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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.

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_642 - Losing Your Keys Without Losing Your Coins [Block]

    Read_642 - Losing Your Keys Without Losing Your Coins [Block]

    "These two jobs are almost always in tension. Any added protection to keep a bad actor out adds a risk that it may also trip up the owner, and any new backup or alternative way to access creates a new potential security hole." - @max_guise

    Today we dive into a practical piece on how to build a unique self custody model that allows the user room to make mistakes, but still retain control, or the ability to recover their funds. Safely storing Bitcoin keys can be incredibly challenging and the unforgiving nature of the Bitcoin system is intimidating to new users who can find themselves trusting a custodian, out of fear of making a mistake when holding their own keys. Block, Inc is thinking about this problem in unique ways to bring self custody to the average user, and leveraging Bitcoin's tools to accomplish it.

    Check out the original article that includes links for diving deeper and following or contacting the team on social media to learn more. If you have any thoughts on the questions proposed at the end of the read, be sure to reach out to them.
    https://wallet.build/losing-your-keys-without-losing-your-coins/

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Chat_71 - Redesigning the Internet for Fun & for the Revolution, with Mathias Buus and Paolo Ardoino

    Chat_71 - Redesigning the Internet for Fun & for the Revolution, with Mathias Buus and Paolo Ardoino

    Following up on the release of Keet.io and a simple to use, responsive, encrypted, & scalable P2P data sharing protocol in Holepunch, its network backend, we bring the CEO of Holepunch Mathias Buus, and the CSO of Holepunch and CTO of Bitfinex, Paolo Ardoino on the show to talk about what the long term vision of this project truly is. This isn't just a better video chat app, this is the first building block in a plan to rebuild the internet & potentially break down the walls of the internet's major platforms. Are they onto something, or is it a pipe dream? Listen to hear what they say in today's chat.

    Follow Mathias and Paolo on twitter at the links below to stay up on the projects they are working on, and the many new developments to come:
    https://twitter.com/mafintosh
    https://twitter.com/paoloardoino

    Check out Keet if you want to explore the potential of this new networking protocol and backend. If you are a developer looking to build on the P2P web, go to their discord link to find out more:
    https://keet.io/
    https://discord.com/invite/holepunch

    The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary: https://www.amazon.com/Cathedral-Bazaar-Musings-Accidental-Revolutionary/dp/1565927249/ref=sr_1_2?crid=32I7TKBRZH4MT&keywords=cathedral+bazaar&qid=1659981647&sprefix=%2Caps%2C69&sr=8-2)

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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Read_641 - Bitcoiners Are Not Utopians [Aleks Svetski]

    Read_641 - Bitcoiners Are Not Utopians [Aleks Svetski]

    "It’s not and never was about equality or perfection. It’s about fairness and consequence. Bitcoin is “Responsibility go Up” technology." - Aleks Svetski

    The principles and rules of Bitcoin do not establish utopia, they do not create a perfect equality for all participants, instead it creates fairness and enforces equal responsibility on all who use the Bitcoin system. It is rules without rulers, it is a form of natural, incorruptible law, and all the consequences that come with that. Svetski brings us a great piece on why Bitcoin is really "responsibility go up" technology.

    Check out the original at the link below:
    https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/why-bitcoiners-are-not-utopians

    Check out "The UnCommunist Manifesto" by Aleks Svetski and Mark Moss for expanding on these ideas and the contradictions and consequences of ignoring fundamental truths: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B837FN63

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    • 47 min
    Chat_70 - Mashing it with Magic Internet Money, Jesse Berger & Jared Nusinoff

    Chat_70 - Mashing it with Magic Internet Money, Jesse Berger & Jared Nusinoff

    Orange pilling the everyday user with Mash. Combining simple, fast onboarding into the Lightning ecosystem and enabling a unique monetizing experience with micropayments and payment flows to any content imaginable. Author Jesse Berger joins to announce the experience available for exploring his book, Magic Internet Money. Pay for the book, or by the chapter, or the page. Pay only for what you want to read, and not a sat more.

    Find out more in today's chat, Mashing it with Magic Internet Money. Explore more with the links below and follow Jared at Get Mash, and Jesse Berger for ongoing developments.

    Keep an ear out for the audiobook available very soon!

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Read_640 - Keet, P2P Encrypted Communications To Integrate Lightning [Namcios]

    Read_640 - Keet, P2P Encrypted Communications To Integrate Lightning [Namcios]

    "Holepunch makes Hypercore more accessible by abstracting away low-level technical details of the protocol. It takes Hypercore one step further by simplifying the architecture and enabling more people to build apps with it — which enabled a single frontend developer to build Keet in under four months" - Namcios

    Keet is going to change the game. P2P encrypted and decentralized, video, audio, and file sharing. Built on Holepunch and Hypercore, a technology stack that has the potential to drastically impact how we send and receive data, and connect to each other on the internet. If we are to have a true Web3, this might just be a window into what that is going to look like. Not 1,000 b******t tokens, not a bunch of VC investors and token gambling, but fast, P2P, encrypted, private data sharing. You don't want to miss this episode.
    Link to the original at Bitcoin Magazine:
    https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/keet-the-decentralized-communications-app

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    Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space:
    • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy)
    • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold)
    • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Coinkite.com
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    What is Money, Anyway? [Lyn Alden]

    What is Money, Anyway? [Lyn Alden]

    "If a money (the most salable good) is easy to create more of, then any rational economic actor would just go out and create more money for herself, diluting the whole supply of it. If an asset has a monetary premium on top of its pure utility value, then it’s strongly incentivizing market participants to try to make more of it, and so only the forms of money that are the most resistant to debasement can withstand this challenge." - Lyn Alden

    The full, unabridged reading of Lyn Alden's excellent breakdown of the question that marks the beginning of the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole, "What is Money, Anyway?"

    Link to Lyn Alden's piece and the incredible other work she has on her blog:
    https://www.lynalden.com/what-is-money/

    Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space:
    • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy)
    • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold)
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    • 2 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
335 Ratings

335 Ratings

JLib21 ,

Appreciate you

When I come across a bitcoin article that’s super long, then I just search for it in my podcast app and I can listen to it here instead of sit down and read the whole thing, I’m stoked

KHAAAAAAAAN!!!!! ,

Too political

This is a good bitcoin show when guy is talking about bitcoin. I have learned a lot, but it too often Veirs into being too political when he focuses on libertarian ideology. Bitcoin is apolitical. Bitcoin is for everyone. In my opinion, this show would be better if it were both of those things as well.

Perer2112 ,

Thanks Guy

I have learned more from this show than any other podcast I have ever listened to by far

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