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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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@kekcoin @fed

Hi, just realised I never answered this.

Since most material put out in public is either analysis companies and exchanges trying to prove they're on top of tracing bitcoin (they aren't), there's little or nothing on why it doesn't work, except people like me, chris etc explaining it (and there's almost zero amplification of that signal). One recent case was instructive, see point 5 under "Real life example - The QuadrigaCX exchange wallet analysis" on en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Privacy

A great deep dive from @nic on assurances. I appreciate his focus on the current weaknesses in the area of on and off ramps:
medium.com/@nic__carter/unpack

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@kallewoof @FreePietje
In many cases I think mobile wallets are a reasonable mix of easy UX and security (as long as your phone isn’t rooted, etc). For larger amounts, or power users, they aren’t great, but at least they’re easy enough to use for newbies. Some of them allow you to connect to your own node, so at least you have some privacy there.

Unfortunately, no mobile wallet is fully featured, at least on iOS. UTXO selection, manual fee selection, would be nice.

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Things you got wrong about Bitcoin, an occasional series.

1:

"Bitcoin was supposed to replace banks".

No. The genesis block newspaper headline is not a critique of the idea of a bank. It's a critique (assuming it's not just a random chance/joke) of the *interaction of central banking with the financial system*. Bitcoin is a digital currency and a bearer asset. It might improve or alter the mechanisms of debt and trust between counterparties, but it doesn't remove them.
(1/n)

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Does anyone have any paper or document that elaborates on the fact that blockchain analysis are not to be considered reliable?

I am consulting the Italian government for a "blockchain national strategy", and I wanted to pick the occasion to highly the fact that no one should ever be incriminated on the basis of blockchain analysis

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The NSA has allegedly stopped its program of collecting and snooping on Americans' phone records. Does that mean @Snowden can finally come home?
bit.ly/2UlnAIH

Just discovered this cool list, great for any of you bitcoin hackers looking for a job, or remote bitcoin companies looking to hire:
blog.remoteintech.company/

Somehow I missed this.. but a couple weeks ago @schildbach merge bitcoinj 0.15, this is a big deal as it includes segwit support, good job to Andreas and all the other contributors!

github.com/bitcoinj/bitcoinj/p

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What's the most compact conceivable way to send a bitcoin transaction? (thinking like over radio). just some thoughts, sure it can be better:

gist.github.com/AdamISZ/ddfa49

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