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    What content in this article makes it relevant? How does this help anyone be a better programmer or software practitioner?

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      I think it’s relevant for people looking to the RSA group as an authority on cryptography. the fact that they are willing to promote stuff like this calls into question their technical knowledge.

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        It’s also an illuminating example how hustling and money can override even most basic technical common sense.

        Next time you see a proposal to replace X with a blockchain, and you wonder why would that make sense, remember there may be a “30-year veteran in the blockchain space” making it happen.

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          there may be a “30-year veteran in the blockchain space” making it happen.

          Well, blogging and tweeting, maybe. A “white paper”, at most. There’s a lot of hot air in this space, and it’s not all generated by mining rigs.