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If you think about philosophy ?, the first thing you realize is there is no end answer to such philosophical questions. So then, why do we bother in the first place ?? Well, it is a process to get into the solution that we believe may work in the present until a better solution comes up.

At least, that is my belief. 

Here is my curated list of crypto philosophy reading for now.

✍️ Author of Crypto Anarchist Manifesto

The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto was written by Timothy C. May

Timothy C. May, a physicist, polemicist and cantankerous advocate of internet privacy who helped start a movement aimed at protecting the privacy of individuals online…

In the one-page Crypto Anarchist Manifesto, which he wrote in 1988, Mr. May said, “Just as the technology of printing altered and reduced the power of medieval guilds and the social power structure, so too will cryptologic methods fundamentally alter the nature of corporations and of government interference in economic transactions.”

He was an influential figure in the Cypherpunk and a hidden figure in pushing the movement of Cypherpunk despite his oddly racist opinions.

? One Page of Crypto Anarchist Manifesto

The State will of course try to slow or halt the spread of this technology, citing national security concerns, use of the technology by drug dealers and tax evaders, and fears of societal disintegration. Many of these concerns will be valid; crypto anarchy will allow national secrets to be trade freely and will allow illicit and stolen materials to be traded. An anonymous computerized market will even make possible abhorrent markets for assassinations and extortion. Various criminal and foreign elements will be active users of CryptoNet. But this will not halt the spread of crypto anarchy.

The motive is to defend against surveillance of computer network communication back then.

Just as the technology of printing altered and reduced the power of medieval guilds and the social power structure, so too will cryptologic methods fundamentally alter the nature of corporations and of government interference in economic transactions. Combined with emerging information markets, crypto anarchy will create a liquid market for any and all material which can be put into words and pictures.

The term crypto anarchy was born to create a market that operates purely through technology.

☠ Anarcho-capitalism

The idea of crypto anarchy was borrowed from anarcho-capitalism, a radical way to liberalize property rights and the rule of laws.

The anarcho-capitalist definition of freedom is entirely negative. It calls for the absence of coercion but cannot guarantee the positive freedom of individual autonomy and independence. Nor does it recognize the equal right of all to the means of subsistence…In the name of freedom, the anarcho-capitalists would like to turn public spaces into private property, but freedom does not flourish behind high fences protected by private companies but expands in the open air when it is enjoyed by all.

The New Right and Anarcho-capitalism by Peter Marshall

Although many arguments I found lack to enforce, it is fun to read ?.

? A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto

Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn’t want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn’t want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world.

A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto by Eric Hughes

Cypherpunk movement is about privacy protection in the digital age. An opinion about privacy in the future and having the power to reveal oneself to the world selectively.

? Consequentialism

Consequentialism is a way to view a world that what is best or suitable is whatever makes the world best in the future. Don’t worry about the past, worry about the future instead. Such an idea is widely used in technological advancement and argues that advanced technology makes a better world. The problem is that technology only advanced itself without considering the value and morals.

Within the context of automated decision making, a consequentialist perspective underscores that merely satisfying a particular fairness metric is no guarantee of ethical conduct. Rather, consequentialism requires that we consider all possible options (including the possibility of not deploying an automated system), and weigh the likely consequences that will result, considered broadly, including possible implications for the long term future. 

On Consequentialism and Fairness by Dallas Card and Noah A. Smith

? Machinery of Freedom

The book aims to show that law and its enforcement do not require a state, but it can be sustained by non-coercive private enterprise and charity. It explores the consequences of libertarian thought, describes examples of stateless societies (such as the Icelandic Commonwealth) and offers the author’s personal statement about why he became a libertarian.

The Machinery of Freedom by David D. Friedman

? Bitcoin Maximalism

Crypto-assets like Bitcoin have real cultural and structural advantages that make them powerful assets worth holding and using. Bitcoin is an excellent example of the category, though it’s certainly not the only one; other honorable cryptocurrencies do exist, and maximalists have been willing to support and use them. Maximalism is not just Bitcoin-for-the-sake-of-Bitcoin; rather, it’s a very genuine realization that most other cryptoassets are scams, and a culture of intolerance is unavoidable and necessary to protect newbies and make sure at least one corner of that space continues to be a corner worth living in.

In Defense of Bitcoin Maximalism by Vitalik Buterin

⚔️ Maximalism vs. Minimalism

While maximalists and minimalists will continue to battle over the viability of Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies are continuing to prove themselves as viable assets in the digital age. Cryptocurrencies like Ethereum are being embraced by financial institutions, while others like Litecoin are showing there is room in the industry for more than one form of digital cash. After all, just because gold is valuable as a commodity doesn’t mean silver is worthless.

The Cryptocurrency War: Bitcoin Maximalism vs. Minimalism by anatha.io

That is it for today ?!

Have you got new ideas about crypto? Wants your articles to include in the lists?

