Philosophy

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The Node: Bitcoin Is Real, Fictional Money
Ever wonder if bitcoin is real money? You're not alone.
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Fascism on the Blockchain? The Work of Art in the Age of NFTs
The same fascistic tendencies Walter Benjamin saw in the rise of mass media are at play in the NFT "revolution," too, culture critic Jonathan Beller writes.
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Crypto Is the Libertarian Cheat Code in the Final Battle Over State Coercion
A normie Mario fights Bowser to save Princess Peach; a libertarian Mario builds her an escape hatch.
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Bitcoin Doesn't Care About Your Politics: Why Bitcoin Has More Ideological Flexibility Than We Think
NLW is joined by three philosophy professors for a discussion of bitcoin, ethics and politics.
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Cypherpunk, Crypto Anarchy and How Bitcoin Lost the Narrative
The crypto industry tends to give "cypherpunk" vibes a great deal of lip service without much attention to their real values.
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Why Bitcoin Needs Philosophy
When should I CoinJoin? What is a Bitcoin transaction? Are forked cryptos new assets? These seemingly quotidian crypto questions are deeper than you think.
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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.
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Decentralization Philosophy – Does Crypto Still Need Catalysts?
Andreas M. Antonopoulos joins the show this week to discuss the organizational and organic structures of decentralization and to wonder whether crypto even needs Satoshi-like...
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Left, Right and Center: Crypto Isn't Just for Libertarians Anymore
The crypto community is more ideologically diverse than you might think, according to survey results in CoinDesk's Q2 2018 State of Blockchain report.
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