Tag: Cryptography
The Natural Right of Cryptographic Governance
In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and around the U.S., sentiment among the governing class is turning powerfully against encryption. Reuters reports an impending “crackdown” on Bitcoin in the EU. Other reports suggest France could inhibit Tor and free wi-fi at will. U.S. officials have taken the opportunity to go on…
The Natural Right of Cyber-Dissent
At the height of anti-NSA furor in January 2014, The New Republic (TNR) published a hit piece on Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Glenn Greenwald that criticized their anti-government beliefs, portraying the leakers as “paranoid libertarians” and traitors to progressive government ideas. Said TNR: By exposing the secrets of the government, they claim to have revealed…
Support C4SS with Timothy C. May’s “Crypto Anarchy and Virtual Communities”
C4SS has teamed up with the Distro of the Libertarian Left. The Distro produces and distribute zines and booklets on anarchism, market anarchist theory, counter-economics, and other movements for liberation. For every copy of Timothy C. May‘s “Crypto Anarchy and Virtual Communities” that you purchase through the Distro, C4SS will receive a percentage. Support C4SS with Timothy C. May‘s “Crypto Anarchy and Virtual…
Keeping Your Cryptocurrency Safe
Just over a week ago, Fr33 Aid, an anarchist mutual aid organisation that is centred around supporting volunteers who provide medical and educational services, had it’s Bitcoins stolen from it’s online wallet located at Blockchain.info. Approximately 23 bitcoins were taken, with a value of about 14,500 USD. No small sum. This theft occurred despite reasonable…
Missing Comma: Why Bitcoin’s Survival Doesn’t Hinge On The Existence Of One Person
Bitcoin has had a rough couple of weeks. With the closure and bankruptcy of MtGox and the closure-from-hacking of at least one smaller “bank,” the value of Bitcoin has fluctuated wildly. Predictably, this instability have caused some media outlets to make the exaggerated and premature announcement of the cryptocurrency’s death. But while most in the…
From Crossbows To Cryptography: Techno-Thwarting The State
“From Crossbows To Cryptography: Techno-Thwarting The State” [PDF] was written by Chuck Hammill and presented for Future of Freedom Conference, November 1987. Public Domain: Duplicate and Distribute Freely You know, technology—and particularly computer technology—has often gotten a bad rap in Libertarian circles. We tend to think of Orwell’s 1984, or Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, or the proximity detectors keeping East…
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