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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.

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CryptoQuikRead_356 - Bitcoin Cannot be Banned [Parker Lewis]

"By design, Bitcoin exists beyond governments. [...] The architecture of bitcoin is practically purpose-built to resist and immunize any attempts by governments to ban it." - @parkeralewisThe next in the Gradually, Then Suddenly series not to be missed. Governments will not ban Bitcoin until it's apparent that it actually presents a threat to their own currencies, when that happens and under that pretense, they will face the ultimate Prisoner's Dilemma, & the only winning move is to play.Link to the original article at Unchained Capital along with the rest in this incredible series by Parker Lewis!https://unchained-capital.com/blog/bitcoin-cannot-be-banned/Don't forget to subscribe and support the Audible of the Bitcoin space! You can do so through tippin.me on Twitter, or becoming a patron below!patreon.com/thecryptoconomy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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CryptoQuikRead_228 - Minimum Viable Decentralization [John Backus]

Today we cover another great piece on the topic of what can be learned from the history of P2P protocols and their successes & failures. Written by John Backus @backus, his article "Minimum Viable Decentralization," lays out a concept that may have been the deciding factor that separated the winners and losers in the file sharing revolution. Why did BitTorrent succeed even without a discovery mechanism and its lack of privacy, when technology like Freenet, or iMule offered vastly better privacy and security than alternatives? Listen to find out. Plus, don't miss my commentary on how this concept, plus others from recent reads, could be applied to the Bitcoin/Lightning stack as well as other altcoins and blockchain applications. There is an entirely new ecosystem at stake, not learning from the failures of the file sharing years could be a recipe for disaster. Don't miss this one. Follow John Backus on Twitter (https://twitter.com/backus) and don't forget to drop applause on his amazing collection of works over on Medium (https://medium.com/@jbackus/minimum-viable-decentralization-d813dcf653fc) Listen to the previous episode by Backus mentioned in the commentary here (https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_141---Fat-Protocols-Arent-New-e2ndq4) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48mins

5 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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Money, Bitcoin, & Time - by Robert Breedlove

Money is the tool that enables human exchange and prosperity...Bitcoin is a sovereign, sound, digital form of money...Time is the only true scarcity that exists for humanity...Listen to a walk through the Bitcoin perspective and the rich history that enlightens the story for Bitcoin's immense monetary potential. Reading the unabridged audiobook of Money, Bitcoin & Time, written by Robert Breedlove. Link below to the original PDF to explore the data and graphics or the extraordinary list of reads in the sources on pages 89-90.https://www.parallaxdigital.io/blog Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

4hr 38mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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The Bitcoin Threat Model [JW Weatherman]

"The Bitcoin Threat Model is intended to help developers, investors and users better understand the security of Bitcoin. Threats are assumed to be any activity designed to prevent Bitcoin from accomplishing its mission to become cash (including a unit of account)." @jwweatherman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 13mins

8 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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Reboot - Shelling Out: The Origins of Money [Nick Szabo]

"The precursors of money, along with language, enabled early modern humans to solve problems of cooperation that other animals cannot – including problems of reciprocal altruism, kin altruism, and the mitigation of aggression. These precursors shared with non-fiat currencies very specific characteristics – they were not merely symbolic or decorative objects."  - Nick Szabo If you haven't listened to it yet, the time is now. If you have listened to it, then it can't hurt to listen to it again. One of the most essential prerequisites in the Bitcoin space to shine a light on the foundations of money, its history, and the nature of its origins. Today we reboot Nick Szabo's incredible piece, "Shelling Out: The Origins of Money."Check out the original piece hosted on the Nakamoto Institute, and of course the unenumerate blog where you can find hundreds of other excellent posts and works by Nick Szabo.https://nakamotoinstitute.org/shelling-out/https://unenumerated.blogspot.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 39mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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What's Really Driving the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon? - The Iterative Capital Thesis

The complete reading of Iterative.Capital's incredible and thorough thesis, "What's Really Driving the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon?"For more excellent research and news in the Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency space, visit and subscribe at https://iterative.capital/For OTC trading at industry low prices, visit https://i2trading.com/And for an extensive collection of Bitcoin related educational and written content available in audio, visit http://Cryptoconomy.Life Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

4hr 8mins

12 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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CryptoQuikRead_251 - Use of Knowledge in Society [Part 2 - F. A. Hayek]

