Politics

The Politics of Destruction

For some time now, I have been aware of a widespread fascination among many libertarians with Jim Bell’s “Assassination Politics” (AP). At my request, Robert Vroman has defended the merits of AP. In this article, I will argue that AP is just about the single worst idea that libertarians could advocate. Despite my misgivings, I...
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BAKKT Futures Exchange CEO Considers The Senate Seat Position

Bakkt Futures exchange CEO Kelly Loeffler was offered a seat position in the Georgia Senate by Governor Brian Kemp so we are trying to find out whether the CEO will take it in today’s latest altcoin news. The Bakkt Futures exchange CEO will displace the offered candidate, US Rep. Doug Collins, going on the opposite...
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Zimbabwe Believes Bitcoin Is The Best Solution For Hyperinflation

Alternative Airlines is the name of the latest travel company which makes headlines in the cryptonews section. As the updates show, this UK travel company has partnered with the cryptocurrency service Utrust to facilitate payments with crypto.On November 13, the Switzerland-based firm and digital payments processor Utrust announced a new partnership with the first merchant...
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Could Trudeau’s Victory in Canada Propel Crypto Adoption, New Zealand Style?

Justin Trudeau has narrowly won the 2019 Canadian election, edging out his conservative opponent to form what is likely to be a minority government. If the legacy of Trudeau’s first term – apart from ending the decade-long brutishly pro-business policies of the Stephen Harper government – is the legalization of cannabis in the country, Canada...
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Canada Plots National Digital Currency… To Spy On Its Citizens

According to a report out of The Logic, the Bank of Canada is preparing to run the gauntlet and potentially launch its own digital currency in the near future. Journalists secured access to a presentation dubbed “Central Bank Money: The Next Generation”. The paper was prepared for the central bank’s board of directors and its...
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Blockchain-Friendly Minnesota Congressman To Head Fintech Task Force

Representative Tom Emmer of Minnesota will be the ranking member of Congress on a Task Force to advance the national discussion on emerging financial technology. Emmer previously sponsored legislation such as the Blockchain Regulatory Certainty Act, which helped exempt certain blockchain businesses from onerous reporting and licensing requirements when they do not take control of...
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Blockchain Voting With AEternity Finds Fertile Ground In Uruguay

Uruguay may be a small country in South America with a population of just 3.5 million, sandwiched between Argentina and BrazilL: but it has found fame on the world stage for progressive policies (and superstar soccer players – the country won the World Cup in 1930 and 1950, and has finished fourth twice). It was...
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P2P Hong Kong Bitcoin Trading Hits Record Highs Amid Surveillance Crackdown

Amid the escalating chaos of the anti-government protests in Hong Kong, bitcoin‘s trading volume has hit an all-time high on peer to peer exchange, LocalBitcoins. Residents of Hong Kong are still staggering from what was an exceptionally violent week of protests. The outrage over the now- withdrawn extradition bill has boiled over into issues such...
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Shots Fired as Nancy Pelosi Challenger Bacelar Funds Campaign With Crypto

27-year-old Agatha Bacelar is a Brazilian-American immigrant from a STEM background, and she’s targeting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s seat in the California Congress (CA-12) in the next election cycle. Her campaign is seeking to raise $1 million in crypto (BTC, BCH, ETH, LTC or USDC) to match the amount of stock Pelosi holds...
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Desperate Maduro Trumpets Crypto Payments with China and Russia

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has openly declared his regime’s love for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. The controversial politician on Tuesday said his government is using cryptocurrencies to access national and international payment infrastructure. He confirmed that Venezuela’s finance minister and central bank are close to introducing “new instruments.” It would give every Venezuelan access...
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‘Innovation Crushing’ Crypto Law Could Sneak Through California Legislature

A proposed law in California could have a disastrous impact on both the U.S. cryptocurrency scene and the global industry, according to a newly-launched advocacy group. Launched today, The Aquarian Advocacy Group (TAAG) says it will campaign the proposed Uniform Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Act, which is currently under debate in California’s State Assembly. ...
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Crypto Advocate Ron Paul to Headline 2019 Litecoin Summit

Former U.S. Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul will be headlining the Litecoin Summit. Paul will be sharing the stage in the luxurious Cosmopolitan hotel on the Las Vegas strip this October with Litecoin creator Charlie Lee and Morgan Creek Digital partner Anthony Pompliano. The LTC Foundation announced the surprise keynote speaker on Twitter...
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ECB Revives Plans for a Rival Coin to Libra & Bitcoin

It seems Facebook’s woes are starting to mount as the European Central Bank (ECB) revives plans to create its own digital currency in direct competition to Libra and bitcoin. Yet another Libra challenger steps up to the plate. This time, it isn’t China’s incipient central bank digital currency (CBDC) but instead a newly proposed CBDC...
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Coinbase Decommissions Political Action Committee with Zero Donations

Cryptocurrency exchange behemoth, Coinbase has decommissioned its political action committee (PAC). This move comes after nine months after the San Francisco-based exchange service created the PAC which incidentally did not raise any funds. Meanwhile, there continues to be a growing intersection of cryptocurrency and politics not just in the United States but in other countries...
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