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By Guy Swann

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always interesting
 Jun 28, 2021
Really like this podcast. Always interesting.

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 Dec 7, 2020
Awesome show.

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The Best in Bitcoin made Audible. Guy Swann makes the knowledge of Bitcoin, the world's most secure, independent money, accessible to everyone. Exploring Bitcoin from an investment perspective, economic analysis, its philosophical foundations, & technological primitives. Reading and distilling thousands of hours of others' works on Bitcoin, Guy explains everything you need to know.

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Read_582 - The World Bitcoin Will Build [Cory Klippsten]
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“Money appreciates in value over time so that individuals can plan their future knowing their wealth will be protected. This leads to market participants’ time horizons lengthening, creating more investment, more entrepreneurship, more productivity and increased living standards. This boom in entrepreneurship is what ultimately drives humanity forward.” - Cory Klippsten Bitcoin is going to change things. If we fix the money, we fix the world. But if we can truly pull this off, what does that future look like… ? Check out the original article at the link below: https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2021/11/29/the-world-bitcoin-will-build/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
Read_581 - The Vaccine Moment, Part 1 [Paul Kingsnorth]
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“Often, in an argument, what people think they are arguing about is not the real subject of disagreement, which is deeper and often unspoken, if it is even understood. So it is here. The divisions that have opened up in society about the covid vaccines are not really about the covid vaccines at all: they are about what vaccination symbolizes in this moment. What it means to be 'vaxxed' or 'unvaxxed', safe or dangerous, clean or dirty, sensible or irresponsible, compliant or independent: these are questions about what it means to be a good member of society, and what society even is, and they are detonating like depth charges beneath the surface of the culture.” - Paul Kingsnorth We take a small detour to look at the state of the world and what is unfolding before us. How it applies to our future and the systems of control being constructed around us with so little resistance or open discussion. Paul Kingsnorth brings us an excellent article trying to make sense out of all of this. What is wrong, and what can we do about it? Don't forget to check out the original with tons of links referenced throughout the article to explore further and verify what he claims for yourself: https://paulkingsnorth.substack.com/p/the-vaccine-moment-part-one For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
Read_580 - Bitcoin and Crypto Aren't the Same [Nik Bhatia]
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“If price is truth, then a market capitalization of over $1 billion for over 100 different cryptocurrencies tells a story: we live in a multicoin world. But does that mean that bitcoin has competitors on its path to world reserve currency? No.” - Nik Bhatia “Which crypto should I buy?” I’m sure you’ve heard it a thousand times if you’ve been in this space for even a few months. Are Bitcoin and crypto really in the same space, fighting for the same markets? Or is there a more fundamental difference that is difficult to see in such a novel space? What if they aren't even in the same asset class? Nik Bhatia breaks it all down in this short, but excellent piece on why Bitcoin and Crypto, are not in fact, the same. Check out the article with lots of links for reference and further digging here. Check out Some of Nik's other great works at the link below, or search for Nik in the Bitcoin Audible Library: https://bitcoinaudible.com/lightning-why-i-quit-the-bond-market-for-bitcoin/ Don't forget to snag your copy of Layered Money in physical or audiobook format: https://www.amazon.com/Layered-Money-Dollars-Bitcoin-Currencies-ebook/dp/B08PS293NT For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
Read_579 - Our Best Shot at Liberty [Dr. Wolf Von Laer]
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"The Bitcoin network itself and the personal owning of bitcoin is an act of peaceful rebellion against the fiat money system." - Dr. Wolf Von Laer There are a million different ways to discuss the benefits and attributes of Bitcoin, how it will influence the world, how it will change economic calculation. But what is most important for us and our hopes for the future, is the freedom it enables. And this isn't in some esoteric, vague sense, but in a real sense, for both the collective, and the individual. Bitcoin is our best hope for liberty. Don't miss a short, but excellent piece from Dr. Wolf Von Laer. Find the original, plus links to other great reads on the article below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-single-best-shot-at-liberty Don't forget to check out Alex Gladstein's amazing works mentioned in the commentary: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/authors/alexgladstein For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2021
Read_578 - The Irrelevance of Experts [Willem Van Den Bergh]
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“as the internet has slowly but surely eroded the obstacle of restricted information access in the past decades, the limiting factor for an individual to make intellectual progress merely shifted from an accessibility problem to a filtering problem (filtering the information that is relevant from the information that is not).” - Willem Van Den Bergh Another excellent piece from Willem on the core issue of information flow in the modern age. What is the difference between systemic versus regional experts, and what framework can we use to better assess and filter the ocean of information flooding at us everyday? Are we destined to be the victims of supposed "authorities" with no skin in the game? Or is there a path to sustainable, robust knowledge in our digital future? don't miss this one! Check out the original with tons of great links for further reading into these concepts below! Plus drop some massive applause on this article on Medium: https://medium.com/@willemvandenbergh_85885/the-ir-relevance-of-experts-top-down-versus-bottom-up-information-flow-428bd5005d88 Don't forget Willem's previous, amazing piece on Schelling points and the natural path toward convergence on Bitcoin: https://bitcoinaudible.com/on-schelling-points-network-effects-lind/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2021
Read_577 - The End of Super Imperialism [Alex Gladstein]
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"Hudson’s thesis was that America had forced other countries to pay for its wars regardless of whether they wanted to or not. Like a tribute system, but enforced without military occupation. “This was,” he writes, “something never before accomplished by any nation in history.” - Alex Gladstein Another banger from Gladstein this week that follows Michael Hudson's work, Super Imperialism from the 1970s, critiquing and laying out the framework of power resulting from a global reserve system backed by American debt. Was he just a cynic, or was there a thread of truth in his warnings of the dangers of the global dollar system and the resulting dynamics of international power. Don't miss another great piece from Gladstein! Check out the original with many links for further exploring the pieces discussed. Plus the many other great works by Gladstein and Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-replacing-us-super-imperialism For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Chat #64 - Greg Foss & Preston Pysh on Bitcoin & the Bond Blowup
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Today we have an incredible conversation with Preston Pysh and Greg Foss on the Bond markets, the shifting sands of the global financial world, and the incredible impact that Bitcoin will have on our future direction and the outcome of these crazy times. You don’t want to miss this one guys, so dive right in. Don’t forget to check out Preston and Greg on twitter if you haven’t. They are must follows in this space, all signal: https://twitter.com/FossGregfoss https://twitter.com/PrestonPysh For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
Read_576 - Bitcoin Changes Our Perception of Money [Mike Hobart]
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"The passage of time is one thing that we can never get back. Once it has been spent, there’s no refund. Time is the ultimate currency, forever passing without the ability to return to a prior moment: ever passing, ever spent, ultimately and unequivocally finite." - Mike Hobart The mainstream ignorance of money is ubiquitous. But Bitcoin forces one to rethink everything they thought they knew. By Making a pure, independent monetary medium, we are forced to question all the fallacies and loosely held untruths about money that we have never challenged before. Mike Hobart brings us a short, but excellent little piece on the fallacies of money, and why Bitcoin forces them to change. Check out the original and other works by the author below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-changes-perception-of-money For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
Read_575 - Wonder if Bitcoin is Alien Technology? [Tomer Strolight]
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“I wish people engineered things to be self-replicating, self adjusting, self-governing, and ever-lasting. But nobody has engineered anything to do even one of these, and then along comes Bitcoin and does them all” - Tomer Strolight Bitcoin isn't merely a new innovation in the world of tech, its a wholly unique system that behaves so differently from everything today, the social, the engineering, and the organic systems that we are accustomed to, that one could easily find themselves wondering whether it makes more sense that Bitcoin is an alien technology. Maybe we know that it isn't, but it is certainly hard to learn about Bitcoin without once pausing to wonder... check out this piece plus tons of other great work from Tomer below: https://tomerstrolight.medium.com/why-people-wonder-if-bitcoin-is-alien-technology-f9fda5b018b Mentioned in the episode for further reading/exploring: Brandon Quittem's Mycelium Series Part 1 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/bitcoin-is-a-decentralized-organism/ Part 2 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_224---Bitcoin-is-a-Social-Creature--Mycelium-Part-2-e3iq3u Part 3 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/bitcoin-is-the-antivirus/ Part 4 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/bitcoin-is-a-catalyst-for-human-evolution/ Bitcoin is Generational Wealth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rnqst5qCgA For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
Read_574 - Lightning & The Internet - Choosing the Right Path [Roy Sheinfeld]
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"We’re revolutionaries. There’s no reason to be coy about it. Our goal is to replace fiat with bitcoin. “Disruption” is almost a quaint term for a change of the magnitude we’re bringing about. We’re taking power from institutions and transferring it to individuals by giving them control of the value they generate in their lives.” - Roy Sheinfeld We are at a crossroads and Lightning has an extremely difficult and important task. Do we go with the Lightning expansionists, using this decentralized network to embed every single byte of data into our messages and routing them across our nodes to take all that is the internet and redesign it to work on Lightning? Or do we keep lighting simple, focused, and optimized for the best, most robust decentralized payments network in the world? Choosing the right path, by Roy Sheinfeld.  Drop some applause on the original at: https://medium.com/breez-technology/lightning-the-internet-choosing-the-right-path-bedfa6382316 For more digging into the philosophy & thinking behind this from the Guy's Take, here are the other episodes mentioned: Simon Morris: Lessons of Bittorrent https://bitcoinaudible.com/why-bittorrent-mattered-lessons-for-crypto-1-of-4/ Szabo: Minimizing Consumer Worry https://bitcoinaudible.com/estimating-and-minimizing-consumer-worry/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
Read_573 - Why You Cant Have a PPE Curriculum Without Bitcoin [Hass McCook]
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“Freedom, transparency, honesty, meritocracy, fairness, voluntaryism and hard work are great things one should strive toward, whether it is in developing money or living life and setting a good example for others.” - Hass McCook Today we dive into another great piece from Hass on the show, posted with Bitcoin Magazine on the broad disciplines around the Bitcoin technology. And how deeply tied it is to the understanding and study of social phenomena. How could one pretend to understand the social sciences, politics, philosophy, governance, ethics, & economics, without studying Bitcoin? Hass argues that one simply cannot. Don’t miss today’s read Check out the original article and links for diving in further below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/you-cant-have-ppe-curriculum-without-bitcoin For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
Read_572 - Bitcoin & the US Fiscal Reckoning [Avik Roy]
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"It is understandably difficult for most of us to imagine a monetary world aside from the one in which we've lived for generations. After all, the U.S. dollar has served as the world's leading reserve currency since 1919, when Britain was forced off the gold standard. There are only a handful of people living who might recall what the world was like before then. Nevertheless, change is coming." - Avik Roy The fiscal promiscuity of the United States is reaching its end. The bill for the 50 year party and bull market in US treasury bonds is coming to an end. But everything might not be as bleak as it seems, with Bitcoin incentivizing a return to sound money, and providing a global, neutral place to secure wealth, our current disaster could be an amazing opportunity. Don't miss an incredible piece from Avik Roy, on "Bitcoin and the US Fiscal Reckoning." Check out the original on National Affairs at the link below: https://nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/bitcoin-and-the-us-fiscal-reckoning For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
Read_571 - The Quest For Digital Cash [Alex Gladstein]
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"The fight that the cypherpunks mounted was one of the main reasons that the U.S. government lost the Crypto Wars. The authorities tried to stop the code and failed. This realization would loom large in Back’s mind 15 years later, in the summer of 2008, as he worked through that first email from Nakamoto." - Alex Gladstein Today we are reading an incredible article about the decades long quest of the cypherpunks, and the enormous contributions from Adam Back in that journey, to create digital cash. Another brilliant piece by Alex Gladstein and published on the Bitcoin Magazine. The Holy Grail of the cypherpunk mission is here, succeeding more every day and working its way into the psyche of every citizen in the world. But where did it arise, from what philosophy was it borne, and who were the players that made this possible today? All this and more in today's amazing piece. Check out the original article at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-adam-back-and-digital-cash If you are new to Bitcoin and want to go deeper into the economics and concepts that shed light on the Bitcoin system, I suggest starting with Guy's Take #44 - Bitcoin Is Not What You Think It Is For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
Chat #63 - Hashing it Out with Harry Sudock
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"Nodes are the law, and miners are the muscle." - Harry Sudock Harry Sudock, Vice President of Strategy at Griid, and I have a chat about the challenges of energy production, grid capacity, and the energy infrastructure and how so many can be addressed by the incredible opportunity of Bitcoin mining. How and why are energy production and the Bitcoin network merging together, and what does this mean for the future? Don't forget to check out Harry on twitter, and explore the other shows he has been on discussing more on this topic: https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/harry-sudock ••• If you haven't gotten your tickets for Bitcoin2022, DON'T WAIT! They only go up in value and you can save 10% on your tickets today with code GUYSWANN at checkout. Go to guyswann.com/2022 to snag them! Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
Read_570 - Unpacking the Great Hashrate Migration [Nic Carter]
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"The precise magnitude and schedule for the westward move is currently unknown, but all signals seem to be indicating the greatest shakeup in the geographic makeup of bitcoin mining since the start of the industrial mining era.” - Nic Carter Today we cover an article about the largest shift in mining infrastructure the Bitcoin network has ever seen. What does it mean for Bitcoin, for the Us, and for China, and what might be the reasons for this blanket move by the CCP? Find out in today's read from Nic Carter. Check out the original article below: https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/06/22/go-west-bitcoin-unpacking-the-great-hashrate-migration/ ••• If you haven't gotten your tickets for Bitcoin2022, DON'T WAIT! They only go up in value and you can save 10% on your tickets today with code GUYSWANN at checkout. Go to guyswann.com/2022 to snag them! Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
Read_569 - Calculating the Intrinsic Value of Bitcoin [Greg Foss]
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"Wake up people, this is not a drill. Contagion risks are increasing due to potential global stagflation... The intrinsic value of BTC has increased from the beginning of this year when I originally calculated the value to be over $150,000 per coin." - Greg Foss If we removed the global payments network, we removed the hardest monetary unit in the world, we took out the programmability, and wanted to focus entirely on a key value proposition of Bitcoin - that it is a money external to the fiat structure, and therefore one of the only things that could act as insurance to its default, say a "credit default swap" on the fiat system... how could we calculate it's worth? Greg Foss brings us an excellent piece on Bitcoin Magazine, don't miss it. Link to the original here, as well as his far more through paper on Fixed Income investors and Bitcoin: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/bitcoin-value-in-credit-default-swaps ••• If you haven't gotten your tickets for Bitcoin2022, DON'T WAIT! They only go up in value and you can save 10% on your tickets today with code GUYSWANN at checkout. Go to guyswann.com/2022 to snag them! Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
Read_568 - The Rich Get Richer, The Poor Get Bitcoin [Bradley Rettler]
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“Using Bitcoin can level the playing field for the world’s poor as we work toward economic justice.” - Bradley Rettler Author Bradley Rettler returns in today’s read with a concise piece on the nature of our systemic problems of economic inequality, their unjust cause, and why Bitcoin is the key to leveling the playing field. Check out the original article at the link below: https://iai.tv/articles/the-rich-get-richer-the-poor-get-bitcoin-auid-1766 And for Rettler's other work in audio on the podcast, check out Read 544 - Another Way to Think of Bitcoin’s Value, linked here: ••• If you haven't gotten your tickets for Bitcoin2022, DON'T WAIT! They only go up in value and you can save 10% on your tickets today with code GUYSWANN at checkout. Go to guyswann.com/2022 to snag them! Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
Read_567 - Revenge of the Nodes - Part 2 - 21st Century Autonomy [Aaron Segal]
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"Not only is the world experiencing greater dispersion of outcomes, it is also changing at an increasingly faster pace. Raw data is pouring torrentially down upon us, overwhelming our neural capacity more each day. We are confused, overwhelmed and looking for anchors, answers, and authority.” - Aaron Segal Continuing with Part 2 of yesterday's amazing Bitcoin Magazine piece on the major trends of today, the inevitably of the race to zero volatility, the incentives that will lead to infinite fragility, and why the only correction must come from outside the system. The only external force to an ever centralizing system, is one of complete decentralization. This is part 2 of a 2 part read, don't forget to listen to Part 1 before diving in. Check out the original at the link below, with tons of excellent data and graphics accompanying it that help give the magnitude of the situation we find ourselves in: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/bitcoin-is-driving-autonomy-over-authority Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
Read_566 - Revenge of the Nodes - Part 1 - 20th Century Authoritarianism... [Aaron Segal]
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"The individual investor is professionalizing at the end of one of the biggest, most Homeric blow-out parties of all time. Forgive the cliched baseball metaphor, but this is like a player being called up from the minor leagues right before the off-season, after a seven-game dramatic World Series finale." - Aaron Segal An incredible piece today from Bitcoin Magazine on the major trends of today, the growing and centralization of all markets, and the fall of freed markets to the 20th century institutions of authority. This is part 1 of 2 in a brilliant perspective on the state of the world and economy, and where Bitcoin fits into it all. Check out the original at the link below, with tons of excellent data and graphics accompanying it that help give the magnitude of the situation we find ourselves in: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/bitcoin-is-driving-autonomy-over-authority Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
Only the Strong Survive - Full Audio
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"In this piece we discuss our concerns around the broader “crypto” space beyond Bitcoin. Our arguments revolve around three primary themes: Philosophical, Technical, and Economic. From a philosophical perspective, we discuss the core properties that make Bitcoin work and that make it unique, in our view. From a technical perspective, we evaluate how these properties are lacking to a greater or lesser extent in alternative “cryptoassets,” having been designed out again on questionable philosophical justifications. From an economic perspective, we walkthrough our concerns that “crypto” has not shown a path to establishing a basis for justifiable real-world value, explain why we believe this would be very difficult to ever accomplish, and suggest therefore that their technical flaws are especially vulnerable. Given the complexity of the task we have set ourselves, this piece is intended to bring our arguments into long form and provide a discussion base for good faith disagreement." - Allen Farrington & Big Al Section Summaries: Part 1 - The Innovation From First Principles Part 2 - Crypto is Not Decentralized Part 3 - Crypto is Not Finance Part 4 - The "Investment" Rationale Part 5 - Layered Architecture and Gall's Law Part 6 - Why We Might Be Wrong Find the original work and further details in the appendices here: https://www.uncerto.com/only-the-strong-survive This unabridged reading was brought to you by the BitBox hardware wallet, the open source vault for your Bitcoin keys; The Fold Card, earn sats back rewards on everything you purchase; and Swan Bitcoin, the automatic Bitcoin purchase plan for every Bitcoiner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
Read_565 - Isaiah's Job [Albert Jay Nock]
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"The line of differentiation between the masses and the Remnant is set invariably by quality, not by circumstance. The Remnant are those who by force of intellect are able to apprehend these principles, and by force of character are able, at least measurably, to cleave to them. The masses are those who are unable to do either." - Albert Jay Nock Today we read an incredible piece posted in the Atlantic Monthly nearly a century ago, in 1936. Libertarian author Albert Jay Nock explains the nature of the masses, and of the Remnant. Why Isaiah the profit knew his message would not be received by the masses, why they did not have the force of character to live by it, & why it wouldn't stop the ultimate collapse of society, but despite this, his message would serve the Remnant, and they would be those who built the world back from the rubble. Check out the original at the link below, and explore other works by Albert Jay Nock https://mises.org/library/isaiahs-job Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
Read_564 - Only the Strong Survive - Part 3 [Allen Farrington & Big Al]
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“As Gall’s Law suggests, we believe the general principle favoring Bitcoin’s layered architecture is not one of software engineering so much as engineering entirely in general, yet as elegantly applied to software.” - Only the Strong Survive Listen to Part 1 if you haven't yet! 👉🏻https://traffic.megaphone.fm/CSN7556187630.mp3?updated=1632359979 Part 2 👉🏻https://traffic.megaphone.fm/CSN8589484720.mp3?updated=1632533362 Completing our journey through the incredible piece from Allen Farrington & Big Al, "Only the Strong Survive" with Part 3. Why "Crypto" is a violation of Gall's Law, a fundamental philosophy of engineering all complex ecosystems and institutions, and why it's very likely all that is actually valuable in Crypto, is likely to find its way on top of Bitcoin. Don't miss the epic conclusion of "Only The Strong Survive." Follow Allen and Big Al for some top notch twitter experience and tons of other great work. Find more of their writing by exploring the audio library at BitcoinAudible.com Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
Read_563 - Only the Strong Survive - Part 2 [Allen Farrington & Big Al]
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"Lyn Alden captured this well in her excellent piece, An Economic Analysis of Ethereum, which we highly recommend in addition to our own. Similarly observing that there does seem to be a lot of “financial” activity on Ethereum, specifically: it’s what you would build if you were trying to replicate finance just by looking at it but not really understanding what the point of it all was" Listen to Part 1 if you haven't yet! 👉🏻https://traffic.megaphone.fm/CSN7556187630.mp3?updated=1632359979 Today we continue our journey through the incredible piece from Allen Farrington & Big Al, "Only the Strong Survive." Today we dive deep into the logical reasons why "Crypto" is not actually finance, and what the fundamental errors are made in the investment rationale. Part 3 is on the way, so don't forget to subscribe! Follow Allen and Big Al for some top notch twitter experience and tons of other great work. Find more of their writing by exploring the audio library at BitcoinAudible.com Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2021
Read_562 - Only the Strong Survive - Part 1 [Allen Farrington & Big Al]
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"The consensus is what matters. The breakthrough of proof-of-work and the difficulty adjustment is far more about harnessing energy and existing communications infrastructure to calibrate incentives than it has to do with computation. Computation is a tool that makes the process more efficient and reliable, but Bitcoin is not itself a 'computer.'" We start our dive into the incredible piece from Allen Farrington & Big Al, on the complete philosophical, technical, & social case for the uncertain long term value in "Crypto" beyond Bitcoin. Starting with section 1 on the true innovation of Bitcoin, and section 2 on why "Crypto" is not actually decentralized. 2 More Parts coming later this week so don't forget to subscribe! Follow Allen and Big Al for some top notch twitter experience and tons of other great work. Find more of their writing by exploring the audio library at BitcoinAudible.com Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
Read_561 - The Village and the Strongman [Alex Gladstein]
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“Sandwiched between Guatemala and Honduras, El Salvador — the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America, with an average GDP per capita of around $3,500 — is a most unlikely ground zero for a financial revolution.” - Alex Gladstein Gladstein is back with the full story of Bitcoin and El Salvador. What it's like on the ground, the people it all started with, the responsibility we have as a community, & the history that gives much needed perspective to the actions of the political regime. You don't want to miss this one. Check out the original article and tons of other incredible work by Gladstein & others at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/the-polarity-of-bitcoin-in-el-salvador Endless thanks to Bitcoin Magazine and the LTB Network for the incredible content they bring to the Bitcoin ecosystem. Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
Read_560 - The Schumpeterian Bitcoin Cycle [Prateek Goorha]
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"Schumpeter would have loved Bitcoin. He would have seen in Bitcoin a living representation of his theory of capitalism, so often quoted but rarely understood. Creative destruction is the process by which capitalism continually rejuvenates itself. It is what drives markets forwards, constantly being refreshed with new ideas that destroy extant structures and erect better ones in their stead.” - Prateek Goorha & Andy Edstrom Today we are digging into the evolution of the economy and the cycles of creative destruction that the most significant innovations create in the economic order. What is Bitcoin in this view, and how might these cycles map onto of the cycles within the Bitcoin system itself? Check out the article, plus the others mentioned in today's episode for further exploring the cycles of Bitcoin, innovation, and society: The Schumpeterian Bitcoin Cycle: https://goorha.medium.com/the-schumpeterian-bitcoin-cycle-e79543443bdf Bitcoin and the Rhythms of History - By Brandon Quittem: https://bitcoinaudible.com/bitcoin-and-the-rhythms-of-history/ Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • The Fold Card will get you SATS BACK on EVERYTHING! You don't want to miss this with the Fold debit card, and gift card selection on the Fold App. Everything you already buy, except with sats back! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 5,000 free sats for signing up. • And the BitBox02 hardware wallet for keeping those sats SAFE! You need a secure, intuitive way to hold your digital money in a digital vault. That's the BitBox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
Read_559 - The Dollar Burden & Why the US Will Adopt Bitcoin [Ansel Lindner]
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"we often hear the U.S. dollar called an “exorbitant privilege.” Namely, that the U.S. benefits disproportionately from the dollar’s reserve currency status. This article will detail why the current financial system has, in fact, been a burden on the United States, why the fiat dollar system is ending and what that means for the future of Bitcoin." - Ansel Lindner What if the dollar fiat reserve system isn't actually a great privilege, but is actually a burden that wears on the US success and growth? What if the best path forward to renew US growth and its importance in the global economy, was to adopt a Bitcoin standard? Don't miss another great Bitcoin Magazine read, this one from Ansel Lindner. Check out the original article below, plus tons of other great works at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/how-bitcoin-could-replace-the-u-s-dollar Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • The Fold Card will get you SATS BACK on EVERYTHING! You don't want to miss this with the Fold debit card, and gift card selection on the Fold App. Everything you already buy, except with sats back! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 5,000 free sats for signing up. • And the BitBox02 hardware wallet for keeping those sats SAFE! You need a secure, intuitive way to hold your digital money in a digital vault. That's the BitBox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
Read_558 - Why Bitcoin, The Full Series Audiobook [Tomer Strolight]
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"For those with the curiosity to look, Bitcoin has emerged as a vast and mysterious space to explore, with treasures, dangers and untold potential. And similar to the Statue of Liberty’s beautiful but no longer true invitation, bitcoin beckons those who are tired, poor and yearning to breathe free to enter its realm and bask in the light of its gifts." - Tomer Strolight Why choose Bitcoin? Why Bitcoin is the new frontier. Why and how Bitcoin uses energy. Why everything that should hurt Bitcoin, only makes it stronger. Why Bitcoin is so much more than money. Why Bitcoin will end the worst heist in history, & 20 other amazing chapters in this incredible series by Tomer Strolight, covering so many different perspectives of Bitcoin. See and understand this incredible new technology from every angle imaginable, and find the answer to why Bitcoin? Check out the full book PDF available at Swan Bitcoin below: swanbitcoin.com/whybitcoin Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • The Fold Card will get you SATS BACK on EVERYTHING! You don't want to miss this with the Fold debit card, and gift card selection on the Fold App. Everything you already buy, except with sats back! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 5,000 free sats for signing up. • And the BitBox02 hardware wallet for keeping those sats SAFE! You need a secure, intiutive way to hold your digital money in a digital vault. That's the BitBox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Open an IRA with iTrustCapital to invest in Bitcoin & Physical Gold TAX-FREE. Get 1 month FREE with discount code "GUY" by going to the link below: https://rebrand.ly/guyswann Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
Read_557 - The Stairway to Omnipresence [DerGigi]
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"the fact that bitcoin is now legal tender in a country is absolutely astonishing. Yesterday, some nerds discovered a system that allows magic internet money to emerge by sending messages back and forth. Today, a country decided to adopt this system as their currency" - DerGigi Today we cover an excellent little piece from DerGigi that takes a step back and puts the news of legal tender in El Salvador into perspective. This isn't just another bullet point, this is a key step in the realization of a global, open monetary system. This is a major more toward a Bitcoin Standard. Listen to find out more. Check out all the incredible work by DerGigi and follow him at DerGigi.com: https://dergigi.com/2021/09/09/moving-towards-a-bitcoin-standard/ Plus the threads covered in the Guy's Take from BitcoinBeach linked below: https://twitter.com/Bitcoinbeach/status/1434520062208118785?s=20 Don't forget to check out our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
Read_556 - Bitcoin Has Already Won [Akarsh Nalawade]
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"There has never been a more secure, scarce, valuable, transportable, decentralized and networked asset in all of humanity’s history. It’s more mobile than gold. It appreciates faster than property. It’s supply is fixed unlike stocks and bonds. It’s payment network is faster and cheaper than Visa’s" - Akarsh Nalawade With Lightning exploding on the scene and becoming the default means of interaction with the Bitcoin system, legal tender going live in El Salvador, the massive hash rate migration, and so much more, Bitcoin is becoming the impossible to ignore. Lindy in full display, Bitcoin may be doing more than simply winning, it may have already won. First time author Akarsh brings us a fun, short piece making the case that the battle is already over, we are simply waiting for the dust to settle. Check out the original piece on Medium and the other works by Akarsh at the link below: https://akarshnalawade01.medium.com/bitcoin-has-already-won-ea028936f016 Don't forget to check out our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
Read_555 - The Bitcoin Energy Debate & the Gold Resource Cost Debate [Nic Carter]
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"Long before we had the Bitcoin energy debate, we had the gold resource cost debate. The contours were similar: the costs associated with gold refining and extraction were a waste; they were too great relative to a mere fiat standard in which notes could be printed for virtually nothing." - Nic Carter Great piece today from Nic Carter published on Bitcoin Magazine. The energy cost debate of Bitcoin might not be quite what it seems to be. And we can take a lesson from history by understanding the long, ongoing debate about the resource costs of the Gold standard.  Check out the original article at the link below, plus tons of great stuff from Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-and-gold-energy-debate Don't forget to check out our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2021
Read_554 - Finding Financial Freedom in Afghanistan [Alex Gladstein]
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“Farzan and her family traveled by foot, car and train thousands of miles through Iran and Turkey, finally making it to Germany in 2017. Along the way, dishonest middlemen and common thieves stole everything they brought with them, including their jewelry and cash. At one point, their boat crashed, and more belongings sank to the bottom of the Mediterranean. It’s a tragic story familiar to so many refugees. But in this case, something was different. Through it all, Farzan was able to keep her bitcoin, because she hid the seed to her Bitcoin wallet on a piece of tiny, innocuous-looking paper. Thieves could not take what they could not find.” - Alex Gladstein You don't want to miss another excellent piece in the incredible ongoing works by Alex Gladstein. Thanks to Bitcoin Magazine for this incredible work and continuing to put out so much incredible stuff for the Bitcoin space! Check out the article below for links to dig further and a huge collection of other excellent works at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-financial-freedom-in-afghanistan Don't forget to check out our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
Chat #62 - Dave Smith & Part of the Solution
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Dave Smith has finally done a Bitcoin episode! For those of you who missed this, I am making it available on my own feed and for those of you who do not know Dave Smith, he has the best podcast on libertarianism out there. It is absolutely one to check out if you haven't yet. Check out the links below to watch this episode on youtube, or explore the other great content on Part of the Problem. Part of the Problem with Dave Smith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAqs3DOXqCc https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/part-of-the-problem/id833706616 Don't forget to check out our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
Read_553 - Bitcoin's "Naive" Monetary Policy [Natasha Che]
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"Bitcoin fails as a money b/c of its naive monetary policy. Many people think government printing too much is evil, so a fixed money supply must be good. The reality: a money that cannot expand would crush the economy and put us all in poverty. Here’s why and how to fix it." - Natasha Che Today we have a fun one to go through. A twitter thread by Natasha Che who was eager to explain why Bitcoin's monetary policy would ultimately lead to economic destitution and poverty. A prime example of "I've just discovered Bitcoin, and I'm here to fix it." Is any of her theory correct? Or does she base her entire theory upon false assumptions about money? Find the entire thread and comments at the link below: https://twitter.com/RealNatashaChe/status/1428431581077667842 Don't forget to check out our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
Read_552 - Inside Cuba's Bitcoin Revolution [Alex Gladstein]
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“This technology goes around blockades and government restrictions, it allows you to move value without trusting anyone, it connects you to the world, and it allows you to empower yourself and do things that are otherwise impossible,” he said. “It has created hope for those who want change.” Today Alex Gladstein takes us on another Bitcoin journey around the world, this time to Cuba. A communist regime where dissent is illegal, where 70% of the value of the currency is stolen by the government in the official conversion, & where the chance to accumulate wealth and engage in trade is a privilege for the few. With Bitcoin and internet finding their way to this lost country, a chance for a better future may be on the horizon. Don't miss another incredible piece from Gladstein & Bitcoin Magazine. Check out the original at Bitcoin Magazine, plus the other amazing works recently published over there at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/cubas-bitcoin-revolution Don't forget to check out our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
Read_551 - I Tried Hacking Bitcoin, and I Failed [Dan Kaminsky]
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"By all extant metrics in security system review, this system should have failed instantaneously, at every possible layer.  And, to be fair, it has failed at other layers – BitCoin thefts have occurred, in the meta-code that surrounds the core technology itself. But the core technology actually works, and has continued to work, to a degree not everyone predicted. Time to enjoy being wrong. What the heck is going on here?" - Dan Kaminsky Today we read an excellent blast from the past by legend Dan Kaminsky who saw Bitcoin as an inevitable disaster that he couldn't wait to tear apart, only to be stopped at every tactic he used by code that "simply knew better." We lost Dan this past year from complications due to diabetes, and it's sad to lose such a major contributor to the security of the internet. RIP Dan, your contributions won't be forgotten. I Tried Hacking Bitcoin And I Failed: https://www.businessinsider.com/dan-kaminsky-highlights-flaws-bitcoin-2013-4 Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
Read_550 - Bitcoin's Energy Use isn't a Problem, Here's Why [Lyn Alden]
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"And it’s easier to sensa­tion­alize things for pageviews or polit­ical gain. For example, it’s commonly said that the Bitcoin network uses more energy than some countries. That’s true, but then so does Google, Youtube, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, the cruise industry, Christmas lights, house­hold drying machines, private jets, the zinc industry, and basically any other sizable platform or industry. From that list, Bitcoin’s energy usage is the closest to that of the cruise indus­try’s energy usage, but bitcoins are used by more people, and the network scales far better." - Lyn Alden Today we read an amazing and comprehensive view of the entire argument around Bitcoin and energy with all of the fallacies and misunderstandings. Is Bitcoin's energy use really a problem? Find out! Check out the full article with tons of extra to help visualize the arguments and explore further at the Swan Bitcoin blog: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/bitcoins-energy-usage-is-not-a-problem-heres-why-by-lyn-alden/ Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
Guy's Take #49 - Backed by Truth
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"Bitcoin is a network, a money, a language, a system of rules, & a clock. Bitcoin is backed by Truth" - Guy Swann Links to other works mentioned in the show today for further digging and study of these concepts in detail. Plus a really funny clip on the ridiculousness of the English language: Dergigi's "Bitcoin is Time" https://bitcoinaudible.com/bitcoin-is-time/ Gallagher on the English Language: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfz3kFNVopk Shelling Out: The Origins of Money: https://bitcoinaudible.com/shelling-out-the-origins-of-money/ Money, Blockchains & Social Scalability: https://bitcoinaudible.com/money-blockchains-and-social-scalability/ Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2021
Read_549 - Fiat Lux: The Origins of Modern Money [HeavilyArmedClown]
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The word “fiat” is growing more aggrandized in the modern lexicon, however, despite its increasing popularity it is often ill defined or misused. I regularly observe people falsely call Bitcoin a fiat currency. This is thanks, not least of all, to the layman’s poor grasp of history and money. Fiat is of Latin origin, meaning authoritative sanction; a decree, command or order. Fiat does not mean “backed by nothing” or “redeemable for nothing” or “pegged to nothing.” - HAC A walk through the history of monetary expansion, the constant, and inevitable consequences, and how Bitcoin is set to change the fundamental flaw through which such manipulation is even possible. We are entering a new world. Are you ready? Some other links to check out! • Fiat Lux: The Origins of Modern Money: https://heavilyarmedclown.medium.com/fiat-lux-the-origins-of-modern-money-469dbc47567b • WTF Happened in 1971?: https://wtfhappenedin1971.com/ • History of Money and Banking in the United States: https://cdn.mises.org/History%20of%20Money%20and%20Banking%20in%20the%20United%20States%20The%20Colonial%20Era%20to%20World%20War%20II_2.pdf • What Bitcoin Did: https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/wtf-is-happening-in-2020 Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
Read_548 - This is Not a Drill! [Jake Chervinsky]
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"Here's the deal with the US infrastructure bill: A new provision has been added that expands the Tax Code's definition of "broker" to capture nearly everyone in crypto, including non-custodial actors like miners, forcing them all to KYC users. This is not a drill" - Jake Chervinsky The government is trying to sneak in an incredibly arduous and expansive redefinition of the tax code that could be interpreted as so broad to essentially encompass every computer and piece of software running in the Bitcoin industry. This will be a disaster for the open monetary network within the United States. Today we read a great thread breaking down the issue from Jake Chervinsky and talk at length about what we can do. Take a short time to call your senator or representative or use the resist.bot to automatically send an email at the below links: guyswann.com/senator guyswann.com/representative guyswann.com/resist Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2021
Read_547 - Scaling Lightning: To El Zonte... and Beyond! [Roy Sheinfeld]
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"Many tellings of El Salvador’s story have largely overlooked and understated the role of the Lightning Network. But make no mistake: any country could have adopted bitcoin five or eight years ago. The base layer hasn’t changed much. The new ingredient, the innovation that has made this possible and is opening up all kinds of possibilities for the future, is Lightning.” - Roy Sheinfeld Today we dive back into Lightning in another excellent article from Breez Tech founder Roy Sheinfeld exploring how Lightning has brought us to today, and how to scale it to the entire world. Even though it's often thought of as a part of the background regarding the recent El Salvador announcement, to the contrary, it's truly at the center of everything that is happening. With a major shout out to Michael Peterson from Bitcoin beach and the Lightning proof of concept, we read Roy's excellent article, "Scaling Lightning: To El Zonte... And Beyond!" Link to the article for further reading and links to related services: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/scaling-lighting-el-zonte For the best resource on news, information, essays, and education in the Bitcoin space, don't forget to check out the incredible BitcoinMagazine and the LTBNetwork for other shows all about the developments in this ecosystem! Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2021
Read_546 - Could Bitcoin Be Palestine's Currency of Freedom? [Alex Gladstein]
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“Independence is financial,” Abukhdeir told me. “If we don’t have financial freedom, nothing is going to change.” - Alex Gladstein Another brilliant addition to the Gladstein series from Bitcoin Magazine. Gladstein has been investigating Bitcoin's benefits for people all over the globe, those in the first world, the third, connected to the modern banking system, the entirely unbanked, those stuck under oppressive regimes, monetary colonialization, & behind walls of political tyranny. Today he takes a deep dive into Palestine and how they have ben bled dry of their capital and manufacturing base over 50 years in significant part through a monetary and banking system completely controlled by external powers. And how Bitcoin may be a spark of hope to begin changing that harsh reality. Could Bitcoin be Palestine's Currency of Freedom? https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/can-bitcoin-bring-palestine-freedom For the best resource on news, information, essays, and education in the Bitcoin space, don't forget to check out the incredible BitcoinMagazine and the LTBNetwork for other shows all about the developments in this ecosystem! Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
Read_545 - The Ultimate Guide to Inflation [Lyn Alden]
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A great piece today detailing out the different kinds, the nuances & the long history of inflation. What misconceptions do we still have about inflation? What are the major correlating factors? And what can we do to protect ourselves in different environments? All this and more in another of Lyn Alden's incredible pieces from her investment newsletter. The Ultimate Guide to Inflation: https://www.lynalden.com/inflation/#investing Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
Read_544 - Another Way to Think About Bitcoin's Value [Bradley Rettler]
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"Owning bitcoin is often put in contrast to owning stock in a company that produces a good or service. In virtue of the company producing a good or service and receiving money for the good or service, stock in that company is said to have intrinsic value. Methods of calculation of the intrinsic value of a stock usually involve calculating the value of the assets the company has and/or the expected future earnings. Bitcoin is not a company and produces no goods or services — so it lacks intrinsic value. So goes the criticism." - Bradley Rettler Why is it so difficult for people to wrap their heads around the idea of Bitcoin's value? Its always met with criticisms like "but it doesn't have intrinsic value," or "but its not backed by anything." In this context, what does intrinsic value even mean, and does Bitcoin have any of it? Dr. Bradley Rettler brings us a great breakdown at Bitcoin Magazine on the philosophy of value & what, if anything, actually has intrinsic value at all. Another Way to Think About Bitcoin's Value: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-intrinsic-value-definition Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Read_543 - There Never Was a Real Tulip Fever [Smithsonian Magazine]
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"For decades, economists have pointed to 17th-century tulipmania as a warning about the perils of the free market. Writers and historians have reveled in the absurdity of the event. The incident even provides the backdrop for the new film Tulip Fever, based on a novel of the same name by Deborah Moggach. The only problem: none of these stories are true." - Lorraine Boissoneault What if every single time Bitcoin critics derided the Bitcoin phenomenon as nothing but market madness, a mirror of the obvious insanity of the Tulip craze in 17th century Dutch markets... what if they were actually referring to something that never really happened? What was the Tulip bubble really and was it exactly what it was made out to be? Or something far more boring? Dont miss this excellent article from Smithsonian Mag and author Lorraine Boissoneault that digs into the truth behind the myth, and about the not so manic Tulip Mania. Link the the original article, plus the source work by Anne Goldgar who did extensive research and found out the truth behind the myth: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/there-never-was-real-tulip-fever-180964915/ https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/T/bo5414939.html Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
Read_542 - Sidechains for Scaling, Thunder Network [Paul Sztorc]
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"Bitcoin (BTC, the currency) in its current form can scale – enough to process every txn in the world! It just needs the right combination of layer2s." - Paul Sztorc What would it look like if we could use sidechains today to scale Bitcoin to the worldwide payments capacity? Paul Sztorc, proponent and developer for Drivechains & BIP300 to bring this model to the Bitcoin ecosystem, lays out his vision for a future with the Thunder Network; sidechains with heavier data throughput to bridge to act as huge transaction aggregators that enables the quick deployment of any desired feature, an open landscape for design & privacy technology, & will allow Bitcoin to scale to every user in the world, and beyond. Sidechains for Scaling, Thunder Network: https://www.truthcoin.info/blog/thunder/ Check out the "Lessons from Bittorrent Series" covered on the show that was mentioned in the commentary: https://bitcoinaudible.com/why-bittorrent-mattered-lessons-for-crypto-1-of-4/ Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
Read_541 - A Treatise on Altcoins [Andrew Poelstra]
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"Of course, “developing your own cryptosystem” is the purview of only cranks and researchers, so it was reasonably assumed that none of these “altcoins”, as they were called, could ever be plausibly presented for public use. Boy, were we ever wrong on that one" - Andrew Poelstra How did we find ourselves in an environment where people copy/paste "crypto tokens" on a daily basis, and foundational cryptographic infrastructure is tossed around like casino chips? Prior to the days of Bitcoin, no one would have ever taken such projects seriously, but enter the ability to make money off fools and everything changes. Dont miss an incredible piece from Bitcoin developer Andrew Poelstra atempting to break down the major flaws and failures of philosophy on the entirety of what is know today as "altcoins." A Treatise on Altcoins: https://download.wpsoftware.net/bitcoin/alts.pdf Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2021
Read_540 - Bitcoin & the American Idea [Alex Gladstein]
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"Perhaps Bitcoin can help Americans reflect on our history and remember that our true glory, in Adams’s words, is “not dominion, but liberty,” and that our true march is “of the mind” and not the sword." - Alex Galdstein Happy Independence Day fellow Audionauts! This is the day to celebrate the American experiment and the ideals which it sought to achieve. An ideal of "all men created equal," individual liberties, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and so many more revolutionary principles that have been the foundation for the outlaw of slavery, the civil rights movement, & human rights movements around the world. So where do we separate "America the idea" from "America the political system?" What was missed in the founding documents that allowed the experiment to still fail so many? Does Bitcoin have a role to play by re-empowering these core principles of individual liberty? Another brilliant piece from Alex Gladstein & Bitcoin Magazine, don't miss today's show! https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-and-the-american-idea Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2021
Chat #61 - Libertarians & Bitcoiners Sitting in a Tree...
