Mongoose: Cryptocurrency and Open Source Intelligence

Money
Mongoose

Cryptocurrency: A Gold Mine For Open-Source Intelligence

Expert Says Virtual Currency Systems Leak Useful Data To Track Criminals

 

John McAfee: Bitcoin Central Banks!

Money

Reference Article

Penguin: Open Source Networking, Telecommunications Waking Up…

Advanced Cyber/IO, Autonomous Internet, Innovation, Knowledge, Money, Security, SmartPlanet, Software

Open Source Networking and a Vision of Fully Automated Networks

Transforming telecom

As an example of transformative change that is now underway, Joshipura pointed to the telecom industry. “For the past 137 years, we saw proprietary solutions,” he said. “But in the past several years, disaggregation has arrived, where hardware is separated from software. If you are a hardware engineer you build things like software developers do, with APIs and reusable modules.  In the telecom industry, all of this is helping to scale networking deployments in brand new, automated ways.”

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Sepp Hasslberger: Why Free Money Beats Bullshit Jobs

Economics/True Cost, Money
Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

Eliminate the bullshit jobs and we’ll finally get some real, useful work done…

Why free money beats bullshit jobs

The universal basic income is an idea whose time has comeAnd, slowly but surely, it is converting members of the tech elite.

Phi Beta Iota: Buckminster Fuller was the first to say that most jobs are not worth the petrol used in their commute. Most jobs are a way of keeping the serfs occupied so they do not revolt and burn down the banks. The times, they are a’changing.

Daniel Araya: How BlockChain Will Change Everything

#OSE Open Source Everything, Data, Innovation, Money, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Software
Daniel Araya
Daniel Araya

In proof we trust

Blockchain technology will revolutionise far more than money: it will change your life. Here’s how it actually works

by Dominic Frisby, Aeon.co

Phi Beta Iota: Single best overview on how blockchain impacts on 3.5 billion poor across all domains including democracy.

Michel Bauwens: Non-Capitalist (Peer to Peer) Techno-Utopianism

#OSE Open Source Everything, Money, P2P / Panarchy
Michel Bauwens
Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens — Other Non-Capitalist Techno-Utopianisms

Part 5 of Kevin Carson’s Techno-Utopianism, Counterfeit and Real

One of the most useful non-Marxist schools is the post-capitalist model of commons-based peer production, which inclues that of Michel Bauwens of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives.

Late capitalism, Bauwens writes (with Franco Iacomella), is beset by two main structural irrationalities: artificial abundance and artificial scarcity.

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Jean Lievens: Peer to Peer Lending

Money
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

The rise of peer-to-peer lending

Peer-to-peer lending is a relatively new concept in Ireland but in just a few years it’s expanding to provide finance to thousands of Irish SMEs worth millions in the process.

Ty Simpson: Crytosecession & Taxation

Advanced Cyber/IO, Money
Ty Simpson
Ty Simpson

Cryptosecession and the limits of taxation

Cryptosecession is the use of cryptographic and blockchain-based technologies (e.g. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitnation) to economically secede from incumbent institutions—namely, the state. Jason is at the 2016 Public Choice Society conference at the moment, where he’ll be presenting a paper in which we show that the threat of cryptosecession exerts an even greater limitation on government over-taxation than fiscal federalism and political secession. Things aren’t altogether rosy, though, because this elicits a sort of ‘arms race’ between secessionists and the state. All depends on the ability to secede to the ‘crypto economy’, which in turn depends on the relative development of crypto technologies of opacity (or resistance) versus state technologies of legibility (or control). The paper can be viewed here and slides for the talk are here. Below is the abstract, and a couple of slides that sum up the argument:  Read more.

Jean Lievens: Finland’s Hugely Exciting Experiment in Basic Income, Explained

03 Economy, 11 Society, Money
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Finland’s hugely exciting experiment in basic income, explained

The headlines are shocking: “Finland plans to pay everyone in the country $876 a month”; “Finland plans to give every citizen a basic income of 800 euros a month”; “Finland plans to give every citizen 800 euros a month and scrap benefits.”

The reality is a little less wild. Finland is definitely not close to paying “everyone in the country” or “every citizen” — not yet, anyway. What it is doing is weighing a proposal for a basic income: an approach to welfare in which residents would get a flat amount of money every month, regardless of how rich they are.  Read more.