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An Article on the State of DAOs - where we stand today and how the term is being used

Since 2016 and the fall of the DAO project, spotlights on DAOs have silently faded until 2019, when it started to gain traction again. During this period of what we call the ‘winter of DAOs’, there was and there still is a general sense of trauma revolving around DAOs and the idea of decentralizing organizations with the help of smart contracts.
In the ‘Beginners Guide to CBDAO’ article, we have explained the term DAO, in layman’s terms, to be an organization which is governed and managed by all members as opposed to having a select few entity or individual(s) governing and making executive decisions indefinitely.
However, this definition does not do justice to the overall concept of DAOs. There exists some room for debate as to what exactly a DAO is and how it operates. Philippe Honigman from DAObase states that each of the words in the term DAO, “can be interpreted in many ways, spawning different definitions of DAOs with emphasis on one aspect or another”.
For instance, the word ‘decentralized’ in the term ‘DAO’ may contain varying meanings as the word does not fully indicate or consider the level of decentralization used on its consensus protocol (these levels are described in the Beginners Guide to CBDAO article). Honigman (DAObase) describes the word ‘decentralized’ to have two varying meanings when it comes to DAOs and these are:
As such, it is not right to assume all DAO projects to be completelydecentralized’ and ‘autonomous’.

So what exactly is a DAO and how can we better describe the term?

To be able to better understand the term, we will have to briefly learn about the history of DAOs and how they emerged. The concept of DAOs were first introduced by Dan Larimer back in 2013 as he was describing Bitcoin to be a ‘Decentralized Autonomous Corporation’, whereby its shareholders would be the holders and its employees would be the miners.
For something to be considered a ‘DAC’, it must have the following measurements met:
DAOs work in the similar sense that:
Now that DACs were a ‘thing’, the blockchain community moved on to discuss about how these DACs could be governed better. Here’s where Vitalik Buterin (Founder of Ethereum) first introduced the idea of a resource-democracy voting mechanism, while he was still working as a writer on the Bitcoin Magazine.
“We can use some kind of resource-democracy mechanism to vote on the correct value of some fact, and ensure that people are incentivized to provide accurate estimates by depriving everyone whose report does not match the “mainstream view” of the monetary reward.” — Vitalik Buterin
As such, an incentivized governance protocol was first introduced for DACs. Ever since, many different types of consensus protocols have emerged and DACs have evolved to become DAOs.
Philippe from DAObase explains that as of today, there are two dominant types of DAOs — protocols and collectives.
“Protocol DAOs enable interested parties to make collective decisions regarding the critical parameters of a crypto-network based on an open-source protocol: blockchain protocols such as Tezos or Decred, financial protocols such as Compound, DeversiFi or Maker.
Collectives are closer to traditional organizations: They have a smaller number of active members and a wider range of activities than protocol DAOs. 1Hive, dOrg, or MetaGame are examples of collectives that use DAOs to be more transparent, more open, more flexible and fairer towards their members than usual corporations.”
He further indicates that “there is no such thing as a pure “Decentralized Autonomous Organization”. DAOs are imperfectly decentralized, very moderately autonomous, and hardly comparable to organizations in the traditional sense”.
DAOs are less a thing than a gradual, dynamic process. — Philippe Honigman

Here are two videos you should watch to provide yourself with a better understanding of the term. In these videos, Aragon and DAOstack both try to explain what a DAO is and how they operate. Notice that there is a difference in their tone and explanation of the overall concept of DAOs. Aragon explains it to be a ‘fight for freedom’ in decentralizing what can be and should be decentralized whilst DAOstack describes it to be more of a ‘collaborative experience’.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqjIWmiAidw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25wtmzBG1Yg

If you are still unsure about DAOs, it is recommended that you read the following articles which comprehensively covers the concept and definition of DAOs.

What can we do with a DAO in 2020?

What is a DAO? An attempt to clarify a complex idea

Bootstrapping A Decentralized Autonomous Corporation: Part I

DAC Revisited

How the term DAO applies to Coin Breeder

Coin Breeder DAO (CBDAO) can be seen as a hybrid of the protocol-type and the collective-type of DAOs, whereby it functions just like a traditional organization with the ability to make collective decisions regarding the critical parameters of the crypto-network ($BREE token) with an open-source protocol (the $BREE token smart contract).
As Philippe explains above, “there is no such thing as a pure “Decentralized Autonomous Organization”. This statement can be similarly applied to CBDAO in the sense that complete ‘decentralization’ and ‘autonomy’ can’t be met due to the nature of the $BREE tokenonomics — e.g. determining farming rates for each governance asset (an off-chain oracle and manual review is required). However, attempts to reach pure ‘decentralization’ and ‘autonomy’ are in the scopes of our roadmap and it should be noted that it is indeed one of our core priorities (roadmap can be viewed here).

CBDAO’s Role in Researching DAOs

CBDAO will serve as the ultimate sandbox for DAO and blockchain researchers, developers and users to proof-test and experiment various consensus protocols on DAOs. Our main focus will be in experimenting consensus protocols and voting mechanisms to solve existing challenges and vulnerabilities in regards to governing DAOs (some of the issues have been outlined here). CBDAO will be publishing quarterly reports on these experiments, highlighting what we have learned and how things could be improved. Our ultimate goal and mission is to provide a wide range of fundamental reference points for future researchers and developers to save their time and risk less on experimenting and proof-testing various consensus protocols on a DAO. CBDAO will evolve with the community as we collectively experiment, learn and grow together.

Original Article Can Be Found On: https://medium.com/@coinbreedethe-state-of-daos-1aecba88d9ed
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An Article on The State of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)

Since 2016 and the fall of the DAO project, spotlights on DAOs have silently faded until 2019, when it started to gain traction again. During this period of what we call the ‘winter of DAOs’, there was and there still is a general sense of trauma revolving around DAOs and the idea of decentralizing organizations with the help of smart contracts.
In the ‘Beginners Guide to CBDAO’ article, we have explained the term DAO, in layman’s terms, to be an organization which is governed and managed by all members as opposed to having a select few entity or individual(s) governing and making executive decisions indefinitely.
However, this definition does not do justice to the overall concept of DAOs. There exists some room for debate as to what exactly a DAO is and how it operates. Philippe Honigman from DAObase states that each of the words in the term DAO, “can be interpreted in many ways, spawning different definitions of DAOs with emphasis on one aspect or another”.
For instance, the word ‘decentralized’ in the term ‘DAO’ may contain varying meanings as the word does not fully indicate or consider the level of decentralization used on its consensus protocol (these levels are described in the Beginners Guide to CBDAO article). Honigman (DAObase) describes the word ‘decentralized’ to have two varying meanings when it comes to DAOs and these are:
As such, it is not right to assume all DAO projects to be completelydecentralized’ and ‘autonomous’.
So what exactly is a DAO and how can we better describe the term?
To be able to better understand the term, we will have to briefly learn about the history of DAOs and how they emerged. The concept of DAOs were first introduced by Dan Larimer back in 2013 as he was describing Bitcoin to be a ‘Decentralized Autonomous Corporation’, whereby its shareholders would be the holders and its employees would be the miners.
For something to be considered a ‘DAC’, it must have the following measurements met:
DAOs work in the similar sense that:
Now that DACs were a ‘thing’, the blockchain community moved on to discuss about how these DACs could be governed better. Here’s where Vitalik Buterin (Founder of Ethereum) first introduced the idea of a resource-democracy voting mechanism, while he was still working as a writer on the Bitcoin Magazine.
“We can use some kind of resource-democracy mechanism to vote on the correct value of some fact, and ensure that people are incentivized to provide accurate estimates by depriving everyone whose report does not match the “mainstream view” of the monetary reward.” — Vitalik Buterin
As such, an incentivized governance protocol was first introduced for DACs. Ever since, many different types of consensus protocols have emerged and DACs have evolved to become DAOs.
Philippe from DAObase explains that as of today, there are two dominant types of DAOs — protocols and collectives.
“Protocol DAOs enable interested parties to make collective decisions regarding the critical parameters of a crypto-network based on an open-source protocol: blockchain protocols such as Tezos or Decred, financial protocols such as Compound, DeversiFi or Maker.
Collectives are closer to traditional organizations: They have a smaller number of active members and a wider range of activities than protocol DAOs. 1Hive, dOrg, or MetaGame are examples of collectives that use DAOs to be more transparent, more open, more flexible and fairer towards their members than usual corporations.”
He further indicates that “there is no such thing as a pure “Decentralized Autonomous Organization”. DAOs are imperfectly decentralized, very moderately autonomous, and hardly comparable to organizations in the traditional sense”.
DAOs are less a thing than a gradual, dynamic process. — Philippe Honigman
Here are two videos you should watch to provide yourself with a better understanding of the term. In these videos, Aragon and DAOstack both try to explain what a DAO is and how they operate. Notice that there is a difference in their tone and explanation of the overall concept of DAOs. Aragon explains it to be a ‘fight for freedom’ in decentralizing what can be and should be decentralized whilst DAOstack describes it to be more of a ‘collaborative experience’.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqjIWmiAidw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25wtmzBG1Yg

If you are still unsure about DAOs, it is recommended that you read the following articles which comprehensively covers the concept and definition of DAOs.
What can we do with a DAO in 2020?
What is a DAO? An attempt to clarify a complex idea
Bootstrapping A Decentralized Autonomous Corporation: Part I
DAC Revisited

How the term DAO applies to Coin Breeder
Coin Breeder DAO (CBDAO) can be seen as a hybrid of the protocol-type and the collective-type of DAOs, whereby it functions just like a traditional organization with the ability to make collective decisions regarding the critical parameters of the crypto-network ($BREE token) with an open-source protocol (the $BREE token smart contract).
As Philippe explains above, “there is no such thing as a pure “Decentralized Autonomous Organization”. This statement can be similarly applied to CBDAO in the sense that complete ‘decentralization’ and ‘autonomy’ can’t be met due to the nature of the $BREE tokenonomics — e.g. determining farming rates for each governance asset (an off-chain oracle and manual review is required). However, attempts to reach pure ‘decentralization’ and ‘autonomy’ are in the scopes of our roadmap and it should be noted that it is indeed one of our core priorities (roadmap can be viewed here).

