Blockchain vs. Internet – Where is the revolution? Searching for traces in the history of the Internet and a decentralized technological future.
Although it is partially forgotten today, the beginnings of the Internet are in many ways reminiscent of the developments we see today in the blockchain industry. By that I do not mean the often addressed hype cycle of the burst bladder and the subsequent resurrection. Rather, I mean the ideological and infrastructural similarities.
In the early years of the Internet, a dedicated and idealistic developer community created open protocols. These protocols (such as TCP / IP, HTTP, SMTP) promised a simple exchange of information at the global level. To this day, they are the foundation of the Internet.