Blockchain schemes have legitimate applications, I'm simply not convinced that a general cryptocurrency is one of them. The longer the Bitcoin chain gets, the more server capacity and electric power it consumes. And because greedy people saw a "goldrush" and have been generating more and more mining activity, that uses even more power. The network capacity used by streaming video, which was always a major capacity problem before, is only a tiny fraction of what cryptocurrencies now consume.
https://www.thebalance.com/how-much-pow ... use-391280
Don't forget that the public Internet suffered from many outages in its first few years because of exponential traffic growth. There used to be a few blogs that kept track of major outages; they all seem to have disappeared. I'm guessing that people in the industry don't like to be reminded of their problems, even from the historical perspective.
The network only managed to outgrow the traffic in the 1990s because investors were pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into it, so the infrastructure was eventually upgraded to match. That slowed in 2001-2002 when the dotcom crash occurred. Since then giant firms like Google, Amazon and Facebook have added more infrastructure to improve the whole network. And especially to handle their own traffic--YouTube by itself is a tremendous consumer of capacity. Some of the largest server centers on earth were paid for by Google specifically to handle YT. Plus, nearly all long-distance telephone traffic is now on the public TCP/IP network.
It remains to be seen if the internet can keep up with the demand for crypto transactions and mining. It could easily dwarf the capacity demands of the other services. We just don't know and will have to learn the limits the "hard way".
And he has failed at all of the above. Gerard is not even a "good Wikipedian" by any measure. Being a flat-out internet troll, he's only in it for the "lulz". Doesn't give a damn about a "career" or about making the internet "better". David has only one real solid thing going for him, which might not be enough: Jimbo likes him. If they can toss out Fred Bauder, Gerard could easily be next, and he has no one to blame but Jimbo and himself--for building out a dysfunctional community run by anonymous crazy people. I'm betting the current crop is crazier than Gerard.He wants to be taken seriously as a crypto critic and journalist.