Bitcoin Audible
Bitcoin Audible
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.
Read_681 - The Twitter Files - Part 1 [Matt Taibbi]
12/6/2022 • 1hr 17m
“They just freelanced it,” is how one former employee characterized the decision. “Hacking was the excuse, but within a few hours, pretty much everyone realized that wasn’t going to hold. But no one had the guts to reverse it.” - Matt TaibbiDidn't have time to read that whole thread on the censorship of Twitter and the obvious politicization of all of our social networks and big tech platforms? Well I'm happy to dive it. We read Part 1 of The Twitter Files today with a bit of a heated Guy's Take on why all this i...
Read_680 - Green Eggs and Ham, Part 2 [Farrington & Big Al]
12/3/2022 • 1hr 14m
"We believe the core of the cultural fissure between crypto and bitcoin comes down to financialization. While the ethos of bitcoin is to definancialize, the ethos of crypto is to financialize. We repeat our characterization of this tendency from above: DeFi engages in arbitrary and automatable combinations of seigniorage, securitization, rehypothecation, and leverage. It is the purest form of financialization ever conceived: the financialization of ... nothing at all." - Allen Farrington, & Anders LarsonPart 2 of the epic piece from Big Al and Allen Farrington on the conceptual, technical, and cultural failures of DeFi, and...
Read_679 - Green Eggs and Ham, Part 1 [Farrington & Larson]
12/1/2022 • 1hr 22m
"One counterargument might be that the de facto state capture of Ethereum in gradually becoming more and more OFAC compliant could, at the same time, be said to give it practical grounds to become more accepted as money via state enforcement, and more transparent than fiat currencies in traditional finance also. However, the cost is, once again, explicitly the loss of decentralization, so whatever kind of money it is, it is not decentralized and therefore cannot contribute to credibly decentralized finance." - Allen Farrington, & Anders LarsonToday we dive into the first half of...
Read_678 - Toward a Node World Order [Micheal Goldstein]
11/29/2022 • 1hr 34m
"A bitcoin full node is a certainty machine. When a user runs a full node, they are granted a level of certainty about a monetary network that no human had prior to bitcoin’s existence. Every other monetary technology is riddled with uncertainties. Bitcoin fixes this." - Micheal GoldsteinBitstein is back with another banger of a piece. Toward a Node World Order! Another from the Bitcoin Times publication with an absolute ton of other great writing and a full print magazine to check out. So many of their pieces are available in audio he...
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
11/26/2022 • 2hr 3m
On the nature of sovereignty, the challenges of the world we live in, the fog of war that has descended upon our lives, and on the tools and systems we need (and are building) in order to ensure we will find ourselves in a future of sovereign individuals. Opting Out with Matt Hill is a conversation you don't want to miss.Follow Matt and check out the new hardware and OS advancements coming from Start9 at the links below:https://twitter.com/_MattHill_https://twitter.com/start9labs
Read_677 - Maturation of Lightning, Growing Up By Going Vertical [Roy Sheinfeld]
11/24/2022 • 54m
"As the Web became much more complex, we now engage with multiple companies for each of those functions. Including all the writing, editing, commenting, revising, and so on, even a simple post like this one will involve the services of a few ISPs, a few email providers, a few cloud storage platforms, a few cloud text editors, a few image repositories, and who knows how many background services.And now it’s happening to Lightning. Like any social system, our network is constantly evolving, and it looks very different now compared to how it looked in the be...
Read_676 - The State of Man - Proclaim Your Bitcoin, Part 2 [Simply Bitcoin]
11/23/2022 • 1hr 11m
"The primary work undertaken by thieves to maintain their systems of thievery is manipulation. Deceit and lies are the tools of the trade for the thief. And there is no grander system of theft than the debt based monetary system of the US dollar, enforced under deadly monopoly powers and perverse amounts of public manipulation." - Simply BitcoinPart 1 = https://open.spotify.com/episode/1m87ZXaFbZ5nRf0kipix2t?si=420093ff62ad46e1Listen to Part 1 of the "Proclaim Your Bitcoin" Series if you haven't yet, and then dive into today's read of Part 2, the...