CBDAO’s Role in Researching DAOs
CBDAO will serve as the ultimate sandbox for DAO and blockchain researchers, developers and users to proof-test and experiment various consensus protocols on DAOs. Our main focus will be in experimenting consensus protocols and voting mechanisms to solve existing challenges and vulnerabilities in regards to governing DAOs (some of the issues have been outlined here). CBDAO will be publishing quarterly reports on these experiments, highlighting what we have learned and how things could be improved. Our ultimate goal and mission is to provide a wide range of fundamental reference points for future researchers and developers to save their time and risk less on experimenting and proof-testing various consensus protocols on a DAO. CBDAO will evolve with the community as we collectively experiment, learn and grow together.
Original Article Can Be Found On: https://medium.com/@coinbreedethe-state-of-daos-1aecba88d9ed
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How and Why to Balance A.I. Spawn Locations, Density, Behaviors, and Loot Tables

A.I. stats seemingly provide a subtle effect to gameplay, but in reality these easily adjustable, “ninja stats,” contribute significantly to the overall gameplay experience in Escape From Tarkov. A.I. stat tables texture the in-raid experience by playing a key role in the economy, and impact immersion and incentive factors or resource texturing. Having purchased my first account on December 28, 2016, I have had plenty of time to take note of how these factors have affected players through every phase of development since nearly the beginning of public launch and I have determined that the subject has gone largely overlooked in discussions of the overall gameplay experience.
Scavs texture each map by determining player pathing through incentive placement. Players should see scav spawns as potential loot and exp resources that accentuate different areas of the map, but with the current deemphasized/randomized loot tables players rarely seek out these locations. This means that scavs become a mere annoyance for many players, or in some cases, they become rarely sought out locations for completing some entry level quests. Once a player has passed these quests they no longer seek out scav spawns and go straight for high tier loot spawns as these tend to attract more players. Players rarely wander the entire map searching for scavs that may or may not be there. New and casual players rarely understand the locations, behaviors, or loot tables of scavs and are therefore surprised by them as undergeared players and if they succeed find that scavs rarely provide seriously useful or fun loot.
One example of how this resource texturing is working correctly right now is in factory bathroom. Right now players are grouping up in the EFT Official Discord and grinding out scavs in the factory bathroom, and they are having a lot of fun. New players are finding consistent exp and loot, and they are able to work with and learn from more experienced players. It works on factory right now, but it not effective on all maps, and the loot tables should be tweaked significantly in order to make this more effective.
In terms of map resource texturing, I propose that scavs should spawn in an orderly way in larger groups, at specific locations, with dynamic sequential spawning. Dynamic sequential spawning means that instead of 2-3 scavs spawning at 3-4 different locations on a given map, they should spawn in groups of 5-6 in one initial location, after the first patrol is wiped a second patrol spawns at a known secondary location, once this patrol is wiped a third patrol of 5-6 scavs spawns at a known third location, and so on. There could easily be 5-10 sequential, ordered scav spawn locations on any given map. For example, on Woods, Wood Camp could be the first spawn location and they could patrol around the perimeter of the camp in a fairly tight group (say 10-15 meter spread), second could be RAUF patrolling from East to West along the road, third West Border, fourth South-V, fifth East Gate, sixth Scav House, seventh Marked Circle, eight Wood Camp again, ninth Mountain Stash, tenth Gate to Factory. By doing this you would have a total potential of 50-60 scavs spawning throughout a raid if players systematically clear patrols, and yet there would only be 5-6 scavs on the map at a given time which reduces lag and performance issues. This would also concentrate PVP around these patrols.
By providing ordered static patrols on each map players no longer find themselves wandering around the map checking an infinite number of angles, trying to decide where to go and what to do. It also disrupts the rushing of high tier loot spawns by incentivising players to engage with scavs who behave as a group in larger numbers than we have now. Texturing a map through ordered static scav spawns introduces two problems with scavs; the practical and market value of scav loot, and the RNG introduced by high pen/damage ammo that scavs can spawn with. Currently, scav loot tables are unpredictable.
Sometimes when you kill a scav you get stupidly high value items like for example you can kill a scav now and get a Fal (50k)+Keycard(100K)+Rare Key(100k-2mil)+T4 armor(50-100k)+Pilgrim(30-40k) - we are looking at a potential profit of 330k-2.3m roubles. On the other hand it is common to find scavs with a mosin and scav vest, or a pistol+vest+t-bag - pointless items that nobody cares about. One third of the time, maybe less, you get a reasonable loadout from a scav, maybe an AK or shotgun with a decent rig and an MBSS.
These “reasonable loadouts” are extremely useful to new players and can provide a little buffer to the unforgiving experience of EFT for new and casual players. Also, if you are a hardcore player looking for moderate gains you can go wipe one patrol and walk out with 4-5 shotguns and AKs, providing a reasonable 120-150k profit. Chances are the casuals will actually use the AKs and shotguns, and the hardcore players will mod the AKs and sell the shotguns, removing currency from the economy by buying mods, which is useful for balancing the economy. It’s a win-win for casual, new, and hardcore players.
This brings us the to the second issue with scavs which is the RNG created by high pen ammo that they spawn with fairly often. This needs to stop because it makes it so that casuals and hardcore players don’t want to run high tier gear at all. They know that one Bush Wookie or terminator A.I. with a mosin, vepr hunter, or Fal can delete them in one shot. This is fine if its a PMC with a mosin, but nobody should be getting one-tapped through gear by a scav, PERIOD. I don’t care if it’s more realistic. This game is not actually about realism it is about immersion which is a game-design mechanic not a realism mechanic. If you haven’t realized this about EFT yet, then simply refer to the clip of Nikita referencing the secure containers multiple times on different podcasts and videos as “Magic.” But I digress… It is about balance, fun, and intensity, not a war simulator.
Get these high tier bullets OUT of the scav loot tables completely. It does not make the game more fun for anyone. We want players to bring in high tier gear because it allows players to experience these beautifully crafted items, which is really the point of the game - the experience you get when you get to USE nice gear that you worked hard to earn. Players would be much less likely to horde currency to destabilize the economy and much more likely to bring in decent loadouts if this one issue of high pen ammo on scavs was resolved. We have players with 50-100 mil inventory values who STILL run a t3 chest and a ssh-68 every raid because they know that running anything else is too risky.
In place of these vepr hunters, Fals, and mosins, I propose a number of drastic changes to the loot tables themselves which could easily be made through “ninja tweaks.” Get rid of all high value loot from scavs and replace it with MORE moderately valued items. New players don’t need labs keycards, they don’t need vases, Fals, and other high value low practicality items. New and casual players need fun and useful items to get them through their raids. Tier 2-3 armor so they don’t get one tapped by any and every scav and pistol player with a PM or shotgun. Decent meds, especially that stop bleeds and limping. So here is my new proposed loot table for all scavs:
Meds provide a much needed buffer for new and casual players. Primary weapons should not be overly useless, such as the Toz. Primary weapons should not be overpowered, I’ve mentioned these already. Instead these primary weapons should be AK-based, or shotgun based, and they should be running PS/PP ammo or buckshot. A pack of 5-6 scavs with AKs and shotguns makes for a fun fight. It would be cool to see them switching to sidearms as they use up their ammo, and adding a pistol to every scav on top of their primary injects more mid/low tier USEFUL gear into the game so that a new player can get two raids out of killing one scav. This means that If two new players working together manage to clear two patrols of 5-6 scavs in one raid and make it out, then they are each set for at least ten failed raids.
And trust me, this is a really important metric for understanding the new player experience. Every time a new player dies they are asking themselves, “How many more failed raids do I have left before I quit this game?” This stuff doesn’t seem important to most of us who have been playing for years or those hardcore players who play eight hours a day, but it makes a huge difference for new player retention. Guns make sense to new players, especially fully automatic AKs and mp-153s. Keycards, SanKeys, car batteries, bitcoins, confuse new players and hardcore players would rather run to their static spawns than bother farming scavs for a chance at a rare item. Once these loot tables change, combined with ordered-sequential scav spawning, players will stay in raid longer, experiencing more action, and see the whole map in a way that makes sense and has some sense of predictability. This game already has plenty of RNG, plenty of risk, plenty of freedom and intensity. It is time to hone it in and bring logic to the game. Create a textured, hand-crafted experience that showcases the artistic value of this game.
These changes that I have suggested don’t even require a patch. We know that these metrics can be changed very quickly and easily and would drastically change the gameplay experience for the better. By focusing resources through these usages of scavs on each map it conditions players to think about their raids in a linear way, which goes against the survival genre, but distinguish EFT within the genre. Providing a more “on the rails” survival “theme-park” experience for each map also conditions the playerbase for what is to come for EFT: The Storyline. You don’t want players to suddenly go from total freedom to suddenly being hit with a structured storyline. You want to ease them into it, and what I propose here does just that and much more.
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Jews have real life time machine(s) and they want me to think that particle accelerators are actually time machines.

