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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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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

01 Dec 2023 · 48 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
Read_772 - Easier Way to Bootstrap the UTXO Set

"After four years of work, James O'Beirne's assumeutxo option to allow instant UTXO set bootstrapping for your Bitcoin node is... more

17 Oct 2023 · 36 minutes
Read_771 - Beating Fiat with the Breez SDK

"There used to be tradeoffs between Lightning and fiat: UX vs. sovereignty; UX vs. speed; UX vs. cost; off-the-shelf fiat payment... more

13 Oct 2023 · 43 minutes
Read_770 - The Big Deal with BitVM

"It requires no consensus changes to Bitcoin at all. The trick is lifting all of that logic off-chain and being... more

11 Oct 2023 · 53 minutes
Guy's Take_071 - But Bitcoin Doesn't Innovate

I hope you listened to the recent read by Beautyon, Bitcoin and Software Reliability, because today we continue our FUD... more

10 Oct 2023 · 57 minutes
FEATURING AI Unchained #008 - Ecash and Ai with Obi Nwosu

Obi Nwosu, co-founder and CEO of Fedi, joins us today to talk about the new innovations and challenges in decentralising... more

09 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Reboot - Bitcoin & Software Reliability

"With Bitcoin, lives and money are at stake. Interruption of its service can cause a cascade of losses and unintended... more

05 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
Read_769 - Orange is the New Green

"Our existing financial system is a mirage of wealth and liquidity, sustained by an ever-expanding money supply. Bitcoin emerges as... more

03 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Chat_85 - Bitcoin HyperDecentralization with Zack Bomsta

In this episode, I talked with Zack ₿omsta, the visionary leader behind Pivotal Pleb. Pivotal Pleb is on a mission... more

29 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 53 minutes
Read_768 - Living Through the Fall of Rome

"Today historians focus on the symptoms of Rome’s fall, the consequences: The moral decay, the economic decline, the fall in... more

28 Sep 2023 · 36 minutes
Read_767 - Pay Me in Bitcoin Theory

"If the merchant wants the bitcoin and you pay in fiat_, that is you shifting the burden of fiat friction... more

25 Sep 2023 · 58 minutes
Read_766 - Spiderchains, Proof of Stake L2

"Take the idea of proof-of-stake as a base layer consensus mechanism, and throw the idea away for right now. That's... more

20 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Read_765 - "Hoarding" is a Keynesian Slur

"This has been one of the most effective psychological operations that has ever been conducted on the public in human... more

15 Sep 2023 · 33 minutes
Chat_84 - Layers, Payments, and Relays with Utxo

Today we sit down with Utxo, founder of Nodeless, on understanding the design space for Bitcoin services, the challenges of... more

14 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Read_764 - UTXOracle, Decentralizing the Oracle Problem

"It means that, given an open-source model, this could help bring about the ability to: Independently calculate the price... more

11 Sep 2023 · 57 minutes
Guy's Take #70 - But Deflation is Bad

A deflationary money is going to destroy the economy! If the value of money keeps going up, then no one... more

07 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Read_763 - Evils of THE ALGORITHM

"Everything about the concept of a social network and the incredible potential and beauty of #nostr as a protocol is... more

06 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Read_762 - Bitcoin's Security Model Deep Dive

"When discussing consensus mechanisms for different cryptocurrencies, one issue that often causes arguments is a lack of understanding (and definition) of... more

01 Sep 2023 · 51 minutes
Read_761 - A Sound Bitcoin Financial System [Alex B]

"I believe it’s important to go back to what this sovereignty is made of. Bitcoin works because an economic majority... more

29 Aug 2023 · 42 minutes
Read_760 - Drivechain's Place in Bitcoin's Future

"To not die, Bitcoin must become more used. The current thesis accepted by most “maximalists” is that Bitcoin will continue... more

25 Aug 2023 · 51 minutes
Read_759 - Increasing Interoperability in Second Layer Protocols [Chase Smith]

"Often overlooked is the importance of interoperability between not only the second-layer protocol and Bitcoin but the layer-2 protocols themselves.... more

24 Aug 2023 · 37 minutes
Read_758 - Scaling and Consensus Changes [James O'Beirne⁠]

"When reading a draft of this post, my wife got kind of depressed right around here. Her macabre question, basically,... more

