Friday, January 21

The Philosophy of Bitcoin: A Book to Rethink Property Law


«In the book you will find a philosophical analysis of Bitcoin and its relationship with the State as a concrete concept. A New Approach to the Political Consequences of Bitcoin ». This is how Álvaro D. María describes for CriptoNoticias The Philosophy of Bitcoin.

Expected by many Spanish-speaking bitcoiners, especially for the 460 attorney who contributed a total of 18,000 euros for its publication (from an initial goal of 3,500 euros), the first book dedicated to Bitcoin written by the Spanish researcher was finally published this Wednesday, February 23, as an early Christmas gift.

The publication of the book has been incredible, after 6 months without any publisher paying attention to me, after the Lunaticoin podcast the support was massive, I got a publisher in a few days, an impressive crowdfunding that raised the target in an hour and ended with more 500%, more than 450 patrons and hundreds of comments. Crazy.

Álvaro D. María, author of The Philosophy of Bitcoin.

Indeed, many of us met Alvaro After a masterful interview conducted by the podcaster Lunaticoin, where he gave a lecture on how the Theory of the State, the Philosophy of Law and Monetary Theory can be articulated to think about this inexhaustible and multidisciplinary phenomenon that is Bitcoin.

Under the title Bitcoin and the crisis of the State, Spanish bitcoiners explored the crossroads facing the State with the appearance of an unprecedented form of property that has, among its most important characteristics, unconfiscability. This is why the author, under the pseudonym surname D. Maria, ponders the paradigm shift that Bitcoin introduces to the notion of Property Law as follows:

This supposes a change never known in history, even raised. Any corporeal good can be confiscated, but in Cyberspace the sovereignty of the State has no power, so new categories can be built that were simply unthinkable before because there was no such.

Álvaro D. María – The Philosophy of Bitcoin.

Bitcoin allows patrimonial secession before the State

For the author, the implications of Bitcoin reach such a point that allows patrimonial secession before the State even within the same territory where it is inhabited, as stated in conversation with Javier Bastardo on the Let’s Talk About Bitcoin podcast.

The State, a historical idea that only reaches its maturity until well into the 18th century, has reached such a dimension that many find it difficult to believe that there is something in the world that can escape their control. Hence the shock that the idea of ​​Bitcoin produces to those who face it for the first time. Its existence is internalized and normalized to such an extent that it is assumed to be an everlasting political form, so the very idea that something threatens to enter into crisis arouses deep skepticism.

However, for Álvaro D. María, Bitcoin, together with other structural conditioning factors, force us to think about post-state life. “I think we are in a time of change of Era and Bitcoin is going to be the catalyst in the next years of this transition,” says Maria.

The Philosophy of Bitcoin may to be found on Libros.com at a price of 4 euros in digital format and 16 euros in physical format.





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