Previous post was deleted by a mod because of rule 4. To give me the impression that not everyone on the internet know who I am perhaps? Well it's not gonna work. The mods here even want me to know that they know who I am which is why the new mod account OB1_kenobi. Anyway re-posting with possibly threatening language removed and some other changes/additions. 🤷🏻‍♂️
All jews know who I am in real life and are "watching" me Truman Show style not just in the present but also in the future. How cool is that? They want me to think that particle accelerators are actually time machines. There is even a documentary called "The World's First Time Machine" suggesting that all they can do with their time machines is receive messages from the future (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0867212/). As shown in a South Park episode also. They had phones that could be used to call people in the past but they were meant for prank calls only. 🤣
By now I already think that the internet is just AOL. A = me (aMErica?); Me = Satan; "Satan Online" (I am Satan apparently 🤣). So everyone on the internet already know about the existence of time machine(s) and other advanced tech. Also noticed that country names may be fake so everyone in the world may indeed know who I am in real life. But posting this just in case jews also have mass "neuralization" tech as shown at the end of the movie Men In Black 2. Or like that Steve Carell movie (Date Night) where his character gave money to scammers saying that he knew they were scammers but was giving them money anyway, just in case they were not.
The jews may have seen that the "end is nigh" with their time machine(s) and instead of "repenting" they came up with the "Q psyop" to try and save their jew world. 🤣 And it seems like a generational psyop at this point because they even used their time machine(s) in the Charlie Chaplin movie "Modern Times" (see, it even has "time" in it 🤣).
The jews have been "showing off" their time machine(s) to me using their jew media. It seems to me now that ALL media is jew media. TV shows, movies, music, video games, news, books, etc. And it's not just hollywood but also bollywood, tollywood, rollywood and whatever other "woods" there are. They all know who I am in real life apparently. Combined with their remote mind surveillance/control tech (or whatever it is they call it) they can make it seem like the actors in TV shows or movies know what I am thinking/doing while watching a particular scene (sometimes even if I am within earshot). And now that I know, I can even make fun of the actors just by thinking. I also tried looking up some of their death days (in case of old actors in old movies) and letting them know when they are gonna die but they have put up fake death days and causes of death on sites like imdb and wikipedia, and in some cases not mentioning death days at all. For example, when I was a kid I heard that Charlie Chaplin was apparently choked to death by his fellow actors and everyone thought they were acting, whereas in Charlie Chaplin's wikipedia entry it says that he died in his sleep. 🤷🏻‍♂️ I also managed to show some of them what they would look like in the future (jewesses mostly 😁) because of which they even made it difficult to find newer photos of them in imdb or not posting photos at all. 🤣
Oh yes, the jews can look up their actual death days using their time machine(s) but don't because it may be a "Brave Jew World" but it's not that brave. 🤣 Was also reminded of the website deathclock.com and noticed they used their time machine(s) to leave messages for me (the emails sent to the "owner" of the website and his replies were actually meant for me). And whatever happened to stickdeath.com? 🤣 I am guessing the emails posted on that site and the owner's replies were also meant for me. Since they have time machine(s), they know which websites I will be visiting and when, and can leave messages meant for me beforehand on comment sections, forums, etc.
They are also showing off their time machine(s) using video games like GTA V. For example I replayed the "Repossession" mission (https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Repossession) just after buying a motorcycle last year. The motorcycle just so happens to be a TVS Apache (https://tvsmotor.com) and one of the characters mentions having "Apache" blood. Not sure if the jews wanted me to buy the motorcycle or not but I believe they most likely wanted me to buy the TVS NtorQ (it had bluetooth and everything 🤣). Now that I have already purchased the Apache, they have added bluetooth and electronic fuel injection to the 2020 model and I am stuck with no bluetooth and a carburetor instead. 😒 They also have a scooter called Jupiter (not Saturn 🤣).
Also realized that I am supposed to be the crazy frog (the most annoying thing in the world; Satan is also supposed to be pepe the frog 🤷🏻‍♂️) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k85mRPqvMbE (as foretold by jews 🤣)
When playing Assassin's Creed I noticed the message when the game is launched claiming that the game was "made by a mulitcultural team of various religious faiths and beliefs" and found it odd at the time. Now I realize it's because the game was actually made by a "multicultural" team of jews. Didn't pay much attention to the story but I am sure they used their time machine(s) on that game also. And when playing Forza Horizon 4 recently, they "gifted" me with a "Santa" outfit trying to hint that they know who I am and that Satan is also supposed to be Santa. That's why there was that movie "Bad Santa" I am guessing. 🤣
The first time I thought someone out there definitely has time machines is when I was watching the "Timeless" episode of "Star Trek: Voyager" (https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Timeless_(episode) ). I was having salami sandwiches during the following scene and it was technically "lunch".
"Shield Generators?" "Online." "Plasma flow?" "Stable." "Comm. link?" "Secure." "Lunch?" "(pause) Salami sandwiches."
  • Harry Kim and Chakotay, just before entering the slipstream in the Delta Flyer
This happened either in 2016 or 2017 whereas the episode was apparently made in 1998. Didn't even notice the name of the episode at the time and only noticed when I looked it up again and posted about it on the 8chan "qresearch" board. I also thought of the possiblity that I am living in a simulation or something and that the episode was being "generated" or "rendered" live but that was not the case since I later noticed that such things happened even in TV shows that I had already watched before and remembered watching. For example, cartoons like Swat Kats (9/11 is just fake news meant for Satan; same goes for 26/11 I am guessing but Satan didn't pay much attention to it but did theorize that the US was responsible for that also 🤣) and Dexter's Laboratory.
Anyway, only after watching the entire first season of "Quantum Leap" and a few episodes of the second season (there is an episode where the main character says "oy vey, I am the rabbi") did I realize that it's none other than the jews who have time machine(s). I posted about jews having time machine(s) on 8chan for a while and then stopped posting since I had come to the conclusion that everyone already knew since I had been remembering past events and even in real life people (I believe they are jews) were providing hints that they already know about time machine(s) and that they can "see" me. For example even when I am out riding my motorcycle, they bring cars and other vehicles in front of me with license plates like "1CQ" (I see Q?), "14CQ" (I foresee Q?), 12CQ (I too see Q?), etc. Satan is "Q" apparently. The "Q" from LGBTQ (I think it's supposed to be a replacement for P 😐). Yesterday there was a car with a "1AM" license plate and I correctly guessed that they may have seen me stay up till 1 am because of this post. 🤷🏻‍♂️
I believe Satan is also supposed to be "L", "G", "B", and "T". For example, they have a Satan/devil character in South Park but have also been making fun of me using Mr. Garrison (they also use other characters to make fun of me). He was supposed to be gay, but later becomes a "tranny" and also a "lesbian", and then becomes a man again. 🤣 Even when they were making fun of Trump using Mr. Garrison, they were actually making fun of Satan. 🤣 I only thought "cancel south park" because I thought they were making fun of Trump whereas they and even Trump were making fun of Satan. 🤣 Satan still wants South Park cancelled (that's why "tegridy farms" in the latest season I am guessing). Same goes for "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy". They did cancel "Family Guy" once, didn't they? Probably because they knew Satan would want it cancelled in the future because they were being anti-Trump. Satan wanted Trump to win but turns out he is just an actor and that it's a jewess run jew world. That's why they are unwilling to even put out fake news about Hillary being sent to jail (real Satan wants Hillary in jail). 🤣
Time machine(s) are also being used to produce the cartoon Teen Titans Go. Was thinking about pirating the show after finding it pretty funny despite the fact that they were making fun of me and this episode was airing at the time - https://teen-titans-go.fandom.com/wiki/BL4Z3 .
There is also this episode called "Quantum Fun" - https://teen-titans-go.fandom.com/wiki/Quantum_Fun .
It's a sad, rainy day outside in Jump City, and Robin's in a similarly depressing mood. Not bothering to get dressed, he merely wears his bath robe wit a defeated look on his face. The other Titans, noticing that Robin's looking out his temporary sadness curtain again, wonder what's got him down. He explains his worries about their lives not being real—that it's all just a computer simulation. Raven slaps him in anger for bringing this nonsense up again, and the other berate him for watching The Matrix again.
Since time machine(s) exist it's definitely possible that I am living in a simulation. 😢 Santa is also shown in the cartoon, by the way. 🤣
Song from the show making fun of Satan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvgYOIHtWDA (pyramid scheme money = Bitcoin!)
Anyway, since the jews have time machine(s) I believe now that all religions have been made up by them. Because Satan is also supposed to be Jesus, Shiva, Hanuman, etc. 🤣 They want me to think that particle accelerators are actually time machines and even have a Shiva statue at CERN ("gifted" by "desi" jews 🤣). That's why they were also posting about it on /conspiracy I believe. Like voat (goat), /conspiracy was also made for Satan I am guessing because Satan is a conspiracy nut. After reading fake news about bird flu, swine flu, etc. he thought perhaps some organization like PETA was genetically engineering them. But it turns out jews are "unofficial" cannibals so why would they care about other jews eating animals? Oh, and I believe voat was made so that Satan could "have his say" but someone banned one of Satan's voat accounts because they didn't like what Satan was saying. 🤣
Jews are hiding as Christians (forgot to add it previously 🤣), Hindus, Muslims (not a good disguise 🤣), Sikhs, Buddhists, Scientologists, Satanists (they are actually anti-Satan 🤣), etc. I had noticed people in this region (fake country since it's a jew world; and fake name based on Satan's real life name) with odd looking noses before but didn't know at the time that they were supposed to be jew noses (they are "desi" jews 🤣). I noticed that some of them are using the coronavirus fake news as an excuse to hide their jew noses with masks (that's the theory anyway). I now assume that everyone with any genetic defects whatsoever (like male pattern baldness) are also jews. But I also believe that it's possible that everyone at this point are jews/have jewish ancestry. Pure blood jews (they have the most genetic defects), half blood jews or mud blood jews (Harry Potter terminology). Satan is also supposed to be Harry Potter apparently (lightning shaped scar; mark of the beast 🤣; half blood?). But it's also possible that "goyim" still exist and the jews have simply told them something like "oy vey, goyim, trust the plan, we are trying to save the jew world--I mean world, from Satan". Who knows (they do), maybe things are going according to their "plan". Maybe Satan buying that motorcycle was part of the "plan" all along. 🤷🏻‍♂️
Of course, if everybody knows who I am, then there is also the possibility that I have thought about before that you are all NPCs and I am the only one real living in a completely fake world. That's why there were all those "NPC" memes and fake news about them being "dehumanizing". 🤣 Jews are just acting like the actors in Truman Show (the ones that were pretending to be his friends and family), they are definitely not NPCs even though they have been behaving like NPCs when around Satan. Anyway, I have to wait for "real time" to tell me what's what. "Fake time" (opposite of real time? 🤣) has already told the jews (or whoevewhatever they are) what's going to happen in the future and may have also mind fucked them in the process. 🤣
Anyway, the jews have time machine(s) and therefore other advanced tech (like remote mind surveillance/control tech), they know what's going to happen in the future and may have seen the end of their jew world and think/know that "Satan" is reponsible somehow and apparently I am "Satan". I even remember reading fake news about Trump winning and end times "prophecies" coming true on an "Israeli" (also fake name? Israel is not "real"?) news site.
Of course, I have no memories of being "Satan" or whatever so it's possible the jews did something to wipe my "satanic" memories which may also be the reason that I am somewhat retarded (I even had a "I am retarded?" moment like in the Quantum Leap episode "Jimmy") which the jews like to describe as autism, ass burgers, etc. 🤣 But since they have been reading my thoughts and watching me all these years (with "eye phones" as shown in that Futurama episode?), there may have been coincidences from my side because of which they may have thought that Satan is only pretending to be retarded and knows who he is. Perhaps they were not coincidences. I don't know (मैंने कुछ नहीं पता 🤣). But maybe the jews do because they have REAL LIFE TIME MACHINE(S). ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Last time I am posting. Won't be posting again if deleted. 🤷🏻‍♂️
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The Dark Side Of Apple

