Tag: protests

Mar 10 2022

The Perils Of Centralized Platform And Why Bitcoin Decentralization Matters

As the Canadian Freedom Convoy demonstrated, the censorability of centralized financial platforms proves the need for Bitcoin decentralization.In resistance to Justin Trudeau’s Canadian vaccine mandate for truckers traveling through U.S. borders, thousands of Canadian...

Feb 22 2022

With Freedom Convoy, Bitcoin Passes Fundraising Test In Face Of Financial Surveillance

Feb 22 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  canada culture feature freedom protests

Bitcoin has proven its most potent use case as a permissionless financial rail for supporting the Canadian trucker protest.All images in this article are published with the permission of NobodyCaribou.Given the stakes, it might not have been the ideal time to experiment with a relatively new fundraising tool, but when the opportunity presented itself, two intrepid Bitcoiners stepped up and enabled...

Feb 19 2022

Hopefully, Bitcoin Will Increase Incentive For Cooperation

As Western powers attempt to stifle free speech and protest, Bitcoin may be our only hope to incentivize cooperation.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1165: "Censorship, microwaves and warmongering." Sign up for the newsletter here....

Feb 16 2022

As Freedom Convoy Gets Stronger, Canada Broadens 'Terrorist Financing' Rules

With Canada's "Freedom Convoy" of truckers successfully blocking commerce, officials are taking stronger measures to censor bitcoin donations.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1163: "If at first you don't succeed label peaceful protestors 'terrorists' and forcibly take their money."...

Feb 15 2022

As Ukrainian Resistance Groups Raise Bitcoin Funds, Improved Privacy Is Becoming Critical

Organizations meant to help Ukraine resist occupation by Russia are raising significant amounts of bitcoin donations. But they need to do so more privately.Amid rising tensions between Ukrainian and Russian military forces, Elliptic, a blockchain analysis company,...

Feb 11 2022

Buy The Bitcoin “Honk” Trucker Hat And Support Freedom

Feb 11 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  ad business protests sponsored store

Show your support and style with this awesome trucker hat, with all proceeds going directly to the protests. 100% of sales profits will go to the "...

Feb 09 2022

Trucker Convoy Demonstrates Bitcoin Value Prop

Is isn't every day that Bitcoin's value proposition is portrayed so clearly and accurately on the mainstream stage.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1158: "Mainstream Monday." Sign up for the newsletter here.Things are escalating quickly....

Oct 29 2021

Bitcoin Is The Peaceful Protest That Palestinians Need

Oct 29 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture freedom israel palestine peace

With Palestinians excluded from financial services and unable to achieve independence in the fiat system, the country needs Bitcoin.Palestine’s economy is struggling from severe internal and external constraints under the Israeli occupation. Israel-imposed economic and social restrictions...

Aug 30 2021

Anti-Bitcoin protests are ongoing in El Salvador ahead of legalization

The citizens of El Salvador took to the streets to protest the adoption of the country's new Bitcoin law on Friday. According to a report from Euronews, hundreds of demonstrators marched through the capital San Salvador to express their concerns about using a cryptocurrency as a legal tender....

El Salvador’s Bitcoin Adoption Met With Small Protests

Small groups of protestors have taken to the streets one week before El Salvador adopts Bitcoin as legal currency. Protests against the Bitcoin law are becoming more common ahead of it taking effect on September 7th.Small groups of protestors have taken to the streets one week before El Salvador adopts Bitcoin as legal currency. According to...

Aug 11 2021

Inside Cuba’s Bitcoin Revolution

As political demonstrations show the world that Cubans are tired of dictatorship, Bitcoin is providing an option to peacefully protest and opt out of a broken system.Lucia is a 30-year-old medical worker and Bitcoin user living in Matanzas, a city of about 150,000 people sitting about 50 miles east of Havana on Cuba’s northern coast. Named after an aboriginal rebellion against Spanish...

Oct 21 2020

Nigerian Protest Group Finds Sovereign Lifeline In Bitcoin

Oct 21 2020 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  adoption nigeria politics protests

This article also appeared in our Down The Rabbit Hole newsletter. If you want our news and analysis straight to your inbox, make sure you subscribe now! Since mid-October, protestors across Nigeria have been demonstrating daily to bring attention to claims that a police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is...

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