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Ethan Boyle

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It's a bit more complicated than that. Your skills may be worth $26/hr, but if the market for your skills is saturated, you havtu(or any job), or move to someplace where there's a demand for your skills. But as +Ethan Boyle intimates, you also have to have a reasonable expectation of what the market rate for your skills are, where you are.
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Jamie Redman

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Spanish Police Seize Luxury Goods and 78 Bitcoins

Police and tax authorities arrested 30 individuals in Spain for suspected money laundering and pirated TV content. Police said the suspects had six of the largest mining centers in Spain. Laundering revenue went into #Bitcoin the Spanish authorities said, and the group of TV bootleggers also stole vast amounts of electricity to fund operations.

http://www.livebitcoinnews.com/spanish-police-seize-luxury-goods-and-78-bitcoins/
On May 25th Spanish police said thirty suspects were arrested across Córdoba, Málaga, Valencia, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca and Lugo for money laundering char
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Jamie Redman

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Telefónica Deal Gives ‘Uber of Remittances’ First Mover Advantage

According to the Australian Business Review(ABR) the firm, DigitalX has just announced it has partnered with the Latin American telco giant Telefónica. DigitalX is an ASX-listed company developing the blockchain-based AirPocket app, an SMS-enabled application that aims to be the “Uber” of global money transfer.








https://news.bitcoin.com/telefonica-uber-remittances-advantage/
According to the Australian Business Review (ABR) the firm, DigitalX has just announced it has partnered with the Latin American telco Telefonica. DigitalX
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Jamie Redman

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The Q1 State of Bitcoin 2016 is Positive

There’s never a dull day in Bitcoin-land and this year’s been no different so far. Bitcoin.com reviews the ups and down of an overall positive Q1 2016.

#Bitcoin Q1 2016

Bitcoin’s value has remained relatively stable over the past couple of months at roughly the $425-450 USD range per BTC. The past two weeks has seen a huge jump in hashrate with a high of 1,796,101,466 GH/s as the reward halving approaches in less than two months. Bitcoin optimism seems fairly healthy even as the debate on scalability continues without any definitive progress. Overall, positivity has been high in the midst of another fake Satoshi Nakamoto and the rift between hard forks and soft forks.






https://news.bitcoin.com/q1-bitcoin-2016-positive/
There's never a dull day in Bitcoin-land and this year's been no different so far. Bitcoin.com reviews the ups and down of an overall positive Q1 2016.
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Pedro Calmon

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What Basic Minimum Income advocates fail to understand is, whatever the value of this government provided basic minimum income turns out to be ($24K/year or $35K/year), prices of goods and services will adjust accordingly, and the value of the basic minimal income will become the new poverty line. It also means that the cost of living for everyone else will go up, bringing even more people closer to poverty.
Populists love the poor so much, that they can't help but to multiply them.
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This is not theoretical. We saw this happen in Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina, as those governments implemented their versions of Basic Monthly Income.
We also see that in Puerto Rico. Have you ever been to Puerto Rico? If you have, you know that in a puerto rican grocery store, you will never find a banana, a mango or any other tropical fruit grown in Puerto Rico. They are all imported from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Colombia and Panama. And they are also VERY EXPENSIVE. But how is this possible? How can a topical and fertile land like Puerto Rico import all those fruits that could easily be grown there?
Because no one wants to work on a fruit farm in Puerto Rico, since you make more money out of the Federal Welfare program and SNAPS.
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There is a misunderstanding of true libertarian doctrine concerning open borders and immigration. Libertarianism does NOT condone a free-for-all borderless society that lacks demographic or ethnic limits; rather, it protects freedom of association, private property, and free speech. This ensures the individual right to “exclude” or “restrict” others from having freedom of movement or freedom of expression on one’s land.

Thus, a libertarian-conservative society would have virtually no public land because it would almost entirely consist of private ownership. There would be no welfare incentives either—making immigration unattractive to any third-world freeloader.
There is a misunderstanding of true libertarian doctrine concerning open borders and immigration. Libertarianism does NOT condone a free-for-all borderless society that lacks demographic or ethnic …
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+Christopher Stephen Nawoichik

If you and your friends somehow buy up all the land along the border then they could just go around it, over it, or under it. No problem.
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Matthew Kuraja

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And just like that, +Best Buy​ irrevocably damaged their brand even more.
 
Geek Squad employee allegedly searched PCs for the FBI http://engt.co/20tfpWO
The staffer allegedly conducted warrantless searches on the feds' behalf.
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Jamie Redman

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India’s ‘Unregulated’ Bitcoin Industry is Thriving

The popularity of #Bitcoin in India has seen an exponential rise, according to the Hindustantimes. The report details that more users in the region are using the cryptocurrency to pay mobile bills and vouchers for online shopping. With Businesses like Unocoin, Zebpay, and Coinsecure at the helm, the country will continue to get an influx of Bitcoin support.






https://news.bitcoin.com/india-unregulated-bitcoin-thriving/
Bitcoin in India has seen an exponential rise as users in the region are using it with more online services in an auspiciously 'unregulated' landscape.
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Matthew Kuraja

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Government always does this. Take something away from us; then offer to sell it back.

