Researchers question what 'trustless' actually means for blockchain
Blockchain allegedly eliminates the need for trust — but how far is this notion actually true, or helpful? Crypto community members will likely be familiar with mantras such as "Don't trust, verify!" or the "law of code." Both refer to the promises of greater transparency and audibility and to a technology that offers to replace fallible, corruptible powerful actors with an actually functional rules-based order, secured through deterministic computation.
Coin Telegraph - 27th Oct 11:10