For those of us who have the spirit of adventure, we may have come across John Krakauer’s 1996 book Into The Wild. It tells the story of Christopher McCandless, a man inspired by American philosopher Henry David Thoreau and the mantra of carpe diem, who took a walk into the Alaskan wilderness and never made it back out alive.

Anarchism — an extension of freedom and self-determination, a form of sovereignty —away from the constraints of the state, laws and regulation have from time to time surfaced in the form of figures like Star Wars character Han Solo or Timothy McVeigh (who was responsible for the 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma that killed 168 people).

In a way, this is analogous to pure crypto. The philosophy that underpins the use claims to help solve the shortcomings of the current financial system that hinders economic freedoms. It clears the marketplaces in the dark webs — and the true believers eschew the transparency and disclosure required to mainstream — as that is precisely anathema to their purpose.

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