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Decentralization and What Section 230 Really Means for Freedom of Speech

With U.S. President Donald Trump clashing with social media behemoth Twitter, what does the fight over “Section 230” really mean and can decentralization offer a better solution? U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order last Thursday, seeking to amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Section 230 prevents social media companies from civil …

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‘We Need 30 Different Words for Censorship”, Feat. Andreas M. Antonopoulos

‘The best Sundays are for long reads and deep conversations. Recently the hosts of the Let’s Talk Bitcoin! Show gathered to discuss state sponsored propaganda, corporate censorship and how cryptocurrency or decentralization changes the game. The rallying cry of the totalitarian is “He farted first”, but if both systems have produced similar outcomes, is there much …

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Good podcast vibes for the nerdy set: Our recent faves in science, research

Enlarge / Ars’ creative director Aurich Lawson describes this image as: “good vibes, friends, and listening to the reaches of space.” We like to think that fits well with our latest podcast recommendations. Aurich Lawson / Getty Images In some ways, podcasts are among the most quarantine-proof forms of entertainment right now. Maybe some bigger …

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The Battle for the Future of Money, Feat. Lawrence Summers, CZ, Michelle Phan, the Winklevoss Brothers, The Chainsmokers and More

As the economic dimension of the COVID-19 crisis comes into clearer view, what have we learned about the battle for the future of money? Does the dollar reign supreme? Are within-the-system competitors like the euro or China’s digital yuan gaining ground? Does an outside the system alternative like bitcoin stand a chance?  Over the last …

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Bitcoin News Roundup for May 29, 2020

With bitcoin and many traditional markets down on the day, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back! Bitcoin’s bulls are taking a breather as the traditional markets get the jitters over rising tensions between the U.S. and China. The Twitter account of BSV-based social media platform Twetch was suspended Thursday without warning, said Twetch co-founder Josh Petty. …

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Deglobalization and Other Narrative Violations, Feat. Geoff Lewis

In a world where conventional wisdom has never been more up for grabs, one VC explains why there is opportunity in alternative narratives. The battle to control narratives is the battle to shape how people understand the world around them. But the traditional gatekeepers of narratives – the media – have never had more competition …

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The Shadow of Satoshi’s Ghost: Why Bitcoin Mythology Matters

How the myth-making around Satoshi reinforces what makes bitcoin unique in the landscape of global monies. On Wednesday, a batch of coins mined just a month after bitcoin’s birth were moved. It was the first time since August 2017 that any bitcoin from early 2009 had been transferred, and the action set Bitcoin Twitter on …

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Where Bitcoin Fits in the New Monetary Order

The third part of The Breakdown’s Money Reimagined series looks at the role of bitcoin and USD stablecoins in the new global monetary order. Niall Ferguson has called this moment an “age of experimentation” when it comes to currencies. One of the unique features of this moment is the experiments are not limited to the …

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Surveying the Carnage: Movies, Sports and Education in Crisis

As the COVID-19 crisis grows, some industries will recover quickly, but some won’t recover at all. In this episode we help you understand which is which. This is the second in a series of episodes on how the economic crisis is challenging and transforming different industries. NLW looks at: Disclosure Read More The leader in …

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Scams, Schemes and Crypto Privacy, Feat. Preston Byrne

CoinDesk reporter Leigh Cuen is joined by attorney Preston Byrne, a partner at the Washington, D.C., office of Anderson Kill, to talk about schemes, scams and constitutional rights. For daily insights and unique perspectives listen or subscribe to the CoinDesk Podcast Network with Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Stitcher, RadioPublica, IHeartRadio or RSS. …

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