Marty's Bent A daily newsletter highlighting signal in Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1082: More Weimar Tremors Something is terribly wrong and it feels as if we're slowly descending into a serious crisis caused by the attempted micromanagement of the global economy. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1081: Dystopia watch This attack vector on civil liberties is only going to increase. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1080: Nothing like the smell of credit risk contagion on a Monday morning The world is witnessing another Lehman moment, but this time it is emanating from China and not New York City. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1079: The inevitable is happening I expect much more of this from other oil and gas players as we head into Q4 2021. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1078: Who would you side with? I hope this isn't a hard question for you to answer. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1077: More unsolicited thoughts on ESG I know, I know, I know. Some of you may think Crazy Uncle Marty's anti-ESG schtick is getting a bit nauseating. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1076: Yet another reminder that many bitcoin critics are subpar The funny thing is that Bitcoin is going to win in such a fantastic way because it is rooted in proof of work. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1075: Consumers are expecting more inflation Your Uncle Marty could be very wrong. But this feels like one of those Weimar tremors we've been on the lookout for recently. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1074: More (safe) NFC UX please Implementing NFC into the bitcoin payment flow UX seems like it could be a massive improvement. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1073: Mining scuttlebutt from the Bitmain conference Stop playing their game. Make them play ours. The Truth is on our side. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1072: The propaganda was strong today Do they really think people are that stupid? Marty's Ƀent Issue #1071: The first nation state domino has officially fallen I don't think the magnitude of this open trolling of the IMF should be understated. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1070: A canary in the coal mine out of China? Stay aware. Stay vigilant. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1069: Bitcoin is separate from "crypto" What really matters is the quality of Bitcoin's monetary policy and the public's confidence that the policy will be respected in the long-run. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1068: Watch what they do, not what they say Miners are only paid when they do some work. There are no free rides. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1067: Bitcoin fixes the Henry Adams curve Anti-human sentiment is at an all time high in today's day and age. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1066: Bitcoin is holding steady at the #6 base money in the world Ask yourselves, freaks. Have prices materially changed since 2008? Are your energy costs, food bills, healthcare costs, education costs and other expenses more than they were in 2008? Marty's Ƀent Issue #1065: Your "leaders" won't save you Be a leader, not a follower. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1064: Execution risk is important Is the type of incentive system you want running on the back end of your monetary system? Marty's Ƀent Issue #1063: Stress test: passed This was a massive stress test of the network and Bitcoin passed with flying colors. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1062: The chickens are coming home to roost Shipping delays, cancelled orders, and complete lack of accessibility. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1061: The Lightning Network is approaching its "suddenly" moment It is shocking how quickly this API is allowing individuals to build censorship resistant distributed apps that leverage the BTC/LN stack. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1060: The dollar is complicated Do you think this complicated system is viable in the long-run? Marty's Ƀent Issue #1059: Lightning striking where it's needed most This makes one wonder, what the hell are Western exchanges waiting for? Marty's Ƀent Issue #1058: Reminder: Patience is key Take a deep breath and enjoy the ride.