Crypto: Anarchapulco 2020
Have you heard about Anarchapulco? I must admit, when I first found out about this annual event that takes place in Mexico, Acapulco, I initially thought Anarcha? Anarchy in Acapulco? For many, when people mention anarchy, they tend to get a bit scared.
Anarchapulco founder Jeff Berwick also co-founder of The Dollar Vigilante, a publication and community for dollar crash survivors. Berwick is an Anarcho-Capitalist, Libertarian, Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks, and also known in the cryptocurrency community.
“Most anarchists fall on the far-left end of the political spectrum, but there are surprising variants of anarchist thought. Anarcho-capitalists, or lasseiz-faire capitalists, for example, see free market capitalism as the basis for a free and prosperous society, and unlike most anarchists, believe in some version of private property. Anarcho-capitalists also believe that private businesses would fill the void of government and provide the services that people need, including those traditionally thought of as essential government functions, like building roads and providing police and fire protection. In this case, the group is similar in ideology to Libertarians, though at the extreme edge, as they reject all state involvement in economic and personal matters.”
Every year people gather up in Acapulco Mexico to experience different activities such as wellness, self-love, government discussions, investment, and much more. There is also a stage dedicated only to crypto, in the Cryptopulco stage, different speakers within the community every year, a lot of networking, and crypto start-up promos.
So, crypto and anarchy?
One of the beliefs within anarchy movements is the concept of a free market.
“The free market is an economic system based on supply and demand with little or no government control. It is a summary description of all voluntary exchanges that take place in a given economic environment. Free markets are characterized by a spontaneous and decentralized order of arrangements through which individuals make economic decisions.”
It is hard or impossible for a country to be 100% free market; there are always going to be rules and regulations imposed by governments. There are freer countries; when it comes to comparing tax rates, business regulations, among others. Cryptocurrencies, on the other side, is a decentralized digital currency that is based on supply and demand, continuously worked on, it reaches consensus within the community, and it works without the regulation of government entities; that is until you need to exchange your crypto for cash. Once you do this, depending on the country you live in, you must declare you're earning on your crypto investments.
Does this mean everyone in crypto is an anarchist?
Not at all, many who invest in crypto who are just in for the gains on digital currency or others may be in it because they believe in decentralized technology.
It's not all workshops and conferences; it's that but in a beautiful hotel right beside the beach. You can expect knowledge and activities for loners or family travelers.
I was there last year, and I met great people, excellent workshops all in a beautiful location!
By: Carolina Pérez