Bitcoin is a Decentralized Organism (Mycelium) — Part 1 / 4

Brandon Quittem
Dec 11, 2018 · 13 min read
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Original Artwork by Emmaline Bailey

Forward


Introduction

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Image credit: John Upton

Introduction to Fungi

My favorite TED Talk: 6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the Word (Paul Stamets)

Fungi are Decentralized Intelligence Networks

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Decentralized Networks are Older Than Humanity

During a Billion Years of Evolution, Fungi Have Become Masters of Survival.

Japanese Government vs the Humble Slime Mold

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Slime Mold designing Tokyo Subway System

Life Without a Centralized Point of Failure

Dealing with Competition

Arbitrage, Incentives, and Finding Their Place in Ecology

Bitcoin, Through its PoW Mechanism, Unlocks Stranded Resources in the Form of Energy.

Fungi (and Bitcoin) Are Ecological Immune Systems

Bitcoin performs a similar ecological role

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Recent tweet from Pomp

Conclusion

Acknowledgments

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