Marty's Bent A daily newsletter highlighting signal in Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1212: Save a friend, tell them to get out of the Coinbase casino I would call it a shame, but it's really worse than that. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1211: The competition isn't very transparent The public should know how decisions are being made because those decisions have material effects on the ability for people to save or simply operate within the economy. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1210: Bitcoin gives you control. That's the fundamental value. Knowing that I actually control my money is a type of peace of mind that a fully "stable" monetary good being controlled by corrupted middlemen simply cannot provide. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1209: Expect ASIC prices to remain relatively elevated in this bear market This is a very unique environment for the mining industry. A lot of stresses on the horizon. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1208: What you're witnessing is the cascading of interconnected risk It's chaos out there! Marty's Ƀent Issue #1207: Reminder to get your bitcoin off the exchange Needless to say, as it stands today and has stood since the first bitcoin exchange was launched, your bitcoin is not safe on the exchanges. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1206: Hashprice at lowest point since November 2020 via BraiinsEveryone okay out there? Still licking your wounds from the chaotic price crash? Welcome to bitcoin. There will be many more days like this in the coming decade. This Marty's Ƀent Issue #1205: The IMF is extorting countries and pushing them to ban bitcoin These people need to be chased off the planet. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1204: This is not how a monetary system should be operated Luckily, bitcoin fixes this. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1203: Do not cede the frame. Energy usage is good. Stop acting like a bunch of losers who need to beg permission to make the world a better place and start acting like a confident group that is already doing the hard work that is making the world a better place. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1202: An "advanced" society that cannot build things that will last Fix the money, fix the world. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1201: Rising prices in a recession should make for an interesting Fall Pay close attention to these developments in the coming months. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1200: The United States plans to spin up a Ministry of Truth These calls from war criminals who galivant themselves around as champions of "our" democracy should not be taken at face value. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1199: One step closer to bitcoin mining permanent funds In time, my bitcoin mining peranent fund dream will become a reality. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1198: OP_CTV and rough consensus I am in favor of murky rough consensus driving protocol changes over a well defined process that could potentially be socially attacked. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1197: The unelected kleptocratic bankers exhibit some introspection The sooner a Bitcoin Standard is ushered in, the sooner we can begin to rebuild the world and fix the systemic issues that have been introduced by dishonest money. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1196: The three pillars of stability are crumbling These people are leading millions to slaughter and you should not pretend that they are going to save you anymore. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1195: The politicization of hashrate is an attack vector for your miners As bitcoin continues to grow - and with it, the target on its back - bitcoin miners should be hyper aware of these third party risks and attempt to mitigate them to the best of their ability. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1194: Rising energy prices, difficulty, and their effect on mining profitability Keep your eyes on the relationship between energy prices, hashrate, difficulty, and the bitcoin price as the calendar turns. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1193: I am very bullish on Chaumian Mints Fedimint, if successful, could provide the stack with an opensource, distributed, censorship resistant custody layer. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1192: The nation-state bankruptcy wave is upon us The weakest die first. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1191: "Putin's price hikes" coming to a propaganda arm near you The consequences will be deadly in many cases too. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1190: The Global Spring is upon us Prepare yourselves, freaks. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1189: Taro hits the scene Taro uses a new data structure I call a Merkle Sum Sparse Merkle tree which combines the properties of a merkle sum tree along with a Sparse Merkle Tree to Marty's Ƀent Issue #1188: The logical conclusion to all central banking Your savings should be stored in bitcoin.