21 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Read_757 - Putting the B in BTC [Anthony Towns]

"The headroom there isn’t unlimited — expect it to show up as fee pressure and backlogs and less ability to... more

18 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Read_756 - Bitcoin, The Trust Anchor in a Sea of Blockchains [Jameson Lopp]

"While bitcoin is still mainly seen as digital currency, it’s essentially a timestamped log with special properties. As such, it... more

17 Aug 2023 · 49 minutes
Guys Take #69 - But It's Just Digital Points...

With so many common misconceptions about money, how can we possibly make sense of Bitcoin for customers who have spent... more

14 Aug 2023 · 52 minutes
Read_755 - Drivechains

"A successful blind merge mined sidechain with significant MEV opportunities could offer Bitcoin significant benefits, which could more than offset... more

11 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Chat_83 - Decentralizing Global Markets with Nostr, Pablof7z

We have an incredible chat today with Pablof7z who is on a mission to make Nostr the global, decentralized marketplace.... more

08 Aug 2023 · 2 hours, 42 minutes
Read_754 - Bitcoin Is Not Crypto, The SEC Confirms

"Talk to a bitcoin maximalist – someone who believes that bitcoin is the only digital asset with innate value – and, more... more

04 Aug 2023 · 49 minutes
Read_753 - Bitcoin Timestamp Security [Jameson Lopp]

"Bitcoin is often referred to as a secure timestamping service. We never had a global record of truth with trustworthy... more

27 Jul 2023 · 32 minutes
Read_752 - Bitcoin Becomes the Flag of Technology [Balaji S. Srinivasan]

"Bitcoin represents the explicit encoding of previously implicit values of the tech community. It's not just software — it is... more

26 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Read_751 - Decentralization: Why Dumb Networks Are Better [Andreas Antonopolous]

"Some networks are “smart.” They offer sophisticated services that can be delivered to very simple end-user devices on the “edge”... more

21 Jul 2023 · 46 minutes
Read_749 - Economics of Bitcoin as a Settlement Network [Saifedean]

"The obsession with consumer payments in the Bitcoin community is an unfortunate relic of the fiat money era. Generations that... more

18 Jul 2023 · 44 minutes
Read_750 - Capital in the 21st Century [Allen Farrington]

"To do our best to minimize the economics jargon once again, we might simply ask: what are you going to... more

16 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Read_748 - Bitcoin & the Rise of the Cypherpunks [Lopp]

"While many of the innovations in the space are new, they’re built on decades of work that led to this... more

13 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Read_747 - The Bondholder's Burning Platform [Croesus]

"Since 1800, in 51 out of 52 cases where a country’s debt-to-GDP ratio reached 130%, the country eventually defaulted. The... more

11 Jul 2023 · 54 minutes
Guy's Take #68 - Lightning & the Ai Economy

Ai agents are going to be able to seek out, delegate, and pay for micro services from an ecosystem of... more

06 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
Reboot - Bitcoin and The American Idea [Alex Gladstein]

"Today Americans celebrate 246 years of independence from the British Empire. On this day in 1776 the Founding Fathers made... more

04 Jul 2023 · 47 minutes
Read_746 - Orange Pilling Your Barber [Hector Alvero]

"Your barber or stylist likely has the broadest network of anyone you know. People from every walk of life, including... more

30 Jun 2023 · 34 minutes
Chat_82 - The Spirit of Satoshi

We recently had Aleks Svetski back on at Ai Unchained to discuss the project we hinted at in episode 2... more

29 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Read_745 - Every Company Will Be A Lightning Company [Graham Krizek]

"Neither a startup nor a bank will ever be able to cost-effectively compete on a global scale with the Lightning... more

28 Jun 2023 · 43 minutes
Read_744 - How To Position for the Bitcoin Boom, Part 2 [Adamant Research]

"Investing in bitcoin, we believe, is like having the ability to buy shares of a general “Internet ETF” back in... more

24 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Read_743 - How to Position for the Bitcoin Boom, Part 1 [Adamant Research]

"bitcoin is a protocol stack which we can expect to be expanding for many decades, and its foundation is that... more

