Bitcoin Is Decentralized Defection – Bitcoin Magazine

This is an opinion editorial by Kyle Schneps, director of public policy at Foundry, a Digital Currency Group company.

The defection system inherited from the Cold War rewarded the elite who publicly opted out of authoritarian regimes in favor of Western democracies. The Bitcoin network now allows all people, regardless of station or class, to privately opt out of tyranny by investing autocrat-controlled currencies in a decentralized global system of financial independence.

Walking the labyrinthine corridors of CIA headquarters late at night during the 1960s, you would eventually notice a dim, smoky wedge of light as you pass one particular office suite on the top floor. Following the light trail and peering inside, she would see an emaciated, bespectacled man hunched over countless volumes of poetry and stacks of human intelligence case files. A single dim bulb would highlight an overflowing ashtray and an ever-wrinkled forehead. would you be looking Santiago Jesus Angletonthe grandfather of US counterintelligence operations and analysis, and also one of the most controversial figures in the gray corners of US history.