‘Weary Giants of Flesh and Steel,’ Meet Bitcoin
John Perry Barlow fought for an open internet. Late in life, he cautioned blockchain innovators that the technology could be liberating or oppressive.
Ex-FCC senior staffer Gigi Sohn thinks broadband connection is a right, not a privilege. But that doesn’t mean she’s on board with all technological advancements.
Last weekend at ETHDenver, decentralized internet alternatives were on display from projects leveraging blockchain’s censorship-resistant nature.
Althea brings the internet to under-served places, offering households crypto to be part of a mesh system.
Bitcoin may be behind the internet’s timeline in terms of commercial use cases, but it has already achieved comparable social functions.
Handshake plans to replace the digital entities that authenticate web payments, in the process rewarding those who built the web's infrastructure.