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Cypherpunkd Episode 018: “In Praise of Hawala” – J. Orlin Grabbe

Posted April 27th, 2011 in Cypherpunkd by admin

Nearly 10 years ago J. Orlin Grabbe wrote this excellent piece on Hawala. Now more than ever is this relevant. He pulls back the curtain on the propaganda put out by the U.S. Treasury Department and Western Union demonizing this agorist like competitive system of value transfer between voluntary associating individuals. His closing remark, classic as any famous movie quote, will strike a chord you will never forget.

See also:
In Praise of Hawala, by J. Orlin Grabbe
Featured Articles and Writings of J. Orlin Grabbe
Cypherpunkd Episode 003: “What is Hawala?” – Jonathan Logan

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Cypherpunkd Episode 011: “Introduction to Open-Transactions Financial Crypto System and Integration with Bitcoin – Part 1″ – Fellow Traveler | AgoristRadio.com

Posted April 18th, 2011 in Cypherpunkd by admin

Part 1 of our first Interview with Cypherpunk Fellow Traveler on the “Open-Transactions Financial Crypto System and Bitcoin Integration”. Traveler gives an intro to where this system came from from, motivations behind it, history. How to look at this system and what it does. Accounts transfers, Vouchers, Checks, Digital Cash, Basket Currencies, the Integrated Stock Exchange type Market features. …And drum roll… Integration with Bitcoin… to fulfill the other need for Bitcoin: Anonymous and Instant transaction settlement.

FellowTraveler / Open-Transactions Github and Info Site
https://github.com/FellowTraveler/Open-Transactions/

Nick Szabo — The Idea of Smart Contracts
http://szabo.best.vwh.net/smart_contracts_idea.html

Lucre: Anonymous Electronic Tokens v1.8
http://anoncvs.aldigital.co.uk/lucre/theory2.pdf

Ricardian Contracts
http://www.systemics.com/docs/ricardo/issuer/contract.html
https://github.com/FellowTraveler/Open-Transactions/wiki/Sample-Currency-Contract
http://iang.org/papers/ricardian_contract.html

BitCoin Virtual Currency
http://www.bitcoin.org/

momochii says:

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Cypherpunkd Episode 005: “Bitcoin Mania” Part 1 – mids | AgoristRadio.com

Posted April 6th, 2011 in Cypherpunkd by admin

This episode special guest is mids, cypherpunk, digital currency fanboy, software engineer, privacy & anonymity software creator and project contributor, eurotrash turned turned AnCap by hanging out in the wrong online chat channels. Yes, its ‘mids’, lowercase ‘M’, cause this guy is L33t.

mids gives us the lowdown on this Bitcoin Mania that is exciting and confusing everyone. mids tells us the Cypherpunk Cryptocurrency invasion has begun.

Issues discussed include: What is Bitcoin? Why is Bitcoin Money? Can a tyrant in government seize the worlds Bitcoins? P2P Software/Network that makes up Bitcoin. Open Source Software. Bitcoin Mining. Past and Current USD value of Bitcoin. OTC Exchangers. Business opportunities in parts of the world for on the ground Over the Counter exchangers. The massive amount of developers creating systems for Bitcoin. The fast growing number of merchants accepting it. And… lots more. Enjoy and look forward to more episodes on Bitcoin and other topics with mids.

Links:
Bitcoin project: Bitcoin.org
Great charts on Bitcoin Market Prices: http://www.bitcoincharts.com/markets/
One example prominent Bitcoin Exchanger: http://mtgox.com/
Fascinating Bitcoin User Google World Map: Google Maps Link
Get free bitcoins: https://freebitcoins.appspot.com/

  1. Techthefuture says:

    Thanks for a great show on bitcoin. Very illuminating on alternative value transfer systems and the possibilities for an alternative future. Still can’t quite wrap my head around that algorithm stuff though. BTW, great intro to the show! Love the Matrix.

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Cypherpunkd Episode 004: “Loom for Dummies” Part 1 – Introduction – Patrick Chkoreff | AgoristRadio.com

Posted April 6th, 2011 in Cypherpunkd by admin

A very basic introduction to Loom. Simple, easy to understand and very informative. Topics covered include: The difference between Loom and Paypal/e-gold/GoldMoney/Pecunix type systems we are all familiar with. Very easy to understand explanations on how loom making and receiving of payments work. What are usage tokens and invitations. Loom locations, contacts accounts and assets.

“Loom for Dummies” will be followed up with Part 2 on How to get a loom account, transfer money in, or get loom assets”. Part 3 will cover a very basic intro on how to issue your own assets.

  1. Diane Winslow says:

    As a 73 year old on S.S., living with daughter at lesser rent, I have wanted to market health info and supplies but am put off by the system watching my every financial move—I make any money and they cut off support before I get on my feet. [first to go would be the $225 Alaska helps seniors with] Sooo, just wondering if there would be way to keep earned income away from my bank and state snoops. Diane Winslow

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Cypherpunkd Episode 003: “What is Hawala?” – Jonathan Logan

Posted April 6th, 2011 in Cypherpunkd by admin

Jonathan Logan a respected cryptoanarchist, working in BlackIT and author of the underground smash hit book: “The Second Realm – A Book on Strategy” answers our question: What is Hawala?

Covering: Introduction to the Hawala money transfer systems and networks, Hawala History, Culture, Trust, Community, Worldwide usage past and present and Alternate Honest Value Transfer Systems.

Resources:
– See http://secondrealm.net/ for resources on The Second Realm and to download the PDF/eBook on Strategy.
– In Praise of Hawala is an excellent essay by J. Orlin Grabbe on Hawala.