Tag: sovereignty

Nov 15 2022

Bitcoin Helps Users Avoid The Downfall Of FTX

Nov 15 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture freedom ftx opinion self custody

An open letter to friends and family who are worried about the future of bitcoin due to the fiat business practices and subsequent collapse of FTX.This is an opinion editorial by Heather Everdeen, a mother, Bitcoiner and lifelong learner.Dear Friends and Family,The thing I want you to understand about FTX is that these are fiat problems, not Bitcoin problems. Bitcoin...

Aug 13 2022

The Case For Bitcoin To Separate Money From The State

By separating money from the government, Bitcoin takes the control of money out of the hands of politicians and gives it back to the citizens.This is an opinion editorial by Ryan Bansal, a professional software engineer and author of a Bitcoin newsletter.“The computer can be used as a tool to liberate and protect people, rather than to control them.” — Hal...

Aug 10 2022

Finding The Path To A Parallel Bitcoin Economy

Texas Slim’s Beef Initiative provides a model for bitcoin adoption to connect Bitcoiners with necessary tradesmen in direct, peer-to-peer exchange.This is an opinion editorial by John G. Dew, co-host of The Millennial Media Offensive podcast and a contributor for Bitcoin Magazine.Texas Slim’s second Beef Initiative conference was recently held in Crawford, Colorado, on Jason Wrich’s...

Jul 21 2022

Becoming Antifragile With Bitcoin And Beyond

Jul 21 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture food health opinion sovereignty

Bitcoin is a first step toward antifragility, but there are many other factors to consider when aiming toward self-sovereignty throughout one’s life.This is an opinion editorial by Michael, a software engineer, entrepreneur and regenerative farmer.The “Once Bitten” podcast episode with...

Jul 19 2022

Bitcoin Self-Custody Is Necessary For Financial Sovereignty

Bitcoin was designed to empower the individual through the separation of money and state. Self-custody wallets are integral in preserving that goal.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.The release of the Bitcoin white paper in 2009...

Jul 04 2022

What American Independence Looks Like When Secured By Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a monetary system that returns to the ideals upon which American independence was built.This is an opinion editorial by Bruce Fenton, candidate for U.S. Senate and the founder and CEO of Chainstone labs.It’s the money. The money is broken. Politicians broke it.This truth pretty much summarizes much of what is wrong in our world today: inflation, war, the...

Jul 03 2022

July 4th, Bitcoin And Sovereignty — Declaring Your Own Financial Independence Day

This July 4th is an opportunity to think about how Bitcoiners reclaimed their own financial independence.Part One: A Declaration Of IndependenceThere is a lot of history one could survey when examining Independence Day. Some historians might reference the 1940s, or the 4th of July being recognized as a federal holiday; maybe BBQs or fireworks would find their way into the conversations....

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...

May 27 2022

The Rise Of Sovereign Computing With Personal Servers

Personal servers, like Umbrel and Start9’s Embassy, are ways for people to have more control over data and become more sovereign in the process.Pascal Hügli is a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration in Zurich where he teaches students about Bitcoin.In human affairs, action is a fundamental force. It was the great Austrian economist, Ludwig von...

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...

Apr 20 2022

Bitcoin Is A Movement For Financial Freedom. Cryptocurrency Is Not

Apr 20 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  cryptocurrecny culture dapp defi freedom

Bitcoin as a peer-to-peer financial system and its ideology of financial freedom make a stronger case than the claims of other cryptocurrencies.Cryptocurrency’s rise to mainstream pop-culture phenomenon has certainly transformed the overall blockchain ecosystem for the better; more people than ever before are actively participating and aware of the technology, institutions once rejecting cryptocurrency are...

Apr 18 2022

Becoming A Sovereign Individual With Bitcoin Discussed At Bitcoin 2022

Sovereignty is subjective, but Bitcoin provides an unique opportunity for people around the world to be more independent with regards to freedom.A panel of five Bitcoiners took the stage at Bitcoin 2022 to discuss the topic “Becoming a Sovereign Individual.” The panel included Guy Swann of Bitcoin Audible; Pascal Gauthier, CEO of Ledger; Parker Lewis, head of business development at Unchained Capital;...

Apr 14 2022

Slave Coin Or Freedom Coin: Which Way Western Man?

Apr 14 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture freedom opinion sovereignty

Modern society must make the decision to succumb to centralized digital money, or rally around the freedom and sovereignty of bitcoin.We as individuals in a modern society becoming more technocratically dystopian by the day, will inevitably be faced with a choice. Succumb to the allure of a centrally owned and issued digital money (panopticoin) or a truly sovereign, organic, digital money with...

Mar 21 2022

Surviving The Narrative With Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a form of freedom from many of the monetary impacts that are being felt as a result of government decisions.Many people today find themselves at a “now or never” moment, and many make fatalistic concessions based on manipulated information and increasingly sophisticated narratives....

Feb 25 2022

Bitcoin Is Consciousness-Raising Technology On The Path Toward Enlightenment

Bitcoin will aid humanity in raising its levels of consciousness when self valuing people secure their individuality and everyone’s self interests are aligned.Bitcoin is the hardest form of money that has ever been invented. The enthusiasm that has emerged around this technology has been slowly revitalizing our society. The Bitcoin space is filled with hope and joy. This contrasts with the low...

Feb 04 2022

18 Wheels, 21 Million Coins — Bitcoin Keeps Truckin’

The Ottawa freedom movement requires funding and support, and Bitcoin is best poised to facilitate this.The honking will continue until morale improves. A consortium of supply chain, working-class heroes have taken to the streets of Canada to fill the air with incessant blasts from their big rigs to put pressure on the governing class and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Right on cue,...

Jan 12 2022

Bitcoin Plebs Together Are Strong — Independently

Bitcoin plebs, as individual nodes in the Bitcoin community, represent a decentralized force of sovereignty minded people.The dominance of Big Tech is coming to a close. So long as we can ensure that it doesn’t enslave us all first. Many people are beginning to wake up to their dependencies on large internet companies and are starting the process of migrating to free...

Dec 31 2021

The Great Reset Triggers A Bitcoin Network Upgrade

Despite efforts to undermine the freedom and sovereignty of bitcoin, the powers of centralization only further fortify bitcoin’s value.The COVID-19 crisis that has devastated the economy brought radical change to our social and political landscape. From Austria’s lockdown against the entire citizenry and...

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