May 042015
 
Stages of Disruption

Discussions of how Bitcoin will forever alter the financial landscape abound on Internet forums. Newcomers to the world of open source, distributed currency are excited by the prospect of cheaper and more secure e-commerce. Perhaps some recognize a nuanced conflict between Bitcoin and, say, Western Union or credit cards that will play out in an unknown fashion in the distant future. Still others, who have taken the time to study Bitcoin and the lineage of […]

Mar 202015
 
Google #DontExposeEvil - Pro Peace Meme contest

Just two days ago Google suspended Antiwar.com’s Adsense account after citing a violation of its violence policy. The violation was from a non-functioning advertisement code embedded in a 11 year old blog post showing photos of torture and abuse from the Abu Ghraib military prison in Iraq. In a post yesterday from gawker.com, Google admitted to acting hastily by not providing a 72 hour warning of the violation. The email from the Google representative went on to indicate […]

Feb 022015
 
How Bitcoin Can Create a Truly Global Anti-War Coalition

War Preserves the Petrodollar As the BRICS countries continue to move away from the hegemony of the petrodollar, the U.S. Empire is desperately striking back, putting sanctions on Russia and fueling the crisis in Ukraine in order to maintain its superpower status. In a recent article titled “Energy War to Currency War”, geopolitical analyst Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya spelled out the U.S. machinations of oil price manipulation and concerted attacks on the Ruble. Currency wars and […]

Jan 162015
 
NH Representative Pushes Back on Virtual Currency Regulation

New Hampshire Representative Daniel Tamburello introduced legislation to exempt virtual currency users from Licensing of Money Transmitters. This legislation is similar to the Model Legislation I proposed on this blog in August of last year. Another proposal before the New Hampshire legislature would “requir[e] the state treasurer to develop an implementation plan for the state to accept bitcoin as payment for taxes and fees.” The text of this legislation is not yet available, however, I […]

Dec 022014
 
Decentralize All the Homeless Outreach!

Homeless outreach is a difficult calling that many assume centralized organizations are taking care of efficiently, but this is simply not the case. Because of grants with strings attached, many organizations have their hands tied by the state and this limits their ability to reach as many people in need. Homelessness is a huge problem nationwide, and many people slip through the cracks of these aid organizations. By decentralizing our efforts, we can have the […]