The Verge Runs Feature-Length Story About The Crypto Six

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Thanks to Russell Brandom at the Verge for this amazing feature-length coverage of the federal attack on the Crypto Six.

The attack on the Crypto Six is more evidence that the libertarian migration to New Hampshire is a clear threat to the status quo. First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. We’re solidly in the “fight you” phase. The Verge feature will hopefully raise awareness of the ongoing attack on liberty-loving activists here in New Hampshire and bring even more people to the front lines of peaceful activism here. It even mentions secession!

Brandom’s piece covers a lot and mentions the Free State Project, Anypay, Goldback, Free Talk Live, Bitcoin Cash, Monero, Free Keene, and confirms Keene’s status as the Crypto Mecca. The article is very well-written and in-depth with some excellent photography.

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41 Comments

  1. Awesome!

  2. Nah, we’re still at the laugh at you stage. You’re going to jail, and BTC will continue on as a Ponzi scheme for bankers to continually pump and dump until regulators step in.

  3. “They settled on a house at the corner, surrounding it with two armored BearCat G3s and a fleet of unmarked SUVs. Both BearCats had gunners stationed in a hatch on the roof, clad in camo fatigues. The only light came from the blue-and-red sirens, strobing off houses in every direction.” -The Verge

    Sounds like fight stage to me! And any laugther directed towards the ones on the receiving end of this just looks… pathological. You’re showing your true colors there bud.

  4. My true colors? Oh no, I’ve been found out! As it turns out, I don’t really like Ian. Who could have possibly guessed? You’re really quite the sleuth. lol

  5. Well there’s people I don’t like too but I don’t wish a military style raid and imprisonment on them…

  6. Did I wish a military style raid and imprisonment on him? I don’t think so. I said he was going to jail, and that I am laughing at him for his moronic behavior. Those are different things. If he wasn’t so dumb, and either followed the law or hid his criminal activity better, he wouldn’t be in jail.

  7. Glad to see this coverage. Bullies like to operate in the dark and to control the narrative. Thus, it’s refreshing to see such a piece — on-the-ground journalism with ample quotes from the individuals targeted by legaland actors, rather than an easy copy/paste of claims by those doing the harassment. This allows those unfamiliar with the situation to have a more holistic grasp, and thus be more likely to recognize just who is in the wrong (and perhaps choose to modify their own actions accordingly).

    THE GHOST OF KARL MARX, you commented that Ian failed to follow the law. I disagree. Ian and the rest of the Crypto 6 did not harm another person or their property. They caused no victim. Their interactions were all done voluntarily. It is in fact each individual who was involved in ransacking and stealing their property, and kidnapping and threatening their persons, who failed to follow the law. They initiated violence. Their actions did wrong another.

    Ian the rest of the Crypto 6, keep on keeping on.

    “…this apparently terrible organization of brute force is as nothing compared to the consciousness of truth, which surges in the soul of one man who knows the power of truth.” Leo Tolstoy

  8. Ian and company allegedly provided a service that scammers and other people used to conduct illegal activity. Victims of scams are deprived of their property. One reason the government has regulations like KYC is to make these scams harder to pull off. Ian and company thought they were above the law. Turns out they were wrong.

    Big surprise, the government and its agents use violence. That’s kind of the point. You can’t really enforce laws without violence. “Ransacking, stealing, and kidnapping” (aka recovering potential ill gotten / stolen property and making arrests) would happen in an ideal Libertarian society too, unless you don’t think restitution and justice are worthwhile endeavors.

  9. “You can’t really enforce laws without violence.”

    That’s nice, Karl. Thing is, Pete’s talking about laws that are designed to protect actual victims. Not the arbitrary statutes you libtard weirdos want to foist upon everybody in your neverending war against -isms and -ists.

    Oh, and Karl? Turns out your libtard weirdo way of looking at things eventually leads to all sorts of ridiculous inconsistencies. You know, like police being called on 7-year-olds who set up lemonade stands because “zoning laws” or whatever, while, in the exact same places, homeless men are free to set up shop and whip their dicks out wherever and whenever they feel like because it’s “racist” to tell them not to. You see the problem here, Karl? Ha ha. Just kidding. I know you don’t.

