Marty's Bent A daily newsletter highlighting signal in Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #875: PTLCs in the wild Using PTLCs instead of HTLCs should significantly help with routing efficiency and privacy on the Lightning Network. Marty's Ƀent Issue #874: Viewing hashpower as a portfolio There are many factors to take into consideration when building a mining operation. Marty's Ƀent Issue #873: Taproot week begins These are the type of improvements that you want to see as an individual who believes in future in which the Bitcoin Network is at the heart of the global economy. Marty's Ƀent Issue #872: Which way, humankind? Freedom of association is one of the most important pillars of a truly free society. Marty's Ƀent Issue #870: The institutions are scooping up a lot of corn This is great data to follow up on Issue #863 from a couple week's ago in which we discussed a looming liquidity crunch. Marty's Ƀent Issue #870: Is negative yielding debt driving bitcoin? This is exactly the type of environment Bitcoin was created for. Marty's Ƀent Issue #869: Bitcoin in the Senate I cannot wait to see the discourse that ensues once Cynthia begins educating her colleagues about Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #868: Light clients, Taproot activation, and a break away from gold There's a lot going on in the Bitcoin world at the moment. Here are a few things that caught my attention. Marty's Ƀent Issue #867: Extreme ownership brings extreme motivation This is a completely different paradigm when compared to the traditional financial system. Marty's Ƀent Issue #866: Bitcoin's Hero's Journey The network will represent much more than the world reserve currency at that point. Marty's Ƀent Issue #865: A sign of things to come? There seems to be a problem among the world's governments; they're all filled with psychopaths who want to control others. Marty's Ƀent Issue #864: Negative yielding debt surges behind the scenes We are currently approaching the $20T range. Something is terribly off. Marty's Ƀent Issue #863: Can the Lightning Network help keep podcasting decentralized? Monetization via Lightning may be a critical component to creating an environment in which podcasting remains sufficiently decentralized. Marty's Ƀent Issue #862: Square sold a lot of bitcoin again There's a liquidity crunch on the way. Marty's Ƀent Issue #861: Dollar dumping, bitcoin pumping The prospects of an apolitical sound digital currency that cannot be controlled by any one corrupt government, company or individual are becoming increasingly appealing to many around the world. Marty's Ƀent Issue #860: Bitcoin is climbing the ranks via Crypto VoicesElection day in US; to skip the politics and get straight to the money, here's our quarterly update. How do gold, silver, and government fiat money Marty's Ƀent Issue #859: *Lightning Pool has entered the room* This product creates the conditions for a meaningful and actionable yield curve to begin taking form on top of Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent Issue #858: Bitcoin: timestamping history This is a pretty great way to help prevent the censorship and whitewashing described above. Marty's Ƀent Issue #857: Bitcoin and the Fourth Turning The incumbent system is on a very direct and narrow path towards a world in which the masses are slaves. Marty's Ƀent Issue #856: The Iranian Central Bank may start accumulating bitcoins This is a big development for a couple of reasons. Marty's Ƀent Issue #855: Bitcoin: a market response to the inflation tax Contrary to popular belief, the federal government and the Federal Reserve are not "too big and too powerful" to impede an idea whose time has come. Marty's Ƀent Issue #854: Miners unplug, a Singapore bank opens an on ramp, and more gold is discovered There's a lot going on in the Bitcoin world this week. Marty's Ƀent Issue #853: A statechain implementation in the wild This is a beautiful thing to see at this stage of Bitcoin's maturation. Marty's Ƀent Issue #852: Brief thoughts on the new Square Crypto Grant Slowly but surely, the software and hardware infrastructure that will be necessary to bring bitcoin to the masses is being built out. Marty's Ƀent Issue #851: Bitcoin, a reason to be optimistic. Bitcoin's attributes put it in a unique position to provide the world with a better future.