Harold Thomas Finney (May 4, 1956 – August 28, 2014) In one of his last posts on the BitcoinTalk forums, Hal Finney posted a short message about his past, finding Bitcoin, working with Satoshi, coming to terms with his disease, and the legacy he was leaving...

"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...

Today we start into the second in the "Gradually, Then Suddenly" series by Parker Lewis. Why altcoiners may claim their coin is for something other than money, but it must compete with Bitcoin as money regardless. Why money will only tend to one. Why copies of Bitcoin...

If you were looking for a succinct summation of the philosophy and to understand why we are so avid about using Bitcoin, encrypting our communication, and why we think these things are critical for a better future, this is the episode you're looking for.😘 Beginning...

 Following the anniversary of Ross Ulbricht's arrest, and the fall of the Silk Road experiment, we read a short but extraordinary piece, hand written in a cell by Ross, on Bitcoin's promise of freedom.  What did those first adopters, when Bitcoin had no price and no...

 Finishing up our Lightning week on the show, I've got a Guy's Take on all the different applications I think are viable here in the early days of Lightning, and also what decentralized projects may make sense on Lightning, but are pointless as "utility tokens." •...

To think that a hard monetary asset, with a perfectly inelastic supply, could go from a $0 market with no infrastructure, liquidity, or demand, to a global monetary instrument with vast infrastructure, the highest market liquidity, demanded by billions, but that this...

Equal parts entertaining & intellectually intriguing, we start with Part 1 of Dhruv Bansal's wonderful piece, Bitcoin Astronomy!  The interplanetary center of hash, the Law of Hash Horizons, the Muskcoin Revolution, retaliation of the Bitcoin Empire, and the total...

Continuing the wonderfully fascinating piece from yesterday's episode, all about the dynamics & game theory at play in a hash war between Mars' Muskcoin, and Earth's Bitcoin; as well as the gold rush to colonize the galaxy and establish a new blockchain (or...

With another great piece from the Breez-Tech CEO we read and explore the fascinating concept of the Lightning Service Providers.  What is their role? How will the market develop?  Doesn't this mean Lightning is centralized?  All this and so much more in a great piece...

John Vallis from the Bitcoin Rapid Fire Podcast and I have a lengthy chat all about our roads to Bitcoin, and how it has changed our view of the world. Don't miss a really fun show and be sure to check out the Rapid Fire section available at the link below....

Today we read a veritable Bitcoin Manifesto on a fundamental truth of Bitcoin's nature, the challenge it poses to the state, the atrocities it seeks to dismantle, the hubris of alternatives, its promethean origins, the values it codifies, the role its already playing,...

Guy’s Take – The Bcash 51% Attack

Guy’s Take – The Bcash 51% Attack

Bcash | Bitcoin Cash | Cryptoconomy | Guy | Mining In a crazy conversation from last night's meet-up, I learned of discussion of a purposeful re-org, a 51% attack, on the Bcash chain by 2 miners.  After a few hours scrambling to pull details together this morning,...

Hayek’s ‘Use of Knowledge in Society’ [Part 1-2]

Hayek’s ‘Use of Knowledge in Society’ [Part 1-2]

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…

The Magic Dust of Cryptography

The Magic Dust of Cryptography

Bitcoin | Cryptoconomy | Cryptography | Dergigi Exploring the magic of cryptography using a magic hammer, gray dust, a magic potion, & a pair of very special pajama pants. Don't miss another read from @Dergigi on the magic of cryptography and how it will change...

Exit & Freedom

Exit & Freedom

Bitcoin | Liberty | Nick Szabo Building on the principles discussed in our exploration of the consequences of a society without cash, we apply it to a broader principle of how the power to exit acts as a check on abuse and centralization.  And who better to cover this...

The Case for Electronic Cash [Parts 1-3]

The Case for Electronic Cash [Parts 1-3]

Bitcoin | CoinCenter | Cryptoconomy | Electronic Cash | Jerry Brito   Beginning the long, rewarding journey through Jerry Brito's & Coin Center's Report on "The Case for Electronic Cash." This is an incredible work present several case studies to explore the...

Why the State Demands Control of Money

Why the State Demands Control of Money

What if there was a clear and obvious reason that the state monopolizes the production of money, that after understanding, you simply cannot unsee?  What if the story we are all told of governments and central banks protecting the economy from crises, is actually the perfect opposite of what’s really happening?

Minimum Viable Decentralization

Minimum Viable Decentralization

BitTorrent | Cryptoconomy | John Backus | P2P   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...

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