A few bitcoin instances have popped up
bitcoinhackers.org (the OG)
thecitadel.social (by @eatoutfrom5lbs)
Decentralizing the bitcoin ecosystem means a healthier ecosystem overall
@nvk playing 4D chess to spur us plebs into building up our own instances instead of just taking the easy route. Nice.
Some (cheap) alternatives on hosting your own Mastodon server that I could think of:
1. If you have good internet, not moving around, and have your own RPi: deploy on local. If your ISP didn't provide you with public IP, create a hidden service and go buy a dirt-cheap VPS ($2/year) for solely tor2ip purpose
2. If you prefer VPS: go to Hostens, decent spec container VPS witth low price. $44/3yrs.
You also need a domain on top of it. You can go with either a cheap TLD or a more expensive one.
After reflecting at 80C; my near future plan is to keep running this indeterminately
Socialmedia is at dire times, I don't want to dump this cosy spot until we've better solutions
I strongly encourage ppl who can, run their own instances & just connect to us
NOT YOUR INSTANCE
NOT YOUR DATA
I will keep signups closed, maybe invite only later
Moderation rules will remain the same w/ the exception of being less understanding w/ ppl being dicks, that includes bitching about BH on Twitter
Give me a couple days to sort out the email registration silliness:
In device multisig address validation is a huge deal.
IMHO it finally makes multisig with hardware wallets reasonably safe for most people.
Put some time to understand why this is so important.
Coldcard 3.2.1 Firmware Release 🍄⏫
-Major Address Explorer Improvements
-Skip Checks improved
-BIP49 f/ “p2wpkh-p2sh” to “p2sh-p2wpkh…
Also, don't just re-centralized some where else.
Try to have smaller instances!
I think I’ve been a freedom extremist since I took a government class in high school. It made me realize that congress convened occasionally to add even more laws on top of a massive pile of laws that had been growing since the inception of the government — and that the pace at which people were restricted, muzzled, taxed, and fined appeared to be accelerating. The govt that was supposed to be by, for and of the people was making those people less free every time it convened.
I’m an old man who bitcoins
Bitcoin Maston Instance