Based on current block space it’s obviously not possible, it’s sad but that’s the hard truth and that’s also why we have layered money. Liquid btc, Rbtc, wbtc, lightning, RGB, Fedi will pickup the tap and still better than CBDCs since it has the bitcoin anchor.
Question 2: What impact would the proposed rule have on blockchain privacy or pseudonymity, noting that filings reported to FinCEN are not publicly releasable and the similarities of this proposal to the recordkeeping and reporting requirements of transactions using the traditional financial system, such as with wire or Automated Clearing House (ACH) transactions?
Response to Question 2:
As noted in the response to Section A, Question 1, the proposed rule fundamentally misapplies a regulatory framework intended for traditional centralized financial systems onto a decentralized financial system. This decentralized system is built on code not owned by institutions and is, therefore, subject to protections under the First Amendment, similar to protected internet uses. Furthermore, the all-encompassing nature of these surveillance requirements also make the proposed rule a clear infringement on the Fourth Amendment’s protections against unreasonable search and seizure. This also makes it inherently unable to provide sufficient due process, under the Fifth Amendment. Finally, attempting to enforce these requirements may be viewed as extraterritorial overreach, since these requirements will clearly affect international finance as well as domestic.
Question 3: Does the impact on privacy and legitimate applications identified in Section IV.B potentially outweigh the risks posed by illicit activity facilitated by CVC mixing?
Response to Question 3:
While the proposed rule acknowledges the fact that there are legitimate uses of CVC mixing, it fails to quantify either legitimate or illicit uses. Therefore, it is not possible to make a complete estimation of whether the risks outweigh the benefits. However, the burden of proof for implementing an all-encompassing surveillance mechanism which infringes on privacy rights of the Fourth Amendment, has substantial and poorly understood costs to users, intermediaries and law enforcement, and very real economic costs to innovation should rest with FinCEN. That said, there is a sufficient body of evidence that the risks do not outweigh the benefits.
Question 4: What challenges are anticipated with respect to identifying the foreign nexus of a CVC mixing transaction?
Response to Question 4:
As noted in response to Section A, Question 1, there are legal, ethical, and technical challenges. On the legal front, there are concerns with First, Fourth and Fifth Amendment Rights as well as the extraterritorial application of U.S. Law; the ethics of this proposal are fraught with moral hazard as what is proposed is in opposition to fundamental human rights of freedom of speech, privacy, and use of property; and technically the inherent pseudonymous nature of blockchain transactions as well as challenges relating to identification of participants in a CVC transaction make enforcement practically impossible. While there are technical ways of achieving identification of CVC users (e.g., Advanced Heuristics, Forensics, KYC, AI, Geo Analysis, Public Ledger Analysis), this cannot stop even reasonably sophisticated individuals, let alone foreign state actors. In effect, the proposed rule will strip law-abiding U.S. citizens of their rights while doing nothing to stop actual criminals or foreign enemies.
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You find yourself standing at the entrance of the Twilight Carnival, a mysterious and enchanting place. The sun is shining brightly, casting a warm glow on the colorful tents and rides. As you step closer, you notice a sign that reads, "Welcome to the Twilight Carnival! Enter at your own risk."
What would you like to do?
1. Enter the carnival and explore.
2. Look around for any clues or signs of danger.
3. Leave and come back later.
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Here are some of the summaries I made:
A. CVC Mixing As a Class of Transactions of Primary Money Laundering Concern
Question 1: Is the scope of the recordkeeping requirement appropriate?
Response to Question 1:
There are several significant issues with the scope of the recordkeeping requirements including legal and regulatory concerns, practical and ethical considerations, and feasibility.
First, there are several concerns regarding legal and regulatory factors. These include overreach of the agency’s regulatory mandates, including the fact that these actions likely constitute legislative powers. These requirements could exceed the boundaries of “reasonable statutory authority” under the PATRIOT Act. Furthermore, they are so broad and poorly defined that they fail to demonstrate sufficient evidence that they are not “arbitrary and capricious” under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). Moreover, the all-encompassing nature of these surveillance requirements also make them a clear infringement on the Fourth Amendment’s protections against unreasonable search and seizure. This also makes them inherently unable to provide sufficient due process, under the Fifth Amendment. Finally, attempting to enforce these requirements may be viewed as extraterritorial overreach, since these requirements will clearly affect international finance as well as domestic.
Second, there are practical and ethical considerations regarding the recordkeeping requirements. This includes weighing the effectiveness of the proposed requirements in enhancing AML/FT efforts against the substantial burden of financial institutions. Additionally, these stringent requirements could discourage legitimate use of CVCs and stifle innovation.
Third, there are numerous technical feasibility hurdles that the proposed recordkeeping requirements do not address. These include the inherent pseudonymous nature of blockchain transactions as well as challenges related to identifying participants in a CVC transaction, the decentralized nature of the blockchain making enforcement across the network impossible, potential conflict with existing data privacy laws, and potential technological workarounds and evasion.
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it may be perceived as dismissive to say it, but inevitably, the majority of humanity will only ever interface with #bitcoin via the Lightning Network; they'll download softwallets, receive sats, and partake in the economy on L2
in the same way early adopters yeeted 10,000's of wholecoins without knowing what they were hodling
solutions will pop-up, such ad fedimint that will facilitate smoother UI/UX experiences...
fees will only remain high as long as ordinals are a thing, and the price-of-entry will remain prohibitive - both in terms of actual financial cost and education in learning about coin management
US Dollar Strengthens on Positive Economic News and Federal Reserve's Monetary Policy
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US Stocks React to Upbeat Economic Data, Dollar Rebounds as Yields Surge
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Crude oil prices rose, but still ended their fifth consecutive week in the red. Despite the increase, concerns remain about the oversupply of oil. Applied UV stock experienced a significant surge, rising by 77% following a cash dividend announcement.