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The assumption of crypto bank is wrong

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The digital money is not as decentralized as people think. Today, numerous cryptocurrency exchanges offer a wide range of digital currencies such as bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, etc. However, this doesn’t mean that users have to trust these vendors in the delivery of cryptos. In fact, these digital currency exchanges are mainly operating based on users’ fears and fears of the authorities. Let’s take an example: imagine that you and your friends have come up with a plan to buy some bitcoins from some third party service which offers you access to a virtual bank account where you can deposit your bitcoins when needed. You set up an account at this service along with your friends and hope for the best. When Bitcoin was launched in 2009, there were no platforms available to purchase Bitcoins from other means such as debit or credit card. As a result, people relied on third parties such as crypto banks (crypto exchange) to provide them with their required amount of bitcoins. This assumption is wrong because crypto banks do not issue virtual currencies like bitcoins but only accept them directly from merchants and hold them in physical vaults under lock and key (like custodians). Instead of trusting these crypto banks with your virtual coins, what if we told you that they are a tool used by lenders or some kind of financial scheme to leverage your money with worthless tokens? These exchanges issue virtual currency called ‘xxUSD’ or ‘xxDollar’ which means they are controlled by supplies while you gave them the real money.

Cryptocurrency Exchanges and How to Not Use Them

There are so many crypto exchanges that take advantage of users’ lack of crypto knowledge to lure users into the exchange and rely on their services. Unclear disclosure of crypto products that sound attractive but risky have been presented as safe or safer than traditional banks financial products. Despite all warning listed on the exchange, advertisements always described profits that more sound than risk for users to put their money into the honey pot.

What is Cryptocurrency anyway?

A Cryptocurrency is a digital currency that is not issued or verified by a centralized government. It uses cryptography to secure the data and transactions between users, as well as has an economy that is largely handled through decentralized digital money trading platforms. Many people choose to use cryptocurrencies as an alternative payment method, as it is more convenient and open-source than traditional financial systems.

The Benefits of Using a Cryptocurrency

  • Decentralized, Baroque-level of Privacy. Because cryptocurrencies are decentralized and based on mathematics, no one –incerity or not – is responsible for the transaction or the value exchanged for them. This makes them both cyber-anonymous and highly authentication-friendly. However, as we are dealing with financial information, it needs to be verified by a third party before anything can be done with it.
  • Security aspect. Unlike government-issued money, which has been linked to global money laundering, cryptocurrencies have been relatively safe from all known human-induced threats. They have been designed to defend against hackers and counterfeiters, preventing people from putting counterfeit coins in their wallets.
  • Trustworthy. Unlike other digital currencies, such as dollars or pounds, cryptocurrencies are not linked to any particular company or government. They are not even associated with any specific country. This makes them more flexible and open-source than other digital currencies, such as dollars or pounds.

How to Crypto links to Exchange

Crypto exchanges branded themselves as issuers rather than facilitators. They are using high risky liabilities but sell your with assets like products to trick you into. You think you are having assets until the bear market hits, it turns out you have liabilities that cannot be redeemed through a crypto exchange. A bank run then occurs, and your money is totally lost without crawling back. No regulations are sufficient to protect your losses, and lawsuits will take years to comprehensively determine who’s fault to lose money. 

The Bottom Line

The aim of this article is to provide you with the knowledge you need to get started using exchange is way more risky than you think. You must understand what you buy and what liabilities you have when bank run happens. You need backup wallet to prevent the exchange rob you and lost all your money.

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Binance is the crypto bank of reserve

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In the crypto world, Binance is the destination destination destination for all things cryptos. It’s home to both a number of leading cryptocurrency exchanges and a wealth of lesser-known coins that may or may not have any crypto links at all. But if you ask most crypto professionals and there’s no doubt they’ll have heard of Binance – it’s probably because they are one of the largest digital asset exchange platforms in the world. And while they do have their fair share of drawbacks, including slow site performance and demand for specialist advice on trading, they have something to offer everyone else who is looking to make money with cryptocurrencies. Here are 5 reasons why you should trust Binance as your #1 place to buy & sell cryptocurrency In this blog post we’ll take you through the basics and what makes a good fit for Binance as your first port of call when buying & selling cryptocurrency. If you are just getting started with cryptos and want to see how things work from an amateurish perspective then this might be worth checking out first. 

What is a cryptocurrency?

A cryptocurrency is a digital asset that uses cryptography to secure its information. Unlike conventional cash, cryptocurrency transactions are not verified by governmental agencies – unlike banks, credit unions and credit card issuers. Moreover, unlike fiat money, no one but the owner of an cryptocurrency can print its own currency. This makes cryptocurrencies different from traditional fiat money in that they are not backed by anything: no government, corporate or other source of authority.

How to buy & sell cryptocurrency

You can buy or sell cryptocurrencies on any trading platform. If you want to buy and sell frequently, consider trading on a platform like Binance. There are many different types of exchanges, but the most popular is Coinbase. Another popular exchange is Kraken. If you are unsure where to start, look no further!

The reasons why you should not trust Binance as your first port of call when buying & selling cryptocurrency

Freaking out about Binance’s domination?

