richard stallman speaks cryptocurrency gnu taler

One thing that is certain in life is that things will not always go our way. Things will get tough and we will face challenges. It’s during these times that we are faced with a choice. Do we crumble or do we stand strong?

The problem is that most of us don’t know how to handle these challenges and come out of them stronger than before. We must realize that setbacks are a part of life, and it’s during these setbacks that we forge our character.

When I was younger and I encountered setbacks, I had no idea what to do. I would often just lie down in bed and mope. But, as I aged, I became more aware that there was nothing to be gained by allowing my mind to focus on the setback itself. It was then that I created an action plan for myself, so that whenever I faced a setback – no matter how big or small – I knew exactly what to do.


August 2021.

  • ^“Taler licensing information”.
  • ^“Taler – Free Software Directory”.
  • ^“GNU Taler 0.0.0 Released: GNU Tries To Get Into Electronic Payments”.
  • ^“GNU cryptocurrency aims at ‘the mainstream economy not the black market'”.
  • ^ ab“FAQ: How is Taler related to Bitcoin or Blockchains?”.
  • ^“GNU Taler: Ethical Online Payments for the Internet Age”. ercim-news.ercim.eu. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
  • ^Sprint, Book (2016-05-19). Cost of Freedom. Lulu.com. ISBN 978-1-365-08698-4.
  • ^“Halbanonymes Bezahlsystem: GNU Taler soll Kryptowährungen gerechter machen – Golem.de”.
    www.golem.de (in German). Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  • ^“Stallman’s final interview as FSF president: Last week we quizzed him over Microsoft visit.
  • This is one of many reasons to refuse to buy from Amazon.

    Unfortunately, surveillance of workers is not limited to Amazon. I think states should pass laws to limit surveillance of workers. It should cover independent contractors as well as employees.

    The law should completely forbid demanding that workers run any specific software on their own computers (keep in mind that portable phones are computers); the employer who wants that must furnish the computer at no charge.

  • A hundred years ago, having your face photo circulated as a suspect could direct persecution at you — for instance, making it impossble to get a job.
  • Privacy in the Taler system, then, is limited to users spending their digital cash. They are shielded from surveillance because, Grothoff said, “the exchange, when coins are being redeemed, cannot tell if it was customer A or customer B or customer C who received the coin, because they all look identical from the exchange. Nobody,” he added, “exactly knows who has how many tokens.” Merchants (or anyone) receiving payments, on the other hand, do so visibly and in the open, making it possible for governments to assess taxes on their income — not to mention harder for the recipients to participate in money laundering….

    Currently, Taler is in talks with European banks to allow withdrawal into the Taler wallet and also re-deposit from the Taler system back into the traditional banking system.

    Jan 2015)

  • My letter asking the judge not to sentence Jeremy Hammond to prison. (Jan 2015)
  • It is a bad idea to have computers count the votes in public elections.
  • Internet Voting: don’t even think of it!
  • The patent system is, at best, not worth keeping. (February 2014)
  • Why We Need A State (November 2013)
  • We can put an end to “too big to fail” with an innovative tax that also defeats corporate tax-dodging. (August 2013)
  • Exxon and the Letter Exx. (April 1, 2013)
  • Fixing too big to fail (February 2013)
  • Why internet music “sale” is a bad deal.
  • The Capitol Switchboard number is +1-202-224-3121.

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  • US citizens: call on Biden not to run again in 2024.

    Here are reasons.

  • US citizens: phone your senators and urge them to vote to allow the Equal Rights Amendment to take effect. The Equal Rights Amendment says, Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

    The Capitol Switchboard number is +1-202-224-3121.

    If you call, please spread the word!

  • US citizens: call on Congress to extend and expand Social Security.
  • You can always propose a completely useless method that will repress everyone….

    So instead, Stallman suggests that age verification could be handled by…. GNU Taler: Suppose there’s some sort of service which charges money, or even a tiny amount of money, and is only for people over 16, or people over 18 or whatever it is. Well, you could get from your bank a Taler token that says the person using this token is over 16.
    This bank has verified that…. So then the site only needs to insist on a 16-or-over Taler token, and your age is verified, but the site has no idea who you are. Unfortunately that won’t help if user-identifying age-tracking systems are legislated now.

    If a government implements that method, I don’t see that it’s a contradiction. But if the government uses it as a surveillance device, I think that is vicious.”

    The founder of the Free Software Movement pauses to explain the concept of “privacy” when talking about crypto’s privacy:

    “What is privacy? Privacy means being able to say and do things without there being known to some powerful entity that can use them to attack you. In general, the things you do should not go into a database.

    The things you say to a few people, they shouldn’t go into a database. Now, exceptions to this are sometimes justified. We want the government to investigate. This needs a bit of editing. We want the government to investigate crime and catch criminals.

    FBI about what he did for the corrupter.

    This is a corrupt practice. I think we need to limit the president’s power to pardon so that presidents cannot do this in the future.

    More items where there ought to be a law.

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    Why everyone has a reason to fear massive surveillance

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    E-books

    Non-oppressive Commercial E-books

    Don’t use Facebook

    Facebook’s face recognition demonstrates a threat to everyone’s privacy.

    Origin of the POSIX name.

    On Hacking: In June 2000, while visiting Korea, I did a fun hack that clearly illustrates the original and true meaning of the word “hacker”.

    My Childhood Sweetheart

    Love and Dance

    Predicting the attack on Pearl Harbor

    Certificate of confusion

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