Read_675 - Stop Drinking the Elite's Kool-aid [Nayib Bukele]
11/18/2022 • 51m
"They used to own everything, and in a way they still do; the media, the banks, the NGOs, the international organizations, and almost all the governments and corporations in the world.And with that, of course, they also own the armies, the loans, the money supply, the credit ratings, the narrative, the propaganda, the factories, the food supply; they control international trade and international law. But their most powerful weapon is the control of the “truth”." - Nayib BukeleToday we read and dive into a big picture of the perspective on El S...
Read_674 - FTX & Alameda, Through the Looking Glass [NYDIG]
11/16/2022 • 1hr 6m
"I will start with the conclusion: my piece failed. Nothing has changed. DeFi-driven blowups have continued. Therefore, in the strongest possible terms, I repeat, with humility: do not invest in non-Bitcoin crypto. Do not invest in non-Bitcoin DeFi. This is why NYDIG is a bitcoin company. Always has been, always will be." - Ross StevensToday we take a short dive down the FTX and Alameda rabbit hole with an article put out from NYDIG and Stone Ridge that prefaces the situation with a call to action for those in the space, and then...
Read_673 - Crypto is Peak Silicon Valley [Allen Farrington]
11/15/2022 • 1hr 0m
"My learned opinion is that although your average toxic Bitcoin maximalist might be able to sniff out this bullshit a mile away, Silicon Valley cannot, because Crypto is peak Silicon Valley, and Silicon Valley has sadly become peak fiat." - Allen FarringtonWe bring another great piece by Allen just after our last great piece from Allen, but this time diving into the FTX insanity and how to understand why this and the other recent disasters are obvious consequences of the fiat mentality pervasive in the crypto space. Crypto is Peak Silicon Valley...
Read_672 - No, Let's Not: Perpetrators of Pandemic Authoritarianism Cannot Be Forgiven [Allen Farrington]
11/9/2022 • 1hr 9m
“It must become embarrassing to admit one ever supported uninformed and nonconsensual participation in a medical experiment or mass house arrest and coerced isolation.” - Allen FarringtonAmnesty for the tyrants who pushed for the destructive policies and gross abuses of power we witnessed over the past few years, is acceptance that these abuses and lies will happen again. There will be no amnesty. Farrington explains why in no uncertain terms.Check out the original article and the onslaught of links for sources and further reading on the topic at t...
Chat_74 - Synonymous with Sovereignty, with John Carvalho
11/8/2022 • 2hr 10m
Today we bring John Carvalho back on to talk about Bitkit and the release of Synonym's first major product in the BitKit wallet and Slashtags. Re-Decentralizing the internet with serverless identities, default encryption, and where your Bitcoin seed is the key to your online kingdom. The first lego blocks of a potentially massive ecosystem. Download the Bitkit wallet in beta to check out slashtags & their intuitive wallet experience, as well as the other links below to explore more of what is possible in a P2P future that could alter our relationship with the networks that connect us.
Read_671 - Greenpeace Attacks Only Galvanize Bitcoiners [Daniel Batten]
11/4/2022 • 1hr 5m
"They will come to understand that Bitcoin is hope for non-violent revolutionaries in the environmental movement who seek to end the petrodollar, usher in a world that is not based on the excessive consumption that inflationary (fiat) currencies incentivize, stabilize the intermittency of renewable energy, find a home for new solar and wind on the grid and mitigate methane that would otherwise have become atmosphere-borne and contributed to climate change." - Daniel BattenToday we dive into a piece by Daniel Batten showing the power and momentum of the grassroots Bitcoin movement and how...
