Archive for May 15, 2022

Cryptocurrencies

Posted in uncategorized with tags on May 15, 2022 by andelino

The United States dollar is the world’s reserve currency. This means in the global market many of the world’s largest transactions have to be done in dollars. Control over this currency gives the U.S. the ability to pressure other nations. But its sanctions are losing some of their effectiveness because nations are developing new options for transactions. Cryptocurrencies are one of those options.

On April 13, EuroIntelligence headlined Worry About Etherium, Not the Renminbi.” The article highlighted the example of a young American programmer being sentenced to prison by a New York court. What was his offense? He gave a presentation in North Korea at the Pyongyang Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Conference. The U.S. court accused him of teaching how to circumvent U.S. sanctions using the Etherium blockchain.

Read more at “Cryptocurrencies—a Tool Against Sanctions”

Undermines Democracy

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , on May 15, 2022 by andelino

Does “misinformation” or “censorship” pose the greater threat to democracy?

Only four years ago, Project Veritas caught Twitter staffers on hidden camera admitting that their company censored conservative speech using shadow banning. The policy manager of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council told an undercover reporter that the company was working on ways to ensure that specific people did not show up in Twitter users’ information feeds. And a direct messaging engineer told an undercover reporter that the company was flagging tweets that mentioned “God” and “America.” Yet for many prominent Democrats, this shadow banning is not enough.

Read more at “Billionaire Tech Mogul Elon Musk Says Twitter Undermines Democracy”

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