Aligning Interests: Why “Crypto” Unravels Inequality

Interest misalignment is a core component of society’s systematic inequality. Blockchain networks offer a new incentive structure that can better align interests in which “employees” and “shareholders” are one-in-the-same. This better interest alignment could be a solution to today’s inequality.

In our modern capitalist economy, parties can be broadly categorized into three buckets: managers, employees, and shareholders. Each of these groups have fundamentally contradictory interests. Shareholders want to reduce employee and manager income…