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  1. A bit disappointed – this is about the Fair Notice point and you went for Here's Some Other Stuff I Know. We're interested in your opinion because you nailed the securities distinction here when the case started. But that was a legal distinction, not speculation about politics. Would still appreciate your opinion if you find the time.
  2. Ah, the Original Sin NB that CL doesn't answer "why 20%" and says it was a compensation for taking a risk... when the compensation is the risk?
  3. Coil was the second worst idea Stefan Thomas ever had, after not writing down his password to 7k BTC. Of course, these startups are an exit play right from inception, and it will be sold for its tech rather than its vision of the Internet, thank God. We were arguing about it when it was announced, and my defense of the ad-based model of the Internet didn't prove to be too popular; yet here we are. I really appreciate your posts and the work that goes into them. Thank you for sharing with us! If you're ever looking to monetize, there are known models that work. Coil is not one of them.
  4. @Pablo A court ruling that XRP is a commodity while the offering of XRP by Ripple was an investment contract could be a positive for XRP holders, agree? Restricting Ripple's use of the escrow.
  5. I remember that -- good times and interesting threads I often point people towards Peter Zeihan's talks from 4-5 years ago in this context. He explains the Bretton Woods arrangement from a military and trade point of view. Pairing it with knowledge of the Triffin dilemma makes for a very useful combo to understand the current position of the US. This is a good example if I recall correctly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT6HFCAFDgU anyway most of his talks are similar almost down to the last dad joke I haven't watched any of his newer talks/books, but think I'm going to now. This framework has been very useful to make some of the Trump administration's actions seem less nonsensical. The US can't have the dollar be the sole global reserve currency forever, unless they transform every steel worker into a Google Exec or Management Consultant. However, I'm not sure this general direction can be used for shorter term speculation about exactly how Ripple will be treated by the SEC. The US has to partially unwind an Empire -- there's no precedent/playbook for that, and no permanent Emperor in place (thankfully). So they might well struggle for years going back and forth between administrations with this schizophrenic task of partly giving away their central tool of power
  6. Yep Raoul also weighed in Bit noob enthusiasm, he just changed his entire gold position to crypto
  7. Likely just some wallet regs, we'll see. Circle CEO
  8. Something is supposed to come out; Armstrong has said as much. I don't follow this guy's logic – the CFTC also regulates Forex, so this must be about Forex? It's the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (and it has already ruled BTC a commodity).
  9. Wrong, moles are not rodents. They belong to the order Soricomorpha See for yourself https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/27862/rodent-or-not-rodent
  10. Brilliant Money supply increases by the amount that would have disappeared from the other account. Hey is this your airport
  11. No one would accept this as payment on Sunday, therefore no one would accept it on Saturday, etc. And how could it trade at par with a currency that doesn't disappear?
  12. Thanks for this. Checks seem like a no-brainer considering Ripple's partners. Are the ideas about robustness related to Stellar's network outage in any way?
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