The brilliance of the price system is in coordinating the values, deeply limited knowledge and scarce resources precisely to their highest value need without having to understand or be aware of every single change in supply, alternatives, and uses of those resources among the economic participants. It is specifically because we only receive the most important piece of information, its new value in relation to other things (the price), that we can so quickly align ourselves with the new state of the world. Don't miss the conclusion of Hayek's work, "The Use of Knowledge in Society."Visit the full piece, and the collection of other great work, economic analysis, news, & more over at fee.org.https://fee.org/articles/the-use-of-knowledge-in-society/#0 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53mins

22 May 2019

Rank #7

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CryptoQuikRead_160 - Bitcoin, Blockade Runner of the Information Age [CarCampit]

“The dissent did not come in the form of a parchment scrawled with a feathery pen or an assembly of diplomats, but in the form of the Blockade Runner. These ships were built for two things: speed and capacity, in that order.” -@CarCampIt Check out the full article here:https://www.blockdelta.io/bitcoin-blockade-runner-of-the-information-age/ Follow him on Twitter and don't forget to check out the Friends Against Government Podcast:https://twitter.com/CarCampIthttps://friendsagainstgovernment.podbean.com/ Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20mins

28 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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Guy'sTake_001 - Poor in a World with Bitcoin, or Rich in a World Without It?

Would you give up $1,000,000 in Bitcoin today, to guarantee its success and that our future was one of sound, decentralized money? My answer would have to be 'yes,' and here's why. Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27mins

8 Oct 2018

Rank #9

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CryptoQuikRead_177 - Shelling Out - The Origins of Money [Part 2 - Nick Szabo]

Part 2! of our journey through Nick Szabo's incredible work, Shelling Out: The Origins of Money.  A critical piece to understanding money, its rich history, and key properties through the eyes of the cypherpunks who revolutionized it. Before you do anything else, drop everything a follow @NickSzabo4 on Twitter. And don't forget to check out his other amazing work on his blog:https://unenumerated.blogspot.com/ Also check out the Nakamoto Institute for a collection of reading that provides a solid foundation for understanding the incredible potential of #Bitcoin:https://nakamotoinstitute.org Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34mins

31 Oct 2018

Rank #10

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CryptoQuikRead_189 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 4]

Today we continue through Section 3 of the Iterative.Capital Thesis on the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon exploring the Open Source process, how free software dominated the internet, and how the hacker movement effectively destroyed the institutional monopoly on research and development.Check out the other awesome work and subscribe to their newsletter by heading over to iterative.capitalFeel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4tSupport the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/message Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36mins

20 Nov 2018

Rank #11

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CryptoQuikRead_290 - Gradually, Then Suddenly [Parker Lewis]

"What is money? That is the beginning of the real rabbit hole.”Like the process of going bankrupt, how fiat money inflates, and what it feels like to learn Bitcoin... it happens gradually, then suddenly.We take a break today before getting back into Money, bitcoin & Time, by beginning the awesome series at unchained-captial.com by Parker Lewis that is hitting major topics around Bitcoin and its supposed "failures" one at a time. A really fun and well written series that's going to inspire great discussion for the show!Today we start with his introductory piece, Gradually, Then Suddenly.https://www.unchained-capital.com/blog/dollar-crisis-to-bitcoin/Don't forget to follow both Unchained Capital and Parker Lewis so you don't miss the tons of other great stuff they are working on and some really great reading on Bitcoin and the financial markets.https://twitter.com/parkeralewishttps://twitter.com/unchainedcapBecome a patron and help support my work at turning every brilliant piece of literature around Bitcoin and the Cryptoconomy into the audiobook version it deserves!! Love you guys!https://www.patreon.com/thecryptoconomy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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CryptoQuikRead_257 - 21 Lessons of the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole - Chapter 2 [dergigi]

Continuing our expedition through the lessons of the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole, we explore the realities of economics & the truth of money that is revealed by Bitcoin’s nature. Don’t miss the next 7 lessons on the economics that bitcoin teaches in our tumble down the rabbit hole.Explore the many other links, graphics, and charts throughout this amazing section, plus the tons of other works available over at dergigi.comhttps://dergigi.com/bitcoin/lessons/ch2-00-economics/Follow dergigi on twitter below:https://twitter.com/dergigi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 11mins

4 Jun 2019

Rank #13

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Shelling Out - The Origins of Money [Nick Szabo]

"The precursors of money, along with language, enabled early modern humans to solve problems of cooperation that other animals cannot – including problems of reciprocal altruism, kin altruism, and the mitigation of aggression. These precursors shared with non-fiat currencies very specific characteristics – they were not merely symbolic or decorative objects."  - Nick Szabo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 36mins

7 Nov 2018

Rank #14

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CryptoQuikRead_258 - 21 Lessons of the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole - Chapter 3 [dergigi]

