Precedents matter and a big one is potentially about to be set in the form of the way Taproot is (or isn't) activated.
This is something we should all be paying attention to as bitcoiners because it is a Trojan Horse to attempt to ban individuals from being able to run full nodes.
This is one of those under-appreciated improvements to Bitcoin that gets your Uncle Marty all hot and bothered.
None of this makes sense or is worthwhile if individuals can't verify blockchain data for themselves. One must be able to run the numbers.
Slowly but surely Bitcoin is becoming more robust and scalable. Onward!
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.
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.