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Doing What You Want With Your Money Is a Fundamental Right

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…

The Logbook: A look at early virtual economies

Gamers have a long history of interacting with virtual goods and currencies. From Second Life to World of Warcraft to Fortnite, virtual worlds are becoming multi-billion dollar economies that bleed into real-world economies. This week, we examine the history of the virtual economy. While most…

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

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…

The Most Important Aspect of Bitcoin Is the Separation of Money and State

Many cryptocurrency supporters believe the technology allows for the separation of money and state in a manner that’s never been seen before. Governments inflict two forms of robbery against nonviolent citizens by forcing them to pay taxes while also stealing from them silently through inflation.…

The Logbook: A brief history of the credit card

Recently we’ve seen new Bitcoin startups like Lolli and BlockFi exploring ways to offer credit cards with bitcoin rewards. The modern credit card has gone through multiple iterations before ending up at the rectangular plastic cards we are now familiar with. The first credit card-like…