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Apr 26Liked by Packy McCormick

Would recommend doing a bit more research on the TikTok ban before calling it "optimistic"

https://www.racket.news/p/why-the-tiktok-ban-is-so-dangerous?utm_source=publication-search

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Can we agree that TikTok should be divested both because it’s a passive listening device into US homes and to rectify the trade imbalance between the US and China?

and that the way the bill is worded provides recourse for the US government to impose censorship on its own citizens in the future?

Both can (and are) true.

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Banger all around.

Anduril is crazy awesome.

Beating credit cards on processing fees is how we see stable coins become mainstream and innovate on capitalism.

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This is the first realistic use-case for crypto I've seen so far! The rest is just wishful thinking

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the reason that restaurants don't use crypto is because it is hard as fuck to get set up currently, but to eliminate the credit card processing fees it might start spreading.

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Stablecoins on Stripe is a big deal.

> settled in less than a second instead of the days it would take via credit card and cost $0.0037 in network fees on a $99 transaction, 800x less than the 3% you’d pay if you were using a credit card. What happens to the GDP of the internet when everything gets 3% cheaper?

And wow, that Astribot is incredible. :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AePEcHIIk9s

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Really great to see! Keep the good news flowing. Love the way Monumental is shaping up!

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Apr 27Liked by Packy McCormick

OpenCRISPR is exactly the kind of innovation that makes me hopeful for the future. Really looking forward to the day when my disease can be punted off the bridge like Baxter.

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Awesome rundown.

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Apr 26Liked by Packy McCormick

I think the chance ByteDance sells the algorithm and core software to any US owner is close to zero - that's both the money maker and the way the CCP influences it. So will it matter if there is a US owner of the rights to use a black box algorithm that originates in China? Would love to see Packy speculate on how this plays out.

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Great news about great news, the best I've heard or seen since Bobby revived me from political depression. There is a market for mature vigilance.

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Apr 27Liked by Packy McCormick

Two great news this week for me are:

1️⃣Stripe fast payments with Stablecoins

2️⃣Tiktok ban signed by Biden

My wife is an ardent tiktoker who prior to now believed like most that government is at fault but when I explain the bipartisan support reasoning today obtaining glues from your wordings in the article, she was like: 1year is too far, they should be compelled to leave within 3-6months if not sold to a US company

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Your a tough one to reach Packy. Akin to D.B. Cooper. How can we share details on our company?

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Connecting with you is like finding D.B. Cooper. I want to share some details on our startup. Where do we track Mr. Cooper down?

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I like the TikTok hubbub and reading commentary on it because it shows (at least):

1. How well propaganda works.

2. How poor even smart people are at thinking.

Gee, I wonder if 2 enables 1! That'd be crazy.

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General Fabrication (X account linked at bottom) hasn't tweeted in years and their website doesn't load. Are you sure they are still doing stuff?

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