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THE BROAD VIEW

Shattering the sharing economy illusion with blockchain

With a blockchain alternative, resources are not only shared, but can be entirely owned in spirit by the community of sharers themselves.

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Airbnb can be seen as a glorified online booking system that offers rentals - a global hotel company that doesn't actually own any properties itself, but is worth US$30 billion.

IT is strange to think that many of the world's most accomplished businesses today are built on the philosophy of sharing. But can we take a step back and be real for a second about whether these multi-billion dollar corporations are truly 'sharing'?

Airbnb has become one of the...

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