Bitcoin Audible

By Guy Swann

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 Jun 8, 2022

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

Matt Northbridge
 Dec 7, 2020
Awesome show.

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

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Read_659 - Adoption & Digital Freedom Will Happen Through Lightning [Paolo Ardoino]
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"Lighting Network adoption is scaling Bitcoin around the world. And it will be key to protecting our freedoms in the digital age as well." - Paolo Ardoino Today we hit another awesome Bitcoin Magazine article on how Bitcoin is separating monetary value from the state, but that it is ultimately Lightning and its ability to fulfill the vision of P2P payments and entirely unique monetization systems that will protect the freedom of speech and allow global adoption of sound, neutral money. A great little read and a Guy's Take that will kick off the week. Check out the original and look into the incredible things Paolo is working toward at the below links. Article: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-adoption-freedom-via-lightning Chat 71 with Paolo & Matthias: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3GnrHfuMBEzqFRfxlXRZWf?si=5e5ef3f7a6844579 Plus the various amazing products: Synonym.to, Keet.io, & Holepunch.io Check out the tapsigner & coldcard combo in action with Nunchuk in the video mentioned in the Guy's Take: https://twitter.com/nunchuk_io/status/1574977342698496000 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2022
Read_658 - Bitcoin Will Replace SWIFT Before VISA [Shinobi]
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"Bitcoin is ripe for a massive disruption of systems like SWIFT, and at the rate the world is becoming both politically and economically unstable, I think that time is going to come sooner rather than later." - Shinobi In the vision of consumers using Bitcoin to buy everyday goods and services, have we lost sight of the most valuable use of Bitcoin as a broad, global settlement system? Have we been distracted from the most valuable and even crucial utility of the Bitcoin system in a politically & economically unstable world, as a radically neutral global means of settlement between major business and financial entities? Find out in another great piece by Shinobi, on why SWIFT is actually the entity that should be most afraid, not VISA.  Check out the original article for more by Shinobi and tons of great news and analysis at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/bitcoin-will-replace-swift-before-visa Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2022
Read_657 - Price Deflation & The Horrors of Falling TV Prices [Kyle Ward]
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"Given two competing views of the world, the state will always promote the one that increases its power to extract wealth from its citizens. The choice between inflation and deflation is an easy one. Deflation empowers the citizen by allowing her modest savings to purchase more goods over time. Calling for inflation empowers the state by allowing it to print more money and by reducing the size of its enormous debts in real terms. It should be no surprise that state-funded academic institutions preach the virtues of inflation" - Kyle Ward The propaganda around deflation must be a special beast in order to drive normal people to argue that things getting cheaper is bad for them. What could drive such an absurd idea so aggressively and is it a big conspiracy, or a simple set of fundamental incentives gone awry. Today we read an excellent short piece from the insane resource at Mises.org by author Kyle Ward, on deflation and the horrifying experience of the ever falling price of TVs. Check out the original at the link below, plus tons of other gold on the economic realities of our time: https://mises.org/wire/price-deflation-and-horrors-falling-tv-prices Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
Read_656 - No, We Are Not Going to "Tokenize Everything" [Niko Jilch]
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"The whole tokenize-everything-thing so far is one fast hype train. It is exciting not for the technical efficiencies it may provide but for the exact opposite: rent seekers seeking rent. Actually, between the lines, some projects seem to suggest to everyone: “You, too, can be a rent seeker.” - Niko Jilch Wouldn't you want to own 1/1000th of a London apartment? Or maybe a famous work of art? Wouldn't this make ownership of these things far more efficient and be a major shift in the access of these rare and valuable items to new investors? Or are they largely a new take on the same old rent seeking behavior with no added value, and a major misunderstanding of the world we are head into? Don't miss this succinct article from Niko Jilch arguing why we will not, in fact, be "tokenizing everything." Check out the original article on Niko's substack plus his other great writing at the link below: https://fixthemoney.substack.com/p/no-we-are-not-going-to-tokenize-everything Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2022
Read_655 - The Legendary Treasure of Satoshi Nakamoto [Tomer Strolight]
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"Everyone loves a good origin story. Some are true, some made-up, and some a mix of the two. The true origin story of Bitcoin’s appearance in the world is one of the most fascinating mysteries ever told. Yet these events all took place in the 21st century, a time when everything is recorded, and can be recalled, investigated — and verified." - Tomer Strolight Bitcoin isn't merely a tool, but something so unique and fundamental, that it challenges widely held beliefs of the world & inspires questions that have even sparked deep personal journeys. But how could a simple computer network have such an impact on the individual? How could someone think of Bitcoin, as inspiring a spiritual awakening? Tomer bring us an exploration of how Bitcoin changes who we are and forces us to look inward for new answers to questions that so many thought answered. The Legendary Treasure of Satoshi Nakamoto - Drop some applause on the original article Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • Stop doing fiat the sad way, and start doing it the Fold way. Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2022
Guy's Take #59 - We're Not Going Anywhere
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"Bitcoin is not merely a network, it's a foundation for an anti-authoritarian political movement in an increasingly authoritarian world. If you're looking for why so many people are deeply passionate about Bitcoin & nothing else, start there." - Guy Swann Today I decide to rant about what Bitcoin maximalism means to me, why I am totally and completely focused on Bitcoin and nothing else, and why I think "crypto" has lost the plot. Crypto is interested in building a bunch of toys to be accepted by the establishment, Bitcoin is a declaration of independence from it. The other episodes mentioned for diving deeper into this topic: • My Path to Bitcoin Maximalism (by Sessions) • How to Be a Bitcoin Maximalist (Pete Rizzo) • Setting the Record Straight (Nic Carter) Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2022
Read_654 - A Bitcoiner's Guide to Proof of Stake [Scott Sullivan]
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"This brings us to our fourth principle behind PoS, which is that **PoS relies on subjective truth**. There is simply no objective way to pick between two competing blockchains, and any new nodes to the network must ultimately trust some existing source of truth to resolve any ambiguity. This contrasts significantly with Bitcoin, where the “true” chain is always the one with the most work. It doesn’t matter if a thousand nodes are telling you chain X, if a single node broadcasts chain Y and it contains more work, then Y is the correct blockchain. A block’s header can prove its own worth, completely removing the need for trust." - Scott Sullivan With "The Merge" on everyone's mind, going through the specific mechanisms that make Proof of Stake "work" can be a very useful exercise. Especially when considering how things can go wrong, and where there is ultimately subjectivity in the consensus mechanism that sheds light on how certain disputes would fall in the politically tumultuous world we live in today. It isn't just that PoS is different than PoW, it's that many of their core principles are polar opposites of each other, and therefore they cannot accomplish the same goal. This piece by first time author on the show, Scott Sullivan, is an excellent breakdown of the inner workings of the ETH Proof-of-stake design, and will provide a solid foundation for the discussion of why I am Bitocin only in tomorrow's Guy's Take. Don't miss it Check out the original on Scott's Substack at the link below: https://scottmsul.substack.com/p/a-bitcoiners-guide-to-proof-of-stake Other articles linked to for digging deeper into this topic: Ethereum is a Dark Forest: https://www.paradigm.xyz/2020/08/ethereum-is-a-dark-forest Proof of Stake and Weak Subjectivity: https://blog.ethereum.org/2014/11/25/proof-stake-learned-love-weak-subjectivity The Case for Social Slashing: https://ercwl.medium.com/the-case-for-social-slashing-59277ff4d9c7 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2022
Read_653 - Finding Signal in a Noisy World [Jeff Booth]
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"That misinformation in the form of money wouldn’t just create polarization. Because money connects value between people and nations, it would drive a tremendous misallocation of capital and resources as individual actors in the system all made the system worse with their actions to make enough money to escape the system." - Jeff Booth Today we take another brief pause from the Maximalism discussion to hit an awesome "back to the fundamentals" piece from Jeff Booth that dropped just last week. How on earth do you find the signal in a world just consumed with noise? And not only that, why has everything gotten so noisy? What has led to the polarization, distrust, group bias, & breakdown of institutions in our modern world, and is there any way to fix it? Booth does an excellent job in today's piece in making sense of our current world, with a little hope for our Bitcoin future. Don't miss it. Check out the original article to drop applause or explore many of the additional links to dive deeper into the content: https://medium.com/@JeffBooth/finding-signal-in-a-noisy-world-57497df06a35 Links to the other piece recommended by Jeff Booth at the bottom of his article above: • Bitcoin Energy Use is not a Problem, Here's Why https://open.spotify.com/episode/6dX8j22Mdg2Q7UgoNXMY6P?si=6dbc94969b1a4a2d • Bitcoin is Time https://open.spotify.com/episode/1BJ06LXnOHZxAgUrzC3hLd?si=d578e6544cf14ff9 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2022
Read_652 - Setting the Record Straight [Nic Carter]
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"I’m going to clear things up here because most of the people piling on were deeply confused about me, my firm, and what I do. And yes, I’m including some choice words for the self-described Bitcoin maximalists. You asked for it. You got it." - Nic Carter Nic takes to his medium page to denounce Bitcoin maximalism after getting bombarded over an investment by his VC fund. Was there a grain of truth to the criticism, is Bitcoin maximalism to blame, and what's the difference between the Bitcoin maximalist ideal, and self proclaimed Bitcoin maximalists? For a fair shake on the topic after covering Rizzo's recent article, let's hear Nic's take on maximalism. https://medium.com/@nic__carter/setting-the-record-straight-b4e1b415e7d9 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2022
Read_651 - The Path to a Bitcoin Standard in Africa [Charlene Fadirepo]
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"I believe Africa represents the most elegant use case for a Bitcoin standard in existence. In the paragraphs that follow I will explain why." - Charlene Fadirepo Africa is a hugely under-appreciated, yet massive part of the Bitcoin universe that is growing into its own, due to multiple factors, the case for a Bitcoin standard in Africa holds incredible potential. With a young vibrant demographic, political variety, entrepreneurial spirit, & a constant state of monetary pain, there are few places on earth that can benefit as greatly as Africa. Charlene Fadirepo, co-author of "Bitcoin and the American Dream" brings us a great little piece on Bitcoin Magazine about the promise of Bitcoin in Africa. Check out the original article below, as well as Charlene's video podcast covering what is happening in the Bitcoin world throughout Africa with the Bitcoin in Nigeria Podcast: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/path-to-a-bitcoin-standard-in-africa?utm_source=Bitcoin+Magazine&utm_campaign=52d1eb101d-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f7d45fbb67-52d1eb101d-356243111&mc_cid=52d1eb101d Bitcoin in Nigeria - Expanding the Narrative: https://open.spotify.com/show/3mTQg1bdR6q9gYIlSG9Y96?si=4f9738aec6fa491c Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2022
Read_650 - How to Be a Bitcoin Maximalist [Pete Rizzo]
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"Cryptocurrency market-isms are built on claims about the economic and computer science advances Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have achieved, and thus have a direct relationship to those claims. While some are the product entirely of fandom, others are more complex, attempting to both define a scientific position, and then encourage beliefs and conduct based on those claims." - Pete Rizzo Today we start a dive into Bitcoin Maximalism that we will expand on during this week. What is maximalism, is it just a group of arrogant, stubborn bullies on Twitter, or is it a set of principles around the defense and expansion of the Bitcoin only ecosystem? And how do we separate the ideology, from its self proclaimed proponents when they differ in practice? Rizzo covers this and more in a Forbes article on "How to Be a Bitcoin Maximalist." Don't miss it! Check out the original article at the link below, plus follow Rizzo on Twitter for tons of other great work: https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterizzo/2022/08/25/how-to-be-a-bitcoin-maximalist/?sh=3eaab2007036 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2022
Read_649 - The Continual Power of Intermittent Mining [Zack Voell]
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"Many aspects of the Bitcoin mining industry are poorly understood and often misrepresented. But one practice in this sector stands apart for the misunderstandings and under-appreciation that surround it: intermittent mining." - Zack Voell One of the most under appreciated aspects of Bitcoin mining is its ability to be interrupted. As a buyer of last resort for energy that is curtailed or produced when it can't be consumed, and also able to turn off without losing its purchaser (i.e. the Bitcoin network), Bitcoin mining becomes a tool to arbitrage production times and smooth energy demand across the peaks and troughs around both production and consumption. Zack Voell brings an excellent short article with BitcoinMagazine that breaks down how! Check out the article plus links to lots of other discussion and related works at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/intermittent-bitcoin-mining-fixes-energy Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2022
Read_648 - Bitcoin is the Hills [Captain Sidd]
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"A study of the hill tribes of Southeast Asia titled “The Art Of Not Being Governed” provided a fresh take. The author, James C. Scott, posits that the hill tribes were not “left behind” by the valley states but instead composed of refugees from the negative consequences of state-making down in the valleys: bondage, tribute, slavery, war epidemics and more. The rough terrain in the hills served as a natural impediment to absorption by the state." - Captain Sidd Today's article brings a unique perspective on history that sheds light on what is happening today. By showing how physical terrain kept the power of the state in check for thousands of years, Captain Sidd expands on the analogy to propose a technology today, that creates that same resistance to state power, in the digital space. Don't miss today's episode to bring a light to our shifting world. Link to the original article below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-is-the-hills And don't forget to check out James C Scott's book, "The Art of Not Being Governed." Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2022
Read_647 - Understanding Decentralization in Bitcoin [Arman the Parman]
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"The answer that matters depends on the context. The context you need to have is that cryptocurrency, i.e. Bitcoin, was invented/discovered initially to allow a money by the people that cannot be shut down by government. In that context, the most important element to be decentralized is the network of Nodes. -- If the nodes are not decentralized, nothing else decentralized matters. -- If the nodes are decentralized, then the other things kind of matter, but not as much." - Arman the Parman Today we hit a short, but important piece from the Bitcoin Reserve blog that breaks down the context of decentralization, which is what truly matters. There are all types of things we can arbitrarily decentralize, elements of the network, codebase, implementations, etc. But all of these things are secondary to the most critical decentralization, the one that matters, and the one that represents a once-in-a-millenia innovation that will change everything. Without that critical pillar, the decentralization of literally everything else is irrelevant... listen to find out. Link to the original article to check it out, dig deeper into the topics, or read the many other great pieces at Bitcoin reserve: https://bitcoinreserve.com/blog/understanding-decentralization-in-bitcoin# Link to Arman's piece on why you should run a node: https://armantheparman.com/why-should-you-run-your-own-bitcoin-node/ Link to the most important history lesson in Bitcoin: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Blocksize-War-Audiobook/B096CNVVQC?qid=1661901093&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=R8K45E4E7Q0D0R8TTHCF Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2022
A Look at the Lightning Network [Lyn Alden]
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"I think too many people in those early years interpreted “e-cash” to mean quick-and-easy payments for everyday goods using the base layer, when a better way to think of cash today is as a private censorship-resistant final settlement transaction method. Physical cash, after all, is not necessarily the easiest payment type, or a medium of exchange that we need to use for everything, but it’s the most private and the hardest to prevent from occurring." - Lyn Alden The full, uninterrupted reading of Lyn Alden's incredible piece detailing the philosophy of engineering that informed the layered approach, how the lightning network works, what the future of the lightning network may hold, and answering some common criticisms of the Lightning protocol. If you haven't heard or read this one, it is not to be missed. Enjoy. Check out the original article plus the incredible library of material authored by Lyn on her blog below: https://www.lynalden.com/lightning-network/#layers Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2022
Chat_72 - The UnCommunist Manifesto, The Swann Brothers chatting with Mark Moss and Aleks Svetski
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Tearing down the fallacies of the collective, and digging through the principles of liberty and personal responsibility with the one and only Aleks Svetski and co-author Mark Moss. My brother also joins us today to dig into this topic with a really fun chat on the powerful, but ultimately broken ideas of communism, and why Moss and Svetski's book, The UnCommunist Manifesto, is a short, succinct breakdown of the principles that align us with truth and personal responsibility. You don't want to miss this really fun conversation. Check out the awesome book and get your copy below: https://www.uncommunist.com/optin1642549665295 Follow our guests on Twitter to stay up on what the work & content they produce, and the fire they spit on Twitter: https://twitter.com/1markmoss https://twitter.com/SvetskiWrites https://twitter.com/agoristview Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2022
Read_646 - A Look at the Lightning Network - Part 3 [Lyn Alden]
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"Back when the iPhone was introduced in 2007, few people thought, “wow this could really disrupt the taxi industry a decade from now.” A few technologies had converged by that the point to where everyday people could have a pocket supercomputer with a big touchscreen and a high-bandwidth mobile internet connection, and this served as a set of building blocks that could exponentially eat into many other industries, including allowing Uber to come along and change how we move across cities. All manner of individual hardware electronic devices became mostly-obsolete as they became applications on a smart phone. I view the Bitcoin/Lightning stack as being similar. The network is still tiny and has a lot of development work still to do, and nothing is for certain. But to me it looks like a powerful monetary network with a ton of upside potential over the next decade." - Lyn Alden We are diving into the third and final part of "A Look at the Lightning Network" by Lyn Alden. This will round out a lot of what the future of lightning may hold, how it is being developed and its process of growth, and answering some of the both valid and the deeply misguided criticisms of the network. Most of which that come from the crypto space, where so many projects' very reason for existence depends on Lightning Network not working. We get into all of it, in Part 3. If you haven't yet go back and listen to Part 1 and 2, or you are going to be lost, I warned you. Otherwise, enjoy! Link to the original article and the Swan Bitcoin blog for tons of other great reading: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/a-look-at-the-lightning-network/ Check out Tony's incredible work on Lightning Network privacy, its trade offs, and future potential: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1zQxG69Ynm6Ic18SPDwg5h?si=5ba220e79e6c4954 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2022
Read_645 - A Look at the Lightning Network - Part 2 [Lyn Alden]
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"But more broadly, one must ask, “at what point would someone want to permanently exchange their self-custodial scarce money (bitcoin) that has a 1.8% annual supply inflation rate that is exponentially shrinking, for a soft money (fiat currency) that typically has a 7% annual supply inflation rate or higher?” The answer for many people, is never, as long as the Bitcoin network is still working." - Lyn Alden What is up we are digging into Part 2 of Lyn Alden's amazing piece "A Look at the Lightning Network" - and we have a rather ridiculous Guy's Take after this to cover the rest of the groundwork laid in Part 1 that I didn't get to cover, a lengthy tangent about proof of stake and the total meaningful loss of anything considered independence or decentralization of ETH 2.0 before the merge even happened (that I hadn't actually intended to get into, but you'll get it anyway), and of course, Lyn's amazing breakdown of the trade-offs, the philosophical reasons & practical reasons for layered engineering, and how Lightning is fulfilling the promises of P2P electronic cash. All this in today's episode - get ready Link to the original article and the Swan Bitcoin blog for tons of other great reading: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/a-look-at-the-lightning-network/ The audiobook for Check Your Financial Privilege is now available and covers in depth many of the human rights struggles mentioned by Lyn Alden in this piece: https://www.audible.com/pd/Check-Your-Financial-Privilege-Audiobook/B0B9T6BJC4 And the audio for Allen Farrington's "Wittgenstein's Money" on experiencing the monetization of a truly new monetary good: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eVvYlfTRG7zGjkZW8klIE?si=db628c9e11b744f1 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2022
Read_644 - A Look at the Lightning Network - Part 1 [Lyn Alden]
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"Simple “bubbles” don’t survive through several 70%+ drawdowns over a period lasting thirteen years and counting; it looks more like Metcalfe’s law of network adoption at this point. That doesn’t mean it is without risks, but it means it should be studied and understood rather than dismissed, to see what it is about this network that allows it to keep growing through resistance." - Lyn Alden After about 20 requests we are finally diving into Lyn Alden's incredible piece on Bitcoin's evolution from secure store of value, to global medium of exchange. Lyn takes us through a brief history in the context of Bitcoin's success and trade offs, to the merit of its scaling philosophy, how the Lightning Network accomplishes that and what it means for Bitcoin's present and future. We will try to get through this in 3 parts, starting today with Part 1, of "A Look at the Lightning Network." Link to the original article and the Swan Bitcoin blog for tons of other great reading: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/a-look-at-the-lightning-network/ The audiobook for Check Your Financial Privilege is now available and covers in depth many of the human rights struggles mentioned by Lyn Alden in this piece: https://www.audible.com/pd/Check-Your-Financial-Privilege-Audiobook/B0B9T6BJC4 And the audio for Allen Farrington's "Wittgenstein's Money" on experiencing the monetization of a truly new monetary good: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eVvYlfTRG7zGjkZW8klIE?si=db628c9e11b744f1 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2022
Read_643 - Bitcoin and the True Meaning of Inflation [Steven Lubka]
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"Today, people use inflation to refer to two separate things, and whenever you hear someone saying inflation it’s not always clear which definition they are referring to. One definition is “the prices of consumer goods increasing” and the other is “dilution of the money supply”. So which is it?" - Steven Lubka Steven brings an excellent piece today from the Swan Bitcoin Blog about the nature of Bitcoin as an inflation hedge. Does that mean Bitcoin will stay perfectly in line with the general price level of all consumer goods? Or does it means it will adjust to the monetary supply and interest rate, and if so, what does either mean for Bitcoin going forward? If you ever heard the criticism that Bitcoin has failed as an inflation hedge, this is a read you don't want to miss. Link to the original article plus tons of other great stuff at the SwanBitcoin blog and newsletter: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/bitcoin-and-the-true-meaning-of-inflation/ Don't miss the PACIFIC BITCOIN CONFERENCE from the Swan Bitcoin team! We are going to have a blast in LA in November and I hope to see you guys there. Don't forget to grab 10% OFF with Discount Code BITCOINAUDIBLE at pacificbitcoin.com Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2022
BONUS - Shitcoin Insider #7 - How Many Degrees Celsius is a Lunatic? with Cory Klippsten
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WE ARE BACK! Were you wondering about everything that happened in the collapse of TerraUSD, the algorithmic stablecoin that got algonniahilated? And how exactly did one project's failure create such a cascading shitstorm of Defi defaulting? Cory Klippsten, CEO of SwanBitcoin, and outspoken critic who warned everyone of these projects long before they collapsed, breaks down what he saw in these [rojects and companies that brought them to their inevitable conclusion. Dont miss the return, of Shitcoin Insider! Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2022
Guy's Take #58 - "Rent-Seeking Savers!" Misconceptions in Noahpinion's Crypto Misconceptions
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"I think there are some important economic errors in the stories I see people telling about crypto, on Twitter and elsewhere — errors that have important implications for how we should think about the value of Bitcoin and other blockchain assets." - Noahpinion Unfortunately I think there are quite the few economic errors in Noahpinion's article titled, "Economic misconceptions of the crypto world." While he may actually have some fundamental points to add around much of the "crypto" space and their failure to understand what creates value, I think it shows Noahpinion's own misconceptions when he incorrectly applies some of the common crypto fallacies to Bitcoin, without understanding the deeper arguments, behind the more popular, & simplistic taglines that make their way across the social landscape. So in the most Guy Rant filled episode I've done in ages, we dive into the Misconceptions in Noahpinion's Crypto Misconceptions. Why savers aren't rent seekers, but money printers are rent seekers of the worst magnitude. Pieces mentioned in the article for further reading or listening: The Yield From Money Held, Reconsidered: https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-yield-from-money-held-reconsidered/ The 7th Property (Eric Yakes): https://www.amazon.com/7th-Property-Bitcoin-Monetary-Revolution/dp/0578902621 First Impressions of Web3: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7D4UD3n3H2mflqkVNnVczj?si=10ccd7de3c7a4e85 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2022
Read_642 - Losing Your Keys Without Losing Your Coins [Block]
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"These two jobs are almost always in tension. Any added protection to keep a bad actor out adds a risk that it may also trip up the owner, and any new backup or alternative way to access creates a new potential security hole." - @max_guise Today we dive into a practical piece on how to build a unique self custody model that allows the user room to make mistakes, but still retain control, or the ability to recover their funds. Safely storing Bitcoin keys can be incredibly challenging and the unforgiving nature of the Bitcoin system is intimidating to new users who can find themselves trusting a custodian, out of fear of making a mistake when holding their own keys. Block, Inc is thinking about this problem in unique ways to bring self custody to the average user, and leveraging Bitcoin's tools to accomplish it. Check out the original article that includes links for diving deeper and following or contacting the team on social media to learn more. If you have any thoughts on the questions proposed at the end of the read, be sure to reach out to them. https://wallet.build/losing-your-keys-without-losing-your-coins/ Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2022
Chat_71 - Redesigning the Internet for Fun & for the Revolution, with Mathias Buus and Paolo Ardoino
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Following up on the release of Keet.io and a simple to use, responsive, encrypted, & scalable P2P data sharing protocol in Holepunch, its network backend, we bring the CEO of Holepunch Mathias Buus, and the CSO of Holepunch and CTO of Bitfinex, Paolo Ardoino on the show to talk about what the long term vision of this project truly is. This isn't just a better video chat app, this is the first building block in a plan to rebuild the internet & potentially break down the walls of the internet's major platforms. Are they onto something, or is it a pipe dream? Listen to hear what they say in today's chat. Follow Mathias and Paolo on twitter at the links below to stay up on the projects they are working on, and the many new developments to come: https://twitter.com/mafintosh https://twitter.com/paoloardoino Check out Keet if you want to explore the potential of this new networking protocol and backend. If you are a developer looking to build on the P2P web, go to their discord link to find out more: https://keet.io/ https://discord.com/invite/holepunch The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary: https://www.amazon.com/Cathedral-Bazaar-Musings-Accidental-Revolutionary/dp/1565927249/ref=sr_1_2?crid=32I7TKBRZH4MT&keywords=cathedral+bazaar&qid=1659981647&sprefix=%2Caps%2C69&sr=8-2) Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
Read_641 - Bitcoiners Are Not Utopians [Aleks Svetski]
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"It’s not and never was about equality or perfection. It’s about fairness and consequence. Bitcoin is “Responsibility go Up” technology." - Aleks Svetski The principles and rules of Bitcoin do not establish utopia, they do not create a perfect equality for all participants, instead it creates fairness and enforces equal responsibility on all who use the Bitcoin system. It is rules without rulers, it is a form of natural, incorruptible law, and all the consequences that come with that. Svetski brings us a great piece on why Bitcoin is really "responsibility go up" technology. Check out the original at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/why-bitcoiners-are-not-utopians Check out "The UnCommunist Manifesto" by Aleks Svetski and Mark Moss for expanding on these ideas and the contradictions and consequences of ignoring fundamental truths: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B837FN63 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2022
Chat_70 - Mashing it with Magic Internet Money, Jesse Berger & Jared Nusinoff
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Orange pilling the everyday user with Mash. Combining simple, fast onboarding into the Lightning ecosystem and enabling a unique monetizing experience with micropayments and payment flows to any content imaginable. Author Jesse Berger joins to announce the experience available for exploring his book, Magic Internet Money. Pay for the book, or by the chapter, or the page. Pay only for what you want to read, and not a sat more. Find out more in today's chat, Mashing it with Magic Internet Money. Explore more with the links below and follow Jared at Get Mash, and Jesse Berger for ongoing developments. Keep an ear out for the audiobook available very soon! Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
Read_640 - Keet, P2P Encrypted Communications To Integrate Lightning [Namcios]
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"Holepunch makes Hypercore more accessible by abstracting away low-level technical details of the protocol. It takes Hypercore one step further by simplifying the architecture and enabling more people to build apps with it — which enabled a single frontend developer to build Keet in under four months" - Namcios Keet is going to change the game. P2P encrypted and decentralized, video, audio, and file sharing. Built on Holepunch and Hypercore, a technology stack that has the potential to drastically impact how we send and receive data, and connect to each other on the internet. If we are to have a true Web3, this might just be a window into what that is going to look like. Not 1,000 bullshit tokens, not a bunch of VC investors and token gambling, but fast, P2P, encrypted, private data sharing. You don't want to miss this episode. Link to the original at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/keet-the-decentralized-communications-app GET YOUR TICKETS FOR PACIFIC BITCOIN! Discount code GUYS gets you 20% off but only until the end of July! https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/ Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2022
What is Money, Anyway? [Lyn Alden]
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"If a money (the most salable good) is easy to create more of, then any rational economic actor would just go out and create more money for herself, diluting the whole supply of it. If an asset has a monetary premium on top of its pure utility value, then it’s strongly incentivizing market participants to try to make more of it, and so only the forms of money that are the most resistant to debasement can withstand this challenge." - Lyn Alden The full, unabridged reading of Lyn Alden's excellent breakdown of the question that marks the beginning of the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole, "What is Money, Anyway?" Link to Lyn Alden's piece and the incredible other work she has on her blog: https://www.lynalden.com/what-is-money/ Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2022
Read_639 - How Fedimint Scales Bitcoin Custody [Namcios]
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“Fedi and Fedimint will help put monetary power back into the hands of everyone, everywhere,” said Fedi Inc. co-founder and CEO, Obi Nwosu, in a statement. “This creates brighter futures for billions and especially for those struggling under oppressive regimes, which ultimately makes the world a better place.” - Namcios The cypherpunk mission of Chaumian Ecash may finally be realized, as a federated payment model on top of Bitcoin. Fedi, the company implmenting a user-friendly, community custody system for the Fedimint protocol, raised $4 million recently to bring this technology to market. There are numerous trade offs, but it remains a very unique and fascinating technology to add to the Bitcoin stack. This will act as an introduction to the idea as we dig further into it in future episodes. Enjoy! Check out the original article by Namcios, and on Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/how-fedimint-scales-bitcoin-custody Check out Obi's speech from Bitcoin2022, and the Fedi crew getting into the details on TFTC: Bitcoin2022 Obi - https://youtu.be/OwJL0J_nPDE?t=14319 TFTC - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b67lfH0SoYY&t=0s Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
Read_638 - What is Money Anyway? Part 3 [Lyn Alden]
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"Like any powerful technology, bitcoin can be used for good or ill. As proponents of the technology like to say, bitcoin is “money for enemies” because it’s a bearer asset that can be verified rather than trusted, and it’s hard to block payments for anyone. It’s like a commodity; something that can be partially regulated within certain jurisdictions but that in the holistic sense, exists outside of anyone’s control." - Lyn Alden Today we hit the third and final part of Lyn Alden's incredible breakdown of the history and nature of money, and how it enlightens the changing monetary landscape and the rise of digital assets. Check out the tons of great links and other works below to continue down the rabbit hole: Original article: https://www.lynalden.com/what-is-money/ Nick Szabo - Shelling Out: https://bitcoinaudible.com/reboot-shelling-out-the-origins-of-money-nick-szabo/ Wittgenstein's Money: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eVvYlfTRG7zGjkZW8klIE?si=02d4eaa72fe642c4 Bitcoin First: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2bbmhdkHH1vcM31uo5Mimd?si=1dbebc2c2a9e46a1 Bitcoin Energy Consumption isn't a Problem. Here's Why: https://www.lynalden.com/bitcoin-energy/ Banks, QE, & Money Printing: https://www.lynalden.com/money-printing/ Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2022
Read_637 - What is Money Anyway? Part 2 [Lyn Alden]
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"To put it into perspective, this international monetary system based around centrally-managed fiat currency is only 16 years older than me. My father was 36 when the US went off the gold standard. When I grew up, after a period of financial hardship, I began collecting gold and silver coins as a kid; my father gave me silver coins as savings each year. The Swiss dropped their gold standard when I was twelve years old, which was six years after Amazon was founded, and three years before Tesla was founded. The fiat/petrodollar standard is only four times older than bitcoin, and only two times older than the first internet browser. That’s pretty recent when you think about it like that." - Lyn Alden Today we hit part 2 of the excellent write up by Lyn Alden breaking down the fundamental nature of money, and how we have found ourselves in this contradictory fiat currency world. This section is amazing and we will be having a follow up to tear into the pages of notes I took while going through this one. Subscribe so you don't miss it! Link to Lyn Alden's piece and the incredible other work she has on her blog: https://www.lynalden.com/what-is-money/ Other great works to explore: Nick Szabo - Shelling Out: https://bitcoinaudible.com/reboot-shelling-out-the-origins-of-money-nick-szabo/ Wittgenstein's Money: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eVvYlfTRG7zGjkZW8klIE?si=02d4eaa72fe642c4 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Read_636 - What is Money Anyway? Part 1 [Lyn Alden]
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"If a money (the most salable good) is easy to create more of, then any rational economic actor would just go out and create more money for herself, diluting the whole supply of it. If an asset has a monetary premium on top of its pure utility value, then it’s strongly incentivizing market participants to try to make more of it, and so only the forms of money that are the most resistant to debasement can withstand this challenge." - Lyn Alden The true rabbit hole of Bitcoin begins at the question, "What is Money?" It is the heart of Bitcoin's fascinating nature, and its historical breakthrough. If you were looking for an entry point to the Bitcoin idea, Lyn Alden brings a phenomenal piece by asking the simple question, that ultimately unlocks a never ending rabbit hole... "What is Money, Anyway?"  This will take a few episode to get through entirely, so let's get started... Link to Lyn Alden's piece and the incredible other work she has on her blog: https://www.lynalden.com/what-is-money/ Other great works to explore: Nick Szabo - Shelling Out: https://bitcoinaudible.com/reboot-shelling-out-the-origins-of-money-nick-szabo/ Wittgenstein's Money: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eVvYlfTRG7zGjkZW8klIE?si=02d4eaa72fe642c4 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2022
Read_635 - 21 Million is Non-Negotiable [Zach_of_Earth]
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"Imposing limitations on monetary goods has always required tremendous amounts of time and energy, and trust. And yet, with all our efforts, we still have been unable to fix the supply of any of the modern monetary assets of the world. Someone, somewhere, has always found a way to increase the supply. Whether because of some emergency reason to protect the greater good, or out of sheer greed, or out of complete ignorance, humans have succeeded 100% of the time in debasing the monetary premiums of all goods in all of recorded human history. And then, there was Bitcoin." - Zach_of_Earth Today's read by Zack_of_Earth speaks for itself. The fixed supply is the core innovation of Bitcoin, 21 Million Is Non-Negotiable. Just press play. Link to the original article: https://medium.com/@Zach_of_Earth/21-million-is-non-negotiable-a51475e424a7 Check out our amazing sponsors below, they are among my most used products and services in Bitcoin, and have exclusive discounts and offers for the Audionauts: Become sovereign, hold your keys, be censorship resistant with the Bitbox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off everything in the store with code GUY (guyswann.com/bitbox) Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
Read_634 - The Words we Use in Bitcoin [DerGigi]
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"In a world awash in euphemisms and blatant lies, calling something by its proper name is rebellious in itself. Bitcoin is about freedom and self-sovereignty, not about asking for permission. It is about independence and verifiable truth; extreme ownership and responsibility; hope and human rights. The best way to fight bad ideas and bad terminology is with good ideas and good terminology. Thus, we should all make an effort to call things by their proper names, try to understand their inner workings, and explain them in simple terms to others." - DerGigi The words we use in Bitcoin matter. The names we give things form our relationship with them, and how we frame them in our minds. We must not let others modify our language against the interests of sovereignty and freedom. And we must strive to be accurate in our own words and descriptions so we do not ourselves, spread misunderstanding. A must listen/read. Link to the original and tons of other great works by Gigi, plus many translations of the piece in other languages: https://dergigi.com/2022/06/27/the-words-we-use-in-bitcoin/ Check out our amazing sponsors below, they are among my most used products and services in Bitcoin, and have exclusive discounts and offers for the Audionauts: Become sovereign, hold your keys, be censorship resistant with the Bitbox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off everything in the store with code GUY (guyswann.com/bitbox) Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2022
