The point is, by connecting your wallet to a random public nodes in the Bitcoin network, you very likely connect directly to a surveillance company.

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How many of the ~7500 public nodes are being ran by top 10 blockchain surveillance companies? Note, every company runs vast number of nodes to understand source IP of the transaction. bitcoinhackers.org/@qertoip/10

To have a fixed address on your home ISP use Tor onion service (the best and easiest option) and dynamic DNS (in case you also need clearnet, maybe for testing, or maybe for friends who can't Tor). 4/4.

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Please run a public node. For "friends and family", the "uncle Jim" way. Pick niche hosting providers. Pick DC closest to your location and definitely not Frankfurt or Amsterdam. If possible, run the node on your own hardware, from your home ISP, if the uplink is good enough. 3/

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Now, ~1100 of 7500 is on Hetzner. A single hosting provider controls ~15% of public full nodes. The next ~7% goes to AWS, and ~7% goes to OVH. Overall, 3750+ public nodes or 50% is controlled by top 8 hosting providers. 2/

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full nodes - call to arms! There are only ~7500 publicly reachable nodes and not 11600. Mind, the Tor nodes (~2900) and IPv6 nodes (~1300) are not independent instances. They are just different network interfaces to IPv4 nodes, 99% of the time. 1/

BREAKING: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey banned from Twitter for repeated violations of community guidelines. Dorsey briefly considered moving to Parler only to learn the platform is dead. He now awaits in @nvk's sign-up queue.

Bitcoin Core 0.21.0 introduces Compact Block Filters (BIP157), V3 Onions and Taproot code active on signet. Upgrade your nodes freaks. looking bullish. lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipe

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as all the free data storage services seem to be expiring:

are there any services where one can pay with lightning to store—not hosting, just private access through SFTP or WebDAV—say, a few 100GB of data ?

(access through a Tor hidden service would be nice but not required—and i can handle encryption myself 😀 so no fancy client is needed)

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Coinbase has always been a bad actor.
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RT @woonomic
I do wonder if futures exchanges should have just removed Coinbase from their index during the incident to firewall the situation.
twitter.com/woonomic/status/13

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Quick note.

If you can, you should run your own instance. And or create smaller "tribes", this makes for more resilient webs.

Also, make sure to join the Telegram Backup channel

t.me/BitcoinTwitterBackup

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Everyone is a censor.

Run your own shit, and connect with whoever wants to voluntarily connect with your.
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RT @lopp
Anyone who knows the history of pornography laws should find such sentiments incredibly concerning coming from a "free speech" platform. It's a slippery slope of defining things as not speech in order to justify censoring them. twitter.com/getongab/status/13
twitter.com/lopp/status/134866

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Not your instance not your data.

If you are technically capable, you should run your own and just connect to here. 🤔

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