CrowdHealth Crowdfunding Platform Integrates Lightning With Breez SDK

CrowdHealth, a crowdfunding platform for paying medical experiences in lieu of an insurance policy, is integrating Lightning payments with Breez’s Lightning SDK. The United States spends more than twice the average amount of money on healthcare in comparison to other developed nations in a similar economic situation. Medical costs are one of the leading causes of bankruptcy in the United States. It is not a secret that the medical system in the US has its issues. The CrowdHealth model is based on offering an alternative to the conventional insurance policy…

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Bitcoin vs. Marx: Two Competing Geopolitical Domino Theories

Marx tells us the revolution will be decentralized. The Have-nots will tire of the great inequity of capitalism, and the few thousand Haves will suffer from the worldwide rebellion they encouraged through their greed. Building central banks and controlling the money supply will force the onset of Communism. Centralization of wealth leads to decentralized rage; the overthrow is inevitable. Class will be the deciding factor, and people of all stripes and sexes among the most developed nations will rebel first. The dominos will fall until the least developed countries finally…

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A Bitcoin Fictional Anthology Review

“It’s hard,” Harry Turtledove declared in 2001, in his Introduction to The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century, “to write about the effects of technology before there’s much in the way of technology to write about.” Two decades on, futurism remains as hard an endeavor as ever, and it’s precisely this problem of envisioning what comes next that animates the body of stories in 21 Futures: Tales from the Timechain, a new anthology of science fiction out next month. These aren’t, mind you, your grandfather’s tales of tomorrow.…

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