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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_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
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

"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 · 41 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, 6 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, 2 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, 6 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 · 58 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, 6 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, 10 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, 36 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, 1 minute
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 · 58 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 · 30 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, 15 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 · 29 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 · 44 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, 24 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, 55 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, 22 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, 57 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, 54 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 · 38 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, 2 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 · 59 minutes
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, 21 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, 13 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, 21 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, 2 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, 10 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, 8 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, 9 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, 11 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, 9 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, 14 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, 6 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 · 58 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 · 44 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, 10 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, 51 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 · 43 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 · 34 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 · 39 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, 14 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, 16 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 · 26 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 · 51 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, 20 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, 35 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, 2 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, 1 minute
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, 56 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, 12 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, 36 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, 15 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 · 46 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, 6 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, 26 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 · 58 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 · 38 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 · 47 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 · 29 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 · 41 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 · 53 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 · 50 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 · 59 minutes
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 · 13 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 · 49 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 · 55 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, 21 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, 4 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, 16 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 · 55 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, 4 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, 31 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, 28 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 · 55 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 · 46 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, 17 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, 7 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, 20 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, 15 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 · 59 minutes
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 · 53 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 · 49 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 · 56 minutes
Read_604 - I Was Wrong, We Need Crypto [David Hansson]

"Now what's that saying again. Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you. It's starting to smell like... more

22 Feb 2022 · 51 minutes
Read_603 - If Russia Invites Bitcoin Adoption, The Global Arms Race Begins [Mike Hobart]

"The U.S. and its allies are now effectively backed into a series of corners. Can the U.S. attempt to ban... more

18 Feb 2022 · 38 minutes
Read_602 - Bitcoin's Peaceful Revolution, A New Hope for Humanity [Peter St Onge]

"By taking away their printing presses, Bitcoin stops the creeping totalitarianism that weaponizes our own blood, sweat and tears against... more

14 Feb 2022 · 51 minutes
Read_601 - Bitcoin First [Fidelity]

“Bitcoin as a superior monetary good is more valuable than a better payment network . This leads us to another point... more

11 Feb 2022 · 2 hours, 21 minutes
Read_600 - The Separation of Money and State [Allen Farrington]

"That is not to say that Bitcoin will lead us to a pacifist utopia in which any attempt at violence... more

08 Feb 2022 · 54 minutes
Chat #67 - Pioneer Species with Brandon Quittem

Today we have an incredible chat as a followup to the recent piece Read_596 - Bitcoin is a Pioneer Species.... more

04 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Read_599 - Why Every Fixed Income Investor Should Consider Bitcoin - Part 3 & 4 [Greg Foss]

“And finally, given its asymmetric return distribution I believe It is more risky to have zero exposure to bitcoin than... more

02 Feb 2022 · 59 minutes
Read_598 - Why Every Fixed Income Investor Should Consider Bitcoin - Part 1 & 2 [Greg Foss]

“General Motors, Ford, AT&T and GE have cumulative debt that is larger than the entire HY market. Downgrades of any... more

01 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Guy's Take #51 - AOPP & the Travel Rule

With Twitter up in arms about a potentially invasive privacy measure and compliance for an invasive regulatory requirement, it's time... more

30 Jan 2022 · 54 minutes
Read_597 - The 7th Property Ch1 - The Dimensions of Money [Eric Yakes]

"What is money? Why is it used? Which type of money is best? And why?" - Eric Yakes Today we are... more

28 Jan 2022 · 35 minutes
Read_596 - Bitcoin is a Pioneer Species [Brandon Quittem]

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

26 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 56 minutes
Read_595 - Money Messiah: Part 2 [John Vallis]

"Money, in the ideal (which we’ll likely always only ever strive for, and not achieve), turns a portion of ‘our... more

19 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
Read_594 - Money Messiah: Part 1 [John Vallis]

“Sacrifice is thus a critical component of value, as it is the use of one’s own limited resources, as that... more

18 Jan 2022 · 2 hours, 10 minutes
Read_593 - Bitcoin Heading to $30k? [Nik Bhatia]

"This confluence of Fed hikes and investor naivety “presents the setup for a severe washout” as the “pernicious effects of... more

