The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @lopp ever

December 2017

@alansilbert I guess Rick hasn’t done the math - eventually ALL circulating coins will have been encumbered by a Se..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…1P

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Is it time to standardize usage of the “bits” denomination? Makes sense to me, @jimmysong! github.com/jimmysong/bips…

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@Polymatheus I doubt it; I expect LN to create new utility and value and that miners will benefit from it by collec..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…88

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@CerBTC @cryptostardust Same as with any data; you’ll want to keep backups.

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@CerBTC @cryptostardust There are timeouts, so if you’re operating a LN wallet you’ll want to have an internet conn..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…LU

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@connolly_dan @alansilbert @cryptokalamity You can use multiple channels to send funds to a counterparty; these are..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Ig

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@alansilbert @connolly_dan @cryptokalamity Lightning Network users can open channels to as many peers as they want.

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@Objective_Neo LN wallets will need to push the complexities under the hood in order to make the UX seamless.

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Claiming that the Lightning Network (a message routing protocol) is centralized is like claiming the Internet is ce..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…AN

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@firegroup Oh, OK. Guess we can delete all of those “how Bitcoin works” videos then since everyone can just read th..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Tk

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@sp3cul8r When you close a channel, you’re taking the most recent transaction and posting it to the blockchain. Nob..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…HY

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@sp3cul8r Because they already have the bitcoins - they’re on the Lightning Network. If they need to spend them, th..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…dW

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The Lightning Network explained in simple terms. youtube.com/watch?v=rrr_zP…

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@KyleSamani That’s the most direct path to the moon!

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@gilchristo If you want to ensure that no one is defrauding you or breaking the rules. More details: medium.com/@lopp/securing…

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The combined crypto asset market cap has breached $500 Billion pic.twitter.com/v23p2uF86S

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@CryptOverstrike @Cryptopolis0 I’m a fan of Basil Hayden’s and most wheated whiskeys.

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@TenaciousBTC For practical purposes you should be OK, but if you want to be ultra paranoid (IIRC there may be theo..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…8C

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@kadhirvelavan My knowledge dump is available at lopp.net/bitcoin.html - unfortunately it’s hard to condense into..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…hh

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@Cryptopolis0 I’m happy to dispense advice about them on Twitter. First piece of advice: don’t mix them together!

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I’m not available to help anyone buy crypto assets. If you can’t figure out how to do that then it’s a sign you’re..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…BT

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MSM coverage is going to push the latest Bitcoin bubble to amazing heights, at which point they’ll gleefully cover..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…YK

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@VinnyLingham Over a sufficiently long period of time, the fork for which the ecosystem is willing to pay the most..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…tu

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@fuhdawin Looks like @YourBTCC stopped selling it but perhaps you can find it elsewhere like etsy.com/listing/276641…

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@CoffeyBlog @SatoshiLite @NickSzabo4 I struggle to see how that would happen. What’s more likely to happen is that..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…nR

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@grandceltic Dollar cost averaging is generally the best practice; trying to time markets is pretty hard.

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The LTC premium on @GDAX leads me to believe that folks are logging into @coinbase, seeing these prices, and thinki..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…WL

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I spoke too soon. Congrats on hitting $400 LTC! You know, $490 LTC would flippen bcash… 🤣 twitter.com/lopp/status/94…

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murchandamus I just published “PSA: Wrong fee rates on block explorers” medium.com/p/psa-wrong-fe…

via Medium (retweeted on 7:21 AM, Dec 12th, 2017 via Twitter for Android)

Bitcoin on the front page of @CNBC not once, but twice. 😎 pic.twitter.com/rYzTbfrAcp

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@flyosity Sounds like a job for an immutable append-only database…

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Congratulations to @litecoin & @SatoshiLite on reaching $10B+ market cap and $200 LTC! pic.twitter.com/gXia0RVvdQ

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@Tshilidzi_Rhadz It was the only subject that interested me; I didn’t even see it as a choice :-)

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I’m pleased to announce that @BitGo has raised a new round! businessinsider.com/a-blockchain-t…

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Breaking news: Bitcoin busts into big leagues. pic.twitter.com/5qso0J5LFu

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Surely she shan’t cease selling shady shitcoins by the cybershore!

