Expanding the Lightning network to serve billions – a quick win strategy

This text is a part of my new book The Orange Flash of Freedom: Understanding and using the Bitcoin Lightning network As Bitcoin blocks are being filled and fees rise astronomically, it has become too expensive to open channels for many day-to-day use-cases, especially in global south. In this blog I want to build a […]

Life hacks for asynchronous communication

Synchronous communication is, for example, a physical meeting, a phone call or a video call. While it has its advantages (for example, we can expect to resolve whatever the reason for the call during the call), it also has its disadvantages. For example it takes two or more people to coordinate on a time for […]

Three magic steps to a better world: Internet (cyphersphere), Bitcoin and AI

Internet (cyphersphere), Bitcoin and AI thread. What do these have in common? In the late 1990s, we started to interconnect. Mailing lists, news, IRC. These were the first social networks, later converging around free and open-source projects. Not only software, but content. We also created a parallel communication networks, something I call cyphersphere. We used […]

Fiat stablecoins are crashing, make a wish and profit!

In this video I describe how you can profit by depegging events such as the one that occured on March 11, 2023, if you are shorting fiat. How to short fiat? Learn more in: This video is part of the course. On my e-shop, you can use a coupon “CRASH” for additional discount.

Monero and Bitcoin Lightning privacy – what do the haters get wrong?

I often find myself in discussion with either hardcore Monero fans, or hardcore Bitcoin Lightning fans. As a fan of both technologies, I see that people locked in an echo chamber often get things wrong. A prominent bitcoiner that I otherwise like bullshitting about Monero on a mainstream podcast made me feel “shared embarrassment”. I […]

Searching for gamma: How to show the middle finger to the hierarchy

Sometimes we’re up, sometimes we’re down. Hierarchical structures have winners and losers, as do all elections and other contests. One way not to be a loser is to win. It’s just that the ratio of winners to losers is pretty low – and there has to be a more rational strategy. That may be the […]

Shorting the state – how to benefit from parallel solutions and competition with the state

So, you are a libertarian, you are sure that most statist solutions are a failure. How do you benefit from this belief? Belief without skin in the game can be a good (but more often annoying) topic for discussions over drinks, but you are not going to win friends and influence people. Isn’t it a […]

10 fun things to do to improve your privacy and go on a strike – to a parallel economy

Oh no, another list of “10 things…”. This one started as a set of Twitter/Mastodon posts about things to try to improve your privacy and be conscious of what you are doing. These are not the usual things to do for privacy. In Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, people went on strike. The giant holding the […]

Lunarpunk – the future of cryptocurrencies in regulatory hell

When there was a battle of “ideologies” going on around me during high school – the Nazis (yay central Slovakia!), the metalheads and the punks, the hippies and the normies, I was immersed in cyberpunk literature myself (William Gibson, Neal Stephenson) and cypherpunk philosophy. Cyberpunk is a genre of science fiction that deals with dystopian […]

Become a Bitcoin ❤️-brand: Why accept Bitcoin?

What is the motivation to accept Bitcoin payments in your business and why are many companies and businesses enthusiastic about doing so? If I see an establishment with a Bitcoin sticker on the door while traveling, I often curiously step inside to see what the place is all about. A Visa or American Express sticker […]