Please join us at tomorrows Bisq DAO launch event: April 15th,17:00 CET at We will create the DAO genesis transaction and release version 1.0. Steve will give an historical overview about Bisq and the DAO. Some nice surprise waiting as well...

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This famous chart from 1973 was a favourite of Steven Jobs. A person on a #bicycle moves more efficient than animals, fighter jets or locomotives. Source:

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No company.
No jurisdiction.
No investors.
No data collection.
No accounts.
No former surveillance vendor employees.

So what does Bisq have?

And everything.
At the same time!

Don't trust? Verify:

In a talk in Milan some time ago I claimed there were at least 8 different interpretations of a 2-in 2-out bitcoin transaction.
Today I was thinking about it and decided there were actually 15 in general :) And 52 different ways to make linkages in 5 inputs ... then I realised it was basically Bell numbers, which means there are 203 ways to make linkages in a 3-in 3-out. It scales exponentially.

Pinging @laurentmt because gists don't ping!

I just realised something; the same thing that makes the 'crypto' part of cryptoanarchy work, is the reason 'anarchy' is needed: the inability to scale e.g. factoring from small to large scale is what allows public key crypto to work, while the inability to scale information sharing from small groups to large groups is why non-anarchistic political systems always fail.


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As the Bisq DAO gets closer to launching on mainnet, what are your biggest questions/concerns/confusions about it?

We'll use your responses to craft materials that cover the community's top questions.

Please speak up—no question is 'stupid' and no aspect is off-limits.

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SLP42 Adam Back (@[email protected]), CEO of @[email protected]

- Updates on Blockstream satellite
- LN payments for encrypted messaging
- censorship resistance
- Tim May
- Bitcoin privacy
- Confidential Transactions tradeoffs

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roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

First testnet DAO voting cycle is over. 87135 BSQ issued, 95 Txs created so far.

@402PaymentRequired we need to spread this in spanish too hehe

@ManfredKarrer By the way, do you know why the security deposit is over 0.03 bitcoins?

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@ManfredKarrer mep gave a great presentation this evening about the Bisq DAO. I hope the testnet testing goes well. I'm looking forward to seeing it go live on mainnet.


(Just to be clear, not virtue signalling about here :) Any block explorer usage is something generally to be avoided, but the software prints an appropriate warning; you certainly *don't* have to use them...)

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Bisq is defaulting to for explorer. And auto-detecting local node.

Hadn't updated/used for quite a while, I like the way it looks here, seems very good, shout out @ManfredKarrer and crew :)

I won't ask why not segwit deposit addresses, I know working on open source there's only so much work that can get done :) I guess they're waiting on their backend stuff (bitcoinj) due to multisig or some such.

Most censorship techniques adopted by ISPs around the world are subtle, so it can be hard to distinguish intentional government censorship from transient network failures or other issues.

Transparency is essential.

OONI's dataset is probably the largest publicly-available resource on internet censorship to date:

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