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Bitcoin Audible
Bitcoin Audible
Guy Swann

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

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Guy's Take #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
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 · 53 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 · 39 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 · 53 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, 23 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 · 56 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, 25 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 · 1 hour,
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, 34 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 · 56 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 · 36 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, 58 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, 41 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, 12 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 · 46 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, 27 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, 13 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, 36 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, 21 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, 6 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, 42 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, 21 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, 10 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, 11 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, 18 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, 28 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 · 58 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 · 48 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, 53 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, 53 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 · 32 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 · 40 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 · 42 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 · 41 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 · 55 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, 11 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, 5 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, 6 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
Read_561 - The Village and the Strongman [Alex Gladstein]

“Sandwiched between Guatemala and Honduras, El Salvador — the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America, with an... more

21 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 40 minutes
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"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 computation. Computation... more