22 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Chat_81 - An Austrian View of US Collapse with Peter St. Onge

"...At some point the entire financial system becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of the Federal Reserve" — Peter St. Onge Today... more

21 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Read_742 - Trust Me Bro [Allen Farrington]

"Expect BlackRock to turn around and shill this to banks, and in particular big banks, such that JPMorgan, for example, can itself... more

20 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Read_741 - Much Ado About Ordinals, Inscriptions, and BRC20 [Roy Sheinfeld]

"The more wonderful something is, the more passion it will arouse. Bitcoin is among the greatest wonders of the late-modern... more

15 Jun 2023 · 31 minutes
Read_740 - What Are the Key Properties of Bitcoin [Jameson Lopp]

"What is Bitcoin? Many have attempted to answer this question, but I believe that our quest to do so is doomed... more

15 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Read_739 - The State of Zapvertising [The Same Cat]

"Zapvertising has two forms, and I believe there is a crucial difference between the two. In one version, a company... more

12 Jun 2023 · 49 minutes
Guy's Take #67 - Withdraw Everything

With the banking crisis just getting started, with the SEC going after Binance and Coinbase, with rumors of Prime Trust... more

09 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Read_738 - The Fruit of the Nostr Tree [Guy Swann]

"Nostr isn't just a social network, in a similar way that Bitcoin isn't just a transaction network. Both of these... more

07 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Read_737 - Is Your Money Safe During the Banking Crisis, Part 2 [Brad Mills]

"Much like how two nuclear bombs ended World War II, capital-crushing central bank policy rate hikes and Russian sanctions were... more

06 Jun 2023 · 53 minutes
Read_736 - Is Your Money Safe during the Banking Crisis, Part 1 [Brad Mills]

"Price inflation is the highest it’s been in decades. Labor participation is the lowest it’s been in decades. Wealth inequality... more

02 Jun 2023 · 56 minutes
Read_735 - When Bitcoin Meets AI [Svetski]

"The idea of a language user interface as the next step from the thumb tapping we’ve become used to over... more

01 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Chat_80 - Building the Ark with Burak

With the Introduction of Ark, the new 2nd layer payments and privacy protocol introduced with Read_734. I left with a... more

01 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Basics_07 - The Basics of Key Management

This episode will be part review, and part just going over some very practical, step by step ways to think... more

26 May 2023 · 44 minutes
Read_734 - Introducing Ark [Burak]

"Ark is a trustless, distinct layer two protocol with unilateral exit. ASPs cannot steal users’ funds or link senders &... more

25 May 2023 · 42 minutes
Read_733 - Mint the Future With Taproot Assets [Ryan Gentry]

"an unbounded number of assets can be minted and/or moved in a single on-chain transaction. This off-chain first design enables... more

23 May 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
FEATURING - AI Unchained_001 - A New Frontier, with Jeff Booth

Welcome to the first episode of AI Unchained, a new show exploring how AI technology can be a means of... more

16 May 2023 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
Read_732 - We Need More Apps With Lightning, Not More Lightning Apps [Roy Sheinfeld]

"Permission can only be denied if it is requested. Direct, peer-to-peer interaction obviates permission and equalizes market power. Don’t request... more

12 May 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Read_731 - Let's Grow Nostr [Jack Spirko]

"The biggest complaint members of my audience make about Nostr is the sheer dominance of Bitcoin content. This is understandable. Nostr uses... more

11 May 2023 · 24 minutes
Read_730 - High Fees? Bitcoin is Working as Designed [Matt Odell]

"Bitcoin transaction fees limit network abuse by making usage expensive. There is a cost to every transaction, set by a... more

10 May 2023 · 34 minutes
Read_729 - BRICS, USD, and a Multipolar World [James Lavish]

"This very dominance is causing certain countries to seek a way to be less dependent on the USD and the... more

09 May 2023 · 50 minutes
Read_728 - Who Controls Bitcoin Core [Jameson Lopp]

"The question of who controls the ability to merge code changes into Bitcoin Core’s GitHub repository tends to come up on a recurring... more

06 May 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Guy's Take #66 - Pooping in the Park

Bitcoin is a public good. The maintenance and stewardship of the network rests on the conviction and work of 10s... more

