Cypherpunk Bitstream Hosts Share Importance of Payments, Dropgangs, and ‘Meatspace’ Allies

Cypherpunk Bitstream Hosts Share Importance of Payments, Dropgangs, and 'Meatspace' AlliesThe Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast is a relatively new program that’s just released its fourth episode. The hosts, known as Frank Braun and The Real Smuggler, are so-called ‘privacy extremists’ and dyed-in-the-wool crypto-anarchists concerned with exposing cypherpunk ethos to a wider audience. Braun and Smuggler took time out recently to discuss their journeys to crypto-anarchy, the […]

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Crypto Is Part of Free Speech, and Free Speech Is Everything

Crypto Is Part of Free Speech, and Free Speech Is EverythingOn July 23, U.S. Attorney General William Barr gave a speech demanding big players in the tech industry work with government agencies in providing backdoor entry points for encrypted devices and software. Per his reasoning, certain devices and messaging services pose a safety threat by providing a secure, third-party-inaccessible area where crime can rapidly proliferate. […]

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Deploying Censorship-Resistance to Uphold Decentralization

Deploying Censorship-Resistance to Uphold DecentralizationThis piece on censorship resistance was written by Jonas Sevel Karlberg. Karlberg advises several prominent projects and is a co-founder of the Nordic Blockchain Association. He is also the founder and CEO of Amazix. *** Governments have attempted to control ideas and information for nearly as long as the internet has existed, but the old social […]

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Following the Crypto-Anarchist Dream: 3 Reasons to Reject KYC and AML

Last year, crypto KYC and AML requirements came bursting onto the scene with thunderous applause and approbation. Many traders felt like the ICO sector was rife with scammers and con artists. In this sense, they believed there would be redemption through government. The scammers and hucksters would go to prison for defrauding investors and all […]

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Wendy McElroy: Satoshi Revolution – Afterword

Satoshi Revolution - AfterwordThe Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations. Afterword by Wendy McElroy I meant to end this book by discussing the blockchain’s impact on physical violence, on crimes of violence. I can’t. I don’t think there is an impact. I don’t know how the blockchain can prevent back-alley rapes, for example. I could talk about […]

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Wendy McElroy: From Drugs to Gold and Prostitution, the Blockchain Minimizes Violence

From Drugs to Gold and Prostitution, the Blockchain Minimizes ViolenceThe Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 9 From Drugs to Gold and Prostitution, the Blockchain Minimizes Violence The most obvious objection to relying on self-defense…and restitution to prevent and rectify rights violations, is that these measures will be inadequate to deter criminals…Most people […]

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