The Cryptoconomy Podcast

The Cryptoconomy Podcast

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The Technology, The Philosophy, and The Cypherpunks. Welcome to the Cryptoconomy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support


CryptoQuikRead_269 - Bitcoin is a Human Right
Jul 12 • 50 min
Finishing this week out with a short but wonderful introductory article by Nik Bhatia. Bitcoin is a money, a game, a land grab, works like email, and ultimately, Bitcoin is a human right. My discussion afterward may have gotten a little out of hand with a…
CryptoChat_016 - Lightning is a Breez with Roy Sheinfeld
Jul 10 • 79 min
The Lightning protocol has made some major leaps in the last few months, and the software landscape has changed massively in the same span! Here to talk all about the Breez lightning service that has been an absolute pleasure to play with, we have the…
CryptoQuikRead_268 - Major Developments in LND 0.7
Jul 9 • 45 min
Tomorrow we have an awesome interview with Roy Sheinfeld all about the Breez Lightning service! To set the stage, today we dive into the recent Lightning Labs Blog post on the incredible improvements in the 0.7-beta release. Followed with a fun discussion…
CryptoQuikRead_267 - Everyone’s a Scammer
Jul 8 • 44 min
Merchants are scammers, Keynesians are scammers, altcoins are scammers, Bitcoin “investments” are scammers, scammers are scammers, and even Bitcoin hoarders are scammers. Everyone’s a scammer. There is a key list of works that are simply the “must reads”…
CryptoChat_015 - Alex Adelman on Stacking Sats & Saving Money with Lolli
Jul 5 • 33 min
I was lucky enough to get the opportunity at the Bitcoin 2019 Conference to sit down with Alex Adelman, the CEO of Lolli, and talk all about how he got into Bitcoin and their crazy experience bursting into the Bitcoin scene! This is definitely a crew to…
CryptoQuikRead_266 - How Many Wrongs Make A Wright [Part 2]
Jul 3 • 57 min
Today we finish the amazing journey through Jameson Lopp’s thorough compilation of Craig Wright’s extensive efforts and complications in trying to convince the world he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. A huge thank you to Lopp and Bitcoin…
CryptoQuikRead_265 - How Many Wrongs Make a Wright [Part 1]
Jul 2 • 37 min
Did you hear about the guy who tried for years to convince the world he was Satoshi? If you ever wanted to explore the evidence against Craig Wright’s dubious claims but simply didn’t have the time to sit down and read it, this is the QuikRead for you.…
CryptoChat_014 - Aleks Svetski on the Death of Blockchain
Jul 1 • 63 min
I got a chance to sit down with Aleks Svetski of the Amber App & blockchain bashing fame at the Bitcoin2019 conference. The Citizen Bitcoin crew joins us to hear his story of bashing ICOs at an ICO conference, and speaking about the Death of Blockchain at…
CryptoQuikRead_264 - A Man Warned is Half Saved
Jun 28 • 37 min
Another excellent piece by @beautyon_ and discussion on the nature of Bitcoin’s uncontestable monetary standard and what it means for our future. Its not volatility or the risks of a scarce monetary supply, “The danger is being left out of Bitcoin.” You…
CryptoChat_013 - Richard Myers and a Lightning Powered Global Mesh
Jun 24 • 82 min
Today we have a great chat with Richard Myers all about the recently unveiled Lot49 protocol and how Global Mesh Labs intends to incentivize and help build a global, decentralized meshnet powered by Lightning! Check out the website and read the whitepaper…
CryptoQuikRead_262 - The Bitcoin Time Traveler
Jun 21 • 25 min
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…
CryptoQuikRead_262 - The Island of Stone Money
Jun 20 • 49 min
Does money need some alternative utility? Is there an example of virtual money that could be hundreds of years old? Today we read about one of the most interesting analogies to the nature and value of Bitcoin in the piece, “The Island of Stone Money” by…
CryptoQuikRead_261 - The God Protocols
Jun 19 • 31 min
“Imagine the ideal protocol. It would have the most trustworthy third party imaginable — a deity who is on everybody’s side. All the parties would send their input to this god. God would reliably determine the results and return the output. In addition,…
GuysTake_019 - Libra Doesn’t Compete with Bitcoin, But it Might Kill Ripple
Jun 18 • 65 min
All the buzz is about FacebookCoin, I mean FacePalmCoin, I mean Libra today with the release of the testnet and Libra.org giving much sought after details on the new protocol and what they seek to accomplish with it. The big question, can it do any of…
CryptoQuikRead_260 - Why America Can’t Regulate Bitcoin
Jun 13 • 49 min
This one should not be skipped! There is a fascinating precedent set by case law and the long battles over PGP and US “munitions” laws, that gives us a rather clear conclusion on how Bitcoin should be treated by the US government. The short version?…
CryptoChat_12 - Talking Privacy, Bitcoin & the New Economy with the Raleigh Bitcoin Meetup
Jun 12 • 86 min
At the recent Raleigh Bitcoin meetup we had an awesome discussion all about privacy and bitcoin, and the intertwined destinies of both. Hanging out with some drinks and talking all about Bitcoin, what could be better? Thanks to all the crew who helped out…
GuysTake_18 - A Story About Booms & Busts
Jun 11 • 41 min
Today I wanted to cover an analogy I have hit in the past to explain what’s happening in the boom/bust cycle. One that sheds light on the fact that the imbalance is a fundamental element of the fractional reserve system, rather than an unexplainable flaw…
CryptoQuikRead_259 - Lightning at the End of the Tunnel
Jun 10 • 49 min
This is an episode not to be missed. With a beta project focused entirely on the user experience, the @Breez_tech wallet is making a huge leap in the UX of Lightning that I thought was still months or even a year away. Very excited to discuss it and read…
GuysTake_017 - Erlay, Dandelion, & BitcoinOps
Jun 6 • 40 min
With help from the Bitcoin Optech newsletter we cover details and implications of the newly proposed Erlay protocol for spreading transactions quickly and efficiently across the network. An 84% reduction in bandwidth for getting transactions to every…
