This week is 50 years since the historic Apollo 11 human mission to the surface of the Moon. I have been very busy with the media over the last days who want to cover this anniversary. The more I talk about it, the more I get a bit angry.
I realize more and more, that Apollo 11 was too quick and too soon. Yes, it was a marvelous demonstration of US technical superiority. It showed the world that anything could be done, as long as you stick to doing it. The only thing is, after 6 Apollo missions to the Moon, humans basically stopped exploring Space apart from setting up shop in low Earth Orbit (LEO) with the International Space Station. We didn't put up a human base on the Moon. We didn't put boots on Mars. We didn't explore the Asteroids. That is all still in the future. Why? With the exponential growth of scientific knowledge and technical achievements since Apollo, it could have all been done, and bring humanity even more prosperity.
Apollo was driven by a political motive fuelled by the cold war. This motive has now disappeared but apparantly, that is what you need to accomplish these great achievements. That makes me sad.
Another thing that I find worrying, has to do with the historic recollection of how the Apollo programme came to be. People remember the great US architect for Apollo: Werner von Braun, and think he was just a great friend of Walt Disney. What they often don't realize, is that this man was the technical mastermind of Hitler's V2 bombs used in WW2. They were launched from the The Hague area, very closeby were I live, and cost the lives of many, in the factories in Germany, in the Hague and in London, the destination of the bombs. Yes, the US was one of the liberators that helped removing Hitler and his awfull Nazi's. But the US was also thinking about a future place in geopolitics, and for that, they captured the Nazi scientists that they could use, to help out on US National security agenda. Werner von Braun was one of them, and it seems that a whitewashing for his past actions was done, and to make him into the Apollo hero that he became to be.
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A lot of lines.
20, 50 and 200 MA
That may indicate that price is about to increase and test the first resistance at $12k. Bull side.
That indicates that price may drop to the 300MA and after that maybe $6k to $8k. Bear side.
Now we don't know anything of inside trading, info about bakkt or any other news.
For some reason price is dropping but we don't know so stick to what you know. #TA
Now that I managed to run Bitcoin Core+LND+Zap wallet, the only thing left to do is to run TOR LN.
With all the government BS it is time to exchange your coins outside exchanges and to also start encrypting all of your files and wallet backups.
You better start deleting or disposing wallets that may have been used in exchanges.
Example if you use Windows encrypting tools and the key was save on Microsoft account you better delete that machine and start a new fresh install, or better move to Linux and encrypted hard drive.
After that to save keys and seeds you need to encrypt those storage devices and if you used a 12 or 24 seed on word you need to encrypt it, after that add it to a rar encrypted folder. So that the key will be protected by 3 passwords. One the device itself, 2 the folder (wat, or a doc file, and 3 the file itself.
If you can find a storage device with native encryption that will be better.
Second put most of your coins in a hardware wallet.
If you want to go mobile use application like eclair mobile or Bitcoin lightning so that you can use both ln and chain in your mobile.
No custodian wallets from now on.
If you want to help the LN grow do it but know the risk the government is coming for your crypto.
If you bought btc on exchange sell it for an altcoin on exchange and send it to a swap site back to Bitcoin. Use no kyc exchanges in the meantime but start thinking how you are going to hide what you have.
Is not that you don't want to paid taxes it is just that eventually once they realize they can't stop it they will try to seize it.
Don't do anything ilegal, moving your money around is not ilegal it is your right because it is your money you can do whatever and whenever you want with it.
The first cry of war has been sung.
But Bitcoin doesn't fired bullets.
So, long live Bitcoin and all decentralized altcoins for that matter. The government wants all money it can't print gone.