there’s no one magic system called “blockchain” that magically does everything. Rather, there are really good building blocks of computing that can be used together to create effective decentralized applications.
Blockchain Infrastructure Landscape: A First Principles Framing
Trent McConaghy
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Really appreciate the effort that has gone into presenting this landscape — thank you, Trent.

A question I’m often asked by non-technical people is “Blockchain sounds interesting, but how will decentralisation actually affect me?” Since I can’t find much writing on what the societal impact of decentralisation will be, I’m tackling this as a little mini-project. If you can recommend anyone who explains (in non-jargon) what this all means for the future of humanity, please point me in their direction!