Much Ado About Decentralization | Etherean.org

I’ve written about how we might think about decentralization [in the context of blockchain](https://www.etherean.org/blockchain/2019/09/15/key-ingredients-better-blockchain-part-ii-decentralization.html), but I want to zoom out and think about it a little more broadly. Decentralization is a topic that comes up more often than probably any other topic in the blockchain community. Yet I’ve noticed that we tend to take it for granted—that is to say, we accept it at face value, as an end in and of itself, without defining it or debating where and why decentralization is valuable. This fervor is best captured by the oft-repeated mantra, “Decentralize all the things!”...


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.etherean.org/blockchain/decentralization/2020/05/17/much-ado-about-decentralization.html