Est. 2018 - 2023
Bitcoin Hackers was a Matodon instance for Bitcoiners patron by Coinkite. It was created in 2018 as a backup-up plan for the very-possible Twitter Purge. Initially was fun to run it, but after 5yrs it became clear that Mastodon is still a centralized protocol. The instance runner is just a benevolent dictator. I'm not interested in being a dictator and lost interterest. Instances are also blanket banning other instances. This means the whole ActivityPub universe was just a patchy-verse, and able to block Bitcoiners out. But, it's biggest offense is that Users don't own their identity & data. Mastodon is not decentralized, it's just someone else's computer.
Time to evolve 🚀; Nostr is the much needed protocol upgrade.
Nostr is a simple, open protocol that enables truly censorship-resistant and global value-for-value publishing on the web. Get started here nostr.how and find many/most of the old Mastodon instance memebers. Check out this Bitcoin.Review Episode.
-- NVK, mgmt.