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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_088 - The Hard Truth

It's time to accept some hard truths. Today we are going to challenge some common assumptions about Bitcoin's scalability, privacy,... more

22 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
TPR_004 - Monetizing Freedom - Ostriches, Pears, and Open Source Challenges with BitKarrot

"I really wanted to screen share stuff with people and make it as easy as possible and I got fed... more

19 Jul 2024 · 2 hours, 31 minutes
Chat_105 - Bitcoin and AI [The Investor's Podcast Network]

"Only the giant corporations are gonna have this and anybody less than a billion dollars, these won't exist. And that... more

17 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 51 minutes
Read_835 - Chain of Custody Part 2 - X Marks the Spot

"The former Speaker predicts "The dollar will suffer a major confidence shock” and as a result asks, “What can be... more

16 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Read_834 - Chain of Custody - The Mafia Holding the Elite's Bitcoin

"Much like the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders program has facilitated the placement of its trained, ideological allies in... more

12 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Chat_104 - Immutable Democracy with Carlino

"You eliminate 99% of the attack surface to a single moment in time, which is the beginning. And when you... more

10 Jul 2024 · 2 hours, 28 minutes
Read_833 - Between Bitcoin Layers - Boltz Builds Trustless Transfers

"Submarine Swaps employ hash time-locked contracts (HTLCs), which in layperson’s terms, enable two transactions (both sides of the swap) to... more

08 Jul 2024 · 48 minutes
Read_832 - Protect Your Bitcoin From $5 Wrench Attacks

"Whatever your setup is for storing the majority of your bitcoin - be it hot or cold, online or offline,... more

06 Jul 2024 · 44 minutes
Chat_103 - Rethinking Bitcoin Education and Self-Custody Parenting

"When you have a child, you care more than anyone else about that child. You're caring about their long-term success... more

04 Jul 2024 · 2 hours, 46 minutes
Read_831 - Lightning Alliance to Accelerate Adoption

"Joltz is one company that is actively building the necessary infrastructure to support this interoperability. By developing an SDK that... more

02 Jul 2024 · 49 minutes
TPR Read_001 - Pear Updates and P2P Systems

In a world where centralized platforms dominate, can peer-to-peer systems make a comeback? Today we explore the details of P2P... more

29 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
Chat_102 - The Ethics of Libertarianism [The Staying Free Podcast]

This chat episode is a riveting conversation which was originally featured on The Staying Free Podcast with my friend jonnyhodl.I... more

26 Jun 2024 · 2 hours, 29 minutes
Read_830 - How Bitcoin Thrived Through the China Ban

"China’s current ways to censor the Internet are to block connections from IP servers serving content and block protocol-level attempts,... more

25 Jun 2024 · 56 minutes
Chat_101 - The Bitcoin Civil War is Over! with Guy Swann [Anarchast]

"The most powerful thing that Bitcoin did was establish a monetary foundation, a monetary policy that was not alterable through a... more

19 Jun 2024 · 3 hours, 14 minutes
Read_829 - Seamless and Scalable Bitcoin Payments

"The last point is crucial — users can withdraw their Ark funds at any time, even if their ASP goes... more

17 Jun 2024 · 41 minutes
Guy's Take_087 - Credit, Burning Cash, and Real Growth

Is deflation always a bad thing, or have we misunderstood its true impact on the economy? Join me as I... more

13 Jun 2024 · 58 minutes
Read_828 - Orange Pilling Has Stopped Working

"Educating the world about bitcoin has succeeded in building a community of knowledgeable, dedicated, enthusiastic people from the fields of... more

10 Jun 2024 · 52 minutes
Read_827 - The Conflict of Men's Interests

"...that the lives and efforts of other men are not his property and are not there to serve his wishes.... more

09 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Read_826 - The Supreme Court Ruling and Implications for Operation Choke Point

"In NRA, the Court addressed a critical issue impacting not only traditional advocacy groups but any disfavored, but legal, industry.... more

06 Jun 2024 · 51 minutes
Read_825 - Decentralization and Localized Manufacturing, Bitcoin, Ai, and 3D Printing

What if the future of decentralization lies not just in Bitcoin, but in the convergence of a multitude of different... more

