in my opinion, what is happening is a good thing. it proves that innovation often drives forward at a faster rate when threats to the existing way of doing things occur. this is all because of particular industries attitudes, greed and their own failure to adapt to the digital age. of course, they are aided by people in governments that are being ‘encouraged’ to change things on their behalf instead of doing what they were elected to do by the people, ie take all things into consideration, be fair and actually LEAD rather than being led before making decisions!
i guess the real question to ask is, how long before governments, particularly in USA, try to outlaw the decentralization, using ‘National Security’ as the reason? believe me, going on how little notice they are taking of the law atm, if they want to do so, they will, regardless of what the Constitution or anything else says. the peoples opinions and rights mean absolutely nothing. in fact people are treated as being nothing, except as a way of getting money into coffers to be used how governments want!