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We had an awesome discussion on Twitter spaces, getting some major Bitcoiners and Libertarians together to talk about the tools available to us in the endless fight for liberty, & why Bitcoin should be at the center of it all. Hope you guys enjoy this discussion as much as I did, and sorry for the minor audio hiccups and lack of censoring. As an open discussion there is some language so don't have your kids around if you don't want them to hear. Thanks to @BranchFloridian for putting this together and hope to be able to do this again soon! Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2021
Read_539 - The Theological Conquest of Money [Erik Cason]
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"Bitcoin over the last ten years has create a single global movement that is loyal to no nation-state, no government, no military anywhere on the planet; but towards an ethics of a commonality of wealth. Through the radical protection cryptography offers to this new form of property found within bitcoin, the bonds of a new commonwealth have been formed." - Erik Cason Another great piece from cypherpunk extraordinaire, Erik Cason. On the theological idea of money, the manifestation & understanding of human liberty external to the state apparatus, & how Bitcoin changes the nature of political law, forever. Get ready, the rabbit hole is about to get crazy. Dont' forget to check out tons of other great works at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
Guy's Take #48 - But Hoarding Money Destroys the Economy!...
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We've all heard the criticism, sound money can't work because people will simply "hoard it." Obviously, per the Keynesians' demands, it is critical that we incentivize consumption and investment or the economy will fall into chaos and poverty. But how sound is this idea really? Does a money that keeps its value and isn't debased REALLY destroy the economy? What if this statement is simply.... wrong? All this and more in today's Guy's Take to break down the concepts of natural deflation, its differences with credit deflation, the boogeyman it's been confused with, & what sound money gives to the economy that uses it. Some other great episodes mentioned in today's show to expand on the ideas & go further down the rabbit hole: The Use of Knowledge in Society https://bitcoinaudible.com/hayeks-use-of-knowledge-in-society-part-1-2/ Guy's Take #18 - A Story of Booms and Busts https://bitcoinaudible.com/a-story-about-booms-busts/ Guy's Take #36 - Walking Tall https://bitcoinaudible.com/guys-take-36-walking-tall/ Our amazing sponsors for today's show, keeping Bitcoin Audible alive! The BitBox02 hardware wallet for the trifecta of ease of use, security, & open source key storage. SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic Bitcoin savings plan, automatic withdrawal, & low fee sat stacking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
Read_537 - Bitcoin is An Idea [DerGigi]
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"As Victor Hugo reminds us: nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come. Bitcoin is here to stay; and Bitcoin’s time is now." - DerGigi Another chapter in Gigi's upcoming book 21 Ways, today's article covers some of the prehistory, the origins, the breakthroughs, and the meaning of the Bitcoin system. Gigi always comes through with excellent work, and this one doesn't disappoint. Check out his patreon to stay up on his other projects and support his content. Plus the incredible body of work on his website at the links below. https://www.patreon.com/dergigi https://dergigi.com/2021/06/13/bitcoin-is-an-idea/ Explore the entire library of audio works at BitcoinAudible.com, plus vote for your favorites to be heard on the show! Our amazing sponsors for today's show, keeping Bitcoin Audible alive! The BitBox02 hardware wallet for the trifecta of ease of use, security, & open source key storage. SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic Bitcoin savings plan, automatic withdrawal, & low fee sat stacking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2021
Read_538 - Fighting Monetary Colonialism with Open Source Code [Alex Gladstein]
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"Monetary repression continues to be hidden, and not spoken of in polite circles. The reality today for the 182 million people living in CFA nations is that while they may be politically independent in name, their economies and money are still under colonial rule, and foreign powers still abuse and prolong that relationship to squeeze and exploit as much value from their societies and geographies as possible." - Alex Gladstein Another tour de force from Gladstein, this time breaking down the dirty details of the oppressive CFA monetary regime used, much like the petrodollar, to control and consume resources from foreign nations into French coffers. A common story in monetary systems, it's used as a tool for power, privilege, & political control. Hear the stories on the ground of those who saw this colonialism, and how they hope to stop it. Another from the irreplaceable publication of BitcoinMagazine. 👏🏻 Check out the original and other great pieces from Bitcoin Magazine below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-a-currency-of-decolonization Search for the many other pieces by Gladstein in the Bitcoin Audible Library: https://BitcoinAudible.com Follow the amazing people discussed and mentioned in this piece: https://twitter.com/Farida_N https://twitter.com/diopfode https://twitter.com/fpigeaud https://twitter.com/nssylla Our amazing sponsors for today's show, keeping Bitcoin Audible alive! The BitBox02 hardware wallet for the trifecta of ease of use, security, & open source key storage. SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic Bitcoin savings plan, automatic withdrawal, & low fee sat stacking Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2021
Read_536 - Bitcoin Information Theory B.I.T [Aaron Segal]
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"A deflationary monetary system of absolute hard money acts as a mirror for value creation. It is a compass to guide us toward a better economic path." - Aaron Segal From Bitcoin Magazine, we hit a fantastic piece on the nature of money as a tool for reducing informational entropy. Why a finite supply money, is ultimately the most pure form of money able to translate technological innovation into decreased uncertainty in an economic system. Don't miss Segal's "Bitcoin Information Theory" Check out the original and other great pieces at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-information-theory-bit The other excellent pieces mentioned that dig further into this topic, the ideas of pricing in an economy, & why our system has been skewed to strip the economic machine of growth and productivity: "The Capital Strip Mine" by Allen Farringtion: https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-capital-strip-mine/ "The Use of Knowledge in Society" by F.A. Hayek: https://bitcoinaudible.com/hayeks-use-of-knowledge-in-society-part-1-2/ And our amazing sponsors for today's show, keeping Bitcoin Audible alive! The BitBox02 hardware wallet for the trifecta of ease of use, security, & open source key storage. SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic Bitcoin savings plan, automatic withdrawal, & low fee sat stacking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
Read_535 - Analyzing Bitcoin's Network Effect [Lyn Alden]
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"A network effect is an attribute of a company or other system such that as more people use the network, the network becomes exponentially more valuable for each user. It’s one of the strongest economic moats that a system can have against competitors." - Lyn Alden Another excellent piece today from the newsletter of Lyn Alden, making sense of network effects, what they are & how fundamental they are to success. Breaking down the network effects of Bitcoin and the state of the ecosystem and institutional adoption. And lastly its comparison to the rest of the “Crypto” industry and where we can or cannot compare them. Analyzing Bitcoin's Network Effect: https://www.lynalden.com/bitcoins-network-effect/ For the Ray Youssef panel mentioned, Bitcoin 2021: Onboarding One Billion Bitcoiners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfvLz81EVhI And our lovely sponsors who make Bitcoin Audible possible: ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet for sovereignty, simplicity, & security of your Bitcoin keys. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" SwanBitcoin.com for your automatic, no hassle, & low cost Bitcoin savings plan. Set it once and it never stops stacking for your future self! $10 free sats for signing up at my ref link. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
Read_534 - Bitcoin Mining & the Case for More Energy [Caulfield & Lindstrom]
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“All this to say, there is no optimistic version of the future in which humanity does not use significantly more energy than it does today.” - Hodl’n Caulfield & Selene Lindstrom What is the connection between Bitcoin, human prosperity, and the fundamental process of commanding energy to solve our problems? Bitcoin isn’t just a monetary and financial solution, its also revolutionary in the simple fact that it replaces a problem of violence and authority, merely through the burning of energy. How could we make the case that not only should we not scorn this amazing feat, but that we should want far more energy used by the system, to protect far more people around the world from systemic corruption of money? Check out the original and drop some crazy applause on this one on medium: https://bitcoinandenergy.medium.com/bitcoin-mining-and-the-case-for-more-energy-90094ce25fac Don’t forget to follow the authors on Twitter for more of their future work: https://twitter.com/stackerintherye https://twitter.com/selenelindstr6 And a shout out to our amazing sponsors to the show: ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet for sovereignty, simplicity, & security of your Bitcoin keys. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" SwanBitcoin.com for your automatic, no hassle, & low cost Bitcoin savings plan. Set it once and it never stops stacking for your future self! $10 free sats for signing up at my ref link. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Read_533 - Guy's Take on the "Why Bitcoin Series, Part 1"
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Completely left the intro and guy's take section out of the publishing for last week's episode, so figured I would drop it just for those who might like to listen. No ads or any breaks for this one since I screwed up, lol. Enjoy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
Read_533 - Why Bitcoin, The Series - Part 1 [Tomer Strolight]
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"For those with the curiosity to look, Bitcoin has emerged as a vast and mysterious space to explore with treasures, dangers, and untold potential." - Tomer Strolight Going through the incredible short, but profound pieces in the Why Bitcoin series by Tomer Strolight. An incredible walk through the many fundamental characteristics of Bitcoin. Why should we choose it, why is it backed by physics, why does its buying power keep rising, why is it the new frontier, and more in this first episode. Don't miss it! For more digging into what happened in El Salvador and what the legal tender dstatus means, check out the awesome SSL podcast we did with Tomer, Alex Gladstein, Brady Swenson, & myself earlier today. Careful not to get too bullish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_WC-AU8df8 Then for diving deeper into Proof of Work, check out the great pieces by Hugo Nguyen mentioned in the commentary: Anatomy of Proof of Work: https://bitcoinaudible.com/anatomy-of-proof-of-work-part-1/ Bitcoin, Chance & Randomness: https://bitcoinaudible.com/bitcoin-chance-and-randomness-part-2/ ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet for the secure, safe ship for sailing the open seas to this new frontier! And SwanBitcoin.com for the strong sails pointed in the right direction. Toward a sovereign future, auto stacking & DCA into Bitcoin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Bitcoin Law - The El Salvador Legal Tender Bill
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I may have gotten ahead of myself but the vote is happening right now in El Salvador's Congress. It's being discussed and read on the floor & in order to get this out as quickly as possible, we have the reading of the "Bitcoin Law" proposed and soon voted on in El Salvador. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Guy's Take #47 - Legal Tender... And So It Begins
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If you haven't seen it, don't miss out on this moment in history. Jack Mallers' announcement and speech at Bitcoin2021 on the massive moves they are making with Strike, the infrastructure being built in the developing world, & the move by the President of El Salvador to make Bitcoin a legal Tender within the country and make it part of the national strategy to bring financial inclusion, monetary independence, and an infrastructure that will take them into the future with Bitcoin. This is the beginning of some massive. Don't miss today's episode and the link below to dig more into this incredible development. Jack Mallers at Bitcoin 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_59hrgTiRJU Tweets related to this news & read on this episode: https://twitter.com/WilliamSorianoH/status/1401737638290280452?s=20 https://twitter.com/nayibbukele/status/1401955382533165062?s=20 https://twitter.com/nayibbukele/status/1401622548396314631?s=20 https://twitter.com/nayibbukele/status/1401335885497524226?s=20 https://twitter.com/carlitosrejala/status/1401712725886132224?s=20 https://www.thestreet.com/crypto/bitcoin/panama-may-join-el-salvador-and-paraguay-in-bitcoin-adoption https://twitter.com/gabrielsilva8_7/status/1401965129051389958?s=20 https://twitter.com/FabioOstermann/status/1401988499893587968?s=20 And a shout out to our amazing sponsors to the show: ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet for sovereignty, simplicity, & security of your Bitcoin keys. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" SwanBitcoin.com for your automatic, no hassle, & low cost Bitcoin savings plan. Set it once and it never stops stacking for your future self! $10 free sats for signing up at my ref link. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
Read_532 - The Humanitarian & Environmental Case for Bitcoin [Alex Gladstein]
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"If there is ever competition for the energy that the Bitcoin miners are buying, the miners turn off their machines, perhaps to turn them back on later in a real-time response to grid loads. This relationship is poorly understood by many, leading to a popular but incorrect assumption that Bitcoin is “wasting” energy that could be used for other projects." - Alex Gladstein Another amazing piece from Gladstein, this time breaking down the incentives and elements of Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining that has the potential to transform the developing world's capacity for capital accumulation, sustainable economic activity, & bootstrapping of renewable energy production and expansion of the much needed electrification. Don't miss this piece! Check out the original and Gladstein’s other incredible work below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-is-humanitarian-and-environmental A big thanks to BitcoinMagazine and the LTBNetwork for the invaluable & dedicated resource they have been to the Bitcoin community for so many years. And a shout out to our amazing sponsors to the show: ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet for sovereignty, simplicity, & security of your Bitcoin keys. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" SwanBitcoin.com for your automatic, no hassle, & low cost Bitcoin savings plan. Set it once and it never stops stacking for your future self! $10 free sats for signing up at my ref link. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Read_531 - Why Anthropologists are More Interested in Bitcoin than Economists [Mick Morucci]
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“At the core of economists’ fallacy is the belief that money is money by decree (because the state and its expert economists say so), which means they don’t fully recognise the power held by people’s collective decisions.” - Mick Morucci A Bitcoin Magazine read today on why it is that the modern anthropologist may actually have a better grasp of Bitcoin and its incredible potential, than the mainstream economist does. A fascinating perspective from Anthropologist & economist Mick Morucci, on the unique insight he brings from 2 different disciplines. Check out the original at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/anthropologists-are-interested-in-bitcoin Wired For Story: https://www.amazon.com/Wired-Story-Writers-Science-Sentence/dp/1607742454/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1_FMXR Big thanks to our sponsors! ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2021
Read_530 - Privacy, Fungibility, Anonymity [nopara73]
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“Technologies of anonymous communication, anonymous currency, and reputation systems have been invented. They cannot be un-invented. These are all the ingredients needed to build a circular economy with strong privacy in cyber-space” - NoPara73 Today we dive back into some of the most important concepts in Bitcoin, and some of the fundamental goals Bitcoin was created to facilitate. Privacy, Fungibility, & anonymity. What are they, how do they relate to each other, and what can we do to preserve them within the Bitcoin system? Check out the original article and drop some epic applause on this piece on medium! https://nopara73.medium.com/privacy-fungibility-anonymity-451d029355f7 Follow nopara73 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nopara73 An excellent discussion of the importance of privacy in today’s world with Glenn Greenwald: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcSlowAhvUk Big thanks to our sponsors! ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2021
Read_529 - PART 2: The Inflation/Deflation Debate [Lyn Alden]
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"deflation is the natural order of a productive economy. If we were using a hard money standard like gold, for example, we would expect products to get cheaper over time relative to the value of our golden money, thanks to technological and productivity improvements over time, which make them cheaper relative to the number of labor hours required to produce them.” - Lyn Alden Concluding the amazing breakdown of the current macroeconomic conditions of the dollar, how much money is actually being injected into the system, and what inflationary/deflationary forces are at play to make sense of what out monetary future holds. Don't forget to check out the original to dig deeper down the rabbit hole on these topics & follow Lyn's incredible blog: https://www.lynalden.com/quantitative-easing-mmt-inflation/ Other of Lyn's great work from the show: 7 Misconceptions About Bitcoin: https://bitcoinaudible.com/7-misconceptions-about-bitcoin/ The Fraying of the Petrodollar System Part 1 & 2: https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-fraying-of-the-petrodollar-system-part-1/ https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-fraying-of-the-petrodollar-system-part-2/ Big thanks to our sponsors! ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2021
Read_529 - QE, MMT, Inflation & Deflation - Part 1 [Lyn Alden]
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"Quantitative easing (QE) occurs when central banks, such as the U.S. Federal Reserve, create new money to buy government bonds or other securities. Some people fear that it will cause high inflation or even hyper-inflation and that it is essentially money-printing, while others suggest that it has no impact on inflation because the money that is newly-created or “printed” gets locked away... Based on history and math, the inflationary side of the argument is eventually correct, but with a lot of nuance along the way." - Lyn Alden Another amazing piece from Lyn Alden breaking down & "steel manning" the concepts of QE & MMT. How they claim to work in theory and when they are/are not “money printing” and what their major failures are. This is a great one for making sense of the macroeconomic situation and trying to wrap your head around some of these very vague and often purposefully obscure concepts around monetary policy to get down to the truth behind what’s happening. Check out the charts and other great links to dig deeper down the rabbit hole on these topics, or get a head start on tomorrows Part 2: https://www.lynalden.com/quantitative-easing-mmt-inflation/ 7 Misconceptions About Bitcoin: https://bitcoinaudible.com/7-misconceptions-about-bitcoin/ The Fraying of the Petrodollar System Part 1 & 2: https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-fraying-of-the-petrodollar-system-part-1/ https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-fraying-of-the-petrodollar-system-part-2/ Big thanks to our sponsors! ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Read_529 - Orange is the New Green [Knut Svanholm]
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"Money condenses energy. Bitcoin is the first and only tool we have for converting electric energy to monetary energy. Now what does this do to the energy market?" - Knut Svanholm Amidst all the craziness around the Bitcoin & energy debate, its time to visit another great piece by returning author Knut Svnaholm of "Sovereignty Through Mathematics" and the amazing Citadel21 Magazine! A piece not only on the energy dynamic of Bitcoin, but also the waste and economic destruction caused by the central banking system. Listen to find out in today's read. Check out the original and the other great pieces on Citadel 21 at the link below: https://www.citadel21.com/orange-is-the-new-green Mentioned in the show was the amazing piece from Hayek "The Use of Knowledge in Society": https://bitcoinaudible.com/hayeks-use-of-knowledge-in-society-part-1-2/ Thanks so much to our sponsors who make this show possible: ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Guy's Take #46 - Bitcoin is Dead... Again
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The price took a near 30% dump today. So let's talk about it. A short episode today while I take care of my pup. Have you been distraught with the current price swings? That only means you are doing something wrong, or you don't yet understand what you are buying into. Conviction comes with experience & knowledge. Today you gain experience, Bitcoin Audible will help you with your knowledge 😘 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Read_528 - Bitcoin is a Trojan Horse for Freedom [Alex Gladstein]
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“Their goals were to separate money from governments and corporations, check the growth of the global surveillance state, and preserve human rights in an increasingly digital age. Satoshi Nakamoto’s greatest trick was to animate these aspirations into something that looks like and functions as digital gold.” - Alex Gladstein Another brilliant piece from Gladstein on why the Number Go Up technology is just the facade on the Freedom Go Up foundation of Bitcoin. As corporations, banks, & even governments adopt Bitcoin out of their own self-interest, they will unknowingly be stripping themselves of the asymmetry of power they currently hold over money. By transforming greed into freedom, Bitcoin will liberate the world. Bitcoin is a Trojan horse For Freedom: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-is-a-trojan-horse-for-freedom A big thanks to our awesome sponsors & partners: Bitcoin Magazine for their amazing content and sharing Bitcoin Audible on the LTBNetwork ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2021
Read_527 - Why Layer 2 & Sidechains Will Do All the Things!! [cAPSLOCK]
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“In my lifetime I have seen many technologies emerge. The Internet. Pocket super computers. Digital music. And the old guard fought it, tried to capture it, and eventually learned to live in harmony with it in each case. The smart ones have even started to make money again in spite of it. One thing I have seen over and over is technology will find a way.” - cAPSLOCK How we fail as humans to recognize new patterns, and constantly project old, outdated models onto truly unique things which allows us to so badly misunderstand or hide the best path forward from ourselves. Bitcoin doesn’t care about our narratives, and Bitcoin will do ALL THE THINGS! Don’t miss an awesome post from cAPSLOCK, link below to explore further: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=178336.msg56754513 Check out this awesome tool mentioned in the post: https://coinos.io/home Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2021
Read_526 - Check Your Financial Privilege [Alex Gladstein]
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"only 13% of our planet’s population is born into the dollar, euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Australian dollar, Canadian dollar or Swiss Franc. The other 87% are born into autocracy or considerably less trustworthy currencies. 4.3 billion people live under authoritarianism, and 1.2 billion people live under double- or triple-digit inflation." - Alex Gladstein Another brilliant piece from Alex Gladstein and Bitcoin Magazine, this one on the incredible privilege of those inside the dollar bubble, looking out and claiming Bitcoin is useless or is bad for the world. They stand like hypocrites living without any of the problems that Bitcoin is specifically designed to fix, and is fixing. Three stories of those who live and experience the *real* world, give us a very different view of Bitcoin, & why it is critical for all of our futures that we stand behind it and see it succeed. A thanks to @RD_btc for the donation that boosted this right to the top of the list. I hope I did you proud! 🙏🏻 Check Your Financial Privilege: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/check-your-financial-privilege A massive thanks to the incredible output and work coming from Bitcoin Magazine. They are a resource like now other for publishing and spread this content as far as possible. 🔥 Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2021
Read_525 - One Does Not Simply Censor Bitcoin [Grubles]
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"How does anyone censor something abstract and intangible; something that can consist of an arrangement of numbers and letters, and can be transported via any medium? What do you do? Ban pen and paper? Phone calls and the spoken word? Smoke signals? Morse code? To what end?" - Grubles Are you hoping to censor Bitcoin? To stop people from transacting, or to prevent Bitcoin from being useable inside your country. Good luck, Bitcoin was built for just such a scenario. You certainly have a task ahead of you. A great piece today from Grubles on why its not quite the easiest of tasks to censor Bitcoin: https://notgrubles.medium.com/one-does-not-simply-censor-bitcoin-89dc4a32ba2b Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2021
Read_524 - The 7 Primal Elements of Bitcoin [Paulo Sacramento]
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“one of the main reasons for Bitcoin’s success is something that resonates with us as humans on a much deeper level: the primal elements of its brand, which when combined, turn it into a belief system." - Paulo Sacramento Today we go deeper than the technical aspects of Bitcoin, less about the code and innovation itself, & more about the human element. What is it about Bitcoin that connects it to the primal elements inside us? What makes Bitcoin not a mere technology, but an ideology? And what can it tell us about Bitcoin's long term staying power? The Seven Primal Elements of the Bitcoin Brand: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/the-seven-primal-elements-of-bitcoin Mentioned in the episode to explore the topic further: Sally Hogshead, Fascinate The Cryptoconomy Holiday Calendar Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2021
Guy's Take #45 - A Mental Framework for Scaling
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No matter how often we cover these ideas, it still seems astonishingly common for new people to fall into the same old fallacies and the same misguided thinking. In this episode I try to cover all the major problems with the "raise the blocksize" mentality, and why its thinking incorrectly about what the system even provides, and most importantly how it provides it. We cover 7-9 key points and ways to think about scaling, the Bitcoin network, & what the future of it might be given enough time. Bitcoin is the tortoise, not the hare. And the problem isn't about building a VISA competitor, its about building a state-proof monetary base. Lets jump in! Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2021
Read_523 - Fiat, Fascism, & Communism [Aleks Svetski]
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"Bitcoin’s security guarantee comes from the direct conversion of unforgeable energy into a fixed supply unit on an incorruptible monetary network. There is no alternative that exists that is more sound, efficient, effective and rooted in the physical laws of the very universe itself." - Aleks Svetski What is the true nature of our government systems and what are the consequences of collectivism. These are not only fundamental questions to understanding the problems of society today, but their exploration also enlightens how these very fallacies & failed systems are propped up by the nature of fiat money itself. For the original article with lots of links and graphics to expand on the discussion, check out the link below: https://svetski.medium.com/fiat-fascism-and-communism-d185e66733b Other great works mentioned in this episode to dig further into these ideas: Anatomy of the State [Rothbard]: Part 1 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/anatomy-of-the-state-part-1/ Part 2 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/anatomy-of-the-state-part-2/ The Use of Knowledge in Society [Hayek]: Part 1 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/hayeks-use-of-knowledge-in-society-part-1-2/ Part 2 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/use-of-knowledge-in-society-part-2/ Guy's Take #36 - Walking Tall: https://bitcoinaudible.com/guys-take-36-walking-tall/ It Starts With Food Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2021
Read_522 - The Hidden Costs of the Petrodollar System [Alex Gladstein]
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"It is truly impossible for the petrodollar system to be green when it is based on black gold." - Alex Gladstein Today we have another brilliant piece by Alex Galdstein, published on Bitcoin Magazine about the Petrodollar system, how it came about, why it has stuck around, & the horrible costs of maintaining it that so few are willing to acknowledge. Check out the original at the link below plus so many other great works at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/the-hidden-costs-of-the-petrodollar Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
Read_521 - You Are Not Prepared [Knut Svanholm]
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Hyperbitcoinization is defined by the Nakamoto institute as “a voluntary transition from an inferior currency to a superior one, and its adoption is a series of individual acts of entrepreneurship rather than a single monopolist that games the system.” - Knut Svanholm The FOMO is going to be out of this world, & both the knowledge and networks you build prior to the flood, will be endlessly valuable when or if that time comes. Both due to the nature of Bitcoin's supply, & amplified by the disaster & potential collapse of the fiat financial system, hyperbitcoinization could be much closer than we think. Are you prepared? Check out the amazing Citadel21 publication and all the incredible work they put out at the link below: https://www.citadel21.com/you-are-not-prepared Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Read_520 - The Last Days of Satoshi [Pete Rizzo]
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"To be sure, by the waning days of 2010, Satoshi Nakamoto was still acknowledged for inventing Bitcoin, and was respected for growing the world's first decentralized digital currency into a $1 million market. But as frustrations with his authority and availability built, it became all too common for users to decry Satoshi the admin[X], Satoshi the bottleneck[X], Satoshi the dictator[X]." - Pete Rizzo Dont miss another incredible journey through Bitcoin's history by Pete Rizzo, in honor of the anniversary of Satoshi's disappearance in just a few days. What did people think of Satoshi, what really happened in the transition from Satoshi to Gavin, and what critical moments in Bitcoin history, may have led to the disappearance of its mysterious creator? A must read/listen. Check out the full article and incredible list of citations for further digging at BitcoinMagazine.com below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/what-happened-when-bitcoin-creator-satoshi-nakamoto-disappeared A huge thanks to Bitcoin Magazine for their always amazing content! Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
Read_519 - The Key to an Abundant, Clean Energy Future [Square & ARKinvest]
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"Bitcoin miners are unique energy buyers in that they offer highly flexible and easily interruptible load, provide payout in a globally liquid cryptocurrency, and are completely location agnostic, requiring only an internet connection. These combined qualities constitute an extraordinary asset, an energy buyer of last resort that can be turned on or off at a moment’s notice anywhere in the world." - Square & ARKinvest The "Bitcoin destroys the environment" argument is over for anyone who hasn't lost the ability to think clearly. A new paper from Square and their clean energy initiative and how Bitcoin mining will change everything. For the full paper and links to further breakdown and discussion on the topic, check out the source below: https://assets.ctfassets.net/2d5q1td6cyxq/2D2BnksJjavw4a6SUvAPwZ/c42a9e3a520b0cc3b230cda3b43eead5/BCEI_White_Paper_.pdf Don't forget to get your keys safely in your own possession, with a secure, open source hardware wallet, the BitBox02! And stack automatically, withdrawing for free to your BitBox, using the best auto-DCA service in the biz, SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
Read_518 - Two Taproot Activation Clients! [Aaron Van Wirdum]
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"discussion about Taproot activation turned out to be a long and sometimes heated debate. Now, it has resulted in two different Taproot activation paths, embedded in two main software clients that could in some scenarios even become incompatible with one another." - Aaron Van Wirdum With a short introduction to taproot and all the mess around the True/False activation dilemma, we cover another great piece from Aaron Van Wirdum at BitcoinMagazine breaking down why we have 2 different clients, what the conflict is exactly and what it might mean for Bitcoin over the next year. Check out the full article below, with lots of links to other works and source for further digging: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/there-are-now-two-taproot-activation-clients-heres-why For the previous episode discussing the True/False dilemma in detail, here is Aaron's previous article covering the debate: https://bitcoinaudible.com/lot-true-or-false-the-last-hurdle-for-taproot/ Our amazing sponsors below: In the worst case of a fork, all you need to do is be holding your own keys! Use the BitBox02 hardware wallet, and you'll be protected. (guyswann.com/bitbox discount code GUY for 5% off) And if you aren't automatically stacking sats, you're doing it wrong. The best, simplest savings plan is with Swan Bitcoin. Automatic, low fees, a no brainer for a real bitcoiner. (swanbitcoin.com/guy gets you some FREE sats to start off) A huge thank you to Bitcoin Magazine for always being such a reliable and fascinating source of news and thought in this space! They and the LTBnetwork are an unmatched resource. 👏🏻 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Read_517 - Len Sassaman & Satoshi, A Cypherpunk History [Evan h]
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"Embedded on every single node of the Bitcoin network is an obituary. Hacked into the transaction data, it’s a memorial to Len Sassaman, a man essentially immortalized in the blockchain itself. A fitting tribute in more ways than one.' - Evan h In the never ending search for Satoshi, there is the opportunity to find the unsung heroes of the cypherpunks. those who are lesser known, but made a monumental impact on the cypherpunk movement and helped in laying the critical pieces that made Bitcoin possible. Who was Len Sassaman? Is there evidence that he could have been the man behind the Satoshi pseudonym? And why did we lose him so early? All this in more in this amazing piece from Evan h: Len Sassaman and Satoshi: A Cypherpunk History https://leung-btc.medium.com/len-sassaman-and-satoshi-e483c85c2b10 Check out our amazing sponsors and their awesome products for getting an entry into Bitcoin and securing your keys: SwanBitcoin provides not only the automatic Bitcoin savings plan, but an institutional and high-net worth service at Swanbitcoin.com/private to assist with everything around custodying, managing, and getting allocated to Bitcoin. Then for securing your keys as securely as possible with an intuitive and simple cold storage device, check out the BitBox02 hardware wallet from Shiftcrypto plus other great backup and security tools available on their shop. Find both of our amazing sponsors at Guyswann.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Chat #60 - Strong Foundations in an Unstable Era, with Cory Tucek
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A walk through Bitcoin history, the chaos of the early days, the blocksize war, working in film, financial catastrophes, the great reset, the breakdown of collective trust, hyperinflation, & the principles that Bitcoin embodies - all covered in today's chat with the Bitcoin Made Simple podcast host, Cory Tucek. I had a great time with this one and I think you guys will love it. Don't miss Chat #60 - Strong Foundations in an Unstable Era Check out the Bitcoin Made Simple Podcast for more from Cory at the link below: https://anchor.fm/bitcoinmadesimple/episodes/BMS-011-Dan-Held-danheld-Interview-eur2h9 And of course don't miss our incredible sponsors! SwanBitcoin.com for your automatic, no hassle savings plan, & ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet, for simple, secure, open source Bitcoin storage 👏🏻 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Read_516 - Conclusion of the Long-Term Debt Cycle [Dylan Leclair]
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"Human civilization is at an inflection point. Inflationary monetary policy against the backdrop of technological deflation means either that ever more power will become concentrated in the hands of the state, or that one by one, individuals will voluntarily opt into and adopt a superior monetary system, the rules of which cannot be arbitrarily changed." - Dylan Leclair We are at the precipice of the greatest change in our monetary system in nearly the past century. The long term debt cycle is in its endgame. What has led us here, and what future does Bitcoin make possible with its emergence coinciding with the conclusion of the legacy monetary regime. Taking a deeo dive on this topic with this new article at Bitcoin Magazine, written by Dylan Leclair. For other great episodes to explore and dig deeper into the relevant ideas, here are a few mentioned during the show: Utopian Dystopias (by Aleks Svetski) https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_515---Utopian-Dystopias-Alek-Svetski-eupes1 Fraying of the Petrodollar System (by Lyn Alden) Part 1 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-fraying-of-the-petrodollar-system-part-1/ Part 2 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-fraying-of-the-petrodollar-system-part-2/ Check out the huge set of charts & statistics that demonstrate the massive long term debt cycle, and at what point we find ourselves in: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/the-conclusion-of-the-long-term-debt-cycle-and-the-rise-of-bitcoin Becoming a Bitcoiner is a process, one of decisions, and proper incentives: The first step is to start stacking, your future self will love you for it - Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) The second step is to take responsibility of your keys, simply and securely - BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox) From there listen to every episode of BitcoinAudible or search the Library for your favorites. Then get back to me 🤣 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Read_515 - Utopian Dystopias [Alek Svetski]
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"Bitcoin is the alpha-omega of private property and voluntary exchange. It lowers the cost of defence whilst increasing the cost of attack. As such it is the central tool in helping us get beyond the great filter." - Aleks Svetski In tying together and expanding on the ideas touched on in yesterday's episode, on responsibility and freedom, we dive deep with Alek's piece from the Bitcoin Times Ed 3 on the nature of decision making, the fundamental truths of the world, & how we can deduce a harmonious path for the future. Bitcoin codifies the critical principles necessary for proper evolution of society. Let's find out why. Don't forget to check out the original and drop some massive applause, plus the other many great works from The Bitcoin Times: https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/utopian-dystopias-e0a0e9868bdc Another episode we've done discussing some related concepts and the nature of rights and how Bitcoin defends them is Guy's Take #32: Rights, Incentives & the Bitcoin System https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4800 Becoming a Bitcoiner is a process, one of decisions, and proper incentives: The first step is to start stacking, your future self will love you for it - Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) The second step is to take responsibility of your keys, simply and securely - BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox) From there listen to every episode of BitcoinAudible or search the Library for your favorites. Then get back to me 🤣 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Read_514 - The Responsibility of Adopting Bitcoin [DerGigi]
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"The whole idea of Bitcoin is to remove intermediaries from the equation. Trusted third parties are security holes, and unless we want to repeat past mistakes, it is our collective responsibility to eliminate these security holes wherever and whenever we can." - DerGigi Bitcoin changes us in ways that are hard to articulate. It's a level of personal responsibility, when you make that journey to the great depths of the rabbit hole, that is hard to understand without making the journey yourself. Responsibility isn't merely something that could lead to more freedom, it's axiomatic to freedom & sovereignty itself. It's impossible to have the latter, without conquering the former. Don't miss today's brief but excellent read from DerGigi, on the nature of responsibility and what it means in Bitcoin! The Responsibility of Adopting Bitcoin: https://dergigi.com/2021/03/14/the-responsibility-of-adopting-bitcoin/ The first step is to start stacking, take responsibility of your savings and your future - Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) The second step is to take responsibility of your keys, you own your coins, they aren't someone else's IOU - BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox) The final step is to run your own node, and define what Bitcoin is for yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