  10. It still boggles the mind how you continually blame the government and local law enforcement for your crimes. It has nothing to do with liberty or the rest of your cult following. You did the crimes. There was more than enough evidence to lock you up. Now Ian is tethered to his ankle bracelet at home. His accounts are frozen, and tries to keep a very low profile.

    You freekeeners never take responsibility for your actions. The other day I thought, what if the freekeeners got what they wanted. Everyone is transported back to the 1800’s. Freekeeners and other ridiculous liberty cults would be the first people taken out because you all are such scammers..

    The nice thing is this trial will force you to look at what you have done and take ownership for it. Stop blaming everyone else for your crimes.

    The crypto6 are following Ian into an early grave with his nonsense. Ian didn’t bail them out. Nor did he bail out RNP. That tells you exactly where Ian sits with those he tricked into believing he was their friend. What a loser.

  11. Uh huh. Thing is, Jacks, who exactly was Ian victimizing while he was trading his cash for bitcoins? Turns out it was no one. No victim, no crime, right? Ha ha. Just messing with ya, munchkin. I know your journey of the soul forbids you from considering other points of view.

    Anyway, how’ve you been lately? It seems like it’s been ages since we’ve chatted, huh? Sorry about that, big guy. I’ve been busy trading thoughts with this other libtard sleazeball named Karl. He’s just the total package, am I right? I mean for one, he doesn’t have that brain thing you have. Plus he really, really, really hates mask protestors, Trump-voting rednecks, and the Hallmark Channel. God I just love him to death. But dont’cha worry. He’s no replacement for you. Well he is, kind of, but I promise I’ll still set some time aside for you every once in a while, ok?

  12. I don’t support all laws. Clearly some laws should be removed or modified. I think shutting down children’s lemonade stands is ridiculous. Hopefully the citizens see that and put pressure on the city to do so.

    With that being said, why do you have a problem with homeless people setting up camp and whipping out their dick? After all, what are they doing wrong? where is the victim? How is the non-aggression principle violated? Looks like you need to go back to libertard school if you have a problem with that. lol

    Also, good job changing the topic. We are talking about a dipshit that has violated money laundering laws. Again, there are real victims that are being scammed, and Ian was helping the scammers get away with stolen goods. There is a clear violation of the NAP here.

  13. Hey, remember when a bunch of ugly women set up in Central Square and insisted on showing everybody in the city their ugly tits, much to the dismay of the people of Keene? It’s pretty much the same thing as what you are complaining about. I guess it is okay when libertarians do it. lol

  14. Uh huh. Got it, Karl. You love cock, kids, and lemonade, but you hate tits, trannies, and bitcoin. Yup. Totally fair-minded.

    Anyway, as you well know, no one was scammed by Ian and no goods were stolen. Now I know you’re a Godless commie faggot and all, but maybe next time you could try telling the truth for once? It’s getting really tedious having to clear up all these ridiculous lies you keep telling. 😉

  15. Nope, I don’t have a problem with tits, trannies, or bitcoin. You should try reading what I write sometime. You might learn something. If Ian facilitated scams through his service, then he is morally culpable. Also, if so, he is legally fucked.

  16. I’m pretty sure you do, Karl. Remember, I’ve been fag-hagging you for weeks now. I know you better than you know yourself.

    Anyway, I’m glad to see you can admit when you’re wrong. Jacks would never do that. He has that brain thing, you know.

  17. I can’t think of any way Ian may have enabled scam more than any business that accepts cash in exchange for goods or services. Maybe Marxist guy can help me with that one?

  18. Oh Jacks, you’ve got everything figured out haven’t you?

    Anyway, how was your vacation? Your coworker Marxy boy here says you were hobnobbing with the likes of Mark Edge and the rest of the elites there in the Caribbean. That is, while the rest of us remain sectioned off within our various covid disaster zones. Well I hope you enjoyed it enough for the both of us my friend.

  19. It’s really pretty simple. I’m sure the prosecution will have more specific details that they will present at trial, but generally speaking, by failing to register and follow KYC laws, he provided an avenue for scammers and other criminals to easily launder their victim’s money. He was notified by the government that he needed to register, and he ignored the letter. Now he is facing years in prison because he thought he was out of reach of the federal government.

