Western countries aren’t immune to the siren call of surveillance via commerce-tracking.
Twitter CEO's connection to Bitcoin-friendly tools suggests more commitment to privacy than Facebook's Libra proposal.
After senators sent threatening letters to Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe, the companies "decided" not to sign on to the online payment system.
Watch economists Saifedean Ammous and George Selgin face off at the Soho Forum.
Cryptocurrency is a human rights issue, explains Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation.
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez will never get to interrogate Satoshi Nakamoto.
This historian and online-education entrepreneur says runaway slaves, ladies of the evening, bootleggers, and other dropouts and discontents made America free.
If there’s one thing government types can agree on, it’s that nobody should be allowed to buy and sell stuff without permission.
Facebook's Libra 'Cryptocurrency' Aims to Disrupt Payments. Bitcoin Aims to Disrupt Government Power.
Mark Zuckerberg’s latest venture won't compete with Satoshi Nakamoto’s project for undermining central banking, tyranny, and the financial surveillance state.
A cashless society is a monitored (and potentially controlled) society.
The Cypherpunk co-founder was a major influence on both bitcoin and WikiLeaks.
Economists Kenneth Rogoff and Lawrence H. White face off over what the impact would be of a ban on cryptocurrency and phaseout of the $100 bill.
SEC Goes After Cryptocurrency 'Influencers,' Starting With DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather: Reason Roundup
Plus: the First Amendment problems with prosecuting Wikileaks and the trans troops ban is dealt another blow.
The next Reason/Soho Forum debate takes place in New York on December 3 and features Harvard's Ken Rogoff and GMU's Larry White.
Facebook, Twitter, and other mainstream social networks have their issues. Are these 5 platforms viable alternatives?
To assume that governments do better at keeping currencies stable ignores parts of the world.
Chairman Jerome Powell says they are putting their money in risky, unbacked investments built on reckless speculation.
The SEC is getting serious about initial coin offering (ICO) oversight.
This will hurt innocent people. It may harm legal businesses. And it won't actually work.
Backpage Plea to Texas Sex Trafficking Charge Turns On CEO's Admission to Brokering Adult Prostitution
Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer turned over the company and seven other executives in exchange for leniency.
Florida man accused of ripping off government agency that rips off taxpayers.
The Silicon Valley entrepreneur says cryptocurrencies, virtual reality, and mobile devices are helping individuals escape failed institutions.
Regulators seem to recognize the need for restraint.
Officials want to track every financial transaction you make, and they see cryptocurrencies and cash alike as barriers to achieving that goal.
New technologies are helping the adult industry adjust to government regulations and give more power to performers.
If buying drugs online feels easy, you're probably doing it wrong.
How do we scale the system for broad use?
Evaluating the current cycle of buzz
Will a new regulatory framework help stop extortion and police abuse, or will it set the stage for a brutal crackdown?
Joseph Stiglitz is the George Costanza of economists: Every instinct he has, do the opposite.
Q&A with Caitlin Long, a former Morgan Stanley managing director, cryptocurrency enthusiast, and recent convert to Austrian economics.
Cryptocurrency is just code, and code is just speech, which is why in the U.S., at least, it's protected.
Federal application of banking law to bitcoin nets another victim.
Silicon Valley Startup Lets Users Move Money Without Government Interference By Turning Their Phones Into Stand-Alone Banks [Reason Podcast]
Q&A with Abra founder and CEO Bill Barhydt on bitcoin as "regulatory arbitrage."