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    Why My Faith in Bitcoin has Been Restored

      Last year I wrote a piece called "Bitcoin is Not a Honey Badger," where I critiqued the notion that Bitcoin is impossible to kill. I used the analogy of a forest and broke down "being a Bitcoiner" into five stages. I foreshadowed some of Bitcoin's current problems, but not enough to hurt the entertainment […]

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    Kialara, The Signature Series

    Auction for original painting now up   "In trying to describe bitcoin to people, having some sort of physical representation really helps. People are very visual, and having such a beautiful piece of art to accompany the discussion about bitcoin adds a lot of value."   -Matthew Roszak (Coindesk article)   Nothing survives without art. […]

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    My Top 10 Favorite Bitcoin Things

    My last bitcoin video was a little bleak. Since going to the scaling bitcoin conference I've had a lot of my faith restored in the tech; people are working diligently towards its success. I saw the egos of very smart men set aside. I saw constructive, rational cooperation. I saw the social ostracization of bad actors…wow, when there's […]

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    The Observed Man is Seldom Sincere: How the State Makes Us Sick

    Robert Sapolski had dedicated over 30 years of his life to the study of baboons. He now hates baboons. He describes them as "scheming, violent, backstabbing bastards." Baboons live in complex social hierarchies, with children, females, and smaller males baboons occupying the bottom, and the the largest, most aggressive males occupying the top. The baboons […]

I write ‘State’ with a capital ‘S’ because it has become our God.

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bitcoin block size

Why My Faith in Bitcoin has Been Restored

  Last year I wrote a piece called "Bitcoin is Not a Honey Badger," where I critiqued the notion that Bitcoin is impossible to kill. I used the analogy of a forest and broke down "being a Bitcoiner" into five stages. I foreshadowed some of Bitcoin's current problems, but not enough to hurt the entertainment […]

bitcoin art julia

Kialara, The Signature Series

Auction for original painting now up   "In trying to describe bitcoin to people, having some sort of physical representation really helps. People are very visual, and having such a beautiful piece of art to accompany the discussion about bitcoin adds a lot of value."   -Matthew Roszak (Coindesk article)   Nothing survives without art. […]

favorite bitcoin brave the world

My Top 10 Favorite Bitcoin Things

My last bitcoin video was a little bleak. Since going to the scaling bitcoin conference I've had a lot of my faith restored in the tech; people are working diligently towards its success. I saw the egos of very smart men set aside. I saw constructive, rational cooperation. I saw the social ostracization of bad actors…wow, when there's […]

observed man

The Observed Man is Seldom Sincere: How the State Makes Us Sick

Robert Sapolski had dedicated over 30 years of his life to the study of baboons. He now hates baboons. He describes them as "scheming, violent, backstabbing bastards." Baboons live in complex social hierarchies, with children, females, and smaller males baboons occupying the bottom, and the the largest, most aggressive males occupying the top. The baboons […]

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The End of History Has Ended

By Amir Taaki   Foucault was interested not only in historical analysis, but the history of how historical analysis has changed. The process by which historians look for trends claims a kind of neutrality. They are merely exposing the timeless unseen forces driving history. But historians are not scientists, and even scientists are humans. Foucault […]

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