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

May 2018

bascule A single spammer has seemingly taken down the IOTA network by getting control of 15% of the hash rate: reddit.com/r/Iota/comment…

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@meekers999 Stock engine; haven’t decided on the next car though I’m going to try out a Nissan GTR. Used to own a 3..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…tu

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@GeorgePeaboy Yep, they didn’t import many to the United States.

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@Fallenour @TriangleBitcoin beers are the first Saturday of the month.
@TriangleBitcoin & Business professional mee..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…5K

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@FarukOkce I have a few ideas but haven’t test driven anything yet.

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@greg_not_so IIRC the DMV makes the buyer pay it when you transfer the registration.

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@Fallenour I guess you don’t come to the Triangle Bitcoin meetups I run; we get beers monthly 😎

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@sajmathieu It’s an affordable high performance car, plus it’s 13 years old with 70,000 miles on it. I’m not really the Lambo type.

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Bitmobile for sale!
Well-maintained no-frills racecar with a colorful history.
3 BTC OBO
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@D_N_Weiss @JUN_Omise @VitalikButerin I don’t dispute that, though I’d certainly dispute that mining is only access..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…3J

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@JUN_Omise @VitalikButerin How is buying PoW hardware and electricity only accessible to a privileged few but buyin..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…LB

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@zooko @mattjustin305 @crypto_voices Right, I was commenting that Zcash users don’t automatically benefit from the..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…3l

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When Cypherpunks were told in the 1990s that it was illegal to export strong cryptographic algorithms from the US b..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…lu

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Whining about the energy expenditure to secure Bitcoin against computational attacks will have no effect. The Bitco..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ud

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@ElMichaelLewis In addition to the block subsidy (newly created coins) miners also collect transaction fees.

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@ElMichaelLewis Mining difficulty adjusts every 2016 blocks. It’s always unprofitable for /some/ miners based upon..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…nR

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@cryptigre How many scams can convince folks to part with their bitcoins?

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Hypershitcoinization is a prerequisite for hyperbitcoinization. nakamotoinstitute.org/mempool/everyo…

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Dynamic membership multi-party signature systems are underrated.

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@johnbyproxy Having a definitive technical document and roadmap requires having an authority who can enforce such d..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…LP

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@mark_engelberg @OrcadexNYC The requirements for running a full node vary wildly depending upon your configuration…twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Uc

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@mark_engelberg @OrcadexNYC There are some instructions here though it probably isn’t comprehensive. medium.com/@lopp/securing…

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@MichaWahl @OrcadexNYC @giacomozucco It sounds like you’re looking at Bitnodes, which IIRC was previously counting..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…S1

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@itsmangopeople @Coin_Shark @WhatBitcoinDid Yes, though it’s possible to add more precision. On Lightning Network,..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Qr

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OrcadexNYC On the first episode of our video series “Picture This,” Jameson Lopp (@lopp) explains why everyone should run a fu..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…ZY

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@lucas_lclc @giacomozucco @bitcoin_ch Did a double take at first because I read that as Giacomo joining the @Bitcoin_bch board!

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arcalinea Really glad to learn that @bryan_johnson, the founder of a brain augmentation company, is championing privacy as es..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…YQ

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crypto_voices Great discussion with @lopp on . Security and economics. Many current topics covered, come have a listen:..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…yU

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@WhatBitcoinDid @Coin_Shark Correct; the protocol performs all operations in units of satoshis.

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@Steve_Lockstep @Nouriel Bitcoin incentivizes miners to seek out the cheapest sources of electricity. The cheapest..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…kY

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@Nouriel Bitcoin doesn’t care how much you hate it; Bitcoin runs on incentives, not feelings.

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@F1v3am I had not, but that’s pretty much what I’d expect from a report by Izabella Kaminska.