Guy's Take #44 - Bitcoin is Not What you Think it is
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• Money is not what you think it is • Great societies are a result of great money • Money is more foundational than language • Prices are not arbitrary • The nature of time • Money is a tool of information • Proof of work in ancient history ...And so much more in today’s Guy’s Take! The many recommended works to dig deeper: Wittgenstein’s Money https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5659 I, Pencil https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=1668 Applying Economics to American History (Tom Woods) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-LJ3wZjD4I&t=0s Shelling Out: The Origins of Money https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3531 The Island of Stone Money https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3069 Bitcoin is Time https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5837 On Network Effects, Shelling Points, & Lindy https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4504 Don't forget our glorious sponsors: Makes your 401K look like a joke - Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) The "Love your keys" secure, open source hardware wallet - BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Read_513 - Noahbjectivity on Bitcoin Mining [Nic Carter]
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"...And we’re just considering two sources of nonrival energy: clean energy curtailment in China, and vented/flared gas in the U.S. There are many other sources of stranded and nonrival energy sources globally. Suffice to say, there’s enough nonrival energy out there to run Bitcoin many times over. It’s just a matter of deploying hashrate in the right locations, which miners are doing — aggressively." - Nic Carter We have another great piece on the energy debate around Bitcoin, this time responding to a Bloomberg article by Noah Smith, but this time with a little twist. It's not so much about the environmental problem, but the economics and problems of the energy cost of the system, its explosive rise during bull markets, and how this threatens alternative uses, increases costs, and takes precious resources away from chip foundries producing much needed smartphones and computer processors. Is there anything to this criticism? Nic Carter responds in today's article: Noahbjectivity on Bitcoin Mining: https://medium.com/@nic__carter/noahbjectivity-on-bitcoin-mining-2052226310cb The first article in question - "Bitcoin Miners are on a Path to Self-destruction": https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-03-24/bitcoin-miners-are-on-a-path-to-self-destruction And Noah's rebuttal discussed in the Guy's Take: https://noahpinion.substack.com/p/bitcoin-mining-and-resource-use Don't forget our glorious sponsors: The SO much better than your stupid 401K plan - Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) & the "Love your keys like family," secure, open source hardware wallet - BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Chat #59 - Skin in the Lightning Game with ZeBeDee Founder
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The Gaming Universe is about to be Struck by Lightning. We have Simon Cowell on the podcast, CEO and Founder of ZeBeDee and their tools for easily integrating Lightning payments directly into the gaming and esports industry. Where the virtual economy meets the virtual world, with Lightning at its center. Don’t miss Bitcoin Audible Chat #59! Don't forget to follow them and check out the tools they are building by going to their twitter page and website below: https://twitter.com/zebedeeio https://zebedee.io/ If you haven't listened to the article mentioned on the podcast, find it here: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5596 A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
Read_512 - Why The Yuppie Elite Dismiss Bitcoin [Croesus]
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"When I thought about what is the defining difference between the Bitcoin maximalists and my yuppie elite friends, the surface level distinctions that popped out were political (e.g., libertarianism, Trump support, second-amendment rights, Black Lives Matter). But these stem from a deeper divide: the degree to which a person has trust in the system." - Croesus Why is it that some of the most intelligent people can both be the first to grasp the astounding benefit and value of Bitcoin, but simultaneously be the ones who dismiss it with the greatest prejudice, and refuse to entertain that there may be anything at all of value? What is the difference between those two groups, can we narrow down where the core problem loves? Find out in today's read by Croesus at the amazing Citadel21 publication. Titled... Why the Yuppie Elite Dismiss Bitcoin https://www.citadel21.com/why-the-yuppie-elite-dismiss-bitcoin Shout out to Preston Pysh for reminding me of this one, and to Citadel21 for their amazing resource and collection of works. They also happen to be today's "Bitcoin Resource" and I highly recommend doing a little exploring over on their page below: https://www.citadel21.com/ A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
Read_511 - Debunking the Empty Block Attack [Jimmy Song]
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"The empty block attack is one where a majority of mining power would be directed at mining only empty blocks and rejecting non-empty blocks. These miners would essentially execute a soft-fork where all non-empty blocks would be rejected. Given that they have a majority of hashing power on the network, so the thinking goes, they will eventually get the longer chain even if other miners were to mine non-empty blocks. If only empty blocks are being mined, all activity on the network would stop and so, the thinking goes, Bitcoin would be killed." - Jimmy Song With another bull market, comes another avalanche of the same old FUD. Today we hit an excellent little article from Jimmy Song taking the time to thoroughly debunk the again popular, "Empty Block Attack" scenario from a potential nation-state adversary. Don't miss today's article if you have been exhausted with answering the twitter flood of new people certain they have the inside secret to killing Bitcoin. Debunking the Empty Block Attack: https://jimmysong.medium.com/debunking-the-empty-block-attack-10513858b3f8 A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Today's Resource is Jimmy Song's "Programming Bitcoin," for those who really want to get into the dirty details of Bitcoin and how it works, and want to walk through the code and understand it on an entirely new level, this is the resource you are missing. Check it out at the link below: https://amzn.to/2RSlnTb For more amazing articles on this topic & all the other incredible works in the Bitcoin space, check out the 100s of great works in the Bitcoin Audible Library: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?page_id=5764 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Read_510 - Bitcoin Will Save Our Earth [Evan Bayless]
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"Bitcoin is not taking gas from your car or electricity from your house, it is making power production more efficient, utilizing otherwise “stranded” energy sources and helping to fund the development of renewable energy technologies." - Evan Bayless With the constant flood of ignorance and incredible mental laziness in the conversation of Bitcoin's energy consumption, its always good to have another perspective and more knowledge on not only why its not nearly as simple as portrayed, but that its extremely likely to be the exact opposite of what the detractors claim. A great piece from Evan Bayless on Bitcoin Magazine... Bitcoin Will Save Our Earth https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/bitcoin-will-save-our-earth A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) For more amazing articles on this topic and energy in general around Bitcoin ming, check out the hundreds of great piece in the Bitcoin Audible Library: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?page_id=5764 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2021
Read_509 - Fidelity: Addressing Persisting Bitcoin Criticisms [Ria Bhutoria]
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"Bitcoin is a unique digital asset for an increasingly digital world that requires digging deeper than the surface level to understand its core properties and trade-offs." - Ria Bhutoria Fidelity writes another great piece this time addressing he persisting and common criticisms of Bitcoin that the new entrants to the ecosystem continue to falsely hold as major, valid concerns. Bitcoin is a complicated and nuanced technology. Unfortunately, this means baseless or clearly erroneous criticisms stick around for far longer than their validity would seem to warrant. So with another great post from Fidelity, let's answer them yet again. Fidelity Digital Assets Addressing Persisting Bitcoin Criticisms: https://www.fidelitydigitalassets.com/articles/addressing-bitcoin-criticisms Follow Ria on social media: https://twitter.com/riabhutoria A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Today's Bitcoin Resource: Sphinx App, Chat & Lightning! Check them out at Sphinx.chat to get started on the encrypted chat and payments app run entirely over the Lightning network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
Read_508 - Sovereignism Part 1 - Digital Creative Destruction [Robert Breedlove]
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"To state it plainly: Bitcoin is a momen­tous monetary innova­tion enabling a new mode of non-nation-state human organi­za­tion, a “purified” form of capitalism free of nation-state inter­fer­ence and deserving of its own neolo­gism. Let us call the new mode of socioe­co­nomic organi­za­tion enabled by encrypted digital money sover­eignism." - Robert Breedlove Today we start an amazing series by Breedlove based on the thesis proposed by the Sovereign Individual. Could the new dynamic brought about by the existence of Bitcoin, potentially destroy the economic cost/reward reality of centralized, violent nation states? And what does such a potentiality mean for the future? Don’t miss today’s read from Swan Bitcoin blog, by Robert Breedlove: Sovereignism Part 1 - Digital Creative Destruction https://www.swanbitcoin.com/sovereignism-part-i-digital-creative-destruction/ A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
Read_507 - Trust, That we Need More of [Karo Zarogus]
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“We can already observe some faint light at the end of the tunnel. Savings have been reintroduced into the hands of society. You can save money and the State is unable to influence your funds on the Bitcoin blockchain. Nobody can take your money away, and this creates economic stability that positively influences mental wellbeing. When you know that you have savings, and that you will be able to pay any and all unexpected expenses that might arise and that you have built the foundations of a prosperous future, things change.” - Karo Paper money doesn't merely have economic consequences, it has deep impact on the very nature of who we are. Today's read from Bitcoin Magazine delves into what those consequences are. And despite losing a long Guy's rant thanks to some failed software, I would point you to an older episode that had a very similar topic of discussion, Guy's Take #36 - Walking Tall Check out the original article and the other great stuff at Bitcoin Magazine below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/trust-that-we-need-more-of A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
Read_506 - Pumping Iron [Arthur Hayes]
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“40 years of this back and forth has resulted in almost $20 trillion in zero- or negative-yield government and corporate debt, the lowest interest rates in the last 5,000 years, and the most amount of global debt ever in human civilization." - Arthur Hayes Our macro situation is teeter between Financial Armageddon on the one hand, if governments and central banks let interest rates rise, and possible war and revolution on the other, if they hyperinflate their currencies to absolve them of their debts. Is there anything that can protect us from this terrible situation? How on earth do you build a portfolio in such an environment?  Today we read, Arthur Hayes's amazing piece from the BitMex blog, "Pumping Iron": https://blog.bitmex.com/pumping-iron/ Don't forget to read/listen to his other great piece mentioned "Choose Your Fiction": https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3907 A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
Read_505 - The Separation of Money & State [Knut Svanholm]
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"As long as there are money printers, there can be no freedom of expression. Money is the tool we use to express value to each other. Whoever controls the money supply controls the world." - Knut Svanholm The world became vastly more free when we separated our religious morals and authority from the apparatus of the state. The separation of church and state is one of the most important developments for freedom in history. But the state retained an unjust, unequal level of control & limitation on the freedom of expression, by monopolizing the very tool we use to express value. Money. Bitcoin is, The Separation of Money and State. Check out the full article at Bitcoin Magazine below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-and-the-separation-of-money-and-state To dig deeper into the concept of rights and the Bitcoin system, check out Guy's Take #32. Rights, Incentives & the Bitcoin System: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4800 A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Much love to Bitcoin Magazine and the extraordinary LTBNetwork for the invaluable resource they provide to the Bitcoin ecosystem! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
Chat #58 - Preston Pysh on Monetary Revolutions
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"The World is in Denial" - Preston Pysh Preston Pysh joins Bitcoin Audible to talk the horrible macro environment, the unraveling of the financial markets, the enormous risk of inflation, & how the maturation of Bitcoin could turn everything upside down. The establishment of real market interest rates & liquid futures markets within the Bitcoin ecosystem isn't merely a sign of growth, it's a fundamentally important step toward a robust, global financial system built atop Bitcoin as the new monetary base. Don't miss today's excellent interview with the host of the most downloaded investor's podcast, "We Study Billionaires" and founder of the "Investors Podcast Network," Preston Pysh. Check out Preston Pysh on Twitter and his amazing podcasts at the links below: https://twitter.com/PrestonPysh https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/ A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Guy's Take #43 - The Sound of Inevitability
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• Why Matt Odell is wrong about the OCC statement • Bullish review of the SeeTee Shareholder Letter • Microstrategy & 0% bonds • Jack Mallers taking over the world • NYDIG • MassMutual, Square, Tesla, Marathon, Stone Ridge, & the Bitcoin Treasury Rush • Next phase of the Bitcoin mining industry • Lightning everywhere • New developer grants • Rewards Cards everywhere! ...and tons more The flood of 2021 is well underway. Lightning as a Retail Payment System: https://medium.com/galoymoney/lightning-as-a-retail-payment-system-part-1-7463c46342ef A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Read_504 - SeeTee Shareholder Letter [Kjell Inge Røkke]
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"We are not going to wait for the future - we want to join in building it as well! I encourage entrepreneurs to reach out to Seetee. The bigger the dream, the more we listen."Kjell Inge Røkke Covering the recent, incredible announcement that the Norwegian energy giant, Aker has made a strong push into both building for & investing in the Bitcoin ecosystem, we read the SeeTee shareholder letter on their breakdown of their journey into Bitcoin, their thinking on its massive potential, & their vision for the future. Another phenomenal read not to be missed. The SeeTee Shareholder Letter, check out the original below: https://www.seetee.io/ A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
Read_503 - Bitcoin is Time [DerGigi]
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“This problem is precisely why all previous attempts of digital cash required a central­ized registry. You always had to trust someone to correctly identify the order of things. A central­ized party was required to keep the time. Bitcoin solves this problem by re-inventing time itself. It says no to seconds and yes to blocks.”- DerGigi DerGigi is back at it with a chapter from his upcoming book 21 Ways, all about the nature of Bitcoin not as new invention in money, or payments, or cryptography… but rather a new invention in the realm of time. Bitcoin doesn’t merely allow an ordering of events, it actually invents its own concept, of time. Bitcoin is Time: https://dergigi.com/2021/01/14/bitcoin-is-time/ Don’t forget to check out DerGigi’s other phenomenal work and support him at the link below: https://dergigi.com/support/ POW is a Decentralized Clock: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4728 21 Lessons: Listen on Audible Today's Bitcoin Resource: Bo Bullshit Bitcoin A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
Read_502 - LOT true or false? The Last Hurdle for Taproot [Aaron Van Wirdum]
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"As a consensus system without central authority, Bitcoin protocol upgrades can be challenging. If one segment of the network upgrades to a new version of the protocol before another segment does, different nodes might enforce different rules, introducing the risk that the network fractures between them." - Aaron Van Wirdum Today's read is from Aaron Van Wirdum at Bitcoin Magazine, an excellent writer who has so many brilliant breakdowns of the technical and historical elements of Bitcoin. Taproot is SO close, but there is a final debate, a final hurdle to tackle before we get to see it activated on the network, and that’s over how and when to turn on the switch. LOT=true or LOT=false? This is the Last Hurdle Before Taproot Activation: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/lottrue-or-lotfalse-this-is-the-last-hurdle-before-taproot-activation Check out the Bitcoin Audible Page for Aaron & his collection of amazing work: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?page_id=5204 Today’s Bitcoin Resource: mempool.space A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Final thanks to Bitcoin Magazine and the LTBNetwork for being such an incredible source of signal to the Bitcoin ecosystem! letstalkbitcoin.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Read_501 - The Capital Strip Mine [Allen Farrington]
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"The most egregious falsehood regarding economic health that is nonetheless widely believed is surely that we ought to measure it by the magnitude of goods and services consumed. This is dangerous nonsense." - Allen Farrington How is it that we found ourselves in such a disastrous and unstable financial situation across the entire country, and even the entire world? How has the economic system been overtaken by exploiters, over consumption, and waste while completely lost touch with sustainable, thoughtful production and value? Laying out the whole picture in today's article, we have the audio version of Allen Farrington's "The Capital Strip Mine." Check out the original article and drop some applause at the link below: The Capital Strip Mine: https://allenfarrington.medium.com/the-capital-strip-mine-ec627e9fe40a Other articles mentioned in today's Guy's Take: Bitcoin is the Great Definancialization: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5554 Today’s Bitcoin Resource: https://bitcoinerjobs.co/ A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
Read_500 - Decentralization, Why Dumb Networks are Better [Andreas Antonopolous]
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"The Internet’s protocol (transmission control protocol/Internet protocol, or TCP/IP) doesn’t offer “services.” It doesn’t make decisions about content. It doesn’t distinguish between photos and text, video and audio. It doesn’t have a list of approved applications. It doesn’t even distinguish between client and server, user and host, or individual versus corporation. Every IP address is an equal peer." - Andreas M. Antonopolous Today we hit a great and classic essay by Andreas on the amazing FEE.org that hits on a key way to think about decentralized network, and a critical part of why they will innovate orders of magnitude more quickly than their centralized counterparts. The difference between "smart" networks and "dumb" networks, and why the dumb will also conquer. Bitcoin is the internet of money, and on read #500, hear Andreas explain why. Check out the original article at the link below: https://fee.org/articles/decentralization-why-dumb-networks-are-better/ Other great pieces mentioned in today's show, along with the thread that includes numerous others for further journey down the rabbit hole: Lightning Enables Unicast Transactions in Bitcoin: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=347 On Schelling Points, Network Effects, & Lindy: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4504 Anil's Amazing thread with 20 fundamental essay for understanding Bitcoin: https://twitter.com/anilsaidso/status/1290758632238276609?s=20 A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
Read_499 - The Bitcoin Black Hole Effect [William Clemente]
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"If the US Dollar really was to reach an uncontrollable level of inflation, a last move by the Fed may be to do this same trade on a Federal level by printing dollars to acquire Bitcoins to stack on their balance sheet. Only time will tell." - William Clemente III Today we read an excellent piece from bitrawr.com by William Clemente on the various feedback loops that could lead not only to the qualitative loss of trust in the fiat system, but a quantitative pull to earn a near risk-free position in the Bitcoin collateralized lending markets. Edited in part by Preston Pysh who has discussed this idea in greater depth, what happens when multiple feedback loops within the Bitcoin markets converge to make it an increasingly liquid, low risk, high yield asset? It creates a Bitcoin Black Hole. The Bitcoin Black Hole Effect: https://www.bitrawr.com/the-bitcoin-blackhole-effect For other great articles and episode mentioned in this show, check out the links below: Read 489 - The Cantillon Effect 2.0: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5678 Asset DNA - Speculative Attack: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5714 Bitcoin is the Great Definancialization: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5554 The MacroVoices episode on Interest Rates: https://www.macrovoices.com/946-macrovoices-259-louis-vincent-gave-as-inflationista-as-they-come A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
Read_498 - Can Governments Stop Bitcoin? [Alex Gladstein]
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"So far, it seems that when governments try to ban or restrict Bitcoin, it ends up merely accelerating the adoption of the currency inside their countries. Governments that have failed miserably with their Wars on Drugs may find stopping people from holding something that’s invisible, borderless, and teleporting much more difficult." - Alex Gladstein Today we read an amazing article from Quillette by returning author and brilliant Bitcoiner, Alex Gladstein. Can governments ban Bitcoin? Will they? Will this kill Bitcoin? Find out in an excellent walk through the many different potentialities of a government attack on Bitcoin, and why its likely that they all fail, or backfire in a major. Plus a 50 minute Guy's Take on all the reasons Alex is potentially right, & what we can draw from Bitcoin's history that informs this perspective. Don't forget to check out the article below, and follow Alex on Twitter: https://quillette.com/2021/02/21/can-governments-stop-bitcoin/ https://twitter.com/gladstein For other great episode on this topic and others related to it mentioned in the show: Bitcoin Cannot be Banned [Parker Lewis]: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3943 Bitcoin POW is a Decentralized Clock [Grisha]: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4728 An Unstoppable Force [Guy's Take]: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5450 The Sovereign Company Thesis [Ck Snarks]: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5521 A Lovely welcome back to SwanBitcoin as a supporter of BitcoinAudible. Making the best in Bitcoin available to listen while auto-buying Bitcoin at the same time! SwanBitcoin.com/guy And to our 2 other wonderful sponsors: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Chat #57 - Bitcoin History with Peter Todd, Brady Swenson, & Guy Swann on Swan Signal Live
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"Peter Todd, a Bitcoin developer who has been around from the very beginning and even well before Bitcoin was released and Guy Swann who bought his first Bitcoin on Mt. Gox in early 2011, join us to dive into Bitcoin's fascinating history." Today we get into a recent fun episode on Swan Signal where we take a little walk through Bitcoin's history. For those new to Bitcoin this is a great discussion to get an idea of how we got to where we are, and the reason behind it. Connect with Peter Todd: https://twitter.com/peterktodd​ https://petertodd.org​ Connect with Brady Swenson: https://twitter.com/CitizenBitcoin https://citizenbitcoin.world/ Connect with Swan on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/SwanBitcoin​​ Telegram: https://t.me/swansignal​ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
Read_497 - Bitcoin is Venice [Allen Farrington]
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"Does anybody really believe that, having fully understood the choice they face, any individual would choose to save in a self-referentially mispriced toxic loan rather than a provably sound digital bearer asset? Or, more simply still, that they will think it makes less sense to hold money that is a pure asset than money that is literally defined as a liability? Why not opt into a financial system that is built on trustless verifiability rather than unverifiable trust?" - Allen Farrington Today's amazing read simply needs to be listened to. Bitcoin is Venice, a continuation of the Wittgenstein's Money series from Allen F. Don't forget to follow Allen on Twitter & Medium. Check out the original article below to drop applause and check out Allen's other amazing work: https://allenfarrington.medium.com/bitcoin-is-venice-8414dda42070 Audio for his other recent piece, Wittgenstein's Money (And other article mentioned in the show) can be found below: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5659 Follow up to Wittgenstein's Money - Guy's Take #40: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5661 Bitcoin is Worse is Better: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3491 Walking Tall - Guy's Take #36: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4933 Hayek's Use of Knowledge in Society: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=2902 A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
Read_496 - Stocks Don’t Truly Discover Price, Bitcoin Fixes This [Casey]
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“When we begin to value things in bitcoin, we can find their legitimate value, as bitcoin is the most legitimately-valued money. There are no manipulations of supply, or buybacks, or quantitative easing or laws protecting value — only direct valuation.” - Casey Bitcoin may appear volatile, but how does it make sense to measure the volatility of an asset with extremely stable & predictable supply, in an asset who’s supply is horrifically volatile & unpredictable? What happens when we turn that image on its head, and start pricing the world in Bitcoin, the hardest monetary asset in the world? Today’s episode is all about it, with Casey’s Bitcoin Magazine article: “Stocks Don’t Truly Discover Price, Bitcoin Fixes This.” Check out the original article by Casey and so much more at Bitcoin Magazine with the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/stocks-dont-truly-discover-price-bitcoin-fixes-this Huge thank you to the LTBNetwork & Bitcoin Magazine for being such an incredible resource for the Bitcoin ecosystem! letstalkbitcoin.com A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
Read_495 - An Economic Analysis of Ethereum [Lyn Alden]
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“The annual issuance rate with all those annotations kind of looks like it was drawn by a Bitcoiner making fun of Ethereum, but instead that’s from an Ethereum source. Various Ethereum Improvement Proposals or “EIPs” by developers have changed its monetary policy over time as needed for various reasons.” - Lyn Alden Lyn Alden always brings a clear, investor centered perspective to the space which I highly value. With no “crypto” or Bitcoin baggage she takes a rational view of digital assets from their long term investment potential. In today’s piece, let’s find out what she sees in “An Economic Analysis of Ethereum.” Check out the original article below: https://www.lynalden.com/ethereum-analysis/ A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
Read_494 - Lightning Economics: Learning to Love Inbound Liquidity [Roy Sheinfeld]
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"Supplying liquidity is an investment, and we need to treat it accordingly. Like lending money or buying stock, investors commit capital for a period and expect a return that increases over time." - Roy Sheinfeld Now that we are entering Chapter 2 of Bitcoin where the free and open network begins to act as a backbone for financial infrastructure made possible by the Lightning network and global Bitcoin liquidity, we dive into the economics of Lightning with the Breez Technology CEO, Roy Sheinfeld. Is inbound liquidity really a "problem," or is it a new market dynamic that will drive an entire industry? Find out in today's awesome article... Lightning Economics: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Inbound Liquidity https://medium.com/breez-technology/lightning-economics-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-inbound-liquidity-511d05aa8b8b A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2021
Read_493 - Asset DNA, Explaining Bitcoin's Speculative Attack [Croesus]
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"if the representation of reality in this article is correct, the highest and best use of a dollar of debt may simply be to buy bitcoin. Many more individuals and entities will leverage this asymmetry for personal gain into the future." - Croesus With increased attention on the Bitcoin price and the speculative attack by Michael Saylor himself having paid off so extraordinarily well, its time to revisit the concept with an article by Croesus_BTC at Bitcoin Magazine. Its not merely something that might occur, or just a fun thought experiment, its in the very DNA of these assets. Borrowing dollars in a manipulated, low interest environment, may find its most productive and valuable use in simply buying Bitcoin. Check out the great visuals and the many other excellent articles at Bitcoin Magazine below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/asset-dna-explaining-bitcoins-speculative-attack-on-the-dollar Buy Bitcoin using SwanBitcoin.com/guy to start your own automatic savings plan, get your first $10 free after setting it up, AND support the podcast! Don't forget our lovely sponsors & their phenomenal products: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
Guy's Take #42 - Bitcoin's Second Chapter Begins
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"In Chapter 1 we reached millions. In Chapter 2 we're going to reach billions and we're going to do it quickly. And Chapter 2 starts right now." - Ross Stevens We are entering a phase of Bitcoin where it becomes accepted as a global store of value asset by large institutions and corporations around the world. Yet simultaneously, we are reaching a point where Bitcoin is also being recognized and utilized as a global, open source, and highly liquid monetary *network.* Chapter 2 isn't merely about Bitcoin being used to store and protect value, but about Lightning, and the ability to instantly send money and swap it with any currency anywhere in the world. Inspired by a tweet from Ryan Gentry with an excerpt from Ross Stevens conversation with Michael Saylor... find out just how much Bitcoin is about to shake the world in today's guy's take episode! Check out the relevant tweet from Ryan: https://twitter.com/RyanTheGentry/status/1357487814645067789 The other episode mentioned at the beginning of the show to check out: Stone Ridge Letter: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5598 Lightning as a Retail Payment System: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4567 Buy Bitcoin using SwanBitcoin.com/guy to start your own automatic savings plan, get your first $10 free after setting it up, AND support the podcast! Don't forget our lovely sponsors & their phenomenal products: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
Read_492 - What I Really Think of Bitcoin [Ray Dalio]
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"I believe Bitcoin is one hell of an invention. To have invented a new type of money via a system that is programmed into a computer and that has worked for around 10 years and is rapidly gaining popularity as both a type of money and a storehold of wealth is an amazing accomplishment." - Ray Dalio We read a great piece by Ray Dalio to get his thoughts, concerns, & criticisms of Bitcoin as well as Guy's Take trying to answer those criticisms and making sense of the mental model that will better make sense of these monetary technologies. Rather than trust the sound bites and the tweets, let's hear exactly what Ray has to say. What I Really Think About Bitcoin: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-i-really-think-bitcoin-ray-dalio Dont forget to check out the episode I mentioned in the commentary on Schelling Points, Network Effects, & Lindy: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4504 Don’t forget to check out our awesome sponsors below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2021
Read_491 - Bitcoin Astronomy - The Second Law [Dhruv Bansal]
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"Perhaps one of the great ironies of the future will be the Solcoin alliance between urbane Terrans and hillbilly belters." - Dhruv Bansal Continuing our awesome walk through Dhruv's excellent Bitcoin Astronomy series we hit Part 2 today! What does a Type II blockchain look like when we scale to a Type II society? What time scales do they operate on, and what horizons will they enable us to conquer? Can multiple blockchains resonate with each other, or is one doomed to collapse into another? You ahve to listen to find out! Check out the original article plus the incredible amount of other great writing at the Unchained Capital Blog: https://unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-astronomy-part-ii/ Stack sats automatically and get $10 free to start with my referral link: http://swanbitcoin.com/guy Don’t forget to check out our awesome sponsors below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
Reboot - Bitcoin Astronomy #1 [Dhruv Bansal]
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Preparing for the Second Part of Dhruv's incredible series, today we have a reboot of Part 1! Equal parts entertaining & intellectually intriguing, we start with Part 1 of Dhruv Bansal's wonderful piece, Bitcoin Astronomy! The interplanetary center of hash, the Law of Hash Horizons, the Muskcoin Revolution, retaliation of the Bitcoin Empire, and the total economic devastation of the Hash Bomb! How could you not want to know more? Another one from the excellent content over at the Unchained Capital Blog: https://www.unchained-capital.com/blog/law-of-hash-horizons/ Stack sats automatically and get $10 free to start with my referral link: http://swanbitcoin.com/guy Don’t forget to check out our awesome sponsors below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
Read_490 - How this Bull Run is Different [Abhay Aluri]
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"People aren’t trading bitcoin, they’re accumulating more and more of it over time and holding it long term (aka, “stacking sats“). This is evident not only through the raw on-chain data and exchange flows, but also through consumer behavior." - Abhay Aluri We aren't in the same world, nor the same phase of Bitcoin as we were in 2017. This bull run seems not to be fueled by retail speculation and wall street gamblers, but instead its entering a phase where its a truly legitimized, investment grade asset that is being used as a first layer money to hedge against the infrastructure of the financial system, as well as against the increasing volatility and devaluation seen across all fiat currency. Another great article from Bitcoin Magazine, by author Abhay Aluri, "Bitcoin 2017 v 2021: How This Bull Run is Different." Check out the original article at the length below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-2017-vs-2021-how-this-bull-run-is-different Don't forget to check out the other articles by Abhay linked in this piece: https://ryze.substack.com/p/bitcoin-as-the-ultimate-insurance https://ryze.substack.com/p/money-printing-inflation-and-the Stack sats automatically and get $10 free to start with my referral link: http://swanbitcoin.com/guy Don’t forget to check out our awesome sponsors below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Thanks to the amazing team over at BTCMedia and the LTBNetwork for sharing this show and don't forget to check out the Bitcoin2021 Conference and get your tickets if you haven't yet!! It's gonna be LiT!🔥 https://b.tc/conference Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
Guy's Take #41 - Gamestop is the Battle, Bitcoin is the War
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Curious to know what the recent clown show of GameStop and r/WallStreetBets was all about? Well we get into it in today's rant about the phenomenal arrogance and outright manipulation of the major players in Wall Street after retail investors made them cry. There is nothing that could more perfectly demonstrate the reality that average Joe's only have freedom when they are losing, but when they make a win at the expense of billionaire hedge funds, you can bet your ass the stocks will be delisted, accounts will be frozen, positions will be closed for no reason, the SEC will investigate "manipulation" from the retail investors, & the big dogs will do everything they can to prevent from paying the bill. GameStop was just the battle, Bitcoin is the War. This shit has got to stop. Links related to discussion in the show: Naked Shorting: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/n/nakedshorting.asp The "In a Nutshell" Explanation: https://twitter.com/GarbyJooman3/status/1354617711914061827 https://twitter.com/_jimmykelly/status/1354600999835607041/photo/1 SEC Investigating *Reddit Users*: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Es2aHJbUYAMgvTy?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 The Passion of WallStreetBets: https://twitter.com/denverbitcoin/status/1354227501304852492 Ja Rule: https://twitter.com/jarule/status/1354812123080138759 Robinhood ClassAction Lawsuit: https://lawandcrime.com/lawsuit/robinhood-trading-app-has-already-been-sued-for-manipulating-the-open-market-by-restricting-trades-on-reddit-driven-stocks/ Insider Trading is Legal, Outsider Trading will be Punished: https://twitter.com/AgoristView/status/1354277645324869633 https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/comments/l79x17/it_runs_very_deep_my_friends/ Big Guys need to "Recalibrate": https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/comments/l747eg/citadel_reloaded_their_shorts_before_they_told/ Don’t forget to check out our awesome sponsors below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
Read_489 - The Cantillon Effect 2.0 - Bitcoin is the First Truly Fair Money [CK_snarks & Deniz Saat]
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“Because of Nakamoto’s deliberate actions and Bitcoin’s permissionless, free & open-source nature, bitcoin is the first truly neutral money. Bitcoin eliminates the inherent unfairness that comes with all previous monies as well as any need to trust a third party in order to use Bitcoin.” - CK & Deniz Saat The inherent problem with our monetary system is a systemic & inescapable unfairness. Bitcoin is provably, the fairest money that has ever existed. If you actually believe in equality, that everyone should play by the same rules, then there is no defensibility of our current money. For justice & equality, Bitcoin isn’t just a better option, its the only option. Today’s amazing read from Christian Keroles & Deniz Saat, another amazing Bitcoin Magazine piece: “The Cantillon Effect 2.0 - Bitcoin is the World’s First Truly Fair Money” https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/cantillon-effect-2-0-bitcoin-is-the-worlds-first-truly-fair-money Another great episode was our recent reads, both from Bitcoin Magazine, first on “Winning Hearts and Minds for Bitcoin,” by Andy Edstrom & Peter McCormack: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_487---Winning-Hearts--Minds-for-Bitcoin-Andy-Edstrom--Peter-McCormack-ep6s5k And then CK’s previous piece on the podcast, “The Sovereign Company Thesis”: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_475---The-Sovereign-Company-Thesis-Christian-Keroles-env68o Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) And a final thanks to the amazing Bitcoin Magazine and LTBNetwork. The service these guys are doing for the Bitcoin space is incalculable! 🙏🏻 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
Chat #56 - DLCs, PTLCs, the Oracle Problem & More with SuredBits' Nadav
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"Any solution to the oracle problem, makes Bitcoin able to do anything that any other protocol out there can do." - Nadav Kohen So much cool technology coming to Bitcoin! We dive into some of the most amazing new tools with Nadav Kohen of SuredBits. DLCs, Turing completeness, PTLCs, The future of Lightning and so much more! Don't miss this incredible Bitcoin Audible Chat Follow Nadav on Social media: https://twitter.com/nadav_kohen Check out the SuredBits blog for breakdowns of all this incredible tech: https://suredbits.com/ Specs on DLCs, dig in and check out all the possibilities: https://zmnscpxj.github.io/bitcoin/unchained.html Video diving into all the cool details & features behind PTLCs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9o4v7Idjno&feature=youtu.be Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
Guy’s Take #40 - Double Spends & Wittgenstein’s Money
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What the hell is everyone squealing about regarding this “critical flaw” and “confirmed double spend” on the Bitcoin network? Is this another 2013 bug, or a giant nothing burger? Guy dives into it on today’s episode and then gets into the follow-up to Wittgenstein’s Money, the amazing piece by Allen Farrington that we covered in the previous episode on the show. What is value, what is money, & what would it seem like if it did seem like a money was emerging from zero? Don’t miss today’s Guy’s Take episode! Other great must watch/listen pieces discussed in this episode: How I made a Toaster from Scratch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ODzO7Lz_pw I, Pencil https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=1668 Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
