Tag: History

Bitcoin History Part 19: Wikileaks and the Hornet’s Nest

Bitcoin History Part 19: Wikileaks and the Hornet’s Nest “WikiLeaks has kicked the hornet’s nest, and the swarm is headed towards us.” With those 13 words, Satoshi Nakamoto stepped into oblivion, leaving a blizzard of unanswered questions that would enshroud his disappearance. That ominous message was to prove his penultimate […]

Bitcoin History Part 17: That Time Mt. Gox Destroyed 2,609 BTC

Bitcoin History Part 17: That Time Mt. Gox Destroyed 2,609 BTC Technically speaking, it’s impossible to destroy bitcoins. But it is possible to send coins to an unspendable address, rendering them redundant to all intents and purposes. In October 2011, that’s exactly what Mark Karpeles did when he consigned 2,609 […]

From Spartacus to Satoshi: A Brief History of Economic Rebellion

From Spartacus to Satoshi: A Brief History of Economic Rebellion Government dominance of human beings via slavery and violent economic oppression is as old as government itself. For thousands and thousands of years kings and rulers, usually held to be “appointed by God,” have used free, non-violent individuals as their […]