The Dollar, Not Crypto, Is a National Security Issue

The Dollar, Not Crypto, Is a National Security Issue By Peter C. Earle U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin piled on to comments made recently by President Donald Trump by calling cryptocurrencies a “national security issue.” Bitcoin and crypto proponents more broadly have long wondered if (and how) the government of the United States would recognize the slow but steady encroachment of decentralized assets, and it appears to have begun. Facebook’s announcement of the Libra project on June 18, 2019, will likely prove the point on countless future historical timelines at…

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The Consensus Crisis: Conspiracy Theories, The Mandela Effect, Social Media Censorship, and Bitcoin

The Consensus Crisis: Conspiracy Theories, The Mandela Effect, Social Media Censorship, and Bitcoin By Vin Armani How are the social media backlash against “conspiracy theories,” The Mandela Effect, and Bitcoin all connected? Over the last twenty years, individuals have become ever more interconnected, particularly through social media. The change in the speed with which we are able to find (and break) consensus has outstripped the consensus mechanisms that evolved along with our species.   The result is our current state, The Consensus Crisis.  Subscribe Text cryptocurrency to your friends…

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Yellow Vest Movement Starts a New Form of Protest – Burning Banknotes

Yellow Vest Movement Starts a New Form of Protest – Burning Banknotes By Jamie Redman For well over two months, the Yellow Vest movement in France has continued to keep itself illuminated with fervent protests against taxes, the banking system, and the region’s bureaucrats. On Feb. 1, a group of Gilets Jaunes working at the bill printing factory explained their plan to show the world they mean business by burning pallets of bills, starting with Israeli banknotes. Yellow Vests Burn Stock of Foreign Bills The grassroots Yellow Vest movement in…

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Street Artist Hides $1,000 in BTC Inside a Mural Depicting Paris Protests

Street Artist Hides $1,000 in BTC Inside a Mural Depicting Paris Protests By Jamie Redman Over the last eight weeks, the world has watched the yellow vest protests in France as the grassroots political movement has fought for economic justice. On Sunday, the well known street artist Pascal Boyart (Pboy) revealed a mural that contains a solvable puzzle with 0.28 BTC inside. The artist explained that the puzzle cannot be solved remotely and that sleuths must visit the location to decipher the painting’s clues. A Yellow Vest Rendition of the…

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WATCH LIVE: Understanding the Bitcoin CULTure with Daniel Krawisz

WATCH LIVE: Understanding the Bitcoin CULTure with Daniel Krawisz By Vin Armani Watch live at 1 pm EST (10 am PST) – This week we will be talking about cults, the role of The User/Investor, and the outlook on the current landscape of Bitcoin with Daniel Krawisz. Daniel Krawisz is a software engineer, author, and commentator. He is Director of Research for the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute. Yahoo Finance called him the leading cryptocurrency philosopher. Others call him The Emperor of Bitcoin. Follow Daniel on Twitter Subscribe to his YouTube Channel…

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WATCH LIVE: Decoding Indictments of “Russian Hackers” and Bitcoin Philosopher Daniel Krawisz

WATCH LIVE: Decoding Indictments of “Russian Hackers” and Bitcoin Philosopher Daniel Krawisz By Vin Armani Watch live at 10am EST (1pm PST) – In the first hour of this week’s show, we do a deep dive into the recent federal indictment of Russian agents accused of “hacking the 2016 elections.” Full text of indictment here. Daniel Krawisz is a software engineer, author, and commentator. He is Director of Research for the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute. Yahoo Finance called him the leading cryptocurrency philosopher. Others call him The Emperor of Bitcoin. Subscribe…

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WATCH LIVE! Exploring New Bitcoin Cash Proposals and Discussing DASH with Joël Valenzuela

WATCH LIVE! Exploring New Bitcoin Cash Proposals and Discussing DASH with Joël Valenzuela By Vin Armani Watch Live at 1pm EST (10am PST). In the first hour we explore an intriguing set of proposals to alter the nature of BCH. Also why economics, as much as tech, is key to the security of Bitcoin. Our guest this week in the second hour is Joël Valenzuela. Joël Valenzuela is the editor of Dash Force News. He is a veteran writer and journalist in the cryptocurrency space. Send Bitcoin Cash over text…

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WATCH LIVE! “Trust In Satoshi’s Vision” with Derek Magill of Nakamoto Studies Institute

WATCH LIVE! “Trust In Satoshi’s Vision” with Derek Magill of Nakamoto Studies Institute By Vin Armani Watch Live at 1pm EST (10am PST). Italy wants out of the euro and Visa down in Europe. And Satoshi envisioned a world without trusted 3rd parties, but did he envision a world without trust? Today we’re joined by Derek Magill, Director of Marketing for Praxis, author of the upcoming book Create Your Career, and founder of Nakamoto Studies Institute. Visit DerekMagill.com and follow him on Twitter @derekmagill. Transact Bitcoin Cash over text messages!…

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Is the Next Cryptocurrency Bubble Around the Corner?

Is the Next Cryptocurrency Bubble Around the Corner? By Jeff Paul and Aaron Kesel Cryptocurrency has been in a bear market for the last five months. How much longer will it last? When will the next wave of adoption begin? The overall cryptocurrency market experienced incredible growth in 2017. Many observers called it a “bubble.” Yet, even after a significant 2018 correction, the value of the industry is still much larger and the new highs are much higher than in the previous “bubble.” The market cap for the entire space…

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WATCH LIVE! MEME-orial Day: The Blockchain Wars with Meme Master Mance Rayder

WATCH LIVE! MEME-orial Day: The Blockchain Wars with Meme Master Mance Rayder By Vin Armani Watch Live at 1pm EST (10am PST). As we enter the new consensus-based cultural paradigm, it’s worth exploring the implications of a primarily memetic (as opposed to physically violent) form of warfare between (and within) blockchain communities means for future Memorial Days. Our guest is meme master Mance Rayder. Mance Rayder is the host of the Free Man Beyond the Wall Podcast, meme creator and curator, and author of the books Freedom Through Memedom: The…

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