For What Future Are We Building Bitcoin?

A reading of Meltem Demirors new essay “Unintended Architecture” asks some key questions about intention setting for the future of Bitcoin.

Aug 2, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. UTCUpdated Sep 14, 2021 at 9:39 a.m. UTC
Aug 2, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. UTCUpdated Sep 14, 2021 at 9:39 a.m. UTC

A reading of Meltem Demirors new essay “Unintended Architecture” asks some key questions about intention setting for the future of Bitcoin.

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Bitcoin started as a rebellious, anti-establishment technology. In many parts of the world, and for many people, it remains exactly that. 

At the same time, however, there is a wave of traditionalists and institutional players moving into the space. 

Are they buying into the revolution, or are they trying to capture value while fitting the disruption into a box that maintains the current power structure they lead? 

Those are the key questions explored by Meltem Demirors in her new essay “Unintended Architecture.” The piece is our selection for this week’s “Long Reads Sunday.”

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