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Satoshi dumped Bitcoin right after Gavin announced he was going to the CIA.

Gavin had just received the alert keys to the Bitcoin network. Right afterwards, he tells Satoshi that he is visiting the CIA. Satoshi leaves for good coincidentally.
This is quoted from the defunct Bruce Wagner Bitcoin podcast:
Bruce Wagner : When was the last time you chatted to satoshi Gavin Andresen: Um... I haven't had email from satoshi in a couple months actually. The last email I sent him I actually told him I was going to talk at the CIA. So it's possible , that.... that may have um had something to with his deciding
Based on this, do you think Gavin fully meets Satoshi's vision for Bitcoin?
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TIL: Bruce Wagner - 'I was the first one to call Roger Ver, "Bitcoin Jesus".'

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Has Bruce Wagner pulled off the biggest financial scam on the bitcoin community? Buttcoin explores the legal past of Bitcoin's biggest supporter.

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Bruce Wagner talks about losing 25,000 BTC in the MyBitcoin scandal on the Bitcoin Show

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TIL: Bruce Wagner - 'I was the first one to call Roger Ver, "Bitcoin Jesus".'

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The man behind Bitcoin Magazine. Bruce Wagner 2.0

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Weekly Bitcoin Discussion Panel - Yifu Guo, Bruce Wagner, Stefan Thomas, Gavin Andresen

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The Bitcoin Show with Bruce Wagner, every Friday at 10am EST. I missed the first episode - did anyone else catch it?

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Tinychan: "Bruce Wagner lost 25,000 bitcoins from using an ewallet instead of using a private bitcoin wallet" (9195)

Bruce Wagner lost 25,000 bitcoins from using an ewallet instead of using a private bitcoin wallet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FZldY-ZBBE [play]
Oh yes, there's a bitcoin TV show!
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Does anyone have a link to the video where Bruce Wagner admits to being repaid his 25k mybitcoin losses? I'm here in bangkok and it seems history is being rewritten

I searched in some of the old archives, and it looks like he's white washing this. Can anyone help? Here's the best I could do: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=40404.msg525216#msg525216 Anyone have that Travell Perkins interview?
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Exposed: How Bankers are trying to centralize and highjack Bitcoin by buying "supporters" and promoters (like OpenBazaar team) for the B2X (S2X/NYA) attack on Bitcoin.

