Field Note #28. On "Blockchain, Not Slow Database"

Source: Edward Burton, "5 Ways in Which Blockchain is Not Just a Slow Database" avail. online (March 25, 2020)

Often, critiques of blockchain as a whole draw comparisons with modern database technology, making some version of the claim that blockchain is just an inferior type of database.  Against this, Burton offers 5 reasons why this is an incorrect comparison.

Critiques should not constitute dismissal.

The Main Idea.

The Details.

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