14 Jan 2022 · 45 minutes
Read_592 - First Impressions of Web3 [Moxie Marlinspike]

“The people at the end of the line who are flipping NFTs do not fundamentally care about distributed trust models... more

12 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Chat #66 - Will the Real Web3 Please Stand Up, with John Carvalho

"Our goal is basically to realize this concept we have created called the atomic economy. This is just my way... more

11 Jan 2022 · 2 hours, 12 minutes
Guy's Take #50 - Lightning and the Web

In a follow up to the State of Lightning Report from Arcane Research and OpenNode, we dive into the possibilities... more

06 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
Read_591 - The State of Lightning - Part 2

"What the Internet has done for information, Bitcoin and the Lightning Network will do for money. " - Elizabeth Stark Finishing the... more

31 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Read_590 - The State of Lightning - Part 1

“The Lightning Network, and the possibility to perform micropayments instantaneously, will most likely change how we pay for certain services.... more

29 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Read_589 - Proof of Stake & Stablecoins - Part 2 [Lyn Alden]

“Crypto exchanges with numerous coins have an incentive to get you excited about new coins, because they make money from... more

22 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
Read_588 - Proof of Stake & Stablecoins - Part 1: A Centralization Dilemma [Lyn Alden]

"If Bitcoin were built on a proof-of-stake model, where the more coins you have the more votes you have on... more

21 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Read_587 - Bitcoin & The American West [Croesus]

"These pioneers are akin to the Bitcoiners who showed up post-Mt. Gox, through to the Class of 2020. These are the... more

18 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Read_586 - Bitcoin & Tesla's Peaceful Energy Vision [Level39]

"If Bitcoin had existed in Tesla’s time, it would have removed the need for a corrupted monetary arrangement. Bitcoin mining... more

16 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Read_585 - Your Money AND Your Life [Edward Snowden]

"Neither is a Central Bank Digital Currency a State-level embrace of cryptocurrency—at least not of cryptocurrency as pretty much everyone... more

13 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Chat #65 - To Airgap, Or Not to Airgap? ...& Other Hardware Challenges with Lixin Liu & Douglas Bakkum

If you missed the awesome Twitter spaces we had with Lixin Liu from Keystone and Douglas Bakkum from Shift Crypto,... more

11 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Read_584 - Yes, Bitcoin is a Smart Contract Platform [Shinobi]

“'Smart contracts' as a term was coined by Nick Szabo back in 1996 before the idea of a blockchain was... more

08 Dec 2021 · 57 minutes
Read_583 - Libertarianism & the Bitcoin Strategy [Stephan Livera]

"Even if we could somehow convince the world or the U.S. government to adopt a gold standard, there’s not really... more

07 Dec 2021 · 47 minutes
Read_582 - The World Bitcoin Will Build [Cory Klippsten]

“Money appreciates in value over time so that individuals can plan their future knowing their wealth will be protected. This... more

03 Dec 2021 · 56 minutes
Read_581 - The Vaccine Moment, Part 1 [Paul Kingsnorth]

“Often, in an argument, what people think they are arguing about is not the real subject of disagreement, which is... more

01 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Read_580 - Bitcoin and Crypto Aren't the Same [Nik Bhatia]

“If price is truth, then a market capitalization of over $1 billion for over 100 different cryptocurrencies tells a story:... more

30 Nov 2021 · 47 minutes
Read_579 - Our Best Shot at Liberty [Dr. Wolf Von Laer]

"The Bitcoin network itself and the personal owning of bitcoin is an act of peaceful rebellion against the fiat money... more

26 Nov 2021 · 48 minutes
Read_578 - The Irrelevance of Experts [Willem Van Den Bergh]

“as the internet has slowly but surely eroded the obstacle of restricted information access in the past decades, the limiting... more

25 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 46 minutes
Read_577 - The End of Super Imperialism [Alex Gladstein]

"Hudson’s thesis was that America had forced other countries to pay for its wars regardless of whether they wanted to... more

18 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 52 minutes
Chat #64 - Greg Foss & Preston Pysh on Bitcoin & the Bond Blowup

Today we have an incredible conversation with Preston Pysh and Greg Foss on the Bond markets, the shifting sands of... more

16 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 52 minutes
Read_576 - Bitcoin Changes Our Perception of Money [Mike Hobart]

