Last week I got a runny nose but didn't think much of it, maybe it was the winter weather or the hay from my kid's guinea pig cage. by the weekend I developed a slight cough and a slight headache. Monday morning, Martin Luther King Day, I took a sip…

The Great Bitcoin debate has been focused for nearly a decade on the question of scaling, that debate is basically over at this point in terms of the cultural question within Bitcoin. The beautiful thing about Bitcoin which I have written about in a previous article, is that cultural debates…

The search for foundations

The purpose of a search for the principles of Bitcoin is in my mind a necessity for any movement. It is of the utmost importance to at a minimum loosely define itself with positive goals to be achieved and not merely by what it opposes.

The failure of conservativism can…

Rituals and Practices

Bitcoin has over its 10 year run evolved from merely a niche cypherpunk project into a movement and bears the marks of a cult. The term “cult” has become twisted to mean something that is akin to dangerous, deviant and to be avoided, but the historical definition, and the way…

A front seat to the financial panopticon

If you haven't already seen, yesterday Facebook released their whitepaper for their cryptocurrency "Libra". My two predictions are that it will succeed and that its the worst thing to happen to privacy in a generation.

Governments have always loved the concept of a cashless society, a digital currency because it…

How adaption of theology maintains dominance

In high school we studied the worlds religions and their history and one thing always stood out to me, and that was the history of Hinduism, its near usurpation and reconquest afterwards.

After the Buddhas death, Buddhism spread throughout the subcontinent of India into China and central Asia. The original…

Capturing the meme

In modern parlance the term “denier” as a denigration was first used by those (often antisemitic or anti-zionist not always overlapping) who wished to label those who denied the horrors of the Holocaust that occurred in German/Axis held territories during WW2. This denial could be in the event in its…

Ozymandias

Look upon my mighty works

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