Ben Prentice @mrcoolbp is joining team WBD from March 1st as a producer.
I met Ben in a bar in Boston a while back, can’t wait to have him on board.
Re: Discord banning wallstreetbets:
We just might be living in a world where multi-billion dollar hedge funds are hiring people to type "n̷͕̘͝i̵͖͋̆g̴̨̼̀g̴͎̜̀ê̷̡͉̅r̶̜̣͗" in chat channels in a desperate attempt to avoid bankruptcy. #cyberpunk
"We blocked all bad words with a bot, which should be enough, but apparently if someone can say a bad word with weird unicode icelandic characters and someone can screenshot it you don't get to hang out with your friends anymore."
@Xd53252458 deserves a follow for this!!
@profplum99 I've slightly expanded on @breedlove22 post. This situation takes into account a world on a #Bitcoin standard. The dynamic might change if e.g. China keeps citizens imprisoned in manipulated fiat to exploit them via soft form of …
Well, I migrated off bitcoinhackers.org to my own self hosted Mastodon instance. 179 of 183 followers migrated over and when I imported my following list I am now following 216 of 221.
I setup the instance on a cheap VPS running Arch Linux, by installing from source via the official Mastodon guide. I would say setting up the server was intermediate difficulty. If you regularly setup Linux applications you'll be okay. If not I would recommend getting a pre-built instance.
What can we do to increase PayJoin adoption? https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2021-January/018356.html This is one great privacy tech that will be very important for helping bitcoin fulfil its potential as a permissionless money for the internet
Is @nvk blocking competitors or people he disagrees with? I was under the impression this server would only block illegal porn and the like. Do we need to find other servers?
JW makes some good points about the hub-and-spoke "decentralization" model. It's still ultimately better than Twitter for censorship resistance, but be aware instance owners have some power due to switching cost friction.
Imagine a future with an organization that:
- Oversees every transaction you make
- Controls where and how you can spend your money
- Can just take your money and use it as it wish
That’s the future central bankers plan, and you only have one alternative. #Bitcoin
I want to emphasize that I am very skeptical that #CryptoMastodon will take off. But i'm willing to try, because:
1. We need to learn how to continue the conversation under censorship
2. We need alternatives to Twitter and Reddit
3. Help platforms like @mastodon improve
4. Figure out how to transport identity and reputation
5. Find more alternatives
6. Enjoy some #shitposting
When Bitcoin reached a new all time high last Friday its market cap was:
- Larger than the vast majority of the large cap stocks.
- Larger than all the stocks in the financial sector.
- Larger than Facebook and Alibaba.
Bitcoin is still on track to get its market cap larger than any mega cap stock.
To flip Apple we'll need one #BTC to trade above $120,000. Doable.