Bitcoin Audible (previously the cryptoconomy)

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The Best in Bitcoin made Audible! Guy Swann makes the knowledge of the world's most secure, independent money, accessible to everyone. [part of The Cryptoconomy Network]

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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Nov 18, 2020
Read_463 - A Symphony of Positivity [Eric Wall]
2007

"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

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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!

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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/

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And a big thanks to our sponsor Hexa Wallet for supporting the Audible of the Bitcoin space!

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Nov 12, 2020
Guy's Take #36 - Walking Tall
2008

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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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
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• If you enjoyed this, please send sats:
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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:
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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

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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

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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

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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

Other excellent pieces by Nic Carter available in audio:
A Most Peaceful Revolution:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_293---A-Most-Peaceful-Revolution-Nic-Carter-e5bfpm
The Cat is Out of the Bag:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_340---The-Cat-is-Out-of-the-Bag-Nic-Carter-ea6ffl
Don't Fear the Reaper:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_436---Dont-Fear-the-Reaper-Nic-Carter-ej3h3l
Unpacking Bitcoin's Assurances:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_281---Unpacking-Bitcoins-Assurances-Nic-Carter-e4sn3r

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

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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

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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.
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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 👏🏻
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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!
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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:
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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

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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!
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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:
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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

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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.
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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

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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!
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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

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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

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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

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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

Genesis Files: Chaum's eCash
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_058---The-Genesis-Files-How-David-Chaum-Spawned-a-Cypherpunk-Dream-e2ndsp
Genesis Files: Wei Dai's B-Money
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_107---If-Bitcoin-Had-a-First-Draft--Wei-Dais-B-Money-Was-It-Aaron-Van-Wirdum-e2ndra
Genesis Files: Adam Back's Hashcash
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_095---The-Genesis-Files-Hashcash-or-How-Adam-Back-Designed-Bitcoins-Motor-Block-e2ndrl
Genesis Files: Szabo's BitGold
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_111---Genesis-Files---With-Bit-Gold--Nick-Szabo-Was-Inches-From-BTC--Aaron-Van-Wirdum-e2ndr5

Hal's Bitcoin & Me:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Hals-Day---Bitcoin--Me-reboot-eiq0gl

A huge thanks to Bitcoin Magazine and the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network!

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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

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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/

Other great reads to dig further into the concepts:
The Drunkard's Walk: https://amzn.to/2Mzzr2K
Fooled By Randomness: https://www.amazon.com/Fooled-Randomness-Hidden-Markets-Incerto/dp/0812975219/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=fooled+by+randomness&qid=1599781258&s=books&sr=1-1
Bitcoin Astronomy: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_303---Bitcoin-Astronomy-Part-1---Dhruv-Bansal-e6eqo5

Thanks to Marty & Chris from TFTC for bringing this to my attention again:
Episode 188: https://anchor.fm/tales-from-the-crypt/episodes/188-Chris-Bendiksen-ein7nj

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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!

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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

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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

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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

For some other great works mentioned in this episode, these are great further "readings" on the topic:
21 Million is Non-Negotiable:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_411---21-Million-is-Non-Negotiable-Phil-Geiger-eg6fbd
Unpacking Bitcoin's Social Contract:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_198---Unpacking-Bitcoins-Social-Contract-Hasu-e2oct5
A Most Peaceful Revolution:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_293---A-Most-Peaceful-Revolution-Nic-Carter-e5bfpm

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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

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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

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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

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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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message
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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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?

Check out the previous parts if you haven't!
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

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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/

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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

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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]

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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!

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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!

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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

Mentioned in the read as another essential piece to explore is Breedlove's "Masters & Slaves of Money":
Part 1 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_414---Masters--Slaves-of-Money---Part-1-Robert-Breedlove-egd95h
Part 2 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_415---Masters--Slaves-of-Money---Part-2-Robert-Breedlove-egelgs

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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https://letstalkbitcoin.com/

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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/

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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

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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

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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:
Taproot is Coming
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_318---Taproot-is-Coming-Aaron-van-Wirdum-e8um0c
The Long Road to Segwit
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_054---The-Long-Road-To-Segwit-e2ndsv
Schnorr Signatures & The Inevitability of Privacy
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_226---Schnorr-Signatures--The-Inevitability-of-Privacy-in-Bitcoin-Lucas-Nuzzi-e3jfhi
Paying Yourself for Privacy on Lightning
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_352---Paying-Yourself-for-Privacy-on-Lightning---Aaron-Van-Wirdum-eaq2go
Simplifying Lightning with the "No Input" Class
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_297---Simplifying-Lightning--The-Noinput-Class-Aaron-Van-Wirdum-e5fhoa

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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

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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

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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.  

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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":
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Reboot---Shelling-Out-The-Origins-of-Money-Nick-Szabo-e9omme

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_250---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-1---F--A--Hayek-e43pfj
The Use of Knowledge in Society Part 2
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_251---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-2---F--A--Hayek-e444k0

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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/

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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

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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

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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/

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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/

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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

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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

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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/

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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!

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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

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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

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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 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_219---Why-BitTorrent-Mattered-Lesson-1-Simon-Morris-e3ghrs
Bittorrent Lessons Part 2 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_220---Not-Breaking-Rules--Youre-Doing-it-Wrong-BitTorrent-Lesson-2-Simon-Morris-e3grft
Bittorrent Lessons Part 3 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_221---Intent--Complexity---Governance-Paradox-BitTorrent-Lesson-3-Simon-Morris-e3h2uj
Bittorrent Lessons Part 4 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_222---Decentralized-Disruption--Who-Dares-Wins-BitTorrent-Lesson-4-Simon-Morris-e3hek4

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

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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/

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Jun 08, 2020
Chat_41 - Does Stability Exist? With David & CK from POV Crypto
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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/

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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/

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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

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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

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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/

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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]
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_343---Introduction-to-the-Efficient-Market-Hypothesis-for-Bitcoiners-Nic-Carter-eac03b

Stock to Flow and the EMH [PlanB]
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_344---Efficient-Markets--Bitcoins-Stock-to-Flow-PlanB-eaco0i

The Halving is NOT priced in [Guy's Take]
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/GuysTake_026---The-Halving-is-Not-Priced-in--Heres-Why-eagkrd

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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

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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/

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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

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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:
• Audio: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_201---Bitcoin-is-a-Decentralized-Organism---Mycelium-Part-1-e2sarg
Bitcoin is a Social Creature 2/4
• Audio: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_224---Bitcoin-is-a-Social-Creature--Mycelium-Part-2-e3iq3u
Bitcoin is the Antivirus 3/4
• Audio: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_284---Bitcoin-is-the-Antivirus-Brandon-Quittem-e4vmac

Danny Hillis - Back to the Future of 1994:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdg4mU-wuhI&t=

Use of Knowledge in Society:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_250---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-1---F--A--Hayek-e43pfj
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_251---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-2---F--A--Hayek-e444k0

Money, Blockchains, and Social Scalability:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_066---Money--Blockchains--and-Social-Scalability-e2ndsj

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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:
https://anchor.fm/bottomshelfbtc/episodes/Lightnite-with-Carlos-from-Satoshis-Games-Episode-53-e8fstc

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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"
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_113---The-Dawn-of-Trustworthy-Computing-Nick-Szabo-e2ndr3
BitcoinHalving.com 21 Hour Live Stream:
https://www.bitcoinhalving.com/

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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

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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/

If you haven't heard it, The Use of Knowledge in Society is one of the most important pieces I've covered on this show. Listen at the links below:
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

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:
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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/

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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!

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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

Listen to Part 1 if you haven't yet: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_375---A-Match-Made-in-the-Whitepaper---Treatise-on-Bitcoin--Privacy--Part-1-Giacomo-Zucco-ech00u

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

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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

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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:
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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

Some of the previous works by Szabo we have read on the show:
Shelling Out: The Origins of Money
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Reboot---Shelling-Out-The-Origins-of-Money-Nick-Szabo-e9omme
Money, Blockchains, & Social Scalability
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_066---Money--Blockchains--and-Social-Scalability-e2ndsj
Exit and Freedom
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_233---Exit--Freedom-Nick-Szabo-e3nleo
The God Protocols
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_261---The-God-Protocols-Nick-Szabo-e4cstb
The Dawn of Trustworthy Computing:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_113---The-Dawn-of-Trustworthy-Computing-Nick-Szabo-e2ndr3

Drop the fiat money printer tokens and start saving in sound money? Start your Bitcoin Savings Plan today at SwanBitcoin.com. 🔥
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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. 🔥
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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

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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! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message
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/

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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!

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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

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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

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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!
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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

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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

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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

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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.
Use of Knowledge in Society by Hayek
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
• Distrust in Lebanese Banks Spurs Bitcoin Boom by Timour Azhari
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_360---Distrust-in-Lebanese-Banks-Spurs-Bitcoin-Boom-Timour-Azhari-eb6val

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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

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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

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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 😆)
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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

Previous episodes mentioned in the commentary:
The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_300-----The-Crypto-Anarchist-Manifesto-Timothy-C--May-e5p7j4

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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/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message
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

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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

The Guy's Take where I dive into the encrypted messaging App I want to use:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/GuysTake_002---The-Lightning-App-I-Want-to-Use-e2ndp6

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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

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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 don't forget to get one of the best journeys through understanding and exploring the Bitcoin life form, in Knut Svanholm's "Sovereignty Through Mathematics."  It starts on Read_308 and continues in 5 parts, thanks to Knut for making it free to everyone who listens to this show!
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_308---Sovereignty-Through-Mathematics---Part-1-Knut-Svanholm-e7tak7

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

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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!
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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

Other works mentioned that will shed light on these ideas:
Parker Lewis's "Bitcoin Cannot be Copied":
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_291---Bitcoin-Cant-Be-Copied-Parker-Lewis-e58g11
Nick Szabo's "Money, Blockchains, and Social Scalability":
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_066---Money--Blockchains--and-Social-Scalability-e2ndsj

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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

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Feb 25, 2020
CryptoChat_31 - Bitcoin2020 with CK_Snarks!
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Today I get hyped with ck_SNARKs of BTCMedia and have the opportunity to pick his brain for all the exciting stuff happening at the Bitcoin2020 conference in San Fran! With only a month left its time to get serious about it. Stay to the end if you want to hear how you might save some sats on your tickets!

Follow CK on Twitter so you don't miss the announcements and incredible things happening with the BTCMedia gang!
https://twitter.com/ck_SNARKs

Don't forget to check out the episodes with BitcoinTINA for "How to Think About Investing in Bitcoin"
Part 1: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bitcoin-magazine/id1459884105?i=1000464887385
Part 2: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bitcoin-magazine/id1459884105?i=1000465558525
Part 3: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bitcoin-magazine/id1459884105?i=1000466261125

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Feb 24, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_356 - Bitcoin Cannot be Banned [Parker Lewis]
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"By design, Bitcoin exists beyond governments. [...] The architecture of bitcoin is practically purpose-built to resist and immunize any attempts by governments to ban it." - @parkeralewis

The next in the Gradually, Then Suddenly series not to be missed. Governments will not ban Bitcoin until it's apparent that it actually presents a threat to their own currencies, when that happens and under that pretense, they will face the ultimate Prisoner's Dilemma, & the only winning move is to play.

Link to the original article at Unchained Capital along with the rest in this incredible series by Parker Lewis!
https://unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-cannot-be-banned/

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Feb 21, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_355 - How Decentralization Dies [Brandon Arvanaghi]
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"Decentralization has [...] been a vessel for achieving a concession from a centralized body it is protesting. Every decentralization play has followed a simple pattern: protest a market inefficiency, win that protest via a major concession, and then disappear back to fringes of society." - Brandon Arvanaghi

What can we learn from the history of decentralized protocols and the huge battles of history during the disruption of the internet, versus the corporate and media giants of the day? Does it spell doom for Bitcoin and decentralized systems as the central banks & financial giants concede to give control back to the customer? Or is there something else entirely at play? Don't miss this great read and then Guy's Take on how Decentralization Dies!

Don't forget to drop some applause on the original article and follow Brandon on twitter for more insights like this one!
https://medium.com/@brandonarvanaghi/how-decentralization-dies-the-killer-concessions-86dd1ca86da3
https://twitter.com/arvanaghi

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Feb 20, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_354 - Why Proof of Reserves is Important to Bitcoin [Mauricio Di Bartolomeo]
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"Bitcoin is a movement founded on individual monetary sovereignty, transparency and peer-to-peer auditability enabled by a breakthrough in technology. [...] The technology to provide auditability and transparency for bitcoin held in custody has been inherent to the protocol from its inception. However, the industry has been slow to incorporate"  -Mauricio Di Bartolomeo

Bitcoin, as a new asset class, provides us with one of the most powerful tools for financial security in a custodial context: cryptographic proofs of reserve. We would be foolish to not make use of it. Let us not repeat the mistakes of the past.

Another great piece from Bitcoin Magazine to shine light on a critical issue for a future with sustainable sound money. Don't miss the short article and Guy's take to follow! Link to the original below:
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/why-proof-of-reserves-is-important-to-bitcoin

A huge thanks to the LTBNetwork. Don't forget to check out the tons of other great shows on their platform!

Other's mentioned in the show:
2019 Saw the Most Exchange Hacks Ever:
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/2019-saw-most-exchange-attacks-ever-with-hackers-becoming-more-savvy
Nic Carter's Tweets on PoR
https://twitter.com/nic__carter/status/1229599601440829440?s=20

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Feb 19, 2020
CryptoChat_30 - Once BITten, down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole with Daniel Prince
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I had an awesome time the other day with Daniel Prince on the new Once BITten Podcast. Diving into some of my own personal history with Bitcoin, what led me here, and the major changes I think we will see in the world over the next couple of decades. This was a really fun conversation and I think you guys will enjoy it. I was Once BITten, & here's my story.

Don't forget to check out Daniel's new podcast, and the episode we mentioned where he spoke with Bruce about the best podcasts in the space, and the always bullish and existential DerGigi!
https://anchor.fm/daniel-prince6/episodes/Forget-The-Oscars---Bitcoinwalking-Steps-Up-To-Award-The-Best-Bitcoin-Podcasts-eaodip
https://anchor.fm/daniel-prince6/episodes/Bitcoin-Is-A-Harsh-Mistress-eapg7e

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Feb 14, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_353 - We're All Default Keynesians Now [Brady Swenson]
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"Unless you began your Austrian economic education at birth in some unknown Austrian paradise, on this planet at this particular time in human history, I think we can safely say we’re all Keynesians by default." - Brady Swenson @citizenbitcoin

Today we read a great little piece on how our economic understandings have become so skewed, why the default has become one of centralized, top down control over money, and how Bitcoin is set to right the world of our economic foundations. We've got a fun rant after this one too, so don't miss it!

Check out the original article and drop some major applause. Don't forget to follow Brady on Twitter and check out his show as well!
https://medium.com/@citizenbitcoin/were-all-default-keynesians-now-and-how-bitcoin-is-changing-that-886ed2096b76

Get your "Default Keynesian" shirt here:
https://layeronebtc.com/collections/citizen-bitcoin-podcast/products/default-keynesian-short-sleeve-unisex-t-shirt

Saif's Beginner's Guide to Austrian Econ:
https://saifedean.com/2018/07/22/a-beginners-guide-to-austrian-economics/

Stephan Livera's Intro to Bitcoin Austrian Thought:
https://stephanlivera.com/episode/71/

And the huge collection of works at Gigi's Bitcoin Resources:
https://bitcoin-resources.com/

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Feb 13, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_352 - Paying Yourself for Privacy on Lightning? [Aaron Van Wirdum]
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"The Lightning Network is best known for its fast and cheap payments. But the Layer 2 protocol could also offer more privacy than on-chain payments [...] the developer thinks that “self-payments” could be an important part of the privacy puzzle."  - Aaron Van Wirdum

Despite its focus on payments and scaling the Bitcoin system, Lightning may have incredible potential for privacy opportunities and improvements. Pseudonymous developer ZmnSCPxj has been detailing and expanding on these concepts in recent months, and who better to lay it all out for us than BitcoinMagazine, and Aaron Van Wirdum? Don't miss today's article on a new trick of payment privacy for Lightning...

Paying Yourself? Self-Payments Could Be a Key to Lightning Privacy
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/paying-yourself-self-payments-could-be-a-key-to-lightning-privacy

A big thanks to Bitcoin Magazine and the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network for making this content available! 

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Feb 12, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_351 - Bitcoin is Not a Pyramid Scheme [Parker Lewis]
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"Not everyone understands what a pyramid scheme actually is, what the warning signs may be, or why such schemes always fail [...] The distinctions should be glaringly obvious, but because bitcoin is complex and the very idea of money is not well understood, it can easily be confused." - Parker Lewis

Today we are diving back into the Gradually, Then Suddenly series from Unchained Capital with an excellent breakdown of what Bitcoin is, and what it isn't. Starting with the both obvious, yet not so obvious truth, that it is certainly not a pyramid scheme! Don't miss another incredible installments by Parker Lewis.

Original Article and the rest of the series below:
https://unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-is-not-a-pyramid-scheme/

Other great pieces mentioned both in the article, and in the commentary:
• Everyone's a Scammer:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_267---Everyones-a-Scammer-Michael-Goldstein-e4ihq8
• Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_249---Bitcoin-Has-No-Intrinsic-Value---Thats-Great--Conner-Brown-e43bcm
• 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
• A Story of Booms & Busts
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/GuysTake_18---A-Story-About-Booms--Busts-e4aflh

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Feb 11, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_350 - Of Course You Can Own Bitcoins [Bitcoin Rabbi]
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Can you really own Bitcoins? Or do you merely have possession of keys that grant a high probability of exclusive control?

A fun short read to close out the week, from the Bitcoin Rabbi on defining what it means to own or possess bitcoin. Check out the original article below on medium and drop some applause, and follow The Bitcoin Rabbi on Twitter!
https://medium.com/@thebitcoinrabbi/of-course-you-can-own-bitcoins-dedcfc0c2e49

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Feb 07, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_349 - The Rise of SIM Swapping [David Hollerith]
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"For the better part of the last decade, the combination of these two practices has given rise to an increasing number of SIM swap attacks ending in the theft of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies." - David Hollerith

Another piece from BitcoinMagazine.com, this one by author and podcast host David Hollerith, that breaks down the risks and details of SIM swap attacks and how you may be vulnerable to losing your bitcoins, simply by revealing your phone number.  Don't miss this piece detailing out the attack, and listing out the Do's and Don'ts of Bitcoin security.

Check out the original plus a ton of other great recent articles over at BitocinMagazine.com:
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/the-rise-of-sim-swapping-how-and-why-bitcoiners-need-to-protect-themselves

Also recommended is Michael Perklin's article to go along with this one:
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/keep-your-bitcoin-safe-by-making-security-a-habit

I also mentioned Jameson Lopp's extreme testing of the bitcoin steel wallets, a great read below:
Part 1: https://blog.lopp.net/metal-bitcoin-seed-storage-stress-test/
Part 2: https://blog.lopp.net/metal-bitcoin-seed-storage-stress-test--part-ii-/

And don't forget to subscribe and share this show with everyone you know in Bitcoin. If you would like to join the Telegram group, become a patron below!
www.patreon.com/thecryptoconomy

Lastly, a big thank you to Dave, Bitcoin Magazine, and the LTBNetwork for the incredible work and spreading the show!

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Feb 07, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_348 - All 21M Bitcoin Already Exist [Phil Geiger]
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"we have nearly 11 years of empirical evidence that the network itself has been holding and transacting bitcoin, but instead of with private key signatures, it’s in exchange for hashed electricity."  - Phil Geiger

Framing the scarcity of Bitcoin at first seems obvious, but with a closer look, is far more difficult than it would seem. Does the supply actually inflate at all? Does the market price in all future halvings? Do the Bitcoin exist when they are mined, or do they exist today, sold to the miners in exchange for hashes?  Phil presents a very interesting perspective and way of framing the supply of Bitcoin, in this great piece from the Unchained Capital Blog.

Check out the original below, and don't forget to follow Phil on Twitter:
https://unchained-capital.com/blog/all-21-million-bitcoin-already-exist/

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Feb 05, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_347 - Strike! By Zap [Jack Mallers]
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An exciting development form the extraordinary team over at Zap and the Mallers Fam! The seed of the infrastructure inversion has landed, and its' called Strike!

Don't miss the details on this incredible development and join the beta if you want to test out and provide feedback for this product over at strike.zaphq.io. This is a project to keep a very close eye on. Follow @jackmallers on Twitter so you don't miss the revolution ;)

Drop some hella applause on the article below:
https://medium.com/@JimmyMow/announcing-strike-by-zap-4f578c7c8984

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Jan 31, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_346 - The Kindest Cut; Why The 2020 Bitcoin Halving... [Peter C. Earle]
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"What’s noteworthy about this point is that, upon this particular halving, Bitcoin “inflating” at a roughly 1.8 percent rate annually will nominally — and by then, quite possibly in real terms — be “inflating” at a rate lower than both the Federal Reserve target of 2 percent per year and current, CPI-based estimates of real U.S. inflation of 1.9 percent annually."  - Peter C Earle

Another great piece from Bitcoin Magazine written by Peter C. Earle, detailing the reasons why this next halving will make Bitcoin a true contender in the world of monetary policy. In a very short span, Bitcoin will become the most scarce & strictly defined financial asset on Earth... are you ready?

Check out the original article and follow Peter at the links below:
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/the-kindest-cut-why-the-2020-bitcoin-halvening-is-the-most-important-yet
https://twitter.com/L1KNB

Other episodes & links to dive deeper into the discussion from the show:
• Stop Calling Bitcoin Deflationary [Conner Brown]
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_314---Stop-Calling-Bitcoin-Deflationary-Conner-Brown-e8p1o3
• Bitcoin Obsoletes All Other Money [Parker Lewis]
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_345---Bitcoin-Obsoletes-All-Other-Money--Parker-Lewis-eahce1
• Efficient Markets & Bitcoin's Stock-to-Flow [PlanB]
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_344---Efficient-Markets--Bitcoins-Stock-to-Flow-PlanB-eaco0i
• Guy's Take 26 - The Halving Is Not Priced In
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/GuysTake_026---The-Halving-is-Not-Priced-in--Heres-Why-eagkrd
• Article - The Illusions of Hedonics [Antony P. Mueller]
https://mises.org/library/illusions-hedonics

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Jan 31, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_345 - Bitcoin Obsoletes All Other Money [Parker Lewis]
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"Money is an intersubjective problem, and a choice to opt into one monetary medium is an explicit opt out of the other, which in turn causes one network to gain value (and utility) at the direct expense of another." - Parker Lewis

Skipping around a little bit in the "Gradually, Then Suddenly" series, we read the most recent (#12) published on the Unchained Capital Blog. No, Bitcoin isn't a startup. No, there will not be many currencies. No, you can't create an alternative that doesn't compete with Bitcoin's monetary properties. The very problem of money is one of intersubjectivity, which can only be solved through convergence on a single monetary medium. Bitcoin.

Listen to this excellent installment from Parker Lewis and the Unchained Team. "Bitcoin Obsoletes All Other Money."
https://unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-obsoletes-all-other-money/

To check out the rest of the audio collection for the Unchained Blog, check out the site:
https://thecryptoconomy.com/collections-new/

Also mentioned on the show was Nick Szabo's excellent piece, "Money, Blockchains, & Social Scalability."
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_066---Money--Blockchains--and-Social-Scalability-e2ndsj

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Jan 30, 2020
GuysTake_026 - The Halving is Not Priced in, Here's Why
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As a follow up to Nic Carter's excellent breakdown of the efficient market hypothesis, and PlanB's piece addressing the market's evaluation of the risks in Bitcoin, I go through the reasons I feel the market both is very unwilling and unconfident about the consequences of the halving, and therefore sees it not as "known information," but more a blind gamble.

For diving deeper into the many topics and works that I brought up, here are the links of all those I remembered:
• Nic Carter's "Introduction to the Efficient Market Hypothesis"
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_343---Introduction-to-the-Efficient-Market-Hypothesis-for-Bitcoiners-Nic-Carter-eac03b
• PlanB's "Efficient Markets and Bitcoin's Stock-to-Flow"
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_344---Efficient-Markets--Bitcoins-Stock-to-Flow-PlanB-eaco0i
• Hayek's "Use of Knowledge in Society" [Part 1 & 2]
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_250---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-1---F--A--Hayek-e43pfj
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_251---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-2---F--A--Hayek-e444k0
• Parker Lewis's "Bitcoin is Not Backed by Nothing"
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_335---Bitcoin-is-Not-Backed-by-Nothing-Parker-Lewis-e9v1rs
• Hoppe's "Yield From Money Held Reconsidered"
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_122---The-Yield-From-Money-Held-Reconsidered-e2ndqn
• Conner Brown's "Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value, & That's Great!"
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_249---Bitcoin-Has-No-Intrinsic-Value---Thats-Great--Conner-Brown-e43bcm

Don't forget to grab your tickets to BitBlockBoom and use the offer code CC for a 30% discount!
https://bitblockboom.com/

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Jan 29, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_344 - Efficient Markets & Bitcoin's Stock to Flow [PlanB]
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"A first reaction could be that it is a great investment opportunity. A better reaction (from an EMH and non arbitrage point of view) would be that it is too good to be true." - PlanB

If the efficient market hypothesis requires that known events be priced in, then how could the S2F be a model for Bitcoin's price? When such an obvious and unchanging piece of information is available, shouldn't the market price it in? Continuing with the foundation laid from yesterday's article, we read Plan B's piece on what a risk & return model might tell us about the market's pricing of Bitcoin ahead of the halving.

Drop some applause on the original article at the link below and don't forget to follow @100TrillionUSD (PlanB) if you haven't already!
https://medium.com/@100trillionUSD/efficient-market-hypothesis-and-bitcoin-stock-to-flow-model-db17f40e6107

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Jan 24, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_343 - Introduction to the Efficient Market Hypothesis for Bitcoiners [Nic Carter]
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"So is the halving “priced in” or will it be a catalyst for appreciation? [...] I consider it patently absurd that a change in issuance would have been overlooked by the price-setting entities."  - Nic Carter

You are definitely gonna want to hear Nic's incredibly thorough argument as to why in this article! Breaking down the EMH, its origins, the many different iterations of the concept, & how best to frame it in the context of a real world market; Nic gives us another excellent work that is a must listen for all Bitcoiners.

Don't forget to drop some applause on the original article below, and follow Nic on Twitter!
https://medium.com/@nic__carter/an-introduction-to-the-efficient-market-hypothesis-for-bitcoiners-ed7e90be7c0d

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Jan 23, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_342 - Bitcoin & the Primacy of the Digital World [Pascal Hugli]
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"Because of their digital nature, many people still object to bitcoin, refuse to take it seriously or consider it altogether too scary. [...] It’s the perfect combination of the advantages from the analog as well as the digital world." - Pascal Hugli

Don't miss another great article from Bitcoin Magazine on the incredible change that the digital world is unleashing on our society and where we may find a drop of truth in an ocean of uncertainty. Check out the full article plus tons of other great reads at the links below.
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-and-the-primacy-of-the-digital-world

Don't forget to follow the author and BitcoinMagazine on Twitter for the very best bitcoin content!
https://twitter.com/pahueg
https://twitter.com/BitcoinMagazine

A special thanks to both the LTB Network for sharing this out among some of the best podcasts in the space & of course my lovely patrons who support turning all of the best works in Bitcoin into the audio versions they deserve!
www.patreon.com/thecryptoconomy

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Jan 20, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_341 - The Rise of the Individual [Aleks Svetski]
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"Not since the gunpowder revolution were ordinary men & women able to stand up to those who chose to oppress or rule them unjustly. Only this time, it can be done in a non-violent method, whereby one can peacefully opt out" - Aleks Svetski

Today we read the epic conclusion to our walk through The Bitcoin Times Ed 2 with a piece from the founder, Aleks Svetski, "The Rise of the Individual." For the revolutionaries, the visionaries, and the dissidents, this article is not to be missed.

Drop some applause on this and all the excellent articles made available in The Bitcoin Times publication. Visit the Medium page below to show your appreciation!
https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/the-rise-of-the-individual-ba286eb6951f
https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times

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Jan 16, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_340 - The Cat is Out of the Bag [Nic Carter]
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"Unlike Paypal, Venmo, or traditional payment processors, it cannot deplatform you for wrongthink, holding subversive political views, being a sex worker, or legally selling cannabis. Ours is the biggest possible tent. Don’t be distracted by the online discourse. Bitcoin is utterly indifferent to the political views of its users."  - Nic Carter

Getting close to finishing the amazing collection of articles in The Bitcoin Times Ed 2, and today we need another great one, by returning author Nic Carter, titled - The Cat is Out of the Bag. This one is not to be missed.

Check out and drop some applause on this piece by following the link below. Follow Nic Carter, TimelessBitcoin, & Alek Svetski on Twitter for more work like this!
https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/the-cat-is-out-of-the-bag-fc1344c46bc1

And of course if you'd like to support the show as well as join in the fun over in the Cryptoconomy Telegram Group, become a Patron!
patreon.com/thecryptoconomy

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Jan 15, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_339 - Proof-of-Work, The Fundamental Laws [Rory Highside]
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"It is therefore a universal truth that all work has a measurable cost of energy transformation due to the very nature of the universe, and the laws of thermodynamics. It is with these laws that we underpin Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work."  - Rory Highside

Don't miss the next piece in The Bitcoin Times 2nd Ed about how the Bitcoin system is both constrained and forces cooperation by leveraging the fundamental laws of the universe!

Check out and drop some applause on this piece by following the link below, don't forget to follow Rory and TimelessBitcoin on Twitter for more work like this!
https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/proof-of-work-the-fundamental-laws-of-physics-and-nature-33d95167c57a

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Jan 14, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_338 - The Information Theory of Money [Dan Held]
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"Prices are the coordinating force of a free market system. Each individual decision-maker can rely on the prices of goods and services to help with their decision making, as the prices themselves are a distillation of all known market information into a single metric."  - Dan Held

This is one of those articles that just explores the emergent brilliance of the free market system & easily got me into a near 40 minute rant afterward. Prices are not arbitrary, and a market price is quite possibly the most information dense piece of actionable data you can find anywhere. Learn all about it, in this piece from The Bitcoin Times Ed 2, "The Information Theory of Money."

Below are the links to follow Dan Held for more great work, drop some applause on this article, and follow @timelessbitcoin so you don't miss anything from this publication:
https://twitter.com/danheld
https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/information-theory-of-money-36247aebdfe1
https://twitter.com/TimelessBitcoin

Things you must also listen to because I told you to!

• 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

• Leonard Reed's "I, Pencil"
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_123---I--Pencil-Leonard-E--Read-e2ndqm

• TEDtalk "How I Built a Toaster... from Scratch"
https://www.ted.com/talks/thomas_thwaites_how_i_built_a_toaster_from_scratch#t-12942

If you are enjoying the show & would like to support my work in turning all of the most fascinating and profound works in the Bitcoin space into the audio versions they deserve, become a patron! Not to mention you will get access to the Crpytoconomy Telegram Crew where we hang out and worship the Light of Nakamoto! XD
www.patreon.com/thecryptoconomy

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Jan 10, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_337 - The Tyranny of Time Scarcity - Bitcoin Times Ed 2 - [Robert Breedlove]
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“Gold, the ancient and prevailing monetary sovereignty layer (representing an unmanipulable money supply), and the internet, the ultimate engine of exchange (representing global interconnectivity or liquidity). By combining and building upon the economic properties of both, Bitcoin is a momentous monetary innovation that has achieved the divisibility, portability, durability, and recognizability of pure information infused with the absolute scarcity of time.” - Robert Breedlove

Don’t miss the continuing journey through The Bitcoin Times 2nd Ed, with Breedlove’s excellent piece, “Bitcoin & the Tyranny of Time Scarcity

Drop some applause on this article by following the link below, and don’t forget to check out @timelessBitcoin and @breedlove22 on Twitter for more work like this one.
https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/bitcoin-and-the-tyranny-of-time-scarcity-1d1550dfd8b0

Other works discussed in the commentary:

• Knut Svanholm's "Sovereignty Through Mathematics"  
Part 1 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_308---Sovereignty-Through-Mathematics---Part-1-Knut-Svanholm-e7tak7
Part 2 -
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_309---Sovereignty-Through-Mathematics---Part-2-Knut-Svanholm-e7vgr1
Part 3 -
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_310---Sovereignty-Through-Mathematics---Part-3-Knut-Svanholm-e8198t
Part 4 -
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_311---Sovereignty-Through-Mathematics---Part-4-Knut-Svanholm-e851te
Part 5 -
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_312---Sovereignty-Through-Mathematics---Part-5-Knut-Svanholm-e86lbt

• Parker Lewis's "Bitcoin Can't Be Copied"
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_291---Bitcoin-Cant-Be-Copied-Parker-Lewis-e58g11

• 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

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Jan 08, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_336 - Bitcoin's Eternal Struggle - Bitcoin Times Ed 2 [DerGigi]
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Diving into the many incredible works made available in The Bitcoin Times Ed 2! Today we read Gigi's great piece "Bitcoin's Eternal Struggle" on the intricate dance between that which is built in randomness & entropy, and that which is created with complete unambiguity, with strict universal validation. This week is not to be missed.

Check out and drop some applause on the original at the link below. Don't forget to follow Gigi, and TimelessBitcoin on Twitter so you don't miss the incredible work made available for everyone.
https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/bitcoins-eternal-struggle-2c197f1bafd8
https://sites.google.com/getamber.io/thebitcointimes/
https://twitter.com/dergigi

Don't forget that if you are enjoying the show & would like to support my work in turning all of the most fascinating and profound works in the Bitcoin space into the audio versions they deserve, become a patron! Not to mention you will get access to the Crpytoconomy Telegram Crew where we hang out and worship the Light of Nakamoto! XD
www.patreon.com/thecryptoconomy

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Jan 06, 2020
CryptoQuikRead_335 - Bitcoin is Not Backed by Nothing [Parker Lewis]
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"To provide broader context, the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan and the European Central bank have collectively created $10 trillion dollars-worth of new money since the financial crisis, the equivalent of approximately $500,000 per bitcoin. Despite dollars, euro, yen and bitcoin all being digital, bitcoin is the only medium that is tangibly scarce and the only one with inherent monetary properties."  - Parker Lewis

Continuing the awesome Gradually, then Suddenly series on the Unchained Capital Blog, we hit today's read, Bitcoin is Not Backed by Nothing. An amazing journey through the nature of our current monetary insanity, & the profound immutability of Bitcoin it must now compete with. TL;DR there is no comparison.  
https://www.unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-is-not-backed-by-nothing/

Don't forget to check out the Unchained Capital Blog and the other amazing parts of this Series by checking out the Uchained Collection Below:
(check back soon)
https://www.unchained-capital.com/blog/

Don't forget that if you are enjoying the show & would like to support my work in turning all of the most fascinating and profound works in the Bitcoin space into the audio versions they deserve, become a patron! Not to mention you will get access to the Crpytoconomy Telegram Crew where we hang out and worship the Light of Nakamoto! XD
www.patreon.com/thecryptoconomy

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Jan 02, 2020
Reboot - The Three Economic Eras of Bitcoin [Rusty Russell]
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A most profound aspect of Bitcoin is that we know, with certainty, what the monetary policy will be no matter how far we look into the future. If we choose to secure sound money for the world, then we have to establish the important markets, build the tools and protocols, and most importantly make the tough decisions *now, * instead of kicking the can down the road. Following the first era, this required a change with how we used this incredible resource.  And just like last time, we will have to change again. The Third Era will come with yet another Bitcoin civil war. Are we preparing for that future, or are we complacent in the present?

A new recording with some fresh commentary, we read a great piece that I totally forgot I had already covered on the show, but that deserves a second round anyway, Rusty Russell's "The Three Economic Eras of Bitcoin"
https://medium.com/@rusty_lightning/the-three-economic-eras-of-bitcoin-d43bf0cf058a
https://twitter.com/rusty_twit

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Dec 31, 2019
Guy & Car - Bitcoin, Unmentionables, & an Insane 2019
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Carcampit from the Friends Against Government Podcast joins me to close out 2019 with a discussion on the crazy changes we have seen this year, both in Bitcoin and in so many other areas. We discuss...

• The Stock-to-Flow model
• Binance & Censoring Coinjoins
• The Eurochain
• Strip Searching your Devices
• The Year of Lightning
• New Media
• A Bright Future for Privacy
& much more!

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Dec 30, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_334 - A Bitcoin Roadmap 2020 & Beyond [John Newbery Tweet Thread]
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Closing out an extraordinary year in 2019 has us looking forward at 2020 & Beyond. What will we bring to Bitcoin, and what could Bitcoin bring to us? Today we read an amazing thread by John Newbery on the exceptional list of tools and technologies making their debut on the Bitcoin and Lightning protocol stack that will change everything about how we interact with and use this incredible technology. So much exciting stuff to go over, don’t miss “A Bitcoin Roadmap” twitter thread by John Newbery.

Link to John's thread and thorough list of links included to explore the tons of improvements on the horizon, or already available to be built with. I highly encourage a dive down this rabbit hole!
https://twitter.com/jfnewbery/status/1208559196465184768

• Jack Mallers & Announcing Olympus (fiat-to lightning in seconds)
https://twitter.com/JackMallers
[audio] https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_299---Announcing-Olympus--From-Fiat-to-Lightning-in-Seconds-Jack-Mallers-e5j7ko

• Schnorr & Privacy by Lucas Nuzzi
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_226---Schnorr-Signatures--The-Inevitability-of-Privacy-in-Bitcoin-Lucas-Nuzzi-e3jfhi

• Taproot is Coming by Aaron Van Wirdum
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_318---Taproot-is-Coming-Aaron-van-Wirdum-e8um0c

• Lightning & the "Noinput Class" by Aaron Van Wirdum
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_297---Simplifying-Lightning--The-Noinput-Class-Aaron-Van-Wirdum-e5fhoa

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https://www.patreon.com/thecryptoconomy

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Dec 28, 2019
Reboot - Shelling Out: The Origins of Money [Nick Szabo]
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"The precursors of money, along with language, enabled early modern humans to solve problems of cooperation that other animals cannot – including problems of reciprocal altruism, kin altruism, and the mitigation of aggression. These precursors shared with non-fiat currencies very specific characteristics – they were not merely symbolic or decorative objects."  - Nick Szabo

If you haven't listened to it yet, the time is now. If you have listened to it, then it can't hurt to listen to it again. One of the most essential prerequisites in the Bitcoin space to shine a light on the foundations of money, its history, and the nature of its origins. Today we reboot Nick Szabo's incredible piece, "Shelling Out: The Origins of Money."

Check out the original piece hosted on the Nakamoto Institute, and of course the unenumerate blog where you can find hundreds of other excellent posts and works by Nick Szabo.
https://nakamotoinstitute.org/shelling-out/
https://unenumerated.blogspot.com/

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Dec 24, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_333 - The Passion of the Believers [Hass McCook]
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"At the end of the day, everyone has to believe in something; might as well believe in something verifiable and unforgeable."  - Hass McCook

As I walk in the valley of fiat, I shall not fear the Economic Reckoning! You don't want to miss this awesome piece by @FriarHass on the "True Believers" of Bitcoin, and why it is not only a religion, but the one True Way. One of the many great articles in the recently released edition 2 of The Bitcoin Times. Check out the amazing links below for more great work and to drop some applause on this wonderful piece!

Original Article:
https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/the-passion-of-the-believers-bf26f3b46315

The Bitcoin Times Editions 1 & 2
https://sites.google.com/getamber.io/thebitcointimes/

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Dec 20, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_332 - Proof of Stake, Private Keys Attacks & Unforgeable Costliness [Hugo Nguyen]
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Is there a single key factor in the difference between the assurances in PoS vs PoW? The knowledge and proof that there is a real world, inescapable cost to both producing the currency, & editing the chain history - unforgeable costliness.  Learn about this, the private keys attacks that risk entire contesting histories in PoS systems, and to the nothing-at-stake problem. This and more in today's read!

Check out the original (hit that applause button) plus the other great pieces Hugo has on his Medium page!
https://medium.com/@hugonguyen/proof-of-stake-private-keys-attacks-and-unforgeable-costliness-the-unsung-hero-5caca70b01cb

For a deeper dive into unforgeable costliness, listen to the absolute essential read, by Nick Szabo, "Shelling Out, The Origins of Money."
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Shelling-Out---The-Origins-of-Money-Nick-Szabo-e2ndom

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https://patreon.com/thecryptoconomy

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Dec 19, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_331 - Proof of Stake & The Wrong Engineering Mindset [Hugo Nguyen]
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What is the true set of differences between Proof of Work, and Proof of Stake? What are the engineering mindsets behind them both, and which is built explicitly to survive in the worst-case scenarios?

