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Bullish on #Bitcoin history. Editor @BitcoinMagazine | Editor At Large @krakenfx | Contributor @Forbes
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Jan 24 β€’ 10 tweets β€’ 4 min read
🚨 This week marks the start of my 9th YEAR working full-time in #Bitcoin.

I've been a journalist, led at multiple companies, and I've spent thousands of hours down the rabbit hole.

Here’s a few things I’ve learned along the way 🧡 1/ NUMBER GO UP, NUMBER GO DOWN

Everyone wants to talk about how easy it is to HODL. It’s not. The quickest way out of Bitcoin is to invest more than you can afford to lose.

There will always be someone, somewhere with more #Bitcoin than you. Have patience.
Jan 3 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 3 min read
In honor of the 13th anniversary of the #Bitcoin Genesis Block…

A quick thread on misconceptions about its launch 🧡 1/ THE BLOCK REWARD FOR THE GENESIS BLOCK IS UNSPENDABLE

Every time a #Bitcoin block is found, new bitcoins are issued to the winning miner. This was not the case with the Genesis Block. Satoshi made this reward (50 BTC) unspendable.
Jun 27, 2021 β€’ 12 tweets β€’ 3 min read
RIP Mircea Popescu (1980 – 2021)

Called "The Father of Bitcoin Toxicity" by some, Mircea will endure as one of #Bitcoin's most vilified figures and inarguably one of its greatest philosophers.

In memory, a collection of my favorite MP quotes below. "Bitcoin is fate. It operates completely outside of any human agency. For all you know about who Nakamoto was... Bitcoin might as well have created itself.

The way fate works is quite simple : do the right thing and you're part of it. Do the wrong thing and you're in the dark."
Apr 26, 2021 β€’ 6 tweets β€’ 2 min read

A THREAD 🧡 2/ The last message we know for a FACT is from Satoshi Nakamoto is dated 4/26/2011.

In that email, Satoshi sent @gavinandresen a cryptographic key only he could have possessed that controlled an alert system for the entire network.
Apr 26, 2021 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 6 min read
🚨 10 years ago today, #Bitcoin’s creator sent his last known message. Then he disappeared forever.

My latest @BitcoinMagazine feature tells the full story of what we know (and don’t) about Satoshi Nakamoto’s time as leader of the Bitcoin project.

bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/what… 2/ Last year, I published a definitive take on the first #Bitcoin war with @AaronvanW. But I still had questions...

What happened before Satoshi left? How did @gavinandresen emerge as project leader?

I dove into thousands of chat logs and emails to find out.
Mar 1, 2021 β€’ 11 tweets β€’ 6 min read
Last week, I co-hosted a @bitcoinmagazine clubhouse on #Bitcoin’s coming #Taproot activation.

Yes, there are differences in opinion. No, this does not resemble debates that have led to past network splits.

A quick thread on current consensus 🧡 2/ First, the context around #Taproot is very different than the debates that resulted in the #BCH blockchain split.

Nearly everyone agrees Taproot is beneficial for #Bitcoin, and there are (so far) no groups with meaningful objections to the proposal.

Jan 19, 2021 β€’ 11 tweets β€’ 2 min read
✨ Today, I started my 8TH οΌΉοΌ₯οΌ‘οΌ² working full-time in #Bitcoin.

I've been a journalist, I've worked at a global exchange and I've spent thousands of hours down the rabbit hole.

If you're just starting out, here are the lessons I'd pass along 🧡 1/ π”Ήπ•šπ•₯π•”π• π•šπ•Ÿ π•šπ•€ 𝕒 𝕗𝕣𝕖𝕖 π• π•‘π•–π•Ÿ-𝕀𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕔𝕖 𝕀𝕠𝕗π•₯𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕑𝕣𝕠𝕛𝕖𝕔π•₯

It is an innovation that comes from a long lineage of other computer software projects.

Most other cryptocurrencies are selling claims to future innovations.
Dec 19, 2020 β€’ 7 tweets β€’ 5 min read
⚑ 10 years ago today, the #Bitcoin GitHub first went online.

A decade later, the developers powering this new global money continue to set new highs 🧡 2/ #Bitcoin is not a stock or a bond. It’s digital money powered by open-source software.

In 2010, only a few volunteered to write and review its code. Today, there have been over 1,500+ unique contributors.
Dec 10, 2020 β€’ 12 tweets β€’ 8 min read
Virtual currency. (2010) ⚑ Threat to the dollar. (2020)

A how-it-started salute thread to the first #Bitcoin news article on its 10th anniversary.

πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚ 2/ The first MSM article on #Bitcoin appeared in @pcworld on December 10, 2010.

A few articles before it referenced BTC (in brief or in passing), but this article had a new narrative: Bitcoin for censorship-resistant payments.