New Hampshire has been the most libertarian-leaning US state from the very founding of the nation. In January 1776, it became the first North American colony to establish a government that was independent of Great Britain’s authority, and it has held onto its rebellious spirit ever since. More recently the Free State Project (FSP) chose to make the state their home, in 2003, and attracted liberty-minded individuals from around the world.
As a result, bitcoin usage over recent years has soared in the “live free or die” state, with events like the annual Porcfest primarily attracting bitcoin-accepting merchants.
Many great bitcoin businesses call New Hampshire home, including the original bitcoin ATM company Lamassu. Erik Voorhees’ Satoshi Dice, the largest source of bitcoin traffic for many years, was there before it got shut down in the US.
“I will exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of civil government is the protection of life, liberty, and property.”
– The Free State Project