Read_670 - Capital Misallocation, Bitcoin Fixes this - Part 2 [Steven Lubka]
11/2/2022 • 1hr 12m
"The creation of new money by insiders debases the savings ability of the existing money. It is critically important for money to maintain value, as it reflects work which was performed but not redeemed for goods and services. Is the value of your forty hour work week last month suddenly not worth as much because some feckless bureaucrat decided to fire up the money printer? Not in a system that has any integrity. It is important for work to be redeemable at the value that was assigned to it when it was performed." - Steven Lubka
Read_669 - Capital Misallocation, Bitcoin Fixes this - Part 1 [Steven Lubka]
11/2/2022 • 1hr 10m
"Money facilities a system — the economy — that is too complex, too unpredictable and too uncertain to be modeled or reduced to neat quantifiable units. Expanding humanity’s productive resources — capital — requires the acceptance of complexity, uncertainty, unknowns and risk. It’s not a neat or tame process. It’s a wild one. It’s a gang of risk takers spelunking the caverns of the unknown with nothing except their intuitions about future preferences and knowledge of current problems to guide their descent into the uncertainty and the unknowable." - Steven LubkaToday we hit another amazing...
Read_668 - Why Proof of Stake Wont be Used for Intergalactic First Contact [Buck Perley]
11/1/2022 • 58m
"A universal law can be understood to be an objective, observable, and eternal description of some facet of the universe. As such, they can be independently discovered by disparate societies living within the same universe as long as both societies are able to observe the same facets of that universe. It may not be known as Newton’s Law to the Nakamotans, but they will likely have discovered that “every particle attracts every other particle in the universe with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the dist...
Read_667 - The Final Bubble is Bursting [Myrmikan Research]
10/26/2022 • 1hr 15m
"One might ask: if much of the U.K. pension money was about to vanish, where was it going? Partly to the bankers, of course, but mostly, as with any bubble, the value was simply illusory. In 2001, Argentina forced private pension funds to purchase $2.3 billion in government bonds so that the government could meet external debt Payments. The following day, the funds listed the bonds as an asset, but the value was already gone (Argentina would later confiscate the whole pension system officially). Western countries have done effectively the same thing, only with much more subtlety, without even the...
Reboot - Wittgenstein's Money [Allen Farrington]
10/25/2022 • 1hr 7m
"Imagine if all respectable business knowledge had been derived from studying large, established companies because there had never been a start-up in living memory. If a start-up then came along, people might well say, “that’s not a business because it doesn’t make a profit,” or, “that’s not a business because it doesn’t have a defined business plan.” Clearly, this would be ill-advised. That is not to say that their models and definitions would be perfectly wrong instead of perfectly right, but rather that things are not so binary. Reality is messy, and it is reality we should care ab...
Read_666 - Debunking the ESG Attacks on Bitcoin [Spencer Nichols]
10/21/2022 • 59m
"While Bitcoin does not litigate the ethics of hydrocarbon production, it is not controversial to point out that the dollar, in that it is sustained by the continuation of the US military-industrial complex (the single largest consumer of oil in the world), carries an incomparably greater carbon footprint than the Bitcoin network will ever begin to approach. All this, while generating abhorrent negative externalities, among which are the countless lives lost to conflict and the inherently political nature of money controlled by a singular geopolitical hegemon." - Spencer NicholsIt's time to read another...
Read_665 - The Nature of Man, Proclaim Your Bitcoin Part 1 [Simply Bitcoin]
10/19/2022 • 45m
"to survive and prosper in this world, man can either make the things he needs and wants, or he can take them. This was true thousands of years ago and it is true today. To use a modern linguistic framing of this notion; man can either perform work to satisfy his wants and needs, or perform theft to satisfy his wants and needs. There are no two ways about this. Either put in the work to build something, or figure out a way to steal someone's work." - Simply BitcoinFrom the Simply Bitcoin...
