Counter-Economics -- The 5-Steps to Free-Markets...

in #anarchy5 years ago

The PalmPay blockchain-agnostic point of sale software with atomic swaps

Not that we're paranoid or anything, but from what we see happening in the world right now, the economy (especially merchants) are not going to survive this unless they prepare, and start using 100% free, decentralised systems. The collapse is here and sadly, it's a race to the bottom..

  1. Increasing gov regulations make cryptocurrencies illegal, exchanges shut down due to excessive licensing, extreme KYC/AML implemented, some mining becomes illegal due to carbon-footprint, etc.
  2. Major banks shut down due to some "event" (Strait of Hormuz blocked, cyber attack, the Iran "problem", aliens take out the White House, etc)
  3. Global hyperinflation, making all current fiat currencies worthless
  4. Centralised Exchanges (CEX's) will shut down (Coinbase, Kraken, Binance, etc) due to a myriad of issues. Insolvency/illiquidity (they don't have the coins they say they have), they get "hacked", exit scam, etc. Remember, they rely on the banks.
  5. Bridges will shut down (shapeshift, changelly, etc) since they rely on those CEX's.
  6. Point of sale companies will shut down (Bitpay, Coinpayments, Pundix, etc) since they rely on those CEX's.
  7. The Petro Dollar (USD world reserve currency) is being destroyed, by design.
  8. Cryptos/coins that rely on that existing system will die a quick death (Tether, Dai, Tusd, Ripple, Libra, etc)

So, what do we do? How do we get economies moving again once it locks up? How do we prepare economies for it NOW? Counter-economics. Use a decentralised, free-markets system that does not rely on that old system at all.

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The 5-Steps to Free-Markets...

  1. Free your mind; Government is a religion (ment = mind, govern = control). Taxation is theft. Stop voting for that guy to oppress those guys (since they're doing the same to you (result is bigger government)), and do your best to leave their construct. Make love, get healthy, use alt money and energy, drill a well, grow food, reject consumerism, tune out all mainstream media, buy and volunteer/contribute locally, befriend your neighbors.
  2. Earn stable coins/cryptos from international customers with a free, Decentralised Application (Dapp) like PalmPay, that does not require any CEX's, uses a DEx like the Bitshares platform, and doesn't worry about any of those 8 points above.
  3. Trade locally with "Tellers" - People who buy and sell cryptos for fiat currencies, and vice versa. Get your coins off of the CEX's. See the map of Tellers around the world in the BiTSy wallet app.
  4. Earn cryptos as a Teller or Merchant, or even by just advertising or posting interesting content online (with tools such as Minds, Steem, Whaleshares, Dtube, Bittubers, LBRY, Dsound, Gab, Bitchute, etc).
  5. Show a friend how you are doing some of the above. Trying to "wake people up" can just put up more walls, so if you can just smile and take that first step, the journey itself takes you to the free-market. Lead by example.


PalmPay v1.6 Released - "Jackrabbit"

The PalmPay blockchain-agnostic point of sale software enables any business to accept one or more cryptocurrencies at zero cost.

What's new in this PalmPay release?

  • Completely replaced our old Node-Hopping algorithm with a brand new Bitshares Node-Hopping Web Service (NHWS). Enables PalmPay to hop to potentially hundreds of nodes worldwide instead of just a few. Very important, as some PalmPay merchants are mobile such as Taxi Drivers and Flight Attendants. Network connectivity is everything to Crypto, especially as attacks on our internet increase, so maximum decentralisation is imperative.
  • Updated (human-corrected) translations, 104 languages
  • More MVVM architecture/performance upgrades finished

What's next on the PalmPay roadmap?

  1. Atomic Swaps with more individual blockchains, and more decentralised order books (Komodo, DexEos, Blocknet, etc), eliminating all use of CEX's and Bridges.
  2. Integrate with C-IPFS so that PalmPay no longer needs App Stores, or any use of http and DNS (attack vectors)
  3. Re-integration with Odoo (we did this 4 years ago, but our recent architecture upgrade forces us to upgrade our Odoo Dapp as well)


Downloads: (français)

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So, tell us what you think, are Free-Markets the answer..?


I think the aliens are already in the white house. 👽.

And with that said. All your points are good. I would add to number one self defence. Gun, karare, etc.

actually, i was more serious about that statement than most people may realize. a fake alien invasion has been planned since the sixties, even Reagan spoke about it at the podium once.

as for the white house, well, say goodbye to it, the documentation on Denver (DC2 as it is described) is well documented, especially all the symbolism they put into the Denver airport.

