Vit Jedlicka has formed a virtual state, called Liberland, that runs on cryptocurrency contributions and will launch its own token in the upcoming months. Half a million people have applied for nationality to the nation – which sits on a sandbank stretching 7km next to the Danube River,10km south of the Hungarian border.
Liberland state-business is directed over email, WhatsApp, and Skype, allowing the 100 like-minded Liberland representatives across the globe to stay in communication. The nation is in the progress of initiating its own legal system on blockchain technology. And will create allocating its own coin, Merit, on April 13th — which coincides with Liberland’s third anniversary. All those who pay taxes will, in turn, receive Merit, successfully allowing donors a stake in the country.
The country obtains Bitcoin cash, Bitcoin, and Ethereum donations to run its economic processes, and the state economical is circulated between nearly a dozen cryptocurrencies. Putting yourself at the compassion of a possibly unstable asset might sound like a strange idea.
Liberland’s slogan is “live and let live,” but right now it’s not that modest for Jedlicka, who jokes that his present home is “on a plane.” Jedlicka is continuously roaming the globe promoting his scheme and meeting with representatives in addition to other parties involved in creating similar libertarian-minded living spaces in Africa and Central America.
Presently, Croatian police are involved in a game of cat and mouse with early Liberland “citizens,” who are frequently detained and forcibly removed: Around 100 people have been prevented since the announcement of Liberland in 2015. “We were indicted for leaving Croatia and the Schengen zone illegally,” he says. But that’s not all bad, as, according to Jedlicka, “That is matter-of-fact confirmation that Liberland is not part of Croatia.”