Marty's Bent A daily newsletter highlighting signal in Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1043: It doesn't seem very transitory Remember, QE was only temporary. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1042: A vision of The Bitcoin Stack The Lightning Network presents the ability to build a communications and data transfer stack on top of the Bitcoin base layer. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1041: Defund FATF The time for you to stop reading this rag as a guilty pleasure and part of a silent majority is RIGHT NOW. A world worth living in may depend on it. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1040: The divide and conquer strategy is very strong right now Do not let them divide us and crush our liberty under the guise of a greater good. Freedom of the individual is the greatest good that ever was or ever Marty's Ƀent Issue #1039: They're coming for your wallets It's almost as if they understand the end game is almost near and they need to make a last ditch onslaught to attempt to retain power. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1038: It's a beautiful thing This is something that should be celebrated by all and viewed as a modern day miracle. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1037: A Chaumian Mint prototype emerges via fedimint.orgA few weeks ago, we wrote about the potential for Chaumian mints to improve Lightning Network wallets. Particularly custodial wallets that make a big privacy tradeoff to provide Marty's Ƀent Issue #1036: The attempts to inject the Travel Rule into the protocol level have begun Expect more of this moving forward. The network is going to be constantly attacked via avenues like this by Bitcoin businesses that feel the pressure from regulators and public market capital. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1035: The "Build Back Better" crew has plans for you This is how the power structure wants to Build Back Better™. Does any of this seem better to you, freak? Marty's Ƀent Issue #1034: These people are evil It's not just rates, Nick. QE massively exacerbates wealth inequality. #CantillonEffect @neelkashkari pic.twitter.com/Eg4WIJb9GH — Rudy Havenstein, Your Single-Source Of Truth® (@RudyHavenstein) July 15, 2021 I Marty's Ƀent Issue #1033: A simple UX tweak that could go a long way Here's to hoping we get more quality designers focused on building Bitcoin applications. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1032: An LDK implementation has been spotted in the wild Will the market coalesce around one or a few implementations or will each have its own place in the market for specific use cases? Marty's Ƀent Issue #1031: Some EU Lawmakers want to outlaw Proof of Work Could you imagine if the ECB was made the ultimate regulator of Bitcoin within the EU? Marty's Ƀent Issue #1030: Reminder: Inflation is theft It is evil. It is immoral. And the madness of inflation as the stated goal of monetary policy today should be ended as quickly as possible. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1029: More Modern Weimar Signs in the Wild Wow. Talk about corporate media damage control on behalf of the kleptocratic elite. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1028: The Fed has absolutely no idea what it's doing, or do they? I'm not so sure how long they can keep the record player spinning. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1027: Further proof that the future of bitcoin mining is off-grid It's much harder to attempt to call an individual miner's bluff if they have modular and portable mining containers. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1026: A digital yuan is not a threat the the USD's reserve status The long arch of history bends towards human freedom, liberation, and increased quality of life. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1025: Liberty will reign supreme because of Bitcoin At the end of the day, humans exist to live free and prosper. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1024: Bitcoin is winning because it is better Individuals are still sending and receiving peer-to-peer transactions and those transactions are getting confirmed. It's a beautiful thing we're witnessing right now. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1023: This was predictable It is 2021, humanity has the ability and wherewithal to harness energy sources to increase our quality of life significantly. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1022: Chaumian mints could improve Lightning Network wallets Depending on the technical competency of any particular user they will opt to use solutions that give them the most comfort. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1021: This week should bring with it the biggest difficulty adjustment in Bitcoin's history We are in the midst of a seismic shift in hashrate that will be written about decades from now. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1020: A ticking time bomb This is definitely something to keep an eye on in the coming months. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1019: The grift of the century Thank God we have Bitcoin to focus on during these times of peak insanity and virtue signaling.