Read_633 - The Utility of Saving [Pierre Rochard]
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"People hold money to hedge against future uncertainty. This is why it is so crucial for a monetary system to optimize for minimizing its own uncertainty. Bitcoin’s purchasing power is an external quantitative risk that can be insured against, not an internal qualitative uncertainty." - Pierre Rochard Link to the read: https://pierre-rochard.medium.com/the-utility-of-saving-c56f7c170fc1 Check out Pierre on Twitter: twitter.com/bitcoinpierre Dig deeper into these ideas with an excellent piece from Hans Hoppe we covered ages ago on the podcast: The Yield From Money Held Reconsidered: https://open.spotify.com/episode/67dqOHWLX9NRmAs4S0G9XQ?si=866f483f885a43e0 Check out our amazing sponsors below, they are among my most used products and services in Bitcoin, and have exclusive discounts and offers for the Audionauts: Become sovereign, hold your keys, be censorship resistant with the Bitbox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off everything in the store with code GUY (guyswann.com/bitbox) Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2022
Guy's Take #57 - Bitcoin Domino Theory
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What if, sitting in the middle of a chaotic monetary environment, increasing capital controls, balkanizing political regimes, a failing petrodollar hegemony, collapsing institutional trust, increased sanctions & weaponized infrastructure, & aggressive, widespread inflation... there sat a global, neutral, decentralized, robust, & incorruptible network to store and transfer value? What would it look like if that network was infiltrating the global monetary order, in a sly round about way? Listen to today's episode to find out. Check out our amazing sponsors below, they are among my most used products and services in Bitcoin, and have exclusive discounts and offers for the Audionauts: Become sovereign, hold your keys, be censorship resistant with the Bitbox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off everything in the store with code GUY (guyswann.com/bitbox) Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
Guy's Take #56 - The Cascading Dominoes - Part 1
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I promised, and it's finally here. It's time to get a little perspective, with the price at all time lows, exchanges and lending platforms imploding, a massive crypto deleveraging event, the Fed tightening, and the market heading into deep recession... HOW could you be bullish? Because I'm paying attention. It's time to zoom out, focus our lens past all the noise, take a serious look at the past year in Bitcoin, to get a clearer picture of the cascading dominoes... This will be part 1 of a series. It's time for a Guy's Take episode. A few links below of those things mentioned in the show to check out if you haven't yet. Plus be sure to go through the episode catalog for the show. There is an extraordinary amount of past work now to go through and I try to make sure that the majority of stays relevant for years. Fidelity - Bitcoin First Report: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2bbmhdkHH1vcM31uo5Mimd?si=41c25898fa6c4c63 Check out our amazing sponsors below, they are among my most used products and services in Bitcoin, and have exclusive discounts and offers for the Audionauts: Become sovereign, hold your keys, be censorship resistant with the Bitbox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off everything in the store with code GUY (guyswann.com/bitbox) Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2022
Read_632 - Can Governments Stop Bitcoin? [Alex Gladstein]
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"Coding, mining, infrastructure, and markets are all independent, happening in competing jurisdictions and geopolitical rivals, often done by anonymous or pseudonymous actors, all with different philosophies and goals, but with one uniting motivation: to keep Bitcoin going." - Alex Gladstein Bringing back an article from a year ago from the always fascinating Alex Gladstein. "Can Governments Stop Bitcoin" is a short exploration of the potential attack vectors via government bodies and how Bitcoin protects or negates them through incentives, its global neutrality, & political game theory. A fun piece to revisit with everything that has happened in the past year. Not to be missed before we get psychotically bullish for tomorrow's episode. Subscribe so you don't miss it. Check out the original article below from Quilette: https://quillette.com/2021/02/21/can-governments-stop-bitcoin/ Mentioned in the episode, check out Jack Mallers on WBD podcast: Check out our amazing sponsors below, they are among my most used products and services in Bitcoin, and have exclusive discounts and offers for the Audionauts: Become sovereign, hold your keys, be censorship resistant with the Bitbox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off everything in the store with code GUY (guyswann.com/bitbox) Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
Read_631 - The ECB is Trapped, Here's Why [Lyn Alden]
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"Base money is a liability of the central bank, and it’s used as a reserve asset by commercial banks. Broad money is the liability of commercial banks, and it’s used as a savings asset by the public. Treasuries are liabilities of the federal government, and they’re used as collateral by the central bank and commercial banks. In other words, liabilities are collateralized by other liabilities, all the way down." - Lyn Alden Today we dive into another great piece from Lyn Alden's newsletter on the macro situation. What happens when you build a monetary system from nothing but liabilities, and then manipulate the price of interest such that the economy goes ever deeper into debt? Unfortunately we are all about to find out. But luckily we have Lyn Alden to break it down for us, with Read_631 on Bitcoin Audible. Link to the article and other great stuff on Lyn's investment blog: https://www.lynalden.com/ecb-trapped/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
Reboot - Everyone's A Scammer [Michael Goldstein]
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With the markets in chaos, with services halting withdraws, & Everyone's a Scammer" by Michael Goldstein, is one of those works. Another piece that stood the test of time made available by the Nakamoto Institute, not to be missed by any serious Bitcoiner out there. Don't forget to check out Goldstein's amazing work and the enormous collection of quintessential Bitcoin writings over at the Nakamoto Institute: https://nakamotoinstitute.org Mentioned in the Guy's Take, check out Marty's Bent on the Cascading Interconnected risk in today's markets: https://traffic.megaphone.fm/CSN7309346620.mp3?updated=1652737260 For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
Read_630 - Cry Harder [Francis Pouliot]
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"Bitcoin is a lifeboat on the sinking fiat ship. Lifeboats on a sinking ship don’t need a marketing department." - Francis P. As New York puts a ban on Bitcoin mining in the state, as the white house decides it's going to come up with "Bitcoin mining policy guidance," it seems like a good time to prepare our response. Cry Harder. Francis Pouliot brings us a fun and short exploration of Brandolini's law, the problem of arguing with idiots, & why Bitcoin isn't changing, no matter how much the haters squeal. You are in for a treat. Link to the original article: https://medium.com/@francispouliot/cry-harder-31a599a2e343 For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2022
Read_629 - On Impossible Things Before Breakfast [NYDIG]
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"The reverse of that process – a so-called “death spiral” – was inevitable. Any time the immeasurably over-levered global fiat monetary system, for whatever reason, experienced one of its periodic external shocks that skyrockets immediate demand for actual US dollar liquidity, UST investors would demand USD liquidity faster than the brittle and fundamentally flawed Terra ecosystem could provide. At some point, one UST would be worth materially less than one USD, further rattling investors and kicking off a classic bank run. Worse, with algorithmic certainty, the UST bank run would be accelerated by a corresponding hyperinflation in LUNA." - Ross Stevens, Nic Carter, Allen Farrington "A post-mortem on Terra, a pre-mortem on DeFi, and a glimpse of the madness to come." Another amazing piece from NYDIG, this one detailing out the inevitable collapse of TerraUSD/LUNA algorithmic stablecoins, and a warning about the fragility and leverage that threatens the same end for the DeFi ecosystem, to follow up with the exciting things being built on top of the Bitcoin and Lightning network stack. Dont miss this one. Some great previous reads for digging further into the ideas covered in the show: Shelling Out: The Origins of Money - https://bitcoinaudible.com/reboot-shelling-out-the-origins-of-money-nick-szabo/ Only the Strong Survive - https://open.spotify.com/episode/7u8mzgKk1nQcwpz9EjIiet?si=1b5c0272a08c4f0a Time Value of Bitcoin - https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-time-value-of-bitcoin/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2022
Chat_69 - An Energy Revolution with Nathaniel Harmon
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This episode is partly a follow up from Read_628 on reviving a promising renewable energy technology. Partly a discussion of the incredible economic subsidy that Bitcoin mining provides to bridge the Innovation Valley of Death for numerous energy resources. And partly a discussion of how Bitcoin so greatly changes the economics of stranded energy, that it could be the final piece in pushing us into the Third Industrial Revolution. You don't want to miss this conversation with Nathaniel Harmon, on the Bitcoin Energy Revolution. Follow Nate & Michael on Twitter for more details and to stay up to date: https://twitter.com/BlockchainHI1 https://twitter.com/MichaelHawaii Things mentioned in the show to check out if you want to dive deeper into the ideas covered: Capital in the 21st Century - https://www.amazon.com/Capital-Twenty-First-Century-Thomas-Piketty/dp/0674979850 Jeremy Rifkin's Third Industrial Revolution - https://www.amazon.com/Third-Industrial-Revolution-Lateral-Transforming/dp/0230341977 For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
Read_628 - How Bitcoin Can Unlock the Energy of the Ocean [Level39]
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"A typical Bitcoin mining operation will spend considerable amounts of time, energy and money cooling their ASIC miners with air conditioning or liquid immersion cooling, and these costs eat into profitability. However, the main waste product of OTEC is a nearly-infinite and continuous supply of 5ºC cold water. Not only does OTEC produce free cooling, it provides a level of cooling that almost no one else in the mining industry has access to — enough to overclock mining rigs by 30% to 40%, according to Harmon. This allows OTEC to essentially achieve a power usage effectiveness (PUE) level of 1 — representing nearly perfect mining efficiency. It may very well be the most efficient way to mine Bitcoin." - Level39 We may be on the verge of an energy revolution due to the incentives and characteristics of Bitcoin and proof of work mining. The ability to solidify and transport stranded energy may change everything. Find out more in today's episode with a read from Level39 and Bitcoin Magazine. Check out the original plus other great works from Level39 at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/bitcoin-unlocks-ocean-energy For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2022
Read_627 - Why and How to Get a Bitcoin Job [Stephan Livera]
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"Coming off the Bitcoin 2022 conference, you might feel a little down from the high of meeting and spending time with Bitcoiners. I've also found that going to these events leaves you with an additional sense of urgency to do something more, or to become more involved somehow. One way to do that is to participate in Bitcoin projects or work in a Bitcoin job." - Stephan Livera For as many times as I've been asked about how best to get a Bitcoin job, its hard to admit that I have never done an episode on it. But thanks to Stephan Livera, we have a great article on exactly that topic to help those who feel that drive to commit fully to Bitcoin. An excellent article and fun Guy's Take on getting a Bitcoiner job, and how to see and help solve problems in the space. Plus a NEW CO-HOST joins the show! Dont miss it! The Why and How of Getting a Bitcoin Job: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/why-and-how-getting-a-bitcoin-job Bitcoin Jobs by Swan Bitcoin. Looking for a job in Bitcoin? This is where you start: https://bitcoinerjobs.com/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2022
Reboot - Why the Yuppie Elite Dismiss Bitcoin [Croesus]
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"When I thought about what is the defining difference between the Bitcoin maximalists and my yuppie elite friends, the surface level distinctions that popped out were political (e.g., libertarianism, Trump support, second-amendment rights, Black Lives Matter). But these stem from a deeper divide: the degree to which a person has trust in the system." - Croesus Today we bring back an oldie but a goodie while Rad, the wife & myself are chillin int he hospital recovering from Rad's journey into the world. Going to have tons of great stuff coming for you guys so don't forget to subscribe and share this out with everyone you know in the Bitcoin space. Help them to explore Bitcoin from a strong, monetary, economic, and philosophy foundation. Big thanks to Croesus for this great piece, and link to the original so you can check it out: https://www.citadel21.com/why-the-yuppie-elite-dismiss-bitcoin For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2022
Read_626 - Digital Alchemy, A Post-Mortem of the Crypto Crash [Lyn Alden]
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"Several exchanges in the industry fuel bubbles for a quick buck as well. If something starts to get momentum, including meme coins like DOGE or SHIB that don’t realistically have a substantial future, they promote those coins to their users, which can suck retail investors into buying the bubble top. Plus, a lot of Youtube and TikTok influencers pump small coins, and use their audience as exit liquidity." - Lyn Alden For those of you who may be unaware, there was a recent blow up of a deca-billion dollar LUNA and TerraUSD algorithmic stablecoin. Essentially the entire market capitalization of UST and LUNA vanished in a matter of hours in a spectacular economic death spiral. How did this happen and what was the source of such an incredible risk of what had recently become one of the most promising "crypto" projects in recent months? Find out in Lyn Alden's Post-Mortem of the Crypto Crash. Check out the original plus Lyn's other amazing work on her blog: https://www.lynalden.com/digital-alchemy/ Another great piece from Lyn if you want to get ahead of the show: https://www.lynalden.com/what-is-money/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2022
Read_625 - The Cascading of Interconnected Risk [Marty Bent]
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"This created a ticking time bomb with a very short timer. That money was going to "work" in completely artificial markets that were being driven by pure central planning insanity instead of actual fundamentals. As everyone and their mother who had excess cash was shoveling it into financial and real estate assets, global supply chains were quickly breaking down." - Marty Bent Today we dig into what exactly is going on in the financial markets, why equities are crashing over a tiny increase in the Fed funds rate, what it means, and how on earth we found ourselves in this situation. It is core incentives built into our fiat monetary foundations that have created a world of leverage on top of leverage, and when the value of the collateral begins to correct, we witness "the cascading of interconnected risk..." Don't miss this excellent piece from Marty Bent & Guy's rant to follow on today's show. Link to the original and so you can sign up for Marty's newsletter: https://tftc.io/martys-bent/issue-1208-what-youre-witnessing-is-the-cascading-of-interconnected-risk/ Check out the episodes we did on Part of the Problem with Dave Smith discussing Bitcoin, the economic meltdown, and what the future might hold! Part 1: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3KrG6cFlJOLAQsEWFHumVm?si=1a8cfd88268545af Part 2: https://open.spotify.com/episode/40TMV3J008T94XjIY97MUR?si=c6c998776be446bc For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
Guy's Take #55 - On the Economics of CTV Batching, & Where I was Wrong
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So what exactly did I get wrong in Guy's Take #54, and why? Let's dig back into the economic of CTV and transaction commitments, to clear up what I was misunderstanding around unrolling large batch transactions and who pays the cost of doing so. Are the incentives aligned or not? We discuss in today's Guy's Take episode. Here is a link to the article we will be covering soon by Shinobi on the real controversy regarding CTV and its activation method if you want to get a head start: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/analyzing-bip119-and-the-controversy-surrounding-it For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Read_624 - Riding the Lightning Network [Sam Callahan]
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"Despite all of these constraints, the free market finally provided the competition these incumbent banks so desperately needed. Bitcoin and the Lightning Network have arrived to show the world that we finally have the technology available to bring cheap global payments to everyone in the world." - Sam Callahan Today we dig into the absolute mess of differing standards, wall gardens, high fees, jurisdictional conflict, & liability risks that abound in our global financial and payments infrastructure. Why are cross border payments so slow and so expensive, and why specifically is it so much worse in the areas of the world where it is most higher needed? We explore all of this with Sam Callahan and the SwanBitcoin blog and dig into the fundamental reasons why Bitcoin and Lightning are here to finally, after decades of failed attempts and half measure, finally bring competition and innovation in a sphere that is absolutely ripe for massive disruption. Don't miss this episode Link to the original article for more great stuff on the blog and to follow Sam: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/running-the-numbers-riding-the-lightning-network/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2022
PSA - Price Be Crashin 2022!
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May 09, 2022
Guy's Take #54 - CTV, Blockspace Debt, & TX Grenades
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[Caveat - A critical piece of the puzzle I lay out in this episode was something I incorrectly understood, which makes this entire thought experiment moot. I explain further in Guy's Take #55] Today I want to isolate the problem I brought up briefly in the previous CTV episode and expand on how I've been exploring the concept and how it might be a problem to the economics of transaction fees and how it alters the liability of who pays for the cost of the data. I think this relates to issues from the past with soft forks like P2SH, and possibly even flipping the economic incentives to the reverse, and that CTV commitments should be more accurately thought of as "blockspace debt." With this new framing, might there be a way to purposefully abuse this, a "Transaction Grenade" if you will? We explore this in today's episode. Don't forget to like and share the show with all your friends! For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2022
Read_623 - Response to the Huffman Letter to the EPA [Bitcoin Mining Council]
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"It is imperative that elected officials in the United States recognize that bitcoin, and the innovation of Proof of Work, is the most important financial, economic, and accounting innovation in the history of humanity." - Bitcoin Mining Council Today we read & discuss a thorough and well argued response to the unfortunate nonsense in the Huffman letter to the EPA written by 22 elected politicians. With numerous old, tired claims that are easily debunked with any search for real data or facts, to a handful of misleading and twisted claims that simply don't reflect reality, the response does an excellent job of bringing sense to the table. Don't miss it. Link tot he original https://bitcoinminingcouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Bitcoin_Letter_to_the_Environmental_Protection_Agency.pdf For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2022
Guy's Take_53 - Let's Talk CTV
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Everybody take a deep breath! Right now all the drama on Twitter and the Bitcoin community is all about CTV. What is it? Is this an attack on Bitcoin? Is it going to destroy Bitcoin fungibility? Are we firing the devs again? Well luckily I've been digging around through things the past 3-4 days and can at least give you an introduction on the idea and begin our journey to figuring out if this a new benefit or risk. There happens to be a lot of FUD both for and against the CTV/BIP119 proposal in the Twittersphere, and before anything else, it's important to clear that up. So we start there with today's episode, and hopefully this will kick off a more in depth discussion and exploration in the coming weeks. Some great resources for further digging into this topic and to do your own discovery for the benefits and drawbacks: BIP119.com UTXOs.org For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2022
Read_622 - Silent Payments & Secret Blinding Keys [Shinobi]
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"One issue with Bitcoin’s privacy, the ability to receive funds without giving up valuable information, is addressed with 'silent payments.'" - Shinobi Today we dive back into privacy with payment codes, BIP47, how exactly it works, and then the recent proposal from Somsen on "silent payments" that takes this even a step further to limit the data load on the chain itself. Some really fun tricks here that help give much needed privacy to those who need it most. Listen to find out more. Link to the original and tons of other great work from Shinobi & Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/bitcoin-silent-payments-secret-keys For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
Read_621 - I Finance the Current Thing [Allen Farrington]
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"Even if you knew this was complete and utter bullshit, and that being an agent and not a principal ethically and legally precludes you from pretending your politics is your job, can you imagine, dearest of readers, your absolute priority at all times being to appear minimally different to all your competitors and hence to mimic whatever stupid bullshit they are spouting, regardless of whether even a single such spouter is making one iota of sense? You’ve just imagined ESG." - Allen Farrington Do you invest in The Current Thing? Do you put the sign in your store front, to make certain you are showing your support for The Current Thing? Breaking down, oh so eloquently, what this means and why we all seem to participate in this weird machine. Why we have ESG policies for massive asset management firms when the very idea of investing has essentially disappeared from the investment world. When money is political, everything is political. But the reckoning is on the way. Link to the original, with many other works and reads to explore: https://allenfarrington.medium.com/i-finance-the-current-thing-7ea204230315 Get your copy of the amazing book from Sacha Meyers and Allen Farrington (hopefully soon audible as well) at the link below: https://www.amazon.com/Bitcoin-Venice-Essays-Future-Capitalism/dp/B09TTTGT11/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2AGZUFMOMFPQ9&keywords=bitcoin+is+venice&qid=1650945730&sprefix=bitcoin+is+venice%2Caps%2C224&sr=8-1 Lastly check out Havel's epic piece on the nature of communism and the tools of ideology in maintaining pwoer, in "The Power of the Powerless." https://hac.bard.edu/amor-mundi/the-power-of-the-powerless-vaclav-havel-2011-12-23 For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
Read_620 - Reading of the Transcription of the Recording of the HODL vs DeaterBob "Debate" [Stephen Chow]
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"You’re a thirsty bitch. You like to gargle Peter’s balls." - DeaterBob This is happening and there is nothing I can do about it at this point. Enjoy. You can earn Bitcoin by Donating Plasma in a new pilot program. I've put the details for you at the link below: guyswann.com/blood For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
Read_619 - Bitcoin Mining & The Gird, Part 1 - Generators [Blake King]
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"Bitcoin miners are unique because of how fast, transparent, and flexible their response can be to pricing fluctuations.  Riot’s Whinstone mining farm in Texas is a perfect example of miners powering down during tight conditions in ERCOT. During winter storms in February 2022, the site powered down 99% of its operations to reduce load. This flexibility made headlines.  Now imagine if ERCOT has visibility of every miner over 10 MW that’s connected to the transmission network. The price at which the machines breakeven would then become an integral aspect of wholesale power pricing because the bitcoin miners themselves can set the wholesale price." - Blake King Simply put, if you want to understand the intricacies of Bitcoin mining and the energy grid, you don't want to miss the first installment of this series. Follow Braiins and Blake King so you don't miss the coming installments, as well as Bitcoin Audible to hear them all in audio. LINK: https://braiins.com/blog/bitcoin-mining-the-grid-generators Check out the mentioned episode in the Guys' Take by Croesus. Bitcoin & the American West: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/read-587-bitcoin-the-american-west-croesus/id1359544516?i=1000545327475 You can earn Bitcoin by Donating Plasma in a new pilot program. I've put the details for you at the link below: guyswann.com/blood For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2022
Read_618 - Expanding Functionality in Lightning Implementations [Shinobi]
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"There are still many extensions to build out in the protocol and areas with unsolved scaling issues. In general, the Lightning protocol itself still has a long way to go in terms of solving existing issues and becoming robust and scalable enough to serve as a global transactional network on top of Bitcoin." - Shinobi Following up some of the incredible announcements and discussions at Bitcoin2022, Shinobi breaks down what is happening in the major Lightning implementations, the directions they are focused on, & what we may expect to see in Lightning evolution in the near term. Tons to cover in this great little piece from Bitcoin Magazine. Don't forget to follow Shinobi on Twitter for a much needed perspective as we move into a new chapter for Bitcoin. Check out the link and tons of other great stuff both from the author, Shinobi, and Bitcoin Magazine, at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/bitcoin-lightning-network-expanding-function You can earn Bitcoin by Donating Plasma in a new pilot program. I've put the details for you at the link below: guyswann.com/blood Check out the Fountain app to test out the value-for-value system and listen to Bitcoin Audible for 1,000 free sats! Fountain.fm For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
Read_617 - Announcing Taro, Multi-Asset Bitcoin & Lightning [Ryan Gentry]
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"Taro enables bitcoin to serve as a protocol of value by allowing app developers to integrate assets alongside BTC in apps both on-chain and over Lightning. This expands the reach of Lightning Network as a whole, bringing more users to the network who will drive more volume and liquidity in bitcoin, and allowing people to easily transfer fiat for bitcoin in their apps. More network volume means more routing fees for node operators, who will see the benefits of a multi-asset Lightning Network without needing to support any additional assets." - Ryan Gentry A huge kudos to Lightning Labs and what they are building over there. This is an incredible development that will shake the system as this tech gets implemented. Follow Lightning labs and Ryan Gentry, the author of today's piece, on Twitter to stay up on what they are building. Link to the original article and announcement: https://lightning.engineering/posts/2022-4-5-taro-launch/ You can earn Bitcoin by Donating Plasma in a new pilot program. I've put the details for you at the link below: guyswann.com/blood Check out the Fountain app to test out the value-for-value system and listen to Bitcoin Audible for 1,000 free sats! Fountain.fm For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
Chat_68 - Keysend Maximalism & LNpay with Bootstrap Bandit
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LNpay, LNURL, LNauth, streaming sats, Bolt12, the past and future of Lightning. We dig into tons of great stuff around Lightning and discuss Keysend Maximalism with my good friend and the creator of LNpay, Bootstrap Bandit. We are getting back into it after the Bitcoin2022 conference, and you don't want to miss it. So stay tuned, much more on the way! Dont forget to follow Bootstrap on Twitter, and explore the incredibly useful tools and services built over at LNpay.co. You can earn Bitcoin by Donating Plasma in a new pilot program. I've put the details for you at the link below: guyswann.com/blood Check out the Fountain app to test out the value-for-value system and listen to Bitcoin Audible for 1,000 free sats! Fountain.fm For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Read_616 - Current State of Lightning Privacy [Tony]
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"Besides the advantage of near-instant payments, there can be privacy improvements to Lightning as well. Unfortunately, there are scenarios where Lightning is not great for privacy. I’d like to unearth some of these. Not as FUD about the network, but to keep people as informed as possible so they may privately use Lightning. Everything in this article is public knowledge and known to the industry to some degree. This is my attempt at aggregating the topic of Lightning privacy from a higher level. Everyone has a right to financial privacy and deserves to be aware of these things." - Tony It's time for a deep dive into the concerns, benefits, and future of privacy on the Lightning Network. This will be an awesome piece covering everything you want to know. So strap in. Link to the article for further digging on all the mentioned tech: https://abytesjourney.com/lightning-privacy/ You can earn Bitcoin by Donating Plasma in a new pilot program. I've put the details for you at the link below: guyswann.com/blood Check out the Fountain app to test out the value-for-value system and listen to Bitcoin Audible for 1,000 free sats! Fountain.fm For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Guy's Take #52 - Follow up to Read 615 - The State vs Bitcoin
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This episode is because the previous read by Steve Barbour deserved a Guy's Take. Before we change topics to privacy in the episode coming later this week, "The State vs Bitcoin" deserves a solid shake down. A Guy's Take episode on Read 615. Link to the original article by Steve Barbour: https://sgbarbour.medium.com/the-state-vs-bitcoin-dbc044f23ea6 You can earn Bitcoin by Donating Plasma in a new pilot program. I've put the details for you at the link below: guyswann.com/blood Check out the Fountain app to test out the value-for-value system and listen to Bitcoin Audible for 1,000 free sats! Fountain.fm For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2022
Read_615 - The State vs Bitcoin [Steve Barbour]
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"As with freedom and oppression, Bitcoin and State money may exist in a perpetual tug of war between ideals. Where State money relies on compulsory participation, Bitcoin offers completely voluntary entry and exit and thus represents the antithesis of State money. In this essay I will explore the mechanisms in which Bitcoin may resist State attack." - SGBarbour Today we explore the feasibility and the correcting mechanisms in the Bitcoin system for resisting sustained censorship of the network. This is a must listen for those who want to dig into the game theory of Bitcoin, and its struggles with the most powerful external adversaries it will face. Link to the original article by Steve Barbour: https://sgbarbour.medium.com/the-state-vs-bitcoin-dbc044f23ea6 The full audiobook of Eric Voskuil's CryptoEconomics read by Max Hillebrand: https://open.spotify.com/show/2y6oTLWiId7JmUp6pTjPOS Check out the Fountain app to test out the value-for-value system and listen to Bitcoin Audible for 1,000 free sats! Fountain.fm For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2022
Read_614 - ...and Then They Fight You [SovrynMindset]
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"Much more to say. This is just a starting point, but I'm interested in Bitcoin for its potential to reorient civilization to an existence rooted in truth. If adoption comes at the cost of that, all the NGU euphoria means nothing and most of what gives Bitcoin value will be lost." - SovrynMindset Michael brings us an excellent thread on the attack vectors likely to come in the not-too-distant future as we have clearly entered the "then they fight you" stage. Now is not the time to rest on our laurels and believe that we have already won a fight, that is only just beginning. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. This means pleb mining, privacy tools, adopting every tool at our disposal, building what we can, orange pilling our local communities, teaching how to protect our sovereignty, and that idea that you know is important, but keep procrastinating on. Check out the Fountain app to test out the value-for-value system and listen to Bitcoin Audible for 1,000 free sats! Fountain.fm For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
Read_613 - Against the Inevitability of Bitcoin [Ariel Deschapell]
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"...This purpose flounders, however, if their own evangelists and the community at large fails to lay the groundwork and impetus to push ever deeper. As a community, we fail when, in chasing the mainstream, we lose sight of the original spirit in which Bitcoin was created and bootstrapped." - Ariel Deschapell To kick off adversarial week, we are covering a great piece that brings us back down to earth so we can see where we are, the reality of our situation, & the true challenges that lay before us. From author Ariel Deschapell and published with Bitcoin Magazine, today we read & discuss: "Against the Inevitability of Bitcoin." Find the original article at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/against-the-inevitability-of-bitcoin Check out the Fountain app to test out the value-for-value system and listen to Bitcoin Audible for 1,000 free sats! Fountain.fm For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
Read_612 - Energy Cancelled [Arthur Hayes]
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"On a medium-term basis, it is time to back up the John Deere excavator and scoop up as much gold and Bitcoin as you can afford. This is it, the start of a monetary regime change. Nothing lasts forever, and the days of Petro / Eurodollar supremacy are over. The phase shift will be chaotic, it will be volatile, it will morph, but it will 100% be MASSIVELY inflationary in fiat currency terms. There is no government, ever, that resisted the temptation to print money in order to pay its bills and placate its citizens. The government will never voluntarily go bankrupt. This is axiomatic. I challenge you to contradict me with evidence." - Arthur Hayes You are simply going to want to hear Hayes justification for this stance. We may very well be in the middle of one of the largest shifts in the global monetary structure in history. And remaining ignorant will no longer be a viable option. The US just cancelled the world's largest energy producer from the global financial network. What does that mean? Check out the original article and drop some applause at the link below. Plus, tons of other great linked content within the article and writing by Hayes that is always incredibly valuable on top of entertaining: https://cryptohayes.medium.com/energy-cancelled-e9f9e53a50cd Check out the Fountain app to test out the value-for-value system and listen to Bitcoin Audible for 1,000 free sats! Fountain.fm For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2022
Read_611 - The Freedom of Value [Dergig]
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"Thus, given enough time and popularity, every movie, every song, and every document will be available to the general public for free. The nature of information does not allow for another outcome. Hence the saying: information wants to be free. Although trying to create something that can't exist—information that can't be copied—is paradoxical in itself, this isn't what I mean by the DRM paradox. What I mean is something more hilarious. It is again psychological, not technical in nature. The paradox is this: content will only stay behind a paywall if it is shitty. If it's good, someone will set it free." - Dergigi Today we are exploring an article from Dergigi on how the incentives of the internet attention market has turned platforms into dopamine machines, and why it is causing us harm by us failing to understand what is inherently wrong with monetization on the internet, and why Bitcoin may just be able to fix it. LINK to the original article with Gigi's hat available for any value given back. https://dergigi.com/2021/12/30/the-freedom-of-value/ Check out the Fountain app to test out the value-for-value system and listen to Bitcoin Audible for 1,000 free sats! (will add link here when I get it) For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
Read_610 - The Invisible Cost of War - Part 2 [Alex Gladstein]
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"In sum, the U.S. government has shown that — through the GFC, repo spike crisis in 2019 and pandemic crisis in 2020 — it is willing to do anything to keep interest rates down: start an experimental QE program to buy long-dated treasuries and subprime mortgages; nationalize the repo markets; and even nationalize the corporate debt markets." - Alex Gladstein Today we conclude Alex Gladstein's incredible new article on the invisible costs of war, and how our monetary policy disconnects the unbelievable cost of war & its fallout, from the minds of the citizens. Only in the age of infinite money printing, can we sustain infinite war. This is not an accident. Listen to the epic conclusion in today's episode. Link to the article: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/how-the-fed-hides-costs-of-war For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Read_609 - The Invisible Cost of War - Part 1 [Alex Gladstein]
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"As detailed in Saifedean Ammous’s “The Fiat Standard,” in November 1914 the British government “issued the first war bond, aiming to raise 350 million pounds from private investors at an interest rate of 4.1% and a maturity of ten years. Surprisingly, the bond issue was undersubscribed, and the British public purchased less than a third of the targeted sum. To avoid publicizing this failure, the Bank of England granted funds to its chief cashier and his deputy to purchase the bonds under their own names.” This was one of the more prominent early examples of government bond market intervention to finance war, and it would provide a blueprint for America to follow for decades to come." - Alex Gladstein Today we have an incredible piece from Alex Galdstein returning with his incredible deep dives into the history of money, what is happening around the world, and how Bitcoin fits into the world's massive problems today, and may fundamentally alter the course of history. Don't miss an incredible walk through the history of war, and how money has hidden their cost, and thus made them a permanent part of our modern society.  Link to the article: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/how-the-fed-hides-costs-of-war For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2022
Read_608 - Want to Stick it to the Elites? Use Bitcoin [Avik Roy]
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"Aspiring Republican politicians and conservative opinionators love talking in darkened tones about the malevolence of elites. And yet, for all the fingers wagged and pixels rendered, conservatives have largely ignored the most economically significant way in which elites actually _have_ rigged the game in their favor. The widening gap between elites and the rest of us comes down in large part to the highly abnormal way in which the United States has defined money for the last 50 years." - Avik Roy Avik breaks down in this article from The American Mind, the poisonous nature of our monetary system, where it all started, how it unfairly benefits the already wealthy at our expense, & how Bitcoin truly fixes this. Plus a lengthy Guy's take that gets heated because economics is just too exciting not to get amped up about it. Check out the link below for more work by Avik Roy and The American Mind: https://americanmind.org/features/free-bitcoin/want-to-stick-it-to-coastal-elites-use-bitcoin/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
Read_607 - Implications of Outlawing Bitcoin [Dergigi]
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"If having 12 words in your head is illegal, something is terribly wrong with the law. If the police storm your building because you are finding or creating a random number in the privacy of your own home, something is terribly wrong with the police. If the peaceful exchange of messages is seen as dangerous or immoral by society, something is terribly wrong with society. If speaking or knowing numbers becomes a criminal act, I don’t want to be a law-abiding citizen in the first place." - Dergigi What exactly does it mean to outlaw Bitcoin? To ban proof of work mining? And what does it say about our society that such a discussion is even on the table? Is it a problem with how the people may use these tools, or what it enables of criminals or the less savory of society?... Or is it more indicative of a cancer in society itself? DerGigi always killing it with another great article: https://dergigi.com/2021/08/02/implications-of-outlawing-bitcoin/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
Read_606 - Lightning is a Liquidity Network [Roy Sheinfeld]
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"Only liquid, flowing capital generates a return. Unlike a bank account, capital on Lightning is productive when it is mobile, not at rest. That’s why flow is so essential. The more capital flows, the more liquid it is, the more incremental returns it generates." - Roy Sheinfeld Roy Sheinfeld of Breez Technology does some of the best conceptualizing of the Lightning network, its direction, & its challenges. He brings us another article today attempting to reconceptualize Lightning around the process of its operation (liquidity) rather than the purpose the process fulfills (payments network). The Guy's Take to follow discussing ideas of Lightning UI and the new tools being brought to the liquidity table. Don't forget to check out the article, drop some applause on medium, and follow Roy at the link below: https://medium.com/breez-technology/lightning-is-a-liquidity-network-550896ca27ea For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
Read_605 - Bitcoin Behind the Veil [Craig Warmke]