Read_664 - Bitcoin Astronomy, The Third Law - Part 2 [Dhruv Bansal]
10/18/2022 • 1hr 1m
"But if technological civilizations are more common, then we must resolve the Fermi Paradox in a different way. We know that any “solution” is really an a reflection in the mirror of universality, an interpretation of humanity’s future based on what one believes about the present. With this understanding, and with many speculations about the Laws of Bitcoin Astronomy and alien blockchains behind us, we propose a new solution to the Fermi Paradox (a member of the “they’re waiting for our signal” family): we haven’t detected alien civilizations because we only just built bitcoin." - Dhruv Bansal
Read_663 - Bitcoin Astronomy, The Third Law - Part 1 [Dhruv Bansal]
10/15/2022 • 53m
"Astrobiologists increasingly believe that conditions are frequently right for life. Hydrogen, oxygen, carbon and the life-sustaining molecules they form are the most common substances in the universe and we know there are millions, potentially billions, of rocky planets just like Earth orbiting stars just like our Sun in our galaxy alone." - Dhruv BansalToday we dive into an often requested series that I have been waiting to get back into for some time, the Bitcoin Astronomy Series! Today we hit the first half of Part 3, The Third Law of Bitcoin Astronomy by the a...
Guy's Take #60 - Digital Money
10/14/2022 • 57m
Today we explore a highly earned Guy's Take for Dergigi's "Bitcoin is Digital Scarcity" as well as using a core part of his framing to make sense of a few fundamental ideas behind Bitcoin. Recently as well I continue to run into the question, what is Bitcoin backed by? And I think this misses the entire point of why our virtual monies today need to be "backed" by something else, and why Bitcoin is different. So let's dive in...Don't forget to check out the episodes and reads mentioned in this Guy's Take at...
Read_662 - Wrestling With the Truth [Allen Farrington & Sacha Meyers]
10/12/2022 • 44m
"The power of prices is the process of dynamic discovery that underpins their emergence, not the fleeting consensus of a specific moment in time. The price is never right, but prices are as right as can be hoped for at that moment. Attempts to coerce prices without the ability to change the reality they communicate are, therefore, bound to run into trouble. And yet we do not seem capable of accepting the truth of prices whenever it is inconvenient. To ensure that consensus can arrive at valid social truths, we require systems or institutions that withstand attempts at coercion and...
Read_661 - Five Examples of Bitcoin's Real World Utility [Trent Dudenhoeffer]
10/11/2022 • 1hr 11m
"Today, it’s a trucker protest. What if it’s a women’s rights protest next? A protest against abuses by a country you’re allied with? Who decides?Bitcoin sure as heck doesn’t. Bitcoin doesn’t care about the color of your skin, your political affiliation, the country you’re in, what videos you watch on YouTube, etc. If you play by the same rules that everyone else plays by, you can use bitcoin." - Trent DudenhoefferAnother Bitcoin Magazine article to start off the week, this one by first time (on the s...
Chat_73 - WTF is Happening in 2022? With Greg Foss, Clint Russell, & Guy Swann
10/7/2022 • 2hr 52m
We dive into the chaotic world of 2022 with the insanity of the financial markets, the bond markets cracking apart, the political sphere going nuclear, & the steady tick tock next block of Bitcoin as a totem of reliability & sanity in an insane world. Greg Foss and I joined Clint Russell on his excellent podcast Liberty Lockdown to dive into it all in a 2 hour rampage on the sate of the world today. Don't miss this one!Check out Clint and his podcast, Liberty Lockdown if you haven't. Its an excellent show that has been blowing...
Read_660 - Bitcoin is Digital Scarcity [Dergigi]
10/5/2022 • 1hr 16m
"The difference between the Linden Dollar, World of Warcraft Gold, Fortnite V-Bucks, the Euro, and the U.S. dollar is in scale, not in nature. While V-Bucks are created and controlled by Epic Games (the company that created Fortnite), the U.S. dollar is created and controlled by the Fed. One impacts millions of people, the other billions. The mechanism that keeps these monies in check—the rules of the game, if you will—is the same in both cases: central decree." - DerGigiYou don't want to miss this incredible piece from DerGigi, anot...
Read_659 - Adoption & Digital Freedom Will Happen Through Lightning [Paolo Ardoino]
10/4/2022 • 44m
"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 ArdoinoToday 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...
Read_658 - Bitcoin Will Replace SWIFT Before VISA [Shinobi]
9/29/2022 • 35m
"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." - ShinobiIn 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...
