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 […]

May 242014
 
Lamar Wilson and Lafe Taylor talk PheevaWallet, Potluck Capitalism, and Building Community with Bitcoin

When I went to the Texas Bitcoin Conference a couple months ago, I met Lafe Taylor and Lamar Wilson of Love Will LLC. I learned that they had designed a hot wallet that iPhone users could access by joining a co-op. By getting an enterprise license and setting up the C.O.G. Cooperative, they were able to create a wallet that followed Apple’s guidelines. The Pheeva wallet is very user friendly and they have recently partnered […]

Nov 182013
 
First Day #HoodieTheHomeless Distribution

Since September, Bitcoin Not Bombs has been fund raising for our #HoodieTheHomeless campaign, which is an entirely Bitcoin project. The fundraising is being done in Bitcoin, and the hoodies are being purchased with Bitcoin. No war dollars are exchanging hands. With the help of BitcoinStarter.com, CashIntoCoins.com, Amagi Metals, BitMit.net, Mass Appeal Inc, and the generosity of nearly 50 Bitcoin donors we were able to purchase over 150 hoodies which were ready to distribute on the eve of the […]

Nov 132013
 
Blanketgate: A Tale of Theft and Direct Action

When Pensacola City Council passed a Panhandling Ordinance essentially outlawing homelessness, one would think that would be bad enough. Where are people supposed to go when it gets colder? Is the ordinance going to be applied to shoppers who camp out for Black Friday? When the City Council declares homelessness to be an “eyesore” and we have a mayor more focused on aesthetics than rectifying the economic problems causing the growing homelessness; it’s a recipe […]

Oct 222013
 
Shire Sharing's Amanda Bouldin Provides Thanksgiving for the Needy with Bitcoin

I had the pleasure of meeting Amanda Bouldin at this years Porcfest X, where we hula hooped together and I experienced her delectable homemade ice cream. Amanda is also very active in New Hampshire and started Shire Sharing, an organization that provides Thanksgiving meals for the needy through donations. She details in this interview how Bitcoin has made the process easier to provide for those who in need and how agorism is an excellent alternative […]