Is web3 a means to dismantle the American tech hegemony?

Web3 is not a means to disrupt the American tech hegemony, companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon etc.

Blockchain technologies have intractable scalability problems. The only means they do scale is by recentralization thereby recreating just another corporate monolith but based on inferior technology and without the ability to perform regulatory arbitrage.


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