Category Archives: Op-Ed

Is Bitcoin A “Cult”? A Former Paypal CEO Seems To Think So

From the belief that Satoshi is Craig Wright, to some considering that Bitcoin is going zero, this nascent industry has had its fair share of unpopular and contrasting opinions. A former Paypal CEO’s appearance on CNBC has only cemented this theme, with this legacy market proponent likening crypto to a cult. Bitcoin Is A Cult? I Don’t Think So Although the

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Curing the Disease of Control with Taoism and Crypto-Anarchy

Many people lust for control. They need to control objects, animals, and people. This need for domination leads some to use violence to sate their urges. Their blind obedience to control unlocks a pathology that destroys their thinking faculties. It turns them into animals, driven by a fetish for control. In some ways, this need to manage their surroundings can

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Bitcoin is a Permissionless, Decentralized Firearm: Cody Wilson is Satoshi Nakamoto

The path to a cryptocurrency revolution might just run through a sleepy Austin, Texas industrial park, home to offices of Cody Wilson and his company, Defense Distributed in the United States. Parallels exist between downloadable files from a website, allowing users access to 3D printable firearms, and a permissionless, decentralized, censorship-resistant medium of exchange. If the world’s most powerful government

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Apocalyptic Predictions About Privacy Coins Are Very Wide of the Mark

Bitcoin is a permissionless ledger. In plain English, that means you don’t need to ask anyone’s damn permission to use it. There are no terms and conditions to read, no checkbox to tick, and no forms to sign before you can send or receive bitcoin. But if some people had their way, pseudonymous cryptocurrencies, as well as anonymous coins like

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Cryptowhispers: Binance Token Listing Quote – 400 BTC, $2.5 Million

Tantalizing, unconfirmed rumors are bouncing from crypto Twitter, and this time it’s Expanse co-founder Christopher Franko leading the charge. Mr. Franko insists he was quoted 400 bitcoin core (BTC), roughly $2.5 million as of this writing, for a token listing on the exchange Binance. On the cross accusation that he is lying, Mr. Franko further insisted “I literally have nothing

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OKEx Clawback Debacle Helps Case for a Regulated Bitcoin ETF

The OKEx debacle shows us that exchanges are dropping the ball when it comes to preventative risk management, helping the case for regulated Bitcoin futures and exchange-traded funds (ETF).  Ask for forgiveness later, not permission now. This seems the defining mantra for most cryptocurrency exchanges. Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange, OKEx, is no exception to the rule. On August 3rd, the

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Nobel Economist Paul Krugman Outlines His Issues with Cryptocurrency

In a recent New York Times op-ed titled “Transaction Costs and Tethers: Why I’m a Crypto Skeptic” Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman gave another explanation as to why he is a skeptic of the usefulness and future of cryptocurrencies. Paul Krugman has been an Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times who writes the occasional article lambasting cryptocurrencies.  His articles

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Paul Krugman is Wrong Again

Paul Krugman, the famed economist who’s made a career out of being wrong about things, is wrong again. That in itself is no more surprising than the fact that his latest op-ed takes aim at his favorite bête noire – bitcoin. The surprising part is that Krugman has resorted to the same hackneyed arguments he always uses to attack cryptocurrency.

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The Story of How Bitcoin Was Compromised

Cryptocurrency is to money what the internet is to information. It is a powerful and potent technology, with the power to transform the world. It is an evolutionary tool in the sense that it is already propelling humanity forward. Crypto will help human beings abolish banks, governments, and other organizations with single points of failure. Nonetheless, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and iconoclasts

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Profiles in Crypto-Awesome: Brock Pierce

Child-actor, serial-entrepreneur, pre-YouTube content creator, MMORPG milker, early bitcoin adopter, and co-creator of two of the top ten cryptocurrencies — number-9 on Forbes’ Richest People in Crypto is donating his entire $1 billion fortune to rebuild Puerto Rico into Cryptopia. Welcome to the weird world of Brock Pierce. Character Profile It’s fair to say that cryptocurrency has its share of colorful characters — from the

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