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Replying to npub1fl7pr0a and npub183cew3a
Absolutely. Bitcoin should be small and slow, to ensure the network is indestructible. But Bitcoin like this cannot scale. The Bitcoin Cashers wanted to trade some of this indestructibility for scalability. That鈥檚 unacceptable for a money that powers the entire world. On layer twos, this would be fine. There is nothing more decentralizing than PoW, and less non-pruned nodes with millions of pruned nodes, backed by the absolute indestructibility of Bitcoin, is a small trade to fix Bitcoin鈥檚 scalability and privacy issues.
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Replying to npub1fl7pr0a and npub183cew3a
Right, and Bitcoin having so many non-pruned nodes is perfect for a monetary base layer. There will always be those of us who choose to do this. But to do anything else on Bitcoin (mine, build wallets, further secure Bitcoin) a puned node is just fine. My example above is more about an L2 that can be a little less decentralized, but perfectly secure for a majority of people- with the scalability and privacy Bitcoin needs to compete with fiat.
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Replying to npub1qny3tkh
Philosophically, you won that debate hands down. But for the people who only care about NGU or cashing in their BTC for CBDC tokens, I think they like that Bitcoin is safe, legal, and surveilled. For this reason, I would be very happy if you make this happen 馃檹馃徎
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Edward npub1sn0wden gave us all a stern warning, and despite the standing ovation, I don鈥檛 think most people understood or cared. Snowden agrees that Bitcoin is the best tool we have to fight the surveillance state, but "Bitcoin has a privacy problem". The reason we see talks of ETFs and acceptance from the SEC is BECAUSE Bitcoin is not private. Snowden says it鈥檚 not enough for a few to know best privacy practices. Those who have good OPSEC should use that skill to provide privacy to the masses. Privacy must be the default. Notice he doesn鈥檛 say we should switch to Monero. Monero is a shitcoin. He says the technology to make decentralized, private payments with Bitcoin exists RIGHT NOW, and the minority of us who truly care about freedom need to pay attention to the discourse and stop asking for permission. In other words, we have to stop accepting "Bitcoin shouldn鈥檛 do that because it might cause legal issues". Separate money from the fucking state
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Replying to npub1ej493cm
Covid was a huge success for every government, because they saw that they can get away with it. This is why Bitcoin has no reason to play nice with these sick fucks.
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