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benjamin
3 months ago
Anyone have any predictions on the mechanics, timing, etc. for nChain and TAAL merging? nChain will ultimately need to monetize their IP portfolio. Doing that as an NPE will yield relentless calls as a bonafide troll and very poor litigation results over very long, depressing, timeframe. Saw this first hand with MARA when I rode it to near 0 (well before Bitcoin mining became a focus). Monetization under the guise of a practicing firm is much easier to pursue/defend. They're using the separ
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benjamin
3 months ago
THE MORNIN' RUN 1st Edition, Limited Print Newspaper - https://tpow.app/7a8b23ba
benjamin
8 months ago
So, did I miss a CG article or other advisement that the McCormack trial is getting pushed out again? Looks like the 16-17 date got re-purposed to just be a pre-trial meeting to go over more of CSW's lawyers filings... Unless I'm missing something. Would be concerned about further extension if/as they have to re-schedule and trial date difficulties with COVID, etc. In fact, it looked like CG's twitter or some other feed yesterday or the day before posted a clip from an interview w/ Calvin a
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benjamin
10 months ago
Any reason to keep powping account? Radio silence from the creator/engine is concerning re: long-term viability. @jack or other investors in Planaria - where is @unwriter
benjamin
1 year ago
Based on activity levels - I'm assuming most people are still doing most social engagement / development tracking via Twitter or elsewhere. So, you've probably already seen this... but, if not... Relay put out some PR on their upcoming "RelayX for the Web— Bitcoin SV’s first token web wallet and browser." https://medium.com/@relayx/hello-relayx-for-the-web-bitcoin-svs-first-token-web-wallet-and-browser-446ca8fe0c92
benjamin
1 year ago
@jack -- such a gentleman.
benjamin
1 year ago
I'm sorry for the loss chief. Our family has had some losses (although not COVID related) along the way, like every family. In addition to traditional faith literature (e.g., Bible), my wife really found Megan Devine's book "It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand" very helpful in a time when she was really struggling. In the vent anyone on this channel is... a few of her favorite excerpts: “The reality of grief is far different from what oth
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benjamin
1 year ago
After an initial flurry of listening/learning, my podcast rotation is getting a bit stale/repetitive. Any recommendations on podcasts from a big block perspective? Or, non big block, but intelligent blockchain nevertheless perspective? Aware of the standard umbounded, Isaac and crew, bitstocks... the occasional interesting pomp or McCormack interviewee, coingeek, we study billionaires, Grant Williams, macro voices, and then a bunch of wholly separate (non Bitcoin, economic centered). Proba
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benjamin
1 year ago
The Bucks lookin' like BSV's price action.
benjamin
1 year ago
@framore - your sienamkt.com merchandise looks great and I love that you're trying so hard to help demonstrate BSV in the "real" economy. I can't really spend $50 on shipping for $50 of coffee and pasta to get it to the U.S. - but I just wanted to let you know that if I were in Italy I would definitely be supporting you. And... if you do live in Italy... please support this guy!
benjamin
1 year ago
Not sure if Twitter's iamledger is on here, but can someone explain his thoughts in the last day or two? Is he just saying Roger will copy BSV’s protocol, s/w, etc. and add the features he values and that folks should go BCHN to free themselves of Calvin//Craig “baggage”... and just wait for lawsuits? Not sure if this is tongue-in-cheek or legitimate thoughts...
benjamin
1 year ago
Looks like Lynn and Ira will have a hearing on Lynn's claims about Ira's ability to act on behalf of W&K Defense as a result of probate dispositions... 15 Sep at 0830.
