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The Technology, The Philosophy, and The Cypherpunks. Welcome to the Cryptoconomy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
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Diving down the rabbit hole on the amazing privacy technologies in Bitcoin, what they are, how they can be used, and how it might change our interactions with the Bitcoin timechain in the future. Don't miss an awesome chat with Max Hillebrand!The many links discussed in this episode for tons of awesome tech to explore further.:Max Hillebrand's website and huge body of work:http://towardsliberty.com/BitcoinOps Taproot Workshophttps://github.com/bitcoinops/taproot-workshop/Schnorr BIPhttps://github.com/sipa/bips/blob/bip-schnorr/bip-schnorr.mediawikiTaproot BIPhttps://github.com/sipa/bips/blob/bip-schnorr/bip-taproot.mediawikiTapscript BIPhttps://github.com/sipa/bips/blob/bip-schnorr/bip-tapscript.mediawiki--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
One of the many amazing technologies coming to Bitcoin, Taproot is one of the most promising improvements to the privacy, efficiency, & capabilities of the Bitcoin system. Another excellent article breaking it all down by Aaron Van Wirdum, published at BitcoinMagazine.com, today we read & discuss:"Taproot Is Coming: What It Is, and How It Will Benefit Bitcoin"https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/taproot-coming-what-it-and-how-it-will-benefit-bitcoinFor a deeper dive into Taproot, check out the links provided at the bottom of the article.For more of Aaron Van Wirdum's excellent work in audio:• Our Chat with Aaron:https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoChat_018---Investigating-Bitcoin-with-Aaron-Van-Wirdum-e4rt9e• The "No Input Class" & Eltoohttps://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_297---Simplifying-Lightning--The-Noinput-Class-Aaron-Van-Wirdum-e5fhoa• Statechains: Sending Keys, Not Coinshttps://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_272---Statechains--Sending-Keys-Not-Coins-Aaron-Van-Wirdum-e4mue1• Understanding Lightning Part 1https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_047---Understanding-The-Lightning-Network-Part-1-e2ndtd• Understanding Lightning Part 2https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_048---Understanding-The-Lightning-Network-Part-2-e2ndt4• Understanding Lightning Part 3https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_049---Understanding-The-Lightning-Network-Part-3-e2ndtcGrab a hard copy of the latest Bitcoin Magazine edition at their store below:https://store.b.tc/--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
Today, Nik Bhatia takes us through a compressed history of the Dollar, Us Treasuries, and how we found ourselves in the current global financial mess. What are the safe-haven assets of the future, what will happen to the demand during these uncertain times, & what will be Bitcoin’s role?US Treasuries, Gold, & Bitcoin… The Triumvirate of Liquidity!Don't forget to drop some applause on the article below, check out the Tantra Labs blog, and of course, follow Bhatia on Twitter:https://medium.com/@TantraLabs/the-triumvirate-of-liquidity-4fe4ab48d120https://twitter.com/timevalueofbtcOther episodes suggested from the discussion after the read, covering and going more in depth into topics previously on the show:• Lightning Tech in 2019 (Channel Factories)https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_248---Bitrefills-Hottest-Lightning-Tech-of-2019-e426ph• Stop Calling Bitcoin Deflationary [Conner Brown]https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_314---Stop-Calling-Bitcoin-Deflationary-Conner-Brown-e8p1o3• Deflation & Liberty [Hulsmann]https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_278---Deflation--Liberty-Part-1---Jrg-Guido-Hlsmann-e4q6gchttps://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_279---Deflation--Liberty-Part-2---Jrg-Guido-Hlsmann-e4qpvp• World War B [Raleigh Meetup]https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoChat_024---World-War-B-The-Raleigh-Bitcoin-Podcast-e8ci9m--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
The much deserved Guy’s Take episode as a dedicated follow-up to the amazing work of "The Bitcoin Time Vol 1." There just wasn’t enough time to do it justice during the read, so today I give my take on the plethora of ideas conveyed in Alek Svetski’s awesome work!Don’t forget to listen to the audio if you haven’t yet! Part 1 and 2 linked below:Part 1 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_315---Blockchain-is-Dead---The-Bitcoin-Times-Vol-1---Part-1-Aleksandar-Svetski-e8r9arPart 2 - https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_316---A-New-Monetary-Network---The-Bitcoin-Times-Vol-1---Part-2-Aleksandar-Svetski-e8rqi1As I said, the ideas in this piece are many & very dense. We've had entire episodes expanding on these topics that are great for a deeper journey down the rabbit hole.  Here are some links to those past works that will elaborate on the many topics.• Money blockchains social scalabilityhttps://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_066---Money--Blockchains--and-Social-Scalability-e2ndsj• Bitcoin can’t be copiedhttps://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_291---Bitcoin-Cant-Be-Copied-Parker-Lewis-e58g11• Independent property rightshttps://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_225---Bitcoin--the-Promise-of-Independent-Property-Rights-Hasu--Su-Zhu-e3j6b8• I, pencilhttps://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_123---I--Pencil-Leonard-E--Read-e2ndqm• How The Internet is Too Complex to Workhttps://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/GuysTake_008---The-Lightning-of-my-TCP--or-How-the-Internet-is-Too-Complex-to-Work-e32omd• Reckless to Wumbology - The Lightning Build Outhttps://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_206---Reckless-to-Wumbology--The-Lightning-Network-Build-Out-Arjun-Balaji-e3235m• Origins of Moneyhttps://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/Shelling-Out---The-Origins-of-Money-Nick-Szabo-e2ndom• 7 Misunderstandings of Bitcoin’s Scaling Problemhttps://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_038---7-Misunderstandings-of-Bitcoins-Scaling-Problem-e2ndtf--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
