I've had an awareness for a couple of years, of Zuckerberg's intention to steal banking from the bankers, and pull the world's poorest smartphone users into a sticky platform-banking web. On cue, here comes #libracoin!
See @matslats of the #OpenCreditNetwork, on Libracoin
And more here on class war among the old and new bankers
Slugging it out soon with China?
Here's a thing I wrote two summers back, around Zuckerberg's manifest ambitions, ravages of neoliberal finance capital and the everyday story of class war in the lovely West Sussex landscape. On the 100th anniversary of the Soviet Revolution!
The #libracoin website
is larded with colourful images of strong looking African women in markets. Heads up, sisters, market traders, smartphone users . . Zuckerberg was checking you out, in Nairobi in his executive jet a couple of years back, and the storm is now officially headed your way. Is this where the head-to-head conflict between Silicon Valley capital and Chinese capital will spark from?
Have either of you come across the Blockchain Socialist podcast? It has some fantastic interviews with people who approach blockchain technology with a commons approach, rather than individualist, goldbug one.
Like this one with Brett Scott:
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