Chapter 15: Blockchains future
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Some say that blockchain design is art. I don’t necessarily disagree. Design is a matter of choosing between different solutions that solve distinct problems—often without knowing which ones are best. In this last chapter, I analyze the factors that will shape blockchain design in the years to come. I show that some of these factors are external to blockchain’s design and governance (Section 1) while others are very much related to blockchain’s internal balances (Section 2).