CryptoQuikRead_258 - 21 Lessons of the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole - Chapter 3
Jun 5 • 57 min
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…
CryptoQuikRead_257 - 21 Lessons of the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole - Chapter 2
Jun 4 • 71 min
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…
CryptoQuikRead_256 - 21 Lessons of the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole - Chapter 1
Jun 3 • 36 min
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…
CryptoQuikRead_255 - Bitcoin An Accounting Revolution
May 31 • 58 min
“Those who argue “high fees will kill adoption” fail to understand the intensity of assurances Bitcoin offers, and the ease at which it does this. Put lightly — Bitcoin is insanely cheap compared to alternative options for obtaining high degrees of…
CryptoQuikRead_254 - Bitcoin & Software Reliability
May 30 • 27 min
” ‘Break stuff’ in that context means ‘Kill People.’ The software simply must work every time, no compromise, no guesswork, no exceptions. There are no ‘do overs’ or roll-backs.” The “To the Moon!” Bitcoin meme is far more relevant than many realize.…
Guystake_016 - Drama, Drama, Toxic Drama
May 29 • 52 min
Curious about all the #BitcoinTwitter buzz recently? I went digging to find the associated twitter threads & comments to read, and then discuss my own take on all the drama. Too long; Didn’t Listen - • Don’t be a jerk. • We aren’t responsible for other…
CryptoQuikRead_253 - The Magic Dust of Cryptography
May 28 • 43 min
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 absolute magic of cryptography and how it will utterly change everything we think we…
GuysTake_015 - The Bcash 51% Attack
May 24 • 33 min
In a crazy conversation from last night’s meet-up, I learned of discussion of a purposeful re-org, a 51% attack, on the #BCH chain by 2 miners. After a few hours scrambling to pull details together this morning, this is what I’ve discovered so far. Don’t…
CryptoQuikRead_252 - Bitcoin’s Security is Fine by Dan Held
May 23 • 82 min
Is Bitcoin’s security going to be unreliable, volatile, or could it even fail entirely when we lose the block subsidy? Or is #Bitcoin set to operate smoothly with a natural transition from newly minted bitcoin, to transaction fees? Exploring the security…
CryptoQuikRead_251 - Use of Knowledge in Society [Part 2]
May 22 • 53 min
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…
CryptoQuikRead_250 - Use of Knowledge in Society [Part 1]
May 21 • 42 min
Is the idea of a central decision maker for the economy just a problem of gathering all the right information and having the most intelligent in control? Or is there a far more fundamental problem with the entire notion? Continuing our #Bitcoin economics…
CryptoQuikRead_249 - Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value, & That’s Great!
May 20 • 58 min
Diving into a great piece by Conner Brown exploring the subjectivity of value, and why Bitcoin’s lack of “intrinsic value” is a benefit, not a hinderance. Does this aspect of Bitcoin, and the nature of money align with history? Does it challenge great…
CryptoQuikRead_248 - Bitrefill’s Hottest Lightning Tech of 2019!
May 16 • 64 min
Today we cover all the incredible new developments coming to Lightning and what they will mean for the future the protocol! First we tackle the blog post from @Bitrefill introducing the entire list, from AMPs & submarine swaps to trampoline payments &…
GuysTake_014 - The What, Why, & How of Lightning
May 15 • 43 min
Today, in preparation of & to understand the significance of the vast array of new features and developments coming to lightning, we cover a full overview of the What, Why, & How of the Lightning Network. What exactly is it, why do we need it, and how…
CryptoQuikRead_247 - The Ancient Sin of Debt; How Bitcoin Can Make Amends
May 14 • 45 min
With a really cool and succinct article from Darren Kleine (@_DKleine), today’s read is on the “sins” of debt and usury, and how a good or bad monetary system will either encourage its corruption, or protect society from its abuse. Don’t miss a great…
GuysTake_013 - Nodes vs Miners, Who Defines Bitcoin?
May 9 • 75 min
Today we cover more specifically the consequences and risks of a divorce between miners & the network of nodes. What could the miners do, are sybil attacks proof that nodes worthless, what exactly are the incentives that keep the different players in this…
GuysTake_012 - Full Nodes or Nothing, The Story of Validation [Part 1]
May 8 • 61 min
When we dig to the very base elements of Bitcoin, we find it is merely digital points. What make these integers different from identical ones on billions of other computers? It is the rules that restrict the editing of those specific integers we call…
CryptoQuikRead_246 - Errors in Satoshi’s Whitepaper
May 7 • 64 min
Today we take a stroll through a collection of known errors, clarification, and terminology changes from the original whitepaper made available thanks to David A. Harding. The chain of signatures, “one-CPU-one-vote,” the distinction between nodes and…
CryptoQuikRead_245 - Bitcoin’s Gravity
May 6 • 44 min
A great piece just full of fun analogies on how to imagine the force of nature that is #Bitcoin. Don’t miss our first piece by @dergigi on the show today, exploring Bitcoin as a force of ideological gravity, and how the network codifies a concept into an…
CryptoQuikRead_243 - Bitcoin in Heavy Accumulation [Part 2]
May 3 • 31 min
The conclusion of the Adamant Capital report from Tuur Demeester & Michiel Lescrauwaet on the current state & sentiment of the Bitcoin markets. What could send the price lower? Where are we in the financialization process of the Bitcoin market? Is there…
CryptoQuikRead_243 - Bitcoin in Heavy Accumulation [Part 1]
May 2 • 29 min
Today & tomorrow we will be going through the Adamant Capital report by Tuur Demeester & Michiel Lescrauwaet on the current state and sentiment of the Bitcoin markets, and the data that backs up their analysis. Is the bear market over? Should we be…
CryptoQuikRead_242 - Neutrino is Dangerous to my Self-Sovereignty
May 1 • 36 min