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Always practice safe forking. It’s not an upgrade if it breaks people’s money. twitter.com/verretor/statu…

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I’m going live at and taking questions via Twitter: the livestream is at pscp.tv/coindesk

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CyberInvesting Never a dull moment when @KeiserReport @maxkeiser @stacyherbert take the stage (note the below picture)..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…NZ

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@gauchoeddy I’m mostly busy doing private events, podcasts, interviews, etc.

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MarcHochstein “Society in general will benefit if privacy is the default.”

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jimmysong I just published “Why Blockchain is Hard” medium.com/p/why-blockcha…

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You can find me in the Grand Ballroom East at 3:10 PM today where I’ll be talking with Andrew Poelstra & Johnny Dil..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…69

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We now have evidence that Consensus doesn’t scale due to the artificially restricted registration booth size. I for..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…I9

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@WhalePanda NYC is probably one of the worst places to own a Lambo. IIRC, average speed of traffic is 20 MPH.

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cryptograffiti Title: The Banks = The Rats
Medium: Rat poison and acrylic on foam core
Location: Berkshire Hathaway NYC office..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…rp

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@damian78787 It was increased last year when SegWit activated; we see blocks over 1MB, even 2MB on a regular basis.

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bitzuma The Princeton Bitcoin video course is an excellent resource. Here it is split up into short segments and annotated..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Aq

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@DGB_LTC_J Hard to answer in one tweet, but you can never build a MORE secure layer on top of a given foundation la..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…8q

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Just as Bitcoin’s whitepaper only described the starting point, not Bitcoin’s final form, so too shall it be with L..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…w9

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@WhatBitcoinDid There are incentives to running a full node such as privacy and self sovereignty. Interestingly eno..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…w4

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BashCo_ TX Highway has been a great website. But development has stagnated, causing it to become slow, expensive and unreli..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…gh

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@TobinGardner Nope, just figure I might as well have a little fun.

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2 years ago to the day; I still wear this shirt for the TSA. twitter.com/lopp/status/73… pic.twitter.com/PXd3T3fdea

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@jgarzik I’m sure you can find a better example to support your claim - every interaction I’ve seen with Frances ga..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…AM

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@CarpeNoctom It really depends; thanks to modern technology there is a much wider range of available options with d..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…5M

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@JimmyRagosa I suspect it’s OK but you’re probably gonna have to buy two plane tickets for a doublewide seat :-P

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@LukeDashjr You’re gonna have a tough time getting through the machines if you’re wearing hard armor. Soft armor is doable.

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Fun fact: TSA agents may look at you funny, but there are no prohibitions against flying with body armor. tsa.gov/travel/securit…

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learnmeabitcoin.com creator @in3rsha is producing great educational Bitcoin videos; you can check out his playl..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…HZ

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@LukeDashjr Don’t tell anyone, but I’m actually an AXA mole sent to infiltrate and undermine any future NYA style initiatives.

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Scrolling through the Consensus speaker list when, suddenly, a crypto giant appears! events.bizzabo.com/204885/agenda/… pic.twitter.com/rSJIDegjUz

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@WhatBitcoinDid Of course, and that’s the goal. Just like in the early days when it was really really hard to get s..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…f8

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@WhatBitcoinDid Currently, yes - if you don’t have any BTC in the lightning wallet that is not being used by paymen..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…O0

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@WhatBitcoinDid That’s the hilarious part about a lot of Lightning FUD; it often goes into low level explanations o..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…S8

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@WhatBitcoinDid Lightning wallets are hot wallets; you shouldn’t keep more money in a hot wallet than you’d keep in..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…fF

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@mejoshuaphilips I doubt it, at least not any more vulnerable than other cryptographic protocols. In the face of im..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…J9

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@VitalikButerin I before e, except for the million arbitrary exceptions.

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The marketing materials for VPN providers never mention the additional benefits of you becoming an expert at identi..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…28

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@realzachertel @alexbosworth How well connected and well capitalized the node is will be the primary factors. Power..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…oz

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@realzachertel Sure, I recall @alexbosworth posting some revenue figures. Though how profitable a routing node can..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…nW

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@anewcolouruk Any hardware that has data storage, even if it is supposedly temporary storage like RAM.