*Open Bazaar was crossed-out after their S2X support retraction, see edit at bottom.
These guys have deep pockets, but as you will see below, they are funded by even deeper pockets.
We can't leave this to chance or "the markets to decide" when there is such a malicious intent to manipulate the markets by those powerful players. So that's why all the people saying: "Don't worry, S2X won't happen" or "S2X is DOA" need to stop, we are at a 'make-or-break' moment for Bitcoin. It's very dumb to underestimate them. If you don't know yet who those malicious players are, read below:
We need to keep exposing them everywhere. Using Garzik as a pawn now, after they failed when they bought Hearn and Andresen (Here are the corrupted former 'good guys'), they are using the old and effective 'Problem-Reaction-Solution' combined with the 'Divide & Conquer' strategies to try to hijack Bitcoin. Well, effective before the current social media era, in which hidden motives can be brought to the light of day to be exposed.
Public pressure works when your profits depend on your reputation. The social media criticism worked for companies like Open Bazaar, which after weeks of calling them out on their S2X support, they finally withdrew it.
Please contact the companies on these lists if you have any type of relationship with them, we have just a few days left until the fork:
Regarding OpenBazaar:
* openbazaar (OB1) developer appears to be spreading pro s2x fud. someone needs to fork their project
* PSA : Open Bazaars latest investment round was for 200K from Barry Silberts DCG (Digital Currency Group)
(See edit at the bottom)
B2X (S2X/NYA) is nothing more than an open attack on Bitcoin, not an "upgrade" as they want to sell it. This attack has no 'consensus', at all. It was "agreed" by a bunch of miners and corporations behind closed doors, with no community nor developers support. Only miners and a few millionaires that stand to profit from the B2X attack support it. The vast majority of the Bitcoin community is totally against this attack on Bitcoin. Most of those companies are under DCG group:
Every bitcoiner should know about what DCG (Digital Currency Group) is, and call out publicly these crooks and the people they bribed that are working for the Corporations/Bankers against Bitcoin:
Brian Armstrong, Winklevoss brothers, Bobby Lee, Peter Smith, Nic Cary, Haipo Yang, Rick Falkvinge, Jon Matonis, Wences Casares, Tony Gallippi, Mike Belshe, Ryan X Charles, Brian Hoffman/Sam Patterson/Chris Pacia (and all OB1 team)(see edit at the bottom), Gavin Andresen, Jeff Garzik, Mike Hearn, Roger Ver, Jihan Wu, John Mcaffe, Craig Wright, Barry Silbert, Larry Summers, Blythe Masters, Stephen Pair, Erik Voorhees, Vinny Lingham, Olivier Janssens, Jeremy Allaire, Peter Vessenes, Bruce Wagner, Brock Pierce, Aaron Voisine/Adam Traidman/Aaron Lasher (Breadwallet team), Glenn Hutchins (Federal Reserve Board of Directors), Bill Barhydt and Jiang Zhuoer.
Once people are informed, they won't be fooled (like all the poor guys at btc) and will follow Bitcoin instead of the S2X or Bcash or any other centralized altcoin they come up with disguised as Bitcoin.
DCG (Digital Currency Group) is the company spearheading the Segwit2x movement. The CEO of DCG is Barry Silbert, a former investment banker, and Mastercard is an investor in DCG.
Let's have a look at the people that control DCG:
http://dcg.co/who-we-are/
Three board members are listed, and one Board "Advisor." Three of the four Members/advisors are particularly interesting:
Glenn Hutchins: Former Advisor to President Clinton. Hutchins sits on the board of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he was reelected as a Class B director for a three-year term ending December 31, 2018. Yes, you read that correctly, currently sitting board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Barry Silbert: CEO of DCG (Digital Currency Group, funded by Mastercard) who is also an Ex investment Banker at (Houlihan Lokey)
And then there's the "Board Advisor,"
Lawrence H. Summers:
"Chief Economist at the World Bank from 1991 to 1993. In 1993, Summers was appointed Undersecretary for International Affairs of the United States Department of the Treasury under the Clinton Administration. In 1995, he was promoted to Deputy Secretary of the Treasury under his long-time political mentor Robert Rubin. In 1999, he succeeded Rubin as Secretary of the Treasury. While working for the Clinton administration Summers played a leading role in the American response to the 1994 economic crisis in Mexico, the 1997 Asian financial crisis, and the Russian financial crisis. He was also influential in the American advised privatization of the economies of the post-Soviet states, and in the deregulation of the U.S financial system, including the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Summers
Blythe Masters:
Former executive at JPMorgan Chase.[1] She is currently the CEO of Digital Asset Holdings,[2] a financial technology firm developing distributed ledger technology for wholesale financial services.[3] Masters is widely credited as the creator of the credit default swap as a financial instrument. She is also Chairman of the Governing Board of the Linux Foundation’s open source Hyperledger Project, member of the International Advisory Board of Santander Group, and Advisory Board Member of the US Chamber of Digital Commerce.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blythe_Masters
Seriously....The segwit2x deal is being pushed through by a Company funded by Mastercard, Whose CEO Barry Silbert is ex investment banker, and the Board Members of DCG include a currently sitting member of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Ex chief Economist for the World Bank and a guy responsible for the removal of Glass Steagall.
It's fair to call these guys "bankers" right?
So that's the Board of DCG. They're spearheading the Segwit2x movement. As far as who is responsible for development, my research led me to "Bitgo". I checked the "Money Map" https://i.redd.it/15auzwkq3hiz.png And sure enough, DCG is an investor in Bitgo.
(BTW, make sure you take a good look take a look at the money map and bookmark it for reference later, ^ it is really helpful.)
"Currently, development is being overseen by bitcoin security startup BitGo, with help from other developers including Bloq co-founder Jeff Garzik."
https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoins-segwit2x-scaling-proposal-miners-offer-optimistic-outlook/
So Bitgo is overseeing development of Segwit2x with Jeff Garzick. Bitgo has a product/service that basically facilitates transactions and supposedly prevents double spending. It seems like their main selling point is that they insert themselves as middlemen to ensure Double spending doesn't happen, and if it does, they take the hit, of course for a fee, so it sounds sort of like the buyer protection paypal gives you:
"Using the above multi-signature security model, BitGo can guarantee that transactions cannot be double spent. When BitGo co-signs a BitGo Instant transaction, BitGo takes on a financial obligation and issues a cryptographically signed guarantee on the transaction. The recipient of a BitGo Instant transaction can rest assured that in any event where the transaction is not ultimately confirmed in the blockchain, and loses money as a result, they can file a claim and will be compensated in full by BitGo."
Source: https://www.bitgo.com/solutions
So basically, they insert themselves as middlemen, guarantee your transaction gets confirmed and take a fee. What do we need this for though when we have a working blockchain that confirms payments in the next block already? 0-conf is safe when blocks aren't full and one confirmation should really be good enough for almost anyone on the most POW chain. So if we have a fully functional blockchain, there isn't much of a need for this service is there? They're selling protection against "The transaction not being confirmed in the Blockchain" but why wouldn't the transaction be getting confirmed in the blockchain? Every transaction should be getting confirmed, that's how Bitcoin works. So in what situation does "protection against the transaction not being confirmed in the blockchain" have value?
Is it possible that the Central Bankers that control development of Segwit2x plan to restrict block size to benefit their business model just like our good friends over at Blockstream attempted to do, although unsuccessfully as they were not able to deliver a working L2 in time?
It looks like Blockstream was an attempted corporate takeover to restrict block size and push people onto their L2, essentially stealing business away from miners. They seem to have failed, but now it almost seems like the Segwit2x might be a culmination of a very similar problem.
Also worth noting these two things, pointed out by Adrian-x:
  1. MasterCard made this statement before investing in DCG and Blockstream. (Very evident at 2:50 - enemy of digital cash watch the whole thing.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu2mofrhw58
  2. Blockstream is part of the DCG portfolio and the day after the the NYA Barry personal thanked Adam Back for his assistant in putting the agreement together. https://twitter.com/barrysilbert/status/867706595102388224
So segwit2x takes power away from core, but then gives it to guess who...Mastercard and central bankers.
So, to recap:
Did we just spend so much time fighting and bickering with core that we totally missed the REAL takeover of Bitcoin, happening right before our eyes, by the likes of currently serving Federal Reserve Bank of New York Board Members?
And before you dismiss all those hard and documented facts as just a 'conspiracy theory', think about this:
Of course, who thought that the ones holding the centralized financial power today (famous for back-door shady plots to consolidate even more power and control), would sit on their hands and let Bitcoin just stroll in and easily take that power away from them?
So, it is not a crazy conspiracy theory, but more like the logical and expected thing to happen. Don't let it happen.
Edit: Formatting.
Edit 2: Brian Armstrong taken out of the 'bad guys' list.
Edit 3: Welp, Brian Armstrong back on the blacklist for this flip-flop. And added Winklevoss Brothers for this, and Bobby Lee for this.
Edit 4: Due to Brian Hoffman just issuing this excellent and explicit S2X/NYA support retraction, I created this post to apologize for my previous posts (calling them out for the S2X support) and I will be editing my posts to reflect this positive change. I'm gladly back to being a supporter of the great and promising project that OpenBazaar has proven to be.
Edit 5: Added Blythe Masters (How could we leave her out?).
Edit 6: Added links to lists of companies supporting S2X/NYA.
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Jeff Garzik: “Today, bitcoin faces existential threats from forks, developer drama and so on. Knowing what we know and having a clean sheet of paper, we asked what would we build and the answer is this”.

