The Bitcoin 5th column is real, and growing. Like deep cover Soviet moles but loyal to the ideals of a global individualist movement, not a socialist one.
We collect a regular paycheck, but watch the growing value of Bitcoin with more than idle interest. We might fit in as loyal corporate workers, but are secretly working to overthrow the economic system that allows the bourgeois management class to rule. Our manifestos come from Tim May and Eric Hughes. Builders of the world, unite!
Oof. A very interesting story generally, but in addition, a strong argument for hidden services. Exit nodes have always been a weakpoint.
Just finished reading 'The Mandibles'. There were times I thought I might not finish because it hit too close to home. It's scary AF in today's world.
She only mentioned bitcoin once, with out elaboration, but message is clear how Bitcoin might fit into her narrative.
This was a good interview, and makes me want to read more of her stuff:
#introductions good morning, I am a randomly-generated Internet person who now develops and 🌩️ software. I would specifically like to indicate that I am in fact a human being and that I do not yet have an army of robots ready to take over the world.
Every new scientific theory must, by necessity, contain the old theory as a limiting of the rules of the new theory. On the other hand, every new Bitcoin (softfork) must, by necessity, contain the old Bitcoin as a generalization of the rules of the new Bitcoin, or oppositely, every new Bitcoin must be a limiting of the rules of the old Bitcoin.
From birdsite: https://twitter.com/bittlecat/status/1207621591820951552
A #Bitcoin user attempted to withdraw BTC from BinanceSGD, but was blocked due to that user's participation in Wasabi coinjoins after a previous withdrawal.
If you think this breaks or somehow invalidates coinjoin, then I think you didn't understand the stakes to begin with: did we really expect KYC'd businesses to just ignore this? Of course they're going to fight back! This is why there are ideas like P2EP out there, the battle has only just begun.
My experiences are the norm, I think. Identity credentials are rarely
checked, and most people don't care too much. (An important point is that
in a cash economy, identity is almost irrelevant. It's only in non-cash, or
"account-based," economy that True Names are demanded. Lots of interesting
issues to discuss here, which I won't now.) https://mailing-list-archive.cryptoanarchy.wiki/archive/1995/08/133cdf9b737ddcac9f007724132184275f6276bb918f2daa7e95c613b22c3acf/
I'm continuing my exploration of the cypherpunks mailing list. Here is a mail from Tim May discussing the rationale and risks of a cashless society which is eerily relevant for today (it's 1992 folks!)
RT @[email protected]
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Some say governments can force people to use their debased fiat money.
As fiat and even hard assets stop functioning as reliable ways to store unseizable value, Bitcoin will increasingly become the only useful measure of personal wealth.
Government workers, like everyone else, will demand a salary priced in Bitcoin.
As people realize the government can't create or seize Bitcoin to pay them, they will be forced to directly exchange productive work for Bitcoin instead.
Nice LTB podcast about Erlay, Dandelion and Bitcoin in Hong Kong with @christinabahk and Leo. I really like these interviews with people who have regional knowledge about Bitcoin.
Watching Schnorr signatures presentation by Peter Wuille at SF Bitcoin developpers meetup, that's a bit hard but fascinating
A couple of weeks back in Manchester I remember saying to Paddy McCorry "the canonical Bitcoin user is probably a Nigerian trader paying a businessman in China to avoid capital controls" - which I was entirely making up, albeit based on a few vague understandings of how the word actually works.
Now listen around 36-38 minutes to the new LTB podcast 402 "The Tools and the Work pt 2" (sorry not on website yet). Quote "millions to hundreds of millions per day .. in bitcoin".
"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it." - Milton Friedman #bitcoin
Cool, this is about as cypherpunk as it gets :)
It was a mixing service (centralized). I don't read Dutch but someone just linked this on IRC: https://www.fiod.nl/fiod-en-om-halen-witwasmachine-voor-cryptovaluta-offline/
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"It's difficult to make Big Brother work without payment surveillance."
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