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Cryptonumismatists can continue collecting coins to kill central banks.

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I started studying computer science in 2002. There was no shortage of folks who were eager to tell me that I was wa..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…xi

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kyletorpey Bitcoin price is up more than 10x this year while transactions per day have been mostly stagnant.

Ethereum now doi..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…NT

via Flamingo for Android (retweeted on 7:27 PM, Dec 9th, 2017 via Twitter for Android)

Will Bulgaria make the smart play and HODL? twitter.com/Melt_Dem/statu…

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@PaulDeVos7 @compricadev @JackMallers Not necessary but getting your phone ported is just plain inconvenient.

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alexbosworth If you have Yubikey or other security token, be sure to read this guide github.com/lrvick/securit… from @lrvick -if you don’t have one, get one

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 2:21 PM, Dec 9th, 2017 via Twitter Web Client)

@RippleBull @nbougalis @JackMallers @projectfi Yeah, just make sure you keep backups of each token so that you can..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…d3

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@JackMallers I recommend switching to @projectfi - it’s porting-proof.

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@NairSharan @M_Gauche There’s no point arguing; folks can believe what they want. Though I’d note that while BTC is..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…k2

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@johnsonlau01 Sure; “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” applies regardless of how many assets you have.

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@johnsonlau01 Yes, and you’re increasing your risk / exposure by having even more coins in the same software.

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@mangouste22 @TREZOR @LedgerHQ No, those are hardware-backed wallets. They’re safe.

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@21_Million Yeah, hardware wallets are great. It’s the pure software multicoin wallets that are most vulnerable.

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@jonkytron1011 Hardware wallets aren’t prone to the same issues; they are the best option for both high security and ease of use.

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If you store all of your crypto assets in a software-only multi-coin wallet: congratulations, you’ve just created a..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…OT

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@flyosity Bitcoin Baron bodyguards are gonna make a killing!

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@prestonjbyrne I have family who are lumber traders - it’s a pretty boring asset class. Imagine if some exciting ne..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…kO

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@prestonjbyrne You claim that insane returns are being promised - no one has the power to make such promises. You’r..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…8Z

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@AlwaysBCoding In terms of data processing, sure. But if the on-chain data sizes remain small then technological ad..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…JN

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acinq_co To celebrate the end of this crazy week, we are finally releasing our ⚡️ Lightning Network Explorer! Enjoy! 🎉..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Hj

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:48 PM, Dec 8th, 2017 via Twitter Web Client)

nvk We’ve been working on something quite cool.🚀
At @Coinkite we believe the world needs an Open, Cheap and Ultrasecur..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…yE

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 3:47 PM, Dec 8th, 2017 via Twitter Web Client)

Overheard in a meeting: “sorry I didn’t get all my tasks completed this week; I was too busy fighting CryptoKitty fires.”

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matthew_d_green This clip of Ed Felten answering call-in questions is probably the funniest thing I’ve seen this month. youtu.be/_nbHe9bihns

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 1:17 PM, Dec 8th, 2017 via Twitter Web Client)

My “Lambo” is a 12 year old bank financed salvage title Lotus I won on eBay… ‘cuz I’d rather HODL BTC.

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whatbitcoindid Episode 3 of The What Bitcoin Did podcast is out featuring Bitcoin Badass Jameson @lopp. You can listen now by subs..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Bn

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:16 AM, Dec 8th, 2017 via Twitter for Android)

@anewcolouruk You can perform face to face transactions via services like localbitcoins. This is better for your pr..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Yb

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@anewcolouruk That’s the price you have to pay for the convenience of using on-ramps from the traditional financial..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Td

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It’s odd that we still have to explain why Bitcoin isn’t a Ponzi scheme. Ponzi schemes guarantee profits to early i..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…5Q

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@charliebilello @maxkeiser You forgot to account for altcoin airdrops that can be collected by bitcoin holders. 😉

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alexbosworth Cryptofishies will be my next project, built on the Lightning network. Everyone knows fishies scale.

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 4:56 PM, Dec 7th, 2017 via Twitter Web Client)

monerocurrency Introducing Monero Compatible Bulletproofs! getmonero.org/2017/12/07/Mon…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 3:48 PM, Dec 7th, 2017 via Twitter Web Client)

Distributed systems do not have a binary attribute of “centralized” or “decentralized” - centralization is a spectr..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…by

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@nvk I hope it works; daddy needs a new .50 cal!

