Are There Downsides to a Decentralized Internet?

This will be my last post on Decenternet. I may revisit the topic at some point in the future, but I figure after this post I’ll have much less to say for the near future. So far, I’ve been largely in favor of a decentralized Internet, warm to Decenternet in general while being critical of the company’s tilt toward fear-based marketing tactics, and excited about the prospect of a truly decentralized worldwide network. However, I want to use this post to highlight some of the downsides to a decentralized Internet.

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