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.

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810 episodes

BONUS - Shitcoin Insider #7 - How Many Degrees Celsius is a Lunatic? with Cory Klippsten

WE ARE BACK! Were you wondering about everything that happened in the collapse of TerraUSD, the algorithmic stablecoin that got algonniahilated? And how exactly did one project's failure create such a cascading shitstorm of Defi defaulting? Cory Klippsten, CEO of SwanBitcoin, and outspoken critic who warned everyone of these projects long before they collapsed, breaks down what he saw in these [rojects and companies that brought them to their inevitable conclusion. Dont miss the return, of Shitcoin Insider! 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. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 2m
Aug 15
Guy's Take #58 - "Rent-Seeking Savers!" Misconceptions in Noahpinion's Crypto Misconceptions

"I think there are some important economic errors in the stories I see people telling about crypto, on Twitter and elsewhere — errors that have important implications for how we should think about the value of Bitcoin and other blockchain assets." - Noahpinion Unfortunately I think there are quite the few economic errors in Noahpinion's article titled, "Economic misconceptions of the crypto world." While he may actually have some fundamental points to add around much of the "crypto" space and their failure to understand what creates value, I think it shows Noahpinion's own misconceptions when he incorrectly applies some of the common crypto fallacies to Bitcoin, without understanding the deeper arguments, behind the more popular, & simplistic taglines that make their way across the social landscape. So in the most Guy Rant filled episode I've done in ages, we dive into the Misconceptions in Noahpinion's Crypto Misconceptions. Why savers aren't rent seekers, but money printers are rent seekers of the worst magnitude. Pieces mentioned in the article for further reading or listening: The Yield From Money Held, Reconsidered: https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-yield-from-money-held-reconsidered/ The 7th Property (Eric Yakes): https://www.amazon.com/7th-Property-Bitcoin-Monetary-Revolution/dp/0578902621 First Impressions of Web3: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7D4UD3n3H2mflqkVNnVczj?si=10ccd7de3c7a4e85 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com • 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) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 57m
Aug 13
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/ 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. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 13m
Aug 12
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) 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. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 56m
Aug 09
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 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. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47m
Aug 04
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! 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. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 37m
Aug 02
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 bullshit 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 GET YOUR TICKETS FOR PACIFIC BITCOIN! Discount code GUYS gets you 20% off but only until the end of July! https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/ 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 16m
Jul 29
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) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Coinkite.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2h 45m
Jul 27
Read_639 - How Fedimint Scales Bitcoin Custody [Namcios]

“Fedi and Fedimint will help put monetary power back into the hands of everyone, everywhere,” said Fedi Inc. co-founder and CEO, Obi Nwosu, in a statement. “This creates brighter futures for billions and especially for those struggling under oppressive regimes, which ultimately makes the world a better place.” - Namcios The cypherpunk mission of Chaumian Ecash may finally be realized, as a federated payment model on top of Bitcoin. Fedi, the company implmenting a user-friendly, community custody system for the Fedimint protocol, raised $4 million recently to bring this technology to market. There are numerous trade offs, but it remains a very unique and fascinating technology to add to the Bitcoin stack. This will act as an introduction to the idea as we dig further into it in future episodes. Enjoy! Check out the original article by Namcios, and on Bitcoin Magazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/how-fedimint-scales-bitcoin-custody Check out Obi's speech from Bitcoin2022, and the Fedi crew getting into the details on TFTC: Bitcoin2022 Obi - https://youtu.be/OwJL0J_nPDE?t=14319 TFTC - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b67lfH0SoYY&t=0s 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47m
Jul 26
Read_638 - What is Money Anyway? Part 3 [Lyn Alden]

