I can vividly remember learning about Bitcoin for the first time. It had become just popular enough to reach my bubble of the Internet. Like many others, it was first presented to me with the typical gloom and austere that a plague primed to unleash a hoard of criminal boogeymen across the globe should carry. Also similar to the experience of many others, I felt a “click” with each idea I read, and each dismissive criticism I heard rebutted. This was not a byproduct of the short-life high-noise startup scene that had been running rampant, I thought, this was different.
The government is often touted as an entity that guarantees the freedom of its citizens. But the United States’ incarceration rate continues to soar. Today, the country hosts nearly 25% of the world’s prisoners despite having less than 5% of the world’s population. Meanwhile, privacy has become moot as location tracking and unmarked police vehicles become the norm. The government has done nothing to stop this, often passing laws to further restrict freedom.
Luckily, there are some individuals who took it upon their own shoulders to fight for the rights of free people to do as they please. In the past ten years alone, these three individuals have done more to guarantee your freedom than the entire United States government has done in 50 years.
Bitcoin entrepreneurs Chad Elwartowski and Nadia Supranee Thepdet have now been accused of breaching Thai national sovereignty with their seasteading homes created by Ocean Builders in Thai waters. The couple has been seasteading since March 2, 2019.
Early Tuesday morning, Bitcoin made the largest price surge in recent memory. Growing in value from just $4,180 USD to $5,080 in a short window, the cryptocurrency gained 22% while most of the country slept. Now, a number of analysts think that this surge could mark the start of the next bull run.
It seems that the more we dig into the QuadrigaCX incident the more suspicious the situation appears. Now, Jennifer Robertson, the wife of QuadrigaCX’s CEO, Gerald Cotten, is claiming that he was using his own money to cover the company costs. After the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce questioned the legality of his wealth in 2018, they put his fiat funds on hold.