benjamin
1 year ago
Interesting article on tracking changes to the current publicly accepted knowledge ledger (ahem, Wikipedia). A tweet from @cosmosstag makes an appearance in the Financial Times article - famous. Got me wondering... is there even a BSV wikipedia page? https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2020/08/20/1597909956000/Who-s-been-editing-the-Ripple-CEO-s-Wikipedia-page-/
benjamin
1 year ago
Afternoon powping Bible Study channel. Testing Streamanity with longer videos (was seeing what upload time was like). Since the video I used was an ad-hoc family rendition of "Remembrance" back from Easter weekend (we shared a video at the time since we couldn't be with family and church friends at the time due to COVID restrictions). Just thought I'd share the link before likely taking it down later. https://streamanity.com/video/R6U7HqtGfQsE
benjamin
1 year ago
Great interview https://medium.com/@ttmygh/grant-williams-0-00-before-we-get-going-heres-the-bit-where-i-remind-you-that-nothing-we-b28f6db77
benjamin
1 year ago
So odd. BSV plunging, TAAL(F) shooting up.
benjamin
1 year ago
I've had this song playing in the background for months now... just thought I'd share:
benjamin
1 year ago
A couple of the latest filings in the Lynn v. Ira court case -- since many people can't seem to access to documents: https://www.scribd.com/document/473134382/8-14-Lynn-Ira-attorney-exchanges-challenge-to-dismissal-request-pdf https://www.scribd.com/document/473134386/8-19-Lynn-request-for-Ira-to-produce-pdf
benjamin
1 year ago
Any idea who Mow is referencing here? BTC defect to ____?
benjamin
1 year ago
It seems like Powping usage has fallen-off fast. Is that just because it was new... or that it's hard to maintain usage of Powping, Twetch, Twitter... let alone those that also use Facebook, Instagram, etc.? Or, are there trends to be aware of? I like powping much more initially, and then I opened a Twitter account (just trying it out - luddite) and found Twetch interaction easier... and then somehow stopped thinking about the post costs of a couple cents and that was a mental switch (whereas
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benjamin
1 year ago
If you haven't been following some of the Eth problems on supply calculation... fascinating. https://medium.com/@LucasNuzzi/cryptos-weirdest-cognitive-dissonance-a997a58d508
benjamin
1 year ago
@unwriter - curious how the New York thesis for economic electricity generation hub setting in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, etc. environment is going in light of the pandemic. Are the creative collisions (in Tony Hsieh language) still happening -- or is it severely hampered. Really looking forward to all that you're working on.
benjamin
1 year ago
@unwriter do you know when Planaria's annual report will be released? Incorporation was 18 Jul... so, assuming it would likely be seen. Last I check, you had $1-2M Ausvic Capital, Calvin Ayre, John Coyle, Ken Shishido, Mempool, Persimmon Hill Limited, and Unbounded Capital. Just curious how things are shaping up. Any chance you'll make it available here?
benjamin
1 year ago
Actual, but simple/naive - I recognize, question: What would prevent BTC from just watching BSV as a robust guinea pig for its protocol / approach... and when it clearly "works" and proves scaling is viable and locking core protocol is value-added, just adopt the changes and make the dominant chain more dominant? I'm not really interested in "well, it's patented" type dialogue or "well, there's already so much development on BSV it will be hard to turn the tide" (since we all know it's nascent
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benjamin
1 year ago
What, again, is the prevailing (realistic) theory of Binance mining BSV? Is it just following the money short-term, agnostic of strategic direction... or is there legitimate thought as gaining influence in the chain's direction or nefarious action to HODL a bit before listing on the exchange? What's the less bullish case (for BSV) on why they are clearing 13% of the blocks...?
benjamin
1 year ago
TAAL had a couple filings recently: Yesterday they posted that they hired MIC Partners to help with investor capture options -- with a commission on converted leads in the form of share issuance. Say hello to a bunch of small investor conferences, mini pumps, and mild dilution - but they do have a 12-mo lock-up on any shares issued. I hope any attracted investors move the needle and stay... and not just provide an exist strategy for Ayre's stake (last I checked, he had 45% or so of the compan
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benjamin
1 year ago
I really have no idea how BSV will be able to switch the public's perception of what is the "real" Bitcoin. This pandemic and the actions (or weak inactions pending your perspective) has opened the audience to bitcoin (read: BTC) massively in the last 5-6 weeks. Store of value narrative will only propel BTC higher for some time I imagine - not sure how the public will recognize the "issues" until the masses get farther down the road and try to actually use it vs just HODL.
