Timing really sucks though
This is my situation. We discovered my father is in early stages of alzheimers a few months back and my parents are asking for help selling ~0.5 btc to fund a holiday
My inclination is to tell them to wait... but I've been telling them that for years and now time is limited :/
Similarly to today, on this day in 2015 we were down ~50% on the year. 2019 ~30% on the year.
Remember to zoom out, we're up 630,000% in the last decade, 365% in 2 years, and 1 BTC still equals 1 BTC. It's all good.
Historical #BTC prices for May 10th
2022 - $31579
2021 - $57882
2020 - $8681
2019 - $6296
2018 - $9231
2017 - $1747
2016 - $456
2015 - $238
2014 - $448
2013 - $115
2012 - $4.99
2011 - $4.74
Reminder: it's just money.
American conservatives are *not* more in favor of free speech than progressives. They are just the temporarily losing side of the culture wars, so they pretend to be. But they are a bunch of pro-censorship commies just as much as liberals. https://twitter.com/GovMikeHuckabee/status/1520363075660140547
Very encouraging to hear
@GovMikeHuckabee Authentication is important, but so is anonymity for many. A balance must be struck.
@MattBraynard Bitcoin uses software and energy to maintain a global ledger, rather than inefficient human recordkeeping.
It uses a higher % of renewable energy than just about any other industry.
It gives people worldwide access to inflation-resistant savings and permissionless payments.
@elonmusk @satoshibaggins Unfortunately it's quite hard for a corporate entity to be completely politically neutral as it's always going to be subject to the law of the land in which it operates. Hopefully one day we'll have a widely adopted open and distributed platform that isn't beholden to such things
It was so easy: just change the code!
Why didn't we think about that before?
1- we are crazy psychopaths
2- proof of stake doesn't work
3- it's a delicate equilibrium, if you change something, you screw up the rest
4- digital scarcity & value come costs https://twitter.com/wef/status/1519119185422524416