"Like any powerful technology, bitcoin can be used for good or ill. As proponents of the technology like to say, bitcoin is “money for enemies” because it’s a bearer asset that can be verified rather than trusted, and it’s hard to block payments for anyone. It’s like a commodity; something that can be partially regulated within certain jurisdictions but that in the holistic sense, exists outside of anyone’s control." - Lyn Alden Today we hit the third and final part of Lyn Alden's incredible breakdown of the history and nature of money, and how it enlightens the changing monetary landscape and the rise of digital assets. Check out the tons of great links and other works below to continue down the rabbit hole: Original article: https://www.lynalden.com/what-is-money/ Nick Szabo - Shelling Out: https://bitcoinaudible.com/reboot-shelling-out-the-origins-of-money-nick-szabo/ Wittgenstein's Money: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eVvYlfTRG7zGjkZW8klIE?si=02d4eaa72fe642c4 Bitcoin First: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2bbmhdkHH1vcM31uo5Mimd?si=1dbebc2c2a9e46a1 Bitcoin Energy Consumption isn't a Problem. Here's Why: https://www.lynalden.com/bitcoin-energy/ Banks, QE, & Money Printing: https://www.lynalden.com/money-printing/ 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 25m
Jul 20
Read_637 - What is Money Anyway? Part 2 [Lyn Alden]

"To put it into perspective, this international monetary system based around centrally-managed fiat currency is only 16 years older than me. My father was 36 when the US went off the gold standard. When I grew up, after a period of financial hardship, I began collecting gold and silver coins as a kid; my father gave me silver coins as savings each year. The Swiss dropped their gold standard when I was twelve years old, which was six years after Amazon was founded, and three years before Tesla was founded. The fiat/petrodollar standard is only four times older than bitcoin, and only two times older than the first internet browser. That’s pretty recent when you think about it like that." - Lyn Alden Today we hit part 2 of the excellent write up by Lyn Alden breaking down the fundamental nature of money, and how we have found ourselves in this contradictory fiat currency world. This section is amazing and we will be having a follow up to tear into the pages of notes I took while going through this one. Subscribe so you don't miss it! Link to Lyn Alden's piece and the incredible other work she has on her blog: https://www.lynalden.com/what-is-money/ Other great works to explore: Nick Szabo - Shelling Out: https://bitcoinaudible.com/reboot-shelling-out-the-origins-of-money-nick-szabo/ Wittgenstein's Money: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eVvYlfTRG7zGjkZW8klIE?si=02d4eaa72fe642c4 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 6m
Jul 18
Read_636 - What is Money Anyway? Part 1 [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 true rabbit hole of Bitcoin begins at the question, "What is Money?" It is the heart of Bitcoin's fascinating nature, and its historical breakthrough. If you were looking for an entry point to the Bitcoin idea, Lyn Alden brings a phenomenal piece by asking the simple question, that ultimately unlocks a never ending rabbit hole... "What is Money, Anyway?"  This will take a few episode to get through entirely, so let's get started... Link to Lyn Alden's piece and the incredible other work she has on her blog: https://www.lynalden.com/what-is-money/ Other great works to explore: Nick Szabo - Shelling Out: https://bitcoinaudible.com/reboot-shelling-out-the-origins-of-money-nick-szabo/ Wittgenstein's Money: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eVvYlfTRG7zGjkZW8klIE?si=02d4eaa72fe642c4 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 27m
Jul 15
Read_635 - 21 Million is Non-Negotiable [Zach_of_Earth]

"Imposing limitations on monetary goods has always required tremendous amounts of time and energy, and trust. And yet, with all our efforts, we still have been unable to fix the supply of any of the modern monetary assets of the world. Someone, somewhere, has always found a way to increase the supply. Whether because of some emergency reason to protect the greater good, or out of sheer greed, or out of complete ignorance, humans have succeeded 100% of the time in debasing the monetary premiums of all goods in all of recorded human history. And then, there was Bitcoin." - Zach_of_Earth Today's read by Zack_of_Earth speaks for itself. The fixed supply is the core innovation of Bitcoin, 21 Million Is Non-Negotiable. Just press play. Link to the original article: https://medium.com/@Zach_of_Earth/21-million-is-non-negotiable-a51475e424a7 Check out our amazing sponsors below, they are among my most used products and services in Bitcoin, and have exclusive discounts and offers for the Audionauts: Become sovereign, hold your keys, be censorship resistant with the Bitbox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off everything in the store with code GUY (guyswann.com/bitbox) 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) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59m
Jul 12
Read_634 - The Words we Use in Bitcoin [DerGigi]