Read_488 - Wittgenstein's Money [Allen]
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"What would it seem like if it did seem like a global, digital, sound, open source, programmable money was monetizing from absolute zero?" - Allenf32 Today's piece is a remarkable and just fun article that dismisses defending Bitcoin against the static arguments that can't be money because it is too volatile to "store value," isn't a widely used "unit of account," & isn't used as a "medium of exchange," but rather it flips the perspective on its head. Instead of trying to prove that Bitcoin is or will be money, why don't we go back to the beginning and ask what it *would* look like, if a new digital money was being monetized from zero?  This is one of my favorite of recent episodes, and we will have an awesome Guy's Take on this soon, so don't forget to subscribe! Check out the original article and drop massive applause on this piece at Allen's medium page: https://allenfarrington.medium.com/wittgensteins-money-7cac8d0635cf Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
Read_487 - Winning Hearts & Minds for Bitcoin [Andy Edstrom & Peter McCormack]
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"In a world in which governments and companies continually encroach on personal liberties via surveillance and outright control, Bitcoin shines like a beacon of freedom." - Andy Edstrom & Peter McCormack The anti-bitcoin narratives are going to flood in and have already started. We need to be ready for it, and that’s why this piece by Andy Edstrom & Peter McCormack is a required listen/read. How do we answer the Fed, how do we respond to the propaganda and the ignorance? Find out in another of Bitcoin Magazine’s incredible recent pieces title, “Winning Hearts & Minds for Bitcoin” Check out the original at the link below, plus the incredible library of articles dropping every day at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/winning-hearts-and-minds-for-bitcoin Mentioned at the beginning of the show is BtcMag’s page dedicated to everything busting the Energy FUD, keep it for quick reference: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/tags/energy-consumption Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) And a final thanks to the amazing Bitcoin Magazine and LTBNetwork. The service these guys are doing for the Bitcoin space is incalculable! 🙏🏻 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
Read_486 - The Moral Case for Bitcoin [Jimmy Song]
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“Fiat money is a positivist money, a tool of governments pursuing a utopian vision. Bitcoin is a Natural Law money, a tool to protect individual liberty. Bitcoin is therefore the more moral money.” - Jimmy Song There is the economic case, there is the individual sovereignty case, & there is an investment case for Bitcoin. But the deepest case to be made, & the one with the strongest argument, is the moral case. It’s not merely profits, sound economics, or the potential of future growth that make Bitcoin the proper investment, but the moral truths that make Bitcoin the only real option for a better future. Today we read Jimmy Song’s excellent piece from The Bitcoin Time Vol 3, “The Moral Case for Bitcoin.” Don’t forget to check out and drop some applause on the article at Jimmy’s medium page below: https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/the-moral-case-for-bitcoin-561ed592a464 A huge thanks as always to Aleks Svetski for putting together such an awesome publication & resource for the Bitcoin community. Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2021
Read_485 - Why Bitcoin Is Not a Ponzi Scheme [Lyn Alden]
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“From the begin­ning, Bitcoin has remained an open source and fully trans­parent project, and has the most organic growth trajec­tory of the industry. Given avail­able infor­ma­tion, the market has priced it as it sees fit, out in the open.” - Lyn Alden Bitcoin is a Ponzi, say the detractors. Their arguments never seem anymore sophisticated, and sound increasingly desperate as Bitcoin continues to defy their view. Is there any truth to this? Well Lyn Alden decides to break it down for us, using a range from the most narrow, to the most broad view of a Ponzi, and lays out Bitcoin’s history, network effects, & open nature against it, to make the rather obvious case in hindsight, that Bitcoin, is indeed, Not a Ponzi scheme. Check out the original for a few great graphics and charts to better visualize the argument, and to support/follow the work both of LynAlden, and the excellent Swan Bitcoin blog: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/why-bitcoin-is-not-a-ponzi-scheme-point-by-point/ Support the show at GuySwann.com and start auto-buying your Bitcoin stack using the best service in the space! Get $10 FREE for signing up with my link and support the podcast at the same time: swanbitcoin.com/guy Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
Read_484 - Bitcoin & the Printing Press [Anil]
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“As books became more accessible and affordable, individuals were now personally consuming, reflecting upon and critiquing written texts. It was an idea meritocracy. No longer was “truth” conferred solely by the ordained to the illiterate masses inside of churches.” - Anil The Printing press was a revolution in the spread of information and communication, leading to the Renaissance and the age of Science & Reason. Bitcoin is a revolution in the dissemination & spread of real economic value. It will create a Renaissance that will dwarf that of the printing press. Check out the original and follow the author at the links below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-and-the-printing-press https://twitter.com/anilsaidso A huge thank you to the LTBNetwork for supporting this podcast and sharing it out with their amazing audience! And to Bitcoin Magazine for the incredible work they do in furthering education and new in the Bitcoin space. Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2021
Chat #55 - Knut Svanholm & Andy Edstrom on Writing, Feedback Loops, & Bitcoin Haters in 2021
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An excellent chat today with 2 brilliant, bullish, & amazing writers in the Bitcoin space. Andy Edstrom, author of "Why Buy Bitcoin," and Knut Svnaholm of "Sovereignty Through Mathematics" and "Independence Reimagined" join us today for a discussion on everything important with catching the new people coming to Bitcoin, the complications with solidifying ideas out and making them accessible, the feedback loops that will make Bitcoin a dominant macro-political force, & what we can expect from 2021. Dont miss Chat #55 with Knut & Andy. FOLLOW Knut & Andy on Twitter so you don't miss their awesome content! Knut Svanholm - https://twitter.com/knutsvanholm Andy Edstrom - https://twitter.com/edstromandrew Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
Read_483 - Bitcoin & the Hopf Cycle of the Internet [Giacomo Zucco]
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“Hard times make strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times.” - Giacomo Zucco Today's read is another amazing article from Vol 3 of The Bitcoin Times. This is such a cool concept taking an evolutionary and social pattern and applying it to technology and the history of the internet. Another brilliant piece for the archive and I had a blast with Guy’s Take section on this one, so don’t miss it. Check out the original and the other amazing pieces from the Bitcoin Time Vols at the link below: https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/bitcoin-and-the-hopf-cycle-of-the-internet-f351f1b7c1e3 Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
Read_482 - The Stone Ridge Letter [Ross Stevens]
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"Perhaps just in time, each U.S. citizen now has a choice. You can stay on the Fiat Standard, in which some people get to produce unlimited new units of money for free, just not you. Or opt in to the Bitcoin Standard, in which no one gets to do that, including you. With the option, now, of a monetary system governed by rules instead of rulers, on behalf of myself, my family, and the firms I’m responsible for leading, I’ve made my choice." - Ross L. Stevens After about 100 requests to get it done and 2 days of recording, it's here. The Stone Ridge 2020 Shareholder Letter, that is a brilliantly thorough yet succinct breakdown of the value case for Bitcoin and how it fits into our highly volatile political and financial environments. Looking back on 2020 and what it may tell us about the years ahead. Check out the original posted by Michael Saylor on the Microstrategy website below: https://www.microstrategy.com/en/bitcoin/documents/stone-ridge-2020-shareholder-letter Also great, which I listened to just before recording this piece, is the "What is water" speech by David Foster Wallace. Its a must listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CrOL-ydFMI And of course our lovely sponsors for Bitcoin Audible: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Read_481 - Bitcoin's Killer App, Skin in the Game [Simon Cowell]
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"We don’t need to reinvent the wheel. People play games because they are fun, not because they are on a blockchain." - Simon Cowell As Bitcoin established a universal value transfer protocol for the internet, we are going to begin to see unique monetization, and also incentive models that simply weren't possible before. One area, that historically has had deep ties to monetary incentive, but lost it in the digital age... was gaming. Listen to today's excellent article from Bitcoin Magazine and author Simon Cowell for a fascinating look at a Lightning tool built by ZebeDee, and what it may mean for the future of gaming. Check out the original article below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoins-killer-application-skin-in-the-game Don't forget to check out the awesome products of the Bitcoin Audible sponsors: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
Chat #54 - Part 2 of WTF is Bitcoin Anyway? With Jim & Hari
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Closing out our recent chat with Jim & Hari from the "What Do We Know" podcast we have Part 2 of the show digging all into wallets, keys, how to buy Bitcoin, the future potential, & why we are still so early! Check out the What do We Know podcast with Jim & Hari and their other crazy topics they dig into by visiting the link below: guyswann.com/wdwk Check them out on Instagram at @podcastwdwk A Huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
Read_480 - The Greatest Game, Part 2 [Jeff Booth]
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“Learn about Bitcoin. Learn why its importance is so much greater than the wealth it might create for you and your family. When you do, teach others. Their futures may depend on it.” - Jeff Booth Finishing the amazing piece from the Bitcoin Times, Vol 3, Jeff Booth’s excellent article on the game theory when technological deflation meets the fiat inflationary machine. Don’t miss the awesome conclusion with Part 2 of “The Greatest Game.” Check out the original article below, plus the other great works with The Bitcoin Times vol 3: https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/the-greatest-game-b787ac3242b2 Check out Jeff Booth's excellent book if you haven't read it, The Price of Tomorrow: The Price of Tomorrow A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 01, 2021
Read_479 - The Greatest Game, Part 1 [Jeff Booth]
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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” - Buckminster Fuller Today we are digging back into The Bitcoin Times Vol 3! Our read is a brilliant piece by Jeff Booth, author of The Price of Tomorrow, titled “The Greatest Game.” Paradigm shifts, why they are so hard to see, why capitalistic failure is a critical component, and how the old system compounds its own imbalances that make it unable to compete with the new challenger. A lens to view our changing world, this is not to be missed. Don't forget to check out the original with that hilarious graph showing just how horribly off mark the CBO yield estimates have been for the past decade, plus the other great work from the author & The Bitcoin Times: https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/the-greatest-game-b787ac3242b2 Check out Jeff Booth's excellent book if you haven't read it, The Price of Tomorrow: The Price of Tomorrow A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2020
FEATURING Shitcoin Insider #4 - The Ripple Effect
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Just after the announcement of the SEC lawsuit, a filing that is just full of scammy goodness, the ongoing delistings of XRP, & a massive crash in the price... what better time is there to dedicate a full episode of Shitcoin Insider to the glorious XRP? Is Ripple a security? Is it a scam? Can it do anything it claims to do? Does anyone even use their product? Find out all this and more with Guy and his co-host, THE Shitcoin Insider returning for our conversation. The duo are joined today with yet another Insider, this one working in the industry and with a trove of Ripple knowledge. Find out everything you never knew you needed to know about Ripple, in today's Shitcoin Insider! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2020
Read_478 - Bullish on Bitcoiners [John Vallis]
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"After all, Bitcoin is just a tool, and it’s only revolutionary in so far as its unique attributes generate novel possibilities for action — that is to say, new behaviors." - John Vallis Before continuing our ride through The Bitcoin Times, we have a fantastic piece from John Vallis as part of the End of Year 2020 series with Bitcoin Magazine. One of numerous excellent articles looking back on 2020 and what it brought to Bitcoin, and what Bitcoin brought to it. John Vallis gives us a perspective of the change that Bitcoin instills, after all its just a tool, what really makes a difference, and where the change truly lies, is in us. Don't miss a wonderful piece on the human element of Bitcoin's societal revolution. Bullish on Bitcoiners: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/after-an-unforgettable-year-im-most-bullish-on-bitcoiners A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
Guy's Take #39 - Bitcoin is the Pin
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We are in the midst of one of history's greatest financial bubbles, represented both in a global debt crisis, as well as a bloated, subsidized financial sector that is many times greater in size than it naturally should be. Rather than Bitcoin being the bubble that everyone claims it is, on the contrary, the financial system is a "greater fool" bubble, and Bitcoin is the pin. Don't forget to check out the great reads that were mentioned and shed tons of light on today's take: The Use of Knowledge in Society: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_250---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-1---F--A--Hayek-e43pfj/a-afr12i The Fraying of the Petrodollar System: Part 1 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_473---The-Fraying-of-the-Petrodollar-System---Part-1-Lyn-Alden-enrte3/a-a44sscd Part 2 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_474---The-Fraying-of-the-Petrodollar-System---Part-2-Lyn-Alden-ente7q/a-a457ib8 Bitcoin is the Great Financialization: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_477---Bitcoin-is-the-Great-Definancialization-Parker-Lewis-eo62fl A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 25, 2020
Read_477 - Bitcoin is the Great Definancialization [Parker Lewis]
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"The greatest trick that central banks ever pulled was convincing the world that individuals must perpetually take risk just to preserve value already created (and saved). It is insane, and the only practical solution is to find a better form of money which eliminates the negative asymmetry inherent to systemic currency debasement." - Parker Lewis Let the Gradually, Then Suddenly series never die! Installment #17 comes to us in the 2020 edition of The Bitcoin Times. Parker Lewis hits it out of the park again with a piece detailing the process by which our monetary system has led to a massive, bloated, and over-financialized economy, forcing people to fight just to keep the value they already earned. "Bitcoin is the Great Definancialization" https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/bitcoin-is-the-great-definancialization-65b4c27a8371 Don't forget to check out the graphics in the piece above and drop some massive applause, also explore the other brilliant pieces in the newest edition of The Bitcoin Times. https://sites.google.com/getamber.io/thebitcointimes/ A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2020
Read_476 - The Legend of Prometheus [Aleks Svetski]
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"we should all take a moment to be deeply grateful for the introduction of an ark upon which we can board, and from which we can later rebuild.” - Aleks Svetski The Bitcoin Times vol 3 has LANDED! We are getting into it with 7 incredible pieces, starting today with the froward from Aleks Svetski, "Bitcoin & the Legend of Prometheus." You aren't going to want to miss this week as we dive into tons of other great works by Parker Lewis, Jeff Booth, Giacomo Zucco, Erik Cason, & Jimmy Song. Check out the original by Aleks Svetski at the link below to drop some applause: https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/bitcoin-the-legend-of-prometheus-13170ca65ce0 A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
Chat #54 - WTF is Bitcoin Anyway? With Jim & Hari
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Today we have a crazy fun show after getting to hang with Jim & Hari (and James)from the What Do We Know podcast! A couple of guys who just wanted to know WTF a Bitcoin was, and we get into all of it in a 2 hour marathon. This is part 1, with part 2 on the way. Check out the What do We Know podcast with Jim & Hari and their other crazy topics they dig into by visiting the link below: guyswann.com/wdwk Check them out on Instagram at @podcastwdwk A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2020
Happy HODL Day!
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“GF’s out at a lesbian bar, BTC crashing WHY AM I HOLDING? I’LL TELL YOU WHY…” - GameKyuubi The origins of the greatest meme in Bitcoin history. For all the rest of the Bitcoin holidays, check out the calendar over at thecryptoconomy.com: https://thecryptoconomy.com/calendar/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
Read_475 - The Sovereign Company Thesis [Christian Keroles]
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“Today, bitcoin is still an alternative treasury asset, but as larger and more powerful organizations begin to use Bitcoin directly, they will begin to tear away from the overreach of governments. This in and of itself will challenge the dynamics of governance and the nature of nation states as we currently know them." - Ck_snarks We all know that Bitcoin creates sovereignty and protects the individual's right to own and use money without the permission of government. But everything it provides to the individual, it can provide to a company as well. With the BitMEX example giving us a taste of what could be, Christian Keroles takes us through a great, quick read on the sovereignty of business enterprise in a Bitcoin world, and how it fundamentally changes the dynamics of governance, and removes the power to shut down the capital of the world. Check out the full article plus the tons of other great works at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/the-sovereign-company-thesis A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
Read_474 - The Fraying of the Petrodollar System - Part 2 [Lyn Alden]
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"As a decentralized and open source project, adopted by many programmers and proponents around the world, many intelligent people have dedicated their careers to Bitcoin. It’s hard to find a more voracious group of people than those in the Bitcoin community, and increasingly over time, Wall Street money has poured in as well." - Lyn Alden Today we conclude the awesome piece from Lyn Alden breaking down the petrodollar system and get some time to explore just how entering Bitcoin into the field could change the path going forward. Does it become a niche asset that serves a small market for specific use cases, or does it become something much bigger? Listen to find out, we have got a marathon of one today, and you don't want to miss it. Don't forget to explore the absolute treasure trove of graphs and data to accompany this piece, and obviously the other amazing work from Lyn Alden as well: https://www.lynalden.com/fraying-petrodollar-system/#next A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
Read_473 - The Fraying of the Petrodollar System - Part 1 [Lyn Alden]
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"Taking my view a step further, evidence shows that the global monetary system as currently structured is gradually re-aligning itself, and this fact will have important ramifications for investments over the long run." - Lyn Alden We start today into another amazing piece from Lyn Alden that digs into the history, the cycles, the problems, the half solutions, and the long term consequences of our dollar based global monetary system. What led to its creation, how does it move in the macro environment, and are crack beginning to show that may have the world re-align to an entirely new system? Don't miss the first part of this amazing piece, "The Fraying of the Petrodollar System." Find the plethora of charts and data to go along with it at the link below, plus the other amazing work from Lyn: https://www.lynalden.com/fraying-petrodollar-system/#fraying A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
Guy's Take #38 - An Unstoppable Force
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"It's not that a government has the ability to ban Bitcoin from their country, I think it's closer to the opposite: A country only has the ability to ban itself from Bitcoin." - Guy Swann Today we've got my speech from BitBlockBoom to close out the week. One I've been meaning to share for some time, and I think you guys will really enjoy it. If you prefer the video version, you can check it out at the link below. Don't forget to check out our sponsors who make Bitcoin Audible possible: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
Read_472 - The Fiat Standard - Chapter 1 [Saifedean Ammous]
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"For the reader who has become familiar with the operation of bitcoin, a good way to understand the operation of fiat is by drawing analogy to the operation of bitcoin using concepts like mining, nodes, balances, and proof of work. My aim is to explain the operation and engineering structure of the fiat monetary system and how it operates, in reality, away from the naive romanticism of governments and banks who have benefited from this system for a century." - Saifedean Ammous Today we dig into Chapter 1 of the sequel to the seminal work in the Bitcoin ecosystem, The Fiat Standard. The book is being published on Saifedean.com chapter by chapter before its final release, and you can subscribe to get his courses and the other chapters as they release. But today we dig into the first chapter, the ideas, and a new mindset for examining the failures and successes of fiat money. This is not to be missed. The Fiat Standard - Chapter 1: https://saifedean.com/the-fiat-standard-chapter-1/ A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
Read_471 - The Speculative Attack [Pierre Rochard]
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"My own prediction is that slow bleed has been accelerating and is only the first step. The second step will be speculative attacks that use bitcoins as a platform. The third and final step will be hyper-bitcoinization." - Pierre Rochard We are entering a new phase of the Bitcoin game theory. What really happens when the hardest money in the world, encounters hundreds of weak, fiat currencies? What unfolds is a series of feedback loops that drive the bad money out of circulation, and leads to eventual "speculative attacks" on the weaker currencies particularly in conditions with high capital controls, falling reserves, and manipulated interest rates. All conditions that the modern world finds every way they look. Don't miss this amazing blast from the past by Pierre Rochard, predicting the very environment of 2020, back in 2014. From the ever amazing Nakamoto Institute, Pierre's "Speculative Attack": https://nakamotoinstitute.org/mempool/speculative-attack/ A huge thank you to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
Read_470 - Why Does Bitcoin Have Value? [Jeffrey Tucker]
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“What Bitcoin is depends on its use as a means of storing and porting value, which in turn rests on secure titles to ownership of a scarce good.” - Jeffrey Tucker It can be incredibly difficult to make sense of, and imagine the immense amount of value provided by the Bitcoin system. And so often we conflate the token itself, with the assurances it provides. Clearly they cannot be detached from one another, but what else is there that could explain how, after 10 months at a price of zero, Bitcoin finally achieved a positive valuation? What led to this moment, and does this break Mises's Regression Theorem, or does it actually meet the criteria laid out by the brilliant economist, almost a century later? Find out in today's awesome read from author and editorial Director of Aier.org, Jeffrey Tucker: https://www.aier.org/article/why-does-bitcoin-have-value/ A huge thank you to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
Read_469 - The Untold Story of the First Bitcoin War [Wirdum & Rizzo]
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"With his choice of words, Taaki had outed an elephant in the room. It was true, Nakamoto had enacted soft forks, but by late 2011, the network no longer operated as it did in those early days." - Aaron & Pete Before the great block size wars of 2017, there was the first war of the Bitcoin protocol, that established the ideological divide, and ask the question that would infamy get its answer on Bitcoin’s Independence Day in 2017. Another excellent Bitcoin Magazine piece from authors, Pete Rizzo & Aaron Van Wirdum: “The Untold Story of the First Bitcoin War” Check out the Original article for tons of referenced conversations and sources, plus the other excellent stuff by both articles and Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/the-battle-for-p2sh-the-untold-story-of-the-first-bitcoin-war A huge thank you to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services!  And lastly a huge thank you to BTCMedia and the LTBNetwork for the amazing resource they've been to the Bitcoin space! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
Read_468 - Bitcoin is Hope [Robert Breedlove]
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“Bitcoin is a battle ground to restore freedom, truth, and virtue in the world.” - Robert Breedlove Another excellent piece from Breedlove, this time on the SwanBitcoin blog. The very purpose of money and civilization is to abate the entropy and chaos of the natural world. It is to protect ourselves from an uncertain future. Central banks are institutions that confiscate that production and safety for themselves and the political apparatus, and pour entropy into our lives and economic realities. Bitcoin will realign the incentives, it will protect the people and entrepreneurs from the evils of inflation, and it will finally right the ship. Today’s read by Robert Breedlove, “Bitcoin is Hope.” Check out the tons of additional links and ways to follow Breedlove and support his work by going to the link, as well as some great quotes and artwork that accompany this piece: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/bitcoin-is-hope Thank you sponsors! Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) The Cosmic Deep Dive Course! 21% off with code "guyswann"! This is not a sponsorship, just a great way to learn about Bitcoin from incredibly knowledgable people in this space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
Read_467 - Bitcoin Doesn't Rely on Utilities [Rollo McFloogle]
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"But there is something even more interesting that happens with mining and electricity. Not only does Bitcoin mining add revenue to existing locations of energy production, but it also makes other previously unprofitable energy sources profitable." - Rollo McFloogle A Guest post from both a patron to the show and host of the Rollo & Slappy Show, we dive into a Bitcoin Magazine piece by Rollo McFloogle. Often when you talk about Bitcoin as a future money, people attack back with the claim that it "doesn't work without electricity!" This is obviously true, but exactly how much should this matter to us, and what is the risk to the Bitcoin network really? Maybe they are just an idiot, like Grum... hear all about it in today's article, "Bitcoin Does Not Rely on Utilities." Full article and other great stuff at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/you-dont-have-to-worry-about-bitcoins-reliance-on-utilities Thank you sponsors! Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) The Cosmic Deep Dive Course! 21% off with code "guyswann"! This is not a sponsorship, but just a great way to learn about Bitcoin from incredibly knowledgable people in this space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
Chat #53 - Bitcoin Security in the Age of Surveillance with Douglas Bakkum
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Had an excellent chat with the CEO of ShiftCrypto yesterday all about building Bitcoin hardware, the security trade offs, and creating secure tools for a world where security is both foreign and a distant after thought. How does Bitcoin change our digital environment, and the way we think about security? Dont miss this and much more in today's chat! Follow the founders, Douglas Bakkum & Jonas Schnelli on Twitter. And stay up on the company and what they are building at the link below: https://twitter.com/ShiftCryptoHQ If you want to get your BitBox hardware wallet, check them out at guyswann.com/bitbox And a huge thanks to both of our sponsors, ShiftCrypto for today's awesome conversation, and Hexa Wallet for supporting the podcast and bringing the best in Bitcoin to everyone who doesn't have the time to read! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
Read_466 - A Note on Bitcoin [James O'Beirne]
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"And replacing gold is just the start. Bitcoin isn’t just a better gold; because of its programmability, it’s a platform that will host the future of money. It will disintermediate many core functions in finance." - James O'Beirne For those new to Bitcoin, this is a great, short introduction to why the next year could be a massive shift, and why we don't want friends and family to miss it, for not having heard from those in the space. Unsolicited financial advise is always uncomfortable, but saying nothing at all might be even more so. Check out James O'Beirne's excellent piece to friends & family... "A Note on Bitcoin" The original has many links to other works and content, services mentioned, charts showing the relationships, & lots of other useful info below: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vx8EMBrOE7hkXKeyQBiIyCKb7TOzn1AEUaxn4dfuU1I/ Thank you sponsors! Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) The Cosmic Deep Dive Course! 21% off with code "guyswann"! This is not a sponsorship, just a great way to learn about Bitcoin from incredibly knowledgable people in this space. Other great wallets & Services that Guy uses: SwanBitcoin.com/guy - for buying & holding Bitcoin long term ($10 in BTC for FREE) Green Wallet (by Blockstream) - Another simple mobile wallet Breez Wallet - Lightning wallet for Android + iOS, cheap & instant transactions Sphinx Chat - Encrypted chat and streaming sats! Join the Bitcoin Audionauts Tribe! Cash App - Great place to buy Bitcoin easily on mobile Fold App - Great way to get % Bitcoin back on all the things you already buy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
Read_465 - All the Bullish Cases for Bitcoin [Brandon Quittem]
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Want to hear all of the bullish cases for Bitcoin? Protection for pensions, the fiscal cliff we are speeding toward, capital movement for the wealthy, a safe haven for corporate treasuries, a dominant millennial investment vehicle, & so much more. Bitcoin has so many feedback mechanisms to increase its value, to make it a globally significant asset for every demographic, & potentially to fulfill the role as a new global reserve. All while having a perfectly inelastic supply. The only thing that can adjust, is the price. Today's episode is a fantastic thread from Brandon Quittem for some Thanksgiving Day moon juice! https://twitter.com/Bquittem/status/1327732566191976452 Other episodes & article mentioned in today's Guy's Take section: A Bold American Future: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3901 The Promise of Independent Property Rights: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=2556 Guy's Take - The Dominos are Falling: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4634 Guy's Take - The Next Domino... https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4883 Magic Gold with Michael Saylor: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4758 Check out our amazing sponsors below for a veritable suite of Bitcoin storage solutions: Hexa wallet is an excellent and versatile mobile storage, with a clever seedless backup, multiple accounts, batching & more. Find out more at GuySwann.com/hexa. Then for a simple, sleek, swiss made, & secure hardware wallet solution for your cold storage, check out the BitBox02! GuySwann.com/BitBox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
Chat #52 - The Great Reset vs The Great Awakening with Adam Curry
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The inventor of podcasting, the Podfather himself Adam Curry, joins us today for an incredible chat about Bitcoin and re-decentralizing cyberspace. The Great Reset, centralized platforms, censorship, surveillance, a destruction of freedoms, a new technology, fixing the money, a rebirth of purpose, and the Great Awakening. Check out the amazing things they are building at the links below: https://podcastindex.org https://podcasterwallet.com/ https://newpodcastapps.com/ And be sure to join his Tribe, my own at the Bitcoin Audionauts, and the other on the Sphinx Chat app. tribes.sphinx.chat A huge thanks to our awesome sponsors! Hexa Wallet for an excellent, feature-rich mobile Bitcoin wallet. It brings multiple accounts and built in transaction batching so you can send Bitcoin to your lightning wallet, a friend, and to your cold storage all at once to save on fees! guyswann.com/hexa ...And for your cold storage we have the excellent BitBox02 from ShiftCrypto. A simple, Swiss made, open source, secure hardware wallet that makes it super easy to have secure, reliable cold storage savings for the long term Bitcoin holder. guyswann.com/bitbox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
Guy's Take #37 - Dear James Woods, Sincerely Guy Swann
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"All you can do with Bitcoin once you buy it is sell it, but you need somebody else to buy it from you." - Peter Schiff James Woods shared a tweet with what is, in the end, a generally rational skepticism and common initial impression of Bitcoin. From an article at Fox Business, that based its argument on a few quotes from the king and queen of Bitcoin trolls, Peter Schiff and Nouriel Roubini. "You can't do anything with it but sell it," they claim, "its a huge scam and pump and dump" they added. As a Bitcoiner I would obviously argue this is completely false, but its not easy at first to see why, and it takes a huge amount of history, and close scrutiny to see the bigger picture. That's why in this episode, I hope to answer the article, and maybe shed some light on why its views are wrong. Maybe James will listen to it, maybe not, but hopefully some skeptic out there can find value in hearing answers to very common, but ultimately very wrong views as to what Bitcoin is. Todays episode, I get into all of it, with "Dear James Woods." The tweet and article in question: https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/1329513077654528002?s=20 As mentioned, a brilliant and extensive series hitting so many of these concepts in far greater detail, by the amazing author Parker Lewis, is the Gradually, Then Suddenly, series. The playlist of the full series can be found at the link below: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4NRn7e8FbNtoCLSigf8GV4?si=0ezq3gTvS8CAKMmxYdhA1w A huge thanks to our awesome sponsors! Hexa Wallet for an excellent, feature-rich mobile Bitcoin wallet. It brings multiple accounts and built in transaction batching so you can send Bitcoin to your lightning wallet, a friend, and to your cold storage all at once to save on fees! Hexawallet.io ...And for your cold storage we have the excellent BitBox02 from ShiftCrypto. A simple, Swiss made, open source, secure hardware wallet that makes it super easy to have secure, reliable cold storage savings for the long term Bitcoin holder. guyswann.com/bitbox Check them out and let them know I sent you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2020
Read_464 - Poolin's Initiative to Activate Taproot [Aaron Van Wirdum]
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“Taproot will unlock a new range of possibilities for Bitcoin, improving privacy and expanding smart contract possibilities” The code has been merged, the client is on the way, and it's time for the miners and community to bring this to the next step. Led by the mining pool "Poolin," they and others are reaching out to other major pools to get confirmation on support for the soft fork upgrade, and how they would like to see it activated. With various options, risks, and time horizons, this is the beginning of finding a standard for the client release where taproot is finally brought to the Bitcoin network. Today's read is another great piece from Bitcoin Magazine author Aaron Van Wirdum breaking it all down. Listen to find out. Check out the original and stay up to date with the remarkable resource over at BitcoinMagazine.com: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/poolin-launches-initiative-to-activate-taproot-encouraging-other-mining-pools-to-join To dive deeper into Taproot, what it is, and what it enables, check out a previous article from Aaron explaining the whole picture: Taproot is Coming: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3435 And thank you to our amazing sponsors for Bitcoin Audible! • For an awesome mobile wallet be sure to check out our sponsor, Hexa Wallet at guyswann.com/hexa • And for a simple, secure, open source hardware wallet, BitBox is the way to go by ShiftCrypto. Check it at guyswann.com/bitbox Satoshi Bless the incredible LTBNetwork and the resource they've built for Bitcoiners for so many years! 🙏🏻 letstalkbitcoin.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
Read_463 - A Symphony of Positivity [Eric Wall]
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"It takes two nudges to convert a nocoiner. The vast majority of people got their very first nudge in 2017. These people are now primed for that second nudge, which is coming in roaring." - Eric Wall The new bull market is coming in hot, but it feels very different from previous cycles. What is it exactly? Can we see it in the data? Is this another FOMO, retail speculative buy in? Or is this something bigger? Listen to today's read from the Arcane Research blog of "Eric's November Thoughts" about what the foundations of this bull run are, and why this time, might actually be a little different. Check out the original and follow Eric at the links below: https://research.arcane.no/blog/erics-november-thoughts https://twitter.com/ercwl And for the excellently bullish thread covered during the Guy's Take section, check it out below: https://twitter.com/AnthonyDessauer/status/1328552929083621377?s=20 • For an awesome mobile wallet be sure to check out our sponsor, Hexa Wallet at guyswann.com/hexa • And for a simple, secure, open source hardware wallet, BitBox is the way to go by ShiftCrypto. Check it at guyswann.com/bitbox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
Chat #51 - The Death of Nuance with Aleks Svetski
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Today's chat is with the brilliant and always entertaining Aleks Svetski (https://twitter.com/AleksSvetski). On the state of the world, our turbulent future ahead, and getting trapped in the empty pursuit of happiness while losing sight of the deeper search for meaning. We had no agenda for this show and just went deep into whatever felt right with this one. Not to be missed. Check out Aleks, his incredible writing, his great service for purchasing Bitcoin, and his no-nonsense tweets: https://twitter.com/AleksSvetski https://twitter.com/TheAmberApp And a huge thanks to our awesome sponsors! Hexa Wallet for an excellent, feature-rich mobile Bitcoin wallet. It brings multiple accounts and built in transaction batching so you can send Bitcoin to your lightning wallet, a friend, and to your cold storage all at once to save on fees! Hexawallet.io ...And for your cold storage we have the excellent BitBox02 from ShiftCrypto. A simple, swiss made, open source, secure hardware wallet that makes it super easy to have secure, reliable cold storage savings for the long term Bitcoin holder. guyswann.com/bitbox Check them out and let them know I sent you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Read_462 - 7 Misconceptions About Bitcoin [Lyn Alden]
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"Bitcoin is more easily verifiable than gold, in terms of being a reserve asset and being used as collateral. It’s more frictionless to transfer than gold, and has a hard-capped supply. And I like gold too; I’ve been long it since 2018, and still am." - Lyn Alden With so many new eyes on Bitcoin, there are a large number of questions that the typical outsider has. Lyn Alden, in this excellent piece, breaks down the major misconceptions around Bitcoin and why she is bullish for 2021. For the many charts and graphics that accompany the arguments laid out in this piece, check out the original, plus the tons of other great analysis on her blog at the link: https://www.lynalden.com/misconceptions-about-bitcoin/ Places to Buy Bitcoin: SwanBitcoin.com/Guy SwanBitcoin.com/Alden Cash App River Financial Bull Bitcoin Coinfloor And a big thanks to our sponsor Hexa Wallet for supporting the Audible of the Bitcoin space! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Guy's Take #36 - Walking Tall
