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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_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
Read_653 - Finding Signal in a Noisy World [Jeff Booth]

"That misinformation in the form of money wouldn’t just create polarization. Because money connects value between people and nations, it... more

13 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Read_652 - Setting the Record Straight [Nic Carter]

"I’m going to clear things up here because most of the people piling on were deeply confused about me, my... more

09 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Read_651 - The Path to a Bitcoin Standard in Africa [Charlene Fadirepo]

"I believe Africa represents the most elegant use case for a Bitcoin standard in existence. In the paragraphs that follow... more

08 Sep 2022 · 50 minutes
Read_650 - How to Be a Bitcoin Maximalist [Pete Rizzo]

"Cryptocurrency market-isms are built on claims about the economic and computer science advances Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have achieved, and thus... more

06 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Read_649 - The Continual Power of Intermittent Mining [Zack Voell]

"Many aspects of the Bitcoin mining industry are poorly understood and often misrepresented. But one practice in this sector stands apart... more

03 Sep 2022 · 27 minutes
Read_648 - Bitcoin is the Hills [Captain Sidd]

"A study of the hill tribes of Southeast Asia titled “The Art Of Not Being Governed” provided a fresh take.... more

02 Sep 2022 · 52 minutes
Read_647 - Understanding Decentralization in Bitcoin [Arman the Parman]

"The answer that matters depends on the context. The context you need to have is that cryptocurrency, i.e. Bitcoin, was... more

30 Aug 2022 · 40 minutes
A Look at the Lightning Network [Lyn Alden]

"I think too many people in those early years interpreted “e-cash” to mean quick-and-easy payments for everyday goods using the... more

30 Aug 2022 · 2 hours, 21 minutes
Chat_72 - The UnCommunist Manifesto, The Swann Brothers chatting with Mark Moss and Aleks Svetski

Tearing down the fallacies of the collective, and digging through the principles of liberty and personal responsibility with the one... more

27 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Read_646 - A Look at the Lightning Network - Part 3 [Lyn Alden]

"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... more

24 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
Read_645 - A Look at the Lightning Network - Part 2 [Lyn Alden]

"But more broadly, one must ask, “at what point would someone want to permanently exchange their self-custodial scarce money (bitcoin)... more

22 Aug 2022 · 2 hours, 3 minutes
Read_644 - A Look at the Lightning Network - Part 1 [Lyn Alden]

"Simple “bubbles” don’t survive through several 70%+ drawdowns over a period lasting thirteen years and counting; it looks more like... more

19 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Read_643 - Bitcoin and the True Meaning of Inflation [Steven Lubka]

"Today, people use inflation to refer to two separate things, and whenever you hear someone saying inflation it’s not always... more

18 Aug 2022 · 55 minutes
BONUS - Shitcoin Insider #7 - How Many Degrees Celsius is a Lunatic? with Cory Klippsten

WE ARE BACK! Were you wondering about everything that happened in the collapse of TerraUSD, the algorithmic stablecoin that got... more

18 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Guy's Take #58 - "Rent-Seeking Savers!" Misconceptions in Noahpinion's Crypto Misconceptions

"I think there are some important economic errors in the stories I see people telling about crypto, on Twitter and... more

13 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 57 minutes
Read_642 - Losing Your Keys Without Losing Your Coins [Block]

"These two jobs are almost always in tension. Any added protection to keep a bad actor out adds a risk... more

12 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Chat_71 - Redesigning the Internet for Fun & for the Revolution, with Mathias Buus and Paolo Ardoino

Following up on the release of Keet.io and a simple to use, responsive, encrypted, & scalable P2P data sharing protocol... more

09 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 56 minutes
Read_641 - Bitcoiners Are Not Utopians [Aleks Svetski]

"It’s not and never was about equality or perfection. It’s about fairness and consequence. Bitcoin is “Responsibility go Up” technology."... more

04 Aug 2022 · 47 minutes
Chat_70 - Mashing it with Magic Internet Money, Jesse Berger & Jared Nusinoff

Orange pilling the everyday user with Mash. Combining simple, fast onboarding into the Lightning ecosystem and enabling a unique monetizing... more

02 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Read_640 - Keet, P2P Encrypted Communications To Integrate Lightning [Namcios]

"Holepunch makes Hypercore more accessible by abstracting away low-level technical details of the protocol. It takes Hypercore one step further... more

29 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
What is Money, Anyway? [Lyn Alden]

"If a money (the most salable good) is easy to create more of, then any rational economic actor would just... more

27 Jul 2022 · 2 hours, 45 minutes
Read_639 - How Fedimint Scales Bitcoin Custody [Namcios]

“Fedi and Fedimint will help put monetary power back into the hands of everyone, everywhere,” said Fedi Inc. co-founder and... more

