Noam Cohen

Wrote the Link-by-Link column in the New York Times from 2007–15, reporting on Wikipedia, Twitter, Bitcoin, ad blockers and other disruptive technologies. He is the author of The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball.

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Better living through Bitcoins

A cryptocurrency is the ultimate ‘life-hack’

Prominent advocates of life-hacking – self-optimization through the lessons of computer programming – have started promoting Bitcoin. Noam Cohen, author of Silicon Valley exposé ‘The Know-It-Alls’, explains why: ‘Bitcoin is the ultimate financial-hack, an individualistic short-cut through the intrusions of government we call regulation and taxation.’

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