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Bitcoin Audible
Bitcoin Audible
Guy Swann

The Best in Bitcoin made Audible. Guy Swann makes the knowledge of Bitcoin, the world's most secure, independent money, accessible to everyone. Exploring... more

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Guy's Take #64 - No Way Back, Only a Way Out

There is no magic wand. There is no such thing as a free lunch. When we bail out an institution,... more

20 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Read_712 - Lightning Prisms [DerGigi]

"One aspect that is still massively under-utilized is the programmability of Bitcoin. While simple things like scheduled payments and automated... more

17 Mar 2023 · 58 minutes
Read_711 - The Future Geopolitical Order and Bitcoin, Part 2 [Matthew Pines]

"One immediate lesson many drew from this event was a reconsideration of the risk of fiat liabilities in an environment... more

16 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Read_710 - The Future Geopolitical Order and Bitcoin, Part 1 [Matthew Pines]

"The 20th century was the first where technology enabled forms of violent state competition, as well as peaceful globalization, across... more

14 Mar 2023 · 53 minutes
Read_709 - The Breez Open LSP Model [Roy Sheinfeld]

"Lightning is the way to make bitcoin the universal mainstream currency it was designed to be. This is how we’re... more

10 Mar 2023 · 46 minutes
Read_708 - Implications of Open Monetary & Information Networks, Part 2 [Lyn Alden]

"Over the long run, I view the outcome, one way or the other, more as a matter of technology than politics. From the top-down side, there... more

08 Mar 2023 · 43 minutes
Read_707 - Implications of Open Monetary and Information Networks, Part 1 [Lyn Alden]

"For proponents of privacy and open networks to win becomes a matter of making the technology easy to use, too costly to stamp out, and well-understood... more

07 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
Read_706 - The Depression You've Never Heard of, 1920-21 [Robert P Murphy]

"This context highlights the importance of the 1920–1921 depression. Here the government and Fed did the exact opposite of what... more

04 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Read_705 - Bitcoin's Full Potential Valuation [Croesus]

"But for me, when I think about what Bitcoin’s properties are as a store-of-value asset and then compare those properties... more

02 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Read_704 - The Three Generations Theory [Aleks Svetski]

"People are very quick to project technology adoption curves onto Bitcoin. But the problem is that Bitcoin is not just a technology.... more

01 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Chat_78 - To Nostropolis & Beyond! with BitKarrot

I recently had an awesome two-hour marathon chat about P2P social media with BitKarrot from the Nostrovia podcast. We chatted... more

27 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 54 minutes
Basics_04 - Wallets & Transactions

Hot wallets, cold wallets, hardware wallets, custodial wallets, lightning wallets, holy crap! What does all of this mean and how... more

24 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Chat_77 - NVK on Stone Cold Storage in a Fiat World

Nostr, OP_VAULT, decentralized media, privacy, the incredible progress of the past few years, the challenges of making Bitcoin hardware, why... more

21 Feb 2023 · 2 hours, 3 minutes
Read_703 - The Banks Are So F**ked – [Callebtc]

"Here is a little story of how I built a #Bitcoin Lightning payments app used by more than 10,000 users... more

21 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Basics_03 - Keys, Everything You Need to Know

Not your keys, not your coins. What does this mean? Your Bitcoin keys are literally the keys to the kingdom. They... more

18 Feb 2023 · 46 minutes
Read_702 - FediPools as a Solution to Centralization Risk [Marty Bent]

"If Fedipools prove to be viable we could find ourselves in a world where bitcoin mining pool centralization risk is... more

17 Feb 2023 · 40 minutes
Read_701 - Lightning for Everyone in Every App [Roy Sheinfeld]

"This is the end of Lightning as a niche technology and the beginning of Lightning as a (ubiquitous) Service. In a... more

15 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Read_700 - The Race to Avoid the War [Cory Klippsten]

"Furthermore, when Bitcoiners develop privacy and scaling technology for Bitcoin, we make it substantially more challenging for anti-coiners to make... more

13 Feb 2023 · 57 minutes
Read_699 - What is Nostr? How Does it Work? And Why Does it Matter? [BTCtimes}

One thing to make abundantly clear: Nostr is a protocol. It’s a set of rules that servers and clients use to communicate... more

11 Feb 2023 · 46 minutes
Basics_02 - Hashes & Proofs of Work

In order to truly understand why Bitcoin works, we must understand a fundamental tool that operates at basically every level... more

