Cryptocurrency Is Agorism in Action

Cryptocurrency Is Agorism in Action

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 counter-economics. Counter-economics is “the study or practice of all peaceful human action which is forbidden by the State.” Agorists, SEK3 wrote, are “counter-economists with libertarian consciousness.” As such, they refuse to participate in the state or to use violence except in…

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Curious About Bitcoin, Nigerians See Increasing Opportunities to Buy and Spend Cryptocurrencies

Curious About Bitcoin, Nigerians See Increasing Opportunities to Buy and Spend Cryptocurrencies

Higher prices since the start of the year have been restoring popular interest in cryptocurrencies. Google searches for “bitcoin” have increased since December to about half of those registered in June last year. There’s one country that sticks out as a benchmark for the indicator. Nigeria has consistently topped the chart in the past 12 months. Only a couple of other African nations, Ghana and South Africa, come close. Also read: Wifi Sharing Platform Wicrypt…

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The Many Facts Pointing to Dorian Nakamoto Being Satoshi

The Many Facts Pointing to Dorian Nakamoto Being Satoshi

In March 2014, a Newsweek columnist named Leah McGrath Goodman published a story called “The Face Behind Bitcoin.” She claimed Bitcoin’s inventor was a retired physicist named Dorian Nakamoto. When Goodman arrived at Dorian’s home in California, he said he was “no longer involved in that” and he “cannot discuss it.” The commentary prompted Goodman and her Newsweek cohorts to assume he was talking about the creation of Bitcoin, so they published an exposé about…

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More On-Ramps, Liquidity, Options: Why Bitcoin’s Next Bull Run Will Be Different

More On-Ramps, Liquidity, Options: Why Bitcoin’s Next Bull Run Will Be Different

Bitcoin’s next bull run will look very different from the last one. In 2017, BTC took the elevator to $20K before following the stairs down to $3K over the course of 12 months. In 2020, as bitcoin prepares for its halvening – followed by another potential price run – the cryptocurrency landscape looks very different. Here’s what’s improved since 2017. Also read: Tradeblock Estimates Post-Halving Mining Cost of $12,500 per BTC More Fiat Gateways In…

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Steemit for Sale: Popular Crypto Blogging Platform Sold to Tron, Community Reacts

Steemit for Sale: Popular Crypto Blogging Platform Sold to Tron, Community Reacts

Crypto blogging platform Steemit is undergoing a big change, migrating from its own Steem blockchain to the Tron network. The struggling crypto blogging platform launched in 2016 and made waves when big name libertarian users began to make thousands of dollars per post. The platform’s heyday was short-lived, however, and after the departure of co-founder Dan Larimer of EOS fame, attempts to rebrand, and layoffs, it has finally ended up in the care of crypto…

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84 PBOC Digital Currency Patents Show the Extent of China’s Digital Yuan

84 PBOC Digital Currency Patents Show the Extent of China’s Digital Yuan

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has reportedly filed 84 patents relating to its plans to launch a digital currency. The patents reveal the central bank’s plans which include integrating digital currency wallets into existing retail bank accounts. The potential for the Chinese central bank digital currency to achieve scale from the get-go has put several other central banks worldwide on high alert. Also read: Trump Views Crypto a Threat, Proposes Countermeasures in New Budget…

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