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On the suppression of free speech in today’s digital world and what you can do about it.

I’m back in Bali after a trip to Anarchapulco and Chicago to pick up my cats. It was my first time back in the United States in over a year. Instead of a warm welcome back to my birth country I was promptly detained by a CBP officer and put in holding room while they ran a background check and attempted to obtain personal information.

After declining to give CBP my address in Bali and questioning them as to whether or not I was under arrest they were kind enough to inform me I was free to go at any time but that my passport belonged to the U.S. government and wasn’t my property.

It would appear intelligence states like post-9/11 USA don’t appreciate having their own citizens outside their visibility. That certainly wouldn’t suit the “Deep State” if such a thing existed now would it? The experience was very disheartening to say the least.

The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.

I’m no Steve Wozniak but I carry a healthy distrust of computers. After hearing of the Equifax data breach affecting the privacy of more than 145 million Americans, learning Uber paid and tried to cover up the loss of 57 million driver and passenger records, seeing the impact of the hugely problematic SEC database hack on national stock exchanges and, finally, witnessing the Meltdown and Spectre mass surveillance backdoor I’m really starting to feel the gravity this quote from Woz:

Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.

Steve Wozniak

Securing your cryptocurrency with Google Authenticator? That decision may make you angry one day. But that's okay because Authy is here to save the day.

The first thing you need to learn when you start working with Bitcoin is to set-up 2FA. The most common forms of two-factor auth today are standard telephony and security tokens, which come in both the soft and hard variety.

If we took hard U2F tokens off the table, we’re left with software and telephony. Which of the two would you choose? Well, it depends. Let’s explore.

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Block your computer from making requests to known ad and malware servers.

I read an article on Medium titled How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour. The article provided a number of tips for staying secure digitally. One of the tips was to use the TOR browser because popular browsers such as Safari and Chrome were not private enough – even in private mode.

What the author didn’t tell you was that it’s possible to increase your privacy without switching browsers using Dan Pollock’s hosts file. A quick look at the file describes exactly what it does…

How I overcame my fears and just created a goddamn wallet.

10 months ago I took a trip to Bali and spent a couple weeks living in a boutique hotel turned coliving apartment at a place called Roam Ubud. During my stay I met all kinds of interesting people including serial entrepreneurs, digital nomads, lifestyle bloggers, iOS developers and even a feng shui author.

Of all the chance encounters I had during my trip to Bali one individual stood out. His name was Robin. And I’ll never forget Robin because he sold me my first bitcoin.

Secure your NEO. Hardware crypto wallets help. Learn how to set-up multi-currency support on the Ledger Nano S and use it to store your NEO.

It’s true, we live in a multi-digital-currency world. And NEO is said to be the Ethereum of China. With President Xi Jinping becoming the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao, and if it’s true he desires the level of economic progress Mao sought but failed to achieve, it’s possible NEO really just may be… the One.

In this guide you will learn how to use an exchange to convert fiat into cryptocurrency, use the cryptocurrency to purchase NEO and, finally, transfer the NEO to the Ledger Nano S hardware crypto wallet for safe-keeping.

The next Bitcoin fork is inevitable. As the value of Bitcoin continues to fluctuate there are opportunities to make extra money. Here's how to take advantage.

Anyone who invested in bitcoin just before the August hard fork and simply held it for three months has already more than tripled their original investment.

As the next bitcoin hard fork approaches the value of Bitcoin is lifting. Here’s how you can take advantage of Bitcoin volatility as it moves up and down with very little risk as the price fluctuates before the next fork.

Note: This tutorial assumes you have a Coinbase account. If you don’t sign-up for one and receive $10 of free Bitcoin before continuing.

How social media controls you. From a free-thinker in a society controlled by social media.

After a four year hiatus, I recently rejoined Facebook to give it another shot. Here’re some insights I gained since I left.

How Coinbase walked off with millions of customer coins during the Bitcoin Gold hard fork. And how to make sure it never happens again.

If you’re one of 10 million plus Coinbase users and didn’t move your bitcoin to a wallet “under your control” prior to the Bitcoin Gold hard fork you may never see any of the Bitcoin Gold you were entitled to receive at the or, more precisely, at block 491407 when the snapshot was taken.

Did you know mining Bitcoin isn't nearly as lucrative as altcoins? True story. Learn how to mine altcoins using nothing but spare computer resources.

I’m no Pliny the Elder but I’m here to tell you there’s a gold rush occurring in the cryptocurrency mining space. Whether you’ve just overcome your Bitcoin investing fears or already hold tokens from some wild new ICO you too can mine cryptocurrencies like ETH ETC XMR and more. It’s easy! Here’s how…

Be your own bank. Store your secure, private and untraceable cryptocurrency and keep it safe from prying eyes. Learn to take flight with the Monero CLI wallet.

Monero is a secure, private, and untraceable cryptocurrency. It is open-source and accessible to all. With Monero, you are your own bank. Only you control and are responsible for your funds. Your accounts and transactions are kept private from prying eyes. Learn how to install the Monero CLI wallet. There’s only one way…

Arise, you have nothing to lose but your barbed wire fences!

Timothy C. May, The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto