… they are engaged in blockchain governance disputes (for example in the Bitcoin block size debate). The DAO hard fork was a clear violation of Szabo’s Law, and it offended Nick enough that he disowned Ethereum in favor of Ethereum Classic. But Szabo’s law has been cited in Ethereum blockchain governance disputes after the DAO hard fork …
It never would have happened had the protocol’s architects put effective measures in place to limit the size of contracts and escrows which could exist on the protocol.
A contract should not be allowed to exceed the security architecture of the underlying protocol itself. The protocol should simply hard cap contracts and deny them the ability to get so large that they become dangerous to the entire ecosystem.