Smart contracts are the integral basic unit of block chain technology and decentralized technology in general. However, these critically important agents of decentralization commonly have centralized management in available block chains. This is highly limiting.
This centralized management of smart contracts exacerbates the block chain trilemma problem which limits security, scalability and/or decentralization in block chain technology. A new block chain (Massa) introduced autonomous smart contracts to remedy this issue and this article explores the possible impacts of such technology on the block chain.