What is the role of the bitcoin “speculators”?

I will argue that speculative bitcoin traders are playing an essential and crucial role in bitcoin’s development and maturation, and will continue to play an important role as they do with every currency and asset. Many argue that “speculators” (a problematic term in and of itself) are harmful for the bitcoin ecosystem as they introduce volatility and instability […]

Gold, Silver, Barter, Debt, Bitcoin?

“Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants – but debt is the money of slaves.” ― Norm Franz, Money & Wealth in the New Millennium: A Prophetic Guide to the New World Economic Order