Why you should not use Apple
Censorship
Spying
Worker abuse
Tax avoidance
Right to Repair Phones
Miscellaneous
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Which type of curren(t) do you want to see(cy)? An analysis of the intention behind bitcoin(s). Part 3

Part 1
Part 2
So I have been subbed to /bitcoin since it had less than two thousand subs but haven't posted there in years. I think I took a break from researching bitcoin to take a foray into the world of conspiracy around 2014 and only got back in to it around the beginning of 2017 but with a bit of sense of skepticism and cynicism about everything. I think I returned to /bitcoin around that time but there had been a rift that had emerged in the community between those that said that bitcoin was censoring any discussion around big blocks but then also just censorship in general. This lead to the formation of /btc which became the main spot for big blockers to gather to talk about protocol development. Following the fork of Bitcoin Cash and SegWit (BTC) in August 2017 the camps were further divided when the fence sitters were denied their SegWit2x compromise. Many from the fence sitters then deferred back to the incumbent bitcoin as citing muh network effect, liquidity, and hashpower while some who felt betrayed by the failure of getting S2X through went to support BCH for some attempt at on chain scaling rather than through pegged side chains or Lightning Network.
Bitcoin cash initially went with a modest doubling of the blocksize to 2MB but implemented some other features like a new more rapidly adjusting difficulty algorithm to protect themselves against hashpower fluctuations from the majority chain. In about July of that year I had seen what I potentially thought was someone LARPing on /biz/ but screencapped, that segwit2x which was scheduled for november 2017 would be called off and then hashpower would switch to BCH causing congestion and chain death spiral on BTC and BCH would pump massively. I was partial to the idea as the game theory and incentives on a big block bitcoin should attract miners. About a month after SegWit2x was indeed called off while the BTC blockchain was hugely congested, BCH went through a violent pump reaching 0.5 BTC/BCH on a European exchange called Kraken while it also pumped ridiculously on American exchange coinbase. Shortly afterwards the market took a giant dump all over those people who bought the top and it has since retraced to roughly 30:1 or so now.
After that pump though BCH kind of gained some bagholders I guess who started to learn the talking points presented by personalities like Roger Ver, Jihan Wu, Peter Rizun and Amaury Sechet. Craig S Wright by this time had been outed as Satoshi but had in 2016 publicly failed to convince the public with the cryptographic proof he provided. To which he later published the article I don't have the courage to prove I am the bitcoin creator. In essence this allowed many to disregard anything he offered to the crypto community though his company nChain was very much interested in providing the technical support to scale what he saw as the true implementation of bitcoin. Following debate around a set of planned protocol upgrades between a bitcoin node implementation by his company nChain and the developers of another client Bitcoin ABC (adjustable block cap), the two parties both dug their heels in and wouldn't compromise.
As it became clear that a fork was imminent there was a lot of vitriol tossed out towards Wright, another big billionaire backer Calvin Ayre and other personalities like Roger Ver and Jihan Wu. Craig's credibility was disregarded because of his failure to provide convincing cryptographic proof but still people who wanted to pursue the protocol upgrades that nChain were planning (as it best followed their interpretation of the bitcoin white paper) pursued his variant, while others who followed the socia consensus deferred to the positions of their personalities like Wu, Ver, and Sechet but even developers from Ethereum and other protocols chimed in to convince everyone that CSW is a fraud. This was referred to as the hash war and was the first time that the bitcoin protocol had been contentiously hard forked.

Hashpower is the CPU cycles you can commit to the Proof of Work function in bitcoin and the majority will generate the longest chain as they have the most proof of work. To win the contentious hard fork legitimately and make sure your chain will always be safe going forward you need to maintain your version of the blockchain with 51% of the hashpower on the network and force the other parties to continue to spend money on building a blockchain that is never going to be inserted in to the majority chain. As well as this you need to convince exchanges that you have the majority chain and have them feel safe to accept deposits and withdrawals so that they don't lose money in the chaos. This is how it would play out if both parties acted according to the rules of bitcoin and the Nakamoto Consensus.

