How to develop a commodity exchange?
At the dawn of capitalism, under the domination of the market of free competition, there was a pure commodity exchange. Every owner of goods in the market owned only his goods which he could exchange, while the exchange environment is not regulated by anyone, she lined up herself, objectively and independently from somebody's consciousness.
Since the environment itself was formed by the forces of its independent members, and the redistribution of wealth in such an environment was the norm. Except for some local areas where the parties to the exchange have already begun to consciously adjust the rules of the exchange and redistribution — something to deny or allow.
Then came the domination of financial monopolies. The market was regulated in General: winning in the free competition of monopolists set their own rules. In General, the formation of monopolies is the direct consequence of free competition, but we often claim that these opposites are independent of each other. But while it's not about that.
Next, what is happening with cryptocurrencies: they destroy a monopoly? The monopoly of the private traders, who concentrated in his own hands of market regulators, Yes. A monopoly in General — no. Now the team all participants of the market became a monopoly, dictator rules of medium of exchange.
That is, cryptocurrencies promote monopolization?
I think until a few of those who understood it. We are promoting crypto-currencies and decentralized Finance in General as a return to the pure free competition. But it's not, it's the opposite step to sverkhnovaya and verhneportovaya, but not private, and the public. And this potential of crypto currencies I believe is really revolutionary.
This is the Communist potential of the cryptocurrency market: all participants can work together to set the rules of the exchange on such market and to change them if required. Before such nebylo. And every single participant of the exchange will have to comply with these rules, if the majority of their set.
But again, this technology can be used differently. For example, if the participants of the cryptocurrency networks are only private banks, then they will set the rules of exchange in the network. And the rest will just have to have a Bank account and will not be full participants in the cryptocurrency network, and therefore no influence on the rules they have can not, they will be forced only to obey the rules of the banks.
And what about the possibility to fork?
Any member who does not like the rules and who doesn't want to obey them, can make a fork or just to create a cryptocurrency that is.
But in fact a private fork to make little sense. Using fork most protected from the encroachment of minorities in General, attempts to steer the private General. Roughly speaking, making a private fork we are moving into another world, not solving the problem in the existing. Well, if that was our goal. But this other world will be able to solve the original problem only when it supersedes. And this is the fork must be the majority, so now it should be shared.
Here's an example: you can make a fork of MySQL. Why? For example, for some purely private improvement. But it will only be a special case, the original MySQL not suffer from it. Private fork does not compete with him, it's a parallel world. But in order for this fork took the place of MySQL, he will have to win over the majority of the audience MySQL (developers and users), but it will happen, if the fork is better than the original or will solve the fundamental problem. For example, MariaDB is an enhanced version of MySQL, which is devoid of "protection" Oracle, it is more dynamic and freer than MySQL.
Cryptocurrency, there are thousands, it's true. But any new currency penny it would cost, if she didn't claim to universality, i.e. the place of Central cryptocurrencies, able to sway the majority. If cryptocurrency is a specific sector — then again, in the framework of their tasks it claims on Central most. From this diversity, the society will eventually choose the most appropriate solution and they will stay until their place is even better.
Fork is not a defense against monopoly in General, it is a tool to ensure public monopoly vs private. It is impossible to impose something to the society through the mechanism of the fork, but the society itself can choose a particular branch.
Imagine that you made a fork of Linux. Long you will be able to use it? Over time, your fork will become obsolete and you will not be able to provide will support new hardware in it. And hardware your fork will not be too interesting, for him to spend money and create under it the driver. Because the use of a fork to be 2.5 otsily person. But if Linux will lay hold of any private company and start to steer them in their interests, against the interests of the community, the community will be able to torknutsya, to win the majority in the fork and continue to develop this thread. The owner eventually just not be able to compete with the huge community and begin to lag. It's a kind of proof-of-work. A fork is an attempt to break it, if we are talking about the same niche, which is claimed by both the original and the fork. And the winner is the branch that will have more users and which will have accumulated more work.
So what is the result?
So, the reason for the formation of monopolies — it is a private interest and free competition of private traders. Competition is a fight. And in the fight would always be a winner, who after the victory of the vanquished suppresses. The formation of private monopolies is the direct consequence of free competition. Actually, because they arose: the capitalism of free competition with time has become monopolistic capitalism.
The government here only reflects the politically prepares the current economic situation, not generates it.
And if society as a whole wants to get rid of any private monopolies, then the only possibility for him is the creation of a monopoly, private, public. The free source codes and the forks of the mechanism is a means of ensuring and development of public monopolies.
Because socialism is nothing but the next step forward from state-capitalist monopoly. Or in other words: socialism is nothing like a state-capitalist monopoly which is converted to the benefit of all the people and to that extent ceased to be capitalist monopoly. Here there is no middle. The objective course of development is such that monopolies (and the war has increased tenfold their number, role and importance) you can't go forward without going to socialism.
Remember those prophetic words? :)
The ideal of private property is when there is only private, but common rules of exchange — spontaneously and beyond the control of anyone. Every owner does what he wants within no one subordinate the medium of exchange. Another thing, if this situation does not suit the society. Society wants to control the rules of the exchange in their public interest. For example, to ensure that none of the participants in the exchange was not deceived. Therefore, the company establishes public control. But it kills private property: now the private owner will own not what he in fact appropriated, and that organized society deems it necessary for him to belong. And deems it necessary to take away — it will do so.
Therefore cryptocurrencies today give good tools for movement toward the development of public property and destruction of private from the heart of the modern system of commercial exchange. It starts with the control environment rules of exchange and the introduction of the possibility to jointly decide which transaction is considered correct and what is not. And the climax of this movement — communism, when no one locks their doors and do not steal, because everything belongs to everyone. No one recognizes the other final private law something that he had assigned, and all together equally to dispose of all that have companies.
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