Another observation, the reason people are so miserable in the economy is the same reason people are miserable in nature. Civilization was a means to escape nature, but we have recreated nature in a completely different domain on top of abstractions. The economy, Capitalism, is nature that's recreated. That's also why people want Socialism and Communism, to escape from this new brutal "nature" again.
An economy does not work without the creation of a collective fiction. Its rules, its laws, and especially the concept of value simply do not exist. It is faith in the system, that same faith we all accept when we look numbers on screens and find that as an acceptable way of determining ones wealth.
Economies are religion. If there is no confidence or faith, then we have effectively killed something that never existed in the first place
It is possible for an alliance to form between large mining pools, and then what do we have?
I'm no bitcoin expert, so I just googled some random words and found this which claims the 5 largest pools mine 57.5% of all blocks in the past 6 months.
Also, the idea that "anyone can contribute" could do with a few qualifiers: anyone with access to a computer, electricity, and the internet - and all the associated infrastructure required to support running those.
Bitcoin also has carbon emission externalities
To the people and institutions who currently hold power, that's not a feature, that's a bug.