...oh, so that explains it.
The old and effective Problem-Reaction-Solution strategy. Well, effective before the current social media era, in which hidden motives can be brought to the light of day to be exposed.
I will keep posting this until the very day of the fork, with the hope that more bitcoiners learn the true nature of S2X/B2X/NYA open attack on Bitcoin disguised as an "upgrade". This is a 2X Trojan Horse, and do you know who is inside that horse? Top level banker's special-forces like Blythe Masters, Larry Summers, Glenn Hutchins (sits on the board of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York) and DCG (Digital Currency Group).
We need to keep our efforts to expose and inform people about what S2X/NYA/DCG really is. Don't trust and don't do business with these companies and individuals supporting the S2X attack on Bitcoin.
Companies:
https://coin.dance/poli
http://segwit.party/nya/
Individuals:
Those guys are pure greed, they don't care about the 7 billion of people on this planet. Expose them and don't give them your business. Starve the beast. They will regret sticking with the B2X altcoin that will go the BCH way (and all the other highjack attempts before them). Moneybadger don't care and only gets stronger and immunized after each snake-bite.
Actually >99% of the Bitcoin community supports the real Bitcoin. The centralized B2X-coin attack is only supported by a handful of rich crooks and the people they've managed to bribe with their deep pockets:
Brian Armstrong, Fred Ehrsam (ex-Goldman Sacks), Bobby Lee, Winklevoss brothers, Peter Smith, Nic Cary, Haipo Yang, Rick Falkvinge, Jon Matonis, Wences Casares, Tony Gallippi, Mike Belshe, Ryan X Charles, Brian Hoffman/Sam Patterson/Chris Pacia (and all OB1 team), Gavin Andresen, Jeff Garzik, Mike Hearn, Roger Ver, Jihan Wu, John Mcaffe, Craig Wright, Barry Silbert, Larry Summers, Blythe Masters, Stephen Pair, Erik Voorhees, Vinny Lingham, Olivier Janssens, Jeremy Allaire, Peter Vessenes, Bruce Wagner, Brock Pierce, Aaron Voisine/Adam Traidman/Aaron Lasher (Breadwallet team), Glenn Hutchins, Bill Barhydt and Jiang Zhuoer.
I posted this 18 days ago:
Exposed: How Bankers are trying to centralize and highjack Bitcoin by buying "supporters" and promoters (like OpenBazaar team) for the B2X (S2X/NYA) attack on Bitcoin.
TL;DR: B2X (S2X/NYA) is nothing more than an open attack on Bitcoin, not an "upgrade" as they want to sell it. This attack has no 'consensus', at all. It was "agreed" by a bunch of miners and corporations behind closed doors, with no community nor developers support. Only miners and a few millionaires that stand to profit from the B2X attack support it. The vast majority of the Bitcoin community is totally against this attack on Bitcoin. Most of those companies are under DCG group:
Every bitcoiner should know about what DCG (Digital Currency Group) is, and call out publicly the people that are working for the Corporations/Bankers against Bitcoin.
Edit: Brian Armstrong back on the list for this flip-flop. And added Winklevoss Brothers for this, and Bobby Lee for this.
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It is time to unite, organize and squeeze-out any possible viability for S2X/NYA.

