Tailor Your Privacy Needs in Crypto

If you have nothing to hide, why do you care about cryptocurrency privacy?

Which to me is the same as saying, ‘If you stay in your family bubble and meet your curfew, why worry about your neighbors reporting you to the cops?’, or, ‘If you pay your tax, the government will take care of you’.

But everyone is different. And that’s exactly the way it should be in a voluntaryist society. Some people are completely open and candid. Others are fully private.  

(A clue: If you throw up a little in your mouth at the thought of someone reading your texts, you probably fall into the have-to-have-privacy spectrum)

Big Tech is already using your computer, smartphone, smart TV and smart car to collect and consolidate all your personal data. Right now, you might not care about this too much, but my bet is that more people are going to care about privacy and autonomy as the impact of crypto technology shifts and transforms our daily lives.

Either way, I am not here to convince you of anything, just to give you the facts. What you do with it is up to you.

Privacy By Default

Firstly, wanting privacy is not bad. It’s not about hiding; it’s about wanting to protect yourself.

More importantly – it’s about NEEDING to protect yourself. Which should be people’s default setting in everything they do, but amazingly doesn’t seem to be.

It’s also completely optional.

If you don’t mind giving up your crypto privacy because you “have no secrets to hide”, stop reading now, stick with Bitcoin, so long, and thanks for all the fish…If you’d like to learn more about privacy by default, and why it doesn’t matter now, but might matter very much a few years down the line – tune in for a quick introduction to The Crypto Vigilante’s Privacy By Default series.

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In the words of Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

“You know,” said Arthur, “it’s at times like this, when I’m trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I’d listened to what my mother told me when I was young.”

“Why, what did she tell you?”

“I don’t know, I didn’t listen.”

Bottomline: Listen to your mother! (And the guys at The Crypto Vigilante)

Rafael LaVerde

Crypto Economics Analyst

Rafael LaVerde

Rafael LaVerde has a background in private equity and venture capital. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 while volunteering on Ron Paul's presidential campaign. He served as board member of a Libertarian Super PAC while doing post-graduate work in economics, and was also a member of the University of Texas’ Mises Circle. His formal education includes graduate degrees in continental philosophy and psychology. He has been a Bitcoin miner since 2014. Rafael also managed investor relations for the BitAngels Network, which helped finance the vast majority of early Bitcoin startups, and was also part of the DApps Fund team that revolutionized funding structures that eventually became known as ICOs and STOs. He was also the founding partner of what became one of the very first Bitcoin venture capital funds.