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Busy Sunday for me so far, kicking off #SkepticismSundays a little late!

The goal of this thread (which I'll post weekly on Sunday's) is for discussing the uncertainties, shortcomings, and concerns some may have about Bitcoin.

NOT the positive aspects of it.
Discussing things with a critical thinking approach and level-headed discussion helps us learn where Bitcoin and it's community can improve and go from there. We had a *fantastic* amount of good conversations last week so I can't wait to see this week's!
What's gotten you thinking, has you concerned, or always irked you about Bitcoin, its ecosystem, etc?

One potential avenue I'd love to hear more thoughts and skepticism on is the viability of the current P2P exchanges out there, what could be improved, etc.
P.S. - this is originally happening on Nostr each week, with this week's here:…

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Apr 3
A thread on Wasabi Wallet after more digging/research:

First off, please do not connect my joining their Space last week or researching their protocol as lending *any* credence or support for their approach or wallet. I still do not recommend using it in any way.
Digging into WabiSabi has revealed some core issues that should prevent you from considering using it. Note this list is not in any particular order.

1) Wasabi's funding and willing usage of chain surveillance companies puts your on-chain data at risk when you use them.
This usage of CA could not only lead to harming your privacy directly, but could also easily be turned into a honeypot where "bad inputs" automatically get sent to mix with only Sybil inputs, providing 0 privacy but not showing that in your client.

Easy surveillance.
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Nov 5, 2022
Tonight the creator of my favorite mobile OS, @DanielMicay, gloated that he weaponized Twitter reports to get my friend Henry's account permabanned and is trying to get @techloreistaken banned as well.

I just... I'm so tired of so much of this space.
You can see my reply here, but @DanielMicay deleted his original tweet after I called him out on it:

If this alleged abuse is actually happening and being done by Henry, prove it and let each of us come to our own conclusions.
Abusing Twitter mass reports to silence someone you don't like and have a beef with is a disgusting weaponization of a broken system and something I thought would be beyond the creator of a fantastic privacy and security platform in @GrapheneOS.

Sadly I appear to have been wrong
Read 9 tweets
Oct 3, 2022
1/ So absolutely thrilled to announce that I'll be joining @FOUNDATIONdvcs as Head of Content next week!

My goal from day one is building out the best content and educational material in the space for sovereignty and personal privacy. Image
2/ I want users to be able to come to Foundation for not only sovereignty tech, but all the info and content they need for a holistic approach to personal privacy as we continue building out our tools and offerings to empower the community.
3/ A heartfelt thank you to @zachherbert and the team at Foundation for following my work in the space and inviting me to join them, empowering what I'm passionate about and helping them expand and grow their content strategy.

It's going to be an *awesome* combo.
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Oct 3, 2022
Bitcoin maximalists are really making it easy to separate those who actually care about freedom and cypherpunk ideals and those who simply want to pump their bags.

Asking for millions of $ in funding to attack #Monero instead of spending it on #Bitcoin privacy dev is disgusting.
Ethics/care for human freedom aside, Monero doesn't give an F, and such an attack would provide a live chance to test (and likely improve) Monero's anti-fragility.

If Bitcoiners want to spend their money hardening Monero and funding miners, they have the freedom to.
I freaking love bear markets because they separate those who are ideologically aligned from those who are in it for ulterior motives and simply want "their" thing to win.

Thankfully there are *many* who are in it for the right reasons and understand the fight.t
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Oct 1, 2022
Only one day in, but have to say that if you have *any* ability to make it to #hcpp23 next year, DO IT!

I knew these were "my people" when I saw @SamouraiWallet, @ZeusLN, @cakewallet, @GrapheneOS, and @pop_os_official commonly in the wild.

The cypherpunk future is now.
Some of the best presentations I've heard so far in the space, and all so beautifully aligned with cryptoanarchy, cypherpunk ideals, and sovereignty.

Seeing so many people in the space still holding these values gives me so much hope.
Still can't believe I got the chance to share a stage with this incredible lineup of speakers, *very* humbling and inspiring to keep working on improving my presentations and oratory skills.

The spell-weaving, captivating ability of many of these presenters is unbelieveable.
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Jun 29, 2022
Such an honor to be able to go on @WhatBitcoinDid for this one and be able to cover the immensely important topic of digital privacy with @PeterMcCormack.

#Monero is such a valuable tool for freedom, I hope more people will take the time to see how it can fit into their toolkit.
Many of the most common issues or worries people have with #Monero are broken down in detail (with *tons* of linked resources) here:…
And if you want to start taking active steps towards personal privacy more broadly (there is a lot more to privacy, and thus freedom, than just Bitcoin/Monero!) this should be a great place to get started:…
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