In the follow-up to yesterday’s article, we are covering Nicolas Dorier’s second article on Neutrino, detailing the systemic risks of widespread SPV, and breaking down the different types and specific consequences of various node setups on the network.…
CryptoQuikRead_241 - Why I Don’t Celebrate Neutrino
Apr 30 • 30 min
Today we read an article from developer @nicolasdorier that illustrates why Neutrino might not be the panacea some seem to treat it as. It certainly has its benefits, but its important to look critically at every proposal, to ensure we understand what is,…
CryptoChat_011 - Lightning, Paywall.Link, & the Bootstrap Bandit
Apr 29 • 66 min
Today we bring Tim K (@bootstrapbandit) on the show to talk all about the Lightning Network & a new tool he built at Paywall.Link. Don’t miss this fun conversation about the positives and negatives of lightning, how easy it is to build for, and what the…
CryptoQuikRead_240 - Rothbard on Utility Theory
Apr 26 • 23 min
Today we grab a section out of one of the many incredible works by Murray N. Rothbard to discuss the idea of marginal utility and why money must be a good, and actually is not a unit of measure. As value can only be measured as relational to another good,…
The Case for Electronic Cash
Apr 25 • 65 min
The full audio version of “The Case for Electronic Cash” by Jerry Brito. Abstract Cash is more than a method of payment. It is a fundamental tool for individual privacy and autonomy, and it is necessary for an open society. This paper shows that a…
GuysTake_011 - Why Lightning Sucks
Apr 24 • 66 min
Lightning is complicated, difficult to use, sometimes doesn’t work properly, requires a lot of learning and experimentation, and is still a risky place to hold Bitcoin funds. Doesn’t this make it a protocol destined to obscurity and disuse? Doesn’t it…
CryptoQuikRead_239 - How to Scale Bitcoin Without Changing a Thing [Part 2]
Apr 23 • 55 min
Even with #Bitcoin, are we destined for a future with intermediated payments? Will that give us a different color of the same system we’re stuck with today, or will Bitcoin still prove to be a revolution in financial trust? Lets dig deeper into the…
CryptoQuikRead_238 - How to Scale Bitcoin Without Changing a Thing [Part 1]
Apr 22 • 70 min
“I believe that institutional scaling presents an under-appreciated scaling vector, and it is quite possible to employ it without significantly compromising Bitcoin’s assurances.” Don’t miss today’s article, another fantastic read by Nic Carter…
CryptoQuikRead_237 - Casa Keymaster Security - Mobile Key Overview
Apr 18 • 35 min
Today we go through a recent blog post by Jameson Lopp and the Casa team that goes into the clever, meticulous design used to ensure the security and recoverability of the mobile key for their Keymaster app. Don’t forget to check out the Casa blog to see…
CryptoQuikRead_236 - How Is Fiat Money Possible [Part 3]
Apr 17 • 59 min
Today we reach the conclusion of Hoppe’s incredible piece on the nature of fractional reserve banking and the contradictions of fiat money. With the final section, “From Deposit & Loan Banking to Fractional Reserve: The Devolution of Credit.” Plus a…
CryptoQuikRead_235 - How Is Fiat Money Possible [Part 2]
Apr 16 • 52 min
Continuing from yesterday’s episode with Part 2 of our journey through Hoppe’s amazing piece on the nature and origins of the fiat money system. Could such a system ever work in a competitive market, or are there extremely specific conditions and legal…
CryptoQuikRead_234 - How is Fiat Money Possible [Part 1]
Apr 15 • 36 min
“Fiat money is the term for a medium of exchange which is neither a commercial commodity, a consumer, or a producer good, nor title to any such commodity: i.e., irredeemable paper money.” Another great suggestion by @stephanlivera, we begin our dive into…
CryptoQuikRead_233 - Exit & Freedom
Apr 12 • 43 min
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 topic with, than…
CryptoQuikRead_232 - The Case for Electronic Cash [Part 3]
Apr 11 • 25 min
The conclusion of The Case for Electronic Cash by Jerry Brito. Today we close out this amazing piece with the moral case for why we should not only refrain from demonizing and restricting digital cash, but we should foster and celebrate it! A huge thank…
CryptoQuikRead_231 - The Case for Electronic Cash [Part 2]
Apr 10 • 43 min
Continuing with Part 2 of “The Case for Electronic Cash” from Jerry Brito and CoinCenter.org. The consequences of total dependence upon financial intermediaries and how it is already affecting people today. Don’t forget to check out CoinCenter.org for…
CryptoQuikRead_230 - The Case for Electronic Cash [Part 1]
Apr 9 • 45 min
Today we begin the long, and 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 trade offs of privacy and individual autonomy, the nature…
CryptoQuikRead_229 - Why the State Demands Control of Money
Apr 8 • 54 min
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…
CryptoQuikRead_228 - Minimum Viable Decentralization
Apr 5 • 48 min
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…
CryptoQuikRead_227 - Bitcoin is a Hedge Against the Cashless Society
Apr 4 • 46 min
Another excellent piece from Su Zhu and Hasu at uncommoncore.co and a great introduction to the dynamics and risks at stake in the cashless society. Is the cashless society the frictionless future we want? Or is it frictionless mass surveillance and…
CryptoChat_010 - Guy & the PayPod on How Bitcoin Will Change the World
Apr 3 • 44 min
Today we have another great chat with Scott from The PayPod discussing the impact and philosophy of Bitcoin! Check out Soarpay.com, the sponsor for The PayPod and where the are hosted to find many other episodes of their show discussing new technology in…
My Favorite Bitcoin Holidays? A Walk with Guy Through Bitcoin History
Apr 2 • 95 min
Today we go on an extended walk through some of the most epic days of Bitcoin’s and the Cryptoconomy’s history! Telling some of my personal experiences and the crazy times that were had. Do you know about the origins of some of Bitcoin’s biggest memes? Do…
CryptoQuikRead_226 - Schnorr Signatures & The Inevitability of Privacy in Bitcoin
Mar 29 • 47 min
