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Declaration of Bitcoin's Independence - Bitcoin Magazine

Declaration of Bitcoin's Independence
Bitcoin Magazine
Julia Tourianksi has traveled the globe to assemble this video of folks from the Bitcoin community reading her declaration of Bitcoin's independence which was recently posted on our site.
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Bitcoin and the Ontology of Money - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Bitcoin and the Ontology of Money - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Money has long fascinated me, and not for the obvious reasons. Although I’d like to have more of it, my interest is largely philosophical. It is the ontology of money that has always disturbed me.
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A CCN Exclusive - Andreas Antonopoulos: The Interview - CryptoCoinsNews

A CCN Exclusive - Andreas Antonopoulos: The Interview - CryptoCoinsNews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“I’m fully booked tomorrow, but I have time to do it now.” Andreas Antonopoulos is always on the move. He gets so many tweets that most end up ignored.
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What Wall Street Journal Readers Think of Bitcoin - CoinTelegraph

What Wall Street Journal Readers Think of Bitcoin - CoinTelegraph | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently surveyed its readers on what they thought of Bitcoin.
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A Threat to Bitcoin? Facebook Rolls Out P2P Payments on Messenger - CryptoCoinsNews

A Threat to Bitcoin? Facebook Rolls Out P2P Payments on Messenger - CryptoCoinsNews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You can now do much more than chat, like, share and add friends on Facebook. This past Tuesday, Facebook announced that it was introducing a feature in Messenger that would enable users send and receive money.
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Alternative Currencies Are Bigger Than Bitcoin: How They’re Building Prosperity From London to Kenya

Alternative Currencies Are Bigger Than Bitcoin: How They’re Building Prosperity From London to Kenya | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Brixton Pound, Koru Kenya, and Mazacoin are all attempting to achieve a common goal: empowering people in a monetarily unequal world, from the bottom up. (via: trendolizer.com)
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Opinion: Bitcoin May Be What Gets Us Real Net Neutrality

Opinion: Bitcoin May Be What Gets Us Real Net Neutrality | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
More competition would be a better solution than regulation—and that’s where Bitcoin could help.
The post Opinion: Bitcoin May Be What Gets Us Real Net Neutrality appeared first on WIRED.
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Geert Lovink and Patrice Riemens: The Bitcoin Experience (part I)

Geert Lovink and Patrice Riemens: The Bitcoin Experience (part I) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
OUR BANKER WHO ART IN CYBERSPACE SATOSHI BE THY NAME THY BITCOIN COME DOLLAR BILLS BE GONE IN OUR POCKETS, AS IT IS ONLINE GIVE US THIS DAY OUR CONFIRMED TRANSACTIONS AND FORGIVE US OUR DOUBLE SPENDING AS WE ALSO HAVE FORGIVEN TRENDON SHAVERS AND...
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Commonwealth Secretariat Commissions Bitcoin Report for Developing Nations

Commonwealth Secretariat Commissions Bitcoin Report for Developing Nations | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A two-day event that brought together representatives from the Commonwealth Secretariat has ended with agreement that member states draft a formal report on virtual currencies.
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After the Bitcoin Gold Rush

After the Bitcoin Gold Rush | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Mining” is the engine that keeps the Bitcoin network working, but it has swelled into a resource-hungry, capital-intensive, centralized syndicate. Is the Internet's native currency worth all the effort?
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The FT Coin, a complementary government currency proposed by Yanis Varoufakis | P2P Foundation

The FT Coin, a complementary government currency proposed by Yanis Varoufakis | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

” Bitcoin is too deflationary by nature to act as a widespread currency alternative to the dollar or the euro, its design can be used profitably in order to help the Eurozone’s member-states create euro-denominated electronic payment systems that help them, at least in the medium term, overcome the asphyxiating deflationary pressures imposed upon them by the Eurozone’s Gold Standard-like (and, indeed, Bitcoin-like) austerian design.”

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Episode #55: BitTunes: Setting Music Free! | Lets Talk Bitcoin

Episode #55: BitTunes: Setting Music Free! | Lets Talk Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On today’s show...
I travel down under to Adelaide, Australia to speak with Simon Edhouse, the CEO of BitTunes. BitTunes is reinventing global music distribution by creating a people powered platform. Simon talks to us about how this platform allows P2P file sharing to achieve its full potential as the optimal internet distribution mechanism and how he aims to monetize the exchange of digital data.
Simon is a man of conscience who has been following the legacy of his family in working for...
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Bitcoin Experience - P2P Foundation

