Morality Is the Goal
Throughout The relationship between the individual and state is something that often remains a constant pendulum swing between liberty and tyranny based on the circumstances of the age. The death of Socrates was quite a visceral and traumatic experience for Plato, naturally giving him a bias against the mob rule of pure democracy. This aversion to and lack of faith in democratic processes is well embodied in his book “The Republic”, where he describes his ideal state that has a ruling class of philosopher kings . . .
Cryptocurrencies have origins in groups that were referred to as cypherpunks, a movement that was dedicated to personal liberty and anonymity online. The concept of an anonymous, online currency was formed, stemming from the need to make purchases safely and securely. There were several types of digital currencies even then. Digicash came closest to making it mainstream at the time, but the concept didn’t take hold. But after the financial crisis of 2008, people started revisiting these concepts and looking for new ways to put these technologies together. . .