“The need for privacy and the long-term sustainability of Bitcoin without block rewards are perhaps two of the most most alarming issues surrounding Bitcoin today.” - Lucas Nuzzi Could Schnorr signatures be the puzzle piece that eliminates a major…
CryptoQuikRead_225 - Bitcoin & the Promise of Independent Property Rights
Mar 28 • 27 min
“That is the key innovation of Bitcoin: It detaches property rights from the legal system and the monopoly on violence. For the first time, we can have property that does not rely on a local authority to enforce and protect. It is easy to conceal, defend,…
CryptoQuikRead_224 - Bitcoin is a Social Creature, Mycelium Part 2
Mar 27 • 36 min
“To the casual observer, most of bitcoin’s life is boring — months go by with relatively little action. Then when conditions are just right, bitcoin explodes into life, growing massively in size, and hijacking the consciousness of observers.” - Brandon…
GuysTake_009 - A Trust Model Comparison: Bitcoin vs. the Mighty Dollar
Mar 26 • 60 min
Disclaimer: If you are an ardent supporter of government projects, believe in the moral fiber of politicians, and in the power of voting to produce the greater good, then you will likely not enjoy this episode. You were warned ;) It feels like a good day…
CryptoQuikRead_223 - Ethereum Architecture is Flawed
Mar 25 • 34 min
“Ethereum’s #1 problem is not a problem of product-market-fit but one of engineering soundness. Ethereum architecture is based on a flawed and unscalable idea: it assumes that “smart contracts” need computations to be replicated on thousands and thousands…
CryptoQuikRead_222 - Decentralized Disruption, Who Dares Wins: BitTorrent Lessons [4 of 4]
Mar 22 • 36 min
So what is the outcome of decentralized disruption? Who are the winners when there is a shift to an entirely new paradigm? Don’t miss the conclusion of Simon Morris’s excellent series on the lessons #Bitcoin & Crypto can learn from the history and…
CryptoQuikRead_221 - Intent, Complexity, & The Governance Paradox: BitTorrent Lessons [3 of 4]
Mar 21 • 28 min
In the context of Part 2, knowing that the true value of decentralization is in breaking rules, Simon Morris now explores the consequences of a systems “intent,” the incredible complexity and balance it requires to sustain them, & the paradox of making…
CryptoQuikRead_220 - If You’re Not Breaking the Rules Then You’re Doing it Wrong: BitTorrent Lessons [2 of 4]
Mar 20 • 42 min
Today we cover Part 2 of Simon Morris’s excellent series on the lessons we can take from BitTorrent to better understand the goals and value of Bitcoin and Crypto. If it doesn’t break the rules, then why does decentralization even matter? Don’t miss the…
CryptoQuikRead_219 - Why BitTorrent Mattered: Lessons for Crypto [1 of 4]
Mar 19 • 23 min
Bitcoin is an incredibly novel technology, there are few technologies that can boast the revolutionary impact that Bitcoin potentially has. However, there is still much to be learned from its predecessors and benefactors. One of those being the resilient…
CryptoQuikRead_218 - The Resolution of the Big Block Experiment
Mar 18 • 69 min
If you missed the insanity that happened during the “Block Wars” that extended from 2014 all the way to late 2017 with the split of Bitcoin Cash, then you aren’t going to want to miss this article. With a thorough overview of both the history and core…
CryptoQuikRead_217 - Sovereignty as a Service
Mar 14 • 24 min
Another short but excellent blog post covering the incredible work being done by the team over at @CasaHODL. For the first time we are seeing a user friendly application of one of Bitcoin’s core differentiators. Sovereignty as a service is a beautifully…
CryptoQuikRead_216 - Formalizing & Securing Network Relationships [Part 3]
Mar 12 • 77 min
The risks and benefits of chargebacks, the nature of the trade-off between contract enforcement & ensuring privacy, the elements of splitting contractual elements (the ripped dollar bill) to minimize trust, pseudonymous credit ratings, and so much more in…
CryptoQuikRead_215 - Szabo’s Formalizing & Securing Network Relationships [Part 2]
Feb 27 • 44 min
Listening to an essay from 1997 that details specific challenges of something as distant as the smart contract embedded into the Lightning Network shows the unbelievable foresight of the cypherpunks. As well as the dedication to seeing their vision become…
CryptoQuikRead_214 - Szabo’s Formalizing & Securing Network Relationships [Part 1]
Feb 21 • 34 min
“… The movement from static to dynamic media promises to bring about a fourth cost revolution in the related areas of jurisdiction, trust, and security. Impacts on business will be felt in law, accounting, auditing, billing, collections, contracts,…
CryptoQuikRead_213 - MuSig, A New MultiSignature Standard
Feb 19 • 37 min
Cypherpunks write code! Last year we received a published paper detailing the advantages of the new MuSig Multisignature Scheme, this year we get the code. From the incredible minds at Blockstream, don’t miss an exciting development in cryptographically…
CryptoChat_009 - Holding the Lightning Torch on the Rollo & Slappy Show
Feb 13 • 67 min
If you haven’t heard it yet, don’t miss an awesome discussion all about Lightning and holding the Torch with the guys from the Rollo and Slappy Show! Check out @RolloMcFloogle and @Slappy_Jones_2 for more awesome content & definitely check out the amazing…
CryptoQuikRead_212 - 5 Things I’ve Learned After a Year in Bitcoin
Feb 11 • 40 min
Another great Twitter thread to cover, this time from Jason Smith (@iwearahoodie) covering 5 incredible lessons learned after a year of being seriously into #Bitcoin. Are they the same things you’ve learned? Follow Jason and read the full thread here. —-…
The Human Threat Model
Feb 8 • 77 min
“The human threat model is intended to help humans better understand the threats to that they face and the tools available, and in active development, for defense. Threats are assumed to be any activity designed to prevent humanity from accomplishing it’s…
The Bitcoin Threat Model
Feb 8 • 73 min
“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…
CryptoQuikRead_211 - Human Threat Model [Part 2]
Feb 8 • 46 min