There was a lot of shit talking between the two parties on social media with Craig Wright making a number of claims such as "you split, we bankrupt you" "I don't care if there is no ability to move coins to an exchange for a year" and other such warnings not to engage in foul play.. To explain this aftermath is quite tedious so It might be better to defer to this video for the in depth analysis but basically Roger Ver had to rent hashpower that was supposed to be mining BTC from his mining farm bitcoin.com, Jihan Wu did the same from his Bitmain Mining Farm which was a violation of his fiduciary duty as the CEO of a company preparing for an IPO. In this video of a livestream during the hashwar where Andreas Brekken admits to basically colluding with exchange owners like Coinbase, Kraken (exchange Roger Ver invested in), Bitfinex and others to release a patched ABC client to the exchanges and introducing "checkpoints" in to the BCH blockchain (which he even says is arguably "centralisation") in order to prevent deep reorgs of the BCH blockchain.
>"We knew we were going to win in 30 mins we had the victory because of these checkpoints that we released to a cartel of friendly businesses in a patch so then we just sat around drinking beers all day".
By releasing a patched client that has code in it to prevent deep reorgs by having the client refer to a checkpoint from a block mined by someone who supported BCHABC if another group of hash power was to try to insert a new chain history, this cartel of exchanges and mining farm operators conspired in private to change the nature of the bitcoin protocol and Nakamoto Consensus. Since the fork there have been a number of other BCH clients that have come up that require funding and have their own ideas about what things to implement on the BCH chain. What began to emerge was actually not necessarily an intention of scaling bitcoin but rather to implement Schnorr signatures to obfuscate transactions and to date the ABC client still has a default blocksize of 2MB but advertised as 16MB.
What this demonstrates for BCH is that through the collusion, the cartel can immediately get a favourable outcome from the developers to keep their businesses secure and from the personalities/developers to work on obfuscating records of transactions on the chain rather than scaling their protocol. After the SegWit fork, many from the BCH camp alleged that through the funding to Blockstream from AXA and groups that tied to the Bilderbergs, Blockstream would be beholden to the legacy banking and would be a spoke and hub centralised model, so naturally many of the "down with central banks anarcho capitalist types" had gathered in the BCH community. Through these sympathies it seems that people have been susceptible to being sold things like coin mixing and obfuscation with developers offering their opinions about how money needs to be anonymous to stop the evil government and central banks despite ideas like Mises’ Regression Theorem, which claims that in order for something to be money in the most proper sense, it must be traceable to an originally non-monetary barter commodity such as gold.
What this suggests is that there is an underlying intent from the people that have mechanisms to exert their will upon the protocol of bitcoin and that if obfuscation is their first priority rather than working on creating a scalable platform, this demonstrates that they don't wish to actually be global money but more so something that makes it easier to move money that you don't want seen. Roger Ver has often expressed sentiments of injustice about the treatment of Silk Road found Ross Ulbricht and donated a large amount of money to a fund for his defence. I initially got in to bitcoin seeking out the Silk Road and though I only wanted to test it to buy small quantities of mdma, lsd, and mescaline back in 2011 there was all sorts of criminal activity on there like scam manuals, counterfeits, ID, Credit Card info, and other darknet markets like armoury were selling pretty crazy weapons. It has been alleged by Craig Wright that in his capacity as a digital forensics expert he was involved with tracing bitcoin that was used to fund the trafficking of 12-16 year olds on the silk road. There have been attempts at debunking such claims by saying that silk road was moderated for such stuff by Ulbricht and others, but one only has to take a look in to the premise of pizza gate to understand that there it may be possible to hide in plain site with certain code words for utilising the market services and escrow of websites like the silk road. The recent pedo bust from South Korea demonstrates the importance of being able to track bitcoin transactions and if the first thing BCH wanted to do after separating itself from Satoshi's Vision and running on developer and cartel agendas was to implement obfuscation methods, this type of criminal activity will only proliferate.
Questions one must ask oneself then are things like why do they want this first? Are some of these developers, personalities and cartel businesses sitting on coins that they know are tarnished from the silk road and want to implement obfuscation practices so they can actually cash in some of the value they are unable to access? Merchants from the silk road 1 are still being caught even as recently as this year when they attempted to move coins that were known to have moved through the silk road. Chain analytics are only becoming more and more powerful and the records can never be changed under the original bitcoin protocol but with developer induced protocol changes like Schnorr signatures, and coinjoin it may be possible to start laundering these coins out in to circulation. I must admit with the cynicism I had towards government and law enforcement and my enjoying controlled substances occasionally I was sympathetic to Ross and donated to his legal fund back in the day and for many years claimed that I wouldn't pay my taxes when I wanted to cash out of bitcoin. I think many people in the space possess this same kind of mentality and subsequently can be preyed upon by people who wish to do much more in the obfuscation than dodge tax and party.
Another interesting observation is that despite the fact that btc spun off as a result of censorship around big block scaling on bitcoin, that subreddit itself has engaged in plenty of censorship for basically anyone who wants to discuss the ideas presented by Dr Craig Wright on that sub. When I posted my part 2 of this series in there a week ago I was immediately met with intense negativity and ad hominems so as to discourage others from reading the submission and my post history was immediately throttled to 1 comment every 10 mins. This is not quite as bad as cryptocurrency where my post made it through the new queue to gather some upvotes and a discussion started but I was immediately banned from that sub for 7 days for reason "Content standards - you're making accusations based on no evidence just a dump of links that do nothing to justify your claims except maybe trustnodes link (which has posted fabricated information about this subreddit mods) and a Reddit post. Keep the conspiracy theories in /conspiracy" My post was also kept at zero in bitcoin and conspiracy so technically btc was the least censored besides C_S_T.
In addition to the throttling I was also flagged by the u/BsvAlertBot which says whether or not a user has a questionable amount of activity in BSV subreddits and then a break down of your percentages. This was done in response to combat the "toxic trolls" of BSV but within bitcoincashSV there are many users that have migrated from what was originally supposed to be a uncensored subreddit to discuss bitcoin and many such as u/cryptacritic17 has have switched sides after having been made to essentially DOXX themselves in btc to prove that they aren't a toxic troll for raising criticisms of the way certain things are handled within that coin and development groups. Other prominent users such as u/jim-btc have been banned for impersonating another user which was in actual fact himself and he has uploaded evidence of him being in control of said account to the blockchain. Mod Log, Mod Damage Control, Mod Narrative BTFO. Interestingly in the comments on the picture uploaded to the blockchain you can see the spin to call him an SV shill when in actual fact he is just an OG bitcoiner that wanted bitcoin to scale as per the whitepaper.
What is essentially going on in the Bitcoin space is that there is a battle of the protocols and a battle for social consensus. The incumbent BTC has majority of the attention and awareness as it is being backed by legacy banking and finance with In-Q-Tel and AXA funding blockstream as well as Epstein associates and MIT, but in the power vaccum that presented itself as to who would steward the big block variant, a posse of cryptoanarchists have gained control of the social media forums and attempted to exert their will upon what should essentially be a Set In Stone Protocol to create something that facilitates their economic activity (such as selling explosives online)) while attempting to leverage their position as moderators who control the social forum to spin their actions as something different (note memorydealers is Roger Ver). For all his tears for the children killed in wars, it seems that what cryptoanarchists such as u/memorydealers want is to delist/shut down governments and they will go to any efforts such as censorship to make sure that it is their implementation of bitcoin that will do that. Are we really going to have a better world with people easier able to hide transactions/launder money?
Because of this power vacuum there also exists a number of different development groups but what is emerging now is that they are struggling for money to fund their development. The main engineering is done by self professed benevolent dictator Amaury Sechet (deadalnix) who in leaked telegram screen caps appears to be losing it as funding for development has dried up and money raised in an anarchist fashion wasn't compliant with laws around fundraising sources and FVNI (development society that manages BCH development and these donations) is run by known scammer David R Allen. David was founder of 2014 Israeli ICO Getgems (GEMZ) that scammed investors out of more than 2500 Bitcoins. The SV supported sky-lark who released this information has since deleted all their accounts but other users have claimed that sky-lark was sent personal details about themselves and pictures of their loved ones and subsequently deleted all their social media accounts afterwards.
There are other shifty behaviours like hiring Japanese influencers to shill their coin, recruiting a Hayden Otto that up until 2018 was shilling Pascal Coin to become a major ambassador for BCH in the Australian city of Townsville. Townsville was claimed to be BCH city hosting a BCH conference there and claiming loads of adoption, but at the conference itself their idea of demonstrating adoption was handing a Point of Sale device to the bar to accept bitcoin payments but Otto actually just putting his credit card behind the bar to settle and he would keep the BCH that everyone paid. In the lead up to the conference the second top moderator of btc was added to the moderators of townsville to shill their coin but has ended up with the townsville subreddit wanting to ban all bitcoin talk from the subreddit.
Many of the BCH developers are now infighting as funding dries up and they find themselves floundering with no vision of how to achieve scale or get actual real world adoption. Amaury has recently accused Peter Rizun of propagandising, told multiple users in the telegram to fuck off and from all accounts appears to be a malignant narcissist incapable of maintaining any kind of healthy relationship with people he is supposed to be working with. Peter Rizun has begun lurking in bitcoincashSV and recognising some of the ideas coming from BSV as having merit while Roger has started to distance himself from the creation of BCH. Interestingly at a point early in the BCH history Roger believed Dr Craig Wright was Satoshi, but once CSW wouldn't go along with their planned road map and revealed the fact he had patents on blockchain technology and wanted to go down a path that worked with Law, Roger retracted that statement and said he was tricked by Craig. He joined in on the faketoshi campaign and has been attempted to be sued by Dr Wright for libel in the UK to which Roger refused to engage citing grounds of jurisdiction. Ironically this avoidance of Roger to meet Dr Wright in court to defend his claims can be seen as the very argument against justice being served by private courts under an anarchocapitalist paradigm with essentially someone with resources simply being able to either flee a private court's jurisdiction or engage a team of lawyers that can bury any chances of an everyday person being able to get justice.
There is much more going on with the BCH drama that can be explained in a single post but it is clear that some of the major personalities in the project are very much interested in having their ideals projected on to the technical implementation of the bitcoin protocol and have no qualms spouting rhetoric around the anti-censorship qualities of bitcoin/BCH while at the same time employing significant censorship on their social media forums to control what people are exposed to and getting rid of anyone who challenges their vision. I posit that were this coin to become a success, these "benevolent dictators" as they put it would love their new found positions of wealth/dominance yet if their behaviour to get there is anything to go by, would demonstrate the same power tripping practices of censorship, weasel acts, misleading people about adoption statistics and curating of the narrative. When the hashrate from Rogers bitcoin.com minging operation on BCH dropped dramatically and a lot of empty blocks were being mined, his employer and 2IC moderator u/BitcoinXio (who stepped in to replace roger as CEO) was in the sub informing everyone it was simply variance that was the reason when only a few days later it was revealed that they had reduced their hash power significantly. This is not appropriate behaviour for one of the primary enterprises engaged in stewarding BCH and encouraging adoption nor is the inability to be accountable for such dishonest practices as well. It seems bitcoin.com treats btc as their own personal spam page where Roger can ask for donations despite it being against the sub rules and spin/ban any challenge to the narrative they seek to create.
Let's see how the censorship goes as I post this around a few of the same places as the last piece. Stay tuned for the next write up where I take a deep dive in to the coin that everyone doesn't want you to know about.
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MeWe: A trip report

Among the more frequently mentioned G+ alternatives at the Google+ Mass Migration community, and others, is MeWe with over 250 mentions. The site bills itself as "The Next-Gen Social Network" and the "anti-Facebook": "No Ads, No Political Bias, No Spyware. NO BS. It is headed by professed Libertarian CEO Mark Weinstein.
As the site reveals no public user-generated content to non-members, it's necessary to create an account in order to get a full impression. I thought I'd provide an overview based on recent explorations.
This report leads of with background on the company, though readers may find the report and analysis of specific groups on the site of interest.

Leadership

Founder & CEO Mark Weinstein.
Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Jonathan Wolfe (no longer with company).
Weinstein previously founded SuperFamily and SuperFriends, "at the turn of the millennium". Weinstein's MeWe biography lists articles published by The Mirror (UK), Huffington Post, USA Today, InfoSecurity Magazine, Dark Reading, and the Nation. His media appearances include MarketWatch, PBS, Fox News, and CNN. He's also the author of several personal-success books.
His Crunchbase bio is a repeat of the MeWe content.

Advisory Board

Ownership & Investment

MeWe is the dba of Sgrouples, a private for-profit early-stage venture company based in Los Angeles, though with a Mountain View HQ and mailing address, 11-50 employees, with $10m in funding over five rounds, and a $20m valuation as of 2016.
Sgrouples, Inc., dba MeWe Trust & Safety - Legal Policy c/o Fenwick West 801 California Street Mountain View, CA 94041
Crunchbase Profile.
Founded: 2012 (source)
Secured $1.2M in seed funding in 2014.
2016 valuation: $20m (source]
Backers:
Despite the business address, the company claims to be based in Los Angeles County, California and is described by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a Culver City, CA, company.

Business

Policy

In an August 6, 2018 Twitter post, Weinstein promotes MeWe writing:
Do you have friends still on Facebook? Share this link with them about Facebook wanting their banking information - tell them to move to MeWe now! No Ads. No Spyware. No Political Agenda. No Bias Algorithms. No Shadow Banning. No Facial Recognition.
MeWe provide several policy-related links on the site:
Highlights of these follow.

