On the ontology of the Blockchain
Erik - I’m glad to have stumbled across your newsletter, I’d never read anything on substack before. I ended up reading 3 of your essays + subscribing. You’re an incredibly talented writer — looking forward to reading more.
I'd rather opt for the notion of "hyper-structure" by Jacob rather than Björkesque blurriness of Tim's reconception of Lovecraftian calisthenics of the mind. 2 years flashforward, as I am arriving from the future under this piece, I think what now matters are mechanism markets that are about to go full force when it comes to fat protocols, programmable privacy by means of confidential data storage and availability across precompiled remixes unto the Ethereum Virtual Machine. It would be wise to follow those who try to maintain network resilience by means of censorship resistance by hedging against profit maximalism.
Also, check the latest Flashbots experiments.
Why does this feels like an easy-to-read version of Nick Land's Crypto-Current? Are blockchains and cryptographic DAGs a way to maintain history in a digital age?