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Tue Feb 5, 2019, 04:28 AM

An American 'crypto-anarchist' fled the country. He was just killed in Mexico's 'murder capital.'

Source: Washington Post


Isaac Stanley-Becker 8 hrs ago

Bathed in the sunlight of Mexico’s dry season, his dreadlocks tumbling down his back, a man who went by the name “John Galton,” an apparent nod to the hero of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged," observed almost two years ago, “There’s pockets of freedom all over the world if you’re willing to live in freedom.”

Galton paid a high price for that freedom. He was gunned down Friday by a band of men who stormed his home in Acapulco, where he and his girlfriend had found safe haven from drug charges in the United States, as they explained in a March 2017 video interview with the conspiracy site Press for Truth.

Joining a community of like-minded expatriates, Galton had sought to build a life as a self-made man. He advocated drug liberalization and taught classes on cryptocurrencies. He was set to be featured in a documentary called “Stateless.”

He envisioned himself as a prophet of American entrepreneurship — but freed from the constraints of the American nation-state.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/an-american-crypto-anarchist-fled-the-country-he-was-just-killed-in-mexicos-murder-capital/ar-BBT9z5e?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply An American 'crypto-anarchist' fled the country. He was just killed in Mexico's 'murder capital.' (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 2019 OP
SunSeeker Feb 2019 #1
blitzen Feb 2019 #13
FreepFryer Feb 2019 #2
BumRushDaShow Feb 2019 #3
keithbvadu2 Feb 2019 #4
BumRushDaShow Feb 2019 #5
Turbineguy Feb 2019 #6
BumRushDaShow Feb 2019 #7
a la izquierda Feb 2019 #8
Johnyawl Feb 2019 #11
Locrian Feb 2019 #9
Blackjackdavey Feb 2019 #10
BlueIdaho Feb 2019 #12

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 05:25 AM

1. As Janis said, "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

Looks like Mr. "Galton" wasn't as free as he thought he was. He had his life to lose, and he basically lived in a dangerous prison.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 10:09 PM

13. The Great Kristofferson said that...and sang it...

Janis sang the hell out of it.

Just putting in a good word for Kris, one of America's best songwriters, Rhodes Scholar, and unabashed leftist

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 06:29 AM

2. Now his brains have been freed from the constraints of his skull. The foolishness of the entitled.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 06:51 AM

3. This is the 2nd "crypto-" related story I heard today. The other was this

Crypto exchange customers can’t access $190 million after CEO dies with sole password

Published: Feb 4, 2019 2:24 p.m. ET

How often are we told not to share our passwords? Well, customers of Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX wish its founder, Gerald Cotten, had ignored this advice. Cotten, who reportedly died in December 2018, took with him a costly piece of information — the password to access the customers’ digital currency, which is being held in cold storage.

Cold storage is where a holder of crypto assets — in this case, the exchange — keeps the coins offline, or not on a computer or server. While cold storage mitigates the risk of a hack, access to the coins often requires passwords and encrypted codes for the devices that are holding the cryptocurrency. And now the debacle has hit the courts.

According to a report by CoinDesk, Cotten’s widow Jennifer Robertson, in an affidavit, said it appears a significant portion of the cryptocurrency was in fact held in cold storage and the deceased Cotten was the sole holder of access to the coins, which included around 26,000 bitcoin.

“The laptop computer from which Gerry carried out the Companies’ business is encrypted and I do not know the password or recovery key. Despite repeated and diligent searches, I have not been able to find them written down anywhere,” said Robertson.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/crypto-exchange-customers-cant-access-190-million-after-ceo-dies-with-sole-password-2019-02-04

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 07:41 AM

4. Your money is safe.

Your money is safe.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 07:42 AM

5. For bitcoin users involved in this exchange, I suppose so!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 09:51 AM

6. Call in the Russians.

They'll do a job for you.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 10:03 AM

7. Yup!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 10:07 AM

8. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Why anyone would venture to Acapulco right now is beyond my comprehension.
ETA: I’m guessing the cartel (if it was involved) didn’t appreciate his grow business. And to think that someone should have gone to help them is the height of hypocrisy.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 01:09 PM

11. Honestly, how stupid can you be?


Guy moves to a foreign country with a corrupt weak central government, (Yah! no enforcement of onerous regulations and laws!) underpaid police and military, (Yah! Lower taxes!) that's being controlled at the street level by violent drug cartels that murders people who cross them with impunity....and sets up to go into competition with them. lol Thankfully he had not reproduced prior to his untimely, (yet predictable) death.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 10:18 AM

9. how's that libertarian freedumb with "big gov" off your back working out ? - n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 10:44 AM

10. while we're quoting rock and roll

"To live outside the law, you must be honest."

-- Mr. Dylan

If we are going for higher brow

Life of man in the state of nature is "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short."

-- Mr. Hobbes

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 09:39 PM

12. It's a pity "Mr. Galton"

Didn’t understand that Atlas Shrugged was a third rate novel written by a failed philosopher/novelist that would spend her final years alone and dependent on socialist programs for her very survival...

It was just a fucking story, and not a very good one at that.

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