Privacy

The privacy policy addresses:

Terms of Service

The ToS addresses:
Effective: November 6, 2018.

FAQ

The FAQ addresses:

Values

This emphasises that people are social cratures and private people by right. The service offers the power of self expression under an umbrella of safety. It notes that our innermost thoughts require privacy.
Under "We aspire...":
MeWe is here to empower and enrich your world. We challenge the status quo by making privacy, respect, and safety the foundations of an innovatively designed, easy-to-use social experience.
Totalling 182 words.

Privacy Bill of Rights

A ten-item statement of principles (possibly inspired by another document, it might appear):
  1. You own your personal information & content. It is explicitly not ours.
  2. You will never receive a targeted advertisement or 3rd party content based on what you do or say online. We think that's creepy.
  3. You see every post in timeline order from your friends, family & groups. We do not manipulate, filter, or change the order of your content or what you see.
  4. Permissions & privacy are your rights. You control them.
  5. You control who can access your content.
  6. You control what, if anything, others can see in member searches.
  7. Your privacy means we do not share your personal information with anyone.
  8. Your emojis are for you and your friends. We do not monitor or mine your data.
  9. Your face is your business. We do not use facial recognition technology.
  10. You have the right to delete your account and take your content with you at any time.

Press

There are a few mentions of MeWe in the press, some listed on the company's website, others via web search.

Self-reported articles

The following articles are linked directly from MeWe's Press page:
The page also lists a "Privacy Revolution Required Reading" list of 20 articles all addressing Facebook privacy gaffes in the mainstream press (Wired, TechCrunch, Fortune, Gizmodo, The Guardian, etc.).
There are further self-reported mentions in several of the company's PR releases over the years.

Other mentions

A DuckDuckGo search produces several other press mentions, including:

Technology

This section is a basic rundown of the user-visible site technology.

Mobile Web

The site is not natively accessible from a mobile Web browser as it is overlayed with a promotion for the mobile application instead. Selecting "Desktop View" in most mobile browsers should allow browser-based access.

Mobile App

There are both Android and iOS apps for MeWe. I've used neither of these, though the App store entries note:
Crunchbase cites 209,220 mobile downloads over the past 30 days (via Apptopia), an 80.78% monthly growth rate, from Google Play.

Desktop Web

Either selecting "View Desktop" or navigating with a Desktop browser to https://www.mewe.com your are presented with a registration screen, with the "About", "Privacy Bill of Rights", "MeWe Challenge", and a language selector across the top of the page. Information requested are first and last name, phone or email, and a password. Pseudonymous identities are permitted, though this isn't noted on the login screen. Returning members can use the "Member Log In" button.
The uMatrix Firefox extension reveals no third-party content: all page elements are served from mewe.com, img.mewe.com, cdn.mewe.com, or ws.mewe.com. (In subsequent browsing, you may find third-party plugins from, for example, YouTube, for videos, or Giphy, for animated GIFs.)
The web front-end is nginx. The site uses SSL v3, issued by DigiCert Inc. to Sgrouples, Inc.

Onboarding

The onboarding experience is stark. There is no default content presented. A set of unidentified icons spans the top of the screen, these turn out to be Home, Chats, Groups, Pages, and Events. New users have to, somehow, find groups or people to connect with, and there's little guidance as to how to do this.

Interface

Generally there is a three panel view, with left- and right-hand sidebars of largely navigational or status information, and a central panel with main content. There are also pop-up elements for chats, an omnipresent feature of the site.
Controls display labels on some devices and/or resolutions. Controls do not provide tooltips for navigational aid.

Features

Among the touted features of MeWe are:

Community

A key aspect of any social network is its community. Some of the available or ascertained information on this follows.

Size

Weinstein claims a "million+ following inside MeWe.com" on Twitter.
The largest visible groups appear to have a maximum of around 15,000 members , for "Awesome gifs". "Clean Comedy" rates 13,350, and the largest open political groups, 11,000+ members.
This compares to Google+ which has a staggering, though Android-registrations-inflated 3.3 billion profiles, and 7.9 million communities, though the largest of these come in at under 10 million members. It's likely that MeWe's membership is on the whole more more active than Google+'s, where generally-visible posting activity was limited to just over 9% of all profiles, and the active user base was well under 1% of the total nominal population.

Active Users

MeWe do not publish active users (e.g., MUA / monthly active users) statistics.

Groups

MeWe is principally a group-oriented discussion site -- interactions take place either between individuals or within group contexts. Virtually all discovery is group-oriented. The selection and dynamics of groups on the site will likely strongly affect user experience, so exploring the available groups and their characteristics is of interest.
"MeWe has over 60,000 open groups" according to its FAQ.
The Open groups -- visible to any registered MeWe user, though not to the general public Web -- are browsable, though sections and topics must be expanded to view the contents: an overview isn't immediately accessible. We provide a taste here.
A selection of ten featured topics spans the top of the browser. As I view these, they are:
Specific groups may appear in multiple categories.
The top Groups within these topics have, variously, 15,482, 7,738, 15,482 (dupe), 7,745, 8,223, 8,220, 1,713, 9,527, 2,716, and 1,516 members. Listings scroll at length -- the Music topic has 234 Groups, ranging in size from 5 to 5,738 members, with a median of 59, mean of 311.4, and a 90%ile of 743.5.
Below this is a grid of topics, 122 in all, ranging from Activism to Wellness, and including among them. A selected sample of these topics, with top groups listed members in (parens), follows:
To be clear: whilst I've not included every topic, I've sampled a majority of them above, and listed not an arbitrary selection, but the top few Groups under each topic.

Google+ Groups

The Google Plus expats group seems the most active of these by far.

Political Groups

It's curious that MeWe make a specific point in their FAQ that:
At MeWe we have absolutely no political agenda and we have a very straightforward Terms of Service. MeWe is for all law-abiding people everywhere in the world, regardless of political, ethnic, religious, sexual, and other preferences.
There are 403 political groups on MeWe. I won't list them all here, but the first 100 or so give a pretty clear idea of flavour. Again, membership is in (parentheses). Note that half the total political Groups memberships are in the first 21 groups listed here, the first 6 are 25% of the total.
  1. Donald J. Trump 2016 - Present (11486)
  2. The Conservative's Hangout (8345)
  3. Qanon Follow The White Rabbit (5600)
  4. Drain The Swamp (4978)
  5. Libertarians (4528)
  6. United We Stand Trump2020 (4216)
  7. The Right To Self Defense (3757)
  8. Alternative Media (3711)
  9. Hardcore Conservative Patriots for Trump (3192)
  10. Bastket Of Deplorables4Trump! (3032)
  11. Return of the Republic (2509)
  12. Infowars Chat Room Unofficial (2159)
  13. Donald Trump Our President 2017-2025 (2033)
  14. Berners for Progress (1963)
  15. Sean Hannity Fans (1901)
  16. The American Conservative (1839)
  17. I Am The NRA (1704)
  18. Tucker Carlson Fox News (1645)
  19. We Love Donald Trump (1611)
  20. MAGA - Make America Great Again (1512)
  21. Q (1396)
  22. ClashDaily.com (1384)
  23. news from the front (1337)
  24. Basket of Deplorables (1317)
  25. Payton's Park Bench (1283)
  26. Convention of States (1282)
  27. Britons For Brexit (1186)
  28. MoJo 5.0 Radio (1180)
  29. MeWe Free Press (1119)
  30. The Constitutionally Elite (1110)
  31. Libertarian (1097)
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It seems there is relatively little representation from the left wing, or even the centre, of the political spectrum. A case-insensitive match for "liberal" turns up:
Mainstream political parties are little represented, though again, the balance seems skewed searching on "(democrat|republic|gop)":
The terms "left" and "right" provide a few matches, not all strictly political-axis aligned:
Socialism and Communism also warrant a few mentions:
And there are some references to green, laboulabor parties:

Conclusion

Whilst there may not be a political agenda, there does appear to be at least a slight political bias to the site. And a distinctive skew on many other topical subjects.
Those seeking new homes online may wish to take this into account.