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"People tend to favor proposals that would benefit themselves and reject proposals that, at their own expense, would benefit others. If you were wealthy, you’d probably reject calls for higher taxes and more welfare programs. If you were poor, you’d probably call for higher taxes and more welfare programs. I don’t just mean that the currently wealthy tend to endorse proposals thought to benefit the wealthy and that the currently poor tend to endorse proposals thought to benefit the poor. I mean something stronger — even the actual, presently poor would likely endorse proposals thought to benefit the wealthy if they had been wealthy. And even the wealthy would likely endorse proposals thought to benefit the poor if they had been poor. " - Craig Warmke How does one remove their biases and personal benefits or consequences from weighing the value of world with, or a world without Bitcoin? That's what Craig attempts to do in today's article, another excellent addition to The Bitcoin Times, Ed 4. Check out the original at the link below along with the numerous other great pieces that accompany it: https://sites.google.com/getamber.io/thebitcointimes/ED_4 For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2022
Read_604 - I Was Wrong, We Need Crypto [David Hansson]
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"Now what's that saying again. Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you. It's starting to smell like that. Just because Bitcoin's most virtuous argument was presented – in if not bad-faith then in fig-leaf-faith – by get-rich-quick boosters, doesn't mean it isn't true! Enter the trucker protests in Canada. In just three weeks of honking, blocked streets and bridges, bouncy castles and flag waving, this peaceful protest movement managed to provoke the most shockingly authoritarian response from the Canadian government." - David Heinemeier Hansson The events of today are making it increasingly difficult to ignore the value of Bitcoin & censorship resistant money. While it was easy to dismiss in a world where western democracies appeared to be representative of their population, & while western culture seemed to protect individual rights, as we watch them so quickly and systematically dismantled, the need for Bitcoin cannot be ignored. Listen to a long time Bitcoin/Crypto skeptic begin to see why it may not be so foolish after all. Check out the article for more digging below, and feel free to follow and help David on his Bitcoin journey: https://world.hey.com/dhh/i-was-wrong-we-need-crypto-587ccb03 For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2022
Read_603 - If Russia Invites Bitcoin Adoption, The Global Arms Race Begins [Mike Hobart]
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"The U.S. and its allies are now effectively backed into a series of corners. Can the U.S. attempt to ban Bitcoin and its transactions? It can try, but will fail. China has already tried to do so, multiple times, and the same goes for India. Not to mention, the U.S. now has a multitude of politicians advocating for Bitcoin adoption, like U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis and state governors showing political support for the asset and network." - Mike Hobart Bitcoin has suddenly and aggressively entered the global political stage in recent weeks, and there will be no going back at this point. It is time for Bitcoiners to kick into high gear on what tools we use, how we onboard new users, and our education for those at the greatest risk in our increasingly volatile political environments. How do the benefits of Bitcoin mining, and its potential to bolster the energy grid & production, its benefit in international trade and routing around sanctions, mix with its undermining of monetary policy and likelihood of causing outflows from an increasingly fragile banking system? And what will Russia's response be in the coming years? Mike breaks down the mining and energy side of the equation, and we discuss Josef Tetek's article as well on the opposing issues. There is so much to unpack in these events, and this will be covered again in the near future. Stay tuned, stay subscribed, and dont miss the next few weeks of Bitcoin Audible. Its getting crazy out there ladies & gents, buckle your seatbelts. Check out the article and Mike's other works and follow him on Twitter at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/russia-embracing-bitcoin-challenges-world Also check out the other side of the coin, with Josef Tetek's piece on the regulatory controls Russia is pushing for: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/bitcoin-and-russia-regulations For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
Read_602 - Bitcoin's Peaceful Revolution, A New Hope for Humanity [Peter St Onge]
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"By taking away their printing presses, Bitcoin stops the creeping totalitarianism that weaponizes our own blood, sweat and tears against us. It stops governments’ escalating ability to control all person-to-person exchange, their efforts to build a financial panopticon of Big Brother control. And, finally, by getting governments out of the business of manipulating money, Bitcoin brings us a world without permanent crisis, without the boom- bust business cycles, without the inflation that ravages the people who those governments pretend to serve and love." - Peter St. Onge Diving back into the incredible publication of The Bitcoin Times Ed 4. Bitcoin isn't just a technology, its a revolution. What specific incentives will fuel this revolution, what futures are possible, how destructive will the transition be, & how long will it take for us to "wake up" with this tool in our hands? It will shape the course of history, but it requires us to support it, to build for it, and to cultivate the future we want. Another incredible piece! Check out the rest of The Bitcoin Times and get a head start at the link below: https://sites.google.com/getamber.io/thebitcointimes/ED_4 For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
Read_601 - Bitcoin First [Fidelity]
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“Bitcoin as a superior monetary good is more valuable than a better payment network . This leads us to another point as to why we believe bitcoin should be considered primarily as a monetary good rather than a payment network. The fact the market has shown a preference towards bitcoin, which is slower as a payment system compared to other digital assets and blockchains, signals the market currently values a highly secure and decentralized store of value rather than another payment network. As we previously noted, Bitcoin’s revolutionary invention was solving the problem of digital scarcity and creating a digital store of value, not making an incremental improvement to a payment system.” - Fidelity Assets Report You don’t want to miss this incredible report on how to think about the innovation and investment thesis of Bitcoin. Why it should be separated from the rest of the digital asset ecosystem, and why for the market need it fulfills, there is little to no competition among the “crypto” industry. Check out the full report and other incredible work from Fidelity at the following link: https://www.fidelitydigitalassets.com/articles/bitcoin-first For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
Read_600 - The Separation of Money and State [Allen Farrington]
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"That is not to say that Bitcoin will lead us to a pacifist utopia in which any attempt at violence suffers metaphysical intervention by the spirit of Satoshi. That money can grant power is clear enough as there will always be a clearing price for violent thuggery. But what will distinguish a Bitcoin standard is that power will not grant money." - Allen Farrington Today we dig into another great piece from The Bitcoin Times Ed 4. What are the characteristics of Bitcoin, that truly make the separation of Money and State a true possibility for our future? How does Bitcoin change the fundamental relationship between money and power? Don't miss this one! Check out the rest of The Bitcoin Times and get a head start at the link below: https://sites.google.com/getamber.io/thebitcointimes/ED_4 Another great article from Allen, The Capital Strip Mine https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-capital-strip-mine/ And some required reading for everyone in Bitcoin, Shelling Out: The Origins of Money https://bitcoinaudible.com/reboot-shelling-out-the-origins-of-money-nick-szabo/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
Chat #67 - Pioneer Species with Brandon Quittem
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Today we have an incredible chat as a followup to the recent piece Read_596 - Bitcoin is a Pioneer Species. We have author Brandon Quittem joining us today to dive deeper into the concept he lays out in the article, further into the consequences of what it means for energy production, and ultimately, where our species is likely to spread out and inhabit on the planet with such a powerful new set of incentives. You can either read or listen to the article at the links below, and don't forget to check out Brandon Quittem's other amazing work at his medium page: Article - https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/bitcoin-is-a-pioneer-species-38f42ecdbb88 Audio - https://open.spotify.com/episode/0n4BDOodSPaIB5HpksnJOT?si=724d2b546cdc4afa Medium Page - https://medium.com/@BrandonQuittem For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the universe! Bitcoin 2022 (guyswann.com/2022). 10% discount if you use code GUYSWANN. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2022
Read_599 - Why Every Fixed Income Investor Should Consider Bitcoin - Part 3 & 4 [Greg Foss]
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“And finally, given its asymmetric return distribution I believe It is more risky to have zero exposure to bitcoin than it is to have a 5% portfolio weight. If you are not long bitcoin, you are irresponsibly short. Don’t overthink this. Lower your time preference. Bitcoin is the purest form of monetary energy and is portfolio insurance for all fixed-income investors.” - Greg Foss Concluding today with some insane bullishness on price evaluations & a model for Bitcoin attempting to account for its value as a hedge against the Fiat Ponzi. Detailing out their concept of the Fulcrum Index, and why Bitcoin as a CDS against sovereign credit risk may alone be a multi-trillion dollar value proposition. Hear the rest of Greg Foss’s incredible report in today’s episode. Check out the full report at the link below: https://rockstarinnercircle.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Why-Every-Fixed-Income-Investor-Needs-To-Consider-Bitcoin-As-Portfolio-Insurance.pdf For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
Read_598 - Why Every Fixed Income Investor Should Consider Bitcoin - Part 1 & 2 [Greg Foss]
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“General Motors, Ford, AT&T and GE have cumulative debt that is larger than the entire HY market. Downgrades of any one of these names likely imply a downgrade of the others. The forced selling would rock the HY market, which would start a domino effect and a negative feedback loop that would reach to all credit and equity markets globally. Pretty scary stuff. Follow inefficient investment guidelines, win stupid prizes.” - Greg Foss Today we hit Parts 1 & 2 of Greg Foss’s incredible 4 part report on the case for Bitcoin from the fixed income investment perspective. Laying out his history in the markets, how he has seen and evaluated the risks and market contagions of years past, & digging into the nerdy framework to understanding the credit markets, and most importantly, how to price risk. This is a must listen, and Parts 3 & 4 dropping tomorrow are going to make you more bullish than you know. Get ready. Check out the full report at the link below: https://rockstarinnercircle.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Why-Every-Fixed-Income-Investor-Needs-To-Consider-Bitcoin-As-Portfolio-Insurance.pdf For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
Guy's Take #51 - AOPP & the Travel Rule
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With Twitter up in arms about a potentially invasive privacy measure and compliance for an invasive regulatory requirement, it's time to break down exactly what is going on, and what we should or should not be concerned about. What is the Travel Rule, what is AOPP, and what should I do with my hardware wallets? That's what this episode is about. There will be no ads on this show as I just want to talk about this issue and share my own conclusions after digging into what the reality of this situation is. Hope this helps makes sense of what is going on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2022
Read_597 - The 7th Property Ch1 - The Dimensions of Money [Eric Yakes]
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"What is money? Why is it used? Which type of money is best? And why?" - Eric Yakes Today we are diving into the foundational chapter of Eric Yakes' book The 7th Property. What are the characteristics of money, and how can we use them to understand the security and comparative value of competing monetary goods? The full book as well as the audiobook (by yours truly) can be found at amazon if you want to dig in further: Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/7th-Property-Bitcoin-Monetary-Revolution/dp/0578902621/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1OGGJHM7QJCZ7&keywords=7th+property&qid=1643345103&sprefix=7th+property%2Caps%2C61&sr=8-1 Audiobook: https://www.amazon.com/7th-Property-Bitcoin-Monetary-Revolution/dp/B09N9VZYM7/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1OGGJHM7QJCZ7&keywords=7th+property&qid=1643345103&sprefix=7th+property%2Caps%2C61&sr=8-1 For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
Read_596 - Bitcoin is a Pioneer Species [Brandon Quittem]
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“This makes Bitcoin miners uniquely symbiotic with energy grids serving as “demand response” partners. If energy is ever in short supply, people get priority over Bitcoin miners. However whenever there is excess energy, it gets monetized. This symbiotic relationship leads to more energy abundance generally.” - Brandon Quittem Another great piece coming at you today from The Bitcoin Times Ed 4, and by returning author Brandon Quittem, who did the incredible Mycelium Series for understanding Bitcoin through the lens of an organic mycelium like organism. Today he tackles Bitcoin mining, and how the altered incentives of Bitcoin make it a pioneer species that will allow us to expand into energy deserts, and spread the scope of civilization in a way not immediately obvious. Don’t miss today’s excellent read, "Bitcoin is a Pioneer Species." Link to the original work, with many links for further exploration (drop some massive applause): https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/bitcoin-is-a-pioneer-species-38f42ecdbb88 Why I changed my mind about nuclear power | Michael Shellenberger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciStnd9Y2ak Noahbjectivity on Bitcoin Mining | Nic Carter https://bitcoinaudible.com/noahbjectivity-on-bitcoin-mining/ Bitcoin Mining & the Case for More Energy https://bitcoinaudible.com/bitcoin-mining-the-case-for-more-energy/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
Read_595 - Money Messiah: Part 2 [John Vallis]
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"Money, in the ideal (which we’ll likely always only ever strive for, and not achieve), turns a portion of ‘our work, here and now’, into a portion of ‘everyone’s work, anywhere and forever’." - John Vallis Continuing the incredible piece from yesterday by John Vallis around how the human consciousness even creates value and meaning, and how deeply tied to that process and our ability to peacefully coexist is to the nature of our money. And through that lens, what is Bitcoin? Check out the original article and drop some hella applause (and follow John while you're at it): https://medium.com/@johnkvallis/money-messiah-god-bitcoin-and-the-evolution-of-consciousness-b95be58054f4#3d4b For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
Read_594 - Money Messiah: Part 1 [John Vallis]
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“Sacrifice is thus a critical component of value, as it is the use of one’s own limited resources, as that against which all action is measured and justified.” - John Vallis Why does it always seem that the Bitcoin rabbit hole inevitably leads to the questions of "what is money" & "what is value?" How do we always find ourselves at such fundamental question when exploring Bitcoin? Today we dive into Vallis's "Money Messiah" on the very nature of value and meaning, how it relates to our religious and moral interpretations of the world, and why they are so intricately intwined with the simple, ubiquitous tool that we call money. Part 1 explores value and meaning, and tomorrow with Part 2 we will dive deep into money and Bitcoin. This one is not to be missed: Drop some massive applause on the article at the link below: https://medium.com/@johnkvallis/money-messiah-god-bitcoin-and-the-evolution-of-consciousness-b95be58054f4#3d4b For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
Read_593 - Bitcoin Heading to $30k? [Nik Bhatia]
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"This confluence of Fed hikes and investor naivety “presents the setup for a severe washout” as the “pernicious effects of rising interest rates on future cash flows will likely prompt speculators and investors at the margin to dump or severely reduce their crypto holdings.” - Nik Bhatia We take a little break to discuss the crazy state of the markets right now, and how this could affect the Bitcoin price in the short term. Nik Bhatia summarizes the bearish warning from Arthur Hayes and digs into the possible course of action for the Federal Reserve, and how that could dictate what the Bitcoin price does in the short term. Are you ready? Listen to find out more Links to both Bhatia's as well as Hayes's article below for further exploring: https://thebitcoinlayer.substack.com/p/arthur-hayes-bitcoin-could-be-heading https://cryptohayes.medium.com/maelstrom-ee6021e9d0c2 For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
Read_592 - First Impressions of Web3 [Moxie Marlinspike]
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“The people at the end of the line who are flipping NFTs do not fundamentally care about distributed trust models or payment mechanics, but they care about where the money is.” - Moxie Marlinspike As a follow up to the model and concept of web3 built on top of Bitcoin and Lightning, it seems prudent to have an exploration of web3 built on top of crypto. Moxie Marlinspike brings us an excellent piece with a bit of experimentation of his own to get at the core of what NFTs, Dapps, and the “Crypto” world really are, with this article titled, “My First Impressions of Web3.” If you would like a laugh and some fun trip down Not lane, this is one not to miss. Check out the original article, with links to much of what was discussed at the link below: https://moxie.org/2022/01/07/web3-first-impressions.html For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
Chat #66 - Will the Real Web3 Please Stand Up, with John Carvalho
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"Our goal is basically to realize this concept we have created called the atomic economy. This is just my way to create a narrative and mental model to represent hyperbitcoinization, or a future world where we actually broke free from having government regulations control the economy, having big tech control our data, and having big banks control our assets. If we actually ended up in that world, what would it actually look like?" - John Carvalho Today we dive into an amazing conversation with John Carvalho that I've been eager to get at for a while now. Through Bitcoin and Lightning we have inadvertently been given the Holy Grail of a decentralized web, millions of individuals with a public and private key pair. Do we really need this bloated & scammy system with 10s of 1000s of shitcoins and blockchains for everything? Or is there something far simpler, and more fundamental that could be the beginnings of something massive? Find out in today's interview with the Bitcoin OG, cypherpunk, CEO of Synonym... John Carvalho. Don't forget to check out the incredible stuff being built by Synonym: https://synonym.to/ Mounting a Torrent to your file system with HyperCore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTCsSwCpGP8&t=1016s For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
Guy's Take #50 - Lightning and the Web
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In a follow up to the State of Lightning Report from Arcane Research and OpenNode, we dive into the possibilities for how Lightning will change the global market, the potential for truly on-demand services, streaming money, the access it could bring to billions with no banking, & why I think it will change how we interact with the web itself. Lightning is the beginnings of a new frontier and we take time in today's show to talk about where that frontier will take us. Don't forget to check out the State of Lightning Report from Arcane Research at the link below, and the episodes with Part 1 and Part 2 in audio for those who haven't yet listened: State of Lightning Report: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/60377b34e7791c1277aaae97/t/615cb9aeaab8c63e1a732771/1633466815710/The+State+of+Lightning.pdf Part 1 Audio: Part 2 Audio: For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
Read_591 - The State of Lightning - Part 2
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"What the Internet has done for information, Bitcoin and the Lightning Network will do for money. " - Elizabeth Stark Finishing the amazing report from Arcane Research on the state of the lightning network and development ecosystem. Covering the development path, the major players in the space, and the nation states beginning to pay attention and their role in Bitcoin's future. Don't miss part 2 oif the State of Lightning report. Check out the many graphics and data that helps show the comparisons made on the full report at the link below: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/60377b34e7791c1277aaae97/t/615cb9aeaab8c63e1a732771/1633466815710/The+State+of+Lightning.pdf For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2021
Read_590 - The State of Lightning - Part 1
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“The Lightning Network, and the possibility to perform micropayments instantaneously, will most likely change how we pay for certain services. We already see the first steps, but the alternative to stream money will revolutionize many popular services in the future.“ - Arcane Research Today we are diving into Part 1 of The State of Lightning Report from Arcane Research. What it is, its early life, how its evolved, the state and direction of development, what we are predict about its future, and the incredible possibilities on the horizon. Everything you wanted to know about the Lightning network in a thorough report on the state of the industry.  Check out the many graphics and data that helps show the comparisons made on the full report at the link below: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/60377b34e7791c1277aaae97/t/615cb9aeaab8c63e1a732771/1633466815710/The+State+of+Lightning.pdf For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
Read_589 - Proof of Stake & Stablecoins - Part 2 [Lyn Alden]
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“Crypto exchanges with numerous coins have an incentive to get you excited about new coins, because they make money from trading volumes. Even if it’s just meme-coins like Doge or Shiba Inu with briefly-lived spikes, they want to get you in on the action, especially near the top of the spike when enthusiasm is high. Their financial incentive is for their users to hold a large number of coins, and trade those coins frequently, and are happy to highlight whatever coins happen to be popular at the moment. In that environment, it’s the house (exchange) that wins either way." - Lyn Alden Continuing with yesterday's amazing piece to finish it out today, from Lyn Alden's investment blog on the analysis of Proof-of-stake as a consensus mechanism, and the centralizing risk posed by DeFi and stablecoins. Don't miss the conclusion to this incredible piece, with a Guy's Take to follow on the difference between Crypto 7 Bitcoin, and how to frame what is happening in the ecosystem. don't forget to explore the article and lots of other connections to great additional content at the link below: https://www.lynalden.com/proof-of-stake/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
Read_588 - Proof of Stake & Stablecoins - Part 1: A Centralization Dilemma [Lyn Alden]
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"If Bitcoin were built on a proof-of-stake model, where the more coins you have the more votes you have on how the network functions, the large exchanges and custodians could have used the millions of coins they held on behalf of clients to vote in their own favor. This is similar to how Vanguard and BlackRock hold trillions of dollars of indexed equity assets for their users and maintain the voting rights on those assets." - Lyn Alden Man have we got a great one today! From Lyn Alden we have part 2 of her breakdown of the systems of proof of stake, versus proof of work, and why they are fundamentally different, and the challenges and trade offs of proof of stake. Why it is inherently centralizing, and what issues arise in contentious changes to the network. We will jump into Part 2 tomorrow, with more on how stablecoins make this problem even worse. Don't miss it! For some more reading into the concept behind Proof of stake and why its a very different (and wrong) design philosophy, dont miss Huge's great pieces: Proof of Stake & The Wrong Engineering Mindset: https://bitcoinaudible.com/proof-of-stake-the-wrong-engineering-mindset-hugo-nguyen/ Proof of stake & Unforgeable Costliness: https://bitcoinaudible.com/proof-of-stake-private-keys-attacks-unforgeable-costliness-hugo-nguyen/ Anatomy of Proof of Work: https://bitcoinaudible.com/anatomy-of-proof-of-work-part-1/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
Read_587 - Bitcoin & The American West [Croesus]
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"These pioneers are akin to the Bitcoiners who showed up post-Mt. Gox, through to the Class of 2020. These are the individuals who saw the promise and opportunity of Bitcoin and seized it, despite the dangers that mainstream society warned us of. In the same way that the Oregon Trail was fraught with perils, so too is the journey from precoiner to Bitcoin maximalism. A greenhorn in digital assets has to navigate the treacherous landscape of cryptocurrency information available online, fending off scammers like Indian braves seeking scalps, and finding the right passage through the Rocky Mountains of shitcoinery. Breaking an axle is akin to losing funds in an exchange hack, dysentery like mismanaging keys, tempting shortcuts through the mountains like leverage trading on BitMex. The journey to the promised land of financial security and a brighter future is full of dangers, but the promise of a better life beckons the adventurous and bold.” - Croesus How the frontier and America's manifest destiny can illuminate where we are in the process of reaching a Bitcoin standard, and the incredible work and possibilities yet to come. A wonderful piece from returning author Croesus, and on the always fascinating Citadel21 publication. One not to be missed. Link to the original article and tons of great accompanying material and imagery: https://www.citadel21.com/bitcoin-and-the-american-west For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2021
Read_586 - Bitcoin & Tesla's Peaceful Energy Vision [Level39]
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"If Bitcoin had existed in Tesla’s time, it would have removed the need for a corrupted monetary arrangement. Bitcoin mining is a permissionless and censor-resistant reward mechanism that incentivizes the cheapest and most reliable sources of energy. Tesla could have, hypothetically, self-funded his experimentation with mining rewards. The more successful and efficient his prototypes were, the more successful his mining would become, and the more funding he would secure to scale up his operation." - Level39 It's easy to focus entirely on the incredible impact and incentives that Bitcoin instills as a monetary good onto the world. Its massive effect on the economics of world markets, and how it will bring down capital barriers all around the world. But then forget, that it could be equally powerful, in the realm of energy production, and thermodynamic innovation. Bitcoin wont just change money, it will change our relationship to energy itself. And Nikola Tesla may just have some insight over 100 years old, that could shed light on what this could mean. Don't miss this excellent article. Link to the original for plenty of links to go exploring and dig deeper into this topic: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-and-teslas-peaceful-energy-vision For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
Read_585 - Your Money AND Your Life [Edward Snowden]
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"Neither is a Central Bank Digital Currency a State-level embrace of cryptocurrency—at least not of cryptocurrency as pretty much everyone in the world who uses it currently understands it. Instead, a CBDC is something closer to being a perversion of cryptocurrency, or at least of the founding principles and protocols of cryptocurrency—a cryptofascist currency, an evil twin entered into the ledgers on Opposite Day, expressly designed to deny its users the basic ownership of their money and to install the State at the mediating center of every transaction." - Edward Snowden Today we take a journey with Edward Snowden diving into the nature and problems of Central Bank Digital Currencies, or CBDCs. More honestly known as centralized surveillance coins. Start playing today's read, and then buy a little Bitcoin to help navigate us around the dystopian nightmare which is a future with CBDCs. Link to the original and Snowden's substack for more epic reading: https://edwardsnowden.substack.com/p/cbdcs For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
Chat #65 - To Airgap, Or Not to Airgap? ...& Other Hardware Challenges with Lixin Liu & Douglas Bakkum
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If you missed the awesome Twitter spaces we had with Lixin Liu from Keystone and Douglas Bakkum from Shift Crypto, you can't stop crying because we have it here on Bitcoin Audible for your listening pleasure. What are the security benefits or trade offs with airgapped hardware wallets, what are the general challenges of Bitcoin hardware security, and why and how do most people lose their Bitcoin and what can we do to fix it? All this and more in today's chat with some amazing minds building Bitcoin hardware, in Chat 65 - To Airgap or not to Airgap? Follow these two crazy intelligent builders on twitter at the links below: https://twitter.com/BitcoinLixin https://twitter.com/douglasbakkum For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2021
Read_584 - Yes, Bitcoin is a Smart Contract Platform [Shinobi]
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“'Smart contracts' as a term was coined by Nick Szabo back in 1996 before the idea of a blockchain was even a twinkling in Satoshi’s eye. They had nothing to do with DAOs, or decentralized exchanges or any of these types of constructs that people tend to think of when they hear the term.” - Shinobi Throwing out the hype, the shitcoin buzzwords, the DAOs, and all the obscure claims about smart contracts on the various "crypto" platforms out there, and let's get down to the origins and true meaning of the term "smart contract." What does it really mean, and does Bitcoin have smart contracts, or not? A great piece from Shinobi and Bitcoin Magazine today. Not to be missed. Link to the original articles for more details, further digging and the other incredible work at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/why-bitcoin-smart-contract-platform For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
Read_583 - Libertarianism & the Bitcoin Strategy [Stephan Livera]
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"Even if we could somehow convince the world or the U.S. government to adopt a gold standard, there’s not really anything stopping them from claiming “it’s an emergency” and that we need to drop the gold standard and “temporarily” close the gold window. In this way, Bitcoin provides stronger assurances about our money than gold ever could.” - Stephan Livera Is libertarianism without Bitcoin a lost cause? How does Bitcoin change the game in the fight for sustainable liberty, and what is the argument for understanding why the Bitcoin strategy for liberty, is the most important strategy we have? Find out in today's concise read from Austrian economist and podcast host Stephan Livera, made available at Bitcoin Magazine. Check out the original link below for more by Stephan and the other great works at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/libertarians-need-to-prioritize-bitcoin For those who want to hear the SLP episode with Titus Gebel on private cities and a strategy for a free future, this is the link to episode 161: https://stephanlivera.com/episode/161/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
Read_582 - The World Bitcoin Will Build [Cory Klippsten]
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“Money appreciates in value over time so that individuals can plan their future knowing their wealth will be protected. This leads to market participants’ time horizons lengthening, creating more investment, more entrepreneurship, more productivity and increased living standards. This boom in entrepreneurship is what ultimately drives humanity forward.” - Cory Klippsten Bitcoin is going to change things. If we fix the money, we fix the world. But if we can truly pull this off, what does that future look like… ? Check out the original article at the link below: https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2021/11/29/the-world-bitcoin-will-build/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
Read_581 - The Vaccine Moment, Part 1 [Paul Kingsnorth]
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“Often, in an argument, what people think they are arguing about is not the real subject of disagreement, which is deeper and often unspoken, if it is even understood. So it is here. The divisions that have opened up in society about the covid vaccines are not really about the covid vaccines at all: they are about what vaccination symbolizes in this moment. What it means to be 'vaxxed' or 'unvaxxed', safe or dangerous, clean or dirty, sensible or irresponsible, compliant or independent: these are questions about what it means to be a good member of society, and what society even is, and they are detonating like depth charges beneath the surface of the culture.” - Paul Kingsnorth We take a small detour to look at the state of the world and what is unfolding before us. How it applies to our future and the systems of control being constructed around us with so little resistance or open discussion. Paul Kingsnorth brings us an excellent article trying to make sense out of all of this. What is wrong, and what can we do about it? Don't forget to check out the original with tons of links referenced throughout the article to explore further and verify what he claims for yourself: https://paulkingsnorth.substack.com/p/the-vaccine-moment-part-one For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
Read_580 - Bitcoin and Crypto Aren't the Same [Nik Bhatia]
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“If price is truth, then a market capitalization of over $1 billion for over 100 different cryptocurrencies tells a story: we live in a multicoin world. But does that mean that bitcoin has competitors on its path to world reserve currency? No.” - Nik Bhatia “Which crypto should I buy?” I’m sure you’ve heard it a thousand times if you’ve been in this space for even a few months. Are Bitcoin and crypto really in the same space, fighting for the same markets? Or is there a more fundamental difference that is difficult to see in such a novel space? What if they aren't even in the same asset class? Nik Bhatia breaks it all down in this short, but excellent piece on why Bitcoin and Crypto, are not in fact, the same. Check out the article with lots of links for reference and further digging here. Check out Some of Nik's other great works at the link below, or search for Nik in the Bitcoin Audible Library: https://bitcoinaudible.com/lightning-why-i-quit-the-bond-market-for-bitcoin/ Don't forget to snag your copy of Layered Money in physical or audiobook format: https://www.amazon.com/Layered-Money-Dollars-Bitcoin-Currencies-ebook/dp/B08PS293NT For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
Read_579 - Our Best Shot at Liberty [Dr. Wolf Von Laer]
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"The Bitcoin network itself and the personal owning of bitcoin is an act of peaceful rebellion against the fiat money system." - Dr. Wolf Von Laer There are a million different ways to discuss the benefits and attributes of Bitcoin, how it will influence the world, how it will change economic calculation. But what is most important for us and our hopes for the future, is the freedom it enables. And this isn't in some esoteric, vague sense, but in a real sense, for both the collective, and the individual. Bitcoin is our best hope for liberty. Don't miss a short, but excellent piece from Dr. Wolf Von Laer. Find the original, plus links to other great reads on the article below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-single-best-shot-at-liberty Don't forget to check out Alex Gladstein's amazing works mentioned in the commentary: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/authors/alexgladstein For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2021
Read_578 - The Irrelevance of Experts [Willem Van Den Bergh]
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“as the internet has slowly but surely eroded the obstacle of restricted information access in the past decades, the limiting factor for an individual to make intellectual progress merely shifted from an accessibility problem to a filtering problem (filtering the information that is relevant from the information that is not).” - Willem Van Den Bergh Another excellent piece from Willem on the core issue of information flow in the modern age. What is the difference between systemic versus regional experts, and what framework can we use to better assess and filter the ocean of information flooding at us everyday? Are we destined to be the victims of supposed "authorities" with no skin in the game? Or is there a path to sustainable, robust knowledge in our digital future? don't miss this one! Check out the original with tons of great links for further reading into these concepts below! Plus drop some massive applause on this article on Medium: https://medium.com/@willemvandenbergh_85885/the-ir-relevance-of-experts-top-down-versus-bottom-up-information-flow-428bd5005d88 Don't forget Willem's previous, amazing piece on Schelling points and the natural path toward convergence on Bitcoin: https://bitcoinaudible.com/on-schelling-points-network-effects-lind/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2021
Read_577 - The End of Super Imperialism [Alex Gladstein]
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"Hudson’s thesis was that America had forced other countries to pay for its wars regardless of whether they wanted to or not. Like a tribute system, but enforced without military occupation. “This was,” he writes, “something never before accomplished by any nation in history.” - Alex Gladstein Another banger from Gladstein this week that follows Michael Hudson's work, Super Imperialism from the 1970s, critiquing and laying out the framework of power resulting from a global reserve system backed by American debt. Was he just a cynic, or was there a thread of truth in his warnings of the dangers of the global dollar system and the resulting dynamics of international power. Don't miss another great piece from Gladstein! Check out the original with many links for further exploring the pieces discussed. Plus the many other great works by Gladstein and Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-replacing-us-super-imperialism For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Chat #64 - Greg Foss & Preston Pysh on Bitcoin & the Bond Blowup
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Today we have an incredible conversation with Preston Pysh and Greg Foss on the Bond markets, the shifting sands of the global financial world, and the incredible impact that Bitcoin will have on our future direction and the outcome of these crazy times. You don’t want to miss this one guys, so dive right in. Don’t forget to check out Preston and Greg on twitter if you haven’t. They are must follows in this space, all signal: https://twitter.com/FossGregfoss https://twitter.com/PrestonPysh For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
Read_576 - Bitcoin Changes Our Perception of Money [Mike Hobart]
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"The passage of time is one thing that we can never get back. Once it has been spent, there’s no refund. Time is the ultimate currency, forever passing without the ability to return to a prior moment: ever passing, ever spent, ultimately and unequivocally finite." - Mike Hobart The mainstream ignorance of money is ubiquitous. But Bitcoin forces one to rethink everything they thought they knew. By Making a pure, independent monetary medium, we are forced to question all the fallacies and loosely held untruths about money that we have never challenged before. Mike Hobart brings us a short, but excellent little piece on the fallacies of money, and why Bitcoin forces them to change. Check out the original and other works by the author below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-changes-perception-of-money For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
Read_575 - Wonder if Bitcoin is Alien Technology? [Tomer Strolight]
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“I wish people engineered things to be self-replicating, self adjusting, self-governing, and ever-lasting. But nobody has engineered anything to do even one of these, and then along comes Bitcoin and does them all” - Tomer Strolight Bitcoin isn't merely a new innovation in the world of tech, its a wholly unique system that behaves so differently from everything today, the social, the engineering, and the organic systems that we are accustomed to, that one could easily find themselves wondering whether it makes more sense that Bitcoin is an alien technology. Maybe we know that it isn't, but it is certainly hard to learn about Bitcoin without once pausing to wonder... check out this piece plus tons of other great work from Tomer below: https://tomerstrolight.medium.com/why-people-wonder-if-bitcoin-is-alien-technology-f9fda5b018b Mentioned in the episode for further reading/exploring: Brandon Quittem's Mycelium Series Part 1 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/bitcoin-is-a-decentralized-organism/ Part 2 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_224---Bitcoin-is-a-Social-Creature--Mycelium-Part-2-e3iq3u Part 3 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/bitcoin-is-the-antivirus/ Part 4 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/bitcoin-is-a-catalyst-for-human-evolution/ Bitcoin is Generational Wealth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rnqst5qCgA For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
Read_574 - Lightning & The Internet - Choosing the Right Path [Roy Sheinfeld]
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"We’re revolutionaries. There’s no reason to be coy about it. Our goal is to replace fiat with bitcoin. “Disruption” is almost a quaint term for a change of the magnitude we’re bringing about. We’re taking power from institutions and transferring it to individuals by giving them control of the value they generate in their lives.” - Roy Sheinfeld We are at a crossroads and Lightning has an extremely difficult and important task. Do we go with the Lightning expansionists, using this decentralized network to embed every single byte of data into our messages and routing them across our nodes to take all that is the internet and redesign it to work on Lightning? Or do we keep lighting simple, focused, and optimized for the best, most robust decentralized payments network in the world? Choosing the right path, by Roy Sheinfeld.  Drop some applause on the original at: https://medium.com/breez-technology/lightning-the-internet-choosing-the-right-path-bedfa6382316 For more digging into the philosophy & thinking behind this from the Guy's Take, here are the other episodes mentioned: Simon Morris: Lessons of Bittorrent https://bitcoinaudible.com/why-bittorrent-mattered-lessons-for-crypto-1-of-4/ Szabo: Minimizing Consumer Worry https://bitcoinaudible.com/estimating-and-minimizing-consumer-worry/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
Read_573 - Why You Cant Have a PPE Curriculum Without Bitcoin [Hass McCook]
