@NunyaBidness More of this!
We don’t need all the states to do this, just enough that it thwarts those that do want passports to back TF off.
@verretor @NunyaBidness Two methods I can think of.
1. Not legally, leave asking no ones permission. A risky last resort.
2. duel citizenship, or renouncing your current citizenship using a service like planbpassport.com. Its not cheap and its certainly not a quick method. Not sure if Canada allows duel citizenship but again, were asking permission here.
@verretor @Full_node @NunyaBidness talk about timing. Check this blog post by Simon Black
@verretor @Full_node @NunyaBidness I'm looking into applying for permanent residency status in Mexico. The requirements are financial, presently being able to demonstrate that you have 20,000 days equivalent of the minimum wage in Mexico via bank statements going back 12 months (at present that's about $120k USD). There is no "physical presence" test required to maintain the residency; under current Mexican law, once you have it, you have it. You can apply without even visiting the country.
@verretor @Full_node @NunyaBidness Not necessarily! In my case I can show them brokerage and life insurance statements to meet the minimum. My actual bank statements would never work because I keep all of $30 in the legacy banking system (I stay 100% invested all the time). If needed, I could show statements from BTC custodian accounts I have (doubt I could prove the value of my self-custody cold hodl, lol).
@Aurelius_17_6_313 @CalebCarr @verretor @NunyaBidness XPUB is a master public key generated by each wallet. With this key you can generate every single receiving address the wallet is capable of creating (all 2 billion of them). It's good for services that you want a new address for each transaction however its best to keep this private. Anyone with your XPUB can't steal your funds but they will know your entire BTC balance by checking one address.
@CalebCarr @Full_node @verretor @NunyaBidness I meet their current standards without it, but I think it would be worthwhile to pay my lawyer to set this up for me. Even if they choose not to count it, it would at least show the consular officer that I have far more resources at my disposal than they're looking for, and it would contribute a little more toward normalizing Bitcoin in day-to-day life.
@Full_node @Aurelius_17_6_313 @verretor @NunyaBidness Not precisely correct, or xpub isn’t what I mean. In a wallets you can create accounts, and you can use the xpub of a sub account. And the reason I mentioned a lawyer is client confidentiality and a lawyer will sign an NDA... and you dan fo it where lawyer never has xpub.
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