"In a world awash in euphemisms and blatant lies, calling something by its proper name is rebellious in itself. Bitcoin is about freedom and self-sovereignty, not about asking for permission. It is about independence and verifiable truth; extreme ownership and responsibility; hope and human rights. The best way to fight bad ideas and bad terminology is with good ideas and good terminology. Thus, we should all make an effort to call things by their proper names, try to understand their inner workings, and explain them in simple terms to others." - DerGigi The words we use in Bitcoin matter. The names we give things form our relationship with them, and how we frame them in our minds. We must not let others modify our language against the interests of sovereignty and freedom. And we must strive to be accurate in our own words and descriptions so we do not ourselves, spread misunderstanding. A must listen/read. Link to the original and tons of other great works by Gigi, plus many translations of the piece in other languages: https://dergigi.com/2022/06/27/the-words-we-use-in-bitcoin/ Check out our amazing sponsors below, they are among my most used products and services in Bitcoin, and have exclusive discounts and offers for the Audionauts: Become sovereign, hold your keys, be censorship resistant with the Bitbox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off everything in the store with code GUY (guyswann.com/bitbox) 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) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54m
Jul 07
Read_633 - The Utility of Saving [Pierre Rochard]

"People hold money to hedge against future uncertainty. This is why it is so crucial for a monetary system to optimize for minimizing its own uncertainty. Bitcoin’s purchasing power is an external quantitative risk that can be insured against, not an internal qualitative uncertainty." - Pierre Rochard Link to the read: https://pierre-rochard.medium.com/the-utility-of-saving-c56f7c170fc1 Check out Pierre on Twitter: twitter.com/bitcoinpierre Dig deeper into these ideas with an excellent piece from Hans Hoppe we covered ages ago on the podcast: The Yield From Money Held Reconsidered: https://open.spotify.com/episode/67dqOHWLX9NRmAs4S0G9XQ?si=866f483f885a43e0 Check out our amazing sponsors below, they are among my most used products and services in Bitcoin, and have exclusive discounts and offers for the Audionauts: Become sovereign, hold your keys, be censorship resistant with the Bitbox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off everything in the store with code GUY (guyswann.com/bitbox) 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) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29m
Jul 01
Guy's Take #57 - Bitcoin Domino Theory

What if, sitting in the middle of a chaotic monetary environment, increasing capital controls, balkanizing political regimes, a failing petrodollar hegemony, collapsing institutional trust, increased sanctions & weaponized infrastructure, & aggressive, widespread inflation... there sat a global, neutral, decentralized, robust, & incorruptible network to store and transfer value? What would it look like if that network was infiltrating the global monetary order, in a sly round about way? Listen to today's episode to find out. Check out our amazing sponsors below, they are among my most used products and services in Bitcoin, and have exclusive discounts and offers for the Audionauts: Become sovereign, hold your keys, be censorship resistant with the Bitbox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off everything in the store with code GUY (guyswann.com/bitbox) 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) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 46m
Jun 30
Guy's Take #56 - The Cascading Dominoes - Part 1

I promised, and it's finally here. It's time to get a little perspective, with the price at all time lows, exchanges and lending platforms imploding, a massive crypto deleveraging event, the Fed tightening, and the market heading into deep recession... HOW could you be bullish? Because I'm paying attention. It's time to zoom out, focus our lens past all the noise, take a serious look at the past year in Bitcoin, to get a clearer picture of the cascading dominoes... This will be part 1 of a series. It's time for a Guy's Take episode. A few links below of those things mentioned in the show to check out if you haven't yet. Plus be sure to go through the episode catalog for the show. There is an extraordinary amount of past work now to go through and I try to make sure that the majority of stays relevant for years. Fidelity - Bitcoin First Report: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2bbmhdkHH1vcM31uo5Mimd?si=41c25898fa6c4c63 Check out our amazing sponsors below, they are among my most used products and services in Bitcoin, and have exclusive discounts and offers for the Audionauts: Become sovereign, hold your keys, be censorship resistant with the Bitbox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off everything in the store with code GUY (guyswann.com/bitbox) 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) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 35m
Jun 24
Read_632 - Can Governments Stop Bitcoin? [Alex Gladstein]

