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

February 2018

@TuurDemeester I really enjoyed the Hitler propaganda he spliced in there. Way to elevate the conversation!

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The beauty of voluntary systems is that everyone is completely free to disagree with each other, be as conservative..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…0J

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naval The idea that we usually need authorities to guide and govern. Evolution and capitalism create spontaneous order. M..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…hb

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@BitcoinUnlimit @AntonyZegers The reason /why/ the node count dropped is tangential to the point that it was quite..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…MF

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@santisiri @hernzzzzzz According to bitnodes.earn.com:
5.4% of reachable Bitcoin Core nodes run on AWS
18.4%..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…To

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@rbtkhn There’s evidence that supports the theory that quite a few bcash nodes are also operated by a few entities. twitter.com/lopp/statuses/…

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@notgrubles Well, “Satoshi’s Vision” is for everyone to use SPV wallets, so you’re gonna need a ton of nodes to ser..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…oh

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We suspected this already due to prior node count cliffs, but evidence continues to mount that 80% of Bitcoin Unlim..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…CB

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@WayneVaughan @PhilCrypto77 I’ve had conversations with folks who are envisioning building arbitrarily complex fina..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ce

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eiaine Wanna see how fast is? Here is a Lightning-powered vending machine in action! ⚡️
vimeo.com/256250634

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@3ullShark @pyskell You rule yourself by enforcing the rules to which you agree.

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@pyskell Indeed! Anarchy does not mean “without rules,” but rather “without rulers.”

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Bitcoin is not:
A crypto republic
Crypto democracy
Crypto socialism
Crypto communism

Bitcoin is crypto anarchy.

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@vakeraj @kyletorpey Surely this problem can be solved with a glockchain!

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@Zigganaut It’s already out! It trades under the ticker “BTC”

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Lightning is the TCP/IP of BTC. It will ultimately enable far more than just “fast payments” as innovators build mo..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…jW

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@BlockCypher Your transaction fee estimates are ~10X what they reasonably should be right now. Compare and contrast: p2sh.info/dashboard/db/f…

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A consequence of consumer convenience can be the creation of crutches that make you more reliant on third parties…twitter.com/i/web/status/9…7D

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aantonop Bitcoin Q&A: Misconceptions about Lightning Network youtu.be/c4TjfaLgzj4

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lightcoin For those curious about how a competitive/ polycentric market for security and contract/ law enforcement would work..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…nr

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@FlashJordanK Whomever wants that level of security. Private security is not a novel concept. In fact, IIRC there a..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…FY

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I’m fascinated by crypto enthusiasts who find it unacceptable for the State to have a monopoly on money, but are fi..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…QN

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@mrgan @flyosity You’re welcome to try. Meanwhile folks such as myself will be supporting liberating technologies l..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…vC

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JackMallers Bitcoin will succeed. Why? Because I won’t let it die. The developers, HODLers, unbanked, millennials, etc won’t le..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…nx

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@flyosity I’m sure this would work as well as the laws against moonshine and controlled substances.

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@flyosity I hate to break this to you, but it’s even easier to manufacture ammunition at home than it is to manufacture firearms.

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@MichaelSkolnik @twobitidiot Indeed, we should abolish the security theatrical organization known as the TSA.

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After LCash forks then someone should fork LPlatinum which can finally fulfill the role of being the platinum to Li..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Nt

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Litecoin Cash is the real Litecoin that follows @SatoshiLite’s Vision!
litecoinca.sh
*ducks* pic.twitter.com/BgDGXXNrRO

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@MattFnSmith If you’re using the javascript SDK then there should be local validation functions. I don’t think we o..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…QB

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Check out @timothyej’s visualization of UTXO distribution by age at utxo-stats.com pic.twitter.com/k0l14BxN7a

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Don’t forget to HODL your significant other today! pic.twitter.com/rbDhZ1jzbH

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@flyosity It’s illogical to expect anyone to be fiscally responsible with money they extorted from others.

