Marty's Bent A daily newsletter highlighting signal in Bitcoin. Marty's Ƀent The Fiat Endgame is Chaos What we are witnessing now is a scenario so perplexing that it is completely borking the "irrational longer than you can stay solvent" trades. Marty's Ƀent When Money Doesn't Work People Stop Working This is an alarming trend that, if it is real, signals tough times ahead. Marty's Ƀent Death Athletic: On Securing 2nd Amendment Rights in the Digital Age Whether you like it or not, the 2nd Amendment is an imperative if Americans are to ensure their freedom moving into the future. Marty's Ƀent The Convergence of AI Data Centers and Bitcoin Mining Once we reach the point where AI companies are competing on electricity price instead of access to machines the fight for cheap power contracts will become viscous and AI companies will need to have a bitcoin mining strategy to compete. Marty's Ƀent Socialism in the West History has shown that when the state steps in to run things that should be delegated to the free market things go terribly wrong. Marty's Ƀent The UN Wants to Censor Free Speech Don't give them an inch. Marty's Ƀent "Hoarding" is a Keynesian Slur The fiat maxis really don’t want people to save money. https://t.co/7hR7QJJLya — Marty Bent (@MartyBent) September 13, 2023 "No currency should be able to buy the same Marty's Ƀent Issue #1384: A GPU Mesh Network to Combat the Centralization of AI It's early days, but the fact that many bitcoiners recognize the symbiotic relationship that is possible between AI and lightning and are quickly moving to bring products to market is an encouraging sign. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1383: Demand Destruction is Backfiring This is your life on central planning. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1382: Bitcoin Mining Should Be Incentivizing Reliable Base Load Unfortunately, at the moment it is hard to build out more reliable energy infrastructure because the unreliable infrastructure is being heavily subsidized, which is artificially manipulating opportunity costs and pricing new reliable generation sources out of the market. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1381: A Tough Time to be a Bitcoin Miner Bitcoin mining is the most ruthlessly competitive industry in the world and nothing makes this clearer than the current economics and landscape of the industry. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1380: Labor Day Labor Market Reflections As you take time to rest and reflect on this holiday I urge you to think about the effects government has on your quality of life and whether or not it deserves the influence it has. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1379: Using FROST to Increase Privacy in Collaborative Bitcoin Custody Models I am of the persuasion that exploring everything currently at our fingertips that have been enabled because of upgrades like SegWit and Taproot before having discussions about contentious soft forks is the best course of action. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1378: Some Musings on a Potential Spot ETF Approval The decision you make today will severely impact how many sats you have years down the line. Choose wisely. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1377: Oman Has Entered the Chat The announcement of Exahertz expanding its operations within Oman is great to see on two fronts. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1376: The Normalization of a Higher Perpetual Inflation Rate Target Has Begun All of this should be a reminder that one of the Fed's mandates is "price stability" and that their idea of price stability is a perpetually low (soon to be not as low) level of price inflation. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1375: The Ethics of Money Production The negative externalities that emanate from central planning are very predictable. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1374: Is Bitcoin the Last Market Alarm Bell? Something to keep an eye on. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1373: The Normalization of Looting As it becomes more clear that anything the government does to combat the economic discomfort that Americans are feeling has little or negative effect on their lives they are going to throw their hands up and join in on the plunder. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1372: The Plight of the Common Man Music can be seen as a reflection of society through the eyes of the artist. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1371: The government is losing control and eroding civil liberties Anyone who currently owns an LLC will be required to report the names, addresses, birth dates and tax identifier numbers (SSN or EIN) of LLC members to FinCEN beginning next year or face a $250,000 fine and up to ten years in prison. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1370: Chamath’s Blind Spot According to Chamath, the US doesn't have to worry too much about the national debt because, relatively speaking, there is no better option for countries to store their wealth in if they must hold foreign reserves. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1369: AI4All hackathon winner combines the power of lightning, AI and Nostr When you combine distributed open source communications and distribution protocols with distributed open source money and sprinkle in the power of AI things get very exciting. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1368: The fiat whales are paying attention Mentally prepare for the face ripping rally. Marty's Ƀent Issue #1367: Nations are losing control Let's hope this superconducter stuff is legit.