Reddit considered decentralization

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More here, from the crypto whiz kid himself:

Could be an interesting thing to happen.

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So the new killer app for Bitcoin’s technology is…Usenet?

I’m starting to think that the blockchain is really clever technology in search of an application.

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i’m just going to leave this here

I’m going to go ahead and call the idea that they “came close” a bit of a stretch. Decentralized content distribution systems are hard, and nobody’s close to making them update quickly enough for something like Reddit, where there’s a fairly tight loop between when I post a comment and when I expect people to see it.

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beyond the control of individual hosts…

If this is so, how do they shut down trolls?

Sunlight.

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The blockchain is a highly inefficient solution for a problem that is best summarised as “how can we use the blockchain?”

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It’s a quite useful thing for decentralized systems.

Of course you can come up with more efficient ways, but they usually involve some sort of centralization. Which goes against the original specification.

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