25 July 2021 · 0 min read

The Threat of Internet Centralization

In this interview, Peter McCormack, host of What Bitcoin Did podcast, talks to Shinobi, the host of Block Digest, and Bitcoin Core Developer Dhruv. They discuss the importance of decentralization, the protocols that power the internet and how a centralized internet threatens Bitcoin.

Episode timestamps:

00:00:00 Introduction
00:04:34 How centralised is the internet?
00:12:48 How decentralised is Bitcoin?
00:19:04 Other potential attacks
00:22:30 Mitigating attacks
00:28:50 How prevalent are attacks?
00:32:54 Who do we trust?
00:37:30 Should we be scared?
00:43:15 Cost of attack
00:49:28 Can we fix it?

The episode premiered on July 23, 2021.