Tag: freedom

Sep 29 2022

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....

Sep 15 2022

Phish Lot, Rural America And The Lightning Revolution

Bitcoin and Lightning are technologies that once again revolutionize human connections and the ability to share information.This is an opinion editorial by Patrick McCaughey, a live music aficionado, Bitcoin advocate and pragmatist living in western Massachusetts.Humans are innately social creatures. We enjoy meals together, we exchange ideas with one another, and when the time is right, we set our...

Sep 13 2022

Is Bitcoin Private Enough To Maintain Our Financial Freedom?

Traits inherent to Bitcoin create financial transparency — but with proper usage, Bitcoin users can retain the necessary privacy to preserve freedom.This is an opinion editorial by Kudzai Kutukwa, a passionate financial inclusion advocate who was recognized by Fast Company magazine as one of South Africa’s top-20 young entrepreneurs under 30....

Aug 30 2022

Why Bitcoiners Fear CBDCs: Imagine The DMV Controlling Your Wallet

Bitcoiners seem to be more aware of the dangers of CBDCs, which could enable governments to easily lock citizens out of their own wallets.This is a transcribed excerpt of the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” hosted by P and Q. In this episode, Q is joined by Lord Norris, the senior vice president of global partnerships at Going Parabolic Ventures, to discuss the looming...

Aug 18 2022

Americans Just Don’t Understand The Importance Of Bitcoin

Aug 18 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture freedom moscow opinion refugees

Living in Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union makes the importance of bitcoin’s properties obvious to anyone who tried to protect their wealth.This is an opinion editorial by Daniel Feldman, the CEO of Green Block Mining.In 2016, after I sold a gaming company that I founded with a high school friend to a group of former executives from Amaya/PokerStars,...

Aug 15 2022

In Hong Kong, Bitcoin Is The Last Chance For Freedom

Aug 15 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  china covid-19 culture freedom hong kong

As tightening authoritarianism from China strips Hong Kong of financial freedom, Bitcoin offers its people a chance at forging their own paths.This is an opinion editorial by Margarita Groisman, a technology engineer invested in the power of Bitcoin to help people around the world....

Aug 04 2022

The Path Is Clear: Bitcoin And Freedom Or International Communism

Aug 04 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  choice communism culture freedom opinion

The international putsch to end the Bitcoin Experiment won’t ever relent and neither can those who wish to live in a world of monetary choice.This is an opinion editorial by Justin O’Connell is an author and founder of GoldSilverBitcoin.com and a contributor for Bitcoin Magazine.Socialist regulators worldwide wish to curtail Bitcoin’s consensus method: proof of work. They are cardholders...

Jul 11 2022

How Bitcoin Helps Survivors Of The Prison Industrial Complex

Jul 11 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture feature freedom prison

For Americans cut off from basic financial rights because of their incarcerations, bitcoin can be freedom money.Ubaydah Baa’ith is one of thousands of formerly incarcerated Americans who found greater financial security thanks to bitcoin, since employment,...

Jul 06 2022

The Russian Black Bag

While Putin reaps a whirlwind, ordinary Russians look to bitcoin to try to weather the storm.This article originally appeared in Bitcoin Magazine's "Censorship Resistant Issue." To get a copy,...

Jul 01 2022

No Matter The Price, The Message Of Bitcoin Has Already Won

Bitcoin’s message of freedom has been set in stone. It speaks to us with increasing confidence about what is to come. Bitcoin has already won.This is an opinion editorial by Aneta Karbowiak, a contributor at Bitcoin Magazine.Bitcoin has conveyed an important message to the world since its inception. It is the message of liberation from corrupt governments and financial intermediaries....

Jun 25 2022

Short The State: How Bitcoin Enables Jurisdictional Arbitrage

Bitcoin lets anyone live and thrive wherever they want, ending government monopoly on our jurisdictions.This is an opinion editorial by Katie The Russian, CEO of Plan B Passport and co-host of the “The Bittersweet Podcast.”Because you are born into a nonconsensual monopoly brought upon you by the government, you have no real options — no real choices to pick the services...

Jun 23 2022

In A World Of Growing Repression, Bitcoin Enables Freedom Of Movement

As KYC requirements and censorship grow across the world, Bitcoin will return power to the people to move and live as they want.This is an opinion editorial by Jessica Hodlr, COO of Plan B Passport and co-host of the “The Bittersweet Podcast.”The world is used to a centralized system that requires us to present identification cards in order to open bank...

Jun 09 2022

How Bitcoin Found Its Purpose At Oslo Freedom Forum

At this year’s Oslo Freedom Forum, we learned why the monetary system enabled by Bitcoin is so important.This is an opinion editorial by Josef Tětek, the Trezor brand ambassador for SatoshiLabs.At this year’s Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF), a financial freedom content track gave freedom fighters from around the world the...

Jun 07 2022

Bitcoin Is Venice: A King Among Us

Like Bitcoin, the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. offers an example of how to foster social networks, rather depend upon centralized powers....

May 30 2022

Bitcoin Is Freedom’s First Line Of Defense

May 30 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  army culture freedom holiday military

On Memorial Day, we remember fallen soldiers and their sacrifice made toward protecting freedom. Like Bitcoin, freedom requires proof of work.Mickey Koss is a West Point graduate with a degree in Economics. He 4 years in the Infantry before transitioning to the Finance Corps.In my first...

May 21 2022

Why Service Members Should Buy Bitcoin

May 21 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  adoption army culture freedom military

Bitcoin serves as a defense for financial freedom for members in the military as they serve to defend others and provides economic opportunity.The views expressed in this article do not reflect the views of the U.S. Military, Department of Defense or U.S. Government.I’ve been around soldiers for nearly a decade. Bitcoin seems like a natural fit for the American service member,...

May 18 2022

Bitcoin Gives Users Total Control Of Their Money

Knowing that I control my money is a type of peace of mind that cannot be provided by a fully “stable” monetary good controlled by central bankers.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1210: “Bitcoin gives you control. That’s the fundamental value.”...

May 11 2022

Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin State Of Mind

Bitcoin fits into the framework of economic equality, which exposes Nakamoto’s intentions to provide an opportunity to opt out of the financial system.Imagine Tupac Shakur (also known professionally as 2Pac) coming back to discover modern rap music. At the very least, he would have some questions, “What the fuck is ‘mumble’ rap?” Not that 2Pac invented rap, but he’s certainly...

May 05 2022

Climbing The Ladder Of Financial Freedom With Bitcoin

Using Bitcoin to achieve financial freedom is a spectrum which can be analogous to climbing a ladder. There are many steps to achieve full sovereignty.We’re going to climb a ladder together today. It’s perhaps one of the more important ladders you will ever climb: the ladder of financial sovereignty. Until last year when I began to learn about Bitcoin, I didn’t know...

May 03 2022

The Future Looks Bright For Bitcoin

Bitcoin adoption around the world is taking shape. Some examples from Bitcoin 2022 offer a window into how Bitcoin is helping people in emerging markets.It was an honor to take part in this year’s Bitcoin 2022 Conference in Miami. The inspiring conversations that took place at the convention center are what fuels the work we do. The discussions that really spoke to...

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