The DCS Triangle - Decentralized, Consistent, Scalable

In this post, Trent introduces the DCS (Decentralized-Consistent-Scale) triangle as a way to compare tradeoffs among some of today’s popular decentralized systems, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, IPFS, and BigchainDB. Each system has its own complementary uses. This is an engineering statement of technology today, not of fundamental boundaries like in the CAP theorem. As engineering progress is made, Trent envisions systems that are fully DCS.