We’ve got the almost all crypto exchange bankrun in the world after FTX. There are running into Binance, because CZ, the CEO triggered the bank run time bomb and he then set up funds to prevent bank run.

The platform may be reliable, and its history goes back to 2011. It’s the biggest exchange by far in the world and it has been around for over a decade. It’s not a new concept – you’ve probably used exchanges like this for the last 10 years or so. 

The exchange is owned and operated by used to be Chinese company binance.cn. All trade activities are handled through a virtual private network (VPN). This is a secure way to move your assets between public and private computers. You can use different digital wallet apps such as Electrum, My Wallet, etc. to store your cryptocurrencies. There are plenty of different exchanges available on binance. 

What are the fees like on Binance?

You’re more likely to notice the high fees on Binance than Coinbase in certain situations. These include high trading volumes, high liquidity, and high trading rates. So pay particular attention to these factors when deciding which exchange to invest in. At the end of the day, we recommend setting a budget of around $100 – $250 per month (according to how much time you want to spend in the business) to avoid paying too much in fees. You can also save money in the long run by using an exchange that allows withdrawals within 24 hours.

Bottom line

If you are looking to profit from crypto trading, you need to look no further. The options are endless. In order to make the most of your investment, you need to pick the right exchange (or don’t) and make the most of your time in the market. Finding the right trading platform, understanding the differences and risks of different exchanges, and using a variety of strategies and tools can save you a lot of money in the long run. If you are new to the market or unsure where to start, look no further! The right exchange for you will work out like a charm. Just make sure you keep your eye on the prize and are prepared to take some risks. 

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When privacy in crypto is worth to fight for

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If you’ve spent as much time as we have researching andutiing about online privacy, you’ve probably realized that the internet is a big place at the same time. There are always new ways for people to track and see your online activities. In light of this, it’s important to understand what exactly means by “online privacy” and how much personal information an internet user is allowed to post and share online. It can be challenging to know where to start when it comes to protecting your private information online. Luckily, we have all of these great tips for helping make your online privacy a reality! So let’s get started.

What is online privacy?

Online privacy refers to the security of one’s personal information, including information such as your location, device identity, and communications, on internet-based services. These services allow users to manage their information, store and share information securely. If you’ve spent as much time researching and talking about online privacy, you’ve probably realized that the internet is a big place. There are always new ways for people to track you, see what you’re doing, and share your data with third parties. In light of this, it’s important to understand what exactly means by “online privacy” and how much personal information an internet user is allowed to post and share online. It can be challenging to know where to start when it comes to protecting your private information online. Luckily, we have all of these great tips for helping make your online privacy a reality! So let’s get started.

Know your information before you share it

Before you share any information with anyone, you should make sure that you understand what that person’s intentions are. This may seem obvious, but when you’re a new member to the internet, you might not even realize that you need to keep your data secure. It’s easy to forget how important security is when sharing digital files. Before you share information with anyone, make sure that you know what they are talking about. This may seem obvious, but when you’re a new member to the internet, you might not even realize that you need to keep your data secure. It’s easy to forget how important security is when sharing digital files. Remember: the more information you provide, the stronger your encryption will be!

Use a service that understands your data

If you’re sharing information with anyone via a computer, you’re probably already sending it through a service that understands your data, like an email account or social media feed. It may also be possible to setup an account with a social media platform, like Facebook or LinkedIn, to manage this information for you. You can also set up websites that let you share your data with third-party services, like Google Sheets for Microsoft Excel.

Crypto started privacy protection

Metamask started to track users’ IP addresses. This is a major backward movement of Metamask. Crypto was invented to secure individual privacy yet the wallet has turned users’ data trackable. Thus, we need to find a new way to protect your own data.

Secure your connection

When you’re sending sensitive data across the web, you want it to be as secure as possible. The best way to do this is to use a VPN, or virtual private network, which allows you to connect to the internet through a virtual private network. A virtual private network (VPN) is a network of computers linked through encryption and encryption algorithms. It’s necessary because an internet connection can be easily intercepted when someone’s looking to track you. A VPN uses encryption to keep your data secure, making it hard for nefarious characters to track you down.

Don’t exibit your credit card password when you sign in

You should always sign in with the same account name, password, and Angle of Payment (AOP) when signing in with any web application, like a website. If someone accesses your account through a different account name or password, they can still see your information, including the information you entered when signing in. This means that someone who has access to your account can see everything from when you signed in to what pages you were looking for. Exiting a site and sign-in is the single most popular way to share sensitive information with third parties. Avoid revealing your credit card password when you sign in with a site that allows you to sign out with the same account name, password and AOP. Remember: the more information you share, the stronger your encryption will be!

Summary

Online privacy is an important issue that needs to be discussed in connection with cybersecurity, data security and digital literacy. It is important to understand what is meant by “online privacy,” how much information an internet user is allowed to post and share online and how much personal information an internet user is allowed to download and save. It can be challenging to know where to start when it comes to protecting your private information online. Luckily, we have all of these great tips for helping make your online privacy a reality! So let’s get started.

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