Marty's Bent A daily newsletter highlighting signal in Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #748: Focus on what you can control so you can regain some sense of control Stop depending on people you've never met to fix your problems. Marty's Ƀent Issue #747: The UX improves This is a huge step forward for making the UX of verifying the UTXOs you are receiving with your own full node much better by streamlining the process. Marty's Ƀent Issue #746: Firehose Wednesday A lot has been going on over the last week. There are a number of topics I want to cover and I can feel the creep of decision paralysis creep Marty's Ƀent Issue #745: A CoinSwap implementation is on the way A HUGE step in the right direction. Marty's Ƀent Issue #744: Hong Kong update This action will probably be viewed as one of the most pivotal geopolitical moves of the 21st century when we look back decades from now. Marty's Ƀent Issue #743: Post-Halving Dynamics The third block subsidy halving is 10-days behind us at this point and your Uncle Marty feels it's a good time to check in on some network data to see how things are going. Marty's Ƀent Issue # 742: Old coins on the move If anything, this highlights one of the beautiful things about Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #741: Reminder: KYC laws do more harm than good KYC/AML does more harm than good and SMS 2FA should be avoided at all costs. Marty's Ƀent Issue #740: No one man should have all that power Money is not something that should just be "created" on a whim. Marty's Ƀent Issue #739: This happened faster than expected What a way to end the week. Marty's Ƀent Issue #738: An update on CLOs I find it hard to believe that the Fed and the Treasury have the wherewithal or ability to coordinate the necessary stimulus that would be needed to keep these loans afloat and avoid a collapse of the CLO markets. Marty's Ƀent Issue #737: In-game assets on Liquid Bitcoin can support use cases that many altcoin scammers have tried to say it cannot. Marty's Ƀent Issue #736: We live in a clown world As more and more people become more aware of the clown world that they have been forced to operate within, the sanity and predictability provided by the Bitcoin network will become more and more appealing. Marty's Ƀent Issue #735: This is good for Bitcoin It seems that the Trump administration and some of the big chip producers here in the US are making a push to get a high quality foundry with the capability of producing top of the line chips on US soil. Marty's Ƀent Issue #734: The disconnect is real Bitcoin gives me hope we can one day return to reality. Marty's Ƀent Issue #733: What kind of future do you want? Are you happy with the current state of the world? Do you believe that humanity is on the right path? Marty's Ƀent Issue #732: Bitcoin is changing how we interact with the Internet A sneak peek at https://t.co/stDznzM5c0 next release which includes mobile decentralized authentication! Thanks to LNURL-AUTH, identification can be done just with your wallet’s Public Key. No Marty's Ƀent Issue #731: Reflecting on the bear market As we approach Bitcoin's third block subsidy halving, it is incredible to take a step back, scan the horizon, and review all of the incredible things that have been built. Marty's Ƀent Issue #730: Mining basics It feels like as good a time as ever to get back to our roots here at The Bent. Marty's Ƀent Issue #729: Fees are on the rise If you've been paying attention to the bitcoin fee market over the last few days you may have noticed a material uptick in the average sats per byte needed to get a transaction confirmed in a block. Marty's Ƀent Issue #728: Orwellian Watch Be aware, freaks. Be aware. Don't let these sociopaths gain an inch. Marty's Ƀent Issue #727: Stimulus + Forced Quarantines = Good for Bitcoin How many others joined my friends above in taking their free money and converting it into sats? Marty's Ƀent Issue #726: What's a mempool? Honored to be able to debut Amiti's work here. Enjoy! Marty's Ƀent Issue #725: Deflation v. Inflation It is time to take a step back, realize that these two forces do not bode well when working in tandem and make structural changes to our society. Marty's Ƀent Issue #724: The Paradox of Thrift is Dumb Consuming does not create wealth.