04 Jun 2024 · 48 minutes
Read_824 - Ecash is Self-Custodial

"Fedimint is a scalable self-custodial off-chain programmability layer on top of Bitcoin. It allows for use cases that are difficult, time-consuming,... more

02 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Guy's Take_086 - Fiat Waste

People look around and they see a wasteful world. They see endless, mindless consumption. Increasingly, we see people fearing the... more

30 May 2024 · 58 minutes
Reboot - Invalid Blocks Need Not Apply

Ideas and ways of thinking are much like paths in the wood. When we explore them often they are well... more

28 May 2024 · 35 minutes
TPR_002 - From Local to Global with Holesail

"I believe that hole punch stack can be a really good alternative to static IPs. That way, for example, you want... more

25 May 2024 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Read_823 - Scaling Trust

"This capability ensures that participants can trust the system's integrity without the need for mutual trust among users. It fundamentally... more

23 May 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Read_822 - Denial of Service Attack on Consensus

"It is like exercising a veto you hold for anything and everything, and yes, vetoes are important in consensus systems.... more

21 May 2024 · 47 minutes
Read_821 - The Most Important Thing You'll Read This Year

"The U.S. Government spends in a budgetary deficit, then issues treasuries to pay for the spending, then, at a bigger... more

17 May 2024 · 58 minutes
Chat_100 - Privacy is a Crime with Travis West

Today we dive into an amazing chat around the complexities and shifts in law enforcement in a world with Bitcoin,... more

16 May 2024 · 1 hour, 59 minutes
TPR_001 - Return of the P2P Web

In our inaugural episode of The Pear Report, it only felt right to bring Mafintosh and dmc onto the show... more

14 May 2024 · 1 hour, 46 minutes
Chat_099 - Failure, Hope and the Purpose of Bitcoin with Bitcoin Mechanic

"We have the fork wars, we have a culture that understands the importance of nodes and widespread enforcement of a... more

08 May 2024 · 2 hours, 34 minutes
Read_820 - The Bitcoin Stack

"This is a fancy way of saying that you need money to make markets, and you need decentralized, open, digital... more

06 May 2024 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
Read_819 - Bitcoin Drain in the USA

"I think Americans are used to seeing people arrested for bullshit technicalities and thrown in jail for long periods of... more

04 May 2024 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
Guy's Take_085 - They Are Coming

"The Samurai wallet developers have been arrested. The government has responded with their opposition to the motion of dismissal in... more

01 May 2024 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Read_818 - Reviewing Reviews

"The internet assumed NOTHING and it won because it had the basic, robust, open building blocks upon which all the... more

29 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Read_817 - The Bitcoin Renaissance: How Lightning Will Connect Everything

"As we discussed in Entering the Bitcoin Renaissance, our last edition, Lightning Labs CEO and Co-Founder Elizabeth Stark told The Block, “a major... more

27 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Chat_098 - Replacing Gold with Tuur Demeester

"What are we actually about? It's to an extent an open question. It's not like the Cypherpunks knew at all.... more

24 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Read_816 - Why I'm Still Not Buying Bitcoin

"I'm a Bitcoin skeptic. I'm not buying Bitcoin in 2024, even if it goes back to its recent all-time highs,... more

23 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Read_815 - What are Mises’s Six Lessons

"If you care about your...country, read Ludwig von Mises and the six lessons of the Austrian economic school." ~ Renato Moicano With... more

20 Apr 2024 · 46 minutes
Guy's Take_084 - Fiat Finance

Many people make the serious miscalculation, that if the CPI isn't too high, then printing money isn't a problem and... more

18 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Read_814 - Dogma Kills Brain Cells

"That dogma was necessary — without it the people who have built this ecosystem into what it is today wouldn’t... more

16 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Read_813 - Mises's Regression Theorem, Bitcoin, and Subjective Value

"On the face of it, Bitcoin’s existence seems to violate Mises’s theorem, unless a preceding non-monetary use can be demonstrated.... more

15 Apr 2024 · 59 minutes
Chat_097 - Lightning Offline with Super Testnet

"Hedgehog uses relative time locks. So that if they don't have to worry about closing that channel with a relative... more

10 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Guy's Take_083 - It's Going Up Forever, Laura

"It's going up forever, Laura." ~ Michael Saylor I know to many people that sounds crazy, and I can still see in... more

