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Cheap-ish ancient roman coins ( inside BCH paper wallets #dailymemo
Bitcoin is still impossibly small. Maybe 100 true believers.

Incredible how much action and progress on the dev side. Software is a more exponential lever than you think...even when you already think this

This kind of rally doesn't have a compelling analog with past Frito crypto cycles. Uncharted territory #dailymemo
Gmail is 15 years old today #dailymemo
"Liquidity" is a dumb word

Because computer science has rational elements, it's easy to forget that software dev is iterative and empirical, not rationalist.

Sometimes whole communities define themselves by missing this, like BTC.

Being a socialist is a great way to signal the amount of reality you can afford to ignore thanks to the surpluses created by capitalism #dailymemo
I don't think modern problems are necessarily unique, but their expression -- the debasement of art and architecture -- sure seems that way.

When this trend occurred in the past, no one saved the relics.

Bitcoiners like to talk about timing long term

So does everyone

That's not how we behave, though

Cyclical bull and bear markets always feel forever, even when you know better

Bitcoin developer activity and tool quality is growing --- exponentially faster than ever before

Public sentiment continues to decay

Buyer's dream

At the top of the market in 2017, it felt like crypto was mainstream

No matter what else happened, bitcoin would always be in the public consciousness

Peak 2013 felt the same way

It's almost impossible for us to imagine how little normal people care about bitcoin. We've been in too long.

People don't care about bitcoin at all.

People care about how it impacts them.

Practical (skill based) education has disappeared from public schools

Even "physical education" doesn't actually teach you how to stay in shape

School must be unlearned before education is possible

PoliSci PhD in 3 books:

Commando: A Boer Journal of the Boer War by Deneys Reitz
The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 by Antony Beevor
Crystallizing Public Opinion by Edward Bernays

I remember thinking how dumb anyone would have to be to listen to the Oracle at Delphi, but after seeing the modern alternatives I have a new appreciation for their wisdom #dailymemo
It's increasingly apparent that many world leaders are not leaders at all but employees or middle managers. Anyone who has had a corporate job knows the work signaling type.

Bitcoin has been relatively boring lately, as long as you don't count the exiled US presidential candidate counseling his fellow Caribbean-bound mega-rich about the perilous "dark alley" of underaged women

The total domination of all crypto by USDT in 2018 still blows my mind

You never can tell

I'm a BCH partisan, but I thought the whole 'build' thing was overhyped.

Then I started working with Bitbox.

Now I think it's underhyped.

Notice how the most popular BTC twitter accounts today are trite and asinine? E.g. Jimmy Song and Jameson Lopp.

All popular movements become lowest common denominator.

You see the same in politics and pop music.
Want to 10x your wisdom in politics, propaganda, and human nature?

Start using bitcoin.
The demand for a censorship resistant protocol that already works will grow exponentially as legacy competitors are debased.

We see the same effect with bitcoin and legacy money.

Easy bets #dailymemo
This phase of the bear market is uncannily like the great sideways of 2015, when bitcoin traded between $230 and $275 for months after a frightening plunge to end 2014 ($400s down to sub-$200)