Dave Rubin Starts Accepting Bitcoin, Plans to Abandon Patreon
Political Commentator and the host of The Rubin Show Dave Rubin recently tweeted that he will be accepting Bitcoin.
Recently, the crowdfunding platform Patreon removed Youtuber Carl Benjamin aka “Sargon of Akkad” due to his political stance on Feminism and identity politics. Following the ban, Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, and Dave Rubin have decided to abandon Patreon and move to other alternatives.
This has led to many content creators in the intellectual dark web explore other options to accept payments from their fans and followers. Dave announced on Twitter that he will start accepting Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on his website.
Dave Rubin Tweeted:
We accept Bitcoin now and I’m sure it’ll play an important role in the future: https://t.co/eF5D3GOSCW https://t.co/tqv6fi2dex
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) December 16, 2018
Real Adoption of Bitcoin
A clear use case for the censorship resistance nature of Bitcoin is to use it for donations, by simply sharing an address it is possible to receive any amount of donation from anyone across the world without going through any third party.
This is evident in Dave Rubin’s Website:
Dave and Mr. Peterson are also working on creating their own platform to accept donations from their fans and followers. In order to make that happen, they must again rely on third parties like banks which is a risk.
Jordan and Dave express their frustration with Patreon in this video, Patreon donations are one of the main sources of income for many influencers like Carl and Dave. The fact that these third-party companies can block people and their entire incomes with a snap of a finger is a scary reality.
Jordan Peterson Tweeted:
From a YouTube viewer: imagine if banks started canceling the accounts of people who have committed no offense but did not abide by their corporate mission statement? We'd have political banks.
— Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) December 17, 2018
Dave Rubin, who happens to be a fellow Libertarian interviewed Roger Ver last year where they discussed how Bitcoin works and its various properties and use cases. A year later the use case of Bitcoin is clear to Dave through his own experience of censorship.
Whether one agrees with the views of the likes of Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris, it is not ethical to censor them from platforms and restrict their financial exchanges with their followers. But as long as a centralized company like Patreon controls the platform, it is their right to do so.
Censorship-resistant peer to peer money and a decentralized web is the only solution.
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