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[liberationtech] Bitcoin and The Public Function of Money

Dmytri Kleiner dk at
Mon Nov 5 10:12:24 PST 2012

Hey Yosem, pretty sure the thread has run its course at this point. But in any case we can't get the tech part right if we don't get the liberation part right. 

The user stories for liberation tech must certainly derive from visions of liberation, or? 

Especially when the tech in question is economic in nature, such as Bitcoin. 

And economics is a technology every but as much as cryptography.

Dmytri KleinerYosem Companys <companys at> wrote:Just a little nudge to get folks back on the liberationtech discussion.  While I (and probably others) find the discussion on this thread interesting, it appears to lack the necessary technology component to be deemed liberationtech.

Thanks all,


On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 4:15 AM, André Rebentisch <tabesin at> wrote:
Am 05.11.2012 11:19, schrieb Jacob Appelbaum:
> It isn't a straw man. Free trade is a nonsense phrase - free? Free for
> you? For me? Unencumbered by state taxes as it crosses a border? How
> does that trade happen? When I create something of value - have I done
> it in a vacuum?
"Free trade" relates to tariffs and  (import/export) quota, in other
words overcoming geographical market segmentation.


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