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@doryandgeoff its not quite that simple, the is a backlash against blockchain coins at the moment. CIVIL is based on this technology.

@Hamishcampbell @doryandgeoff Blockchain doesn't have to be energy-intensive (apparently) but it is still rather unclear what the point of choosing blockchain over conventional databases might be.

@jim @doryandgeoff one of the problems is that the people who start the coin end up with a huge pile's of them so then they have the motivation to push the coin out to increase/keep the value of this private pile of coins. That's one of the resions why we have so many of different "coins" being pushed hard the last few years.

Low energy paths are not tested so hot air for now to keep the whole thing expanding

The tech is interesting.

@hamishcampbell @jim @doryandgeoff most alt-coins are #PonziCoin (see: ponzico.win), but there are some legitimate blockchain experiments

@strypey @jim @doryandgeoff all interesting but "it is still rather unclear what the point of choosing blockchain over conventional databases might be." is a question that need to be asked for these projects. If the answer is just then they are taking up space that needs to be filled by projects.

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@Hamishcampbell @strypey @doryandgeoff Maybe, but perhaps nobody cares about the underlying tech so long as it works.

More important (and difficult to ascertain at a glance) is what the values and social (market) model is in each case.

Coin-based systems are presumably a way for individuals to vote / micro-pay for certain activities. That's OK but presumably needs some care and will have some limitations. For instance, the likely market outcomes and social needs have to be closely aligned.

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