Marty's Bent A daily newsletter highlighting signal in Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #855: Bitcoin: a market response to the inflation tax Contrary to popular belief, the federal government and the Federal Reserve are not "too big and too powerful" to impede an idea whose time has come. Marty's Ƀent Issue #854: Miners unplug, a Singapore bank opens an on ramp, and more gold is discovered There's a lot going on in the Bitcoin world this week. Marty's Ƀent Issue #853: A statechain implementation in the wild This is a beautiful thing to see at this stage of Bitcoin's maturation. Marty's Ƀent Issue #852: Brief thoughts on the new Square Crypto Grant Slowly but surely, the software and hardware infrastructure that will be necessary to bring bitcoin to the masses is being built out. Marty's Ƀent Issue #851: Bitcoin, a reason to be optimistic. Bitcoin's attributes put it in a unique position to provide the world with a better future. Marty's Ƀent Issue #850: The taxes are too damn high! This overt theft needs to end. I believe a Bitcoin Standard could help curb the overbearing taxman. This cannot continue into perpetuity. Marty's Ƀent Issue #849: CMBS Market on the Ropes The total amount of rent that has not been paid in 90 to 120 days has increased by 7.5x since June. Rising to $30B from $4B. 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.