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Lightning Network demo
I have recently set up a Lightning Network node via Umbrel. One of the applications: compensating my kids for household chores. Here's a demo featuring the Breez wallet on the left creating an invoice and the Zap wallet on the right paying it. Zap is connected to LND via Tor.

:bitcoin:
Umbrel, getumbrel.com/ @getumbrel
Breez wallet, breez.technology/ @breez_tech
Zap wallet, zaphq.io/ @ln_zap

👀 A Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, Blockcap, hires Saifedean Ammous as strategic advisor?

Reversi - disks are being turned over rapidly. Visa supplying 70 million merchants with Bitcoin acceptance services. PayPal offering millions of consumers to pay with Bitcoin - normies will be encircled by Bitcoin choices and will turn over to Bitcoin users.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversi

PayPal launches crypto checkout service
reut.rs/3dbmMAs
"PayPal Holdings Inc will announce later on Tuesday that it has started allowing U.S. consumers to use their cryptocurrency holdings to pay at millions of its online merchants globally, a move that could significantly boost use of digital assets in everyday commerce."

Two business ideas:
- AirBnB for Bitcoiners. Many Bitcoiners are thinking about leaving their country. A trial stay could help to make an informed decision.
- Tinder for Bitcoiners. There is a huge overhang of 6.15ers looking for a gf.

Running
How liberating to have a very lean set of apps at start. Nothing from Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Amazon. The install guide on the Graphene web site seemed to be incomplete. I found a good video tutorial which worked: youtu.be/LxzXPaHvVkw

I looked around for non-Intel, non-AMD notebooks. This seems to be a very small market segment.
Option 1: PineBook Pro
pine64.com/product/14%e2%80%b3
Option 2: Raspberry Pi with some kind of notebook case.
Maybe I'll pair up a Pi 4 with a portable monitor for fun later this year.
amazon.com/gp/product/B07K8JLR

Bitcoin Making Gold Redundant?
Bloomberg Crypto Outlook
assets.bbhub.io/promo/sites/12
o 'There's No Alternative' Tilting Toward Bitcoin vs. Gold, Stocks
o Bitcoin $40,000-$60,000 Consolidation and 60/40 Mix Migration
o Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Discount May Signal March to $100,000
o Bitcoin Replacing Gold Is Happening -- A Question of Endurance
o Death, Taxes and Bitcoin Volatility Dropping Toward Gold, Amazon
o Worried About Bitcoin Sellers? They Appear Similar to 2017 Start

Spyware-Free Phones in 2021: We're being Squeezed!
Rob Braxman Tech, March 4, 2021
youtu.be/IPrugkYJpO8

The Telegram group is extremely active. >10,000 messages since I last checked the group.
getumbrel.com/

Couldn't resist the stackifaction today. Thanks, @Bisq

Overview of mixing services: youtu.be/ttwhCrRuquo (Feb 25, 2021)

Talk by Jaswant Pakki at "Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2021" based on "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bitcoin Mixers (But Were Afraid to Ask)"

H/T to @6102bitcoin
twitter.com/6102bitcoin/status

Interesting: Wasabi and Whirlpool are not discussed which are the two only ones I have tested so far.
6102bitcoin points out three errors in the clip but still it gives a decent overview.

Half a year ago it was possible to buy non-KYC Bitcoin on @Bisq with no or little premium. But the conviction of HODLers is growing, premiums quickly reach 20% in the offer book.

The Cultural Consequences of Fiat Money
Jörg Guido Hülsmann
Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 26 July 2014
youtu.be/SAN5CKbZnD0

I don't recall how this clip ended up on my "watch later" list but it is very good. Hülsmann illustrates how fiat money creates a culture with a high time preference. It reminds me of Ammous' chapter "Money and time preference" in "The Bitcoin Standard".

Running Bitcoin & Lightning Nodes Over The Tor Network (2021 Edition)
And Connecting Your Phone to Use Lightning On-The-Go
February 2021
stopanddecrypt.medium.com/runn

@StopAndDecrypt

(Tooted as note to myself. Currently running Umbrel but you never know.)

I've just finished listening to a podcast of Michael Saylor with Saifedean Ammous recorded on February 16, 2021. Highly recommended!

Michael Saylor on The Fiat Standard | The Bitcoin Standard Podcast
YouTube clip (audio only): youtu.be/nJ-3jvC5A7M
MP3: episodes.castos.com/5ffc6bf0bf

flexbit boosted

The 200-day moving average has crossed $20K.

Lightning Network demo
I have recently set up a Lightning Network node via Umbrel. One of the applications: compensating my kids for household chores. Here's a demo featuring the Breez wallet on the left creating an invoice and the Zap wallet on the right paying it. Zap is connected to LND via Tor.

:bitcoin:
Umbrel, getumbrel.com/ @getumbrel
Breez wallet, breez.technology/ @breez_tech
Zap wallet, zaphq.io/ @ln_zap

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