Money and State
Money and State
"Give me control of a nation's money, and I care not who makes its laws."
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Mea Culpa

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." -Mark Twain So today a friend of mine posted a link on /r/bitcoin to a Liberty Entrepreneurs podcast with me and Roger Ver. The link never appeared for anyone but the friend who published...

Jeremy’s Challenge and Free Market Charity

Jeremy Gardner (@Disruptepreneur), a friend and pioneer in Bitcoinland, posed a wonderfully-written “Libertarian Challenge” several days ago. The objective was to convince someone to match his $1,000 donation to Unsung, an innovative new philanthropic platform for more effectively feeding the homeless, launched by non other than Bitcoin's own boy, Jason King. If the donation was matched, Jeremy promised to...

Looting of the Fox

Looting of the Fox The Story of Sabotage at ShapeShift Bitcoin, as any system of man, exhibits together both the highest ideals of utopia, and the lowest residual trash of society. This is the story of how ShapeShift, a leading blockchain asset exchange platform, was betrayed. Not once, not twice, but three times in less...

It’s All About the Blockchain

Blockchain is so hot right now. 2015 was the year the narrative changed. Bitcoin is out, blockchain is in. Attend any financial conference and you'll hear panels about the brilliance of private distributed ledgers. Private blockchain initiatives like R3 CEV have attracted over 25 of the world's top banks to participate. Airports everywhere are displaying...

Mea Culpa

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." -Mark Twain So today a friend of mine posted a link on /r/bitcoin to a Liberty Entrepreneurs podcast with me and Roger Ver. The link never appeared for anyone but the friend who published it. It appeared to have been actively censored from /r/bitcoin. I decided action needed to...

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Jeremy’s Challenge and Free Market Charity

Jeremy Gardner (@Disruptepreneur), a friend and pioneer in Bitcoinland, posed a wonderfully-written “Libertarian Challenge” several days ago. The objective was to convince someone to match his $1,000 donation to Unsung, an innovative new philanthropic platform for more effectively feeding the homeless, launched by non other than Bitcoin's own boy, Jason King. If the donation was matched, Jeremy promised to change his voter registration from Democrat to Libertarian, and vote for Gary Johnson in the...

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Looting of the Fox

Looting of the Fox The Story of Sabotage at ShapeShift Bitcoin, as any system of man, exhibits together both the highest ideals of utopia, and the lowest residual trash of society. This is the story of how ShapeShift, a leading blockchain asset exchange platform, was betrayed. Not once, not twice, but three times in less than a month. In total, nearly two-hundred thousand dollars in cryptocurrency was stolen by thieves...

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It’s All About the Blockchain

Blockchain is so hot right now. 2015 was the year the narrative changed. Bitcoin is out, blockchain is in. Attend any financial conference and you'll hear panels about the brilliance of private distributed ledgers. Private blockchain initiatives like R3 CEV have attracted over 25 of the world's top banks to participate. Airports everywhere are displaying Bloomberg Markets' recent cover story, featuring Wall St. tour-de-force Blythe Masters sitting elegantly behind a...

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Bitcoin, Value, and Ponzi Schemes

It appears that Gary North has used the falling Bitcoin price as an opportunity to reacquaint us with his condemnation of Bitcoin as a Ponzi Scheme. No doubt others will do the same in the coming days and weeks. http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/staff-editorials/11338/bitcoin-ponzi-scheme/ And while many casually-ignorant skeptics have called Bitcoin a ponzi scheme, Gary North is one of the only professionally-ignorant individuals to still hold this view. Sure, there are smart, professional...

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Erik on The Peter Schiff Show; Currency Stability, Salary, Investment

Erik joins Peter on The Peter Schiff Show and discusses currency stability, bitcoin salaries, and "investing" in cryptocurrency http://youtu.be/7mUn-d8R98k Peter: Joining our program now is Erik Voorhees. Erik is a writer, entrepreneur, a bit of an economist. He’s also an early Bitcoin adapter, used to work with the company called BitInstant. Now, he’s with the company Coinapult, which I’m sure has something to do with Bitcoin. Erik, welcome to the Peter Schiff show....

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Erik on CoinBrief: BitLicense

Erik Voorhees speaks with Sean Wince of CoinBrief about the upcoming BitLicense legislature, Bitcoin and politics, and the future of new altcurrency. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6dboY9FtDo Sean: This is the first CoinBrief interview that we are having with the prominent member of the Bitcoin community. This is Erik Voorhees. He’s a startup founder founded Coinapult, as well as SatoshiDice. Have you done anything else that you want to add to your résumé for...

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Economics of Bitcoin Panel – Bitcoin 2013 Conference

Erik, along with other experts on altcurrency host a panel on the Economics of Bitcoin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXxqh8FX0iI Peter: Maybe you should’ve asked for the lighting talk? Erik: Is this on? Yeah. Alright, I think we're going to get started. Thank you all for joining us in this panel right here. I'll re-introduce myself in case there are new people. My name is Erik Voorhees. I'm involved in a number of Bitcoin...

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Bitcoin 101 With Erik and Roger

Angelia Ong from CalvinAyre.com interviewed Erik Voorhees and Roger Ver about the basics of Bitcoin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59bxqxAdCiM Angelia: Hi guys! This is Angelia Ong for CalvinAyre.com and here with me right now is Mr. Erik Voorhees and Mr. Roger Ver of BitInstant.com. Can you tell us more about Bitcoin? Erik: Yeah, Bitcoin is both a payment system and it is a currency itself. Somewhat like Paypal is a payment system but...

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Reflections on the NYDFS Bitcoin Proposal and the Right of Privacy

Today, as human society progresses onward, Coinmap broke 5,000 global business listings, South African payment processor Payfast enabled their 30,000 merchants to accept Bitcoin, and the NY Dept. of Financial Services made financial privacy a crime, supported (at least superficially) by some leaders in the Bitcoin industry. Let's review... The proposed digital currency regulation from Benjamin Lawsky, the Superintendent of 20 million/6 billion people's financial decisions, has been on the...

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