26 Jul 2022 · 47 minutes
Read_638 - What is Money Anyway? Part 3 [Lyn Alden]

"Like any powerful technology, bitcoin can be used for good or ill. As proponents of the technology like to say,... more

20 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Read_637 - What is Money Anyway? Part 2 [Lyn Alden]

"To put it into perspective, this international monetary system based around centrally-managed fiat currency is only 16 years older than... more

18 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Read_636 - What is Money Anyway? Part 1 [Lyn Alden]

"If a money (the most salable good) is easy to create more of, then any rational economic actor would just... more

15 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Read_635 - 21 Million is Non-Negotiable [Zach_of_Earth]

"Imposing limitations on monetary goods has always required tremendous amounts of time and energy, and trust. And yet, with all... more

12 Jul 2022 · 59 minutes
Read_634 - The Words we Use in Bitcoin [DerGigi]

"In a world awash in euphemisms and blatant lies, calling something by its proper name is rebellious in itself. Bitcoin... more

07 Jul 2022 · 54 minutes
Read_633 - The Utility of Saving [Pierre Rochard]

"People hold money to hedge against future uncertainty. This is why it is so crucial for a monetary system to... more

01 Jul 2022 · 29 minutes
Guy's Take #57 - Bitcoin Domino Theory

What if, sitting in the middle of a chaotic monetary environment, increasing capital controls, balkanizing political regimes, a failing petrodollar... more

30 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 46 minutes
Guy's Take #56 - The Cascading Dominoes - Part 1

I promised, and it's finally here. It's time to get a little perspective, with the price at all time lows,... more

24 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
Read_632 - Can Governments Stop Bitcoin? [Alex Gladstein]

"Coding, mining, infrastructure, and markets are all independent, happening in competing jurisdictions and geopolitical rivals, often done by anonymous or... more

21 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Read_631 - The ECB is Trapped, Here's Why [Lyn Alden]

"Base money is a liability of the central bank, and it’s used as a reserve asset by commercial banks. Broad... more

16 Jun 2022 · 39 minutes
Reboot - Everyone's A Scammer [Michael Goldstein]

With the markets in chaos, with services halting withdraws, & Everyone's a Scammer" by Michael Goldstein, is one of those... more

14 Jun 2022 · 48 minutes
Read_630 - Cry Harder [Francis Pouliot]

"Bitcoin is a lifeboat on the sinking fiat ship. Lifeboats on a sinking ship don’t need a marketing department." -... more

10 Jun 2022 · 30 minutes
Read_629 - On Impossible Things Before Breakfast [NYDIG]

"The reverse of that process – a so-called “death spiral” – was inevitable. Any time the immeasurably over-levered global fiat... more

08 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Chat_69 - An Energy Revolution with Nathaniel Harmon

This episode is partly a follow up from Read_628 on reviving a promising renewable energy technology. Partly a discussion of... more

02 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
Read_628 - How Bitcoin Can Unlock the Energy of the Ocean [Level39]

"A typical Bitcoin mining operation will spend considerable amounts of time, energy and money cooling their ASIC miners with air... more

31 May 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Read_627 - Why and How to Get a Bitcoin Job [Stephan Livera]

"Coming off the Bitcoin 2022 conference, you might feel a little down from the high of meeting and spending time with Bitcoiners.... more

26 May 2022 · 42 minutes
Reboot - Why the Yuppie Elite Dismiss Bitcoin [Croesus]

"When I thought about what is the defining difference between the Bitcoin maximalists and my yuppie elite friends, the surface... more

23 May 2022 · 49 minutes
Read_626 - Digital Alchemy, A Post-Mortem of the Crypto Crash [Lyn Alden]

"Several exchanges in the industry fuel bubbles for a quick buck as well. If something starts to get momentum, including... more

19 May 2022 · 50 minutes
Read_625 - The Cascading of Interconnected Risk [Marty Bent]

"This created a ticking time bomb with a very short timer. That money was going to "work" in completely artificial... more

16 May 2022 · 54 minutes
Guy's Take #55 - On the Economics of CTV Batching, & Where I was Wrong

So what exactly did I get wrong in Guy's Take #54, and why? Let's dig back into the economic of... more

12 May 2022 · 52 minutes
Read_624 - Riding the Lightning Network [Sam Callahan]

"Despite all of these constraints, the free market finally provided the competition these incumbent banks so desperately needed. Bitcoin and the Lightning Network have... more

10 May 2022 · 1 hour,
PSA - Price Be Crashin 2022!

Welcome to Bitcoin! 😆 For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a... more

09 May 2022 · 14 minutes
Guy's Take #54 - CTV, Blockspace Debt, & TX Grenades

[Caveat - A critical piece of the puzzle I lay out in this episode was something I incorrectly understood, which... more

