CBD Coffee Company Leverages Censorship-Resistant Nature of Crypto

CBD Coffee Company Leverages Censorship-Resistant Nature of Crypto By Jamie Redman On December 8, the U.S.-based coffee firm that uses cannabidiol (CBD) in its product, Crazy Calm, launched a promotion that aims to send $5 per order to the charity EatBCH. The founder of Crazy Calm, Matt Aaron, also detailed that the startup wanted to leverage the payment processor Shopify but the company closed their account because they sell CBD infused goods. Aaron notes that bitcoin cash is quite helpful because of its censorship-resistant benefits by removing the middleman from…

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Ross Ulbricht Clemency Petition Gathers 250,000 Signatures

Ross Ulbricht Clemency Petition Gathers 250,000 Signatures By Jamie Redman On Friday, the Clemency for Ross Ulbricht petition hosted on Change.org surpassed 250,000 signatures. The solicitation for signatures started in July 2018 and gathered roughly 6,200 signatures during the first three days. Now with a quarter of a million signatures asking U.S. President Donald Trump to commute Ulbricht’s sentence, the message clearly shows how people have continued to fight for his freedom and hope one day Ross will be a free man. Also read: Film Reveals Never-Before-Seen Information About the…

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Film Reveals Never-Before-Seen Information About the Silk Road Case

Film Reveals Never-Before-Seen Information About the Silk Road Case By Jamie Redman On November 26, a new Silk Road video was published that reveals underreported and never-before-seen information. The film called the Silk Road Case: The Real, Untold Story contains over 400 references to direct evidence from a wide range of sources. The organization Freeross.org published the video on YouTube and called it “the most comprehensive, researched narrative about Silk Road and Ross Ulbricht’s case.” Also read: The Silk Road Investigation: A ‘Pattern of Bad Behavior and Double Agents’ New…

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Cash Runs Dry at ATMs as Protests Escalate in Chile

Cash Runs Dry at ATMs as Protests Escalate in Chile By Jamie Redman There’s a lot of unrest in Chile right now as the country has seen massive protests against government manipulation and an escalation of financial problems. Local reports detail a few banking establishments have been burned after customers started having issues withdrawing cash from ATMs. Issues with the bank machines that don’t work coupled with rising inflation, pension cuts, and austerity measures have invoked Chileans to rise up and take to the streets in protest against their government.…

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The Silk Road Investigation: A “Pattern of Bad Behavior and Double Agents”

The Silk Road Investigation: A “Pattern of Bad Behavior and Double Agents” By Jamie Redman Kathryn Haun, a general partner at U.S. venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, has revealed in recent interviews how she helped take down the Silk Road when she was working for the Attorney General’s office. According to her accounts, the U.S. government agency also asked her to help “start shutting down technology before it’s built.” Haun’s story also highlights how the U.S. government’s evidence against the Silk Road transpired because of double agents. Also read: FBI…

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10,000 American Cryptocurrency Owners Will Receive Warning Letters From the IRS

10,000 American Cryptocurrency Owners Will Receive Warning Letters From the IRS By Jamie Redman On July 26, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the tax agency has started sending letters to American cryptocurrency owners advising them to pay their taxes. According to the organization, three types of letters will be sent to more than 10,000 taxpayers by the end of August. The news follows the recent IRS taskforce slide that shows alarming recommendations on how tax agents should investigate digital currency users. Through Compliance Efforts the Internal Revenue…

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How the World’s Leading Banks Help Launder $2 Trillion a Year

How the World’s Leading Banks Help Launder $2 Trillion a Year By Jamie Redman Some of the most well-known banks in the world are also the biggest money launderers. The recent Troika Laundromat affair added another $8 billion to the trillions financial institutions wash every year. Over $2 trillion is laundered annually by criminals who utilize various ways to hide money in banks, which are often complicit or at least willing to turn a blind eye. The following is a look at money laundering schemes used by criminal enterprises that…

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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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