Topic: Cryptocurrency

Biden Redoubles Effort to Crush Crypto With EIA’s Mining Survey 

– April 12, 2024

“Historically, the EIA has been viewed as an agency without a political agenda, but this survey suggests otherwise.” ~James Broughel and John Berlau


Bitcoin Scoops Up Stranded and Excess Power

– March 4, 2024

“Overbuilt facilities generate excess capacity, waste resources, and are only needed in extreme events. A consumer-of-last-resort could secure electricity grids and monetize their resilience.” ~Joakim Book


The Future of Bitcoin in Light of a Spot ETF

– January 20, 2024

“While the SEC’s long-overdue approval of a Bitcoin spot ETF deserves a bit of celebration, watch out for what’s next. The state apparatus will increasingly treat Bitcoin as a regulated financial product.” ~Emile Phaneuf III


The IMF is Wrong – and Right – About Crypto

– November 1, 2023

“The IMF and FSB’s recommendations are transparently pro-government and anti-citizen. They overstate the potential harm of cryptocurrencies and propose monitoring systems that would benefit tyrannical governments at the expense of the public.” ~Thomas L. Hogan


My Big Cryptocurrency Pyramid Scheme

– August 26, 2023

“I like to explore innovations that promise not violent overthrow but rather ways to undermine or circumvent unjust authorities or corrupt incumbents.” ~ Max Borders


The Mating of Economic Ideas and Bitcoin

– August 10, 2023

“As Bitcoin is a highly decentralized and antifragile system with no real-world backed assets that can be seized to shut it down, appears to be the only realistic candidate to introduce something that government cannot stop.” ~ Emile Phaneuf III


The SEC’s Illegal War on Crypto

– July 14, 2023

“SEC officials have relied on opaque and discretionary enforcement actions. They have charged companies for not complying with the law without clearly stating what the law is.” ~ Thomas L. Hogan


DeSantis Takes the Lead on Fed Reforms

– July 6, 2023

“According to DeSantis, political elites want to ‘regulate [bitcoin] out of existence’ because it threatens their plans for social control. He’s right.” ~ Alexander W. Salter


Liberty Curious, with Kate Wand and Tom Hogan

– July 5, 2023

“The SEC has charged crypto exchanges Binance and Coinbase with facilitating the trade of unregistered securities. Yet the opacity of the statute as it pertains to crypto and the SEC’s arbitrary and contradictory application have made compliance with the law impossible.”


Bitcoin’s Philosophical Origins with Emile Phaneuf

– June 24, 2023

Joining Kate Wand on ‘Liberty Curious’ is independent thinker & writer Emile Phaneuf, to discuss the origins of Bitcoin, and its philosophical influences including the writings of Hayek, Ayn Rand and David Friedman.


Decentralization and Bitcoin

– June 4, 2023

“Bitcoin itself is a currency that might best be considered existing in a state of anarchy.” ~ Emile Phaneuf


CEA Deserves an F on Bitcoin Mining Tax Analysis

– May 13, 2023

“The CEA’s argument would result in a failure on an introductory microeconomics exam. One expects better from a team of professional economists.” ~ Joshua R. Hendrickson