The CoinKite Phenomenon

The CoinKite Phenomenon

On March 11th we bought some Blackcoins at a cost of about half a cent each from a cryptocurrency exchange website called CryptoRush. The total purchase amounted to a few dollars. Days later CryptoRush lost some $70,000 its users’ Blackcoins and remains in peril of a total collapse. But we were safe, having followed our [...]

A Wireless Mesh of Blockchain Servers

A Wireless Mesh of Blockchain Servers

  The Bitcoin protocol is a monumental leap towards a peer-governed future, but what happens when the Internet goes down? This is a common question, and a very valid one. Any large-scale Internet outage or blockage would surely be very bad for any software that relies on blockchain verifications. Right now cryptocurrencies are the only [...]

Energy, Currency & Communications: Decentralized

Energy, Currency & Communications: Decentralized

Pillars of civilization are decentralizing at a rapid pace, our future becoming less clear with each passing day. There are those among us who reject this great unknown, and those like myself who will fight for even the slightest possibility of a future that is not forever inhibited by the great repulsive forces of centralization. [...]

The Hotel Catalina

The Hotel Catalina

January 22-29 I hadn’t showered in a week and I had only been in the bathroom for ten minutes. I wasn’t shaving my legs, blow-drying my hair, putting on makeup or doing anything else that wasn’t absolutely necessary. I was just trying to get clean. But there had to be some stupid, impatient whore banging [...]

Bitcoin Association of Catalina

Bitcoin Association of Catalina

My paychecks have started arriving so cryptocurrency buying has resumed! This past week I purchased $100 of Bitcoins, or about .1BTC, and used them to buy a couple dozen other types of cryptocurrencies on three exchange websites. By the end of the month I plan to increase my cryptocurrency purchases to $250/week. One way we’ll [...]