Guy's Take_085 - They Are Coming

May 01, 2024 01:23:37
Guy's Take_085 - They Are Coming
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Guy's Take_085 - They Are Coming

May 01 2024 | 01:23:37

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Guy Swann

Show Notes

"The Samurai wallet developers have been arrested. The government has responded with their opposition to the motion of dismissal in the tornado cash case. Phoenix wallet has withdrawn from the United States. Does one need to have control over the funds to be a money transmitter? Is the lightning network, is Bitcoin, is even self-custody and your home node illegal?


The past week or so in Bitcoin has seen a flood of new developments, unfortunate events and clarifications and demands from government regulatory agencies. And it has quite clearly spooked a lot of people in the Bitcoin industry. What does it all mean and how should we respond? It's time for a guys take episode."


I took on a whirlwind of pressing issues facing the Bitcoin ecosystem amid a slew of government actions that appear to target privacy and financial sovereignty. What does the arrest of the Samurai wallet developers, the exodus of Phoenix wallet from the U.S., and the broader implications for Bitcoin's legal landscape mean for the future of digital privacy and self-custody? I dissected these developments with a critical eye, questioning the balance between regulatory oversight and the fundamental right to privacy. Tune in for a deep dive into the legal, technical, and societal impacts of these unfolding events.


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"I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just missed my friend."

~ Red, Shawshank Redemption

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