Find out this and more in today’s read of Hugo Nguyen’s excellent piece “Proof of Stake & the Wrong Engineering Mindset.” This will be the beginning of a short series that will finish out our week attacking the PoS design from all angles. Subscribe so you don’t miss it.

Follow Hugo on Twitter and Medium to explore his other great work and so you don't miss his next one!
https://twitter.com/hugohanoi
https://medium.com/@hugonguyen/proof-of-stake-the-wrong-engineering-mindset-15e641ab65a2

Other great Episodes and works mentioned in today’s commentary:
Nassim Taleb's "Block Swan"
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Swan-Improbable-Robustness-Fragility/dp/081297381X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=black+swan+nassim&qid=1576710842&s=books&sr=1-1
CarCampit's "Bitcoin Blockade runner"
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_160---Bitcoin--Blockade-Runner-of-the-Information-Age-CarCampit-e2ndpf
The Drunkard's Walk
https://amzn.to/2Mzzr2K
The Bitcoin Survivor's Book List
https://thecryptoconomy.com/bitcoin-survivors-book-list/

Hugo Nguyen's other great articles in audio:
Ethereum Architecture is Flawed
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_223---Ethereum-Architecture-is-Flawed-Hugo-Nguyen-e3i5k1
Anatomy of Proof of Work
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_158---Anatomy-of-Proof-of-Work-Part-1---Hugo-Nguyen-e2ndpg
Bitcoin, Chance, and Randomness
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_159---Bitcoin--Chance--and-Randomness-Part-2---Hugo-Nguyen-e2ndpi

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Dec 18, 2019
CryptoChat_029 - With David Hollerith & the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast
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Don't forget to check out the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast and follow Dave on Twitter!
https://twitter.com/DsHollers
https://twitter.com/BitcoinMagazine

Additional resources from the chat:
Does Bitcoin Need Accountants? (audio)
A Most Peaceful Revolution (audio)
Cryptoconomy website
Bitcoin Time Traveller (audio)
Bitcoin Is Worse Is Better (audio)
The Sovereign Individual

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Dec 18, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_330 - Does Bitcoin Need Accounts? [Aaron Van Wirdum]
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Another clever & censorship resistant system for identity within the Bitcoin system is being proposed. Called "Easypaysy," developer Jose Femenias Canuelo has created a system to safely & independently create a static on-chain account system, that would solve the need both of having to reuse Bitcoin addresses, & having to constantly generate new ones for every payment. Today we read the Bitcoin Magazine article by none other than Aaron Van Wirdum breaking down exactly what it is, how it works, and what it might mean for the future of interfacing with the Bitcoin system.

A huge thank you to the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network and the crew over at Bitcoin Magazine for letting me cover all of their incredible content! Its exciting to join the many great shows on the LTBnetwork and get the best written works in Bitcoin to all those who don't have the time to read them.  Don't forget to check out the full article plus other links to the white paper for further exploring this new tool:
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-need-accounts-one-developer-thinks-figured
https://twitter.com/BitcoinMagazine
https://twitter.com/AaronvanW

Do NOT miss out on Aaron's other works, here's a list of a handful of his other great articles we've covered in audio:
• Taproot is Coming
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_318---Taproot-is-Coming-Aaron-van-Wirdum-e8um0c
• Simplifying Lightning, The "No Input" Class
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_297---Simplifying-Lightning--The-Noinput-Class-Aaron-Van-Wirdum-e5fhoa
• A Cryptoconomy Chat with Aaron VW!
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoChat_018---Investigating-Bitcoin-with-Aaron-Van-Wirdum-e4rt9e
• Statechains - Sending Keys, Not Coins
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_272---Statechains--Sending-Keys-Not-Coins-Aaron-Van-Wirdum-e4mue1
• Understanding the Lightning Network Parts 1-3
Part 1 -
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_047---Understanding-The-Lightning-Network-Part-1-e2ndtd
Part 2 -
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_048---Understanding-The-Lightning-Network-Part-2-e2ndt4
Part 3 -
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_049---Understanding-The-Lightning-Network-Part-3-e2ndtc

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Dec 16, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_329 - Bitcoin, Not Blockchain [Parker Lewis]
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Next up in the Gradually, Then Suddenly series by Parker Lewis and available on the incredible blog over at unchained-capital.com is "Bitcoin, Not Blockchain."

There is nothing about blockchain that makes it inherently immutable. Immutability emerges over time as the consequence of economic incentives and a native monetary unit that secures those incentives. It is hard won in the battle of monetary competition, something that cannot be copied or challenged with frivolous features, or arbitrary "utility." Parker breaks it all down in his great article, "Bitcoin, Not Blockchain."  

Don't forget to check out the Unchained Capital Blog for tons of great written works by Parker and others:
https://www.unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-not-blockchain/

Check out all the other great pieces we've covered recently in the Gradually, Then Suddenly series:
Gradually, then Suddenly [the series so far]
1 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_290---Gradually--Then-Suddenly-Parker-Lewis-e55nu4
2 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_291---Bitcoin-Cant-Be-Copied-Parker-Lewis-e58g11
3 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_302---Bitcoin-is-Not-Too-Volatile-Parker-Lewis-e6diss
4 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_306---Bitcoin-Does-Not-Waste-Energy-Parker-Lewis-e7ojph
5 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_321---Bitcoin-is-Not-Too-Slow-Parker-Lewis-e93sbj
6 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_324---Bitcoin-Fixes-This-Parker-Lewis-e97cia

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Dec 14, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_328 - Under a HEX [Goldman Sats]
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The scams in the Bitcoin & crypto space are, unfortunately, not low in number. Sometimes the only safe option is to ignore them, but there are the few occasions that require a thorough breakdown of just how the scam works, in hopes of protecting the often naive and uninformed noobs that enter this space. Today we read a piece by Goldman Sats breaking down the inner workings of the HEX scam, and how it is designed for one thing, and one thing only, to take your money.

Listen to find out more!

Don’t forget to drop the max applause on this article and for @TooWumboToFail’s excellent research into how this works and making it available to everyone. And if you ever hear word of someone thinking of participating, don’t forget to send them to this article or episode before they do.
https://medium.com/@TooWumboToFail/under-a-hex-396847b86e57

Here is the "advanced analysis of how HEX works" link buried in the website so anyone who wants to explore further can do so.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P0ZDaBQx4ghkdX5IUwZb1n8ThvYf7i22MSt9Gm00JRU/edit

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Dec 12, 2019
CryptoChat_028 - Horny for Justice at the Raleigh Meetup
8222

Is Bitcoin really a religion?
Is all money some form of religious institution?
What happened to Virgil Griffith?
Are juries the best or worst idea for finding justice?

These are the important questions that we answer at the Raleigh Meetup Podcast! Listen to today's episode and dont forget to check out the Raleigh Meetup podcast for an awesome chat every week!

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Dec 10, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_327 - Bitcoin is Worse is Better [gwern]
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Is Bitcoin the perfect money, or is it the worst money that solves the most essential problem, as simply and reliably as possible? In true "New Jersey” style, Bitcoin doesn’t attempt to be everything, it attempts to do ONE thing as beautifully, & as unambiguously as possible.

Today we read a fascinating piece from Bitcoin’s rich history, originally published in 2011, and edited, added to, and updated for years since. At Gwern.net, Bitcoin is Worse is Better:
https://www.gwern.net/Bitcoin-is-Worse-is-Better

Don’t forget to check out the original piece with a literal ocean of links and further exploration. If you want to waste 15 minutes, or half a day, there’s more than enough to explore.

As a great (& short) read to accompany this on the “Rise of Worse is Better” philosophy, check out the original post by Richard P. Gabriel below:
https://dreamsongs.com/RiseOfWorseIsBetter.html

For more on the history of Bitcoin, the open source movement, and the “worse is better” design philosophy, I highly recommend the Iterative Capital Thesis on The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Whats-Really-Driving-the-Cryptocurrency-Phenomenon----The-Iterative-Capital-Thesis-e2u7qq

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Dec 09, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_326 - Innovations in Bitcoin's Technology Stack [Lucas Nuzzi]
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For everyone that tells you Bitcoin is a stagnant technology going nowhere, this is the article to point them to.  Another be returning author Lucas Nuzzi, we cover a piece that touches on the plethora of developments happening across all fronts in the Bitcoin ecosystem.  Much like the development of the internet, Bitcoin has the benefit of building a modular protocol stack to solve a vast array of problems without compromising the underlying network. A great read to close the week.

Follow Lucas Nuzzi on Twitter, be sure to drop some applause on the article, check out the link to explore all the crazy stuff discussed in this piece, and lastly check out Digital Assets Research for more great work:
https://medium.com/digitalassetresearch/a-look-at-innovation-in-bitcoins-technology-stack-7edf877eab14

Check out the other great reads we have by Lucas!
Schnorr Signatures & the Inevitability of Privacy
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_226---Schnorr-Signatures--The-Inevitability-of-Privacy-in-Bitcoin-Lucas-Nuzzi-e3jfhi
The Resolution of the Big Block Experiment
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_218---The-Resolution-of-the-Big-Block-Experiment-Lucas-Nuzzi-e3g7ms
The Liquid Network w/ Thoughts from Lucas Nuzzi
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_166---Liquid-Network-Launch-and-Thoughts-from-Lucas-Nuzzi-e2ndp8

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Dec 06, 2019
Money, Bitcoin, & Time - by Robert Breedlove
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Money is the tool that enables human exchange and prosperity...

Bitcoin is a sovereign, sound, digital form of money...

Time is the only true scarcity that exists for humanity...

Listen to a walk through the Bitcoin perspective and the rich history that enlightens the story for Bitcoin's immense monetary potential. Reading the unabridged audiobook of Money, Bitcoin & Time, written by Robert Breedlove.  Link below to the original PDF to explore the data and graphics or the extraordinary list of reads in the sources on pages 89-90.
https://www.parallaxdigital.io/blog

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Dec 04, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_325 - Lightning, Why I Quit the Bond Market for Bitcoin [Nik Bhatia]
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Another of the many great pieces from Nik Bhatia getting into the impact and scope of the system that the Lightning Network could become. Bitcoin is neither just a store of value, nor just a medium of exchange, it's both. The LNP/BP protocol stack is taking us into the future, hear all about it in today's read from Nik Bhatia, now part the OpenNode team, titled "The Lightning Network: Why I Quit the Bond Market for Bitcoin."

Link to Nik's Twitter and the original article on his Medium page:
https://twitter.com/timevalueofbtc
https://medium.com/@timevalueofbtc/the-lightning-network-why-i-quit-the-bond-market-for-bitcoin-12693120039f

The other great pieces by Nik we have covered on the show:
The Triumvirate of Liquidity
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_317---The-Triumvirate-of-Liquidity-Nik-Bhatia-e8t41e
Bitcoin is a Human Right
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_269---Bitcoin-is-a-Human-Right-Nik-Bhatia-e4jtga
The Business of Bitcoin Cold Storage
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_182---The-Business-of-Bitcoin-Cold-Storage-Nik-Bhatia-e2ndoj
Our 3rd ever Interview with Nik Bhatia all about the future of Capital Markets
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoChat_003---Nik-Bhatia-on-The-Future-of-Bitcoin-Financial-Markets-e2ndqv
The Bitcoin Second Layer
https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptoquikread_132-the-bitcoin-second-layer/LNRR
The Time Value of Bitcoin
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_143---The-Time-Value-of-Bitcoin-e2ndq2
The Bitcoin Risk Spectrum
https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptoquikread_109-the-bitcoin-risk-spectrum/

Grab your copy of the Little Bitcoin Book or listen to the audiobook read by me!
https://www.amazon.com/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances/dp/1641990503/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2K1ZY3IJWOWZE&keywords=the+little+bitcoin+book&qid=1575326799&sprefix=the+littel+bitcoin%2Caps%2C156&sr=8-1

Join me at the Bitcoin maximalist conference next year! Get tickets for BitBlockBoom2020 at the link below - offer code CC for 30% off!
BitBlockBoom.com

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Dec 02, 2019
CryptoChat_027 - Boomer Bucks & the Raleigh Meetup
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Don't be the oblivious boomer who lets their hard work get sucked away by that garbage Boomer Bucks currency. Be a part of the future, and Buy Bitcoin!
Another fun chat with the Raleigh Bitcoin Meetup!

Check out the Raleigh Meetup Podcast and subscribe so you don't miss them:
https://anchor.fm/raleigh-bitcoin-meetup

Get your copy of "The Little Bitcoin Book" in print or audio (read by your truly) for those long holiday drives:
https://www.amazon.com/Little-Bitcoin-Book-Matters-Finances-ebook/dp/B07W957N7T

Join me at BitBlockBoom2020 for an awesome time with the best of the Bitcoin maximalists!
https://bitblockboom.com/

And of course, if you want to join the Cryptoconomy Telegram and hang out with the crew, become a patron below:
https://www.patreon.com/thecryptoconomy

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Nov 27, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_324 - Bitcoin Fixes This [Parker Lewis]
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An economy leveraged 150:1
A spiraling tower of debts to pay for our previous debts
Central Banks repeating the same policies that caused our problems as their solutions
The confiscation through counterfeit of $Trillions in economic production
Massive distortions of the price mechanism
& monetary authorities who argue over not whether they should, but by how much they will debase our hard earned money

Bitcoin Fixes This.

Part 6 in the Gradually, Then Suddenly series by Parker Lewis from the Unchained Capital blog.

