Marty's Bent A daily newsletter highlighting signal in Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1313: The production does not justify the subsidies With significantly less subsidies fossil fuels are producing far more reliable energy. These are the facts. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1312: The Lightning network is gaining momentum during the bear market Most of the world may be fading bitcoin and the layered stack being built on top of it at the moment, but it doesn't seem like those who realize its potential really seem to care all that much. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1311: When money breaks down so does the social fabric Fix the money, fix the world. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1310: The potential power of Nostr This is what the "Web 3.0" bros think they're building, but instead it's enabled by open-source protocols that make sense for the use cases and not some Frankenstein blockchain with a speculative token attached to it. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1309: The CBDC will be significantly more inconvenient than bitcoin In recent months I have thoroughly convinced myself that bitcoiners really need to stop running with the narrative that the CBDC world will be more convenient because it is patently false. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1308: More discrimination against bitcoin miners This type of repulsive and counterproductive discrimination needs to end. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1307: Momentum is building in the bear market If you're paying attention you should be more bullish than ever. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1306: The evolution of miner debt financing Here's a great piece to check out when you get a spare ten minutes. Drew Armstrong, President and COO of Cathedra Bitcoin, wrote a guest piece on Braiins' blog laying Marty's Ƀent Issue #1305: A few notes on the Gathering of the Ghouls This is why I write the rag. This is why I bitcoin. This is why I am building and investing in companies that bring more sovereignty to the individual. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1304: Subsidized "renewable" energy is not sustainable How long can the state sustain the grift? Marty's Ƀent Issue #1303: The Saudis are looking to diversify This move officially broke the severely cracked dam preserving the petrodollar's dominant position in the world of international oil trade. Marty's Ƀent Issue 1302: The signs of economic stress are everywhere Despite what many pundits would lead you to believe, the signs of overwhelming stress throughout the economy are staring you right in the face. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1301: New difficulty and hashrate all time high Bitcoin is reliable and in a world of increasing chaos that reliability is a godsend. I am of the opinion that the world is not properly pricing that reliability at the moment. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1300: OP_VAULT: a new vault proposal With OP_VAULT James is attempting to find a happy medium that makes different tradeoffs that he seems to believe is a more palatable solution than those that have been proposed before it. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1299: The carnage is not over When the dust settles those who decided to take the tactical approach of being focused on bitcoin-only, took manageable risk and provide actual utility to users will be cemented as the blue chip companies in bitcoin and begin to outshine the "leaders" in "crypto". Marty's Ƀent Issue #1298: Hashrate recovered from the arctic blast Bitcoin is beautiful. Most don't realize this yet. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1297: Reminder: use a dedicated hardware device There are simple ways to have an extremely high degree of security with your set up and they are getting simpler every year. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1296: 2022 - The Year of Unraveling Scams A lot of hard lessons were learned by people across the world in 2022. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1295: The arctic blast affected Bitcoin's hashrate As residential demand for electricity jumped some miners shut down their operations to ensure that residential demand could be met without throwing the grids they're mining on into crisis territory. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1294: They're mocking you with their shameless greed This is where your tax dollars are going, freaks. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1293: Replit + Lighting could open the floodgates to app building What an exciting time to be alive! Marty's Ƀent Issue #1292: Perfectly Perverse Incentives When people can't save their hard work in a good money they will find themselves living lives filled with bad things. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1291: Breakaway interest payments Be aware, freaks. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1290: China is making a move against the petrodollar At the end of the day, it only makes sense to settle these types of international trades in an apolitical currency that cannot be controlled by any one party or cabal of parties. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1289: Listen carefully to the word play of the unproductive class If you take the time to listen to the speech I hope that astonishment washes over you by the end.