    Oh, and not every business engages in money transmitter services. Nobody is going to launder their money by buying thousands of bags of potatoes from the grocery store, or buying a couple hundred haircuts from the barber. These regulations are put in place to target services that criminals are actually going to use. (Smart and efficient, eh? Otherwise KYC regulations would be really onerous.)

  20. Okay, I’m not sure that scammers need money laundering, but I digress…

    It remains to be seen whether Ian’s bitcoin ATM made it easier to launder money than the thousands of other bitcoin ATMs in existence. Will this be settled by court findings? I doubt it.

    From a NAP perspective, does FinCEN registration, enforcement and associated invasions of privacy prevent more harm than it creates? I don’t think so.

  21. Oh. I see. So Ian didn’t actually scam anyone at all then, huh Karl? The real bad guys are somewhere out there in the ether, doing bad guy stuff, while Ian takes the fall for them. Boy, that sure looks on the up and up. One question, though. Wouldn’t justice be better served by going after actual scammers? You know, cuz of mens rea and all? Just asking for a friend.

  22. Well, Ian is much easier to find than the scammers. He is the fall guy, like you said. Why else would he be so public and up front with his criminal Bitcoin business dealings?

    So he is either incredibly stupid (and not the sophisticated mastermind the prosecution says he is,) arrogant/egotistical, or he is being handsomely rewarded for these valuable services he provides to the criminal underworld.

    At least, that’s the narrative anyway. And to think these guys can’t for the life of them see why we don’t see things the way they do… It must be because we’re just like Ian, right? 😉

  23. Yup. Must be.

  24. “Wouldn’t justice be better served by going after actual scammers? You know, cuz of mens rea and all? Just asking for a friend.”

    Okay, and how would they do that when these transactions cannot be traced or monitored, genius?

    “So he is either incredibly stupid (and not the sophisticated mastermind the prosecution says he is,) arrogant/egotistical, or he is being handsomely rewarded for these valuable services he provides to the criminal underworld.”

    Why not all three? lol

    I think Ian is smart enough to fool you, but really dumb to most people. His scams are easy to see through. (Like all his church bullshit, lol)

    I’ll give him credit though that he is knowledgeable in cryptocurrency, and he knows when to keep his mouth shut. That’s probably the “sophistication” the prosecution is referring to. Most criminals are even dumber than that.

  25. “From a NAP perspective, does FinCEN registration, enforcement and associated invasions of privacy prevent more harm than it creates? I don’t think so.”

    Hey look, a possibly reasonable opinion. Great! There is nothing illegal about having that opinion or trying to convince others that it is correct in an effort to change or remove those laws.

    Despite your opinion though, the law stands as is. You don’t have the luxury of picking and choosing which provisions you want to follow. And if you decide to pick and choose anyway, then you have to face the consequences if you get caught.

    Also, the NAP is a libertarian thing. Most people don’t adhere to it, because the libertarianism does a really bad job of dealing with negative externalities that fuck everybody over.

  26. Uh huh. Negative externalities like the kulaks and the intelligentsia, right Karl?

  27. “Despite your opinion though, the law stands as is. You don’t have the luxury of picking and choosing which provisions you want to follow.”

    That is, when we know what the
    law actually is. Unfortunately in many cases this isn’t clarified until a judge rules on the issue (not just by letters received in the mail).

    “Also, the NAP is a libertarian thing. Most people don’t adhere to it, because the libertarianism does a really bad job of dealing with negative externalities that fuck everybody over.”

    Actually, most do adhere to the NAP, at least when it comes to their own personal conduct. Its mostly just the golden rule with another name. Here’s a short video that explains it: https://youtu.be/PGMQZEIXBMs

  28. The vast majority of people support the existence of a government, therefore they do not support the NAP.
    Adhering to the NAP in personal conduct is not the same thing as believing that we should run society based on the NAP.

    I personally would have no problem telling George that he should either pay his taxes or leave society. You don’t get to derive the benefit of living in society without bearing the cost of having that society run. The more you benefit, the more cost you bear.

  29. Oh, and if George sticks around and continues to leech off of society, then yeah, seizure of his property and possible arrest are fine and dandy with me. (Oh boy, I hope Silvia uses that sentence as her name! She’s so cool when she does that!)

