I know The Guardian is not the best news source, I normally only read geo-political type stuff on there, breaking news etc. It’s mostly bullshit but this piece really got me pissed off:
They’ve gone really downhill recently with their crypto articles but this is a fucking joke. It’s an opinion piece written by a historian, and it’s total nonsense. It doesn’t even mention the cypherpunk movement, or the history of digital currency (e-gold etc.), a quick nod to Hayek and then framing it as “right-wing” without context. Comparing gov coins with Bitcoin, totally blindsiding any real use cases and the usual shit.
Then they shut the comments down after a few hours and “picked” some bullshit top comments, the comment chain is actually way more informative than the article. Loads of more informed info getting “upvotes”
Honestly, fuck that paper. I’m gonna do the British thing and write them an email telling them I’m done with them haha – I emailed them before about paying for a subscription via bitcoin (just to see what they’d say) and actually got a well-informed, personal reply so they do read the emails you send them.
The comment section is funny, if you have half an hour spare it might be fun to quickly make an account with guerrilla mail, and upvote all the informed comments. Just to show the bias to anyone reading through the comment section who doesn’t know about crypto.
Rant over haha, it’s actually kinda funny how misinformed some mainstream articles are. Almost as if there might be some outside influence going on *wink wink nudge nudge*
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