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What does having savings, & the incentives reestablished by sound money, do to a person's *character?* How does it change who we are when we have something that we know is ours, and frees us of dependence on another human being? With a short read of a Bank Ad from many decades ago that shows an entirely different view of money and savings, we dig into how money affects us on a different level. Shout out to Marty Bent who I think is responsible for sharing out this ad and therefore my stumbling upon it. A huge thank you to our sponsor for the show, Hexa Wallet! Bringing an excellent mobile wallet packed with features to the everyday user. Check them out at Hexawallet.io or on Twitter at twitter.com/hexawallet And if you aren't auto-stacking sats yet then you HAVE to get started! We are entering into a serious bull run and the only and best way to save in Bitcoin is to stack every single day, week, month etc that you can to eliminate all the noise and grow your savings reliably and automatically. Get $10 free at Swanbitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Read_461 - When Bitcoin Melts The System, Prosperity Steps In [Thibaud Marechal]
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"The logical construct behind the dissection of today’s evils is actually very simple: money is broken; fix the money, fix the world." - Thibaud Marechal The systemic imbalances of our monetary system are far deeper than most realize. It is the very foundation of our consumerist culture, its the course of our bloated, corrupt financial industry, it props up the impossible size of the advertising giants and surveillance capitalism, it creates a monetary premium on goods that should be valued by their productive capacity or actual use, & it betrays the very people who need money most to be a stable, wealth preserving tool. Fix the Money; Fix the world. Another brilliant article at BitcoinMagazine.com and by returning author Thibaud Marechal on the poisonous consequences of a broken money system. Check out the original below as well as his many other excellent pieces available to read: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/when-bitcoin-melts-the-system-prosperity-steps-in A huge thank you to our sponsor for the show, Hexa Wallet! Bringing an excellent mobile wallet packed with features to the everyday user. Check them out at Hexawallet.io or on Twitter at twitter.com/hexawallet A thanks to the LTBNetwork for sharing out this show to their amazing audience and bringing so much quality content to the Bitcoin space! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
Read_460 - The Hard Forks that Didn't Dilute Bitcoin [Nic Carter]
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"If any of these forks had meaningfully gained ground relative to Bitcoin, the critics would have had a point. What’s the point of a monetary network which is undergoing a constant state of fragmentation?" - Nic Carter Another great article from Nic and this one is right in line with the second episode of Shitcoin Insider, also now available for a deep dive into the sad state of Bitcoin forks! They said it would dilute Bitcoin, they claimed it would prove Bitcoin was, in fact, not scarce, but as infinite as any digital database that can be replicated over and over again. But what came of the forks? Did they really dilute the value and core attributes of the Bitocin network? Nic lays it all out in another excellent article at Coindesk.com. Don't miss it! Check out the original to find Nic's other works and numerous great graphics and charts to illustrate his argument: https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-trounces-bch-bsv-fork-wannabes The mempool is nearly empty again! Now is the perfect time to explore a new wallet, find the best software to hold your own keys, and begin experimenting with Lightning! Start with an excellent mobile wallet with built in batching to save yourself a lot of future headache. Hexa Wallet is the only one out there, and has so many great features to explore. Check it out at hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
Read_459 - Call me Ishmael [BitMex]
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"One can use a “brainwallet”. Refugees need to carry nothing with them, all they would need to do is remember a Bitcoin wallet passphrase. Funds, potentially millions of US dollars, can therefore be effectively stored inside of one’s mind." - Bitmex research What is a bran wallet and what exactly are the risks and benefits of trying to store Bitcoin in your mind? Is it so simple as generating a key from your favorite quote? Or could this just be a recipe for disaster? In a time where it is more important than ever to hold your own keys and prepare yourself for the raging bull, Bitmex Research brings us a timely article about the security and concerns of storing Bitcoin in your brain? Check out the phenomenal amount of research at the Bitmex blog: https://blog.bitmex.com/call-me-ishmael/ Don't forget to check out the awesome wallet by our sponsor Hexa Wallet! So many great features available to hold your own keys and protect yourself from loss in the case of disaster. Find them at Hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
Read_458- The Lightning Liquidity Marketplace [Peter Chawaga]
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“Lightning Labs is positioning this release as a step toward an ecosystem of Lightning-based financial products, which it called “LiFi.” - Peter Chawaga A new ecosystem has just begun. With Bitcoin native financial markets, Lightning Labs has released the beginning of an entirely new structure of Bitcoin finance with Lightning Pool Marketplace. An open, global, noncustodial auction for liquidity on the lightning network, and a novel way to execute contracts off-chain. This is the beginning of something big. Don’t miss this excellent article from Bitcoin Magazine and author Peter Chawaga. The future of lightning is coming into focus. Check out the original at Bitcoin Magazine, and follow Peter Chawaga at the links below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/lightning-network https://twitter.com/PeterChawaga Much love to our sponsor, Hexa Wallet for supporting Bitcoin Audible and bringing the best in Bitcoin to audio for all those who don’t have the time to read it. Check them out at Hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
Read_457 - Our Most Brilliant Idea [Robert Breedlove]
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"When governments play God, civilizations burn in Hell." - Robert Breedlove The 3 pillars of free markets all hinge on fair, honest, reliable money. Without it, monumental errors within the markets are unable to be corrected. By enforcing reliable, incorruptible rule of law, undeniable private property, through a system of verifiable sound money... Bitcoin is the capstone of free market innovation. Don't miss this incredible piece by Breedlove. Check out the original article here and drop some massive applause: https://breedlove22.medium.com/our-most-brilliant-idea-aced329f8941 If you want to support Breedlove's work, check out the many links below: • Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: bit.ly/321Lzm0 • Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22 • Stack sats with me, get $10 in free Bitcoin through this link: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/breedlove • Journey with me as I write my first book: https://bit.ly/3aWITZ • If you enjoyed this, please send sats: https://tippin.me/@Breedlove22 • Or, send sats via Lightning Network with Strike: https://strike.me/breedlove22 And Don't forget to check out our awesome sponsor, Hexa Wallet! A non-custodial, mobile wallet packed with great features. Check them out at the link below: hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Read_456 - Bitcoin at 12 [Nic Carter]
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"I believe Bitcoiners have this in common. They recognize that they have undertaken a near-hopeless task. Creating a global, neutral, apolitical settlement medium and standard of value will not happen overnight. We have barely begun the project." - Nic Carter Bitcoin represents a hope for a better future, and the longest time horizon in building a sustainable solution for the generations to come after us. Like the cathedrals that took centuries to build, those who labored placed bricks into the structure and toiled their lives knowing they they may never see the completion of their project, but that they were building something far bigger than themselves, that would last for centuries to come. Another brilliant piece from Nic Carter, Bitcoin at 12 years. Hit the original below and drop some incredible applause on the article: https://medium.com/@nic__carter/bitcoin-at-12-f6fce39cb9bb Kudos to Hexa Wallet for the amazing update & as always a major thanks for supporting the show! Check out their amazing mobile wallet packed with features at Hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
Guy's Take #35 - The Next Domino...
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We may have just seen the beginnings of central banks entering the Bitcoin game theory. The game is about to get real. Bitcoin has suddenly broken onto the political stage with the announcement that the Iranian Central Bank is officially purchasing Bitcoin from its licensed miners in order to use it to increase imports and get around the destructive US sanctions. Don't miss this Guy's take where we dig into this major development and exactly what it could mean. Now is the time to hold your own keys! Get a hardware wallet, look into multisig, and get yourself a non-custodial mobile wallet. Our sponsor has a great one to check out, that's Hexa Wallet! A huge thanks to them for supporting Bitcoin Audible and keeping this show bringing the best in Bitcoin to your ears. Check them out at Hexawallet.io Links to a few articles discussing this development: https://elexonic.com/2020/10/30/bitcoin-miners-in-iran-have-a-new-buyer-the-central-bank/ https://www.trustnodes.com/2020/10/29/iran-changes-law-to-use-bitcoin-for-imports Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
Read_455 - Bitcoin and the Rhythms of History [Brandon Quittem]
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"Individuals can opt-out of their local currency by joining the Bitcoin life raft. Protect purchasing power, rather than go down with the sinking ship that is their state." - Brandon Quittem A fascinating journey through the concept of the Fourth Turning and analysis of the incredible times we live in. More will change in the next decade than in the previous 8 combined. We are entering a time where our old institutions are torn down and built anew. Do we devolve into collectivism and totalitarian rule? Or can we find a way to protect and fan the flames of individual liberty and sustain a prosperous future for the next generation. Listen to this excellent piece to find out! Follow Brandon on Twitter if you haven't yet! And check out his page, the many great graphics on the article, & all the other great writing available on his site: https://www.brandonquittem.com/ Thanks Hexa Wallet for supporting the Audible of the Bitcoin space! Making all the best in Bitcoin accessible to everyone! https://twitter.com/HexaWallet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
Read_454 - The Last Word on Bitcoin's Energy Consumption [Nic Carter]
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"If your local energy cost is effectively zero but you cannot sell your energy anywhere, the existence of a global buyer for energy is a godsend." - Nic Carter What do all the "boiling oceans" alarmist miss about the nature & incentives of Bitcoin's energy consumption? Can we determine anything meaningful about Bitcoin's energy use by looking at the state of mining today, and the trends leading us into the future? Today we read a great piece from CoinDesk by the many times Bitcoin Audible author Nic Carter, on the fallacies of the general thinking, why Bitcoin gets picked on, & the simple thing the complainers could do to solve it. Nic Carter's "The Last Word on Bitcoin's Energy Consumption": https://www.coindesk.com/the-last-word-on-bitcoins-energy-consumption?amp=1 If you would like to support the show & be a part of the anointed Satoshi's Audionauts, become a patron at Patreon.com/thecryptoconomy! This show wouldn't be possible without all the incredible supporters of my work, and I cannot thank you guys enough! And a thanks to Hexa Wallet for a great, non-custodial, seedless, multi-factor and multi-account mobile wallet that's great for a whole range of users, experienced and new to the space! Check them out at Hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
Read_453 - Lies, Deception, & Unnatural Money [Nik Hoffman]
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"money printing only “works” if the majority of people don’t even realize that it is steadily devaluing their earnings and savings. People must be deceived into believing a false ideology about this practice, but that can only work for so long; as we’ve seen throughout history, bad money doesn’t last forever." - Nik Hoffman What determines a good money and a bad money, and what exactly does it mean for a money to have value? A brief journey through the concepts that define a money, and the history that informs how and why money becomes a tool for lies and deception to the ultimate detriment of society. Are we doomed to forever repeat the past, or can Bitcoin solve this problem and close the book on monetary manipulation? Find out in today's Bitcoin Magazine article from author Nik Hoffman. Check out the original at the link below to explore his other works, his monthly roundups, and of course follow Nik on Twitter: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/lies-deception-and-unnatural-money Thanks to Hexa wallet for supporting Bitcoin Audible. If you want an great, noncustodial wallet to hold your on keys, don't forget to check them out at hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
Read_452 - How Will Bitcoin Lead to More Freedom [Jim Epstein]
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"It had a big impact on May, who melded the "Other Plane" with "Galt's Gulch" from Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, which was a safe haven for rational and productive people protected from government coercion and taxation by an invisible shield. Instead of the Colorado mountains, May's cyberspace Galt's Gulch would exist on the internet, with cryptography providing protective cover." - Jim Epstein The argument between the "blockchain technology" and the "Bitcoin anarchists" happens to be a lot older than most know. Whether this is a technology that's outside the system, built to replace it, or one that is supposed to work within the system to make it faster and cheaper, can be traced all the way back to a debate between Eric Salin and crypto-anarchist Timothy C. May. What can the origins of the cypherpunk movement tell us about teh direction of Bitcoin today? Hear this amazing piece from Jim Epstein at Reason Magazine to find out! Other great pieces to accompany this read: The Truth About Smart Contracts by Jimmy Song https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_092---The-Truth-About-Smart-Contracts-e2ndrq Bit Gold by Nick Szabo https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_275---Bit-Gold-Nick-Szabo-e4o0vp Securing Property with Owner Authority by Nick Szabo https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_118---Securing-Property-with-Owner-Authority-e2ndqs The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto by Tim May https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_300-----The-Crypto-Anarchist-Manifesto-Timothy-C--May-e5p7j4 For a great and feature rich mobile, non-custodial Bitcoin wallet, our awesome supporter of Bitcoin Audible HexaWallet is where its at! Now in beta, you can get the wallet on the app store or at the link below. Fell free to ask any questions and feedback is hugely appreciated. hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
Chat #50 - Dawn of the Age of Bitcoin with Erik Cason
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Bitcoin and the cryptographic systems that empower it, are not merely another new tech to make use of. They are a fundamental shift in the ability to defend value from organized violence. The impact on the world will be impossible to measure. We go deep down the rabbit hole in this excellent chat with Erik Cason, author of the cryptosovereignty.org blog. Follow Erik on twitter, and check out his amazing pieces we've read on the podcast below: https://twitter.com/Erikcason The Political Theology of Bitcoin: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_398---The-Political-Theology-of-Bitcoin-Erik-Cason-eemvs1 Crypto, Truth, & Power: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_448---Crypto--Truth--Power-Erik-Cason-ekv73s And don't forget to add me as a contact in your Hexa Wallet! Shoot me a DM on twitter or an email and I'll be happy to add you 👏🏻 A huge thank you to Hexa for supporting the podcast: Hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
Read_451 - Multisig Appreciation Day [Marty Bent]
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"When compared to gold, real estate, stocks, bonds or "fine art" that act as stores of value for many individuals, bitcoin that is held in a multisig wallet is an obvious step-function improvement in many regards." - Marty Bent Reading another short Bent from Marty on multisig and how its fundamentally a powerful tool for Bitcoin that isn't shared with any physical store of value. Guy gets into the concept of "deep" vs "shallow" protection in his take following the piece and how Bitcoin represents an order of magnitude improvement over the security & preservation of value. We should remember to tout multisig with more enthusiasm, its not "just another feature." Check out the original and subscribe to Marty's Bent at the link below: https://tftc.io/martys-bent/issue-848/ The tweet that inspired it all: https://twitter.com/AdamTzag/status/1318244929592807425 For a multisig savings, don't forget to check out HexaWallet and their Savings account, multi-key setup, and clever key splitting backup system. Check out the beta wallet and feel free to ask any questions & add me as a contact! hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
Read_450 - Getting Lightning Ready for Global Takeover [Roy Sheinfeld]
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Breez wallet makes some major announcements today with their first release candidate of the wallet into the wild. Bringing the dream of a fully non-custodial, user-friendly, super easy to use Lightning wallet for anyone coming into Bitcoin. So many new features to go over in this one and talking about the future of lightning and how we can close the UX hurdle. This is not to be missed. Follow Roy Sheinfeld and Breez on Twitter so you dont miss future announcements! Check out the official announcement here, and of course download and start playing with the Breez Lightning wallet if you haven't yet! https://medium.com/breez-technology/the-breez-release-candidate-getting-lightning-ready-for-the-global-takeover-b5d1f9756229 (for those who wanted to get the details on closing and reopening your channels - https://github.com/breez/breezmobile/wiki/How-to-close-Breez's-channels%3F) Learn more about the Hodl HTLCs discussed in the commentary at the link below: https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/4018 And don't forget to add me as a contact in your Hexa Wallet! Shoot me a DM on twitter or an email and I'll be happy to add you 👏🏻 A huge thank you to Hexa for supporting the podcast: Hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Guy's Take #34 - TAPROOT IS MERGED!!
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A major step toward the next era of Bitcoin was made today. The code is final, and it is now in the Bitcoin codebase as of today. The next steps are an activation method, and a full client release for the network to begin the process of adding it to the global consensus. But before that happens, let's talk about where we are today, what advantages Taproot can give us again, & what the future of Bitcoin, privacy, & Lightning are with this new tool at our disposal. Today's Guy's Take is all about Taproot, so let's get into it! Want to check it out on Github and be a nerd? https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/19953 For a deeper dive into Taproot check out Aaron Van Wirdum's piece digging into it on Bitcoin Magazine: Taproot is Coming: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_318---Taproot-is-Coming-Aaron-van-Wirdum-e8um0c Much love to our many patrons making this show possible! If you want to join in with the crew, go to Patreon.com/thecryptoconomy and become a patron! And another thank you to our sponsor, Hexa Wallet for keeping this show alaive, and for building one of the best mobile wallets out there. With tons of features to come, check it out at HexaWallet.io  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Read_449 - Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole [Knut Svanholm]
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"Value is a strange concept because while it is arguably very real, it is entirely subjective, and because of this there is no yardstick or kilogram to measure it against." - Knut Svanholm Another from the amazing collection over at Citadel21.com, we dive even deeper down the rabbit hole with Knut's piece. What does it even mean to measure value with Bitcoin as our totem? What happens to prices in a perfectly finite monetary good? What would a future where the growth and productivity of the economy were captured by the money, rather than stolen by our money masters? The world is going to be a very different place in a Bitcoin future. The right questions can help us see it, and it's something that we cannot unsee. So lets dig into Knut's work, "Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole" https://www.citadel21.com/deeper-down-the-rabbit-hole Check out the Hexa Wallet donation account at GuySwann.com/donate, and download the Hexa mobile wallet on the Google Play or Apple App store to start exploring the many awesome features. A huge thanks to them for supporting the podcast! hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
Chat #49 - The Tahini's Bitcoin Standard
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As the dominoes continue to fall, we chat with the owner of the amazing Tahini's restaurant on their journey to a Bitcoin Standard. Why Bitcoin? What led them to such a decision? How do they see the future risks and rewards going forward? What events of the past allowed them to see the true potential of this revolutionary new monetary system? All this and more in today's phenomenal chat with the man behind @TheRealTahinis Follow them on twitter at the link below and if you are in the area, what the hell are you eating shite food for!? Go to Tahini's, get some real food, and talk about Bitcoin. 😂 https://twitter.com/TheRealTahinis Love to all of our amazing supporters, the patrons who always keep this show going, and our awesome sponsor @Hexawallet! Follow them on Twitter and check out their awesome mobile wallet with tons of great features. Find my Hexa Donation Account at GuySwann.com/Donate or setup your own right in the wallet in barely a few seconds! Check them out on the app store or at the link below: hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Read_448 - Crypto, Truth & Power [Erik Cason]
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“I believe that Satoshi Nakamoto, Whoever he/she/it/them is/was, was first and foremost a strategist of the cypherpunk traditions. This is extremely important because we need to understand the motivational ideology was not one of any sort of state capitalist nature, or idiotic wealth fantasies of lambos and other childish bullshit, but an explicit crypto-anarchist one.” - Erik Cason Cryptography was, before anything else, a weapon of war. How can this perspective inform the type of revolution Bitcoin truly enables? As a re-codification of the relations of power between the state and the individual, what does a system like Bitcoin do to the world? When authority is replaced by truth, as the source of legitimacy, nothing in the world will remain unchanged. The original article by Erik Cason and the fascinating blog where he covers tons of other topics just like this: http://cryptosovereignty.org/crypto-truth-power/ https://twitter.com/Erikcason Cypherpunks Write Code (part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWh6Yzr12iQ&t=0s Check out Hexa Wallet's new feature, the "Donation Account" with a web front end to share with others! Check out what it looks like at GuySwann.com/donate and of course feel free to donate if you want to support the show. But setup your own to take donations for your project/content/mission or whatever! Get the wallet at HexaWallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
Guy's Take #33 - The Canary in the Coal Mine [On Marty's 839th Bent]
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There's been a bit of Bad News. The canary doesn't seem to be moving, and its time that we take our situation seriously. As Bitcoin becomes both more mature and finds its way back into a bull market, we can also expect a sharp increase in regulatory and governmental attention. The powers that be, the surveillance state, and the control that the financial institutions have acquired will not be lost without a fight. Bitcoin is disrupting some of the most influential institutions on the planet. They are unlikely to sit by while we divest from their control & take back our sovereignty and privacy. Today's Guy's Take is inspired by Marty's Bent #839 and recent developments in the regulatory & legal worlds around the treatment of Bitcoin. It could be very important to not miss this one. Read Marty's Bent below, as well as the ocean of clever, funny, insightful, & cosmic thoughts that Marty drops every day: https://tftc.io/martys-bent/issue-839/ Check out Pseu's Conversation with Ben Carman on privacy and his favorite mobile wallet mentioned in the show: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6duVzPWqeMorpuBhXdkWPW?si=GW-jL260Sru2lxUaiGQpCA Dig into the details of the Travel Rule yourself starting with the link below: https://www.fincen.gov/resources/statutes-regulations/guidance/funds-travel-regulations-questions-answers And definitely follow NoBullshitBitcoin for a Bitcoin feed with only solid news, development, and new tools and no BS! https://twitter.com/nobsbitcoin Thanks to everyone who supports the podcast and of course the awesome team over at Hexa Wallet! Don't forget to download Hexa either from your favorite App Store or by visiting their site below: Hexawallet.io And for an awesome resource I have used for years, to learn everything about the history, the logic, the principles, & the Austrian economics that you can't learn in public school, check out Liberty Classroom from Tom Wood's! An excellent resource that I can't recommend enough. https://libertyclassroom.com/dap/a/?a=32379 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Read_447 - Bitcoin Isn't Slow, Its Highly Secure [Vlad Costea]
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"So the next time somebody says that “shitcoin X” is faster than Bitcoin or claims that Bitcoin is slow, show them the criteria that truly count in a decentralized network." - Vlad Costea Did you hear that any 1 of 1000s of altcoins was "way faster" than Bitcoin? Have you ever wondered what that means or what exactly they are faster at? Vlad breaks it all down. How shitcoins aren't fast, even close to as fast actually as Bitcoin. Bitcoin isn't slow, its highly secure! Check out the original post at Bitcoin-Takeover.com and check out Vlad's Bitcoin Takeover podcast for many other great takes like this: https://bitcoin-takeover.com/bitcoin-is-not-slow-its-highly-secure/ Much love to Hexa Wallet for supporting the show as well as my lovely patrons! Hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
Read_446 - The Great Plague of Shitcoinery [Thibaud Marechal]
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"Battles in the money market aren’t about incremental technology features, but fundamental monetary properties. Bitcoin is a pragmatic monetary evolution, which contrasts with shitcoin issuers misrepresenting a delusional technology revolution." - Thibaud Marechal Another great piece on the incentives and misunderstanding of the shitcoin mindset. It isn't a technological revolution, it is fundamentally a monetary one! Thibaud breaks it down amazingly in this piece and Guy gets into some history of the shitcoin term and how so many projects have the entirely wrong understanding of the value in this revolution. Don't miss another excellent one from Bitcoin Magazine Original Article: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/the-great-plague-of-shitcoinery A huge thanks as always to Hexa Wallet! Don't forget to shoot me a message if you want to add me as a contact or use me as a part of your backup. Happy to assist! Check them out at Hexawallet.io Some of the great articles mentioned in this episode to expand on these ideas: Bitcoin is Worse is Better - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_327---Bitcoin-is-Worse-is-Better-gwern-e9e9iv Bitcoin & Software Reliability - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_254---Bitcoin--Software-Reliability-beautyon_-e46lnu On Schelling Points, Network Effects, & Lindy - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_417---On-Schelling-Points--Network-Effects---Lindy-Willem-Van-Den-Bergh-eghjp4 And dont forget to check out our new show all about Shitcoinery! Shitcoin Insider is where we dig through all the crap so that you don't have to! XD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
Guy's Take #32 - Rights, Incentives & the Bitcoin System
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What are rights and can Bitcoin enable us to make better sense of them? It is very common to hear that education is a "right," that healthcare, a fair salary, etc are all "rights" that we can demand of others and are entitled to. Can this be the case? How do they conflict with the more basic rights of the control over our own lives, our right to choose, and the rights to our bodies? Can we simply declare that the things we want or need are rights and this means we can have as much of it as we would like? We get into all of it in today's Guy' Take on human rights and how Bitcoin provides an excellent test case for why universal rights are necessary for both a communications and political network to succeed. A great piece mentioned on the show to dig further into these ideas: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_225---Bitcoin--the-Promise-of-Independent-Property-Rights-Hasu--Su-Zhu-e3j6b8 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
FEATURING Shitcoin Insider #1 - DeFi & Ponzinomics
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Were you ever just deathly curious about what Defi really is? What is going on behind the scenes of the token wrapped token printing yield machines? Or what the mindset of the shitcoiner really is, and what they think they are building? Don't miss the flagship episode of our new show SHITCOIN INSIDER! Don't forget to subscribe to Shitcoin Insider if you want more and let me know on Twitter is you enjoyed it and want us to dig further. And to support my work and learn all about the history and economics that you couldn't learn in school, check out the amazing Liberty Classroom! Find it at GuySwann.com/liberty Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Chat #48 - Sovereignty in a Box with Matt Hill
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Are we on the verge of a new revolution in personal computing? Matt Hill and the team at Start9Labs believes we are, and are helping to build our path through it to a brighter future. How do we re-decentralize the internet? By what means can we break the censored, centralized, surveilled "cloud" into a thousand encrypted, distributed, and private pieces? That is the mission at the heart of Start9Labs. Don't miss this awesome discussion to learn more. If you want to explore what Matt and the team are building, go to Start9Labs.com and/or follow them on Twitter to stay up to date on the project https://twitter.com/start9labs https://start9labs.com/ Don't forget about the discount code "BitcoinAudible" for the 7th Annual Hackers Congress! Visit https://digital-totality.hcpp.cz/ to learn all about the awesome speakers and fascinating workshops and topics covered for a full weekend at the true cypherpunk conference. A huge thank you to our supporters! Our patrons for being awesome and keeping this project alive, and of course HexaWallet for supporting the show and helping to build excellent tools for our Bitcoin future. Don't forget to check out the Hexa wallet on the App store or find out more at HexaWallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
Read_445 - A Human Rights Response to Bitcoin Critics [Alex Gladstein]
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"Contrary to what the critics would have you believe with all of their scary language about fraud and risk, when I send an on-chain Bitcoin transaction to you, it will get to you, no matter what. There is no point of censorship, seizure, or control." - Alex Gladstein A great throw back from Alex Gladstein where he makes a response to the old and tired criticisms of Bitcoin. Is it stupid to think we would want to hold our own passwords to our money, or it is a revolutionary new tool in the global quest for human rights and individual freedom? A great response for the next time you come across and ignorant critic, who needs a dose of truth. Check out the original below! Drop some applause and see his other articles on Medium: https://medium.com/@alexgladstein/a-human-rights-activists-response-to-bitcoin-critics-d50e6760ee80 You can always his the book he helped author all about Bitcoin and the impact it could have on the world, available in paperback and in audiobook read by yours truly at the link below: https://www.amazon.com/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances/dp/1641990503/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=little+Bitcoin+book&qid=1601337759&sr=8-3 And of course a huge thanks to Hexa for supporting the podcast, and our wonderful patrons! Check out Hexa below: Hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
Read_444 - Things Bitcoiners Don't Want to Hear [Shinobi]
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"I am talking about the inability to confront shortcomings with layers of the system. The inability to confront substantial threats or attack surfaces that are not being worked on in terms of creating solutions and defenses." - Shinobi Being bullish is tons of fun, and getting cosmic about the impact & world shattering implications of Bitcoin is even more so... but sometimes we need to take a sober step back, and remember that this is just code at the end of the day. It is a network, with trade offs, limitations, and many problems to overcome. A great piece from Shinobi (@brian_trollz) taking a hard look at Lightning, mining, and Bitcoin's censorship resistance as it stands today, and reminding us to stay focused on the problems, not get lost in our dreams of the future. Check out the original and drop some applause at the link below: https://medium.com/block-digest-mempool/things-bitcoiners-dont-want-to-hear-33823c2e984 A huge thank you to my Patrons, and of course Hexa Wallet for supporting the podcast! This is only possible with your support, and it is massively appreciated. Don't forget to download and check out Hexa if you haven't yet. A Bitcoin-only, non-custodial, seedless, mobile wallet with tons of cool features. Find them at Hexawallet.io or on Twitter at @HexaWallet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2020
Read_443 - On Bitcoin's User Experience [DerGigi]
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“Some concepts are essen­tial, removing them because you want a better UX might turn out to be fatal.” - Gigi En excellent piece from SwanBitcoin blog today by the one and only Gigi. Thoughts on the trade-offs, the previous leaps that have been made, and the distance still to go on the problem of Bitcoin’s user experience. Plus, Guy talks about what it was like using Bitcoin in the “good ol’ days” before seed phrases and deterministic wallets. Check out the crazy images of the early internet and links to check out more in the original article below: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/on-bitcoins-ux Don’t forget to follow Gigi on social media for more awesome work: https://twitter.com/dergigi Check out today’s sponsor! Download the Hexa Wallet at the link below or on the Google or Apple App stores. Hexawallet.io Other great tools mentioned in this episode to check out for the tinkerers out there! Hexa Wallet Casa Multisig wallet Green Wallet Strike Breez Lightning Pheonix Lightning Caravan Multisig by Unchained Lily Wallet Umbrel Lunanode Cobo Vault Foundation Passport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
Read_442 - DLCs are on Bitcoin! New Functionality & Potential [Ben Carman]
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"DLCs are uniquely positioned to bring smart contracting to Bitcoin using oracle contracts that are much more private and scalable than previously thought possible." - Ben Carman Ben Carman, a developer with the awesome team at SuredBits, drops a BitcoinMagazine article today laying out Discreet Log Contracts and how they can be an exciting new addition to the functionality and power of the Bitcoin system. Privacy, cost savings, and non participating oracles to real world events; DLCs bring a new layer to both decentralizing markets on Bitcoin & the Lightning network. Listen to today's episode to find out more! Check out the SuredBits blog for tons of awesome work about DLCs and so many other great technologies being built on Bitcoin: https://suredbits.com/category/discreet-log-contracts/ Find the original article and tons of other great works at BitcoinMagazine below. Stay up on new events and learn tons about Bitcoin! https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/dlcs-are-on-bitcoin-bringing-new-functionality-and-major-potential A thanks to today's sponsor Hexa Wallet and the killer wallet they are building! Seedless backups, built in batching, multisig savings, & more! Hit me up if you want to be one of my contacts! http://hexawallet.io/ Lastly a big thanks to the LTBNetwork for sharing this out with their amazing audience! Check out the other awesome shows at LetsTalkBitcoin.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
Chat #47 - Magic Gold with Michael Saylor
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Today we bring on Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy after they have announced a $425 million investment into Bitcoin. With a move to making Bitcoin their dominant treasury reserve asset, we talk all about fundamental shifts in technology, the innovation of Bitcoin as a monetary asset, the dematerialization of money, and the impact it will have on the future. Don't forget to follow Michael on social media and check out his excellent book "The Mobile Wave" for some interesting thoughts on past technological shifts: https://twitter.com/michael_saylor https://www.amazon.com/Mobile-Wave-Intelligence-Change-Everything/dp/1593157207/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+mobile+wave&qid=1600459046&sr=8-1 Check out our sponsor for today's show and their awesome, new, feature-rich Bitcoin wallet Website: Hexawallet.io App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hexa-simple-bitcoin-wallet/id1490205837 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.hexawallet.hexa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
Read_441 - Bitcoin, A Novel Economic Institution by ARKinvest [Part 2]
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"Instead of relying on accountants, regulators, and the government, Bitcoin relies on a global network of peers to enforce rules, shifting enforcement from manual, local, and inconsistent to automated, global, and predictable." - Yassine Elmandjra Finishing out the great investment thesis on Bitcoin by Yassine from ARKinvest. Now the we have broken down the 4 critical economic assurances for prosperity and how the trust-based model has failed to deliver them... how does Bitcoin compare as a financial institution? Does it truly provide these assurances in a unique way, and how strong are they? Today's read is the second half of Bitcoin: A Novel Economic Institution: Link to the full paper - https://ark-invest.com/white-papers/bitcoin-part-one/ Get a head start on Part 2 by going to the ARKinvest site below: https://ark-invest.com/white-papers/ Another great piece by Yassine covered on the show, Winner Takes All, or Winner Takes Most? - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_204---Winner-Takes-All--or-Winner-Takes-Most--Misir-Mahmudov--Yassine-Elmandjra-e30vht Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
Read_440 - Bitcoin, A Novel Economic Institution by ARKinvest [Part 1]
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"If one transaction can be censored and controlled, can’t all transactions be censored and controlled? Can’t the powers-that-be deprive participants of the ability to exchange value globally and freely?" - Yassine Elmandjra Starting into the first half of a great investment thesis on Bitcoin by Yassine from ARKinvest. Digging into the core economic assurances of the financial system and how the legacy, trust based model of financial authority has failed in providing them. Where have they broken down, and what has fundamentally caused it? And how does it compare to the unique economic tool of Bitcoin? Today's read, Bitcoin: A Novel Economic Institution [Part 1] Link to the full paper - https://ark-invest.com/white-papers/bitcoin-part-one/ Another great piece by Yassine covered on the show, Winner Takes All, or Winner Takes Most? - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_204---Winner-Takes-All--or-Winner-Takes-Most--Misir-Mahmudov--Yassine-Elmandjra-e30vht And Hasu's excellent piece, Promise of Independent Property Rights - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_225---Bitcoin--the-Promise-of-Independent-Property-Rights-Hasu--Su-Zhu-e3j6b8 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
Read_439 - Genesis Files: Hal's Quest for Digital Cash [Aaron van Wirdum]
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"Most Cypherpunk veterans on the Cryptography mailing list had by then seen one too many electronic cash experiments come and go, without any real successes to account for..." "But Hal Finney, ever the optimist, wasn’t ready to give up." - Aaron Van Wirdum Another in the amazing "Genesis Files" series from Bitcoin Magazine, Aaron walks us through the history and the legacy of Hal Finney. From the introduction to the cypherpunks list, to the implementation of RPOW, all the way to Hal "running Bitcoin." Another excellent installment. If you want to learn more about the history of the cypherpunks and the forefathers of the Bitcoin system, the Genesis files is not to be missed. Link to the original, with the other installments linked below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/the-genesis-files-how-hal-finneys-quest-for-digital-cash-led-to-rpow-and-more A huge thanks to Bitcoin Magazine and the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Guy's Take - Open Source Society in a Patented World [#31]
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In a world drowning in patent trolls, insane intellectual property restrictions, and a reality where someone who neither can build a product, nor came up with the idea, could make millions by suing those who wish to use it... how can we protect an open source ethos in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency space? How do we defend an alternative financial system from the intellectual prisons of the legacy system it is replacing? Another major initiative is bringing us one step closer to that future thanks to Square, the owner of Cash App. Behind major donations to developers, even those who are anonymous, a new move to protect individual developers, projects, and even major companies from the turbulent environment of patent aggressors has been launched. We dig into COPA and the need for continuing the open source ethos of Bitcoin in today's Guy's Take episode! What are the morality & ethics of Intellectual Property? Check out my recent conversation with the one and only Stephan Kinsella: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Chat-46---Stephan-Kinsella-on-Intellectual-Property-in-the-age-of-Bitcoin-ej9fto An old, but great article from Bitcoin Magazine about previous troubles in the patent arena & Blockstream's previous work in defending the market: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_020---There-is-a-Bitcoin-Patent-War-Going-On-e2ndu8 And of course learn about or join the "Crypto Open Patent Alliance" if you are building a project or want to know more at the link below: open-patent.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