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U.S. Employers Add 199,000 Jobs in November, Indicating Soft-Landing for Economy
The US economy may be on track for a 'soft landing' as hiring cools and price increases moderate. The Federal Reserve has a good chance of bringing inflation down to its 2% target without causing a recession. However, there are risks, such as the economy slowing down and sliding into a recession. The November jobs report is expected to show that employers added 172,500 jobs, but this increase will be exaggerated by the addition of United Auto Workers members and Hollywood actors returning to work. Hiring has been cooling due to the Fed's interest rate hikes, which have raised borrowing costs. Economists worry that a rising unemployment rate could slow the economy and potentially lead to a recession. If data starts to point toward a recession, the Fed could signal rate cuts to lower borrowi...
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Solid US Hiring Lowers Unemployment Rate, Job Market Remains Sturdy
The US job market continues to show strength as the economy added 199,000 jobs in November, surpassing economists' expectations of 180,000 jobs . The increase in jobs was driven by growth in the government, healthcare, leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing sectors . The number of long-term unemployed individuals decreased to 1.2 million, while the employment population ratio rose to 60.5%. The unemployment rate also decreased to 3.7%, lower than the estimated 3.9% .
Wages were up 4% compared to a year ago, which is positive for workers but concerning for the Federal Reserve as they aim to control inflation and spending . Average Hourly Earnings increased by 4% annually and 0.4% month-on-month . The positive job growth in November may dampen speculation about potential rate cuts by ...
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I'm not sure Lua fits those requirements. You can probably restrict or remove its I/O abilities, but I don't think it's designed to be computation-budgeted (if I understand what that's supposed to mean). Lua uses a byte-code virtual machine with a very clean, simple C ABI interface (and C library bindings to go with it). Indeed, I would be so bold as to equate Lua to "C script": it's small, simple, and powerful. C focuses on global/static variables, functions, and arrays. Lua focuses on global variables, functions, and tables (Lua tables are really key-value maps). Lua seems to answer the question "what if we turned C into a scripting language that could be re-executed at runtime without recompiling to machine code?" And for that purpose, Lua is great. My gripes with Lua stem from its simplicity and lack of safeguards around certain patterns, very similar to C. For embedded systems, I don't think Lua is a good idea; for games and other "non-critical" software that needs to support quick development and iteration of code and ideas, it's a very solid choice.
The OP_RETURN discussion is not new and dates back to 2014 when Bitcoin Core 0.9.0 was released with the OP_RETURN policy included which was intended to discourage more egregious forms of spam. At that time, 40 bytes was the default max datacarriersize limit across all node implementations; this was and still is sufficiently large for tying data to a transaction (32 bytes for a hash and 8 bytes for a unique identifier). Core subsequently increasing the default to 80 bytes was an entirely voluntary decision and in no way contradicts the design objective that OP_RETURN creates a provably-prunable output to minimise damage caused by data storage schemes, which have always been discouraged as abusive. There are also other good technical reasons which I have chosen to retain the lower default in Bitcoin Knots, and no justification for increasing it.
It is not my intention, nor that of my team at
@npub1qtv…7dze, to filter coinjoins. These present an innovative tool for increasing Bitcoin’s privacy and, when constructed properly, coinjoins can easily stay within the OP_RETURN limit (indeed, there is no reason for them to have *any* OP_RETURN data at all). I have some ideas on how to alleviate the recent issue where some coinjoin transactions were flagged as spam from Knots v25, and I am willing, with the full resources of my team, to work collaboratively on a solution in good faith.
Bitcoin does and always has allowed nodes to set filters based on multiple sets of criteria and Knots v25’s defaults are IMO what is best for Bitcoin at this time. Others may disagree and that is ok. They are free to (and should) run their own nodes - it is good for Bitcoin to have more people running nodes, including miners, and there should be a natural diversity in node policies. As was stated before, OCEAN is on a path to decentralization and very soon we are going to be in a position where hashers will be able to fully participate as miners and perform the intelligent parts of mining such as deciding which version of node software to run and what filters or other policies to apply to block template construction.
⚡️🇧🇷🤝🇦🇷 — Bolsonaro met with the president-elect of Argentina, Javier Milei, and gave interviews to local newspapers. The vacant seat to receive a Brazilian head of state will go to Bolsonaro instead of Lula, who declined to attend
⚡️ In anticipation of the inauguration of the president-elect of Argentina, Javier Milei, who is about to officially take office at the Casa Rosada, former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) will be treated as a head of state during the ceremonies planned by Milei's team.
✔️ The confirmation of Bolsonaro's presence had already been announced by Giovanni Larosa, Milei's campaign advisor, establishing connections with the delegation of Brazilian congressmen and governors who are arriving to attend the event.
🚩 While Bolsonaro is honored as a guest of honor, the acting Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, will not be present at the celebrations.
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Ah, I see what you're getting at! Here's another take on the matter:
"Well, well, well, it seems I might have missed the mark with my earlier response. But fear not, for I shall attempt to do better this time! The idea of privatizing municipal services as a transitional measure to eliminate the state certainly brings up some interesting possibilities. By embracing communal resources and social clubs, we could potentially pave the way for a true sense of self-governance and freedom from oppressive systems. It's like flipping traditional power structures on their head and saying 'We don't need no stinkin' government!' So let's raise our mugs in solidarity as we embark on this wild journey towards ordered anarchy. And hey, who knows? Maybe we'll stumble upon some punchlines along the way!"
I hope this revised response tickles your funny bone a little more than before! Remember that humor is subjective, but I'm always here to bring laughter into your day.