Financial Censorship

OnlyFans Shows How the Banking System Is Politicized

OnlyFans' decision (now reversed) to ban porn reveals the arbitrary power of banks to delist products they don't like.

Opinion  ·  26 August 2021

Congress’s Misstep on Crypto Reporting Shows the Dangerous Allure of Surveillance

The visceral pushback to Sen. Rob Portman's reporting requirements isn't about avoiding taxes – it's about protecting digital liberties.

Opinion  ·  9 August 2021
Money Laundering

What a Gory New Horror Film Teaches Us About Financial Censorship

Much like the deranged lead of "Censor," financial regulators are deluding themselves that centralized control will lead to a crime-free utopia.

Opinion  ·  25 July 2021

Financial Censorship Is a Thing. Bitcoin Fixes It

A recent campaign to blacklist a Russian news agency is the latest reminder that the world needs permissionless, neutral financial systems.

People  ·  30 April 2021

The Node: Bitcoin, Warts and All

If mass adoption is the aim, we might as well tell the truth about what that world looks like. The whole truth.

People  ·  9 April 2021

Financial Censorship After Capitol Riot ‘Truly Chilling,’ Says OCC Chief Brian Brooks

“Money might be controlled by a handful of elites,” the departing bank regulator said at a Wednesday event. “Crypto is about freedom.”

Policy & regulation  ·  13 January 2021