Merkle Report Publishes 1,000 Stories
Welcome to the center of Bitcoin content. We have published 1,000 stories on Merkle Report as of this post. This is our 1,000th post. Since its inception, the team at Merkle Report has been a bit quiet about what we are doing. Needless to say, this small little project is a labor of love, of sorts. We’re Bitcoiners who have been around for a while and who consume Bitcoin content voraciously. We sift through anything and everything we can find in the space. Some of it is informative, some of it is controversial, some of it is funny.
In some ways, Merkle Report was started for us. We want a place to exist where we can go back and see a snapshot of the ecosystem on a given day or time. But we also realize that Merkle occupies a much needed segment of the market. Whereas content aggregators suffer from turnover, curation concerns, and an overabundance of idealogues, there is no place in Bitcoin where a person can go to find all the news that matters. Over the months, we’ve come to greatly appreciate some of the journalists in the space. Writers like Aaron van Wirdum and Kyle Torpey, all the reporters at The Block, podcasters like Marty Bent, Laura Shin, Peter McCormack, and programmers and project maintainers like Fluffy Pony, Blue Matt, Peter Todd, and Luke DashJr, just to name a few, are the treasures of the space. They are the ones that are doing the work of understanding this technology.
Bitcoin is a strange animal. It is at the intersection of finance, politics, and coding. It makes for strange bedfellows: the suits and the shorts, the Keynesians and the Austrians, the law-destroying Anarchists, the law-flouting drug dealers and the children who just want to play video games that use the technology. For anyone entering the space, figuring out what this thing is, can be daunting. There are, at this point, tens of books. Most of them are written by newcomers trying to make a name for themselves. The scammers, pumpers & dumpers (which in some sense are scammers), gold diggers, traders, and the MLM hoppers make so much noise, sifting through it is an impossible task. If the claims of external news sources are to be believed, blockchains cure all evils, allow time travel, and are the panacea to all the world’s most pressing problems.
Blockchains do not do any of these things.
Blockchains are data structures that only do a few things well. We are here to help you dig through the noise of the daily news. We are here to provide resources and entertainment in to anyone who is looking for it. Bitcoiners are voracious consumers of content, much like we are. And we hope that the news we provide is useful, intelligent, entertaining, and exactly what you’re looking for. We think that curated content has a niche in the space that Reddit and the other resources does not occupy well. We also think that the best thing that we can provide is a trusted source for those who ask you all where they can go to learn more about this amazing, burgeoning ecosystem.
Here we are 1,000 stories later. We published an interview with Samourai wallet on October 15, 2018. Our first story. Here we are, 98 days later with 1,000 stories under our belts; nearly 10 new stories and resources every single day. The podcasts we’ve curated have thousands of hours of content that you can listen to each week. On the 6th of December, we launched the Merkle Report Twitter. And we have more surprises as we start to grow. We hope you have enjoyed the last 1000 stories. We hope you are even more keen on the next 1000 stories. And we can’t wait to provide you with content every day. As always, keep letting us know what we can do to improve the site. If something doesn’t work, reach out on twitter. We’ll correct it as fast as we can. And as usual, the greatest gift you can give us is mentions. Direct new people here. Mention us on your blogs. Talk about us on your podcasts.Subscribe on Twitter. But most of all, make sure to visit often.
Thank you for helping us move closer to becoming the center of all Bitcoin content. Perhaps, together, we can prevent the next major Ethereum hack.