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codybaldwin
RT @vgr: Herzog-Veblen principle: Wildernesses are murderous but lazy places. Savagery does not respect effort. Visible effort marks you as…
codybaldwin
@MattBinder I’m with you on a lot of these anti-Bitcoiner tweets, we make it easy to attack us. But, all Bitcoiners are not alike, just like all Americans are not alike. How do you figure the electrician’s union shutting down the NY mining bill into your logic here? https://t.co/dnFFQkF85g
codybaldwin
@MattBinder Nothing besides scientific advancements (read: technology, or knowledge creation) has ever reduced inequality. Donations and philanthropy are a form of technology. It seems obvious now, but nothing is obvious, and at one time philanthropy (a theory) didn’t seem obvious to humans.
codybaldwin
RT @matteoboscarol: https://t.co/wa1DnbGJpW
codybaldwin
RT @Martian_Will: Quick timelapse of Venus setting behind clouds last night https://t.co/KyPfCXBEBL
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch Just like 4 years ago, when no one was using lightning network, so too seems to be the case with Africa. If you don’t think Bitcoin can solve problems, don’t use it
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch You have a really good point here, but again, this is a problem that is being worked on (pg 7): https://t.co/mc0YvDWOYS https://t.co/zgHUVHKvvF
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch You don’t need a bank account in practice, just need liquidity in non-KYC methods(HodlHodl, LocalBitcoins, LiquidBTC=>Tether Sideswap, streetsales), likewise, the more people use it to save money (ie aren’t planning to touch it for >=4 years), the less utility conversion provides
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch You don’t need an address or an ID to get Bitcoin. Also, I’m starting to realize that maybe your OP is a solution, and not a problem https://t.co/vygLTbLtgN
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch True, but the thread is primarily about avoiding economic dependence. Using “aid” in this sense, means trying to reduce aid in the future, ideally no aid.
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch No one can stop you from using Bitcoin. No one can stop you from transferring Bitcoin. No one can stop Bitcoin. No one can change the rules of Bitcoin without consensus of participating nodes. This is great, I bet it’s hard to open a transferwise account for the avg Nigerian
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch That’s fair. Not all corruption, but corruption from relying on trusted third parties for value exchange over a public communications network. I think Bitcoin is the best solution to that form of corruption. That means:
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch As far as “getting aid to,” I also never commented on “aid.” That’s another topic altogether.
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch Bitcoin, not crypto. I do not support any other coin. I was referring to Nigeria, not Namibia, though there may be increasing adoption there as well.
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch As far as corruption goes, Bitcoin never attempted to solve the problem of all corruption. Just value exchange over a public communications channel.
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch Also, they won’t complete in a deterministic ~10 minutes even on a weekend.
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch Have you ever used that service? In Japan you can’t use transfer wise directly from your bank, you may be able to Furikomi (which is not free). Then on the receiving end, I also get charged something like 20 dollars for international fees or something.
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch See also: https://t.co/ec7AuBCplx
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch That’s not what I meant at all, you can’t tell people what to do but you can lead them to the best hard-to-vary explanation. People who make 1.50USD a day do use BTC, though. $1.50 ~= 618 Naira ~= 3900 sats(Bitcoin price at time of tweet). https://t.co/VVrSgCaCKU
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch It occurred to me that another problem related to “doesn’t require money to take part in” is having a place to play and make mistakes and experiment for free (without money). Someone is solving this problem as well: https://t.co/4E4RJDPMYw
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch If you want, I can send you 5 bucks or something so you can see yourself—just send me an invoice—there are plenty of great/easy lightning wallets available now. I may also be able to host you on https://t.co/D6DvB43vMm if you’re interested in setting up an account there.
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch An interesting thing about this, it was on Sphinx, but the “value” metadata can be added to any podcast, now. So you could integrate lightning to live-stream money to any podcast you enjoy. (This was an extra donation to someone who helped me on a forum).
codybaldwin
@SPeitsch It was instantaneous as far as the GUI goes. https://t.co/PChoajPVNk