Isaiah Jackson, the author of ‘Bitcoin and Black America,’ shares with me the story of how he found a solution with the new digital currency that originated in 2009 with the age-old problem of money, power, and racism in the United States of America. Unapologetically, Jackson, at one point in discussing how local currencies for Black communities would be more beneficial than the U.S. dollar, clarified his answer by saying, “Leave us alone. I don’t know how more bluntly to put it.”

Talking to Jackson, I realized quickly just how much thought he has given all this. When I referenced how the greenbacks were produced in 1861 as a way to raise money for the North in Civil War, he broadened the discussion to include

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