Tribe Vibe Geek Edition
☀️ Hello Tribe Vibers! This week we explore the most impressive aspect of Bitcoin technology - what you can create with it!
Welcome to another exciting week in Bitcoin! Coming up:
👩🎓 Bitcoin 101 with Penny Wise: Bitcoin Mining
🗞News: The latest Bitcoin News
👩💼Women in Business: Where the action is happening
💰Investors: The hottest startup in Bitcoin this week
💼 Founders: The must-have tool for your Bitcoin-powered business
🐣Moms: Tips on how to teach your kids about Bitcoin
🎧 & 🎥Vibe of the Week: Our content recommendations
🎓 Penny Wise: Bitcoin Mining
Hi, I'm Penny Wise 👋
Today, we're diving into the fascinating world of Bitcoin mining. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
📈 Trending Topics in the News
The Scoop🕵️♂️: ✉️ The European Central Bank caused much hilarity 😂 by suggesting that inflation is caused by the weather.
Why you should care🚨: Because inflation is not caused by the weather, it is caused by the creation of vast amounts of money, backed by nothing. This was a pathetic attempt by the ECB to obfuscate its fiscal recklessness. As evidenced below, the public was not fooled and despite 24k views, the post had received only 68 likes at the time of writing.
The Scoop🕵️♂️: Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has stepped into the political arena with a bang, announcing a whopping $78 million investment in the Fairshake PAC, a pro-crypto political action committee. 🚀 This bold move is targeted at the 2024 U.S. presidential election, supporting candidates who advocate for balanced and thoughtful crypto regulation. 🎯
Why you should care🚨: 💸 This isn't just about money; it's about shaping the future. 🌐 a16z's investment is a clear signal of their unwavering belief in the potential of blockchain technologies. 🌱 By throwing their weight behind candidates who align with this vision, a16z is looking to cultivate an ecosystem 🌍 where blockchain can thrive. We wish they would just focus on Bitcoin…but it’s a start.
Ben Horowitz stated: ”While “Big Tech” is well represented in Washington D.C., their interests are often at odds with a positive technological future as they are more interested in regulatory capture and preserving their monopolies. As a result, technology startups need a voice.”
📚Read the full post from Ben here: https://a16z.com/politics-and-the-future/
💼 Women in Business
🤝Madeira is fast becoming one of the most bitcoin-friendly jurisdictions in which to do business. The island off the coast of North Africa will be hosting it’s first bitcoin-only conference “Bitcoin Atlantis” this March 1-3. Many leading female voices in this industry will be in attendance including: Rachel Geyer of TeraHash, Tali Lindberg of Free Market Kids and the Orange Hatter Podcast, Hoda Rezaei of Incrypt Mining, Mags Gronowska, Board Advisor to the Salvadoran Digital Securities Commission, and of course Natalie Brunell, who needs no introduction!
🌴 Book your spot here.
💡 Investor Vibes
About: This week, River are leading the Bitcoin innovation race with a release that gives users the ability to send Bitcoin to anyone via text.
Why you should care🚨: This functionality is pretty epic. The recipient simply receives a text with a link. From there, they can download the BTC to any signing device (commonly known as wallets) that can host Bitcoin keys (most crypto wallets do this).
What does this mean?: Sending Bitcoin is now as easy as texting. 🔥
📚Read more here: https://river.com/river-link
Must-Have Tool: Start9
The cloud is just someone else’s server.
Start9 is a revolutionary approach to online privacy and control, offering individuals the ability to operate their own private server 🌐. In the current digital landscape, most online activities are intermediated, meaning they are subject to permissions and control by third parties, and personal data is often stored on servers owned by others 🛡️. Start9 addresses this by democratising access to private server technology, which was previously limited to those with technical expertise or substantial financial resources 💻🔑.
Start9's usability is analogous to the impact of Windows and macOS on personal computing 💡. Just as these operating systems enabled the widespread adoption of personal computers by simplifying their operation, Start9 aims to do the same for personal servers 🖥️➡️🏠. StartOS, the operating system by Start9, streamlines the process of setting up and managing a private server. It facilitates discovering, installing, configuring, and using a variety of open-source software, making the process accessible to those without advanced technical skills 🛠️👥.
Why It's Essential:
The essence of Start9 lies in its potential to shift control from centralised entities back to individuals 🔄🔐. In an era where data privacy and online autonomy are increasingly compromised, Start9 offers an essential alternative 🛡️💡. By enabling individuals to host their own servers, it empowers them to manage their online activities and data without the need to trust third-party intermediaries. This approach is not just a technical advancement but also a step towards greater personal freedom and security in the digital realm 🌍🔒.
👩👧👦 Bitcoin for Kids
🤶 Are you looking for the perfect book for your kids this Christmas? 🎄
🛍 Look no further than Fuzzy Moon Book!
They have created a delightful series of children’s books with beautiful illustrations, which you can buy for Bitcoin! 🎉
🎧 & 🎥 Vibe of the Week
Must-Listen Podcast: 🎧 We were delighted to finally secure an interview slot with Nifty Nei, after much begging (and stalking), and she has now joined the Access Tribe member platform as well! 🧡
NiftyNei works on core-lightning ⚡️+ teaches about the bitcoin protocol at Base58 (https://base58.school) where she's making modern engineering education on a bitcoin standard 🏫.
She also likes organising events and conferences, like bitcoin++ (https://btcpp.dev) 🎉 and shit posting 💬.
Base58 School: https://base58.school 📚
Twitter - Niftynei: https://twitter.com/niftynei 🐦
Twitter - Base58: https://twitter.com/base58btc 🐦
Twitter - Bitcoin++: https://twitter.com/btcpp 🐦
Basic Bitch Software: https://basicbitch.software 💻
Nostr: npub1e0z776cpe0gllgktjk54fuzv8pdfxmq6smsmh8xd7t8s7n474n9smk0txy 📡
🍷🥩 Catch Nifty in Buenos Aires this February at the upcoming Dev conference “Bitcoin++”.
🎥 Watch our full conversation here:
👋 See you all next week for more Tribe Vibes!