I think that there is a meaningful difference between a “protocol” and an “organization”, one that…
Vitalik Buterin
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The boundaries of all organizations are at best permeable — at worst they are observer determined. All living organizations are open — needing external capital, energy, resources to keep their internal processes functioning.

They are at best structurally closed in a way that creates an ‘identity’ but they are must be open in term of energy and information input — structural closure also must ensure requisite complexity in order to match external complexity if they are to be both viable (in a complex, turbulent environment) and adaptable.

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