Unchained just dropped the "greatest hits" collection of their blog, tons of great content to explore below:
https://unchainedcap.wpengine.com/greatest-hits/

Mentioned in the show:
Use of Knowledge in Society - Parts 1 & 2
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_250---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-1---F--A--Hayek-e43pfj
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_251---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-2---F--A--Hayek-e444k0

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Nov 27, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_323 - Transaction Count is an Inferior Measure [Nic Carter]
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To think of the value of a global, jurisdiction-less, "money-for-enemies" network as nothing more than the result of how many transactions it can do on the base layer, is to miss the point entirely.  The difference between the payments systems and settlement systems of the world, their degree of assurances, and the desirable characteristics of their operation are often diametrically opposed. Listen to another of Nic Carter's excellent pieces to learn all about how "Transaction Count is an Inferior Measure."

Check out the original post (great charts illustrating his argument) on Nic's Medium page, plus the tons of other great written content he publishes regularly:
https://medium.com/@nic__carter/transaction-count-is-an-inferior-measure-fba2d5ac97f1

Another great tool to show the relative "speed" of competing networks:
https://howmanyconfs.com/

Other great work in audio from Nic Carter:
• A Most Peaceful Revolution
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_293---A-Most-Peaceful-Revolution-Nic-Carter-e5bfpm
• A Most Peaceful Revolution (Guy's Follow Up)
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/GuysTake_23---Revolution-in-the-Protocol-on-Nic-Carters-Peaceful-Revolution-e5cap9
• Unpacking Bitcoin's Assurances
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_281---Unpacking-Bitcoins-Assurances-Nic-Carter-e4sn3r
• How to Scale Bitcoin Without Changing a Thing [parts 1 & 2]
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_238---How-to-Scale-Bitcoin-Without-Changing-a-Thing-Part-1---Nic-Carter-e3qgfg
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_239---How-to-Scale-Bitcoin-Without-Changing-a-Thing-Part-2---Nic-Carter-e3qsvi
• Bitcoin's Existential Crisis
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_181---Bitcoins-Existential-Crisis-Nic-Carter-e2ndok

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Nov 25, 2019
The Bitcoin Reformation - by Tuur Demeester
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INTRODUCTION

At the end of the 16th century, a rag tag group of rebel intellectuals and entrepreneurs founded a country on some of the least desirable land in Europe—so often flooded that it needed hundreds of miles of moats - while fighting an eighty year long war against the largest empire in the world.

From this struggle and melting pot of ideas emerged the Dutch and British golden ages, innovative economic institutions that changed the world, as well as one of America’s most successful socio-economic experiments: New York City.

This report makes the case that the 21st century emergence of bitcoin, encryption, the internet, and millennials are more than just trends; they herald a wave of change that exhibits similar dynamics as the 16-17th century revolution that took place in Europe.

...

Author - Tuur Demeester

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Nov 22, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_322 - The World Has Gone Mad... [Ray Dalio]
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The World Has Gone Mad, & the System is Broken. Ray Dalio drops a bomb recently with his post showing the sorry state of our money, the cracks in our world monetary system, and the coming paradigm shift.  A short piece that requires much ranting, don't miss it.

Link to the original post and Ray Dalio's twitter page:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/world-has-gone-mad-system-broken-ray-dalio/
https://twitter.com/RayDalio

Other great works mentioned in this show:
The Case for Electronic Cash
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/The-Case-for-Electronic-Cash-Jerry-Brito-e3rhj6
Use of Knowledge in Society - Parts 1 & 2
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_250---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-1---F--A--Hayek-e43pfj
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_251---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-2---F--A--Hayek-e444k0
How is Fiat Money Possible - Parts 1-3
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_234---How-is-Fiat-Money-Possible-Part-1---Hans-Hermann-Hoppe-e3odu1
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_235---How-Is-Fiat-Money-Possible-Part-2---Hans-Hermann-Hoppe-e3oon2
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_236---How-Is-Fiat-Money-Possible-Part-3---Hans-Hermann-Hoppe-e3p2k1

And if you want to start down a rabbit hole...
WTFHappenedin1971.com

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Nov 21, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_321 - Bitcoin is Not Too Slow [Parker Lewis]
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The 5th installment of the always fascinating "Gradually, then Suddenly" series from Parker Lewis and Unchained Capital.  What is the real problem that Bitcoin solves, and how does it compare to the alternatives? Are mass payments an impossible problem, and isn't Bitcoin too slow to be global money?  This piece is packed with digital gold, so don't miss it!

Link the the original article so you can get a head start and check out all the other incredible writing at Unchained-capital.com. Don't forget to follow Parker on Twitter for more of his work:
https://www.unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-is-not-too-slow/
https://twitter.com/parkeralewis

Other great episodes and content to go down the rabbit hole on this one!
Use of Knowledge in Society Parts 1 & 2
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_250---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-1---F--A--Hayek-e43pfj
• 7 Misunderstandings of Bitcoin's Scaling Problem (this is old, forgive me)
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_038---7-Misunderstandings-of-Bitcoins-Scaling-Problem-e2ndtf
• Bitcoin & Software Reliability
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_254---Bitcoin--Software-Reliability-beautyon_-e46lnu
• Gradually, then Suddenly [the series so far]
1 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_290---Gradually--Then-Suddenly-Parker-Lewis-e55nu4
2 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_291---Bitcoin-Cant-Be-Copied-Parker-Lewis-e58g11
3 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_302---Bitcoin-is-Not-Too-Volatile-Parker-Lewis-e6diss
4 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_306---Bitcoin-Does-Not-Waste-Energy-Parker-Lewis-e7ojph

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https://www.patreon.com/thecryptoconomy

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Nov 20, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_320 - The Bitcoin Reformation - Part 2 [Tuur Demeester]
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Today we conclude the report from Adamant Capital written by Tuur Demeester on a fascinating parallel between Bitcoin and the Protestant Reformation of the 16th and 17th centuries. A plethora of new financial tools and the flight to find security in uncertain times, and the many parallels with the role Bitcoin could play in finding a haven from the over-leveraged, over-regulated, and corrupt IMFS. Don't miss a great piece.

Links to the original works below. Again, don't forget to follow Tuur on Twitter for tons of amazing content and thoughts on the impact of this new economy.
https://docsend.com/view/ijd8qrs
https://twitter.com/TuurDemeester

Other great episodes for more details and expanding on these themes:
• Bitcoin, An Accounting Revolution
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_255---Bitcoin-An-Accounting-Revolution-Permabull-Nio-e473tj
• What's Driving the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon? An Iterative Capital Thesis
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Whats-Really-Driving-the-Cryptocurrency-Phenomenon----The-Iterative-Capital-Thesis-e2u7qq
• A Most Peaceful Revolution [Nic Carter]
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_293---A-Most-Peaceful-Revolution-Nic-Carter-e5bfpm
• Guy's Take - Revolution in the Protocol
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/GuysTake_23---Revolution-in-the-Protocol-on-Nic-Carters-Peaceful-Revolution-e5cap9
• Bitcoin in Heavy Accumulation Part 1 & 2
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_243---Bitcoin-in-Heavy-Accumulation-Part-1---Tuur-Demeester--Michiel-Lescrauwaet-e3tnic
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_243---Bitcoin-in-Heavy-Accumulation-Part-2---Tuur-Demeester--Michiel-Lescrauwaet-e3u1gb

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Nov 15, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_319 - The Bitcoin Reformation - Part 1 [Tuur Demeester]
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Today we start our journey through the new report from Adamant Capital written by Tuur Demeester on a fascinating parallel between Bitcoin and the Protestant Reformation of the 16th and 17th centuries. The monopoly being undermined, the technology that catalyzes the paradigm shift, the new economic class, and the new tools of self defense.  Can these shed light on our own uncertain future?  Find out in...

The Bitcoin Reformation - Part 1

Links to the original works below. Don't forget to follow Tuur on Twitter as well for tons of amazing content and thoughts on the impact of this new economy.
https://docsend.com/view/ijd8qrs
https://twitter.com/TuurDemeester

Plus the other great episodes mentioned in the commentary for more details on similar concepts:
• Bitcoin, An Accounting Revolution
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_255---Bitcoin-An-Accounting-Revolution-Permabull-Nio-e473tj
• What's Driving the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon? An Iterative Capital Thesis
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Whats-Really-Driving-the-Cryptocurrency-Phenomenon----The-Iterative-Capital-Thesis-e2u7qq
• A Most Peaceful Revolution [Nic Carter]
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_293---A-Most-Peaceful-Revolution-Nic-Carter-e5bfpm
• Guy's Take - Revolution in the Protocol
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/GuysTake_23---Revolution-in-the-Protocol-on-Nic-Carters-Peaceful-Revolution-e5cap9
• Bitcoin in Heavy Accumulation Part 1 & 2
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_243---Bitcoin-in-Heavy-Accumulation-Part-1---Tuur-Demeester--Michiel-Lescrauwaet-e3tnic
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_243---Bitcoin-in-Heavy-Accumulation-Part-2---Tuur-Demeester--Michiel-Lescrauwaet-e3u1gb

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https://www.patreon.com/thecryptoconomy

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Nov 14, 2019
CryptoChat_026 - Bitcoin for Self Defense with Max Hillebrand
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Diving down the rabbit hole on the amazing privacy technologies in Bitcoin, what they are, how they can be used, and how it might change our interactions with the Bitcoin timechain in the future. Don't miss an awesome chat with Max Hillebrand!

The many links discussed in this episode for tons of awesome tech to explore further.:
Max Hillebrand's website and huge body of work:
http://towardsliberty.com/
BitcoinOps Taproot Workshop
https://github.com/bitcoinops/taproot-workshop/
Schnorr BIP
https://github.com/sipa/bips/blob/bip-schnorr/bip-schnorr.mediawiki
Taproot BIP
https://github.com/sipa/bips/blob/bip-schnorr/bip-taproot.mediawiki
Tapscript BIP
https://github.com/sipa/bips/blob/bip-schnorr/bip-tapscript.mediawiki

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Nov 12, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_318 - Taproot is Coming [Aaron van Wirdum]
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One of the many amazing technologies coming to Bitcoin, Taproot is one of the most promising improvements to the privacy, efficiency, & capabilities of the Bitcoin system. Another excellent article breaking it all down by Aaron Van Wirdum, published at BitcoinMagazine.com, today we read & discuss:

"Taproot Is Coming: What It Is, and How It Will Benefit Bitcoin"
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/taproot-coming-what-it-and-how-it-will-benefit-bitcoin
For a deeper dive into Taproot, check out the links provided at the bottom of the article.

For more of Aaron Van Wirdum's excellent work in audio:
• Our Chat with Aaron:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoChat_018---Investigating-Bitcoin-with-Aaron-Van-Wirdum-e4rt9e
• The "No Input Class" & Eltoo
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_297---Simplifying-Lightning--The-Noinput-Class-Aaron-Van-Wirdum-e5fhoa
• Statechains: Sending Keys, Not Coins
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_272---Statechains--Sending-Keys-Not-Coins-Aaron-Van-Wirdum-e4mue1
• Understanding Lightning Part 1
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_047---Understanding-The-Lightning-Network-Part-1-e2ndtd
• Understanding Lightning Part 2
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_048---Understanding-The-Lightning-Network-Part-2-e2ndt4
• Understanding Lightning Part 3
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_049---Understanding-The-Lightning-Network-Part-3-e2ndtc

Grab a hard copy of the latest Bitcoin Magazine edition at their store below:
https://store.b.tc/

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Nov 11, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_317 - The Triumvirate of Liquidity [Nik Bhatia]
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Today, Nik Bhatia takes us through a compressed history of the Dollar, Us Treasuries, and how we found ourselves in the current global financial mess. What are the safe-haven assets of the future, what will happen to the demand during these uncertain times, & what will be Bitcoin’s role?

US Treasuries, Gold, & Bitcoin… The Triumvirate of Liquidity!

Don't forget to drop some applause on the article below, check out the Tantra Labs blog, and of course, follow Bhatia on Twitter:
https://medium.com/@TantraLabs/the-triumvirate-of-liquidity-4fe4ab48d120
https://twitter.com/timevalueofbtc

Other episodes suggested from the discussion after the read, covering and going more in depth into topics previously on the show:
Lightning Tech in 2019 (Channel Factories)
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_248---Bitrefills-Hottest-Lightning-Tech-of-2019-e426ph

• Stop Calling Bitcoin Deflationary [Conner Brown]
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_314---Stop-Calling-Bitcoin-Deflationary-Conner-Brown-e8p1o3

• Deflation & Liberty [Hulsmann]
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_278---Deflation--Liberty-Part-1---Jrg-Guido-Hlsmann-e4q6gc
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_279---Deflation--Liberty-Part-2---Jrg-Guido-Hlsmann-e4qpvp

• World War B [Raleigh Meetup]
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoChat_024---World-War-B-The-Raleigh-Bitcoin-Podcast-e8ci9m

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Nov 08, 2019
GuysTake_025 - Money, Networks, Blockchains, & Bitcoin
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The much deserved Guy’s Take episode as a dedicated follow-up to the amazing work of "The Bitcoin Time Vol 1." There just wasn’t enough time to do it justice during the read, so today I give my take on the plethora of ideas conveyed in Alek Svetski’s awesome work!

Don’t forget to listen to the audio if you haven’t yet! Part 1 and 2 linked below:
Part 1 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_315---Blockchain-is-Dead---The-Bitcoin-Times-Vol-1---Part-1-Aleksandar-Svetski-e8r9ar
Part 2 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_316---A-New-Monetary-Network---The-Bitcoin-Times-Vol-1---Part-2-Aleksandar-Svetski-e8rqi1

As I said, the ideas in this piece are many & very dense. We've had entire episodes expanding on these topics that are great for a deeper journey down the rabbit hole.  Here are some links to those past works that will elaborate on the many topics.

