Just realized running a community server will be eternal FUD rebutting endevour
I'll probably shut down https://bitcoinhackers.org
I've better things to do w/ my life than rebutting scammers & FUDsters
Will likely run a Mastodon for Myself & a few and then just connect to others
Visa will not acquire Plaid after running into regulatory wall
Plaid is a checking account data harvesting service used by numerous bitcoin exchanges, including Coinbase, Square / Cash App, BitSTAMP, Gemini, Abra, River, GiveBitcoin, Strike, Paxos, Robinhood, and more.
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True story from Finland: a family has owned a piece of land since the 17th century. The city is expropriating the land for <5% of its market value - to sell it forward for its market value price.
There's no other way to transfer wealth to next generations besides #Bitcoin.
This week’s newsletter describes a new proposed Bitcoin P2P protocol message, a BIP for the bech32 modified address format, and an idea for preventing UTXO probing in proposed dual-funded LN channels. Also included are our regular sections with the summary of a Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting, a list of releases and release candidates, and descriptions of notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software.
Have a feeling Austin bitdevs next Thurs is going to be lit. Rumors that out of town guests like @sahil @martybent @americanhodl will be there, @Brittkelly still holding out but everyone is going to be there. Use it as an excuse to come look at houses! Texas is going to have more bitcoin than any other citadel, come one, come all https://www.meetup.com/Austin-Bitcoin-Developers/events/275452783/
You might've heard of NYT's story on a guy who lost his bitcoins.
TLDR: the story is full of bullshit.
The poor guy was a CTO and a founder at Ripple, and has netted hundreds of millions of dollars from Ripple (that launched its own scammy crypto called XRP). Ripple is facing serious security and fraud charges by SEC, and is defending itself in the courts by bullshitting on Bitcoin.
Don't you find it coincidental that mainstream media runs this story the same time the lawsuit is going?
“There has to be regulation. This has to be applied and agreed upon ... at a global level because if there is an escape that escape will be used.”
Bitcoin. Make your escape.
ECB's Lagarde calls for regulating Bitcoin's "funny business" https://reut.rs/2LLb5GK
Holy shit. Legendary investor Howard Marks is a #bitcoin hodler.
This is from his latest investor memo (pg 13): https://www.oaktreecapital.com/docs/default-source/memos/something-of-value.pdf
Was #bitcoin implemented exactly as stated in the whitepaper? How did terminology and bitcoin's implementation change over time from what Satoshi first published? See this by David Harding @hrdng
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