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The “Bitlicense” is a bad idea that must die

There is much talk about the arbitrary imposition of a nonsensical “Bitlicense” on businesses based in New York that use Bitcoin to make a profit. Apart from the nauseating and unimaginative use of the prefix “Bit” in yet another context,

Posted in Bitcoin, Economics

Bitcoin is not a threat, it is a boon

The Financial Times has published an astonishingly blinkered and short-sighted article, where Bitcoin is mischaracterised as a threat, instead of the greatest business opportunity of the century. The fact of the matter is, and I have said this before, the country that

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Posted in Bitcoin, Economics, Fear-mongering, Money, Politricks, TC TI KB

BTC-DPD: Bitcoin Distributed Price Discovery

As you may have seen during the last seventy two hours, problems at a single exchange, the popular MTGOX, have unleashed mass confusion amongst the computer illiterate Bitcoin watchers, as they falsely claim that people have “lost money” or that

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Posted in Bitcoin, Economics, Fear-mongering, Software, Wishware

FinCEN sounds death knell for US based Bitcoin businesses

It seems that FinCEN has finally decided to opine on Bitcoin, without naming it specifically. This US pronouncement spells death to all “compliant” US Bitcoin companies that choose to remain based in the USA. There is one thing you absolutely

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Posted in Bitcoin, Economics, Money

FatCat Presents Monster Music 3, Matt Cogger’s “Cosmat Selection”

Our friends over at FatCat records have posted one of our Monster Music Shows from 1992. Dave Cawley remembers the label from those days: It’s a real honour to share this podcast with you, created by Neuropolitique (Matt Cogger) for Irdial

Posted in Beautiful, Music, Remember

The Conet Project TCP / 1111 is funded!

We just received notification that The Conet Project: TCP / 1111, the five disc edition, has successfully reached its funding goal, over by one percent. Thank you to everyone who blogged, tweeted, emailed, encouraged, and put their money where their

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Posted in Economics, Libertarianism, Post Tipping Point, Yes yes yes!

Thoughts On The Bitcoin Debacle

By Brandon Smith I was in the midst of the Save America Convention in Tampa, Florida when I heard, first, that Libya was under bombardment by the UN (led by U.S. forces), and, that Satoshi Nakamura of Bitcoin had been

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Posted in Bitcoin, Substitution

TCP / 1111 Pledge Update plus a New Conet Project trailer

The Digital Marketing people at IGGY put together the trailer above. Its a very beautiful piece. I wonder how many people out there recognise the sound of a 1990’s modem negotiating over a phone line? Those were the days! We

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Posted in Economics, Music, Yes yes yes!

The Conet Project: Like Something Out of a Spy Movie

About 20 years ago, Akin Fernandez discovered mysterious sounds and voices being transmitted over shortwave radio stations called “Numbers Stations” that weren’t documented anywhere. With more research, Fernandez realized that these stations had been used during the Cold War to

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Posted in Idiocracy, Music, Remember, The Facts, Told You So

Bitcoin Transaction volumes Increase 40% in Half a Year

New data published by the Canadian Central Bank reveals that Bitcoin transactions increased by 40% in North America over the past half-year. During peak hours Bitcoin is credited for more than a third of all online transactions, while Credit Card

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Posted in Bitcoin, Substitution