The conclusion of the epic “Human Threat Model,” by @jwweatherman. An exploration of the attack surface that exists in the very nature of being human, and how #Bitcoin could both change the fundamental relationship that we have with thieves and…
CryptoQuikRead_210 - Human Threat Model [Part 1]
Feb 7 • 60 min
Today we begin the “Human Threat Model,” by @jwweatherman. An exploration of the attack surface that exists in the very nature of being human, and how #Bitcoin could both change the fundamental relationship that we have with thieves and governments, as…
CryptoQuikRead_209 - The Bitcoin Threat Model [Part 2]
Feb 5 • 55 min
Continuing with Part 2 of the journey through the “Bitcoin Threat Model” to be followed by the “Human Threat Model,” both by @jwweatherman. An exploration and extensively sourced work on the many different attack vectors and adversarial conditions within…
CryptoQuikRead_208 - The Bitcoin Threat Model [Part 1]
Feb 4 • 39 min
Beginning the journey through the “Bitcoin Threat Model” and the “Human Threat Model,” both by @jwweatherman. An exploration and extensively sourced work on the many different attack vectors and adversarial conditions within the Bitcoin system, their…
CryptoQuikRead_207 - Announcing the Casa Browser Extension
Feb 1 • 30 min
A lot of announcements and tons of exciting stuff to talk about in this episode! Plus our read of the just released Casa Browser Extension, inspired by the Lightning Joule extension, which is one of the coolest additions to the Casa suite yet, plus they…
GuysTake_008 - The Lightning of my TCP, or How the Internet is Too Complex to Work
Jan 30 • 62 min
A follow-up to our previous episode “#Reckless to Wumbology” discussing the incredible development and new tools coming to the Lightning Network. As well as an exploration of the vast complexity of the internet and how, surely, it could never work. Get…
CryptoQuikRead_206 - #Reckless to Wumbology, The Lightning Network Infrastructural Build-Out
Jan 28 • 37 min
Want to know more about Neutrino, Submarine Swaps, Dual Funded Channels, Atomic Multi-Path Payments, Splicing, Sphinx Send, Eltoo, Channel Factories, Watchtowers, and the incredible list of new products coming for the Lightning Network? Look no further,…
CryptoQuikRead_205 - Seven Guiding Principles at Casa
Jan 25 • 28 min
Today we go through a short but awesome run down of the guiding principles at Casa. This company is one to watch very closely over the coming years, and a few things from their recent post make this very clear. Check out the full article and follow Casa…
CryptoQuikRead_204 - Bitcoin, Winner Takes All, or Winner Takes Most?
Jan 23 • 30 min
“Today, there exists over 180 currencies across 195 countries. The reason for such an anomaly is simple: there is no free market for currencies. Currency markets have been restricted by governments in order to maintain financial control.” A great start to…
CryptoQuikRead_203 - Dont Trust, Verify, A Bitcoin Private Case Study
Jan 17 • 39 min
An amazing piece of work from the Coinmetrics.io team using the full node data and some serious digging to uncover the fraudulent minting of over 2 Million BTCP coins! A detailed analysis of how and when the coins were created, and how it managed to go…
CryptoQuikRead_202 - Dan Hedl thinks Satoshi’s Vision is a Silly Endeavor
Jan 15 • 27 min
Taking a dive into an awesome tweetstorm from @danheld about the context, purpose, and beginnings of Bitcoin and whether it meets “Satoshi’s Vision,” or if it even matters. Follow Dan on Twitter and check out the full thread below:…
What’s Really Driving the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon? - The Iterative Capital Thesis
Jan 12 • 247 min
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/…
GuysTake_007 - Happy Birthday Bitcoin, Looking Back on 10 Insane Years
Jan 3 • 44 min
A look at the crazy past, the present, and the future of Bitcoin and where I think things are headed. Bitcoin is here to stay and there are 10 amazing years of Proof-of-Survival I can point to as evidence. Happy Birthday Bitcoin, may the next 10 years be…
CryptoQuikRead_201 - Bitcoin is a Decentralized Organism - Mycelium [Part 1]
Jan 2 • 39 min
“Bitcoin is a living system constantly changing based on environmental stimuli. True understanding is a moving target unlikely to ever be hit. Attempting to answer the question “what is bitcoin,” I found exploring parallels to the natural world to be…
CryptoChat_008 - Under the Lightning Hood with @petoveritas, @Crypt0PuraVida, & @CoinBeezy
Dec 20, 2018 • 108 min
After setting up and experiencing The Lightning Network firsthand as part of the Casa Node crew and our own little pool of channel liquidity and management, we bring 3 guests on the show to talk all about Lightning, what they are working on, and what they…
CryptoQuikRead_200 - Why Bitcoin’s Lightning Network is Ingenious
Dec 18, 2018 • 35 min
“by having the double accounting system rely on and be backed up by the triple accounting system you get the throughput of the double with the security and trustlessness of the triple.” -Todd Kronenberg Don’t forget to check out the original article and…
CryptoQuikRead_199 - Confidential Auditing by Nick Szabo
Dec 13, 2018 • 28 min
“Auditing controls might fairly be called the security protocols of capitalism… [but] auditing is in deep conflict with efforts towards greater privacy.” -Nick Szabo Don’t miss a great read and conversation on auditing, confidentiality, privacy, and how…
CryptoQuikRead_198 - Unpacking Bitcoin’s Social Contract
Dec 11, 2018 • 36 min
“When Satoshi Nakamoto invented bitcoin, he did not invent a new social contract. Satoshi did something else—he leveraged technology to solve many problems of past implementations and implemented the old contract in a new and better way.” - @hasufly Hasu…
GUYSTAKE_006 - 100,000! ANCHOR.FM & MASTERING BITCOIN
Dec 7, 2018 • 15 min
We hit a major milestone in the show! Thank you to everyone who has stayed with us and contributed to the show! Today I’m covering the past & future of the show and new things coming to Cryptoconomy.Life! Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel…
CryptoQuikRead_197 - An Honest Account of Fiat Money
