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Ulex Applications: Bitcoin Cash (Part 6)

Bitcoin cash is an extremely simple, user-friendly currency — which makes it excellent for use in small contracts.

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Ulex Applications: Holochain (Part 5)

Holochain is a non-blockchain framework for writing fully distributed peer-to-peer applications.Ulex is being built on the Holochain infrastructure, and it's a match made in heaven.

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Law Doesn't Have to Come from Government. Here's how.

Back in the 1970's, each individual computer device had to have a tailor-made operating system. This is how governments still run today.

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Building an island paradise in 4 steps

Make a plan. Make a difference. Make a fortune.

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Reg-tech conference for Puerto Rico a resounding success!

Thank you for sharing your ideas and learning together with us! The consortium of partners is complete, and now the real work starts. Don’t argue, rebuild.

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How to save paradise: The sinking island nations

How do we stop the islands from sinking due to climate change? Learn more here, create a solution and win $100,000 in the process!

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A Call for Consortium Ciudad Rico

We issue a call to Puerto Ricans everywhere to take action and make Puerto Rico the island paradise it deserves to be!

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What If Puerto Rico Could Be Saved By Innovative Tech?

It seems that a country destroyed by natural disaster is in fact the best place for new technology...

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Rebuilding Puerto Rico 4: Call to action

Join us at George Mason University on May 9th and 10th - help in making Puerto Rico an island powerhouse of the Caribbean to rival Hong Kong!

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Digital societies: A new market for citizenship?

The digital frontier: What is the future of citizenship in the 21st century? Can we be the citizens of a Blockchain? Find out here!

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Rebuilding Puerto Rico 3: Debt

Puerto Rico is broke. What can be done about this, and how can startup societies help?

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Rebuilding Puerto Rico 2: Legal

Once physical infrastructure is no longer an obstacle, the real work can begin - which won't be nearly as easy...

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Rebuilding Puerto Rico 1: Infrastructure

We kick off our "Build" series with a "Re-build" article! How can startup societies fix Puerto Rico's infrastructure?

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The Mothership Awaits: Startup Societies In The Sky

Another in our "Frontiers" series, this article examines the possibility and probability of Startup Societies in the sky. The upsides are great, but so are the obstacles...

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Why the Chinese Communist Party argued over Cake

What's more important in regards to a cake? Making more of it or divvying it up evenly?

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Journey to the center of the Earth: Subterranean startup societies

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." Or has it?

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Renaissance Italy vs. The Holy Roman Empire in 5 easy steps

The Holy Roman Empire and how it compares to the numerous city-states of Italy in the late Middle Ages.

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Of things benthic: The seafloor frontier

The sea has been mankind's servant and master for untold millions of years.

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Burning Man: The Ephemeral Spirit

Naked skydivers, vehicles shaped like a praying mantis, and an ephemeral governance concept!

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Rebuilding Puerto Rico

The tragedy of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is a wake-up call for people everywhere: Something's wrong down south.

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How you (Yes, YOU) can create a startup society!

5 steps that will explain the broad strokes of creating your very own startup society. Are you the Steve Jobs of Governance?

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Environmental Impacts in the Startup Societies World: What can and Should be done

The environment can survive without us, but we cannot without it.

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The Dutch Disease, the Resource Curse, and Other Dirty Economics Words

Why do societies rich in resources suffer dearly in the economy? Some eldtritch economics are to blame!

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Terra Australis: Is Antarctica the Next Frontier?

Yes, the icy wasteland to the far south may in fact hold some treasures in store - not just resources!

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3 Ways Diplomacy Will Change in the Startup Societies Era

As governance is poised for a big change in the near future, so is its sweet-talking sibling: diplomacy!

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Red Market Startup Societies: Nassau and the Jolly Roger

Why startup societies won't become militaristic invaders, and also...pirates!

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Funny Money: Local Currency and its Ramifications

Money is a many strange thing, and there's no reason it shouldn't be handled by the voluntary system of a startup society.

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Decentralization as a Technological Imperative

Decentralization is more than a buzzword - it's a fundametntal aspect of nature.