• Money blockchains social scalability
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_066---Money--Blockchains--and-Social-Scalability-e2ndsj

• Bitcoin can’t be copied
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_291---Bitcoin-Cant-Be-Copied-Parker-Lewis-e58g11

• Independent property rights
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_225---Bitcoin--the-Promise-of-Independent-Property-Rights-Hasu--Su-Zhu-e3j6b8

• I, pencil
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_123---I--Pencil-Leonard-E--Read-e2ndqm

• How 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

• Reckless to Wumbology - The Lightning Build Out
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_206---Reckless-to-Wumbology--The-Lightning-Network-Build-Out-Arjun-Balaji-e3235m

• Origins of Money
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Shelling-Out---The-Origins-of-Money-Nick-Szabo-e2ndom

• 7 Misunderstandings of Bitcoin’s Scaling Problem
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_038---7-Misunderstandings-of-Bitcoins-Scaling-Problem-e2ndtf

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Nov 07, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_316 - A New Monetary Network - The Bitcoin Times Vol 1 - Part 2 [Aleksandar Svetski]
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"Bitcoin is the first time we’ve combined Money as a unit, with Money as a Network, into one thing."

- Alexsandar Svetski

Dont miss part 2, the conclusion, of Aleks Svetski's excellent volume of "The Bitcoin Times." A new global monetary network, the future & potential of Lightning, the difference between money & payments, Bitcoin & the internet, investing in networks, "dumb" vs "smart," and so much more!

Check out volume 1, and be sure to not miss out on the coming editions at the link below:
https://bitcointimes.news/

For further reading and exploration of these ideas, check out the other links mentioned in today's read:
https://hackernoon.com/why-bitcoin-matters-c8bf733b9fad
https://hackernoon.com/homo-sapiens-evolution-money-bitcoin-33f69701de

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Nov 06, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_315 - Blockchain is Dead - The Bitcoin Times Vol 1 - Part 1 [Aleksandar Svetski]
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"When people get up and begin to talk to me about how they’re going to use the blockchain to solve supply chain, or whatever other (mostly ridiculous) idea they have, it reminds of someone who just discovered that limestone aggregate in concrete makes for better strength and better overall properties in concrete; so they then apply it to everything else:
• They put some limestone in their green smoothie
• On their avocado and toast
• In their latte
• As a back rub on their partner’s skin
• And even as fuel in their car"

- The Bitcoin Times, Vol 1

Jumping into a 2 part covering of the first edition of The Bitcoin Times by Aleksandar Svetski and the team over at Amber. "Blockchain is Dead!" - but what is blockchain? Isn't it a breakthrough innovation that can be applied to a plethora of important data sources all around the world? Listen to find out more!

For more awesome content, be sure to follow Aleksandar on Twitter, check out the Amber app for simple Bitcoin buying, & see the awesome visual setup of "The Bitcoin Times" over at https://bitcointimes.news/

Don't forget to listen to the hilarious conversation we had with Aleks & the awesome guys from the Citizen Bitcoin Podcast at Bitcoin2019!
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoChat_014---Aleks-Svetski-on-the-Death-of-Blockchain-e4gi7h

And lastly, Conner Brown, the author of yesterday's piece "Stop Calling Bitcoin Deflationary" will be featured in the next volume of Bitcoin Times, so follow him as well so you don't miss the next edition.

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Nov 06, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_314 - Stop Calling Bitcoin Deflationary [Conner Brown]
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Another great piece from returning author Conner Brown on the false narrative of Bitcoin's "deflationary" problems. Not only does it not result in the many naive claims of the critics, its actually our best defense against those very concerns. An article & discussion full of digital gold, so don't miss it!

Follow Conner Brown on Twitter and Medium so you don't miss his awesome insights, and if you enjoyed it, please drop some applause on the article below:
https://medium.com/@Conner_/stop-calling-bitcoin-deflationary-84462cb90345
https://twitter.com/_ConnerBrown_

Mentioned multiple times in the show and a rabbit hole unto itself, don't forget to check out WTFHappenedIn1971.com

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Nov 04, 2019
CryptoChat_025 - On Sovereignty with Knut Svanholm
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The author of the incredible work we covered last week, Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics, joins us on the show today to talk all about the foundations of his thinking, what sovereignty really means, why we should question our monetary priests, whether we are living in an Orwellian nightmare, or the new renaissance, human inability to understand complex systems, the gullible collective, & why we should all be more "posimistic." 😆

Don't miss a great chat with Knut Svanholm!

Links to the tons of other content mentioned in this episode.
• Nicosia Masters Program Q&A
https://www.youtube.com/user/MScDigitalCurrency
• Article: We Are All Venezuelans
https://hackernoon.com/were-all-venezuelans-c3ac98354f52
• Hans Rosling's - 200 countries, 200 Years, in 4 Minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo
• TEDtalk: Building a Toaster From Scratch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ODzO7Lz_pw
• TBPAFK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTOKXCEwo_8
• You Need to Know About August 1st
https://medium.com/hackernoon/casual-bitcoin-users-you-need-to-know-about-aug-1st-d568e07418cb
• Lure Out The Beast - Driven
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByTdQqVYUGM
• Grokking Bitcoin - Kalle Rosenbaum
Amazon.com...
• Sovereignty Through Mathematics - Knut Svanholm
Amazon.com...

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Nov 01, 2019
CryptoChat_024 - World War B [The Raleigh Bitcoin Podcast]
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Another great chat with the Raleigh Meetup gang about the sorry state of US and global finances, the fall of the dollar empire, prices in the real and fake economies, and what a world war in the era of Bitcoin might look like!

Don't miss the other great & many Bitcoin conversations had with the Raleigh Bitcoin gang. The link to check out the Meetup show and subscribe is below:
https://anchor.fm/raleigh-bitcoin-meetup

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Oct 29, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_313 - Who Secures Bitcoin? [John Carvalho]
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Is it the miners? The developers? The nodes? Who really defines Bitcoin, who establishes the rules that make it immutable, secures it against unwanted change, and determines the protocol that distinguish a random integer, from a true Bitcoin integer?

A great piece by John Carvalho. One of the most succinct explanations on defining Bitcoin without any unnecessary technical confusion. A necessity for the Cryptoconomy Audio Library, and a wonderful follow up to the recent BTC vs BSV debate on the Hotep Jesus show.

Don't forget to drop some applause on the original article below, and follow the author, @BitcoinErrorLog, on Twitter:
https://medium.com/@BitcoinErrorLog/who-secures-bitcoin-95b19bbcda3c
https://twitter.com/BitcoinErrorLog

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Oct 28, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_312 - Sovereignty Through Mathematics - Part 5 [Knut Svanholm]
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Closing the week with the incredible conclusion of Knut Svanholm's work! Don't forget to thank him for making this available to us and everyone for free, so we can all discover Bitcoin together. Another great addition to the Cryptoconomy Audio Library!

• A new form of life
• Is the blockchain the body of the organism?
• The necessity of privacy
• Why you should learn to surf
• The long road ahead!

Don't miss this amazing work! If you haven't listened yet, here is the full audio below:
Part 1 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_308---Sovereignty-Through-Mathematics---Part-1-Knut-Svanholm-e7tak7
Part 2 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_309---Sovereignty-Through-Mathematics---Part-2-Knut-Svanholm-e7vgr1
Part 3 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_310---Sovereignty-Through-Mathematics---Part-3-Knut-Svanholm-e8198t
Part 4 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_311---Sovereignty-Through-Mathematics---Part-4-Knut-Svanholm-e851te

If you want your own hard copy of the book don't forget it is available on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Sovereignty-mathematics-Knut-Svanholm/dp/1090109911/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sovereignty+through+mathematics&qid=1571692865&sr=8-1

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Oct 25, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_311 - Sovereignty Through Mathematics - Part 4 [Knut Svanholm]
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Chapters 8 through 11 continuing our unabridged audio of Knut Svanholm's excellent book on the Bitcoin phenomenon titled, "Sovereignty Through Mathematics."

• Anyone can change Bitcoin's rules, but know one has been able to change Bitcoin
• Bitcoin is the underlying invention behind blockchain, not vice versa
• Money amplifies who we are
• Is Bitcoin an environmental disaster, or its remedy?

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Oct 24, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_310 - Sovereignty Through Mathematics - Part 3 [Knut Svanholm]
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Another awesome read as we continue through Knut Svanholm's excellent book, "Sovereignty Through Mathematics." Part 3 goes into so many fascinating concepts on the nature of proof of work, and the zero-to-one invention of absolute digital scarcity.

• Proof of Work in nature
• Unforgeable Costliness
• Absolute scarcity
• Bitcoin's & marshmallows
& much more!

Don't forget to follow and give a shout out to the author for making this available for free to the Cryptoconomy crew!
https://twitter.com/knutsvanholm

Mentioned in the commentary:
• Money, Blockchains, & Social Scalability
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_066---Money--Blockchains--and-Social-Scalability-e2ndsj

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Oct 23, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_309 - Sovereignty Through Mathematics - Part 2 [Knut Svanholm]
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Continuing through our unabridged reading of Knut Svanholm's excellent book available on Amazon, "Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics."

• The inevitability of human bias
• The absurdity of fractional reserve
• Dangers of collectivism
• Bitcoin is Speech
• The Immaculate Conception
• And why decentralization is so damn hard!
https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Sovereignty-mathematics-Knut-Svanholm/dp/1090109911/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sovereignty+through+mathematics&qid=1571692865&sr=8-1

Other episodes and works mentioned in the show to dive deeper into some of the fascinating ideas discussed in today's read & commentary:
Why America Can't Regulate Bitcoin [beautyon_]
- https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_260---Why-America-Cant-Regulate-Bitcoin-beautyon_-e4b4s8
I, Pencil [Leonard Reed]
- https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_123---I--Pencil-e2ndqm
Use of Knowledge in Society [F.A. Hayek]
- https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_250---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-1---F--A--Hayek-e43pfj


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Oct 23, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_308 - Sovereignty Through Mathematics - Part 1 [Knut Svanholm]
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Today we begin through this weeks complete unabridged reading of Knut Svanholm's recent book available on Amazon, "Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics." Another great piece to add to our audio library.

• Everything we do is a trade
• What is the impact of absolute scarcity, an idea we have never before seen manifested in society?
• And are we all now financial atheists?

Don't miss Chapters 1 & 2 today followed by a fun discussion of the ideas covered.
https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Sovereignty-mathematics-Knut-Svanholm/dp/1090109911/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sovereignty+through+mathematics&qid=1571692865&sr=8-1

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Oct 21, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_307 - The (flawed) Economics of Bitcoin Maximalism
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Does Bitcoin maximalism fail the test against the economics of Ludwig Von Mises & Charles Menger, both giants of the Austrian school? Have we sacrificed sound money by limiting block space?

For a change of pace, today's read & discussion is on @SallyMayweather's article arguing the inevitable failure of BTC.
http://saltheagorist.blogspot.com/2019/08/the-economics-of-btc-maximalism.html

Don't forget to check out the amazing works of Menger & Mises to learn more:
https://mises.org/library/origins-money-0
https://mises.org/library/principles-economics
https://mises.org/library/theory-money-and-credit

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Oct 18, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_306 - Bitcoin Does Not Waste Energy [Parker Lewis]
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"There is no more important long-term use of energy than securing the bitcoin network."  Parker Lewis

Want to know why? Then you will have to listen to this amazing continuation of the "Gradually, Then Suddenly" series by Parker Lewis on the Unchained Capital blog.  With endless FUD about Bitcoin's energy consumption & a total ignorance of the most critical & herculean problem Bitcoin is attempting to solve, this article could not be more on point.

Check out the blog for other great work, and follow Parker & Unchained Capital on Twitter so you don't miss their other great content!
https://www.unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-does-not-waste-energy/
https://twitter.com/parkeralewis
https://twitter.com/unchainedcap

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Oct 15, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_305 - Addressing Security Concerns with the Casa Node [Jameson Lopp & Brian Lockhart]
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Recently, a bit of Twitter drama has arisen from a post that started with @JWWeatherman_'s disclosure of a perceived critical bug in the Casa Node device. Today, to start off a discussion of home network security, what self-signed certificates do/don't guarantee, and the general trade-offs between security and usability, we read CasaHODL's blog post responding to JW's concerns, and then we get Guy's take on this as a Casa Node user.

Decide for yourself and let me know what you think.  Below is a link to the Casa Blog post, as well as JW's thread where he lays out his concerns:
https://twitter.com/CasaHODL/status/1183491711328276480?s=20
https://twitter.com/JWWeatherman_/status/1183510441844195329?s=20

To stay up on all the crazy developments in the space, don't forget to subscribe to show!

Disclaimer: Casa does not sponsor this show and has not contacted me about reading this post.

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Oct 14, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_304 - Bitcoin Astronomy [Part 2 - Dhruv Bansal]
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Continuing the wonderfully fascinating piece from yesterday's episode, all about the dynamics & game theory at play in a hash war between Mars' Muskcoin, and Earth's Bitcoin; as well as the gold rush to colonize the galaxy and establish a new blockchain (or timechain), outside the pull of Earth's center of hash.

Reading Part 2 of Dhruv Bansal's: Bitcoin Astronomy

If you missed part one, listen to it here before diving into today's show:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_303---Bitcoin-Astronomy-Part-1---Dhruv-Bansal-e6eqo5

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Oct 10, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_303 - Bitcoin Astronomy [Part 1 - Dhruv Bansal]
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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/

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Oct 09, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_302 - Bitcoin is Not Too Volatile [Parker Lewis]
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To think that a hard monetary asset, with a perfectly inelastic supply, could go from a $0 market with no infrastructure, liquidity, or demand, to a global monetary instrument with vast infrastructure, the highest market liquidity, demanded by billions, but that this could somehow occur *without* volatility in the price, is an absurd & deeply ignorant claim.  Thoroughly debunked by Parker Lewis in the continuation of his amazing "gradually, then suddenly" series at Unchained Capital.

