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Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman: Crypto is Libertarian and AI is Communist

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Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman: Crypto is Libertarian and AI is Communist

Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman, the two original members of the PayPal Mafia, engaged in a rigorous debate at Stanford University in early 2018 concerning the relationship between technology and politics. The discussion was focussed on decentralized and centralized technologies like cryptocurrencies and artificial intelligence, and how their underlying technical frameworks are implemented in different political regimes. Technologies Don’t Map Precisely…

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Brazil Presidential Candidate Trusts Bitcoin’s Potential as a Legal Means of Payment

Category: Adoption, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Finance, News, Regulation

Brazil Presidential Candidate Trusts Bitcoin’s Potential as a Legal Means of Payment

Running for Presidency this October from Partido NOVO, or The New Party, João Amoêdo believes that a digital currency like bitcoin could be adopted in the Brazilian economy to establish an efficient digital payment mechanism, provided there are enough regulations to supervise its use. Amoedo shared his thoughts during an interview with The Bitcoin Portal on August 7, 2018. Country-Wide…

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Bitcoin Donations Surge for Neo-Nazi Groups ahead of Unite the Right

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Bitcoin Donations Surge for Neo-Nazi Groups ahead of Unite the Right

Last year an alt-right group aligning with neo-nazi ideologies gathered in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia. The conflict between the protesters and counter-protesters resulted in the death of Heather Heyer as well as igniting a long-simmering fight between right and left in the United States. The fallout from the event reached the Oval Office as President Donald Trump was compelled…

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North Carolina Bans Cryptocurrency Donations, while Democrat Andrew Yang Openly Advocates Bitcoin and Ethereum

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North Carolina Bans Cryptocurrency Donations, while Democrat Andrew Yang Openly Advocates Bitcoin and Ethereum

Andrew Yang, a Chinese-American running for the 2020 Presidential elections as a Democrat, tweeted on July 24, 2018, that he will accept donations in the form of cryptocurrencies. It is speculated that this decision is primarily aimed to appease the tech-savvy crypto enthusiasts who’d be willing to support a candidate who doesn’t shy away from openly embracing alternative forms of…

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Coinbase now a Registered “PAC” Company, Secures $20 Billion Hedge Fund Investor

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Coinbase now a Registered “PAC” Company, Secures $20 Billion Hedge Fund Investor

Cryptocurrency services behemoth, Coinbase, has formed a political action committee (PAC) as of July 20, 2018, per public documents. The company additionally secured a hedge fund for its Custody service on the same date. The Coinbase Political Push The self-proclaimed “Google of Cryptocurrencies” offers its wallet, exchange, and trading services to over 32 countries and is valued at $8 billion….

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New Book “The Bitcoin Standard” Touts Bitcoin as an Alternative to Central Banking

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New Book “The Bitcoin Standard” Touts Bitcoin as an Alternative to Central Banking

Academic Saifedean Ammous recently published a book called “The Bitcoin Standard.” In it, Ammous discusses the history of money and other mediums of exchange, the relationship between economics and various aspects of society, and explores what constitutes “good” money, drawing heavily from the Austrian school of economics. Most importantly, Ammous discusses why bitcoin may be able to provide a viable…

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Cambridge Analytica Executive Donated Cryptocurrency to WikiLeaks and Met with Julian Assange

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Cambridge Analytica Executive Donated Cryptocurrency to WikiLeaks and Met with Julian Assange

Brittany Kaiser, a Cambridge Analytica senior director supposedly visited Julian Assange in February 2017 to discuss the U.S. election. Kaiser also donated cryptocurrencies to WikiLeaks, an organization that she calls “her favorite charity.” Assange Denies Cambridge Analytica Meeting According to The Guardian, the visit and donation is new information being passed to parliamentary inquiries in the U.K. and U.S. Although…

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U.S. Congress Candidate Discourages Bitcoin FUD and Aims to Educate Public

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U.S. Congress Candidate Discourages Bitcoin FUD and Aims to Educate Public

Cryptocurrencies have always been in the gray end of the regulation spectrum when discussed in American politics. Legal bodies often view them as a criminal tool to purchase guns, drugs, and other illegal articles. Regulatory authorities such as SEC are not sure whether to classify them as securities, while some states in the U.S. have proposed ideas to make the…

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What Do Free Markets Advocates Think About Bitcoin?

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What Do Free Markets Advocates Think About Bitcoin?

What libertarians, anarcho-capitalists, and proponents of the Austrian school of economics, all have in common is their love for free markets and disdain for state intervention. Many evangelists of these schools of thought have thus publicly praised decentralized digital currencies, such as bitcoin, as they provide individuals with personal financial sovereignty and allows them to store their wealth in an…

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South and North Korea Unification Recorded on Ethereum Blockchain

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South and North Korea Unification Recorded on Ethereum Blockchain

After a long time of unrest on the Korean peninsula, both Southern and Northern leaders Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un signed a peace treaty at the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit at Panmunjom on April 27, 2018. Marking the unforgettable event, a South Korean developer decided to record the Panmunjom Declaration on the Ethereum blockchain. Blockchain Record Historic Event The separation of…

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