Philosophy


The Genetic Fallacy

By Craig Wright | 18 Jun 2019 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Philosophy

The genetic fallacy avoids an argument by shifting the focus onto something’s or someone’s origins. It’s similar to an ad…

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From the Bygone Days of Yore — Part 1

By Craig Wright | 03 Jun 2019 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Economics, Philosophy

In today’s post, I will go back to 2012: Panopticrypt had been running since 2011, and I was ready to…

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Shades of Black…

By Craig Wright | 24 May 2019 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation, Philosophy

If you believe the government cannot stop any cryptocurrency, you’re deluded. Bitcoin will work because it stays within law in…

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Satoshi and the Sophists

By Craig Wright | 23 May 2019 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Economics, Philosophy

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louise Brandeis wrote: “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight…

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Misinformation and the myth of Satoshi

By Craig Wright | 25 Apr 2019 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Philosophy

Bitcoin is a story of myths; it was never designed for such an end, but it’s what they who have…

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BTC and Censorship

By Craig Wright | 15 Apr 2019 | Alternative Coins & Systems, Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation, Philosophy

There are those out there who try to explain how Bitcoin is about censorship resistance. Primarily, the same people are…

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Free Speech

By Craig Wright | 18 Mar 2019 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Philosophy

Free speech is not the right to be heard on any platform but rather limitations set by governments and authorities…

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The myth of forks

By Craig Wright | 06 Mar 2019 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Philosophy

When I removed myself from public view towards the end of 2010 and 2011, it was as I was rather…

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Statist

By Craig Wright | 27 Feb 2019 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation, Philosophy

In his analysis of classical liberalism, Ludwig von Mises [1] poses the question: In opposing government interventions, is liberalism not…

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The ASIC myth

By Craig Wright | 16 Jan 2019 | Alternative Coins & Systems, Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Philosophy

It is interesting how the arguments against commercial mining come down to an outcry against “mining centralisation.” All things in…

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The myth of the full validation node

By Craig Wright | 21 Dec 2018 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Philosophy

There is a long-running false narrative of “full validating nodes.” The dishonesty that has been sold as a truth is…

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The politics of rent seeking

By Craig Wright | 07 Nov 2018 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Economics, Philosophy

Any government implementing a Keynesian policy simply “Keynesianizes” the economy. The effect is an economy that behaves precisely in the…

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