OPINION

You can't trust in the blockchain

You have to trust in the humans connected to it

In Trust: the inside story of the rise and fall of Ethereum , I read

Finally, we shouldn’t deceive ourselves with the idea that a technological fix can replace the human dimension of trust. Automation of trust is illusory. Rather than disparaging and cloaking human trust, we should face the brutal truth: we can’t escape the need to rely on other people, as fallible and imperfect as they might be. We need to nurture and nourish trust – not throw it away, like so much debased and worthless currency.

More commentary at HN.


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