The Inevitability of Trusted Third Parties

The search for a crypto use-case continues

Cory Doctorow
Published in
9 min readJan 30, 2022


Monroe H. Rosenfeld, “Finnegan the Umpire,” courtesy of Library of Congress

“Did you know that 87% of all conversations about blockchain technology are nonconsensual?”

It’s already an old joke, but it’s sure aged well.

Hardly a day goes by without someone demanding that I listen to their explanation of their blockchain idea. A lot of times, I…