#patents, #copyright and #cryptocurrency have a lot in common IMHO. Artificial scarcity that has long stopped making sense in our modern world but is vigorously defended by those who stand to profit from it. Embrace sharing. #TRIPSwaiver


@jwildeboer do be quite honest, I don't get the similarity. Patents and copyrights protect intellectual property (which has it's ups and downs). A lot of people could profit from both being opened up. Cryptocurrency on the other hand has NO value besides scarcity - therefore the moment you take away the scarcity no one would profit. (I'm talking about cryptocurrency not blockchain in general)

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@jannis_vll “intellectual property” is also just a fantasy, protected by rules to make them look more tangible. Just like cryptocurrency.

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