"Coding, mining, infrastructure, and markets are all independent, happening in competing jurisdictions and geopolitical rivals, often done by anonymous or pseudonymous actors, all with different philosophies and goals, but with one uniting motivation: to keep Bitcoin going." - Alex Gladstein Bringing back an article from a year ago from the always fascinating Alex Gladstein. "Can Governments Stop Bitcoin" is a short exploration of the potential attack vectors via government bodies and how Bitcoin protects or negates them through incentives, its global neutrality, & political game theory. A fun piece to revisit with everything that has happened in the past year. Not to be missed before we get psychotically bullish for tomorrow's episode. Subscribe so you don't miss it. Check out the original article below from Quilette: https://quillette.com/2021/02/21/can-governments-stop-bitcoin/ Mentioned in the episode, check out Jack Mallers on WBD podcast: Check out our amazing sponsors below, they are among my most used products and services in Bitcoin, and have exclusive discounts and offers for the Audionauts: Become sovereign, hold your keys, be censorship resistant with the Bitbox02 hardware wallet. Get 5% off everything in the store with code GUY (guyswann.com/bitbox) 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) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 10m
Jun 21
Read_631 - The ECB is Trapped, Here's Why [Lyn Alden]

"Base money is a liability of the central bank, and it’s used as a reserve asset by commercial banks. Broad money is the liability of commercial banks, and it’s used as a savings asset by the public. Treasuries are liabilities of the federal government, and they’re used as collateral by the central bank and commercial banks. In other words, liabilities are collateralized by other liabilities, all the way down." - Lyn Alden Today we dive into another great piece from Lyn Alden's newsletter on the macro situation. What happens when you build a monetary system from nothing but liabilities, and then manipulate the price of interest such that the economy goes ever deeper into debt? Unfortunately we are all about to find out. But luckily we have Lyn Alden to break it down for us, with Read_631 on Bitcoin Audible. Link to the article and other great stuff on Lyn's investment blog: https://www.lynalden.com/ecb-trapped/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39m
Jun 16
Reboot - Everyone's A Scammer [Michael Goldstein]

With the markets in chaos, with services halting withdraws, & Everyone's a Scammer" by Michael Goldstein, is one of those works. Another piece that stood the test of time made available by the Nakamoto Institute, not to be missed by any serious Bitcoiner out there. Don't forget to check out Goldstein's amazing work and the enormous collection of quintessential Bitcoin writings over at the Nakamoto Institute: https://nakamotoinstitute.org Mentioned in the Guy's Take, check out Marty's Bent on the Cascading Interconnected risk in today's markets: https://traffic.megaphone.fm/CSN7309346620.mp3?updated=1652737260 For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48m
Jun 14
Read_630 - Cry Harder [Francis Pouliot]

"Bitcoin is a lifeboat on the sinking fiat ship. Lifeboats on a sinking ship don’t need a marketing department." - Francis P. As New York puts a ban on Bitcoin mining in the state, as the white house decides it's going to come up with "Bitcoin mining policy guidance," it seems like a good time to prepare our response. Cry Harder. Francis Pouliot brings us a fun and short exploration of Brandolini's law, the problem of arguing with idiots, & why Bitcoin isn't changing, no matter how much the haters squeal. You are in for a treat. Link to the original article: https://medium.com/@francispouliot/cry-harder-31a599a2e343 For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30m
Jun 10
Read_629 - On Impossible Things Before Breakfast [NYDIG]

"The reverse of that process – a so-called “death spiral” – was inevitable. Any time the immeasurably over-levered global fiat monetary system, for whatever reason, experienced one of its periodic external shocks that skyrockets immediate demand for actual US dollar liquidity, UST investors would demand USD liquidity faster than the brittle and fundamentally flawed Terra ecosystem could provide. At some point, one UST would be worth materially less than one USD, further rattling investors and kicking off a classic bank run. Worse, with algorithmic certainty, the UST bank run would be accelerated by a corresponding hyperinflation in LUNA." - Ross Stevens, Nic Carter, Allen Farrington "A post-mortem on Terra, a pre-mortem on DeFi, and a glimpse of the madness to come." Another amazing piece from NYDIG, this one detailing out the inevitable collapse of TerraUSD/LUNA algorithmic stablecoins, and a warning about the fragility and leverage that threatens the same end for the DeFi ecosystem, to follow up with the exciting things being built on top of the Bitcoin and Lightning network stack. Dont miss this one. Some great previous reads for digging further into the ideas covered in the show: Shelling Out: The Origins of Money - https://bitcoinaudible.com/reboot-shelling-out-the-origins-of-money-nick-szabo/ Only the Strong Survive - https://open.spotify.com/episode/7u8mzgKk1nQcwpz9EjIiet?si=1b5c0272a08c4f0a Time Value of Bitcoin - https://bitcoinaudible.com/the-time-value-of-bitcoin/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 33m
Jun 08
Chat_69 - An Energy Revolution with Nathaniel Harmon

