Chief Strategy Officer: @HRF + @OsloFF. Friend of democracy, civil liberties, Bitcoin. Foe of tyranny and the surveillance state.

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1/ My latest essay "The Village and the Strongman: the Unlikely Story of Bitcoin and El Salvador" is now live. How did the smallest country in Central America—most known for its civil war and gang violence—become ground zero for a monetary revolution? 🧵 bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/…
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Yellen: A U.S. default “would likely precipitate a historic financial crisis that would compound the damage of the continuing public health emergency,” throw the U.S. into recession and leave it a “permanently weaker nation.” cc ⁦@Stimpyz1wsj.com/articles/congress-ra…
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Evergrande's liabilities involve 128 banks and 121 non-banking institutions; the developer also hires 4 million people every year for project developments
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🔥CryptPad 🔥 A private alternative to Microsoft Office & Google Docs/drive -Open source - AGPLv3 -Browser based -Can export/save files as Microsoft suite compatible -Collaboration options to chat/edit docs -Client-side encryption - server doesn't know the contents of your docs
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🧡 Only The Strong Survive 🧡 A Philosophical, Technical, and Economic Critique of Prospects in “Crypto” Beyond Bitcoin by yours truly and my partner in crime, @Big_Al256, who, it cannot be denied, hits dingers. uncerto.com/only-the-strong-…
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can't believe this nonsensical piece of trash made the print edition lol ⁦@nytimes
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Just interviewed @lrettig regarding his departure from the Ethereum Foundation, we covered why he thinks Ethereum governance has failed. Very useful to contrast this with #bitcoin governance.
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The offshore yuan -- the exchange rate for China’s currency trading outside of the country -- is about to become the center of attention in financial markets around the world trib.al/GEenBDp
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The Sunday papers: “50% of Brazilians think Bolsonaro might stage a coup”
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Laughable cope from a proponent of a currency whose security model and monetary issuance is completely unknown and unpredictable over the next *two* years, forget the next hundred
bitcoiners act like declining security budget isn't an issue "until 2140" but halvenings decay issuance (& security) materially well in advance of that date e.g., in 27 years, its available security budget will only be 1% of what it is today in BTC terms good fucking luck, lol
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Will never cease to amaze that a decentralized, permissionless, open and neutral software project and empowerment technology with no board or CEO absolutely crushed all the megacorps over the last decade.
Total Returns over the last 10 Years... Bitcoin $BTC: +994,608% Tesla $TSLA: +15,200% NVIDIA $NVDA: +6,053% Netflix $NFLX: +2,337% Amazon $AMZN: +1,427% Microsoft $MSFT: +1,280% Apple $AAPL: +1,112% Google $GOOGL: +937% S&P 500 $SPY: +344% Bonds $AGG: +35% Gold $GLD: -6% Next 10?
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Police on the streets will exceed those allowed to participate in the first stage of Hong Kong's new election process today scmp.com/news/hong-kong/poli…
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I would rather be backed by the #bitcoin community than by the big banks. That’s it, that the tweet!
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"Bitcoin is a way out of our current system, which is exclusionary and unjust, and tends to prey on the weak and disenfranchised while letting the corrupt Davos crowd walk free." ― @gladstein
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In case you missed it! No Chinese stock left among global Top 10 as #Tencent slides. Firm’s value has shrunk $388bn amid tech crackdown. Chinese stocks drop off league table for first time since 2017. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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So this is mind-blowing - arbitrary power of French monetary colonialism in CFA inspires a highly articulate, high-tech advocacy of …. Yup you guessed it … bitcoin! All of it cast (by US video producers?) as a trajectory of three personal “awakenings”. Must watch!
*Superb* short video on @diopfode’s noble mission to fight back against French monetary colonialism in Senegal and other CFA nations peacefully through Bitcoin education and building accessible open-source Lightning tools for the masses ⚡️ 🇸🇳
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Russia is holding a parliamentary election today. This video nicely captures how it will go. Watch the woman in black, and the arm emerging from behind the flag…
В Кемерово наблюдатели от «Яблока» вновь зафиксировали вбросы на УИК 237: женщина пытается загородить от камеры руку, которая появлятся из российского флага и кидает в урну стопку бюллетеней
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Wow they actually did it (YouTube blocks a video that suggests what parliamentary candidates to vote for in order to reduce the electoral strength of the ruling United Russia party. Banned due to this information being "extremist")
⚡️Ютуб заблокировал видео с рекомендациями Умного голосования на выборах в Госдуму piped.kavin.rocks/watch?v=OVPorDqx…
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