How to build a country on the blockchain

Balaji Srinivasan’s new book, The Network State, is out. He believes future countries can be built in the cloud. Land can be crowdsourced later:

This book introduces the concept of the network state: a country you can start from your computer, a state that recruits like a startup, a nation built from the internet rather than disrupted by it.

Seems hard. Why would a country willingly give up its land to a rival? Unless the new state crowdsources enough funds to make a massive land purchase. More at the link.

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