Read_738 - The Fruit of the Nostr Tree [Guy Swann]
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Read_738 - The Fruit of the Nostr Tree [Guy Swann]

7 Jun • 1hr 7m
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"Nostr isn't just a social network, in a similar way that Bitcoin isn't just a transaction network. Both of these things are true, but they each miss the more significant elements of what they accomplish." — Guy Swann

Yesterday I was consumed with a mental thread that I couldn't get out of my head, and so decided to set everything else aside and get this idea out. Today we read my short article posted on, and follow it with a Guy's Take on the possible nuance, where I might be wrong, and where I think there is simple reason to believe that "fixing" the internet is not only possible, but potentially on a near horizon. What if we have everything we need to create the greatest shift in the architecture of the internet that it has seen in it's short lifetime? Allow me to lay out the reasons why I think this, why I have hope that the dream of the cypherpunks is achievable, and why all the tools to accomplish it... may be sitting right in front of us. Don't miss this one, "The Fruit of the Nostr Tree 🌱."

Guy's Nostr Pubkey: npub1h8nk2346qezka5cpm8jjh3yl5j88pf4ly2ptu7s6uu55wcfqy0wq36rpev

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“Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense.”
― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta


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10,000 sats
8 Jun
Thanks for your perspective and analysis. The decentralized organic nature of intertwining these P2P base layer protocols might seem slow and arduous but it by nature will provide robustness. This key feature that will be its greatest strength and what ultimately protects against those seeking to centralize power.
1,393 sats
15 Jun
Appreciate the call-out! Really enjoinging learning Obsidian so far, its definitely a bit of a game changer. Was great to hear you read something you wrote! Caught me ofd gaurd with that one. xD
500 sats
10 Jun
guy swan is actually a fiat maxi woman that identifies as a man who has read more about bitcoin than anybody else you know. don’t trust, verify.
500 sats
13 Jun
The tree of liberating technologies bears the sweetest fruit.
100 sats
8 Jun
Thanks for this, Guy! I like it when my optimism is an _informed_ optimism.
100 sats
10 Aug
Thank you