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Guy Swann makes the knowledge of Bitcoin, the world's most secure, independent money, accessible to everyone. Exploring Bitcoin from an investment perspective, economic analysis, its philosophical foundations, & technological primitives. Reading and distilling thousands of hours of others' works on Bitcoin, Guy explains everything you need to know.
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"As Victor Hugo reminds us: nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come. Bitcoin is here to stay; and Bitcoin’s time is now." - DerGigi Another chapter in Gigi's upcoming book 21 Ways, today's article covers some of the prehistory, the origins, the breakthroughs, and the meaning of the Bitcoin system. Gigi always comes through with excellent work, and this one doesn't disappoint. Check out his patreon to stay up on his other projects and support his content. Plus the incredible body of work on his website at the links below. https://www.patreon.com/dergigi https://dergigi.com/2021/06/13/bitcoin-is-an-idea/ Explore the entire library of audio works at BitcoinAudible.com, plus vote for your favorites to be heard on the show! Our amazing sponsors for today's show, keeping Bitcoin Audible alive! The BitBox02 hardware wallet for the trifecta of ease of use, security, & open source key storage. SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic Bitcoin savings plan, automatic withdrawal, & low fee sat stacking. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
"A deflationary monetary system of absolute hard money acts as a mirror for value creation. It is a compass to guide us toward a better economic path." - Aaron Segal From Bitcoin Magazine, we hit a fantastic piece on the nature of money as a tool for reducing informational entropy. Why a finite supply money, is ultimately the most pure form of money able to translate technological innovation into decreased uncertainty in an economic system. Don't miss Segal's "Bitcoin Information Theory" Check out the original and other great pieces at Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-information-theory-bit The other excellent pieces mentioned that dig further into this topic, the ideas of pricing in an economy, & why our system has been skewed to strip the economic machine of growth and productivity: "The Capital Strip Mine" by Allen Farringtion: https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-capital-strip-mine/ "The Use of Knowledge in Society" by F.A. Hayek: https://bitcoinaudible.com/hayeks-use-of-knowledge-in-society-part-1-2/ And our amazing sponsors for today's show, keeping Bitcoin Audible alive! The BitBox02 hardware wallet for the trifecta of ease of use, security, & open source key storage. SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic Bitcoin savings plan, automatic withdrawal, & low fee sat stacking. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
"A network effect is an attribute of a company or other system such that as more people use the network, the network becomes exponentially more valuable for each user. It’s one of the strongest economic moats that a system can have against competitors." - Lyn Alden Another excellent piece today from the newsletter of Lyn Alden, making sense of network effects, what they are & how fundamental they are to success. Breaking down the network effects of Bitcoin and the state of the ecosystem and institutional adoption. And lastly its comparison to the rest of the “Crypto” industry and where we can or cannot compare them. Analyzing Bitcoin's Network Effect: https://www.lynalden.com/bitcoins-network-effect/ For the Ray Youssef panel mentioned, Bitcoin 2021: Onboarding One Billion Bitcoiners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfvLz81EVhI And our lovely sponsors who make Bitcoin Audible possible: ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet for sovereignty, simplicity, & security of your Bitcoin keys. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" SwanBitcoin.com for your automatic, no hassle, & low cost Bitcoin savings plan. Set it once and it never stops stacking for your future self! $10 free sats for signing up at my ref link. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
“All this to say, there is no optimistic version of the future in which humanity does not use significantly more energy than it does today.” - Hodl’n Caulfield & Selene Lindstrom What is the connection between Bitcoin, human prosperity, and the fundamental process of commanding energy to solve our problems? Bitcoin isn’t just a monetary and financial solution, its also revolutionary in the simple fact that it replaces a problem of violence and authority, merely through the burning of energy. How could we make the case that not only should we not scorn this amazing feat, but that we should want far more energy used by the system, to protect far more people around the world from systemic corruption of money? Check out the original and drop some crazy applause on this one on medium: https://bitcoinandenergy.medium.com/bitcoin-mining-and-the-case-for-more-energy-90094ce25fac Don’t forget to follow the authors on Twitter for more of their future work: https://twitter.com/stackerintherye https://twitter.com/selenelindstr6 And a shout out to our amazing sponsors to the show: ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet for sovereignty, simplicity, & security of your Bitcoin keys. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" SwanBitcoin.com for your automatic, no hassle, & low cost Bitcoin savings plan. Set it once and it never stops stacking for your future self! $10 free sats for signing up at my ref link. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
