The paradoxical structure of a cryptocurrency — one which seems decentralized, rhizomatic, anti-authoritarian yet is, in reality, the exact opposite — can be seen as antithetical to many of the botanical organisms which Deleuze and Guattari make an analogy to in their concept of the rhizome. The express power of these bizarre, seemingly rhizomatic (and yet somehow arborescent) structures comes as a result of their paradoxical nature. One requires more than a surface-level interrogation into them in order to understand their true nature as a threat to anti-authoritarianism as opposed to its ally.

We can see this phenomenon as the…

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