03 May 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Read_727 - The Banking Crisis Stays, & the Treasury is Broke [Nik Bhatia, Joe Consorti]

"The fall of First Republic Bank was the second-largest bank failure by assets in US history, putting us in the... more

03 May 2023 · 39 minutes
Read_726 - The Nostr Privacy Paradox [L0LA L33TZ]

"If Tor is an anonymous remailer, meaning a protocol facilitating the anonymous forwarding and receiving of messages between peers, Nostr... more

02 May 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Read_725 - Operation Choke Point 2.0 is Underway [Nic Carter]

"Banks are highly regulated public-private partnerships in an environment where new charters are excruciatingly hard to obtain, and as such... more

27 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 46 minutes
Read_724 - The Virtue of Selfishness - The Objectivist Ethic [Ayn Rand]

"The title of this book may evoke the kind of question that i hear once in a while: "Why do... more

26 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 52 minutes
Read_723 - Alchemy - Everything Divided By 21 Million [Knut Svanholm]

"Central Banking is successful alchemy in this sense. The money- issuing institutions of the world have found a way to... more

24 Apr 2023 · 34 minutes
Read_722 - Purple Text, Orange Highlights [Dergigi]

"I believe that in the open /attention/ information economy we find ourselves in, value will mostly derive from effective curation,... more

19 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Read_721 - IMF Unveils New Global Currency "Universal Monetary Unit" [Tyler Durden]

"Can you imagine a world in which you are restricted from buying meat for a while because you have already... more

18 Apr 2023 · 52 minutes
Basics_06 - The Lightning Network

The Lightning Network finally strikes in this Bitcoin Basics episode! Now that we understand the fundamentals of keys, wallets, transactions,... more

14 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Read_720 - A History of Bitcoin Maximalism [Jameson Lopp]

"This was how more mainstream Bitcoin culture degraded from intellectual expressions of ideas (2017-era debates) to tribal recreations of the... more

13 Apr 2023 · 2 hours, 20 minutes
Read_719 - All You Can Hold for Five Bucks [Joseph Mitchell]

"“In the old days they didn’t even use tables and chairs. They sat on beer crates and ate off the... more

11 Apr 2023 · 43 minutes
Read_718 - Bitcoin Does Not Waste Electricity [Beautyon_}

"Of all the objections to Bitcoin, the objection that it “wastes” electricity is the most absurd. This thinking betrays a... more

06 Apr 2023 · 50 minutes
Read_717 - How To Wreck a Big Old GSIB [DeepThroatIPO]

"Generally, what we’re talking about here is unregulated (or lightly regulated), uninsured investors, LLCs, Funds and privately controlled “Shadow Banking”... more

06 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
Guy's Take #65 - Banks, Digital Money, and a Cat

Prices are relative, Bitcoin is infinitely scalable, stability for the sake of stability is undesirable, maximal instability in prices maximizes... more

04 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 52 minutes
Read_716 - How to Fix Banking & Money - PBDC vs CBDC [El Gato]

"and the uniparty is in strong agreement here. both know that losing control of the money and the banks is... more

01 Apr 2023 · 44 minutes
Read_715 - Clear and Present Danger [Joel Bowman]

"Thus was the dubious “clear and present danger” standard born. Holmes himself sought to redefine the standard later that same... more

31 Mar 2023 · 40 minutes
Basics_05 - The Node

Bitcoin is ultimately just a piece of software, the network – the global, censorship resistant, immutable system – is ultimately... more

30 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Read_714 - Bitcoin's Meme Wars [DerGigi]

"The question that the fiat system answers is the following: who is allowed to counterfeit currency, and how much? Further,... more

27 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Read_713 - How the Fed "Went Broke" [Lyn Alden]

"The financial system in the United States, and for most of the rest of the world for that matter, can... more

23 Mar 2023 · 46 minutes
Chat_79 - The Spirit of Bitcoin with John Vallis

I joined John today for an over 2 hour rip on the nature of Bitcoin, numerous technical developments, the trade... more

22 Mar 2023 · 2 hours, 29 minutes
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
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"The question that the fiat system answers is the following: who is allowed to counterfeit currency, and how much? Further, who is... more