dal corso eDX sulla blockchain che ho fatto feb/mar 2018
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