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

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Read_503 - Bitcoin is Time [DerGigi]

?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:
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Today's Bitcoin Resource:
Bo Bullshit Bitcoin

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2021-03-05
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Read_502 - LOT true or false? The Last Hurdle for Taproot [Aaron Van Wirdum]

"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

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2021-03-04
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Read_501 - The Capital Strip Mine [Allen Farrington]

"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/

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2021-03-03
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Read_500 - Decentralization, Why Dumb Networks are Better [Andreas Antonopolous]

"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

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2021-03-02
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Read_499 - The Bitcoin Black Hole Effect [William Clemente]

"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

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2021-02-26
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Read_498 - Can Governments Stop Bitcoin? [Alex Gladstein]

"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

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2021-02-25
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Chat #57 - Bitcoin History with Peter Todd, Brady Swenson, & Guy Swann on Swan Signal Live

"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.

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https://twitter.com/peterktodd?
https://petertodd.org?

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https://twitter.com/CitizenBitcoin
https://citizenbitcoin.world/

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2021-02-24
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Read_497 - Bitcoin is Venice [Allen Farrington]

"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

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2021-02-23
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Read_496 - Stocks Don?t Truly Discover Price, Bitcoin Fixes This [Casey]

?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

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letstalkbitcoin.com

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2021-02-19
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Read_495 - An Economic Analysis of Ethereum [Lyn Alden]

?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/

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2021-02-16
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Read_494 - Lightning Economics: Learning to Love Inbound Liquidity [Roy Sheinfeld]

"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

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2021-02-13
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Read_493 - Asset DNA, Explaining Bitcoin's Speculative Attack [Croesus]

"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

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2021-02-10
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Guy's Take #42 - Bitcoin's Second Chapter Begins

"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

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2021-02-09
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Read_492 - What I Really Think of Bitcoin [Ray Dalio]

"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

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2021-02-06
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Read_491 - Bitcoin Astronomy - The Second Law [Dhruv Bansal]

"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/

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2021-02-04
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Reboot - Bitcoin Astronomy #1 [Dhruv Bansal]

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/

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2021-02-03
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Read_490 - How this Bull Run is Different [Abhay Aluri]

"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

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2021-02-02
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Guy's Take #41 - Gamestop is the Battle, Bitcoin is the War

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/

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2021-01-29
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Read_489 - The Cantillon Effect 2.0 - Bitcoin is the First Truly Fair Money [CK_snarks & Deniz Saat]

?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

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2021-01-27
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Chat #56 - DLCs, PTLCs, the Oracle Problem & More with SuredBits' Nadav

"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

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2021-01-26
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Guy?s Take #40 - Double Spends & Wittgenstein?s Money

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
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I, Pencil
https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=1668

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2021-01-23
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Read_488 - Wittgenstein's Money [Allen]

"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

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2021-01-22
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Read_487 - Winning Hearts & Minds for Bitcoin [Andy Edstrom & Peter McCormack]

"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

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2021-01-20
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Read_486 - The Moral Case for Bitcoin [Jimmy Song]

?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.

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2021-01-16
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Read_485 - Why Bitcoin Is Not a Ponzi Scheme [Lyn Alden]

?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/

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2021-01-14
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Read_484 - Bitcoin & the Printing Press [Anil]

?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

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2021-01-13
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Chat #55 - Knut Svanholm & Andy Edstrom on Writing, Feedback Loops, & Bitcoin Haters in 2021

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.

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2021-01-11
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Read_483 - Bitcoin & the Hopf Cycle of the Internet [Giacomo Zucco]

?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

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2021-01-08
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Read_482 - The Stone Ridge Letter [Ross Stevens]

"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

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2021-01-07
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Read_481 - Bitcoin's Killer App, Skin in the Game [Simon Cowell]

"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.

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https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoins-killer-application-skin-in-the-game

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2021-01-06
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Chat #54 - Part 2 of WTF is Bitcoin Anyway? With Jim & Hari

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!

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2021-01-04
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Read_480 - The Greatest Game, Part 2 [Jeff Booth]

?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

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2021-01-01
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Read_479 - The Greatest Game, Part 1 [Jeff Booth]

?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

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2020-12-31
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FEATURING Shitcoin Insider #4 - The Ripple Effect

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!

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2020-12-29
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Read_478 - Bullish on Bitcoiners [John Vallis]

"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

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2020-12-29
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Guy's Take #39 - Bitcoin is the Pin

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

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2020-12-25
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Read_477 - Bitcoin is the Great Definancialization [Parker Lewis]

"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/

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2020-12-24
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Read_476 - The Legend of Prometheus [Aleks Svetski]

"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

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2020-12-23
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Chat #54 - WTF is Bitcoin Anyway? With Jim & Hari

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.

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2020-12-19
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Happy HODL Day!

?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.

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2020-12-19
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Read_475 - The Sovereign Company Thesis [Christian Keroles]

?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

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2020-12-18
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Read_474 - The Fraying of the Petrodollar System - Part 2 [Lyn Alden]

"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

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2020-12-17
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Read_473 - The Fraying of the Petrodollar System - Part 1 [Lyn Alden]

"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

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2020-12-15
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Guy's Take #38 - An Unstoppable Force

"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.

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2020-12-11
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Read_472 - The Fiat Standard - Chapter 1 [Saifedean Ammous]

"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/

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2020-12-11
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Read_471 - The Speculative Attack [Pierre Rochard]

"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/

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2020-12-09
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Read_470 - Why Does Bitcoin Have Value? [Jeffrey Tucker]

?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/

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2020-12-09
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Read_469 - The Untold Story of the First Bitcoin War [Wirdum & Rizzo]

"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

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2020-12-07
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Read_468 - Bitcoin is Hope [Robert Breedlove]

?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

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2020-12-04
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Read_467 - Bitcoin Doesn't Rely on Utilities [Rollo McFloogle]

"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

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2020-12-02
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