Mind Set Daily – March 4, 2014

Topics covered on today’s episode of Mind Set Daily

Chinese man becomes first to sue government over severe smogChinese Man Becomes First To Sue Government Over Severe Smog

A man in a smog-ridden northern city has become the first person in China to sue the government for failing to curb air pollution. A resident of a northern China Province submitted his complaint to a district court asking the city’s Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau to “perform its duty to control air pollution according to the law”.

He is also seeking compensation from the agency for residents for the choking pollution that has much of northern China, this winter. It was unclear whether the court would accept the lawsuit.

 

Native American Tribe Adopts Its Own Bitcoin CloneNative American Tribe Adopts Its Own Bitcoin Clone

Payu Harris, a Bitcoin developer and activist at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, made a promise last year to continue his tribe’s struggle against the United States.

“My family fought and died on this soil,” Harris said in a recent interview, surveying the land of his tribe, the Oglala Lakota Nation. “Suddenly the story of Custer’s Last Stand wasn’t just words on a page but something deeply personal. I looked at how things were for the tribe now and suddenly had an idea about how we might fix it.”

That fix is a Bitcoin clone called MazaCoin, which Harris hopes his people can use to sidestep the federal government, and lift themselves out of poverty. Although exactly how that might happen is unclear. Harris convinced chiefs to accept it as the official national currency; it’s the first time native people have launched their own crypto-currency.

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