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“Freedom, transparency, honesty, meritocracy, fairness, voluntaryism and hard work are great things one should strive toward, whether it is in developing money or living life and setting a good example for others.” - Hass McCook Today we dive into another great piece from Hass on the show, posted with Bitcoin Magazine on the broad disciplines around the Bitcoin technology. And how deeply tied it is to the understanding and study of social phenomena. How could one pretend to understand the social sciences, politics, philosophy, governance, ethics, & economics, without studying Bitcoin? Hass argues that one simply cannot. Don’t miss today’s read Check out the original article and links for diving in further below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/you-cant-have-ppe-curriculum-without-bitcoin For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
Read_572 - Bitcoin & the US Fiscal Reckoning [Avik Roy]
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"It is understandably difficult for most of us to imagine a monetary world aside from the one in which we've lived for generations. After all, the U.S. dollar has served as the world's leading reserve currency since 1919, when Britain was forced off the gold standard. There are only a handful of people living who might recall what the world was like before then. Nevertheless, change is coming." - Avik Roy The fiscal promiscuity of the United States is reaching its end. The bill for the 50 year party and bull market in US treasury bonds is coming to an end. But everything might not be as bleak as it seems, with Bitcoin incentivizing a return to sound money, and providing a global, neutral place to secure wealth, our current disaster could be an amazing opportunity. Don't miss an incredible piece from Avik Roy, on "Bitcoin and the US Fiscal Reckoning." Check out the original on National Affairs at the link below: https://nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/bitcoin-and-the-us-fiscal-reckoning For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
Read_571 - The Quest For Digital Cash [Alex Gladstein]
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"The fight that the cypherpunks mounted was one of the main reasons that the U.S. government lost the Crypto Wars. The authorities tried to stop the code and failed. This realization would loom large in Back’s mind 15 years later, in the summer of 2008, as he worked through that first email from Nakamoto." - Alex Gladstein Today we are reading an incredible article about the decades long quest of the cypherpunks, and the enormous contributions from Adam Back in that journey, to create digital cash. Another brilliant piece by Alex Gladstein and published on the Bitcoin Magazine. The Holy Grail of the cypherpunk mission is here, succeeding more every day and working its way into the psyche of every citizen in the world. But where did it arise, from what philosophy was it borne, and who were the players that made this possible today? All this and more in today's amazing piece. Check out the original article at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-adam-back-and-digital-cash If you are new to Bitcoin and want to go deeper into the economics and concepts that shed light on the Bitcoin system, I suggest starting with Guy's Take #44 - Bitcoin Is Not What You Think It Is For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (20% discount) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (5% discount code GUY) • Get tickets to the biggest & most exciting Bitcoin conference in the world! Bitcoin 2022 (10% discount code GUYSWANN) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
Chat #63 - Hashing it Out with Harry Sudock
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"Nodes are the law, and miners are the muscle." - Harry Sudock Harry Sudock, Vice President of Strategy at Griid, and I have a chat about the challenges of energy production, grid capacity, and the energy infrastructure and how so many can be addressed by the incredible opportunity of Bitcoin mining. How and why are energy production and the Bitcoin network merging together, and what does this mean for the future? Don't forget to check out Harry on twitter, and explore the other shows he has been on discussing more on this topic: https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/harry-sudock ••• If you haven't gotten your tickets for Bitcoin2022, DON'T WAIT! They only go up in value and you can save 10% on your tickets today with code GUYSWANN at checkout. Go to guyswann.com/2022 to snag them! Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
Read_570 - Unpacking the Great Hashrate Migration [Nic Carter]
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"The precise magnitude and schedule for the westward move is currently unknown, but all signals seem to be indicating the greatest shakeup in the geographic makeup of bitcoin mining since the start of the industrial mining era.” - Nic Carter Today we cover an article about the largest shift in mining infrastructure the Bitcoin network has ever seen. What does it mean for Bitcoin, for the Us, and for China, and what might be the reasons for this blanket move by the CCP? Find out in today's read from Nic Carter. Check out the original article below: https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/06/22/go-west-bitcoin-unpacking-the-great-hashrate-migration/ ••• If you haven't gotten your tickets for Bitcoin2022, DON'T WAIT! They only go up in value and you can save 10% on your tickets today with code GUYSWANN at checkout. Go to guyswann.com/2022 to snag them! Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
Read_569 - Calculating the Intrinsic Value of Bitcoin [Greg Foss]
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"Wake up people, this is not a drill. Contagion risks are increasing due to potential global stagflation... The intrinsic value of BTC has increased from the beginning of this year when I originally calculated the value to be over $150,000 per coin." - Greg Foss If we removed the global payments network, we removed the hardest monetary unit in the world, we took out the programmability, and wanted to focus entirely on a key value proposition of Bitcoin - that it is a money external to the fiat structure, and therefore one of the only things that could act as insurance to its default, say a "credit default swap" on the fiat system... how could we calculate it's worth? Greg Foss brings us an excellent piece on Bitcoin Magazine, don't miss it. Link to the original here, as well as his far more through paper on Fixed Income investors and Bitcoin: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/bitcoin-value-in-credit-default-swaps ••• If you haven't gotten your tickets for Bitcoin2022, DON'T WAIT! They only go up in value and you can save 10% on your tickets today with code GUYSWANN at checkout. Go to guyswann.com/2022 to snag them! Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
Read_568 - The Rich Get Richer, The Poor Get Bitcoin [Bradley Rettler]
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“Using Bitcoin can level the playing field for the world’s poor as we work toward economic justice.” - Bradley Rettler Author Bradley Rettler returns in today’s read with a concise piece on the nature of our systemic problems of economic inequality, their unjust cause, and why Bitcoin is the key to leveling the playing field. Check out the original article at the link below: https://iai.tv/articles/the-rich-get-richer-the-poor-get-bitcoin-auid-1766 And for Rettler's other work in audio on the podcast, check out Read 544 - Another Way to Think of Bitcoin’s Value, linked here: ••• If you haven't gotten your tickets for Bitcoin2022, DON'T WAIT! They only go up in value and you can save 10% on your tickets today with code GUYSWANN at checkout. Go to guyswann.com/2022 to snag them! Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
Read_567 - Revenge of the Nodes - Part 2 - 21st Century Autonomy [Aaron Segal]
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"Not only is the world experiencing greater dispersion of outcomes, it is also changing at an increasingly faster pace. Raw data is pouring torrentially down upon us, overwhelming our neural capacity more each day. We are confused, overwhelmed and looking for anchors, answers, and authority.” - Aaron Segal Continuing with Part 2 of yesterday's amazing Bitcoin Magazine piece on the major trends of today, the inevitably of the race to zero volatility, the incentives that will lead to infinite fragility, and why the only correction must come from outside the system. The only external force to an ever centralizing system, is one of complete decentralization. This is part 2 of a 2 part read, don't forget to listen to Part 1 before diving in. Check out the original at the link below, with tons of excellent data and graphics accompanying it that help give the magnitude of the situation we find ourselves in: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/bitcoin-is-driving-autonomy-over-authority Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
Read_566 - Revenge of the Nodes - Part 1 - 20th Century Authoritarianism... [Aaron Segal]
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"The individual investor is professionalizing at the end of one of the biggest, most Homeric blow-out parties of all time. Forgive the cliched baseball metaphor, but this is like a player being called up from the minor leagues right before the off-season, after a seven-game dramatic World Series finale." - Aaron Segal An incredible piece today from Bitcoin Magazine on the major trends of today, the growing and centralization of all markets, and the fall of freed markets to the 20th century institutions of authority. This is part 1 of 2 in a brilliant perspective on the state of the world and economy, and where Bitcoin fits into it all. Check out the original at the link below, with tons of excellent data and graphics accompanying it that help give the magnitude of the situation we find ourselves in: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/bitcoin-is-driving-autonomy-over-authority Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
Only the Strong Survive - Full Audio
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"In this piece we discuss our concerns around the broader “crypto” space beyond Bitcoin. Our arguments revolve around three primary themes: Philosophical, Technical, and Economic. From a philosophical perspective, we discuss the core properties that make Bitcoin work and that make it unique, in our view. From a technical perspective, we evaluate how these properties are lacking to a greater or lesser extent in alternative “cryptoassets,” having been designed out again on questionable philosophical justifications. From an economic perspective, we walkthrough our concerns that “crypto” has not shown a path to establishing a basis for justifiable real-world value, explain why we believe this would be very difficult to ever accomplish, and suggest therefore that their technical flaws are especially vulnerable. Given the complexity of the task we have set ourselves, this piece is intended to bring our arguments into long form and provide a discussion base for good faith disagreement." - Allen Farrington & Big Al Section Summaries: Part 1 - The Innovation From First Principles Part 2 - Crypto is Not Decentralized Part 3 - Crypto is Not Finance Part 4 - The "Investment" Rationale Part 5 - Layered Architecture and Gall's Law Part 6 - Why We Might Be Wrong Find the original work and further details in the appendices here: https://www.uncerto.com/only-the-strong-survive This unabridged reading was brought to you by the BitBox hardware wallet, the open source vault for your Bitcoin keys; The Fold Card, earn sats back rewards on everything you purchase; and Swan Bitcoin, the automatic Bitcoin purchase plan for every Bitcoiner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
Read_565 - Isaiah's Job [Albert Jay Nock]
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"The line of differentiation between the masses and the Remnant is set invariably by quality, not by circumstance. The Remnant are those who by force of intellect are able to apprehend these principles, and by force of character are able, at least measurably, to cleave to them. The masses are those who are unable to do either." - Albert Jay Nock Today we read an incredible piece posted in the Atlantic Monthly nearly a century ago, in 1936. Libertarian author Albert Jay Nock explains the nature of the masses, and of the Remnant. Why Isaiah the profit knew his message would not be received by the masses, why they did not have the force of character to live by it, & why it wouldn't stop the ultimate collapse of society, but despite this, his message would serve the Remnant, and they would be those who built the world back from the rubble. Check out the original at the link below, and explore other works by Albert Jay Nock https://mises.org/library/isaiahs-job Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
Read_564 - Only the Strong Survive - Part 3 [Allen Farrington & Big Al]
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“As Gall’s Law suggests, we believe the general principle favoring Bitcoin’s layered architecture is not one of software engineering so much as engineering entirely in general, yet as elegantly applied to software.” - Only the Strong Survive Listen to Part 1 if you haven't yet! 👉🏻https://traffic.megaphone.fm/CSN7556187630.mp3?updated=1632359979 Part 2 👉🏻https://traffic.megaphone.fm/CSN8589484720.mp3?updated=1632533362 Completing our journey through the incredible piece from Allen Farrington & Big Al, "Only the Strong Survive" with Part 3. Why "Crypto" is a violation of Gall's Law, a fundamental philosophy of engineering all complex ecosystems and institutions, and why it's very likely all that is actually valuable in Crypto, is likely to find its way on top of Bitcoin. Don't miss the epic conclusion of "Only The Strong Survive." Follow Allen and Big Al for some top notch twitter experience and tons of other great work. Find more of their writing by exploring the audio library at BitcoinAudible.com Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
Read_563 - Only the Strong Survive - Part 2 [Allen Farrington & Big Al]
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"Lyn Alden captured this well in her excellent piece, An Economic Analysis of Ethereum, which we highly recommend in addition to our own. Similarly observing that there does seem to be a lot of “financial” activity on Ethereum, specifically: it’s what you would build if you were trying to replicate finance just by looking at it but not really understanding what the point of it all was" Listen to Part 1 if you haven't yet! 👉🏻https://traffic.megaphone.fm/CSN7556187630.mp3?updated=1632359979 Today we continue our journey through the incredible piece from Allen Farrington & Big Al, "Only the Strong Survive." Today we dive deep into the logical reasons why "Crypto" is not actually finance, and what the fundamental errors are made in the investment rationale. Part 3 is on the way, so don't forget to subscribe! Follow Allen and Big Al for some top notch twitter experience and tons of other great work. Find more of their writing by exploring the audio library at BitcoinAudible.com Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Stack automatically every day, week, or month with low fees on a set-it-and-forget-it, Bitcoin only, savings service at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2021
Read_562 - Only the Strong Survive - Part 1 [Allen Farrington & Big Al]
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"The consensus is what matters. The breakthrough of proof-of-work and the difficulty adjustment is far more about harnessing energy and existing communications infrastructure to calibrate incentives than it has to do with computation. Computation is a tool that makes the process more efficient and reliable, but Bitcoin is not itself a 'computer.'" We start our dive into the incredible piece from Allen Farrington & Big Al, on the complete philosophical, technical, & social case for the uncertain long term value in "Crypto" beyond Bitcoin. Starting with section 1 on the true innovation of Bitcoin, and section 2 on why "Crypto" is not actually decentralized. 2 More Parts coming later this week so don't forget to subscribe! Follow Allen and Big Al for some top notch twitter experience and tons of other great work. Find more of their writing by exploring the audio library at BitcoinAudible.com Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
Read_561 - The Village and the Strongman [Alex Gladstein]
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“Sandwiched between Guatemala and Honduras, El Salvador — the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America, with an average GDP per capita of around $3,500 — is a most unlikely ground zero for a financial revolution.” - Alex Gladstein Gladstein is back with the full story of Bitcoin and El Salvador. What it's like on the ground, the people it all started with, the responsibility we have as a community, & the history that gives much needed perspective to the actions of the political regime. You don't want to miss this one. Check out the original article and tons of other incredible work by Gladstein & others at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/the-polarity-of-bitcoin-in-el-salvador Endless thanks to Bitcoin Magazine and the LTB Network for the incredible content they bring to the Bitcoin ecosystem. Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • Get sats back on everything with the Fold Card! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 20% off the Spin+ Card! • And keep those sats SAFE with the BitBox02 hardware wallet. 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
Read_560 - The Schumpeterian Bitcoin Cycle [Prateek Goorha]
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"Schumpeter would have loved Bitcoin. He would have seen in Bitcoin a living representation of his theory of capitalism, so often quoted but rarely understood. Creative destruction is the process by which capitalism continually rejuvenates itself. It is what drives markets forwards, constantly being refreshed with new ideas that destroy extant structures and erect better ones in their stead.” - Prateek Goorha & Andy Edstrom Today we are digging into the evolution of the economy and the cycles of creative destruction that the most significant innovations create in the economic order. What is Bitcoin in this view, and how might these cycles map onto of the cycles within the Bitcoin system itself? Check out the article, plus the others mentioned in today's episode for further exploring the cycles of Bitcoin, innovation, and society: The Schumpeterian Bitcoin Cycle: https://goorha.medium.com/the-schumpeterian-bitcoin-cycle-e79543443bdf Bitcoin and the Rhythms of History - By Brandon Quittem: https://bitcoinaudible.com/bitcoin-and-the-rhythms-of-history/ Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • The Fold Card will get you SATS BACK on EVERYTHING! You don't want to miss this with the Fold debit card, and gift card selection on the Fold App. Everything you already buy, except with sats back! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 5,000 free sats for signing up. • And the BitBox02 hardware wallet for keeping those sats SAFE! You need a secure, intuitive way to hold your digital money in a digital vault. That's the BitBox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
Read_559 - The Dollar Burden & Why the US Will Adopt Bitcoin [Ansel Lindner]
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"we often hear the U.S. dollar called an “exorbitant privilege.” Namely, that the U.S. benefits disproportionately from the dollar’s reserve currency status. This article will detail why the current financial system has, in fact, been a burden on the United States, why the fiat dollar system is ending and what that means for the future of Bitcoin." - Ansel Lindner What if the dollar fiat reserve system isn't actually a great privilege, but is actually a burden that wears on the US success and growth? What if the best path forward to renew US growth and its importance in the global economy, was to adopt a Bitcoin standard? Don't miss another great Bitcoin Magazine read, this one from Ansel Lindner. Check out the original article below, plus tons of other great works at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/how-bitcoin-could-replace-the-u-s-dollar Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • The Fold Card will get you SATS BACK on EVERYTHING! You don't want to miss this with the Fold debit card, and gift card selection on the Fold App. Everything you already buy, except with sats back! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 5,000 free sats for signing up. • And the BitBox02 hardware wallet for keeping those sats SAFE! You need a secure, intuitive way to hold your digital money in a digital vault. That's the BitBox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
Read_558 - Why Bitcoin, The Full Series Audiobook [Tomer Strolight]
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"For those with the curiosity to look, Bitcoin has emerged as a vast and mysterious space to explore, with treasures, dangers and untold potential. And similar to the Statue of Liberty’s beautiful but no longer true invitation, bitcoin beckons those who are tired, poor and yearning to breathe free to enter its realm and bask in the light of its gifts." - Tomer Strolight Why choose Bitcoin? Why Bitcoin is the new frontier. Why and how Bitcoin uses energy. Why everything that should hurt Bitcoin, only makes it stronger. Why Bitcoin is so much more than money. Why Bitcoin will end the worst heist in history, & 20 other amazing chapters in this incredible series by Tomer Strolight, covering so many different perspectives of Bitcoin. See and understand this incredible new technology from every angle imaginable, and find the answer to why Bitcoin? Check out the full book PDF available at Swan Bitcoin below: swanbitcoin.com/whybitcoin Check out our amazing sponsors below that keep this show alive, and all the things made audible for your listening pleasure! • The Fold Card will get you SATS BACK on EVERYTHING! You don't want to miss this with the Fold debit card, and gift card selection on the Fold App. Everything you already buy, except with sats back! Check them out at guyswann.com/fold for 5,000 free sats for signing up. • And the BitBox02 hardware wallet for keeping those sats SAFE! You need a secure, intiutive way to hold your digital money in a digital vault. That's the BitBox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" at guyswann.com/bitbox • Open an IRA with iTrustCapital to invest in Bitcoin & Physical Gold TAX-FREE. Get 1 month FREE with discount code "GUY" by going to the link below: https://rebrand.ly/guyswann Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
Read_557 - The Stairway to Omnipresence [DerGigi]
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"the fact that bitcoin is now legal tender in a country is absolutely astonishing. Yesterday, some nerds discovered a system that allows magic internet money to emerge by sending messages back and forth. Today, a country decided to adopt this system as their currency" - DerGigi Today we cover an excellent little piece from DerGigi that takes a step back and puts the news of legal tender in El Salvador into perspective. This isn't just another bullet point, this is a key step in the realization of a global, open monetary system. This is a major more toward a Bitcoin Standard. Listen to find out more. Check out all the incredible work by DerGigi and follow him at DerGigi.com: https://dergigi.com/2021/09/09/moving-towards-a-bitcoin-standard/ Plus the threads covered in the Guy's Take from BitcoinBeach linked below: https://twitter.com/Bitcoinbeach/status/1434520062208118785?s=20 Don't forget to check out our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
Read_556 - Bitcoin Has Already Won [Akarsh Nalawade]
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"There has never been a more secure, scarce, valuable, transportable, decentralized and networked asset in all of humanity’s history. It’s more mobile than gold. It appreciates faster than property. It’s supply is fixed unlike stocks and bonds. It’s payment network is faster and cheaper than Visa’s" - Akarsh Nalawade With Lightning exploding on the scene and becoming the default means of interaction with the Bitcoin system, legal tender going live in El Salvador, the massive hash rate migration, and so much more, Bitcoin is becoming the impossible to ignore. Lindy in full display, Bitcoin may be doing more than simply winning, it may have already won. First time author Akarsh brings us a fun, short piece making the case that the battle is already over, we are simply waiting for the dust to settle. Check out the original piece on Medium and the other works by Akarsh at the link below: https://akarshnalawade01.medium.com/bitcoin-has-already-won-ea028936f016 Don't forget to check out our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
Read_555 - The Bitcoin Energy Debate & the Gold Resource Cost Debate [Nic Carter]
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"Long before we had the Bitcoin energy debate, we had the gold resource cost debate. The contours were similar: the costs associated with gold refining and extraction were a waste; they were too great relative to a mere fiat standard in which notes could be printed for virtually nothing." - Nic Carter Great piece today from Nic Carter published on Bitcoin Magazine. The energy cost debate of Bitcoin might not be quite what it seems to be. And we can take a lesson from history by understanding the long, ongoing debate about the resource costs of the Gold standard.  Check out the original article at the link below, plus tons of great stuff from Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-and-gold-energy-debate Don't forget to check out our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2021
Read_554 - Finding Financial Freedom in Afghanistan [Alex Gladstein]
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“Farzan and her family traveled by foot, car and train thousands of miles through Iran and Turkey, finally making it to Germany in 2017. Along the way, dishonest middlemen and common thieves stole everything they brought with them, including their jewelry and cash. At one point, their boat crashed, and more belongings sank to the bottom of the Mediterranean. It’s a tragic story familiar to so many refugees. But in this case, something was different. Through it all, Farzan was able to keep her bitcoin, because she hid the seed to her Bitcoin wallet on a piece of tiny, innocuous-looking paper. Thieves could not take what they could not find.” - Alex Gladstein You don't want to miss another excellent piece in the incredible ongoing works by Alex Gladstein. Thanks to Bitcoin Magazine for this incredible work and continuing to put out so much incredible stuff for the Bitcoin space! Check out the article below for links to dig further and a huge collection of other excellent works at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-financial-freedom-in-afghanistan Don't forget to check out our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
Chat #62 - Dave Smith & Part of the Solution
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Dave Smith has finally done a Bitcoin episode! For those of you who missed this, I am making it available on my own feed and for those of you who do not know Dave Smith, he has the best podcast on libertarianism out there. It is absolutely one to check out if you haven't yet. Check out the links below to watch this episode on youtube, or explore the other great content on Part of the Problem. Part of the Problem with Dave Smith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAqs3DOXqCc https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/part-of-the-problem/id833706616 Don't forget to check out our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
Read_553 - Bitcoin's "Naive" Monetary Policy [Natasha Che]
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"Bitcoin fails as a money b/c of its naive monetary policy. Many people think government printing too much is evil, so a fixed money supply must be good. The reality: a money that cannot expand would crush the economy and put us all in poverty. Here’s why and how to fix it." - Natasha Che Today we have a fun one to go through. A twitter thread by Natasha Che who was eager to explain why Bitcoin's monetary policy would ultimately lead to economic destitution and poverty. A prime example of "I've just discovered Bitcoin, and I'm here to fix it." Is any of her theory correct? Or does she base her entire theory upon false assumptions about money? Find the entire thread and comments at the link below: https://twitter.com/RealNatashaChe/status/1428431581077667842 Don't forget to check out our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
Read_552 - Inside Cuba's Bitcoin Revolution [Alex Gladstein]
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“This technology goes around blockades and government restrictions, it allows you to move value without trusting anyone, it connects you to the world, and it allows you to empower yourself and do things that are otherwise impossible,” he said. “It has created hope for those who want change.” Today Alex Gladstein takes us on another Bitcoin journey around the world, this time to Cuba. A communist regime where dissent is illegal, where 70% of the value of the currency is stolen by the government in the official conversion, & where the chance to accumulate wealth and engage in trade is a privilege for the few. With Bitcoin and internet finding their way to this lost country, a chance for a better future may be on the horizon. Don't miss another incredible piece from Gladstein & Bitcoin Magazine. Check out the original at Bitcoin Magazine, plus the other amazing works recently published over there at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/cubas-bitcoin-revolution Don't forget to check out our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
Read_551 - I Tried Hacking Bitcoin, and I Failed [Dan Kaminsky]
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"By all extant metrics in security system review, this system should have failed instantaneously, at every possible layer.  And, to be fair, it has failed at other layers – BitCoin thefts have occurred, in the meta-code that surrounds the core technology itself. But the core technology actually works, and has continued to work, to a degree not everyone predicted. Time to enjoy being wrong. What the heck is going on here?" - Dan Kaminsky Today we read an excellent blast from the past by legend Dan Kaminsky who saw Bitcoin as an inevitable disaster that he couldn't wait to tear apart, only to be stopped at every tactic he used by code that "simply knew better." We lost Dan this past year from complications due to diabetes, and it's sad to lose such a major contributor to the security of the internet. RIP Dan, your contributions won't be forgotten. I Tried Hacking Bitcoin And I Failed: https://www.businessinsider.com/dan-kaminsky-highlights-flaws-bitcoin-2013-4 Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
Read_550 - Bitcoin's Energy Use isn't a Problem, Here's Why [Lyn Alden]
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"And it’s easier to sensa­tion­alize things for pageviews or polit­ical gain. For example, it’s commonly said that the Bitcoin network uses more energy than some countries. That’s true, but then so does Google, Youtube, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, the cruise industry, Christmas lights, house­hold drying machines, private jets, the zinc industry, and basically any other sizable platform or industry. From that list, Bitcoin’s energy usage is the closest to that of the cruise indus­try’s energy usage, but bitcoins are used by more people, and the network scales far better." - Lyn Alden Today we read an amazing and comprehensive view of the entire argument around Bitcoin and energy with all of the fallacies and misunderstandings. Is Bitcoin's energy use really a problem? Find out! Check out the full article with tons of extra to help visualize the arguments and explore further at the Swan Bitcoin blog: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/bitcoins-energy-usage-is-not-a-problem-heres-why-by-lyn-alden/ Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
Guy's Take #49 - Backed by Truth
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"Bitcoin is a network, a money, a language, a system of rules, & a clock. Bitcoin is backed by Truth" - Guy Swann Links to other works mentioned in the show today for further digging and study of these concepts in detail. Plus a really funny clip on the ridiculousness of the English language: Dergigi's "Bitcoin is Time" https://bitcoinaudible.com/bitcoin-is-time/ Gallagher on the English Language: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfz3kFNVopk Shelling Out: The Origins of Money: https://bitcoinaudible.com/shelling-out-the-origins-of-money/ Money, Blockchains & Social Scalability: https://bitcoinaudible.com/money-blockchains-and-social-scalability/ Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2021
Read_549 - Fiat Lux: The Origins of Modern Money [HeavilyArmedClown]
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The word “fiat” is growing more aggrandized in the modern lexicon, however, despite its increasing popularity it is often ill defined or misused. I regularly observe people falsely call Bitcoin a fiat currency. This is thanks, not least of all, to the layman’s poor grasp of history and money. Fiat is of Latin origin, meaning authoritative sanction; a decree, command or order. Fiat does not mean “backed by nothing” or “redeemable for nothing” or “pegged to nothing.” - HAC A walk through the history of monetary expansion, the constant, and inevitable consequences, and how Bitcoin is set to change the fundamental flaw through which such manipulation is even possible. We are entering a new world. Are you ready? Some other links to check out! • Fiat Lux: The Origins of Modern Money: https://heavilyarmedclown.medium.com/fiat-lux-the-origins-of-modern-money-469dbc47567b • WTF Happened in 1971?: https://wtfhappenedin1971.com/ • History of Money and Banking in the United States: https://cdn.mises.org/History%20of%20Money%20and%20Banking%20in%20the%20United%20States%20The%20Colonial%20Era%20to%20World%20War%20II_2.pdf • What Bitcoin Did: https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/wtf-is-happening-in-2020 Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
Read_548 - This is Not a Drill! [Jake Chervinsky]
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"Here's the deal with the US infrastructure bill: A new provision has been added that expands the Tax Code's definition of "broker" to capture nearly everyone in crypto, including non-custodial actors like miners, forcing them all to KYC users. This is not a drill" - Jake Chervinsky The government is trying to sneak in an incredibly arduous and expansive redefinition of the tax code that could be interpreted as so broad to essentially encompass every computer and piece of software running in the Bitcoin industry. This will be a disaster for the open monetary network within the United States. Today we read a great thread breaking down the issue from Jake Chervinsky and talk at length about what we can do. Take a short time to call your senator or representative or use the resist.bot to automatically send an email at the below links: guyswann.com/senator guyswann.com/representative guyswann.com/resist Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2021
Read_547 - Scaling Lightning: To El Zonte... and Beyond! [Roy Sheinfeld]
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"Many tellings of El Salvador’s story have largely overlooked and understated the role of the Lightning Network. But make no mistake: any country could have adopted bitcoin five or eight years ago. The base layer hasn’t changed much. The new ingredient, the innovation that has made this possible and is opening up all kinds of possibilities for the future, is Lightning.” - Roy Sheinfeld Today we dive back into Lightning in another excellent article from Breez Tech founder Roy Sheinfeld exploring how Lightning has brought us to today, and how to scale it to the entire world. Even though it's often thought of as a part of the background regarding the recent El Salvador announcement, to the contrary, it's truly at the center of everything that is happening. With a major shout out to Michael Peterson from Bitcoin beach and the Lightning proof of concept, we read Roy's excellent article, "Scaling Lightning: To El Zonte... And Beyond!" Link to the article for further reading and links to related services: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/scaling-lighting-el-zonte For the best resource on news, information, essays, and education in the Bitcoin space, don't forget to check out the incredible BitcoinMagazine and the LTBNetwork for other shows all about the developments in this ecosystem! Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2021
Read_546 - Could Bitcoin Be Palestine's Currency of Freedom? [Alex Gladstein]
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“Independence is financial,” Abukhdeir told me. “If we don’t have financial freedom, nothing is going to change.” - Alex Gladstein Another brilliant addition to the Gladstein series from Bitcoin Magazine. Gladstein has been investigating Bitcoin's benefits for people all over the globe, those in the first world, the third, connected to the modern banking system, the entirely unbanked, those stuck under oppressive regimes, monetary colonialization, & behind walls of political tyranny. Today he takes a deep dive into Palestine and how they have ben bled dry of their capital and manufacturing base over 50 years in significant part through a monetary and banking system completely controlled by external powers. And how Bitcoin may be a spark of hope to begin changing that harsh reality. Could Bitcoin be Palestine's Currency of Freedom? https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/can-bitcoin-bring-palestine-freedom For the best resource on news, information, essays, and education in the Bitcoin space, don't forget to check out the incredible BitcoinMagazine and the LTBNetwork for other shows all about the developments in this ecosystem! Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
Read_545 - The Ultimate Guide to Inflation [Lyn Alden]
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A great piece today detailing out the different kinds, the nuances & the long history of inflation. What misconceptions do we still have about inflation? What are the major correlating factors? And what can we do to protect ourselves in different environments? All this and more in another of Lyn Alden's incredible pieces from her investment newsletter. The Ultimate Guide to Inflation: https://www.lynalden.com/inflation/#investing Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And secure your Bitcoin future by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
Read_544 - Another Way to Think About Bitcoin's Value [Bradley Rettler]
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"Owning bitcoin is often put in contrast to owning stock in a company that produces a good or service. In virtue of the company producing a good or service and receiving money for the good or service, stock in that company is said to have intrinsic value. Methods of calculation of the intrinsic value of a stock usually involve calculating the value of the assets the company has and/or the expected future earnings. Bitcoin is not a company and produces no goods or services — so it lacks intrinsic value. So goes the criticism." - Bradley Rettler Why is it so difficult for people to wrap their heads around the idea of Bitcoin's value? Its always met with criticisms like "but it doesn't have intrinsic value," or "but its not backed by anything." In this context, what does intrinsic value even mean, and does Bitcoin have any of it? Dr. Bradley Rettler brings us a great breakdown at Bitcoin Magazine on the philosophy of value & what, if anything, actually has intrinsic value at all. Another Way to Think About Bitcoin's Value: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-intrinsic-value-definition Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Read_543 - There Never Was a Real Tulip Fever [Smithsonian Magazine]
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"For decades, economists have pointed to 17th-century tulipmania as a warning about the perils of the free market. Writers and historians have reveled in the absurdity of the event. The incident even provides the backdrop for the new film Tulip Fever, based on a novel of the same name by Deborah Moggach. The only problem: none of these stories are true." - Lorraine Boissoneault What if every single time Bitcoin critics derided the Bitcoin phenomenon as nothing but market madness, a mirror of the obvious insanity of the Tulip craze in 17th century Dutch markets... what if they were actually referring to something that never really happened? What was the Tulip bubble really and was it exactly what it was made out to be? Or something far more boring? Dont miss this excellent article from Smithsonian Mag and author Lorraine Boissoneault that digs into the truth behind the myth, and about the not so manic Tulip Mania. Link the the original article, plus the source work by Anne Goldgar who did extensive research and found out the truth behind the myth: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/there-never-was-real-tulip-fever-180964915/ https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/T/bo5414939.html Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
Read_542 - Sidechains for Scaling, Thunder Network [Paul Sztorc]
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"Bitcoin (BTC, the currency) in its current form can scale – enough to process every txn in the world! It just needs the right combination of layer2s." - Paul Sztorc What would it look like if we could use sidechains today to scale Bitcoin to the worldwide payments capacity? Paul Sztorc, proponent and developer for Drivechains & BIP300 to bring this model to the Bitcoin ecosystem, lays out his vision for a future with the Thunder Network; sidechains with heavier data throughput to bridge to act as huge transaction aggregators that enables the quick deployment of any desired feature, an open landscape for design & privacy technology, & will allow Bitcoin to scale to every user in the world, and beyond. Sidechains for Scaling, Thunder Network: https://www.truthcoin.info/blog/thunder/ Check out the "Lessons from Bittorrent Series" covered on the show that was mentioned in the commentary: https://bitcoinaudible.com/why-bittorrent-mattered-lessons-for-crypto-1-of-4/ Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
Read_541 - A Treatise on Altcoins [Andrew Poelstra]
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"Of course, “developing your own cryptosystem” is the purview of only cranks and researchers, so it was reasonably assumed that none of these “altcoins”, as they were called, could ever be plausibly presented for public use. Boy, were we ever wrong on that one" - Andrew Poelstra How did we find ourselves in an environment where people copy/paste "crypto tokens" on a daily basis, and foundational cryptographic infrastructure is tossed around like casino chips? Prior to the days of Bitcoin, no one would have ever taken such projects seriously, but enter the ability to make money off fools and everything changes. Dont miss an incredible piece from Bitcoin developer Andrew Poelstra atempting to break down the major flaws and failures of philosophy on the entirety of what is know today as "altcoins." A Treatise on Altcoins: https://download.wpsoftware.net/bitcoin/alts.pdf Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2021
Read_540 - Bitcoin & the American Idea [Alex Gladstein]
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"Perhaps Bitcoin can help Americans reflect on our history and remember that our true glory, in Adams’s words, is “not dominion, but liberty,” and that our true march is “of the mind” and not the sword." - Alex Galdstein Happy Independence Day fellow Audionauts! This is the day to celebrate the American experiment and the ideals which it sought to achieve. An ideal of "all men created equal," individual liberties, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and so many more revolutionary principles that have been the foundation for the outlaw of slavery, the civil rights movement, & human rights movements around the world. So where do we separate "America the idea" from "America the political system?" What was missed in the founding documents that allowed the experiment to still fail so many? Does Bitcoin have a role to play by re-empowering these core principles of individual liberty? Another brilliant piece from Alex Gladstein & Bitcoin Magazine, don't miss today's show! https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-and-the-american-idea Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2021
Chat #61 - Libertarians & Bitcoiners Sitting in a Tree...
