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
It is a very accessible discussion — you don’t have to know anything about cryptocurrencies to listen to it.