benjamin
1 year ago
Curious what the purpose of having Gilder keynote again at CG conf. is? Certainly an intelligent/respected fellow... but his last appearance was a bit odd. Gilder thanked CSW for bitcoin... but then said it was stupid because it was capped at 21M.
benjamin
1 year ago
In probate case: 08/04/2020 MOTION TO DISMISS F/B IRA KLEIMAN No doc, just the entry on the docket.
benjamin
1 year ago
More Kleiman v Wright drama. Plaintiff criticizing Lynn's probate challenge and CSW's summary judg. request. Questioning Lynn's professed partnership in W&K during the trial of KvW - but now supposedly relayed on 10 Jul via Tulip. (sorry for the abbreviated form, cutting from my Twetch entry which was capped). https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.flsd.521536/gov.uscourts.flsd.521536.612.0.pdf
benjamin
1 year ago
Why is MARA exploding? I was a bag-holder in that years ago... Recognize they switched to mining ops vs patent "troll" -- but, not sure what the catalyst is for the gains they've made. Maybe someone can help explain the future of mining ops they see... (Posted this random type post in Twetch as well, just comparing delta -- assuming 0-2 engagement on either).
benjamin
1 year ago
Powping Rule #1: Be nice. I hope this is more enduring than Google's core value: Don't Be Evil. https://gizmodo.com/google-removes-nearly-all-mentions-of-dont-be-evil-from-1826153393 https://www.businessinsider.com/google-downgrades-dont-be-evil-2018-5 https://www.fastcompany.com/3056389/why-google-was-smart-to-drop-its-dont-be-evil-motto
benjamin
1 year ago
Not sure when the speculative markets will catch up with this realization (or, IF, they will... since they're driven by consensus expectation vs fundamental valuation). https://www.bea.gov/news/2020/gross-domestic-product-2nd-quarter-2020-advance-estimate-and-annual-update
benjamin
1 year ago
You all should read Lynn Wright's latest filing in the Kleiman case...
benjamin
1 year ago
Any idea who BSV's Laszlo Hanyecz equivalent was and what they bought?
benjamin
1 year ago
Can someone provide some layman explanation of the technical standards committee and how that differs from the "core of powerful developers that control BTC"? Just learning here.
benjamin
1 year ago
@unwriter, is this where community interest should self-regulate. E.g., Should folks just choose to unfollow @calvinayre to help disincentivize his retention of that handle? Meaning, if he has no followers, is not really easily "discover"able (e.g., drop him from top to near bottom of ranking), etc. - then handing over to Calvin (paymail address notwithstanding - haven't read into that much) for a couple hundred $ would seem like a good return. Meanwhile, people would follow the real Calvin A
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benjamin
1 year ago
I wonder if there's a potential "issue" with people able to directly generate revenue (we'll just call the tips that, discussions re: currency etc. notwithstanding) from things like memes. Potentially copyrighted photos or, if the meme language was not original, etc. Meaning, the creators of that "IP" could come after posters that benefited from relaying them. Here's it's meaningless right now (who would come after $0.15)... but, maybe in the future. I know this situation (getting more trac
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benjamin
1 year ago
@unwriter - the "hot" channel is based on posts that have comments or tips? Basically, filtering out posts w/ no interaction. Is that correct? Thanks!
benjamin
1 year ago
Beautiful day!
benjamin
1 year ago
Has anyone done the short Duke University "Blockchain Applications Mastertrack Certificate" program on Coursera? Dumbed-down? Good basics for non-s/w guys?
benjamin
1 year ago
BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front - in question format given @unwriter's advice): Is there a chance that bitcoin core IP is actually US Gov't owned? If we were to dream-up, from scratch, a "more" perfect BSV... would having a public interest owner vs a private owner be more beneficial? Been reading a few more depositions in this case. Absolutely fascinating. It would be incredibly ironic if the US Gov't actually hold the rights (whether restricted, GPR, or unlimited...) to fundamental bitcoin IP.
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benjamin
1 year ago
Can anyone provide a list of publicly traded companies currently in the BSV space?