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@ErikVoorhees @ShapeShift_io @BitcoinCom If they said “evil shills” then they were peddling propaganda. 2X was an a..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Ee

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@SoLara_Sys_Inc Not at all, this is a general problem for any type of investing. Few folks prioritize researching w..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…en

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The casualties of the Bitcoin brand battle will be the uninformed noobs. Savvy investors do due diligence and won’t..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…jN

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BrendanEich Hi, I created JavaScript. You should block JS used for 3rd party trackers, fingerprinting, ads. You should definite..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…jZ

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@ShapeShift_io @BitcoinCom Misinformation is contagious. Perhaps you shouldn’t partner with folks who use deception as a marketing tool.

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@NeerajKA At the end you are presented with all the forks. If you don’t choose the One True Bitcoin created by Sato..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…1Y

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Q: How many crypto “cash” coins are there?
A: 18 pic.twitter.com/LPJAZ9nBnu

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@ShapeShift_io @BitcoinCom This is really confusing; I can’t find “Bitcoin Core” listed anywhere on ShapeShift! pic.twitter.com/VNjCPEormm

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kyletorpey BitcoinCash vs Bitcoin is causing so much confusion that Coinbase can’t even get it right in their blog post. They..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…XE

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@ShapeShift_io @BitcoinCom That’s not possible; there is no crypto asset called “Bitcoin Core”

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@cointastical You’re referring to changing the protocol to support sub-satoshi units on-chain, which is a very diff..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…RX

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Technically speaking, the Bitcoin protocol does not recognize units of bitcoin - it only recognizes satoshis. Most..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…pV

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Hmmmm @Salon is rather vague about what they’re mining with the ad block alternative - hopefully they’re not trying..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…It

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Neat site with mainnet Lightning Network stats: shabang.io pic.twitter.com/2sYgXqEX3A

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Interesting: it sounds like if a significant portion of @monerocurrency users claimed tokens on airdropped forks, i..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…au

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WhalePanda Hodl Hodl Beta launched! Decentralized Peer-to-peer exchange for and $LTC. 0% fees until July and after th..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…bZ

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thebtcpodcast The Podcast #184: @tayvano_ details @mycrypto launch + @lopp from @BitGo stops by - thebitcoinpodcast.com/episode-184/ pic.twitter.com/rtPt4YnWbg

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New “Crypto Charity” section added to my Bitcoin Resources page - suggestions for other resources are welcome!..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…LE

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@Unixpro83 @PugetSystems Bitcoin and Lightning for sure. Possibly others.

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@BitRafson @LastoftheDoty @PugetSystems Running a Bitcoin node enables you to have the strongest security model for..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…IP

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@delicopsch56 @PugetSystems $2,500 - you can get similar specs for cheaper but this was fully assembled and tested,..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…3D

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@ba1020 @PugetSystems I set dbcache to 24000 (megabytes) though it only ends up using 11 or 12 GB. Core 0.15.1 is t..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Mp

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@cryptodeadly @PugetSystems Gonna let it run for a few weeks and see how it does before I consider OCing.

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@Dangravley @PugetSystems Underpowered machines can be capped by CPU and RAM. Desktops less than a few years old wi..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…48

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@BitRafson @LastoftheDoty @PugetSystems Yeah I intend to run crypto asset nodes (bitcoin, lightning, etc) on this machine.

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Just set up a maxed out @PugetSystems PC on PureOS 8.0.
Core i7 8700 3.2GHz 6 core CPU
32 GB DDR4-2666
Samsung 960..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Z1

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@mourad1bm @GlacierProtocol I think there are already plenty of custodial services and that adding more isn’t parti..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…TD

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@jordankittle I haven’t accepted their form for the 1099-K because they filed it for me personally but I only use G..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…k7

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@willcole Would be neat to see stats. This industry feels even hotter with demand for developers than when I was do..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…u5

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@ButtCoin @prestonjbyrne Burning them is a destructive operation - it’s probably better to harvest their heat over..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…qd

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The writing is on the wall for centralized exchanges. This comprehensive list of decentralized exchange software an..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Df

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@EMostaque Probably not in America, but some forlks said they had good developers overseas at reasonable rates.

