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What's everybody's favourite Mastodon app for Android?

Any unique features I should consider?


#WhereIsMySurprisedFace „Despite these efforts and the incentive to use contactless payments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, #bitcoin is not widely used as a medium of exchange [in El Salvador]“ Working paper at

Awesome convo with law prof Hilary J Allen @ProfHilaryAllen on , , narratives & myths about , with comparisons to the 2008 financial crisis.

And finally, a plea for people to become well-informed critics of this industry & technology.

Once again, @pluralistic tells it like it really really is about economies and blockchain and omg please don't.

"[the greater fool theory is] a less charitable way of saying that the demand curve is enforced only by itself" 😂

Great (and accessible) conversation debunking the bad economics of


A resource that everyone should be aware of:

They send the medications necessary to perform a safe, at-home medical abortion to people in countries where abortion access is heavily restricted.

Including the US.


The Wikimedia Foundation has decided to stop accepting cryptocurrency donations. The decision was made based on a community request that the WMF no longer accept crypto donations, which came out of a three-month-long discussion that wrapped up earlier this month.

writing for one of these crypto blogs must be wild. if someone didn't make the argument you think they should've made, you can just make it up!

no one mentioned the central african republic in the discussion, probably bc BTC became legal tender there after the discussion ended

There's a lot of thoughtful crypto criticism out there, this particular conversation is relatively jargon-free and philosophical.

the best thing about crypto is that it will eliminate those fees we have to pay to banking middlemen

Idle birdsite vs fediverse observations 

@republic2809 Legit, I clocked my heart rate looking at both (not even engaging, just looking with my eyeballs) and birdsite makes my heart beat 15-20bpm faster. It's *stressful* over there.


The new world financial system where someone can make DDoS NFT “megabot” and bring everything crumbling down to the ground.


The fact that the labor department is reacting to this now is evidence of total abdication of duty by the other applicable regulatory agencies, and the administration as a whole.

Our server rules have been updated to include no NFTs:

"No NFTs! NFTs are not about art - they're about money. There are crypto-related instances on the fediverse that would be more suitable. "

Existing NFT creators (there are very very few here) can stay, but will probably feel more at home and reach a bigger audience on a crypto-focused instance where people actually want to see that content.

UPDATE: Found the time to run some analysis on this (Terra's block explorers are not great).

As you might have guessed, given they stole $4.3MM from only 52 wallets, the Terra Google ad phishers appear to have specifically targeted high-value wallets. 🧵


Scammers phish $4.3 million from Terra users in ten days using Google Ads

April 20, 2022


Just so new people know, #Mastodon is not normally slow!

There has been an incredible number of people joining recently, which has caused some growing pains.

As the server admins adjust to the new numbers, Masto should get back up to speed :blobcool:

Dear new Mastodoners:

1. Make an intro post with tons of
2. Add an avatar pic
3. Set your language

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