Dec 6, 2018 • 40 min
“While sovereign money has undeniably led to a lot of abuse, as evidenced by instances of hyperinflation, seizures or capital controls, the absence of all control brings problems of its own.” Today we begin an excellent short series by @zhusu and @hasufl…
CryptoQuikRead_196 - Understanding the Technical Side of Bitcoin
Dec 5, 2018 • 46 min
Curious about where to start or what to possibly focus on when learning Bitcoin, Lightning, and the fundamentals of the most important tools in this ecosystem? Look no further, today we read and discuss Pierre Rochard’s excellent piece that breaks it all…
CryptoQuikRead_195 - Estimating and Minimizing Consumer Worry
Dec 3, 2018 • 31 min
What are the mental barriers that cause prospective consumers to drop off from interacting with an e-commerce business? How can we measure or estimate the worry caused by excessive forms, ads, and barriers to the content being sought. Another piece by…
CryptoQuikRead_194 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 9]
Nov 30, 2018 • 43 min
“Far from being a novelty or prototype, Bitcoin has shown itself to be a threatening alternative to present-day organizational conventions and to the large commercial businesses that rely on them.” The Epic finale of the piece by the team at…
CryptoQuikRead_193 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 8]
Nov 29, 2018 • 21 min
“Thus, Bitcoin is the first free, non-commercial software project with the intensity of a commercial product.” Today we hit Section 6 of the Iterative.Capital Thesis exploring the incentives and feedback loops that allow the Bitcoin network to accrue…
CryptoQuikRead_192 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 7]
Nov 28, 2018 • 41 min
“In practice, the Proof-of-Stake approach proves to be problematic in systems where the coins “at stake” were not created through Proof-of-Work.” Today we explore how Proof-of-Work enables the Bitcoin system to achieve consensus without any central point…
CryptoQuikRead_191 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 6]
Nov 27, 2018 • 25 min
“How does Bitcoin use a peer-to-peer network of computers to enforce the rules agreed upon by human participants?” Today we explore how Proof-of-Work enables the Bitcoin system to achieve consensus without any central point of control. Section 5 of the…
CryptoQuikRead_190 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 5]
Nov 26, 2018 • 54 min
Today we explore how the Bitcoin incentives bring together disparate groups of developers, technical operators, and users to maintain and expand the Bitcoin system in a free and collaborative environment. Continuing with Section 4 of the iterative.capital…
GuysTake_005 - New Video - Casa Node Setup & Router Configuration
Nov 21, 2018 • 11 min
A short episode today introducing the video walkthrough of the Initial Setup of the Casa Bitcoin & Lightning Node, and configuring your router to be both accepting requests for blockchain data for Bitcoin & routing payments for Lightning! A must for any…
CryptoQuikRead_189 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 4]
Nov 20, 2018 • 35 min
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…
CryptoQuikRead_188 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 3]
Nov 19, 2018 • 23 min
Continuing our journey through the incredibly thorough and knowledgeable work by iterative.capital that focuses and clarifies the highly misunderstood narrative around the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon. Don’t miss Part 3! Check out the other awesome work and…
CryptoQuikRead_187 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 2]
Nov 16, 2018 • 46 min
Continuing our journey through the incredibly thorough and knowledgeable work by iterative.capital that focuses and clarifies the highly misunderstood narrative around the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon. Don’t miss Part 2! Check out the other awesome work and…
CryptoQuikRead_186 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 1]
Nov 15, 2018 • 26 min
Today we start our journey through the incredibly thorough and knowledgeable work by iterative.capital that focuses and clarifies the highly misunderstood narrative around the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon. Don’t miss this one! Check out the other awesome…
CryptoQuikRead_185 - Sorry Bitcoin is Still Anarchist
Nov 14, 2018 • 18 min
“ Government involvement is usually limited to mediating the clash between incumbents and innovators. Rarely is government the incumbent.” -Zack Voell Think Bitcoin is apolitical? Think again. You don’t want to miss this one by Zack Voell: Sorry, Bitcoin…
CryptoQuikRead_184 - How Many Forks Does it Take to Get to the Center of Satoshi’s Vision
Nov 13, 2018 • 44 min
There is this wonderfully vague idea that I endlessly hear about called “Satoshi’s Vision.” I’ve read many differing supposed “visions” of Satoshi’s and the only constant between them is that it was also the opinion of the person explaining it to…
CryptoQuikRead_183 - Custody in the Age of Digital Assets
Nov 12, 2018 • 38 min
“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…
CryptoQuikRead_182 - The Business of Bitcoin Cold Storage
Nov 9, 2018 • 24 min
“As investors reallocate their current investment portfolios to include bitcoin, trillions of dollars in market capitalization appreciation becomes an inevitable result” -Nik Bhatia Another excellent piece from Nik Bhatia exploring the major developments…
CryptoQuikRead_181 - Bitcoin’s Existential Crisis
Nov 8, 2018 • 35 min
“If you build a system meant by its very nature to dis-intermediate third parties and exist independent of governments and legal systems, you have an identity problem.” -Nic Carter Another excellent piece by Nic Carter exploring the very idea of identity…
GuysTake_004 - The First Long Read & Coming Reading List
Nov 7, 2018 • 11 min
Another short update episode releasing the very first long read in full! Visit the website to listen, download, or read Szabo’s Shelling Out! Plus the upcoming works I’m tackling, and more updates on the way to Cryptoconomy.life Now Available in Long…
Shelling Out - The Origins of Money
