Defending Bitcoiners from government:  lessons from the Free State Project

Defending Bitcoiners from government: lessons from the Free State Project

Bitcoin’s focus is monetary; that of the the “free staters” is geographical. Their experiences – especially their mistakes – provide a unique lesson in what happens when a libertarian endeavor becomes prominent and established… as the crypto movement is beginning to.

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Did Feds conveniently “lose” Bitcoiner’s registration so they could indict him?

Did Feds conveniently “lose” Bitcoiner’s registration so they could indict him?

Randall Lord to face up to 4 years in prison for selling bitcoin on LocalBitcoins.com. Charged with not having a license to trade in a state that does not require licenses to exchange bitcoin.

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Eco-crypto: 8 coins focused primarily on the environment

Eco-crypto: 8 coins focused primarily on the environment

Concerns over Bitcoin’s environmental impact triggered the formation of “greener” coins as far back as 2012. Here’s a list of eight coins that claim to be environmentally friendly and an explanation of what they’re doing to help.

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The Morpheus case: competing theories on what it means for the rest of us

The Morpheus case: competing theories on what it means for the rest of us

When computer engineer Theo Chino recently went to visit one of his favorite Bitcoin sellers in sweltering Florence, Arizona, he was forbidden to wear shorts. Trading crypto was out of the question, and, he says, so was the possession of a writing instrument. That’s because Chino’s visit occurred at the Central Arizona Detention Center, temporary home to “Morpheus Titania,” one of America’s best-known “crypto-detainees.

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After AlphaBay: Mitigating harm, holding tight to the big picture

After AlphaBay: Mitigating harm, holding tight to the big picture

The representatives of nation-states often refer to their attacks on the crypto-heavy darknet as a war on drugs. In practice it’s a war on their populations, but there’s probably some benefit in playing along with the martial terminology. Let’s apply a little history – both the bang-bang kind and the crypto kind – to this Dutch/Fed/also-ran takedown of Hansa and AlphaBay.

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