Against the Grain

The Libertarian Ideology of Bitcoin

Can an anonymous alternative currency — not tethered to the oppressive arm of the state — make us free? That’s the premise behind Bitcoin, invented less than 10 years ago, which has soared stratospherically and then, recently, fallen sharply. David Golumbia reflects on the rightwing libertarian ideas behind Bitcoin.


David Golumbia, The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism University of Minnesota Press, 2016


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