Op-Ed

James Sweet: Voices of Dissent

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>If you are a voice of dissent, you have a unique opportunity. You live in a time that puts you at an advantage to change the world for the better. It’s true that the world is always changing; change is the only constant. But I am convinced that you have a strong …

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21M Bitcoin and the Promise of Scarcity

In Bitcoin, the promise of a limited supply is great. This was one of the biggest things that initially appealed to me when I heard about Bitcoin. “No more than twenty one million bitcoins will ever exist!” But can this promise be kept in the long run? Has the Promise Already Been Broken? Some would …

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Facebook’s latest “groups” disaster will only make it more toxic

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Images Facebook is pushing yet another set of new features and policies designed to minimize harm in the homestretch to Election Day while also increasing “community” for users. But these features will do nothing to mitigate existing problems—and they will likely cause new, more widespread harms to both users and …

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Party at Vitalik’s House? For DeFi, it’s Do-or-Die

Ethereum gas prices have set new records, with single DeFi transactions costing over $10 in fees. High fees are the result of congestion, as users pay ever higher fees to ensure their transaction gets into a block. As DeFi takes off, the price of gas on Ethereum threatens its future. Or does it? Is the …

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Working in the Cryptocurrency Industry as a Woman

It seems there is a lot of turmoil happening in the world, as the year 2020 keeps giving and giving. From natural disasters, a global pandemic, and race wars and riots, everyone is wondering what will happen next. However, something happened earlier this year that resonated with me personally, and I wanted to touch on …

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Robert Rorschach: 20 Reasons Not to Vote

If one votes, one participates. If one participates, one condones and endorses the process, and subsequently, what those elected ‘representatives’ do and say in your name. Reason 2. Electoral promises are meaningless because politicians are able to lie to gain the favor of the electorate, and then do exactly what they want once they have …

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Microstrategy’s $250 Million Bitcoin Buy Consequential

When a publicly owned company decides to invest about $250 million in an asset that was widely attacked more than a decade ago, it says a lot about how the world has changed. The reasons and the timing of Microstrategy’s bitcoin incursion could not have come at a better time for the company’s investors. The …

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Lysander Spooner: Natural Law – The Science of Justice

The science of mine and thine – the science of justice – is the science of all human rights; of all a man’s rights of person and property; of all his rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The essay “Natural Law- The Science of Justice” or a “Treatise on Natural Law, Natural …

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Why the Rise of the CBDC Is Bad for Your Privacy

Like, hate, or fear them, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are on their way. There will be no stopping them. From Sweden to Thailand and China to Canada, governments the world over are experimenting with CBDCs. While most are being undertaken as pilots at this stage, China’s is all but ready for primetime. Social Credit …

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J. A. McDonald: The Longest Running Case of Mass Hysteria

It is a mass delusion on an epic scale, beyond that of any known mental illness or fallacious belief. It is neither genetic nor viral nor bacterial, yet it has spread to each corner of the world and overtaken it. Statism, the belief in a forceful and coercive government, is an affliction that almost all …

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