Tag: censorship

Jun 28 2021

What Does Censorship-Resistant Really Mean?

What happens if the current honeymoon phase ends, and The State decides to come after those interacting with Bitcoin?It’s all happening. After dropping to $3,800 in March of 2020, bitcoin is now sitting around $35,000. It seems like more legacy institutions or large investors are announcing their entrance into the space every day. Thousands of coins are moving off exchanges. Governments around...

Jun 16 2021

Video Showing Media Bias Around Bitcoin And Black Audiences Prompts Questions About Culture

A video suggesting that a local news producer omitted Bitcoin stories for black audiences raised questions about biases and Bitcoin culture.A Twitter video presented by former FOX 26 reporter Ivory Hecker, who is working to expose what she sees as network corruption and bias, seems to show an assistant news director at the station explaining...

Jun 04 2021

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Discusses Censorship And How Bitcoin Can Bank The Unbanked

During an on-stage discussion at the Bitcoin 2021 event, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey discussed Bitcoin, censorship and banking the unbanked.Speaking at the Bitcoin 2021 conference, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey highlighted the properties that make Bitcoin a tool that can provide financial sovereignty and the ability to store value to the world’s unbanked and under-banked. He also described his personal belief in and...

May 31 2021

Bitcoin Mining Company Marathon Will Stop Censoring Transactions, Start Signaling For Taproot

Bitcoin mining firm Marathon has announced its pool will stop mining only OFAC-compliant blocks and start signaling for Taproot activation.Mara Pool, the bitcoin mining pool operated by digital asset technology company Marathon Digital Holdings, will update its miners to the latest Bitcoin Core 0.21.1 software to signal for...

Mar 09 2021

Controversial Games Put Binance Smart Chain to the Test

A series of projects on the Binance Smart Chain inspired by violent incidents in Chinese and American history are testing the platform's decentralization limits. Tiananmen Square Immortalized on Binance Smart Chain An anonymous...

Mar 03 2021

Dan Larimer Reveals New Project to Combat “Tyranny” of Twitter

After quitting his role as EOS CTO in January, Dan Larimer has announced a new censorship-resistance social media project called Clarion. Larimer Takes on "Big Tech" Larimer made a GitHub post...

Feb 04 2021

Myanmar Military Blocks Facebook as Global Internet Disruptions Intensify

Feb 04 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business censorship global macro india internet

Internet disruptions are costly, but that doesn’t stop governments from shutting down access.

Jan 13 2021

Financial Censorship After Capitol Riot ‘Truly Chilling,’ Says OCC Chief Brian Brooks

“Money might be controlled by a handful of elites,” the departing bank regulator said at a Wednesday event. “Crypto is about freedom.”

Can Ethereum & Blockchain Technology Help Answer Censorship Issues?

Jan 13 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  censorship eth ethereum privacy

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin thinks that blockchain could be the next big thing in censorship-free communications. The events in the American Capitol have resulted in a mass exodus of Facebook and Twitter users as a result of their decision to ban President trump and several “fringe” groups. Most Twitter exiles looked at Parler as the [...] The post Can Ethereum & Blockchain Technology...

Jan 08 2021

Internet Shutdowns Cost India $2.8B in 2020: Report

A 2020 report by Top10VPN found India to be the country that suffered the most economic damage from internet disruptions.

Dec 30 2020

Blockchain Developers Are Focused on the Wrong Problem

If it's to reach its full potential, the decentralized economy needs to scale censorship resistance, say Solana's CEO and COO.

Nov 25 2020

In India, a Clash of Digital Innovation and Internet Censorship

Nov 25 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  censorship coindcx digital payments india media

Among democracies, the Indian government tends to shut down the internet most frequently. Can crypto thrive in this environment?

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