Free From Politics, Bitcoin Is A Platform For Independent Philanthropy Today

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With the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine, multiple efforts have been made by various cryptocurrency and blockchain groups to provide aid to the Ukrainian people. From the Ukrainian DAO to anonymous donations made in bitcoin to a Ukrainian wallet address posted publicly on Twitter, the cryptocurrency community has once again shown that it is willing to combat political oppression and tyranny.

These events have encouraged me to revisit Bitcoin’s connection to politics, which is a somewhat controversial topic within broader Bitcoin circles. When it comes to Bitcoin’s connection to politics, there are two two prevailing opinions: The first is that Bitcoin is inherently apolitical and is ultimately nothing more than unbiased technology, while the second is that Satoshi did have at least a semblance of political motivation when they first created Bitcoin back in 2009.