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Looking Past the Blockchain Trilemma

Imagining a world beyond the blockchain trilemma of scalability, decentralization and security

Clément Bihorel
Jan 23, 2019 · 8 min read

This essay explores potential scenarios that could occur if the blockchain trilemma was solved.

The Blockchain Trilemma

Why Finding a Solution Matters

Eight Potential Scenarios

1. GPU and CPU prices will explode

2. Industry-wide efforts to leverage blockchain potential will take place

3. Open-source and public blockchains will beat private ones in performance and adoption

4. UI will need to become the center of development.

5. Greater value creation for the end user

6. A handful of universal cash systems will arise

7. The payment card industry and payment services providers could face unprecedented disruption.

8. The future of utility tokens remains unknown.

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