I entirely agree with this message on #gunrights. HK is a prime example of the need for such rights in civil defense against tyranny.
Bitcoin Core "Good First Issues" https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/op-ed-want-to-learn-how-to-contribute-to-bitcoin-try-a-good-first-issue
I'm excited to announce we're launching a new mailing list for lnd devs/users/vendors, and those building applications/services on top of lnd: https://groups.google.com/a/lightning.engineering/forum/#!forum/lnd ⚡️
It's hosted via Google Groups so you can either join use it as a regular mailing list via email, or the UI
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #73 is here:
- announces a new minor version release of LND
- notes downtime on the development mailing lists
- describes recent updates to Bitcoin services and clients
- summarizes Bitcoin infrastructure projects changes
This looks interesting: btc-rpc-proxy "enables you to specify several users and for each user the list of RPC calls he's allowed to make." Useful to reduce permissions of LN nodes, liquid, joinmarket, etc etc. https://github.com/Kixunil/btc-rpc-proxy by @firstname.lastname@example.org
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #71 is here:
- summarizes continued discussion of LN anchor outputs
- describes a proposal for allowing full nodes and lightweight clients to signal support for IP address relay
- requests Bitcoin Core RC feedback
There is absolutely a right to be able to pay to lie to the masses, free from state interference: this is protected speech.
Companies like Twitter have a similar right to decline to run such advertising.
Speech rules are precise and should be discussed with precision.
There are specific categories of lie in relation to which lying is actionable or criminal: defamation, false light torts, perjury, fraud.
But the government can't criminalize the political equivalent of puffery no matter what kind of "damage to institutions" may arise, perceived or actual.
That concern of mine was before you mentioned spreading tx fees over many blocks. However, I think it still differs from classical demurrage in the sense that it doesn't apply to coins that have left circulation entirely (e.g. lost private keys), so it would (like Bitcoin today) inevitably lead to monetary deflation rather than stable prices.
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