• U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who clearly went to Paul Weller's barber from the 1980s (Photo by Dominique from UK via Wiki Commons).
    Cryptocurrencies,  Europe,  Libra,  Opinion

    New Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs to turn to crypto before the EU turns on him

    Is this the technology he says will solve the upcoming headaches?

    On Wednesday former London Mayor and ridiculous human being Boris Johnson will take over as U.K. Prime Minister. The nation’s 160,000 Conservative members were eligible to vote in the contest and 87.4% turned out to vote. This means that the 92,153 citizens who voted for Boris Johnson got to make the selection on behalf of 66 million U.K. residents. In other words, one Conservative party member got to speak for 715 citizens. The upcoming hard-Brexit date of October 31 is going to be a Nightmare on Downing Street, but Johnson could ease Britain’s currency crisis by investing in cross-border crypto payments such a Facebook’s Libra.

  • Ross Ulbricht, July 2018 (via FreeRoss.org)
    Bitcoin,  Opinion

    Bitcoin criminal Ross Ulbricht does not like prison

    Thursday’s Medium post was a new move aimed at humanizing a person who did most of his crimes under a screen name from behind a computer

    Time’s are tough for Silk Road Founder and hitman-hirer Ross Ulbricht. He is serving double-life plus 40 years without the possibility of parole for running a website that sold guns, drugs, and murders for bitcoin. Now he wants the world to see prisoners through his own eyes. It’s not going well.

  • The libra logo on a cellphone sitting on some coins. What else do you need to see? (via Shutterstock)
    Libra,  Opinion

    Why Facebook should pay every user at least $50 to use Libra

    If Facebook wants to put a price on a line of code, they need to learn to value their users’ data

    Expanding its user base to the “unBooked” in the developing world won’t replace us high-dollar users in wealthy countries. But giving users $50 to try out the new payments system would show users than Facebook does respect and value your data and privacy.