"Bitcoin is the first time we’ve combined Money as a unit, with Money as a Network, into one thing."- Alexsandar SvetskiDont miss part 2, the conclusion, of Aleks Svetski's excellent volume of "The Bitcoin Times." A new global monetary network, the future & potential of Lightning, the difference between money & payments, Bitcoin & the internet, investing in networks, "dumb" vs "smart," and so much more!Check out volume 1, and be sure to not miss out on the coming editions at the link below:https://bitcointimes.news/For further reading and exploration of these ideas, check out the other links mentioned in today's read:https://hackernoon.com/why-bitcoin-matters-c8bf733b9fadhttps://hackernoon.com/homo-sapiens-evolution-money-bitcoin-33f69701deIf you want to support the show AND join the Cryptoconomy Telegram crew, become a patron below!https://www.patreon.com/thecryptoconomy--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
"When people get up and begin to talk to me about how they’re going to use the blockchain to solve supply chain, or whatever other (mostly ridiculous) idea they have, it reminds of someone who just discovered that limestone aggregate in concrete makes for better strength and better overall properties in concrete; so they then apply it to everything else:• They put some limestone in their green smoothie• On their avocado and toast• In their latte• As a back rub on their partner’s skin• And even as fuel in their car"- The Bitcoin Times, Vol 1Jumping into a 2 part covering of the first edition of The Bitcoin Times by Aleksandar Svetski and the team over at Amber. "Blockchain is Dead!" - but what is blockchain? Isn't it a breakthrough innovation that can be applied to a plethora of important data sources all around the world? Listen to find out more!For more awesome content, be sure to follow Aleksandar on Twitter, check out the Amber app for simple Bitcoin buying, & see the awesome visual setup of "The Bitcoin Times" over at https://bitcointimes.news/Don't forget to listen to the hilarious conversation we had with Aleks & the awesome guys from the Citizen Bitcoin Podcast at Bitcoin2019!https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoChat_014---Aleks-Svetski-on-the-Death-of-Blockchain-e4gi7hAnd lastly, Conner Brown, the author of yesterday's piece "Stop Calling Bitcoin Deflationary" will be featured in the next volume of Bitcoin Times, so follow him as well so you don't miss the next edition.If you want to support the show AND join the Cryptoconomy Telegram crew, become a patron below!https://www.patreon.com/thecryptoconomy--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
Another great piece from returning author Conner Brown on the false narrative of Bitcoin's "deflationary" problems. Not only does it not result in the many naive claims of the critics, its actually our best defense against those very concerns. An article & discussion full of digital gold, so don't miss it!Follow Conner Brown on Twitter and Medium so you don't miss his awesome insights, and if you enjoyed it, please drop some applause on the article below:https://medium.com/@Conner_/stop-calling-bitcoin-deflationary-84462cb90345https://twitter.com/_ConnerBrown_Mentioned multiple times in the show and a rabbit hole unto itself, don't forget to check out WTFHappenedIn1971.comIf you want to support the show AND join the Cryptoconomy Telegram crew, become a patron below!https://www.patreon.com/thecryptoconomy--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
The author of the incredible work we covered last week, Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics, joins us on the show today to talk all about the foundations of his thinking, what sovereignty really means, why we should question our monetary priests, whether we are living in an Orwellian nightmare, or the new renaissance, human inability to understand complex systems, the gullible collective, & why we should all be more "posimistic." 😆Don't miss a great chat with Knut Svanholm!Links to the tons of other content mentioned in this episode.• Nicosia Masters Program Q&Ahttps://www.youtube.com/user/MScDigitalCurrency• Article: We Are All Venezuelanshttps://hackernoon.com/were-all-venezuelans-c3ac98354f52• Hans Rosling's - 200 countries, 200 Years, in 4 Minuteshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo• TEDtalk: Building a Toaster From Scratchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ODzO7Lz_pw• TBPAFKhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTOKXCEwo_8• You Need to Know About August 1sthttps://medium.com/hackernoon/casual-bitcoin-users-you-need-to-know-about-aug-1st-d568e07418cb• Lure Out The Beast - Drivenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByTdQqVYUGM• Grokking Bitcoin - Kalle RosenbaumAmazon.com...• Sovereignty Through Mathematics - Knut SvanholmAmazon.com...--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
Another great chat with the Raleigh Meetup gang about the sorry state of US and global finances, the fall of the dollar empire, prices in the real and fake economies, and what a world war in the era of Bitcoin might look like!Don't miss the other great & many Bitcoin conversations had with the Raleigh Bitcoin gang. The link to check out the Meetup show and subscribe is below:https://anchor.fm/raleigh-bitcoin-meetupIf you want to support this show & in addition, get access to the Cryptoconomy Telegram crew, become a patron below!https://www.patreon.com/thecryptoconomy--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
Is it the miners? The developers? The nodes? Who really defines Bitcoin, who establishes the rules that make it immutable, secures it against unwanted change, and determines the protocol that distinguish a random integer, from a true Bitcoin integer?A great piece by John Carvalho. One of the most succinct explanations on defining Bitcoin without any unnecessary technical confusion. A necessity for the Cryptoconomy Audio Library, and a wonderful follow up to the recent BTC vs BSV debate on the Hotep Jesus show.Don't forget to drop some applause on the original article below, and follow the author, @BitcoinErrorLog, on Twitter:https://medium.com/@BitcoinErrorLog/who-secures-bitcoin-95b19bbcda3chttps://twitter.com/BitcoinErrorLogIf you want to support the show AND join the Cryptoconomy Telegram crew, become a patron below!https://www.patreon.com/thecryptoconomy--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
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