You do realize what the original article posted was DLT or distributed ledger technology? The ledger was “blockchained” and each node updates.
There is no “proof of work” paradigm in this DLT implementation where PoW is arounf inspection of the contsiner. What you are others are referring to is really consensus.
In this DLT consensus, the nodes with the less entries are trusted and newer entries on “faster” nodes are not trusted until it reach consensus with the slower nodes.
What you and others are trying to argue against is freaking awesome if you take a step back and think about it. This is consensus of trust, not a pissing contest.