Read_657 - Price Deflation & The Horrors of Falling TV Prices [Kyle Ward]
9/27/2022 • 40m
"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 WardThe propaganda around d...
Read_656 - No, We Are Not Going to "Tokenize Everything" [Niko Jilch]
9/23/2022 • 33m
"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 JilchWouldn'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 inve...
Read_655 - The Legendary Treasure of Satoshi Nakamoto [Tomer Strolight]
9/22/2022 • 58m
"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 StrolightBitcoin 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 jour...
Guy's Take #59 - We're Not Going Anywhere
9/19/2022 • 1hr 21m
"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 SwannToday 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...
Read_654 - A Bitcoiner's Guide to Proof of Stake [Scott Sullivan]
9/16/2022 • 1hr 13m
"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 c...
Read_653 - Finding Signal in a Noisy World [Jeff Booth]
9/13/2022 • 1hr 15m
"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 BoothToday 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 co...
Read_652 - Setting the Record Straight [Nic Carter]
9/9/2022 • 1hr 17m
"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 CarterNic 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...
Read_651 - The Path to a Bitcoin Standard in Africa [Charlene Fadirepo]
9/8/2022 • 50m
"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 FadirepoAfrica 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...
Read_650 - How to Be a Bitcoin Maximalist [Pete Rizzo]
9/6/2022 • 1hr 8m
"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 RizzoToday 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...
Read_649 - The Continual Power of Intermittent Mining [Zack Voell]
9/3/2022 • 27m
"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 VoellOne 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 e...
Read_648 - Bitcoin is the Hills [Captain Sidd]
9/2/2022 • 52m
"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 SiddToday's article brings a unique perspective on history that sheds light on what is happening today. B...
Read_647 - Understanding Decentralization in Bitcoin [Arman the Parman]
8/30/2022 • 40m
"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 ParmanToday we hit a short, but important piece from the Bitco...
A Look at the Lightning Network [Lyn Alden]
8/30/2022 • 2hr 21m
"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 AldenThe full, uninterrupted reading of Lyn Alden's incredible piece detailing the philosophy of engineering that inform...
Chat_72 - The UnCommunist Manifesto, The Swann Brothers chatting with Mark Moss and Aleks Svetski
8/27/2022 • 1hr 27m
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...
Read_646 - A Look at the Lightning Network - Part 3 [Lyn Alden]
8/24/2022 • 1hr 36m
"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/Lightn...
Read_645 - A Look at the Lightning Network - Part 2 [Lyn Alden]
8/22/2022 • 2hr 3m
"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 AldenWhat 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...
Read_644 - A Look at the Lightning Network - Part 1 [Lyn Alden]
8/19/2022 • 1hr 33m
"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 AldenAfter 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 t...
Read_643 - Bitcoin and the True Meaning of Inflation [Steven Lubka]
8/18/2022 • 55m
"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 LubkaSteven 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 ad...
BONUS - Shitcoin Insider #7 - How Many Degrees Celsius is a Lunatic? with Cory Klippsten
8/18/2022 • 1hr 2m
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:
Guy's Take #58 - "Rent-Seeking Savers!" Misconceptions in Noahpinion's Crypto Misconceptions
8/13/2022 • 1hr 57m
"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." - NoahpinionUnfortunately 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...
Read_642 - Losing Your Keys Without Losing Your Coins [Block]
8/12/2022 • 1hr 13m
"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_guiseToday 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...
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Read_678 - Toward a Node World Order [Micheal Goldstein]
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Read_681 - The Twitter Files - Part 1 [Matt Taibbi]
absolutely brilliant rant and analysis 👊
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Read_681 - The Twitter Files - Part 1 [Matt Taibbi]
whole episode was 🔥🔥🔥. The chilling of speech by government actors has long been known, but it feels damn good to see it confirmed. The real shame is that nobody will ever be held to account.
