[Twitter/Clubhouse/News Media?] Silicon Valley v The New York Times: Overpriced Suitcases, Insta Stories, Insular Apps and Bitcoin Bounties
Background: What is Clubhouse? You know all those stories of people interrupting Zoom calls by spamming the link and getting in? What if that, as a business model. It is still in private beta, has only 1500 users and yet somehow venture capitalists have $12 million invested at a $100 milion dollar valuation in this. What is Away? Hardcover suitcases that cost $225 and above. Hipsters seem to like it. "The brand is more than just luggage. It’s about travel." It is treated like a tech company by VCs for some godforsaken reason (it has raised $100 million at a $1.4 billion valuation), and the CEO uses a lot of Lean In rhetoric (female led, inclusive etc.) How New York Times? The New York Times has hired a reporter, Taylor Lorenz, specifically for "Internet Culture" i.e. HobbyDrama reporting. (No, seriously, look at the stories she gets to write. For the NYT!) Pre-Drama Events: In December 2019, an elaborate investigation was posted by The Verge (not the NYT, important) about the toxic work culture at Away, with the CEO, Steph Corey, calling workers brain dead and firing someone based on chat in an internal private Slack channel called #Hot-Topics "filled with LGBTQ folks and people of color" (from article). Korey stepped down as CEO in December, with another CEO to be selected. She came back as co-CEO in January because she 'should not have fallen on the sword.' Course of the Drama: June 30/July 1: On an Instagram AMA, returned co-CEO Korey answered a question about "women being targeted by the media" (I presume the AMA went in that direction) by talking about media having an incentive to clickbait in the social media era that and women (like her) were targeted because women are supposed to be motherly, ambitious women like Hillary are targeted by the media, some millennial women who work in the media forgo their ethics to advance their career because old media ethics are being eroded. The Verge investigation was done by Zoë Schiffer, a “millennial woman.” Incensed by this, Lorenz posts the IG pics on twitter (previous link from her) and speculates that this AMA exists because of a piece on the disgracing of the “girlboss” stereotype. To recap, neither the original story, nor the Atlantic op-ed were written by her. Techbros start sharing the same pics of the AMA as a balanced perspective. Until this point, #bothsides, let them fight, etc. Enter Balaji Srinivasan. Here is a pompous bio. He starts attacking Lorenz (again, not the writer of any of the stories). Lorenz says the guy has been obsessively attacking her for quite some time on Clubhouse gussied up public Webex calls (in tweets after the linked tweet). Then anti-Lorenz sockpuppet accounts start being created to attack her. An elaborate website is linked by the accounts, specifically to attack her. (Click the link, it is deranged as all hell.) Taylor asks Ben Horowitz (of multi-billion dollar Andreessen Horowitz, where Balaji has worked before) to get him to stop. Gets blocked. Then the Andreessen Horowitz batch have a conversation on Clubhouse Discord without texting with Lorenz. After Taylor leaves, (this part leaked to Vice, so you can go listen) Ben Horowitz’ wife, Felicia says that Taylor is playing the “woman card to defend herself.” Balaji implies that she may be “afraid of a brown man.” And then the conversations ascend:
”the entire tech press was complicit in covering up the threat of COVID-19,” relying on the press is “outsourcing your information supply chain to folks who are disaligned with you,” ”Media corporations are not the free press, any more than chain restaurants are food “ “why does press have a right to investigate private companies, let the market decide, I don’t understand who gives them that right” (Note: Probably from another conversation by some CEO)
Also something about Github, VC funding and Blockchains being a better model for journalism. (Bitconeeeect!!) Then Vice reports on it. Tech media rallies around Taylor [retweets on her twitter]. Glenn Greenwald pokes his nose and says otherwise, because Greenwald. VCs support their own (along with MC Hammer?? because he’s also on Clubhouse the conference calls you join “for fun” app? So is Oprah???), with opinions like
And other nuclear fucking takes retweeted by Felicia Horowitz And Balaji? When reached for comment, Balaji claims recording it was illegal (which, idk, haven’t seen the Terms of Service, only 1500 people can use Clubhouse the Twitch app, but you don’t have video and chat has audio) And then heannouncesa $1000 bounty for memes and analysis of this event. (paid in Bitcoin, obviously, this whole scenario is a damn meme) This gets the creator of Ruby on Rails/Basecamp to defect to the media’s side Aftermath? (This is a current story): VCs (like Paul Graham) declare that the media hates them because they are losing power Media Twitter decides VC Twitter is trying to reanimate the corpse of #GamerGate Steph Korey, the instigator of this spiraling nonsense? Away says she has decided to step down (redux) because an employee revolt over her IG post. (Recap: Away sells hardcases to hypebeasts. They are worth a billion because of VCs) Balaji, rich VC guy, has memes on his timeline? [Elon Musk has not weighed in yet, if you are curious]
So i got my ledger nano s in the mail today and I have a million questions for y'all after my story. Here's the link for the original post: https://www.reddit.com/BitcoinCA/comments/gworc0/my_experience_with_shakepay_thus_fa So i set up the S and man i didn't realize how tedious it is to set up and save all these recovery phrases...like do you just keep em in a shoe box after? Anyways so I set it up, took the btc i bought off shakepay and into my ledger and it only took 2 minutes to transfer. It was around 6:30 PM EST. My questions to everyone
which exchanges use the legacy addresses vs the bech32 ones in Canada? If you create a segwit account, can you transfer to the native segwit acc and vice versa? the benefits of native segwit are way better but i just don't know why the exchanges don't use bech32
i thought there are costs associated with taking off the btc off the exchange to the cold storage? I got all my crypto in one piece? I was told that you can verify how much it costed me? very confused about this part...will send address if true to confirm
Also where does one see the "public ledger"
i think what bugs me the most still as someone that trades traditionally via stock exchanges, i still don't see the book value vs market value comparison anywhere.
