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Can already tell I'm going to be way, WAY more bullish here than I am on normie Twitter

2017: leading a seed round for a startup and then "convincing" the devs to to bolt a token onto their app

2021: acquiring ~30% of a coin and then "convincing" the devs to switch consensus algorithms

"All technical considerations and even all market considerations of the viability of various business models just walk out the door, and in their place comes the lawyers..."

- May 2021 ISP Column on protocol layering and tussle btwn carriage and content

potaroo.net/ispcol/2021-05/hea

Today I learned about /r/cryptomoonshots, subreddit specifically dedicated to low market cap memecoins that are about to take off. Of course this exists, and of course the subreddit was created literally the day of the 2017 top

Ah crap @martybent @matt_odell - somehow Zuck had advance notice we were recording. Better wipe your phones as a precautionary measure

Iterating on existing FOSS solutions based on real world testing, inject it straight into my veins

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It's easy to design a new blue-sky routing paradigm and assume that users will flock to it; what's interesting about this is that there's already a ton of real-world Matrix traffic, and a user base that would love to switch away from federated servers to a p2p overlay network

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New overlay network routing protocol just dropped: github.com/matrix-org/pinecone

Pinecone builds two virtual topologies: a global spanning tree (like yggdrasil and cjdns) and a virtual line - a "snake" - arranged sequentially by pubkey, called SNEK (Sequentially Networked Edwards Key)

There's a pair trade in here somewhere, I just can't bring myself to do it

Here's an in-depth analysis of Elon's 23 billion dollar wallet and clues that prove Dogecoin will be the only accepted currency on Mars 🧵 1 / 31415926

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I must not dogepost. Dogeposting is the mindkiller. Dogeposting is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face the dogeposts. I will permit them to pass over me and through me. And when they have gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see their path. Where the d

broke: not properly modeling the capex cost of gear and opex cost of electricity for your home mining rig

woke: not properly modeling the risks of getting busted with your "borrowed" work mining rig

My favorite example is the Russian nuclear scientists
bbc.com/news/world-europe-4300

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watch your storage arrays folks, historically there's been a solid "let me try mining from home" ==> "that didn't work, let me try stealing mining resources from work" pipeline

Spotted in the wild: not a Bitcoin ATM, but an ATM that's been updated to allow you to buy Bitcoin (!)

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