4 results for 'currency'
With the Mt. Gox disaster fresh in mind, more people are thinking about cryptocurrency and its implications, with Bitcoin at the forefront of speculation. The idea behind it is clever and has many potential advantages, but is it really a viable currency? How did Bitcoin come about, what are its uses, and what does the future hold for it?Origins
The original notion of Bitcoin came into the light in late 2008 in a paper published by Satoshi Nakamoto. No one really knows anything about Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity. It could be a person, or it could be a group of people. Whatever the case,... (more)
Decriminalising a drug? Is it a good thing?
We have a problem with drugs, the war on drugs is happening yet have we the need to surrender.
I have been studying the drug problem, from all angles. I have been listening to not just the drugs issue from a user’s perspective on the streets in Kings Cross. From the dealers I have interviewed for the books, these dealers I have met over the period of 18 months within Kings Cross have all threatened me in one way or another.
You notice that many of the drug dealers carry three types of drugs. To legalise the drugs across the... (more)
...the ice moves through the hands.
The Master doesn't live on the streets, he has many that do come and visit him. For an hour, for a day, for a night. Some sleep, others cry for sympathy yet he is the Master that the drug users buy off.
Living on the streets is choice for most, yet when you enter the drug world. The living on the park benches, the doorways, sleeping in the day to protect yourself at night is just the system. The choice has gone once you take the sting of the shot.
Kings Cross Currency examines the drug trade, the drug money and exposes the system.(more)
...and all the holiday hubbub. While it was a wonderful time away on many fronts, being back here at home is sort of a relief--especially in regards to sweets. It became apparent to me after observing my family and attending a few gatherings that Christmas cookies & sweets really are the "Currency of Christmas". (Tisk, tisk that you would ever enter another's home without bearing some currency.)
Apparently in normal households, multiple kinds of these baked goods are made and then placed in tins or on festive paper plates. These are given to people who you like enough to want... (more)
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