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THE POLITICS OF BITCOIN

THE POLITICS OF BITCOIN

There is no average Bitcoiner, but neither is Bitcoin a perfect reflection of wider society.  That said, discussion of imbalances within the community should not be overstated, and should account for where the project stems from (finance, technology, politics) and what the project is a reaction to (crisis, uncertainty, alienation, and rapid social change).  Furthermore, …

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Three Trends That Will Create Demand For An Unconditional Basic Income

The digitization of our economy will bring with it a new generation of radical economic ideologies, of which Bitcoin is arguably the first.  For those with assets, technological savvy, and a sense of adventure, the state is the enemy and a cryptographic currency is the solution.  But for those more focused on the decline of …

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WHY WIKIPEDIA’S MILLIONTH RUSSIAN PAGE IS WORTH CELEBRATING

WHY WIKIPEDIA’S MILLIONTH RUSSIAN PAGE IS WORTH CELEBRATING

In the early hours of 11 May, a volunteer somewhere wrote the millionth substantive page on the Russian-language edition of Wikipedia. Crossing the 1,000,000-page mark is mainly a symbolic one, an aesthetically and cognitively pleasing number for us ten-fingered mammals, but it seems as good a time as any to take stock of the importance …

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BITCOIN - HYPE AND THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL CURRENCIES

THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF INGRESS

This is based on a non-scientific sample of 1,572 players of Ingress, Google’s augmented reality game.  The survey was posted to Reddit, Google Plus, Twitter, and IRC.  From there it passed through informal networks, so hopefully respondents were dispersed enough to make the results meaningful.   The game is dominated by liberal Anglophone men.The average …

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