Read_438 - Blockchain Proof of Work is a Decentralized Clock [grisha]
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"This explanation rests on illustrating a few interesting properties of how Proof-of-Work is used in the blockchain that are not immediately obvious and sometimes are rather counter-intuitive, for example how participants collectively solve a problem without ever communicating." - grisha While we incessantly focus on the side-effects of the proof-of-work system in Bitcoin, the security it attributes to the Bitcoin history, the incentive structure it enables, etc, we can often forget the reason Satoshi himself stated for its use: to enable a distributed timestamp server. i.e. a decentralized clock. An epic piece from @humblehack posted back in January 2018 on his blog at grisha.org. Check out the original and many other works at the link below: https://grisha.org/blog/2018/01/23/explaining-proof-of-work/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Read_437 - A Monetary Layer for the Internet [Thibaud Marechal]
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"The project was initially understood as yet another doomed attempt to construct a digital currency by the disillusioned cypherpunk community. And without anyone’s permission, Bitcoin slowly emerged and diligently grew to become adopted by a small group of computer researchers, cryptographers and engineers curious to decipher the technology." - Thibaud Marechal Another great article at Bitcoin Magazine on the history of the internet, and how Bitcoin finally fulfills the ultimate vision of a monetary protocol native to the world wide web. After decades of failed attempts, we finally have an independent, decentralized, native language for communicating, verifying, and exchanging value in cyberspace. A new world is born. The original article and a bunch of other great piece can be found at Bitcoin Magazine below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/a-monetary-layer-for-the-internet Links to other episodes and works mentioned in today's show: Guy's Take - The Internet is Too Complex to Work https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/GuysTake_008---The-Lightning-of-my-TCP--or-How-the-Internet-is-Too-Complex-to-Work-e32omd The Bitcoin Survivor's Book List: https://thecryptoconomy.com/bitcoin-survivors-book-list/ Stack sats automatically in your DCA Bitcoin savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/Guy and get $10 for FREE to start off! Much love to the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network for sharing this show out with their audience, and the other excellent shows they produce for the Bitcoin space! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
Bitcoin is One for All - By Parker Lewis
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Unabridged, Uninterrupted, & unmatched. Parker Lewis's most recent installment of the "Gradually, Then Suddenly" series. Read the original and check out the data accompanying the piece at the Unchained Capital Blog below: https://unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-is-one-for-all/ Check out the entire Gradually, Then Suddenly playlist on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4NRn7e8FbNtoCLSigf8GV4?si=RnrAdkrSTmmMrh6rECxrbg If you would like to sponsor or support this podcast and the work of Guy Swann, contact us at sponsor@thecryptoconomy.com or become a patron at Patreon.com/thecryptoconomy! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
Chat #46 - Stephan Kinsella on Intellectual Property in the age of Bitcoin
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"I was just amazed when Bitcoin emerged, and I'm like 'I think someone finally cracked this and figured it out,' it's ingenious right?" - @NKinsella Stephan Kinsella joins us today for a fascinating discussion on the morality and concept of property in the digital age. Is it possible to own Bitcoin? Do we legally own it, or are we simply the ones in control via the rules of the Bitcoin system? Follow Stephan Kinsella for more excellent Austrian knowledge and brilliant takes on social media by his twitter profile (https://twitter.com/NSKinsella) and/or check out some of his other amazing work and appearances at Stephankinsella.com Check out the extraordinary book that inspired this discussion available for free by the Mises Institute! Against Intellectual Property: https://mises.org/library/against-intellectual-property-0 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
Read_436 - Don't Fear the Reaper [Nic Carter]
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"Bitcoin’s supply schedule cannot change, because Bitcoin is the supply schedule. Any alteration produces something that is decidedly non-Bitcoin." - Nic Carter Nic does it again with a great piece on the potential future where inflation is needed to "secure" Bitcoin in the post reward era. Will it still be Bitcoin? Can it be secured? Does it mean a change it baked in already? Find out in this excellent piece from Nic, "Don't Fear the Reaper!" Drop some hella applause on the original at his medium page below: https://medium.com/@nic__carter/dont-fear-the-reaper-8bbb42358efb If you want to support the show you can share it out with your friends, subscribe so you don't miss any of these amazing works and conversations, & of course become a Patron at Patreon.com/thecryptoconomy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
Read_435 - Discovering Bitcoin #7 - Missing Pieces [Giacomo Zucco]
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"As we conclude our “Discovering Bitcoin” series, we will build on the use of digital signatures and of the CoinJoin paradigm to explore concepts of unique chronology, mining fees and off-chain transactions." - Giacomo Zucco The conclusion of the amazing "Discovering Bitcoin" series, starting from cavemen and the very concept of hardness all the way to off-chain payments and the Lightning network! Listen to the entire series for the conceptual history of money, its virtualization, its corruption, its redesign, and the new paradigm we are now entering. A huge thanks to Giacomo for putting this together and to Bitcoin Magazine for having such awesome content to cover! Check out the previous parts if you haven't yet! Part 1 - About Time: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_422---Discovering-Bitcoin---From-Cavemen-to-Lightning--Part-1-Giacomo-Zucco-ehdkrb Part 2 - About People: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_424---Discovering-Bitcoin-2---About-People-Giacomo-Zucco-ehgquv Part 3 - Introducing Money: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_426---Discovering-Bitcoin-3-Introducing-Money-Giacomo-Zucco-ehphre Part 4 - A Wrong Turn: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_428---Discovering-Bitcoin-4---A-Wrong-Turn--A-New-Plan-Giacomo-Zucco-ei2k64 Part 5 - Digital Scarcity: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_429---Discovering-Bitcoin-5---Digital-Scarcity-Giacomo-Zucco-ei9ln3 Part 6 - Digital Contracts: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_432---Discovering-Bitcoin-6---Digital-Contracts-Giacomo-Zucco-eil37c Stack sats automatically in your DCA Bitcoin savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/Guy and get $10 for FREE to start off! Much love to the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network for sharing this show out with their audience, and the other excellent shows they produce for the Bitcoin space! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
Read_434 - Bitcoin is One for All - Part 2 [Parker Lewis]
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"The same is not true of the current monetary system. In the current structure, dollars can either be earned by delivering value to others within the economy, or conversely, if the Fed decides to hand out more money. And this happens quite frequently. Of all the dollars that exist today, over 80% have been created and allocated by the Fed since 2008" - Parker Lewis The conclusion of Bitcoin is One for All, the latest installment of the Gradually, then Suddenly series by Parker Lewis. What is the true price setter in the economy? How is imbalance sustained for so long? What does the alternative look like? And will Bitcoin only benefit the rich, or is it one for all? Don't miss the rest of this amazing piece at Unchained-capital.com Read the original and check out the data to visualize these effects and arguments at the link below: https://unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-is-one-for-all/ Check out the entire Gradually, Then Suddenly playlist on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4NRn7e8FbNtoCLSigf8GV4?si=RnrAdkrSTmmMrh6rECxrbg And don't forget to secure your future with the lowest cost, automatic Bitcoin purchase savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy - Plus get $10 in sats for FREE! Support the show, secure your future, and stack sats at Swanbitcoin.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
Read_433 - Bitcoin is One for All - Part 1 [Parker Lewis]
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"By manipulating price levels, the Fed isn’t just preventing smaller intermittent fires from naturally running their course while creating larger fires down the road. Instead, think of the Fed’s actions as the arsonist that lights a fire, leaves through the back door in the middle of the night, and then is celebrated as the hero when it arrives through the front door to fight the fire with gasoline." - Parker Lewis May the "Gradually, then Suddenly" series never stop!! Another fantastic piece from returning author Parker Lewis and the amazing Unchained Capital Blog. We read the first half of the latest in the series, "Bitcoin is One for All." The nature of prices, the nature of the Fed, the imbalances in the economy, the arsonist starting the fire, and the gasoline that makes the burn hot, fast, and impossible to stop. The very mandate of the Fed is antithetical to the nature of money. Find out why in this excellent new installment. Read the original and check out the data to visualize these effects and arguments at the link below: https://unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-is-one-for-all/ Check out the entire Gradually, Then Suddenly playlist on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4NRn7e8FbNtoCLSigf8GV4?si=RnrAdkrSTmmMrh6rECxrbg And don't forget to secure your future with the lowest cost, automatic Bitcoin purchase savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy - Plus get $10 in sats for FREE! Support the show, secure your future, and stack sats at Swanbitcoin.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
Hal’s Day - Bitcoin & Me [reboot]
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Bringing back an old post for Hal’s Day. 6 years ago today we lost Hal Finney. This post was one of his last on the BitcoinTalkForums, knowing he would leave us soon, and how he saw his legacy. RIP Hal, we will see you again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
Read_432 - Discovering Bitcoin #6 - Digital Contracts [Giacomo Zucco]
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"In Part 6 of this “Discovering Bitcoin” series, we will build on the idea of using digital puzzles as a way to reproduce scarcity, and on the importance of a supply-control mechanism to grant some hardness to digital money, to explore concepts of proving ownership through signatures and scripts, and the technique known as CoinJoin." - Giacomo Zucco Find the original article and links to the other great reads in this series at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/discovering-bitcoin-part-6-digital-contracts Stack sats automatically in your DCA Bitcoin savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/Guy and get $10 for FREE to start off! Much love to the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network for sharing this show out with their audience, and the other excellent shows they produce for the Bitcoin space! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
Masters & Slaves of Money - By Robert Breedlove
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"Money is a tool for trading human time. Central banks, the modern-era masters of money, wield this tool as a weapon to steal time and inflict wealth inequality. History shows us that the corruption of monetary systems leads to moral decay, social collapse, and slavery. As the temptation to manipulate money has always proven to be too strong for mankind to resist, the only antidote for this poison is an incorruptible money — Bitcoin." - Robert Breedlove This is the full, no commentary version of Breedlove's epic piece, "Masters & Slaves of Money." Find the link to his medium page and the original publication below: https://medium.com/@breedlove22/masters-and-slaves-of-money-255ecc93404f Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Read_431 - True Names Not Required [Gigi]
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"We need to be able to disassociate from our identities to protect ourselves. We need the freedom to selectively reveal ourselves. We need the possibility to rally behind names, symbols, masks, and the ideas they represent — using transient identities and wearing masks ourselves if we have to. If identities are permanent and transparent, rebellion and revolution are impossible." - Gigi A great piece from the epic blog over at Citadel21.com, by none other than Gigi, author of 21 Lessons. What is importance and impact of pseudonymity? Why should we be vigilant about the preservation of privacy in cyberspace? Find out in today's excellent read, "True Names Not Required" Read the original and so many other great posts at Citadel21.com No sponsor for today's show but you can always support the podcast by supporting your future with a Swan Bitcoin savings plan and using swanbitcoin.com/guy to start auto-buying Bitcoin every day, week, or month and stacking sats for your future. You can always share the show out or drop some tips at Tippin.me/@thecryptoconomy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Read_430 - Accepting Scarcity, A Bitcoin Meditation [Reed Wommack]
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“ignorance or delusion is one of the three causes of our suffering (the other two are attach­ment and aversion). So when we are deluded about reality, we perpet­uate suffering. When we are aware of reality as it is, we avoid suffering." - Reed Wommack We read a piece today from the Swan Bitcoin blog that explores the very conceptual limits of infinity and how scarcity is integral to the very concept of reality. What doest his mean for our lives, for our happiness, and for the value we create? A Bitcoin Meditation. Check out the original article and other great work and videos available at the Swan Signal blog: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/accepting-scarcity-a-bitcoin-meditation For another trip down the concepts of scarcity and time, a fantastic read is Misir Mahmudov's "This Book Will Save You Time" which you can find at the link below: https://www.audible.com/pd/B08B77MR7F/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-201657&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_201657_rh_us Stack sats automatically in your DCA Bitcoin savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/Guy and get $10 for FREE to start off! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
Read_429 - Discovering Bitcoin #5 - Digital Scarcity [Giacomo Zucco]
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Continuing the excellent series of Discovering Bitcoin, moving into the digital age, we have lost the most fundamental element of our money, it's "hardness." By what means can we get it back? Can we make a scarce money in the digital world, that has no authority, no ruler? Can we restore the freedom of decentralized money? Find out about the brilliant use of difficult puzzles, to achieve digital hardness, in part #5 of Giacomo's excellent series, "Digital Scarcity." Find the original article and links to the other great reads in this series at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/discovering-bitcoin-part-5-digital-scarcity Stack sats automatically in your DCA Bitcoin savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/Guy and get $10 for FREE to start off! Much love to the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network for sharing this show out with their audience, and the other excellent shows they produce for the Bitcoin space! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
Guy's Take - The Dominoes are Falling [#30]
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“We find the global acceptance, brand recognition, ecosystem vitality, network dominance, architectural resilience, technical utility, and community ethos of Bitcoin to be persuasive evidence of its superiority as an asset class for those seeking a long-term store of value." - Michael Saylor These are the words of the CEO of MicroStrategy, an enterprise analytics firm that has made a huge investment into Bitcoin, not truly as a speculative avenue, not as a small allocation in order to gain exposure to its potential upside, and protect from downside risk, and not as a means to provide a service for the industry or change their business strategy. They have purchased 21,424 bitcoins after an analysis of the global macro environment, the failing faith in the fiat financial system, and in seeking a long term store of value with significant growth potential. They have looked at their treasury and compared their options, to either hold the mighty US dollar (the current global reserve currency) or Bitcoin (the most secure, independent digital currency) and have decided that the principal holding of their treasury reserves, would be safer in Bitcoin. The Dominos are beginning to Fall Check out the Fidelity article mentioned in this episode to dig further: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_183---Custody-in-the-Age-of-Digital-Assets-Fidelity-Digital-e2ndoi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
Read_428 - Discovering Bitcoin #4 - A Wrong Turn & A New Plan [Giacomo Zucco]
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"While it was pretty difficult for him to take over the very decentralized process of people exchanging gold nuggets, there are now a few big, public, trusted, vulnerable entities he can easily seize control of." - Giacomo Zucco Continuing the excellent series of Discovering Bitcoin, this is an awesome set of articles covering thousands of years of monetary history and evolution all the way to The Lightning Network. Today's part is "A Wrong Turn," breaking down the process of innovating money to solve the "scaleness" problem, that ended up putting at huge risk of control and corruption, the "hardness" and "darkness" of our money. Into the age of full virtualization, what could possibly solve this? Do we need a New Plan? Stack sats automatically in your DCA Bitcoin savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/Guy and get $10 for FREE to start off! If you haven't gotten your collectors copy of the Bitcoin Magazine, you can check it out at the store below! https://store.bitcoinmagazine.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2020
Read_427 - The Lightning Paradox [Alex B]
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"The Jevons paradox is a staple of environmental economics used to describe how the introduction of more efficient technologies tends to increase the consumption of resources rather than decrease it." - Alex B. Will Lightning steal fees from Bitcoin miners and threaten the security of Bitcoin into the future? Or will is be the aggregation layer that enables so many additional and higher value use cases for Bitcoin block space, that it may be the very thing necessary to enable the fee growth needed to sustain Bitcoin indefinitely? An excellent piece read today from Alex B... The Lightning Paradox: https://medium.com/@bergealex4/the-lightning-paradox-f15ce0e8e374 Don't let your grandchildren hate you! Stack sats for the long term with a reliable, auto buy savings plan, and get $10 FREE to start at SwanBitcoin.com/guy The other thing to immunize yourself against your future grandchildrens' menacing hatred is to tell everyone you know about Bitcoin Audible, and send them on their journey down the rabbit hole! 😝 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
Read_426 - Discovering Bitcoin #3 Introducing Money [Giacomo Zucco]
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"The goods that fare better in hardness, scaleness and darkness will compete, and the first one to reach a critical mass will start swallowing the others, as far as monetary uses are concerned." - Giacomo Zucco Continuing with the excellent series from Giacomo and Bitcoin Magazine, "Discovering Bitcoin: From Cavemen to the Lightning Network," we dive into Part 3 - Introducing Money. Building of the base concepts of savings in order to acquire time, of durability in a good to store that time, to investment in order to create greater productivity, and then to exchange and specialization, we finally introduce the ultimate good enabling cooperation on a massive scale, Money. Listen to Parts 1-2 if you haven't yet to get a foundation for this piece: Part 1 - About Time: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_422---Discovering-Bitcoin---From-Cavemen-to-Lightning--Part-1-Giacomo-Zucco-ehdkrb Part 2 - About People: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_424---Discovering-Bitcoin-2---About-People-Giacomo-Zucco-ehgquv Other essential reads mentioned in the Guy's Take section for going deeper down the rabbit hole on the nature & origins of money: Shelling Out: The Origins of Money [Nick Szabo] Money, Blockchains, & Social Scalability [Nick Szabo] Stack sats automatically in your DCA Bitcoin savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/Guy and get $10 for FREE to start off! A huge thank you to BitcoinMagazine for making these available and to the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network for sharing this out to Bitcoiners everywhere! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
Chat_45 - Bitcoin & an Energy Revolution, A panel at the VOB Conf
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We have got a great chat that I have been unable to share until now! What is the present and future of Bitcoin mining and the consumption of energy. Is it a terrible reality that could have huge secondary negative effects, or could it ignite an energy revolution? Join Myself, Christian Stoll, Tone Vays, Christopher Bendikson, Jesse Peltan, and Phillip Sandner for an excellent chat! And stack those sats! Use SwanBitcoin.com/guy to get started with $10 free and start your automatic, sleep like a baby, savings plan now! Don't be the one who missed out or got stuck starting at charts and ended up with half the Bitcoin trying to outsmart the markets. Save responsibly! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
Read_425 - If You Only Read One Thing Before Buying Bitcoin... [Sylvain Saurel]
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"By buying Bitcoin, you are not making a mistake. But if you buy Bitcoin and stop there after your first purchase, you’re making a mistake." - Sylvain Saurel A great introduction into Bitcoin by Sylvain that hits the most important rules you need to know before opening the door to the rabbit hole. The monetary system we know is a system the induces inequality and poverty, greed is your enemy, altcoins miss the entire point, not your keys - not your bitcoins, & this will change your life. Today we read, "If You Only Read One Thing Before Buying Bitcoin, Read These Few Lines." Link to the original article below! Don't forget to drop some applause: https://medium.com/in-bitcoin-we-trust/if-you-only-read-one-thing-before-buying-bitcoin-read-these-few-lines-221cd66235b And the best way to stack sats is safely and automatically with SwanBitcoin.com/guy (get $10 for free and support the pod with this link!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020
Chat_44 - 2 Bitcoiners Talking Bitcoin with Citizen Bitcoin
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Is there anything more to say? Feeling insanely bullish in a chat with Brady of Citizen Bitcoin and SwanBitcoin fame. Don't miss a great chat with 2 hardcore Bitcoiners talking Bitcoin. Start your savings plan with swanbitcoin.com/guy - otherwise you are literally dead to me. Tickets for the greatest Bitcoin conference of 2020!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
Read_424 - Discovering Bitcoin #2 - About People [Giacomo Zucco]
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"it clearly involves moral, political and ethical aspects, like the importance of privacy as a human right. I will use the term “darkness” to address this attribute." - Giacomo Zucco Continuing the series from Giacomo and Bitcoin Magazine on Discovering Bitcoin: From Cavemen to the Lightning Network. An excellent series with Part 2 working into the concept of specialization and finding those goods that can securely hold value and enable exchange at a new level. If you are new to Bitcoin, this series is a great place to start! Part 1: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_422---Discovering-Bitcoin---From-Cavemen-to-Lightning--Part-1-Giacomo-Zucco-ehdkrb I, Pencil - by Leonard Reed https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_123---I--Pencil-Leonard-E--Read-e2ndqm Don't forget to start your savings plan with SwanBitcoin.com/guy! Support the show and get $10 for doing it! 😆 Much love to the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network! Don't forget to follow them on Twitter and check out the other great shows on the network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2020
Read_423 - 3 Reasons I'm Investing in Bitcoin [Lyn Alden]
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"If a few percentage points of a portfolio are allocated to it, there is a limited risk of loss... On the other hand, it’s not out of the question for Bitcoin to triple, quadruple, or have a potential moonshot price action from current levels" - Lyn Alden An excellent article from investment advisor Lyn Alden who has recently become bullish on Bitcoin, both in the immediate future, and possibly for the long term. Breaking down the nature of Bitcoin's scarcity, the strengthening network effect, the growing security and trust, and the macro environment that could make it an important part of the global financial sphere, we read Alden's excellent post title "3 Reasons I'm Investing in Bitcoin." Check out the original and the numerous charts that reinforce her position, not to mention tons of other great reading at her blog blow: https://www.lynalden.com/invest-in-bitcoin/ For a popular and interactive view of the Stock-to-Flow price model visit: digitalik.net/btc And of course start your long term positioning into Bitcoin today at SwanBitcoin.com/Guy and get $10 free to start off. Dollar cost average and stack sats the best way out there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2020
Read_422 - Discovering Bitcoin - From Cavemen to Lightning, Part #1 [Giacomo Zucco]
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“In order to be useful for this kind of process, a good must possess a good “hardness”: Any unit of said good should not significantly lose its ability to provide utility if stored over some period of time.” - Giacomo Zucco Beginning an excellent introductory series into the ideas behind Bitcoin from the broadest spectrum available, taking us through the history of value from Cavemen all the way to the Lightning Network. Today we cover the introduction and part 1 of Discovering Bitcoin by Giacomo Zucco Check out the original articles at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/discovering-bitcoin-a-brief-overview-from-cavemen-to-the-lightning-network https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/discovering-bitcoin-part-1-time Don’t forget to start your long term Bitcoin savings at SwanBitcoin.com/Guy For more great shows from the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network, check it out below: https://letstalkbitcoin.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2020
Chat_43 - Totally Bitcoin & Changing Minds with Keyvan Davani
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A long and intense discussion on the vast chasms between the normal view of the world, and that which Bitcoin instills and requires of people. In the age of contradict and finger pointing, there is nothing so disruptive as radical personal responsibility. Don't miss an awesome chat with Keyvan Davani, host of The Total Bitcoin and The Total Connecter podcasts! So much to unpack, so get ready for a great one. Check out & follow Keyvan at the links below: https://twitter.com/keyvandavani https://www.keyvandavani.com/ Get the best nights sleep in the world with an auto-purchase Bitcoin savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy. It will revolutionize the way you sleep! 😆 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
Read_421 - Lightning as a Retail Payment System [Nicolas Burtey]
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"Privacy is at the root of Lightning which is a requirement for a retail payment network to succeed. It builds on Bitcoin which does not optimize for privacy⁵ but transparency and robustness." - Nicolas Burtey & Chris Hunter As excellent piece today from the Galoy Money team that compares the current world of retail payment infrastructure with the incredible potential of a similarly architected, but fundamentally more open, permissionless, private, and censorship resistant payments system built with the Bitcoin & Lightning protocol stack. An excellent piece with a sobering, but hugely bullish vision of a Bitcoin future. Check out the original and drop some massive applause for this piece at the link below: https://medium.com/galoymoney/lightning-as-a-retail-payment-system-part-1-7463c46342ef Start your stacking if you haven't! The train is leaving the station! swanbitcoin.com/guy will get you $10 free to start, and set your auto-purchase Bitcoin savings plan in motion. Set it and forget it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
Guy's Take on the Bill Bert Podcast with Anthony Pompliano [#29]
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Today's Guy's Take is a response to the Bill Bert podcast with Anthony Pompliano! What did Pomp miss? What did he get wrong? Lets do something a little different with this episode, and feel free to check out the video by finding it on YouTube with links and other things provided in the shownotes. Let me know what you think, and don't forget to subscribe! Watch Episode 20 of the Bill Bert Podcast on youtube below: https://youtu.be/UbMaPYX52go Start your long term, auto purchase, super simple Bitcoin savings plan below and get $10 to start off for free! SwanBitcoin.com/Guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
Read_420 - BIP 9, 8, or MSFA, How Bitcoin Could Upgrade Next [Aaron Van Wirdum]
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"This risk is probably best countered by offering enough time to upgrade. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees on how much time is enough; some think forced signaling could start within a year, others believe it should take several years." - Aaron Van Wirdum Taproot is here! Now just how the hell do we decide to do the upgrade? Aaron Van Wirdum brings us another great piece at Bitcoin Magazine on the varied discussions on how to implement a Bitcoin soft fork in the post-SegWit days. Do we have PTSD, or are we ready for another leap in the Bitcoin protocol? Check out the original at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/taproot-coming-what-it-and-how-it-will-benefit-bitcoin For further reading/listening on Segwit, Taproot, Schnorr, & more, check out these other awesome articles below: ----------------------------- Start your Bitcoin savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy! Don't hate yourself for having delayed weeks and missed a prime, sat stacking opportunity before the next bull market. Today is it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020
Read_419 - Twitter Hack & The Need for a User-Owned Internet [Nic Carter]
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“Trusted third parties are security holes” isn’t just a slogan; it’s a concept that millions of people will have intuitively grasped for the first time yesterday." - Nic Carter I'm sure you've heard about the insane social media takeover by a hacker looking to make a little Bitcoin by now. Nic Carter writes an op-ed on Coindesk breaking down his take on the event and how it calls attention to the huge problems of centralization on the web and social media, and what the possible solutions might look like. Will this finally push massive change in online security, or will it be quickly forgotten like the many hacks before it? Original article as well as links to some other fascinating reads by Nic below: https://www.coindesk.com/after-twitter-hack-we-need-user-owned-internet-more-than-ever Support the show by starting your Bitcoin savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/Guy and get $10 free to start off! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2020
Read_418 - Bitcoin, More Than An Inflation Hedge [Nick Neuman]
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"Bitcoin’s capped supply is one of its most well-known features, and it is regularly cited as a hedge against inflation caused by government money printing. Most people don’t know that Bitcoin has another attribute that acts as a hedge against a far larger risk." - Nick Neuman Today we read a short article on BitcoinMagazine that shines light an incredible benefit of the Bitcoin system that isn't so widely understood. It isn't simply an independent monetary policy, its an independent monetary *system,* and by that fact a hedge against the instability of much more than merely inflation. Listen to today's episode to find out more! Link to the original with tons more to explore from the author and recent articles at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-more-than-an-inflation-hedge Mentioned, The Yield from Money Held by Hans Hoppe: Read: https://mises.org/library/yield-money-held-reconsidered#:~:text=According%20to%20Keynes%2C%20the%20government,stimulate%20both%20consumption%20and%20investment. Listen: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_122---The-Yield-From-Money-Held-Reconsidered-e2ndqn A huge thanks to LTBN, Bitcoin Magazine, and of course Swan Bitcoin! Start your auto stacking of sats and get $10 free at SwanBitcoin.com/Guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2020
Chat_42 - Project Snow White & the Raleigh Bitcoin Meetup
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• DeFi • Prices & Markets • Bitcoin & the global power struggle • Political insanity • Apolitical? Super-Political? Omni-Political? • Hard Money Film • Lightning Attacks • Minimum wage & tons more! Another awesome episode with the Raleigh crew digging into so many topics on Bitcoin & and the state of the world.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
Read_417 - On Schelling Points, Network Effects, & Lindy [Willem Van Den Bergh]
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"This rationale also completely demolishes the “blockchain not Bitcoin” mantra as the Schelling point is purely based on bitcoin the money, not blockchain the technology." - Willem Van Den Bergh Why do communication protocols tend towards monopoly? What is it in the nature of networks that lends dominance in a single medium, in the way VHS killed the very existence of BetaMax, how Blu-ray pushed HD-DVD into obscurity? What can Schelling Points, the Lindy Effects, and what we know about networks inform us about these unique systems, and do they demonstrate the limits of free markets? Don't miss this incredible piece from Willem "On Schelling Points, Network Effects, & Lindy." https://medium.com/@willemvandenbergh_85885/on-schelling-points-network-effects-and-lindy-inherent-properties-of-communication-c4eb69b55c60 A great listen to accompany this one is Nick Szabo's "Shelling Out" Sleep comfortably tonight, stack sats automatically with the lowest hassle, lowest cost Bitcoin savings plan. SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2020
Read_416 - The Root of Money? [Atlas Shrugged]
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"Rearden heard Bertram Scudder, outside the group, say to a girl who made some sound of indignation, “Don’t let him disturb you. You know, money is the root of all evil – and he’s the typical product of money.” Rearden did not think that Francisco could have heard it, but he saw Francisco turning to them with a gravely courteous smile..." - Ayn Rand Reading the famous speech by character Francisco D'Anconia in the novel "Atlas Shrugged" on the root of all money. This one had a profound effect on my understanding of economics and money in the beginning of my journey down the rabbit hole, that ultimately led me to Bitcoin. Enjoy. Use swanbitcoin.com/guy for sound money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
Read_415 - Masters & Slaves of Money - Part 2 [Robert Breedlove]
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“When we stop conceiving of central banking as an economics story, and start to see it as a crime story, we are beginning to get the true picture.” - Robert Breedlove The epic conclusion of Breedlove’s “Masters and Slaves of money,” and the inevitable Guy’s Rant further exploring just how poisonous the corruption of our money is on the sustainability and moral fabric of society. Click the crap out of the applause button on the medium article below, and don’t forget the many links for exploring tons of other great works: https://medium.com/@breedlove22/masters-and-slaves-of-money-255ecc93404f What Does 1 Trillion Dollars Look Like? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Rva4KmtmQ Secure your Bitcoin savings with the best and lowest cost auto-buy service in the ecosystem at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Thanks to the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network & Bitcoin Magazine for including Bitcoin Audible and spreading these incredible works to everyone in the Bitcoin space! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
Read_414 - Masters & Slaves of Money - Part 1 [Robert Breedlove]
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"Money is a tool for trading human time. Central banks, the modern-era masters of money, wield this tool as a weapon to steal time and inflict wealth inequality." - Robert Breedlove Breedlove brings us another excellent write up, this time on the nature of monetary masters and the power dynamic they embody. Exploring the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the monetary origins of the decline of Western Africa, the logos, and the free speech of human value and time, "Masters & Slaves of Money" is a brilliant investigation to the monetary hierarchy of our world, and how its control has shaped history. We will break through this piece in 2 parts, starting with today, Part 1 of "Masters & Slaves of Money" by Robert Breedlove. https://medium.com/@breedlove22/masters-and-slaves-of-money-255ecc93404f Secure your Bitcoin savings with the best and lowest cost auto-buy service in the ecosystem at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Thanks to the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network & Bitcoin Magazine for including Bitcoin Audible and spreading these incredible works to everyone in the Bitcoin space! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
Read_413 - Bitcoin, A Declaration of Monetary Independence [Jimmy Song]
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"The system is rigged." - Jimmy Song How does out monetary system work and what does it even mean for the government and central bank to have printed trillions of dollars to hand out to everyone, as if we could all just print our way to infinite riches? Is that possible? Does that even make sense? Or is there a better and more fair monetary system at our disposal that reveals the injustices of the current system, and presents a grain of hope for our future? Bitcoin: A Declaration of Monetary Independence from Jimmy Song! https://medium.com/@jimmysong/bitcoin-a-declaration-of-monetary-independence-63dee34bdff9 For another great piece to get jacked about taking back our sovereignty on Independence Day, listen to Brady Swenson's article of the same title, "A Declaration of Monetary Independence"! https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_384---A-Declaration-of-Monetary-Independence-Brady-Swenson-ed66jv Start saving in sound independent money today, don't contribute to the corrupt fiat monster any longer, by auto-buying Bitcoin on a regular basis at SwanBitcoin.com/guy. You'll get $10 free to start you off, and you'll always have a hedge against the money printer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
Read_412 - Bitcoin's Town Square [Zane Pocock]
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"Mempools are the centerpiece of the entire Bitcoin economy. And they are totally underrated." - Zane Pocock Today we dig into a unique mental framework of the Bitcoin mempool and how to understand its significance and the fascinating role it plays in the global bidding war for Bitcoin block space. A work by first time author Zane Pocock at MempoolReview.com, Guy reads "Bitcoin's Town Square" & expands on exactly how he views the open information market working tirelessly to find the right price for a Bitcoin confirmation. The original article with numerous other great links in the read: https://www.mempoolreview.com/bitcoins-town-square/ An essential piece mentioned in the read is Hayek's essential work: The Use of Knowledge in Society Part 1 The Use of Knowledge in Society Part 2 For $10 free in Bitcoin, start your auto purchase Bitcoin savings plan with the lowest fees available at swanbitcoin.com/guy. There is no better sleep on the market than knowing you are always stacking sats! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
Read_411 - 21 Million is Non-Negotiable [Phil Geiger]
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"Distorting supply only serves to distort a currency’s ability to perform its job of storing and communicating value; it can’t make a currency more valuable or secure." - Phil Geiger Digging back into the Unchained Capital Blog we find a fascinating framing of the problem of Bitcoin's security at the end of the block subsidy era, where costs will be paid directly by those making transactions. Will the network be secure, or will we need more inflation, breaking the ultimate value of the system itself, in order to subsidize the hashes protecting the timechain? Find out in today's article, "21 Million is Non-Negotiable" by Phil Geiger. The full article is found below, plus the incredible list of other work at the Unchained Blog: https://unchained-capital.com/blog/21-million-is-non-negotiable/ Get your slice of the 21 million today while you can still easily buy millions of sats for very little! The best way is to auto-purchase at a regular interval so you are always saving your money in the scarcest good in the world. For $10 free to start off, go to SwanBitcoin.com/guy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2020
Read_410 - Entering the Decade of Lightning [Elizabeth Stark]
