Tag: marty bent

Apr 28 2022

One Step Closer To Municipal Bitcoin Permanent Funds

Fort Worth starting to mine bitcoin opens the door for more municipalities to put bitcoin mining proceeds into a permanent fund for future use.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1198: “One step closer to bitcoin mining permanent funds”...

Apr 27 2022

Is Speedy Trial The Best Way To Change Bitcoin?

BIP119, which adds limited covenants to Bitcoin, is the current conversation and many people question if Speedy Trial for Taproot was a good precedent.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1198: "OP_CTV and rough consensus" Sign...

Apr 22 2022

The Politicization Of Hash Rate Is An Attack Vector On Bitcoin Miners

As Bitcoin continues to grow — and with it, the target on its back — bitcoin miners should be hyper-aware of third-party risks and attempt to mitigate them.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1195: "The politicization of hashrate is an...

Apr 20 2022

The Rising Cost Of Energy Impacts Bitcoin Mining Profitability

The relationship between energy prices, hash rate, difficulty and the bitcoin price will be extremely important as the price of energy rises....

Apr 18 2022

From The Ground: The Bitcoin 2022 Conference In Tweets From The Protagonists

We’ve covered the Bitcoin 2022 conference from every possible angle. Except for this one. Our editor reported from the ground, and gave us a...

Apr 16 2022

Federated Chaumian Mints Provide A Way For Bitcoin Users To Distribute Trust

FediMint could provide the Bitcoin stack with an open source, distributed, censorship resistant custody layer for less technical Bitcoin users.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1193: "I am very bullish on Chaumian Mints." Sign up for the...

Apr 06 2022

Taro, Issue & Send Any Asset Through Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. Do We Need It?

The Taro protocol is the first big announcement to come out of the Bitcoin 2022 conference. With “bitcoinizing the dollar” as its target and Lightning Labs behind it, the news blew up in Bitcoin-Twitter after being strategically released the night before the event of the year kicks off. Nevertheless, notice that Taro is just a proposal so far. It has a long way...

Mar 30 2022

The Bitcoin Community Reacts To Greenpeace And Ripple’s Latest Attack

With the “Change The Code” campaign, Greenpeace and Ripple rubbed the bitcoin community the wrong way. The reactions kept coming throughout the day. Bitcoiners saw through the campaign’s literal intention and interpreted it as an attack on the protocol. And they weren’t quiet about it. In fact, they wouldn’t shut up. Related Reading |...

Mar 25 2022

Will Tether Migrate To The Bitcoin Blockchain With Advances In The Lightning Network?

Bitcoin company, Synonym, has successfully used the Lightning Network to send a Tether transaction, paving the way for stablecoins built on Bitcoin.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1183: "Tether has been sent via the Lightning Network"...

Mar 24 2022

Implementing Reusable Payment Codes In Bitcoin Wallets To Improve User Privacy

The Bitcoin Development Kit is planning to implement BIP47 which would allow users to receive via a static payment code and interact with more privacy.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1182: "BDK plans to add BIP47 support.” Sign up for the...

Mar 23 2022

Bitcoin Improvement Proposal 21 Eases User Experience When Paying Invoices

Different Bitcoin wallets have multiple options for whether to send an on- chain or a lightning payment which can be confusing to inexperienced users.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1181: "BIP21 is a no brainer." Sign up for the newsletter here...

Mar 18 2022

Bitcoin Mining Pool Protocol Stratum V2 Is Making Progress

If widely adopted, this mining pool protocol could help Bitcoin become more robust and decentralized.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1179: "Stratum V2 progress spotted in the wild." Sign up for the newsletter here....

Mar 16 2022

Energy Producers Can Lead The Transition To A Bitcoin Standard

If the energy sector adopts bitcoin, it could be the industry to wind up pulling the trump card.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1178: "Pressure forcing alternative transaction relay solutions." Sign up for the newsletter here....

Mar 12 2022

Bitcoiners Are Building Mesh Networks In Ukraine

As the war in Ukraine continues, the internet is proving to be unreliable. Bitcoiners are addressing that.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1177: "Pressure forcing alternative transaction relay solutions." Sign up for the newsletter here....

Mar 09 2022

As Trust Is Repriced In Real Time, Bitcoin Is The Only Solution

The world is headed toward a period of chaotic experimentation with dollar alternatives. Bitcoin is the only solution.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1174: "Trust is being repriced in real time." Sign up for the newsletter here....

Mar 03 2022

Lamar Wilson Explains Bitcoin’s Value Prop In Black America’s Biggest Radio Show

Entrepreneur and bitcoin educator Lamar Wilson brought the heat to The Breakfast Club. The self-proclaimed “World's Most Dangerous Morning Show” airs in most U.S. radio markets, plus it lives as a podcast and as a YouTube show. So, this is as mainstream as it gets. And bitcoiners made their way to it, as they seem to...

Mar 01 2022

This Is What A Real Attack On Bitcoin Would Look Like

Many Bitcoin miners in the West might acquiesce to government attempts to blacklist certain addresses if Russia attempted to skirt sanctions.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty’s Bent Issue #1170: “This is what a real attack on Bitcoin would look like.”...

Feb 23 2022

CoinPool: A New Design To Scale Bitcoin And Improve Privacy

CoinPools could enable billions of people to claim ownership of on-chain bitcoin, allowing for Bitcoin to scale while improving privacy in the process.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1167: "A detailed CoinPool design emerges." Sign up for the newsletter...

Feb 19 2022

Marty Bent Explains The Importance Of Bitcoin Self-Custody In U.S. National TV

Once again, bitcoin takes the big stage. Marty Bent, host of the “Tales From The Crypt” podcast, told a national audience: “They can only seize your digital currency, your bitcoin, if you’re holding it in an exchange.” It was in controversial TV personality Tucker Carlson’s show. The general theme, once again, was...

Hopefully, Bitcoin Will Increase Incentive For Cooperation

As Western powers attempt to stifle free speech and protest, Bitcoin may be our only hope to incentivize cooperation.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1165: "Censorship, microwaves and warmongering." Sign up for the newsletter here....

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