As a node operator, my understanding of Bitcoin has evolved significantly. A theoretical framework has been transformed into lived, practical experience. I monitor the Mempool to check on my Lightning channel status. I engage with other node operators to create liquidity swaps. I scroll through 1ML and Amboss to find other Lightning peers. I collect sats for routing payments. It is a vivid demonstration of my previous notion; that Bitcoin, and by extension its timechain, may just be the the final word on financial freedom.

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Death By Micro
March 29, 2021
At first it might not be that obvious. A query here and there, or a desire to know intimate details of your work. Healthy enough, perhaps? A desire to be on top of things, but not to be involved? Yet before you know it, there are emails flying at you from every direction.