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what a backwards place Brussels is

RT @NicholasVinocur@twitter.com

Gobsmacked by this ruling which will see Uber nearly stop functioning in Brussels from Friday.

Politics is one thing. There are people who depend on this service.

Including one family that has to use it most days for school delivery + pickup...

pro.politico.eu/news/uber-shut

🐦🔗: twitter.com/NicholasVinocur/st

Changing the goal posts again. You’ve been locked down. You stayed home. Avoided travel and family & friends. You got the jab. You’ve followed the rules. Now @who@twitter.com says you better not get too damn comfortable, ‘cause it ain’t over.

Stand with Taiwan🇹🇼

RT @RepNancyMace@twitter.com

Just touched down in the Republic of Taiwan. 🇺🇸🇹🇼

🐦🔗: twitter.com/RepNancyMace/statu

9/ The arguments of the best cryptocurrencies can and should be fought, and coiners already vote with their wallets, their code, and their clicks. But regulation matters.

.@ConsumerChoiceC@twitter.com's @kokota@twitter.com and I made our case for Smart Crypto Regulation here: consumerchoicecenter.org/princ

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8/ The lower we can make the transaction costs (as an economic principle, not dollars and cents) to on-off ramping, the closer we can get to broad crypto adoption. And that means treating crypto as a category in any policy debate or conversation, whatever our personal preference.

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7/ Or a threat that only certain countries with more relaxed rules will allow on-off ramps, which will necessarily limit market penetration and any crypto future.

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6/ Until people independently charge and get paid in crypto, or create mining collectives in their communities, the on-off ramps will shape adoption, and because these ramps are governed by financial regulators, there will always be a bottleneck.

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5/ That's because the greatest impediment to any growth in the crypto economy, "hyperbitcoinization", or whatever you want to call it, is the on and off-ramps. Fiat to crypto, crypto to fiat.

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4/ And this only gets worse if we don't push smart and innovation-friendly solutions that will keep the confiscatory and bureaucratic tendencies of national and supranational governments at bay.

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3/ At this moment, there are thousands of online crypto services, wallets, and apps that are only available to you based on your passport or your street address.

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2/ Whatever our thoughts on BTC as the one and true asset, the political narrative is about a category of digital assets and digital cash. Regulators don't care if you're stocked up on DOGE or BTC, they just know that you have it, it has value, and they want a cut.

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1/ Our consumer org has caught flak for focusing on the significant regulatory hurdles to the general "crypto" economy rather than focusing solely on the merits of Satoshi's invention () and a path to its universal adoption.

A gift from our colleagues — coming up on 100 episodes of @ConsumerCRadio@twitter.com

This week @ClementLiberty@twitter.com and I are recording in person from Venice!

Me in 2014:

“Were Ecuador, El Salvador, and Panama to ditch the dollar for , they’d not only do their populations a huge service, they’d lend a credibility to people considering alternatives to all types of state-controlled entities + services”

en.panampost.com/yael-ossowski

Having followed @hrf@twitter.com + @gladstein@twitter.com for years, them dedicating time/resources to the positive aspects of adoption is primarily what you'd want a good human rights org to do: Use the best of tech to empower activists, journalists, and further human freedom

Looks good 2 me!

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RT @davetroy@twitter.com

The Human Rights Foundation @HRF@twitter.com is being used to advance a plan to crash the global economy and drive assets into cryptocurrencies.

This is a pump and dump on a global scale, hiding behind “human rights” with positions functionally indistinguishable from the John Birch Society.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/davetroy/status/14

If you poke around the file directory on an @getumbrel@twitter.com you get plenty of Easter eggs like this

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