Allen - not Allan.
I don't know who Allan Farrington is, but he writes exceptionally well.
Bitcoin is Venice
Mastodon cannot be securely used with Tor since it cannot run as a native hidden service. If you do not use mastodon with a hosted vpn (such as mullvad) then both the server and @nvk can log your IP address. The server is a honeypot of personal info on bitcoiners including DMs. Be aware!
Due to an implementation bug, v3 onion services were experiencing instability earlier today.
A bug fix is on the way.
Everything else in Tor works fine even when the consensus is a few hours old, and v3 onion services should too.
You can learn more here: https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/core/tor/-/issues/40237
Bitcoin Maston Instance