We’re All Default Keynesians Now

“Unless you began your Austrian economic education at birth in some unknown Austrian paradise, on this planet at this particular time in human history, I think we can safely say we’re all Keynesians by default.” – Brady Swenson @citizenbitcoin

Today we read a great little piece on how our economic understandings have become so skewed, why the default has become one of centralized, top down control over money, and how Bitcoin is set to right the world of our economic foundations. We’ve got a fun rant after this one too, so don’t miss it!

Check out the original article and drop some major applause. Don’t forget to follow Brady on Twitter and check out his show as well!
https://medium.com/@citizenbitcoin/were-all-default-keynesians-now-and-how-bitcoin-is-changing-that-886ed2096b76

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Saif’s Beginner’s Guide to Austrian Econ:
https://saifedean.com/2018/07/22/a-beginners-guide-to-austrian-economics/

Stephan Livera’s Intro to Bitcoin Austrian Thought:
https://stephanlivera.com/episode/71/

And the huge collection of works at Gigi’s Bitcoin Resources:
https://bitcoin-resources.com/

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Paying Yourself for Privacy on Lightning?

Paying Yourself for Privacy on Lightning?

“The Lightning Network is best known for its fast and cheap payments. But the Layer 2 protocol could also offer more privacy than on-chain payments […] the developer thinks that “self-payments” could be an important part of the privacy puzzle.”  – Aaron Van Wirdum

Despite its focus on payments and scaling the Bitcoin system, Lightning may have incredible potential for privacy opportunities and improvements. Pseudonymous developer ZmnSCPxj has been detailing and expanding on these concepts in recent months, and who better to lay it all out for us than BitcoinMagazine, and Aaron Van Wirdum? Don’t miss today’s article on a new trick of payment privacy for Lightning…

Paying Yourself? Self-Payments Could Be a Key to Lightning Privacy
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/paying-yourself-self-payments-could-be-a-key-to-lightning-privacy

A big thanks to Bitcoin Magazine and the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network for making this content available! 

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Efficient Markets & Bitcoin’s Stock to Flow

“A first reaction could be that it is a great investment opportunity. A better reaction (from an EMH and non arbitrage point of view) would be that it is too good to be true.” – PlanB

If the efficient market hypothesis requires that known events be priced in, then how could the S2F be a model for Bitcoin’s price? When such an obvious and unchanging piece of information is available, shouldn’t the market price it in? Continuing with the foundation laid from yesterday’s article, we read Plan B‘s piece on what a risk & return model might tell us about the market’s pricing of Bitcoin ahead of the halving.

Drop some applause on the original article at the link below and don’t forget to follow @100TrillionUSD (PlanB) if you haven’t already!
https://medium.com/@100trillionUSD/efficient-market-hypothesis-and-bitcoin-stock-to-flow-model-db17f40e6107

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Paying Yourself for Privacy on Lightning?

Bitcoin & the Primacy of the Digital World

“Because of their digital nature, many people still object to bitcoin, refuse to take it seriously or consider it altogether too scary. […] It’s the perfect combination of the advantages from the analog as well as the digital world.” – Pascal Hugli

Don’t miss another great article from Bitcoin Magazine on the incredible change that the digital world is unleashing on our society and where we may find a drop of truth in an ocean of uncertainty. Check out the full article plus tons of other great reads at the links below.
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-and-the-primacy-of-the-digital-world

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https://twitter.com/pahueg
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The Rise of the Individual

The Rise of the Individual

“Not since the gunpowder revolution were ordinary men & women able to stand up to those who chose to oppress or rule them unjustly. Only this time, it can be done in a non-violent method, whereby one can peacefully opt out” – Aleks Svetski

Today we read the epic conclusion to our walk through The Bitcoin Times Ed 2 with a piece from the founder, Aleks Svetski, “The Rise of the Individual.” For the revolutionaries, the visionaries, and the dissidents, this article is not to be missed.

Drop some applause on this and all the excellent articles made available in The Bitcoin Times publication. Visit the Medium page below to show your appreciation!
https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times/the-rise-of-the-individual-ba286eb6951f
https://medium.com/the-bitcoin-times

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