Issue #352: The battle for Bitcoin's soul
We are currently in a lull after a long fought war over the blocksize. The dust is settling, narratives and marketing pitches are being fine-tuned and consolidated, and the bear market is beginning to bore the hell out of everyone. There will be more turmoil ahead.
Issue #320: A Sunday tale for your Tuesday morning
What we learned towards the end of last Summer is exactly what Matthew is describing in his thread, node operators ultimately decide what Bitcoin is and miners are contracted out to secure the network and collect block rewards and transaction fees for their service.