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After the FTX Fraud, It’s Time to Be Even More Bullish on Bitcoin and Crypto

When the Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried this week, it ended a nearly 2-month-long drama. Bankman-Fried’s unethical business setup between his hedge fund Alameda Research and crypto exchange FTX (including the 130 related companies now in bankruptcy) were enough of a worry for the broader cryptocurrency economy and devotees […]

Real Progressives Would Support Bitcoin and the Crypto Economy, Not Regulate It Away

When political progressives address topics like inflation, taxes, or corporate wrongdoing, they claim to speak for the people. Whether it’s the working class or minorities, progressives aim to shape government policy to protect those at constant risk for exploitation. But when these same individuals, such as U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), turn their focus to […]

Not your keys, not your coins: Claiming better ownership of your stack with Bitcoin privacy

The tools to be a better sovereign Bitcoin user are at your disposal – and recent developments suggest you should use them When significant consolidations happen in the cryptocurrency market, Bitcoiners have a habit of sounding the alarm, reminding folks to remove their hard-earned Satoshis from exchanges and brokerages. It’s sound advice both from a price perspective […]

New York lawmakers just killed Bitcoin and crypto mining and consumers will suffer

Albany, NY – Early this morning, the New York State Senate joined with the State Assembly to pass a moratorium on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining, issuing yet another reminder that state lawmakers want to deny their residents from interacting with cryptocurrencies. The law would prevent new permits from being issued to carbon-based fueled proof-of-work mining operations that use behind-the-meter energy, […]

Potentials for Bitcoin in State Government

Our country is dealing with some of the highest inflation in a generation while COVID jitters and government restrictions shake the economy. But state and local policymakers are not powerless to protect their residents. There is always Bitcoin. In a time of inflation, ballooning government debts, and broader financial uncertainty, a Bitcoin-first policy would be a welcome […]

Stop the Tech Trustbusters, debating critical race theory, and Bitcoin in El Salvador | Yaël on Joe Catenacci Show Big Talker 106.7FM

-The most innovative countries: El Salvador embracing #bitcoin -Laboratories of democracy are vital to consumer choice -DEBATE: Should we ban critical race theory? Yaël says no, Joe says yes, especialy in schools -Antitrust actions will blow up in politicians’ faces. We should push against the federal government trying to break up companies that satisfy consumers […]

Vice: To sell, or not to sell:As Bitcoin hits the $10,000 mark, investors need to make a game-time decision

I was quoted in a Vice article on the latest Bitcoin milestone. You could speed up a transaction, but that would cost you an extra fee — at times, 10 percent of the amount you’re trying to transfer, which, given today’s prices, simply don’t make sense for the average retail investor. “I bought a coffee […]

Going Bearish on Bitcoin: Cryptocurrencies are the tulip mania of the 21st century

By Yaël Ossowski | Devolution Review Admitting you’ve changed your mind is daunting. Even more so when you’ve poured money, time, and effort into promoting a particular cause and idea. For me, that time has come with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and the promise of the underlying Blockchain technology. In the beginning, Bitcoin was something of […]

Bitcoin Has Become About The Payday, Not Its Potential

Cryptocurrencies aren’t a store-of-value nor safe haven for anyone’s assets. They’re experiments. In the beginning, Bitcoin was something of a revolution to me. The digital currency represented everything from my rebellious youth. It was a decentralized, denationalized, and digital currency operating outside the traditional banking and governmental system. It used tools of cryptography and connected […]

Bitcoin: Responding to the Pessimists

By Yaël Ossowski | PanAm Post Worthless, invisible, and impractical. Impossible for the poor to use. A fantasy of the privileged. For devotees of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, these pessimistic criticisms are ceremoniously raised in conversations and articles invoked by skeptics. In the viral YouTube video “Shit Bitcoin Fanatics Say,” the rudimentary objections to the digital currency are laughingly […]

Latin-American Countries Should Ditch the Dollar for Bitcoin

By Yaël Ossowski | PanAm Post In Ukraine, the citizen uprising is beyond bloody. In Venezuela, it’s a full blown crisis. All across the world, people are rising up against their governments and demanding a change to the status quo. In several Latin-American countries, the anger against government is just as strong; citizens are frustrated with corrupt politicians, deteriorating security, […]