And the simplest, cheapest, fastest and more efficient way to do it is this one:
Expose to the sunlight what DCG is and who is behind it
First, let's just post the links to the sites listing all the companies supporting the attack for quick reference:
https://coin.dance/poli
http://segwit.party/nya/
Then, let's post a list of the individuals still supporting this attack despite the overwhelming evidence presented to them about how and why S2X is not only totally pointless from the technical as well as economical (benefit for the whole ecosystem and not just a few) points of view and also about how and why S2X is an open attack on Bitcoin.
Those guys are pure greed, they don't care about the 7 billion of people on this planet. Expose them and don't give them your business. Starve the beast. They will regret sticking with the B2X altcoin that will go the BCH way (and all the other highjack attempts before them). Moneybadger don't care and only gets stronger and immunized after each snake-bite, that is as a system, but we, as individuals, do care and must be proactively working against this attack.
Actually >99% of the Bitcoin community supports the real Bitcoin. The centralized B2X-coin attack is only supported by a handful of rich crooks and the people they've managed to bribe with their deep pockets, so here they are:
Peter Smith, Nic Cary, Haipo Yang, Rick Falkvinge, Jon Matonis, Wences Casares, Tony Gallippi, Mike Belshe, Ryan X Charles, Brian Hoffman/Sam Patterson/Chris Pacia (and all OB1 team), Gavin Andresen, Jeff Garzik, Mike Hearn, Roger Ver, Jihan Wu, John Mcaffe, Craig Wright, Barry Silbert, Larry Summers, Blythe Masters, Stephen Pair, Erik Voorhees, Vinny Lingham, Olivier Janssens, Brian Armstrong, Jeremy Allaire, Peter Vessenes, Bruce Wagner, Brock Pierce, Aaron Voisine/Adam Traidman/Aaron Lasher (Breadwallet team), Glenn Hutchins and Jiang Zhuoer.
DCG (Digital Currency Group) is the company spearheading the Segwit2x movement. The CEO of DCG is Barry Silbert, a former investment banker, and Mastercard is an investor in DCG.
Let's have a look at the people that control DCG:
http://dcg.co/who-we-are/
Three board members are listed, and one Board "Advisor." Three of the four Members/advisors are particularly interesting:
Glenn Hutchins: Former Advisor to President Clinton. Hutchins sits on the board of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he was reelected as a Class B director for a three-year term ending December 31, 2018. Yes, you read that correctly, currently sitting board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Barry Silbert: CEO of DCG (Digital Currency Group, funded by Mastercard) who is also an Ex investment Banker at (Houlihan Lokey)
And then there's the "Board Advisor,"
Lawrence H. Summers:
"Chief Economist at the World Bank from 1991 to 1993. In 1993, Summers was appointed Undersecretary for International Affairs of the United States Department of the Treasury under the Clinton Administration. In 1995, he was promoted to Deputy Secretary of the Treasury under his long-time political mentor Robert Rubin. In 1999, he succeeded Rubin as Secretary of the Treasury. While working for the Clinton administration Summers played a leading role in the American response to the 1994 economic crisis in Mexico, the 1997 Asian financial crisis, and the Russian financial crisis. He was also influential in the American advised privatization of the economies of the post-Soviet states, and in the deregulation of the U.S financial system, including the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Summers
Seriously....The segwit2x deal is being pushed through by a Company funded by Mastercard, Whose CEO Barry Silbert is ex investment banker, and the Board Members of DCG include a currently sitting member of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Ex chief Economist for the World Bank and a guy responsible for the removal of Glass Steagall.
It's fair to call these guys "bankers" right?
So that's the Board of DCG. They're spearheading the Segwit2x movement. As far as who is responsible for development, my research led me to "Bitgo". I checked the "Money Map" https://i.redd.it/15auzwkq3hiz.png And sure enough, DCG is an investor in Bitgo.
(BTW, make sure you take a good look take a look at the money map and bookmark it for reference later, ^ it is really helpful.)
"Currently, development is being overseen by bitcoin security startup BitGo, with help from other developers including Bloq co-founder Jeff Garzik."
https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoins-segwit2x-scaling-proposal-miners-offer-optimistic-outlook/
So Bitgo is overseeing development of Segwit2x with Jeff Garzick. Bitgo has a product/service that basically facilitates transactions and supposedly prevents double spending. It seems like their main selling point is that they insert themselves as middlemen to ensure Double spending doesn't happen, and if it does, they take the hit, of course for a fee, so it sounds sort of like the buyer protection paypal gives you:
"Using the above multi-signature security model, BitGo can guarantee that transactions cannot be double spent. When BitGo co-signs a BitGo Instant transaction, BitGo takes on a financial obligation and issues a cryptographically signed guarantee on the transaction. The recipient of a BitGo Instant transaction can rest assured that in any event where the transaction is not ultimately confirmed in the blockchain, and loses money as a result, they can file a claim and will be compensated in full by BitGo."
Source: https://www.bitgo.com/solutions
So basically, they insert themselves as middlemen, guarantee your transaction gets confirmed and take a fee. What do we need this for though when we have a working blockchain that confirms payments in the next block already? 0-conf is safe when blocks aren't full and one confirmation should really be good enough for almost anyone on the most POW chain. So if we have a fully functional blockchain, there isn't much of a need for this service is there? They're selling protection against "The transaction not being confirmed in the Blockchain" but why wouldn't the transaction be getting confirmed in the blockchain? Every transaction should be getting confirmed, that's how Bitcoin works. So in what situation does "protection against the transaction not being confirmed in the blockchain" have value?
Is it possible that the Central Bankers that control development of Segwit2x plan to restrict block size to benefit their business model just like our good friends over at Blockstream attempted to do, although unsuccessfully as they were not able to deliver a working L2 in time?
It looks like Blockstream was an attempted corporate takeover to restrict block size and push people onto their L2, essentially stealing business away from miners. They seem to have failed, but now it almost seems like the Segwit2x might be a culmination of a very similar problem.
Also worth noting these two things, pointed out by Adrian-x:
  1. MasterCard made this statement before investing in DCG and Blockstream. (Very evident at 2:50 - enemy of digital cash watch the whole thing.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu2mofrhw58
  2. Blockstream is part of the DCG portfolio and the day after the the NYA Barry personal thanked Adam Back for his assistant in putting the agreement together. https://twitter.com/barrysilbert/status/867706595102388224
So segwit2x takes power away from core, but then gives it to guess who...Mastercard and central bankers.
So, to recap:
Did we just spend so much time fighting and bickering with core that we totally missed the REAL takeover of Bitcoin, happening right before our eyes, by the likes of currently serving Federal Reserve Bank of New York Board Members?
Edit: Formatting.
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HODLer since 2011ish. Kind of drunk right now. AMAA.

