Marty's Bent A daily newsletter highlighting signal in Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #848: Multsig appreciation day This is all very unique to Bitcoin. A fundamental utility that makes Bitcoin the best store of value the world has ever encountered. Marty's Ƀent Issue #847: Smorgasbord Friday There is a lot going on that I think you freaks should be aware of. Marty's Ƀent Issue #846: First they came for Alex Jones... If only the woke mob running through Twitter understood the true nature and beauty of the product they're working on. Marty's Ƀent Issue #845: Understanding Bitcoin's Roots Bitcoin, leveraging the benefits of a peer-to-peer distributed system with a sound monetary policy, is adding another arrow to the quiver of the Individual. Marty's Ƀent Issue #844: Why do we put up with this? Companies are essentially being taxed and forced to create new, systemic arms of their businesses in an attempt to comply. Marty's Ƀent Issue #843: Output Descriptors will make life easier When combined with something like miniscript, the ability to track and sign a wide variety of transaction scripts from one wallet will be made significantly easier. Marty's Ƀent Issue #842: Be the change you want to see in the world If you are sitting there looking out at a world that you do not like, begin acting in a way that starts to bend the universe in a better direction. Marty's Ƀent Issue #841: The mad dash for bitcoins heats up Square's actions signal to me that they are in Bitcoin for reasons that align with the reasons I find myself dedicated to Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #840: Some industry participants are enemies of Bitcoin This is totally anathema to the ethos of Bitcoin and goes against everything Satoshi set out to accomplish when he launched Bitcoin in 2009. Marty's Ƀent Issue #839: Signs of a mature market? The charges against BitMEX were a loud shot across the bow of the industry. Marty's Ƀent Issue #838: Fundamentals, who needs them? Despite what the haters say, and there are many, I find comfort by parking my capital in Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #837: Thread on different scaling tradeoffs It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Marty's Ƀent Issue #836: The CFTC charges BitMEX for skirting KYC/AML compliance BitMEX is an incredibly innovative company that provides innovative products that stay true to the core ethos of Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #835: The Empire as we knew it fell years ago This is why I Bitcoin. This is why you should Bitcoin. This is why anyone who is displeased with the current state of our government should Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #834: GLV Endomorphism, efficiency, and patents This is one of those under-appreciated improvements to Bitcoin that gets your Uncle Marty all hot and bothered. Marty's Ƀent Issue #833: Articulating priorities; perspective of a Bitcoin Core/Lightning Dev As Antoine says in his piece, this build out will probably take a generation. Be prepared to tough this out for the long haul. Marty's Ƀent Issue #832: FATF "Red Flags" There is no escape without their permission. Marty's Ƀent Issue #831: Externalities matter Economies are complex organisms. One cannot simply pull the plug on a complex system and plug it back in expecting everything to go back to normal. Marty's Ƀent Issue #830: Disruption beyond money and tech The Truth machine is incentivizing individuals to spread the Truth. Marty's Ƀent Issue #829: Problem identified. Solution proposed. If you are developer interested in Bitcoin and the Lightning Network, consider contributing to the work being started by Joost on Circuit Breakers. Marty's Ƀent Issue #828: Two-tiered justice. Nothing new. Overburdening individuals and companies with KYC/AML compliance has done little to curb criminal activity within the financial system to date. Marty's Ƀent Issue #827: Mining Market Dynamics Hard lessons are learned in this new Wild West. It is truly something to marvel at. Marty's Ƀent Issue #826: A Know Your Hash mitigation solution? Solutions seems to be out there. If they aren't, I am confident they will materialize. Marty's Ƀent Issue #825: The transition is only temporary KYC is a transition problem that exists due to the fact that Bitcoin hasn't attracted a critical mass of people and liquidity to enable a robust enough circular economy that renders KYC compliance obsolete... yet. Marty's Ƀent Issue #824: The Lightning Network is maturing These improvements increase the utility of the Lightning Network considerably while doubling as an overall UX improvement for users sending and receiving transactions.