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Just a day after Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposed turning the Post Officie into a bank for poorer Americans, the U.S. Postal Service reported losing $2.1 billion in just three months. Yikes.
reason.com/2019/05/10/post-ser

An interesting look into CryptoCapital, shows the lengths (often shady) custodial exchanges have to go to to manage their fiat:

decryptmedia.com/6824/crypto-c

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#Whirlpool mixes have 100% entropy, 0 deterministic links, never use a prev tx >1x in the inputs, and no "unmixed change". Free ride as long as you want to reach desired anonymity set.🏃🏻‍♂️🌀🌪️😎 Unfairly fast & unfairly inexpensive. Implementations: GUI, CLI, & #SamouraiWallet

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Excited to see the first Whirlpool transaction hitting mainnet. Every Whirlpool transaction is 100% max possible entropy, 100% max wallet efficiency, with 0 deterministic links. Every. single. time. oxt.me/transaction/a554db79456

Some interesting stuff on formal code verification, I wonder if it can be applied some day to improve crypto libraries:

quantamagazine.org/how-the-eve

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Journalism is at risk not just from government but from media types who see their jobs as protecting the powerful from embarrassment.
bit.ly/2Pc9x6v

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ICYMI: #FreeSoftware #Privacy developer Ola Bini, currently a major contributor to the OTR encrypted messaging protocol, has been detained with no or flimsy charges for 4+ days and counting in Ecuador. "Evidence" included having technical books and too many devices. They say he'll be held up to 90 days while they "develop charges" against him.

#FreeOlaBini #OpenSource #FLOSS #FOSS #surveilancecapitalism

apnews.com/327d2dcbe0f24a2eba8

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URGENT: Julian Assange did not "walk out of the embassy". The Ecuadorian ambassador invited British police into the embassy and he was immediately arrested.

Source: twitter.com/wikileaks/status/1

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British police arrested Julian Assange. Prosecuting him would gravely threaten press freedom #ReasonRoundup
bit.ly/2uWUzId

This podcast answers many questions about how our rulers use money to covertly enslave us, thank you @TheCryptoconomy for bringing to light another excellent essay:

anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/epis

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TIL Norwegian Airlines free tier of onboard WiFi blocks "social media" like Twitter. But using Mastodon working fine.

Decentralization FTW.

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@Sosthene Well lots were good. I think I particularly liked the demonstration of abcore - Udi ( @udiWertheimer , first day) demo-ed installing a full node on an Android TV device!.

Also enjoyed looking at the goTenna operating to broadcast a transaction ( Richard Myers, second day afternoon)

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"Understanding Bitcoin" conference has wrapped up, I think the general idea of focusing on hands-on has been good, I think people who are into hardware would have particularly enjoyed the final part that talked about things like mesh network and satellites, there was also a lot about various ways you can run a node.
We might have pitched it too high technically for the average user though - if they do it again next year it might start off with more of a "beginners" day.

A big thanks to @stephanlivera for turning me on to this excellent essay. Describes our current fiat monetary system perfectly:
mises.org/library/how-fiat-mon

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AML/KYC is censorship and a digital dog collar.

Regulations are a dog leash. They can choose when they want to jerk you around.

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