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I encourage everyone to run their own bitcoin/lightning node. £50 bucks on a Raspberry pi. Then watch the Chinese try to hack into it.

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Maybe @Mastodon could borrow the Identity system from Tox.chat, they managed to make it super easy to make identity based on pub/priv keys.

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What mastodon needs, as other people have pointed out, is the ability for users to "escape" from one instance in the event that its mods become authoritarian or the instance disappeared.

This is would result in a situation where people are truly free to speak and are able to escape the control of censors and dictators.

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Like Mastodon but prefer Twitter's UI/UX? Well I have good news for you: There's an alternative web client called Halcyon that looks / acts just like Twitter. Their terms are really short and acceptable (don't trust me, read it).

They also take Bitcoin donations, so they're down with us.

halcyon.toromino.de/

I personally prefer the multi-column layout, but I figured this would be useful to peeps.

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⚠️ Just so we don't get too far along and people call it unfair.

Most of the first comers are maximalists. We will keep it that way.

Shitting on Shitcoins is ok, Shilling Shitcoins is not. We will try to keep this as a Bitcoin only instance.

I'm comfortable with this because it's a federated tool.

If you want to follow a shitcoin instance you can, that's the beauty of this system.

Long live Bitcoin, there can be only one.

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I want to emphasize that I am very skeptical that 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

Gotta figure out how to unify multiple instances on one mastodon feed
I reserved this bitcoinhackers one to preserve namespace but wanted to use a non-crypto instance as my main instance

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