I hope everyone continues to refuse the extortion fee and continues complaining how the TSA isn't what we want. 
The TSA spent more than $1.5 million since 2014 to promote the expedited security screening program, but travelers didn't pay it much heed.
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+Matthew Kuraja Me too. It used to be fun to fly. Now, it's stressful, humiliating and tedious. I only fly now if there's absolutely no choice.
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Luke Parker

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Decentralized Arbitration and Mediation Network (DAMN) by Third Key Solutions to build a bridge between smart contracts and existing legal systems

Andreas Antonopoulos and Pamela Morgan have started an open source project to start decentralizing law itself. DAMN will be an app, kind of like a cross between bittorrent and a law library, that spits out customized smart contracts for business use... But these smart contracts will bridge the gap between our simple smart contracts and the world's legal systems, which is a process that takes real lawyers to design.

http://bravenewcoin.com/news/third-key-solutions-decentralized-arbitration-and-mediation-network-to-bridge-law-and-smart-contracts/
Smart Contracts are among the hottest of all topics in the FinTech world today, but how exactly does a nation's justice system recognize, interface with, and acknowledge the outcomes from smart contracts?
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Jamie Redman

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Bitland: Blockchain Land Registry Against ‘Corrupt Government’

A new project piloted in West Africa, called Bitland, is using blockchain technology as a decentralized land registry.

Due to the tamper-resistant nature of distributed ledgers, the project hopes to give the African citizens a better method to survey land and record title deeds using the Bitland blockchain. It will engage with “28 communities in Kumasi, Ghana,” and provide immutable records of ownership to those who normally would have difficulty. The team has released a 22-page white paper describing how they plan to motivate the platform.








https://news.bitcoin.com/bitland-blockchain-land-registry/
A new project piloted in West Africa called Bitland is using blockchain technology as a decentralized land registry that will help prevent gov't corruption.
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Ethan Boyle

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+Martin Habovštiak

I see you saw what I did there.
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Jamie Redman

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Kraken Details the Latest Mt Gox Creditors Meeting

The leading cryptocurrency exchange Kraken and Tokyo’s court-appointed trustee has announced the current status of all Mt Gox claims have been determined. For the first time, thousands of claimants will be able to see if their claim has been accepted and will soon be processed.





http://bitcoinist.net/kraken-details-mt-gox-meeting/
The leading cryptocurrency exchange Kraken and Tokyo’s court-appointed trustee has announced the current status of all Mt Gox claims have
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James Devereaux

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My wife, and a friend, and I are doing a survey on education and what information you would want to know regarding a teacher or school. We would greatly appreciate any participants. Takes about 5 minutes!
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Too many ands this time around. ;-)
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Lewis Liberman

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Check out the talented winners (of all ages) from Libertopia's 2nd Annual Libertarian Art Contest!
 
Who won our 2nd Annual Art Contest? Check out unique libertarian art from our adult and youth categories! See: https://libertopiacartoon.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/2016-art-contest-winners-announced/ #art #artcontest #libertarian #voluntaryism #freedom #cartoons #illustration
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Jamie Redman

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Cumberland Mining Has ‘Won Big Bitcoin Auctions’

On May 23rd, TradeBlock announced that it is servicing an interesting trading company called Cumberland Mining. TradeBlock says it will be enabling an “order management system and execution tool set” for the enterprise. Cumberland Mining is associated with the principal trading group DRW Holdings LLC. Not much is known about this company, but it is said that it most likely scored 27,000 bitcoins in the US Marshals Service (USMS) bitcoin auction in March 2015.




http://bitcoinist.net/cumberland-mining-bitcoin-auctions/
Cumberland Mining is associated with the principal trading group DRW Holdings LLC, but otherwise, there are only a few details about the
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Lenore Skenazy

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Cops Arrest, Attack Mom Who Let Son 11, Drive Golf Cart.

(Later, they shackle mom's legs.) My piece at Reason.

http://bit.ly/244GQHm
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Jamie Redman

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New Experiment Allows You to Play Monopoly on the Blockchain

Just recently, a new study has been revealed using blockchain technology and the popular Parker Brothers board game Monopoly. In his study, Blocktech IVS founder and CEO Thorkild Grothe-Møller mixes innovative protocols with a classic board game that operates on the principles of basic economics.




https://news.bitcoin.com/blockchain-monopoly-board-game/
Just recently a new study has been revealed using blockchain technology and the popular Parker Brothers board game Monopoly. Thorkild Grothe-Møller founder
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