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The Clowns of Finance

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@knut.svanholmKnut Svanholm

Not clowns and not in finance

Hello @starkness, my old friend
I’ve come to tweet to you again
Because your vision of a layer 2
Scaling solution got me thinking of you
And the vision that you planted in my brain
Still remains
Despite the clowns of finance

In restless dreams I walked alone
The size of blocks seemed set in stone
But the emergence of BIP 148,
SegWit really seemed to set things straight
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a lightning strike
That split the night
And changed the rules of finance

And on the internet I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People stalking and some streaking
People sharing and some leaking
People writing code for the likes of Wu and Ver
And no one dared
Disturb the clowns of finance

Fools, said I, you do not know
Block size like a cancer grows
Antonopoulos might teach you
ASIC patents won’t decentralize you
When the price of several altcoins fell
And echoed on the web of finance

To all of those who bowed and prayed
To EOS, Dash and BCH
Let 2X be a first warning
About cartels that might be forming
When they claim the words of the prophets are written in the white papers
Like Mr Ver’s
Or any of the other clowns of finance


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