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

May 2021

Bitcoin miners have barely scratched the surface seeking out wasted energy. twitter.com/BitcoinMagazin…

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Show me someone who whines about crypto tribalism and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t understand network effects.

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@TheStalwart The joke is that Dogecoin Core is so out of date and the network so shaky that syncing a node is order..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…x2

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@kim0raku @PeterMcCormack I rekt my Tesla while margin trading via the center console screen so I upgraded to an As..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…K7

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Dogecoin made great strides in boosting its joke status over the years.

* stagnant development
* takes a month to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…4Q

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That awkward moment when it becomes clear that your vanity transaction count metric was mostly due to a single enti..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vo

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“Drop the laser eyes, the bull market is over.”

LOW TIME PREFERENCE HODLERS UNDERSTAND THAT BITCOIN HAS BEEN IN A..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oi

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The energy required to mine bitcoin increases over time.

The energy required to HODL bitcoin decreases over time.

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Nothing other than A SWARM OF CYBER HORNETS twitter.com/tracyalloway/s…

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pete_rizzo_ Understanding Bitcoin means accepting its rules

It’s not rocket science

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 1:59 PM, May 16th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

An idea is but a dream.
A dream with a date is a goal.
A goal broken into steps is a plan.
A plan combined with action becomes reality.

via Twitter for Android

Wait ‘til @elonmusk finds out that the most prolific dogecoin developers are Bitcoin Core contributors.

via Twitter for Android

Thank you Bitcoin Jesus for these opportunities to dunk on bcash logic against someone with a large audience.

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lopp As the BTC exchange rate rises, so shall its energy expenditure. Some see increased waste. I see a system bootstrapping its own security.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 5:31 PM, May 15th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

lopp The amount of energy being “wasted” securing Bitcoin via Proof of Work is just the amount that the market has decided is worth paying for.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 5:31 PM, May 15th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

lopp “Proof of work is also Proof of Stake. But Proof of Stake is not Proof of Work. With PoW, miners are staking energy (money.)” -@aantonop

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:30 PM, May 15th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

@GuyWithGolden Not an argument, merely a statement. Naturally, those who don’t find any value in Bitcoin will alway..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oB

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The energy used to secure the Bitcoin blockchain from being rewritten is not wasted, it’s purchased by the ecosyste..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7F

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For several years I’ve run a script that notifies me if any links on my web site break.

Wanted: a script that noti..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sX

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Number of pages in @IntelTechniques’ Extreme Privacy guide…

1st Edition: 378
2nd Edition: 574
3rd Edition: 639

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Pour one out for the weak hands who are shaken out by *checks notes* energy consumption concern trolls. twitter.com/bit_maniak/sta…

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Also if you identify as fully vaccinated. twitter.com/CDCgov/status/…

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IntelTechniques Extreme Privacy 3rd Edition Now Available!

Details and links can be found on my site at inteltechniques.com/book7.html. 3..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Aw

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 9:59 AM, May 15th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

The enemies of Bitcoin don’t have the means to attack its thermodynamic security. Thus they attack its legitimacy w..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ht

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You know you’re a Bitcoin OG if you’ve heard every flavor of FUD before and are now immune to it.

via Twitter for Android

ChristopherA Blockchain Commons is working to advance the state of cryptocurrency wallets with interoperable specifications. We’..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5K

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 8:06 AM, May 14th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

glxyresearch The team at Galaxy Digital Mining wrote an excellent white paper examining ’s energy usage.

Did you know..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tL

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:02 AM, May 14th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

“Bitcoin is bad for the environment!”

Indeed. So are you.

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@elonmusk This time I’m just here for the ratio.

via Twitter Web App in reply to elonmusk

Sounds good, just remember the healthcare privacy rules - you can’t force us to disclose medical history! twitter.com/POTUS/status/1…

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@elonmusk Crypto can and will do whatever it damn well pleases.

via Twitter Web App in reply to elonmusk

@elonmusk Are you being held in a black site?

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Over a year before the Lightning Network whitepaper was released twitter.com/lopp/status/50…

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@ncdc919 Technically, Dogecoin is a fork of Luckycoin 🤓

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@elonmusk @michael_saylor This is the part where you pledge to stop promoting DOGE because it’s also powered by Proof of Work, right?

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@DavidVorick Doesn’t that statement hold true if Vitalik sells any of the ETH he received from the Ethereum ICO?

via Twitter Web App in reply to DavidVorick

@DavidVorick I think you’re conflating money and value? Vitalik used his tokens, everyone else kept their tokens.

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@giaki3003 @DavidVorick Therein lies the rub. As David notes, being added to an airdrop without consent is forced p..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…TT

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@giaki3003 @DavidVorick Yeah it seems morally neutral to me.

He was given the tokens, he should use them however h..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…rf

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@DavidVorick Not sure why the desires / expectations of said speculators are relevant. Burning the tokens would hav..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…q3

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Debating energy consumption concern trolls is as useful as debating the exhaust blowing from a Bitcoin ASIC.

