Bitcoin News Roundup for May 28, 2020
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Sci-Hub, a pirate library of academic papers censored by Twitter, PayPal and domain systems, left the distributed domain platform Handshake after two days, unsatisfied by the level of decentralization.
Sci-Hub, a pirate database of academic papers using bitcoin for funding, has joined the distributed domain names network Handshake.
Given its severity, the team had to coordinate with miners to fix the flaw with an emergency soft fork.
States still have the armies, the police and – on a good day anyway – democratic legitimacy. All of that still matters, and will for a long time.
Handshake minimizes the role of centralized entities in the internet’s basic infrastructure. First, it was a new domain system. Now it's a browser.