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We had an awesome discussion on Twitter spaces, getting some major Bitcoiners and Libertarians together to talk about the tools available to us in the endless fight for liberty, & why Bitcoin should be at the center of it all. Hope you guys enjoy this discussion as much as I did, and sorry for the minor audio hiccups and lack of censoring. As an open discussion there is some language so don't have your kids around if you don't want them to hear. Thanks to @BranchFloridian for putting this together and hope to be able to do this again soon! Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2021
Read_539 - The Theological Conquest of Money [Erik Cason]
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"Bitcoin over the last ten years has create a single global movement that is loyal to no nation-state, no government, no military anywhere on the planet; but towards an ethics of a commonality of wealth. Through the radical protection cryptography offers to this new form of property found within bitcoin, the bonds of a new commonwealth have been formed." - Erik Cason Another great piece from cypherpunk extraordinaire, Erik Cason. On the theological idea of money, the manifestation & understanding of human liberty external to the state apparatus, & how Bitcoin changes the nature of political law, forever. Get ready, the rabbit hole is about to get crazy. Dont' forget to check out tons of other great works at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason. Don't forget your goodies from our awesome sponsors! 5% off the BitBox02 with code "GUY," your bank grade digital vault for your Bitcoin keys from Shiftcrypto.ch And $10 in sats for FREE by starting your automatic savings plan at SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
Guy's Take #48 - But Hoarding Money Destroys the Economy!...
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We've all heard the criticism, sound money can't work because people will simply "hoard it." Obviously, per the Keynesians' demands, it is critical that we incentivize consumption and investment or the economy will fall into chaos and poverty. But how sound is this idea really? Does a money that keeps its value and isn't debased REALLY destroy the economy? What if this statement is simply.... wrong? All this and more in today's Guy's Take to break down the concepts of natural deflation, its differences with credit deflation, the boogeyman it's been confused with, & what sound money gives to the economy that uses it. Some other great episodes mentioned in today's show to expand on the ideas & go further down the rabbit hole: The Use of Knowledge in Society https://bitcoinaudible.com/hayeks-use-of-knowledge-in-society-part-1-2/ Guy's Take #18 - A Story of Booms and Busts https://bitcoinaudible.com/a-story-about-booms-busts/ Guy's Take #36 - Walking Tall https://bitcoinaudible.com/guys-take-36-walking-tall/ Our amazing sponsors for today's show, keeping Bitcoin Audible alive! The BitBox02 hardware wallet for the trifecta of ease of use, security, & open source key storage. SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic Bitcoin savings plan, automatic withdrawal, & low fee sat stacking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
Read_537 - Bitcoin is An Idea [DerGigi]
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"As Victor Hugo reminds us: nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come. Bitcoin is here to stay; and Bitcoin’s time is now." - DerGigi Another chapter in Gigi's upcoming book 21 Ways, today's article covers some of the prehistory, the origins, the breakthroughs, and the meaning of the Bitcoin system. Gigi always comes through with excellent work, and this one doesn't disappoint. Check out his patreon to stay up on his other projects and support his content. Plus the incredible body of work on his website at the links below. https://www.patreon.com/dergigi https://dergigi.com/2021/06/13/bitcoin-is-an-idea/ Explore the entire library of audio works at BitcoinAudible.com, plus vote for your favorites to be heard on the show! Our amazing sponsors for today's show, keeping Bitcoin Audible alive! The BitBox02 hardware wallet for the trifecta of ease of use, security, & open source key storage. SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic Bitcoin savings plan, automatic withdrawal, & low fee sat stacking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2021
Read_538 - Fighting Monetary Colonialism with Open Source Code [Alex Gladstein]
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"Monetary repression continues to be hidden, and not spoken of in polite circles. The reality today for the 182 million people living in CFA nations is that while they may be politically independent in name, their economies and money are still under colonial rule, and foreign powers still abuse and prolong that relationship to squeeze and exploit as much value from their societies and geographies as possible." - Alex Gladstein Another tour de force from Gladstein, this time breaking down the dirty details of the oppressive CFA monetary regime used, much like the petrodollar, to control and consume resources from foreign nations into French coffers. A common story in monetary systems, it's used as a tool for power, privilege, & political control. Hear the stories on the ground of those who saw this colonialism, and how they hope to stop it. Another from the irreplaceable publication of BitcoinMagazine. 👏🏻 Check out the original and other great pieces from Bitcoin Magazine below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-a-currency-of-decolonization Search for the many other pieces by Gladstein in the Bitcoin Audible Library: https://BitcoinAudible.com Follow the amazing people discussed and mentioned in this piece: https://twitter.com/Farida_N https://twitter.com/diopfode https://twitter.com/fpigeaud https://twitter.com/nssylla Our amazing sponsors for today's show, keeping Bitcoin Audible alive! The BitBox02 hardware wallet for the trifecta of ease of use, security, & open source key storage. SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic Bitcoin savings plan, automatic withdrawal, & low fee sat stacking Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2021
Read_536 - Bitcoin Information Theory B.I.T [Aaron Segal]
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"A deflationary monetary system of absolute hard money acts as a mirror for value creation. It is a compass to guide us toward a better economic path." - Aaron Segal From Bitcoin Magazine, we hit a fantastic piece on the nature of money as a tool for reducing informational entropy. Why a finite supply money, is ultimately the most pure form of money able to translate technological innovation into decreased uncertainty in an economic system. Don't miss Segal's "Bitcoin Information Theory" Check out the original and other great pieces at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-information-theory-bit The other excellent pieces mentioned that dig further into this topic, the ideas of pricing in an economy, & why our system has been skewed to strip the economic machine of growth and productivity: "The Capital Strip Mine" by Allen Farringtion: https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-capital-strip-mine/ "The Use of Knowledge in Society" by F.A. Hayek: https://bitcoinaudible.com/hayeks-use-of-knowledge-in-society-part-1-2/ And our amazing sponsors for today's show, keeping Bitcoin Audible alive! The BitBox02 hardware wallet for the trifecta of ease of use, security, & open source key storage. SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic Bitcoin savings plan, automatic withdrawal, & low fee sat stacking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
Read_535 - Analyzing Bitcoin's Network Effect [Lyn Alden]
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"A network effect is an attribute of a company or other system such that as more people use the network, the network becomes exponentially more valuable for each user. It’s one of the strongest economic moats that a system can have against competitors." - Lyn Alden Another excellent piece today from the newsletter of Lyn Alden, making sense of network effects, what they are & how fundamental they are to success. Breaking down the network effects of Bitcoin and the state of the ecosystem and institutional adoption. And lastly its comparison to the rest of the “Crypto” industry and where we can or cannot compare them. Analyzing Bitcoin's Network Effect: https://www.lynalden.com/bitcoins-network-effect/ For the Ray Youssef panel mentioned, Bitcoin 2021: Onboarding One Billion Bitcoiners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfvLz81EVhI And our lovely sponsors who make Bitcoin Audible possible: ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet for sovereignty, simplicity, & security of your Bitcoin keys. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" SwanBitcoin.com for your automatic, no hassle, & low cost Bitcoin savings plan. Set it once and it never stops stacking for your future self! $10 free sats for signing up at my ref link. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
Read_534 - Bitcoin Mining & the Case for More Energy [Caulfield & Lindstrom]
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“All this to say, there is no optimistic version of the future in which humanity does not use significantly more energy than it does today.” - Hodl’n Caulfield & Selene Lindstrom What is the connection between Bitcoin, human prosperity, and the fundamental process of commanding energy to solve our problems? Bitcoin isn’t just a monetary and financial solution, its also revolutionary in the simple fact that it replaces a problem of violence and authority, merely through the burning of energy. How could we make the case that not only should we not scorn this amazing feat, but that we should want far more energy used by the system, to protect far more people around the world from systemic corruption of money? Check out the original and drop some crazy applause on this one on medium: https://bitcoinandenergy.medium.com/bitcoin-mining-and-the-case-for-more-energy-90094ce25fac Don’t forget to follow the authors on Twitter for more of their future work: https://twitter.com/stackerintherye https://twitter.com/selenelindstr6 And a shout out to our amazing sponsors to the show: ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet for sovereignty, simplicity, & security of your Bitcoin keys. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" SwanBitcoin.com for your automatic, no hassle, & low cost Bitcoin savings plan. Set it once and it never stops stacking for your future self! $10 free sats for signing up at my ref link. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Read_533 - Guy's Take on the "Why Bitcoin Series, Part 1"
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Completely left the intro and guy's take section out of the publishing for last week's episode, so figured I would drop it just for those who might like to listen. No ads or any breaks for this one since I screwed up, lol. Enjoy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
Read_533 - Why Bitcoin, The Series - Part 1 [Tomer Strolight]
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"For those with the curiosity to look, Bitcoin has emerged as a vast and mysterious space to explore with treasures, dangers, and untold potential." - Tomer Strolight Going through the incredible short, but profound pieces in the Why Bitcoin series by Tomer Strolight. An incredible walk through the many fundamental characteristics of Bitcoin. Why should we choose it, why is it backed by physics, why does its buying power keep rising, why is it the new frontier, and more in this first episode. Don't miss it! For more digging into what happened in El Salvador and what the legal tender dstatus means, check out the awesome SSL podcast we did with Tomer, Alex Gladstein, Brady Swenson, & myself earlier today. Careful not to get too bullish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_WC-AU8df8 Then for diving deeper into Proof of Work, check out the great pieces by Hugo Nguyen mentioned in the commentary: Anatomy of Proof of Work: https://bitcoinaudible.com/anatomy-of-proof-of-work-part-1/ Bitcoin, Chance & Randomness: https://bitcoinaudible.com/bitcoin-chance-and-randomness-part-2/ ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet for the secure, safe ship for sailing the open seas to this new frontier! And SwanBitcoin.com for the strong sails pointed in the right direction. Toward a sovereign future, auto stacking & DCA into Bitcoin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Bitcoin Law - The El Salvador Legal Tender Bill
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I may have gotten ahead of myself but the vote is happening right now in El Salvador's Congress. It's being discussed and read on the floor & in order to get this out as quickly as possible, we have the reading of the "Bitcoin Law" proposed and soon voted on in El Salvador. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Guy's Take #47 - Legal Tender... And So It Begins
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If you haven't seen it, don't miss out on this moment in history. Jack Mallers' announcement and speech at Bitcoin2021 on the massive moves they are making with Strike, the infrastructure being built in the developing world, & the move by the President of El Salvador to make Bitcoin a legal Tender within the country and make it part of the national strategy to bring financial inclusion, monetary independence, and an infrastructure that will take them into the future with Bitcoin. This is the beginning of some massive. Don't miss today's episode and the link below to dig more into this incredible development. Jack Mallers at Bitcoin 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_59hrgTiRJU Tweets related to this news & read on this episode: https://twitter.com/WilliamSorianoH/status/1401737638290280452?s=20 https://twitter.com/nayibbukele/status/1401955382533165062?s=20 https://twitter.com/nayibbukele/status/1401622548396314631?s=20 https://twitter.com/nayibbukele/status/1401335885497524226?s=20 https://twitter.com/carlitosrejala/status/1401712725886132224?s=20 https://www.thestreet.com/crypto/bitcoin/panama-may-join-el-salvador-and-paraguay-in-bitcoin-adoption https://twitter.com/gabrielsilva8_7/status/1401965129051389958?s=20 https://twitter.com/FabioOstermann/status/1401988499893587968?s=20 And a shout out to our amazing sponsors to the show: ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet for sovereignty, simplicity, & security of your Bitcoin keys. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" SwanBitcoin.com for your automatic, no hassle, & low cost Bitcoin savings plan. Set it once and it never stops stacking for your future self! $10 free sats for signing up at my ref link. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
Read_532 - The Humanitarian & Environmental Case for Bitcoin [Alex Gladstein]
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"If there is ever competition for the energy that the Bitcoin miners are buying, the miners turn off their machines, perhaps to turn them back on later in a real-time response to grid loads. This relationship is poorly understood by many, leading to a popular but incorrect assumption that Bitcoin is “wasting” energy that could be used for other projects." - Alex Gladstein Another amazing piece from Gladstein, this time breaking down the incentives and elements of Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining that has the potential to transform the developing world's capacity for capital accumulation, sustainable economic activity, & bootstrapping of renewable energy production and expansion of the much needed electrification. Don't miss this piece! Check out the original and Gladstein’s other incredible work below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-is-humanitarian-and-environmental A big thanks to BitcoinMagazine and the LTBNetwork for the invaluable & dedicated resource they have been to the Bitcoin community for so many years. And a shout out to our amazing sponsors to the show: ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet for sovereignty, simplicity, & security of your Bitcoin keys. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" SwanBitcoin.com for your automatic, no hassle, & low cost Bitcoin savings plan. Set it once and it never stops stacking for your future self! $10 free sats for signing up at my ref link. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Read_531 - Why Anthropologists are More Interested in Bitcoin than Economists [Mick Morucci]
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“At the core of economists’ fallacy is the belief that money is money by decree (because the state and its expert economists say so), which means they don’t fully recognise the power held by people’s collective decisions.” - Mick Morucci A Bitcoin Magazine read today on why it is that the modern anthropologist may actually have a better grasp of Bitcoin and its incredible potential, than the mainstream economist does. A fascinating perspective from Anthropologist & economist Mick Morucci, on the unique insight he brings from 2 different disciplines. Check out the original at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/anthropologists-are-interested-in-bitcoin Wired For Story: https://www.amazon.com/Wired-Story-Writers-Science-Sentence/dp/1607742454/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1_FMXR Big thanks to our sponsors! ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2021
Read_530 - Privacy, Fungibility, Anonymity [nopara73]
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“Technologies of anonymous communication, anonymous currency, and reputation systems have been invented. They cannot be un-invented. These are all the ingredients needed to build a circular economy with strong privacy in cyber-space” - NoPara73 Today we dive back into some of the most important concepts in Bitcoin, and some of the fundamental goals Bitcoin was created to facilitate. Privacy, Fungibility, & anonymity. What are they, how do they relate to each other, and what can we do to preserve them within the Bitcoin system? Check out the original article and drop some epic applause on this piece on medium! https://nopara73.medium.com/privacy-fungibility-anonymity-451d029355f7 Follow nopara73 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nopara73 An excellent discussion of the importance of privacy in today’s world with Glenn Greenwald: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcSlowAhvUk Big thanks to our sponsors! ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2021
Read_529 - PART 2: The Inflation/Deflation Debate [Lyn Alden]
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"deflation is the natural order of a productive economy. If we were using a hard money standard like gold, for example, we would expect products to get cheaper over time relative to the value of our golden money, thanks to technological and productivity improvements over time, which make them cheaper relative to the number of labor hours required to produce them.” - Lyn Alden Concluding the amazing breakdown of the current macroeconomic conditions of the dollar, how much money is actually being injected into the system, and what inflationary/deflationary forces are at play to make sense of what out monetary future holds. Don't forget to check out the original to dig deeper down the rabbit hole on these topics & follow Lyn's incredible blog: https://www.lynalden.com/quantitative-easing-mmt-inflation/ Other of Lyn's great work from the show: 7 Misconceptions About Bitcoin: https://bitcoinaudible.com/7-misconceptions-about-bitcoin/ The Fraying of the Petrodollar System Part 1 & 2: https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-fraying-of-the-petrodollar-system-part-1/ https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-fraying-of-the-petrodollar-system-part-2/ Big thanks to our sponsors! ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2021
Read_529 - QE, MMT, Inflation & Deflation - Part 1 [Lyn Alden]
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"Quantitative easing (QE) occurs when central banks, such as the U.S. Federal Reserve, create new money to buy government bonds or other securities. Some people fear that it will cause high inflation or even hyper-inflation and that it is essentially money-printing, while others suggest that it has no impact on inflation because the money that is newly-created or “printed” gets locked away... Based on history and math, the inflationary side of the argument is eventually correct, but with a lot of nuance along the way." - Lyn Alden Another amazing piece from Lyn Alden breaking down & "steel manning" the concepts of QE & MMT. How they claim to work in theory and when they are/are not “money printing” and what their major failures are. This is a great one for making sense of the macroeconomic situation and trying to wrap your head around some of these very vague and often purposefully obscure concepts around monetary policy to get down to the truth behind what’s happening. Check out the charts and other great links to dig deeper down the rabbit hole on these topics, or get a head start on tomorrows Part 2: https://www.lynalden.com/quantitative-easing-mmt-inflation/ 7 Misconceptions About Bitcoin: https://bitcoinaudible.com/7-misconceptions-about-bitcoin/ The Fraying of the Petrodollar System Part 1 & 2: https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-fraying-of-the-petrodollar-system-part-1/ https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-fraying-of-the-petrodollar-system-part-2/ Big thanks to our sponsors! ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Read_529 - Orange is the New Green [Knut Svanholm]
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"Money condenses energy. Bitcoin is the first and only tool we have for converting electric energy to monetary energy. Now what does this do to the energy market?" - Knut Svanholm Amidst all the craziness around the Bitcoin & energy debate, its time to visit another great piece by returning author Knut Svnaholm of "Sovereignty Through Mathematics" and the amazing Citadel21 Magazine! A piece not only on the energy dynamic of Bitcoin, but also the waste and economic destruction caused by the central banking system. Listen to find out in today's read. Check out the original and the other great pieces on Citadel 21 at the link below: https://www.citadel21.com/orange-is-the-new-green Mentioned in the show was the amazing piece from Hayek "The Use of Knowledge in Society": https://bitcoinaudible.com/hayeks-use-of-knowledge-in-society-part-1-2/ Thanks so much to our sponsors who make this show possible: ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Guy's Take #46 - Bitcoin is Dead... Again
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The price took a near 30% dump today. So let's talk about it. A short episode today while I take care of my pup. Have you been distraught with the current price swings? That only means you are doing something wrong, or you don't yet understand what you are buying into. Conviction comes with experience & knowledge. Today you gain experience, Bitcoin Audible will help you with your knowledge 😘 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Read_528 - Bitcoin is a Trojan Horse for Freedom [Alex Gladstein]
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“Their goals were to separate money from governments and corporations, check the growth of the global surveillance state, and preserve human rights in an increasingly digital age. Satoshi Nakamoto’s greatest trick was to animate these aspirations into something that looks like and functions as digital gold.” - Alex Gladstein Another brilliant piece from Gladstein on why the Number Go Up technology is just the facade on the Freedom Go Up foundation of Bitcoin. As corporations, banks, & even governments adopt Bitcoin out of their own self-interest, they will unknowingly be stripping themselves of the asymmetry of power they currently hold over money. By transforming greed into freedom, Bitcoin will liberate the world. Bitcoin is a Trojan horse For Freedom: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-is-a-trojan-horse-for-freedom A big thanks to our awesome sponsors & partners: Bitcoin Magazine for their amazing content and sharing Bitcoin Audible on the LTBNetwork ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2021
Read_527 - Why Layer 2 & Sidechains Will Do All the Things!! [cAPSLOCK]
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“In my lifetime I have seen many technologies emerge. The Internet. Pocket super computers. Digital music. And the old guard fought it, tried to capture it, and eventually learned to live in harmony with it in each case. The smart ones have even started to make money again in spite of it. One thing I have seen over and over is technology will find a way.” - cAPSLOCK How we fail as humans to recognize new patterns, and constantly project old, outdated models onto truly unique things which allows us to so badly misunderstand or hide the best path forward from ourselves. Bitcoin doesn’t care about our narratives, and Bitcoin will do ALL THE THINGS! Don’t miss an awesome post from cAPSLOCK, link below to explore further: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=178336.msg56754513 Check out this awesome tool mentioned in the post: https://coinos.io/home Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2021
Read_526 - Check Your Financial Privilege [Alex Gladstein]
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"only 13% of our planet’s population is born into the dollar, euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Australian dollar, Canadian dollar or Swiss Franc. The other 87% are born into autocracy or considerably less trustworthy currencies. 4.3 billion people live under authoritarianism, and 1.2 billion people live under double- or triple-digit inflation." - Alex Gladstein Another brilliant piece from Alex Gladstein and Bitcoin Magazine, this one on the incredible privilege of those inside the dollar bubble, looking out and claiming Bitcoin is useless or is bad for the world. They stand like hypocrites living without any of the problems that Bitcoin is specifically designed to fix, and is fixing. Three stories of those who live and experience the *real* world, give us a very different view of Bitcoin, & why it is critical for all of our futures that we stand behind it and see it succeed. A thanks to @RD_btc for the donation that boosted this right to the top of the list. I hope I did you proud! 🙏🏻 Check Your Financial Privilege: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/check-your-financial-privilege A massive thanks to the incredible output and work coming from Bitcoin Magazine. They are a resource like now other for publishing and spread this content as far as possible. 🔥 Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2021
Read_525 - One Does Not Simply Censor Bitcoin [Grubles]
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"How does anyone censor something abstract and intangible; something that can consist of an arrangement of numbers and letters, and can be transported via any medium? What do you do? Ban pen and paper? Phone calls and the spoken word? Smoke signals? Morse code? To what end?" - Grubles Are you hoping to censor Bitcoin? To stop people from transacting, or to prevent Bitcoin from being useable inside your country. Good luck, Bitcoin was built for just such a scenario. You certainly have a task ahead of you. A great piece today from Grubles on why its not quite the easiest of tasks to censor Bitcoin: https://notgrubles.medium.com/one-does-not-simply-censor-bitcoin-89dc4a32ba2b Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2021
Read_524 - The 7 Primal Elements of Bitcoin [Paulo Sacramento]
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“one of the main reasons for Bitcoin’s success is something that resonates with us as humans on a much deeper level: the primal elements of its brand, which when combined, turn it into a belief system." - Paulo Sacramento Today we go deeper than the technical aspects of Bitcoin, less about the code and innovation itself, & more about the human element. What is it about Bitcoin that connects it to the primal elements inside us? What makes Bitcoin not a mere technology, but an ideology? And what can it tell us about Bitcoin's long term staying power? The Seven Primal Elements of the Bitcoin Brand: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/the-seven-primal-elements-of-bitcoin Mentioned in the episode to explore the topic further: Sally Hogshead, Fascinate The Cryptoconomy Holiday Calendar Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2021
Guy's Take #45 - A Mental Framework for Scaling
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No matter how often we cover these ideas, it still seems astonishingly common for new people to fall into the same old fallacies and the same misguided thinking. In this episode I try to cover all the major problems with the "raise the blocksize" mentality, and why its thinking incorrectly about what the system even provides, and most importantly how it provides it. We cover 7-9 key points and ways to think about scaling, the Bitcoin network, & what the future of it might be given enough time. Bitcoin is the tortoise, not the hare. And the problem isn't about building a VISA competitor, its about building a state-proof monetary base. Lets jump in! Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2021
Read_523 - Fiat, Fascism, & Communism [Aleks Svetski]
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"Bitcoin’s security guarantee comes from the direct conversion of unforgeable energy into a fixed supply unit on an incorruptible monetary network. There is no alternative that exists that is more sound, efficient, effective and rooted in the physical laws of the very universe itself." - Aleks Svetski What is the true nature of our government systems and what are the consequences of collectivism. These are not only fundamental questions to understanding the problems of society today, but their exploration also enlightens how these very fallacies & failed systems are propped up by the nature of fiat money itself. For the original article with lots of links and graphics to expand on the discussion, check out the link below: https://svetski.medium.com/fiat-fascism-and-communism-d185e66733b Other great works mentioned in this episode to dig further into these ideas: Anatomy of the State [Rothbard]: Part 1 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/anatomy-of-the-state-part-1/ Part 2 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/anatomy-of-the-state-part-2/ The Use of Knowledge in Society [Hayek]: Part 1 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/hayeks-use-of-knowledge-in-society-part-1-2/ Part 2 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/use-of-knowledge-in-society-part-2/ Guy's Take #36 - Walking Tall: https://bitcoinaudible.com/guys-take-36-walking-tall/ It Starts With Food Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2021
Read_522 - The Hidden Costs of the Petrodollar System [Alex Gladstein]
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"It is truly impossible for the petrodollar system to be green when it is based on black gold." - Alex Gladstein Today we have another brilliant piece by Alex Galdstein, published on Bitcoin Magazine about the Petrodollar system, how it came about, why it has stuck around, & the horrible costs of maintaining it that so few are willing to acknowledge. Check out the original at the link below plus so many other great works at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/the-hidden-costs-of-the-petrodollar Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
Read_521 - You Are Not Prepared [Knut Svanholm]
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Hyperbitcoinization is defined by the Nakamoto institute as “a voluntary transition from an inferior currency to a superior one, and its adoption is a series of individual acts of entrepreneurship rather than a single monopolist that games the system.” - Knut Svanholm The FOMO is going to be out of this world, & both the knowledge and networks you build prior to the flood, will be endlessly valuable when or if that time comes. Both due to the nature of Bitcoin's supply, & amplified by the disaster & potential collapse of the fiat financial system, hyperbitcoinization could be much closer than we think. Are you prepared? Check out the amazing Citadel21 publication and all the incredible work they put out at the link below: https://www.citadel21.com/you-are-not-prepared Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Read_520 - The Last Days of Satoshi [Pete Rizzo]
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"To be sure, by the waning days of 2010, Satoshi Nakamoto was still acknowledged for inventing Bitcoin, and was respected for growing the world's first decentralized digital currency into a $1 million market. But as frustrations with his authority and availability built, it became all too common for users to decry Satoshi the admin[X], Satoshi the bottleneck[X], Satoshi the dictator[X]." - Pete Rizzo Dont miss another incredible journey through Bitcoin's history by Pete Rizzo, in honor of the anniversary of Satoshi's disappearance in just a few days. What did people think of Satoshi, what really happened in the transition from Satoshi to Gavin, and what critical moments in Bitcoin history, may have led to the disappearance of its mysterious creator? A must read/listen. Check out the full article and incredible list of citations for further digging at BitcoinMagazine.com below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/what-happened-when-bitcoin-creator-satoshi-nakamoto-disappeared A huge thanks to Bitcoin Magazine for their always amazing content! Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
Read_519 - The Key to an Abundant, Clean Energy Future [Square & ARKinvest]
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"Bitcoin miners are unique energy buyers in that they offer highly flexible and easily interruptible load, provide payout in a globally liquid cryptocurrency, and are completely location agnostic, requiring only an internet connection. These combined qualities constitute an extraordinary asset, an energy buyer of last resort that can be turned on or off at a moment’s notice anywhere in the world." - Square & ARKinvest The "Bitcoin destroys the environment" argument is over for anyone who hasn't lost the ability to think clearly. A new paper from Square and their clean energy initiative and how Bitcoin mining will change everything. For the full paper and links to further breakdown and discussion on the topic, check out the source below: https://assets.ctfassets.net/2d5q1td6cyxq/2D2BnksJjavw4a6SUvAPwZ/c42a9e3a520b0cc3b230cda3b43eead5/BCEI_White_Paper_.pdf Don't forget to get your keys safely in your own possession, with a secure, open source hardware wallet, the BitBox02! And stack automatically, withdrawing for free to your BitBox, using the best auto-DCA service in the biz, SwanBitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
Read_518 - Two Taproot Activation Clients! [Aaron Van Wirdum]
