Rachel-Rose

O'Leary

Rachel-Rose O'Leary is a coder and writer at Dark Renaissance Technologies. She was lead tech writer for CoinDesk 2017-2018, covering privacy tech and ethereum. She has a background in digital art and philosophy, and has been writing about crypto since 2015.

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We Have Entered the Age of Anonymous Crypto

Spurred by an information crisis and compounding global unrest, privacy has entered public consciousness.

Spurred by an information crisis and compounding global unrest, privacy has entered public consciousness.

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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.

Bitcoin has traded its radical potential for the prospect of mainstream adoption. It's not worth it, writes Rachel-Rose O'Leary.

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Sharia Goldbugs: How ISIS Created a Currency for World Domination

By trading oil using its own currency, ISIS planned to destabilize the US economy by forcibly decoupling the dollar from the oil business.

By trading oil using its own currency, ISIS planned to destabilize the US economy by forcibly decoupling the dollar from the oil business.

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This North Syrian School Is a Baby Step Toward a Blockchain Society

Students in Rojava, a semi-autonomous enclave of Syria, are making up for years of lost education by studying computer code and blockchain technology.

Students in Rojava, a semi-autonomous enclave of Syria, are making up for years of lost education by studying computer code and blockchain technology.

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Murder, Censorship and Syria: Crypto and the Future of Uprisings

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.

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.

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The Trolls Accused Me of ‘Crypto-Colonialism’ in Syria – I’m Listening

Cryptocurrency isn't colonialism in Syria – it's a step in ensuring the technological autonomy of the region.

Cryptocurrency isn't colonialism in Syria – it's a step in ensuring the technological autonomy of the region.

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Sand, Death and Cryptocurrency: Life in a Decentralized Syria

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The 'Thirdening' Approaches: How to Watch Ethereum's Fork as It Happens

The world’s third largest blockchain by total value, ethereum, is about to upgrade its code. Here's how you can watch the event live.

The world’s third largest blockchain by total value, ethereum, is about to upgrade its code. Here's how you can watch the event live.

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This Scaling Tech Could Let You Sync Bitcoin Straight From Your Phone

A new approach to storing bitcoin's "state" could help significantly reduce storage requirements for users of the cryptocurrency.

A new approach to storing bitcoin's "state" could help significantly reduce storage requirements for users of the cryptocurrency.

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