Many would like to see more decentralization but what does it mean, really? In this talk, I’ll discuss the recent rise of immutable state concepts in languages and network protocols. And how the advent of hash-based data structures and replication strategies are shaking the client/server web service paradigm which rests on managing mutable state through http. By contrast, building on git, bittorrent and other content addressed data structures provides for a more secure, efficient decentralized communication topology. There are projects, thoughts and talk to create new web standards to bring such technologies to mass deployment and fuel a new wave of decentralization. What can Python bring to the table?