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BashCo_ A List of Lightning Network resources for developers
github.com/bcongdon/aweso…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:45 PM, Dec 7th, 2017 via Twitter Web Client)

CobraBitcoin If @coinbase with all their engineers and money is struggling with scaling a centralized website, imagine how diffi..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…SN

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:44 PM, Dec 7th, 2017 via Twitter Web Client)

Coinbase trying its hardest to stop the runaway BTC train. pic.twitter.com/FOMIRFuqGB

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@WhalePanda I think he’s just confused; a lot of folks seem to think that “true free market” == “utopia.”

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1) BTC bull returns
2) /r/bitcoin turns into price posts
3) MSM picks up story
4) ignorant speculators buy in (YOU..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Zi

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@asmallteapot @flyosity Nobody ever lost money by taking a profit. But in my experience, most everyone who has sold..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Xh

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@cburniske And yet sometimes it takes the least interesting aspect of Bitcoin to get people’s attention so that the..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…UU

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And now let’s cut over to @maxkeiser for an update on the bitcoin exchange rate. pic.twitter.com/8R01Lx7zqZ

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@aantonop I am available to arrange a tragic boating accident to help rid yourself of your recent windfall. pic.twitter.com/5v6HVyaGku

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flyosity @lopp CRASHING UP twitter.com/lopp/status/93…

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 6:02 PM, Dec 6th, 2017 via Twitter Web Client)

@flyosity Don’t worry, I’m sure it’ll crash at some point! youtube.com/watch?v=XbZ8zD…

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acinq_co Drumroll … Announcing⚡️Lightning Protocol 1.0: Compatibility Achieved ✅

Very proud of the work we accomplished a..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…9V

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:51 PM, Dec 6th, 2017 via Twitter for Android)

Snyke Good news everyone :-p pic.twitter.com/hyFJYdLVHq

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“The Antifragility of Bitcoin” by @jimmysong youtu.be/PkiuIyOY0bs

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kimsetuatongha The Future of Bitcoin And How we will get there: Jameson Lopp @lopp and Ameer Rosic @AmeerRosic are live on youtube..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Pq

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 10:03 AM, Dec 6th, 2017 via Twitter Web Client)

Bitcoin busts into the top 20 “countries” with regard to global M1 supply. lopp.net/m1/rank.html pic.twitter.com/Lu8owIyYkS

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@xiaqun Sent TETH to that address. Please send future requests to support@bitgo.com to ensure they are seen by our support team.

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We’re streaming live with @jimmysong speaking about the antifragile nature of Bitcoin at @TriangleBitcoin! youtu.be/PkiuIyOY0bs

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No one is a “Bitcoin millionaire” unless they own a million BTC. pic.twitter.com/xk2tVyPhBH

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@rogerkver You probably should have ended that tweet right before the “but.”

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Y’all whippersnappers have it easy. Back in my day you had to convert your bitcoins into shitcoins and risk losing..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…kt

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Just had a client ask if we were going to support Lightning. After some back and forth we realized they meant this..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…vu

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Looks like somebody’s cashing out the $GBTC premium; it just dropped from ~80% to ~40% premium over BTC. pic.twitter.com/vrDB0YyIPk

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@Zonacats1 @jimmysong @TriangleBitcoin Jimmy will be joining us via Google Hangouts tonight. If you want to ask him..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…bn

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Tonight at 7 PM EST: @jimmysong explains why Bitcoin refuses to die due to its antifragile properties. The..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…pU

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Part 2 of my conversation with @maxkeiser as the @KeiserReport covers the inexorable march toward hyperbitcoinizati..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Jf

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There are at least 2 types of wealth transfers occurring in the crypto asset space:
* From fiat holders to crypto h..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…SO

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Who will be the next group to attempt forcing contentious consensus changes to Bitcoin? The usual suspects? Institu..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…w5

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“Would you like to buy a provably scarce digital kitty?” pic.twitter.com/V6ukOCYguI

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@xiaqun Sure, your fee address is funded now.

