New to Bitcoin? Here are some good book choices:
- The Little Bitcoin Book
- Inventing Bitcoin
- The Bitcoin Standard
- Why Buy Bitcoin
- Layered Money
- Thank God For Bitcoin
- Grokking Bitcoin

Letting go of the guide rails can be a scary thought, but you don't need to do it all at once. Pick one, get comfortable, then move on.

Don't strive for perfection, strive for better.

bitcoiner.guide/swaps.pdf

Federal Taxation is weird these days. It's not like they need the money - they can just print whatever they want.

I can think of only two reasons to keep doing it: as a check on inflation and as a wealth transfer device.

I think a major tool that any new social media alternative should have is the ability to link your accounts from the popular platforms. That way it is easier to for your followers to find you and for you to find the people you follow.

I've been working on a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party.

Could we possibly see a social media platform built on top of the lightning network in the future? My thinking is we already have messaging apps, a social media platform seems like the next logical step. Or am I way off?

In a world where shutdowns are becoming increasingly political, what's needed are open source tools. If you've been shutdown from a payments perspective, I suggest looking into BTCPayServer.org

How depressing must it be out there in all that chaos and not knowing about ?

Above all else it’s our responsibility to help newbies understand what’s at stake and that there’s a better way forward.

- Mastodon is a federated and open version of twitter. You can use choose between multiple different competing public and private servers called instances. You can also run and use your own instance which is best practice from a trust perspective. Users can interact and 'follow' across instances.

- DMs are not encrypted so instance admins can read them.

- The bitcoinhackers instance is run by @nvk who we trust to keep it up, protect our privacy, and to not censor us.

Would you rather:

OK, here's a feature I'd like to see on here. Let's have the option to opt in to receive notifications for other people's posts. It's an easy way to follow a conversation.

Bitcoin Mastodon

Bitcoin Maston Instance