Oh yeah, good point, self-defense of some sort is absolutely imperative!

Taxation is theft.

If you want anarchy, sure you don't want any taxes. No police, no military, no public schools, just anarchy ;)
Such a system is impossible in nature. Organized totalitarian groups would take over.

... will shut down since they rely on those CEX's.

I do support bitshares. But painful truth is that apart of BTS, bitCNY there is almost nothing left to trade on bitshares. For BTC and other external coins and tokens, bitshares relies on CEXs (gateways) you dismiss so much. Thus, for now, bitshares is a hybrid DEX/CEX system.

Taxation is theft. If you don't pay it, what happens? The goons come and put you in a cage. You are being extorted, and others are voting for the other guy that will extort you more. We don't need to be extorted to get the financing that is needed for roads, schools, smartphones, security...

If you want security then hire private security, or take some kung fu lessons. If you want schools, then pay for a private school. If you want a smartphone, then find a way to pay for it. The beautiful thing about free markets and real capitalism is that private companies will compete for your business, producing a better product or service for you. Pool your funds with others and enjoy the benefits of shared resources too. I apologize if I did not explain that very well :(

Bitshares has HTLC/ACCS (atomic swaps) built-in. If more designers/devs would build use-case UI's around that, then nobody would bother with the CEX's anymore. The tools are there, you just have to make use of them. :)

I guess you have never studied physics if you think anarchy is possible. Anarchy doesn't exist in nature.

If you want security then hire private security, or take some kung fu lessons.

You PAY for kung fu lessons, you TAX yourself. But they will come with knives. You buy a knife, they will come with guns. You buy a gun, you TAX yourself. You hire private security, you TAX yourself. Sooner than later private security cartel will put TAXES on you, i.e. higher and higher security bills. Private security cartel doesn't have a NO for the answer in their dictionary.

private companies will compete for your business

Only if there are laws and enforcement to allow competition, i.e. TAXES. Every business tries to monopolize the market.

The world is not black and white, there are millions of colours! Wolves and lions PAY TAXES too. Alpha takes more risks (tax!) defending the pack and hunting, is rewarded with females and is first to eat. Others pay taxes in the form of being next in the order. Tiger is paying taxes, too - if wounded and cannot hunt, he will die; he must be alerted. and take risk himself each time when facing danger. Wolf will get fed by his friends and hunt again, another wolf can spot a bear and warn his cousin.

P.S. Can't wait for ACCS to be fully implemented in bitshares. It seems it is still in the early phases of testing.

Actually, would you agree that we were born anarchists? You don't adopt the government religion and obey your leaders until you are taught to do so.

Anarchy literally means "without rulers". Nothing more. True anarchists do not promote violence, vandalism or aggression. They live by the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP), voluntary interactions and peaceful parenting.

If you want to invent a new product and earn money from it, you should have the right to do so unabated. But, when the "leaders" you vote for tell you that you need their permission, it only gets worse from there, stifling innovation, not encouraging it.

"you tax yourself" - that is correct, I voluntarily pay a fee to buy a product or service, from the fruits of my labour. i tax myself when i plant this years radishes. i tax myself if i am forced to defend myself as well, but never aggressing.

A real beauty of free markets is that you have a choice. In an extortion system (the mkultra religion (aka government)) you will always lose your choices. The choices they grant you always end in tyranny and death. Always.

In a world of abundance and no more false-scarcity, security no longer becomes such a requirement. So the "my gun is bigger" argument is null when funds can no longer be stolen from the people (think decentralised cryptos, multisig etc). We all have enough at that point and anyone who comes along and tries to get you to agree again to be extorted will just be cut off from society. Reminds of that movie "The Village".

"Only if there are laws and enforcement to allow competition" - Why do you want any laws to allow you to compete? That is your human right. Just like in nature. You build a cool water bottle which you think is better than his water bottle. If the market likes yours better, they will buy it and his water bottle will disappear.

This is the very nature of true free-markets. It encourages efficiency, choices, affordability, beauty and freedom.

Monopolies form today not because their product was so much better than their competition, but because of theft, your taxes and corruption. Look into GE, News Corp, Disney, Apple and so on. Corporations and Governments have virtually become one in the same thing.

If a water bottle monopoly forms in a true free-market, it is because that is the un-coerced choice that the masses have made.

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