Category Archives: Cryptoeconomics

Competing visions

Techno-Feudalism (non-paywall version here): This is how capitalism ends: not with a revolutionary bang, but with an evolutionary whimper. Just as it displaced feudalism gradually, surreptitiously, until one day the bulk of human relations were market-based and feudalism was swept … Continue reading

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“If something cannot go on forever, it will stop” – Stein’s Law

                       How China has pushed Bitcoin into a ‘death cross.’ Crucial for bitcoin will be its ability to hold above its May 19 low of $US30,066, which is an initial target for bears. Breaking below that level would reinforce the negative … Continue reading

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At what point do these pronouncements become market manipulation? — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 14, 2021

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Who conducted that opinion poll?

The luddites at the Australian Human Rights Commission want the government to ban facial recognition technology. But that isn’t what most captured my attention in that story. A poll of 1,100 Australians conducted by Essential Research for the Australia Institute’s … Continue reading

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Crypto dispatches

Yesterday I had an op-ed in the AFR: Bitcoin investors have been on a bit of a roller coaster the last month or so. Since mid-April the price of bitcoin has dropped about $US20,000 ($25,000). You’d think that’s got to … Continue reading

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Peter Thiel on the Chinese Digital Currency

These comments caused some controversy during the week: Christopher Nixon Cox: … My question is regarding digital currency, we’ve seen recently in the last few days the China has proposed creating their own digital currency. And I was wondering how … Continue reading

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There are solutions to this problem

If quota is the buzzword of the week, then I would argue this. What we need in Parliament is a quota of normal people. Is it too much to ask our politicians to act like reasonable and decent human beings? … Continue reading

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Australia v Progress

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You too can be a millonaire

From the university funded The Conversation: If Bitcoin were to lose half its present value — which is not unlikely, given its extremely volatile past behaviour — Tesla will lose around A$1 billion. As Elon Musk owns about a fifth … Continue reading

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Life imitates art

A computer engineer has offered his local council more than £50 million to allow him to dig up a rubbish tip and find a hard drive thrown out by mistake with a potential fortune inside. James Howells, 35, says the … Continue reading

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