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Long Reads Sunday #37.

Some weeks, LRS is aaaaall news. This week, however, the crypto community came *hard* with research, analysis, and debate so thoughtful you’ll hope the bear market never ends. 🔥

Carve out some *serious* time for this. Thread👇
2/ On the topic of the bear market, one of the commonly held sensibilities of the past year is that while users might not be flocking to crypto, developers are. @cburniske argues here that it’s because “can’t be evil” matters more to them.
3/ Turns out, this sensibility about devs is correct. According to some amazing new research from @ElectricCapital, the number of devs working on public coins has doubled in 2 years - more than 4k devs contribute code to 2.8k projects.
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Ten years of Bitcoin: Evaluatong Bitcoin as a monetary system. #MITBitcoinExpo by @nic__carter
Currently Bitcoin processes over a billion dollars per day. Press is obsessed with txns/second but overall value moved is a better market
Lots of concern over drop in mining rewards and whether fee market will be enough to secure BTC. But what do BTC's security model?
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Panel on Landing Bitcoin on the Moon with @_JustinMoon_ @pierre_rochard and @JackMallers #MITBitcoinExpo
You don't really need to know anything to start using Bitcoin, you should just buy $20 worth (not your life savings) and start playing with it. Using and interacting with Bitcoin is the best way to learn.
The hardest thing for Merchants using Bitcoin is price volatility. Another big challenge is goat on ramps, but there is excitement from grayish industries like marijuana for a solution that can't get shut down arbitrarily.
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How to fund crypto development by @arjunblj #MITBitcoinExpo
Historically, 3 open source business models have already existed - company supported, Hosted Services and Consulting
Companies in between hosted services and consulting tend to have the best financial outcomes. E.g. Redhat acquiditon
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After having fun with @LN_Pizza, we played around with @lightning node. First of all, thanks to @CasaHODL for donating a node to @MITBitcoinClub. We will be *raffling* the second node to Expo attendees. Get excited! #MITBitcoinExpo mitbitcoinexpo.org
Here is a step by step guide for whoever wins the node!
Open the beautiful white box and it comes with an AC power supply & 3 international adapters, an ethernet cable, a cable for the hard drive. (Not @ProfFeynman book unfortunately, apologies for the bad photo)
The next few steps are well described in the Casa instruction guide
1. Plug the hard drive adapter cable into your Casa node
2. Plug the ethernet cable into your Casa node and Wi-Fi router
3. Plug the power cable
4. Wait for a few minutes impatiently
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We’ll be announcing a first wave of speakers over the next few days! Confirming more every day, and excited to have every one! For the most up to date list, check out mitbitcoinexpo.org #MITBitcoinExpo #TheNext10Years
Starting off, can’t wait to hear from @tdryja, research scientist and thought leader at @mitDCI! Co-author of the lightning paper and currently working on Utreexo, he has insights to share about the future of scalability! #MITBitcoinExpo Get your tickets: mitbitcoinexpo.org
@cathieyun’s absolutely blown us away with her cryptography for @go_interstellar - some might even say she’s bulletproof! Can’t wait to hear her speak at the #MITBitcoinExpo. #TheNext10Years Get your tickets here: mitbitcoinexpo.org
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