I know a lot of bitcoin lore. From the oldies (who remembers Bruce Wagner, Maxcoin, and tenebrix?) To the newbies (how did anyone fall for Garza?). Be happy to answer questions until I fall asleep. Disclaimer: on my phone. I will not delete any words that autocorrect suggests.
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Podcast-PlayList vom Donnerstag, 13.06.2019

Die gesamte Tages-PlayList
Tagestipps
Sendung Titel
BR Nachtstudio Jürgen Habermas zum 90. - Warum ein Philosoph sich als Bürger versteht (1)
BR Kalenderblatt Johann Jakob Hemmer geboren (2)
SWR Zeitwort 13.6.1898: Das Edelgas Neon wird entdeckt (3)
SWR Wissen Zuhören - Eine vergessene Kunst (4)
WDR Zeitzeichen Beginn der Fußballweltmeisterschaft in der BRD (13.06.1974) (5)
News
Zeit Titel wo min
06:06 'Giftige Saat': Ein Politikum als Arte TV-Serie (Taszmann, Jörg) DRK 6:46 ?
06:43 Bruce Springsteen: Neues Album 'Western Stars' erscheint Freitag (Schreiber, Sebastian) DRK 2:48 ?
07:50 Filme der Woche: 'The Dead don't die'; 'Sunset' (Leweke, Anke) DRK 6:36 ?
08:15 Neues Album 'Madame X' - Madonna wird kulturelle Aneignung vorgeworfen (Böttcher, Martin) DRK 8:08 ?
09:53 Chinas Angst vor Religion: Die Juden von Kaifeng müssen ihren Glauben verstecken (Storfner, Sascha) DLF 5:40 ?
10:08 'Das entfesselte Jahrzehnt': Jens Balzer liest im Berghain über die 70er (Überland, Laf) DRK 4:58 ?
11:21 Multitalent mit neuem Album: Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) (Anders, Marcel) DRK 5:35 ?
11:39 Canabis - schon im alten China wurde gekifft (Bungartz, Jan) DLF 3:46
12:15 Interview zu Kükentötung mit Renate Künast, Bündnis90/Die Grünen (Engels, Siliva) DLF 8:10 ?
12:40 'Innere Desorientierung' der Union? Kretschmer pro Putin, AKK pro Trump (Welzer, Harald) DRK 6:18 ?
13:48 Ein Jahr nach dem Monsanto-Kauf - Die Stimmung bei Bayer (Leue, Vivien) DLF 5:49 ?
14:35 Legendärer Staat entflohener Sklaven - Ein Comic über 'Angola Janga' (Hübner, Lea) DRK 8:52 ?
15:48 Glosse: Boris Johnson und seine Medien-Performance (Orzessek, Arno) DLF 4:31 ?
16:11 40 Jahre 'Unknown Pleasures' - wie die Band Joy Division die Popmusik prägte (Reil, Juliane) DRK 7:26 ?
16:30 Cannabis, Bitcoins-Ökobilanz, Sauna-Effekte (Wagner, Britta) DLF 5:42
16:43 'Was mir passiert' - das neue Album von 'Bonaparte' (Jundt, Tobias) DRK 12:09 ?
17:17 280 Euro plus X - Grüne stellen Konzept für Kindergrundsicherung vor (Finthammer, Volker) DLF 4:08 ?
18:08 'Fridays for Future' - zum Scheitern verdammt? (Grottian, Peter) DRK 8:48 ?
18:40 Keine weißen Retter - Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im Wandel (Engelhardt, Marc) DLF 18:29 ?
19:10 Neue Rechtsaußen-Fraktion in Straßburg - Die Populisten werden scheitern (Vorreiter, Paul) DLF 2:55 ?
19:16 Zu Helmut Kohls Todestag - Warum sich Maike Kohl-Richter öffentlich erklärt (Küpper, Moritz) DLF 9:16 ?
19:22 Nanoteilchen gegen Tumore - Heilsame Hitze im Kampf gegen Krebs (Mair, Martin) DRK 6:33 ?
19:26 Wegen Schulz eingetreten, von Nahles enttäuscht: Neumitglieder in der SPD (Capellan, Frank) DLF 6:12 ?
19:30 Von Zähnen und Menschen (Feature) (Conradi, Bettina) DRK 29:38 ?
20:18 Jürgen Habermas wird 90 (Fittkau, Ludger) DLF 10:52 ?
20:29 Tagung über den Historiker George Mosse (Beckmann, Andreas) DLF 10:38 ?
22:30 Kükentöten - Urteil des Bundesverwaltungsgerichts (Färber, Christine) DRK 3:09 ?
22:37 Spannungen am Golf nach Tankerangriffen (Kühntopp, Carsten) DRK 2:33 ?
23:10 Vom Youtube-Coup und von Verschwörungstheorien: Rezo zu Gast bei Jan Böhmermann (Dell, Matthias) DRK 5:51 ?
23:16 Interview Katrin Wenz, BUND: Kükentöten - welche Alternativen muss es geben? (Moritz, Alexander) DLF 5:05
23:27 'Identität und Demokratie': Rechte Fraktion im EU-Parlament gebildet (Vorreiter, Paul) DLF 3:00
23:31 Boris Johnson klarer Sieger im ersten Wahlgang für die Nachfolge Mays (Meurer, Friedbert) DLF 3:15
23:34 Britische Regierung stimmt Auslieferung von Assange zu (Weingärtner, Sven) DLF 1:09
23:36 Staatsanwaltschaft ermittelt gegen Strache wegen Untreue (Verenkotte, Clemens) DLF 1:12
23:37 Trump kündigt Rückzug von Sprecherin Huckabee-Sanders an (Teichmann, Torsten) DLF 1:01
Infos
(#) Info
(1) Als Publizist führt er eine scharfe Klinge. Als Philosoph lobt er Ausgleich und Kommunikation. Jürgen Habermas gilt deswegen weltweit als wichtigster deutscher Denker.
(2) Dem Gelehrten Johann Jakob Hemmer ist es zwar nicht gelungen, das Kurpfälzische als Standardsprache durchzusetzen, dafür können wir ihm dankbar sein für seine famosen Blitzableiter.
(3) Neon leuchtet! Es war eine sagenhafte Entdeckung, dass in Leuchtröhren das Gas rot glimmt. Die neue Lichtquelle revolutionierte die Werbung in den Städten.
(4) Stress, Hektik und die digitalen Medien verhindern, dass wir einander wirklich zuhören. Auch in der Medizin fehlt dafür die Zeit. Doch aktives Zuhören kann heilsam sein - für beide Seiten. Von Frank Schüre. (Produktion 2017)
(5) „Beim ersten Mal war's 'n Wunder. Beim zweiten Mal war's Glück.“ Das
sangen die Sportfreunde Stiller über die ersten beiden WM-Triumphe der Fußball-Nationalmannschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Autor: Detlef Wulke
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Favourite Bitcoin/altcoin/blockchain scams of days gone past?

