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LNP/BP & sat & timechain Maxi. Cypherpunk LARPer. Anti-modern-art Qbist. Metaphysical Paleo-libertarian. Balanced-ternary Lesbian. Black-market Supremacist.
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Sep 14, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
A new, great #Bitcoin meme has born today!! #MegalomaniacRoger!!!

This is the first iteration. Please RT and make your own version. A few humble suggestions:

"I'm the reason heliocentrism is so popular today. I did it once, I will do it again with Hollow Earth theories!!!"

"I'm the reason antibiotics are so popular today. I did it once, I will do it again with Healing Crystals!!!"
Aug 18, 2018 17 tweets 31 min read
@MeniRosenfeld @_Kevin_Pham @francispouliot_ @VitalikButerin @TokenHash @StopAndDecrypt @adam3us @DanielKrawisz Thanks for the detailed example, I think I see the disagreement point. Give me a few hours for dinner & I will try to point it out. @MeniRosenfeld @_Kevin_Pham @francispouliot_ @VitalikButerin @TokenHash @StopAndDecrypt @adam3us @DanielKrawisz Sorry for delay.
I think your conservation scenario assumes 2 unrealistic things:
- that you can always keep the same nominal BTC/BCH balance while consolidating, spending & receiving, while at the same time not trading;
- that not only you don't trade, but also nobody else does!
Jun 27, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Don't trust Zcash & Mathew Green. They are in bed with the enemy. *Matthew, with double t. The Zcash cryptography expert clearly stating in the "deleted" interview that government backdoors in Zcash are both technically feasible and a desired feature.
Jun 20, 2018 26 tweets 5 min read
You guys know that I have a fetish for analogies, so bear w/ me about this one. Thesis: if Bitcoin is digital Gold, then the (pseudo)"SPV" model for light nodes is digital Coinage, w/ basically the same trade-offs & risks. Argument development following in this tweetstorm: 1) Physical gold was a GREAT form of money for ancient civilizations: great durability in time, good divisibility/density tradeoff, fundamental scarcity (before asteroid/ocean-floor mining), not-too-much-elastic supply due to estraction costs, fair access, recognizability.
Jun 3, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
1) Bitcoin, right now, is a little bit more "digital gold" than "digital cash" only because of PRICE dynamics (not affected by inflation, monetization driving appreciation, gresham law discouraging spending it instead of fist if not necessary), NOT at all because of tx COSTS! 2) Tx costs for ANY form of "cash" known in human history, while often trivial in face-to-face txs (except for verification costs, often quite high), are always orders of magnitude higher than non-cash scriptural money in every case implying distance or complex interactions.
May 17, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
1) My answer would be: it probably can, though maybe not alone. The first scaling problem would be that, in current design, "everybody" out of those 7 billions (not really: you should discount for newborn babies, Amish people, etc.) should have at least 2 channels w/ enough... 2)...liquidity in both directions. Assuming a more realistic set of about 4 billion (so excluding heavy IoT/M2M scenarios), if anybody funds 1 channel & "receives" funding for another one, that's 4 billion txs. You don't really have to assume many channel closures: that's just...
May 1, 2018 54 tweets 10 min read
Ok, here I am. I'll write down some bullet-points. This isn't a rebuttal of your article (no time for that, at least not now): it's just my own list of arguments about what specifically I think makes you, and every other bcasher who isn't intentionally malicious, stupid. 1) Bitcoin is one of the greatest financial opportunities in human history. If anyone interested in wealth & misses it/fucks up w/ it, qualifies as stupid. I get from your other tweets that you're not interested in wealth (I am), so at least this point doesn't really concern you.
Mar 31, 2018 14 tweets 3 min read
It's fashinating: w/ negligible exceptions, almost every single line that you can read on newspapers about Bitcoin & related topics are ABSOLUTELY wrong/false. Not just slightly incorrect or oversimplified: the complete, exact OPPOSITE of reality!
My favourites: 1) "Miners use computers capable of solving VERY COMPLEX computations!"

No, those "computers" solve one of the LEAST COMPLEX you could imagine: just guessing random numbers. Pretty simple. Then they have to check them against a SHA2 function, just like any other non-mining node.
Mar 26, 2018 26 tweets 5 min read
So, a few reasons I don't like Zcash.
1) If you see a great FOSS project, w/ network effects & traction, before you decide to just fork it into your own pet project, I think logic & morality impose you to study the existing one, understand it, try to contribute to it AMAP. 2) That's even more true if we are talking about a project aimed to build an infrastructure-level, open standard, were convergence & stability are paramount, & not about a consumption-layer, proprietary product or service, were competition & (fast) evolution are paramount.
Mar 22, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Appreciated. Let's try here.
1st Rule:
You should use hardware wallets (especially if/when) you do move your bitcoins. Yes, hardware wallet security does suck. Except that everything else sucks harder. Almost any attack surface on HWWs is worse on PCs & (worst of all) mobiles! 2nd Rule:
If possible, you should use > 1 HWW solutions. In a multisig if you are a pro (…), just splitting your bitcoins if you aren't. It's harder to compromise 3 firms, & different HWWs often leverage different security assumptions/tradeoffs.
Dec 23, 2017 10 tweets 2 min read
1) Tl;dr for this thread:

"I want a cheap and fast system for small/instant transactions in my physical shop!!!"

"Ok, the rational choice is to accept credit cards, applepay and stuff like that." 2) "But...but I want a cheap and fast system for small/instant transactions in my physical shop using Bitcoin, because, even if I don't need censorship resistance, Bitcoin is cool!!!"

"Ok, the rational choice then is to use trusted third parties for bitcoin-nominated tabs."