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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.

Bitcoin Audible Guy Swann

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The Best in Bitcoin made Audible.
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.

    Read_595 - Money Messiah: Part 2 [John Vallis]

    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 work, here and now’, into a portion of ‘everyone’s work, anywhere and forever’." - John Vallis

    Continuing the incredible piece from yesterday by John Vallis around how the human consciousness even creates value and meaning, and how deeply tied to that process and our ability to peacefully coexist is to the nature of our money. And through that lens, what is Bitcoin?

    Check out the original article and drop some hella applause (and follow John while you're at it):
    https://medium.com/@johnkvallis/money-messiah-god-bitcoin-and-the-evolution-of-consciousness-b95be58054f4#3d4b

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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Read_594 - Money Messiah: Part 1 [John Vallis]

    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 against which all action is measured and justified.” - John Vallis

    Why does it always seem that the Bitcoin rabbit hole inevitably leads to the questions of "what is money" & "what is value?" How do we always find ourselves at such fundamental question when exploring Bitcoin? Today we dive into Vallis's "Money Messiah" on the very nature of value and meaning, how it relates to our religious and moral interpretations of the world, and why they are so intricately intwined with the simple, ubiquitous tool that we call money. Part 1 explores value and meaning, and tomorrow with Part 2 we will dive deep into money and Bitcoin. This one is not to be missed:

    Drop some massive applause on the article at the link below:
    https://medium.com/@johnkvallis/money-messiah-god-bitcoin-and-the-evolution-of-consciousness-b95be58054f4#3d4b

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    • 2 hrs 11 min
    Read_593 - Bitcoin Heading to $30k? [Nik Bhatia]

    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 rising interest rates on future cash flows will likely prompt speculators and investors at the margin to dump or severely reduce their crypto holdings.” - Nik Bhatia

    We take a little break to discuss the crazy state of the markets right now, and how this could affect the Bitcoin price in the short term. Nik Bhatia summarizes the bearish warning from Arthur Hayes and digs into the possible course of action for the Federal Reserve, and how that could dictate what the Bitcoin price does in the short term. Are you ready? Listen to find out more

    Links to both Bhatia's as well as Hayes's article below for further exploring:
    https://thebitcoinlayer.substack.com/p/arthur-hayes-bitcoin-could-be-heading
    https://cryptohayes.medium.com/maelstrom-ee6021e9d0c2

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    • 46 min
    Read_592 - First Impressions of Web3 [Moxie Marlinspike]

    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 or payment mechanics, but they care about where the money is.” - Moxie Marlinspike

    As a follow up to the model and concept of web3 built on top of Bitcoin and Lightning, it seems prudent to have an exploration of web3 built on top of crypto. Moxie Marlinspike brings us an excellent piece with a bit of experimentation of his own to get at the core of what NFTs, Dapps, and the “Crypto” world really are, with this article titled, “My First Impressions of Web3.” If you would like a laugh and some fun trip down Not lane, this is one not to miss.

    Check out the original article, with links to much of what was discussed at the link below:
    https://moxie.org/2022/01/07/web3-first-impressions.html

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Chat #66 - Will the Real Web3 Please Stand Up, with John Carvalho

    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 to create a narrative and mental model to represent hyperbitcoinization, or a future world where we actually broke free from having government regulations control the economy, having big tech control our data, and having big banks control our assets. If we actually ended up in that world, what would it actually look like?" - John Carvalho

    Today we dive into an amazing conversation with John Carvalho that I've been eager to get at for a while now. Through Bitcoin and Lightning we have inadvertently been given the Holy Grail of a decentralized web, millions of individuals with a public and private key pair. Do we really need this bloated & scammy system with 10s of 1000s of shitcoins and blockchains for everything? Or is there something far simpler, and more fundamental that could be the beginnings of something massive? Find out in today's interview with the Bitcoin OG, cypherpunk, CEO of Synonym... John Carvalho.

    Don't forget to check out the incredible stuff being built by Synonym:
    https://synonym.to/

    Mounting a Torrent to your file system with HyperCore:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTCsSwCpGP8&t=1016s

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    • 2 hrs 13 min
    Guy's Take #50 - Lightning and the Web

    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 for how Lightning will change the global market, the potential for truly on-demand services, streaming money, the access it could bring to billions with no banking, & why I think it will change how we interact with the web itself. Lightning is the beginnings of a new frontier and we take time in today's show to talk about where that frontier will take us.

    Don't forget to check out the State of Lightning Report from Arcane Research at the link below, and the episodes with Part 1 and Part 2 in audio for those who haven't yet listened:
    State of Lightning Report: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/60377b34e7791c1277aaae97/t/615cb9aeaab8c63e1a732771/1633466815710/The+State+of+Lightning.pdf
    Part 1 Audio:
    Part 2 Audio:

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    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Ali ♾/21M ,

Best place to learn about Bitcoin

This podcast is a treasure in Bitcoin world. Best selections of articles in every aspect of the Bitcoin. Guy is a legend. Thanks Guy.

davobradley ,

Fantastic library of Bitcoin thought

What an amazing resource for Bitcoin enthusiasts, philosophers and seekers.
I actually quite like the readings from authors with an adversarial perspective, cautioning us to NOT think of Bitcoin as impervious to hijacking by cunning and devious agents of greed. We’ve all seen how the good intentions and hard work of those who developed the internet and social media have been hijacked by the unscrupulous or just plain short-sighted. Bitcoin needs a strong community of active thinkers. This pod is the best 🙏🏻

adam;;; ,

Quality coverage of Bitcoin & Austrian Economics

HIGHLY recommend this podcast. The host Guy is a great reader of the best Bitcoin and Austrian economics focussed articles.
I love how I can catch up on so many quality research/news articles while I’m on the go!

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