Tag: culture

Oct 03 2022

Bitcoin Is A Green Energy Battery For Wasted Electricity

Bitcoin converts wasted energy into a different kind of battery for a more sustainable future. The battery of human time, effort and ingenuity: money.This is an opinion editorial by Mickey Koss, a West Point graduate with a degree in economics. He spent four years in the infantry before transitioning to the Finance Corps.In a prior article I discussed...

Oct 01 2022

The American Bitcoin Revival Takes Root In Nashville

Oct 01 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  adoption culture events meetups opinion

Grassroots Bitcoin, held at Bitcoin Park in Nashville, Tennessee, brought Bitcoin meetup organizers from all over the country to collaborate together.This is an opinion editorial by Evan Price, a software engineer of 15 years and advocate for privacy rights.Americans love a good revival. A revival is religious fervor that spreads across...

Block By Block: Facing Life In Prison, Bitcoin’s Resilience Inspires Me

“Through the rise and fall of Silk Road, through the relentless years of my incarceration … Bitcoin keeps going.”This is an opinion editorial by Ross Ulbricht, the founder of pioneering Bitcoin marketplace Silk Road, who is currently serving a double life sentence plus 40 years in federal prison.Much more is being said about Bitcoin these days than when I was put...

A Decade Later, Ross Ulbricht’s Silk Road Sentencing Demonstrates The Government’s Fear Of Bitcoin

Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht’s excessive 2013 sentencing betrays the U.S. government’s fear of Bitcoin and dollar competition.This is an opinion editorial by Aaron Daniel, an appellate attorney and author of “The Bitcoin Brief," and William D. Mueller, an appellate attorney with a nationwide practice.Following a multi-week trial in Manhattan’s United States District...

Lessons To Consider When Building A Decentralized Future

What can we learn from the 18th century in regards to governance and power when designing a future built on Bitcoin?This is an opinion editorial by Buck O Perley, a software engineer at Unchained Capital helping build bitcoin- native financial services.This is part one of a two part article set that describes crypto-governance and the dangers of faction.PrefaceI originally...

Five Reasons Why American Cities Will Be The Engine Of The U.S. Bitcoin Economy

While as of late American cities have been in decline, their unique dynamics lend themselves to great potential for Bitcoin adoption.This is an opinion editorial by Frank Nuessle, previously a T.V. executive, university professor and publishing entrepreneur."A good community insures itself by trust, by good faith and good will, by mutual help. A good community, in other words, is a...

Sep 30 2022

Examining The Debate Around Bitcoin’s Role in Palestine

There are clear advantages to be had by Palestine in adopting Bitcoin, but the path to do so is not so straightforward as has been claimed before.This is an opinion editorial by Seth Cantey, an associate professor of politics, and Mohammed Mourtaja, a Palestinian student studying international economics.A debate is taking shape over whether bitcoin can play a role in Palestinians’...

Building Bitcoin Communities From The Ground Up In The Philippines

A key to gaining adoption in local communities is having on the ground educational resources available to business owners and customers.This is an opinion editorial by Dustin Watchman, founder of the bitcoin community educational group Cloud 21 Siargo.What if we could recreate the elements of a big city that we all love but on a much smaller scale? What would those...

Sep 29 2022

The Goal Of Central Bank Digital Currencies Is Complete Control Over Humanity

The politicians in power are actively working to dismantle the separation of powers in order to behave with impunity toward the American people.This is a transcribed excerpt of the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” hosted by P and Q. In this episode, they are joined by Natalie Smolenski, chair of the Texas Blockchain Council, to break down the case for why we should not...

Bitcoin And Anarchy Have Rules Without Rulers

Anarchy is a perfect match for a Bitcoin because people come together to decide what rules should exist, without having authoritarians involved.This is a transcribed excerpt of the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” hosted by P and Q. In this episode, they are joined by Ben de Waal to talk about how Bitcoin-based thinking can help our political system grow into a consensus-based government....

Why Argentina Is Saying, “Viva La Bitcoin Revolution!”