10 Feb 2023 · 59 minutes
Read_698 - An Orange Pill for Bitcoiners [Austin Herbert]

"But, I keep coming to the same conclusion: We are here for this movement. We are here to build a... more

07 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Read_697 - The Trillion Dollar Coin, Genius or a Joke? [James Lavish]

"To wit, we have raised the debt limit 22 times from 1997 to 2022. Yep, we’ve raised the limit 22 times... more

06 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Keet AMA - Twitter Spaces on January 30th

Mathias and Paolo join us for a Twitter Spaces AMA to answer all of your questions about this cutting-edge technology.... more

02 Feb 2023 · 2 hours,
Chat_76 - Keet, The Next Level

WEN MOBILE!? No more do we have to ask because Keet mobile has finally arrived! Download from the App Store... more

31 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Read_696 - Currencies Today are "IOU Nothings" [John Exter]

"Today no money in the world fully performs all three services. National currencies are being used as means-of-payment and standard-of-value... more

27 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Basics_01 - Bitcoin... What is it?

Sure, everyone tells me that bitcoin is a new technology. That it's magic money for the internet and tokens you... more

26 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Read_695 - Central Banks are Inflation Creators, Not Inflation Fighters [Josh Hendrikson]

"All of this is important because there has been a resurrection of Burns-type positions in the current debate about the... more

24 Jan 2023 · 59 minutes
Read_694 - Locked Out of My Digital Life [edent]

"Last night, lightning struck our house and burned it down. I escaped wearing only my nightclothes. In an instant, everything... more

24 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Read_693 - Lightning & The Airport Analogy [Danny Scott]

"But as with all new technology, it can be incredibly hard to explain what’s actually happening, without getting too complex.... more

19 Jan 2023 · 31 minutes
Guy's Take #63 - Anatomy of a Scam, The IMF and World Bank Empire

Today we break into the racket that is the IMF and World Bank monetary imperialism. Piggy backing off Gladstein's remarkable... more

19 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Read_692 - A Quick & Dirty Explanation [DerGigi]

"Bitcoin is paradoxical. It is simple yet complicated, ever-changing yet unchangeable. A novel machine without any novel parts; a technological... more

17 Jan 2023 · 30 minutes
Read_691 - A Native Protocol for Social Media [Jack Dorsey]

The problem today is that we have companies who own both the protocol and discovery of content. Which ultimately puts... more

13 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Reboot - The Use of Knowledge in Society [F.A. Hayek]

Bringing back one of my favorites today that I mention often but we haven't covered in a very long time.... more

11 Jan 2023 · 45 minutes
Guy's Take #62 - Dear Peter Zeihan...

How much economic ignorance can you fit into 1 minute and 54 seconds? Well apparently its quite a lot. Peter... more

10 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Read_690 - Bitcoin is Not a Hedge [Parker Lewis]

"Bitcoin is not a hedge against inflation; it is the permanent solution to inflation, and those are two very different... more

07 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 56 minutes
Read_689 - The Rediscovery of Money [dergigi]

"If your money requires permission to be spent, it is not your money. If your money has counterparty risk, it... more

05 Jan 2023 · 32 minutes
Read_688 - The Chaffening [Aristophanes]

"So they fire out digital chaff frantically in every direction, they play whack-a-mole with high-engagement nodes that are or could... more

04 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Green Eggs and Ham - Decentralized Finance, the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

"This is the root of our cultural concern for crypto DeFi. The cultural, and arguably even structural, commitment to financialization... more

03 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 58 minutes
Structural Adjustment: How the IMF and World Bank Repress Poor Countries [Alex Gladstein]

This is the full, unabridged reading of Alex Gladstein's work, "STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT: HOW THE IMF AND WORLD BANK REPRESS POOR... more

31 Dec 2022 · 2 hours, 55 minutes
Read_687 - How the IMF and World Bank Repress Poor Countries, Part 5 [Alex Gladstein]

"Research from Mexico — a typical country in terms of consistent involvement historically from the Bank and Fund — shows... more

30 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Read_686 - How the IMF and World Bank Repress Poor Countries, Part 4 [Alex Gladstein]

"The “generosity” of the West enabled unaccountable leaders to plunge their nations into debt deeper than ever before. The system... more

28 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Read_685 - How the IMF and World Bank Repress Poor Countries, Part 3 [Alex Gladstein]

