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Scott McDonald is the Ancap Barber. Born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. He seeks to spread the ideals of liberty, do old school haircuts and engage in his own personal style of outright f***ery.
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Jan 27, 2018

In this bonus episode Scott yaks with fellow ancap and crypto lover Jake Bryan. 

BE WARNED, THERE ARE AUDIO ISSUES WITH THIS EPISODE!!!

Scott, having been a big bad podcaster for a little over a year now didn't think he needed to do a routine sound check

before recording this podcast, resulting in some electronic interference leaking into the final mix. The good folks at 

PAX Libertas Productions would like to assure you that he is being dealt with accordingly...

At the end of the day we think that the information contained in this episode is worth a listen, and we we're able to fix it up a good bit, but you should do so at your own risk.

After praising Dash in episode 33 of the Ancap Barber Shop, some potential issues with the coin have been brought to our attention that are at the very least worth a mention. What's the final verdict on Dash? Let us know by sending us an email at feedback@ancapbarbershop.com

If you'd to talk to contact Jake, you can do so at jakebryan.me  

Jake references a video regarding one of the people that were on the board that created Ripple (XRP).    

The criticisms of Dash we referenced are presented below:

"(1) It was built on fraud; some guy named Evan cloned the Bitcoin code then premined it in his closet for two days while purposefully blocking other miners from submitting blocks. He claimed it was a mistake or a bug after he raked in a couple of million coins. When questioned, he mocks the investor asking the question and acts really weird never really explaining what happened; he implies that he deserved the premined coins because he put "his entire life in the computers in that closet" Video here: https://youtu.be/0EG2km7GAmM?t=2834

(2) He promised to give them back to the community and he never did; he lied. He now claims that by holding the coins, he is helping the community. Video here: https://youtu.be/0EG2km7GAmM?t=2834

(3) They lie in their marketing, claiming that it's a totally anonymous and private coin. This is an outright lie and it puts people on the black market in danger. A bunch of smart people from Princetown were able to achieve 100% success in tracing Dash wallets on the network. Dash is not anonymous or private and using it puts you in danger; Do not believe their marketing lies and never use Dash on the black market: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1709.02489.pdf

(4)They purposefully created master nodes to lock up a majority of coin supply and artificially increase price so that Evan can own a majority of them and continue to rake in fees from the dumbasses who use his network and making him even more rich by using his original pre-mined coins to extract even more funds from the network users. There are currently 4,766 master nodes on the network, putting 4,766,000 DASH out of circulation out of 7,774,607. Well over half of all DASH in existence is locked up creating artificial scarcity in order to inflate the price so Evan can profit even further.

(5) Evan has a master key that allows him to invalidate all transactions on the network for the previous 24 hours. More details here: https://www.reddit.com/…/just_a_reminder_that_dashs_strate…/

(6) Dash is openly being called a scam by some of the best and smartest people in the crypto world.

FluffyPony discussing Dash at length as a scam here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrKU0Ymta-U

Charlie Lee: "Dash is trash."

Peter Todd: "Dash is snake oil."

Greg Maxwell: "Dash is not cryptographically secure at all."

Is that enough for you?

If you choose to participate in a coin built on fraud, that is your choice. Dash has made serious gains in price in the last year and if your goal is to turn profits, so be it. I personally cannot support this project for many reasons. Make your choices wisely."

We hope you enjoyed this episode, Worms!

Jan 12, 2018
Hey Guys! It's time for the Ancap Barber Shop yet again!
 
Co-host Adam is absent from this episode, so Scott, Dave, and Tanner take it away. They've moved back to Scott's house due to the harsh Alabama cold driving them out of Adam's loft. For the first climate-controlled episode in quite a while the ancap barber boys will be discussing Dash and Trump's twitter (yet again). 
 
The Ancap Barber Shop is starting a book club! We'll begin with "Anatomy of the State" by Murray Rothbard. If you've never read it, it's one of the most widely distributed essays ever penned, or more likely typed, by the enemy of the state. It comes highly recommended and we hope that you will follow along with us by reading the first chapter prior to the release of the next episode, in which we will discuss chapter 1, "What the state is not." You can find a link to the free PDF or audiobook here. Additionally, if you would like to order a paper copy they are very reasonably priced, and you can find them here.
 
In our first segment, we are discussing Dash. We've included a few links below, including the Wikipedia page, the coinmarketcap profile and a lecture on Dash by Juan Galt at Anarchapulco 2016.
 
 
 
 
In our second segment, we discuss some of the Twitter beef between the alleged president of the allegedly united states and Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (the northern one, not the more capitalist South Korea). We're wary to even include the links to the articles we read from, due to how "low energy" they are, sad...
 
Yet here they are, of course:
 
 
 
We hope you enjoy this episode, and please do remember to read the first chapter of "Anatomy of the State". 
 
lastly, a big THANK YOU!!! to our patrons. 
Jan 5, 2018
Hey everybody! We have the pleasure of bringing you our first holiday special! In this episode, we recount some of the most memorable moments from 2017. 

After finishing up our first year of producing this show, and mere months after launching our Patreon campaign, we are 28% of the way to our first milestone of $100 per episode. We would like to extend a huge thank you to Bruce, our newest patron at the Executive Contour level! People like Bruce make this show possible! Here's a quick reminder of the perks you can receive by supporting us through Patreon
 
Buzz cut 
For $1 an episode, you get access to all of our Patreon-only content!
 
Gentlemen's cut
For $5 per episode, get access to our semi-regular (monthly-ish) live Patreon-only stream!
 
Pompadour
For $10 per episode, get access to our semi-regular (monthly-ish) live Patreon-only stream! Plus, you'll get secret stuff when we figure out what that secret stuff will be. 
 
 
Executive Contour
For $25 per episode, get access to our semi-regular (monthly-ish) live Patreon-only stream! Plus, you'll get secret stuff when we figure out what that secret stuff will be. AND, you'll be an Executive Producer and will be listed on our web page!
 
After a somewhat lengthy introduction segment, Scott, Adam, Dave and Tanner (The Barber Shop Boys) play a game where Adam says the name of the a pop culture icon that passed away in 2017, and the rest of the gang compete to see who can first, successfully demonstrate that they know who the icon is. Nobody performs well, but Scott technically has the most points, making him the winner. We continue on, discussing the #metoo moment and talking about several of the people being accused of alleged sexual misconduct. We additionally talk about Trump's presidency, and "political larping". 
 
Tanner takes us through some notable moments  in the realm of science... namely Space X, privatized space travel, the first object to come through our solar system being identifiable as originating from outside of our solar system, the Cassini space probe, and the discovery of a large chamber in one of the Egyptian pyramids.  
 
Finally,  we finish up discussing NFL protests in one of our most confrontational, yet confusing segments yet. We really hope you enjoyed reflecting on 2017 with us, and we look forward to many more years providing content to our listeners and supporters. Murray Christmas, and a Hoppe new year from the contributors of the Ancap Barber Shop and Pax Libertas Productions!
 
And a happy Capitalismas. 
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