Posts Tagged ‘Bitcoin’

The Greatest PorcFest Ever Stolen

Monday, July 7th, 2014   Submitted by Davi Barker

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I just got back from a highly successful east coast tour which included both speaking at Bitcoin In The Beltway, and vending at the eleventh annual Porcupine Freedom Festival, both of which were highly lucrative. I’ve said many times that Bitcoin is a tool for personal freedom, and I’ve also said that freedom requires personal responsibility. So, when Bitcoin goes missing while I’m at the helm I have no one to blame but myself.

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Accountability in Currency

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014   Submitted by Elizabeth Kibby

AccountabilityImagine a world without a regulated currency, in which the legal system has no part in the flow of the people’s money. A world where individuals are responsible for their own purchases, transactions, and consequences. What would it be like? Could this world and its inhabitants exist, thrive, and function peacefully and cooperatively?

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Bitcoins Aren’t Money. They’re Even Better.

Monday, April 28th, 2014   Submitted by Joshua Krause

BitcoinMagicAre Bitcoins money? It’s a tricky question that everyone in the freedom movement has to ask themselves. There are plenty of debates across the net as we speak, trying to determine this pertinent fact, and I believe both sides have merit. The problem though, is we all keep trying to pigeonhole Bitcoins into two specific categories. You either think it’s money or it’s not. Neither side of the debate will ever reach a consensus for the simple fact that they haven’t bothered to consider that there is a third choice. That perhaps, Bitcoin is a form of value completely unique in the human experience, and has no traditional category.

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Kill The Precedent

Monday, March 10th, 2014   Submitted by Davi Barker

KTPIf that headline seems shocking, read it again. It does not say what you think it says. The legal concept of the precedent, whereby judicial decisions in one case are binding upon future cases, is utterly flawed, and should be abolished. In fact, the entire way Voluntaryists think about Stateless justice needs to change if we ever want our ideas about restitution to reach more than forum trolls. But if that headline still offends you, just pretend it says “Bitcoin, Pizza, and the Future of Justice.”

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The TSA is looking for Bitcoin

Monday, February 24th, 2014   Submitted by Davi Barker

TSABitcoinIt seems like every time I fly I have an interesting interaction with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). I make it a point to always opt out, and if possible always strike up a conversation with the man molesting me. But yesterday was by far the most frightening, as well as cautionary for Bitcoin users. I’m going to begin simply by relaying the facts as observed, including some that will seem insignificant at first. Then I will provide some analysis, as well as speculation what’s going on here. What’s absolutely clear is that the TSA is looking for Bitcoin, and Bitcoin users need to be conscious when they travel, especially internationally.

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The Future Of Healthcare

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013   Submitted by doctorcoin

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Unlike many in the society believe, the true future of healthcare lies not in it being free to all, but rather in it becoming cheaper and more accessible to all. Governments, of course, are unable to do that, since they only redistribute money and don’t innovate. But also, this future in which healthcare is cheap and accessible is actually not so far away. In fact, it has become a reality anyone can experience right now and the only question that remains is how long does it take for people to catch up with this reality and how fast the changes are going to spread within the industry.

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Clearing Up The Bitcoin Versus Gold Debate

Monday, November 4th, 2013   Submitted by Roman Skaskiw

GoldBitA lot of otherwise useful analysis of Bitcoin versus gold misses an important point. This analysis only considers physical gold, and points out its obvious disadvantages. Mainly, physical gold can’t be transported almost effortlessly, and almost instantly to anyone with an internet connection. Gold is also more difficult to divide and to verify. This analysis is accurate, but through the ingenuity of entrepreneurs, gold can behave like Bitcoin. In fact, it used to.

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Hoodie The Homeless

Saturday, September 28th, 2013   Submitted by Davi Barker

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On September 10, Bitcoin Not Bombs launched a crowd-funding campaign through BitcoinStarter.com to raise 47btc to give hoodies to the homeless in time for Winter. There are only 10 days left in that Bitcoin Starter campaign, but there are a variety of other ways to contribute to the project. One of the often unspoken goals of Bitcoin Not Bombs is good PR for bitcoin, to make it more difficult for the enemies of monetary freedom to characterize the currency and the community as solely concerned with illicit activities, and to do a little guerrilla marketing for Bitcoin in a downtrodden demographic that could really benefit from this new technology, and would make natural Agorists.

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The Million Man Market

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013   Submitted by Davi Barker

MMMDAFrom time to time some political organization decides to try to conquer the nearly insurmountable task of motivating a million activists to march on Washington DC under a single unified banner, but I have a better idea.

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Satoshi Nakamoto: Natural Elite to the Rescue

Sunday, August 4th, 2013   Submitted by Doug French

bitneedThe pursuit of sound money illustrates the effectiveness of democracy and politics, versus the natural order or anarchy. In democracies problems are discussed, factions formed, alliances made. But ultimately, the health of the state and its needs are paramount.

In a stateless world the needs of society are predominate. Entrepreneurs supply the needs of civilization.  No government gets in the way.

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