"Far from playing the role of good samaritan, the Fund does not even follow the timeless human tradition, established more... more

20 Dec 2022 · 39 minutes
Read_684 - How the IMF and World Bank Repress Poor Countries, Part 2 [Alex Gladstein]

"To give an example of what this might look like in a given year, in 2012 developing countries received $1.3... more

15 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Read_683 - How the IMF and World Bank Repress Poor Countries, Part 1 [Alex Gladstein]

"A 2014 analysis showed that the IMF had attached, on average, 20 conditions to each loan it gave out in... more

13 Dec 2022 · 1 hour,
Guy's Take #61 - Blockchains, A Square Peg for Round Holes

There are about a million claims out there as to what blockchains are going to fix, and how NFTs are... more

09 Dec 2022 · 2 hours, 22 minutes
Read_682 - Data Shows That Lightning Solves Scaling [Kozlovski]

"A data-driven exploration proving that Lightning scales bitcoin payments beyond Visa and that second-layer innovation is the way." - Stanislov... more

07 Dec 2022 · 57 minutes
Read_681 - The Twitter Files - Part 1 [Matt Taibbi]

“They just freelanced it,” is how one former employee characterized the decision. “Hacking was the excuse, but within a few... more

06 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Read_680 - Green Eggs and Ham, Part 2 [Farrington & Big Al]

"We believe the core of the cultural fissure between crypto and bitcoin comes down to financialization. While the ethos of... more

03 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Read_679 - Green Eggs and Ham, Part 1 [Farrington & Larson]

"One counterargument might be that the de facto state capture of Ethereum in gradually becoming more and more OFAC compliant... more

01 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Read_678 - Toward a Node World Order [Micheal Goldstein]

"A bitcoin full node is a certainty machine. When a user runs a full node, they are granted a level... more

29 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
Chat_75 - Opting Out with Matt Hill

On the nature of sovereignty, the challenges of the world we live in, the fog of war that has descended... more

26 Nov 2022 · 2 hours, 3 minutes
Read_677 - Maturation of Lightning, Growing Up By Going Vertical [Roy Sheinfeld]

"As the Web became much more complex, we now engage with multiple companies for each of those functions. Including all... more

24 Nov 2022 · 54 minutes
Read_676 - The State of Man - Proclaim Your Bitcoin, Part 2 [Simply Bitcoin]

"The primary work undertaken by thieves to maintain their systems of thievery is manipulation. Deceit and lies are the tools... more

23 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Read_675 - Stop Drinking the Elite's Kool-aid [Nayib Bukele]

"They used to own everything, and in a way they still do; the media, the banks, the NGOs, the international... more

18 Nov 2022 · 51 minutes
Read_674 - FTX & Alameda, Through the Looking Glass [NYDIG]

"I will start with the conclusion: my piece failed. Nothing has changed. DeFi-driven blowups have continued. Therefore, in the strongest... more

16 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Read_673 - Crypto is Peak Silicon Valley [Allen Farrington]

"My learned opinion is that although your average toxic Bitcoin maximalist might be able to sniff out this bullshit a... more

15 Nov 2022 · 1 hour,
Read_672 - No, Let's Not: Perpetrators of Pandemic Authoritarianism Cannot Be Forgiven [Allen Farrington]

“It must become embarrassing to admit one ever supported uninformed and nonconsensual participation in a medical experiment or mass house... more

09 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Chat_74 - Synonymous with Sovereignty, with John Carvalho

Today we bring John Carvalho back on to talk about Bitkit and the release of Synonym's first major product in... more

08 Nov 2022 · 2 hours, 10 minutes
Read_671 - Greenpeace Attacks Only Galvanize Bitcoiners [Daniel Batten]

"They will come to understand that Bitcoin is hope for non-violent revolutionaries in the environmental movement who seek to end... more

04 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Read_670 - Capital Misallocation, Bitcoin Fixes this - Part 2 [Steven Lubka]

"The creation of new money by insiders debases the savings ability of the existing money. It is critically important for... more

02 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Read_669 - Capital Misallocation, Bitcoin Fixes this - Part 1 [Steven Lubka]

"Money facilities a system — the economy — that is too complex, too unpredictable and too uncertain to be modeled... more

02 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Read_668 - Why Proof of Stake Wont be Used for Intergalactic First Contact [Buck Perley]

