Well, after doing four copyright books in a row, I figured it was finally time to change things up a bit, so this week, we’re moving on to a technology that actually could change a lot of things — including raising policy questions in a ton of areas: the blockchain. For the longest time, I’ve been meaning to write a post with the title “the Greatest Trick Bitcoin Ever Pulled Was Making People Think It Was About The Currency,” but I never got around to it. Of course, in the last few months, there’s been more and more understanding about the importance of the underlying blockchain technology as the truly revolutionary part of all of this. Of course, the blockchain and Bitcoin go hand in hand, and it’s Bitcoin that helps make the blockchain actually work the way it needs to work, so attempts by some to separate the two entirely seem a bit extreme.

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