Currency Waves
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Currency Waves

Bitcoin and the ghost of Weimar

Bitcoin will do for money what the Internet did for free speech. While this kind of ideal may seem at first speculative, for me it’s personal. In practice Bitcoin is a powerful technology based on sound monetary policy, encrypted property rights, and universal accessibility / transparency. Anyone, anywhere can connect to the Bitcoin network regardless of ethnicity, geography, or country. This can be a powerful tool for enabling economic freedom across the world.

In college and for much of my life I’ve studied history. Specifically the history of totalitarianism, of which…

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