Alright since no one else seems to have done it, here's the running thread of laser eyed #Bitcoin politicians from Central and South America 👇
He was joined by El Salvador's president of Congress
"This week we start with an important project to innovate Paraguay in front of the world! Our moment has come, our moment."
Brazil - Brazil's Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio Grande do Sul.
No lasers, but preparing a similar bill as El Salvador's legal tender bill for Panama

"I can't believe it, but this is how it is."
Mexico again! This representative says they're promoting and proposing a legal framework for crypto in Mexico as per @DocumentingBTC
Mayor Suarez @FrancisSuarez is now offering to host a summit in Miami and I'm nearly sure it will happen. Hell, I probably know people who will fight to sponsor it.

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On this momentous night in #Bitcoin history, I’ve see a number of people ask “how could this possibly not cause the price to go up?”

My theory: individual events don’t impact bitcoin’s price, at least, not really and not alone.

Bitcoin markets seem driven by big, structural narratives that create raison d’etre for new entrants to participate.

We’ve been in one of those since March 2020: money-printer-go-brrr-means-inevitable-inflation-means-institutions-get in here.
Within the context of those meta narratives, individual events that validate and amplify the narrative can impact price - both by drawing new people in on the strength of the evidence for the narrative as well as by arming bulls and traders who are inclined to go long.
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This new crop of critics pointing to the history of technology to explain why #bitcoin will inevitably be disrupted by something newer have totally missed that the most powerful forces in social technologies are not product features, but *network effects*
“Hurrrr but MySpace and Facebook.”

Yeah, and it’s been 15+ years since Facebook won. It has 2,800,000,000 users. Do we really think that nothing technologically better has come along in 15 years?

No, it’s the network effects.
“But bitcoin isn’t a social technology!”

Money is first and FOREMOST a social technology. By definition money is irrelevant without networks of people to exchange it. We just happen to call these networks markets.
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Ah yes, New Year's Eve. A time to reflect, look forward, celebrate, and throwback Long Reads Sunday style with the BEST BITCOIN TWEETS OF 2020.

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2) Let's start by going back to February.

Even before the full impact of COVID-19 kicked in, bitcoiners were thinking big about the epoch shifts we were in the midst of.

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-26 year dictator arrests popular YouTuber who plans to run for prez
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-Massive demonstrations begin, not just in the capital but in 20+ cities around the country
-Police are INCREDIBLY brutal. 6000+ arrested. Widespread reports of torture. Horrifying audio evidence of torture all over the internet.
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-Internet shut off for 4 days
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This was an INSANE month. Social unrest and market disconnect. The Hertz bankruptcy bet.

If you want to understand the macroeconomic story right now, this thread is for you.

Let's dive in! 🧵👇
2/ A quick note! If you’re more of the audio type, I did this best of macro content as a @BreakdownNLW podcast as well.

Check it out on @coindesk…

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As if #bitcoin didn't have so much else going for it right now, the absolute fucking *intrigue* of the living history of it is insane.
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