Crypto-Anarchists and Cryptoanarchists

By Mattheus Von Guttenberg on Sep 29, 2014

The word “crypto” is Greek in origin (from kryptós ) and means “hidden” or “secret.” Cryptozoology is the study of hidden a...

The Chosen One: Austrian Redux, Part II

By Mattheus Von Guttenberg on Sep 23, 2014

Here’s Part 1: The Value Foundations of BitcoinWhile gritting teeth and shaking hands with Bitcoin is necessary, Austrian economists s...

Google, Facebook et al: If You Really Cared About Freedom and Privacy [Time Machine]

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 05, 2014

This post was published on on June 8th, 2013The past few days we have seen shocking revelations from the sphere of d...

Crypto-anarchists Versus Government, Who Will Win The War to Regulate Bitcoin?

By John Bush on May 08, 2014

Earlier this year Benjamin Lawsky, New York’s financial services superintendent, said he intended to initiate the biggest move towards...

DAOs Are Not Scary, Part 1: Self-Enforcing Contracts And Factum Law

By Vitalik Buterin on Feb 25, 2014

Many of the concepts that we promote over in Ethereum land may seem incredibly futuristic, and perhaps even frightening, at times. We ta...

Cryptographic Code Obfuscation: Decentralized Autonomous Organizations Are About to Take a Huge Leap Forward

By Vitalik Buterin on Feb 08, 2014

Disclosure: the author of this article is involved with the Ethereum project.There have been a number of very interesting developments i...

Bootstrapping a Decentralized Autonomous Corporation, Part 3: Identity Corp

By Vitalik Buterin on Sep 25, 2013

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Bootstrapping An Autonomous Decentralized Corporation, Part 2: Interacting With the World

By Vitalik Buterin on Sep 22, 2013

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Bootstrapping A Decentralized Autonomous Corporation: Part I

By Vitalik Buterin on Sep 20, 2013

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Bitcoin – The Digital Black Market: Anonymous and Uncensored [VIDEO]

By Amir Taaki on Aug 23, 2013

Trust No US Companies With The Future Of Bitcoin

By Justus Ranvier on Aug 16, 2013

I would strongly recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States. –Ladar Lev...

Five Reasons You Should Not Use the Internet

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 11, 2013

The sudden rise of the internet may not be the biggest news story in the past fifteen years, but it was certainly the most entertaining...

Bitcointalk At War With Ad Blockers

By Vitalik Buterin on May 27, 2013

Over the past day or so, an ongoing arms race between the popular Bitcoin forum Bitcointalk and EasyList, by far the most popular filter...

The Pirate Bay Accepting Bitcoin Donations, Other Torrent Sites Follow

By Vitalik Buterin on Apr 23, 2013

The most famous torrent site in the world, The Pirate Bay, has just started accepting Bitcoin donations, placing a donation address on t...

Use Secure Passwords for your Self-Generated Private Keys

By Vitalik Buterin on Aug 11, 2012

One of the lesser known features of Bitcoin is that the private keys, which form the basis for a Bitcoin address, do not need to be gene...

Some Measure of Anonymity

By Ryan Taylor on May 09, 2012

As world governments, corporations and individuals create and employ new surveillance technologies there will always be situations where...