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Foothills of the Rocky Mountains
Self Hosting Mutiny Wallet

Self Hosting Mutiny Wallet

One of the main reasons that I'm so interested in Bitcoin is that it has the potential to usher in a new era of world peace.

Oct 24, 2023
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Comparing Large Language Models

Comparing Large Language Models

Different language models have different capabilities, and different approaches yield very different results. Understanding the limitations and how these models are trained will be increasingly important, especially as it comes time to navigate which tools to use, when and how.

Jan 4, 2024
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Building a Bitcoin Language Model

Building a Bitcoin Language Model

People talk about “data quality” a lot, which is fundamentally what good training is all about, yes, but rarely does anyone define what quality actually means. If you’re a Bitcoiner, you’re probably familiar with ideas like “subjective value”, and it applies in this case.

Jan 3, 2024
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Language Model Training Fundamentals

Language Model Training Fundamentals

If you trust the average ‘AI bro’ on Twitter, you’ll believe that you can just upload a few PDF’s, a couple of books, a podcast or company’s financial report, to “train your own AI”. This is completely false.

Jan 2, 2024
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The Emergence of Bitcoin: An Austrian Renaissance

The Emergence of Bitcoin: An Austrian Renaissance

Given the current global economic backdrop of soaring debt levels, excessive deficit spending, emergent inflationary pressures, and financial uncertainty, the principles of Austrian economics appear strikingly relevant.

Oct 2, 2023
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On Entropy

On Entropy

An enquiry into the essence of energy, information and time.

Nov 29, 2023
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Onramp Weekly Roundup - 11/2/23

Onramp Weekly Roundup - 11/2/23

The existence of contango in bitcoin futures markets underscores the need for better suited institutional products, with many excited about the potential for a potential spot ETF approval.

Nov 2, 2023
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Biden’s Swiss Cheese Labor Market

Biden’s Swiss Cheese Labor Market

EJ Antoni exposes a labor market filled with part-time roles and decreasing full-time jobs, where native-born Americans face significant decline, defying optimistic employment narratives.

Apr 6, 2024
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Our Response to FinCEN on Proposed Surveillance Rules for Bitcoin

Our Response to FinCEN on Proposed Surveillance Rules for Bitcoin

We submitted a legal response to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and FinCEN’s proposed rules that would seriously harm privacy by effectively prohibiting basic bitcoin best practices such as not reusing addresses and collaborative bitcoin transactions.

Jan 23, 2024
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Isaac A. Fithian
Isaac A. Fithian
New Hampshire
The Art of Underclocking

The Art of Underclocking

The ASIC testudo is fundamentally an infrastructure play, made possible through down-clocking.

Oct 25, 2023
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Jesse MK
Pacific Northwest
Securing Your Investment

Securing Your Investment

How to protect against a total loss of your bulk meat purchase “What happens if my freezer breaks or the power goes out?” This is a very common question that comes up in conversations about buying beef in bulk, and is absolutely a consideration that needs to be taken into

Oct 18, 2023
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Our Response to FinCEN on Proposed Surveillance Rules for Bitcoin

Our Response to FinCEN on Proposed Surveillance Rules for Bitcoin

We submitted a legal response to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and FinCEN’s proposed rules that would seriously harm privacy by effectively prohibiting basic bitcoin best practices such as not reusing addresses and collaborative bitcoin transactions.

Jan 23, 2024
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Bitcoin, Scarcer Than You Think

Bitcoin, Scarcer Than You Think

The 19th-century gold rush serves as a compelling analogy for bitcoin's supply-demand dynamics and its ultimate use as a medium of exchange.

Sep 25, 2023
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Lord Miles
Lord Miles
MI6 Interrogation Room
MacroJack
MacroJack
Philadelphia
Revisiting the Digital Gold Rush

Revisiting the Digital Gold Rush

The recent SEC approval of 11 Bitcoin ETFs marks a monumental shift in the investment landscape, igniting what could be termed a modern 'Digital Gold Rush.'

Mar 21, 2024
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Restoring the American Dream

Restoring the American Dream

The devaluation of the dollar, the linchpin of not just the American but the global economy, by the US Government and the Federal Reserve is the most important factor to consider when evaluating the home affordability crisis.

Dec 30, 2023
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Marty Bent
Marty Bent
Austin, TX
Bitcoin Is Not Paypal

Bitcoin Is Not Paypal

Many people like to compare bitcoin to PayPal, but the two networks couldn't be more different.

Feb 28, 2024
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Understanding the S&P 500 Returns Over Time: A Historical Analysis

Understanding the S&P 500 Returns Over Time: A Historical Analysis

The Standard & Poor's 500, commonly known as the S&P 500, has been a benchmark for U.S. equity market performance for over two centuries. Over this period, investors and analysts have studied various trends and patterns to understand the nature of market returns and the potential for future growth.