I'm attempting to put together a Kindle short book on Bitcoin and Blockchain and whatever. I currently have enough ideas and notes for about ten books. I suspect either this one or a second one will need to be about the scams, 'cos that's what everyone's asking for.
(yes yes, I'll keep the subreddit updated)
There's been many a fabulous scam in the cryptocurrency space. Paycoin, Butterfly Labs, Buterin's investor prospectus to solve P=NP (which I wrote a few hundred words on yesterday), everything Bruce Wagner ever did ... What are particularly delicious favourites of yours?
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The problem of libertarian extremism - freedom as a public good

Let us define freedom as any action that can be made by any individual that will have a result which is valued positively by that individual. Those actions differ among individuals. The positive value we will call profit. Let us assume that a lack of freedom to do that action will not produce such a result and therefore profit is 0. Let us assume that a further lack of freedom either causes the individual to not do something that would stop something bad from happening to him or pushes him to do something that will hurt him. That we will call loss. Let us further assume that this lack of freedom benefits someone else who we can refer to as the coercer by limiting actions that might negatively affect them or by redistributing the benefits of the individuals actions to them. Finally let us assume that the number of coercers is small but the number of individuals is large and the coercer can limit freedoms arbitrarily to arbitrary individuals or groups of individuals.

If we take on all of these assumptions we come to interesting conclusions. The loss of freedom produces a zero sum game among the coercer and individuals. The profit gained by the coercer who can control those individuals is the concentrated benefit received by controlling all individuals but the loss to each individual is dispersed among their large number. Also, the coercer can break individuals into groups and limit specific freedoms while still getting concentrated benefits but for different restrictions. In addition, the profit gained by fighting for an increase in freedom for each individual is much smaller than the loss suffered by fighting the coercer whose concentrated benefits are larger than the losses incurred fighting the individual. In other words, freedom is a public good while coercion is a private good. This so far is the same observation as Mancur Olson has made when observing interest groups in his work on “institutional sclerosis”, Bruce Bueno De Mosquita and Alastair Smith in their work on the selectorate theory, Daron Acemoglu and James A Robinson in their book “Why nations fail”, by public choice theory work of Buchanan and Tulock, Adolph Wagners observations known as the “Wagners law of increased state spending”, Peacock-Wiseman hypothesis and Milton Friedmans observation of why the United States tax system cannot and will not be reformed.

However, things get more interesting. If freedoms comprise different actions for different individuals that means that freedoms are not binary but on a spectrum. More freedom in one area does not automatically mean more freedom in another. In other words, For each individual, fighting the coercer for his particular freedom is a priority, but each individual has different priorities. This means that, not only is freedom a public good, but it is also a dispersed public good. This is the worst public good possible. For public goods that come in a lump sum we have mechanisms of voluntary provision: assurance contracts, dominant assurance contracts, lotteries, bundling etc. We do not have mechanisms for dispersed public goods provision. This has interesting consequences for libertarians.

