So, I’ve been thinking (uh-oh).. there’s this idea/law by Melvin Conway (popular
in programming books) that goes something like this;
Any organization that designs a system will produce a design whose structure
is a copy of the organization’s communication structure.
Many suns ago, local events “piqued” my curiosity into cryptocurrency hype.
Praise be to the king–no
Anyway, reading the leaves and decrypting the crypto–babble made bits of
sense.. at least superficially.
The point: there’s plausibility that
one or many powerful democratic
government(s) designed/orchestrated the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Yes, hard to
prove but.. the architecture is an uncanny 1:1 copy of government communication.
Even abuse/failure modes are 1:1 (see
similar to democracy’s extra fun “limbo” mode).