TagCensorship

Has Reddit Banned Links to LocalBitcoins?

A recent post on the Bitcoin subreddit has caused speculation that Reddit has banned links to LocalBitcoins.com, one of the safer and primary ways that people trade Bitcoin on a peer-to-peer basis. According to user BashCo, the problem has been ongoing: "Refuse" may be a bit too strong of a word here. I first messaged them about it five days ago on April 4th, plus one reminder on the weekend...

Endemic Censorship Raises Urgency for Blockchain Based Social Networks

"Beware he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart, he dreams himself your master." - Commisioner Pravin Lal, Alpha Centauri There was a time when the media was, or we believed it to be, independent and unbiased, but the full on, no holds barred, political battle that has now engulfed United States has revealed our mass media is fully controlled and no different than USSR’s...

China's "Panama" Censorship & The Implications For Encryption, Bitcoin

Bitcoin China Panama

The Panama Papers will have political and social fallout for months and years to come, much like the Libor scandal or the Edward Snowden leaks. A vote of no confidence for Iceland’s prime minister and Internet censorship in China are likely but the beginning.  With top Chinese leaders cited in the leaks, the nation is reportedly turning to Internet censorship to censor the topic. Süddeutsche...

GetDotBit.com Offers Free Domain Names Powered By Namecoin

GetDotBit.com is a domain name platform for registering .bit (dot-bit) URLs that recently launched. Users can now register a domain name for free. Additional names cost one dollar each. Domain names registered on GetDotBit.com are 10 times less expensive than their traditional counterparts. Domain names typically cost $10 yearly through GoDaddy.com or similar services. The more important benefit...

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