Newsletter #29 (February 2nd, 2019)

February 2, 2019
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Hello Shitcoiners!

Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter. This week’s inbox filler is packed with donuts, community chatter and anarchist disaster porn. It’s a cracker.

But first, you may have heard us talk about an exciting new project floating around,

Here's a fun video for you.

Remember to join the SideShift conversation on Telegram and sign up as a test pilot.

Now to a plug. The executive team will be attending Anarchapulco this year! If you want to catch up with Andreas and the team then you grab a ticket and head on down.

An eagerly awaited speaker, Jeffrey Tucker, was the subject of a great interview by Wendy McElroy. Worth a read to warm you up for what's to come!

We only travel with hand luggage so avoid IRL spamming us with business cards please. However, truly exceptional business cards will be taken back to Shitcoin HQ for framing.

Over in BCH world Amaury Sechet gave a shout to that Coinbase tweet. In the tweet Coinbase show a payment for donuts going through almost instantly using Bitcoin Cash.

In reference to that tweet, Crypto-Twitter went nuts. OpenBazaar Lead Dev, Chris Pacia, highlighted that minds will be blown when avalanche lands. Emin Gun Sirer chimed in too.

Now to another industry leader discussing some other industry leaders. We call them the Winklevii that as well, because you know, the Winklevii expect to be addressed in a certain way. Otherwise things happen. *cough* lawsuit *cough*.

Meanwhile with Venezuela a hot topic this week, Jesse Powell came out with a catchy line paying homage to a certain bitcoin phrase.

Now, the crypto OGs mentioned above may work together and for one another to some degree, you know, pushing this space forward. But what if crypto was like World of Warcraft?

In some ways there is co-operation all over the place, even when established projects are calling out less established projects.

The coin that has been on the tip of every tongue over the last few weeks is Grin. The highly anticipated project on the Mimblewimble protocol has been making waves recently.

It seems it is going through some changes though... that was fast?

What is a newsletter without a visit to Blockstream HQ. Samson has been busy sharing any narrative he can think of that pushes his own agenda, again.

Meanwhile Adam Back, who you can always rely on to provide us with some juice has delivered the nerdiest tweet of the week.

Charles Goodhart famously theorised, "When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.”

Zooko has spun that law and found an application in the world of crypto.

Now to the home straight. With the US government in meltdown, the IRS is being hit hard. 14,000 unpaid workers. As Jameson Lopp pointed out this is what some would consider Anarchist disaster porn.

To stay in the loop on all the things you need to know, follow Andreas on Twitter.

And remember, need 100x leverage? Use his referral link on BitMEX. You know you want to.

Till next time, Shitcoiners!

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