"A universal law can be understood to be an objective, observable, and eternal description of some facet of the universe.... more

01 Nov 2022 · 58 minutes
Read_667 - The Final Bubble is Bursting [Myrmikan Research]

"One might ask: if much of the U.K. pension money was about to vanish, where was it going? Partly to... more

26 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Reboot - Wittgenstein's Money [Allen Farrington]

"Imagine if all respectable business knowledge had been derived from studying large, established companies because there had never been a... more

25 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Read_666 - Debunking the ESG Attacks on Bitcoin [Spencer Nichols]

"While Bitcoin does not litigate the ethics of hydrocarbon production, it is not controversial to point out that the dollar,... more

21 Oct 2022 · 59 minutes
Read_665 - The Nature of Man, Proclaim Your Bitcoin Part 1 [Simply Bitcoin]

"to survive and prosper in this world, man can either make the things he needs and wants, or he can... more

19 Oct 2022 · 45 minutes
Read_664 - Bitcoin Astronomy, The Third Law - Part 2 [Dhruv Bansal]

"But if technological civilizations are more common, then we must resolve the Fermi Paradox in a different way. We know that... more

18 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Read_663 - Bitcoin Astronomy, The Third Law - Part 1 [Dhruv Bansal]

"Astrobiologists increasingly believe that conditions are frequently right for life. Hydrogen, oxygen, carbon and the life-sustaining molecules they form are the... more

15 Oct 2022 · 53 minutes
Guy's Take #60 - Digital Money

Today we explore a highly earned Guy's Take for Dergigi's "Bitcoin is Digital Scarcity" as well as using a core... more

14 Oct 2022 · 57 minutes
Read_662 - Wrestling With the Truth [Allen Farrington & Sacha Meyers]

"The power of prices is the process of dynamic discovery that underpins their emergence, not the fleeting consensus of a... more

12 Oct 2022 · 44 minutes
Read_661 - Five Examples of Bitcoin's Real World Utility [Trent Dudenhoeffer]

"Today, it’s a trucker protest. What if it’s a women’s rights protest next? A protest against abuses by a country... more

11 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Chat_73 - WTF is Happening in 2022? With Greg Foss, Clint Russell, & Guy Swann

We dive into the chaotic world of 2022 with the insanity of the financial markets, the bond markets cracking apart,... more

07 Oct 2022 · 2 hours, 52 minutes
Read_660 - Bitcoin is Digital Scarcity [Dergigi]

"The difference between the Linden Dollar, World of Warcraft Gold, Fortnite V-Bucks, the Euro, and the U.S. dollar is in... more

05 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Read_659 - Adoption & Digital Freedom Will Happen Through Lightning [Paolo Ardoino]

"Lighting Network adoption is scaling Bitcoin around the world. And it will be key to protecting our freedoms in the... more

04 Oct 2022 · 44 minutes
Read_658 - Bitcoin Will Replace SWIFT Before VISA [Shinobi]

"Bitcoin is ripe for a massive disruption of systems like SWIFT, and at the rate the world is becoming both... more

29 Sep 2022 · 35 minutes
Read_657 - Price Deflation & The Horrors of Falling TV Prices [Kyle Ward]

"Given two competing views of the world, the state will always promote the one that increases its power to extract... more

27 Sep 2022 · 40 minutes
Read_656 - No, We Are Not Going to "Tokenize Everything" [Niko Jilch]

"The whole tokenize-everything-thing so far is one fast hype train. It is exciting not for the technical efficiencies it may... more

23 Sep 2022 · 33 minutes
Read_655 - The Legendary Treasure of Satoshi Nakamoto [Tomer Strolight]

"Everyone loves a good origin story. Some are true, some made-up, and some a mix of the two. The true origin... more

22 Sep 2022 · 58 minutes
Guy's Take #59 - We're Not Going Anywhere

"Bitcoin is not merely a network, it's a foundation for an anti-authoritarian political movement in an increasingly authoritarian world. If... more

19 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Read_654 - A Bitcoiner's Guide to Proof of Stake [Scott Sullivan]

"This brings us to our fourth principle behind PoS, which is that **PoS relies on subjective truth**. There is simply... more

16 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Bitcoin Audible
Read_660 - Bitcoin is Digital Scarcity [Dergigi]
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"The difference between the Linden Dollar, World of Warcraft Gold, Fortnite V-Bucks, the Euro, and the U.S. dollar is in scale, not... more