On Reddit a poster with the handle danomaly explains how to set up a secure offline PC for safely signing transactions offline, among other things. These steps need not be taken as gospel, but they address the major issues you need to be concerned with. Such precautions are not necessary to transact in Bitcoin; this […]
Chances are you do. You need passwords to maintain privacy and security in the digital world. If you’re like most people you’re probably relying on a handful of passwords that you’ve cooked up yourself. If you think your passwords are adequate to protect all of the personal and financial information you access online, then I […]
growyourgreens John Kohler makes the case. “Peppers are 420!” Along with nine other reasons to consider the benefits of peppers versus tomatoes in your garden. Reasons to favor peppers: 1 dare to be different, tomatoes are typical 2 you can fit more pepper plants into a smaller area 3 disease resistance 4 pepper plants are […]
Happy White Paper Day! Five years ago today, on 31 October 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto released the white paper describing the Bitcoin protocol. Nine pages to change the world! The project could hardly be more ambitious: To wrest control of money from the state. Can it possibly succeed? There are almost 12 million bitcoin in circulation now. The […]
When I was a kid out trick or treating, what I wanted from each house was one regular sized candy bar, or the moral equivalent. Anything less was a mild disappointment, anything more was a nice bonus. So I like to give each kid a decent sized candy bar, but this year every kid who […]
Shopping for where one will live is one of the most powerful strategies a liberty hacker can employ. In this talk from Libertopia, Jeff Berwick encourages you to explore options you probably haven’t considered. . You may be quite satisfied with where you are now, by that may not always be the case. Know your […]
Robert Neuwirth drew attention to System D in an article at Foreign Policy in 2011: System D is a slang phrase pirated from French-speaking Africa and the Caribbean. The French have a word that they often use to describe particularly effective and motivated people. They call them débrouillards.
This week the start up company, Bitcoiniacs, will roll out its long-awaited Bitcoin ATM in the bustling Canadian city of Vancouver, BC. It’s a milestone event made possible by three high school buddies who pooled $90,000 to acquire bitcoin ATMs. This effort will likely lead to the expansion and further normalization of the use of Bitcoin. […]
I’m creating a calendar of important dates in the history of liberty hacks. This will start with some very important events, but eventually cover milestones which are less earth shaking, but still interesting. At some point it would be nice to have a daily historical feature called something like This Day in Liberty Hacking.
What is liberty hacking? That’s a question that is going to take some time to answer to my satisfaction, but I’ll make a start at the answer here.