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Christophe Cieters: Monopoly Money

[Jul 11 10:10 PM] As money developed and people opted to place it in secured storage, banks started issuing banknotes which represented a client’s deposit at the bank and the promise to redeem each note for the amount of gold it represented at a 100% reserve…

Timothy C. May: Libertaria in Cyberspace

[Jun 27 1:55 PM] Here are a few points about why “cyberspace,” or a computer-mediated network, is more hospitable than physical locations for the kind of “crypto-anarchy” libertarian system I’ve been describing. Several folks have…

Benjamin R. Tucker: Why I Am An Anarchist

[Jun 20 7:45 PM] Why am I an Anarchist? That is the question which the editor of the Twentieth Century has requested me to answer for his readers. I comply; but, to be frank, I find it a difficult task. If the editor or one of his contributors had only suggested a…

Ayn Rand: Francisco d’Anconia’s Speech on Money

[Jun 13 11:30 PM] “So you think that money is the root of all evil?” said Francisco d’Anconia. “Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able…

Carl Watner: The Tragedy of Political Government

[Jun 6 5:05 PM] “What is tragic about political government?” you might ask. Let us return to that question once we have examined the nature of political government and the State. In order to distinguish between government and other institutions in…

Carl Menger: The Nature and Origin of Money

[May 23 8:02 PM] In the early stages of trade, when economizing individuals are only slowly awakening to knowledge of the economic gains that can be derived from exploitation of existing exchange opportunities, their attention is, in keeping with the simplicity of…

How Many Women Users Before Crypto Is Not Sexist?

[Mar 17 11:05 AM] A recent headline on Micky — an iconoclastic media outlet that focuses on cryptocurrency — read “Crypto Twitterstorm: ‘Creepy sexist trolling’ or just a funny meme?” The article explained, “A post making…

Rumors of Bitcoin’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

[Mar 9 12:30 AM] According 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…

A Sea Change to Crypto Hits America, Again

[Mar 1 12:45 AM] A 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…

Cryptocurrency Is Agorism in Action

[Feb 17 11:15 AM] The book “New Libertarian Manifesto” (NLM) by libertarian-anarchist Samuel E. Konkin III (SEK3) launched a movement that has grown amazingly over the last few decades: Agorism. This is the movement of peaceful revolution through…

There’s No Such Thing as Tainted Bitcoins

[Feb 6 10:16 PM] All bitcoins are created equal. But in the eyes of blockchain forensics firms, some bitcoins are more equal than others. If these companies are to be believed, coins that have been used in criminal transactions are ‘tainted,’ destined…

Wendy McElroy: The Narrative and Philosophy of Cryptocurrency

[Feb 5 3:00 AM] “The central banks of Britain, Japan, the euro zone, Sweden and Switzerland have grouped up to assess potential use cases for digital currencies. Talk of such currencies gained momentum after Facebook announced plans last year to introduce a…

What Is the Ideal Block Size and Fee Cost?

[Jan 24 8:30 AM] Many of the debates around block size in Bitcoin operate under the false premise that the question can even be properly answered by a central authority. But markets are better at deciding these questions and block sizes and fee costs should be…

Why User Experience Is Crypto’s True ‘Killer App’

[Jan 21 10:20 PM] There’s been a lot of buzz in the space recently about the importance of user experience. Kim Dotcom’s proclamation that “Mass utility is going to lead to mass adoption,” speaks to this. Peter Schiff’s bitcoin wallet…