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Today we conclude the report from Adamant Capital written by Tuur Demeester on a fascinating parallel between Bitcoin and the Protestant Reformation of the 16th and 17th centuries. A plethora of new financial tools and the flight to find security in uncertain times,...

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 Recently, a bit of Twitter drama has arisen from a post that started with @JWWeatherman_'s disclosure of a perceived critical bug in the Casa Node device. Today, to start off a discussion of home network security, what self-signed certificates do/don't guarantee,...

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Bitcoin Fixes This

Bitcoin Fixes This

An economy leveraged 150:1A spiraling tower of debts to pay for our previous debtsCentral Banks repeating the same policies that caused our problems as their solutionsThe confiscation through counterfeit of $Trillions in economic productionMassive distortions of the...

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Today, Nik Bhatia takes us through a compressed history of the Dollar, Us Treasuries, and how we found ourselves in the current global financial mess. What are the safe-haven assets of the future, what will happen to the demand during these uncertain times, & what...

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INTRODUCTION At the end of the 16th century, a rag tag group of rebel intellectuals and entrepreneurs founded a country on some of the least desirable land in Europe—so often flooded that it needed hundreds of miles of moats - while fighting an eighty year long war...

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Bitcoin is Not Too Slow

Bitcoin is Not Too Slow

The 5th installment of the always fascinating "Gradually, then Suddenly" series from Parker Lewis and Unchained Capital.  What is the real problem that Bitcoin solves, and how does it compare to the alternatives? Are mass payments an impossible problem, and isn't...

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Bitcoin Does Not Waste Energy

Bitcoin Does Not Waste Energy

 "There is no more important long-term use of energy than securing the bitcoin network."  Parker Lewis Want to know why? Then you will have to listen to this amazing continuation of the "Gradually, Then Suddenly" series by Parker Lewis on the Unchained Capital blog....

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 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...

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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.

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 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...

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 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." •...

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Bitcoin Astronomy [Part 2]

Bitcoin Astronomy [Part 2]

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...

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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...

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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....

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 Today we take a dive into the future of Lightning and one of the amazing developments to make it simpler and more reliable, the new sighash flags referred to as the "Noinput Class." Who better to take us through it than Aaron Van Wirdum & Bitcoin Magazine? Don't...

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Bitcoin Astronomy [Part 1]

Bitcoin Astronomy [Part 1]

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...

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Bitcoin is Not Too Volatile

Bitcoin is Not Too Volatile

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...

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• Keys are being abstracted away. • Users will call customer support to restore their coins, but never give up control. • Ownership of a single UTXO will become rare. • On-chain transactions will be used to build networks, more than transfer coins. • Lightning,...

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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,...

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Bitcoin Can’t Be Copied

Bitcoin Can’t Be Copied

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...

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Gradually, Then Suddenly

Gradually, Then Suddenly

"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...

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Today we have on the show one of the best journalists in the Bitcoin ecosystem, Aaron Van Wirdum!  We chat about his path to finding Bitcoin, his process in investigating protocol developments, social impacts of paradigm shifting technology, the growing need and coming battle for privacy, his most anticipated new tech, and much more!

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