Designing economic incentives to create networks is complicated. In fact, there is a whole sub-discipline of economics dedicated to studying how to design protocols that encourage rational actors to behave in socially desirable ways: it is called ‘mechanism design’.

And although the new discipline of ‘cryptoeconomics’ is developing a lot in recent years, there is little evidence that most of the new crypto projects or blockchains are incorporating formal methods of design mechanism, with some exceptions.

Bitcoin is a good way to align incentives between three parties: users, developers and miners. Each of them finds the activity performed by the others totally aligned with their own interests. Something that in the capitalist economy, for example, has long since stopped happening.