Nov 7, 2018 • 95 min
“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…
GuysTake_003 - Casa Node First Impressions & A Few Updates
Nov 6, 2018 • 10 min
First impressions of the Casa Node and first issues standing in the way of my Lightning playtime. The pain is real. Plus, a few updates and what we have in the works for Cryptoconomy.Life in this brief GuysTake episode! Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io…
CryptoQuikRead_180 - Bitcoin at 10
Nov 5, 2018 • 32 min
@Beautyon_ takes us through the realizations & predecessors that set the stage for Bitcoin and the incredible impact this technology has had, and will continue to have on the entire world. #Bitcoin, the revolution, 10 years and running! Don’t forget to…
CryptoQuikRead_179 - Shelling Out - The Origins of Money [Part 4]
Nov 2, 2018 • 39 min
Part 4! Today we finally conclude Nick Szabo’s essential 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…
CryptoQuikRead_178 - Shelling Out - The Origins of Money [Part 3]
Nov 1, 2018 • 34 min
Part 3! 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…
CryptoQuikRead_177 - Shelling Out - The Origins of Money [Part 2]
Oct 31, 2018 • 33 min
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…
CryptoQuikRead_176 - Shelling Out - The Origins of Money [Part 1]
Oct 30, 2018 • 27 min
Today we begin 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…
CryptoQuikRead_175 - Open Sourcing Subzero
Oct 29, 2018 • 25 min
Alok Menghrajani, security engineer at Square, details their Multisig & Hardware key management system for the cold storage of customer’s Cash app Bitcoin balances. Plus their decision to embrace the principles of the Bitcoin culture and open source their…
CryptoQuikRead_174 - @real_vijay on How Cypherpunks Changed Economics for the Digital Age
Oct 26, 2018 • 19 min
Vijay Boyapati details in a Twitter thread, the brilliant but subtle shift that cypherpunks discovered in the economic concept of scarcity that made the revolutionary technology of #Bitcoin possible. Follow Vijay on Twitter and share this thread…
CryptoQuikRead_173 - Reimagining Trusted Intermediaries
Oct 25, 2018 • 44 min
We are in the midst of a global collapse in trusted institutions. #Bitcoin and blockchain tech enable networks & economies that mitigate dependence on these intermediaries in the world’s largest market for trust: Money. In today’s episode, hear @avichal’s…
CryptoQuikRead_172 - Bitcoin’s Distribution Was Fair
Oct 24, 2018 • 32 min
As Bitcoin continues to succeed against all odds, there are more and more claims of how its “unfair” that early investors have profited. Dan Held argues in an excellent summary that Bitcoin was, and still is, the fairest distribution possible. Today’s…
CryptoChat_007 - The One and Only @Real_Vijay
Oct 23, 2018 • 69 min
Today we chat with @Real_Vijay about Bitcoin maximalism, growing internet censorship, standing up to Google, the troubles of BCH, the fall of Bitmain, and much more! Don’t miss today’s chat with Vijay Boyapati! Follow him on Twitter so you don’t miss the…
CryptoQuikRead_171 - Mr Fantastic, A Response to Nouriel Roubini’s Senate Testimony
Oct 22, 2018 • 41 min
“It’s a shame, then, given all the things he was saying that indeed needed saying, that the useful shade Roubini throws is sullied by a number of misrepresentations, exaggerations, and outright falsehoods” -Daniel Goldman Don’t miss the awesome work by…
CryptoQuikRead_170 - If Games Drive Crypto Mass Adoption, Then it Will be Grassroots
Oct 19, 2018 • 32 min
There seems to be something inherently complementary between scarce digital goods in the video game world, and the systems that ensure the scarcity of cryptocurrency tokens. But do games like Fortnite and other incumbents have any incentive to adopt a…
CryptoQuikRead_169 - Neutrino: The Lighter Side of Lightning
Oct 18, 2018 • 26 min
Another awesome post on the Lightning Labs blog, this time breaking down Alice’s search for privacy and a great mobile user experience with Bitcoin. Neutrino might be the solution she has been waiting for! Listen to find out more. Check out the blog for…
GuysTake_002 - The Lightning App I Want to Use
Oct 17, 2018 • 28 min
Lightning is slowly coming into its own. With simple working wallets, and dedicated plug-and-play nodes around the corner, its time to talk about the #LightningNetwork apps that I think could make waves in the early days. Listen to this “Guy’s Take”…
CryptoQuikRead_168 - Prices Keep us From Squandering Resources
Oct 16, 2018 • 29 min
“this system of prices is not an organized institution or structure that was created by any single person’s design. It was simply a natural consequence of trade between people even before money in a barter economy.” - Hayek A short article from FEE.org…
CryptoQuikRead_167 - Deep Dive into Strong Federations & Foundations of Liquid
Oct 12, 2018 • 56 min
Today we read “Strong Federations, Foundation of Liquid, Whitepaper Release,” on Blockstream.com & take a deep dive all about the system that secures the operation of @Blockstream’s Liquid Sidechain. If you want to know more about Liquid, don’t miss this…
CryptoQuikRead_166 - Liquid Network Launch and Thoughts from @LucasNuzzi
Oct 11, 2018 • 29 min
Blockstream’s Liquid, a federated, production sidechain, has officially launched with exchanges accounting for more than half of the global Bitcoin exchange volume! In today’s episode we read and expand on the official announcement from the Blockstream…
CryptoQuikRead_165 - Why Privacy Matters
Oct 10, 2018 • 25 min
Privacy isn’t just about being safe and keeping our data secure, its also a deeply fundamental aspect of being human. The unconscious pressures from being endlessly surveilled create a cage for our minds, killing creativity and expression in place of…
CryptoQuikRead_164 - Bitcoin Optech’s Scaling Bitcoin Special
Oct 9, 2018 • 40 min
The Bitcoin Optech Newsletter takes a break from their usual technical foray to summarize and discuss the amazing new proposals and technology at the Scaling Bitcoin Conference in Tokyo. Don’t miss the awesome stuff in today’s episode. Don’t forget to…
Guy’sTake_001 - Poor in a World with Bitcoin, or Rich in a World Without It?
