Curated Lists — Crypto Philosophy

xuanling11
5 min readMay 3, 2022

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If you think about philosophy 🤔, the first thing you realize is there is no end answer to such philosophical questions. So then, why do we bother in the first place 🤨? Well, it is a process to get into the solution that we believe may work in the present until a better solution comes up.

At least, that is my belief.

Here is my curated list of crypto philosophy reading for now.

✍️ Author of Crypto Anarchist Manifesto

The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto was written by Timothy C. May.

Timothy C. May, a physicist, polemicist and cantankerous advocate of internet privacy who helped start a movement aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals online…

In the one-page Crypto Anarchist Manifesto, which he wrote in 1988, Mr. May said, “Just as the technology of printing altered and reduced the power of medieval guilds and the social power structure, so too will cryptologic methods fundamentally alter the nature of corporations and of government interference in economic transactions.”

He was an influential figure in the Cypherpunk and a hidden figure in pushing the movement of Cypherpunk despite his oddly racist opinions.

🤬 One Page of Crypto Anarchist Manifesto

The State will of course try to slow or halt the spread of this technology, citing national security concerns, use of the technology by drug dealers and tax evaders, and fears of societal disintegration. Many of these concerns will be valid; crypto anarchy will allow national secrets to be trade freely and will allow illicit and stolen materials to be traded. An anonymous computerized market will even make possible abhorrent markets for assassinations and extortion. Various criminal and foreign elements will be active users of CryptoNet. But this will not halt the spread of crypto anarchy.

The motive is to defend against surveillance of computer network communication back then.

Just as the technology of printing altered and reduced the power of medieval guilds and the social power structure, so too will cryptologic methods fundamentally alter the nature of corporations and of government interference in economic transactions. Combined with emerging information

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