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"#Bitcoin as protocol has huge potential: it's like the TCP layer, but no one has built the HTTP layer yet." - Elizabeth Stark Today we read an article from earlier this year on the massive advances we have seen in Lightning since its inception, and the awesome potential it has for the future. Written by Elizabeth Stark, co-founder of Lightning Labs, and followed by a long rant about all of the tools I’ve been using and the amazing things that are made possible with them! Entering the Decade of Lightning, by Elizabeth Stark https://medium.com/@lightning_labs/entering-the-decade-of-lightning-8c4a4d31167f Links Below of all the incredible services and wallets available to begin experimenting with: Breez Wallet: https://breez.technology Zap Wallet: https://zap.jackmallers.com Strike: https://twitter.com/ln_strike Blue Wallet: https://bluewallet.io Muun Wallet: https://muun.com Wallet of Satoshi: https://www.walletofsatoshi.com BTCPayServer: https://btcpayserver.org/ Fold App: https://foldapp.com And don't forget SwanBitcoin for the best damn sleep in the world, regard of which stupid mattress you bought. Auto buying Bitcoin every week and waking up to that sweet notification that you have safely and securely stacked more bitcoins. SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
Chat_42 - Pseu, Guy, & the Future of Bitcoin
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"Guy Swann returns to the show to discuss Bitcoin scaling, privacy, lightning, state chains, institutional solutions, owning your keys, and much more." Pseu and I go down the rabbit hole of Bitcoin's future and what the road there may look like in this episode of his show, "A Boy Named Pseu." If you haven't checked out his podcast yet, it's a great one to explore on the principles of liberty and deep dives into all sort of conversations around Bitcoin. It's definitely one not to miss! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-boy-named-pseu/id1477843916 Looking for that Bitcoin only, no noise, long term place to send your friends to buy Bitcoin? SwanBitcoin.com/guy will get them $10 free to start off, and not even once try to convince them to buy XRP. DISCOUNT CODE "CC" will get you 30% off tickets to BitBlockBoom! Don't forget to grab them before they sell out! We are getting close and you don't want to miss the ultimate Bitcoin Maximalist conference 🔥 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
Read_409 - 57 Varieties of Pyrite [Rusty Russell]
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"Incentives have driven exchanges to become casinos, and they’re doing exactly what you’d expect unregulated casinos to do. This is no place you ever want to send anyone." - Rusty Russell A sobering and important reminder of the dangers that exchanges have come to pose for people new to the Bitcoin space. Rusty Russell writes a concise piece breaking down the incentives of the exchange market and the increasing risks they pose in hooking people with the promise they can buy Bitcoin, and trapping them in the cycle of chasing green candles on 57 varieties of crap. From Rusty's excellent blog with many other great little thoughts, check out below for tons of other great insight and discussion: https://rusty.ozlabs.org/ Looking for that Bitcoin only, no noise, long term place to send your friends to buy Bitcoin? SwanBitcoin.com/guy will get them $10 free to start off, and not even once try to convince them to buy XRP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
Read_408 - Assange's Extradition & Bitcoin's Battle for Freedom [Nozomi Hayase]
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“Years before the U.S. government’s assault on free speech escalated into the indictment against the WikiLeaks founder, the mysterious creator of Bitcoin recognized the potential fate that would befall the world’s first global Fourth Estate. “ - Nozomi Hayase Another excellent write up from Nozomi Hayase & Bitcoin Magazine, on the plight of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange & the injustice of his extradition. It is an astonishing thing to see how many world changing systems, technologies, and institutions found their beginnings in a tiny group of mathematicians & activists who found a commonality on the internet around the principle of free speech, sharing ideas on a virtually unknown mailing list of self-proclaimed “cypherpunks.” Who knew how much it would shape our world? Check out the original article and link sot donate to the Wikileaks Defense Fund below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/julian-assanges-u-s-extradition-and-bitcoins-battle-for-freedom-of-the-internet https://defend.wikileaks.org/donate/ Check out the other amazing books mentioned on the Survivor’s Book List: https://thecryptoconomy.com/bitcoin-survivors-book-list/ Auto-buy Bitcoin in a secure, low cost savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy and get $10 of free bitcoins right out the gate, and also help support the longevity of Bitcoin Audible! Don't forget offer code CC for 30% off tickets to BitBlockBoom! Come to the true Bitcoin Maximalist conference and let's hang out and talk about the new digital revolution! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2020
Read_407 - The Bullish Case for Bitcoin [Vijay Boyapati]
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"the adoption of a superior form of money has tremendous multiplicative benefits to wealth creation for all members of a society." - Vijay Boyapati Rebooting one of the most essential Bitcoin works out there. If you are either new to Bitcoin, or if you have simply not listened or read this one in some time, there is no better time than now to listen to Vijay Boyapati’s excellent work, “The Bullish Case for Bitcoin.” Drop some applause and check out the original below with links to numerous other languages and platforms at the bottom of the piece. Drop some applause while you are visiting! https://medium.com/@vijayboyapati/the-bullish-case-for-bitcoin-6ecc8bdecc1 Mentioned in this work for more incredible digging into the history and origins of money, here is Nick Szabo’s “Shelling Out, The Origins of Money” https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Reboot---Shelling-Out-The-Origins-of-Money-Nick-Szabo-e9omme Follow Vijay on social media so you don't miss his other incredible work and insights: https://twitter.com/real_vijay -------------------------------------------- Auto-buy Bitcoin in a secure, low cost savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy and get $10 of free bitcoins right out the gate, and also help support the longevity of Bitcoin Audible! Don't forget offer code CC for 30% off tickets to BitBlockBoom! Come to the true Bitcoin Maximalist conference and lets hang out and talk about the new digital revolution! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
Read_406 - Two Revolutionary Networks, Lightning & the Internet [Roy sheinfeld]
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"We have JCR Licklider to thank for the first articulation of the Internet, which he dubbed the “Intergalactic Computer Network” in 1962" - Roy Sheinfeld If we look at the history of the most influential network in the world, the mother of them all, the internet; what might it be able to tell us about Bitcoin and Lightning? What might it be able to inform us about where we are going in the future of this ecosystem? And can it assist in helping us to find a direction for the enormous amount of work to come? Find out in this great piece from Roy Sheinfeld, CEO of Breez Technology. Don't forget to check out the original plus a number of other great recent articles at the medium page below: https://medium.com/breez-technology/comparing-two-revolutionary-networks-lightning-and-the-internet-d6043768e217 An excellent TEDx talk on the influence of the internet and potential change it may inspire for the future of governance, and how we may help to get it there, with the help of Bitcoin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=448&v=FNL22RvFwn0&feature=emb_logo Starting your Bitcoin auto-buy savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy will get you $10 of free sats right out the gate, and also help support the longevity of Bitcoin Audible! Don't forget offer code CC for 30% off tickets to BitBlockBoom! Come to the true Bitcoin Maximalist conference and lets hang out and talk about Bitcoin 🔥 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2020
Read_405 - Bitcoin May Not Survive a Bitcoin Standard [Hasu]
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"While Bitcoin can control the number of users inside the network, it has no control over the number of users accessing the network through custodial banks. The growth of this banking layer is outside of the protocol’s control and could grow into a systemic risk for Bitcoin." - Hasu A very interesting thought experiment from returning author Hasu, on the potential risks of a Bitcoin future without a trustless means of transacting. If most Bitcoin traded is a custodial IOU, could Bitcoin fall victim to the same fate as Gold? Find out more in today's read! Check out the original and other great insights at Deribit.com: https://insights.deribit.com/market-research/why-bitcoin-might-not-survive-a-bitcoin-standard/ Don't forget to setup your auto-buy Bitcoin Savings Plan at the lowest cost, and simplest service of Swan Bitcoin! SwanBitcoin.com/guy will get you some free sats for signing up, and also help support the longevity of Bitcoin Audible! Don't forget offer code CC for 30% off tickets to BitBlockBoom! Come to the true Bitcoin Maximalist conference and lets hang out and talk about Bitcoin 🔥 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2020
Read_404 - ION Beta Launches on Bitcoin Mainnet [Peter Chawaga]
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"ION will decentralize the way that messages and application data is encrypted and exchanged." - ION Announcement With the help of Casa and a number of other partners, Microsoft finally releases the beta of their new decentralized ID system, anchored to the Bitcoin mainnet. A potential solution to security and privacy in our increasingly digital future. By Peter Chawaga, and published at the amazing resource that is Bitcoin Magazine, we read and discuss "ION, Microsoft’s Decentralized Identity System, Launches Beta On Bitcoin Mainnet." The days of usernames and passwords may be behind us. Check out the original article at the link below, plus a number of other great recent articles at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/ion-microsofts-decentralized-identity-system-launches-beta-on-bitcoin-mainnet A huge thanks to The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network and the amazing shows they produce for the Bitcoin space! Don't forget to setup your auto-buy Bitcoin Savings Plan at the lowest cost, and simplest service of Swan Bitcoin! SwanBitcoin.com/guy will get you some free sats for signing up, and also help support the longevity of Bitcoin Audible! IF YOUR ARE GOING TO BITBLOCKBOOM!! Don't forget offer code CC for 30% off! Come to the true Bitcoin Maximalist conference and lets hang out and talk about Bitcoin 🔥 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2020
Read_403 - Bitcoin is Antifragile [Parker Lewis]
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“What doesn’t kill the legacy monetary system only makes it weaker. What doesn’t kill bitcoin only makes it stronger. “ - Parker Lewis If you were hoping for another installment of the incredible Gradually, then Suddenly Series by Parker Lewis, then the wait is over. From the Unchained Capital Blog, today’s read is the 15th installment, “Bitcoin is Antifragile.” Link to the original and the Unchained Capital Blog for tons of other great writings: https://unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-is-antifragile/ Follow Parker Lewis on Twitter to not miss any of the other great works and commentary on Bitcoin: https://twitter.com/parkeralewis Don't forget to setup the best and lowest cost auto-buy Bitcoin savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy And for those fo you joining me at the ultimate Bitcoin Maximalist Conference in TX, remember the discount code 'CC' for 30% off at BitBlockBoom.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
Read_402 - Human Rights Foundation Funds Bitcoin Privacy [Aaron Van Wirdum]
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“At the moment, the Bitcoin network is improving but is far from as usable and private as it needs to be with authoritarianism and surveillance on the rise in many countries,” - Alex Gladstein Another great piece by Aaron Van Wirdum made available at BitcoinMagazine.com, today it was announced that the Human Rights Foundation, a great force for liberty and privacy across the globe, has turned its focus toward directly funding Bitcoin privacy projects thanks to a generous gift from an anonymous donor. Starting with funding an implementation of an awesome privacy development called coinswap, and with another grant soon to be announced, the future of Bitcoin privacy is yet again, just a little bit brighter! Check out the original at Bitcoin Magazine for more links to explore this privacy technique as well as others: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/the-human-rights-foundation-is-now-funding-bitcoin-privacy-development-starting-with-coinswap To make a donation yourself to the CoinSwap project, check out the link below: https://bitcoinprivacy.me/coinswap-donations Dont forget discount code CC when getting your BitBlockBoom tickets! https://bitblockboom.com/ And support an awesome Bitcoin company, plus the BitcoinAudible show, by setting up your Bitcoin Savings plan, auto-buy at the lowest prices using SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2020
GuysTake_28 - Bitcoin & The Layers of Financial Cryptography
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A follow-up to yesterday's incredible read from The Nakamoto Institute by Ian Grigg, The 7 Layers of Financial Cryptography. Today we dig into what the reality of financial cryptographic systems as they have been developed & secured through Bitcoin. What philosophy and mentality informed it all, and where did it differ from Ian's vision, and where was he able to see what would come about? Mentioned in the show for further exploration: Bittorrent Lessons Part 1 Bittorrent Lessons Part 2 Bittorrent Lessons Part 3 Bittorrent Lessons Part 4 Inventing Bitcoin by Yan Pritzker: https://www.audible.com/pd/B087C59TS7/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWU-BK-ACX0-192596&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_192596_pd_us Dont forget to start your Bitocin savings plan, auto buy with the simplest set it and forget service out there at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2020
Read_401 - Financial Cryptography in 7 Layers [Ian Grigg]
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"Financial Cryptography is substantially complex, requiring skills drawn from diverse and incompatible, or at least, unfriendly, disciplines. Caught between Central Banking and Cryptography, or between accountants and programmers, there is a grave danger that efforts to construct Financial Cryptography systems will simplify or omit critical disciplines." - Ian Grigg Another blast from the past of 1998, written by Ian Grigg, made available at the NakamotoInstitute.org. An awesome attempt at looking forward to the possible layers and roles within a financial cryptography system, providing a fascinating comparison to Bitcoin and the reality of that system today. Don’t miss tomorrow’s episode where we dig into the comparisons and expand on the many incredible foresights that Ian designed in his own model of our cryptographic future. Explore the incredible library of works at the Nakamoto Institute and the original with a long list of references to dig further into these Ideas at the link below: https://nakamotoinstitute.org/financial-cryptography-in-7-layers/ If you want the cheapest and simplest way to get a Bitcoin savings plan that will work indefinitely into the future, Swan Bitcoin is that place. Plus get $10 free for setting up through the link below! SwanBitcoin.com/Guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2020
Chat_41 - Does Stability Exist? With David & CK from POV Crypto
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Joined the guys over at POV Crpyto to talk about the nature of stability and prices. Does price stability even exist, is it something to strive for, or is it the antithesis to a stable economy? Had an awesome convo with CK & David, I think you guys will enjoy it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2020
Read_400 - Bitcoin Core 0.20 Released! [Aaron Van Wirdum]
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"Users can now create a transaction without a signature in the Bitcoin Core GUI using the partially signed bitcoin transaction (PSBT) format" - Aaron Van Wirdum A great piece by Aaron & the Bitcoin Magazine team, detailing the new release of the Bitcoin reference client that explains multiple great improvements, simplifications, cleanup of the codebase, & hardening of client security. Removing the unnecessary, and building out new standards, another great release showing the promising direction of Bitcoin's unmatched reliability & independence continuing into the future. Check out the original below for other great links to explore deeper: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-core-0-20-0-released-whats-new The Maxwell Reddit post mentioned in the commentary: https://old.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/d87h71/why_dont_i_get_to_choose_bip_70_removed_by_default/f1cedy9/ Don't forget to check out my new personalized page at SwanBitcoin.com/guy and start your Bitcoin savings plan today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
Chat_40 - ReInventing Bitcoin with Yan Pritzker
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"As it turns out, we had money, we just weren't allowed to take it out of the country. When we left the Soviet Union we were allowed to exchange our rubles for dollars at the official rate (not the real rate)... so they gave us $100 worth and sent us on our way." - Yan Pritzker Bitcoin isn't simply an application that can be used for finance. Less a technological breakthrough & more a monetary revolution. Today we chat with the exceptional author of "Inventing Bitcoin," CTO and co-founder of Swan Bitcoin & GiveBitcoin, and a Bitcoiner who has risked it all to be a part of the most important monetary revolution in a century. This chat is not to be missed! Shout out in the episode to Cory Klippsten, CEO of Swan Bitcoin, and Phil Geiger of Unchained Capital! If you haven't read or listened to Inventing Bitcoin, it is a brilliant overview of the logical architecture that sustains the Bitcoin system. Find it at the link below on Amazon and/or Audible.com https://bit.ly/inventing_btc Automatic savings in the most secure and sound monetary good, using the easiest and lowest cost service out there. Swan Bitcoin is a no brainer, support the show by setting it up at Swanbitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
Read_399 - Bitcoin as a Startup [Hass McCook]
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"VCs are a group of people demonized in the Bitcoin industry for not understanding Bitcoin’s value proposition. Well, how do you expect a VC to value Bitcoin if they’re only used to valuing startups?" - Hass McCook A really fun article, followed by a walk down Bitcoin memory lane with Guy, giving a fresh analogy (you know how I love those) of Bitcoin as a startup moving through funding rounds. Where are we in the maturing cycle, and what will the focus of this and future eras be? Looking at Bitcoin's history and future through the lens of a startup! Check out the original article and drop some applause below: https://medium.com/@hassmccook/bitcoin-as-a-startup-769c387c97ca Join in the Series B Funding Round by starting your Bitcoin Savings Plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2020
Read_398 - The Political Theology of Bitcoin [Erik Cason]
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“authority, not truth makes legitimacy... it is truth, not authority that makes legitimacy with Bitcoin.” - Erik Cason Today we dive into a fascinating piece at cryptosovereignty.org by Erik Cason diving into the very concept of sovereignty, and how Bitcoin, in comparison to the legacy system, is not merely revolutionary, but messianic. Truth, not authority, is the only source of legitimacy. Check out the original article with tons of other stuff to explore at the link below: https://cryptosovereignty.org/the-political-theology-of-bitcoin/ For another few hours diving into this idea, listen to the most recent Raleigh Bitcoin Podcast where we talk all about it: https://anchor.fm/raleigh-bitcoin-meetup/episodes/Novus-Ordo-eemr9t Will you be sovereign in the future? The simplest and surest way to take back that sovereignty is to auto-buy and auto-withdraw your Bitcoin at Swan Bitcoin: Swanbitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Read_397 - How Lightning Will Grow Following BTC's 3rd Halving [Peter Chawaga]
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“It’s going to be really interesting to replicate some of the token-based authentication schemes that we already have with centralized providers but do it with self-sovereign identity, which is pseudonymous and which is persistent across the network.” - Chris Dannen An article by Peter Chawaga at BitcoinMagazine.com that touches on the many topics discussed during the Bitcoin Halving Livestream with many of the Lightning pioneers. With LSATs, keysend, LN messaging apps, and the new infrastructure layer for monetary applications. The future is bright, and today's episode is a great little morsel about what it to come. Check out the original article and the 2 great videos exploring all of this stuff further at the links below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/how-the-lightning-network-will-grow-following-bitcoins-third-halving Elizabeth Stark on BitcoinHalving - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEim0y0Vw68 Jack Mallers, Will Reeves, Chris Dannen, & Alex Leishman - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1mpftgg2Ls Auto-Fund with USD, Auto-Stack your BTC, & Auto-Withdraw to your keys. The simplest, lowest cost way to secure your future. SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
Chat_39 - Bitcoin Renaissance - with Marty Bent, John Vallis, Alex Gladstein, Elizabeth Prefontaine, & Brady Swenson
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We had a fascinating panel discussion hosted by John Vallis with an amazing group at the Value of Bitcoin Conference. All about the Global Renaissance that Bitcoin could ignite. What incentives will most change our world, what is the future of debt in a sound money economy, what will governments look like, what happens when everyone's wealth exists everywhere at once and borders become meaningless? All this and more with Marty Bent, John Vallis, Alex Gladstein, Elizabeth Prefontaine, & Brady Swenson! Check out the other great talks fro the Value of Bitcoin conference. The team put on an incredible show and there is hours of exploring to do at: https://vob-conference.com/ Secure your future place in society with the easiest, lowest cost, automated Bitcoin Savings Plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2020
Read_396 - Crypto is Modern Alchemy [Meltem Demirors]
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"Early alchemy was concerned with purifying and perfecting certain materials, such as transmuting base metals like lead into noble metals like gold, creating an elixir of immortality, or creating panaceas to cure any disease." - Meltem Demirors How should we observe the "crypto" industry as a whole, and what, if anything, can we learn from the enormous ocean of altcoins that could find a useful application in the future of cryptography and networking systems? Meltem gives a very interesting analogy on how to look at the results of the "crypto" industry and a useful perspective in considering what we to bring with us, and what to leave behind. Check the original plus a ton of other great writing from Meltem at her blog "Meltem's Musings": https://meltdem.substack.com/p/crypto-is-modern-alchemy Bitcoin Audible is supported by an amazing group of Bitcoiners on the team with Swan Bitcoin. Providing the best way to auto-buy & auto-withdraw your bitcoin with the lowest DCA fees in the business. Go to Swanbitcoin.com/guy today to start your savings plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2020
Read_395 - The Bitcoin v Govt War is Vaporware [Jesse Lawler]
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"The world’s national currencies will offer Bitcoin only a sputtering resistance — more in word than deed — and they’ll dwindle into irrelevance as their defenders fail to defend, their battlements go unmanned, and the central banks’ centers will not hold." - Jesse Lawler Are we doomed for a massive battle between the monetary giants. The Federal Reserve and global powers pitted against the decentralized Bitcoin system? Or will Goliath simply fizzle out as the central banks fail to organize, find their personal interest at odds with institutional interest, and Bitcoin proves to be too distributed to even fight? Sci-Fi dystopia and a cypherpunk war, or no? A great, fun piece by Jesse Lawler, host of the Smart Drugs Smart podcast and fellow Crew member of the show, writes a really interesting piece on the potential conflicts, or lack thereof, in Bitcoin's future. Check him out on twitter with the tag @Lawlerpalooza and drop some applause on this article below: https://medium.com/@Lawlerpalooza/bitcoin-vs-government-b324fefd3e1a Start your Bitcoin savings at Swanbitcoin.com/guy to support your own future, and support this podcast! Keeping the Bitcoin Audible project alive! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
Chat_38 - Unhashing New Tech with Ruben Somsen
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Statechains, the Atomic Swap Halving, Perpetual One Way Swaps, and more with co-host of the Unhashed Podcast! Ruben Somsen joins us to dive into a ton of awesome technical exploration & how they can be directed toward a scalable and efficient future for Bitcoin.  Check out Ruben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SomsenRuben Explore his various proposals further: https://gist.github.com/RubenSomsen/c9f0a92493e06b0e29acced61ca9f49a Listen to him and the gang talk Bitcoin on the Unhashed Podcast: https://www.unhashedpodcast.com/ Get your Bitcoin Savings Plan set in now! Use the simplest and lowest cost way to auto-buy Bitcoin and auto-withdraw to your own wallet at Swanbitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
Read_394 - Blockstream Satellite 2.0 [Adam Back, Chris Cook]
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Full nodes without even needing the internet? That's right. A massive improvement to the decentralization & alternatives for securing Bitcoin validation infrastructure just dropped from the team at Blockstream. Announcing Blockstream Satellite 2.0! Check out the original with links to pre-order the kits if interested: https://blockstream.com/2020/05/04/en-announcing-blockstream-satellite-2/ Follow Adam Back, Chris Cook, & the team on Twitter: https://twitter.com/adam3us https://twitter.com/Blockstream Stack sats automatically and effortlessly at SwanBitcoin.com/guy! Plus show them some love for their support in making the best Bitcoin works Audible! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2020
Read_393 - The Sovereign Individual Investment Thesis [Phil Bonello]
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"Encryption reduces the cost of protection and decreases the leverage of violence at scale. This leads to the rise of dissident technology." - Phil Bonello With the foundations of the our societal structures shifting, and the core dynamics of violent organization under flux, how do we anticipate the changes in the future? Looking at the investment thesis through the lens of “The Sovereign Individual” with an incredible article from Phil Bonello. Check out the original article at the link below, plus a lot of other great work on his blog: https://philjbonello.substack.com/p/the-sovereign-individual-investment A huge thanks to Swan Bitcoin for supporting Bitcoin Audible & making these works accessible to everyone. Start your Bitcoin savings plan with the lowest cost, best auto-buy service available, at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Read_000 - The Bitcoin Whitepaper [Satoshi Nakamoto]
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"A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution." - Satoshi Nakamoto To kick off the Third epoch in Bitcoin we are officially rebranding to Bitcoin Audible, and beginning with the historic Whitepaper by Satoshi himself, revealing this incredible system to the world. Solving the Byzantine General's problem, a breakthrough in consensus, a structureless, distributed monetary system incentivizing cooperation and truth. The Whitepaper is the earliest window into a groundbreaking network that already has, and will continue, to change the world. Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System Original is found here: https://bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-paper A huge thanks to Swan Bitcoin for supporting Bitcoin Audible & making these works accessible to everyone. Start your Bitcoin savings plan with the lowest cost, best auto-buy service available, at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2020
Chat_37 - Inevitability of Bitcoin with Parker Lewis
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Finally got the incredible author of the "Gradually, Then Suddenly" series on the show to have a chat about the nature of Bitcoin, how it so widely misunderstood, and the most important change it will bring about. Parker Lewis and I had an awesome chat and you don't want to miss it. Happy Halving guys!! SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2020
Read_392 - Economics of the Bitcoin Halving [Dominik Stroukal]
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"In other words, Bitcoin already has little monetary inflation, which will drop even further." - Dominik Stroukal Because I love discussion of markets, prices, and the EMH, I couldn't avoid one last article before the halving arrives. With another interesting take from the SatoshiLabs blog from first time on the show author, Diminik Stroukal, we get a breakdown of how to think about the halving, the stock to flow model, and predicting the future of Bitcoin. Plus, an unavoidable Guy's Rant to follow 😂- Don't miss it! Check out the original and drop some applause below: https://blog.trezor.io/the-economics-of-halving-what-will-happen-to-the-price-dab6df11755a Efficient Market Hypothesis [Nic Carter] Stock to Flow and the EMH [PlanB] The Halving is NOT priced in [Guy's Take] Don't miss your position in the scarcest money to ever exist, the longer you wait, the more scarce it becomes. Start your Bitcoin savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy 🔥 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2020
Read_391 - Gold & Economic Freedom [Greenspan]
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"In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value. If there were, the government would have to make its holding illegal, as was done in the case of gold." - Alan Greenspan Who would've guessed that the most succinct explanation of exactly how Greenspan caused an unsustainable credit bubble in the 90s, resulting in an inevitable economic collapse, would've come from Greenspan himself, almost 30 years earlier? Today we read a piece that was a major factor during my early years of discovering the Austrian theory and the importance of sound money. Greenspan's "Gold and Economic Freedom." Check out the original at constitution.org: https://www.constitution.org/mon/greenspan_gold.htm The best place to buy Bitcoin, regularly, and automatically, is with Swan Bitcoin. The lowest cost, and the simplest setup, built by true Bitcoiners, for Bitcoiners.  swanbitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2020
Read_390 - Bitcoin is Common Sense [Parker Lewis]
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"It is axiomatic that printing money (or creating digital dollars) does nothing to generate economic activity; it only shifts the balance of powers as to who allocates the money and prices risk. It strips power from the people and centralizes it to the government." - Parker Lewis If you were worried that the previous installment of the Gradually, Then Suddenly Series was its conclusion, then you will not want to miss today’s read. Parker is back with another bomb to drop on the unavoidable reality of our times. It is a simple and irrefutable common sense, that money which one individual must fight and labor to obtain voluntarily, and which is simultaneously created at zero cost by any other institution or person, grants no advantage to the former. Bitcoin is 21 million, and the realization that a scarce money is a better money for every individual, and more fair for society, will be self-actualizing. It requires nothing more than the persistence of the human desire for self-preservation. A huge thanks to Parker Lewis and Unchained Capital for this piece. The original, with links and charts demonstrating his argument, plus the entire incredible series is available at the link below: https://unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-is-common-sense/ Mentioned in the commentary: https://chapwoodindex.com/ Don’t forget to start your Bitcoin savings plan at Swan Bitcoin and thank them for making the Audible of the Bitcoin space available for you to listen to these incredible works! Swanbitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2020
Read_389 - Dear Family, Dear Friends [DerGigi]
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"As a friend of mine likes to say: Bitcoin is pieces of super-gold flying inside an unstoppable PayPal. It is the best money we ever had." - Gigi Another great piece by Gigi (@Dergigi on twitter) that takes a step back and just tells the message of Bitcoin without all the usual over-complication. Ignore the monetary history, don't explain the underlying technology, lets not cover the crucial cryptographic imperatives or the game theory, and lets address the common sense reasons that Bitcoin exists, and how we should be think of it as we move into the future. A brilliant piece as usual from Gigi, check out the original below, "Dear Family, Dear Friends" and drop some applause on Medium ALSO don't forget to check out the additional resources I forgot to talk about at the bottom of the article: https://medium.com/@dergigi/dear-family-dear-friends-6ef7ee7a1a2b Gigi's comprehensive resources to explore further down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole: https://bitcoin-resources.com Much love to our amazing sponsor and the incredible team over at Swan Bitcoin. Making the Audible of the Bitcoin space available to all Invest in sound money, automatically, easily, and responsibly at Swan Bitcoin. - https://www.swanbitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2020
Read_388 - Bitcoin is a Catalyst for Human Evolution [Brandon Quittem]
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"Mycelial networks act as a resource transport layer and communications network connecting organisms in the biosphere. This enables organisms to voluntarily trade resources and knowledge across species lines. Increasing trade leads to increased specialization (division of labor), further increasing biodiversity (wealth and resilience) in the ecosystem."        - Brandon Quittem After the long wait, we are finally covering Part 4, the conclusion, of Quittem's incredible "Mycelial Money" series, exploring Bitcoin as a catalyst for the evolution of our species. Drop some applause here 👏🏻-> https://medium.com/@BrandonQuittem/bitcoin-is-a-catalyst-for-human-evolution-symbiosis-part-4-4-4c6563cb9254 Listen/Read parts 1-3 below: Bitcoin is a Decentralized Organism 1/4: Bitcoin is a Social Creature 2/4 Bitcoin is the Antivirus 3/4 Danny Hillis - Back to the Future of 1994: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdg4mU-wuhI&t= Use of Knowledge in Society: Money, Blockchains, and Social Scalability: Don't forget to start your Bitcoin saving plan. Don't let the future pull the rug out from under you. Invest in sound money, automatically, easily, and responsibly at Swan Bitcoin. - https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=yg8ftt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
Read_387 - Anatomy of the State - Part 2 [Murray N. Rothbard]
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"What the State fears above all, of course, is any fundamental threat to its own power and its own existence"                        - Murray N. Rothbard The epic conclusion to Murray Rothbard's Anatomy of the State. What is the ultimate end of state power? Can we test to see if the State is in fact interested in its own survival, or if its interested in the protection of its citizens? And how does Bitcoin alter this ancient dynamic? This and more in todays read. Check out Mises.org for the amazing library of work made available for free! https://mises.org/library/anatomy-state Don't forget to start your Bitcoin saving plan. Don't let the future pull the rug out from under you. Invest in sound money, automatically, easily, and responsibly at Swan Bitcoin. - https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=yg8ftt Don't forget you can support the show by becoming a patron, or find out sponsorship details at sponsor@thecryptoconomy.com. patreon.com/thecryptoconomy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
Read_386 - Anatomy of the State - Part 1 [Murray Rothbard]
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"The greatest danger to the State is independent intellectual criticism."                            -Murray N. Rothbard Another piece made available thanks to the amazing team over at the Mises Institute, we dive into the first half of the essential work by Murray N. Rothbard, Anatomy of the State. A critical and objective view of what the tools and means of the state are, and how they differ from the average man. Trigger warning, some of it might be hard to hear. Check out Mises.org for the amazing library of work made available for free! Don't forget to start your Bitcoin saving plan. Don't let the future pull the rug out from under you. Invest in sound money, automatically, easily, and responsibly at Swan Bitcoin. - https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=yg8ftt Don't forget you can support the show by becoming a patron, or find out sponsorship details at sponsor@thecryptoconomy.com. patreon.com/thecryptoconomy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2020
Read_385 - Bitcoin & the Technological Evolution of the Financial System [BitcoinTINA]
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"I think of Bitcoin as a conservative investment because it’s so superior to gold. The value of it should wind up at least equal to gold’s..." - BitcoinTINA Reading a piece by BitcoinTINA summarized from the BitcoinMagazine series on how Bitcoin is a fundamental shift in the nature of money, and how quickly everything could change despite how difficult to imagine it may be. Posted with other great work on the Swan Signal blog, we read "Bitcoin and the Technological Evolution of the Finanical System." Link to the Blog, plus the other great reading mentioned in the article: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/bitcoin-and-the-technological-evolution-of-the-financial-system The 4 part Bitcoin Magazine series where TINA dives deeper into these ideas: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/listen-bitcointina-on-bitcoin-podcast-series Don't forget to start your Bitcoin saving plan. Don't let the future pull the rug out from under you. Invest in sound money, automatically, easily, and responsibly at Swan Bitcoin. - https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=yg8ftt Don't forget you can support the show by becoming a patron, or find out sponsorship details at sponsor@thecryptoconomy.com. patreon.com/thecryptoconomy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2020
Read_384 - A Declaration of Monetary Independence [Brady Swenson]
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"We Hodl these truths to be self evident" - Brady A Declaration of Independence for the age of the separation of money and state. When a monetary system becomes a burden, a means not to help the public good, but to sicken and destroy it, it is the right, and the duty of the people to throw off such system. This is why we are here, and this is why we run our nodes, defending the network from those that would alter the money for their benefit, and our expense. The original is below so that applause may be given 👏🏻👏🏻 https://medium.com/@citizenbitcoin/a-declaration-of-monetary-independence-4da96af54e62 Leave you signature on the Twitter thread below: https://twitter.com/CitizenBitcoin/status/1251396546333159424 Support the companies that build for a Bitcoin future, and do so knowing the reasons why. Swan Bitcoin is the best place to buy Bitcoin, from true Bitcoiners. https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=yg8ftt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2020
Chat_36 - How the Dollar Destroys Society with Bottomshelf Bitcoin
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If finding out how the banking system is systematically ripping you off doesn't make your angry, then you're already dead. Had an awesome discussion with Josh of Bottomshelf Bitcoin fame! Going through the incredible theft and engineered fragility of our monetary system. How it induces the boom and bust cycle, builds unsustainable imbalances, fuels irresponsible behavior, rewards those who waste resources, lies to us about our wealth, and manages to have us owing all of our life's work to a banking elite that never earned any of it. Josh and I have an awesome chat, and you don't want to miss it!🔥 If you haven't heard it yet, Ep. 53 with Carlos from Satoshi's Games is excellent: A huge thanks to Swan Bitcoin for supporting the Audible of Bitcoin, supporting the education on the principles and philosophy behind Bitcoin, and making it accessible to all! Show some love, and get the best Bitcoin Savings Plan out there! https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=yg8ftt 👈🏻 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2020
Read_383 - The King of Blockchains, How Bitcoin Can Become the Foundation of Web 3.0 [Muneeb Ali]
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"As the crypto industry makes progress toward Web 3.0, we’ll come to realize that it’s hard to beat the security and network effects of Bitcoin." - Muneeb Ali Another great article from Bitcoin Magazine, this one by the founder of Blockstack, Muneeb Ali, on the superior security and foundation that Bitcoin can provide to Web 3.0. How its perceived "limitations," may be what makes it the best foundation we could have.  It also sparks a long Guy's Rant on the value of on-chain vs off-chain contracts, the doubts on the "tokenization of everything," & why smart contracts are only as good as the token they contract in (not the other way round). This isn't to be missed. Check out the other great stuff at Bitcoin Magazine that I won't be able to cover, plus the original articlewith links to dig further in at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/the-king-of-blockchains-bitcoin-can-become-the-foundation-for-web-3-0 Mentioned in the episode for further Rabbit Hole Research: Szabo's "The Dawn of Trustworthy Computing" BitcoinHalving.com 21 Hour Live Stream: https://www.bitcoinhalving.com/ Don't forget to check out Swan Bitcoin! Start your Bitcoin savings plan by clicking here https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=yg8ftt 👈🏻 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
Read_382 - This is Not Capitalism [Allen F. & Sacha M.]