Completely left the intro and guy's take section out of the publishing for last week's episode, so figured I would drop it just for those who might like to listen. No ads or any breaks for this one since I screwed up, lol. Enjoy --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
"For those with the curiosity to look, Bitcoin has emerged as a vast and mysterious space to explore with treasures, dangers, and untold potential." - Tomer Strolight Going through the incredible short, but profound pieces in the Why Bitcoin series by Tomer Strolight. An incredible walk through the many fundamental characteristics of Bitcoin. Why should we choose it, why is it backed by physics, why does its buying power keep rising, why is it the new frontier, and more in this first episode. Don't miss it! For more digging into what happened in El Salvador and what the legal tender dstatus means, check out the awesome SSL podcast we did with Tomer, Alex Gladstein, Brady Swenson, & myself earlier today. Careful not to get too bullish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_WC-AU8df8 Then for diving deeper into Proof of Work, check out the great pieces by Hugo Nguyen mentioned in the commentary: Anatomy of Proof of Work: https://bitcoinaudible.com/anatomy-of-proof-of-work-part-1/ Bitcoin, Chance & Randomness: https://bitcoinaudible.com/bitcoin-chance-and-randomness-part-2/ ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet for the secure, safe ship for sailing the open seas to this new frontier! And SwanBitcoin.com for the strong sails pointed in the right direction. Toward a sovereign future, auto stacking & DCA into Bitcoin --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
I may have gotten ahead of myself but the vote is happening right now in El Salvador's Congress. It's being discussed and read on the floor & in order to get this out as quickly as possible, we have the reading of the "Bitcoin Law" proposed and soon voted on in El Salvador. Enjoy. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
If you haven't seen it, don't miss out on this moment in history. Jack Mallers' announcement and speech at Bitcoin2021 on the massive moves they are making with Strike, the infrastructure being built in the developing world, & the move by the President of El Salvador to make Bitcoin a legal Tender within the country and make it part of the national strategy to bring financial inclusion, monetary independence, and an infrastructure that will take them into the future with Bitcoin. This is the beginning of some massive. Don't miss today's episode and the link below to dig more into this incredible development. Jack Mallers at Bitcoin 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_59hrgTiRJU Tweets related to this news & read on this episode: https://twitter.com/WilliamSorianoH/status/1401737638290280452?s=20 https://twitter.com/nayibbukele/status/1401955382533165062?s=20 https://twitter.com/nayibbukele/status/1401622548396314631?s=20 https://twitter.com/nayibbukele/status/1401335885497524226?s=20 https://twitter.com/carlitosrejala/status/1401712725886132224?s=20 https://www.thestreet.com/crypto/bitcoin/panama-may-join-el-salvador-and-paraguay-in-bitcoin-adoption https://twitter.com/gabrielsilva8_7/status/1401965129051389958?s=20 https://twitter.com/FabioOstermann/status/1401988499893587968?s=20 And a shout out to our amazing sponsors to the show: ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet for sovereignty, simplicity, & security of your Bitcoin keys. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" SwanBitcoin.com for your automatic, no hassle, & low cost Bitcoin savings plan. Set it once and it never stops stacking for your future self! $10 free sats for signing up at my ref link. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
"If there is ever competition for the energy that the Bitcoin miners are buying, the miners turn off their machines, perhaps to turn them back on later in a real-time response to grid loads. This relationship is poorly understood by many, leading to a popular but incorrect assumption that Bitcoin is “wasting” energy that could be used for other projects." - Alex Gladstein Another amazing piece from Gladstein, this time breaking down the incentives and elements of Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining that has the potential to transform the developing world's capacity for capital accumulation, sustainable economic activity, & bootstrapping of renewable energy production and expansion of the much needed electrification. Don't miss this piece! Check out the original and Gladstein’s other incredible work below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-is-humanitarian-and-environmental A big thanks to BitcoinMagazine and the LTBNetwork for the invaluable & dedicated resource they have been to the Bitcoin community for so many years. And a shout out to our amazing sponsors to the show: ShiftCrypto with the BitBox02 hardware wallet for sovereignty, simplicity, & security of your Bitcoin keys. Get 5% off with discount code "GUY" SwanBitcoin.com for your automatic, no hassle, & low cost Bitcoin savings plan. Set it once and it never stops stacking for your future self! $10 free sats for signing up at my ref link. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