  30. Ouch. Bye bye my friend George 🙁

    For what its worth, I think your presence in society was a net positive, but what do I know? The tax man seems to know otherwise. Anyhow, you will be missed 🙁

  31. Uh oh. Karl’s bringing up that “vast majority” crap again. Well, I’m sure the victims of Karl’s Marxism can all rest in peace knowing it was the majority that decided their fates, am I right Intrigare?

  32. “Okay, and how would they do that when these transactions cannot be traced or monitored, genius?”

    Gee, Karl. I don’t have any idea. But I’ll bet Bill Gates does. He’s a lot like Bruce Wayne, you know – well, except for the world’s greatest detective part and the fact that he looks and acts like a dork.

    Anyway, thing is, I think the better question is why does the government have any need to monitor our financial privacy at all? You’ll never guess the real reason. I’ll give you a hint. It has nothing to do with protecting us from “scammers.”

  33. “Well, I’m sure the victims of Karl’s Marxism can all rest in peace knowing it was the majority that decided their fates”

    Right. And the ghost of Karl Marx here isn’t resting in peace along with them for some reason… I find it hard to believe that bullying advocates of a near-universally rejected principle is a compelling enough reason to leave the grave over 😉

  34. Thing is, Karl already knows that all this vast majority stuff is a load of cattle chips. He’s just hoping that if he keeps going on and on about it, he’ll get the rest of us to shut up. Funny how he keeps forgetting we’re smarter than him, huh Intrigare?

  35. Hehe

  36. Do you honestly dispute that the vast majority of people want a government? That wasn’t really intended to be a controversial statement, hun. Like, I would even expect your leader Ian to agree with that statement. (I’m 80% sure he has actually said something along those lines in a past FTL episode.) Wasn’t that even the whole premise behind the FSP, to get all the likeminded liberty people that want as minimal a government as possible in the same place? (16 years to reach 20,000 people lol)

    The government needs to monitor financial transactions to catch criminal activity. I’m surprised I even need to say that, it is so obvious.

  37. “Do you honestly dispute that the vast majority of people want a government?”

    Yup. I do, Karl.

    “That wasn’t really intended to be a controversial statement, hun.”

    Turns out you didn’t furnish a compelling source. So your statement must be bullshit, right ass angler?

    “I would even expect your leader Ian to agree with that statement.”

    That’s nice. But having an expectation about something is not the same as it being true.

    “The government needs to monitor financial transactions to catch criminal activity.”

    Ha ha ha. This describes you nicely, Karl: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gullibility

    “I’m 80% sure he has actually said something along those lines in a past FTL episode.”

    I’m 100% sure he hasn’t. That beats your guess by 20%. I win.

    “Wasn’t that even the whole premise behind the FSP, to get all the likeminded liberty people that want as minimal a government as possible in the same place? I’m surprised I even need to say that, it is so obvious.”

    Uh huh. Obviously. Except for the fact that there are other places besides NH where people are already living a life of liberty. So why bother to pack up and move elsewhere when you already have whatcha want?

  38. I thought we didn’t have to do sources, cupcake? After all, you don’t do them. Anyway, I don’t really feel the need to justify that position anymore than I need to justify 2+2=4. It’s just that obvious. Have fun living in a fictional world where nobody wants the government to exist.

  39. Ha ha ha. Yeah. Totally obvious. Anyway, speaking of which, ain’t it funny how your “vast majority” needs to cheat in every election just so they can keep the real majority away from the negotiation table? You should ask Richard Trumka about that crap. That guy was a legend in the election theft business.

  40. Oh, this is embarrassing, Silvia.

    Looks like big daddy Ian believes that most people want a government. Guess you’ll have to change your tune now, huh?

    Check the FTL episode from August 12th on Odysee, I’d link it here, but unfortunately the spam filter won’t let me. (his opinion starts at 51:10)

  41. Hey Karl, speaking of embarrassing, didja know that until recently the CDC avoided mentioning randomized controlled trials concerning mask wearing and instead focused on lower quality observational studies completed after covid began? Total bullshit, am I right? Ha ha. Just kidding, Karl. I know the only science you really care about is political science.

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