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Republic of Cospaia

Renaissance Italy was home to all sorts of experiments, both scientific and social. Today we learn of one that's really good at not paying debts!

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Refugee Camps: Potential Grounds for Startup Societies?

Vinay Gupta shares his insights on how refugee camps innovate in governance in ways that governments can learn from!

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The City of London - Model Startup Society or Nefarious Business Club?

The curious case of the city within a city within a country within a country - why do trillions of dollars flow through here?

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Catalonia's Struggle for Independence

What elements legitimize the Catalan struggle for independence and meaningful self-determination?

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Prometheus Ascends Olympus: How Bottom-Up Systems Win Out Every Time

Are bottom-up systems inherently better than top-down? Not necessarily - but nature is inherently bottom-up!

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Seasteading: The Cure to Everything?

Celebrating the release of Joe Quirk's new "Seasteading" book, we pay homage to an amazing idea and work!

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Israel and Palestine: A Future Startup Society?

The two people at war for the better part of a centry might have a new solution to their decades-long feud...

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How to Get Saudi Women Rights and get your Neighbor to Paint his House

If you get government wrong, you get everything wrong.

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Earthport: Rediscovering a space-bound Startup Society

The proposal was made not for the year 2027, 2037 or even 2047...but 1977.

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Dubai: Innovation, Sustainability, and Despotism

The city is not to be underestimated - common law and excellent positioning make it the most important hub in the MENA region.

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The Economics of a Decentralized Economy in Ancient Greece

The city-state system of ancient Greece has much to teach us: it's not just metaphysical philosophy and drinking hemlock!

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5 Reasons why Startup Societies are Better than Standard Governments

No, this isn't government's final form. Yes, it's going to be better.

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Startup Societies Through History: Rome

Romulus and Remus were not only raised by a she-wolf, but were also startup society entrepreneurs!

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Athens

In which we're looking back to examples of governance for inspiration: Namely, the free societies, the city-states, and federations of the past.

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Exit School

Proof of idea is the best way to demonstrate an argument. Some are rejecting politics as a method of change and are finding practical solutions with enterprise.

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The Liechtenstein Model: Governance as a Service

Liechtenstein is one of 3 nations in the world with absolutely no national debt and an affinity for cheese. How do they do it?

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I Grew Up In A Disney Startup Society

Schools, healthcare, courts, and technology were all provided by Disney's unique governance model...it was weird.

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Project Atlantis: The First Libertarian Seastead

In the closing years of the swinging 60's, some enterprising souls decided to create a libertarian seastead...did they succeed?

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Exiting Venezuela

Venezuela is a tropical country known for its landscapes, its beautiful women, and more recently, a failed state.

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Dejima: Exit Island

The Japanese maintained a strict policy of “sakoku” which prohibited Europeans from crossing into Nagasaki and Japanese from crossing into Dejima...

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China's New World Order

A new world order is emerging. A new Chinese world order.

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Gibraltar: Exiting Brexit

After Brexit, a small British territory on the southern tip of Spain has come into the international limelight.

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Anti-Piracy: Seastead Foreign Policy

Seasteading has always captivated the startup societies movement, and is exciting for many political and technological reasons. However, seasteading has two major obstacles: sovereignty and maritime piracy.

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Beyond Elections

What is more impractical? Building the world according to our values now or arguing and competing with an entire country?

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Colonizing Somalia: The Fall of Xeer Law

When Americans imagine Somalia, they think of "Black Hawk Down" - but there's more to it.

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Titus Gebel: Free Private Cities

Imagine a world in which private companies have to compete to offer you the basic services of a state.

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Green Startup Societies

Startup societies can be an effective tool for environmentalism as well. Increased urbanism and new green infrastructure can radically reduce CO2 emissions.

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How Special Economic Zones Lead to China's Success

China’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs) can be thanked for the nation’s remarkable transformation, draggin 500 million people from absolute poverty.

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Baltimore's Failed Special Economic Zone

A short, but informative story about governance in the USA.

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Ethical Code: The Exit Principle

We know a better world is possible, but are unable to achieve it with conventional politics.

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