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WE DECLARE BITCOIN’S INDEPENDENCE

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When we say Bitcoin, we mean the idea: the birth of cryptocurrency. We know it's not perfect. But we're not after perfection, we're after progression. We're after a way out. And we will not stop. 

We have been brought to a point where it has become necessary to dissolve the bond between currency and institution. We are not required to declare the causes which impel us to push for the separation, but we will oblige.

We hold these truths to be self-evident. We have been cyclically betrayed, lied to, stolen from, extorted from, taxed, monopolized, spied on, inspected, assessed, authorized, registered, deceived, and reformed. We have been economically disarmed, disabled, held hostage, impoverished, enervated, exhausted, and enslaved. And then there was bitcoin.

But we are in an age of appropriation, and nothing is immune. Today bitcoin is not only volatile in its value, but in its very essence. Bitcoin is in the crucial stages of development. Its code can evolve in several directions. It’s under threat from those who don’t understand it; it’s under threat from those who do understand it, but fear it.The crusade to absorb bitcoin into the seams of the State has begun. There is a conscious effort to co-opt. The goal is to swallow bitcoin, process it, integrate it, devolve it, and keep it stagnant in the gears of a failed operating system. Bitcoin’s potential is being hijacked. They have their own idea of what they want bitcoin to be. They have their own plan for its potential, and they have an investment in that plan. But our consent is withdrawn and the power of our ideas is too strong.

Do not underestimate DNA; nothing is born completely neutral. Follow the protocol: it has anarchistic implications. Bitcoin is inherently anti-establishment, anti-system, and anti-state. Bitcoin undermines governments and disrupts institutions because bitcoin is fundamentally humanitarian. There’s an elimination of 3rd party intrusion. It’s purely peer-to-peer. The blockchain is free speech. It’s decentralized, voluntary, and non-aggressive. Bitcoin is not supposed to work within our current mechanisms. Bitcoin needs not entities of authority to acknowledge it, incorporate it, regulate it, and tax it. Bitcoin does not pander to power structures, it undermines them.

Bitcoin is an animal of anonymity. Bitcoin basks in shadow. Satoshi’s facelessness is symbolic of this. Privacy is the point. Bitcoin is meant to function outside of regulatory systems. It is not a cog.

Bitcoin means to channel economic power directly through the individual. This is reflected by Satoshi’s symbolic birthday, which falls on the same day that Roosevelt signed the 6102 Executive Order, which forbade the hoarding of gold. We repeat. Bitcoin is not intended to be integrated; it’s intended to be a ghost outside the machine.

The voices of the people who are working to preserve the purity of bitcoin’s ethos are being drowned out. But actions speak louder than words. Bitcoin is utility. The cypherpunks are building anonymous systems. The crypto-anarchists are making institutions arbitrary. The internet is anarchy. And cryptocurrencies are the printless fingers of the internet.

Bitcoin is not just a currency, a commodity, or a convenience. Just like the internet gave information back to the people, Bitcoin will give financial freedom back to the people. But that’s only the first step. There will be a shift in the structure of enterprise, in the way we interact, in the way we voice our opinions, and in the way we fuel our action. Bitcoin will allow us to shape the world without having to ask for permission. We declare bitcoin’s independence. Bitcoin is sovereignty. Bitcoin is renaissance. Bitcoin is ours. Bitcoin is.

CREDITS
Julia Tourianski (Declaration of Bitcoin's Independence, Brave The World) 
Roger Ver (Bitcoin Evangelist, also known as the "Bitcoin Jesus") 
Paul Joseph Watson (InfoWars) 
Jeff Berwick (The Dollar Vigilante, Anarchast)
Jeffrey Tucker (CLO, LIberty.me)
Charlie Shrem (BitInstant)
Kristov Atlas (Anonymous Bitcoin Book, Dark News)
Bruce Fenton (Bitcoin Association, Atlantic Financial)
Victoria van Eyk (The Ethical Empire, Bitcoin Strategy Group)
Gavin Wood (Ethereum)
Stephanie Murphy ( Let's Talk Bitcoin, Free Talk Live)
Dmitry Murashchik (Mycelium)
Will Pangman (Bitcoin Maven, Tapeke.com)
Stephan Tual (Ethereum)
Enric Duran (Spain's Robin Hood) 
Richard Stott  (Ethereum)
Joerg Platzer (Room 77)
Blake Anderson (uBITquity, neo-arbitrage)
Peter Todd (Bitcoin Core, Dark Wallet, Zerocash)
Trace Mayer (Early bitcoin evangelist, Bitcoin Armory, proponent of free speech, How to Vanish)
Pamela Morgan (Smart Law)
M.K Lords (Bitcoin Not Bombs)
Patrick M. Byrne (overstock.com, "Bitcoin Messiah") 
Amir Taaki (Libbitcoin, Dark Wallet, Dark Market)
Chris Ellis (World Crypto Network)
Ruben Alexander (Editor at Bitcoin Magazine) 
Max Keiser (Keiser Report, MaxCoin, STARTcoin)
Stacy Herbert (Keiser Report, STARTcoin) 
Juraj Bednar (Hacker, serial entrepreneur, DIGMIA, Citadelo)
Mathias Grønnebæk (Ethereum) 
Andreas Antonopoulos (bitcoinbook.info, serial tech-entrepreneur, Let’s Talk Bitcoin) 

Joseph Lords
Chris Pacia (Bitcoin Authenticator, Escape Velocity Blog)
Paige Peterson (Developer at MaidSafe, SF Bitcoin Meetup Organizer)
Ryan Taylor (Bitcoin magazine)
Courtney Warner (Bitcoin advocate, actress) 
Zach Ramsey (Coin Culture)

Shout Outs 

1. I thank both the good and the bad players in the Bitcoin space, because you equally inspired the need to create this. 

2. There was a chain of events that lead to the actualization of this project. In the order of occurrence, the following individuals were the links in the chain:

Amir Taaki

Andreas Antonopolous 

Charlie Shrem

Nathan Wosnack 

Victoria Van Eyk

3. A huge thank you to Amir Taaki for reviewing the original "Declaration of Bitcoin's Independence," inspiring several lines, and giving me a much deeper understanding of this innovation.

4. Thank you to Peter Todd for inspiring "The block chain is free speech" line. 

5. I am in debt to Blake Anderson, Amir Taaki, Paul Joseph Watson, and Jeffrey Tucker for helping me with contacts. 

 

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3 Responses to “WE DECLARE BITCOIN’S INDEPENDENCE”
  1. a says:

    I understand what you are trying to say and (at least some) of the wider implications of Bitcoin as the herald of a decentralised future (in case you haven't heard yet, check out maidSafe, the next logical step in the decentralisation of the internet, arguably as important as Bitcoin), but I'm afraid your article tries a little to hard to be profound. If I may suggest toning it down a little – people will be more inclined to read what you write.

     

     

  2. Kurt says:

    Great call, probably a little too tough to make it viral.

    But I think one determential point isn't highlighted: "Bitcoin is not intended to be integrated" … Bitcoin (or better trustless architecture) integrates!

     

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