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

</header> <strong>Crypto awareness is reaching levels almost unimaginable just years ago, with telecommunications giants, big banks, mainstream</strong><strong> 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 …

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Nature Abhors a Vacuum: Why Trump’s Proposed Negative Rates Bode Well for Bitcoin

</header> <strong>In a recent tweet, U.S. president Donald Trump delved into an explosive, all-caps-loaded mini-rant about the necessity of getting “interest rates down to ZERO, or less.” The bombastic politician stressed the need for America to refinance its debt, trailing off with some superficially conservative speak about the U.S. and its “great currency, power, and …

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Connecting Cash to the Internet Using Stablecoins

</header> <p dir=”ltr”><strong>Most often overlooked in the fintech space is the world’s most scalable and private payment system: cash. It is used in every country around the world and despite its much exaggerated demise, according to the G4S Global Cash Report 2018, cash circulation has risen to 9.6% of GDP across developed and emerging market …

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Government Hates Crypto Because It Empowers the People, Not Because It’s Used for Crime

A recent article from MIT Technology Review has leveraged a somewhat sensationalist headline to stir up fear about bitcoin and crypto. The article, written about a “hidden” government weapon to be deployed against Bitcoin, references September 3 senate subcommittee testimony by Washington D.C. consulting firm Financial Integrity Network. In the testimony, Vice President of the …

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Total Surveillance Coin Will Be a Dystopia if Controlled by Facebook or Government

</header> <strong>Digital currency provides unprecedented abilities to spy on and control what people do, and having that power in the hands of a few people is very dangerous. The Big Tech monopolies of Silicon Valley are building a future where your every action is monitored, and giving Facebook control over what you can and can’t …

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Agorism and Bitcoin: Free People Don’t Ask Maxine Waters for Permission

</header> <strong>Anti-agorism Congressional Representative Maxine Waters still has misgivings about Facebook’s proposed Libra digital currency, even after meeting with Swiss government officials to discuss the tech last week. The sustained reservations echo the message of July’s open letter from the House of Representatives to Facebook, calling for a halt on Libra’s ongoing development. While many …

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Reformed BTC Maximalist Erik Finman Proves the Value of Unschooling

</header> <strong>A 12-year-old, future unschooling advocate at an Occupy Wall Street protest learns about Bitcoin while running from the cops. He invests. Later, the independent Erik Finman will become the supposed “world’s youngest bitcoin millionaire” at age 18. That’s not where the story ends, though. The high school dropout has since gone on to launch …

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Doing What You Want With Your Money Is a Fundamental Right

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Since the birth of Bitcoin, crusaders fighting for the separation of money and state discovered a new payment tool that bypasses the nation state’s control over the monetary system. For over ten years now, lots of people have been using digital currencies to hide from prying eyes of governments in order to …

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The Push to Kill Cash – Australia’s Proposed Ban Shows It’s Not Conspiracy Theory

</header> <strong>The supposed coordination of governments and tech companies to create a one-world, cashless society is often viewed as little more than fodder for silly Youtube conspiracy videos. After all, cash is still king in daily life, even in extremely high-tech, innovative societies like Japan. Upon closer examination, though, current realities like Australia’s proposed cash …

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Fiat Lite vs. Freedom Maximalist: The Two Types of Bitcoiner

</header> <strong>As regulation continues growing exponentially for cryptocurrencies worldwide, a chasm is yawning ever deeper between supporters. On the one hand, many yearn for massive adoption and clear regulations so they can get on with their trading, and get on with their lives – not to mention the lucrative value gains attendant to such ubiquity. …

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