Antitrust Crackdowns On Big Tech Won’t Help Consumers

– April 14, 2022

“If antitrust actions go too far, it wouldn’t deliver us an era of perfect competition or vast choices. It would deny internet consumers of innovative options and stall the entrepreneurial forces that have allowed them to grow and provide value.” ~ Yaël Ossowski


Explaining Free Speech to the Twitterati (Elon Musk Edition)

– April 5, 2022

“Digital mobs will still be able to ruin people’s lives. But as long as Musk liberalizes Twitter’s speech policies, the free-speech reductionists will have to decide whether they want to stick around for the steady diet of real diversity.” ~ Max Borders


Crypto’s Privacy/Commingling Dilemma

– March 31, 2022

“Mixing is a less-than ideal way to gain privacy. In solving for privacy, mixing introduces another problem; commingling. When you use a mixing tool, you’re introducing your licit funds into the same pot as potentially criminally-derived funds.” ~ J.P. Koning


Native American Tribe Hopes to Colonize the World With Digital Freedom

– March 30, 2022

“If the Green Earth Zone project is successful, Native Americans – of all people – will have saved a few scraps of freedom. That they’re willing to share that freedom with the rest of us speaks volumes about the integrity of the Catawba people.” ~ Max Borders


Al Gore and the Dangers of Censoring ‘Misinformation’

– March 25, 2022

“A spirit of tolerance is missing today that must be restored. Scientists and public officials will make mistakes—just ask Al Gore—but purging ideas from the public square is a sign of a dogmatic society, not a scientific one.” ~ Jon Miltimore


Not Every “Crypto” Is Decentralized: Proof-of-Work vs Proof-of-Stake

– March 23, 2022

“Policymakers seeking to ban Proof-of-Work, or thinking it can be easily replaced by Proof-of-Stake would do well to keep the inherent and important tradeoffs between the two consensus mechanisms in mind.” ~ David Waugh


Re-Working Supply Chains Requires Thinking Differently

– February 13, 2022

“What is obvious is that a one-size-fits-all approach will not work – it doesn’t work for marketing, it doesn’t work for management, it doesn’t work for industries and risk mitigation, and it certainly doesn’t work for supply chain management.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson


Can DAOs Revive Civil Society?

– January 20, 2022

“New technology could help to revive America’s flagging civil society. DAOs significantly lower the costs of association, empowering individuals to create solutions to social problems free from governmental burdens.” ~ David Waugh & Robert E. Wright


Are Last-Mile Solution Scooters Safe?

– January 17, 2022

“We all know it’s impossible in life to be sure that anything is perfectly safe and there’s nothing wrong with assuming the risk of certain activities when we understand what we’re getting into.” ~ Aron Solomon


Disrupting the Five Temples of Power

– December 16, 2021

“Yes, there will be setbacks. And things are likely to get worse before they get better. But the Decentralist revolution is a djinn, and Satoshi Nakamoto opened the bottle back in 2009.” ~ Max Borders


The Stories from a Decentralized Short Squeeze

– November 15, 2021

“Millions were made, billions lost, revenge realized and dreams shattered. The GameStop saga is both disturbing for what it reveals about a society’s divides and the market structure that made it possible.” ~ Joakim Book


Sensemaking in the Era of Authoritarian Media

– October 4, 2021

“Authoritarians are counting on our ignorance, which they will use to justify a new kind of truth. Software developers of the world: Please build us a truth tracking system. You might just upgrade humanity’s sensemaking for good.” ~ Max Borders