There are two strategies that libertarians can use: radicalism and gradualism. Radicalism is generally denounced among libertarians because radical changes result in large amounts of pain. Revolutions, after all, are known for the bad effects and the pain they create. Gradualism exists in different forms but they all share one thing, failure. Even in policy shifts towards economic liberalization which happened during the fall of Soviet Union gradualism has failed in countries where it was implemented, grinding to a halt very quickly after the initial implementation. But countries which changed their policies drastically and “over night” saw those changes stick in the long term. This makes perfect sense when observing those changes from the perspective described above. If changes are quick and large they encompass a great number of freedoms that are valued by large numbers of individuals and thus turn a dispersed public good into a lumpy public good. Victory becomes a lump sum game in which one individual does not get wanted freedoms until the others do.

This, however, is unfortunate news for libertarians because precisely the thing that they are trying to avoid, violent change is the only way which results in a change as large as to accumulate enough changes. This means that we can make an unfortunate prediction that if libertarian movement becomes more effective, it will be so because it is more extreme and non extreme parts of the movement unless subsidized by some benevolent billionaire will fade into obscurity as different groups fight and splinter over which freedom is the current priority, failing and finally giving up in frustration.

Example is the experience of the libertarian movement in the United States which is the only libertarian movement of any concentration anywhere in the world and has routinely not only failed but splintered over priorities and disagreements. In contrast the international success of bitcoin has been shocking considering the fact that even though taken for granted today, the history of cryptocurrencies consists of Liberty Reserve whose founder ended up in prison and E-gold whose founder got shut down by United States FBI. Starting it was dangerous and it was clear that the use of it was going to be for violating government regulations in the form of capital control violations, tax evasion etc. Despite this in the early stages it attracted unexpected unanimous unwavering participation by libertarians.

The strength of radical ideas in libertarianism over time might simply be showing an impact of incentives inherent in it. Which puts libertarians who want to avoid extremism between a rock and a hammer.

There have been two mechanisms proposed by libertarians to avoid this problem and they don’t work: separation (modern version being seasteading) and cryptoanarchy. The first idea has been attempted at least two times with the Operation Atlantis and Republic of Minerva. Both were well funded and organized but were ended by Haitian and Tongan gunboats. The second idea is based on putting most of the economic transactions on the internet protected by encryption. Most of the economy is physical ,however, including internet infrastructure and as is clear by observing some authoritarian countries, internet is unregulated mostly by fiat or government inaction rather than by design. This means that it will be unregulated until it becomes a threat as in the case of Silk Road Marketplace or Defense Distributed company. Both approaches delay the conflict rather than avoid it and in the case of cryptoanarchy actually encourage conflict with the government by turning the internet into a larger political threat.
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Matthew N. Wright, scammer of BitcoinMagazine and BBBB

Is anyone else tired of: 1. BitCoinMagazine vaporware 4 posts on bitcoin in 10 minutes. 2. The BitCoin Better Business Bureau, a fake bureau created by Matthew N. Wright?
Is anyone tired of the obvious scams from Matthew N. Wright?
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Stopped by Meze Grill in NY today...

Stopped by Meze Grill today. It was one of my must-visit places during my trip to NY. The food was DELICIOUS! But, I was informed that they don't take Bitcoin any more. "It didn't work out" :( Anyone have any idea why?
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Scaling "debate" (*attacks) ELI5 for newbies:

Miners want the transactions ON chain and as many, slow and inefficient as possible, because they get paid (fees) for each one of them. That's why they want bigger blocks to hold/carry/process more transactions and why they have been always blocking every possible progress/solution that would benefit the whole world (with the sole exception of themselves): Segwit, LN, second layer scaling apps, etc.
That's why they created their fake bitcoin without Segwit. Read also about Asicboost and Antbleed (those are also whole dirty rabbit holes by themselves):
That's how the Mafia operates, and joining the Mining Cartel and their leader Jihan Wu, there are some corrupt very rich individuals that want more power and control for themselves (some of them well-known scammers and felons) colluding with them like: Roger Ver, Craig Wright, Barry Seibert, John McAfee, Bobby Lee, Stephen Pair, Calvin Ayre, Vitalik Buterin, Ryan Charles, Gavin Andresen, Jeff Garzic, Mike Hearn, Haipo Yang, Rick Falkvinge, Jon Matonis, Wences Casares, Tony Gallippi, Mike Belshe, Vinny Lingham, Olivier Janssens, Jeremy Allaire, Peter Vessenes, Bruce Wagner, Brock Pierce, Vinny Lingham, Olivier Janssens, Jeremy Allaire, Peter Vessenes, Bruce Wagner, Brock Pierce, etc.
https://news.bitcoin.com/bitpay-partners-bitmain-multi-million-dollar-agreement/
Must read post from u/cutepoops:
https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/7cgzbv/so_i_did_5minutes_of_digging_and_oh_my_god/
Bitcoin Cash Operation: Collusion and Manipulation
On one of the numerous attacks against Bitcoin, one the most powerful and recent ones (SX2/NYA) they were also joined by some Banker's special forces embedded in DCG with Barry Seibert: Blythe Masters, Larry Summers, Glen Hutchins, etc. That's another deep rabbit hole and here's some interesting information and evidence.
Among their explicit objectives that they themselves stated multiple times, were to "fire" all Core developers (those meddling good guys opposing their take-over attempts) and they've been using some of these powerful tools to spread FUD, misinformation, Blockstream-Core conspiracies, etc:
So, remain sceptical and do your own research to decide on what side are you on, where to invest your money and what companies and individuals deserve your trust and support.
On the long term, none of those dramas matter anyway, Moneybadger don't care: Decentralized, Immutable, Trustless, Freedom-Giver, Worldwide-Distributed, Censorless, Permissionless, Antifragile technology's time has come and nothing can stop it.
"Even China Can't Kill Bitcoin"
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-24/even-china-can-t-kill-bitcoin
BILL GATES: “NOBODY CAN STOP BITCOIN”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0HmrSfJwhU
Andreas Antonopoulos: "No Governments can ban Bitcoin"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIQkuF_I5Xo
Edit: Added Antbleed.
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It's believed that a group of Canadian hackers built MyBitcoin.com in order to steal noobs' BTC.

