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2017 was another bad year in bitcoin in the eyes of long-time industry observer Jim Harper, but he sees a silver lining at the end of the story.
Cato Institute's Jim Harper argues that, since the scaling debate is so political, the community has something to learn from Washington, D.C.
On the two-year anniversary of a post that sparked a thousand bitcoin debates, Jim Harper analyzes the state of developer politics.
Jim Harper takes aim at bitcoin's so-called "successes" in 2016, arguing that deficient dialogue is holding back it and other blockchain-based monies.
The idea that bitcoin and blockchains run on "consensus" among their users is counterproductive, argues Jim harper.
In this opinion piece, Cato Institute senior fellow Jim Harper reflects on recent elements of the bitcoin scaling debate.
Former Bitcoin Foundation global counsel Jim Harper discusses the challenges of applying open-source development practices to a blockchain world.
The Cato Institute's Jim Harper discusses how bitcoin needs level-headedness from its community to survive as a non-political digital currency.