The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @lopp ever

February 11th, 2014

Pretty sure that @realytcracker made these beats specifically for me and my @Bronto peeps. soundcloud.com/ytcracker/s-p-…

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@ralphtheninja Yet few people understand ALL the facets, which is made quite clear from watching the various regulatory hearings.

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@ralphtheninja Thanks! I have so many discussions with people about crypto w/whom I can’t find common ground. I hope we can find it some day

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It is because crypto can be so many things to so many people that gives it its power. But it’s also what makes it very difficult to discuss.

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To the libertarians and anarchists, it is freedom from the state and privacy from corporations.

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To the economist, it is a fascinating real-world experiment in Austrian theory to observe.

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To the programmer, it is a public data platform that is easy and nearly free to use. Also an easy way to accept money for their work.

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To the cryptographer, it is a fascinating application of their science and platform for further experimentation.

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To the investor, it is a commodity that can be used to potentially get rich quickly by exploiting volatility and arbitrage opportunities.

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To the merchant, it is a way to save money on fees and market to a segment of the populace that is known for having high disposable income.

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To the consumer, it is a way of making an online purchase without handing over all of your financial details.

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I think one of the reasons that Bitcoin is so contentious is because cryptocurrency is different things to different people.

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Analysis of exchange rates / market movements tends to be more psychological than technical, even the pseudoscience of “technical analysis.”

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Exchange rate is the least interesting facet of Bitcoin, but I do find the long-term logarithmic charts fascinating. pic.twitter.com/V7IKQBmiQV

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@mikestable Hey, a hole’s a hole amirite?

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chamath @RenSylvain @naval Yes - already funded. It’s coming.

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@AdrPedro @DavidShares @jgarzik Many people believe it should be kicked out of the Foundation. Many others don’t care about the Foundation.

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@AdrPedro @DavidShares @jgarzik I can’t speak for the Foundation, as I am not affiliated with them. I can only speak for myself.

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Bitcoin Shop Inc. becomes first U.S. publicly traded company with “bitcoin” in its name. online.wsj.com/news/articles/…

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@RVIDR @adamrawlings Another excellent case study for concealed carry.

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NY hedge fund has accepted $5.4M in Bitcoin deposits in first 3 days. Claims Bitcoin more secure than cash & credit. coindesk.com/bitcoin-as-saf…

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Today is the day we fight back against mass surveillance (by spamming the hell out of our legislators.) thedaywefightback.org

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The Duck & Dive Pub on Dock Street in downtown Wilmington, NC is now accepting Bitcoin. bizjournals.com/triangle/morni…

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