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THE BIG BITCOIN INTERVIEW: TIM DRAPER, SOLE WINNER OF SILK ROAD CRYPTO-CURRENCY AUCTION, SPEAKS TO DIGBOSTON

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Since publishing our Bitcoin survey, we’ve learned that Draper was was the sole winner of nearly 30,000 Bitcoins, now worth around $19 million, that federal agents seized from the Silk Road online black market in late 2013 and auctioned off last week. The New York Times quoted a generic press release. We spoke to the source directly. Continue reading

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NEWS TO US: SEX, LIES, AND RED TAPE

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Politics is a dirty joke—and you shouldn’t be laughing. Continue reading

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DEAR READER: THE GOVERNMENT IS KIND OF LISTENING

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So keep the conversation alive, keep voicing your opinions, keep protesting and petitioning and calling bullshit on the bullshitters, even if it feels like you’re doing it into a giant, empty void. Continue reading

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FREE RADICAL: THE SECURITY-FREEDOM PRICE INDEX

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Allowing the government to listen is like showing all your cards—you’re giving them the upper hand, all the time. Continue reading