Oct 202014
 
CryptoThrift's "Important Announcement" And My Response

I received an “Important Announcement” from the CryptoThrift team regarding their recent problem with people “making sales outside of CryptoThrift.” That has always struck me as a strange rule for peer-to-peer e-commerce sites. You can send each other messages, but you can’t use that message system to resolve your transactions among yourselves. I get it. It’s about fees, and it’s in the Terms and Conditions of every site I’ve ever used, but I’m always wondered [...]

Oct 142014
 
Bitcoin Rises in the Death Throes of Empire

The recent news about PayPal’s integration of Bitcoin created a new spark for the world’s first stateless currency. Early last year, Overstock.com became the first major online retailer to accept Bitcoin. Other large merchants like Dell, Tiger Direct and Expedia soon followed their lead. Since its inception in 2010, Bitcoin continues to attract merchants, new adopters and innovators into the network. PayPal’s move is another big milestone for this young decentralized digital currency. As the [...]

Oct 102014
 
War is Some Bad S#!% with Angela Keaton and Scott Horton

Angela Keaton of AntiWar.com sits down in a Liberty.me event with Scott Horton from The Scott Horton Show to discuss how the foreign policy of the U.S. is tragically flawed and how war is some seriously bad shit. It’s a refreshingly frank interview packed with information. Angela will be speaking at the upcoming Libertopia festival in San Diego and Scott does a regular radio show with intriguing interviews on war and foreign policy. In reflection [...]

Oct 092014
 
10 Ways Bitcoin Trumps Fiat Currency

Traditional currency such as the US Dollar has some drawbacks, most of which seem to be overlooked or taken for granted by most people. Bitcoin can solve some of these problems as well as offer improvements. Below are some of the advantages bitcoin has over traditional currencies. 1. Decentralized Bitcoin is a decentralized currency. No central entity regulates it or controls it. Not having a central entity means no entity can’t inflate bitcoin’s price or [...]

Sep 152014
 
Who is Satoshi Nakamoto – Part I & II EverydayBitcoin.org

The article was originally published at EverydayBitcoin.org. Author Ben Saylor has joined our growing list of contributors and we will be running some of his older posts here. This two part blog is very timely with the recent news of Satoshi’s old email account being hacked. Who is Satoshi Nakamoto – Part I In 2008, someone using the pseudonym “Satoshi Nakamoto” published a paper proposing a new kind of digital currency that uses cryptography for security and [...]