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"discussion about Taproot activation turned out to be a long and sometimes heated debate. Now, it has resulted in two different Taproot activation paths, embedded in two main software clients that could in some scenarios even become incompatible with one another." - Aaron Van Wirdum With a short introduction to taproot and all the mess around the True/False activation dilemma, we cover another great piece from Aaron Van Wirdum at BitcoinMagazine breaking down why we have 2 different clients, what the conflict is exactly and what it might mean for Bitcoin over the next year. Check out the full article below, with lots of links to other works and source for further digging: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/there-are-now-two-taproot-activation-clients-heres-why For the previous episode discussing the True/False dilemma in detail, here is Aaron's previous article covering the debate: https://bitcoinaudible.com/lot-true-or-false-the-last-hurdle-for-taproot/ Our amazing sponsors below: In the worst case of a fork, all you need to do is be holding your own keys! Use the BitBox02 hardware wallet, and you'll be protected. (guyswann.com/bitbox discount code GUY for 5% off) And if you aren't automatically stacking sats, you're doing it wrong. The best, simplest savings plan is with Swan Bitcoin. Automatic, low fees, a no brainer for a real bitcoiner. (swanbitcoin.com/guy gets you some FREE sats to start off) A huge thank you to Bitcoin Magazine for always being such a reliable and fascinating source of news and thought in this space! They and the LTBnetwork are an unmatched resource. 👏🏻 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Read_517 - Len Sassaman & Satoshi, A Cypherpunk History [Evan h]
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"Embedded on every single node of the Bitcoin network is an obituary. Hacked into the transaction data, it’s a memorial to Len Sassaman, a man essentially immortalized in the blockchain itself. A fitting tribute in more ways than one.' - Evan h In the never ending search for Satoshi, there is the opportunity to find the unsung heroes of the cypherpunks. those who are lesser known, but made a monumental impact on the cypherpunk movement and helped in laying the critical pieces that made Bitcoin possible. Who was Len Sassaman? Is there evidence that he could have been the man behind the Satoshi pseudonym? And why did we lose him so early? All this in more in this amazing piece from Evan h: Len Sassaman and Satoshi: A Cypherpunk History https://leung-btc.medium.com/len-sassaman-and-satoshi-e483c85c2b10 Check out our amazing sponsors and their awesome products for getting an entry into Bitcoin and securing your keys: SwanBitcoin provides not only the automatic Bitcoin savings plan, but an institutional and high-net worth service at Swanbitcoin.com/private to assist with everything around custodying, managing, and getting allocated to Bitcoin. Then for securing your keys as securely as possible with an intuitive and simple cold storage device, check out the BitBox02 hardware wallet from Shiftcrypto plus other great backup and security tools available on their shop. Find both of our amazing sponsors at Guyswann.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Chat #60 - Strong Foundations in an Unstable Era, with Cory Tucek
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A walk through Bitcoin history, the chaos of the early days, the blocksize war, working in film, financial catastrophes, the great reset, the breakdown of collective trust, hyperinflation, & the principles that Bitcoin embodies - all covered in today's chat with the Bitcoin Made Simple podcast host, Cory Tucek. I had a great time with this one and I think you guys will love it. Don't miss Chat #60 - Strong Foundations in an Unstable Era Check out the Bitcoin Made Simple Podcast for more from Cory at the link below: https://anchor.fm/bitcoinmadesimple/episodes/BMS-011-Dan-Held-danheld-Interview-eur2h9 And of course don't miss our incredible sponsors! SwanBitcoin.com for your automatic, no hassle savings plan, & ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet, for simple, secure, open source Bitcoin storage 👏🏻 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Read_516 - Conclusion of the Long-Term Debt Cycle [Dylan Leclair]
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"Human civilization is at an inflection point. Inflationary monetary policy against the backdrop of technological deflation means either that ever more power will become concentrated in the hands of the state, or that one by one, individuals will voluntarily opt into and adopt a superior monetary system, the rules of which cannot be arbitrarily changed." - Dylan Leclair We are at the precipice of the greatest change in our monetary system in nearly the past century. The long term debt cycle is in its endgame. What has led us here, and what future does Bitcoin make possible with its emergence coinciding with the conclusion of the legacy monetary regime. Taking a deeo dive on this topic with this new article at Bitcoin Magazine, written by Dylan Leclair. For other great episodes to explore and dig deeper into the relevant ideas, here are a few mentioned during the show: Utopian Dystopias (by Aleks Svetski) https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_515---Utopian-Dystopias-Alek-Svetski-eupes1 Fraying of the Petrodollar System (by Lyn Alden) Part 1 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-fraying-of-the-petrodollar-system-part-1/ Part 2 - https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-fraying-of-the-petrodollar-system-part-2/ Check out the huge set of charts & statistics that demonstrate the massive long term debt cycle, and at what point we find ourselves in: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/the-conclusion-of-the-long-term-debt-cycle-and-the-rise-of-bitcoin Becoming a Bitcoiner is a process, one of decisions, and proper incentives: The first step is to start stacking, your future self will love you for it - Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) The second step is to take responsibility of your keys, simply and securely - BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox) From there listen to every episode of BitcoinAudible or search the Library for your favorites. Then get back to me 🤣 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Read_515 - Utopian Dystopias [Alek Svetski]
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"Bitcoin is the alpha-omega of private property and voluntary exchange. It lowers the cost of defence whilst increasing the cost of attack. As such it is the central tool in helping us get beyond the great filter." - Aleks Svetski In tying together and expanding on the ideas touched on in yesterday's episode, on responsibility and freedom, we dive deep with Alek's piece from the Bitcoin Times Ed 3 on the nature of decision making, the fundamental truths of the world, & how we can deduce a harmonious path for the future. Bitcoin codifies the critical principles necessary for proper evolution of society. Let's find out why. Don't forget to check out the original and drop some massive applause, plus the other many great works from The Bitcoin Times: https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/utopian-dystopias-e0a0e9868bdc Another episode we've done discussing some related concepts and the nature of rights and how Bitcoin defends them is Guy's Take #32: Rights, Incentives & the Bitcoin System https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4800 Becoming a Bitcoiner is a process, one of decisions, and proper incentives: The first step is to start stacking, your future self will love you for it - Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) The second step is to take responsibility of your keys, simply and securely - BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox) From there listen to every episode of BitcoinAudible or search the Library for your favorites. Then get back to me 🤣 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Read_514 - The Responsibility of Adopting Bitcoin [DerGigi]
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"The whole idea of Bitcoin is to remove intermediaries from the equation. Trusted third parties are security holes, and unless we want to repeat past mistakes, it is our collective responsibility to eliminate these security holes wherever and whenever we can." - DerGigi Bitcoin changes us in ways that are hard to articulate. It's a level of personal responsibility, when you make that journey to the great depths of the rabbit hole, that is hard to understand without making the journey yourself. Responsibility isn't merely something that could lead to more freedom, it's axiomatic to freedom & sovereignty itself. It's impossible to have the latter, without conquering the former. Don't miss today's brief but excellent read from DerGigi, on the nature of responsibility and what it means in Bitcoin! The Responsibility of Adopting Bitcoin: https://dergigi.com/2021/03/14/the-responsibility-of-adopting-bitcoin/ The first step is to start stacking, take responsibility of your savings and your future - Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) The second step is to take responsibility of your keys, you own your coins, they aren't someone else's IOU - BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox) The final step is to run your own node, and define what Bitcoin is for yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
Guy's Take #44 - Bitcoin is Not What you Think it is
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• Money is not what you think it is • Great societies are a result of great money • Money is more foundational than language • Prices are not arbitrary • The nature of time • Money is a tool of information • Proof of work in ancient history ...And so much more in today’s Guy’s Take! The many recommended works to dig deeper: Wittgenstein’s Money https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5659 I, Pencil https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=1668 Applying Economics to American History (Tom Woods) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-LJ3wZjD4I&t=0s Shelling Out: The Origins of Money https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3531 The Island of Stone Money https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3069 Bitcoin is Time https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5837 On Network Effects, Shelling Points, & Lindy https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4504 Don't forget our glorious sponsors: Makes your 401K look like a joke - Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) The "Love your keys" secure, open source hardware wallet - BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Read_513 - Noahbjectivity on Bitcoin Mining [Nic Carter]
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"...And we’re just considering two sources of nonrival energy: clean energy curtailment in China, and vented/flared gas in the U.S. There are many other sources of stranded and nonrival energy sources globally. Suffice to say, there’s enough nonrival energy out there to run Bitcoin many times over. It’s just a matter of deploying hashrate in the right locations, which miners are doing — aggressively." - Nic Carter We have another great piece on the energy debate around Bitcoin, this time responding to a Bloomberg article by Noah Smith, but this time with a little twist. It's not so much about the environmental problem, but the economics and problems of the energy cost of the system, its explosive rise during bull markets, and how this threatens alternative uses, increases costs, and takes precious resources away from chip foundries producing much needed smartphones and computer processors. Is there anything to this criticism? Nic Carter responds in today's article: Noahbjectivity on Bitcoin Mining: https://medium.com/@nic__carter/noahbjectivity-on-bitcoin-mining-2052226310cb The first article in question - "Bitcoin Miners are on a Path to Self-destruction": https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-03-24/bitcoin-miners-are-on-a-path-to-self-destruction And Noah's rebuttal discussed in the Guy's Take: https://noahpinion.substack.com/p/bitcoin-mining-and-resource-use Don't forget our glorious sponsors: The SO much better than your stupid 401K plan - Swan Bitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) & the "Love your keys like family," secure, open source hardware wallet - BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Chat #59 - Skin in the Lightning Game with ZeBeDee Founder
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The Gaming Universe is about to be Struck by Lightning. We have Simon Cowell on the podcast, CEO and Founder of ZeBeDee and their tools for easily integrating Lightning payments directly into the gaming and esports industry. Where the virtual economy meets the virtual world, with Lightning at its center. Don’t miss Bitcoin Audible Chat #59! Don't forget to follow them and check out the tools they are building by going to their twitter page and website below: https://twitter.com/zebedeeio https://zebedee.io/ If you haven't listened to the article mentioned on the podcast, find it here: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5596 A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
Read_512 - Why The Yuppie Elite Dismiss Bitcoin [Croesus]
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"When I thought about what is the defining difference between the Bitcoin maximalists and my yuppie elite friends, the surface level distinctions that popped out were political (e.g., libertarianism, Trump support, second-amendment rights, Black Lives Matter). But these stem from a deeper divide: the degree to which a person has trust in the system." - Croesus Why is it that some of the most intelligent people can both be the first to grasp the astounding benefit and value of Bitcoin, but simultaneously be the ones who dismiss it with the greatest prejudice, and refuse to entertain that there may be anything at all of value? What is the difference between those two groups, can we narrow down where the core problem loves? Find out in today's read by Croesus at the amazing Citadel21 publication. Titled... Why the Yuppie Elite Dismiss Bitcoin https://www.citadel21.com/why-the-yuppie-elite-dismiss-bitcoin Shout out to Preston Pysh for reminding me of this one, and to Citadel21 for their amazing resource and collection of works. They also happen to be today's "Bitcoin Resource" and I highly recommend doing a little exploring over on their page below: https://www.citadel21.com/ A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
Read_511 - Debunking the Empty Block Attack [Jimmy Song]
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"The empty block attack is one where a majority of mining power would be directed at mining only empty blocks and rejecting non-empty blocks. These miners would essentially execute a soft-fork where all non-empty blocks would be rejected. Given that they have a majority of hashing power on the network, so the thinking goes, they will eventually get the longer chain even if other miners were to mine non-empty blocks. If only empty blocks are being mined, all activity on the network would stop and so, the thinking goes, Bitcoin would be killed." - Jimmy Song With another bull market, comes another avalanche of the same old FUD. Today we hit an excellent little article from Jimmy Song taking the time to thoroughly debunk the again popular, "Empty Block Attack" scenario from a potential nation-state adversary. Don't miss today's article if you have been exhausted with answering the twitter flood of new people certain they have the inside secret to killing Bitcoin. Debunking the Empty Block Attack: https://jimmysong.medium.com/debunking-the-empty-block-attack-10513858b3f8 A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Today's Resource is Jimmy Song's "Programming Bitcoin," for those who really want to get into the dirty details of Bitcoin and how it works, and want to walk through the code and understand it on an entirely new level, this is the resource you are missing. Check it out at the link below: https://amzn.to/2RSlnTb For more amazing articles on this topic & all the other incredible works in the Bitcoin space, check out the 100s of great works in the Bitcoin Audible Library: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?page_id=5764 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Read_510 - Bitcoin Will Save Our Earth [Evan Bayless]
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"Bitcoin is not taking gas from your car or electricity from your house, it is making power production more efficient, utilizing otherwise “stranded” energy sources and helping to fund the development of renewable energy technologies." - Evan Bayless With the constant flood of ignorance and incredible mental laziness in the conversation of Bitcoin's energy consumption, its always good to have another perspective and more knowledge on not only why its not nearly as simple as portrayed, but that its extremely likely to be the exact opposite of what the detractors claim. A great piece from Evan Bayless on Bitcoin Magazine... Bitcoin Will Save Our Earth https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/bitcoin-will-save-our-earth A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) For more amazing articles on this topic and energy in general around Bitcoin ming, check out the hundreds of great piece in the Bitcoin Audible Library: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?page_id=5764 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2021
Read_509 - Fidelity: Addressing Persisting Bitcoin Criticisms [Ria Bhutoria]
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"Bitcoin is a unique digital asset for an increasingly digital world that requires digging deeper than the surface level to understand its core properties and trade-offs." - Ria Bhutoria Fidelity writes another great piece this time addressing he persisting and common criticisms of Bitcoin that the new entrants to the ecosystem continue to falsely hold as major, valid concerns. Bitcoin is a complicated and nuanced technology. Unfortunately, this means baseless or clearly erroneous criticisms stick around for far longer than their validity would seem to warrant. So with another great post from Fidelity, let's answer them yet again. Fidelity Digital Assets Addressing Persisting Bitcoin Criticisms: https://www.fidelitydigitalassets.com/articles/addressing-bitcoin-criticisms Follow Ria on social media: https://twitter.com/riabhutoria A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Today's Bitcoin Resource: Sphinx App, Chat & Lightning! Check them out at Sphinx.chat to get started on the encrypted chat and payments app run entirely over the Lightning network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
Read_508 - Sovereignism Part 1 - Digital Creative Destruction [Robert Breedlove]
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"To state it plainly: Bitcoin is a momen­tous monetary innova­tion enabling a new mode of non-nation-state human organi­za­tion, a “purified” form of capitalism free of nation-state inter­fer­ence and deserving of its own neolo­gism. Let us call the new mode of socioe­co­nomic organi­za­tion enabled by encrypted digital money sover­eignism." - Robert Breedlove Today we start an amazing series by Breedlove based on the thesis proposed by the Sovereign Individual. Could the new dynamic brought about by the existence of Bitcoin, potentially destroy the economic cost/reward reality of centralized, violent nation states? And what does such a potentiality mean for the future? Don’t miss today’s read from Swan Bitcoin blog, by Robert Breedlove: Sovereignism Part 1 - Digital Creative Destruction https://www.swanbitcoin.com/sovereignism-part-i-digital-creative-destruction/ A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
Read_507 - Trust, That we Need More of [Karo Zarogus]
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“We can already observe some faint light at the end of the tunnel. Savings have been reintroduced into the hands of society. You can save money and the State is unable to influence your funds on the Bitcoin blockchain. Nobody can take your money away, and this creates economic stability that positively influences mental wellbeing. When you know that you have savings, and that you will be able to pay any and all unexpected expenses that might arise and that you have built the foundations of a prosperous future, things change.” - Karo Paper money doesn't merely have economic consequences, it has deep impact on the very nature of who we are. Today's read from Bitcoin Magazine delves into what those consequences are. And despite losing a long Guy's rant thanks to some failed software, I would point you to an older episode that had a very similar topic of discussion, Guy's Take #36 - Walking Tall Check out the original article and the other great stuff at Bitcoin Magazine below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/trust-that-we-need-more-of A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
Read_506 - Pumping Iron [Arthur Hayes]
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“40 years of this back and forth has resulted in almost $20 trillion in zero- or negative-yield government and corporate debt, the lowest interest rates in the last 5,000 years, and the most amount of global debt ever in human civilization." - Arthur Hayes Our macro situation is teeter between Financial Armageddon on the one hand, if governments and central banks let interest rates rise, and possible war and revolution on the other, if they hyperinflate their currencies to absolve them of their debts. Is there anything that can protect us from this terrible situation? How on earth do you build a portfolio in such an environment?  Today we read, Arthur Hayes's amazing piece from the BitMex blog, "Pumping Iron": https://blog.bitmex.com/pumping-iron/ Don't forget to read/listen to his other great piece mentioned "Choose Your Fiction": https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3907 A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
Read_505 - The Separation of Money & State [Knut Svanholm]
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"As long as there are money printers, there can be no freedom of expression. Money is the tool we use to express value to each other. Whoever controls the money supply controls the world." - Knut Svanholm The world became vastly more free when we separated our religious morals and authority from the apparatus of the state. The separation of church and state is one of the most important developments for freedom in history. But the state retained an unjust, unequal level of control & limitation on the freedom of expression, by monopolizing the very tool we use to express value. Money. Bitcoin is, The Separation of Money and State. Check out the full article at Bitcoin Magazine below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-and-the-separation-of-money-and-state To dig deeper into the concept of rights and the Bitcoin system, check out Guy's Take #32. Rights, Incentives & the Bitcoin System: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4800 A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Much love to Bitcoin Magazine and the extraordinary LTBNetwork for the invaluable resource they provide to the Bitcoin ecosystem! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
Chat #58 - Preston Pysh on Monetary Revolutions
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"The World is in Denial" - Preston Pysh Preston Pysh joins Bitcoin Audible to talk the horrible macro environment, the unraveling of the financial markets, the enormous risk of inflation, & how the maturation of Bitcoin could turn everything upside down. The establishment of real market interest rates & liquid futures markets within the Bitcoin ecosystem isn't merely a sign of growth, it's a fundamentally important step toward a robust, global financial system built atop Bitcoin as the new monetary base. Don't miss today's excellent interview with the host of the most downloaded investor's podcast, "We Study Billionaires" and founder of the "Investors Podcast Network," Preston Pysh. Check out Preston Pysh on Twitter and his amazing podcasts at the links below: https://twitter.com/PrestonPysh https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/ A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Guy's Take #43 - The Sound of Inevitability
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• Why Matt Odell is wrong about the OCC statement • Bullish review of the SeeTee Shareholder Letter • Microstrategy & 0% bonds • Jack Mallers taking over the world • NYDIG • MassMutual, Square, Tesla, Marathon, Stone Ridge, & the Bitcoin Treasury Rush • Next phase of the Bitcoin mining industry • Lightning everywhere • New developer grants • Rewards Cards everywhere! ...and tons more The flood of 2021 is well underway. Lightning as a Retail Payment System: https://medium.com/galoymoney/lightning-as-a-retail-payment-system-part-1-7463c46342ef A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Read_504 - SeeTee Shareholder Letter [Kjell Inge Røkke]
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"We are not going to wait for the future - we want to join in building it as well! I encourage entrepreneurs to reach out to Seetee. The bigger the dream, the more we listen."Kjell Inge Røkke Covering the recent, incredible announcement that the Norwegian energy giant, Aker has made a strong push into both building for & investing in the Bitcoin ecosystem, we read the SeeTee shareholder letter on their breakdown of their journey into Bitcoin, their thinking on its massive potential, & their vision for the future. Another phenomenal read not to be missed. The SeeTee Shareholder Letter, check out the original below: https://www.seetee.io/ A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
Read_503 - Bitcoin is Time [DerGigi]
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“This problem is precisely why all previous attempts of digital cash required a central­ized registry. You always had to trust someone to correctly identify the order of things. A central­ized party was required to keep the time. Bitcoin solves this problem by re-inventing time itself. It says no to seconds and yes to blocks.”- DerGigi DerGigi is back at it with a chapter from his upcoming book 21 Ways, all about the nature of Bitcoin not as new invention in money, or payments, or cryptography… but rather a new invention in the realm of time. Bitcoin doesn’t merely allow an ordering of events, it actually invents its own concept, of time. Bitcoin is Time: https://dergigi.com/2021/01/14/bitcoin-is-time/ Don’t forget to check out DerGigi’s other phenomenal work and support him at the link below: https://dergigi.com/support/ POW is a Decentralized Clock: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4728 21 Lessons: Listen on Audible Today's Bitcoin Resource: Bo Bullshit Bitcoin A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
Read_502 - LOT true or false? The Last Hurdle for Taproot [Aaron Van Wirdum]
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"As a consensus system without central authority, Bitcoin protocol upgrades can be challenging. If one segment of the network upgrades to a new version of the protocol before another segment does, different nodes might enforce different rules, introducing the risk that the network fractures between them." - Aaron Van Wirdum Today's read is from Aaron Van Wirdum at Bitcoin Magazine, an excellent writer who has so many brilliant breakdowns of the technical and historical elements of Bitcoin. Taproot is SO close, but there is a final debate, a final hurdle to tackle before we get to see it activated on the network, and that’s over how and when to turn on the switch. LOT=true or LOT=false? This is the Last Hurdle Before Taproot Activation: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/lottrue-or-lotfalse-this-is-the-last-hurdle-before-taproot-activation Check out the Bitcoin Audible Page for Aaron & his collection of amazing work: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?page_id=5204 Today’s Bitcoin Resource: mempool.space A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) Final thanks to Bitcoin Magazine and the LTBNetwork for being such an incredible source of signal to the Bitcoin ecosystem! letstalkbitcoin.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Read_501 - The Capital Strip Mine [Allen Farrington]
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"The most egregious falsehood regarding economic health that is nonetheless widely believed is surely that we ought to measure it by the magnitude of goods and services consumed. This is dangerous nonsense." - Allen Farrington How is it that we found ourselves in such a disastrous and unstable financial situation across the entire country, and even the entire world? How has the economic system been overtaken by exploiters, over consumption, and waste while completely lost touch with sustainable, thoughtful production and value? Laying out the whole picture in today's article, we have the audio version of Allen Farrington's "The Capital Strip Mine." Check out the original article and drop some applause at the link below: The Capital Strip Mine: https://allenfarrington.medium.com/the-capital-strip-mine-ec627e9fe40a Other articles mentioned in today's Guy's Take: Bitcoin is the Great Definancialization: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5554 Today’s Bitcoin Resource: https://bitcoinerjobs.co/ A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
Read_500 - Decentralization, Why Dumb Networks are Better [Andreas Antonopolous]
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"The Internet’s protocol (transmission control protocol/Internet protocol, or TCP/IP) doesn’t offer “services.” It doesn’t make decisions about content. It doesn’t distinguish between photos and text, video and audio. It doesn’t have a list of approved applications. It doesn’t even distinguish between client and server, user and host, or individual versus corporation. Every IP address is an equal peer." - Andreas M. Antonopolous Today we hit a great and classic essay by Andreas on the amazing FEE.org that hits on a key way to think about decentralized network, and a critical part of why they will innovate orders of magnitude more quickly than their centralized counterparts. The difference between "smart" networks and "dumb" networks, and why the dumb will also conquer. Bitcoin is the internet of money, and on read #500, hear Andreas explain why. Check out the original article at the link below: https://fee.org/articles/decentralization-why-dumb-networks-are-better/ Other great pieces mentioned in today's show, along with the thread that includes numerous others for further journey down the rabbit hole: Lightning Enables Unicast Transactions in Bitcoin: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=347 On Schelling Points, Network Effects, & Lindy: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4504 Anil's Amazing thread with 20 fundamental essay for understanding Bitcoin: https://twitter.com/anilsaidso/status/1290758632238276609?s=20 A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
Read_499 - The Bitcoin Black Hole Effect [William Clemente]
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"If the US Dollar really was to reach an uncontrollable level of inflation, a last move by the Fed may be to do this same trade on a Federal level by printing dollars to acquire Bitcoins to stack on their balance sheet. Only time will tell." - William Clemente III Today we read an excellent piece from bitrawr.com by William Clemente on the various feedback loops that could lead not only to the qualitative loss of trust in the fiat system, but a quantitative pull to earn a near risk-free position in the Bitcoin collateralized lending markets. Edited in part by Preston Pysh who has discussed this idea in greater depth, what happens when multiple feedback loops within the Bitcoin markets converge to make it an increasingly liquid, low risk, high yield asset? It creates a Bitcoin Black Hole. The Bitcoin Black Hole Effect: https://www.bitrawr.com/the-bitcoin-blackhole-effect For other great articles and episode mentioned in this show, check out the links below: Read 489 - The Cantillon Effect 2.0: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5678 Asset DNA - Speculative Attack: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5714 Bitcoin is the Great Definancialization: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5554 The MacroVoices episode on Interest Rates: https://www.macrovoices.com/946-macrovoices-259-louis-vincent-gave-as-inflationista-as-they-come A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors: SwanBitcoin - The #1 place to setup your automatic Bitcoin savings plan! (SwanBitcoin.com/guy) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
Read_498 - Can Governments Stop Bitcoin? [Alex Gladstein]
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"So far, it seems that when governments try to ban or restrict Bitcoin, it ends up merely accelerating the adoption of the currency inside their countries. Governments that have failed miserably with their Wars on Drugs may find stopping people from holding something that’s invisible, borderless, and teleporting much more difficult." - Alex Gladstein Today we read an amazing article from Quillette by returning author and brilliant Bitcoiner, Alex Gladstein. Can governments ban Bitcoin? Will they? Will this kill Bitcoin? Find out in an excellent walk through the many different potentialities of a government attack on Bitcoin, and why its likely that they all fail, or backfire in a major. Plus a 50 minute Guy's Take on all the reasons Alex is potentially right, & what we can draw from Bitcoin's history that informs this perspective. Don't forget to check out the article below, and follow Alex on Twitter: https://quillette.com/2021/02/21/can-governments-stop-bitcoin/ https://twitter.com/gladstein For other great episode on this topic and others related to it mentioned in the show: Bitcoin Cannot be Banned [Parker Lewis]: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3943 Bitcoin POW is a Decentralized Clock [Grisha]: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4728 An Unstoppable Force [Guy's Take]: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5450 The Sovereign Company Thesis [Ck Snarks]: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5521 A Lovely welcome back to SwanBitcoin as a supporter of BitcoinAudible. Making the best in Bitcoin available to listen while auto-buying Bitcoin at the same time! SwanBitcoin.com/guy And to our 2 other wonderful sponsors: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Chat #57 - Bitcoin History with Peter Todd, Brady Swenson, & Guy Swann on Swan Signal Live
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"Peter Todd, a Bitcoin developer who has been around from the very beginning and even well before Bitcoin was released and Guy Swann who bought his first Bitcoin on Mt. Gox in early 2011, join us to dive into Bitcoin's fascinating history." Today we get into a recent fun episode on Swan Signal where we take a little walk through Bitcoin's history. For those new to Bitcoin this is a great discussion to get an idea of how we got to where we are, and the reason behind it. Connect with Peter Todd: https://twitter.com/peterktodd​ https://petertodd.org​ Connect with Brady Swenson: https://twitter.com/CitizenBitcoin https://citizenbitcoin.world/ Connect with Swan on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/SwanBitcoin​​ Telegram: https://t.me/swansignal​ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
Read_497 - Bitcoin is Venice [Allen Farrington]