This episode is partly a follow up from Read_628 on reviving a promising renewable energy technology. Partly a discussion of the incredible economic subsidy that Bitcoin mining provides to bridge the Innovation Valley of Death for numerous energy resources. And partly a discussion of how Bitcoin so greatly changes the economics of stranded energy, that it could be the final piece in pushing us into the Third Industrial Revolution. You don't want to miss this conversation with Nathaniel Harmon, on the Bitcoin Energy Revolution. Follow Nate & Michael on Twitter for more details and to stay up to date: https://twitter.com/BlockchainHI1 https://twitter.com/MichaelHawaii Things mentioned in the show to check out if you want to dive deeper into the ideas covered: Capital in the 21st Century - https://www.amazon.com/Capital-Twenty-First-Century-Thomas-Piketty/dp/0674979850 Jeremy Rifkin's Third Industrial Revolution - https://www.amazon.com/Third-Industrial-Revolution-Lateral-Transforming/dp/0230341977 For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 39m
Jun 02
Read_628 - How Bitcoin Can Unlock the Energy of the Ocean [Level39]

"A typical Bitcoin mining operation will spend considerable amounts of time, energy and money cooling their ASIC miners with air conditioning or liquid immersion cooling, and these costs eat into profitability. However, the main waste product of OTEC is a nearly-infinite and continuous supply of 5ºC cold water. Not only does OTEC produce free cooling, it provides a level of cooling that almost no one else in the mining industry has access to — enough to overclock mining rigs by 30% to 40%, according to Harmon. This allows OTEC to essentially achieve a power usage effectiveness (PUE) level of 1 — representing nearly perfect mining efficiency. It may very well be the most efficient way to mine Bitcoin." - Level39 We may be on the verge of an energy revolution due to the incentives and characteristics of Bitcoin and proof of work mining. The ability to solidify and transport stranded energy may change everything. Find out more in today's episode with a read from Level39 and Bitcoin Magazine. Check out the original plus other great works from Level39 at the link below: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/bitcoin-unlocks-ocean-energy For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 20m
May 31
Read_627 - Why and How to Get a Bitcoin Job [Stephan Livera]

"Coming off the Bitcoin 2022 conference, you might feel a little down from the high of meeting and spending time with Bitcoiners. I've also found that going to these events leaves you with an additional sense of urgency to do something more, or to become more involved somehow. One way to do that is to participate in Bitcoin projects or work in a Bitcoin job." - Stephan Livera For as many times as I've been asked about how best to get a Bitcoin job, its hard to admit that I have never done an episode on it. But thanks to Stephan Livera, we have a great article on exactly that topic to help those who feel that drive to commit fully to Bitcoin. An excellent article and fun Guy's Take on getting a Bitcoiner job, and how to see and help solve problems in the space. Plus a NEW CO-HOST joins the show! Dont miss it! The Why and How of Getting a Bitcoin Job: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/why-and-how-getting-a-bitcoin-job Bitcoin Jobs by Swan Bitcoin. Looking for a job in Bitcoin? This is where you start: https://bitcoinerjobs.com/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42m
May 26
Reboot - Why the Yuppie Elite Dismiss Bitcoin [Croesus]

"When I thought about what is the defining difference between the Bitcoin maximalists and my yuppie elite friends, the surface level distinctions that popped out were political (e.g., libertarianism, Trump support, second-amendment rights, Black Lives Matter). But these stem from a deeper divide: the degree to which a person has trust in the system." - Croesus Today we bring back an oldie but a goodie while Rad, the wife & myself are chillin int he hospital recovering from Rad's journey into the world. Going to have tons of great stuff coming for you guys so don't forget to subscribe and share this out with everyone you know in the Bitcoin space. Help them to explore Bitcoin from a strong, monetary, economic, and philosophy foundation. Big thanks to Croesus for this great piece, and link to the original so you can check it out: https://www.citadel21.com/why-the-yuppie-elite-dismiss-bitcoin For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49m
May 23
Read_626 - Digital Alchemy, A Post-Mortem of the Crypto Crash [Lyn Alden]

