What the debate around bitcoin is currently focused on is not what is sustainable or how urgent the need to increase the blocksize is. The debate is around what the precise use case of bitcoin is - an ideological crisis, not an engineering crisis. A vision crisis, not a management crisis.

Did John Nash help invent bitcoin? Nash's work on ideal money is represented in the most fundamental aspects of bitcoin's economic nature.

No money system we have seen to date can claim it is regulated chronologically. Bitcoin is backed by time itself.

"In an ever-changing technological world, physical money and credit or debit cards may become obsolete. Easy to lose and easy to have stolen, these 'old-fashioned' ways of paying for goods and services may be going the way of the older trade systems."

"A bitcoin miner in every device and in every hand."

Ripple Labs has agreed to resolve a criminal investigation in exchange for substantial remedial measures, part of which requires Ripple to migrate a portion of the virtual currency management to a separate legal entity.

The greatest benefit of these hidden services however, comes not on a micro level between users, but on the aggregate ability to undercut and distribute the profitability of the drug industry which is artificially sustained by laws forbidding its proliferation - which, to a large extent, are failing miserably to begin with.

There are some drawbacks associated with sidechains but they are not unsolvable. The benefits of sidechain innovation will be insurmountable, and will enable an age of 'trustless computing'.

The revolutionary roots of bitcoin are buried in the ashes of history's ledger technologies.

Satoshi Nakamoto set in motion the unraveling of the nation state and the end of central banking - two closely related institutions that have directed history since history has been recorded.