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"Does anybody really believe that, having fully understood the choice they face, any individual would choose to save in a self-referentially mispriced toxic loan rather than a provably sound digital bearer asset? Or, more simply still, that they will think it makes less sense to hold money that is a pure asset than money that is literally defined as a liability? Why not opt into a financial system that is built on trustless verifiability rather than unverifiable trust?" - Allen Farrington Today's amazing read simply needs to be listened to. Bitcoin is Venice, a continuation of the Wittgenstein's Money series from Allen F. Don't forget to follow Allen on Twitter & Medium. Check out the original article below to drop applause and check out Allen's other amazing work: https://allenfarrington.medium.com/bitcoin-is-venice-8414dda42070 Audio for his other recent piece, Wittgenstein's Money (And other article mentioned in the show) can be found below: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5659 Follow up to Wittgenstein's Money - Guy's Take #40: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5661 Bitcoin is Worse is Better: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3491 Walking Tall - Guy's Take #36: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4933 Hayek's Use of Knowledge in Society: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=2902 A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
Read_496 - Stocks Don’t Truly Discover Price, Bitcoin Fixes This [Casey]
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“When we begin to value things in bitcoin, we can find their legitimate value, as bitcoin is the most legitimately-valued money. There are no manipulations of supply, or buybacks, or quantitative easing or laws protecting value — only direct valuation.” - Casey Bitcoin may appear volatile, but how does it make sense to measure the volatility of an asset with extremely stable & predictable supply, in an asset who’s supply is horrifically volatile & unpredictable? What happens when we turn that image on its head, and start pricing the world in Bitcoin, the hardest monetary asset in the world? Today’s episode is all about it, with Casey’s Bitcoin Magazine article: “Stocks Don’t Truly Discover Price, Bitcoin Fixes This.” Check out the original article by Casey and so much more at Bitcoin Magazine with the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/stocks-dont-truly-discover-price-bitcoin-fixes-this Huge thank you to the LTBNetwork & Bitcoin Magazine for being such an incredible resource for the Bitcoin ecosystem! letstalkbitcoin.com A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
Read_495 - An Economic Analysis of Ethereum [Lyn Alden]
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“The annual issuance rate with all those annotations kind of looks like it was drawn by a Bitcoiner making fun of Ethereum, but instead that’s from an Ethereum source. Various Ethereum Improvement Proposals or “EIPs” by developers have changed its monetary policy over time as needed for various reasons.” - Lyn Alden Lyn Alden always brings a clear, investor centered perspective to the space which I highly value. With no “crypto” or Bitcoin baggage she takes a rational view of digital assets from their long term investment potential. In today’s piece, let’s find out what she sees in “An Economic Analysis of Ethereum.” Check out the original article below: https://www.lynalden.com/ethereum-analysis/ A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
Read_494 - Lightning Economics: Learning to Love Inbound Liquidity [Roy Sheinfeld]
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"Supplying liquidity is an investment, and we need to treat it accordingly. Like lending money or buying stock, investors commit capital for a period and expect a return that increases over time." - Roy Sheinfeld Now that we are entering Chapter 2 of Bitcoin where the free and open network begins to act as a backbone for financial infrastructure made possible by the Lightning network and global Bitcoin liquidity, we dive into the economics of Lightning with the Breez Technology CEO, Roy Sheinfeld. Is inbound liquidity really a "problem," or is it a new market dynamic that will drive an entire industry? Find out in today's awesome article... Lightning Economics: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Inbound Liquidity https://medium.com/breez-technology/lightning-economics-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-inbound-liquidity-511d05aa8b8b A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2021
Read_493 - Asset DNA, Explaining Bitcoin's Speculative Attack [Croesus]
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"if the representation of reality in this article is correct, the highest and best use of a dollar of debt may simply be to buy bitcoin. Many more individuals and entities will leverage this asymmetry for personal gain into the future." - Croesus With increased attention on the Bitcoin price and the speculative attack by Michael Saylor himself having paid off so extraordinarily well, its time to revisit the concept with an article by Croesus_BTC at Bitcoin Magazine. Its not merely something that might occur, or just a fun thought experiment, its in the very DNA of these assets. Borrowing dollars in a manipulated, low interest environment, may find its most productive and valuable use in simply buying Bitcoin. Check out the great visuals and the many other excellent articles at Bitcoin Magazine below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/asset-dna-explaining-bitcoins-speculative-attack-on-the-dollar Buy Bitcoin using SwanBitcoin.com/guy to start your own automatic savings plan, get your first $10 free after setting it up, AND support the podcast! Don't forget our lovely sponsors & their phenomenal products: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
Guy's Take #42 - Bitcoin's Second Chapter Begins
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"In Chapter 1 we reached millions. In Chapter 2 we're going to reach billions and we're going to do it quickly. And Chapter 2 starts right now." - Ross Stevens We are entering a phase of Bitcoin where it becomes accepted as a global store of value asset by large institutions and corporations around the world. Yet simultaneously, we are reaching a point where Bitcoin is also being recognized and utilized as a global, open source, and highly liquid monetary *network.* Chapter 2 isn't merely about Bitcoin being used to store and protect value, but about Lightning, and the ability to instantly send money and swap it with any currency anywhere in the world. Inspired by a tweet from Ryan Gentry with an excerpt from Ross Stevens conversation with Michael Saylor... find out just how much Bitcoin is about to shake the world in today's guy's take episode! Check out the relevant tweet from Ryan: https://twitter.com/RyanTheGentry/status/1357487814645067789 The other episode mentioned at the beginning of the show to check out: Stone Ridge Letter: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5598 Lightning as a Retail Payment System: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4567 Buy Bitcoin using SwanBitcoin.com/guy to start your own automatic savings plan, get your first $10 free after setting it up, AND support the podcast! Don't forget our lovely sponsors & their phenomenal products: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
Read_492 - What I Really Think of Bitcoin [Ray Dalio]
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"I believe Bitcoin is one hell of an invention. To have invented a new type of money via a system that is programmed into a computer and that has worked for around 10 years and is rapidly gaining popularity as both a type of money and a storehold of wealth is an amazing accomplishment." - Ray Dalio We read a great piece by Ray Dalio to get his thoughts, concerns, & criticisms of Bitcoin as well as Guy's Take trying to answer those criticisms and making sense of the mental model that will better make sense of these monetary technologies. Rather than trust the sound bites and the tweets, let's hear exactly what Ray has to say. What I Really Think About Bitcoin: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-i-really-think-bitcoin-ray-dalio Dont forget to check out the episode I mentioned in the commentary on Schelling Points, Network Effects, & Lindy: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4504 Don’t forget to check out our awesome sponsors below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2021
Read_491 - Bitcoin Astronomy - The Second Law [Dhruv Bansal]
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"Perhaps one of the great ironies of the future will be the Solcoin alliance between urbane Terrans and hillbilly belters." - Dhruv Bansal Continuing our awesome walk through Dhruv's excellent Bitcoin Astronomy series we hit Part 2 today! What does a Type II blockchain look like when we scale to a Type II society? What time scales do they operate on, and what horizons will they enable us to conquer? Can multiple blockchains resonate with each other, or is one doomed to collapse into another? You ahve to listen to find out! Check out the original article plus the incredible amount of other great writing at the Unchained Capital Blog: https://unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-astronomy-part-ii/ Stack sats automatically and get $10 free to start with my referral link: http://swanbitcoin.com/guy Don’t forget to check out our awesome sponsors below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
Reboot - Bitcoin Astronomy #1 [Dhruv Bansal]
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Preparing for the Second Part of Dhruv's incredible series, today we have a reboot of Part 1! Equal parts entertaining & intellectually intriguing, we start with Part 1 of Dhruv Bansal's wonderful piece, Bitcoin Astronomy! The interplanetary center of hash, the Law of Hash Horizons, the Muskcoin Revolution, retaliation of the Bitcoin Empire, and the total economic devastation of the Hash Bomb! How could you not want to know more? Another one from the excellent content over at the Unchained Capital Blog: https://www.unchained-capital.com/blog/law-of-hash-horizons/ Stack sats automatically and get $10 free to start with my referral link: http://swanbitcoin.com/guy Don’t forget to check out our awesome sponsors below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
Read_490 - How this Bull Run is Different [Abhay Aluri]
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"People aren’t trading bitcoin, they’re accumulating more and more of it over time and holding it long term (aka, “stacking sats“). This is evident not only through the raw on-chain data and exchange flows, but also through consumer behavior." - Abhay Aluri We aren't in the same world, nor the same phase of Bitcoin as we were in 2017. This bull run seems not to be fueled by retail speculation and wall street gamblers, but instead its entering a phase where its a truly legitimized, investment grade asset that is being used as a first layer money to hedge against the infrastructure of the financial system, as well as against the increasing volatility and devaluation seen across all fiat currency. Another great article from Bitcoin Magazine, by author Abhay Aluri, "Bitcoin 2017 v 2021: How This Bull Run is Different." Check out the original article at the length below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-2017-vs-2021-how-this-bull-run-is-different Don't forget to check out the other articles by Abhay linked in this piece: https://ryze.substack.com/p/bitcoin-as-the-ultimate-insurance https://ryze.substack.com/p/money-printing-inflation-and-the Stack sats automatically and get $10 free to start with my referral link: http://swanbitcoin.com/guy Don’t forget to check out our awesome sponsors below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Thanks to the amazing team over at BTCMedia and the LTBNetwork for sharing this show and don't forget to check out the Bitcoin2021 Conference and get your tickets if you haven't yet!! It's gonna be LiT!🔥 https://b.tc/conference Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
Guy's Take #41 - Gamestop is the Battle, Bitcoin is the War
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Curious to know what the recent clown show of GameStop and r/WallStreetBets was all about? Well we get into it in today's rant about the phenomenal arrogance and outright manipulation of the major players in Wall Street after retail investors made them cry. There is nothing that could more perfectly demonstrate the reality that average Joe's only have freedom when they are losing, but when they make a win at the expense of billionaire hedge funds, you can bet your ass the stocks will be delisted, accounts will be frozen, positions will be closed for no reason, the SEC will investigate "manipulation" from the retail investors, & the big dogs will do everything they can to prevent from paying the bill. GameStop was just the battle, Bitcoin is the War. This shit has got to stop. Links related to discussion in the show: Naked Shorting: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/n/nakedshorting.asp The "In a Nutshell" Explanation: https://twitter.com/GarbyJooman3/status/1354617711914061827 https://twitter.com/_jimmykelly/status/1354600999835607041/photo/1 SEC Investigating *Reddit Users*: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Es2aHJbUYAMgvTy?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 The Passion of WallStreetBets: https://twitter.com/denverbitcoin/status/1354227501304852492 Ja Rule: https://twitter.com/jarule/status/1354812123080138759 Robinhood ClassAction Lawsuit: https://lawandcrime.com/lawsuit/robinhood-trading-app-has-already-been-sued-for-manipulating-the-open-market-by-restricting-trades-on-reddit-driven-stocks/ Insider Trading is Legal, Outsider Trading will be Punished: https://twitter.com/AgoristView/status/1354277645324869633 https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/comments/l79x17/it_runs_very_deep_my_friends/ Big Guys need to "Recalibrate": https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/comments/l747eg/citadel_reloaded_their_shorts_before_they_told/ Don’t forget to check out our awesome sponsors below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
Read_489 - The Cantillon Effect 2.0 - Bitcoin is the First Truly Fair Money [CK_snarks & Deniz Saat]
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“Because of Nakamoto’s deliberate actions and Bitcoin’s permissionless, free & open-source nature, bitcoin is the first truly neutral money. Bitcoin eliminates the inherent unfairness that comes with all previous monies as well as any need to trust a third party in order to use Bitcoin.” - CK & Deniz Saat The inherent problem with our monetary system is a systemic & inescapable unfairness. Bitcoin is provably, the fairest money that has ever existed. If you actually believe in equality, that everyone should play by the same rules, then there is no defensibility of our current money. For justice & equality, Bitcoin isn’t just a better option, its the only option. Today’s amazing read from Christian Keroles & Deniz Saat, another amazing Bitcoin Magazine piece: “The Cantillon Effect 2.0 - Bitcoin is the World’s First Truly Fair Money” https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/cantillon-effect-2-0-bitcoin-is-the-worlds-first-truly-fair-money Another great episode was our recent reads, both from Bitcoin Magazine, first on “Winning Hearts and Minds for Bitcoin,” by Andy Edstrom & Peter McCormack: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_487---Winning-Hearts--Minds-for-Bitcoin-Andy-Edstrom--Peter-McCormack-ep6s5k And then CK’s previous piece on the podcast, “The Sovereign Company Thesis”: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_475---The-Sovereign-Company-Thesis-Christian-Keroles-env68o Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) And a final thanks to the amazing Bitcoin Magazine and LTBNetwork. The service these guys are doing for the Bitcoin space is incalculable! 🙏🏻 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
Chat #56 - DLCs, PTLCs, the Oracle Problem & More with SuredBits' Nadav
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"Any solution to the oracle problem, makes Bitcoin able to do anything that any other protocol out there can do." - Nadav Kohen So much cool technology coming to Bitcoin! We dive into some of the most amazing new tools with Nadav Kohen of SuredBits. DLCs, Turing completeness, PTLCs, The future of Lightning and so much more! Don't miss this incredible Bitcoin Audible Chat Follow Nadav on Social media: https://twitter.com/nadav_kohen Check out the SuredBits blog for breakdowns of all this incredible tech: https://suredbits.com/ Specs on DLCs, dig in and check out all the possibilities: https://zmnscpxj.github.io/bitcoin/unchained.html Video diving into all the cool details & features behind PTLCs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9o4v7Idjno&feature=youtu.be Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
Guy’s Take #40 - Double Spends & Wittgenstein’s Money
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What the hell is everyone squealing about regarding this “critical flaw” and “confirmed double spend” on the Bitcoin network? Is this another 2013 bug, or a giant nothing burger? Guy dives into it on today’s episode and then gets into the follow-up to Wittgenstein’s Money, the amazing piece by Allen Farrington that we covered in the previous episode on the show. What is value, what is money, & what would it seem like if it did seem like a money was emerging from zero? Don’t miss today’s Guy’s Take episode! Other great must watch/listen pieces discussed in this episode: How I made a Toaster from Scratch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ODzO7Lz_pw I, Pencil https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=1668 Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
Read_488 - Wittgenstein's Money [Allen]
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"What would it seem like if it did seem like a global, digital, sound, open source, programmable money was monetizing from absolute zero?" - Allenf32 Today's piece is a remarkable and just fun article that dismisses defending Bitcoin against the static arguments that can't be money because it is too volatile to "store value," isn't a widely used "unit of account," & isn't used as a "medium of exchange," but rather it flips the perspective on its head. Instead of trying to prove that Bitcoin is or will be money, why don't we go back to the beginning and ask what it *would* look like, if a new digital money was being monetized from zero?  This is one of my favorite of recent episodes, and we will have an awesome Guy's Take on this soon, so don't forget to subscribe! Check out the original article and drop massive applause on this piece at Allen's medium page: https://allenfarrington.medium.com/wittgensteins-money-7cac8d0635cf Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
Read_487 - Winning Hearts & Minds for Bitcoin [Andy Edstrom & Peter McCormack]
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"In a world in which governments and companies continually encroach on personal liberties via surveillance and outright control, Bitcoin shines like a beacon of freedom." - Andy Edstrom & Peter McCormack The anti-bitcoin narratives are going to flood in and have already started. We need to be ready for it, and that’s why this piece by Andy Edstrom & Peter McCormack is a required listen/read. How do we answer the Fed, how do we respond to the propaganda and the ignorance? Find out in another of Bitcoin Magazine’s incredible recent pieces title, “Winning Hearts & Minds for Bitcoin” Check out the original at the link below, plus the incredible library of articles dropping every day at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/winning-hearts-and-minds-for-bitcoin Mentioned at the beginning of the show is BtcMag’s page dedicated to everything busting the Energy FUD, keep it for quick reference: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/tags/energy-consumption Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) And a final thanks to the amazing Bitcoin Magazine and LTBNetwork. The service these guys are doing for the Bitcoin space is incalculable! 🙏🏻 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
Read_486 - The Moral Case for Bitcoin [Jimmy Song]
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“Fiat money is a positivist money, a tool of governments pursuing a utopian vision. Bitcoin is a Natural Law money, a tool to protect individual liberty. Bitcoin is therefore the more moral money.” - Jimmy Song There is the economic case, there is the individual sovereignty case, & there is an investment case for Bitcoin. But the deepest case to be made, & the one with the strongest argument, is the moral case. It’s not merely profits, sound economics, or the potential of future growth that make Bitcoin the proper investment, but the moral truths that make Bitcoin the only real option for a better future. Today we read Jimmy Song’s excellent piece from The Bitcoin Time Vol 3, “The Moral Case for Bitcoin.” Don’t forget to check out and drop some applause on the article at Jimmy’s medium page below: https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/the-moral-case-for-bitcoin-561ed592a464 A huge thanks as always to Aleks Svetski for putting together such an awesome publication & resource for the Bitcoin community. Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2021
Read_485 - Why Bitcoin Is Not a Ponzi Scheme [Lyn Alden]
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“From the begin­ning, Bitcoin has remained an open source and fully trans­parent project, and has the most organic growth trajec­tory of the industry. Given avail­able infor­ma­tion, the market has priced it as it sees fit, out in the open.” - Lyn Alden Bitcoin is a Ponzi, say the detractors. Their arguments never seem anymore sophisticated, and sound increasingly desperate as Bitcoin continues to defy their view. Is there any truth to this? Well Lyn Alden decides to break it down for us, using a range from the most narrow, to the most broad view of a Ponzi, and lays out Bitcoin’s history, network effects, & open nature against it, to make the rather obvious case in hindsight, that Bitcoin, is indeed, Not a Ponzi scheme. Check out the original for a few great graphics and charts to better visualize the argument, and to support/follow the work both of LynAlden, and the excellent Swan Bitcoin blog: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/why-bitcoin-is-not-a-ponzi-scheme-point-by-point/ Support the show at GuySwann.com and start auto-buying your Bitcoin stack using the best service in the space! Get $10 FREE for signing up with my link and support the podcast at the same time: swanbitcoin.com/guy Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
Read_484 - Bitcoin & the Printing Press [Anil]
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“As books became more accessible and affordable, individuals were now personally consuming, reflecting upon and critiquing written texts. It was an idea meritocracy. No longer was “truth” conferred solely by the ordained to the illiterate masses inside of churches.” - Anil The Printing press was a revolution in the spread of information and communication, leading to the Renaissance and the age of Science & Reason. Bitcoin is a revolution in the dissemination & spread of real economic value. It will create a Renaissance that will dwarf that of the printing press. Check out the original and follow the author at the links below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-and-the-printing-press https://twitter.com/anilsaidso A huge thank you to the LTBNetwork for supporting this podcast and sharing it out with their amazing audience! And to Bitcoin Magazine for the incredible work they do in furthering education and new in the Bitcoin space. Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2021
Chat #55 - Knut Svanholm & Andy Edstrom on Writing, Feedback Loops, & Bitcoin Haters in 2021
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An excellent chat today with 2 brilliant, bullish, & amazing writers in the Bitcoin space. Andy Edstrom, author of "Why Buy Bitcoin," and Knut Svnaholm of "Sovereignty Through Mathematics" and "Independence Reimagined" join us today for a discussion on everything important with catching the new people coming to Bitcoin, the complications with solidifying ideas out and making them accessible, the feedback loops that will make Bitcoin a dominant macro-political force, & what we can expect from 2021. Dont miss Chat #55 with Knut & Andy. FOLLOW Knut & Andy on Twitter so you don't miss their awesome content! Knut Svanholm - https://twitter.com/knutsvanholm Andy Edstrom - https://twitter.com/edstromandrew Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
Read_483 - Bitcoin & the Hopf Cycle of the Internet [Giacomo Zucco]
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“Hard times make strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times.” - Giacomo Zucco Today's read is another amazing article from Vol 3 of The Bitcoin Times. This is such a cool concept taking an evolutionary and social pattern and applying it to technology and the history of the internet. Another brilliant piece for the archive and I had a blast with Guy’s Take section on this one, so don’t miss it. Check out the original and the other amazing pieces from the Bitcoin Time Vols at the link below: https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/bitcoin-and-the-hopf-cycle-of-the-internet-f351f1b7c1e3 Don’t forget to explore our awesome sponsors and their products at the links below: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
Read_482 - The Stone Ridge Letter [Ross Stevens]
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"Perhaps just in time, each U.S. citizen now has a choice. You can stay on the Fiat Standard, in which some people get to produce unlimited new units of money for free, just not you. Or opt in to the Bitcoin Standard, in which no one gets to do that, including you. With the option, now, of a monetary system governed by rules instead of rulers, on behalf of myself, my family, and the firms I’m responsible for leading, I’ve made my choice." - Ross L. Stevens After about 100 requests to get it done and 2 days of recording, it's here. The Stone Ridge 2020 Shareholder Letter, that is a brilliantly thorough yet succinct breakdown of the value case for Bitcoin and how it fits into our highly volatile political and financial environments. Looking back on 2020 and what it may tell us about the years ahead. Check out the original posted by Michael Saylor on the Microstrategy website below: https://www.microstrategy.com/en/bitcoin/documents/stone-ridge-2020-shareholder-letter Also great, which I listened to just before recording this piece, is the "What is water" speech by David Foster Wallace. Its a must listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CrOL-ydFMI And of course our lovely sponsors for Bitcoin Audible: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Read_481 - Bitcoin's Killer App, Skin in the Game [Simon Cowell]
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"We don’t need to reinvent the wheel. People play games because they are fun, not because they are on a blockchain." - Simon Cowell As Bitcoin established a universal value transfer protocol for the internet, we are going to begin to see unique monetization, and also incentive models that simply weren't possible before. One area, that historically has had deep ties to monetary incentive, but lost it in the digital age... was gaming. Listen to today's excellent article from Bitcoin Magazine and author Simon Cowell for a fascinating look at a Lightning tool built by ZebeDee, and what it may mean for the future of gaming. Check out the original article below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoins-killer-application-skin-in-the-game Don't forget to check out the awesome products of the Bitcoin Audible sponsors: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
Chat #54 - Part 2 of WTF is Bitcoin Anyway? With Jim & Hari
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Closing out our recent chat with Jim & Hari from the "What Do We Know" podcast we have Part 2 of the show digging all into wallets, keys, how to buy Bitcoin, the future potential, & why we are still so early! Check out the What do We Know podcast with Jim & Hari and their other crazy topics they dig into by visiting the link below: guyswann.com/wdwk Check them out on Instagram at @podcastwdwk A Huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
Read_480 - The Greatest Game, Part 2 [Jeff Booth]
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“Learn about Bitcoin. Learn why its importance is so much greater than the wealth it might create for you and your family. When you do, teach others. Their futures may depend on it.” - Jeff Booth Finishing the amazing piece from the Bitcoin Times, Vol 3, Jeff Booth’s excellent article on the game theory when technological deflation meets the fiat inflationary machine. Don’t miss the awesome conclusion with Part 2 of “The Greatest Game.” Check out the original article below, plus the other great works with The Bitcoin Times vol 3: https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/the-greatest-game-b787ac3242b2 Check out Jeff Booth's excellent book if you haven't read it, The Price of Tomorrow: The Price of Tomorrow A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 01, 2021
Read_479 - The Greatest Game, Part 1 [Jeff Booth]
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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” - Buckminster Fuller Today we are digging back into The Bitcoin Times Vol 3! Our read is a brilliant piece by Jeff Booth, author of The Price of Tomorrow, titled “The Greatest Game.” Paradigm shifts, why they are so hard to see, why capitalistic failure is a critical component, and how the old system compounds its own imbalances that make it unable to compete with the new challenger. A lens to view our changing world, this is not to be missed. Don't forget to check out the original with that hilarious graph showing just how horribly off mark the CBO yield estimates have been for the past decade, plus the other great work from the author & The Bitcoin Times: https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/the-greatest-game-b787ac3242b2 Check out Jeff Booth's excellent book if you haven't read it, The Price of Tomorrow: The Price of Tomorrow A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2020
FEATURING Shitcoin Insider #4 - The Ripple Effect
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Just after the announcement of the SEC lawsuit, a filing that is just full of scammy goodness, the ongoing delistings of XRP, & a massive crash in the price... what better time is there to dedicate a full episode of Shitcoin Insider to the glorious XRP? Is Ripple a security? Is it a scam? Can it do anything it claims to do? Does anyone even use their product? Find out all this and more with Guy and his co-host, THE Shitcoin Insider returning for our conversation. The duo are joined today with yet another Insider, this one working in the industry and with a trove of Ripple knowledge. Find out everything you never knew you needed to know about Ripple, in today's Shitcoin Insider! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2020
Read_478 - Bullish on Bitcoiners [John Vallis]
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"After all, Bitcoin is just a tool, and it’s only revolutionary in so far as its unique attributes generate novel possibilities for action — that is to say, new behaviors." - John Vallis Before continuing our ride through The Bitcoin Times, we have a fantastic piece from John Vallis as part of the End of Year 2020 series with Bitcoin Magazine. One of numerous excellent articles looking back on 2020 and what it brought to Bitcoin, and what Bitcoin brought to it. John Vallis gives us a perspective of the change that Bitcoin instills, after all its just a tool, what really makes a difference, and where the change truly lies, is in us. Don't miss a wonderful piece on the human element of Bitcoin's societal revolution. Bullish on Bitcoiners: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/after-an-unforgettable-year-im-most-bullish-on-bitcoiners A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! (guyswann.com/lvl) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
Guy's Take #39 - Bitcoin is the Pin
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We are in the midst of one of history's greatest financial bubbles, represented both in a global debt crisis, as well as a bloated, subsidized financial sector that is many times greater in size than it naturally should be. Rather than Bitcoin being the bubble that everyone claims it is, on the contrary, the financial system is a "greater fool" bubble, and Bitcoin is the pin. Don't forget to check out the great reads that were mentioned and shed tons of light on today's take: The Use of Knowledge in Society: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_250---Use-of-Knowledge-in-Society-Part-1---F--A--Hayek-e43pfj/a-afr12i The Fraying of the Petrodollar System: Part 1 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_473---The-Fraying-of-the-Petrodollar-System---Part-1-Lyn-Alden-enrte3/a-a44sscd Part 2 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_474---The-Fraying-of-the-Petrodollar-System---Part-2-Lyn-Alden-ente7q/a-a457ib8 Bitcoin is the Great Financialization: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_477---Bitcoin-is-the-Great-Definancialization-Parker-Lewis-eo62fl A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 25, 2020
Read_477 - Bitcoin is the Great Definancialization [Parker Lewis]
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"The greatest trick that central banks ever pulled was convincing the world that individuals must perpetually take risk just to preserve value already created (and saved). It is insane, and the only practical solution is to find a better form of money which eliminates the negative asymmetry inherent to systemic currency debasement." - Parker Lewis Let the Gradually, Then Suddenly series never die! Installment #17 comes to us in the 2020 edition of The Bitcoin Times. Parker Lewis hits it out of the park again with a piece detailing the process by which our monetary system has led to a massive, bloated, and over-financialized economy, forcing people to fight just to keep the value they already earned. "Bitcoin is the Great Definancialization" https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/bitcoin-is-the-great-definancialization-65b4c27a8371 Don't forget to check out the graphics in the piece above and drop some massive applause, also explore the other brilliant pieces in the newest edition of The Bitcoin Times. https://sites.google.com/getamber.io/thebitcointimes/ A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2020
Read_476 - The Legend of Prometheus [Aleks Svetski]
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"we should all take a moment to be deeply grateful for the introduction of an ark upon which we can board, and from which we can later rebuild.” - Aleks Svetski The Bitcoin Times vol 3 has LANDED! We are getting into it with 7 incredible pieces, starting today with the froward from Aleks Svetski, "Bitcoin & the Legend of Prometheus." You aren't going to want to miss this week as we dive into tons of other great works by Parker Lewis, Jeff Booth, Giacomo Zucco, Erik Cason, & Jimmy Song. Check out the original by Aleks Svetski at the link below to drop some applause: https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/bitcoin-the-legend-of-prometheus-13170ca65ce0 A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
Chat #54 - WTF is Bitcoin Anyway? With Jim & Hari
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Today we have a crazy fun show after getting to hang with Jim & Hari (and James)from the What Do We Know podcast! A couple of guys who just wanted to know WTF a Bitcoin was, and we get into all of it in a 2 hour marathon. This is part 1, with part 2 on the way. Check out the What do We Know podcast with Jim & Hari and their other crazy topics they dig into by visiting the link below: guyswann.com/wdwk Check them out on Instagram at @podcastwdwk A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2020
Happy HODL Day!