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Read_681 - The Twitter Files - Part 1 [Matt Taibbi]
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Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
Swann is the best, Swan is a close second
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100 sats
16h
Read_491 - Bitcoin Astronomy - The Second Law [Dhruv Bansal]
@fernando_v
100 sats
16h
Read_490 - How this Bull Run is Different [Abhay Aluri]
@fernando_v
100 sats
16h
Read_495 - An Economic Analysis of Ethereum [Lyn Alden]
@chaka
300 sats
18h
Read_679 - Green Eggs and Ham, Part 1 [Farrington & Larson]
@michaelmatulef
500 sats
24h
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
🧡
@bustedcanoe7
500 sats
5 Dec
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
@michaelmatulef
500 sats
5 Dec
Read_677 - Maturation of Lightning, Growing Up By Going Vertical [Roy Sheinfeld]
@s
100 sats
5 Dec
Read_680 - Green Eggs and Ham, Part 2 [Farrington & Big Al]
thanks for reading to us 💚
@funkster
100 sats
5 Dec
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
@user5667996959443314
1,000 sats
4 Dec
@heidibikes
100 sats
4 Dec
Read_678 - Toward a Node World Order [Micheal Goldstein]
@funkster
100 sats
4 Dec
Read_678 - Toward a Node World Order [Micheal Goldstein]
@holecekjachym51
100 sats
4 Dec
Read_677 - Maturation of Lightning, Growing Up By Going Vertical [Roy Sheinfeld]
@alejandrogil
500 sats
4 Dec
Thank you for the podcast! Happy to boost it and move some sats around
@baronessloveandlight
100 sats
4 Dec
Read_677 - Maturation of Lightning, Growing Up By Going Vertical [Roy Sheinfeld]
@buddha2525
100 sats
4 Dec
CryptoQuikRead_356 - Bitcoin Cannot be Banned [Parker Lewis]
@bustedcanoe7
250 sats
3 Dec
Read_676 - The State of Man - Proclaim Your Bitcoin, Part 2 [Simply Bitcoin]
@user8088638076507072
100 sats
3 Dec
Read_679 - Green Eggs and Ham, Part 1 [Farrington & Larson]
@michaelmatulef
500 sats
2 Dec
Read_676 - The State of Man - Proclaim Your Bitcoin, Part 2 [Simply Bitcoin]
@drjonesklaus
500 sats
2 Dec
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
Love the energy Matt has. With people like you guys pushing on, we will change things. 🧡Opt out🧡
@fernando_v
100 sats
1 Dec
Read_679 - Green Eggs and Ham, Part 1 [Farrington & Larson]
@vake
2,500 sats
1 Dec
Read_679 - Green Eggs and Ham, Part 1 [Farrington & Larson]
@dellamorte
100 sats
1 Dec
Read_679 - Green Eggs and Ham, Part 1 [Farrington & Larson]
@risco
200 sats
1 Dec
Chat_74 - Synonymous with Sovereignty, with John Carvalho
@theguyswann
210 sats
1 Dec
@nickygene
100 sats
1 Dec
Read_679 - Green Eggs and Ham, Part 1 [Farrington & Larson]
@baronessloveandlight
100 sats
1 Dec
Read_675 - Stop Drinking the Elite's Kool-aid [Nayib Bukele]
@holecekjachym51
100 sats
30 Nov
Read_671 - Greenpeace Attacks Only Galvanize Bitcoiners [Daniel Batten]
@dmtrmrfv
150 sats
30 Nov
Read_678 - Toward a Node World Order [Micheal Goldstein]
@wolfbearclaw
5,000 sats
30 Nov
Read_678 - Toward a Node World Order [Micheal Goldstein]
@billgraymane
500 sats
30 Nov
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
@chaka
300 sats
30 Nov
Read_678 - Toward a Node World Order [Micheal Goldstein]
@unknown
150 sats
30 Nov
Read_678 - Toward a Node World Order [Micheal Goldstein]
@justlistenin'
1,031 sats
29 Nov
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
Damn good conversation! My hope this winter is to set up a Linux machine from a nuk, starting my computer journey!
@mjmunoz
1,000 sats
29 Nov
Read_672 - No, Let's Not: Perpetrators of Pandemic Authoritarianism Cannot Be Forgiven [Allen Farrington]
No quarter!
