Also, degens on the leetest blockchains get hax0red.
You write: "The Orb (not a synthwave band, but it should be)."
Their 1991 debut album (The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld) is awesome -- and is still in regular rotation on my headphones over thirty years later!
Yer KILLIN it Molly. Thanks for wading through this and sharing the good stuff.
And F Laurance Tribe. SBF needs to see the inside of the MDC up close and personal.
I don't know if you've written about this yet, but I just found out that Worldcoin isn't paying people in the US when they do the retina scan. I hear this is because Worldcoin is fully aware that their offering violates federal securities laws. This seems backed up on Worldcoin's user agreement, which states "In addition, WLD tokens are not intended to be available for use, purchase, or access by US persons, including US citizens, residents, or persons in the United States, or companies incorporated, located, or resident in the United States, or who have a registered agent in the United States. We do not make WLD available to such US persons."
Thanks for another great issue. 100 calls to NYT! SBF is a complete head case.
Thanks for linking to the article about the exploitation of Nauru. I too read a bit about that nation when I first read of the Effective Asshats' plan to buy it. Pathetic and inexcusable.
> I assume these coins were recovered with the assistance of a treasure map with an X marking the spot.
IIRC they literally had everything in a Google Docs spreadsheet titled something like `mycrimes.xls`.
"Meanwhile, the New York Times, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press non-profit, and documentary filmmaker Nanette Burstein (who is evidently working on an FTX documentary) all want the judge to lift the temporary order limiting SBF from talking to reporters. "
Please let SBF talk to whoever he wants and admit all the crimes he wants.
It's not good for him and arguably not good for the world, but it is entertaining.
Daniel Kuhn, the deputy managing editor for Consensus Magazine, actually ends that opinion piece on DeFi: "The flippant attitude to ever-present crime and calamity makes sense because cryptocurrencies are literally fake internet money. Was it always a mistake to imbue them with any meaning beyond that?"
The consensus is fracturing. Fear, uncertainty and doubt published on CoinDesk. The wolves are becoming self-aware.
Of course SBF wanted to fuck over Nauru, everyone else has. I can't figure out if he's a moron or a genius for not shutting up, it's a strange tactic.
> Never mind that Sam Bankman-Fried’s political donations were actually pretty evenly distributed across the political spectrum — he was just a lot louder about the donations to the Dems, and the people advancing these theories tend to be folks on the right, such as Vivek Ramaswamy and Glenn Greenwald.
The Guardian article you cite is from November 2022, but Modern Consensus had a much more recent article (from July 2023) disputing the assertion that the contributions were “pretty evenly distributed across the political spectrum”:
I haven’t looked into the accuracy of their claims myself, but idk you might be more inclined to than I am…
Also (my final comment I think...) 'pondering my orbs' is of course reminiscent of 'being with my remaining apes', if Rodin had lived now, it would have made inspiration for great statues.
Also I'm counting at least two cases were an opinion by someone is not (entirely) backed by arguments but instead their being 'renowned' (Tribe) or being 'most respected and experienced' (Rakoff). Even if I think Tribe is wrong (conflicts of interest) and Rakoff probably right, I hate it when people stand on their reputation rather than solid arguments.
I love to to see how an intelligent but otherwise not tainted by the traditional law schools' mind looks at all the legal stuff, which appearance by the way was an inevitable consequence for all the indicted given the continued efforts to swindle people out of their money under the cover of crypto jargon and so called financial innovations. We should organize a poll to determine if free speech under constitutional law is violated if that free speech is actually the disclosure of someone else's private diary entries. However 'renowned' your friendly neighborhood constitutional scholar might be, I have my doubts about it.