From the very first release on January 8th, 2009, the Bitcoin source code included copyright and licensing information. The software was released under the open-source MIT License, a very unrestrictive license, allowing use of the Bitcoin software in many different use-cases, effectively placing the Bitcoin source code in the public domain from inception. The first […]
On Jan 14th, 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto sent me 25.0 BTC in a single transaction. The address that my wallet provided to receive the bitcoin was: I have previously published in 2013 the entirety of my email correspondence with Satoshi. The intent to send me “some coins” was documented in an email from “Satoshi Nakamoto <firstname.lastname@example.org>” […]
Last week, notorious Faketoshi Craig Wright took the stand in the @hodlonaut vs. Craig Wright trial in Norway. While on the stand giving his testimony, Craig Wright was being questioned by his counsel about sharing “early” pre-release versions of the whitepaper and code, and asked “did you share the code at any state or discuss […]
It seems with the recent flare-up of 2nd Amendment debate stemming from Biden’s attempt to ban “assault weapons”, whatever those are, the majority of arguments I’ve seen against the absolute “shall not be infringed” intent of the Amendment are focusing on erroneous understandings of what the “militia” is, what “well-regulated” means, or on some imagined […]
While pandemic-distancing, I’ve been spending a lot of time at home behind my computer. Given that I haven’t written any code in probably close to a decade at this point, I decided to spend some of my available time relearning a programming language and coding up some simple projects. The first of these projects is […]
I’m unable to attend the protests. I am in proximity to very young children and immune-compromised partners, and COVID-19 is still very, very real. But I have my voice, technology, and words. Lots, and lots of words. These are my letters to my Federal, State, and local representatives. Feel free to use as many or […]
Rotation Poker™ is a variant of Draw Poker where players draw from three face up piles in the center of the table and discarded cards are passed in rotation from player to player as an alternative source from which to draw new cards.
If you’ve been following cryptoassets like Bitcoin or other altcoins for long, you’ve probably heard the phrase “buy the dip”, but may not know exactly what this means. You might assume it means “buy when the price goes down”, and for the most part you’d be right, but depending on your personal cryptoasset strategy, what […]