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@brucefenton @kaiblueblu @blockchain_u Some folks were telling me that they had requested even further discretion (..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…9S

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Some folks ask how I stay cool through all the vitriol. Meet Bob, who helps me vent my frustrations while maintaini..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ir

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@real_jeojoe Lots of speculation and correlation is not causation. Regardless, the only way for the community to ve..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…wF

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@kaiblueblu It’s a Harry Potter reference and also a tip of the hat to the MimbleWimble protocol.

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@BitcoinCashBCH If you really think that’s their plan then blockstream has failed miserably at it. Almost nobody is..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Q6

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@BitcoinCashBCH If you think sidechains give any entities control over Bitcoin, you really don’t understand sidecha..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Zc

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My thoughts on the latest Satoshi Roundtable medium.com/@lopp/satoshi-…

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@pyskell @TuurDemeester I’ve had folks tell me that I’m not an engineer because I don’t have an engineering degree..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…2L

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@gold_pressed I’m pretty sure that anyone who proposes confiscating Satoshi’s coins is going to get laughed out of..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Wh

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@jimmysong My favorite theory is that Satoshi was an NSA team and the coins are sitting there as an early warning s..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…mP

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@DanDarkPill It happens; folks are free to interpret my words however they wish and some will inevitably misinterpr..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…QZ

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@RSTMSN @aantonop @starkness Folks have been asking this question on the LND slack and it seems the answer is no.

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@RSTMSN @aantonop @starkness Hmmm not sure; I think this would only work if the wallet functionality was being used..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…d1

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@DanDarkPill I never said that his words had merit. 😉

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@DanDarkPill Heh I never said CSW is Satoshi, just that it didn’t matter even if his unsubstantiated claims are true.

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Fooled by a Faketoshi once: shame on you for not requiring cryptographic proof. Fooled by Faketoshis twice: your reputation’s rekt.

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I’m not addicted to crypto, I’m just suffering from attention surplus syndrome. rt.com/business/41831…

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@LeeWallisUK That’s why you have to set up your cold storage in a way that you don’t have direct access to it.

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The trend of physical crypto asset robberies will accelerate if attackers have a decent success rate. Securing your..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Ym

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@kyletorpey Wait, a green Bitcoin logo? So is that Bitcoin Cash? But wait, it’s not rotated 30 degrees counterclock..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Yv

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@vakeraj @birdiehallson My agenda isn’t hidden - it will be far more profitable for me to increase the developers &..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Jf

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chris_belcher_ Electrum Personal Server, the best way to connect your hardware wallet to your full node lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitc…

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cryptograffiti New work debuting at !

Terrible Store of Value
Repurposed credit cards and acrylic on used ban..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…8d

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@jimmysong @twobitidiot @coinbase And yet it’s still more than a lot of crypto companies contribute. 😐

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bchaininsider This week @Saronimo joins @colingplatt and @sytaylor to discuss stories and we have the pleasure of int..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…vh

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Crypto assets are antifragile because they’re powered by people. They’re so antifragile that they can be built on a..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…iF

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Sending crypto assets to addresses posted on Twitter is effectively like handing cash to a rando on the street. The..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…e9

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There’s a lot of entertainment value that could be unleashed with a well produced series of Drunk Crypto History.

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@coindesk If you could keep the conversation elevated above the level of charting voodoo that would be grrrrrreat.

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@Ferdinando1970 In general. Doubt Bitcoin alone is that high.

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As far as I know, each of these people gave permission to have their name added to this t̶a̶r̶g̶e̶t̶ rich list. Ma..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…5D

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@TGun21 Check out the courses and technical resources I maintain at lopp.net/bitcoin.html

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@salman_rahim Generally they’re going to have a public @github profile showing their work.

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@birdiehallson Most developers are self taught. Formal blockchain education is in its infancy. I have a ton of educ..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…LV

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@crietmann Not sure, I’ve been talking to a bunch of people who are in the blockchain developer education space this week.

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@JINVIS123 @VinnyLingham Some, but developers are in high demand. I have crypto job postings linked at the bottom of lopp.net/bitcoin.html

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@SatoshMe The company that is building an application or service that makes use of a blockchain.

