MattSparkes writes: Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the same cryptographic technology which powers it — the blockchain — threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, even national governments. Are we heading towards an anarchic future where centralised power of any kind will dissolve?
"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is
the exact opposite."
-- Bertrand Russell, _Sceptical_Essays_, 1928