This is a preview of armchair activist Jessica Hodler, Plan B Passport COO and The Bittersweet Podcast.
The world is a centralized system that requires us to provide credit cards to open bank accounts, board flights, and even stay in hotels. But now we have Bitcoin, a fully decentralized online protocol that allows anyone to send healthy money anywhere in the world without the permission of anyone.
There is a lot of debate in the Bitcoin community about KYC requirements and non-KYC privacy and we don’t understand which way is better but in what way does KYC even start?
KYC or “Know Your Customer” requirements apply to verify the client’s identity. Why did this start? In fact, it was intended to create a process of scrutiny that would deprive people of their privacy and freedom of participation in anything that now requires identification.
Do KYC laws guarantee strong boundaries?
It should be noted that when we started talking about the idea of a passport – a booklet that allows a person under the authority of the nation to enter and leave the country – he did not have the idea. For that long. When you think about it, the idea that you need a “leader” document to travel the world is very boring. In fact, the general system of modern border passport requirements was implemented only a hundred years ago.
Passports and visas became important travel documents after World War I. A.D. The 1920 meeting of the League of Nations in France laid the groundwork for international passport standards, resulting in standardized monitoring. Like Bitcoiners, we value unlicensed money so, what about unlicensed activity? In many ways people who are born into this world will immediately become human barcodes, the number being enslaved to the current financial system.
So, what do people really want to do without permission? One can say that the boundaries of strong boundaries include established economic zones, infrastructure, military, gross domestic product, unemployment, and so on. Does that “weak border” begin to weaken, no matter what the economies within it?
This leads us to November 1989 and the fall of the Berlin Wall. This was not only the fall of Communism in Germany but also the catastrophe that kept people from fleeing their country. “The fall of the Berlin Wall was not the only sign of the death of Communism,” said the sovereign. This was the defeat of the nation-state system and the chaos of efficiency and market.
It was an event that truly showed what people can do when they finally get enough. The “sovereign” continues: “It has become one of the most successful weapons in history. Success is based on the ability of citizens to acquire wealth.
In the case of the United States, although it did not build a physical wall, it did put in place some “financial constraints” that most of its citizens should think about before leaving. A.D. In 1995, Americans were forced to pay exorbitant taxes to escape. Many Americans have been deported since the tax was introduced.
Fast forward to today, and we are facing another kind of bondage around the world. Australia, Canada, New Zealand and other countries have been banned from leaving the country by some medical authorities, and some people around the world have not been able to do so.
Not only were citizens unable to leave their country but some were taken to detention centers. If they do not have a second passport or other means of escape, they may remain in their home country and may be subjected to torture.
Not only are people being physically abused, but such measures are now being introduced in the online world. Censorship, restrictions and perhaps more recently, KYC requirements are being implemented on social media platforms. The world has turned into a politically correct “safe haven.”
Have you ever heard of the concept of “free speech”? Looks like there are no more.
So how can Bitcoin fix this? Bitcoin will eventually lead to smaller states and the interaction of the authorities because it will hand over power from the governments to the people. It encourages people to move to places that provide better services, meet their needs and provide a higher quality of life, and compels governments to work harder.
Bitcoin is an individual’s freedom and our time is right. Eventually we will all live in a world where we are citizens of Bit Coin.
This is the first in a series of articles on the rights of governments and the need for Bitcoiners to gain sovereignty over their unlimited international travel. The next entry in this series explores how you can increase your freedom in this reality, and find a way to change this system and work for you.
This is a guest post by Jessica Hodler. The comments expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect BTC Inc or its implications Bitcoin Magazine.