28 Nov '14, 4pm

Let’s Make Bitcoin The Biggest Humanitarian Tool The World Has Ever Seen via @techcrunch

Editor’s Note: Lorelei Kelly is Research Fellow and Smart Congress policy lead with the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation. She is based at The X-Lab . Matthew McKibbin , is a bitcoin enthusiast and industrial hygiene specialist at George Washington University. News junkies of the world may be forgiven for becoming the latest tech skeptics: 2014 has been a year of global mayhem. Instead of creating a connected civic safety net, it seems like tech platforms simply amplified messages and images from ungovernable parts of the world. Boko Haram kidnapped girls in Nigeria, and we fought back with mostly futile hashtags. ISIS broadcast its brutality with regular video updates. Russian leader Vladimir Putin perfected networked information warfare in Crimea. Online drug lords distributed their contraband, tarnishing the image of bitcoin — the first global peer...

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