Tag: philosophy

Apr 15 2021

Interview: The Philosophy Of Bitcoin With Professor Craig Warmke

Professor Craig Warmke joined the "Bitcoin Magazine Podcast" to discuss Bitcoin philosophy.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

Mar 04 2021

Michel Foucault And The Misdiagnosis Of Bitcoin

Mar 04 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture philosophy

Philosopher Michel Foucault’s antiauthoritarian thinking offers a provocative lens through which to view the revolution of Bitcoin.Bitcoin recently surpassed the $50,000 mark. The moment was both historic and telling. It was also incredibly sweet. Bitcoin has not only proved doubters like Paul Krugman wrong, it continues to grow in...

Feb 25 2021

Bitcoin, The Alternative To Pandemonium

Right now, America is heating up. Our mass is collectively shifting and vibrating at a higher and higher rate, as we endure abrasive alterations in our lives. Catalysts in society serve as flames that heat up the environments of people and make changes occur. A lot of this heat is being applied by money right now. There is a large group of people...

Feb 15 2021

Bitcoin As Fiat’s Antithesis: The Future Of Finance In Hegelian Terms

Feb 15 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  hegel philosophy

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was a difficult man. Even his name is a mouthful to say. With more layers than a wedding cake, the German philosopher was the human equivalent of quantum theory. As physicist Richard Feynman famously...

Feb 09 2021

The Emergence Of Bitcoin Through The Lens Of Austrian Economics

Feb 09 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  austrian economics philosophy

While many Austrian economists disagree on various topics regarding the origin of money, the most notable and agreed-upon theory on the origin of money is Carl Menger’s theory of salability. Bitcoin arose in a world that was long past the barter phase. Since bitcoin was never used for barter, it did not face the problems that barter economies had, namely the problem of...

Feb 04 2021

Crypto Is the Libertarian Cheat Code in the Final Battle Over State Coercion

A normie Mario fights Bowser to save Princess Peach; a libertarian Mario builds her an escape hatch.

Jan 27 2021

Bitcoin And The Art Of Japanese Garden Maintenance

Jan 27 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  arts bitcoin development philosophy

A kid in Singapore with a neighbor who is cultivating a Japanese Garden is a rarity, though that’s what I was. In Singapore, a tiny island nation, land is scarce and more than 80 percent of the population lives in simple highrises without balconies, let alone gardens. Thus, from early on, the value of scarcity is ingrained in Singaporeans and likely a main...

Bitcoin Doesn’t Care About Your Politics: Why Bitcoin Has More Ideological Flexibility Than We Think

Jan 27 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  philosophy podcasts the breakdown

NLW is joined by three philosophy professors for a discussion of bitcoin, ethics and politics.

Jan 26 2021

The Age Of Bitcoin Enlightenment

The promise of Bitcoin remains intact because its design circumvents the fragile human ego in ways that no other human endeavor ever has. The human ego is a fragile thing. It’s quick to judge, insecure, easily manipulated and it gets attached to things through identification. It holds on to ideas and beliefs at all costs, often against our own interests and despite real...

Jan 19 2021

Are Bitcoiners A**holes?

We’ve been dubbed “Toxic Bitcoin Maximalists” as an attempted insult. We don’t flinch, we wear it as a badge of honor. We make no apologies for our matter- of-factness, our confidence or our meme warfare. You can find us on Twitter, responding to weak arguments against bitcoin (they are all weak) with “Have Fun Staying Poor” rather than attempting to persuade the unserious opponent...

Jan 08 2021

Bitcoin And The Printing Press

Jan 08 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  philosophy

How Information-Freeing Innovation Shapes Society...

Dec 11 2020

In A Socially-Distant World, Bitcoin Is Common Ground

Bitcoiners have a unique ability to immediately hit it off with other Bitcoiners. This may not sound extraordinary on the surface, but this powerful interpersonal quality of instant connection is a vastly underrated feature of the Bitcoin network. Especially in an increasingly polarized and socially- distanced world. Outside of Bitcoin, the only thing humans seem to agree on lately is that we are deeply...

Dec 07 2020

The Dimensions Of Bitcoin

Dec 07 2020 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  dimensions guest post philosophy

Pete Campbell: “I have to bring this up to you. Only because I believe … it would be damaging to Sterling Cooper. It has come to my attention, completely by accident, that Donald Draper, is not who he says he is. His real name is Dick Whitman, but Dick Whitman died [in the Korean War] ten years ago. It stands to reason that...

Nov 24 2020

Cypherpunk, Crypto Anarchy and How Bitcoin Lost the Narrative

Nov 24 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  amir taaki bitcoin cypherpunk history philosophy

The crypto industry tends to give "cypherpunk" vibes a great deal of lip service without much attention to their real values.

Nov 10 2020

When Bitcoin Melts The System, Prosperity Steps In

“Overcome by the giddiness that flying lent him, Icarus soared into the sky, but in the process, he came too close to the sun, which due to the heat melted the wax.”— The Legend Of Icarus...

Nov 09 2020

Why Bitcoin Needs Philosophy

Nov 09 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin opinion people philosophy

When should I CoinJoin? What is a Bitcoin transaction? Are forked cryptos new assets? These seemingly quotidian crypto questions are deeper than you think.

Oct 13 2020

Lies, Deception And Unnatural Money

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning”– Henry Ford The continued functioning of the financial system you have lived under for your entire life is dependent on the average person not understanding exactly how it works, and there...

Oct 05 2020

The Great Plague Of Shitcoinery

And the inescapable ravage of modern seigniorage…...

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