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@smithstock @elonmusk Bitcoin pays for its own security; the market is speaking. twitter.com/lopp/status/13…

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THESE IGNORANT FOOLS ARE TRYING TO CONCERN TROLL US AWAY FROM ATTAINING A KARDASHEV TYPE II CIVILIZATION

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JasonYanowitz In 1999, Forbes claimed that the internet “burns up an awful lot of fossil fuels” and sets the world on a dangerous..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…5w

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:10 AM, May 13th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

Bitcoin survived countless rounds of China “banning it” when the network was 1/10th of its current size. Elon is a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…gX

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Why do so many otherwise intelligent folks hold and propagate misconceptions about Bitcoin? Because they haven’t pu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vd

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@elonmusk Bitcoin’s thermodynamic security increase over the past few months is insane!

via Twitter for Android in reply to elonmusk

@TuurDemeester “JUST TESTING MARKET DEPTH FOR SHORTING OPPORTUNITIES!”

via Twitter Web App in reply to TuurDemeester

Oh nooooooooooo the Dogefather doesn’t understand Proof of Woof whaddawegonnadooooooooo

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@elonmusk It’s a feature, not a bug. Educate yourself.

via Twitter Web App in reply to elonmusk

I kid you not, I have had people argue with a straight face that I can’t call myself a software engineer because re..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wS

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Short term crypto exchange rates are easily decoupled from fundamentals during mania phases. Remember that price di..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cE

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OH NO
THAT’S NOT A GOVERNMENT APPROVED CONTAINER pic.twitter.com/kglh3Jmoee

via Twitter for Android

bitcoinbrink The current round of Brink grant applications ends May 17th, so developers working on Bitcoin open source projects,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Cp

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 11:23 AM, May 12th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

@HODLHanger IIRC it was the revenue act of 1861 meant to fund the Civil War.

via Twitter for Android in reply to HODLHanger

The original American income tax was also “transitory.”

via Twitter for Android

Ladies, if he…

* says he’ll protect you
* makes you ask permission
* takes a cut of your paycheck
* beats you if..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oB

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Bitcoin is a forcing function for fixing cybersecurity. twitter.com/matthew_d_gree…

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lightning Announcing Terminal Web, a new site to help Lightning users improve their nodes! ✅

Run a Lightning node? Check you..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…SY

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 12:55 PM, May 11th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

@nic__carter I CAN’T BELIEVE I MISSED THE CUMROCKET PUMP

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Finally found some of that ultrasound money folks are talking about. pic.twitter.com/iK9XG4q6vK

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Ethereum 2017: cat tokens
Ethereum 2020: food tokens
Ethereum 2021: dog tokens

History doesn’t repeat, but it does rhyme.

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@Rudefire I’m referring to the new wave of dog spinoff shitcoins that have caused gas fees to surge…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…SK

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Appears that Ethereum is buckling under the burden of all the shitcoins it’s supporting, even faster than during th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Rm

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Just because someone appears to be a fan of Bitcoin does not mean your interests are aligned.

Bitcoin is the currency of enemies.

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ATTENTION, SHIBES!
This sounds like a job for the dogecoin community…
twitter.com/BBCWorld/statu…

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@danheld Bitcoin doesn’t have a lovable logo!

via Twitter Web App in reply to danheld

jimmysong The Siren Song of altcoins. Taproot benefits, RBF vulnerability, multisig guide, dual funded channels in the wild,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qe

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 10:13 AM, May 10th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

The Bitcoin ecosystem eagerly awaits your contribution in the form of an improvement proposal. twitter.com/Snowden/status…

via Twitter for Android

Fiat holders should be prepared to slowly but surely lose all their money. twitter.com/lopp/status/11…

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What are your favorite 10X goods and services - those that may cost 10X the average brand, but offer far higher quality?

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I’m releasing a new tool to help Bitcoin node operators get set up. From what I could tell, the only way to generat..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wH

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@davidmarcus I’d start here, though ultimately you have to travel around to get a sense for how the local populatio..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Db

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@davidmarcus I’d suggest seeking out a new area with a higher proportion of rational residents.

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@davidmarcus IDK but you might want to take that as a sign!

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THE UNIT BIAS FALLACY IS A SELF IMPOSED IGNORANCE TAX THAT WILL BE PAID BY MANY FOLKS twitter.com/novogratz/stat…

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IF YOU THINK DOG STOCKS ARE THE FUTURE OF FINANCE YOU’RE NGMI

via Twitter for Android

self worth > net worth

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Our forefathers watched their comrades get slaughtered for daring to resist tyranny that had been imposed “for the..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ld

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On this anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, we’d do well to remember that war is hell. These are the words of my..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Hh

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@CryptoTuesday FYI the SSL cert on your web site needs to be renewed

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Tomorrow is the 76th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. My grandfather wrote this in his journal when he began h..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9V

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Funny to see folks use the same flawed logic to argue against using all sorts of security hardware, from firearms t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Qo

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@lingzhong_ @jack It should be optional. Just like how I have the option to take my account private and take a hit on engagement.

via Twitter for Android in reply to lingzhong_

Yo @jack

Let us choose to charge a few sats if someone wants to reply to our tweets or tag us.