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Anyone who values their privacy should own a blowtorch to aid in the decommissioning of obsolete computing hardware..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…2v

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@C_as_in_Carl Yeah, very polarized - either 5 stars or 1.

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If you think Yelp reviews are rough, try reading Yelp reviews of hospital emergency rooms! pic.twitter.com/E1K6ISVfDJ

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Sometimes I see folks offering ICO services like this and I really wish Satoshi was still around because I wonder i..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…X8

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CasaHODL Stay updated on Casa products, design and news at our new blog!
medium.com/casa/manage-yo…

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pierre_rochard I’m launching an independent, fee-only advisory firm to assist institutional investors with Bitcoin investment thes..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…gw

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Some day the Bitcoin protocol will be so ossified that it will be silly to expend much effort discussing it and dow..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…1y

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@getongab It’s not necessary to remove objectionable content from a given data store if there are sufficient contro..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Zt

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@clemensley @ryaneshea Spam is in the eye of the beholder. Thus each user needs to be able to set their own criteri..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Mr

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@ryaneshea Would be nice to have a platform with a persistence guarantee; it’s quite painful to have to migrate con..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…al

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ryaneshea Today Blockstack PBC is announcing $1,000,000 to fund teams building decentralized social networks.

Your data is b..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…UK

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The real Bitcoin is the friends we’ve made along the way.

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@Beautyon_ I choose to believe that the narrative of “the banks are taking over Lightning Network” is an accurate d..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…wX

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@AdamSinger An ad hominem, a second ad hominem, and a strawman all in one tweet! Congrats on the trifecta.

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@HodlTalk @cryptowilson @BitseedOrg Well, we’re working on it at Casa. Other projects I like are any hardware walle..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…mx

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@cryptowilson @BitseedOrg No one knows, but there doesn’t have to be a malicious attack for said reliability to be..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…yF

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@steveinpursuit Your pessimism is admirable, but these are usability issues that will get abstracted away by hardware and software.

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@steveinpursuit Sweet strawman, Steve. Not everyone will run full nodes; the important thing is that the option is..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…fe

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@cryptowilson @BitseedOrg We’re years if not a decade+ away from non-technical folks being able to easily secure pr..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…hh

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@thekingvest @LachlanCraigie @deadalnix Timing matters - by fully validating you are preventing yourself from accep..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…b2

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@thekingvest @LachlanCraigie @deadalnix Rejection is all that is necessary to prevent yourself from being defrauded.

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@cryptowilson That’s why I’m a big fan of @BitseedOrg. Guns are far from the only weapon one can use for self defense.

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@scottcarat @eric_lombrozo @VoteFractal @_jonasschnelli_ Oaths aren’t laws; I’m referring to the Posse Comitatus Act.

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@eric_lombrozo @VoteFractal @_jonasschnelli_ This is an odd strawman I see often. Obviously you wouldn’t use rifles..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…DD

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And if you want to read some great dystopian fiction about a future in which the second U.S. Civil War was fought o..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Rb

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@ChrisBlec Full nodes shield you from rule breakers / fraudsters by automatically detecting and rejecting data that..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…PF

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“You don’t need to run a fully validating node” is the crypto equivalent to “you don’t need weapons and skills for..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Cr

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“Everyone should have the concept of how to protect yourself, your family, and your community.” After years of bein..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…w2

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I’ve heard from a highly reputable source that Bitcoin kills babies - Munger must have inside information on the ma..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…MX

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@jamocrypto It’s FUD that is founded upon a false premise that only mining nodes matter. In reality, if miners trie..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…9V

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TechAtBloomberg WATCH: Pied Piper’s Bertram Gilfoyle talks (rants) to @emilychangtv about the company’s recent ICO and his opinion..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Pz

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@Dmitriysz It took Coinbase two months to go from announced intent to deployment.
Announced intent:..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…8t

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@Dmitriysz It took BitGo twice as long due to the scale and migration requirements. BitGo is not a B2C company, it..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…6x

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It only took us 2 weeks to add SegWit support at BitGo and 1 week to add it at Casa (dedicating a couple devs each..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Km

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As we approach “Blockchain Week” in NYC, a reminder: back room deals are only effective against centralized shitcoins.

