Showing posts with label Bitcoin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bitcoin. Show all posts

March 20, 2018

Why our world needs digital currency

fromMedium: A very easily understood explanation of cryptocurrency and why it should matter to you.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle   

Trump to unveil opioid plan seeking death penalty for drug dealers

fromReuters: Authoritarian president advocates murder for those involved in approved voluntary exchange.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange   

Amazon deletes reviews of conservative authors with no explanation

fromPJMedia: Every authoritarian worth his salt knows that good ideas can be rebutted, but great ones must be censored.
Indoctrination and Censorship     Media Bias on Parade   

San Francisco is suffering from the excesses of its own liberalism

fromTheFederalist: The astounding level of mismanagement and general deterioration of public decency will continue to plague the city until reasonable measures are taken to combat vagrancy.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery  

ACLU asks in lawsuit: Why is the TSA searching digital devices on domestic flights?

fromLATimes: Government's contempt of the Constitution, in general, and the Fourth Amendment, in particular, is beyond depressing.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make 

In gambling battle, both sides are wrong

fromReason: Neither supporters nor opponents want to consider personal liberty.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

February 7, 2018

Governments hate Bitcoin and cash for the same reason: they protect people’s privacy.

fromReason: Officials want to track every financial transaction you make, and they see cryptocurrencies and cash alike as barriers to achieving that goal.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market     The Government is Not Us

Nunes duels the Deep State

fromCreators: Patrick Buchanan: "That memo worked up in the Intel Committee of Chairman Devin Nunes may not have sunk the Mueller investigation, but from the sound of the secondary explosions, this torpedo was no dud."
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Is it a crime or free speech to flip off a cop?

fromIndyStar: Hint: The Constitution protects free expression but not does not insulate one from being butt-hurt.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Law enforcement uses smart meter parking apps to spy on everyone

fromMassPrivateI: Smart Meter Parking Apps are collecting tons of personal information and creating a huge database of where and when you park.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Walter E Williams: Let's Limit Spending

fromCreators: The true measure of government's impact on our lives is government spending, not taxing.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Jordan Peterson - Realize Your Potential

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: How to maximize your shot to have a fulfilling life.
The Pursuit of Happiness

Augur Could Be The Greatest Gambling Platform In History. Is There Anything The Government Can Do To Stop It?

by Jim Epstein. The wisdom of the crowds. An online gambling platform could do to the neighborhood bookie what electric refrigerators did to the ice delivery man. Coming this fall, Augur will allow participants to wager money on any future event of their choosing. Software will set the odds, collect the bets, and disperse the winnings. The price alone    ... MORE

Snoop Dogg Learns One Reason Bitcoin Is Better Than Cash

by Nuno Menezes. Combating civil asset forfeiture. Calvin Broadus AKA Snoop Dogg recently had another encounter with European authorities. This Saturday, Snoop Dogg was taken by surprise by the financial police in southern Italy while carrying $422,000 in cash, an amount which needs to be declared to be legally transported across European Union   ... MORE

How Bitcoin Can Save You During A Financial Crisis

by Robert Taylor.     A little rebellion. What would you do if the US government suddenly announced a bank holiday, limits or bans on ATM withdrawals or other types of cash and capital controls? Or implemented a “bail-in” where part of your bank deposits were used to further pyramid debt and save an oligarchical financial system? Is there any doubt  ... MORE

John Stossel: Mankiller Money?

PC money.     A woman will be on the new $10 bill, bumping Alexander Hamilton aside. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he will choose the woman by year's end, based on "input from the public." In one survey of the "public," the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller, placed fourth. I understand the wish to counter    ... MORE

Meet Chuck Schumer, The Next Senate Minority Leader

by Nick Gillespie.     A partial listing of some of things that the NY political hack has tried to ban. It's long been said that the most dangerous place in Washington is between Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and a TV camera. With news of the resignation of the historically awful Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the odds are good that Schumer will now ascend  ... MORE

The Free State Project: A Libertarian Testing Ground

by Kashmir Hill.       Long before billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel dreamed up the idea of a floating libertarian island nation, a 24-year-old Yale grad student named Jason Sorens proposed a far more down-to-earth experiment for those who wanted to live the limited government lifestyle: that a critical mass of “freedom-loving people…    ... MORE

Why Milton Friedman's Vision For A Bitcoin Was Accurate

by Victoria Wagner Ross.      Bitcoin has had many supporters and many critics as it exploded in popularity and news over the past year. CoinDesk has featured Milton Friedman’s predictions today about a decentralized currency and how it will be part of the future in a global economy. Consider the numbers of 25,000 merchants now        ... MORE

TSA Reportedly Demands To Inspect Luggage For Bitcoin

by Gregory Ferenstein.        Davi Baker wasn’t quite sure how to comply with the TSA’s demands to inspect his bags for Bitcoin. Baker had found himself in a testy exchange with airport security personnel during an enhanced screening, and they wanted an additional search of his belongings. “We saw Bitcoin in your bag and need to check,”   ... MORE

John Stossel: Bitcoin Revolution

Why Stossel chose to invest.               The big online retailer now accepts payment in Bitcoin. That's good news for lovers of liberty because Bitcoins give us an alternative to government-controlled money. Bitcoins are a currency created by anonymous, private tech nerds, not by government. Governments don't like            ... MORE

Jerry Brito: Bitcoin - More Than Money

Changing the future of currency.     On August 6, Judge Magistrate Amos Maazant of U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas made many a headline when he became the first known United States government official to declare that Bitcoin-the non-government and non-bank currency, payments network, and anarchic digital         ... MORE

Silk Road 2.0 Resurrects Online Drugs Marketplace

Black market site adds new security measures. Silk Road, the online drugs marketplace which was shut down by the FBI in October, has been resurrected by a group of the site’s former moderators and users. Dubbed Silk Road 2.0, the new site taunts the authorities from the start with a login page that features a pastiche of the FBI’s seizure.    ... MORE

Why Whiskey Was Money And Bitcoins Might Be

by Brian Lasorsa.       Currency is a crossroads for many free market advocates. Monetarists, including Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, have long argued in favor of central banks stabilizing price levels. They say the institution would provide a sense of comfort to debtors and creditors wary of inflation. Constitutionalists, albeit embracing a general  ... MORE

Zachary Warbrodt: Congress Starts Looking Into Bitcoin

Politicians worried they can't control digital currency.     A Senate committee is pressing federal regulators and law enforcement officials to explain how they plan to oversee Bitcoin and other virtual currencies as the issue gains increasing attention from government officials concerned about the role these new markets will play   ... MORE