09 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Chat_096 - Surviving the Shift to a Bitcoin World with Jack Spirko

"People that are in the Western world and specifically in the United States, what they're realizing, whether they can say... more

09 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Read_812 - Congress is Criminalizing Privacy

"We know the law is unconstitutional. FinCEN knows the law is unconstitutional. FinCEN knows we know the law is unconstitutional.... more

01 Apr 2024 · 53 minutes
Read_811 - Speaking Freely

"You have to decide how to move forward. You have to decide what game you want to play; how much responsibility you... more

30 Mar 2024 · 49 minutes
Chat_095 - The Fall of the Fiat Empires with Preston Pysh

Guy Swann and Preston Pysh explore the dramatic shifts in global finance and the pivotal role of Bitcoin amidst rising... more

27 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Guy's Take_082 - Fiat Replacement Theory

Fiat money has a collection of malincentives and consequences for the degrading and rotting of society. As we covered in... more

25 Mar 2024 · 57 minutes
Read_810 - Censorship in America

"The mechanisms enforcing this modern censorship are not confined to private sectors or individual platforms but are significantly directed and... more

22 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Chat_094 - Pessimism, Optimism, & Rationally Passionate Ranting with Clint Russell

"As far as I'm concerned, there's no obvious increased danger from the CCP having control over our access or our... more

20 Mar 2024 · 2 hours, 1 minute
Read_809 - Bitter Opposition to Bitcoin

"In a system that depends on irresponsible government spending (especially for perpetual war) and fiat printing to cover that irresponsibility,... more

19 Mar 2024 · 43 minutes
Read_808 - Bitcoin is Worse than a Ponzi, It's An Insurrection

"Bitcoin will probably crash again but it is neither a Ponzi scheme nor a bubble – it’s something far worse:... more

15 Mar 2024 · 49 minutes
Read_807 - A Measure of Sacrifice, Part 2

"Of all measurement instruments, the clock is the most valuable because so many of the things we sacrifice to create... more

13 Mar 2024 · 59 minutes
Read_806 - A Measure of Sacrifice, Part 1

"From an engineering perspective the mechanical clock with its novelty, the escapement, was by far the more important invention. In... more

11 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Guy's Take_081 - Fiat Materialism

I'm sure you have heard the claim that without inflation and the good people running the counterfeit machine, people would... more

06 Mar 2024 · 58 minutes
Read_805 - Dear Crypto & Fiat Bros

"Whether you're a rekt crypto bro or a friend of fiat, there is one thing that is especially difficult to... more

04 Mar 2024 · 57 minutes
Read_804 - The Past, Present, & Future of Offline Payments

"It might feel as if the promised future is perpetually out of reach, but building Lightning is a lot like... more

28 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Read_803 - Inflation in a HyperBitcoinized World

"Izzy said there could be inflation in a hyperbitcoinized world. And she's right. Calm down, maxis, calm down! Explaining why... more

27 Feb 2024 · 41 minutes
Chat_093 - P2P Payments for the World with Roy Sheinfeld

"I'm super confident that lightning is not just the present but also the future of lightning. It is the interoperability... more

23 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
Read_802 - How Inflation Destroys Civilization

"The foregoing considerations are by no means an exhaustive account of the cultural and spiritual legacy of fiat inflation. But... more

21 Feb 2024 · 58 minutes
Read_801 - To Dust You Shall Return

"During the peak transaction fee times over the past month, our example transaction would be dust even for .001 BTC.... more

19 Feb 2024 · 44 minutes
Chat_092 - Second Coming of the P2P Web

We had an awesome chat on Twitter Spaces where we discuss the launch of Pear Runtime, bringing Paolo Arduino, Mathias... more

16 Feb 2024 · 2 hours, 13 minutes
Read_800 - Mining Misinformation - How the UN Misrepresents Bitcoin Mining

"For too long, the world has had to endure the fallout of subpar academic research on bitcoin mining’s energy use... more

14 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Read_799 - Nostr Wallet Connect - Bitcoin App Collaboration

"NWC is useful for far more than simply integrating Lightning into Nostr applications as well. The entire design philosophy of... more

12 Feb 2024 · 57 minutes
Read_798 - Quantum Computing's Reality Check

The main promise of quantum computing is the ability to solve problems far faster than classical computers, but exactly how... more