Bitcoin is Not Too Volatile:
https://www.unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-is-not-too-volatile/

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Oct 07, 2019
Bonus - Who Deserves This? [Ross Ulbricht]
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freeross.org

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Oct 04, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_301 - Bitcoin Equals Freedom [Ross Ulbricht]
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Following the anniversary of Ross Ulbricht's arrest, and the fall of the Silk Road experiment, we read a short but extraordinary piece, hand written in a cell by Ross, on Bitcoin's promise of freedom.  What did those first adopters, when Bitcoin had no price and no market, what did they see in those digital bits? How did Bitcoin achieve its first value, and what did it mean for our world?

Don't forget to go to FreeRoss.org and sign the petition to bring attention to his injustice.
https://freeross.org

And check out the amazing (and infuriating) series, Railroaded: The Targeting & Caging of Ross Ulbricht
https://freeross.org/railroaded/

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Oct 03, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_300!! - The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto [Timothy C. May]
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Quick Read #300!!! Hard to believe we have come this far withou the show. For this milestone it's time to take it back to the philosophical roots of the movement that lead to the community, the ideas, and the drive to create Bitcoin and the other tools enabling a future with a free, open, & global cryptoconomy!

From the father of the crypto anarchist movement and from its very beginnings in 1988, today we read: The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto
https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/crypto-anarchy.html

This isn't just a technology, it's a revolution.  Tim May could see that truth from the very beginning.

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Oct 02, 2019
CryptoChat_023 - Small State, Big Bitcoin [The Raleigh Bitcoin Podcast]
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An awesome discussion with the squad over at the Raleigh Bitcoin Podcast. Can anyone sensibly be both pro Bitcoin & pro big government? When, if ever, do we actually sell Bitcoin? And what's the price as the stock-to-flow approaches infinity?

All this and so much more in a marathon chat with the Raleigh Bitcoin Meetup!

Don't forget to subscribe to the meetup podcast at the link below:
https://anchor.fm/raleigh-bitcoin-meetup

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Sep 30, 2019
GuysTake_024 - But Lightning Enables...
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Finishing up our Lightning week on the show, I've got a Guy's Take on all the different applications I think are viable here in the early days of Lightning, and also what decentralized projects may make sense on Lightning, but are pointless as "utility tokens."

• Sat4Ads (The real BAT)
• Why utility tokens are backwards economics
• Fold, BitRefill, & Lolli
• Making Bitcoin bills make sense
• Watchtowers for decentralized backups
• A new e-commerce?
& tons more!

Here's some more great listens to go deeper down the rabbit hole with today's discussion:
• Minimum Viable Decentralization [Simon Morris]
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_228---Minimum-Viable-Decentralization-e3lfo9
• Estimating and Minimizing Consumer Worry [Nick Szabo]
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_195---Estimating-and-Minimizing-Consumer-Worry-e2ndo7
• Richard Myers on a Lightning Powered Global Mesh
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoChat_013---Richard-Myers-and-a-Lightning-Powered-Global-Mesh-e4e6ga

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Sep 27, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_299 - Announcing Olympus! From Fiat to Lightning in Seconds [Jack Mallers]
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Every so often a major development comes along that combines the available tools and you suddenly see a sharp image of what the future could look like. With Olympus, a new service from Jack Mallers & fam, getting a lightning balance and immediately spending it is as simple as the swipe of your debit card.  Lightning is striking, and big things are brewing on the horizon.

Check out the original article to see the video of Jack demonstrating the service & drop some major applause while you're there!
https://medium.com/@JimmyMow/announcing-olympus-lightning-enabled-fiat-ramps-by-zap-1f5349a96ee9

Check out the new site & sign up for the Beta at the links below:
https://www.zaphq.io
https://fiattolightning.com

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Sep 26, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_298 - Lightning Service Providers [Roy Sheinfeld]
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With another great piece from the Breez-Tech CEO we read and explore the fascinating concept of the Lightning Service Providers.  What is their role? How will the market develop?  Doesn't this mean Lightning is centralized?  All this and so much more in a great piece from Roy Sheinfeld.

Don't forget to drop applause on the original article, catch our interview with the author, & check out the awesome Breez Lightning Wallet at the links below:
Introducing Lightning Service Providers (medium article)
https://medium.com/breez-technology/introducing-lightning-service-providers-fe9fb1665d5f
• CryptoChat with Roy Sheinfeld
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoChat_016---Lightning-is-a-Breez-with-Roy-Sheinfeld-e4j7i3
• Breez Lightning Service
https://breez.technology
• Other Articles by Roy on the show
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_259---Lightning-at-the-End-of-the-Tunnel-Roy-Sheinfeld-e4a35k
• To explore the other amazing tech coming to Lightning
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_248---Bitrefills-Hottest-Lightning-Tech-of-2019-e426ph

And because it was that good. Don't miss the episode of Tales From the Crypt with Jack Mallers:
https://talesfromthecrypt.libsyn.com/tales-from-the-crypt-47-jack-mallers

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Sep 26, 2019
CryptoChat_022 - All Roads Lead to Bitcoin w/ John Vallis
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John Vallis from the Bitcoin Rapid Fire Podcast and I have a lengthy chat all about our roads to Bitcoin, and how it has changed our view of the world. Don't miss a really fun show and be sure to check out the Rapid Fire section available at the link below.
https://anchor.fm/john-vallis/episodes/Guy-Swann-The-Audible-of-Bitcoin-e5d5j3/a-anlnf4

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Sep 23, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_297 - Simplifying Lightning, The "Noinput Class" [Aaron Van Wirdum]
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Today we take a dive into the future of Lightning and one of the amazing developments to make it simpler and more reliable, the new sighash flags referred to as the "Noinput Class." Who better to take us through it than Aaron Van Wirdum & Bitcoin Magazine?

Our recent interview with Aaron Van Wirdum, the extraordinary author of this work and 100s more:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoChat_018---Investigating-Bitcoin-with-Aaron-Van-Wirdum-e4rt9e

Don't forget to check out the original article for extra clarity on how it works, and of course for the many other great articles at BitcoinMagazine.com:
The “Noinput Class”: How a Bitcoin Soft Fork Could Simplify Lightning
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/noinput-class-bitcoin-soft-fork-simplify-lightning
Miniscript: How Blockstream Engineers Are Making Bitcoin Programming Easy(er)
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/miniscript-how-blockstream-engineers-are-making-bitcoin-programming-easyer

Other great reading for SigHash Flags and other Bitcoin scripting details:
Raghov Sood's Blog post on signature types
https://raghavsood.com/blog/2018/06/10/bitcoin-signature-types-sighash
Bitcoin.org's Extensive Guide to Transactions
https://bitcoin.org/en/transactions-guide#introduction

And Lastly don't forget to check out the cool stuff at the Bitcoin Magazine Store:
https://store.b.tc/

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Sep 20, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_296 - The Long Now [Ben Hunt - Epsilon Theory]
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The only thing as scarce as Bitcoin, is Time.  Do you value it accordingly?  

For today's read we are diving into our first piece from the awesome collection over at Epsilon Theory by Ben Hunt.

The Long Now Pt. 1 - Tick Tock
Don't forget to check out the other incredible content over at EpsilonTheory.com

Other great content mentioned in this Episode:
The Bitcoin Survivor's Book List
http://thecryptoconomy.com/bitcoin-survivors-book-list/
Rational Optimist (affiliate link)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061452068/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cryptoconomyl-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0061452068&linkId=3dc9331a46a005a948035d919adf933c
Your Life in Weeks (waitbutwhy.com)
https://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/life-weeks.html

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Sep 18, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_295 - A New Form of Life - Money, Bitcoin & Time [Part 5 - Robert Breedlove]
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Concluding the “Bitcoin” section of Money, Bitcoin & Time. So many fascinating aspects of Bitcoin covered by author Robert Breedlove in this section including:

• A new form of life
• The many-sided network effects of Bitcoin
• Positive feedback loops
• The Minority Rule
• The TrustNet
& more!

“It removes the central banks, macroeconomists, politicians, presidents, dictators and military leaders from monetary policy and payments authorization once and for all.”

If you haven't listened to the previous parts of this incredible piece, visit the links below:
Part 1 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_286---Money--Bitcoin--Time-Part-1---Robert-Breedlove-e52gih
Part 2 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_287---Money-is-a-Social-Network---Money--Bitcoin--Time-Part-2---Robert-Breedlove-e53ug5
Part 3 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_288---The-Economic-Nervous-System---Money--Bitcoin---Time-Part-3---Robert-Breedlove-e54u2e
Part 4 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_294---The-Simple-Truth-About-Bitcoin---Money--Bitcoin--Time-Part-4---Robert-Breedlove-e5djsh

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Sep 18, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_294 - The Simple Truth About Bitcoin - Money, Bitcoin & Time [Part 4 - Robert Breedlove]
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Jumping back into Robert Breedlove's great piece with a thorough exploration of Bitcoin as a money, a technology, a network, and a measure of time.  

• The Cost and Reward of Proof-of-Work
• A Vault Built of Energy
• The infinite Hardness of Bitcoin
• The Internet of Value
• The Bitcoin Social Contract
& more!

Don't miss the continuation of this excellent piece available on the blog or in PDF at parallaxdigital.io -
https://www.parallaxdigital.io/blog

If You haven't yet, don't forget to check out the first 3 parts of this incredible piece on the episodes linked below:
Part 1 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_286---Money--Bitcoin--Time-Part-1---Robert-Breedlove-e52gih
Part 2 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_287---Money-is-a-Social-Network---Money--Bitcoin--Time-Part-2---Robert-Breedlove-e53ug5
Part 3 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_288---The-Economic-Nervous-System---Money--Bitcoin---Time-Part-3---Robert-Breedlove-e54u2e

Other Great works mentioned on the show for further diving into related topics and exploring Bitcoin:
21 Lessons of the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole [DerGigi]
Part 1 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_256---21-Lessons-of-the-Bitcoin-Rabbit-Hole---Chapter-1-e47u83
Part 2 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_257---21-Lessons-of-the-Bitcoin-Rabbit-Hole---Chapter-2-e489f9
Part 3 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_258---21-Lessons-of-the-Bitcoin-Rabbit-Hole---Chapter-3-e48kao

More on the Fascinating Nature of Proof-of-Work:
Proof of Work is Efficient
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_155---POW-is-Efficient-Dan-Held-e2ndpk
Bitcoin & the 7th Great Disruption of the Digital Age
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/GuysTake_021---Bitcoin--the-7th-Great-Disruption-of-the-Digital-Age-e57p9m
Anatomy of Proof of Work
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_158---Anatomy-of-Proof-of-Work-Part-1---Hugo-Nguyen-e2ndpg
Bitcoin, Chance, and Randomness
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_159---Bitcoin--Chance--and-Randomness-Part-2---Hugo-Nguyen-e2ndpi

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Sep 17, 2019
GuysTake_23 - Revolution in the Protocol [on Nic Carter's "Peaceful Revolution"]
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Today we have a follow up to Nic Carter's excellent piece on Medium, A Most Peaceful Revolution. An incredible article that deserves an exhaustive discussion and easily earns a few ridiculous rants.  What could be better for Guy's Take 23? 

Other episodes and works mentioned in the show for a deeper dive:
A Most Peaceful Revolution
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_293---A-Most-Peaceful-Revolution-Nic-Carter-e5bfpm
Anatomy of the State
https://mises.org/library/anatomy-state
A Cypherpunk's Manifesto
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_163---A-Cypherpunks-Manifesto-e2ndpc
The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto
https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/crypto-anarchy.html
The Bitcoin Survivor's Book List
https://cryptoconomy.life/bitcoin-survivors-book-list/
Bitcoin and the Promise of Independent Property Rights
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_225---Bitcoin--the-Promise-of-Independent-Property-Rights-e3j6b8
Bitcoin Can't Be Copied
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_291---Bitcoin-Cant-Be-Copied-Parker-Lewis-e58g11

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Sep 13, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_293 - A Most Peaceful Revolution [Nic Carter]
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Today we read a veritable Bitcoin Manifesto on a fundamental truth of Bitcoin's nature, the challenge it proposes to the state, the atrocities it seeks to dismantle, the hubris of alternatives, its promethean origins, the values it codifies, the role its already playing, and its patient unstoppable advancement.

Do not miss the audio, followed by tomorrow's commentary (there's simply too much to say in one show), of Nic Carter's,
    A Most Peaceful Revolution

Drop some highly due applause over at his Medium page and check out the other amazing work he has been putting out:
https://medium.com/@nic__carter/a-most-peaceful-revolution-8b63b64c203e

Previous episodes of Nic's amazing work:

• Media Coverage of Bitcoin is Still a Total Disaster
(https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_130---Media-Coverage-of-Bitcoin-is-Still-a-Total-Disaster-e2ndqf)
• How to Scale Bitcoin Without Changing a thing [Part 1 & 2]
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_238---How-to-Scale-Bitcoin-Without-Changing-a-Thing-Part-1-e3qgfg
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_239---How-to-Scale-Bitcoin-Without-Changing-a-Thing-Part-2-e3qsvi
• Unpacking Bitcoin's Assurances
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_281---Unpacking-Bitcoins-Assurances-e4sn3r
• Bitcoin's Existential Crisis
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_181---Bitcoins-Existential-Crisis-e2ndok
• How to Critique Bitcoin: A Guide
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_147---How-to-Critique-Bitcoin--A-Guide-e2ndpt
• Visions of Bitcoin
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_120---Visions-of-Bitcoin-e2ndqq

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Sep 12, 2019
GuysTake_022 - But Bitcoin Isn't User Friendly...
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• Keys are being abstracted away.
• Users will call customer support to restore their coins, but never give up control.
• Ownership of a single UTXO will become rare.
• On-chain transactions will be used to build networks, more than transfer coins.
• Lightning, sidechains, statechains & more will work invisibly behind the curtain.