It's believed that a group of Canadian hackers built MyBitcoin.com in order to steal noobs' BTC. submitted by citadrianne to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Top comment on recent r/bitcoin 2X FUD thread

Original thread: https://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/7801lg/these_are_the_companies_who_still_support_the_ny/
PS:these are not my views, but a shill from bitcoin
" I will keep posting this in relevant threads until the day of the fork, with the hope that more bitcoiners learn the true nature of S2X/B2X/NYA open attack on Bitcoin disguised as an "upgrade". This is a 2X Trojan Horse, and do you know who is inside that horse? Top level banker's special-forces like Blythe Masters, Larry Summers, Glenn Hutchins (sits on the board of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York) and DCG (Digital Currency Group).
We need to keep our efforts to expose and inform people about what S2X/NYA/DCG really is. Don't trust and don't do business with these companies and individuals supporting the S2X attack on Bitcoin.
> Companies: > > https://coin.dance/poli > > http://segwit.party/nya/ > > Individuals:
> Those guys are pure greed, they don't care about the 7 billion of people on this planet. Expose them and don't give them your business. Starve the beast. They will regret sticking with the B2X altcoin that will go the BCH way (and all the other highjack attempts before them). Moneybadger don't care and only gets stronger and immunized after each snake-bite. > > Actually >99% of the Bitcoin community supports the real Bitcoin. The centralized B2X-coin attack is only supported by a handful of rich crooks and the people they've managed to bribe with their deep pockets:
> Peter Smith, Nic Cary, Haipo Yang, Rick Falkvinge, Jon Matonis, Wences Casares, Tony Gallippi, Mike Belshe, Ryan X Charles, Brian Hoffman/Sam Patterson/Chris Pacia (and all OB1 team), Gavin Andresen, Jeff Garzik, Mike Hearn, Roger Ver, Jihan Wu, John Mcaffe, Craig Wright, Barry Silbert, Larry Summers, Blythe Masters, Stephen Pair, Erik Voorhees, Vinny Lingham, Olivier Janssens, Brian Armstrong, Jeremy Allaire, Peter Vessenes, Bruce Wagner, Brock Pierce, Aaron Voisine/Adam Traidman/Aaron Lasher (Breadwallet team), Glenn Hutchins, Bill Barhydt and Jiang Zhuoer. >
I posted this 13 days ago:
Exposed: How Bankers are trying to centralize and highjack Bitcoin by buying "supporters" and promoters (like OpenBazaar team) for the B2X (S2X/NYA) attack on Bitcoin.
TL;DR: B2X (S2X/NYA) is nothing more than an open attack on Bitcoin, not an "upgrade" as they want to sell it. This attack has no 'consensus', at all. It was "agreed" by a bunch of miners and corporations behind closed doors, with no community nor developers support. Only miners and a few millionaires that stand to profit from the B2X attack support it. The vast majority of the Bitcoin community is totally against this attack on Bitcoin. Most of those companies are under DCG group:
> Every bitcoiner should know about what DCG (Digital Currency Group) is, and call out publicly the people that are working for the Corporations/Bankers against Bitcoin. "
Edit: clairity, I did not write this comment
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Bruce Wagner is the host of OnlyOneTV and the organizer of the Buttcoin Conference, and he’s a bit of a character. He seems to hate women and blames them for being victims of rape. He hadvehemently advocatedmoving the buttcoin conference toPattaya, Thailand, which just so happens to be the underage prostitution capitol of the world.Hell, he’s even posted about tips on how to pickup boys ... Bruce Wagner was born on March 20, 1954 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Bruce Alan Wagner.He is a writer and producer, known for Maps to the Stars (2014), Wild Palms (1993) and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987). Bitcoin is a distributed, worldwide, decentralized digital money … Press J to jump to the feed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. r/Bitcoin. log in sign up. User account menu. 27. TIL: Bruce Wagner - 'I was the first one to call Roger Ver, "Bitcoin Jesus".' Close. 27. Posted by. u/nopara73. 2 years ago. Archived. TIL: Bruce Wagner - 'I was the first one to call ... Has Bruce Wagner pulled off a massive scam on the bitcoin community? Bruce Wagner was for a time the public face of the new electronic currency. He was the go-to guy for journalists looking for insight into bitcoin. He even began running his own online TV network which attracted multiple sponsors. Now, things have begun to unravel for Wagner. MyBitcoin was a bitcoin bank Wagner had heavily ... Bruce Wagner is/was heavily involved in both companies. It’s my opinion that Bruce was, if not responsible, somehow profited from my MyBitcoin fiasco. I wouldn’t be surprised if Bruce’s supposed 25,000 coin wallet is in actuality the entire MyBitcoin wallet.

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