You do keep custody, but keys are "hot" of course, so lower security than cold storage, especially if you are a maker, always connected with hot keys. But it's the same with Sparrow+Whirpool or with Wasabi (unless you use the latest Wasabi+Trezor integration).
To elaborate more on @npub1t7w…3rr7 's answer, I don't think Wasabi has specific "privacy leak" issues, but it definitely has ethical issues because it partners with chainanal companies to blacklist some UTXOs based on their political ranking. Whirpool, otoh, may have some privacy issues, but hugely mitigated when used with Sparrow (or Dojo). I still prefer Joinmarket.
Another thing that pushed me to review my semi-serious Las Vegas speech was this presentation by Sergej Kotliar, where he separated (imo correctly) "Bitcoin the tool" from "Bitcoin the movement", but in a way that triggered a lot my Venn-related autism, because he ascribed to the "movement" only the subset of cultural idiosyncrasies I would ascribe to the "Austrian/Maximalism" subculture ("low time preference", "HODL", "NgU", "no shitcoins", "hyperbitcoinization fixes this", etc), and to the "tool" some memes that are imo very much part of the cypherpunk subculture ("privacy", "dissidents", "wikileaks"), itself very much part of the "movement", not of the "tool", which I think would instead include, from a pragmatic PoV, most of the gambling-related uses Sergej call "the Casino":
Also, Alex Goldstein pointed out to me it was not very effective to use the term "Revolutionaries" to label all politically/culturally passionate Bitcoiners, since many of them are not, some even being the very opposite: literal "reactionaries" (I mean it in a positive sense). At the same time I wanted to give a better account of the role played in all that by "Bitcoin maximalism", since friends like #
and Peter Rizzo were wrinting stuff, while my last my contribution on the topic had been this (long) talk:
This was prepared in about 20 minutes (really), full of inside jokes and exaggerations for the lulz, so I felt like I needed to put out lots of corrections later on. For one, # rightly pointed out he's out of place in the weird spot of the diagram I forced him to. He *is* indeed, the closest thing to the unironical center of the diagram (tech startup CEO, original cypherpunk hacktivist, austrian maxi):
Tbf, I don't see the post as example of mindless "taproot is bad" slogans. I think it's correct that *if* we know in advance that different forks will have to change output formats, it's better (at least ceteris paribus) to batch them together, to minimize anonset and compatibility bootstrapping issues. I think the specific objection is that, in this case, it was *not* clear at all CISA (which as you say is very complex) would have required a new format! Even intra-input aggregation wasn't really very clear back them, cfr Musig->Musig2, Frost, etc.. The "70% discount" fake news is indeed weird and counterproductive to the discussion. Even if I am worried of the spread of a symmetrically uninformed meme about CISA incentives being entirely "irrelevant": 15% is still relevant in likely high-fee scenarios (even accounting for coordination costs), and replacing witness discount with CISA could get us closer to 40%. But yeah, a lot of confusion unfortunately. Even about the "ordinal inscriptions" wave being "because of taproot".
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