How Will Bitcoin Lead to More Freedom

How Will Bitcoin Lead to More Freedom

“It had a big impact on May, who melded the “Other Plane” with “Galt’s Gulch” from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, which was a safe haven for rational and productive people protected from government coercion and taxation by an...
On Bitcoin’s User Experience

On Bitcoin’s User Experience

“Some concepts are essen­tial, removing them because you want a better UX might turn out to be fatal.” – Gigi An excellent piece from SwanBitcoin blog today by the one and only Gigi. Thoughts on the trade-offs, the previous leaps that have been made, and the...
A Monetary Layer for the Internet

A Monetary Layer for the Internet

“The project was initially understood as yet another doomed attempt to construct a digital currency by the disillusioned cypherpunk community. And without anyone’s permission, Bitcoin slowly emerged and diligently grew to become adopted by a small group of...
Twitter Hack & The Need for a User-Owned Internet

Twitter Hack & The Need for a User-Owned Internet

“Trusted third parties are security holes” isn’t just a slogan; it’s a concept that millions of people will have intuitively grasped for the first time yesterday.” – Nic Carter I’m sure you’ve heard about the insane social media takeover by a...
On Schelling Points, Network Effects, & Lind

On Schelling Points, Network Effects, & Lind

” This rationale also completely demolishes the “blockchain not Bitcoin” mantra as the Schelling point is purely based on bitcoin the money, not blockchain the technology.” – Willem Van Den Bergh Why do communication protocols tend towards monopoly?...
Two Revolutionary Networks, Lightning & the Internet

Two Revolutionary Networks, Lightning & the Internet

“We have JCR Licklider to thank for the first articulation of the Internet, which he dubbed the “ Intergalactic Computer Network ” in 1962” – Roy Sheinfeld If we look at the history of the most influential network in the world, the mother of them...