I think that's all the questions I have for now. I definitely have a long way to go in terms of how this works because i'm still boggled that all i really need to transfer funds around is the 24 key phrases now. Would love to learn more about where to follow legitimate crypto news, resources or books. I currently follow some IG pages but they have big followings at this point so i believe they're somewhat trustworthy (50k+ followers). Thanks in advance
Ok so I’m assuming this is a scam but I guess I’d like to hear it from someone else. Basically this is what he messaged me on IG. “I’m a Bitcoin Investor lincense by SFOX..I make my money off crypto investment and ForexTrading.. I Work online in the Social market. all I do is move commission profit From my wallet into your account by adding your personal online account while logged from outside the account after the deposit has been verified & posted for withdrawal you keep 30%each day and send back 70% we will be doing this 3-4 times in a week” I asked some more questions and he said “Okay I’ll be making deposit from my crypto wallet to your account and you get 30% from every deposit and we can be doing this 3-4 times in a week bro” Then I asked what he needed from me he said “I need your account to act as my beneficiary account so I can get my profit made from the crypto wallet cos the crypto wallet only accept bank in US and Canada so I get different partners with different bank to work with” Total scam right?
long time lurker, i'm thinking of writing a book on the bad advice given here on this sub... something like "how to make the least from the rest of your investment returns". all quotes are virtually verbatim. For any new folks, let it serve as a guide that if you see someone saying it, you can rest assured knowing that they shouldn't be giving out advice. "I developed my own trading strategy" "I'm looking for a developer to implement my strategy" "I like X because of the 6% dividend yield" "The price of X has gone down, now is a really good time to buy X as its can't be long before it rallies... or should i buy Y instead" "I sold after the dip and i'm waiting for a good opportunity to buy in" "I'm 70% cash at the moment" "The oil price is low, how can i trade oil... how can i take physical delivery of oil... i read about 'oil cash and carry trade' how do i... yes thanks i read about contango on investopedia, but what is it?" "I'm looking to take advantage of the situation, where can I buy options" aka "where can i trade a derivative i know basically nothing about, in a mathematically zero-sum game market place where i'm totally out-matched... because well, i saw that prices fell, and its not obvious to me that when prices fall, volatility goes up, and as such premiums charged by option writers go up too, but that doesn't matter because i want to lose some money by buying deep OTM lottery tickets" "At SAXO / IG you can trade OTC products, warrants, ETPs, CFD options like i do, but i don't really understand enough to not know why they are not options... (but i'm going to recommend it to you anyway)." "3x leverage means 3x the return... now tell me more about rebalancing tracking error, why should i care... restrike event? i'll forget about that later)" "You can sign up to trade complex products, its easy, you just skim read the professional investor declaration and hit accept... no i've never read a Fund/ETP/ETN prospectus, why?" "I attended/teach/sell an online trading course" "gold is a good hedge, X% of my portfolio is in gold" "I trade about 2-3 per week" "Penny stocks" "AIM stocks" "My bitcoin investment"
06-20 06:24 - 'Are you on GitHub? If so, be sure to show some love to the best Bitcoin projects around!' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/RiccardoMasutti removed from /r/Bitcoin within 1139-1149min
