The Store of Value That Wasn’t: Two Years Ago Today, BTC...

TL;DR: On 17 December 2017, the speculative price of BTC across exchanges reached $19,783.06. Two years later, the fever dream is still very much...
The Crypto Red Pill and How it Leads to Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash

The Crypto Red Pill and How it Leads to Peer-to-Peer Electronic...

TL;DR: Right before the split between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash in mid 2017, I met someone very involved in the community. We were discussing...
Leaving Bitcoin Unlimited, Standing Up to Frivolous Lawsuits Against Developers

Leaving Bitcoin Unlimited, Standing Up to Frivolous Lawsuits Against Developers

TL;DR: I have decided that I would no longer like to be a member of Bitcoin Unlimited. The reason is that I feel Bitcoin...
Crypto Exchanges

LIVESTREAM The All-Powerful Crypto Exchanges: Hacks, Delistings, Faked Volume, Wash Trading

TL;DR: Decentralization, they said. Get you some crypto, son, they said, and escape the filthy fiat world. Be your own bank, they said. And...
Hong Kong

Lines at Hong Kong Train Ticket Machines? Protesters Turn to Cash...

TL;DR: "There is usually never a line at the train ticketing machines," journalist Mary Hui noticed recently at a Hong Kong station kiosk center....
Thought Experiment: What Would a Bitcoin Node Capable of 1GB Cost?

Thought Experiment: What Would a Bitcoin Node Capable of 1GB Blocks...

TL;DR: How much would a Bitcoin node handling 1GB blocks cost today? I did some back-of-the-envelope calculations to attempt an educated guess. 1GB blocks...
European Union GDPR Fails, Again: Silly Faith in Governments Protecting Privacy

European Union GDPR Fails, Again: Governments Do Not Protect Your Privacy

TL;DR: The European Union (EU) loves bureaucracy and regulation, favoring both always and everywhere over freer markets. They're especially distrustful of big business, irrationally...
Robinhood

Robinhood App Installed Bulletproof Glass at Front Entrance in Fear of...

TL;DR: “Some have visited Robinhood’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., in recent years to confront the staff about their losses," Nathaniel Popper revealed recently....
permission-less lifestyle

World’s Largest Bitcoin Cash Meetup Set for Australia: The Peer-to-Peer, Permission-less...

TL;DR: The co-organizer of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) meetups in Bangkok, Thailand, Jajaa, is best known for her quick, breezy videos showing use of BCH...
/r/Bitcoin Tries to Rewrite UASF History

/r/Bitcoin Tries to Rewrite UASF History

TL;DR: Recently, Forbes published an opinion piece by Kyle Torpey, This Key Part Of Bitcoin's History Is What Separates It From Competitors. The article...