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@rogerkver Following this logic, what is your stance on @nChainGlobal’s plan to use patents (backed by threats of v..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Wd

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The real flippening is when mainstream consensus determines that it’s risky NOT to own any bitcoin.

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Whether or not Ripple is classified as a security by a government agency is not what actually matters.

What matter..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…v8

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@magnemg They should be half as huge if you delay the sale until the assets are in long term capital gains territory, at least in the US.

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@cyounessi1 Yes, the various platforms I’ve seen would margin call you around 50%. However, the good ones should gi..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…bP

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@cyounessi1 I don’t mean that exchange rate volatility will diminish - I mean that a HODLer whose value has increas..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…U3

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@cyounessi1 The key phrase is “wait a few years” which should make day to day volatility less of a concern. Funny t..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…6c

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@imadness @akhatami @unchainedcap @SaltLending Same. I looked at SALT but Unchained Capital was more straightforward.

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@Joe_Espresso In the US, short term capital gains are treated as regular income. Top bracket is 40%.

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@hanucraft The loan must be denominated in fiat, but collateralized with crypto.

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Broke: Go into debt to buy stuff.
Joke: Swing trade crypto hype cycles, make or lose a lot of money, end up with hu..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…u7

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CryptoBrekkie BLOCKCHAIN AND MORTY, Ep. 8! Aw geez, Rick & Morty fix a mining rig in this one, broh! ..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…sV

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Xentagz “The computer can be used as a tool to liberate and protect people, rather than to control them.” - Harold Thomas F..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Le

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@TimHedberg_ If Ethereum is the unstoppable platform it claims to be, it shouldn’t matter.

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Whether or not Ethereum is classified as a security by a government agency is not what actually matters.

What matt..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…mG

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Kudos to @Twitter for being candid about this mistake and warning users rather than sitting on it and hoping that t..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Qi

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“Bitcoin mining will destroy the environment!”

“Bitcoin will create a deflationary spiral that causes consumption..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…NC

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“Risk” is just a scary synonym for “opportunity.”

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This would make a pretty sweet Fortress of Solitude… newsobserver.com/news/state/nor…

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@rogerkver @derekmagill “techno-fascists”
“SegWit Justice Warriors”
“Core gestapo”
“developer cult” pic.twitter.com/3xqdSuViI1

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@akason77 For a wallet? The simplest secure solution is to just buy a Trezor or Ledger.

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CrimeADay 7 USC §8313 & 9 CFR §93.201(c)(2)(iii)(A) make it a federal crime to bring a theatrical chicken back to the United..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…5i

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@BMBernstein @aantonop @NakamotoInst I’d say that the very nature of these systems means that there can’t be a defi..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…U6

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AaronvanW The Future of Bitcoin: What Lightning Could Look Like bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/futur… via @BitcoinMagazine

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I can neither confirm nor deny that @maxkeiser and I are both dragon energy. pic.twitter.com/Vv7gBfXHFE

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Don’t call him Bitcoin Yeezus unless you’re prepared to call him Bitcoin Yuudas.

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“Cryptocurrency mining gets a lot of bad press, but we’ve found that power companies love mining because it creates..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…vx

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@bradmillscan @bitcoincoreorg I’m sure most of these commits are small changes, as is the nature of most initial contributions to a project.

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Welcome to the 21 new @bitcoincoreorg contributors in the past 2 months! reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comm…

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oleganza Crypto war 2.0 is at full scale now. People circumvent fascist states (hint: all of them are) by communicating free..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…EJ

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@VinnyLingham @mikeinspace Miners are already being compensated many multiples of what was being paid at the last h..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…2k

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@mikeinspace Why reduce the block size when you can simply double the price?

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There is no privacy without security.
There is no security without privacy.

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