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When everyone is forced to be risk managers, they invest in things like Hertz, Gamestop and Dogecoin.

The solution isn't to regulate the ridiculous investments, it's to have a better money so they're not forced to take risk to keep it.

RT @jamesob
In good news today, my bechmarks finally finished: @pwuille's updates to libsecp256k1 look to have sped up Bitcoin Core's validation by roughly 7%.

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RT @RajarshiMaitra
Officially quit my fiat job today to work full time .

Bitcoin has changed me more than I can ever change Bitcoin.

Being able to work full time is a dream come true.

Thanks to @sqcrypto for believing on me without a single paper credential. 🙏

Onwards.. 🚀🚀

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RT @bitcoinmagazine
.@Blockstream used its c-lightning implementation of the Lightning Network protocol to open the channel.

A dual-funded Lightning channel allows both participant nodes to contribute to the channel’s opening transaction.

@namcios covers the details:

Ben Hunt’s essay is worth a listen or read. I think is more than just art, but otherwise @epsilontheory makes a compelling argument for more and better self custodial .

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Did you know the French sent a battleship to New York ro claim their gold from Nixon? Just one of the crazy facts going back to good ol' 1971!

Thread by @gladstein on the petrodollar, (single threader link rather than messy cross-posting).

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RT @motherboard
The IRS is looking for help to break into cryptocurrency hardware wallets, according to a document posted on the agency website in March of this year.

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COLDCARD Firmware v4.1.0 🍄⏫

-NEW feature:
-NEW support for BIP-48 derivations when exporting @SparrowWallet
-NEW Asks for account number when creating Multisig Wallets via air-gapped
-And many other enhancements & bugfixes

The next BitDevsLA virtual Socratic Seminar is tonight at 7pm PT! We'll also be joined by @BitcoinBroski from @compass_mining to talk about mining.

Most of the Socratic section will be about taproot activation so join us if you have questions or answers to share! 🥕

RSVP below! 👇

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the [email protected] (not bitcoin-dev) mailing list is now officially an announcements list

it was already *effectively* an announcements list for a long time—no discussion ever happened on it—but it is set up as moderated now

so if you are interested in a low-traffic list for notifications of releases, release candidates and security warnings, subscribe to:

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“Is International Surveillance of Cryptocurrency Use on Its Way?”

Good summary of the situation with FATF from @reason

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So we created a p2p exchange on LN on one of the private messengers with forward secrecy based on a web of trust... and that works surprisingly well.
So I'd recommend doing something similar with your friends ;)

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Saw this and downloaded it before Twitter disappeared it from my timeline. Wishing our Canadian friends good luck with with what their leaders are pushing on them.

The business owner of Tin Horn Flats in Burbank gets it: “This has never been about safety or the public. It's never been about that. This whole thing is about fear and control.”

I've been to this establishment (after their utilities were cut-off) and every customer and staff there were perfectly capable of making their own decisions about eating and drinking or working there.

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Another great take from Mises Inst. Rather than trying to quantify all the ways the fiat monetary system consume energy St.Onge digs into the incredible waste caused only by fiat induced recessions.

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