@d4tis
100 sats
29 Nov
Read_678 - Toward a Node World Order [Micheal Goldstein]
@vake
5,000 sats
29 Nov
Read_678 - Toward a Node World Order [Micheal Goldstein]
@blacktoshi
100 sats
29 Nov
Read_678 - Toward a Node World Order [Micheal Goldstein]
Perfect timing, just finished downloading the blockchain my first full node!
@bustedcanoe7
250 sats
29 Nov
Chat_74 - Synonymous with Sovereignty, with John Carvalho
@orangepild
250 sats
29 Nov
Read_678 - Toward a Node World Order [Micheal Goldstein]
Thanks for all the content lately. The concept of peer to peer computing can’t arrive fast enough and for a non techie, keep it coming. So stoked for start9. gotta tuna node!!
@dmtrmrfv
150 sats
29 Nov
Read_677 - Maturation of Lightning, Growing Up By Going Vertical [Roy Sheinfeld]
@oneincredible
100 sats
29 Nov
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
Independent, decentralized, trustless, distrubted, private, secure, digital information.
@baronessloveandlight
100 sats
29 Nov
Read_673 - Crypto is Peak Silicon Valley [Allen Farrington]
@fernando_v
100 sats
28 Nov
Read_482 - The Stone Ridge Letter [Ross Stevens]
@guysmilely
1,000 sats
28 Nov
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
opt out as much as you can
@dellamorte
100 sats
28 Nov
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
@manuelcortez
100 sats
28 Nov
Read_677 - Maturation of Lightning, Growing Up By Going Vertical [Roy Sheinfeld]
@btctotoro
250 sats
28 Nov
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
@flix
100 sats
28 Nov
Read_677 - Maturation of Lightning, Growing Up By Going Vertical [Roy Sheinfeld]
@bitzmonero
500 sats
27 Nov
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
Great episode. I’ve been looking into running a node for a while now. This episode gave me some great insight. Keep up the good work.
@husky
250 sats
27 Nov
Read_677 - Maturation of Lightning, Growing Up By Going Vertical [Roy Sheinfeld]
@str8shooter
100 sats
27 Nov
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
@melesmelee
100 sats
27 Nov
Read_663 - Bitcoin Astronomy, The Third Law - Part 1 [Dhruv Bansal]
@gwagwa
100 sats
27 Nov
Read_677 - Maturation of Lightning, Growing Up By Going Vertical [Roy Sheinfeld]
@kobie
1,000 sats
27 Nov
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
pretty psyched for my Embassy Pro to arrive
@bitcointable
100 sats
26 Nov
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
@hansa1
500 sats
26 Nov
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
@hansa1
500 sats
26 Nov
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
@blacktoshi
100 sats
26 Nov
Read_675 - Stop Drinking the Elite's Kool-aid [Nayib Bukele]
@vake
2,000 sats
26 Nov
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill
@coopedupky
100 sats
26 Nov
Read_670 - Capital Misallocation, Bitcoin Fixes this - Part 2 [Steven Lubka]
@coopedupky
100 sats
25 Nov
Read_669 - Capital Misallocation, Bitcoin Fixes this - Part 1 [Steven Lubka]
@guysmilely
1,000 sats
25 Nov
Read_672 - No, Let's Not: Perpetrators of Pandemic Authoritarianism Cannot Be Forgiven [Allen Farrington]
@user5119749863378226
100 sats
25 Nov
Read_677 - Maturation of Lightning, Growing Up By Going Vertical [Roy Sheinfeld]
@clarkian
10,001 sats
25 Nov
Read_677 - Maturation of Lightning, Growing Up By Going Vertical [Roy Sheinfeld]
The future of the Internet has begun
@baronessloveandlight
333 sats
25 Nov
Read_672 - No, Let's Not: Perpetrators of Pandemic Authoritarianism Cannot Be Forgiven [Allen Farrington]
@bowdog
4,300 sats
25 Nov
Read_676 - The State of Man - Proclaim Your Bitcoin, Part 2 [Simply Bitcoin]
for Rad
@user1636926761439364
100 sats
24 Nov
Read_562 - Only the Strong Survive - Part 1 [Allen Farrington & Big Al]
@crumpud
200 sats
24 Nov
Read_677 - Maturation of Lightning, Growing Up By Going Vertical [Roy Sheinfeld]
Lots of cool Lightning companies and services to investigate!