Updates

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BITCOIN DIVORCE – BITCOIN CORE VS BITCOIN CASH EXPLAINED

Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are confusing, especially to newbies. They are likely unaware of the history and reasoning for the existence of these two coins. This ignorance is likely persisted by the censorship practised at bitcoin and Bitcointalk.org for several years. (rbitcoinbanned includes examples of the censoring.)
Most of the following is an explanation of the history of Bitcoin, when there was only one Bitcoin. Then it explains the in-fighting and why it forked into two Bitcoins: 1) Bitcoin Legacy and 2) Bitcoin Cash, which happens in the last section (THE DIVORCE). Feel free to suggest edits or corrections. Later, I will publish this on Medium as well.
BITCOIN WAS AN INSTRUMENT OF WAR
For Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator, and the initial supporters, Bitcoin was more than just a new currency. It was an instrument of war.
Who are they fighting against?
The government and central banks.
There is an abundance of evidence of this, starting with Satoshi Nakamoto’s original software.
BATTLE FOR ONLINE GAMBLING
Governments around the world ban online gambling by banning their currency from being used as payment. The original Bitcoin software included code for Poker. Yes, Poker.
Here is the original code: https://github.com/trottieoriginal-bitcoin/blob/mastesrc/uibase.cpp
Search for “Poker”, “Deal Me Out”, “Deal Hand”, “Fold”, “Call”, “Raise”, “Leave Table”, “DitchPlayer”.
Bitcoin gave the middle finger to the government and found a way to get around their ban. In the initial years, it was mainly gambling operators that used Bitcoin, such as SatoshiDice. Was this a coincidence? Gambling is one of the best, if not, the best application for Bitcoin. It was no wonder that gambling operators embraced Bitcoin, including gambling mogul Calvin Ayre.
Bitcoin enabled people to rebel against the government in other ways as well, such as Silk Road, which enabled people to buy and sell drugs.
ANTI-GOVERNMENT LIBERTARIANS AND CYPHERPUNKS
Libertarians seek to maximize political freedom and autonomy. They are against authority and state power. Cypherpunks are activists advocating widespread use of cryptography as a route to social and political change. Their common thread is their dislike for the government.
Bitcoin was created by libertarians and cypherpunks.
Satoshi Nakamoto used cryptography mailing lists to communicate with other cypherpunks such as Wei Dai. Satoshi Nakamoto wrote:
“It’s very attractive to the libertarian viewpoint if we can explain it properly. I’m better with code than with words though.”
Satoshi Nakamoto was rebellious to government control. Someone argued with Satoshi by stating: “You will not find a solution to political problems in cryptography.” Satoshi replied:
"Yes, but we can win a major battle in the arms race and gain a new territory of freedom for several years.
Governments are good at cutting off the heads of a centrally controlled networks like Napster, but pure P2P networks like Gnutella and Tor seem to be holding their own.”
Nakamoto was critical of the central bank. He wrote:
"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve. We have to trust them with our privacy, trust them not to let identity thieves drain our accounts.”
It is no wonder that the first supporters of Bitcoin were libertarians as well, who agreed with Satoshi’s ideology and saw the potential of Bitcoin to fulfill their ideology.
One of the biggest benefits that Bitcoin supporters want, is “censorship resistance”. What does this mean? It means: to be able to spend your money any way you want. It means: how to get around government regulations and bans. It means: how to do something despite the government.
Roger Ver, an early Bitcoin supporter, heavily criticizes the government for engaging in wars around the world that kills civilians and children. When he ran as a Libertarian candidate in an election against the Republicans and Democrats, he criticized the ATF and FBI for murdering children in their raid in Waco, Texas. At the time, Ver and many other merchants were selling fireworks on eBay without a license. The ATF charged Ver and sent him to prison, but did not charge any of the other merchants. (https://youtu.be/N6NscwzbMvI?t=47m50s) This must have angered Ver a lot.
Since then, Ver has been on a mission to weaken and shrink the government. When he learned about Bitcoin in February 2011, he saw it as his weapon to accomplish his goal…his instrument of war.
Ver was already a multi-millionaire entrepreneur. He sold his company, bought Bitcoins and was the first to invest in Bitcoin startups, such as Bitpay, Blockchain.info, Kraken, Bitcoin.com, Bitcoinstore.com and others. Then he worked full-time to promote Bitcoin. Bitpay became the largest Bitcoin payment processor. Blockchain.info became the largest provider of Bitcoin wallets. Much of the growth of Bitcoin since 2011 can be attributed to Ver's companies.
More evidence of Ver’s anti-government sentiment emerged when he recently announced that he is working to create a society with no government at all (FreeSociety.com).
HOW TO WIN THE WAR
To win the war, Bitcoin must be adopted and widely used by the masses. When people use Bitcoin instead of their national fiat currency, the government becomes weaker. The government can no longer do the following:
It is not only important to get the masses to adopt Bitcoin, but it is also important to get them to adopt it quickly. If it takes a long time, governments will have more time to think twice about allowing Bitcoin to exist and will have more justifications to ban it. They can claim that Bitcoin is used for ransomware, terrorism, etc. If Bitcoin is adopted by the masses to buy everyday goods, such as food and clothing, then it will be harder for them to stop it.
IS BITCOIN WINNING?
Yes and no.
Bitcoin has definitely become more popular over the years. But, it is not achieving Satoshi Nakamoto’s goals.
Satoshi defined Bitcoin and his goal. The title of his white paper is:
“Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”
Is Bitcoin being used as cash? Unfortunately, it is not. It is being used as a store of value. However, the title of Satoshi’s white paper was not:
“Bitcoin: A Store of Value”
There is utility in having a store of value, of course. People need it and Bitcoin has superior features to gold. Therefore, it is likely that Bitcoin can continue gaining in popularity and price as it continues to compete and take market share away from gold.
However, both gold and Bitcoin are not being used as currency.
If Bitcoin does not replace fiat currencies, will it weaken governments? No, because no matter how many people buy gold or Bitcoin (as a store of value), they do not weaken governments. To do so, Bitcoin must replace fiat currencies.
BITCOIN LOSING TO FIAT
In the initial years, Bitcoin was taking market share from fiat currencies. But, in the past year, it is losing market share. Dell, Wikipedia and airlines have stopped accepting bitcoin. SatoshiDice and Yours switched to Bitcoin Cash. According to Businessinsider:
"Out of the leading 500 internet sellers, just three accept bitcoin, down from five last year.”
Why is Bitcoin losing market share to fiat? According to Businessinsider:
“when they do try to spend it, it often comes with high fees, which eliminates the utility for small purchases, or it takes a long time to complete the transaction, which could be a turn-off.”
Why are there high fees and long completion times?
Because of small blocks.
SCALING DEBATE – THE BIG MARITAL FIGHT
Why isn't the block size increased?
Because Core/Blockstream believes that big blocks lead to centralization to fewer people who can run the nodes. They also believe that off-chain solutions will provide faster and cheaper transactions. There are advocates for bigger blocks, but because Core/Blockstream control the software, Bitcoin still has the original, one megabyte block since 8 years ago. (Core developers control Bitcoin’s software and several of the key Core developers are employed by Blockstream, a private, for-profit company.)
Businesses, users and miners have asked for four years for the block size to be increased. They point out that Satoshi has always planned to scale Bitcoin by increasing the block size. For four years, Core/Blockstream has refused.
The Bitcoin community split into two factions:
This scaling debate and in-fighting went on for several years. You can read more about it at: https://np.reddit.com/BitcoinMarkets/comments/6rxw7k/informative_btc_vs_bch_articles/dl8v4lp/?st=jaotbt8m&sh=222ce783
SMALL BLOCKERS VS BIG BLOCKERS
Why has Blockstream refused to increase block size? There are a few possible reasons:
  1. They truly believe that big blocks means that fewer people would be able to run full nodes, which would lead to centralization and that the best roadmap is with off-chain solutions. (However, since 2009, hard disk space has exploded. A 4TB disk costs $100 and can store 10 years of blocks. This price is the equivalent to a handful of Bitcoin transaction fees. Also, Satoshi never planned on having every user run full nodes. He envisioned server farms. Decentralization is needed to achieve censorship-resistance and to make the blockchain immutable. This is already accomplished with the thousands of nodes. Having millions or billions of nodes does not increase the censorship-resistance and does not make the blockchain more immutable.)
  2. Blockstream wants small blocks, high fees and slow confirmations to justify the need for their off-chain products, such as Liquid. Blockstream sells Liquid to exchanges to move Bitcoin quickly on a side-chain. Lightning Network will create liquidity hubs, such as exchanges, which will generate traffic and fees for exchanges. With this, exchanges will have a higher need for Liquid. This is the only way that Blockstream will be able to repay the $76 million to their investors.
  3. They propose moving the transactions off the blockchain onto the Lightning Network, an off-chain solution. By doing so, there is a possibility of being regulated by the government (see https://np.reddit.com/btc/comments/7gxkvj/lightning_hubs_will_need_to_report_to_irs/). One of Blockstream’s investors/owners is AXA. AXA’s CEO and Chairman until 2016 was also the Chairman of Bilderberg Group. The Bilderberg Group is run by politicians and bankers. According to GlobalResearch, Bilderberg Group wants “a One World Government (World Company) with a single, global marketplace…and financially regulated by one ‘World (Central) Bank’ using one global currency.” Does Bilderberg see Bitcoin as one component of their master plan?
  4. They do not like the fact that most of the miners are in China. In this power-struggle, they would like to take away control and future revenues from China, by scaling off-chain.
Richard Heart gives his reasons why block size should not be increased, in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2941&v=iFJ2MZ3KciQ
He cites latency as a limitation and the reason for doing off-chain scaling. However, latency has been dramatically reduced since 2009 when Bitcoin started with 1MB blocks. Back then, most residential users had 5-10 Mbps internet speed. Now, they have up to 400 Mbps up to 1 Gbps. That’s a 40 to 200X increase. Back in 2009, nobody would’ve thought that you can stream 4k videos.
He implies that 10 minute intervals between block creations are needed in order for the blocks to sync. If internet speed has increased by 40-200X, why can’t the block size be increased?
He claims that bigger blocks make it more difficult for miners to mine the blocks, which increases the chances of orphaned blocks. However, both speeds and the number of mining machines have increased dramatically, causing hashing power on the network to exponentially increase since 2009. This will likely continue increasing in the future.
Richard says that blocks will never be big enough to do 2,000 transactions per second (tps). He says that all of the forks in the world is only going to get 9 tps. Since his statement, Peter Rizun and Andrew Stone have shown that a 1 core CPU machine with 3 Mbps internet speed can do 100 tps. (https://youtu.be/5SJm2ep3X_M) Rizun thinks that visa level (2,000 tps) can be achieved with nodes running on 4-core/16GB machines, bigger blocks and parallel processing to take advantage of the multiple CPU cores.
Even though Rizun and Stone are showing signifiant increases in tps with bigger blocks, the big blockers have never been against a 2nd layer. They’ve always said that you can add a 2nd layer later.
CORE/BLOCKSTREAM VS MINERS
According to Satoshi, Bitcoin should be governed by those with the most hashing power. One hash, one vote. However, Core/Blockstream does not agree with this. Due to refusals for four years to increase block size, it would seem that Core/Blockstream has been able to wrestle control away from miners. Is this because they want control? Is this because they don’t want the Chinese to have so much, or any, control of Bitcoin? Is this because they prefer to eventually move the revenue to the West, by moving most of the transactions off chain?
DIFFERENT AGENDAS
It would seem that Businesses/Users and Core/Blockstream have very different agendas.
Businesses/Users want cheap and fast transactions and see this as an immediate need. Core/Blockstream do not. Here are some quotes from Core/Blockstream:
Greg Maxwell: "I don't think that transaction fees mattering is a failing-- it's success!”
Greg Maxwell: "fee pressure is an intentional part of the system design and to the best of the current understanding essential for the system's long term survial. So, uh, yes. It's good."
Greg Maxwell: "There is a consistent fee backlog, which is the required criteria for stability.”
Peter Wuille: "we - as a community - should indeed let a fee market develop, and rather sooner than later”
Luke-jr: "It is no longer possible to keep fees low.”
Luke-jr: "Just pay a $5 fee and it'll go through every time unless you're doing something stupid.”
Jorge Timón: "higher fees may be just what is needed”
Jorge Timón: "Confirmation times are fine for those who pay high fees.”
Jorge Timón: “I think Adam and I agree that hitting the limit wouldn't be bad, but actually good for an young and immature market like bitcoin fees.”
Mark Friedenbach: "Slow confirmation, high fees will be the norm in any safe outcome."
Wladimir J. van der Laan: “A mounting fee pressure, resulting in a true fee market where transactions compete to get into blocks, results in urgency to develop decentralized off-chain solutions.”
Greg Maxwell: “There is nothing wrong with full blocks, and blocks have been “full” relative to what miners would produce for years. Full blocks is the natural state of the system”
Wladimir J. van der Laan: “A mounting fee pressure, resulting in a true fee market where transactions compete to get into blocks, results in urgency to develop decentralized off-chain solutions. I'm afraid increasing the block size will kick this can down the road and let people (and the large Bitcoin companies) relax”
Why don’t Core/Blockstream care about cheap and fast transactions? One possible reason is that they do not use Bitcoin. They might own some, but they do not spend it to buy coffee and they do not use it to pay employees. They aren’t making hundreds of transactions per day. They do not feel the pain. As engineers, they want a technical utopia.
Businesses/Users on the other hand, feel the pain and want business solutions.
An analogy of this scaling debate is this:
You have a car that is going 50 kph. The passengers (Bitcoin users) want to go 100 kph today, but eventually in the future, they want to go 200 kph. The car is capable of going 100 kph but not 200 kph. Big blockers are saying: Step on the accelerator and go 100 kph. Small blockers are saying: Wait until we build a new car, which will go 200 kph. Meanwhile, the passengers are stuck at 50 kph.
Not only do Big blockers think that the car can simply go faster by stepping on the accelerator, they have already shown that the car can go even faster by adding a turbocharger (even bigger blocks) and making sure that every cylinder is firing (parallel process on multiple CPU cores). In addition, they are willing to use the new car if and when it gets built.
CORE/BLOCKSTREAM VS USERS
If you watch this debate from 2017-02-27 (https://youtu.be/JarEszFY1WY), an analogy can be made. Core/Blockstream is like the IT department and Bitcoin.com (Roger Ver and Jake Smith) is like the Sales/Marketing department (users). Core/Blockstream developers hold, but do not use Bitcoin. Blockstream does not own nor use Bitcoin.
Roger Ver's companies used to use or still use Bitcoin every day. Ver’s MemoryDealers was the first company to accept Bitcoin. Johnny seems to think that he knows what users want, but he rarely uses Bitcoin and he is debating one of the biggest users sitting across the table.
In all companies, Marketing (and all other departments) are IT’s customer. IT must do what Marketing wants, not the other way around. If Core/Blockstream and Roger Ver worked in the same company, the CEO would tell Core/Blockstream to give Roger what he wants or the CEO would fire Core/Blockstream.
But they don’t work for the same company. Roger and other businesses/users cannot fire Core/Blockstream.
Core/Blockstream wants to shoot for the best technology possible. They are not interested in solving short term problems, because they do not see high fees and long confirmation times as problems.
BLOCKSTREAM VS LIBERTARIANS
There are leaders in each camp. One can argue that Blockstream is the leader of the Small Blockers and Roger Ver (supported by Gavin Andresen, Calvin Ayre, businesses and some miners) is the leader of the Big Blockers.
Blockstream has openly called for full blocks and higher fees and they are preparing to scale with Lightning Network. As mentioned before, there is a possibility that Lightning hubs will be regulated by the government. Luke-jr tweeted “But State has authority from God” (https://twitter.com/LukeDashjstatus/934611236695789568?s=08)
Roger Ver wants Bitcoin to regulate the government, not the other way around. He wants to weaken and shrink the government. In addition to separation of church and state, he wants to see separation of money and state. He felt that Bitcoin can no longer do this. He pushed for solutions such as Bitcoin Unlimited.
THE DIVORCE
To prepare for off-chain scaling, Core/Blockstream forked Bitcoin by adding Segwit, which I will refer to as Bitcoin Legacy. This is still referred to by the mainstream as Bitcoin, and it has the symbol BTC.
After four years of refusal by Blockstream, the big blockers, out of frustration, restored Bitcoin through a fork, by removing Segwit from Bitcoin Legacy and increased the block size. This is currently called Bitcoin Cash and has the symbol BCH.
Bitcoin Legacy has transformed from cash to store-of-value. It had a 8 year head start in building brand awareness and infrastructure. It’s likely that it will continue growing in popularity and price for a while.
Bitcoin Cash most resembles Satoshi’s “peer-to-peer cash”. It will be interesting to see if it will pick up from where Bitcoin Legacy left off and take market share in the fiat currency space. Libertarians and cypherpunks will be able to resume their mission of weakening and shrinking the government by promoting Bitcoin Cash.
Currently, Bitcoin Cash can fulfill the role of money, which includes medium of exchange (cash) and store-of-value functions. It will be interesting to see if off-chain scaling (with lower fees and faster confirmations) will enable Bitcoin Legacy to be used as a currency as well and fulfill the role of money.
This is an example of the free market and open competition. New companies divest or get created all the time, to satisfy different needs. Bitcoin is no different.
Small blockers and big blockers no longer need to fight and bicker in the same house. They have gone their separate ways.
Both parties have want they want. Blockstream can store value and generate revenue from their off-chain products to repay their investors. Libertarians (and gambling operators) can rejoice and re-arm with Bitcoin Cash to take on the government. They can continue with their mission to get freedom and autonomy.
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Late buy-in of Cryto as nonbuyer's remorse, pricing itself out of a recessione, rumblings of approval despite quantum decryption threats, use in crimes, and predictive NLP "Trump's currency is dividing us" says one thing: Get you to the blockchain and open that trapdoor

