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Guns N' Bitcoin

Guns N' Bitcoin

Author: Ragnar Lifthrasir + Chanel Li

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Arming you with the tools and stories to help you thrive and survive the cyberpunk dystopia.
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Your Privacy is Not Guaranteed Online “In today’s world of cancel culture, doxxing, and collusion between tech companies and government agencies to harass and interfere with businesses that offend their delicate sensibilities, there is a need for the ability to conduct online business in a way that protects the privacy of the business, its employees, […]
At home engineering triples the speed of firearm and ammo innovation. “Suck Boy Tony” might have the funniest pseudonym in 3D printed guns, but he’s deadly serious when it comes to firearms. As a combat engineer in the army, he searched for and blew up IEDs. Now he’s combining that experience with his college civil […]
Protect yourself from mobs and financial crises How do you survive a global financial depression? How do you protect yourself from internet mobs who try to destroy your ability to financially provide for you and your family? Today we speak with Lee Enfield, the pseudonymous founder of En Bloc Press. We discuss how and why […]
How ridiculous can you make a gun with 3d printing? Innovators are creating all sorts of Frankenstein guns with 3d printing, and today’s guest has some notable ones. Vinh Nguyen is a designer and programmer who combines a passion for absurdity with sound engineering. He took a Heritage Rough Rider revolver with a 16″ barrel […]
What do Bitcoin and guns have in common that makes them a tool for asymmetric defense? “Come and take it” is the mantra of free men. But is it just an idea? How do we make it real? Today we speak with Jameson Lopp, a self-described “professional cypherpunk” and the Co-founder and CTO of Bitcoin […]
Bitcoin is a tool for specific uses and types of people Julia Touranski was one of the first “Bitcoin evangelists” and is the author of “The Declaration of Bitcoin’s Independence.” Returning to the podcast, Julia shares stories of luck, skill, and generosity. We ask the questions, if you’re poor, can bitcoin help you? If you’re […]
Working as a Linus Torvalds of DIY weapons Today we speak with Jeff Rodriguez, who aims to be the Linus Torvalds of the 3d gun printing world. By putting his designs into the public domain and using the Linux style distribution model, he’s adding fuel to the fire of distributed manufacturing. Jeff is best known […]
Be unmovably reasonable If a lawyer says it, it must be true! Today we speak with Matthew Larosiere, the Director of Legal Policy at the Firearms Policy Coalition. We discuss why 3D printed guns are protected free speech and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is unconstitutional against individuals. Matt explains how Heller and […]
Laughter is ammo and bitcoin funds it Today’s guest is CTRL+Pew, can you figure out the meaning of his pseudonym? If so, you’ll understand his humor and zest for spreading freedom and fun with 3D printing and bitcoin. We sit down with CTRL Pew to discuss a few of his projects and also dip into […]
Find likeminded people and build temporary autonomous zones If you’re a protestor in Hong Kong fighting the Chinese police, how would you set up a mobile 3D printed gun workshop and deliver firearms anonymously to freedom fighters? How would you pay for materials? How would you build a network of trusted people to help you? […]
Drugs are a gateway to Bitcoin, Tor, and podcasting in Latin America The host of the popular podcast “What Bitcoin Did”, Peter McCormack, shares his story of using the darknet marketplace the Silk Road to buy cocaine. And later on a different marketplace bought medication in a last ditch effort to save his mom from […]
Immigration, globalism, neoliberal economics, and war gutted the middle and working class.
3D gun printing is hard work, and our guest today is one of the hardest working gun printers. Incarbonite has built or tested just about every 3D printed gun and part that the Deterrence Dispensed team has produced since its inception. In this episode we discuss Incarbonite's experience, starting from building DIY guns at home as a kid to today's most recent and cutting edge 3D printed creations.
Financial censorship is a powerful new tool to suppress free speech by threatening, and sometimes ruining, people's financial lives. While governments have varying restraints on censoring speech, private enterprises and outrage mobs do not. When two of these three groups work together to silence dissidents, individuals have few defenses. In this episode we speak with Preston Byrne, an attorney focused on cryptocurrency and tech, who has written and spoken on this trinity of financial censorship.
In an age of risk aversion and talkers, JStark1809 stands out as a man taking big risks, working tirelessly to build a gun that can be made at home, almost anywhere in the world, regardless of gun control laws. He calls it the FGC-9. Can you guess what those three letters stand for? JStark is a modern European in an American Revolutionary War general's body.
If criminals threaten your life to steal your bitcoin, what's your plan to defend yourself? In this episode we speak with Coinsure, a Python programmer and former police officer, who at one time guarded the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Coinsure gives us a primer on physical security in bitcoin.
Sound money is necessary but insufficient to create prosperity Do Austrian Economics principles apply to bitcoin as it functions today? And if so, how do those principles enable bitcoin to help poor people? What other factors besides sound money are necessary to create prosperity? In this episode, Ragnar debates these questions with Stephan Livera, a […]
The poorest people can’t invest in bitcoin. They don't have enough money to pay rent or buy food. How are they going to sit on $50 for four years? And this isn't just in 3rd world countries. This is in Western countries. In fact, a lot of people in Western countries.
Today’s guest is Jeff Kelman, who is writing his master’s thesis at Gratz College on the role of guns in the holocaust and other genocides. We delve into the strongest argument for the right to bear arms and the undeniable evil of the state using asymmetric armament to slaughter millions of civilians. There’s a saying, "Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it. Jeff’s scholarship provides the historical facts and rigorous analysis to remember the past to prevent future genocides.
essica Solce is the Director, Producer, and Co-Editor of No Control, a highly acclaimed documentary about Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed's efforts to unleash 3D printed guns upon the world. In this episode we discuss the film and connect to the present state of 3D printed guns and the various hydras that have spawned from the government clampdown on Defense Distributed.
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