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Bitcoin Audibl‪e‬ Guy Swann

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The Best in Bitcoin made Audible!

Guy Swann makes the knowledge of the world's most secure, independent money, accessible to everyone.
[part of The Cryptoconomy Network]

    Read_503 - Bitcoin is Time [DerGigi]

    Read_503 - Bitcoin is Time [DerGigi]

    “This problem is precisely why all previous attempts of digital cash required a central­ized registry. You always had to trust someone to correctly identify the order of things. A central­ized party was required to keep the time. Bitcoin solves this problem by re-inventing time itself. It says no to seconds and yes to blocks.”- DerGigi

    DerGigi is back at it with a chapter from his upcoming book 21 Ways, all about the nature of Bitcoin not as new invention in money, or payments, or cryptography… but rather a new invention in the realm of time. Bitcoin doesn’t merely allow an ordering of events, it actually invents its own concept, of time.

    Bitcoin is Time:
    https://dergigi.com/2021/01/14/bitcoin-is-time/

    Don’t forget to check out DerGigi’s other phenomenal work and support him at the link below:
    https://dergigi.com/support/

    POW is a Decentralized Clock:
    https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4728

    21 Lessons:
    Listen on Audible

    Today's Bitcoin Resource:
    Bo B******t Bitcoin

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Read_502 - LOT true or false? The Last Hurdle for Taproot [Aaron Van Wirdum]

    Read_502 - LOT true or false? The Last Hurdle for Taproot [Aaron Van Wirdum]

    "As a consensus system without central authority, Bitcoin protocol upgrades can be challenging. If one segment of the network upgrades to a new version of the protocol before another segment does, different nodes might enforce different rules, introducing the risk that the network fractures between them." - Aaron Van Wirdum

    Today's read is from Aaron Van Wirdum at Bitcoin Magazine, an excellent writer who has so many brilliant breakdowns of the technical and historical elements of Bitcoin. Taproot is SO close, but there is a final debate, a final hurdle to tackle before we get to see it activated on the network, and that’s over how and when to turn on the switch.

    LOT=true or LOT=false? This is the Last Hurdle Before Taproot Activation:
    https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/lottrue-or-lotfalse-this-is-the-last-hurdle-before-taproot-activation

    Check out the Bitcoin Audible Page for Aaron & his collection of amazing work:
    https://bitcoinaudible.com/?page_id=5204

    Today’s Bitcoin Resource:
    mempool.space

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    • 45 min
    Read_501 - The Capital Strip Mine [Allen Farrington]

    Read_501 - The Capital Strip Mine [Allen Farrington]

    "The most egregious falsehood regarding economic health that is nonetheless widely believed is surely that we ought to measure it by the magnitude of goods and services consumed. This is dangerous nonsense." - Allen Farrington

    How is it that we found ourselves in such a disastrous and unstable financial situation across the entire country, and even the entire world? How has the economic system been overtaken by exploiters, over consumption, and waste while completely lost touch with sustainable, thoughtful production and value? Laying out the whole picture in today's article, we have the audio version of Allen Farrington's "The Capital Strip Mine."

    Check out the original article and drop some applause at the link below:
    The Capital Strip Mine:
    https://allenfarrington.medium.com/the-capital-strip-mine-ec627e9fe40a

    Other articles mentioned in today's Guy's Take:
    Bitcoin is the Great Definancialization:
    https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5554

    Today’s Bitcoin Resource:
    https://bitcoinerjobs.co/

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Read_500 - Decentralization, Why Dumb Networks are Better [Andreas Antonopolous]

    Read_500 - Decentralization, Why Dumb Networks are Better [Andreas Antonopolous]

    "The Internet’s protocol (transmission control protocol/Internet protocol, or TCP/IP) doesn’t offer “services.” It doesn’t make decisions about content. It doesn’t distinguish between photos and text, video and audio. It doesn’t have a list of approved applications. It doesn’t even distinguish between client and server, user and host, or individual versus corporation. Every IP address is an equal peer." - Andreas M. Antonopolous

    Today we hit a great and classic essay by Andreas on the amazing FEE.org that hits on a key way to think about decentralized network, and a critical part of why they will innovate orders of magnitude more quickly than their centralized counterparts. The difference between "smart" networks and "dumb" networks, and why the dumb will also conquer. Bitcoin is the internet of money, and on read #500, hear Andreas explain why.