09 Feb 2024 · 42 minutes
Read_797 - The Next Big Thing Will Look Like a Toy

"One of the amazing things about the internet economy is how different the list of top internet properties today looks... more

08 Feb 2024 · 40 minutes
Guy's Take_080 - But Bitcoin Wastes Energy

"Bitcoin wastes energy. You've heard it a million times. But what if its the exact opposite of the truth in... more

05 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
Read_796 - Stranded - How Bitcoin is Saving Wasted Energy

"One night during my visit to Bondo, Carl asked me to pause as the sunset was fading, to look at... more

02 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
Read_795 - Bitcoin is Dead (Long Live IBIT)

"To put it simply, there are now corporations with billions of dollars of investment in not just the asset, but... more

31 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Chat_091 - Economic Myths & The Dollar's Destiny with Dr. Robert Murphy

In today's chat we dive into destroying economic myths and unraveling the political divides of our time toward what future... more

30 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Read_794 - Open Letter To Prospective ETF Buyers

"Bitcoin enables perhaps the most powerful mode of ownership ever devised; it would be akin to gold inside a safe... more

26 Jan 2024 · 33 minutes
Read_793 - How DigiCash Blew Everything

"Retrospectively, a lot of ex-DigiCash employees understand why Chaum was so paranoid.  As a cryptographer you have to assume the... more

24 Jan 2024 · 51 minutes
Chat_090 - The Danger of Being Right Too Early with Devon Eriksen

Sometimes in life and the course of history, there are moments where simply stating the truth, in a clear and... more

23 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
Guy's Take_079 - BITCOIN IS NOT MONEY

"I hope Bitcoin sticks around and grows more popular, but in its current form to most in #TradFi it is... more

20 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Read_792 - How CTV Helps Scale Bitcoin

"Part of the problem of Lightning’s shortcoming regarding scalability of Bitcoin ownership is that in order to open a channel,... more

17 Jan 2024 · 49 minutes
Chat_089 - Lightning's Next Era with Sam Wouters

There are a lot of speculation, claims, predictions, and accusations around the successes and faults of the Lightning Network. But... more

15 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Guy's Take_078 - Are the ETFs the End of the Bitcoin Dream?

The legacy financial system has arrived. One January 10th, numerous Bitcoin ETFs were approved. But is this even a good... more

13 Jan 2024 · 59 minutes
Read_791 - Rethinking Lightning

" Channel liquidity and offline receives, in my opinion, are the two most obvious reasons why self-custodial lightning is not... more

09 Jan 2024 · 50 minutes
Read_790 - The African Village Mining Bitcoin

"The computers used to create valuable new Bitcoin tokens and validate transactions consume around the same amount of energy as... more

08 Jan 2024 · 41 minutes
Read_789 - Can Appreciating Bitcoin Be a Good Money?

"Bitcoin appears to be a decentralized Ponzi scheme not a decentralized currency. People don't spend it because they want it... more

06 Jan 2024 · 1 hour,
Read_788 - Stone Ridge 2023 Investor Letter

"Since 2017, bitcoin has been Stone Ridge’s treasury reserve asset because of my extreme aversion to risk. We run net... more

03 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Read_787 - Usury, Your Bank, and You

"This decision, which is legally sound, has the effect of declaring all private mortgages on real and personal property, and... more

01 Jan 2024 · 1 hour,
Reboot - Bitcoin is a Pioneer Species

“This makes Bitcoin miners uniquely symbiotic with energy grids serving as “demand response” partners. If energy is ever in short... more

30 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 57 minutes
Read_786 - The Difficult Adjustment

"We’re less than a year from another halving, awaiting systemic implications from federal regulation and institutional adoption, standing at the... more

27 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Reboot - The HODL vs DeaterBob Debate

"You’re a thirsty bitch. You like to gargle Peter’s balls." ~ DeaterBob Merry Christmas! In this reboot episode, we revisit the... more

26 Dec 2023 · 48 minutes
Reboot - Isaiahs Job

"There is a Remnant there that you know nothing about. They are obscure, unorganized, inarticulate, each one rubbing along as... more

24 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Chat_88 - Broken Money, Broken World with Lyn Alden

"You got to go from proto banking to full service banking and then to central banking and you know interconnected... more

