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March 2022 BdL Digest

March 2022 BdL Digest
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This is the first post of our monthly digest! What you will find is a small collection of media that were published during march 2022 that are worth reading!

The State Vs. Bitcoin

"Foreword: As with freedom and oppression, Bitcoin and State money may exist in a perpetual tug of war between ideals. Where State money relies on compulsory participation, Bitcoin offers completely voluntary entry and exit and thus represents the antithesis of State money. In this essay, I will explore the mechanisms in which Bitcoin may resist State attack."

The State vs. Bitcoin
– The sustainability of censorship resistance –

Energy Cancelled

'The last major hydrocarbon energy shock occurred because Arab suppliers rug pulled the West. The Gulf States “lived their values” regarding the political situation in Israel at the time. This time the West decided to “live their values” and cancel the world’s largest energy producer. Don’t allow your opinion on the righteousness (or not) of the military action between Russia and Ukraine to detract from the fact that this time around the Western energy consumer decided to go on strike.

Energy Cancelled
(Any views expressed in the below are the personal views of the author and should not form the basis for making investment decisions, nor…

Hal Finney's - March 19, 2013, last post.

For those who don't know me, I'm Hal Finney. I got my start in crypto working on an early version of PGP, working closely with Phil Zimmermann. When Phil decided to start PGP Corporation, I was one of the first hires. I would work on PGP until my retirement. At the same time, I got involved with the Cypherpunks. I ran the first cryptographically based anonymous remailer, among other activities.

Bitcoin and me (Hal Finney)
Bitcoin and me (Hal Finney)

Canadian PM candidate supports freedom to use Bitcoin as money.

The Conservative candidate for Prime Minister believes Canadians should be free to use Bitcoin and other crypto assets as money in the Great White North.

Canadian PM candidate supports freedom to use Bitcoin as money
Canadian Prime Ministerial candidate Pierre Poilievre has included Bitcoin as part of his campaign platform by saying his people should be free to use it as money in order to protect themselves against the government.

Oil giant ExxonMobil (XOM)

is running a pilot project to use what would otherwise be wasted gas from its North Dakota oil wells to power bitcoin mining operations, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

ExxonMobil Running Pilot Project to Supply Flared Gas for Bitcoin Mining: Report
The oil giant is looking to make use of natural gas that would otherwise be wasted at sites around the world, according to Bloomberg.

Russia Could Sell Gas for Bitcoin

  • Top Russian energy official Pavel Zavalny has said that Russia is open to accepting Bitcoin payments for energy exports.
  • Zavalny also said that the country has lost all interest in energy payments in U.S. dollars or dollars as, for them, they have turned into "candy wrappers."
  • Western sanctions have effectively frozen Russia's foreign currency reserves and cut off the country from the international financial system.
Russia Could Sell Gas for Bitcoin, Says Energy Committee Chief
Top Russian energy official Pavel Zavalny said today that the country is prepared to accept Bitcoin payments for energy exports.

The PoW vs. PoS Debate | Lyn Alden & Justin Drake

Lyn Alden is the Founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy and an expert in macro markets who’s also a strong Bitcoin, proof-of-work proponent. Her friendly counterpart, Justin Drake is a researcher at the Ethereum Foundation and is pro proof-of-stake.

The PoW vs. PoS Debate | Lyn Alden & Justin Drake
Which is the future of the global money system?

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