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Nobody Cares Which Crypto You Vote For

It’s Presidential election season again, and as always Nobody is going to end the wars, Nobody is going to fix the economy, and Nobody cares about you. So, once again, Bitcoin Not Bombs is endorsing Nobody for president. In addition, polls now show that Nobody cares which cryptocurrency you vote for. So, you can stop asking us what we think about Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash, because now we’re giving the opportunity to vote with your crypto. If you’re going to vote, vote with your wallet, and if you’re going to vote with your wallet, make it a crypto wallet. That ratty old leather bill fold you’re hanging on to is just sooo… 2016.

For most, the Great Debate began on Armistice Day, 2017, but here at Bitcoin Not Bombs we never saw any reason to take a side. The reason is simple, whether you’re a Bitcoin Maximalist, or a BitcoinCash Minarchist, or even a Dogecoin Dominionist, if you’re not using War Dollars, you’re not funding the war machine. Money is money because both parties agree to the medium of exchange, not because Uncle Vader takes a cut. Meaning, if you’re using any state-free currency, you’re not supporting government forced fiat and the violence that backs it. Here at Bitcoin Not Bombs we say, let a million cryptocurrencies bloom. A truly free market economy is decentralized, and free to take a different direction at any time. Let every individual make their own decision what kind of money they want and why. In the open-source world of cryptocurrency, a fork is a feature, not a bug.  

But that’s not the goal of our Cyber Monday campaign. In fact, this may be The Most Important Election In Cryptocurrency History™.  With your help we can finally answer the most important question facing the cryptocurrency community today: What color is Bitcoin anyway? 

From now until Bitcoin Black Friday (November 27, 2020) the Bitcoin Not Bombs store is offering our new 2020 Bomber design, for the first time, in both Orange and Green. That way you can cast your ballots, and let us know which color you support. At midnight on Bitcoin Black Friday we will tally the votes, and the payment methods used, certify the results, and announce the official winner of the 2020 crypto wallet election. Once the winning color is sworn in, we’ll be launching a variety of exclusive new products, available only in the color elect. The inauguration will be on Cyber Monday (November 30, 2020), with the launch of the new products. 

Your participation in our crypto demockery is more vital than ever as we fly the world’s first decentralized aircraft into the future. 

Crypto Details and shop specifics.

Update: 10/21 The shirts are now shipping internationally to Most of Europe, Australia, Mexico, Canada and Japan.

While the campaign shirts are currently only for sale in the US, we are looking into international shipping options and intend to make this one of many firsts in the realm of international voting.

The Bitcoin Not Bombs shop currently accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and War Dollars in the form of major credit cards, but we look forward to providing more options in the future. 

So, vote early, and vote often, because Nobody cares which crypto you vote for.

Orange Vs. Green
Orange Vs. Green, Vote with your crypto, shop now.

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Nobody Wins Porcfest

Every year at Porcfest we seem to grow. This year we actually spilled over into a second vending site. On one site we had the Metalith, a vending machine equipped to receive and dispense bitcoin. On the second site we had the Voting Machine, a retrofitted slot machine intended as performance art to demonstrate that voting is gambling.

The Metalith was a site to see, especially at night. The machine rested in a clearing on the top of a small hill, like the obelisk from 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the lights inside shined in the dark from a great distance. The slogan on the side of the machine was “Sell all the things, for all the money” and inside you could find familiar items like Milk Duds, but you could also find unusual items like bullets and drug tests. But most importantly it was a proof of concept. Bitcoin being a potentially anonymous currency, and vending machines being a potentially anonymous purchase, the existence of a Bitcoin compatible vending machine means that an anonymous marketplace like Silk Road is physically possible, in some sense, at least in the relatively laissez-faire atmosphere of Porcfest.

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The Voting Machine was a different animal all together. The guts of the thing were a simple slot machine, but the reels were removed and replaced with fictional candidates, like Megatron and Cthulhu. We charged a 25 cent poll tax, but voters could vote as much as they liked. We warned them that the odds were against them and they probably wouldn’t get what they wanted… just like real voting. I understood conceptually why it was good joke from the beginning, but I didn’t realize how far we could push the metaphor until people started playing. For example, some people won. That certainly happens in a democracy. But the likelihood of winning is carefully calibrated to keep people playing, even though they’ll lose in the long run. That rule goes for voting and gambling as well, but by far the most rewarding sight was seeing scores of anarchists proudly sporting their “I Voted” stickers all week long. The only thing that could have made it better is if the Voting Machine took Bitcoin. Maybe next year.

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And that was just the main course. The week of PorcFest was also full of many delicious side dishes. We recorded live episodes of the Freedom Feens every night. MK Lords performed in the play “Mozart Was A Red” and won Ms. Hot Box (formerly known as Ms. Porcu-Pole) at Buzz’s Big Gay Dance Party. I had the opportunity to perform with Jordan Page at the Artsy Fartsy talent show. And CNN’s Chris Moody did a feature on PorcFest which focused on both the Metalith and the Voting Machine.

We’ve put together quite an efficient crew, and we can only go bigger from here. We want to thank the Free State Project for hosting Porcfest, Derrick Slopey for his tireless programming efforts, and a special thanks to Tim Frey of Roberts & Roberts Brokerage for his very generous support in making these stunts happen.