Bitcoin’s Human Potential

On the Ground in Venezuela | A New Medium of Exchange

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Gregory Simon (10:10).

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How to Avoid Bank Fees With Bitcoin

Get Started with the Alternative Currency and Free Yourself From Costly Transaction Fees

If there is a clear and present danger to the status quo banking system, it exists in the form of digital crypto-currencies like Bitcoin.

Unlike today’s national fiat currencies, Bitcoin is a decentralized, digital currency coded with the latest cryptographic protections and powered exclusively by a peer-to-peer network.

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Greenville to Santiago: Why I Left the United States for Chile

Should You Do It Too?

Should You Do It Too?

On May 31 to June 1, 2012, I moved from Greenville, South Carolina, to Santiago, Chile. My belongings, loaded onto a container a few days before, were already on their way.

I’d left a part-time teaching position as an adjunct at a public university. The job was as stable as such jobs ever are, with at least three courses per semester for very low pay. I’d asked for a salary increase since I’d been there seven years, and was turned down. I chose to walk away.

“Why did I do it?” is a common question I receive—and “Why Chile?”

While an appearance on the show was not possible, given scheduling conflicts, Steven Yates accepted a Skype interview to expand on this article.

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Why I Left New Zealand

And Why She Remains an Expatriation Destination

And Why It Remains an Expatriation Destination to Consider

To write this article breaks my heart a little. The reality is that, after returning from Boston University, I did not want to leave New Zealand—at least not on a long-term basis. Despite the consistent trend towards negative net-migration to New Zealand, I suspect many fellow expats share my sentiment.

I reminisce days at Raglan Beach, the Bay of Islands, and the Coromandel Peninsula with my family. When I return to visit, I still love to run the hills that surround Te Akatea Station, the farm where I grew up near Ngaruawahia. The Waikato River also gave me many enjoyable summers of rowing training, and I loved to race on Lake Karapiro.

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My Favorite Source for Independent News and Opinion



If you’ve yet to use, you are missing out. For those who complain of media bias, is the ultimate alternative and home of user-generated and categorized content. It includes news and opinion articles, videos and images, self-posted opinions and questions, and a never-ending line of heated debates. Users even initiate meet-ups to go beyond the online forum.

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