Thank you for the shout out @jimmysong, really appreciate you reading and sharing my leaving twitter article.
Just wait till lightning is integrated into browsers, let’s get browser war #3 going.
Muun is one of the most friendly, privacy enhanced option since they do some receiver stealth via fake pubkey/channel rotation - out of all the ones I’ve researched so far.
For custodial non kyc, you’ve got a few like the telegram lightning bot, BlueWallet, and wallet of Satoshi.
Liquid is not going to help you if you’re supposed to be accepting bitcoin / lightning, but honestly at this point the law seems very unenforced to the point where people can do whatever they want really. But nobody uses liquid so 🤷♂️
I debate this question a lot. Some of what I’m working on now is along the lines of a decentralized web. I think there’s certain aspects that I would like to use, and if it was a decentralized as much as possible, I should have more control in what I see and how I see it. But even mastodon didn’t do it for me either (though it’s more distributed than decentralized).
For now, I’m in the mindset that I’d really like to avoid almost all online interactions in favor of physical experiences. Id have to see if a decentralized alternative were to pop up AND be socially healthy as well. A responsible social media of some sorts.
Definitely. If I had not already built some rep & education, it would clearly be more difficult to achieve some of the things I had and continue to have. Not impossible, and not to say different paths wouldnt have had equally joyful outcomes, but it’s more logical to reason about keeping social media to network towards goals.
&& yeah I like some of Roy’s thoughts (from Breez) on consuming content. It all has a cost, but when we aren’t paying for it, it’s hidden. Micro pay walls are an important step in conceptualizing that everything that consumes time in life has a cost.
wen stacker news paywalls? 😂
Thank you! And thanks for sharing that post, an interesting read.
It’s a fine balance between what’s part of your identity, what’s a strongly held belief of yours, and what’s an opinion. And maybe a problem with some of that is how you engage in conversations and treat people, not so much that it’s “part of your identity”. I agree with anti-labels though, and minimizing (but not completely removing) what’s “part of your identity”. But if we as a society were more civil, open to change, and accepting of differences more - it would be less of an issue.
For sure. Filters help a lot as well, I was very aggressive with those too. The perpetual news cycle stuff would still probably leak through some but I’d imagine it would be cut down a ton.
Stacker news is basically the only “news” I get in my life now. So much high signal only content.
Known about for a month and still released anyways? Not a good look. https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/issues/5890
You lost me at comparing a dictator politician to Satoshi.
As quickly as it came, it left.
I’ve loved a lot of what I’ve seen there but at a certain point it’s far too much. A dictator running short on time without breaking the constitution is going to build a massive city (and build a new volcano??) and bait everyone with 0 taxes? Given the excessive failures of the country over many decades, I’m very bearish of all of these excessive over the top changes. You don’t just snap your fingers and build this without it just as easily be snapped and taken away.
lol I can’t wait to buy hamburger tokens with this “bitcoin only” company ran by tether.
This is a good thing and something I hope to be true as we continue. Capacity should be maximized by users before adding more, else there’s locked up liquidity not generating yield, ie bad allocation of resources.
Right on. When I was first learning about DID’s in 2018, I wrote a primer and some example code about how (at minimum), DID’s are a better abstraction over PGP than something like Keybase. https://github.com/AnthonyRonning/decentralized-pgp-sharing
Hey! Thanks for sharing here! This was a fun article to write and learned a lot while I was doing it.