Devon Brewer: Rediscovering the Golden Rule

The Golden Rule may be the most basic moral approach to dealing with others. It seems universal across cultures and religions. The Golden Rule is instinctive. We all know it, even as children without education. I like the negative form of the Golden Rule the best. One of the earliest written versions comes from ancient […]

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Harsh Laws Make Bitcoin Holders Consider Renunciation or Dual Citizenship

Harsh Laws Make Bitcoin Holders Consider Renunciation or Dual CitizenshipAs digital currencies become a mainstay in society, a great number of governments have enforced strict tax guidelines, severe money transmission rules, and tough regulations. Because of a few nation-states’ harsh rules against cryptos, there are individuals who plan to renounce their citizenship in order to become stateless. Some people will also attempt to get […]

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Protocol, Networks, Law, and Anarchism

Protocol, Networks, Law, and AnarchismI imagine long ago there was a time when neither verbal nor written language existed for humans. Hand gestures and other physical cues were as good as our ancestors had it. Perhaps the sign for thirsty meant pinching one’s own tongue. Or the sign for hungry meant stuffing one’s hand in one’s own mouth. **The […]

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McAfee to Launch Decentralized Token Exchange With No Restrictions

McAfee Plans to Launch a Distributed Exchange With No RestrictionsOn the heels of launching his crypto platform, McAfee Magic, the former antivirus software tycoon John McAfee plans to launch a distributed exchange on Monday, October 7. ‘McAfeedex’ will run on the Ethereum blockchain and McAfee insists the exchange will have no restrictions. Also Read: Protesters Wield Tools of Freedom as Hong Kong Imposes Dictatorship […]

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Taxation Isn’t Just Theft – It’s Bad for Crypto Adoption

Taxation Is Not Only Theft, It’s Also Bad for Crypto AdoptionCrypto awareness is reaching levels almost unimaginable just years ago, with telecommunications giants, big banks, mainstream media, and even professional sports teams now discussing and flouting digital assets. AT&T now allows customers to pay their phone bills in bitcoin, Japanese SMS giant Line is adding an FSA-approved crypto exchange to its hugely popular chat app, […]

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‘Not an Audit’: IRS Notice Could Spell Trouble for Crypto Traders

'Not an Audit' - IRS Notice Could Spell Trouble for Crypto TradersThe IRS took to Twitter on August, 26, posting a video about recently mailed CP2000 notices, of special interest to crypto traders. The notice, which seeks to rectify discrepancies made by recipients in tax reporting, is another in a series of crypto-related letters recently sent by the agency. Though the promised guidelines for reporting still […]

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From Spartacus to Satoshi: A Brief History of Economic Rebellion

A Brief History of Economic Rebellion: From Spartacus to Satoshi NakamotoGovernment dominance of human beings via slavery and violent economic oppression is as old as government itself. For thousands and thousands of years kings and rulers, usually held to be “appointed by God,” have used free, non-violent individuals as their tax farm livestock to exploit for economic gain and political power. Without individuals with the […]

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The Modern Era of Free Range Slaves: How Bitcoin Breaks the Mold

The Modern Era of Free Range Slaves: How Bitcoin Breaks the MoldIn a string of recent Tweets, 2020 Libertarian presidential candidate and fugitive from the law John McAfee has been talking about slavery. Urging people to “wake up” and assuring them that neither compliance with the status quo, nor stacks of riches, can set them free. Indeed, when the current state of the world is examined […]

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Reddit Roasts the IRS: Have America’s Tax Collectors ‘Gone Crypto Fishing’?

Reddit Roasts the IRS: Have America's Tax Collectors 'Gone Crypto Fishing'?In a juicy little chunk of news from the Redditsphere, a user claiming to be a former IRS employee has called the agency’s new crypto compliance letters “broad and very error-prone fishing expeditions.” The throwaway account details the “really bad data” used by the agency, saying they’re operating mostly from guesswork, casting broad nets and […]

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Who Are the Real Thieves? Danish Authorities Seize 3 Ferraris in Tax Evasion Crackdown

Last week Danish authorities seized three Ferraris belonging to a large Copenhagen-based business allegedly seeking to avoid VAT. With the largest bank in Denmark—Danske Bank—also being embroiled in a tax avoidance scandal last year, it seems timely to explore the common libertarian and voluntaryist idea of taxation as theft. With money and valuable assets like […]

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