It’s no secret I love Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. No, I am
in love with them, and even view them as a way for younger generations
to break free from crippling debt imposed on us. There has been so much benevolence
from the Bitcoin community, and the currency has been used for
everything from feeding the homeless to buying fertile chicken eggs to
of course…drugs. I have no problem with anything that can be bought with
Bitcoin or the notorious Silk Road. If anything, the Silk Road allowed
for fairer prices and higher quality of whatever it was you were buying
with efficient delivery and less casualties as opposed to going to the
streets for drugs.
Now, I have to deviate from some of my fellow libertarian and
anarchist friends over the recent detainment of alleged Silk Road
kingpin Ross Ulbricht aka Dread Pirate Roberts. I want to make it clear
that I in no way support caging anyone for victimless crimes nor do I
support the state in its current form locking anyone up for any reason.
But, and this is a serious but, supporting someone who may have ordered a hit on other people is unsettling to me.