Bitcoin’s Dirty Little Secrets – Political

"Government" Mural by Elihu Vedder. Located in the Library of Congress

Continuing from my recent essay, Bitcoin’s Dirty Little Secrets – Environmental, I thought I should give some space to the political dimenion of Bitcoins dirty little secrets. Since the white paper was first published under the name Satoshi Nakamoto, the central premise (pun intended) of Bitcoin has been that: A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash… Continue reading Bitcoin’s Dirty Little Secrets – Political

Parliamentary Privilege

The Palace of Westminster in London

Sidestepping Trump’s wounded pose and Twitter’s egregious claim of the moral high ground and an interesting question about politics and speech emerges.

Grey Eminence

Grey Eminence, François Leclerc du Tremblay (1577–1638), the right-hand man of Cardinal Richelieu

Sadly, for our attempts to hold power to account, the ‘what’ is lost to the political ‘how,’ with which side wins becoming the benchmark for ‘account.’