Tag: marty's bent

Sep 24 2022

Public Fedimint Testnet Launched On Signet

If this user experience can be replicated on mainnet, it is easy to see how federated Chaumian Mints can quickly become popular for widespread use.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1266: "A Fedimint signet appears out of the wild." Sign up for the newsletter here....

Bitcoin Miners Don’t Exist — But Bitcoin Validators Do

Calling bitcoin miners bitcoin validators will improve the public's perception on Proof of Work (PoW) and prevent the framing effect from occurring.This is an opinion editorial by Doc Sharp, a bitcoin product designer currently funded by Spiral to contribute to various bitcoin FOSS projects.It's not a stretch of truth to anyone who's been around the digital assets space for a while...

Sep 22 2022

Validating Lightning Signer Separates Keys From Nodes

The team at Sphinx is using the Validating Lightning Signer architecture to separate the keys from the Lightning node using a dedicated signing device.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1264: "Don’t underestimate human creativity." Sign up...

Sep 21 2022

Bitcoin Will Replace SWIFT Before It Replaces Visa

Bitcoin is a perfect fit as a means of exchange for entities who would traditionally make up the majority of transactions on SWIFT.This is an opinion editorial by Shinobi, a self-taught educator in the Bitcoin space and tech- oriented Bitcoin podcast host.With the advent of the Lightning Network the notion of bitcoin as a means of exchange has been taking off in...

Sep 16 2022

Podcasting 2.0 Will Bring Bitcoin To The Masses

Podcasting 2.0 has the potential to be the first “killer app” outside of using bitcoin as a sound savings vehicle, likely bringing bitcoin to the masses.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1262: “The content monetization via LN wave is here.” Sign up for the newsletter...

Sep 15 2022

Consumers Are In The Eye Of The Inflation Hurricane

While many talking heads would like you to believe that inflation is slowing down, the current policies only serve to make the problems significantly worse.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1261: “CPI Shocks the Markets.” Sign up for the newsletter here...

Sep 14 2022

Mining Concentration In America Poses A Major Threat To Bitcoin

Blind patriotism encouraging further centralization of mining in America is a regulatory capture trap.This is an opinion editorial by Shinobi, a self-taught educator in the Bitcoin space and tech-oriented Bitcoin podcast host. Since the mining ban came to China, there has been a massive migration of Bitcoin...

When Companies Track Purchases, Bitcoin Privacy Is More Important Than Ever

It is extremely important to educate bitcoin users on best practices when it comes to receiving and sending bitcoin as privately as possible.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1260: “They're using debit and credit card purchases to make lists.” Sign up for the newsletter here....

Why Bitcoin Is Pristine Collateral For Lending

Bitcoin’s attributes will lead to its inevitable usage as collateral for lending, mainly due to its superiority over real estate’s properties.This is an opinion editorial by Leon Wankum, one of the first financial economics students to write a thesis about Bitcoin in 2015.Today, the most common form of collateral used by a borrower to secure repayment of a loan to a...

Sep 12 2022

BitBlockBoom Bitcoin Conference Surpassed All Expectations

BitBlockBoom connects Bitcoiners and like-minded individuals, providing opportunities to enjoy each other’s presence and learn.This is an opinion article by Tone Vays, Analyst and Derivatives Trader, Founder of Unconfiscatable and The Financial Summit.As the fifth annual BitBlockBoom came to a close, founder and organizer Gary Leland sat on stage reflecting on the challenging road taken over the past...

Sep 10 2022

Bitcoin's Accumulated Momentum Is Going To Be Hard To Stop

While "the smartest people in the room" scan the horizon, bitcoiners are out there actually building the future they want to live in.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1259: "Bitcoin is action. The accumulated momentum is going to be hard to stop."...

Sep 08 2022

The Energy Crisis Will Turn The Money Printers Back On, But Only Bitcoin Can Solve It

The only way out of this mess is to adopt a money that is extremely hard for the unproductive class to corrupt. That money is bitcoin.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1258: “The energy crisis is going to turn the money printers back on faster...

Sep 05 2022

El Salvador And Bitcoin After Bukele

Why the Bitcoin Law in El Salvador being reversed is more unlikely than you might think.This is an opinion editorial by Jeremy, an advisor to Escape to El Salvador which is a community of professionals who assist expats in gaining residency and citizenship in El Salvador.It has been wonderful to watch so many people visiting our beautiful country recently! They fall...

Sep 03 2022

Bitcoin Will Find Success Via Ultimate Utility

Sep 03 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture marty's bent maximalism

Bitcoiners should lean into the utility of bitcoin while recognizing the problems with the incumbunt systems.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1257: “Success via ultimate utility.”...

Sep 02 2022

A Criticism Of The Current Bitcoin As Money Narrative

As it stands, the argument for Bitcoin as money has several components which could be called into question.This is an opinion editorial by Taimur Ahmad, a graduate student at Stanford University, focusing on energy, environmental policy and international politics.Author’s note: This is the first part of a three-part publication. Part 1 introduces the Bitcoin standard...

Sep 01 2022

Most People Are Not Prepared For The Extent Of The Energy Crisis

This transition is going to prove to be tumultuous for many around the globe and some are just beginning to realize this.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1256: “Most people are not prepared.”...

Aug 29 2022

Examining The Incentives Of Stablecoins On Bitcoin

The incentive impacts that stablecoins have on Ethereum could equally arise in Bitcoin if enough value is brought into the equation.Since the announcement of the Taro protocol by Lightning Labs, the topic of stablecoins issued directly on the Bitcoin blockchain has become the center of conversation again. In reality this is not something new....

Aug 28 2022

Who Cares About Bitcoin Maximalism?

Trying to define and apply the label of Bitcoin Maximalism is a non-productive criticism that obscures more than it clarifies.This is an opinion editorial by Shinobi, a self-taught educator in the Bitcoin space and tech-oriented Bitcoin podcast host.What is Bitcoin Maximalism? People will not stop asking this question, either to defend it as a virtuous label, or to attack it as...

Aug 26 2022

What Does It Mean To Orange-Pill Someone?

It is wise to reflect and improve upon the different ways we currently measure successfully introducing someone to Bitcoin.This is an opinion editorial by Mark Maraia, an entrepreneur, author of “Rainmaking Made Simple” and Bitcoiner.If you have been in bitcoin long enough or been around someone who is a strong proponent of bitcoin you will have eventually heard this phrase: “I...

Aug 25 2022

The Path To A Bitcoin Standard In Africa

A Bitcoin standard in Africa could mean economic growth, higher quality of life and financial freedom for all Africans.This is an opinion editorial by Charlene Fadirepo, a former U.S. federal regulator and Bitcoin activist.In this article, I will be discussing the current state of the rapidly growing Bitcoin ecosystem across the continent of Africa and how this progress will enable the...

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