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Daniel's Optimal Journal

Discussion in 'My Optimal Journal' started by Daniel Renaud, Mar 2, 2022.

  1. Daniel Renaud

    Daniel Renaud New Member

    We finally closed on the house. Moving 20 years worth of stuff out was more work than I imagined! That was a lesson learned. We were able to sell some stuff, give away a lot, and throw away some too. It was a good exercise in downsizing. I'd say we're about half way to being ready to be Traveling Willburys.

    My question to the $BTC ogs in the forums - how important is non-KYC? I feel like the money we got for the house is already tracked - the payment had to go into a bank account. I'm just wondering whether or not its worth the effort to get non-KYC $BTC when its so easy to use Unchained to purchase and HODL.

    On another note I've been taking Jack's advice to heart about not spending any extra money. I was thinking about buying a cold plunge, but have decided to go au natural instead. So many awesome options near our new place.

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  3. Daniel Renaud

    Daniel Renaud New Member

    I decided to go the KYC route. Put in my wire transfer yesterday. Next step is planning trip to El Salvador this winter. My wife and I are thinking about 3 or 4 weeks in February after Christmas break. Would love to meet other members of the tribe there. Any recommendations on housing? Jack mentioned that booking directly would save money on places that would book on AirBnB. Anyone else planning an ES trip this winter?

    Cheers, Dan
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  4. caroline

    caroline New Member

    Maybe connect with Johan Lindstrom ...he and his family stayed here in Atami a few months ago.
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  5. Daniel Renaud

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    95B89B16-5D18-47FE-A47A-5CF7BEC17D92.jpeg My favorite spot for CT. 46f air and colder than that in the mountain water. What a great time to be alive. Stack sats. Stack sunrises.

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  6. Dean6789

    Dean6789 New Member

    Super nice.
  7. Daniel Renaud

    Daniel Renaud New Member

    Cold and sunny. CT in VT. 41614176-75B2-4903-987B-2F540A7D21E8.jpeg
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  8. Daniel Renaud

    Daniel Renaud New Member

    Wow. Best morning news show around - especially for bitcoiners.

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  9. Daniel Renaud

    Daniel Renaud New Member

    Waves of migration into $BTC:

    1. Cypher Punks. Sometimes folks forget that strong crypto was classified as a munition from the end of WW2 through the 90s. The first folks interested in $BTC were hardcore geeks. The same guys and girls like Whitfield Diffie who invented civilian cryptography. Read Neal Stephenson's Crytonomicon for a very entertaining and though provoking novel that gives the flavor of those days.

    These are the folks that were in Satochi's mailing list. What Stephenson calls "Secret Admirers" in his book.

    2. Black Markets/Political Avant-garde. Next to the party were the fringe political folks - Libertarians mostly - and Silk Road style markets. Huge overlap here. I think of Ross Ulbricht is the avatar of this era. Idealistic, libertarian with an entrepreneurial drive. Rick Famuyiwa's film Dope to get the vibe of this era.

    3. Traders. This is where Wall Street enters the game. Coindesk transforms starts to cover $BTC the asset. Bitcoin conferences begin to shift focus from block wars to number go up. I don't have a work of art for this era. The Bitcoin Standard seems like a canonical book.

    4. Plebs. This is where we are now. In The Sun Also Rises Bill asks Mike, "How did you go bankrupt?" Mike replies "Two ways - gradually, then suddenly'". We're at the end of the Gradually era now. The fiat world is going bankrupt.

    5. Next wave - medicine - this is where @Jack Kruse lives. I'm really curious how about Crowdhealth fits into this. Decentralized medicine is being born. Art - bitcoin memes are exploding. Fractal Encrypt lives more in the fine are area. Share economy - Airbnb and Uber were great ideas, but they've been poisoned by fiat. I don't know who's doing it but I feel like bitcoin will be the rails of a true share economy.

    Love to hear thoughts about this. Rant inspired by Nolan Bauerle's The Breakup podcast. His 8am ET daily livestream is the best morning news show in the world for bitcoiners IMHO.
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  10. Jason F

    Jason F New Member

    Agreed! I so look forward to it everyday - his ability to parse information, present it clearly in his 'no frills' coffee talk all through a btc lens. Brilliant mind.
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  11. Daniel Renaud

    Daniel Renaud New Member

    Just finished Safe's interview with Andy from Crowdhealth. I wish I had heard this before I did my open enrollment this year! I would have opted out and gone with them.

  12. Daniel Renaud

    Daniel Renaud New Member

    Excellent series of tweets by Caitlin Johnstone last night about the Narratives we live in and the need to break free of them. Not directly related to bitcoin or health, but hits the nail on the head for self sovereignty and taking action to optimize your own life.


    Hats off to Nolan Bauerle for bringing this to my attention in his great $BTC 8am ET livestream, "The Breakup" this morning. 26 folks in the live chat today. Momentum is building.

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  13. Daniel Renaud

    Daniel Renaud New Member

    All things are aligning for our El Salvador trip. Airbnb in La Libertad - check. Airport pickup from Jeremy - check. We're really looking forward to it.
  14. Daniel Renaud

    Daniel Renaud New Member

    Wondering if anyone has opinions about the least dangerous C-19 vax. My son is going to college and he's still required to get a booster to attend. I've read that the Novavaxx may be less dangers than the mRNA ones, but that may just be wishful thinking. Any thoughts?
  15. I think its funny that most undocumented workers have fake work papers and I've never heard of one getting in trouble for that offence.
  16. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    Do you mean worker with illegal papers getting in trouble,
    businessman hiring someone with illegal papers getting in trouble?
  17. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    There is no way I let my kid get a booster with the data being unleashed now. Non negiotable.
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  18. Either way. There appears to be zero enforcement and plenty of people using fake, borrowed or stolen documents. There are boatloads more working for cash in the informal economy. I am not talking disparaging these people who come to work or commenting on immigration; just saying I've seen no enforcement at street or contractor level.

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