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The Sat Standard - November 30th, 2019

The Sat Standard - November 30th, 2019

Nov 30, 2019
The Sat Standard

The Sat Standard - November 30th, 2019

Thought of the week from Marty Bent:
Bitcoin will usher in an era of energy efficiency the likes of which the world has never seen.

Thought of the week from Matt Odell:
Authoritarians will try to ban private bitcoin usage. Expect it. Prepare accordingly.


Whiskey fueled discussion of the topics every week on Rabbit Hole Recap

  • Bitcoin Optech newsletter #74
  • Bitcoin Core 0.19.0 released - bech32 is now the default
  • ColdCard firmware 3.0.5 released - QR codes now displayed on device
  • Bakkt bitcoin futures daily volume ATH on the 27th
  • Bitmex research analyzes IBD (sync) time across bitcoin core versions
  • Telegram's Durov issues scathing statement against WhatsApp
  • Leigh Cuen on bitcoin's current usage in protests & economic crises
  • Nigerians are using paxful + gift cards + bitcoin for remittance
  • Coinmetrics analysis and comparison of past cycles
  • Great presentation by Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation
  • Venezuelans using RuneScape for additional income
  • South Korean exchange UPbit allegedly hacked. 342k ETH (~$50M) stolen
  • Eric Wall on "stablecoins" and privacy for the Human Rights Foundation
  • DMVs are selling your personal info
  • New merch in the shop - for a limited time 20% off all items


  • Chris Arnade
  • Traveling through back row America
  • Cognitive hubs and spatial redistribution
  • Trading on Wall Street
  • Connecting with "the other"
  • Retribution as politics
  • The importance of community

Wringing Of The Rag

  • Monday - Issue #620: Bitcoin is helping at the edges
  • Tuesday - Issue #621: More on mining profitability + costs
  • Wednesday - Issue #622: A day of thanks
  • Thursday - Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Friday - Issue #623: Satoshi the Selfless


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