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You are not going to want to miss this incredible piece on exactly how far we have strayed from anything resembling "capitalism," or even the goal of accumulating and growing the capital that improves our lives. "This is your brain on central banking, regulatory capture, and financialization." - Sacha & Allen Check out the original and hit that clap button excessively on both Allen and Sacha's pages below 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 • https://medium.com/@allenfarrington/this-is-not-capitalism-5ed0a9d5dfa9 • https://medium.com/@sachameyers/this-is-not-capitalism-7d5ab7b31f90 Don't forget to check out Swan Bitcoin and start your Bitcoin savings plan by clicking here https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=yg8ftt 👈🏻 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2020
Read_381 - An Important Reminder... [Marty Bent]
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"You can't dictate how people should use bitcoin. Bitcoin has certain properties that enable different use cases. The predominant use case will fluctuate over time. Get over it." - Marty Bent An Important reminder from Uncle Marty: Bitcoin has value because of what it enables. It is the market that will find its highest value purpose, and it will be used in all the ways it will best serve the economy. Neither you nor I, fortunately, get to decide how Bitcoin will be used or valued. Don't forget to check out Marty's Bent, a daily newsletter with tons of incredible insight and fun ideas: https://tftc.io/martys-bent/ Don't forget to start your Bitcoin savings plan at the link below. The value of a sound digital asset in these uncertain monetary times cannot be overstated. Start your investment in the future today: https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=yg8ftt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2020
Read_380 - Choose Your Fiction [Arthur Hayes]
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"All I know is the setup for bitcoin, the hardest form of digital money, could not be better. All manners of trust have evaporated. In order to solve for demand and supply destruction, governments will embark on the greatest fiscal stimulus binge the world has ever seen." - Arthur Hayes The time has come to put our cards on the table and place our bets. Where do you stand? Check out this article plus tons of other great research on any Bitcoin topic you could dream up at the Bitmex Blog: https://blog.bitmex.com/choose-your-fiction/ Start your Bitcoin Savings Plan at the Swan Bitcoin link below! https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=xngc0c Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2020
Chat_35 - Catch-22 Trillion with the Raleigh Bitcoiners
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You’re in for a marathon of a meetup today! The Raleigh Bitcoin Crew goes down the rabbit hole with… Infinite money printing Who really runs things? Inflation and the Fed’s Great Scam How trustless money leads to greater trust Price “gouging” or price “discovery”? Monopolies & the Govt Anti-trust laws and predatory pricing The last halving & the Bitcoin price Quantitative Hardening & more! Don't forget to subscribe and check out the Raleigh Bitcoin Meetup Pod so you don't miss the rabbit holes we travel every week.🔥 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
Read_379 - Dont be Misled by Red Herrings - Treatise on Bitcoin & Privacy Part 2 [Giacomo Zucco]
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"It is the digital equivalent of your physical bank sending private investigators to follow your every move for days after you withdraw cash at the ATM, and then freezing or confiscating your bank account entirely if that PI comes back with a report that says that “you may have,” with some probability, engaged in controversial actions with that cash." - Giacomo Zucco A great closing the Giacomo's Treatise on Bitcoin and Privacy at Bitcoin Magazine. What are the Red herrings we have to navigate to determine the truth of privacy on Bitcoin, and the many (non)alternatives. Is there a perfect privacy option, or do they all come with numerous costs and explicit trade-offs?  Check out the original article over at Bitcoin Magazine, plus the thousands of other great pieces on everything you could ever want to know about Bitcoin and the history of this space: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/a-treatise-on-bitcoin-and-privacy-part-2-dont-be-misled-by-red-herrings Here is the video thrown together by myself and a few other great Raleigh Bitcoiners, Living on Bitcoin in 2020 - What its REALLY like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOmUpp3J9Ck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2020
Read_378 - Bitcoin: A Bold American Future [Conner Brown]
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"Despite unprecedented fiscal and monetary intervention after the financial crisis, results have been disappointing. The American people do not need accounting tricks or more debt, but true innovation. Thankfully, Bitcoin provides a way forward." - Conner Brown An excellent article found over at the Bitcoin Reserve Journal on how Bitcoin could lead us into an explosion of innovation and efficiency, and has the potential to right so many imbalances and decades of stagnation in the American economy. A new Gold Rush, in the Digital Age. 🔥 Check out the Blog below for a number of other great recent articles: https://journal.bitcoinreserve.com/bitcoin-a-bold-american-future/ Start your Bitcoin Savings Plan at the Swan Bitcoin link below! Added is the link to the Swan Signal podcast to check out a couple of recent great episodes, specifically with today's author Conner Brown and also Marty Bent: https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=xngc0c Swan Signal: https://swansignalpodcast.com/episodes/bitcoin-in-uncertain-times-e3 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2020
Read_377 - Stop Calling for a Free Market in Money [Sven Schnieders]
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"Although I mostly agree with their reasoning and share the enthusiasm for such a free market, I cannot stop being astonished by the naivety of the idea." - Sven Schneiders If a "good" money cannot survive without a helpful and easy environment... then is it even a good money at all? 🤔 Sven makes an excellent case for abandoning the sentiment that we should desire a friendly environment for the one market good which is the bedrock for all other economic activity. Check out the original and the many other posts on the LimitlessCuriosity.com Blog: https://limitlesscuriosity.com/essays/stop-calling-for-a-free-market-in-money Choosing your money, is to choose the future you want. If that future has powerful central banks, economic micromanagement by authorities, & third parties in every transaction, then don't buy #Bitcoin. But, if that doesn't sound appealing, you should start your Bitcoin Savings Account. Swan Bitcoin makes that easier than ever: https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=xngc0c And speaking of the future of The Cryptoconomy... look out for "Bitcoin Audible!" 🔥😉 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
Read_376 - Pascal’s Scams [Nick Szabo]
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“Beware of what I call Pascal's scams: movements or belief systems that ask you to hope for or worry about very improbable outcomes that could have very large positive or negative consequences.” - Nick Szabo Another amazing piece from the Unenumerated blog by Nick Szabo that explains a class of doomsday and utopia predictions he refers to as “Pascal’s Scams.” How it can appear rational to worry or hope for extremely improbable outcomes. We read part 1 & 2 together and then talk about how this perspective could change our view of these crazy times. Don’t miss it. Here are the original blog posts, in addition to the incredible body of work available on the Unenumerated Blog: Part 1: https://unenumerated.blogspot.com/2012/07/pascals-scams.html Part 2: https://unenumerated.blogspot.com/2012/07/pascals-scams-ii.html Drop the fiat money printer tokens and start saving in sound money? Start your Bitcoin Savings Plan today at SwanBitcoin.com. 🔥 https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=xngc0c Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2020
Read_375 - A Match Made in the Whitepaper - Treatise on Bitcoin & Privacy, Part 1 [Giacomo Zucco]
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"Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin as a tool for privacy. The entire cypherpunk quest, which Satoshi was an active part of and which the Bitcoin experiment is the coronation of, was all about personal and financial privacy." - Giacomo Zucco A great piece from Giacomo, published with Bitcoin Magazine, on the concepts and origins of privacy behind Bitcoin. Why it's needed, what it means, and all the ways we will secure it. A Treatise on Bitcoin & Privacy Part 1. Let's dive in! Check out the original and get a head start on Part 2 with the links below: Part 1: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/a-treatise-on-bitcoin-and-privacy-part-1-a-match-made-in-the-whitepaper Part 2: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/a-treatise-on-bitcoin-and-privacy-part-2-dont-be-misled-by-red-herrings We have a choice about our future, are you securing yours? Start a bitcoin savings account at SwanBitcoin.com for the no hassle solution to a long term Bitcoin Savings Plan. Missing out on the technological revolution of the century is not an option. 🔥 https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=xngc0c If you want to support the show and hang out with the Cryptoconomy Crew, you can do so over at Patreon.com/thecryptoconomy, or by donating at TheCryptoconomy.com. Support the Audible of the Bitcoin space and share with everyone you know! 10 million Bitcoiners is our target, our mission toward a better future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
Read_374 - The Number Zero & Bitcoin [Robert Breedlove]
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"A distant digital descendent of zero, the invention of Bitcoin represents the discovery of absolute scarcity for money: an idea as equally unstoppable." - Robert Breedlove A new piece by Breedlove exploring the discovery and impact of the concept of "zero," both as an abstraction of the nature of the universe, & a numerical tool for better defining and making sense of the world. And how the discovery of absolute scarcity in a monetary system, Bitcoin, will change our current view of the world. Not to be missed. Check out the original for tons of great links and graphics to help illustrate the underlying ideas: https://medium.com/@breedlove22/the-number-zero-and-bitcoin-4c193336db5b IF you haven't taken the time to solidify your Bitcoin Savings Plan over at SwanBitcoin.com, now is the time! The only way out of our current mess is with sound money, and financial responsibility, Swan Bitcoin is where you'll find both. 👏🏻 https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=xngc0c Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
Read_373 - What is Happening to Money [Pascal Hügli]
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“In the wake of the enormous money tsunami unleashed onto economies and societies, people have begun (rightfully) to start asking the question: What has become of money? Is money even worth anything any longer?” - Pascal Another great op-ed from Pascal Hugli over at BitcoinMagazine.com. With a deca-trillion dollar imbalance & trillion in newly printed currency now a daily reality… how exactly did we get here? What is Happening to Money? https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/what-is-happening-to-money Other great works to check out: • What Has Government Done to Our Money [Murray Rothbard] https://mises.org/library/what-has-government-done-our-money • The Philosophy of Money [Georg Simmel] https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/243473.The_Philosophy_of_Money Don't forget to Start your Bitcoin Savings Plan over at SwanBitcoin.com! The only way out of this is with sound money, and financial responsibility, Swan Bitcoin is where you get both in one. 👏🏻 https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=xngc0c And lastly don't forget you can be a member of the Cryptoconomy Crew by donating on the website (bottom of the page) or becoming a patron at Patreon.com/thecryptoconomy and help support the Audible of the Bitcoin space! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
Read_372 - Money is Owned By Everyone [Mcfloogle]
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"One of the biggest lies in recent times is that inflation is good and necessary for a healthy economy." - Mcfloogle It was once understood that money was owned by the individual. Merely an extension of the value created in the past, the soundness of money could not be disconnected from the very right to life and property itself. A short but excellent blog post on this nature, and the consequences when it is lost to our society.  Check out mcfloogle.com to check out the other great blog posts as well as the Rollo & Slappy podcast! https://www.mcfloogle.com/2020/03/12/bitcoin-fulfills-the-promise-that-money-is-owned-by-everyone/ Support our awesome sponsor who makes this show possible! SwanBitcoin.com, the best place in the world to start stacking sats. Auto DCA your Bitcoin savings and stack every week, paycheck, or month.👏🏻 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
Chat_034 - The Great Wealth Transfer with Pete Rizzo
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The team over at Kraken just dropped a fascinating report on “The Great Wealth Transfer” and what it means for Bitcoin. How, even holding all other things constant, we could see on the order of $1 Trillion move into the Bitcoin ecosystem. We bring Pete Rizzo on the show to talk all about it. Follow Pete Rizzo below and check out the Kraken blog for more interesting research and posts on the Bitcoin ecosystem: https://twitter.com/pete_rizzo_ https://blog.kraken.com/ Read the full report for the many amazing details, charts and metrics pulled together for establishing the argument. https://blog.kraken.com/post/4313/how-the-great-wealth-transfer-could-give-bitcoin-a-1-trillion-boost/ A huge thanks to Swan Bitcoin for making it easy as 💩to auto-stack your sats! The best place to get your share of the 21 million, without having to stress about the price. SwanBitcoin.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
Read_371 - Bitcoin is a Rally Cry [Parker Lewis]
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"It was a plea to all those that valued the fight for liberty and freedom. Outnumbered ten-to-one, Travis responded to a demand for surrender with a cannon shot." - Parker Lewis The 13th installment in the excellent Gradually, Then Suddenly series, from Parker Lewis and the Unchained Capital team. Bitcoin is a Rally Cry. https://unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-is-a-rally-cry/ There is no better time to start responsibly saving in Bitcoin than these volatile and uncertain times. And the best, and simplest way to do that is with SwanBitcoin.com! https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=fijswv Other works you must explore: Ethics of Money Production The Road to Serfdom The Use of Knowledge in Society [part 1] The Use of Knowledge in Society [part 2] Bitcoin Does Not Waste Energy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2020
Read_370 - Explained; 0% interest, Limitless Repo, QE4 [Colin Harper]
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"The Federal Reserve’s market operations are ramping up by the day, and it’s using more tools simultaneously to “fix” markets than ever before. So what are these tools and how is the Fed using them?" - Colin Harper Wondering what is happening in the hurricane that is finance and finding it difficult to piece together all of the puzzle. You aren't alone. Colin Harper has a great new addition to Bitcoin Magazine to help make sense of all the jargon of Repo markets, interest rates, zero reserve, QE4 to infinity, and the rest. Don't miss it! Link to the original article: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/zero-interest-limitless-repo-and-qe4-the-federal-reserves-market-operations-explained Don't forget that SwanBitcoin.com is now live! Start stacking your sats now! Set a weekly, every paycheck, or every month purchase and even auto-withdrawal to your own keys! With Swan Bitcoin you'll never have to wonder again if you are stacking for the future, set it once and forget it. Other great content I've enjoyed recently to dig further: • Tales from the Crypt with Charles Marohn: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3VE9cgPq32Ynd78rYDvfeA • Swan Signal with Parker Lewis & Giacomo Zucco: https://citizenbitcoin.world/episodes/giacomo-zucco-and-parker-lewis-on-swan-signal-live-By5ZBPnv • Hayek's Use of Knowledge in Society: Part 1: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_250---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-1---F--A--Hayek-e43pfj Part 2: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_251---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-2---F--A--Hayek-e444k0 • On The Brink: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jurrien-timmer-fidelity-on-the-global-macro-landscape-ep-58/id1480586463?i=1000469486863 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
Chat_033 - Is Bitcoin Ready for This? [Raleigh Meetup]
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COVID-19 Citadel Preparations The Great Financial Unraveling Scared of the virus or government? Kill Your Heroes Business as usual? With a special social distancing edition of the Raleigh Meetup Podcast, we get a big crew together talking all about the current state of the world, our own adjustments to this new reality, and if Bitcoin ready for this! Don't forget to subscribe to the Raleigh Bitcoin Meetup Podcast for the crazy shit we talk about every week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_369 - I Worked in Crypto for 2 Years... [Matt Vanalli]
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"I didn’t believe it when I first heard people saying that most crypto projects will fail. Boy was I wrong." - @Vanalli Take it from someone who has seen "Crypto" from the inside, searching for something of value, and coming up short. An excellent write up of an honest, unapologetic look at the sea of crypto crap, utility tokens, and pointless blockchain projects. A clear demonstration of the "Everyone's a Scammer" rule in the Bitcoin space, Vanalli tells us what it was like working in Crypto for 2 years, and why he had to finally take the exit. Dropped some applause for Matt at the original link below! I Worked Full Time in Crypto for 2 Years, and Didn't Like What I Saw A huge thanks to Swan Bitcoin, the best Bitcoin savings service out there, for supporting the Audible of the Bitcoin space! If you would like to support the show as well and hang out with the Crew in the Cryptoconomy Telegram, consider becoming a patron at: patreon.com/thecryptoconomy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_368 - EARN IT Attacks Online Security & Privacy [EFF, Elliot Harmon]
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"Make no mistake: the EARN IT Act is a vehicle to undermine end-to-end encryption." - Elliot Harmon A very important episode on a topic that people need to be aware of. There is a bill in Congress, one of the continuous attempts for the past 25 or so years, that will create enormous collateral damage to our freedom of speech, and privacy online. Not to mention putting the many abuses of surveillances capitalism on steroids. An excellent article from the EFF breaks it all down. "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." - Thomas Jefferson Please take just a moment and visit the original article to send a message to your representative. Ot might not make an enormous difference, but what do they do if they hear from no one? Support the EFF for fighting the good fight for online security and free speech! https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/graham-blumenthal-bill-attack-online-speech-and-security Take Action: https://act.eff.org/action/protect-our-speech-and-security-online-reject-the-graham-blumenthal-bill Another great article from BitcoinMagazine giving more insight into the problem written by Dave Hollerith: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/earn-it-the-us-anti-encryption-bill-that-threatens-private-speech-online Swan Bitcoin is almost live! They are the best place to DCA your sat stacking! A Bitcoin-only company built by true Bitcoiners. You'll get $5 free sats by using the referral below as well as sending $5 to the show! https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=fijswv Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_367 - Bitcoin, Fungibility, & Limits of Privacy [Sasha H. & Rafael Y.]
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"Keeping the Bitcoin network private can be thought of as an act of unity by Bitcoiners in America to help keep the network useful for Bitcoiners in Venezuela and Hong Kong — indeed, around the world." - Sasha Hodder & Rafael Yakobi An article from Bitcoin Magazine diving into the difficult and often onerous regulations around money transmission and the consequences for both the entire industry, and the dangers it presents for individual privacy. An excellent op-ed from Sasha Hodder, and Rafael Yakobi. Link to the original article on BitcoinMagazine.com: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-fungibility-mixing-and-the-legal-limits-on-maintaining-privacy Mentioned in the commentary to explore the ideas further: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msQ_khFmKtU A huge thanks to both Swan Bitcoin, the best place for an easy DCA bitcoin savings plan, and the LTB Network for supporting the Audible of the Bitcoin space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_366 - What's Happening in Financial Markets? [Caitlin Long]
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"Every single co in the industry invested badly at the same time... every single competitor made the exact same mistake, in the same direction." - Caitlin Long If you missed the epic Twitter Thread from Caitlin Long on the state of the global financial markets, and how we managed to find ourselves in such a disastrous, then worry no longer. Now Audible, followed by Guy's commentary on the concepts she outlines, her excellent episode on Pompliano's show, and on the fundamental economics that had gone awry to bring us to this ultimate end. Link to the original thread below: https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_/status/1238915150368792576 Don't forget to follow Caitlin on Twitter as well as Avanti Bank & Trust so you don't miss the incredible work toward building a foundation to replace the old, broken system: https://twitter.com/AvantiBT Check out the episode with Pomp to hear her expand on these ideas: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2SHS4ZaPoBRK3tYuxRS56U Previous reads mentioned in the commentary that will help shine a light on the fundamental economics being violated by our central banking system. A huge thank you to Swan Bitcoin ❤️for supporting the Audible of the Bitcoin space! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
CryptoChat_032 - State of Bitcoin Address with Swan Signal
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What happens when you get Swan Signal hosting a conversation with Brady Swenson, myself, DerGigi, Yan Pritzker, Friar Hass, John Vallis, & Cory Klippsten on the state of the legacy & Bitcoin markets, corona virus, remote work, education, the halving, and where we might go from here? This episode is what happens. A great chat you don't want to miss! Check out Swan Signal for other great Bitcoin focused content! https://www.swanbitcoin.com/signal @CitizenBitcoin @dergigi @FriarHass @johnkvallis @skwp @coryklippsten Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2020
I AM HODLING!!
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I feel like we just got to live through an old piece of history all over again ... so I'll share my rendition of it. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=375643.0 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_365 - Ten Million Bitcoiners, The Intransigent Minority [Cory Klippsten]
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"Not too many years from now, the number of Bitcoiners in the United States of America will cross ten million. When we hit that milestone, it’s game over: Bitcoin wins..." - Cory Klippsten Diving into our first read from the Swan Bitcoin blog by their CEO Cory Klippsten, we explore the simple, but powerful idea of the Intransigent Minority. Laid out in Nassim Taleb's book "Skin in the Game" the intransigent minority is the target for the number of Bitcoiners that would be needed to reach the point of no return. What might that number be, and how do we get there? Listen to a short, fun read on building the intransigent minority. This episode is actually sponsored by none other than Swan Bitcoin! (fyi, this was already in my reading list & they didn't know 😆) If you want to show thanks for their support of the Audible of the Bitcoin space, plus get $5 free of the hardest money on earth, use my referral link to sign up at SwanBitcoin.com! Show them that Swann comes with 2 n's baby! https://www.swanbitcoin.com?grsf=fijswv Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_364 - Bitcoin, The Technology of Dissent [Nozomi Hayase]
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"We, Bitcoiners, are all dissidents in the Old World of trusted third parties. [...] Laws of nature that are higher than man-made laws, being enforced by mathematics, have begun to reorganize a society." - Nozomi Hayase Bitcoin isn't merely a new money, it's a radical departure from the systems of trust. It founds a new system where incentives align in a beautiful design to enforce cooperation through the independent self-interest of opposing parties. As a technology of dissent, it doesn't allow us merely to protest the old system's of control, but instead gives us an avenue to opt out altogether. Bitcoin Is The Technology Of Dissent That Secures Individual Liberties: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-is-the-technology-of-dissent-that-secures-individual-liberties Check out the other work produced by Nozomi, and follow her on social media: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/authors/nozomi-hayase Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_363 - Bitcoin is Not for Criminals [Parker Lewis]
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“Bitcoin can’t be a little bit censorship resistant in the same way that you can’t be a little bit pregnant.” - Parker Lewis. Continuing the Gradually then Suddenly series from Parker Lewis with another excellent installment: Bitcoin is Not for Criminals. Check out the original at the amazing blog provided by Unchained Capital: https://unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-is-not-for-criminals/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2020
GuysTake_027 - Corona Virus... Bitcoin Fixes This
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1 • Why has the Corona Virus been upgraded from a significant healthcare problem, to a global economic catastrophe? 2 • What would be Guy's strategy as a Destroyer of Economies? 3 • Bitcoin Fixes this What I hope to be a fun Guy's rant on why Corona is a huge problem not because of the virus itself, but because of a terribly unprepared economy, and how I might go about laying the groundwork for any natural disaster to cause the most damage and lay waste to as much economic activity as possible. Find out how in today's Guy's Take. Francisco D'Anconia's Money Speech from Atlas Shrugged: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-T0ey0IKDA Don't forget to get your Bitcoin2020 Tickets! See you guys at the biggest Bitcoin conference of the year! Bitcoin2020conference.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_362 - How Lightning Can Improve Encrypted Messaging [Colin Harper]
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"devising a scheme that handles both messaging and payments under one roof could be a killer app" - Colin Harper As part of Bitcoin Magazine's excellent set of articles on "The Technology of Dissent," we get a great piece by Colin Harper on the state of encrypted messaging over the Lightning Network. With both Shpinx and Whatsat using separate mechanisms for establishing a private, censorship resistant, decentralized messaging platform, could the combination of encrypted messaging and payments be a killer app for Lightning? Listen to today's episode to find out! The original article here! https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/how-the-lighting-network-could-improve-encrypted-messaging The other great recent selection from Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/issue/bitcoin-through-dissident-technology Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_361 - Bitcoin's Habitats [DerGigi]
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"To fully understand any organism, we must not only look at the organism itself, but examine the organism-environment holistically." - Gigi If Bitcoin is a new organism, then where exactly does it live? Is it in cyberspace, the human realm, in financial markets and value… or all 3? Find out in Gigi’s excellent new piece on the Habitats of Bitcoin. Bitcoin Habitats by @Dergigi: https://medium.com/@dergigi/bitcoins-habitats-9ce3064bd3a7 Recommended Further Reading: Proof of Life - Why Bitcoin is a Living Organism by Gigi 🎧• https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_285---Proof-of-Life-dergigi-e51lt1 The Sovereign Individual by James Dale Davidson and William Rees-Mogg 🎧• https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Sovereign-Individual-Audiobook/1797103385?qid=1583275273&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=3VY4T21FG3XNYQ1RGENK Become a patron below to support the project of making all the best in Bitcoin Audible! Plus get access to the Cryptoconomy Telegram and hang out with a bunch of veteran Bitcoiners! patreon.com/thecryptoconomy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_360 - Distrust in Lebanese Banks Spurs Bitcoin Boom [Timour Azhari]
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"A volatile currency for volatile times" - Timour Azhari When the banks become the volatile alternative, when your rights and control over what's in "your" bank account are a fleeting daydream, when the banks abuse your trust, take your money, and then try to sell it back to you; a volatile, independent, decentralized digital money, becomes that very thing that "puts your mind at ease." Everything is relative, and the world is an increasingly volatile place. Don't miss this one! Link to the original article by Timour, plus don't forget to check out the author on Twitter for more great stuff like this one! https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/distrust-lebanese-banks-spurs-bitcoin-boom-200224202742678.html And you can also support the show by purchasing it on Audible.com in the full unabridged, uninterrupted audiobook! https://www.audible.com/pd/Bitcoin-Audiobook/B083SMKYVC?qid=1583178204&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=T0P5FPPGE8JX6NMPH5YX Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_359 - Microsoft's ION Bets on Bitcoin [Colin Harper]
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Microsoft has a history of funding and developing with open source systems, and has started a new project called ION, trying to make a universal, decentralized system secured by Bitcoin, for managing and proving identities available to the globe. What are the goals and mindset behind this project, and how is Microsoft planning for its future, and the future of the Bitcoin ecosystem? Find out in today's article by Colin Harper discussing the ION system with Daniel Buchner, the project lead! Another of the constantly amazing content available thanks to the team at Bitcoin Magazine! Check out Colin's previous article getting into details of how the ION system will work. https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/microsoft-building-id-verification-platform-bitcoin A huge thanks to the LTB Network for partnering with the show and helping to get the Audible of Bitcoin to everyone! https://letstalkbitcoin.com/ Support the show by becoming a patron and get access to the Cryptoconomy Telegram Crew! patreon.com/thecryptconomy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_358 - The Blockchain is Exhaust [Udi Wertheimer]
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Is the blockchain a critical tool that creates the power behind Bitcoin, or is it a wasteful and unavoidable byproduct, an exhaust, of the system that secures the most sound money in the world? This was a fascinating Twitter thread by Udi Wertheimer that explores what I find to be an interesting perspective on the role that "the blockchain" plays in the Bitcoin network. With added input and contrarian opinions from Eric Wall, Meni Rosenfeld, Adam Back, & Justin Moon, we take a short episode to expand on a unique idea. The Original Thread: https://twitter.com/udiWertheimer/status/1087142827346354177 https://twitter.com/adam3us/status/1087315014812348417?s=20 https://twitter.com/MeniRosenfeld/status/1087663298944864256?s=20 Help keep the project alive by becoming a patron! Plus join the Cryptoconomy Telelgram Crew! patreon.com/thecryptoconomy thecryptoconomy.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_357 - Another Step Towards a P2P Lightning Economy [Roy Sheinfeld]
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"If you ask me how much trust is right for the Lightning economy, the answer will always be less." - Roy Sheinfeld Today we dig into the recently implemented reverse submarine swaps in the breez lightning service. One of the many tools we have for both mitigating, and also building trust in the new economy. How exactly do submarine swaps work, what's a HODL invoice, what might they mean for the future of Lightning, and how is Breez using them? All this any more in today's article by Roy Sheinfeld! Check out the original below and be sure to drop some claps over at Medium: https://medium.com/breez-technology/reverse-submarine-swaps-another-step-towards-a-p2p-lightning-economy-bacb040fdca7 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
CryptoChat_31 - Bitcoin2020 with CK_Snarks!
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