Spambot problem solved.

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No central planners are capable of producing what free people can when left to their own designs.

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“You haven’t made money until you cash out.”

Smooth-brained short-term fiat thinking that does not apply when your..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…kd

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Your node, your rules.
Not your node, not your rules.

via Twitter for Android in reply to lopp

Your keys, your choice.
Not your keys, not your choice.

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hectorr159 The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting b..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sU

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:33 PM, May 5th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

👀eyeballin’ my lightning channels like👀 pic.twitter.com/CnU0wJNXZK

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SovrynBTC activation on has started. Here’s an explainer of the benefits from @lopp of @CasaHODL..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…tF

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 4:06 PM, May 5th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

CoinDesk COMING UP: @CasaHODL CEO @Nneuman and co-founder @lopp walk you through the biggest security mishap and best practi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…r6

via Sprout Social (retweeted on 12:30 PM, May 5th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

BitcoinMagazine BREAKING: Bitcoin is coming to hundreds of U.S. banks this year allowing customers to buy, hold, and sell bitcoin,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…27

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:34 AM, May 5th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

If you don’t believe me or don’t get it, spend the next year ingesting the materials linked from bitcoin.page, sorry.

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@alexbosworth My nodes tend to not have any available connection slots, so there’s that.

via Twitter Web App in reply to alexbosworth

It’s much harder to do retirement planning when you set your life expectancy to “somewhere between 80 and the heat death of the universe.”

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The best part about Twitter is blasting out a highly controversial thought and then turning the bird app off.

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Fuck You Money is a meme whose novelty never dies off.

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scarcedotcity Lightning⚡️Auction Bid Action for:

🏃‍♂️Running Bitcoin🏃‍♂️
by @MarcusConnorNH

scarce.city/products/runni… pic.twitter.com/NnLpDTBrmv

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 4:12 PM, May 4th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

lightning We’ve released the latest in our series of Builder’s Guides🏗️: Managing Lightning Liquidity!

Want to make the most..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…XN

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 1:26 PM, May 4th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

intangiblecoins has always been a joke, and the joke just keeps getting funnier.

We @glxyresearch just published the wor..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ii

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 12:41 PM, May 4th, 2021 via Twitter Web App)

@c_otto83 Sounds like network config magic is currently required but 0.13 release should support running on both interfaces natively.

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CasaHODL 👨‍🏫 Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming upgrade to :

blog.keys.casa/what-is-taproo…

via Hootsuite Inc. (retweeted on 10:45 AM, May 4th, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

FOMO is the path to REKT

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If you’re already running a lightning node on clearnet, you might as well also run a tor onion service. It won’t co..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vp

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Over the past few months the Lightning Network has quietly surged to all-time highs.

45,000+ public channels
$70M+..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cI

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Remember: exchanges are more than happy to help you swap sound money for dogeshit.

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DOGE at #3
Building castles in the air
twitter.com/lopp/status/13…

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Seeing a number of groups self-organize on various social media platforms to coordinate lightning liquidity swaps. pic.twitter.com/82ANbtIOme

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@ibrightly Don’t keep more funds in a hot wallet than you’re willing to lose. End of story.

via Twitter for Android in reply to ibrightly

@hegondoone3 The occasional channel rebalance may be necessary, usually only a fraction of a percent in fees to accomplish.

via Twitter for Android in reply to hegondoone3

Now is the time for all good bitcoiners to open their lightning channels.

via Twitter for Android

satofishi Here at @f2pool_official, in April 2021, the first month in our 8 years of operation, we have seen more $BTC hashra..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nH

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 7:27 PM, May 3rd, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

NO, STUFF ISN’T GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE

YOU’RE JUST BECOMING POORER

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Congrats to @INXLimited on closing their historic IPO! Looking forward to exchange launch in a month or so. reuters.com/article/crypto…

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Annoying for normies
Catastrophic for coiners pic.twitter.com/NoOYDymBgP

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@gdudg It’s an observation rather than a proposal. They’d likely manage to screw it up if they did.

via Twitter for Android in reply to gdudg

Materialism is a psychological weakness that makes you vulnerable to lifestyle inflation. You may find yourself tra..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Xp

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If the government actually cared about the well-being of its citizens then high schools would have mandatory classe..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ad

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Whenever you go against the mainstream flow. pic.twitter.com/dnwpLBd1qf

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@_JustinMoon_ I JUST WANT ENOUGH KILLDOZER TO LEVEL A LITTLE TOWN

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One can only imagine how many folks are having fun staying poor due to believing ignorant pundits. twitter.com/cryptograffiti…

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@mperklin @billmaher Now you can imagine how many other things he states as facts are actually false…

via Twitter for Android in reply to mperklin

DominicFrisby Look what someone projected onto the Bank of England last night. pic.twitter.com/DqGAeFfmjb

via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 9:17 AM, May 1st, 2021 via Twitter for Android)

Seeking inbound liquidity to a high availability tor-only lightning node I’ve built. Hit me up if you’re willing to commit 10M satoshis.

via Twitter for Android