While decentralized networks are nothing new, the development of blockchain technology is adding a twist.
Back at the dawn of the internet age, decentralized networks were where all the action was. Internet enabled computers tapped one another directly without passing through any sort of centralized hub. Decentralized internet allowed for peer-to-peer connections without going through a client-server. I could connect to your computer and you could connect to mine.

Battle for the Internet Soul
In the great battle for the internet soul, the decentralized model lost out. Today, for the most . . .

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