Bitcoin Has Lost Its Way: Here’s How to Return to Crypto’s Subversive Roots
Bitcoin has traded its radical potential for the prospect of mainstream adoption. It's not worth it, writes Rachel-Rose O'Leary.
One technologist's imprisonment and execution in Syria exemplifies the parallel use of technology for both liberation and repression – and why bitcoin and other censorship resistant tech is needed in such areas. Meet Bassel Khartabil.
Rachel-Rose O’Leary is a reporter at CoinDesk, covering how cryptocurrencies are being used in areas of economic, social and political unrest. This article is part of her ongoing dispatches from Rojova, Syria. I’m writing from the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. Known to sympathizers simply as Rojava – meaning West – the predominantly Kurdish region […]