“At the core of economists’ fallacy is the belief that money is money by decree (because the state and its expert economists say so), which means they don’t fully recognise the power held by people’s collective decisions.” - Mick Morucci A Bitcoin Magazine read today on why it is that the modern anthropologist may actually have a better grasp of Bitcoin and its incredible potential, than the mainstream economist does. A fascinating perspective from Anthropologist & economist Mick Morucci, on the unique insight he brings from 2 different disciplines. Check out the original at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/anthropologists-are-interested-in-bitcoin Wired For Story: https://www.amazon.com/Wired-Story-Writers-Science-Sentence/dp/1607742454/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1_FMXR Big thanks to our sponsors! ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
“Technologies of anonymous communication, anonymous currency, and reputation systems have been invented. They cannot be un-invented. These are all the ingredients needed to build a circular economy with strong privacy in cyber-space” - NoPara73 Today we dive back into some of the most important concepts in Bitcoin, and some of the fundamental goals Bitcoin was created to facilitate. Privacy, Fungibility, & anonymity. What are they, how do they relate to each other, and what can we do to preserve them within the Bitcoin system? Check out the original article and drop some epic applause on this piece on medium! https://nopara73.medium.com/privacy-fungibility-anonymity-451d029355f7 Follow nopara73 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nopara73 An excellent discussion of the importance of privacy in today’s world with Glenn Greenwald: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcSlowAhvUk Big thanks to our sponsors! ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
"deflation is the natural order of a productive economy. If we were using a hard money standard like gold, for example, we would expect products to get cheaper over time relative to the value of our golden money, thanks to technological and productivity improvements over time, which make them cheaper relative to the number of labor hours required to produce them.” - Lyn Alden Concluding the amazing breakdown of the current macroeconomic conditions of the dollar, how much money is actually being injected into the system, and what inflationary/deflationary forces are at play to make sense of what out monetary future holds. Don't forget to check out the original to dig deeper down the rabbit hole on these topics & follow Lyn's incredible blog: https://www.lynalden.com/quantitative-easing-mmt-inflation/ Other of Lyn's great work from the show: 7 Misconceptions About Bitcoin: https://bitcoinaudible.com/7-misconceptions-about-bitcoin/ The Fraying of the Petrodollar System Part 1 & 2: https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-fraying-of-the-petrodollar-system-part-1/ https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-fraying-of-the-petrodollar-system-part-2/ Big thanks to our sponsors! ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
"Quantitative easing (QE) occurs when central banks, such as the U.S. Federal Reserve, create new money to buy government bonds or other securities. Some people fear that it will cause high inflation or even hyper-inflation and that it is essentially money-printing, while others suggest that it has no impact on inflation because the money that is newly-created or “printed” gets locked away... Based on history and math, the inflationary side of the argument is eventually correct, but with a lot of nuance along the way." - Lyn Alden Another amazing piece from Lyn Alden breaking down & "steel manning" the concepts of QE & MMT.  How they claim to work in theory and when they are/are not “money printing” and what their major failures are. This is a great one for making sense of the macroeconomic situation and trying to wrap your head around some of these very vague and often purposefully obscure concepts around monetary policy to get down to the truth behind what’s happening. Check out the charts and other great links to dig deeper down the rabbit hole on these topics, or get a head start on tomorrows Part 2: https://www.lynalden.com/quantitative-easing-mmt-inflation/ 7 Misconceptions About Bitcoin: https://bitcoinaudible.com/7-misconceptions-about-bitcoin/ The Fraying of the Petrodollar System Part 1 & 2: https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-fraying-of-the-petrodollar-system-part-1/ https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-fraying-of-the-petrodollar-system-part-2/ Big thanks to our sponsors! ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
"Money condenses energy. Bitcoin is the first and only tool we have for converting electric energy to monetary energy. Now what does this do to the energy market?" - Knut Svanholm Amidst all the craziness around the Bitcoin & energy debate, its time to visit another great piece by returning author Knut Svnaholm of "Sovereignty Through Mathematics" and the amazing Citadel21 Magazine! A piece not only on the energy dynamic of Bitcoin, but also the waste and economic destruction caused by the central banking system. Listen to find out in today's read. Check out the original and the other great pieces on Citadel 21 at the link below: https://www.citadel21.com/orange-is-the-new-green Mentioned in the show was the amazing piece from Hayek "The Use of Knowledge in Society": https://bitcoinaudible.com/hayeks-use-of-knowledge-in-society-part-1-2/ Thanks so much to our sponsors who make this show possible: ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