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“GF’s out at a lesbian bar, BTC crashing WHY AM I HOLDING? I’LL TELL YOU WHY…” - GameKyuubi The origins of the greatest meme in Bitcoin history. For all the rest of the Bitcoin holidays, check out the calendar over at thecryptoconomy.com: https://thecryptoconomy.com/calendar/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
Read_475 - The Sovereign Company Thesis [Christian Keroles]
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“Today, bitcoin is still an alternative treasury asset, but as larger and more powerful organizations begin to use Bitcoin directly, they will begin to tear away from the overreach of governments. This in and of itself will challenge the dynamics of governance and the nature of nation states as we currently know them." - Ck_snarks We all know that Bitcoin creates sovereignty and protects the individual's right to own and use money without the permission of government. But everything it provides to the individual, it can provide to a company as well. With the BitMEX example giving us a taste of what could be, Christian Keroles takes us through a great, quick read on the sovereignty of business enterprise in a Bitcoin world, and how it fundamentally changes the dynamics of governance, and removes the power to shut down the capital of the world. Check out the full article plus the tons of other great works at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/the-sovereign-company-thesis A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
Read_474 - The Fraying of the Petrodollar System - Part 2 [Lyn Alden]
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"As a decentralized and open source project, adopted by many programmers and proponents around the world, many intelligent people have dedicated their careers to Bitcoin. It’s hard to find a more voracious group of people than those in the Bitcoin community, and increasingly over time, Wall Street money has poured in as well." - Lyn Alden Today we conclude the awesome piece from Lyn Alden breaking down the petrodollar system and get some time to explore just how entering Bitcoin into the field could change the path going forward. Does it become a niche asset that serves a small market for specific use cases, or does it become something much bigger? Listen to find out, we have got a marathon of one today, and you don't want to miss it. Don't forget to explore the absolute treasure trove of graphs and data to accompany this piece, and obviously the other amazing work from Lyn Alden as well: https://www.lynalden.com/fraying-petrodollar-system/#next A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
Read_473 - The Fraying of the Petrodollar System - Part 1 [Lyn Alden]
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"Taking my view a step further, evidence shows that the global monetary system as currently structured is gradually re-aligning itself, and this fact will have important ramifications for investments over the long run." - Lyn Alden We start today into another amazing piece from Lyn Alden that digs into the history, the cycles, the problems, the half solutions, and the long term consequences of our dollar based global monetary system. What led to its creation, how does it move in the macro environment, and are crack beginning to show that may have the world re-align to an entirely new system? Don't miss the first part of this amazing piece, "The Fraying of the Petrodollar System." Find the plethora of charts and data to go along with it at the link below, plus the other amazing work from Lyn: https://www.lynalden.com/fraying-petrodollar-system/#fraying A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
Guy's Take #38 - An Unstoppable Force
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"It's not that a government has the ability to ban Bitcoin from their country, I think it's closer to the opposite: A country only has the ability to ban itself from Bitcoin." - Guy Swann Today we've got my speech from BitBlockBoom to close out the week. One I've been meaning to share for some time, and I think you guys will really enjoy it. If you prefer the video version, you can check it out at the link below. Don't forget to check out our sponsors who make Bitcoin Audible possible: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
Read_472 - The Fiat Standard - Chapter 1 [Saifedean Ammous]
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"For the reader who has become familiar with the operation of bitcoin, a good way to understand the operation of fiat is by drawing analogy to the operation of bitcoin using concepts like mining, nodes, balances, and proof of work. My aim is to explain the operation and engineering structure of the fiat monetary system and how it operates, in reality, away from the naive romanticism of governments and banks who have benefited from this system for a century." - Saifedean Ammous Today we dig into Chapter 1 of the sequel to the seminal work in the Bitcoin ecosystem, The Fiat Standard. The book is being published on Saifedean.com chapter by chapter before its final release, and you can subscribe to get his courses and the other chapters as they release. But today we dig into the first chapter, the ideas, and a new mindset for examining the failures and successes of fiat money. This is not to be missed. The Fiat Standard - Chapter 1: https://saifedean.com/the-fiat-standard-chapter-1/ A huge Thank You to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
Read_471 - The Speculative Attack [Pierre Rochard]
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"My own prediction is that slow bleed has been accelerating and is only the first step. The second step will be speculative attacks that use bitcoins as a platform. The third and final step will be hyper-bitcoinization." - Pierre Rochard We are entering a new phase of the Bitcoin game theory. What really happens when the hardest money in the world, encounters hundreds of weak, fiat currencies? What unfolds is a series of feedback loops that drive the bad money out of circulation, and leads to eventual "speculative attacks" on the weaker currencies particularly in conditions with high capital controls, falling reserves, and manipulated interest rates. All conditions that the modern world finds every way they look. Don't miss this amazing blast from the past by Pierre Rochard, predicting the very environment of 2020, back in 2014. From the ever amazing Nakamoto Institute, Pierre's "Speculative Attack": https://nakamotoinstitute.org/mempool/speculative-attack/ A huge thank you to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
Read_470 - Why Does Bitcoin Have Value? [Jeffrey Tucker]
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“What Bitcoin is depends on its use as a means of storing and porting value, which in turn rests on secure titles to ownership of a scarce good.” - Jeffrey Tucker It can be incredibly difficult to make sense of, and imagine the immense amount of value provided by the Bitcoin system. And so often we conflate the token itself, with the assurances it provides. Clearly they cannot be detached from one another, but what else is there that could explain how, after 10 months at a price of zero, Bitcoin finally achieved a positive valuation? What led to this moment, and does this break Mises's Regression Theorem, or does it actually meet the criteria laid out by the brilliant economist, almost a century later? Find out in today's awesome read from author and editorial Director of Aier.org, Jeffrey Tucker: https://www.aier.org/article/why-does-bitcoin-have-value/ A huge thank you to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
Read_469 - The Untold Story of the First Bitcoin War [Wirdum & Rizzo]
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"With his choice of words, Taaki had outed an elephant in the room. It was true, Nakamoto had enacted soft forks, but by late 2011, the network no longer operated as it did in those early days." - Aaron & Pete Before the great block size wars of 2017, there was the first war of the Bitcoin protocol, that established the ideological divide, and ask the question that would infamy get its answer on Bitcoin’s Independence Day in 2017. Another excellent Bitcoin Magazine piece from authors, Pete Rizzo & Aaron Van Wirdum: “The Untold Story of the First Bitcoin War” Check out the Original article for tons of referenced conversations and sources, plus the other excellent stuff by both articles and Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/the-battle-for-p2sh-the-untold-story-of-the-first-bitcoin-war A huge thank you to the Bitcoin Audible Sponsors: Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) LVL.co - The first Free, no-fee exchange & Bitcoin banking services!  And lastly a huge thank you to BTCMedia and the LTBNetwork for the amazing resource they've been to the Bitcoin space! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
Read_468 - Bitcoin is Hope [Robert Breedlove]
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“Bitcoin is a battle ground to restore freedom, truth, and virtue in the world.” - Robert Breedlove Another excellent piece from Breedlove, this time on the SwanBitcoin blog. The very purpose of money and civilization is to abate the entropy and chaos of the natural world. It is to protect ourselves from an uncertain future. Central banks are institutions that confiscate that production and safety for themselves and the political apparatus, and pour entropy into our lives and economic realities. Bitcoin will realign the incentives, it will protect the people and entrepreneurs from the evils of inflation, and it will finally right the ship. Today’s read by Robert Breedlove, “Bitcoin is Hope.” Check out the tons of additional links and ways to follow Breedlove and support his work by going to the link, as well as some great quotes and artwork that accompany this piece: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/bitcoin-is-hope Thank you sponsors! Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) The Cosmic Deep Dive Course! 21% off with code "guyswann"! This is not a sponsorship, just a great way to learn about Bitcoin from incredibly knowledgable people in this space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
Read_467 - Bitcoin Doesn't Rely on Utilities [Rollo McFloogle]
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"But there is something even more interesting that happens with mining and electricity. Not only does Bitcoin mining add revenue to existing locations of energy production, but it also makes other previously unprofitable energy sources profitable." - Rollo McFloogle A Guest post from both a patron to the show and host of the Rollo & Slappy Show, we dive into a Bitcoin Magazine piece by Rollo McFloogle. Often when you talk about Bitcoin as a future money, people attack back with the claim that it "doesn't work without electricity!" This is obviously true, but exactly how much should this matter to us, and what is the risk to the Bitcoin network really? Maybe they are just an idiot, like Grum... hear all about it in today's article, "Bitcoin Does Not Rely on Utilities." Full article and other great stuff at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/you-dont-have-to-worry-about-bitcoins-reliance-on-utilities Thank you sponsors! Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) The Cosmic Deep Dive Course! 21% off with code "guyswann"! This is not a sponsorship, but just a great way to learn about Bitcoin from incredibly knowledgable people in this space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
Chat #53 - Bitcoin Security in the Age of Surveillance with Douglas Bakkum
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Had an excellent chat with the CEO of ShiftCrypto yesterday all about building Bitcoin hardware, the security trade offs, and creating secure tools for a world where security is both foreign and a distant after thought. How does Bitcoin change our digital environment, and the way we think about security? Dont miss this and much more in today's chat! Follow the founders, Douglas Bakkum & Jonas Schnelli on Twitter. And stay up on the company and what they are building at the link below: https://twitter.com/ShiftCryptoHQ If you want to get your BitBox hardware wallet, check them out at guyswann.com/bitbox And a huge thanks to both of our sponsors, ShiftCrypto for today's awesome conversation, and Hexa Wallet for supporting the podcast and bringing the best in Bitcoin to everyone who doesn't have the time to read! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
Read_466 - A Note on Bitcoin [James O'Beirne]
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"And replacing gold is just the start. Bitcoin isn’t just a better gold; because of its programmability, it’s a platform that will host the future of money. It will disintermediate many core functions in finance." - James O'Beirne For those new to Bitcoin, this is a great, short introduction to why the next year could be a massive shift, and why we don't want friends and family to miss it, for not having heard from those in the space. Unsolicited financial advise is always uncomfortable, but saying nothing at all might be even more so. Check out James O'Beirne's excellent piece to friends & family... "A Note on Bitcoin" The original has many links to other works and content, services mentioned, charts showing the relationships, & lots of other useful info below: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vx8EMBrOE7hkXKeyQBiIyCKb7TOzn1AEUaxn4dfuU1I/ Thank you sponsors! Hexa Wallet - Mobile wallet, seedless, batching, custom fees, multiple accounts & more (guyswann.com/Hexa) BitBox - Minimal, user friendly, secure, Swiss made, open source, hardware wallet (guyswann.com/BitBox) The Cosmic Deep Dive Course! 21% off with code "guyswann"! This is not a sponsorship, just a great way to learn about Bitcoin from incredibly knowledgable people in this space. Other great wallets & Services that Guy uses: SwanBitcoin.com/guy - for buying & holding Bitcoin long term ($10 in BTC for FREE) Green Wallet (by Blockstream) - Another simple mobile wallet Breez Wallet - Lightning wallet for Android + iOS, cheap & instant transactions Sphinx Chat - Encrypted chat and streaming sats! Join the Bitcoin Audionauts Tribe! Cash App - Great place to buy Bitcoin easily on mobile Fold App - Great way to get % Bitcoin back on all the things you already buy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
Read_465 - All the Bullish Cases for Bitcoin [Brandon Quittem]
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Want to hear all of the bullish cases for Bitcoin? Protection for pensions, the fiscal cliff we are speeding toward, capital movement for the wealthy, a safe haven for corporate treasuries, a dominant millennial investment vehicle, & so much more. Bitcoin has so many feedback mechanisms to increase its value, to make it a globally significant asset for every demographic, & potentially to fulfill the role as a new global reserve. All while having a perfectly inelastic supply. The only thing that can adjust, is the price. Today's episode is a fantastic thread from Brandon Quittem for some Thanksgiving Day moon juice! https://twitter.com/Bquittem/status/1327732566191976452 Other episodes & article mentioned in today's Guy's Take section: A Bold American Future: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3901 The Promise of Independent Property Rights: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=2556 Guy's Take - The Dominos are Falling: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4634 Guy's Take - The Next Domino... https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4883 Magic Gold with Michael Saylor: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4758 Check out our amazing sponsors below for a veritable suite of Bitcoin storage solutions: Hexa wallet is an excellent and versatile mobile storage, with a clever seedless backup, multiple accounts, batching & more. Find out more at GuySwann.com/hexa. Then for a simple, sleek, swiss made, & secure hardware wallet solution for your cold storage, check out the BitBox02! GuySwann.com/BitBox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
Chat #52 - The Great Reset vs The Great Awakening with Adam Curry
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The inventor of podcasting, the Podfather himself Adam Curry, joins us today for an incredible chat about Bitcoin and re-decentralizing cyberspace. The Great Reset, centralized platforms, censorship, surveillance, a destruction of freedoms, a new technology, fixing the money, a rebirth of purpose, and the Great Awakening. Check out the amazing things they are building at the links below: https://podcastindex.org https://podcasterwallet.com/ https://newpodcastapps.com/ And be sure to join his Tribe, my own at the Bitcoin Audionauts, and the other on the Sphinx Chat app. tribes.sphinx.chat A huge thanks to our awesome sponsors! Hexa Wallet for an excellent, feature-rich mobile Bitcoin wallet. It brings multiple accounts and built in transaction batching so you can send Bitcoin to your lightning wallet, a friend, and to your cold storage all at once to save on fees! guyswann.com/hexa ...And for your cold storage we have the excellent BitBox02 from ShiftCrypto. A simple, Swiss made, open source, secure hardware wallet that makes it super easy to have secure, reliable cold storage savings for the long term Bitcoin holder. guyswann.com/bitbox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
Guy's Take #37 - Dear James Woods, Sincerely Guy Swann
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"All you can do with Bitcoin once you buy it is sell it, but you need somebody else to buy it from you." - Peter Schiff James Woods shared a tweet with what is, in the end, a generally rational skepticism and common initial impression of Bitcoin. From an article at Fox Business, that based its argument on a few quotes from the king and queen of Bitcoin trolls, Peter Schiff and Nouriel Roubini. "You can't do anything with it but sell it," they claim, "its a huge scam and pump and dump" they added. As a Bitcoiner I would obviously argue this is completely false, but its not easy at first to see why, and it takes a huge amount of history, and close scrutiny to see the bigger picture. That's why in this episode, I hope to answer the article, and maybe shed some light on why its views are wrong. Maybe James will listen to it, maybe not, but hopefully some skeptic out there can find value in hearing answers to very common, but ultimately very wrong views as to what Bitcoin is. Todays episode, I get into all of it, with "Dear James Woods." The tweet and article in question: https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/1329513077654528002?s=20 As mentioned, a brilliant and extensive series hitting so many of these concepts in far greater detail, by the amazing author Parker Lewis, is the Gradually, Then Suddenly, series. The playlist of the full series can be found at the link below: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4NRn7e8FbNtoCLSigf8GV4?si=0ezq3gTvS8CAKMmxYdhA1w A huge thanks to our awesome sponsors! Hexa Wallet for an excellent, feature-rich mobile Bitcoin wallet. It brings multiple accounts and built in transaction batching so you can send Bitcoin to your lightning wallet, a friend, and to your cold storage all at once to save on fees! Hexawallet.io ...And for your cold storage we have the excellent BitBox02 from ShiftCrypto. A simple, Swiss made, open source, secure hardware wallet that makes it super easy to have secure, reliable cold storage savings for the long term Bitcoin holder. guyswann.com/bitbox Check them out and let them know I sent you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2020
Read_464 - Poolin's Initiative to Activate Taproot [Aaron Van Wirdum]
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“Taproot will unlock a new range of possibilities for Bitcoin, improving privacy and expanding smart contract possibilities” The code has been merged, the client is on the way, and it's time for the miners and community to bring this to the next step. Led by the mining pool "Poolin," they and others are reaching out to other major pools to get confirmation on support for the soft fork upgrade, and how they would like to see it activated. With various options, risks, and time horizons, this is the beginning of finding a standard for the client release where taproot is finally brought to the Bitcoin network. Today's read is another great piece from Bitcoin Magazine author Aaron Van Wirdum breaking it all down. Listen to find out. Check out the original and stay up to date with the remarkable resource over at BitcoinMagazine.com: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/poolin-launches-initiative-to-activate-taproot-encouraging-other-mining-pools-to-join To dive deeper into Taproot, what it is, and what it enables, check out a previous article from Aaron explaining the whole picture: Taproot is Coming: https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3435 And thank you to our amazing sponsors for Bitcoin Audible! • For an awesome mobile wallet be sure to check out our sponsor, Hexa Wallet at guyswann.com/hexa • And for a simple, secure, open source hardware wallet, BitBox is the way to go by ShiftCrypto. Check it at guyswann.com/bitbox Satoshi Bless the incredible LTBNetwork and the resource they've built for Bitcoiners for so many years! 🙏🏻 letstalkbitcoin.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
Read_463 - A Symphony of Positivity [Eric Wall]
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"It takes two nudges to convert a nocoiner. The vast majority of people got their very first nudge in 2017. These people are now primed for that second nudge, which is coming in roaring." - Eric Wall The new bull market is coming in hot, but it feels very different from previous cycles. What is it exactly? Can we see it in the data? Is this another FOMO, retail speculative buy in? Or is this something bigger? Listen to today's read from the Arcane Research blog of "Eric's November Thoughts" about what the foundations of this bull run are, and why this time, might actually be a little different. Check out the original and follow Eric at the links below: https://research.arcane.no/blog/erics-november-thoughts https://twitter.com/ercwl And for the excellently bullish thread covered during the Guy's Take section, check it out below: https://twitter.com/AnthonyDessauer/status/1328552929083621377?s=20 • For an awesome mobile wallet be sure to check out our sponsor, Hexa Wallet at guyswann.com/hexa • And for a simple, secure, open source hardware wallet, BitBox is the way to go by ShiftCrypto. Check it at guyswann.com/bitbox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
Chat #51 - The Death of Nuance with Aleks Svetski
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Today's chat is with the brilliant and always entertaining Aleks Svetski (https://twitter.com/AleksSvetski). On the state of the world, our turbulent future ahead, and getting trapped in the empty pursuit of happiness while losing sight of the deeper search for meaning. We had no agenda for this show and just went deep into whatever felt right with this one. Not to be missed. Check out Aleks, his incredible writing, his great service for purchasing Bitcoin, and his no-nonsense tweets: https://twitter.com/AleksSvetski https://twitter.com/TheAmberApp And a huge thanks to our awesome sponsors! Hexa Wallet for an excellent, feature-rich mobile Bitcoin wallet. It brings multiple accounts and built in transaction batching so you can send Bitcoin to your lightning wallet, a friend, and to your cold storage all at once to save on fees! Hexawallet.io ...And for your cold storage we have the excellent BitBox02 from ShiftCrypto. A simple, swiss made, open source, secure hardware wallet that makes it super easy to have secure, reliable cold storage savings for the long term Bitcoin holder. guyswann.com/bitbox Check them out and let them know I sent you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Read_462 - 7 Misconceptions About Bitcoin [Lyn Alden]
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"Bitcoin is more easily verifiable than gold, in terms of being a reserve asset and being used as collateral. It’s more frictionless to transfer than gold, and has a hard-capped supply. And I like gold too; I’ve been long it since 2018, and still am." - Lyn Alden With so many new eyes on Bitcoin, there are a large number of questions that the typical outsider has. Lyn Alden, in this excellent piece, breaks down the major misconceptions around Bitcoin and why she is bullish for 2021. For the many charts and graphics that accompany the arguments laid out in this piece, check out the original, plus the tons of other great analysis on her blog at the link: https://www.lynalden.com/misconceptions-about-bitcoin/ Places to Buy Bitcoin: SwanBitcoin.com/Guy SwanBitcoin.com/Alden Cash App River Financial Bull Bitcoin Coinfloor And a big thanks to our sponsor Hexa Wallet for supporting the Audible of the Bitcoin space! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Guy's Take #36 - Walking Tall
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What does having savings, & the incentives reestablished by sound money, do to a person's *character?* How does it change who we are when we have something that we know is ours, and frees us of dependence on another human being? With a short read of a Bank Ad from many decades ago that shows an entirely different view of money and savings, we dig into how money affects us on a different level. Shout out to Marty Bent who I think is responsible for sharing out this ad and therefore my stumbling upon it. A huge thank you to our sponsor for the show, Hexa Wallet! Bringing an excellent mobile wallet packed with features to the everyday user. Check them out at Hexawallet.io or on Twitter at twitter.com/hexawallet And if you aren't auto-stacking sats yet then you HAVE to get started! We are entering into a serious bull run and the only and best way to save in Bitcoin is to stack every single day, week, month etc that you can to eliminate all the noise and grow your savings reliably and automatically. Get $10 free at Swanbitcoin.com/guy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Read_461 - When Bitcoin Melts The System, Prosperity Steps In [Thibaud Marechal]
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"The logical construct behind the dissection of today’s evils is actually very simple: money is broken; fix the money, fix the world." - Thibaud Marechal The systemic imbalances of our monetary system are far deeper than most realize. It is the very foundation of our consumerist culture, its the course of our bloated, corrupt financial industry, it props up the impossible size of the advertising giants and surveillance capitalism, it creates a monetary premium on goods that should be valued by their productive capacity or actual use, & it betrays the very people who need money most to be a stable, wealth preserving tool. Fix the Money; Fix the world. Another brilliant article at BitcoinMagazine.com and by returning author Thibaud Marechal on the poisonous consequences of a broken money system. Check out the original below as well as his many other excellent pieces available to read: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/when-bitcoin-melts-the-system-prosperity-steps-in A huge thank you to our sponsor for the show, Hexa Wallet! Bringing an excellent mobile wallet packed with features to the everyday user. Check them out at Hexawallet.io or on Twitter at twitter.com/hexawallet A thanks to the LTBNetwork for sharing out this show to their amazing audience and bringing so much quality content to the Bitcoin space! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
Read_460 - The Hard Forks that Didn't Dilute Bitcoin [Nic Carter]
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"If any of these forks had meaningfully gained ground relative to Bitcoin, the critics would have had a point. What’s the point of a monetary network which is undergoing a constant state of fragmentation?" - Nic Carter Another great article from Nic and this one is right in line with the second episode of Shitcoin Insider, also now available for a deep dive into the sad state of Bitcoin forks! They said it would dilute Bitcoin, they claimed it would prove Bitcoin was, in fact, not scarce, but as infinite as any digital database that can be replicated over and over again. But what came of the forks? Did they really dilute the value and core attributes of the Bitocin network? Nic lays it all out in another excellent article at Coindesk.com. Don't miss it! Check out the original to find Nic's other works and numerous great graphics and charts to illustrate his argument: https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-trounces-bch-bsv-fork-wannabes The mempool is nearly empty again! Now is the perfect time to explore a new wallet, find the best software to hold your own keys, and begin experimenting with Lightning! Start with an excellent mobile wallet with built in batching to save yourself a lot of future headache. Hexa Wallet is the only one out there, and has so many great features to explore. Check it out at hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
Read_459 - Call me Ishmael [BitMex]
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"One can use a “brainwallet”. Refugees need to carry nothing with them, all they would need to do is remember a Bitcoin wallet passphrase. Funds, potentially millions of US dollars, can therefore be effectively stored inside of one’s mind." - Bitmex research What is a bran wallet and what exactly are the risks and benefits of trying to store Bitcoin in your mind? Is it so simple as generating a key from your favorite quote? Or could this just be a recipe for disaster? In a time where it is more important than ever to hold your own keys and prepare yourself for the raging bull, Bitmex Research brings us a timely article about the security and concerns of storing Bitcoin in your brain? Check out the phenomenal amount of research at the Bitmex blog: https://blog.bitmex.com/call-me-ishmael/ Don't forget to check out the awesome wallet by our sponsor Hexa Wallet! So many great features available to hold your own keys and protect yourself from loss in the case of disaster. Find them at Hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
Read_458- The Lightning Liquidity Marketplace [Peter Chawaga]
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“Lightning Labs is positioning this release as a step toward an ecosystem of Lightning-based financial products, which it called “LiFi.” - Peter Chawaga A new ecosystem has just begun. With Bitcoin native financial markets, Lightning Labs has released the beginning of an entirely new structure of Bitcoin finance with Lightning Pool Marketplace. An open, global, noncustodial auction for liquidity on the lightning network, and a novel way to execute contracts off-chain. This is the beginning of something big. Don’t miss this excellent article from Bitcoin Magazine and author Peter Chawaga. The future of lightning is coming into focus. Check out the original at Bitcoin Magazine, and follow Peter Chawaga at the links below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/lightning-network https://twitter.com/PeterChawaga Much love to our sponsor, Hexa Wallet for supporting Bitcoin Audible and bringing the best in Bitcoin to audio for all those who don’t have the time to read it. Check them out at Hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
Read_457 - Our Most Brilliant Idea [Robert Breedlove]
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"When governments play God, civilizations burn in Hell." - Robert Breedlove The 3 pillars of free markets all hinge on fair, honest, reliable money. Without it, monumental errors within the markets are unable to be corrected. By enforcing reliable, incorruptible rule of law, undeniable private property, through a system of verifiable sound money... Bitcoin is the capstone of free market innovation. Don't miss this incredible piece by Breedlove. Check out the original article here and drop some massive applause: https://breedlove22.medium.com/our-most-brilliant-idea-aced329f8941 If you want to support Breedlove's work, check out the many links below: • Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: bit.ly/321Lzm0 • Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22 • Stack sats with me, get $10 in free Bitcoin through this link: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/breedlove • Journey with me as I write my first book: https://bit.ly/3aWITZ • If you enjoyed this, please send sats: https://tippin.me/@Breedlove22 • Or, send sats via Lightning Network with Strike: https://strike.me/breedlove22 And Don't forget to check out our awesome sponsor, Hexa Wallet! A non-custodial, mobile wallet packed with great features. Check them out at the link below: hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Read_456 - Bitcoin at 12 [Nic Carter]
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"I believe Bitcoiners have this in common. They recognize that they have undertaken a near-hopeless task. Creating a global, neutral, apolitical settlement medium and standard of value will not happen overnight. We have barely begun the project." - Nic Carter Bitcoin represents a hope for a better future, and the longest time horizon in building a sustainable solution for the generations to come after us. Like the cathedrals that took centuries to build, those who labored placed bricks into the structure and toiled their lives knowing they they may never see the completion of their project, but that they were building something far bigger than themselves, that would last for centuries to come. Another brilliant piece from Nic Carter, Bitcoin at 12 years. Hit the original below and drop some incredible applause on the article: https://medium.com/@nic__carter/bitcoin-at-12-f6fce39cb9bb Kudos to Hexa Wallet for the amazing update & as always a major thanks for supporting the show! Check out their amazing mobile wallet packed with features at Hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
Guy's Take #35 - The Next Domino...
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We may have just seen the beginnings of central banks entering the Bitcoin game theory. The game is about to get real. Bitcoin has suddenly broken onto the political stage with the announcement that the Iranian Central Bank is officially purchasing Bitcoin from its licensed miners in order to use it to increase imports and get around the destructive US sanctions. Don't miss this Guy's take where we dig into this major development and exactly what it could mean. Now is the time to hold your own keys! Get a hardware wallet, look into multisig, and get yourself a non-custodial mobile wallet. Our sponsor has a great one to check out, that's Hexa Wallet! A huge thanks to them for supporting Bitcoin Audible and keeping this show bringing the best in Bitcoin to your ears. Check them out at Hexawallet.io Links to a few articles discussing this development: https://elexonic.com/2020/10/30/bitcoin-miners-in-iran-have-a-new-buyer-the-central-bank/ https://www.trustnodes.com/2020/10/29/iran-changes-law-to-use-bitcoin-for-imports Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
Read_455 - Bitcoin and the Rhythms of History [Brandon Quittem]
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"Individuals can opt-out of their local currency by joining the Bitcoin life raft. Protect purchasing power, rather than go down with the sinking ship that is their state." - Brandon Quittem A fascinating journey through the concept of the Fourth Turning and analysis of the incredible times we live in. More will change in the next decade than in the previous 8 combined. We are entering a time where our old institutions are torn down and built anew. Do we devolve into collectivism and totalitarian rule? Or can we find a way to protect and fan the flames of individual liberty and sustain a prosperous future for the next generation. Listen to this excellent piece to find out! Follow Brandon on Twitter if you haven't yet! And check out his page, the many great graphics on the article, & all the other great writing available on his site: https://www.brandonquittem.com/ Thanks Hexa Wallet for supporting the Audible of the Bitcoin space! Making all the best in Bitcoin accessible to everyone! https://twitter.com/HexaWallet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
Read_454 - The Last Word on Bitcoin's Energy Consumption [Nic Carter]
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"If your local energy cost is effectively zero but you cannot sell your energy anywhere, the existence of a global buyer for energy is a godsend." - Nic Carter What do all the "boiling oceans" alarmist miss about the nature & incentives of Bitcoin's energy consumption? Can we determine anything meaningful about Bitcoin's energy use by looking at the state of mining today, and the trends leading us into the future? Today we read a great piece from CoinDesk by the many times Bitcoin Audible author Nic Carter, on the fallacies of the general thinking, why Bitcoin gets picked on, & the simple thing the complainers could do to solve it. Nic Carter's "The Last Word on Bitcoin's Energy Consumption": https://www.coindesk.com/the-last-word-on-bitcoins-energy-consumption?amp=1 If you would like to support the show & be a part of the anointed Satoshi's Audionauts, become a patron at Patreon.com/thecryptoconomy! This show wouldn't be possible without all the incredible supporters of my work, and I cannot thank you guys enough! And a thanks to Hexa Wallet for a great, non-custodial, seedless, multi-factor and multi-account mobile wallet that's great for a whole range of users, experienced and new to the space! Check them out at Hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
Read_453 - Lies, Deception, & Unnatural Money [Nik Hoffman]
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"money printing only “works” if the majority of people don’t even realize that it is steadily devaluing their earnings and savings. People must be deceived into believing a false ideology about this practice, but that can only work for so long; as we’ve seen throughout history, bad money doesn’t last forever." - Nik Hoffman What determines a good money and a bad money, and what exactly does it mean for a money to have value? A brief journey through the concepts that define a money, and the history that informs how and why money becomes a tool for lies and deception to the ultimate detriment of society. Are we doomed to forever repeat the past, or can Bitcoin solve this problem and close the book on monetary manipulation? Find out in today's Bitcoin Magazine article from author Nik Hoffman. Check out the original at the link below to explore his other works, his monthly roundups, and of course follow Nik on Twitter: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/lies-deception-and-unnatural-money Thanks to Hexa wallet for supporting Bitcoin Audible. If you want an great, noncustodial wallet to hold your on keys, don't forget to check them out at hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
Read_452 - How Will Bitcoin Lead to More Freedom [Jim Epstein]
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"It had a big impact on May, who melded the "Other Plane" with "Galt's Gulch" from Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, which was a safe haven for rational and productive people protected from government coercion and taxation by an invisible shield. Instead of the Colorado mountains, May's cyberspace Galt's Gulch would exist on the internet, with cryptography providing protective cover." - Jim Epstein The argument between the "blockchain technology" and the "Bitcoin anarchists" happens to be a lot older than most know. Whether this is a technology that's outside the system, built to replace it, or one that is supposed to work within the system to make it faster and cheaper, can be traced all the way back to a debate between Eric Salin and crypto-anarchist Timothy C. May. What can the origins of the cypherpunk movement tell us about teh direction of Bitcoin today? Hear this amazing piece from Jim Epstein at Reason Magazine to find out! Other great pieces to accompany this read: The Truth About Smart Contracts by Jimmy Song https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_092---The-Truth-About-Smart-Contracts-e2ndrq Bit Gold by Nick Szabo https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_275---Bit-Gold-Nick-Szabo-e4o0vp Securing Property with Owner Authority by Nick Szabo https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_118---Securing-Property-with-Owner-Authority-e2ndqs The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto by Tim May https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_300-----The-Crypto-Anarchist-Manifesto-Timothy-C--May-e5p7j4 For a great and feature rich mobile, non-custodial Bitcoin wallet, our awesome supporter of Bitcoin Audible HexaWallet is where its at! Now in beta, you can get the wallet on the app store or at the link below. Fell free to ask any questions and feedback is hugely appreciated. hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
Chat #50 - Dawn of the Age of Bitcoin with Erik Cason
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Bitcoin and the cryptographic systems that empower it, are not merely another new tech to make use of. They are a fundamental shift in the ability to defend value from organized violence. The impact on the world will be impossible to measure. We go deep down the rabbit hole in this excellent chat with Erik Cason, author of the cryptosovereignty.org blog. Follow Erik on twitter, and check out his amazing pieces we've read on the podcast below: https://twitter.com/Erikcason The Political Theology of Bitcoin: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_398---The-Political-Theology-of-Bitcoin-Erik-Cason-eemvs1 Crypto, Truth, & Power: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Read_448---Crypto--Truth--Power-Erik-Cason-ekv73s And don't forget to add me as a contact in your Hexa Wallet! Shoot me a DM on twitter or an email and I'll be happy to add you 👏🏻 A huge thank you to Hexa for supporting the podcast: Hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
Read_451 - Multisig Appreciation Day [Marty Bent]
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"When compared to gold, real estate, stocks, bonds or "fine art" that act as stores of value for many individuals, bitcoin that is held in a multisig wallet is an obvious step-function improvement in many regards." - Marty Bent Reading another short Bent from Marty on multisig and how its fundamentally a powerful tool for Bitcoin that isn't shared with any physical store of value. Guy gets into the concept of "deep" vs "shallow" protection in his take following the piece and how Bitcoin represents an order of magnitude improvement over the security & preservation of value. We should remember to tout multisig with more enthusiasm, its not "just another feature." Check out the original and subscribe to Marty's Bent at the link below: https://tftc.io/martys-bent/issue-848/ The tweet that inspired it all: https://twitter.com/AdamTzag/status/1318244929592807425 For a multisig savings, don't forget to check out HexaWallet and their Savings account, multi-key setup, and clever key splitting backup system. Check out the beta wallet and feel free to ask any questions & add me as a contact! hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
Read_450 - Getting Lightning Ready for Global Takeover [Roy Sheinfeld]
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Breez wallet makes some major announcements today with their first release candidate of the wallet into the wild. Bringing the dream of a fully non-custodial, user-friendly, super easy to use Lightning wallet for anyone coming into Bitcoin. So many new features to go over in this one and talking about the future of lightning and how we can close the UX hurdle. This is not to be missed. Follow Roy Sheinfeld and Breez on Twitter so you dont miss future announcements! Check out the official announcement here, and of course download and start playing with the Breez Lightning wallet if you haven't yet! https://medium.com/breez-technology/the-breez-release-candidate-getting-lightning-ready-for-the-global-takeover-b5d1f9756229 (for those who wanted to get the details on closing and reopening your channels - https://github.com/breez/breezmobile/wiki/How-to-close-Breez's-channels%3F) Learn more about the Hodl HTLCs discussed in the commentary at the link below: https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/pull/4018 And don't forget to add me as a contact in your Hexa Wallet! Shoot me a DM on twitter or an email and I'll be happy to add you 👏🏻 A huge thank you to Hexa for supporting the podcast: Hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Guy's Take #34 - TAPROOT IS MERGED!!
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A major step toward the next era of Bitcoin was made today. The code is final, and it is now in the Bitcoin codebase as of today. The next steps are an activation method, and a full client release for the network to begin the process of adding it to the global consensus. But before that happens, let's talk about where we are today, what advantages Taproot can give us again, & what the future of Bitcoin, privacy, & Lightning are with this new tool at our disposal. Today's Guy's Take is all about Taproot, so let's get into it! Want to check it out on Github and be a nerd? https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/19953 For a deeper dive into Taproot check out Aaron Van Wirdum's piece digging into it on Bitcoin Magazine: Taproot is Coming: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_318---Taproot-is-Coming-Aaron-van-Wirdum-e8um0c Much love to our many patrons making this show possible! If you want to join in with the crew, go to Patreon.com/thecryptoconomy and become a patron! And another thank you to our sponsor, Hexa Wallet for keeping this show alaive, and for building one of the best mobile wallets out there. With tons of features to come, check it out at HexaWallet.io  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Read_449 - Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole [Knut Svanholm]
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"Value is a strange concept because while it is arguably very real, it is entirely subjective, and because of this there is no yardstick or kilogram to measure it against." - Knut Svanholm Another from the amazing collection over at Citadel21.com, we dive even deeper down the rabbit hole with Knut's piece. What does it even mean to measure value with Bitcoin as our totem? What happens to prices in a perfectly finite monetary good? What would a future where the growth and productivity of the economy were captured by the money, rather than stolen by our money masters? The world is going to be a very different place in a Bitcoin future. The right questions can help us see it, and it's something that we cannot unsee. So lets dig into Knut's work, "Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole" https://www.citadel21.com/deeper-down-the-rabbit-hole Check out the Hexa Wallet donation account at GuySwann.com/donate, and download the Hexa mobile wallet on the Google Play or Apple App store to start exploring the many awesome features. A huge thanks to them for supporting the podcast! hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
Chat #49 - The Tahini's Bitcoin Standard
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As the dominoes continue to fall, we chat with the owner of the amazing Tahini's restaurant on their journey to a Bitcoin Standard. Why Bitcoin? What led them to such a decision? How do they see the future risks and rewards going forward? What events of the past allowed them to see the true potential of this revolutionary new monetary system? All this and more in today's phenomenal chat with the man behind @TheRealTahinis Follow them on twitter at the link below and if you are in the area, what the hell are you eating shite food for!? Go to Tahini's, get some real food, and talk about Bitcoin. 😂 https://twitter.com/TheRealTahinis Love to all of our amazing supporters, the patrons who always keep this show going, and our awesome sponsor @Hexawallet! Follow them on Twitter and check out their awesome mobile wallet with tons of great features. Find my Hexa Donation Account at GuySwann.com/Donate or setup your own right in the wallet in barely a few seconds! Check them out on the app store or at the link below: hexawallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Read_448 - Crypto, Truth & Power [Erik Cason]
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“I believe that Satoshi Nakamoto, Whoever he/she/it/them is/was, was first and foremost a strategist of the cypherpunk traditions. This is extremely important because we need to understand the motivational ideology was not one of any sort of state capitalist nature, or idiotic wealth fantasies of lambos and other childish bullshit, but an explicit crypto-anarchist one.” - Erik Cason Cryptography was, before anything else, a weapon of war. How can this perspective inform the type of revolution Bitcoin truly enables? As a re-codification of the relations of power between the state and the individual, what does a system like Bitcoin do to the world? When authority is replaced by truth, as the source of legitimacy, nothing in the world will remain unchanged. The original article by Erik Cason and the fascinating blog where he covers tons of other topics just like this: http://cryptosovereignty.org/crypto-truth-power/ https://twitter.com/Erikcason Cypherpunks Write Code (part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWh6Yzr12iQ&t=0s Check out Hexa Wallet's new feature, the "Donation Account" with a web front end to share with others! Check out what it looks like at GuySwann.com/donate and of course feel free to donate if you want to support the show. But setup your own to take donations for your project/content/mission or whatever! Get the wallet at HexaWallet.io Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
Guy's Take #33 - The Canary in the Coal Mine [On Marty's 839th Bent]
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There's been a bit of Bad News. The canary doesn't seem to be moving, and its time that we take our situation seriously. As Bitcoin becomes both more mature and finds its way back into a bull market, we can also expect a sharp increase in regulatory and governmental attention. The powers that be, the surveillance state, and the control that the financial institutions have acquired will not be lost without a fight. Bitcoin is disrupting some of the most influential institutions on the planet. They are unlikely to sit by while we divest from their control & take back our sovereignty a