Jan 31, 2024
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Our Response to FinCEN on Proposed Surveillance Rules for Bitcoin

Our Response to FinCEN on Proposed Surveillance Rules for Bitcoin

We submitted a legal response to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and FinCEN’s proposed rules that would seriously harm privacy by effectively prohibiting basic bitcoin best practices such as not reusing addresses and collaborative bitcoin transactions.

Jan 23, 2024
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Square Fiat Payments Now in Zaprite

Square Fiat Payments Now in Zaprite

Now, businesses with Square merchant accounts can accept bitcoin (on-chain and lightning) side-by-side with fiat payment methods through Zaprite. Zaprite is never in the flow of fiat funds, which process and settle through Square’s existing merchant rails.

Feb 13, 2024
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Abundance-Through-Scarcity Paradox

Abundance-Through-Scarcity Paradox

When you take away the ability to print money, very positive economic forces take hold in the opposite direction. Any amount of money is enough because what’s “enough” is what stores value. Time as an input today better equates to the output of time in the future.

Jan 3, 2024
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Peruvian Bull
Peruvian Bull
QE INFINITY
The Gold Endgame Begins

The Gold Endgame Begins

Gold is ripping to new all time highs, and China could be behind the move. Is the Western gold market manipulation finally reaching its endgame?

Apr 8, 2024
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The DRS Mystery

The DRS Mystery

There is a movement to directly register the float of an entire company. But the numbers appear to be stalling- is the DTCC complicit?

Apr 1, 2024
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The BoJ is Trapped

The BoJ is Trapped

The Bank of Japan just raised rates for the first time since 2007. Is Ueda sleepwalking into an inflation wave?

Mar 20, 2024
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The Rich get Richer. Thanks to the Fed.

The Rich get Richer. Thanks to the Fed.

The Federal Reserve's pandemic-era policies have dramatically increased wealth inequality, enriching the top 1% to $45 trillion through extensive money printing and financial market support.

Apr 12, 2024
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Fed Admits Losing $114 Billion

Fed Admits Losing $114 Billion

The Federal Reserve reports an historic operating loss of $114 billion, the third largest bankruptcy event in U.S. history.

Apr 5, 2024
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The Zero Dollar Manifesto: Part One

The Zero Dollar Manifesto: Part One

We're done being stolen from. Dollars are just a payment rail to move bitcoin, so Get On Zero. Upgrade all dollars to bitcoin.

Feb 6, 2024
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Our Data Driven Approach to Fixing Payment Reliability

Our Data Driven Approach to Fixing Payment Reliability

After a few months of testing, we've improved reliability +600% and can now hit most of our probing targets with 1,000,000 sats 95% of the time. Find out more about how we solved this problem on Lightning.

Oct 21, 2023
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SDG16: Part 2 — Enforcing Digital Identity

SDG16: Part 2 — Enforcing Digital Identity

The overall objective of SDG16 is to strengthen the UN regime. The UN acknowledges that SDG16.9 is the most crucial of all its goals. It is, the regime claims, essential for the attainment of numerous other SDGs.

Jan 8, 2024
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Will Cole
Will Cole
Austin, Tx
Invariant 3: Don't Build Without a Plan

Invariant 3: Don't Build Without a Plan

If you’ve spent your career working in startups, this invariant may seem sacrilegious. If you’ve spent your career working in mid-to-large sized companies, this Invariant may strike you as the most necessary.

Jan 25, 2024
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Invariant 2: Don’t Design Without a Strategy

Invariant 2: Don’t Design Without a Strategy

The Discovery phase is the busiest of the five phases. It’s hyper collaborative, and super dangerous, because it’s the easiest phase to get lost for long periods of time. Finding out exactly what to do is hard, and it does involve all of those people listed above and more.

Jan 3, 2024
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An Introduction to the Invariants of Building Software

An Introduction to the Invariants of Building Software

An Invariant is a motto,a guiding light that–no matter where you’ve found yourself in the agile to waterfall spectrum, and no matter the rituals your product team follows–will help you ship quality software consistently.

Dec 5, 2023
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TAKEOVER: The Return of the GigaChad

TAKEOVER: The Return of the GigaChad

In our final TAKOVER episode, guest hosts Marc Fresa of Vnish and Taylor Monnig of Cleanspark dig into Chad Everett Harris’ Bitcoin genesis, his time at Riot Platform’s and H3 Data Solutions, his new venture.

Feb 20, 2024
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Are The Feds Coming After Bitcoin Miners?

Are The Feds Coming After Bitcoin Miners?

Charlie, Matt and Will talk about Bitcoin mining news this week, including price, Hut 8’s leadership change, the EIA seeking energy data and French Montana shilling his latest Bitcoin NFT.

Feb 9, 2024
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