Making Bitcoin Go Viral: Could Endless Printing Trigger a Hyperbitcoinization Event?

Making Bitcoin Go Viral: Could Endless Printing Trigger a Hyperbitcoinization Event?Hyperbitcoinization has been defined as “a state where bitcoin becomes the world’s dominant form of money.” But what actually needs to happen for bitcoin to ‘go viral’? As it turns out, a hyperbitcoinization event may be more likely than many suspect, especially in the current economic climate. However, there’s one big caveat: it requires human […]

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Disney World Economics: How Coronavirus Could Be Used to Justify a Global Financial Reset

Disney World Economics: How Coronavirus Could Be Used to Justify a Global Financial Reset‘What in the world is going on’ has now become a question of real pertinence, instead of just a cliché for common bewilderment. As COVID-19 panic grips the world, ripple effects are crashing markets and effectively canceling economies across the globe, scrawling the writing on the wall for something big. Even the beloved Walt Disney […]

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The Government Can’t Stand Decentralized Innovations Like Bitcoin, so It Tries to Ruin Them

The Government Can’t Stand Decentralized Innovations Like Bitcoin, so It Tries to Ruin ThemFeeding the homeless, affordable medicine, an easy-to-use gas can design, starting a small business to meet the needs of one’s community — borderless, permissionless P2P electronic payments. These are all simple, practical activities and tools that can be leveraged in decentralized fashion to benefit human societies immensely. So why do we see governments consistently and […]

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Rumors of Bitcoin’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Rumors of Bitcoin’s Death Are Greatly ExaggeratedAccording to the Bitcoin Obituary Page, Bitcoin died 379 times between 2010-2019 of an astonishing array of causes. The number is undoubtedly understated since it is based on a limited sample of obituaries. Despite the glee with which the corpses of Bitcoin are contemplated, however, cryptocurrency thrives because it continues to fill the human need […]

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How Popular Is the Dark Web in India? A Look at Increasing Tech Use and Free Market Potential

How Popular Is the Dark Web in India? A Look at Increasing Tech Use and Free Market PotentialNow that the Reserve Bank of India’s banking ban on cryptocurrencies has been lifted by a recent Supreme Court decision, there is reinvigorated interest in bitcoin within the South Asian nation. Exchanges can reconnect to banking institutions and offer the support they formerly did to their customers. But what about those who prefer to continue […]

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A Sea Change to Crypto Hits America, Again

A Sea Change to Crypto Hits America, AgainA sea change is coming to cryptocurrency in America. It is likely to hit in two separate waves: a central bank digital currency (CBDC) and draconian regulation that shuts down free-market activities, including development. Also Read: No Backdoor on Human Rights: Why Encryption Cannot Be Compromised The Wave of a Central Bank Digital Currency Robert […]

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Next Step Mobile Surveillance: How You Walk, Your Heartbeat – Why Bitcoin Matters to Combat Government Privacy Invasion

Next Step Mobile Surveillance: How You Walk, Your Heartbeat – Why Bitcoin Matters to Combat Government Privacy InvasionIt may sound like something from a dystopian cyberpunk movie, but payment providers could soon be validating transactions by the way users walk, their heartbeat, veins, and more. Mastercard has recently revealed they “have been testing heartbeat, vein technology, and the way people walk to authenticate people.” The high tech proposal, designed to fight hackers […]

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Bitcoin and Doomsday Preppers — Would Crypto Have Any Survival Value If SHTF?

Bitcoin and Doomsday Preppers — Would Crypto Have Any Survival Value If SHTF?As so-called “doomsday prepping” grows in popularity thanks to news of coronavirus lockdown in Chinese cities, red flag gun laws and rampant Fed stimulus in the U.S., preparedness enthusiasts are asking about the viability of bitcoin in a SHTF situation. From cautious, light investor, to vehement denigrator of the “NSA-created surveillance money,” there is no […]

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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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Unnecessary Evil: How Government Regulations Kill Crypto Startups and Encourage Crime

Unnecessary Evil: How Government Regulations Kill Crypto Startups and Encourage CrimeThanks to the EU’s most recent money laundering directive, a small business called Post-a-coin, which sold cute postcards pre-loaded with tiny amounts of bitcoin, is being forced to shut down. Meanwhile, the most heinous criminals in history are continuing to facilitate violence, trafficking and laundering of cash with impunity. Also Read: Why the Counter Economy […]

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