As part of our contest to find the most famous (and infamous) points in cryptocurrency history, readers will be able to choose the leaders in a range of categories – and to make it all the more interesting, those who predict the leader in each category will find themselves considerably richer.
Taking part in the contest, further details of which can be found below, also allows participants to try out Liberty.me, a unique social and publishing network that uses a decentralized model to create a community working together for global change.
“Let's never forget that crypto began not as an academic paper or a political movement but as a bottom-up effort to adopt the best new technology,” Chief Liberty Officer Jeffrey Tucker told Cointelegraph. “For us, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and the blockchain are inspirations of how progress is possible and how it happens.”
As mentioned, the aim of the contest is to find your favorite events in the history of cryptocurrency, and try out a unique community in the process. Nominations for five categories, ranging from the cryptocurrency market’s top events to the most infamous Bitcoin fraud, can be submitted in conjunction with registering at Liberty.me. Those contestants who manage to select the winners in each category will take a share of the 3BTC prize.
Full details of the contest and how to enter can be found on the contest page – voting closes March 3. In the meantime, you can learn more about Liberty.me below, as Cointelegraph reached out to CLO Jeffrey Tucker to get more information on the project’s ethos and aims.
Tucker will also be appearing with Roger Ver in a live event hosted by Tomas Forgac on February 18 in which Tucker will discuss his latest book, “Bit By Bit: How P2P Is Freeing the World,” businesses that Roger is involved in, and their paths to Bitcoin. The event is freely accessible to all.
Cointelegraph: Could you describe what Liberty.me is and why it was founded?
Jeffrey Tucker: Liberty.me launched after a successful crowdfund in the spring of 2014. We knew that freedom loving people needed their own community for friendship, learning, and publishing. Claiming liberty in an age of leviathan is essential. You need more than activism -- you need action, innovation, entrepreneurship. So Liberty.me is really about things we can do right now to build freer lives.
CT: Is this online community platform aimed at starting a coherent movement or is it more of a decentralized co-working space for exchanging ideas?
JT: The notion of a movement is really problematic. Libertarians have tried that and it hasn't worked. We prefer the idea of a crowdsourced spontaneous order. We have one strong interest and that interest is the most important idea in the world: human liberty.
How that comes together and what happens to it is directed by no one in particular. It results from the efforts of cultural leaders in every field and every nation. Liberty.me is a platform to facilitate that.
CT: How do cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology align with Liberty.me’s goals?
JT: Let's never forget that crypto began not as an academic paper or a political movement but as a bottom-up effort to adopt the best new technology. No one could have imposed it. And at the same time, nothing can stop a great idea whose time has come. So for us, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and the blockchain are inspirations of how progress is possible and how it happens.
CT: Do you accept Bitcoin?
JT: Absolutely. Liberty.me is 100% member funded (no ads), and we've accepted Bitcoin from day one. In fact our biggest crowdfund contribution was made in Bitcoin.
CT: How is your content created and selected?
JT: We rely on a decentralized system for member-created content, and we also produce content in the form of guides, books, podcasts, and live shows. It's a beautiful symphony. Taking this on was a serious risk but we had confidence in the model. It's working even better than we had hoped.
Contest details and how to enter can be found here. Good luck!
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