Crypto: Let's make GNU / Linux great again! With a Cryptocurrency?

Crypto: Let's make GNU / Linux great again! With a Cryptocurrency?

Crypto: Let's make GNU / Linux great again! With a Cryptocurrency?

All of us who live daily and passionate in the GNU / Linux world, either, as daily or frequent Users of the same, as IT Professionals and / or Developers related to it, we recognize big, important and essential what is it currently GNU / Linux, as part of World of Free Software and Open Source, in areas such as supercomputing, data centers (servers), scientific research and other equal or more important.

However, a GNU / Linux and Operating system It still has a long way to go to conquer in a majority way the desktop environment of ordinary citizens' computers, both at home and in the office. While, younger Free Software and Open Source projects such as Cryptocurrencies have had a tremendous boom this last decade, since the invention of the Bitcoin. Consequently, one might ask: What could be done to take advantage of the Cryptocurrency boom in favor of GNU / Linux?

Introduction to Cryptocurrencies

In this post we will not comment technical or financial details about CryptocurrenciesHowever, for those who might be interested in these topics, we have previous posts that we recommend reading, and among those are the following in chronological order:

Cryptocurrencies of Spain and Latin America
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Crypto Assets and Cryptocurrencies: What should we know before using them?
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Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Telecommuting: Outlook for 2020
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Free Software, FinTech and Crypto-anarchism: A Possible Future?
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Crypto-Anarchism: Free Software and Technological Finance, The Future?

Yes, you have already read these and / or other of our publications related to the Crypto World, or you know the subject, and the FinTech I DeFi, surely you know of the boom and the current importance that the Bitcoin has, next to the Blockchain Technology in our modern age and society.

Cryptanarchism

Crypto: Free and open world

How could the Crypto World make GNU / Linux bigger?

Entering the subject that interests us, it is good to emphasize again that, Cryptocurrencies are a by-product of the philosophy of free and open development, as:

"The source code of cryptocurrencies is usually open and free, thus guaranteeing the possibility of a permanent audit of the software and therefore ensuring that fraudulent actions are not carried out with them or on their support platforms (Blockchain / Blockchain) , which are nothing more than a decentralized accounting book in which transactions are recorded publicly or semi-publicly and where balances are not associated with users, but with the addresses they control.". Crypto-Anarchism: Free Software and Technological Finance, The Future?

Consequently, and by logical deduction, if so many communities of people, companies and even countries have begun to migrate, both their commercial activities, their wealth (funds) and quite possibly even their «National Fiat currencies» these decentralized technologies and digital crypto assets:

Wouldn't it be logical that GNU / Linux also goes in this direction?

But how could that be?

Surely many, including myself, could have an idea or proposal, depending on the level of knowledge of said field of the technology and financeHowever, uniting precisely these 2 areas it would not be strange that, at some point, the Community (Users, Organizations and / or outstanding Foundations) that orbits around GNU / Linux, And the Free software and Open Source could have a Official crypto asset, that complies with all the necessary measures of Security, Privacy, Anonymity, Freedom and Effectiveness that its members demand or expect.

Certainly, many of us know that relevant people from the GNU / Linux World like Richard Stallman does not have a positive view when they mix Cryptocurrencies + Governments, and we know very well about its favorable position towards free digital payment technology call GNU thalers, which does not encourage or privilege the use of Free and open crypto assets, but prolongs the use of antiquated, proprietary and closed «Fiat Monetary Systems». Read more about GNU / Taler here.

Related article:
Richard Stallman, does not trust bitcoin and suggests the use of GNU Taler
GNU Taler 0.7 has already been released, get to know this free electronic payment system
Related article:
GNU Taler 0.7 has already been released, get to know this free electronic payment system

However, in short, I am usually one of those who believe that a Official cryptocurrency for our Community could facilitate and promote among users, communities and organizations, aspects such as:

  1. Donations and project financing.
  2. Compensation or payments for tasks / aids / services / applications.
  3. The promotion and massification of the GNU / Linux Distros.

Surely, "The who" and "The how"It will be something very interesting to see how it happens. Meanwhile, time will continue to advance, technology along with it, and surely if the Blockchain Technology ends up succeeding in the global financial world, it would not be strange to see in a few years, not just many "National cryptocurrencies" But also a Official crypto asset for our Community.

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Conclusion

We hope this "useful little post" about how can «El Mundo Cripto» help grow «Mundo GNU/Linux» in unconquered spaces, making it more popular, profitable and essential; is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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  1.   Yoshiki said

    Personally, I would only support a cryptocurrency if it had some kind of technical mechanism that would allow the anonymity of those responsible for a transaction, in case the police could identify (or had very well-founded suspicions) that that transaction was finally made financing some extremely serious illegal activity, such as terrorism or child pornography. But at the same time, I would like that the loss of anonymity could only occur in those circumstances, and not others (and therefore, that the mechanism did not serve to remove the anonymity of legitimate users). I don't know if on a technical level something like this is even possible, but for ethical principles, it is the only thing I see as acceptable.

    A 100% anonymous digital currency is something I will never support. Serving criminals on a silver platter is an undetectable mechanism so that they can trade or carry out the most heinous acts, with a minimum of risk. Given this, it is often said that "they will do it with or without cryptocurrencies", but that is a fallacy of false analogy, because two scenarios are lightly equated, as if they were the same or at least similar, when in truth the scenarios are completely different . Moving a business like child pornography in the real world, on the street, is very dangerous, and the chances of leaving traces and traces of all kinds are many; the police will have many ways to reach them (which is why that business had almost disappeared in the 80s). On the contrary, doing it on the Internet through the benefit of absolute anonymity can be simply impossible to detect, and therefore the forces of law are left with their hands tied. And that means leaving without justice all the victims (aka children) of said business, and all the torment they may have suffered (and even losing their lives).

    Of course, I know that this also has a counterattack: that there is not total anonymity in the networks, it implies that governments can know everything about their citizens and that can certainly be dangerous (sometimes * very * dangerous), especially in governments authoritarians like Russia, or in dictatorships like China (and even in democracies like the EU or USA, it is not convenient). But at least in those cases, as long as there is some hint of democracy, it is always possible to exercise citizen activism and oppose such measures, seek legislation in x way, etc. There is room for maneuver. On the other hand, ordinary people cannot go and rescue children kidnapped by pornography networks, which is why their situation is much more extreme.

    1.    Linux PostInstall said

      Greetings, Yoshiki. Thank you for your comment and excellent contribution.

    2.    Jose Juan said

      If you can have 100% anonymity with current technology, you use a network card (wireless) that has not been connected to the internet or a stolen computer (with which you have not been caught on camera stealing it), «aircrack-ng (libraries ) »To fuck around and connect to someone else's network (WPA2 preferably), monero (so they don't track the amount on the blockchain) and the Tor network (to make it harder to track down the culprit, with the IP address).

  2.   nemecis1000 said

    Support for 100% anonymous cryptos like Monero, the problem of using traceable currencies (bitcoin) sooner or later leads to censorship and you don't want law enforcement at some point to knock down your door because they need your money to finance a war or simply steal from you, on the other hand look at the donation part of some projects they are already accepting crypto and when I can I donate (I am not the only one)
    https://guix.gnu.org/es/donate/ - (does not use monero, but with tricks it is possible to be anonymous) and https://linuxmint.com/donors.php - (This one uses monero is where I donate the most).

    Cyber ​​Punk and Crypto Anarchism

    1.    Linux PostInstall said

      Greetings, Nemecis1000. Thanks for your comment. I did not know about the Guix project, and I am glad that every time you can you donate funds to the Community.