@nic Hmmm... There's several open source instances that exchange data in Mastodon. If one of the instances does not like you, or you don't like it, why not move your client to another instance?

Seems reasonably well - mmm - out of anybody's control. Expect yours, regarding your own client.

@zechendorf I guess a part of Bitcoin related business will have to endure stupid (and less stupid?) patent litigation, like any business area.

The decentralised, fully digital and global nature of Bitcoin will, however, mean that the impact of patents will be less significant than in some other areas of business.

@lawyercrypto exactly. I am convinced Bitcoin would survive a patent shitstorm but it would slow down adoption. Like every new technology there will be stupid patent litigation especially for successful actors (i.e. actors with money that you can sue).

@zechendorf I guess a part of Bitcoin related business will have to endure stupid (and less stupid?) patent litigation, like any business area.

The decentralised, fully digital and global nature of Bitcoin will, however, mean that the impact of patents will be less significant than in some other areas of business.

@zechendorf In many (most?) jurisdictions, patent infringment requires "professional use".

How does this apply to a decentralised P2P network? Not very well, but clearly professional actors, like exchanges and payment providers would be the likely targets of infringment suits.

@zackvoell Seeing who continue to be active on Twitter or mastodon, and who don't.

@Ragnarly When choosing the pic, I didn't consider it's ...hmmm... outlook from the perspective of price. From that perspective I'm a long term bull since 2011.

Who here is going to the Baltic HoneyBadger Conference in September?

bh2018.hodlhodl.com/

any mini linux servers recommendations? i want to run one mini private server.

@Dennis @MrHodl Bitmain's valuation should give anyone at an existing chip manufacturer pause. It would be leaving money on the table if they didn't at least investigate entering a space with potential for huge profits and very few competitors.

Nvidia has been talking about crypto a lot lately, so I wouldn't be surprised if they were cooking something up.

I just published a "Bitcoiner's Guide to Ditching Twitter for Mastodon" video: youtu.be/P7T_LMWKx18

@alonsovalencia Can be transferred to holder of another address simply.

the thing that offends me most about mainstream interpretations of cryptocurrency is the constant conflation of bitcoiners with "blockchainers" and shitcoiners. we're usually their biggest critics. ffs

The latest episode of Noded with the bitcoin expert at VanEck is packed with info about futures, ETFs, how the VanEck proposal is different from Winklevoss, how lack of custodial infrastructure is inhibiting physical settlement of bitcoin ETFs and much more.
noded.org/podcast/noded-0200-w

@pierre_rochard @bitstein

See also the latest ep of Citizen Bitcoin in which we discuss similar topics and also get into Nik Bhatia's LNRR idea:

citizenbitcoin.world/etfs-futu

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