Category: Bitcoin

  • The Great Argentine Central Bank Smash

    The Great Argentine Central Bank Smash

    Latin America is a messy, culturally-rich, and prickly place. Though it is blessed with bountiful resources in its sprawling jungles, deserts, and jagged mountains, it has for most of its history been caught in the oscillating winds of colonial powers and external forces. While the 19th century saw the withering influence of Spanish colonialism against…

  • Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin & No-KYC Practices (BTC Prague 2023 Panel)

    Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin & No-KYC Practices (BTC Prague 2023 Panel)

    At BTC Prague in June 2023, I moderated a panel with Marek Palatinus of Satoshi Labs, Anna of Hodl Hodl, and cyberpunk author Juraj Bednar on peer-to-peer Bitcoin practices and no-KYC practices.

  • What Is CBDC – Niko Jilch, Bill Wirtz & Yaël Ossowski (BTCPrague 2023)

    What Is CBDC – Niko Jilch, Bill Wirtz & Yaël Ossowski (BTCPrague 2023)

    At BTCPrague in June 2023, I was able to moderate a discussion with my friends Niko Jilch and Bill Wirtz on the future of Central Bank Digital Currencies. Check it out here:

  • RFK Jr. is batshit insane, but happens to get Bitcoin

    RFK Jr. is batshit insane, but happens to get Bitcoin

    The modern Kennedy has some pretty whacko authoritarian anti-prosperity ideas, but he somehow gets why Bitcoin matters. Historically, we all know cypherpunk Bitcoin, nerd Bitcoin, lambo Bitcoin, and finance Bitcoin. Now, we’re in the age of political Bitcoin. At this early juncture in the 2024 US Presidential campaign, we’ve already had three candidates explicitly mention…

  • Hey bro, get your hands off my hardware wallet

    Hey bro, get your hands off my hardware wallet

    The razor-thin balance between seeking mass adoption of Bitcoin and keeping it a tool of sovereignty is now playing out among hardware wallet producers. Conjuring complicated threat scenarios and thought experiments of hypothetical attacks on your Bitcoin stack: that’s just a typical Tuesday for today’s generation of Bitcoiners. Whether it’s about reverse shotgun KYC, malicious…