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Look, the timing is too perfect. Good ole Bitfinex, known to manipulate Bitcoin markets, gets slapped with a serious demand from even more serious LEOs. Then they hilariously launch the $LEO token. LEO = law enforcement officer. They run a blackbox STO on the LEO, admit that none of the math has to add up, and raise $1 billion. It's motherfuckery to the core. Fortunately, Bitcoin Cash and othe...
Amir Taaki published a blog on Coindesk today outlining his feelings on the recent Binance flirtation with “reorganizing” the Bitcoin blockchain so as to deprive criminal hackers of their proceeds. The famed crypto-anarchist and creator of libbitcoin (an essential piece of code for later implementations of Bitcoin) believes that the incident underlines a fundamental weakness in Bitcoin: centraliza...
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Ha, I just read Bitcoin Origins for the first time. It's very long, and a lot of it is a bit boring. Scronty goes on for ages about how all the study in the run-up to Bitcoin's development happened. I can't say if I'm convinced or not. It makes more sense than other stories I've read. It explains some things about the communication style of Satoshi Nakamoto. But it also reads like bad fiction ...
Craig Wright is out there using the legal system in an attempt to silence people who don't believe he's Satoshi Nakamoto. The absolute ridiculousness of this only makes me think that he is definitely not Satoshi, but I've always thought it didn't matter whether he was or wasn't. Bitcoin is Frankenstein's monster, and it now has so many children and the like. If he ever definitively proved he was S...
1 **There's nothing more annoying than supposedly wise technologists who are sure of things. **Beyond the laws we know, like the ever-changing rules of programming languages or the limits of current networking technology, no one can predict the future. Disruption is the nature of this world. I didn't actually see BSV coming. But I'm fine with it. Three bitcoins is better than one. I don't like...
Everyone's losing their minds about high fees on Bitcoin right now. Bitcoin Cash is having no such issues, and actually proportionally greater gains. I'm on record as saying I support all three implementations. Which I do. But one thing you can say about the BCH world is that they want the transactions, they want them on chain, and they're ready to handle them. If the price goes up much more, ...
(2006, fiction) I threw my coffee at the white door and caffeine splattered back to my bed striking my arm with liquid heat as a cloud of ceramic shards spread before me. It was something, but I needed everything. I struck across the bedroom, took my first novel from an otherwise empty bureau. Used my dampened cigarette to set the manuscript blazing. Smoke swirls bellowed victory, and I...
I’m about to connect two things that might not seem immediately related, but they definitely might be. Let’s leave Venezuela out of this one. Let’s talk about the world’s largest petroleum producers: MENA, the Middle East and North Africa. MENA countries are largely followers of Islam and include Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, and Syria. Donald Trump recently opted to recognize – against internati...
Okay, so I got some cryptos in today. One dividend paid out around 50,000 Dogecoin on a day when Doge happens to be pumping. I take that over to the Blackjack/Roulette table, turn it into 55,000, call that good enough. That's after I gave out like 3000. So I cut about 8,000 extra from it. I don't like to risk it after recently losing half a million Doge in 7 hands of Blackjack. All the whi...
This project turned out to be a lot more expensive and more work than I thought it would be. I bought 4 8' x 10" boards, four connecting things, and 12 bags of sand. $150. Wasn't enough sand. Started here: After the first 12 bags of sand, here's where we were: So I bought another 17 bags of sand. Still really isn't quite enough. They were a dollar cheaper at Walmart. Here's where we ...
Okay, so the Trump legal defense on obstruction charges is pretty simple. It argues that since Trump has the constitutional authority to fire cabinet members like the FBI director at will, he couldn't have been obstructing justice. Nevermind that the federal statute on obstruction is very broad, as this lawyer writes: It seems there is an unlimited number of scenarios that could constitute obstruc...

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I have four kids. Their mom is not currently in the picture. At this point I can't rule out her coming back into the picture at some point, but it seems unlikely. When we met, she was so beautiful. A 10, I'm serious. Perfect body, a free spirit. I married her two months later. We had our oldest less than a year later. Things were good for a long time, then there was an incident with the neighbor...
We need thousands of people for this thing to work. I understand that the site doesn't take money in directly, so a referral program might seem hard to do. But what about a level system? Say, for ten referrals you earn a level. Then for twenty. And so on. And at each level, you get a slightly larger take of upvote earnings. So when you upvote something, and someone upvotes after you, you...
Had to disinclude this from an article at work. I wish Craig Wright would just be happy with how far life has carried him. As a matter of fact, I’m already on the record as having some respect for Bitcoin SV. Not the work that Wright has done on it, which is none, but the works of _unwriter. That dude just codes. He’s a cypherpunk, and he’s following his convictions. He doesn’t care about the ...