Bitcoin Q&A: How to avoid re-creating systems of control

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What are the implications of blockchain projects that re-create the same financial systems of control that we currently have? Should we use banks for custodial cryptocurrency services? Are there benefits to permissioned, centralised blockchains for supply chain management, digital rights management (DRM), healthcare data, or tokens for senior citizens’ credit? Why is decentralisation of control and minimising trusted third parties in finance is more important? What should we learn from the demonetisation & Gresham’s Law in India? Can we achieve our dreams without capitulating on principles?