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Crypto — goodbye, the beloved country — hello, the network state

Imagine 20 million people of like mind on some core issues of citizenry and culture assembled as a collective. Imagine the bargaining power of such a group. If you ignore geography, what you have is a virtual country.

Balaji Srinivasan is an entrepreneur, scholar and one of crypto’s big thinkers who has been vocal on numerous matters around technology and society for a long time — when he talks, everyone listens.

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Steven Boykey Sidley

Award-winning author of 5 novels and one non-fiction, playwright and columnist covering all things crypto and AI. Professor, JBS, University of Johannesburg.