"Several exchanges in the industry fuel bubbles for a quick buck as well. If something starts to get momentum, including meme coins like DOGE or SHIB that don’t realistically have a substantial future, they promote those coins to their users, which can suck retail investors into buying the bubble top. Plus, a lot of Youtube and TikTok influencers pump small coins, and use their audience as exit liquidity." - Lyn Alden For those of you who may be unaware, there was a recent blow up of a deca-billion dollar LUNA and TerraUSD algorithmic stablecoin. Essentially the entire market capitalization of UST and LUNA vanished in a matter of hours in a spectacular economic death spiral. How did this happen and what was the source of such an incredible risk of what had recently become one of the most promising "crypto" projects in recent months? Find out in Lyn Alden's Post-Mortem of the Crypto Crash. Check out the original plus Lyn's other amazing work on her blog: https://www.lynalden.com/digital-alchemy/ Another great piece from Lyn if you want to get ahead of the show: https://www.lynalden.com/what-is-money/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50m
May 19
Read_625 - The Cascading of Interconnected Risk [Marty Bent]

"This created a ticking time bomb with a very short timer. That money was going to "work" in completely artificial markets that were being driven by pure central planning insanity instead of actual fundamentals. As everyone and their mother who had excess cash was shoveling it into financial and real estate assets, global supply chains were quickly breaking down." - Marty Bent Today we dig into what exactly is going on in the financial markets, why equities are crashing over a tiny increase in the Fed funds rate, what it means, and how on earth we found ourselves in this situation. It is core incentives built into our fiat monetary foundations that have created a world of leverage on top of leverage, and when the value of the collateral begins to correct, we witness "the cascading of interconnected risk..." Don't miss this excellent piece from Marty Bent & Guy's rant to follow on today's show. Link to the original and so you can sign up for Marty's newsletter: https://tftc.io/martys-bent/issue-1208-what-youre-witnessing-is-the-cascading-of-interconnected-risk/ Check out the episodes we did on Part of the Problem with Dave Smith discussing Bitcoin, the economic meltdown, and what the future might hold! Part 1: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3KrG6cFlJOLAQsEWFHumVm?si=1a8cfd88268545af Part 2: https://open.spotify.com/episode/40TMV3J008T94XjIY97MUR?si=c6c998776be446bc For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54m
May 16
Guy's Take #55 - On the Economics of CTV Batching, & Where I was Wrong

So what exactly did I get wrong in Guy's Take #54, and why? Let's dig back into the economic of CTV and transaction commitments, to clear up what I was misunderstanding around unrolling large batch transactions and who pays the cost of doing so. Are the incentives aligned or not? We discuss in today's Guy's Take episode. Here is a link to the article we will be covering soon by Shinobi on the real controversy regarding CTV and its activation method if you want to get a head start: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/analyzing-bip119-and-the-controversy-surrounding-it For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51m
May 12
Read_624 - Riding the Lightning Network [Sam Callahan]

"Despite all of these constraints, the free market finally provided the competition these incumbent banks so desperately needed. Bitcoin and the Lightning Network have arrived to show the world that we finally have the technology available to bring cheap global payments to everyone in the world." - Sam Callahan Today we dig into the absolute mess of differing standards, wall gardens, high fees, jurisdictional conflict, & liability risks that abound in our global financial and payments infrastructure. Why are cross border payments so slow and so expensive, and why specifically is it so much worse in the areas of the world where it is most higher needed? We explore all of this with Sam Callahan and the SwanBitcoin blog and dig into the fundamental reasons why Bitcoin and Lightning are here to finally, after decades of failed attempts and half measure, finally bring competition and innovation in a sphere that is absolutely ripe for massive disruption. Don't miss this episode Link to the original article for more great stuff on the blog and to follow Sam: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/running-the-numbers-riding-the-lightning-network/ For the best products and services to get you started in Bitcoin, our sponsors are literally a handful of those that I use most in this space: • Get Bitcoin rewards on literally everything you buy with the Fold Card (guyswann.com/fold). Get 20% off with discount code BITCOINAUDIBLE. • Buy Bitcoin automatically and painlessly with SwanBitcoin (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Keep your Bitcoin keys safe on the secure, open source BitBox02 (guyswann.com/bitbox). Discount code GUY gets you 5% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1h 0m
May 10