22 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Read_785 - Everyone Needs an Uncle Jim

"Regulators will continue coming down on those custodians, making more demands for information, more demands on restrictions for what users... more

20 Dec 2023 · 42 minutes
Guy's Take_077 - Dear Government...

In this episode I dive into the ongoing shift from closed systems to open, permissionless digital realms, drawing parallels to... more

18 Dec 2023 · 55 minutes
Read_784 - How FinCEN May Be Violating your Rights

"I’ve done an overall analysis of the proposal by addressing seven different sections of where FinCEN is attempting to infringe... more

13 Dec 2023 · 2 hours, 36 minutes
Read_783 - Ordinals Are Fiat, Inscriptions Aren't Rare

"Nothing in the ordinal logic requires inscriptions to be linked to the “first” sat. So why is it the first... more

11 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Read_782 - The Ethics of Emergencies

The principle that one should help men in an emergency cannot be extended to regard all human suffering as an... more

08 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Read_781 - The Censorship Industrial Complex, CTIL Files 01

"Many people insist that governments aren't involved in censorship, but they are. And now, a whistleblower has come forward with... more

06 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Read_780 - Lightning is Doomed!

"A reality check on the limitations of Lightning Network, and what that means in terms of its long term viability.... more

05 Dec 2023 · 48 minutes
Guy's Take_076 - Fiat Money's Dark Secret

The free market works because economic decisions are made by people who have skin in the game. When you spend... more

04 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
PSA - Farewell Nodeless

Nodeless is dead. Long live Nodeless. Unfortunately the Nodeless payment service has had to shut down, but for anyone who... more

30 Nov 2023 · 3 minutes
Read_779 - A Network of Keys

"Clients applying this reasoning should remember that, in bitcoin, no one is too big to fail. There is no government... more

29 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
Read_778 - Durabit, Incentivizing Torrent Seeders

"A recent anonymous proposal specifies a system using timelocked Bitcoin transactions and chaumian ecash mints to create an economic incentive... more

27 Nov 2023 · 57 minutes
Reboot - Bitcoin is Digital Scarcity

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

24 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Guy's Take_075 - A Global Monetary Rebellion

The election of Javier Milei is unlikely the be the next El Salvador, but I don't think it needs to... more

22 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Read_777 - The Inevitable Bust

"The recurring cycle of economic booms followed by inevitable busts has remained a puzzle for generations of observers. While mainstream... more

20 Nov 2023 · 54 minutes
Chat_87 - Coinos & Merchant Onboarding with Adam & Cole

"Ultimately, my goal with Coinos is to make Bitcoin a super simple user interface for "normies" to be able to... more

16 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Guy's Take_074 - Banks Without Bankers

Is Bitcoin destined to become another fiat system? Where we end up in a world where the dominant instrument isn't... more

15 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 50 minutes
Read_776 - Banks Without Bankers

"Unique to the emergent Bitcoin financial system is the application of cryptography to fundamental financial functions. Novel technologies exist, are... more

09 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Guy's Take_073 - Lightning is Dead, Long Live Lightning!

LIGHTNING IS DEAD! Did you hear about the new exploit discovered that may be the "nail in the coffin" of... more

07 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Read_775 - The Fed Threatens to Sue Bitcoin Magazine

"We have no interest in causing confusion, mistakes, or deception. That sounds more like a job for those responsible for... more

04 Nov 2023 · 39 minutes
Chat_86 - Everything on Bitcoin with Robin Linus & Super Testnet

It's often said that Bitcoin is too limited, that you can't build anything interesting on top of the Bitcoin chain...... more

01 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Read_774 - Bitcoin Won't Fix the Federal Reserve

"Will Bitcoin adoption improve the monetary policy behaviors of the Federal Reserve? I submit that it won’t. I do not... more

26 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
Read_773 - A Solution to Scaling Lightning

"Timeout Trees is a very concrete and specific proposal for a channel factory design that actually attempts to address the... more

24 Oct 2023 · 49 minutes
Basics_008 - How to Buy Bitcoin

We are diving back into the Bitcoin basics series today! Now that we understand how bitcoin works, what is important,... more

18 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
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It's often said that Bitcoin is too limited, that you can't build anything interesting on top of the Bitcoin chain... what if... more