I remember my first credit card vividly. For months, I had been attempting to woo my local bank. “Give me a card,” I begged. “You can trust me.” My pleas fell on deaf ears. Then one day, after all but giving up, I found myself at Gap. (As I recall, I was there to purchase […]Read more "Can Bitcoin Solve Some Inequality?"
A few weeks ago, I opined on why Republicans should love bitcoin. Thankfully, though, the GOP aren’t the only ones invited to the party. That’s the nature of bitcoin: it has something to offer to everyone. To illustrate, each section of this article begins with a quote taken directly from the Democratic National Platform, followed by […]Read more "Why Democrats Should Love Bitcoin"
The Republican reaction to bitcoin has been mixed. Some lawmakers have enthusiastically supported it, while others have unequivocally opposed it. Interestingly, many mainstream Republican positions make amiable bedfellows with bitcoin. In this article, each section begins with a quote taken directly from the Republican Party Platform, followed by a discussion of how bitcoin can address the issue […]Read more "Why Republicans Should Love Bitcoin"
If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you know a thing or two about bitcoin. You can prognosticate about prices and harangue about hash rates with the best of ‘em. Despite that, you’re still part of a minority, at least according to Bloomberg. Fewer than half of Americans actually know what bitcoin even is, […]Read more "Dos and Don’ts of Talking Bitcoin with Noobs"
Movies without bitcoin? Snore! Unfortunately the entire corpus of feature films lacks cryptocurrency. But imagine if this weren’t the case. Thankfully, I’ve rewritten the plots of some famous movies to account for bitcoin. How do things change? Marty McFly didn’t have a Coinbase wallet, and White Castle doesn’t accept bitcoin…But what if? Back to the […]Read more "Famous Movies…with Bitcoin"
Wisconsinites love their beer, and several craft breweries call Madison home. Among them is MobCraft, a brewing concern quickly earning a reputation not only for stunning original beers, but also for a truly distinctive business model. For starters, MobCraft’s brews are crowdsourced. The team monitors the “social popularity of each beer recipe through different channels of social […]Read more "Madison’s MobCraft Combines Crowdsourced Craft Beer and Bitcoin"
The most pressing problem evangelical Bitcoiners and libertarians face is one of communication. Occasionally on purpose, but more often by accident, they erect four walls and create a barrier between their world and the rest of the world. They struggle to project their glorious message beyond a four-sided prison. In order to engage the audience, […]Read more "Bitcoin Breaks the Fourth Wall of Liberty"