Hacking on #Bitcoin @ Blockstream.
@nitox I've been an environmentalist longer than I've been a Bitcoiner and I firmly believe #Bitcoin can be part of the solution of #ClimateChange. One of the big driving forces for our environmental issues are the consumption economy, an economy of evergrowing corporations and unlimited borrowing, and a political environment of big monopolies protected by politics through lobbying.
Bitcoin solves the former and while doing that, it reduces the power of government, taking a shot at the latter.
The #Rust #Bitcoin Core RPC client now has a working integration test 😅 Long overdue, but definitely a good improvement!
I mean those where you can attach a number and allow you to handle calls from and to that number.
Anyone know any good European #VoIP providers?
When Bill Gates was running Microsoft in his 20s, he made sure to have enough of a buffer to pay every employee’s salary for a year in the event of a revenue decline. Struck me as not only smart, but extremely ethical https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/1242843156900708357
It takes a special kind of Government to spend $10,000 for every adult to give $1,200 to every adult. And it takes a special kind of public to cheer this Government into doing it. #America
The dangers of #vendorlockin:
In the Netherlands we can't do enough #COVID19 tests because near #monopolist #Roche (80% market share) can't deliver enough fluids for the test.
One can't replace the fluids with something else because that (likely) won't work as you need various #Roche parts for the testing machines to work.
UMCG (Groningen) can do lots of tests because they bought machines from different vendors.
> There are huge drawbacks to all of this. Public and corporate debt will soar. Handouts will be given to rich people and loans extended to firms that are badly run. But even with this fearful list of side-effects, the advantages are overwhelming. Cash will be distributed fast. Vulnerable people will be able to get by. Households will be confident enough to spend when conditions improve. And firms will keep their workforces and plants intact.
> As fiscal deficits balloon, governments will have to issue piles of bonds. Central banks should step in to buy those bonds in order to keep yields low and markets orderly. Inflation is a second-order concern and there is little danger of it taking off. To prevent a euro-zone crisis, the European Central Bank plans to buy €750bn of assets. But it and European governments should also give a clear guarantee of sovereign support for Italy and other peripheral economies.
The #US government just announced a 2 trillion USD "stimulus package". Genuine question, where does that money come from? Is that tax money? Or is this a cooperation with the Federal Reserve that's announced by the government? Congress nor the White House have direct executive authority over the #Fed, right?
"The Final Report Is Out — WTC 7 Not Destroyed by Fire, Concludes Final University of Alaska Fairbanks Report
#WTC7 #911Remembered #ControlledDemolition
@NIST @TheJusticeDept #FDNYSmart #911Museum #SilversteinProperties
@samtripoli @ASCETweets @uafairbanks"
Do any of you idiots in media care how criminally wrong you were 19 years ago?
A very large number of businesses is now practically insolvent because of the shut downs. What will survive, and who will get to own it, will to a very large extent depend on who can get the lowest interest rate loans from their local central bank.
#Bitcoin genesis block
Hacking on #Bitcoin @ Blockstream.
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