''' Most of us use Bitcoin software for free. Very often, however, we forget that behind these software there is the work of thousands of people. If you are on GitHub, spend 5 minutes of your time to show appreciation for their work and "star" repositories. If you are not registered yet, you may think of doing so! Who knows, maybe in the future you could become a contributor to those same projects! [link]26 Here you will find a list (alphabetically ordered) which lists some of the most important projects in this community: Bisq: [[link]27 Bitcoin: [[link]28 Bitcoin Knots: [[link]29 Bluewallet: [[link]30 Btcd: [[link]31 BTCPay Server: [[link]32 BTC RPC Explorer: [[link]33 C-lightning: [[link]34 Eclair: [[link]35 Electrum: [[link]36 ElectrumX: [[link]37 Electrum Personal Server: [[link]38 Electrum Server: [[link]39 JoinMarket: [[link]40 LND: [[link]41 LN Zap: [[link]42 Mastering Bitcoin Book: [[link]43 Mycelium: [[link]44 OpenBazaar: [[link]45 Raspiblitz: [[link]46 Raspibolt: [[link]47 Ride The Lightning: [[link]48 Samourai Wallet: [[link]49 Wasabi Wallet: [[link]50 Zeus LN: [[link]51 The list is obviously incomplete, given the huge number of projects. Feel free to share the link of the projects that I have not mentioned. ''' Are you on GitHub? If so, be sure to show some love to the best Bitcoin projects around! Go1dfish undelete link unreddit undelete link Author: RiccardoMasutti 1: gi*h*b*com/bisq-netw*r**bi*q 2: githu*.com*bit*oin*bi**oin 3: *it**b.co**bitco**knots*bitcoin 4: git*ub.co**BlueWa*let/Bl***a*let 5: githu*.co***tcsuite*b*cd 6: *ithub**om*btcpayser*e*/btcp*ys**ver 7: *it*ub.c*m/ja*oside/*tc-*pc*exp*o*er 8: g***ub.com/**emen*s*roject/l**htning 9: gi*h*b.c*m/ACI*Q*eclai* 10: *it*ub.**m/spe**ilo/elect*um 11: g*t*u***om/k*uupich*n/electrum* 12: *ithub.*om*ch*i*-belchee**ctrum*pers*nal-*e*v*r 13: g*th*b.c*m/**es*ilo/elec*rum-s*r*er 14: gith*b.*om/***nMarke**Org/joinmar**t*clie*ts*rver 15: gi**u**c*m**ightningnetwork/l*d 16: github**om/L*-*ap/**p-deskto* 17: gi*hub**om/bitc**nbook*bi*coinboo* 18: **thub.com/my*e*ium*c*m/ 19: g**hub.*om*Ope*Ba*aar*ope*ba*aar-des*top 20: *ithu**c*m/r*otzol**raspi*litz 21: g*thu*.co*/Stadicu*/*a*p*Bolt 22: g*t*ub*c*m/Ride-The-L*gh*ni*g*RTL 23: gith*b.com/*a**urai-W*llet*s*mour*i-walle**and*o*d 24: gith*b.com/**S*A*Ks/W*lle*Was*bi 25: gi*h*b.co*/Zeu*LN*zeu* 26: preview.*e*d.*t/mlpx*o8*ou55**j*g?w**th=1*50&am*;fo**at*pjpg**m*;auto**e**&*=3*891**c7*0b1293163a6255345a*bca*2e8*e9d 27: g***ub.com/*isq-n*twork/b**q]^*1 28: git*u**com**itcoi*/*itcoin*^^2 29: *it*ub.com/bi****nknots/bi*co**]^^3 30: gi*hub.co*/BlueWall***Blu*Wa*l*t]^^* 31: git*ub.com*b*csuite/b**d]^** 32: *i*hu*.co**btc*ayserver*btcpayserv***^^6 33: *ith*b.com/jan*si*e*btc-*p*-exp*orer]^** 34: git**b.c**/Ele*ent*Proje***li*htning]^^8 35: *ith*b.com/*CINQ/e*l**r]^*9 36: github.*om/s*es*ilo/*le*trum**^1* 37: g**hub.*om/kyuup*chan*elect*um**^*11 38: *ithub.com/***is-b*lche*/***c*rum-**rsonal-s*rver*^^12 39: gi**ub.c***s*esmilo/el*c*r*m-*erver]^^13 40: github.com/J*in*ar***-O*g/***nma*k**-clients*rver]^*14 41: *it**b.*om/*ig***ingnetw*rk/lnd]^^15 42: github.*om/LN-**p/*a*-de*kto*]^^1* 43: *ithu***om/bitc*i*book/*itcoi**ook]*^17 44: gi*hu*.co*/my*e*i*m-com/]^*18 45: gith**.co**Op**Bazaa**o*en*azaar-desktop*^^19 46: gi*h*b.*om*r*otzoll/rasp*b*it*]*^20 47: g*th**.com/Stadicus/Rasp**o*t*^*21 48: **thub.c***Ri*e-The-Ligh*nin**RTL]^*22 49: githu*.com/Sam**r**-Wa*let/*amourai*wa*l*t-**dro*d]^^2* 50: g****b*c*m/zkSNAC*s/Wall*tWasabi]*^24 51: git*ub*c*m/ZeusLN/***s]*^25 Unknown links are censored to prevent spreading illicit content.
I tell you one thing. If the bitcoin and overall crypto markets tank again like they did briefly last month I'm loading up on CRO and MCO! They have real utility and I didn't think about it at the time but I coulda snatched up these at half price. Live and learn ig.
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