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Jan 21, 2021 β€’ 26 tweets β€’ 5 min read
A more detailed explanation of the whole

"A double-spend broke Bitcoin" FUD that was circulated by an irresponsible publication.

There was a chain re-organization in the Bitcoin blockchain. This is a common occurrence that is part of Bitcoin's normal operation. It is a result of decentralized consensus under Proof-of-Work. All PoW chains do this.

Jan 21, 2021 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 3 min read
I hope more people doing honest work in Bitcoin and other blockchains boycott @Cointelegraph

This is not the first time they have published irresponsible clickbait that is poorly sourced and contains misinformation. They do a disservice to the entire industry. @Cointelegraph I don't want to link to the article, because that would only drive more attention to that garbage.

It takes 10x the effort to debunk garbage that it does to write it.
Jan 18, 2021 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 3 min read
You can't spell #MLK without #BLM. If you won't stand up today, you for sure wouldn't have stood up in the 1960s. Many if not most Americans were against #MLK and the Civil Rights movement at the time. They justified the police brutality against peaceful protesters and assigned isolated violence to the entire movement. Exactly the way #BLM has been treated since Ferguson.
Dec 24, 2020 β€’ 19 tweets β€’ 4 min read
Let's talk about this scummy company @CoinDeFi

Let's discuss the appropriation of public goods from the creative commons of an open source industry.

Let's discuss bullying individuals to try to stake ground they don't and can't own. This company didn't invent the name "COIN" (obviously) or its use as a token name.

AFAIK they didn't invent the term DeFi.

They're happy to appropriate both to use in their name, taking from the creative commons.
Dec 22, 2020 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 3 min read
I need a data-minimization plugin that will wipe/clear specific fields from a Wordpress/Woocommerce customer database at regular intervals. We've been doing that manually but it doesn't scale.

I'm guessing I'm not the only one.

The general idea is to remove information that we *need* to collect (e.g. shipping address) once we don't need it anymore. Woocommerce has some basic functions around data removal, but they're insufficient for the task.

Dec 1, 2020 β€’ 8 tweets β€’ 1 min read
Yesterday, while everyone was helpfully explaining to me why Bitcoin is broken, obsolete and failing to fulfill it's mission, I ran my monthly payroll.

I have a dozen people on my team, scattered across six countries and four continents. A multinational small business. Many get paid in Bitcoin or Ether.

Nov 30, 2020 β€’ 20 tweets β€’ 4 min read
During times of extreme market excitement, the capacity of Bitcoin gets strained. That means that Bitcoin transactions become expensive and slow. Some may even become "stuck". Here's what to do...

First, check and see how congested things are. A great site for this is Johoe's Bitcoin Mempool statistics:,24h

That rising mountain is 6hrs of activity. There are already 30,000 transactions willing to pay more than 50 satoshis per byte

Sep 21, 2020 β€’ 20 tweets β€’ 4 min read
A lot of people who are into cryptocurrencies will see this FinCen leak as vindication and proof that banks are money launderers.

But, this will be used against cryptocurrencies...

See the correct analysis of this news is that AML/CTF and KYC don't work. They will never work because they try to control the *tool* not the *criminal act*. It's not the money that is illicit, it's the use of that money to commit crimes.

Aug 10, 2020 β€’ 22 tweets β€’ 4 min read
This whole "what is ETH supply" thing is a silly gotcha that doesn't make much sense if you understand how Ethereum works. It's no better than the silly gotchas Schiff and Roubini level at bitcoin.

We can do better. Let's look at the details...

First of all a block explorer is a very limited view of any blockchain. These are user-interface tools that abstract important details and translate them for the user's benefit. They each have a point-of-view that is the result of their data collection and analysis methodology
Jul 15, 2020 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 2 min read
It seems like some Twitter API posting service has been compromised and being used to send out fake "giveaway" tweets from popular crypto/blockchain accounts. "CryptoForHealth" is a scam.

No way are all these accounts unprotected by strong passwords and TOTP 2FA I don't think this is a compromise of Twitter. I think it's another intermediary "social media posting" service that is popular and used by multiple companies. They often have weaker security and limited 2FA options, but full access to the Twitter API granted by the user.
Dec 4, 2019 β€’ 9 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Believing in "meritocracy" is... problematic

If you see a system that delivers 90% dominance (supremacy?) by a 10-20% minority of humans...

a) It is systemic bias (Unfair)
b) meritocracy

If you assume meritocracy is at play, *that means you think supremacy is merited* 😳😬 I can't fathom how people believe in meritocracy when the outcomes are so skewed.

If you therefore reason that a system like that cannot be meritocratic, it is ipso facto unfair.

Then the question is simple: what you gonna do to change that?
Nov 3, 2019 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Apparently, a German person called "Jorg Molt" has been showing a selfie taken with me and telling people that we are friends

This is a LIE. I don't know him at all.

I have heard from others that he claims to be the founder of Bitcoin and has thousands of BTC. A LIE. If you are a conference organizer, you need to be very skeptical of these claims and avoid putting people like this on stage.
Jun 20, 2019 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 1 min read
Just FYI: The ICO, IEO, "influencer marketing", endorsement, "advisor" etc emails and DMs have started flooding in again.

People are offering me (and many others) $25k to $250k for endorsement, review, tweets etc. I say no, many say yes.

SCAMS are coming. Be careful. I'm now getting 10-15 requests A DAY for "influencer marketing" bullshit.

I block anyone who sends these to me.

When your favorite CT "influencer" starts endorsing or promoting something beware: they're being paid for every tweet.
Dec 3, 2018 β€’ 5 tweets β€’ 1 min read
It appears some journalist has "difficulty" understanding Bitcoin mining. Also, in "journalism" if you write-off a 100bn industry because of a technical "flaw", you first ask a technical expert for comment.

One more obituary on the heap. Credibility went to zero faster than bitcoin's price.