The Confab 02: - Still Here

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Welcome to the The Confab, the term derives from “confidential talk”, which was commonly used in the Prohibition Era for meetings and conversations that took place in the smoky, rule-breaking speakeasies of that time.

The informal, privacy focused and clandestine nature of Ungovernable Misfits lends itself to these discussions. So, grab a seat and a stiff drink from the concealed bar, listen and revel in the conversation. 

On this episode, Diverter and Zelko drop-in to speak with Max about what happened to Samourai Wallet and TDevD, the broader implications and where do we go from here…

Show Discussion

The Aftermath and Emotional Rollercoaster

– Discussing the initial reaction and shock to the news about the Samourai Wallet team
– Exploring the feelings of disbelief, worry, and determination

Understanding the Gravity of the Situation

– Analyzing the broader implications and the attack on self-custody and privacy
– Explaining how this goes beyond just Samourai Wallet and is a wider assault on Bitcoin principles

The Chilling Effect and Uncertain Future

– Discussing the fear and hesitation developers may have in building privacy tools
– Exploring the potential domino effect on other privacy-focused projects like Monero

The Fight Ahead and the Need to Rally

– Emphasizing that the legal battle is not lost yet and the importance of supporting Samourai
– Highlighting the role of the community in donating, spreading awareness, and not giving up

The Power of Open Source and Decentralization

– Discussing how the open-source nature of Samourai’s work can enable forks and continuity
– Exploring the potential for anonymous or older cypherpunk developers to step up

Cautious Optimism and the Path Forward

– Ending on a note of determination and belief that the fight is not over
– Encouraging the community to stay focused, engaged, and ready to support the ongoing efforts




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