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"Inflation is taxation without legislation." - Milton Friedman

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"The US can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default." - Alan Greenspan

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"targeting human rights activists, journalists and political rivals" - calls it "thriving at her job"

(later on) "also targeting Americans" - calls it "crossing a red line" and "I am officially the bad kind of spy"

“Some days it was hard to swallow, like [when you target] a 16-year-old kid on Twitter,” she said. “But it’s an intelligence mission, you are an intelligence operative. I never made it personal.”

You are a horrible human being without any morals.
GFY

reuters.com/investigates/speci

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Announcement 1 comin’ in hot:

You’ve asked, and now we’re delivering. Casa Node code is now open sourced!

For more details, read our official announcement here: blog.keys.casa/open-sourcing-t #CasaNews

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Here's a payjoin demo, so people have some idea what workflow might be like: joinmarket.me/blog/blog/payjoi

(used asciinema + tmux, quite a nice combination btw!)

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"Confirmed. The repeating fast radio bursts from space is a message."
"What does it say?"
"We don't know."
"Who sent it?"
"We don't know."
"Should we reply?"
"It was sent 1.5 billion years ago. They're dead."
"So what do we do?"
"Remember them."
"But we don't know them."
"Still."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Nadia Henninger et al on "biased nonce-sense" - basically with lattice attacks they scanned and found a small number of repeated signatures with weak nonces leading to privkey extraction (almost no money in them, but still) - use RFC6979 wallet devs ...

eprint.iacr.org/2019/023.pdf

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Sometime on or after January 3rd, 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto created the genesis block. Six days later he mined the first block and released the open source Bitcoin client software. And on the seventh day (we hope) he rested. medium.com/@bytabit/happy-ten-

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Happy 10th Birthday, Bitcoin! Here is to the next 10 amazing years of growth, development, and adaption!

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Really interesting read about evolution of use of dead drops in DNMs.

opaque.link/post/dropgang/

The statement about cryptocurrency privacy tech is kind of cringe-inducingly wrong ("Cryptocurrencies like Beam and Grin both provide a reasonable amount of privacy while also supporting atomic on-chain swaps between them and widely accepted cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.") but don't let that put you off, a strong recommend.

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The future of science, technology, and blockchain, according to @michaelshermer, @RonaldBailey, and @jimepstein.
bit.ly/2BKAWWH

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Anyone here know of any good US West Coast Bitcoin anniversary gatherings for Jan 3?

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RIP Tim May, father of "crypto anarchy" and original Cypherpunk, whose work was a major influence on bitcoin and WikiLeaks.
bit.ly/2QDjvl5

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RT @[email protected] If you’re looking for ideas on how crypto can be used to promote liberty and justice for ALL ... well, here you go. The best thing you will read on the internet today. epsilontheory.com/the-et-inter

🐦🔗: twitter.com/EpsilonTheory/stat

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