My company takes BitCoins and users whom had BitCoins wouldn't have been impacted by this outage.
My company uses GBP and wouldn't have been impacted by this outage either.
Now we aren't completely decentralized nor distributed, but it's one example of where we are.
Same as my company.
Now we've seen numerous times with attacks on piracy sites that adding an onion to your site also makes you more resistant to attack/downtime.
Indeed, but so it spinning up resilient servers across multiple cloud infrastructures and using CDNs used to protect against a variety of attacks.
We need BitCoin, BitTorrent, and similar, not less.
I think we need more diverisfied infrastructure in the cloud, not BitCoin, BitTorrent, and similar. These technologies are significantly wasteful in processing, bandwidth and most importantly, time.
but it has its value and is one step closer to where we want to be. z.cash and zero coin should solve some of the anonymity and privacy issues with BitCoin unlike psudo-anonymous solutions we've seen before.
But I don't want unapproved majority people managing the network and dictating how payments work and being capable of deanonymizing - we're better off assuming we're not anonymous on any system, it's a false sense of security. The people that build this decenteralized system and those that buy into it completely ignore the prospect of systems out that that can deliver mass internet worms as we've seen in previous years.