Chicago-based Athena Bitcoin set to install about 1,000 ATMs for the purchase and sale of #bitcoin in El Salvador 🇸🇻

If the majority were based on one-IP-address-one-vote, it could be subverted by anyone able to allocate many IPs. Proof-of-work is essentially one-CPU-one-vote.

One of China's biggest miners sent us this message after shutting off his Sichuan machines.

"This is good news. There is no policy that can influence #Bitcoin."

There's no better evidence of Libertarians loving losing than their need to hate on #Bitcoin.

Have fun losing.

@FreePietje @raucao

Your post about "ant-social media" is well taken. The only goal of these platforms is keep our eyeballs glued by any means necessary.

What's even worse is the fact that I have no expectation that I can know the truth about many topics these days. The establishment has an agenda which is often not in my best interest and the other side of the argument may be misinformed or nefarious.

@FreePietje @raucao

I'd like to see documentation also @raucao

@FreePietje , I saw a lot of anecdotal stories about myocarditis on birdsite and now the CDC is looking into it. That certainly doesn't mean anything will come of most anecdotal reports on social media but I saw the stories about myocarditis and blood clots on birdsite months before an official health organization acknowledged that it should be investigated.

Paraguay looks to follow El Salvador’s lead, will present a #bitcoin bill next month!

Slowly, then all at once.

Roger Waters reads an email live at a Free Assange event from zuckerberg asking to use Another Brick in the Wall song in ads.
His simple answer is "Fuck you!"

Apologies to who ever I sniped this from, I don’t recall your username.

@FreePietje @stevenroose @waxwing @sl1200

I spend to much time on birdsite! There are so many scammers on there I am immediately on the defensive. We don't really have that problem on Mastodon.

Unrelated, people on birdsite are noting that their follower count is increasing rapidly. Even my lowly account has seen a large uptick in followers. It seems a lot of new people are considering .

@FreePietje @stevenroose @waxwing @sl1200

BTW, I'm not vouching for tether. I don't know if they are legit or an outright fraud. I believe tether has very little to do with Bitcoin and a tether collapse wouldn't have much of an impact on .

@FreePietje @stevenroose @waxwing @sl1200

Fair enough. I saw the article using tether as a means to disparage the El Salvador announcement and I got triggered. I'm not familiar with and hadn't seen him post before so I made a wrong assumption that he was a tether truther delivering drive by FUD.

My apologize sl1200.

@FreePietje @sl1200 @stevenroose @waxwing

Scroll through the article titles and you will see why I can discount without reading the full article. The author is not objective related to . I do personally try to challenge my own bias by viewing info that is contrary to my beliefs if it is objective. This is not.

Jack did say they are using tether for El Salvador which is what the author latched onto. I'm sure they could use USDC instead.


These counties are not having fun staying poor and they are deciding to do something about it.

@sl1200 @FreePietje @stevenroose @waxwing

is legal tender in El Salvador. Citizens will be able to pay for goods and services with Bitcoin and they can choose to use Strike's services or not.

I'm not going to try to decipher the author's convoluted scam theory. This guy clearly has a bias and Bitcoin being declared legal tender in the US wouldn't change it.

You are more than welcome to listen to him and have fun staying poor just like him 😃

@htimsxela @threed

I think the VAST majority of users are running it on Umbrel. I would suspect that setup is easier. I Installed it on a vanilla Linux VPS with LND (I wanted to have IPv4 in addition to Tor). The app.json file requires very specific configuration like listing the http or https for public_url. Let me know if you have trouble.

Once you get it working you can DM me your pub key if you want to test p2p communication.

I have found that I lose messages when my client is not online.

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This server was setup as a means to decentralize the Bitcoin social networking community in a small way. I came from The administrator there felt that the users should create their own Mastodon instances to keep the community decentralized so I created this instance.