Rabbit Hole Recap #184: Currency crises, cold weather, and good bitcoin mining tax news



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This week Marty and Matt discuss:
- canadian truckers gofundme suspended "under review" https://archive.ph/VYbMk

- sparrow, bluewallet, and trezor remove AOPP support

- why AOPP is a risk https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/bitcoin-aopp-and-the-swiss-travel-rule

- Biden considering executive order against bitcoin https://www.barrons.com/articles/white-house-executive-action-regulate-cryptos-national-security-51643312454

- Congressman Davidson supports financial privacy https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/591387-its-time-to-preserve-our-right-to-transact-privately

- bill introduced to make bitcoin a legal tender in arizona https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/bill-introduced-to-make-bitcoin-a-legal-tender-in-arizona

- IRS signals retreat on block reward taxation https://www.coincenter.org/irs-signals-retreat-in-court-battle-that-could-reshape-block-reward-taxation/

- Kraken launches proof of reserves tool https://www.kraken.com/proof-of-reserves/

- Fulcrum electrum server much more performant than electrs or electrumx https://www.sparrowwallet.com/docs/server-performance.html

- Saylor and Dorsey keynote https://youtu.be/XdgP25UcHB0

- BTCPay Server v1.4.2 https://github.com/btcpayserver/btcpayserver/releases/tag/v1.4.2

- Mempool v2.3.1 https://github.com/mempool/mempool/releases/tag/v2.3.1

- Sparrow Wallet v1.5.6 https://github.com/sparrowwallet/sparrow/releases/tag/1.5.6

- Specter Desktop v1.8.1 https://github.com/cryptoadvance/specter-desktop/releases/tag/v1.8.1

- BlueWallet v6.2.18 https://github.com/BlueWallet/BlueWallet/releases/tag/v6.2.18

- Eclair v0.7.0 https://github.com/ACINQ/eclair/releases/tag/v0.7.0

- Umbrel v0.4.13 https://github.com/getumbrel/umbrel/releases/tag/v0.4.13

- Mercury Wallet v0.6.0 https://github.com/layer2tech/mercury-wallet/releases/tag/v0.6.0

- Zap Android v0.5.5-beta https://github.com/LN-Zap/zap-android/releases/tag/v0.5.5-beta

- Nix bitcoin v0.0.64 https://github.com/fort-nix/nix-bitcoin/releases/tag/v0.0.64

- proposal to remove memo's from lightning invoices https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2022-January/003452.html

- ben's bytes dev mommy blog https://www.bensbytes.io/bens-bytes-0/

- trezor has disabled web wallet, users must now use trezor suite https://suite.trezor.io/

- FTX valued at $32B https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/132383/venture-froth-catapults-ftx-to-32-billion-valuation

- Shopify founder joins coinbase board https://blog.coinbase.com/tobias-lütke-ceo-of-shopify-to-join-coinbase-board-of-directors-242fa9935c71

- surveillance firm ciphertrace uses honeypots https://darknetlive.com/post/ciphertrace-uses-honeypots-to-investigate-crypto-wallets/

- impervious browser to launch at bitcoin 2022 https://newsletter.impervious.ai/impervious-browser-functionality-overview/
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