The price took a near 30% dump today. So let's talk about it. A short episode today while I take care of my pup. Have you been distraught with the current price swings? That only means you are doing something wrong, or you don't yet understand what you are buying into. Conviction comes with experience & knowledge. Today you gain experience, Bitcoin Audible will help you with your knowledge --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
“Their goals were to separate money from governments and corporations, check the growth of the global surveillance state, and preserve human rights in an increasingly digital age. Satoshi Nakamoto’s greatest trick was to animate these aspirations into something that looks like and functions as digital gold.” - Alex Gladstein Another brilliant piece from Gladstein on why the Number Go Up technology is just the facade on the Freedom Go Up foundation of Bitcoin. As corporations, banks, & even governments adopt Bitcoin out of their own self-interest, they will unknowingly be stripping themselves of the asymmetry of power they currently hold over money. By transforming greed into freedom, Bitcoin will liberate the world. Bitcoin is a Trojan horse For Freedom: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-is-a-trojan-horse-for-freedom A big thanks to our awesome sponsors & partners: Bitcoin Magazine for their amazing content and sharing Bitcoin Audible on the LTBNetwork ShiftCrypto for the secure, open source BitBox02 hardware wallet and other great tools for securing your Bitcoin keys and backups SwanBitcoin.com for the automatic, no hassle, no selling, set it and forget it Bitcoin savings plan. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
“In my lifetime I have seen many technologies emerge.  The Internet.  Pocket super computers.  Digital music.  And the old guard fought it, tried to capture it, and eventually learned to live in harmony with it in each case.  The smart ones have even started to make money again in spite of it. One thing I have seen over and over is technology will find a way.” - cAPSLOCK How we fail as humans to recognize new patterns, and constantly project old, outdated models onto truly unique things which allows us to so badly misunderstand or hide the best path forward from ourselves. Bitcoin doesn’t care about our narratives, and Bitcoin will do ALL THE THINGS! Don’t miss an awesome post from cAPSLOCK, link below to explore further: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=178336.msg56754513 Check out this awesome tool mentioned in the post: https://coinos.io/home Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
"only 13% of our planet’s population is born into the dollar, euro, Japanese yen, British pound, Australian dollar, Canadian dollar or Swiss Franc. The other 87% are born into autocracy or considerably less trustworthy currencies. 4.3 billion people live under authoritarianism, and 1.2 billion people live under double- or triple-digit inflation." - Alex Gladstein Another brilliant piece from Alex Gladstein and Bitcoin Magazine, this one on the incredible privilege of those inside the dollar bubble, looking out and claiming Bitcoin is useless or is bad for the world. They stand like hypocrites living without any of the problems that Bitcoin is specifically designed to fix, and is fixing. Three stories of those who live and experience the *real* world, give us a very different view of Bitcoin, & why it is critical for all of our futures that we stand behind it and see it succeed. A thanks to @RD_btc for the donation that boosted this right to the top of the list. I hope I did you proud! Check Your Financial Privilege: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/check-your-financial-privilege A massive thanks to the incredible output and work coming from Bitcoin Magazine. They are a resource like now other for publishing and spread this content as far as possible. Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
"How does anyone censor something abstract and intangible; something that can consist of an arrangement of numbers and letters, and can be transported via any medium? What do you do? Ban pen and paper? Phone calls and the spoken word? Smoke signals? Morse code? To what end?" - Grubles Are you hoping to censor Bitcoin? To stop people from transacting, or to prevent Bitcoin from being useable inside your country. Good luck, Bitcoin was built for just such a scenario. You certainly have a task ahead of you. A great piece today from Grubles on why its not quite the easiest of tasks to censor Bitcoin: https://notgrubles.medium.com/one-does-not-simply-censor-bitcoin-89dc4a32ba2b Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
“one of the main reasons for Bitcoin’s success is something that resonates with us as humans on a much deeper level: the primal elements of its brand, which when combined, turn it into a belief system." - Paulo Sacramento Today we go deeper than the technical aspects of Bitcoin, less about the code and innovation itself, & more about the human element. What is it about Bitcoin that connects it to the primal elements inside us? What makes Bitcoin not a mere technology, but an ideology? And what can it tell us about Bitcoin's long term staying power? The Seven Primal Elements of the Bitcoin Brand: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/the-seven-primal-elements-of-bitcoin Mentioned in the episode to explore the topic further: Sally Hogshead, Fascinate The Cryptoconomy Holiday Calendar Don't forget to get your BitBox02 with discount code "GUY" for 5% off at guyswann.com/bitbox You should already be stacking, but take the work out of it by do it automatically with Swanbitcoin.com/guy (free sats to start your plan) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
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