Jun 112014
 
Politicians Begin to Accept and (Attempt to) Regulate Bitcoin

The FEC recently issued an opinion that opened the door for candidates and committees to begin accepting bitcoin. An article by CoinDesk.com highlights a few of the candidates who have begun accepting the alternative currency. One such candidate is Steve Stockman, who last month introduced legislation to overturn the IRS decision that bitcoin is property. Stockman’s bill, the “Virtual Currency Tax Reform Act,” would define “Virtual currency” as “a digital representation of value that functions […]

Aug 202013
 
Stop Wars episode V: The Empire Strikes Out... #Bitcoin

Question: you know Vader dies in the movie, right? Stop Wars episode V: The Empire Strikes Out… #Bitcoin from Satoshi Nakamoto on Vimeo. http://vimeo.com/bitcoinnotbombs/stopwars I like the concept, but the mid-section at the NH Liberty Fest or whatever with Vader actually felt…kind of silly. I know there was supposed to be humor there — the IRS isn’t evil, it’s just a pencil-necked bureaucrat pushing paper (a la “Eichmann in Jersualem” by Hannah Arendt) — but […]