Tag: history

Jan 09 2023

To Become Money, Bitcoin Requires Integration With New Social System Technology

Bitcoin and Lightning Network technology alone will not be enough to change our financial system. New social systems are needed too.This is an opinion editorial by Frank Nuessle, a publishing entrepreneur, former university professor and social system architect.In this essay, I argue that Bitcoin and the Lightning Network are, by themselves, not enough to successfully implement an American sound...

Nov 14 2022

Is The Bitcoin Price Being Suppressed By Central Planners?

With the continual rejection of a bitcoin spot ETF but approval of a futures ETF, the SEC is tipping the scale in favor of controlling the market.This is an opinion editorial by Seb Bunney, co-founder of Looking Glass Education and author of the Qi of Self-Sovereignty newsletter."History never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme." -- A quote commonly...

Nov 13 2022

Samuel Adams’ Vision For Revolution Fits Into A Bitcoin Economy

Nov 13 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  america culture history ideas opinion

The framing of the American Revolution can be adapted to Bitcoin for helping people understand the values of community support and mutual aid.This is an opinion editorial by Frank Nuessle, previously a TV executive, university professor and publishing entrepreneur.This is the second part of an essay that explores lessons to be learned from how Samuel Adams framed the American Revolution and...

Nov 05 2022

History Happens Right Before Your Eyes

History is not always some ancient moment in time. It is constant and changes rapidly over the course of time. We get to witness some of it in the present.This is an opinion editorial by Tomer Strolight, editor-in-chief of Swan Bitcoin and author of "Why Bitcoin."History is neither merely what happened hundreds of years ago, nor only wars and human catastrophes....

Oct 19 2022

What The Bitcoin Revolution Can Learn From The American Revolution

Oct 19 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture history ideas opinion revolution

Bitcoiners must break through the public's perception of money and introduce the new paradigm of bitcoin.This is an opinion editorial by Frank Nuessle, previously a T.V. executive, university professor and publishing entrepreneur.This is the seldom told story of Samuel Adams, and how he became a "paradigm-buster," even though he'd never heard...

Oct 15 2022

The Gordian Knot of Fiat, And How Bitcoin Cuts Through It

Oct 15 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture fiat history opinion sound money

Bitcoin has enabled the plebeians to instigate generational change without needing a legendary catalyst figure.This is an opinion editorial by Andrew Axelrod, a Bitcoin educator and writer whose LinkedIn posts have orange pilled thousands."We truly are a species with amnesia. We have forgotten a very important part of our story." --...

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....

Oct 01 2022

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...

Sep 07 2022

How Bitcoin Educates The World About Finance

Bitcoin brings financial education to the forefront of people’s minds in a world which has lost interest in the topic.This is an opinion editorial by Pierre Corbin, the producer and director of “The Great Reset And The Rise of Bitcoin” documentary....

Aug 15 2022

Examining The Nixon Shock Decisions That Would Lead To Bitcoin

In hindsight, several particular decisions made in the 20th century created an environment that necessitated bitcoin.This is an opinion editorial by Wilbrrr Wrong, Bitcoin pleb and economic history enthusiast.Aug. 15 marks the anniversary of Richard Nixon’s 1971 decision to sever the link of the U.S. dollar to gold. A recent book by Jeffrey Garten, “...

Aug 09 2022

The Dawn Of The Bitcoin Art Renaissance

As Bitcoin unlocks human potential in its various forms, artistic expression will experience a renaissance alongside other aspects of life.This is an opinion editorial by Dawdu M. Amantanah, author of "The Bit On Digital Coins: A Quick Practical Guide To Understanding Cryptocurrency."The Renaissance was a time of significant advancement in human understanding. Fearless explorers began traveling...

Jul 27 2022

Bitcoin Is Global Money For An Interconnected World

Globalization has occurred to people, products and corporations — but what about our money?Globalization + What Is Money = BitcoinWhat is money? It's one of the more popular questions of the last few years. Especially in 2020 and 2021, when the grand, new U.S. administration decided to act as if a drunken sailor had taken over the keys to the printing...

Jun 24 2022

The Pre-Bitcoin History You Should Know: Basic Cash Versus Fiduciary Media

Bitcoin, while the most superior current basic cash, is an evolution upon those that society has already utilized — but what is basic cash?This is an opinion editorial by Matthew Mezinskis, creator of the “Crypto Voices” podcast and Porkopolis Economics.Take a moment to reflect on how long you’ve been in Bitcoin. Now take another to ask yourself how many articles on...

Jun 16 2022

Price Controls Don’t Work Even Under Penalty of Death

Throughout history, price controls have never been successful in taming runaway inflation. It is impossible to put controls on the bitcoin price.Nico Antuna Cooper is a university lecturer and works in the borderland. He witnesses the cultural opportunities of Bitcoin in both Latin America and the United States on a daily basis.Inflation is reaching a level so high that...

Apr 12 2022

Bitcoin Is Venice: Capitalism Without Capitalists

Bitcoiners neither attack nor defend capitalism, but question its premises and do their best to clarify the system we’re currently living in....

Mar 28 2022

Bitcoin Is Venice: Wrestling With The Truth

Surprising as it may be, Bitcoin’s history mirrors the history of mixed martial arts....

Mar 15 2022

Bitcoin Is Venice: What If You Knew The Renaissance Was Coming?

In the foreword to “Bitcoin Is Venice,” human rights advocate Alex Gladstein explains that Bitcoin is the foundation of a brighter future. This is the first in a series of...

Mar 01 2022

The Bitcoin Epoch And Mohandas K. Gandhi

How do the attributes of Bitcoin relate to the values of love and harmony that Mohandas Gandhi placed such importance on?Quotes beneath headers are attributed to Mohandas K. Gandhi.My goal in writing this piece is not simply to provide the reader with a small window into Mohandas Gandhi as a thinker, teacher, guru and mortal man, but to see how we...

Feb 09 2022

11 years ago today, Bitcoin reached $1

Feb 09 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  bitcoin bitcoin price btc culture exchanges

On the 9th of February 2nd, 2011, eleven years ago today, the price of bitcoin (BTC) reached a market value of exactly $1, a little over two years after the first Bitcoin blockchain block was created in early 2009. In the very early years, there were only...

Jan 28 2022

Bitcoin Shows That Trust In The Government And The Gold Standard Isn’t Necessary

Bitcoin is a return to sound money after the government overreach that led to the end of the gold standard.It has been more than 50 years since the Nixon shock — August 15, 1971, when President Nixon went on national television to announce the historic change that the U.S. dollar would no longer be pegged to gold.Perhaps few people knew how...

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