05 May 2022 · 50 minutes
Read_623 - Response to the Huffman Letter to the EPA [Bitcoin Mining Council]

"It is imperative that elected officials in the United States recognize that bitcoin, and the innovation of Proof of Work,... more

04 May 2022 · 56 minutes
Guy's Take_53 - Let's Talk CTV

Everybody take a deep breath! Right now all the drama on Twitter and the Bitcoin community is all about CTV.... more

02 May 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Read_622 - Silent Payments & Secret Blinding Keys [Shinobi]

"One issue with Bitcoin’s privacy, the ability to receive funds without giving up valuable information, is addressed with 'silent payments.'"... more

28 Apr 2022 · 48 minutes
Read_621 - I Finance the Current Thing [Allen Farrington]

"Even if you knew this was complete and utter bullshit, and that being an agent and not a principal ethically... more

26 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Read_620 - Reading of the Transcription of the Recording of the HODL vs DeaterBob "Debate" [Stephen Chow]

"You’re a thirsty bitch. You like to gargle Peter’s balls." - DeaterBob This is happening and there is nothing I can... more

21 Apr 2022 · 48 minutes
Read_619 - Bitcoin Mining & The Gird, Part 1 - Generators [Blake King]

"Bitcoin miners are unique because of how fast, transparent, and flexible their response can be to pricing fluctuations.  Riot’s Whinstone mining... more

20 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Read_618 - Expanding Functionality in Lightning Implementations [Shinobi]

"There are still many extensions to build out in the protocol and areas with unsolved scaling issues. In general, the... more

19 Apr 2022 · 51 minutes
Read_617 - Announcing Taro, Multi-Asset Bitcoin & Lightning [Ryan Gentry]

"Taro enables bitcoin to serve as a protocol of value by allowing app developers to integrate assets alongside BTC in... more

14 Apr 2022 · 56 minutes
Chat_68 - Keysend Maximalism & LNpay with Bootstrap Bandit

LNpay, LNURL, LNauth, streaming sats, Bolt12, the past and future of Lightning. We dig into tons of great stuff around... more

11 Apr 2022 · 2 hours, 5 minutes
Read_616 - Current State of Lightning Privacy [Tony]

"Besides the advantage of near-instant payments, there can be privacy improvements to Lightning as well. Unfortunately, there are scenarios where... more

31 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Guy's Take #52 - Follow up to Read 615 - The State vs Bitcoin

This episode is because the previous read by Steve Barbour deserved a Guy's Take. Before we change topics to privacy... more

30 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Read_615 - The State vs Bitcoin [Steve Barbour]

"As with freedom and oppression, Bitcoin and State money may exist in a perpetual tug of war between ideals. Where... more

26 Mar 2022 · 56 minutes
Read_614 - ...and Then They Fight You [SovrynMindset]

"Much more to say. This is just a starting point, but I'm interested in Bitcoin for its potential to reorient... more

23 Mar 2022 · 47 minutes
Read_613 - Against the Inevitability of Bitcoin [Ariel Deschapell]

"...This purpose flounders, however, if their own evangelists and the community at large fails to lay the groundwork and impetus... more

22 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Read_612 - Energy Cancelled [Arthur Hayes]

"On a medium-term basis, it is time to back up the John Deere excavator and scoop up as much gold... more

19 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 54 minutes
Read_611 - The Freedom of Value [Dergig]

"Thus, given enough time and popularity, every movie, every song, and every document will be available to the general public... more

17 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Read_610 - The Invisible Cost of War - Part 2 [Alex Gladstein]

"In sum, the U.S. government has shown that — through the GFC, repo spike crisis in 2019 and pandemic crisis... more

15 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Read_609 - The Invisible Cost of War - Part 1 [Alex Gladstein]

"As detailed in Saifedean Ammous’s “The Fiat Standard,” in November 1914 the British government “issued the first war bond, aiming... more

11 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Read_608 - Want to Stick it to the Elites? Use Bitcoin [Avik Roy]

"Aspiring Republican politicians and conservative opinionators love talking in darkened tones about the malevolence of elites. And yet, for all... more

02 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Read_607 - Implications of Outlawing Bitcoin [Dergigi]

"If having 12 words in your head is illegal, something is terribly wrong with the law. If the police storm... more

01 Mar 2022 · 55 minutes
Read_606 - Lightning is a Liquidity Network [Roy Sheinfeld]

"Only liquid, flowing capital generates a return. Unlike a bank account, capital on Lightning is productive when it is mobile,... more

24 Feb 2022 · 50 minutes
Read_605 - Bitcoin Behind the Veil [Craig Warmke]

"People tend to favor proposals that would benefit themselves and reject proposals that, at their own expense, would benefit others.... more

23 Feb 2022 · 58 minutes
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