Marty's Bent A daily newsletter highlighting signal in Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1016: Capital misallocation is leading to dangerous externalities Fix the money, fix the world. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1015: The noise is only going to get louder. Put your blinders on. Taking the blinders off and screeching back at the screechers takes away from the things I should be focused on. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1014: Political risk in the wild It seems like history is repeating itself. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1013: Taproot, inflation, and adoption Thank God for Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1012: Layer 3 begins to bud This is a beautiful thing to see. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1011: Tasteful ridicule is the best way out Do not fear these people. Mock them. Incessantly. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1010: The IMF is not happy with El Salvador If we continue speaking up, we will win. I do not doubt this in the least bit. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1009: The road to serfdom... It's all very very creepy. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1008: Did the FBI hack Bitcoin? No. No they did not. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1007: Nation States have entered the room Get on the train or get left behind. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1006: Bitcoin 2021 is here Having been down here for a couple of days now, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that Bitcoin is going to win. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1005: Moon bouncing transactions are here If bitcoiners have limited avenues through which they can relay transactions it becomes easier to attack the network. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1004: Mempools cleared this morning If you're looking to consolidate UTXOs or open up Lightning Channels today is a great day to get that done. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1003: A case study from the 19th century railroad boom Bitcoin provides a unique opportunity to build on a new open-source financial frontier. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1002: Mining will get pushed off the grid Buckle up freaks, the War on Bitcoin is only going to heat up from here. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1001: Highlighting fundamentals It's been a hoopla-heavy week, so I figured I'd use today's issue to highlight some fundamentals around development and legislation that have crossed my radar over the last few days. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1000: 1 to 1,000 real quick I did not expect to write this piece about my "journey" today, but oh well. Here it is. Marty's Ƀent Issue #999: It's the (fiat) money, stupid. "The love of money is the root of all evil." This is a very powerful quote that many misquote as "Money is the root of all evil." The love of Marty's Ƀent Issue #998: This is the opposite of owning the framing As bitcoiners we should be hyper-vigilant about these type of attacks that start off as what seems to be a benign virtue signal. Marty's Ƀent Issue #997: Own the Framing It's only going to heat up from here, freaks. Marty's Ƀent Issue #996: A Letter to the Editor My message to this particular freak and any of you who may be having similar thoughts is simple, the overall health of the "Bitcoin market" is better than it has ever been. Marty's Ƀent Issue #995: BIP 118 discussion heats up All in all, these improvements sound incredible on paper. Marty's Ƀent Issue #994: More Taproot activation context We live in exciting times! Marty's Ƀent Issue #993: More pools are signaling Taproot I am optimistic that Taproot will activate within a few mining epochs after the current epoch. Marty's Ƀent Issue #992: FREEDOM Join the fight. Speak up. Act. Build.