I was asked by Stacker News to do this AMA, and thought why not? Hit me with your questions and I'll answer to the best of my ability :)


Hey Hodlnaut, just wanted to let you know my old college roommate is working with faketoshi's defense team for the appeal (sadly his first job out of law school). They all think he's insane. Keep fighting the good fight!

Interesting. Must suck to have that as a job.


ok the obvious question

How did it feel to take down faketoshi?

It felt really good to win in Norway. He has appealed though, so currently preparing both for trial in UK and the appeal in Norway.

Best of luck, the Bitcoin community is with you.

After all you helped to bring to light, the appeal should be like the sequel to a funny movie. I know it's stressful though so hang in there.

How has the LN improved since the Torch?!

Much more stable. Thicker channels, more overall liquidity. Can handle bigger payments with ease now. Also, the ecosystem around it has grown a lot. Projects like Breez have made streaming sats and running a self custodial LN wallet easy.

No question, just a comment.

Love you! Don’t ever make us have to turn on you!

Which hardware wallet do you use personally and how do you backup your sedphrases?

Never answer anything pertaining to my own setup. You shouldn't either :)

I think Trezor and ColdCard are solid wallets

111 sats \ 2 replies \ @8 23 Nov 2022

AMA? How much Bitcoin do you have?

None. Lost it all in a boating accident.

wow that sucks... here, i give you 1 sat. For a fresh start

welcome to SN!

who do you learn the most from in the bitcoin space?

I think I learn the most from the plebs, since they offer up so many different perspectives and journeys to see and understand bitcoin from/through. Just interacting with them on twitter is a learning journey, though not necessarily technical in nature.

Gigi and Giacomo are among my favorite people to learn from also.

What did you have for breakfast?

Do you believe/trust in the Norwegian court system?

So far they have handled my case well. Still verifying :)

Thanks for doing this AMA @hodlonaut

Have a two very important questions.

What is your favorite kind of taco?

Would you ever visit Austin to go on a taco tour with me?

Is there any article that you regret publishing it in the zine?

100 sats \ 1 replies \ @8 23 Nov 2022

Was the “we’re never going under 10k again” meme what made you twitter famous?

Am I twitter famous? The Lightning Torch in 2019 probably brought more attention

What has helped you stay grounded and helped you heal on an emotional level throughout your journey?

Family, friends, community and stoicism. I always made sure to focus only on what I could control. And to always remember I have truth on my side

Nice to hear "stoicism", you are a legend :)

Your favorite Scifi novel, plz ser? Or otherwise your favorite book.

Big meows to your awesome zine.

Favorite scifi novel: Dune

Favorite book: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

What's your favorite article that's ever been published by Citadel21?

So many good ones there...

This one by Croesus is probably the favorite in the sense of bringing insight on a central topic of bitcoin adoption:


And have a sweet spot for this one by Knut Svanholm, since I'm an old Commodore 64 guy myself :)


I never read that yuppie elite article. Fantastic!

Hope you liked it!

You've probably had more reason to contemplate it than anyone else. What do you think motivates Craig Wright?

You would be surprised how little energy I use to analyze Craig Wright. I think it's a huge waste of time. I don't even want to know.

How can he sue you from another country? As in, what happens if you ignore it? Would you just be prevented from going to the UK or do they have jourisdiction in Norway as well? I never understood this part of his lawsuits.

There is something called the Lugano convention, signed by UK and Norway, making British judgments enforcable in Norway. In effect, it makes Norwegians subjects of British libel law when they use social media. No one is aware of this. Huge hole in the rights Norwegians have to freedom of speech

Just saw this, thanks for clarifying that. Crazy bshit.
Hoping for the best for you and others being harrassed by faketoshi.

Much respect for all that your doing and have done for Bitcoin, so much support from the community. Keep the faith my friend and keep on fighting the good fight we are all with you and will do whatever we can from a distance. Was so satisfying to see you prevail although I see your getting ready for Norway and U.K the light always out shines the darkness keep on keeping on hope to meet ya someday!

Keep doing the great work !

Does the court system there have any built in safe guards to prevent being used as a weapon? For example punishment for frivolous lawsuits. It's quite obvious that the court system is being used as one man's personal cudgel to attack his enemies. I would think the court would not be happy about that. Or do they not care?

It seems there are huge flaws in the system, especially British libel law

Hiya Mr Spacecat! sup?

Are you the real Satoshi?

We are all Satoshi. Except this one guy

Thanks for sharing