The title really says it all.
Some say I'm butthurt about the late buy-in on crypto. If only I had bought myself a bitcoin when I gave a bitcoin to James Corbett...I'd be RICH. Well yes. That's exactly what they want me to think. You missed the boat on the deepstates own currency--Sucka! And shame. Shame on you for not having a bunch of disposable income to throw into a highly speculative hobby. Too bad you aren't a dot com millionaire who basically recreated twitter and IPO'd at laughably nonsensical overvaluation of 200M that you couldn't throw most of those millions into bitcoin, because that would make you a billionaire at this point. You couldn've been playing giant robots with Bezos in his high tech romper room. Too bad! Plebe. Lumpen plebe. You suck.
Right?
The latest thing is the twighlight language trying to further divide us with more "love trumps hate" type of languge. The latest shitmeme is from DNC chair Perez: "Trump's CURRENCY is Dividing us". This is a twilight language because it's trying to use black transfer propaganda language abuse to tie "currency" to "Trump", which is trying to make you hate "currency". Ya dig?
So that when they offer a new 'currency', you will hate "Trump's Currency' which is the dollar. Screw Trump and all his dollars! Dollars are for Trumpers. Dollars are so 2016. Crypo man. Gotta get me some of that Crypto and get with the progs
Sorry, the source is Breitbart, which you should know is kind of limited hangout altright mainstream press.
So here's what happens. They are prepping people to use bitcoin. So when they cay ICO, it doesn't mean as much 'Initial Cryptocoin Offer' as it means "Illuminati Cult Offer"... That temptation of the money from crypto skyrocketting is pressing everyone's avariciousness buttons and only the dumbest among us go for it
Because here's what happens.
Scenario 1
Scenario 2
Scenario 3
Sorry I'm so cynical these days but I've seen how they've pulled every stop in the book to undermine americans irrespective of politics. They are hurting everyone equally in each their own ways. They=deepstate / new world order. Basically this is coming down to Technoneofeudalists versus Populists. Are you on the side of the fascist dominators? Or the side of people, truth and everything we gave ourselves in the constitution?
What inspired this post is the idea of honeypots. The honeypot is also the free-sandwich technique. Anything free is going to have strings whether you see them or not
With google it was they were telling you 'do no evil' and yet we now know they are a CIA appliance for surveillance, bulk collection of deep mineable data, gaslighting (filter bubbles), and a domestic human zoo management strategy. Now they are attacking journalism by deploying very heavy-handed strategies to limit speech they dont' like politically (ie populist speech--'open source intelligence' primarily)
They hate that we deal in facts and that the natural configuration of the truth is as a weapon against tyrants. Because they are the tyrants!
Bitcoin, I still believe, will turn out to be a honeypot. They will use it like the stock market (which they control on the back end through fast transactions and ai, in addition to having insider intelligence on gov contracts and war).
They will get everyone on bitcoin and then they will open that trapdoor. It's a money funnel..that's what it will be.
I do understand that it will destroy money also if they do that. But that's ok. They already have all the gold and all the infrastructure to spin up more shell games...to them money hasn't existed for a while. Their currency is stolen art, stolen guns, stolen minerals, stolen children, stolen women, stolen organs, drugs, embargoed oil sold on the spot market. They dont need money. They've been bartering since time immemorial
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