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.

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.