@guysmilely
1,000 sats
24 Nov
Read_669 - Capital Misallocation, Bitcoin Fixes this - Part 1 [Steven Lubka]
@hansa1
500 sats
24 Nov
Read_677 - Maturation of Lightning, Growing Up By Going Vertical [Roy Sheinfeld]
@hansa1
500 sats
24 Nov
Read_675 - Stop Drinking the Elite's Kool-aid [Nayib Bukele]
keep up your fantastic work man🤗
@fernando_v
100 sats
24 Nov
Read_676 - The State of Man - Proclaim Your Bitcoin, Part 2 [Simply Bitcoin]
@siggy47
100 sats
24 Nov
Read_677 - Maturation of Lightning, Growing Up By Going Vertical [Roy Sheinfeld]
Another great article. Inspires me to keep building out my node.
@vake
2,500 sats
24 Nov
Read_677 - Maturation of Lightning, Growing Up By Going Vertical [Roy Sheinfeld]
@dellamorte
100 sats
23 Nov
Read_676 - The State of Man - Proclaim Your Bitcoin, Part 2 [Simply Bitcoin]
@user5170931939050220
100 sats
23 Nov
Read_676 - The State of Man - Proclaim Your Bitcoin, Part 2 [Simply Bitcoin]
@user599690044124454
100 sats
23 Nov
Read_675 - Stop Drinking the Elite's Kool-aid [Nayib Bukele]
@guysmilely
1,000 sats
23 Nov
Read_676 - The State of Man - Proclaim Your Bitcoin, Part 2 [Simply Bitcoin]
freedom money
@fernando_v
100 sats
23 Nov
Read_473 - The Fraying of the Petrodollar System - Part 1 [Lyn Alden]
@fernando_v
100 sats
23 Nov
Read_474 - The Fraying of the Petrodollar System - Part 2 [Lyn Alden]
@fernando_v
100 sats
23 Nov
Read_475 - The Sovereign Company Thesis [Christian Keroles]
@fernando_v
100 sats
23 Nov
Read_476 - The Legend of Prometheus [Aleks Svetski]
@bustedcanoe7
250 sats
23 Nov
Read_675 - Stop Drinking the Elite's Kool-aid [Nayib Bukele]
@srp
100 sats
22 Nov
Read_675 - Stop Drinking the Elite's Kool-aid [Nayib Bukele]
@michaelmatulef
500 sats
22 Nov
Read_675 - Stop Drinking the Elite's Kool-aid [Nayib Bukele]
@chaka
300 sats
21 Nov
Read_674 - FTX & Alameda, Through the Looking Glass [NYDIG]
@shawnyeager
1,000 sats
21 Nov
Read_673 - Crypto is Peak Silicon Valley [Allen Farrington]
Stellar
@gwagwa
100 sats
21 Nov
Read_675 - Stop Drinking the Elite's Kool-aid [Nayib Bukele]
@bustedcanoe7
500 sats
21 Nov
Read_672 - No, Let's Not: Perpetrators of Pandemic Authoritarianism Cannot Be Forgiven [Allen Farrington]
@rearden21m
500 sats
21 Nov
Read_673 - Crypto is Peak Silicon Valley [Allen Farrington]
@socr8s
500 sats
20 Nov
@ahanniga
3,000 sats
20 Nov
Read_675 - Stop Drinking the Elite's Kool-aid [Nayib Bukele]
@petar
7,777 sats
20 Nov
Read_675 - Stop Drinking the Elite's Kool-aid [Nayib Bukele]
Great article.
@tntmom
500 sats
20 Nov
Read_675 - Stop Drinking the Elite's Kool-aid [Nayib Bukele]