For a country in which hyperinflation has become an expectation, bitcoin is a potential for real savings.This is an opinion editorial by Samantha Messing, a Brown grad making the world a better place with Bitcoin.Investing legend and limousine liberal Warren Buffett has never been a fan of Bitcoin. He...

Sep 27 2022

Is Mining Censorship A Serious Threat To Bitcoin?

Several mining entities have attempted censorship attacks on the Bitcoin network. Does the practice pose a threat to its permissionless ethos?This is an opinion editorial by Zack Voell, a bitcoin mining and markets researcher.Bitcoin is designed to be a permissionless, censorship-resistant financial tool, and miners are supposed to be one of several groups that support this functionality. Yet...

Bitcoin Is Responsibility Go Up Technology

Without responsibility, freedom is meaningless. So Bitcoin is not just freedom money, it is responsible money, powered by RGU technology.This is an opinion editorial by Aleks Svetski, author of “The UnCommunist Manifesto,” founder of The Bitcoin Times and Host of the “Wake Up Podcast with Svetski.”Bitcoin is a combination of many...

Should Bitcoin Maximalists Trade To Get More Bitcoin?

Acquiring bitcoin by any means necessary is not a moral stance. Trading altcoins in order to stack more sats does not fit with Bitcoin Maximalism.This is an opinion editorial by Will Schoellkopf, author of “The Bitcoin Dog,” and host of the “It’s So Early!” Bitcoin podcast.When it comes to stacking sats, the ends do not justify the means.It seems to...

Sep 26 2022

Despite Financial Times FUD, Bitcoin Is Not Crypto

Too many continue to conflate Bitcoin with cryptocurrencies, but those arguments can be dismantled, step by step.This is an opinion editorial by Federico Rivi, an independent journalist and author of the Bitcoin Train newsletter.Would you say that soccer and baseball are part of the same industry because both playing fields are covered with grass and in both games a ball is...

Sep 25 2022

Taking The Orange Pill Is Only The First Step. It’s Just As Important To Teach People About Bitcoin

Being a Bitcoiner is one part of the journey, but bitcoin adoption happens when we can teach others about the importance of hard, sound money.This is an opinion editorial by Phil Snyder, professor, video director and editor.While first developing my Bitcoin course at the University of Houston, I felt a little like Dr. Albert Schweitzer landing ashore at Equatorial Africa in...

Sep 24 2022

Forget Sacrificing For The Greater Good, Self-Responsibility Is The Way To A Better Society

Sacrificing individuals is and always will be an immoral choice. If you want a better society, responsibility is probably a good place to start.This is an opinion editorial by Mickey Koss, a West Point graduate with a degree in economics. He spent four years in the infantry before transitioning to the Finance Corps.Subjective values are no way to enforce objective measures...

Jimmy Song, Lee Bratcher And Dennis Porter On Why Bitcoiners Must Be Politically Involved

Sep 24 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  adoption culture legal opinion politics

It is important for Bitcoiners to utilize existing systems of enacting change to create the best possible environment for adoption.This is an opinion editorial by Mark Shut, a startup founder, educator, and content creator.The conversation around economic policy and regulatory changes in addition to outdated money standards is one rooted in freedom and liberty through a new Bitcoin standard. The...

Bitcoin Miners Don’t Exist — But Bitcoin Validators Do

Calling bitcoin miners bitcoin validators will improve the public's perception on Proof of Work (PoW) and prevent the framing effect from occurring.This is an opinion editorial by Doc Sharp, a bitcoin product designer currently funded by Spiral to contribute to various bitcoin FOSS projects.It's not a stretch of truth to anyone who's been around the digital assets space for a while...

Sep 23 2022

Bitcoin Is The Opportunity For A New Economy In Central America

After years of oppression and nation-state level gaslighting, Bitcoin represents new hope for Central America.This is an opinion editorial by Pierre Corbin, the producer and director of “The Great Reset And The Rise of Bitcoin” documentary.Bitcoin’s properties make it the perfect asset to gain one’s sovereignty. But this is not only true for individuals. This is as important a topic for...

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