Tag: government

Dec 01 2022

Italy Wants To Tax Crypto Gains At 26% From 2023

A provision in Italy's 2023 budget plan looks to implement a 26% levy on capital gains earned from digital asset sales where the profit exceeds 2,000 euros. According to budget documents made public on December 1, Italy intends to impose stricter rules on digital currencies in 2023 by extending its tax laws to cover cryptocurrency […] The post...

Nov 09 2022

Ziya Sadr’s Arrest Shows Bitcoin Educators Could Be A Target

Nov 09 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  ban culture education government legal

Bitcoin educators will become targets of government oppression as they seek to keep the masses on the fiat plantation.This is an opinion editorial by Robert Hall, a content creator and small business owner.According to news reports, a well-known Iranian Bitcoin advocate Ziya Sadr was arrested in...

Oct 30 2022

The U.S. Will Weaponize The Dollar By Backing It With Bitcoin

The United States government is likely to back the dollar with bitcoin in order to protect its status as issuer of the global reserve currency.This is an opinion editorial by Luke Mikic, a writer, podcast host and macro analyst.This is the second part in a two-part series about the Dollar Milkshake Theory and the natural progression of this to the "Bitcoin...

Oct 29 2022

The Competition For Bitcoiners Between Nation-States Is Heating Up

As countries compete to attract well-heeled Bitcoiners, the orange wave appears increasingly seductive.This is an opinion editorial by Nazar Taras, head of content and partnerships PowerInside.You want to pay your taxes in Colorado with bitcoin? No problem. You want to buy a beach property in...

Oct 28 2022

How The Government Could Come For Your Bitcoin

What does the path to hyperbitcoinization look like when governments worldwide start to notice their citizens adopting bitcoin?This is an opinion editorial by Robert Hall, a content creator and small business owner.Link to embedded video....

Oct 26 2022

Let The Free Market Regulate The Value And Efficiency Of Bitcoin

Bitcoin acts as better money for everyone — especially the unbanked — because it responds only to free market forces.This is an opinion editorial by Kelly Slaughter, an associate professor of professional practice at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.With elections coming up next month, it's almost impossible to find common ground between liberals and conservatives. But there's...

Oct 07 2022

Bitcoin Adoption Might Be Easier If We Speak The Elites’ Language

While Bitcoin certainly isn’t here to enable the elite class, their adoption is likely to come much quicker by encouragement from their own.This is an opinion editorial by Cam Randell, a Bitcoiner who believes that Bitcoin is the key technology in the quest for privacy.It's hard to admit it, as many of the core values of Bitcoin are libertarian and anti-government,...

Oct 05 2022

How Nation-States Will Use Bitcoin In The Power Projection Game

Bitcoin miners are the next level of power projection as they reinforce an incorruptible network that cannot be usurped by a single entity.This is an opinion editorial by Jaime Gutierrez, a bitcoin financial strategist and founder of Bitcoin Embassy on YouTube.This article is part of a series written by Jaime Gutierrez entitled “The Influence Of The U.S. In Central America Then...

Oct 04 2022

How Satoshi Nakamoto And Bitcoin Mirror The United States’ Founding Principles

The governance and origins of Bitcoin closely resemble those presented in the founding documents of the United States.This is an opinion editorial by Buck O Perley, a software engineer at Unchained Capital helping build bitcoin-native financial services.This is Part Two of a two-part article set that describes crypto-governance and the dangers of faction....

Sep 20 2022

Let’s Drive The Bitcoin Bullet Train Right Through South Carolina

Sep 20 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  adoption government legal mining opinion

State representatives in South Carolina are particularly well-positioned to understand and support Bitcoin.This is an opinion editorial by Dennis Fassuliotis, founder of South Carolina Blockchain Inc. and co-founder of South Carolina Emerging Technology Association, Inc.Why, you may ask? For starters South Carolina is on the verge of a financial revolution so to speak in terms of building a...

Sep 14 2022

Freedom, Politics And The Future Of Bitcoin

People should be able to choose the best money without the help of the government, but everyone is overly reliant on the State to make decisions.This is a transcribed excerpt of the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” hosted by P and Q. In this episode, they are joined by Adam Meister to talk about politics and the future of bitcoin....

Sep 11 2022

The Greatest Trick Ever Played, And How Bitcoin Shatters The Illusion

Centralized planners could not have dreamed of a more obfuscating and power- concentrating system than that of fiat money.This is an opinion editorial by Andrew Axelrod, a Bitcoin educator and writer whose LinkedIn posts have orange pilled thousands. "The devil's finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist." — Charles Baudelaire“The...

Aug 27 2022

How Countries Could Try To Kill Bitcoin Adoption

Understanding how bitcoin adoption could be stopped is critical to becoming a better Bitcoiner and there are numerous possible attack vectors that exist.This is an opinion editorial by Interstellar Bitcoin, a bitcoin pleb.In a hypothetical world, imagine we are trying to stop Bitcoin. Why might we do it? How would we do it? What actions would we need to take? Where...

Aug 19 2022

How Will Bitcoin Navigate Government Attempts To Control It?

Policy is beginning to creep against bitcoin and it may affect the bitcoin price in the future so there are specific issues Bitcoiners should focus on.This is a transcribed excerpt of the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” hosted by P and Q. In this episode, they are joined by Matthew Pins to talk about the regulatory landscape and how the government might try to...

Aug 14 2022

Why Bitcoin Politics Should Be Approached At The Local Level

Bitcoiners have a higher chance of making meaningful change in state-level Bitcoin policy by building relationships with their local politicians.This is an opinion editorial by Dennis Porter, CEO of Satoshi Action Fund and political strategist who focuses on defending Bitcoin infrastructure and industry in the U.S. through public policy, activism and advocacy.The unlimited money printer...

Aug 13 2022

Bitcoin Is The Hills

The hills once provided a check on the overreaches of state-making. Today, Bitcoin provides that check.This is an opinion editorial by Captain Sidd, a finance writer and explorer of Bitcoin culture.I’ve spent most of the last three years living in the mountainous region of Northern Thailand. Nestled in the hills all around the valleys live “hill tribes” with names like the...

Aug 09 2022

Methane-Capturer Vespene Energy Raises $4.3M To Help Cities Mine Bitcoin

Vespene builds infrastructure for municipalities to mine bitcoin, creating a new revenue stream and encouraging education in the Bitcoin ecosystem.Vespene Energy raised $4.3 million to help cities mine bitcoin.Vespene’s structure encourages municipalities to become involved in the mining ecosystem. The first pilot location will be in central California. Vespene Energy, a methane...

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 02 2022

Is Bitcoin Immune To Government Regulation?

Law, markets, architecture and social norms are forces that constrain individuals’ behavior. Can governments take advantage of these to regulate Bitcoin?Jesse Colzani is a regulatory specialist and Bitcoin researcher.When asked whether the Bitcoin network can be regulated or not, people tend to answer in a binary way. On one side, there are those who say that everything can be...

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