Most pure mathematics research is simply glorified addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and composition. The people on MO and MSE are TROLLS and NPCs!!! Stop electing racist, foul mouthed, hateful deviants to be moderators unless you want people to think you are a racist too.
Let's look at cryptocurrency consensus and distribution mechanisms.
Proof-of-work-Let's give the money to the jerk who wastes the most resources.
Proof-of-stake-Let's give the money willy nilly because distributing a new coin fairly is not important. In other words, let's scam people and give all the money to ourselves.
ICO-Let's scam people.
Useful proof-of-work-Let's give the money to the person who solves a useful problem. This will create a valuable cryptocurrency. But we cannot have this because we deny science.
USEFUL POW PROBLEMS ARE THE ONLY WAY TO FAIRLY DISTRIBUTE A CRYPTOCURRENCY. CRYPTOCURRENCY MINING HAS SO FAR BEEN A DESTRUCTIVE WASTE. CRYPTOCURRENCIES WITH THEIR DESTRUCTIVE MINING OPERATIONS SCAM ICOS ARE A MARKET FAILURE DUE TO SHEER STUPIDITY.