In the epic conclusion of the 21 lessons of the Bitcoin Rabbit hole, we talk about the technology, the network, and how Bitcoin is set to change the world. "The future is here, its just not evenly distributed."Don’t miss the 3rd & final Chapter of @Dergigi’s excellent piece!Check out the full site with tons of other work below:https://dergigi.com/bitcoin/lessons/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57mins

5 Jun 2019

Rank #15

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GuysTake_020 - How Bitcoin Could Bring Down the State

Inflation, or manipulation of the money supply to the benefit of the politically well-connected, is quite possibly the most pervasive frauds of modern society. It creates multiple layers of compounded resource misallocation, it benefits the debtors and manipulators at the expense of savers, it puts a constant downward pressure on living standards, and it enables more unchecked corruption and abuse of power than any other aspect of our political systems. Following Hulsmann's work, Deflation & Liberty, we have a foundation to understand how deflation, and sound money, strips the false elites of this power. Bitcoin isn't a new player, Bitcoin is a whole new game. Today we have a Guy's Take follow-up to Hulsmann's great work, and a conversation on how Bitcoin could bring down the state.Other Episodes & Works mentioned in today's show:Jorg Guido Hulsmann's, Deflation & Libertyhttps://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_278---Deflation--Liberty-Part-1-e4q6gc https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_279---Deflation--Liberty-Part-2-e4qpvp Conner Brown's, Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Valuehttps://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/episodes/CryptoQuikRead_249---Bitcoin-Has-No-Intrinsic-Value---Thats-Great-e43bcm Simon Lutz's, Keynesian Errors on Time and Demandhttps://medium.com/coinmonks/bitcoin-has-no-intrinsic-value-and-thats-great-e6994adbfe0fThomas Sowell's, Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage Onehttps://www.amazon.com/Applied-Economics-Thinking-Beyond-Stage/dp/0465003451 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 16mins

2 Aug 2019

Rank #16

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CryptoQuikRead_183 - Custody in the Age of Digital Assets [Fidelity Digital]

"What we’re witnessing with digital assets is a move back toward bearer assets — now that users of these protocols have figured out how to trade them quickly, digitally, and without any possibility for the types of errors that lead to costly reconciliation processes." - Fidelity Digital Assets Plus a few updates regarding the release of our first QuikRead Collection and more fun with the awesome Casa Lightning Node! Don't forget to drop some major applause on the medium article and follow Fidelity Digital Assets (@DigitalAssets) for developments in the top professional custody solutions:https://medium.com/@FidelityDigitalAssets/custody-in-the-age-of-digital-assets-95799f347016 Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show and provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4tSupport the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39mins

12 Nov 2018

Rank #17

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CryptoQuikRead_157 - The Bitcoin Central Bank's Perfect Monetary Policy [Pierre Rochard]

“The BCB enforces the strictest deposit regulations in the world by requiring full reserves for all accounts. This is the digital equivalent of the Chicago Plan or the Austrian 100% reserve gold standard.” -Pierre Rochard Looking for every significant piece of literature on Bitcoin, Cryptography, and the Cypherpunks? You can find pretty much all of it at the Nakamoto Institute:https://nakamotoinstitute.org/mempool/the-bitcoin-central-banks-perfect-monetary-policy/ Follow Pierre Rochard on Twitter and be sure to listen to the Noded Podcast:https://twitter.com/pierre_rochardhttps://twitter.com/NodedPodcast Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19mins

25 Sep 2018

Rank #18

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CryptoQuikRead_256 - 21 Lessons of the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole - Chapter 1 [dergigi]

An epic journey with author @dergigi on the unexpected lessons he learned tumbling down the Bitcoin rabbit hole. One can always take a closer look at Bitcoin and the strange, new phenomenon that it is. Don't miss this excellent 3 part series found at dergigi.com!Explore the other work and incredible list of further reading and discussion on each lesson in the "Further down the Rabbit Hole" sections:https://dergigi.com/bitcoin/lessons/ch0-02-introduction/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36mins

3 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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CryptoQuikRead_262 - The Bitcoin Time Traveler [Luka_Magnotta]

A message from the future... from 2013. Just one of those memes that made its place in Bitcoin's cultural history, we read the infamous Reddit post that laid out the bleak, Bitcoin-only future that lies ahead of us. Can we stop it, before its too late?Link to the OP:https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1lfobc/i_am_a_timetraveler_from_the_future_here_to_beg/Donate below if you would like to support this show:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24mins

21 Jun 2019

Rank #20