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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day Three Round-Up

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day Three Round-Up

The last day in Prague served as a final reminder of the wider reach of decentralization. If the first two days explained the more technical aspects of how best to achieve a multi-node organizational strategy, the October 7, 2018, presentations explained the philosophy on top of them. Different systems of trust have defined, razed, and rebuilt societies since time immemorial;…

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day Two Round-Up

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day Two Round-Up

Day two of The Hackers Congress continued to shed light on the liberty fighting technologies emerging from decentralization. Naturally, observers recognize Bitcoin as the king of both freedom and innovation, but there are many other means (and reasons) for dismantling centralized structures. From the presentations, spectators gained a better insight into how a headless organization with nodes scattered across a…

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day One Round-Up

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The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis 2018 Day One Round-Up

The fifth rendition of The Hackers Congress Paralelní Polis (HCPP18) opened on October 5, 2018, in Prague, Czech Republic. The three-day event welcomed a fusion of developers, artists, politicians, and activists into one cryptic-centric location to discuss the year’s theme: New Order. Two Sides of a New Order The opening press conference held on the first floor of the Institute…

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The Federationist, Communalist, and Post-Capitalist Ideologies of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

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The Federationist, Communalist, and Post-Capitalist Ideologies of Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

While blockchain technology is a technological invention rooted in complex scientific and mathematical foundations, the innovation is also the embodiment of particular ideologies. These ideologies are as varied as the users of the technology. Brett Scott, the author of the acclaimed book, “Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money,” shared his thoughts on the various ideologies that…

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U.S. Congressman to Lead Pro-Blockchain and Crypto Legislation

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U.S. Congressman to Lead Pro-Blockchain and Crypto Legislation

Developments concerning blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are gaining serious momentum in the United States, as Congressman Tom Emmer, announced on September 21, 2018, that he will be introducing three “groundbreaking bills” to pave a clear way for the emerging and disruptive technologies. Closer Look at the Bills Emmer, who was named a co-chair of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus earlier in…

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Political Donations in Bitcoin Outlawed in California

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Political Donations in Bitcoin Outlawed in California

California’s campaign watchdog arm, the Fair Political Practices Commission, ruled that candidates will not be allowed to receive donations for political campaigns with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, the Associated Press reported on September 21, 2018. Cryptocurrency Donations a Threat to Political Transparency A new ruling from the state’s political watchdog says that candidates running for public offices in the state of…

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Taipei City Council Candidate Receives Taiwan’s First Political Donation in Bitcoin

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Taipei City Council Candidate Receives Taiwan’s First Political Donation in Bitcoin

A Candidate for the Taipei City Council (TCC) has received the country’s first political donation in bitcoin, saying the development had both political and technological implications, Yahoo News reported on September 20, 2018. Taiwan’s First-Ever Political Donation in Bitcoins According to a September 20 Yahoo News report, a political donation has been made in bitcoin for the first time in…

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Democracy on the Blockchain: Incentivizing Voter Participation through Cryptoeconomics

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Democracy on the Blockchain: Incentivizing Voter Participation through Cryptoeconomics

Democracy is a form of governance where the population chooses its leaders through an open process known as voting. While it has its challenges, it is widely considered to be one of the best forms of political governance. Is Democracy Working? Researchers have been able to draw a parallel between the countries that rank highly on the annual World Happiness…

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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

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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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