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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!

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So who's working on a LN powered Satoshi dice clone?

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"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it." - Milton Friedman

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@Sosthene

It was a mixing service (centralized). I don't read Dutch but someone just linked this on IRC: fiod.nl/fiod-en-om-halen-witwa

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Know a student interested in working on projects at the intersection of the #LightningNetwork, #Bitcoin and off-grid communication using the @goTenna Mesh? Check out our new internship opportunities this summer in Brooklyn! 📻⚡️🕸️⛵️
gotenna.breezy.hr/p/92f3b1fe8f

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RT @[email protected]
Rewatched @[email protected]'s presentation for #MCC2019 on using Bitcoin as a way of curtailing the manifestation of a surveillance state.

"It's difficult to make Big Brother work without payment surveillance."

WATCH. BOOKMARK. WATCH AGAIN. >> youtu.be/CyieujRFk3g?t=13818

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Connect your Blocksat enabled full node to a goTenna Mesh radio! You can now receive blockchain data via satellite AND relay signed bitcoin transactions or Blocksat API data without a direct internet connection! 🛰️📻🕸️ @Blockstream @gotenna
inthemesh.com/archive/how-to-m

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The ZmnSCPxj hits just keep on coming:

joinmarket.me/blog/blog/coinjo

I haven't actually read the detailed proto description, but the outline sounds very smart already.

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bloomberg.com/opinion/articles

" a European trader who wants to buy gas from an Iranian supplier and a European manufacturer who wants to sell aircraft parts to an Iranian company. Instead of the trader paying the Iranians for the gas, they would transfer the money to their fellow European manufacturer (in lieu of payment from its Iranian customer). At the same time, the Iranian aircraft company would pay its compatriot gas supplier for the supplies sent to Europe. Hence no cross-border money flows."

When I was a kid, you would often see fathers doing random things with an earbud stuck in one ear listening to their pocket transistor radio.

They were listening to sports. I have now become that guy - but I am listening to Bitcoin podcasts instead. 😆

Excellent discussion about privacy tech for Bitcoin by @waxwing on the Cryptovoices podcast. I always appreciate Adam's ability to communicate clearly about what are technically complicated subjects.

soundcloud.com/cryptovoices/sh

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Afterthought to the afterthought: according to what I see in ZeroLink/Wasabi docs, the original scenario is in fact correct, because the first stage is "input registration phase" in which the "Alices" give their utxos and proofs of ownership (and blinded outputs), so the coerced server could bifurcate its behaviour at this first phase.

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Recent discussion on IRC about Joinmarket and it occurs to me that the issue of Wasabi using a server is both subtle and little understood. Even more confusing when you consider Joinmarket also uses servers, for messaging. I'll try to explain in a bit of detail and point out how this may be a material difference in the privacy model (although it's hard to state clearly): (1/n)

"Coinbase will make EOS, MKR and REP fully available for trading on its professional platform sometime Tuesday. ow.ly/1X6O50pz9Vo @baidakova writes"

I just have to say, what the fucking fuck. CB has long been an anti-bitcoin bucket shop. But what irks me is that they're getting rich doing it. Is this how the government pays them back for being KYC lackeys? Where are these famed regulations people talk about? This just can not possibly end well for their customers.
/rant

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@Sosthene Well lots were good. I think I particularly liked the demonstration of abcore - Udi ( @udiWertheimer , first day) demo-ed installing a full node on an Android TV device!.

Also enjoyed looking at the goTenna operating to broadcast a transaction ( Richard Myers, second day afternoon)

TIL Norwegian Airlines free tier of onboard WiFi blocks "social media" like Twitter. But using Mastodon working fine.

Decentralization FTW.

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"Understanding Bitcoin" conference has wrapped up, I think the general idea of focusing on hands-on has been good, I think people who are into hardware would have particularly enjoyed the final part that talked about things like mesh network and satellites, there was also a lot about various ways you can run a node.
We might have pitched it too high technically for the average user though - if they do it again next year it might start off with more of a "beginners" day.

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@PaulTroon @christinabahk
I think that's the one organized by David Bailey, the guy who owns bitcoinmagazine. From what i heard his idea was to mend fences and get people from both sides of the scaling war together to communicate, I heard he wanted Armstrong for the conf too.
The problem is, this is all rubbish, because those people never apologized for their appalling behaviour, they think they were just unfortunate not catastrophically unethical and wrong. Which they were. It's laughable tbh.

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RT @Blockstream

We're excited to announce the #SatelliteAPI is now on mainnet! Pay with ⚡️ to broadcast data globally! Satellite Receiver v1.3 is also now released. This required update increases bandwidth & reliability for small antennas & those with low SNR. 🚀🛰️🌐 blockstream.com/satellite-queu

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A great deep dive from @nic on assurances. I appreciate his focus on the current weaknesses in the area of on and off ramps:
medium.com/@nic__carter/unpack

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