Zuck, Xi and the Ever Evolving Narratives of Crypto

Mar 14, 2020 · 6 min read

A few years ago, Balaji S. Srinivasan (former CTO of Coinbase and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz), shared on Twitter his particular vision of the relationship between the international political powers and the digital world. Popularized under the label “land vs. cloud”, Balaji’s original thread announced a profound paradigm shift. The traditional battlefield of modern politics (the right-left axis), was being replaced by a symbolic struggle between the bureaucratic structures of the nation-states (characterized by an anti-immigration discourse and a renewed…