Marty's Bent A daily newsletter highlighting signal in 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. Marty's Ƀent Issue #823: Schnorr merged into libsecp256k1 You can do more with less when it comes to Schnorr, mainly condense many signatures/inputs into one signature. Marty's Ƀent Issue #822: Oh how far we've strayed I don't think there is a more prescient warning from this time period that I could share with you freaks today. Marty's Ƀent Issue #821: An attack emerges Speak up. Tell the FATF to go fuck itself. Marty's Ƀent Issue #820: Massive opportunity, long time horizon The future is very very bright. It's just going to take some hard work to bring to fruition. Time to get to work! Marty's Ƀent Issue #819: A Discreet Log Contract in the wild Slowly but surely, Bitcoin's keep it simple stupid/slow and steady development approach is paying off in big ways. Marty's Ƀent Issue #818: Great Bitcoin primer I highly recommend that you read this piece from Yassine and share it with anyone you know who may be interested in learning more about Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #817: This is why we bitcoin I do believe in due process and the inalienable rights of individuals to get a fair shot in the courts. Marty's Ƀent Issue #816: Wait, what? The government is turning into an amorphous blob of overlapping unaccountable agencies that have undue power over the individuals in our country. Marty's Ƀent Issue #815: Smorgasbord Tuesday That was this week's Smorgasbord! We'll be back with another whenever we feel like it. Marty's Ƀent Issue #814: Under appreciated news of the week The symbiotic relationship between Bitcoin mining and the Oil and Gas industry in the United States is a no-brainer. Marty's Ƀent Issue #813: The Doublespeak has always been there This is EVIL. The world has been bamboozled by a spell of doublespeak. Marty's Ƀent Issue #812: The Triffin Dilemma has run its course If you take a look at America today, it is pretty evident that we have played out the dilemma that Robert Triffin laid out to a tee. Marty's Ƀent Issue #811: Full send incoming Be on the lookout tomorrow to find out exactly what we have in store. It will be a pivotal moment in the history books that are written by the fall of the Dollar. Marty's Ƀent Issue #810: 2020: The Spin Cycle The thing the operators of this year's spin cycle are most afraid of is a united populace that calls bullshit.