"The passage of time is one thing that we can never get back. Once it has been spent, there’s no... more

12 Nov 2021 · 31 minutes
Read_575 - Wonder if Bitcoin is Alien Technology? [Tomer Strolight]

“I wish people engineered things to be self-replicating, self adjusting, self-governing, and ever-lasting. But nobody has engineered anything to do... more

05 Nov 2021 · 39 minutes
Read_574 - Lightning & The Internet - Choosing the Right Path [Roy Sheinfeld]

"We’re revolutionaries. There’s no reason to be coy about it. Our goal is to replace fiat with bitcoin. “Disruption” is... more

01 Nov 2021 · 41 minutes
Read_573 - Why You Cant Have a PPE Curriculum Without Bitcoin [Hass McCook]

“Freedom, transparency, honesty, meritocracy, fairness, voluntaryism and hard work are great things one should strive toward, whether it is in... more

26 Oct 2021 · 58 minutes
Read_572 - Bitcoin & the US Fiscal Reckoning [Avik Roy]

"It is understandably difficult for most of us to imagine a monetary world aside from the one in which we've... more

22 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Read_571 - The Quest For Digital Cash [Alex Gladstein]

"The fight that the cypherpunks mounted was one of the main reasons that the U.S. government lost the Crypto Wars.... more

20 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Chat #63 - Hashing it Out with Harry Sudock

"Nodes are the law, and miners are the muscle." - Harry Sudock Harry Sudock, Vice President of Strategy at Griid, and I... more

19 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Read_570 - Unpacking the Great Hashrate Migration [Nic Carter]

"The precise magnitude and schedule for the westward move is currently unknown, but all signals seem to be indicating the... more

15 Oct 2021 · 30 minutes
Read_569 - Calculating the Intrinsic Value of Bitcoin [Greg Foss]

"Wake up people, this is not a drill. Contagion risks are increasing due to potential global stagflation... The intrinsic value of BTC... more

13 Oct 2021 · 40 minutes
Read_568 - The Rich Get Richer, The Poor Get Bitcoin [Bradley Rettler]

“Using Bitcoin can level the playing field for the world’s poor as we work toward economic justice.” - Bradley Rettler Author Bradley... more

12 Oct 2021 · 54 minutes
Read_567 - Revenge of the Nodes - Part 2 - 21st Century Autonomy [Aaron Segal]

"Not only is the world experiencing greater dispersion of outcomes, it is also changing at an increasingly faster pace. Raw... more

08 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Read_566 - Revenge of the Nodes - Part 1 - 20th Century Authoritarianism... [Aaron Segal]

"The individual investor is professionalizing at the end of one of the biggest, most Homeric blow-out parties of all time.... more

06 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Only the Strong Survive - Full Audio

"In this piece we discuss our concerns around the broader “crypto” space beyond Bitcoin. Our arguments revolve around three primary... more

05 Oct 2021 · 3 hours, 4 minutes
Read_565 - Isaiah's Job [Albert Jay Nock]

"The line of differentiation between the masses and the Remnant is set invariably by quality, not by circumstance. The Remnant... more

01 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Read_564 - Only the Strong Survive - Part 3 [Allen Farrington & Big Al]

“As Gall’s Law suggests, we believe the general principle favoring Bitcoin’s layered architecture is not one of software engineering so... more

28 Sep 2021 · 55 minutes
Read_563 - Only the Strong Survive - Part 2 [Allen Farrington & Big Al]

"Lyn Alden captured this well in her excellent piece, An Economic Analysis of Ethereum, which we highly recommend in addition to our own. Similarly observing that there does seem to be a lot of... more

25 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 40 minutes
Read_562 - Only the Strong Survive - Part 1 [Allen Farrington & Big Al]

"The consensus is what matters. The breakthrough of proof-of-work and the difficulty adjustment is far more about harnessing energy and existing communications infrastructure to calibrate incentives than it has to do with... more

23 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Bitcoin Audible
Read_564 - Only the Strong Survive - Part 3 [Allen Farrington & Big Al]
Bitcoin Audible

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“As Gall’s Law suggests, we believe the general principle favoring Bitcoin’s layered architecture is not one of software engineering so much as... more