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Why Bitcoin is Not Truly Anonymous

The notion that Bitcoin is completely anonymous is a widespread one. It is also incorrect even though transactions involving Bitcoin do not involve the transmission of personal information. It is possible for Bitcoin owners to protect their identity to a … Continue reading

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Despite FinTech, Financial Services Still Need Some Humans: How to Safeguard Your Job

In 2008, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney entered the political rings to compete for the US presidency. One candidate had a competitive edge. His Silicon Valley supporter, Steve Spinner, created a novel fundraising approach: mine social media for contacts most … Continue reading

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The founder of BitTorrent is on a quest to develop an eco-friendly cryptocurrency

I wrote an article for California Sunday Magazine about BitTorrent founder Bram Cohen’s new cryptocurrency, called chia. It uses the Bitcoin codebase, but Bram is replacing the energy intensive proof-of-work validation algorithm with a combination of proof-of-unused-hard-drive-space and proof-of-wall-clock-time, which … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett says bitcoin ‘definitely will come to a bad ending’

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Of cryptocurrencies, Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway’s CEO, said: “What’s going on definitely will come to a bad ending.” Buffett told CNBC the firm would never have a position in cryptocurrencies. Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett said Wednesday … Continue reading

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How to Market Your Blockchain Project Without Social Media

The social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, along with Google have banned all the ads for cryptocurrencies. The main reasons to do this are scams and frauds. However, there are plenty of websites online that scam people every day, and … Continue reading

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Seasteading meets the shock doctrine in Puerto Rico, where ethnic cleansing precedes Going Galt

Naomi Klein’s l(ooooo)ongread in The Intercept about the state of play in Puerto Rico is the comprehensive summary of the post-Maria fuckery and hope that has gripped America’s colonial laboratory, the place where taxation without representation, austerity, chemical weapons, new … Continue reading