Bitcoin is Improving the Efficiency of the Free Market

Advocates of the free market have existed for hundreds of years, but they’ve always had to admit that their vision for how the economy should be managed is not exactly “perfect”. There can always be bad actors who take advantage of a system that embraces economic freedom, but various technologies related to Bitcoin are making […]

Bitcoin Could Be a Catalyst for Fiscal Responsibility in Government

While thinking about all of the different industries and companies that can be disrupted by Bitcoin is great, the most exciting changes coming from this new technology are the ones found in government. Various governments around the world are not going to be immune to the disruptive nature of Bitcoin, and there will be plenty […]

How Bitcoin Can Severely Alter the American Lifestyle

While regulators in the United States haven’t decided to make a big move one way or the other when it comes to Bitcoin regulation, the reality is that they are eventually going to have to squash the adoption of the world’s most famous cryptocurrency. There are a variety of different reasons as to why the […]

Physical Bitcoins: Finding a Replacement for Cash

One of the main hiccups for Bitcoin, especially when it comes to the older generation, is that you can’t really hold bitcoins in your hand. This is technically not true since paper wallets already exist, but there is definitely room for improvement in this department. Physical bitcoin wallets are in the works from companies such […]

3 Reasons Bitcoin Price Stability is Almost Here

When it comes to figuring out the main reason why every brick and mortar store in your local town is not accepting bitcoin as payment, you don’t need to look much further than price volatility. There are plenty of people who like the idea of a decentralized currency not controlled by any government, but the […]

Marijuana Arrests, General Crime Rates Plummet For California Youth: Study

Youth Crime in California at an all-time Low Crimes committed by juveniles in California have plunged to the lowest level since record keeping began in 1954, according to a study released by the non-profit Center on Juvenile Criminal Justice in San Francisco. Between 2010 and 2011 alone, youth arrests declined a surprising 20 percent. Felony arrests were […]

Marijuana Prohibition On The Ropes

In November, Washington and Colorado became the first two states to legalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. While medical use of cannabis is now legal in 18 states and the District of Columbia, the herb remains highly illegal under federal law, and the response of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) remains to be seen. […]

Alternative Energy: Environmental Boon or More of the Same?

It has been the holy grail of environmentalism for decades – an energy grid powered by clean alternatives to fossil fuel, crisscrossing the country and allowing humanity to live in harmony with nature. Big NGOs and groups like the Sierra Club, the Green Party, and the Natural Resource Defense Council, along with smaller citizens groups […]

Changing Demographics Influencing US Politics

Republicans suffered a major electoral defeat in 2012. Barack Obama remains president, and the Republican establishment is reeling. From party leaders to the rank-and-file, Republicans are busy picking through the ruins of defeat — and planning their next moves. Historic demographic changes underline 2012 as a turning point in America’s electoral profile. Latino and other non-white voters now […]

The Fiscal Cliff Gives Republicans a Chance to Save Face

When the US Congress passed the Budget Control Act of 2011, it offered an unwanted final solution to the perennial problem of deficit spending: if Congress could not agree on a plan to reduce the budget, then automatic spending cuts and tax increases would do it for them. The deal was designed to compel an agreement between the parties by threatening […]

Bitcoin Foundation Aims to Standardize and Protect Digital Currency

First released in 2009, Bitcoins are a decentralized peer-to-peer digital currency. They are not issued by a central bank, like most other currencies, nor are transactions routed through a central processor. Instead, payments are routed through a global network of encrypted communications which makes sure that Bitcoins are not being created out of thin air. […]

Bitcoin Has A Kill Switch; And How To Disconnect It.

 “There are three classes of people: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.”  (Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.) It is widely understood that early adopters of Bitcoin, who showed up on the scene in the days when mining difficulty was low, are sitting pretty, and will continue […]