Marty's Bent A daily newsletter highlighting signal in Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #969: Another great bitcoin mining explainer Understanding the dynamics at play within the industry that is taking this breakthrough invention and running with it is imperative for anyone who wants to be ahead of the curve. Marty's Ƀent Issue #968: Privacy tools coming to more wallets It is extremely encouraging to see more teams implementing payjoin capabilities into their mobile wallet software. Marty's Ƀent Issue #967: The onslaught continues from all angles It's a beautiful thing to see and it makes it hard to believe that Bitcoin will ever be stopped. Marty's Ƀent Issue #966: The last tax... he vision of distributed sovereign small (and large) nation states and city states being erected around stranded energy sources that are leveraged to mine bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #965: MOAR Centralized Micromanagement If at first you fail at micromanaging your own economy, attempt to micromanage the global economy by creating a "global minimum tax". Marty's Ƀent Issue #964: Transactions, mempools, and "redoing" transactions Better communication via high quality user interfaces and direct education of users is necessary. Marty's Ƀent Issue #963: Don't let fear rule your life The only thing to fear is fear itself. Marty's Ƀent Issue #962: The market for money IS the meta market Luckily for humanity, Satoshi Nakamoto came around and gave money back to the free market by launching Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #961: Gradually, then suddenly: Authoritarianism Turn off the boob tube. Talk to your neighbors. Have open and honest conversations. Don't let them divide. Marty's Ƀent Issue #960: DLCs, scaling sat streaming, & Tesla contributing to FOSS Bullish. Marty's Ƀent Issue #959: 100M more individuals harmed by KYC/AML It's time for strong men and women who have any sense of decency and the ability to think critically to stand up and speak out against these ineffective and overtly harmful data collection policies. Marty's Ƀent Issue #958: Censorship is inevitable with trusted third parties The future is here, it's decentralized, and it is not yet evenly distributed. Marty's Ƀent Issue #957: How do we decentralize mining pools? These are things to think about and discuss. Marty's Ƀent Issue #956: Mobile mining FT(long-term)W If Bitcoin is to be a sufficiently decentralized network in the long-run mobile mining operations are an imperative. Marty's Ƀent Issue #955: The FATF demons are back The powers that be don't have a leg to stand on, they tend to be the biggest criminals and prove to be totally incompetent time and time again. Marty's Ƀent Issue #954: Bitcoin; fulfilling the vision of "Web 3.0" It's getting increasingly hard for the grifting shitcoiners to justify the existence of their tokens in a world in which Sphinx and similar apps exist. Marty's Ƀent Issue #953: Talk about being out of touch You're not supposed to let the plebs know that you want full control over their lives so overtly. Marty's Ƀent Issue #952: Beauty Matters, let's strive for beauty Most things these days seem to be unimaginative, poorly planned, hastily thrown together, and repetitive. Marty's Ƀent Issue #951: Sphinx Chat is Deus Ex Machina The distributed, private, and value driven future is being built right under your nose. Marty's Ƀent Issue #950: States will lead the way In a couple of years, once mining and business infrastructure has been built out in earnest, it will be politically untenable and considered violence against sovereign states. Marty's Ƀent Issue #949: The financial censorship heats up One thing about Gab getting cut off from banking services is acutely highlighting is the power of Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #948: Bitcoin governance and precedent with Taproot activation Precedents matter and a big one is potentially about to be set in the form of the way Taproot is (or isn't) activated. Marty's Ƀent Issue #947: The stimmy is here The common man and his rich counterparts will begin to seek out an asset that preserves value over time. They will come to find bitcoin. Prepare accordingly. Marty's Ƀent Issue #946: Bitcoin's detractors haven't done their research Keep stacking. Keep building. The market will force them to learn and humble themselves in due time. Marty's Ƀent Issue #945: Public spaces under a Bitcoin Standard When the market is forced to allocate capital more efficiently, the world can expect things with better aesthetics to be constructed.