One technologist’s imprisonment and execution in Syria exemplifies the parallel use of technology for both liberation and repression – and why bitcoin and other censorship resistant tech is needed in such areas. Meet Bassel Khartabil.
I’m writing from the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. Known to sympathizers simply as Rojava – meaning West – the predominantly Kurdish region revolted against the Syrian regime in 2012 and achieved its de-facto autonomy as a result. Since then, it has pioneered a new political model named democratic confederalism, which due to its stateless, […]
A new centre for “crypto-anarchy” based in Slovakia is pushing for a return to what they believe are the technology’s core political tenets.