Russia Blocks 2 Crypto News Websites

Russia Blocks 2 Crypto News WebsitesRussian authorities have restricted access to a couple of cryptocurrency news outlets. The formal reasons for the censorship move are different in each case but the end result is the same. In both, regulators have acted on the basis of a law that empowers them to block online sources of information that have been banned […]

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Bitcoin Is a Weapon for Free Speech in the Face of Government and Corporate Censorship

Bitcoin as Free Speech Money: Government and Corporate Censorship Shows the Value of Financial SovereigntyThe latest skirmishes in the bruising trade war between the U.S. and China have led to the unlikely politicization of the NBA. But how did the views of a basketball executive become such a political football? And what does China’s ideological commitment to censorship say about the value of free speech and of free speech […]

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BCH Microblog ‘Member’ Shows the Future of Reddit-Like Forums

BCH-Based Microblog Member Shows the Future of Reddit-Like ForumsSince the Bitcoin Cash upgrade in May 2018, software developers have unleashed a slew of microblogging protocols that utilize OP_return transactions. One application called Member is a BCH-based browser that makes use of these types of transactions and the extra space added to the data carrier size. While still in its infancy, the Member platform […]

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Youtube Censorship Drives Uptake of Crypto-Powered Video Platforms

Youtube Censorship Drives Uptake of Crypto-Powered Video PlatformsIf the prospect of greater privacy and financial sovereignty doesn’t lure the masses to crypto networks, perhaps the ability to speak freely will. Lately, a lot of people who couldn’t give a damn about peer-to-peer cryptocurrency have taken a shine to peer-to-peer networks that run on the same censorship-resistant principles. As social networks run amok, […]

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Crypto Social Media is Breaking Free: How 10+ Blockchain Platforms Pay You to Post

Crypto Social Media is Breaking Free: How 10+ Blockchain Platforms Pay You to PostSocial media has become so embedded in most people’s everyday lives that it’s hard to imagine life — or even a span of a few hours — without it. While the social media revolution is huge, there’s another revolution within that revolution, driven by users into cryptocurrency, privacy, and immutability: incentivized, blockchain-based social media. Also […]

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Bitcoin’s Survival Depends on an Uncensorable Internet

Bitcoin’s Survival Depends on an Uncensorable InternetIn an age of unprecedented censorship, surveillance and rampant deplatforming, Bitcoin stands out as a beacon of hope. Its decentralized ledger enables value to be transmitted to anyone, anywhere without fear or favor. Whether you’re a Mongolian goat herder or a Miami drugs baron, your money is good when it’s sent as bitcoin. But Bitcoin […]

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VPN Providers Defy Order to Connect to Russia’s Internet Censor

VPN Providers Defy Order to Connect to Russia’s Internet SensorRussian regulators have once again moved to expand oversight of the online space in an attempt to ensure compliance with various restrictions Moscow is trying to impose. But as in other cases, their efforts have been met with resistance. Over a dozen VPN platforms, popular among crypto enthusiasts and other privacy-conscious users, have refused to […]

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