TheDesertLynx | Publish0x


Crypto and liberty lover. Journalist. Living unbanked off of crypto since 2016. Free State Project mover. Opinions are my own.

Joined February 2020 473 Followers


Are We Still Pretending the Crypto World Is Decentralized?

1 Apr 2020 4 minute read comments TheDesertLynx

Binance bought CoinMarketCap. It's enough of a headline on its own, yet it represents the latest piece of an increasingly worrying puzzle: just how much influence does founder Changpeng "CZ" Zhao have over the ostensibly-decentralized cryptocurrency...

Every Bitcoiner Implicitly Supports Price Gouging

23 Mar 2020 3 minute read comments TheDesertLynx

  A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine received threats against his family for jokingly offering to sell masonry masks at sky-high prices. The hordes of anti-price gouging Bitcoin fans were swift and merciless, threatening real-world consequences...

5 Post-Pandemic Innovations We Should Be Anticipating

21 Mar 2020 4 minute read comments TheDesertLynx

  Right now, large portions of the world are hunkered down under quarantine, determined to survive the global pandemic. These are dark times, and the economy will likely take years to recover. However, I believe we could see quite a few positives co...

How Does Digital Cash's Value Proposition Look Now?

19 Mar 2020 3 minute read comments TheDesertLynx

It happened. That terrible, yet wonderful, moment where the legacy financial system experiences a significant crash, spurred on by a lot of fear and uncertainty in the world. This was the moment Bitcoin has been waiting for, a true time to show its...

The Anarchist "Don't Vote" Scam

9 Mar 2020 10 minute read comments TheDesertLynx

  Another election season is in full swing, and with it comes the incessant virtue-signaling of anarchists the world over making a snide mockery of the whole process. While I can often count myself among them, I do have to take issue with the absolu...

Four Things CZ (Accidentally!) Warned Us About Crypto in the Steem Debacle

3 Mar 2020 4 minute read comments TheDesertLynx

By now you are probably aware of what went down with Steem and Tron, but if not, I’ll give you a quick recap: Steemit, the popular blogging platform run on the Steem blockchain, was recently acquired by Justin Sun, the infamous founder of the Tron cr...

Long Slide to Suicide: Why Winners End Their Lives

28 Feb 2020 6 minute read comments TheDesertLynx

(originally published 6/8/2018) This week we've seen the passing of public personality Anthony Bourdain. What sparked discussion was that it was an apparent suicide, which has caused a lot of people to react with surprise at someone who was perceive...

LBRY Bank Accounts Shut Down! CEO Jeremy Kauffman on Being Newly Unbanked, Why Decentralization Matters

25 Feb 2020 1 minute read comments TheDesertLynx

This past week I had the distinct please of speaking with Jeremy Kauffman, the founder and CEO of LBRY, a decentralized content platform, about a recent challenge affecting both him and his company: becoming unbanked. Recently, LBRY's bank accounts...

Why Peter McCormack Is Dead Wrong About Medium of Exchange vs. Store of Value

20 Feb 2020 5 minute read comments TheDesertLynx

Last week, Bitcoin maximalist pundit extraordinaire Peter McCormack famously approached the Venezuelan border, spoke with a few people, and determined without a shadow of a doubt that the uncensorable digital payments use case for cryptocurrency is w...