Things are changing fast, and we go through all sorts of great stuff in this show and I attempt to explain some of the technical elements with analogies using cookies. Gonna be a fun one, so don't miss it!

Thank you to our newest patron, Maximilian Schmitz!! Join Max in supporting the show & help make every great work about Bitcoin and the Cryptoconomy into the audio version it deserves! Plus, get access to the exclusive Cryptoconomy Crew Telegram!✊
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Sep 09, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_292 - Rise of the Sovereign Individual [dergigi]
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If you were looking for a succinct summation of the philosophy and to understand why we are so avid about using Bitcoin, encrypting our communication, and why we think these things are critical for a better future, this is the episode you're looking for.😘

Beginning with a read of @Dergigi's great piece on the Bull Bitcoin Medium page, "Rise of the Sovereign Individual." Followed by a discussion about what liberty is, why we should be defending it, and what tools we have to truly "install" it on our future.

Check out the original article to drop some applause & check out the new Cyphernode project!
https://medium.com/bull-bitcoin/the-rise-of-the-sovereign-individual-2201eee82f00

Other works by Der Gigi can be found below:
https://dergigi.com/

21 Lessons of the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole
Part 1 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_256---21-Lessons-of-the-Bitcoin-Rabbit-Hole---Chapter-1-e47u83
Part 2 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_257---21-Lessons-of-the-Bitcoin-Rabbit-Hole---Chapter-2-e489f9
Part 3 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_258---21-Lessons-of-the-Bitcoin-Rabbit-Hole---Chapter-3-e48kao

Proof of Life
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_285---Proof-of-Life-e51lt1

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Sep 06, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_291 - Bitcoin Can't Be Copied [Parker Lewis]
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Today we start into the second piece of the "Gradually, Then Suddenly" series by Parker Lewis. Why altcoiners can claim their coin is for something other than money, but it must compete with Bitcoin as money regardless.  Why money will only tend to one. Why copies of Bitcoin are just modern day alchemy. And why toxic maximalism is Bitcoin's greatest strength.  Don't miss a great piece and fun discussion to follow!

Bitcoin Can't Be Copied!🚫

Check out the original article plus the other great stuff on the blog over at the Unchained Capital blog:
https://www.unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-cant-be-copied/

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Sep 06, 2019
GuysTake_021 - Bitcoin & the 7th Great Disruption of the Digital Age
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Bitcoin isn't just a token you can send and receive online, it isn't just a digital money, its a complete inversion of the idea of money in the same way that the internet changed the nature of information.  To understand exactly why, we need to look at the previous major societal disruptions brought about by the Digital age, and we can begin to see where Bitcoin will fit into the big picture.

1) Mail & Connecting
2) Publishing & The Web
3) The Infrastructure Inversion
4) Ecommerce
5) The New Media
6) Collaboration & Crowd Sourcing
7) New Money & Permissionless Finance

Don't miss a fun exploration through the history of the internet and the role that Bitcoin will play in establishing ground for a second chapter in the Digital Age!
Further Reading/Listening mentioned in the episode:
Szabo's essential work, Shelling Out: The Origins of Money (no commentary)
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Shelling-Out---The-Origins-of-Money-e2ndom
(with commentary)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

The Incredible Iterative Capital Thesis: What's Really Driving the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Whats-Really-Driving-the-Cryptocurrency-Phenomenon----The-Iterative-Capital-Thesis-e2u7qq

And numerous excellent books that I've pulled together on the Bitcoin Survivor's Book List:
https://cryptoconomy.life/bitcoin-survivors-book-list/

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Sep 04, 2019
CryptoChat_021 - Wealth Power & Influence, Bitcoin talk with Jason & Matt
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The Bitcoin community needs more Jason Stapleton, so I'm doing my part.  Super excited to have had the opportunity to join Jason Stapleton and Matt Erickson on a favorite show of mine, Wealth, Power & Influence!  Don't miss this great episode plus tomorrow's follow-up where I go further down the rabbit hole on many topics we touched on in this interview.  

Don't forget to follow Jason Stapleton (and Matt Erickson) for more of the endlessly entertaining, Wealth Power & Influence podcast.
https://jasonstapleton.com/podcast/

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Sep 02, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_290 - Gradually, Then Suddenly [Parker Lewis]
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"What is money? That is the beginning of the real rabbit hole.”

Like the process of going bankrupt, how fiat money inflates, and what it feels like to learn Bitcoin... it happens gradually, then suddenly.
We take a break today before getting back into Money, bitcoin & Time, by beginning the awesome series at unchained-captial.com by Parker Lewis that is hitting major topics around Bitcoin and its supposed "failures" one at a time.  A really fun and well written series that's going to inspire great discussion for the show!

Today we start with his introductory piece, Gradually, Then Suddenly.
https://www.unchained-capital.com/blog/dollar-crisis-to-bitcoin/

Don't forget to follow both Unchained Capital and Parker Lewis so you don't miss the tons of other great stuff they are working on and some really great reading on Bitcoin and the financial markets.
https://twitter.com/parkeralewis
https://twitter.com/unchainedcap

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Aug 30, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_289 - Bitcoin & Me [Hal Finney]
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Harold Thomas Finney (May 4, 1956 – August 28, 2014) In one of his last posts on the BitcoinTalk forums, Hal Finney posted a short message about his past, finding Bitcoin, working with Satoshi, coming to terms with his disease, and the legacy he was leaving behind. On this day in 2014 we lost a true cypherpunk. Hal's, Bitcoin and Me --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message
Aug 28, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_288 - The Economic Nervous System - Money, Bitcoin, & Time [Part 3 - Robert Breedlove]
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Today we continue our journey through Robert Breedlove's thorough work by completing section 1 on the incredible history & profound nature of money.

• How prices are the economic nervous system
• Histories of failed monies
• When gold lost its soundness
• The Gilded Age
• The Century of War
• Skin in the game
• Free Markets vs Socialism

You'll find this amazing work plus much more at parallaxdigital.io/blog

Further reading, listening, & exploration mentioned in today's show:
Use of Knowledge in Society
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_250---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-1-e43pfj
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_251---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-2-e444k0
The Island of Stone Money
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_262---The-Island-of-Stone-Money-e4d6m0
All Wars are Bankers Wars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfEBupAeo4
Nassim Taleb's "Skin in the Game"
https://www.amazon.com/Skin-Game-Hidden-Asymmetries-Daily/dp/042528462X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=skin+in+the+game&qid=1567028769&s=gateway&sr=8-1

If you want to support the tons of work in making audio versions and expanding on all the best written works around Bitcoin and the Cryptoconomy, become a patron below!
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Aug 28, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_287 - Money is a Social Network - Money, Bitcoin & Time [Part 2 - Robert Breedlove]
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The network effects that tie society together through its community, language, and money are both incredibly powerful, and very difficult to measure. We continue with Robert Breedlove's broad piece covering all of the core ideas that make Bitcoin the powerful innovation it is, and detailing exactly what it is changing, with a deep historical context.  

• Money is a social network
• "Hardness" is #1
• The 7 characteristics of a monetary good
•  The nature of prosperity
• How economies grow

So many fascinating concepts and related stories to share on this one.  In the next section we will start back with "The Economic Nervous System" and how the natural emergence of prices creates the incentives to organize and direct our actions. So much more to come, don't forget to subscribe!

Don't forget that you can find this incredible work and much more at parallaxdigital.io/blog

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Aug 26, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_286 - Money, Bitcoin & Time [Part 1 - Robert Breedlove]
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Today we start into an amazing and broad work that tackles the entire argument for Bitcoin, from the origins and nature of money, to the cost and value of time, by Robert Breedlove titled, "Money, Bitcoin and Time."

• How does an economy grow?
• Why do we even need money?
• How extraordinary are the benefits of indirect exchange?
• What makes a money sound?

Check out the original piece, and read along for a better understanding by following the link below. You'll find this piece plus tons of other great reading.
https://www.parallaxdigital.io/blog

Don't forget to follow @breedlove22 on Twitter so you don't miss some awesome threads!
https://twitter.com/Breedlove22

Mentioned on the Show:
A must listen if you haven't heard it, "I, Pencil" - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_123---I--Pencil-e2ndqm

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Aug 22, 2019
CryptoChat_020 - ITS ALIVE!! Brandon Quittem & Der Gigi on the Bitcoin Organism
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“Life is like fire, not water; it is a process, not a pure substance. […] The simplest, but not the only, proof of life is to find something that is alive.”

Christopher McKay

The author of the incredible Bitcoin Mycelium series, Brandon Quittem, & the author of the 21 Lessons of the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole, Der Gigi, join me today for a 2 hour marathon exploring all aspects of this crazy beast we call Bitcoin.  What does it mean to be alive? What exactly is Bitcoin? Does it work for us, or do we work for it? And if this is a new form of life, how will it change the world? Don't miss this awesome Cryptoconomy Chat.

Brandon Quittem
Bitcoin Mycelium Series:
https://medium.com/@BrandonQuittem

Der Gigi
Proof of Life
21 Lessons of the Rabbit Hole & more:
https://dergigi.com/


Other Things to Explore:
Schrodinger's "What is Life" - http://whatislife.ie/schrodinger.htm
Conway's "Game of Life" - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_Game_of_Life
"Evolution of Trust" (game theory) - https://ncase.me/trust/
Scale of the Universe - https://htwins.net/scale2/
Philosophy of Mathematics - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy_of_mathematics


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Aug 21, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_285 - Proof of Life [dergigi]
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"Ralph Merkle... made the argument that Bitcoin is the first example of a new form of life. In this article series, I intend to take this claim seriously, explore it further, and see what can be gleaned from viewing Bitcoin as a living organism."

Today we read and discuss the first part of a promising new series from Bitcoin enthusiast and author @DerGigi, titled "Proof of Life."  It will be the perfect precursor to tomorrow's interview with @Dergigi and @bquittem all about the nature of Bitcoin's decentralized organism!  You will hate yourself if you miss this one!

Drop some serious applause on the article over at Gigi's Medium page, and don't forget to follow him on Twitter as well:
https://medium.com/@dergigi/proof-of-life-fa28fdc002fe

For more great content on this same line of thought, Quittem's Mycelium series provides brilliant accompaniment, start with Part 1 below:
Original:
https://medium.com/@BrandonQuittem/bitcoin-is-a-decentralized-organism-mycelium-part-1-3-6ec58cdcfaa6
Audio:
https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_201---Bitcoin-is-a-Decentralized-Organism---Mycelium-Part-1-e2sarg

A shout out to our newest patron, Coley Wommack!! If you would like to join us in the Cryptoconomy Crew Telegram Group, become a patron and help support my work at turning every brilliant piece of literature around Bitcoin and the Cryptoconomy into the audiobook version it deserves!! Love you guys!
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Aug 20, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_284 - Bitcoin is the Antivirus [Brandon Quittem]
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Our monetary system has confiscated trillions in resources and value by corrupting the very incentives that keep our economy healthy and resilient… in that world, what role does Bitcoin play?

Today we read and discuss the fascinating metaphors in Part 3 of Brandon Quittem’s excellent series on the Bitcoin Organism - “Bitcoin is the Antivirus to Uncertainty”
https://medium.com/@BrandonQuittem/bitcoin-is-the-antivirus-mushroom-medicine-part-3-4-fd1e6606a3f8

Don’t forget to check out Parts 1 & 2 below, links to the audio as well as the original articles.
Bitcoin is a Decentralized Organism: https://medium.com/@BrandonQuittem/bitcoin-is-a-decentralized-organism-mycelium-part-1-3-6ec58cdcfaa6
Part 1 Audio: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_201---Bitcoin-is-a-Decentralized-Organism---Mycelium-Part-1-e2sarg
Bitcoin is a Social Creature: https://medium.com/@BrandonQuittem/bitcoin-is-a-social-creature-mushroom-part-2-3-6a05c3abe8f0
Part 2 Audio: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_224---Bitcoin-is-a-Social-Creature--Mycelium-Part-2-e3iq3u


Follow Brandon Quittem so you don’t miss the incredible work and perspective he contributes to the space:
https://twitter.com/bquittem


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Aug 15, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_283 - Invalid Blocks Need Not Apply [StopAndDecrypt]
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Everything that defines the Bitcoin network is in the validation rules, and the nodes are its enforcers.  An impenetrable fortress of validation.  

Because it deserves an episode of its own, today we read @StopandDecrypt's excellent breakdown of the Bitcoin network and the critical importance of fully validating nodes.  Originally an excerpt from a much longer article covered on the show, "Sharding Centralizes Ethereum."

Drop some major applause on the original article below and don't forget to explore the graphics for some amazing visualizations of the concepts discussed:
https://medium.com/hackernoon/bitcoin-miners-beware-invalid-blocks-need-not-apply-51c293ee278b

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Aug 13, 2019
CryptoChat_019 - Under The Lightning Hood: Resurrection
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The crew from the Lightning Hood website and weekly wrap-up are back for another episode chatting all about the developments in Lightning & Bitcoin throughout the last year.  What's new, what's the same, and what are the next steps.

Bitcoin is back in the spotlight, how long and winding is the road to good privacy, how Bitcoin & Lightning returns power to personal hardware, developing a protocol stack for sovereignty, how Lightning is disappearing into the background, and the coming wave of new Bitcoiners.  Don't miss another fun episode, hanging with the Lightning Hood crew.

Don't forget to check out the guests on today's show and follow them on social media!
@Pura_Vlda, @PetoVeritas, @CoinBeezy, and the silent, but always present @curlydream60e

A shout out to our newest patron, David Parrish for supporting the work of turning all the greatest written work in the Bitcoin space into audio!
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Aug 13, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_282 - The Right to Read [Richard Stallman]
2090

Do we live in an age of liberty, where information is freely accessible, or an age of heavy-handed copyright restrictions where