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I’m told that there are 14 open blockchain developer jobs for every currently employed blockchain developer. The sa..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…oi

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“The primary goal of the federal government should not be to keep citizens safe and secure. It should be to preserv..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…FB

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I thought about it. Then I remembered that 0 additional hashpower is required to increase the throughput to thousan..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…0q

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@zallarak @opentimestamps I find that the general trade-off is that developing on top of Bitcoin tends to have a hi..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…eV

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Services like @opentimestamps commit to the existence of gigabytes of data per day without putting all of said data..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…cw

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@WhalePanda To be fair, I’m impressed - I didn’t know pandas had thumbs.

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It’s not a crash, we’re just putting the “cry” back into “crypto.”

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CaitlinLong_ Whoa…So. Much. Liberty. In. One. Place! pic.twitter.com/DL7Wm7wfIh

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@misterdna Generally, yes. I only trade with a small portion of my holdings.

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The more loudly folks proclaim that Bitcoin is dying, the more dollars I dump for BTC. I’m not a professional trade..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…56

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@WayneVaughan @derose Permissionless protocols are powered by humans who coalesce around schelling points that are..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…za

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@prestonjbyrne @ErikVoorhees You’re saying crypto assets are doomed because some upset people will hire lawyers and..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…9f

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The crypto asset learning curve is steep, but you need not pay anyone to teach you - the only investment required i..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Lu

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@ErikVoorhees @prestonjbyrne I, too, get upset when I see people being irresponsible. But I can’t condone restricti..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…wY

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@TenaciousBTC @verretor There are multiple reasons why quantum computers won’t be able to break every cryptographic..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…iA

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The real flippening is well underway.

“Up to 2008, sovereignty created currency. We now live in a world where curr..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…H0

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“Bitcoin cultists” have voluntarily chosen to free themselves from a system that was imposed upon them without thei..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…YC

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murchandamus I just published “Excited for Schnorr signatures” medium.com/p/excited-for-…

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DMOberhaus Scooplet: Here’s the solution to the ‘Legend of Satoshi Nakamoto,’ the 3 year old bitcoin puzzle created by..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Gc

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Wow; @60SecDocs is a downright fascinating collection of stories. youtube.com/playlist?list=…

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COINTALKSHOW NEW COIN TALK!!

#6: How Low Can You Go? / Interview with @lopp overcast.fm/+Lb3DzkM6s

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@icodewebdesign Happens with every hype cycle. The newbies who manage to HODL will be “early adopters” during the next cycle.

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@CrypAzy Kind of; they hard forked to change the DAO contract so that the original owners could withdraw their fund..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…bH

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@CrypAzy Anyone is free to create their own “blacklist” of coins they deem suspicious, but no one has the power to..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…lw

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In the traditional financial system users are guilty until proven innocent, money is dirty until proven clean. With..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…mY

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If you got into crypto because you thought it was easy fast money, this is the part where you either pass the HODLe..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…th

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Bitcoin is simultaneously in a bull market and a bear market. It’s merely a matter of perspective. twitter.com/twobitidiot/st…

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@manan19 @WhalePanda @francispouliot_ @dwr Probably higher because I bet most BTC sitting on exchanges is not curre..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…JE

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meeDamian I just published a 2nd node - how to add .

medium.com/@meeDamian/bit…

next up: hardening..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…MU

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It’s great to see more and more academic research in the Bitcoin space, though researchers should realize up front..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…VA

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@freeslugs Seems to be a similar story. Only notable exception I recall is Monero, but Bytecoin was pretty shady.

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@CharlieShrem Much more pleasant than @BKBrianKelly’s “vomiting camel” formation, if I do say so myself.

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@freeslugs Right; the hard fork (ETH) was the clear winner within an hour or so IIRC.

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Bcash is 6 months old today and still is not Bitcoin. My suspicion is that contentious hard forks that fail to flip..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…M6

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@realcryptojake Don’t expect low volatility any time soon. Unlikely to happen unless btc hits high market saturation.

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