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Bitcoin [BTC] proponent Antonopoulos says borderless censorship resistant form of identity is dangerous
May 19, 2019
The largest cryptocurrency by market cap, Bitcoin [BTC] has always been riddled with “censorship” issues. The community has time and again argued for “censorship-resistant” blockchains. A major crypto luminary and Bitcoin [BTC] proponent, Andreas Antonopoulos stated that the identity is very tricky and a social construct which is similar to money, but with “some important nuances”.
In a recent talk session, when asked if Bitcoin would someday offer an “open borderless censorship resistant form of identity”, Antonopoulos responded,
“identity is very very tricky, because identity isn’t a singular thing, identity is a fractal it’s a multi-dimensional fractal that depending on which aspect of human identity you look at you can separate one aspect of. Identity and if you look at each one of those, they’re composed of other smaller and all the way down to infinity.”
According to Antonopoulos, it is premature to deal with identity at this point. He said that there are a lot of projects that have sought to address the identity issue. He termed it as the most dangerous part and stated that these projects “were applying a very mechanistic view of human behavior”.
He further pointed out that without ethics, technology was dangerous, and that when it came to identity or any other social construct of human behavior, ethics became a very important factor, Antonopoulos said.