    Check out the original article at the link below:
    https://fee.org/articles/decentralization-why-dumb-networks-are-better/

    Other great pieces mentioned in today's show, along with the thread that includes numerous others for further journey down the rabbit hole:
    Lightning Enables Unicast Transactions in Bitcoin:
    https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=347
    On Schelling Points, Network Effects, & Lindy:
    https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4504
    Anil's Amazing thread with 20 fundamental essay for understanding Bitcoin:
    https://twitter.com/anilsaidso/status/1290758632238276609?s=20

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    • 51 min
    Read_499 - The Bitcoin Black Hole Effect [William Clemente]

    Read_499 - The Bitcoin Black Hole Effect [William Clemente]

    "If the US Dollar really was to reach an uncontrollable level of inflation, a last move by the Fed may be to do this same trade on a Federal level by printing dollars to acquire Bitcoins to stack on their balance sheet. Only time will tell." - William Clemente III

    Today we read an excellent piece from bitrawr.com by William Clemente on the various feedback loops that could lead not only to the qualitative loss of trust in the fiat system, but a quantitative pull to earn a near risk-free position in the Bitcoin collateralized lending markets. Edited in part by Preston Pysh who has discussed this idea in greater depth, what happens when multiple feedback loops within the Bitcoin markets converge to make it an increasingly liquid, low risk, high yield asset? It creates a Bitcoin Black Hole.

    The Bitcoin Black Hole Effect:
    https://www.bitrawr.com/the-bitcoin-blackhole-effect

    For other great articles and episode mentioned in this show, check out the links below:
    Read 489 - The Cantillon Effect 2.0:
    https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5678
    Asset DNA - Speculative Attack:
    https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5714
    Bitcoin is the Great Definancialization:
    https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5554
    The MacroVoices episode on Interest Rates:
    https://www.macrovoices.com/946-macrovoices-259-louis-vincent-gave-as-inflationista-as-they-come

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Read_498 - Can Governments Stop Bitcoin? [Alex Gladstein]

    Read_498 - Can Governments Stop Bitcoin? [Alex Gladstein]

    "So far, it seems that when governments try to ban or restrict Bitcoin, it ends up merely accelerating the adoption of the currency inside their countries. Governments that have failed miserably with their Wars on Drugs may find stopping people from holding something that’s invisible, borderless, and teleporting much more difficult." - Alex Gladstein

    Today we read an amazing article from Quillette by returning author and brilliant Bitcoiner, Alex Gladstein. Can governments ban Bitcoin? Will they? Will this kill Bitcoin? Find out in an excellent walk through the many different potentialities of a government attack on Bitcoin, and why its likely that they all fail, or backfire in a major. Plus a 50 minute Guy's Take on all the reasons Alex is potentially right, & what we can draw from Bitcoin's history that informs this perspective.

    Don't forget to check out the article below, and follow Alex on Twitter:
    https://quillette.com/2021/02/21/can-governments-stop-bitcoin/
    https://twitter.com/gladstein

    For other great episode on this topic and others related to it mentioned in the show:
    Bitcoin Cannot be Banned [Parker Lewis]:
    https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=3943
    Bitcoin POW is a Decentralized Clock [Grisha]:
    https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=4728
    An Unstoppable Force [Guy's Take]:
    https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5450
    The Sovereign Company Thesis [Ck Snarks]:
    https://bitcoinaudible.com/?p=5521

    A Lovely welcome back to SwanBitcoin as a supporter of BitcoinAudible. Making the best in Bitcoin available to listen while auto-buying Bitcoin at the same time! SwanBitcoin.com/guy

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    • 1 hr 25 min

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