Bitcoin Experience - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We admit: we are fazed and befuddled by the Bitcoin phenomenon. And we are getting more so as we progress - or think to progress - in getting to grips with it. It has meanwhile become clear that Bitcoin, probably to the chagrin of its believers, has become much more than, well, Bitcoin. That is why we have decided, both to split our essay (essay is the right word indeed, an attempt) in two parts - and to take it, to use the charitable word, as a 'work in progress', even though the gestation period of even this first part has been inordinately long. We have also taken the open Source injunction to 'release early' to heart - was it only because writing appears to stay stuck in the incubation stage. This first part, which was our original plan, is about Bitcoin we know as Bitcoin. What the Dutch so nicely call 'progressive understanding' has compelled us to look at the inevitable: Bitcoin after Bitcoin. So the Part Two will look at the probable inescapability of digital crypto-currencies 'liberated' from the fiat and the sovereign - and its consequences. If we ever manage amidst our befuddlement. Hopefully you will bear with us - after all you are not obliged to read, less so to believe, as the 'Bitcoiners' do.
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges Emerge as Regulators Try to Keep Up

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Emerge as Regulators Try to Keep Up | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Digital cryptocurrencies—including bitcoin and litecoin, along with dozens of others—have struggled to win mainstream acceptance in the U.S. Interest in this so-called “Internet money” is not going away, however, which is why regulators are developing rules that that they hope can avert a repeat of last year’s Mt. Gox meltdown, when the world’s largest bitcoin exchange unexpectedly shut down after losing hundreds of thousands of bitcoins in a cyber attack.

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Bitcoin and the Ontology of Money

Bitcoin and the Ontology of Money | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Image representing the decentralised Bitcoin network
This was originally published on Philosophical Disquisitions.
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Coinbase Seeks 'Invasive' Details on US Bitcoin Mining Operations

Coinbase Seeks 'Invasive' Details on US Bitcoin Mining Operations | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Coinbase's compliance office is seeking to acquire operational information from bitcoin mining companies in a process that some of the sector's businesses are framing as an infringement on their trade secrets.
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This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Millennials Hate Banks

This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Millennials Hate Banks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Welcome back to another episode of TCBTC, TechCrunch’s premier and only bitcoin podcast.
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Bitcoin And Big Data

Bitcoin And Big Data | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bitcoin And Big Data by Ben Hunt, Salient Partners One of the best parts of authoring Epsilon Theory is the correspondence I get from readers.
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Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? | Guerrilla Translation!

Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? | Guerrilla Translation! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What is Ethereum? Can this technology actually support the establishment of a utopian, free, and decentralized society? Or could it instead promote a more dystopian vision of society – or even a Skynet? Before we can understand anything about Ethereum, we must first understand Bitcoin: what it is, and how it works.

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Andreas Antonopoulos Makes Case for Bitcoin Before Australian Senate

Andreas Antonopoulos Makes Case for Bitcoin Before Australian Senate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bitcoin evangelist Andreas M Antonopoulos has appeared before the Australian Senate as part of an inquiry into the local treatment of digital currencies.
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Data Security Is Becoming the Sparkle in Bitcoin

Data Security Is Becoming the Sparkle in Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With the price of Bitcoin plummeting, the technology that stores the currency’s transactions is gaining value as a safe and open way to keep other kinds of records.
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Comprehensive Evaluation of Bitcoin - P2P Foundation

Comprehensive Evaluation of Bitcoin - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bitcoin is a complex phenomenom, and it is a landmark development, even a technological singularity, for good or ill. At the P2P Foundation, we also have complicated feelings about it.
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BitchCoin: A New Cryptocurrency for Buying Art and Investing in the Artist

BitchCoin: A New Cryptocurrency for Buying Art and Investing in the Artist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Meyohas has a peculiar background. After graduating from Wharton School of Business, the artist, raised in a family full of finance people, went to Yale for an MFA in photography. While there, she became fascinated by bitcoin. “It was this totally dematerialized value,” she explains. Meyohas started wondering what it might look like to create a place where you could actually purchase these immaterial currencies. “The initial idea
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BITCOIN: A flawed currency blueprint with a potentially useful application for the Eurozone

BITCOIN: A flawed currency blueprint with a potentially useful application for the Eurozone | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The responses of many to my post on Bitcoin reveal a powerful tendency to underestimate the ill-effects of deflation on a social economy. This tendency to underestimate deflation’s deleterious impact matters beyond debates on Bitcoin per se. For example, in Europe the incapacity of the European Central Bank (ECB) to act in the face of deflationary forces has revealed the same type of misunderstanding, as many commentators fail to recognise that deflation is a very serious threat and that the ECB’s lack of weapons against it constitutes a major weakness. In this post I return to the problem of deflation in a Gold Standard-like monetary system (e.g. Bitcoin or, indeed, the Eurozone itself) but conclude that, almost paradoxically, the technology of Bitcoin, if suitably adapted, can be employed profitably in the Eurozone as a weapon against deflation and a means of providing much needed leeway to fiscally stressed Eurozone member-states.


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Beyond Bitcoin: Legal Pathways for Blockchain Enterprises

Beyond Bitcoin: Legal Pathways for Blockchain Enterprises | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The technologies that undergird Bitcoin transactions have advanced to suggest other, non-financial applications. (Bitcoin Magazine)
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