Chapter 17: Blockchain As A Guardian In A Postmodern World
As a stateless entity, decentralized blockchains cannot be censored or stopped by state power. The original democratic hopes of the internet have been deferred in several countries, where the internet has mutated into a tool for censorship and surveillance, not as a free and neutral space for debate and knowledge. Decentralized blockchains and a decentralized Internet 3.0 mean that information, wealth, and truth can be freely stored, exchanged, and protected from states and large corporations. In times where authorities don't care about the truth, blockchain can represent the truth unedited and unfiltered. In this way, decentralized blockchains can act as a guardian of the individual and of basic freedoms in an increasingly globalized and chaotic world.