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@AaronvanW Participants may merely be mindshareholders 🙃

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The crypto asset social media sphere is a giant never-ending shareholder meeting with no agenda, no code of conduct..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…WU

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@leccytrain The crypto asset system that is most valuable will also be the most secure. I want my money stored in the most secure system.

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@TplusZero I’d love to see more stats to support that $27T number because that looks like it’s far more than all gl..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…jb

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I suspect the total value “stored” in payment systems pales in comparison to that stored in reserve assets. As such..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Su

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@CryptoSkive Most of the links in my “getting started” section are pretty short, describing how the system works an..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…3S

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@NicClive2 Pretty hard to time any market; cost averaging your buy-in over time is the generally accepted best practice.

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Invest your time in education before you invest your money in crypto assets; it’s like buying insurance against get..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…nf

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ravenio Que bien terminar la tarde mirando a @maxkeiser con @lopp youtube.com/watch?v=6Z79LA…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 6:39 PM, Dec 2nd, 2017 via Twitter Web Client)

@DamelonBCWS Maybe we should rename the repository “Bitcoin Schelling Point”

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If you see the core of Bitcoin on the road, kill it. twitter.com/rogerkver/stat…

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naval Objectively, the world is improving. To the elites, it’s falling apart as their long-lived institutions are flattened by the Internet.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 3:08 PM, Dec 2nd, 2017 via Twitter for Android)

@mcferny016 @Ric_V_ The Bitcoin network consumes exactly as much energy as the ecosystem is willing to pay to secur..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…1w

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Bitcoin has been declared dead 200 times. Long live Bitcoin! 99bitcoins.com/obituary-stats/

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I caught up with @maxkeiser on the @KeiserReport to discuss the crazy winding road to hyperbitcoinization. youtube.com/watch?v=UrettY…

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joaodealmeida94 Do you want to accept @lightning payments at your web store? @ln_zap is working on making it easy. This is a 1-clic..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…A7

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:59 PM, Dec 1st, 2017 via Twitter Web Client)

@realJuiceTown If you look at the comments on the video itself, you’ll see that I already did.

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@darraez @toosketch @VinnyLingham Probably because I think it’s important to discuss controversial topics and activ..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Cl

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@toosketch @VinnyLingham @darraez There sure has been a great deal of jumping to conclusions throughout this conver..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…vL

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There’s no point getting upset with supporters of one network calling the other network “Bcash” or “Bitcoin SegWit”..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…zZ

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@pierre_rochard @alonsofc @marcusakarufio Nodes /can/ help propagate data around the network or serve requests from..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…eM

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@connolly_dan @VinnyLingham @darraez Yep, my understanding is that mpesa just uses SMS thus all you need is a featu..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…oY

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@PeterRizun A significant portion of which are using feature phones that aren’t capable of performing cryptographic..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…4Y

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rusty_twit You may disagree with how was designed, but you should understand it. Genuine apologies if this is discom..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Qb

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:10 AM, Dec 1st, 2017 via Twitter Web Client)

@realJuiceTown This FUD is so terrible that they can’t even spell Lightning correctly.

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@BirdyyyEco Those speculative bubbles destroyed the poorly conceived companies like pets.com - stron..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…YC

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I think Bitcoiners agree that the ultimate goal is for any human (or machine) to have the freedom to be their own b..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…yv

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@darraez @VinnyLingham To be clear, no one is saying that entire countries are too poor to afford hardware. The foc..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…eK

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@CryptoRickyyy @VinnyLingham @darraez Actually, this person wins because they actually answered the question: twitter.com/BTC_Prince/sta…

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@PadiWind @VinnyLingham “Spend weeks traveling” is an incredibly inefficient way to answer a simple question. I fin..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…jU

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@BTC_Prince @darraez @VinnyLingham Cool, finally a plausible explanation for cheap computing hardware!

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@PadiWind @VinnyLingham Yes, and I’m trying to find out what smartphones are being purchased by people who only earn a few dollars a day.

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@VinnyLingham @darraez Interesting non-answer. It would be a lot more efficient for someone to just answer my quest..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…pX

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@BTC_Prince @darraez @VinnyLingham I find it fascinating that all the responses are trying to shame me for asking a..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…bp

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