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First Bitcoin, then Libra: Why Nation States are Petrified

A few months ago I was on the Lite Show (Litecoin) podcast, we got to talking about Facebook’s forthcoming crypto currency, which hadn’t been named yet. I mused then that it would totally suck for the entire crypto-currency space to have come this far with Bitcoin, et al only to have Facebook swoop in and […]

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FOMO Unbound! Did we just miss the Bitcoin bottom?

I meant to write this back around May 7th or so, after I listened to “What Bitcoin Did #104” with Tuur Demester and then read his “Bitcoin in Heavy Accumulation” paper. The title of my post was supposed to be “Is Bitcoin finally putting in a bottom?” Real life got in the way of my writing, […]

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Welcome to Bitcoin’s “Trough of Disillusionment”

  The Gartner Group is widely credited with formulating the “Hype Cycle”, a trend curve that is said to model the adaptation of a new technology or paradigm. Simply put it looks like this: (read on Medium) It certainly seems to have held sway regarding the Internet revolution, where the Peak of Inflated Expectations culminated […]

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Is Bitcoin Racist? (Review of “The Politics of Bitcoin”)

It is not only those who see themselves as libertarians who, through the adoption of Bitcoin and the political communities around it, routinely distribute political and economic views that are grounded in conspiratorial, far-right accounts of the Federal Reserve and the nature of representative government… David Golumbia, “The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism” […]

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This Time is Different Part 2: What Bitcoin Really Is.

[ Medium] To me and many others, bitcoin is not a technical revolution as much as it is a triumph of political and economic incentives. — Two  Bit Idiot “Systems like Ethereum (and Bitcoin and NXT, and Bitshares, etc) are a fundamentally new class of cryptoeconomic organisms — decentralized, jurisdictionless entities that exist entirely […]

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This Time Is Different Part I: What Bitcoin Isn’t

  “[Bitcoin] won’t end well, it’s a fraud…worse than tulip bulbs…[but] if you were a drug dealer, a murderer, stuff like that, you are better off doing it in bitcoin than U.S. dollars,” — Jamie Dimon: CEO, JP Morgan Headline: JPMorgan Guilty of Money Laundering, Tried To Hide Swiss Regulator Judgement — via Cointelegraph   ( […]

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