Bitcoin Tech Talk #292
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What I've been working on
Rent-Seeking - I wrote a long screed about how altcoins are rent-seeking vehicles and how society itself has become more meaningless because of the availability of money-printing. I make the argument that we haven’t pushed the frontier of humanity because of all the rent-seeking opportunities. Bitcoin brings us back.
Stephan Livera Podcast - It’s been ages since I’ve been on his podcast. We talked about airline miles, financial games, altcoins and the desirability of rent-seeking. It was an enjoyable talk and if you’re a fan, I would encourage you to listen to the discussion.
London Real - My interview with Brian Rose is up! I really appreciated the breadth and depth of topics we covered on this one. I talked about the IMF, El Salvador, my faith and much more. The main message I wanted to convey was one of hope, which I think Bitcoin provides.
What I'm up to
A Sustainable Financial World - I’ll be at the Oslo Freedom Forum next week and my panel will be with Jeff Booth and Obi Nwusu. We’ll be talking about the financial sustainability of the current fiat monetary system and the hope for resistance with Bitcoin. I will also be helping with the Bitcoin 101 workshop for activists to learn how to store their Bitcoin safely about 15 minutes after this session.
BIP32/BIP44 Workshop - I’ll be doing a 2-hour workshop at Bitcoin++ on June 7 or 8. This will be a similar style as my 2-day course, except it’ll be just a single topic, and that of deterministic private key generation. I’ll go through the specification, derivation and the math to show how private keys can be more or less infinitely generated through this standard.
Watching LUNA - You can click through the tweet thread I made about the hyperinflation of LUNA in the Tweet of the week, but that was one mesmerizing thing. I have a podcast that I’m recording with Cory Klippsten coming up where we’ll talk about that and other things. This is one of the defining moments of this cycle and you will see more content from me about it.