Tag: an all-out war on privacy

Sep 30 2022

The Case Against CBDCs In A Capitalist Society: Banks Won’t Be Happy

The Bitcoin Policy Institute’s report on CBDCs makes a strong case for why the US should reject a centrally issued version of the dollar. Bitcoinist covered that already. This time, we’ll focus on the reasons why The Bitcoin Policy Institute thinks CBDCs don’t make sense and are not practical for capitalist societies. The main argument is that a CBDC would obsolete banks,...

Sep 28 2022

The Bitcoin Policy Institute Explains Why CBDCs And The US Are Not A Match

The latest report by The Bitcoin Policy Institute goes for the lowest hanging fruit. It tries to convince US politicians that “CBDCs will erode the distinction between America and authoritarianism,” which is true. To accomplish that, The Bitcoin Policy Institute appeals to the cheapest trick in the book: comparing the US to China. The move is so...

Aug 13 2022

Crypto Reacts: Arrest Of The Alleged Tornado Cash Developer, A Watershed Moment

What’s the story around Tornado Cash? The U.S. Department of the Treasury made its case in a press release, but the question still lingers. Because, as many people have pointed out, Tornado Cash is not an institution. It's a smart contract in the Ethereum blockchain and, according to US law, code is supposed to be speech. Are they challenging that? To make things...

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