Bitcoin Tech Talk #289
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What I'm working on
Fiat Art - I wrote about postmodern art in some not-so-flattering terms, likening it to fiat money. The main insight in the piece is that art has turned to proof-of-stake from proof-of-work and that’s why it’s so ugly.
Panel on Soft Forks - Given the CTV and Speedy Trial parameters, this is a timely posting of the discussion from Bitcoin 2022. BTC Sessions hosted a panel with me, Jeremy Rubin and Paul Sztorc about soft forks. My conclusion from the talk was that consensus is messy and should be very difficult to get. I’ll have more to say on the OP_CTV stuff later in the newsletter.
Panel on the American Dream - The panel I did during SXSW with Annaliese and CJ is now up on YouTube. We talked about the book and the various voting constituencies that make up Bitcoin. If you’re curious about the book, this is a good overview.
What I'm up to
Justin Rezvani interview - On the heels of the Alex Gladstein interview I did this past week, I have one with Justin, who’s the founder of Zion. The video won’t go live until Thursday, but it was one of the more inspiring ones about being an entrepreneur. He’s also a pretty reflective guy and learning about his life was, as they say in latin memento mori.
London Real interview - I’m scheduled next week to appear on this popular show. I’m not sure when it’ll be released, but it’ll be a chance to explain Bitcoin to the young male audience that the channel has.
Consensus panel - It looks like I’ll be speaking at Consensus 2022 on a Bitcoin only track. I’ll also be speaking about the Bitcoin Today Coalition, which is the lobbying organization that I’m a part of to educate DC lawmakers and regulators.