Oct 8, 2018 • 26 min
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…
CryptoQuikRead_163 - A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto
Oct 5, 2018 • 12 min
“Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn’t want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn’t want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world.” - Eric Hughes Required…
CryptoQuikRead_162 - The Untold History of Bitcoin, Enter The Cypherpunks
Oct 4, 2018 • 18 min
“Although there was never complete agreement on any one thing, this was an open forum where personal privacy and personal liberty were ultimately placed above all other considerations.” [email protected] Check out Petri’s work and follow him on Medium and Twitter…
CryptoQuikRead_161 - Bitcoin, The Untold History
Oct 3, 2018 • 29 min
“I have always believed that to really understand something and where it is going, you have to understand where it came from.” [email protected] Today we read the first of Petri’s short series on the untold history of Bitcoin and the blockchain. Plus, my…
CryptoQuikRead_160 - Bitcoin, Blockade Runner of the Information Age
Sep 28, 2018 • 19 min
“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.” [email protected] Check out the…
CryptoQuikRead_159 - Bitcoin, Chance, and Randomness [Part 2]
Sep 27, 2018 • 20 min
“Numbers generated by such a process are deterministic, but they pass statistical tests of what is considered “random”. Pseudorandomness, in turn, became one of the building blocks of a brand new field — also a child of the computer age: modern…
CryptoQuikRead_158 - Anatomy of Proof of Work [Part 1]
Sep 26, 2018 • 14 min
“By attaching energy to a block, we give it “form”, allowing it to have real weight & consequences in the physical world… In other words, PoW is the bridge between the digital & the physical.” - Hugo Nguyen Today we read Part 1 of Hugo Nguyen’s series on…
CryptoQuikRead_157 - The Bitcoin Central Bank’s Perfect Monetary Policy
Sep 25, 2018 • 18 min
“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…
CryptoQuikRead_156 - Features of the Casa Node
Sep 24, 2018 • 24 min
Autopilot, Channel Names, Verify from Scratch, Node Nicknames and more. Hear about the features in the new Casa Bitcoin and Lightning node! Check out the full article and follow @CasaHODL on Medium and Twitter so you don’t miss the other incredible things…
CryptoQuikRead_155 - POW is Efficient
Sep 21, 2018 • 28 min
“The Cryptopocalypse is coming — Bitcoin’s (PoW) is so bad that it’s going to destroy the world in 2020!” -DanHeld Is Bitcoin’s energy consumption going to destroy the world… or not?Clap for the article on Den Held’s Medium…
CryptoQuikRead_154 - Electric Money [Part 4 - Bitcoin’s POW]
Sep 20, 2018 • 19 min
“No equation, no chart in this fourth part. Just a short discussion about the total cost of Bitcoin’s PoW. It will offer us the opportunity to introduce another fundamental property of PoW which makes it truly unique.” -LaurentMT Check out the full series…
CryptoQuikRead_153 - Cliffhangers [Part 3 - Bitcoin’s POW]
Sep 19, 2018 • 19 min
“In this third part, we’re going to focus on a slightly different question: “Is the system running at its optimum?” -LaurentMT Check out the full article to explore the charts and graphics illustrating his arguments and metrics (and don’t forget to drop…
CryptoQuikRead_152 - Yin and Yang of Bitcoin [Part 2 - Bitcoin’s POW]
Sep 18, 2018 • 36 min
Listen to @Laurentmt’s article explaining how the Yin and Yang of Bitcoin, Hodling & Mining, affect the efficiency of the system and how they drive the system’s dynamics. Don’t forget to drop some applause on the article and check out the author’s other…
CryptoQuikRead_151 - Gravity [Part 1 - Bitcoin’s POW]
Sep 17, 2018 • 37 min
“At last, we have derived two metrics which both suggest that contrary to a widespread opinion, Bitcoin’s PoW is actually becoming more and more efficient.” [email protected] Listen to Part 1 of @Laurentmt’s excellent series introducing the fundamental…
CryptoQuikRead_150 - Why I wrote PGP
Sep 14, 2018 • 27 min
“If we do nothing, new technologies will give the government new automatic surveillance capabilities that Stalin could never have dreamed of. The only way to hold the line on privacy in the information age is strong cryptography.” -Phil Zimmerman Explore…
CryptoChat_006 - TheOneVortex on Building for Bitcoin
Sep 13, 2018 • 75 min
Building applications, expanding alternative media, software is eating the world, what’s inside the ICOs & altcoins, the future of Bitcoin, the Lightning Network, and the revolution this technology could bring! Don’t miss our chat with @TheOneVortex!Check…
CryptoQuikRead_149 - Bitcoin as a PrivacyCoin
Sep 12, 2018 • 32 min
“Ever since its inception Bitcoin has never really been private…. Fortunately, spying on Bitcoin users is becoming increasingly difficult.” - Aaron Van Wirdum Listen to another great read on Bitcoin Magazine about the amazing tech available today, and yet…
CryptoQuikRead_148 - Bitcoin as a Conflict Prevention Protocol
Sep 11, 2018 • 29 min
“To borrow from Nick Szabo, Bitcoin is a socially scalable, conflict preventing protocol.” - Tuur Demeester Today we read an excellent Tweet Storm from Tuur Demeester about #Bitcoin and what makes it a true monetary revolution. Check out the full post…
CryptoQuikRead_147 - How to Critique Bitcoin, A Guide
Sep 10, 2018 • 19 min
“You’ve heard of Bitcoin. You do not like it… It relies on curious, antiquated ideas like sound money, peer-to-peer networking, the abolition of seignorage, and censorship-resistance. It is profoundly distasteful.” -nic carter Don’t waste anymore time…
CryptoQuikRead_146 - The Three Economic Eras of Bitcoin
Sep 7, 2018 • 25 min
“The Third Era will start with civil war” -Rusty Russell The future economic reality of the Bitcoin ecosystem has been hard-coded into the consensus since the very first block. The inevitable pains that the future will bring should not surprise us. Listen…
CryptoQuikRead_145 - Giacomo on SPV and Digital Coinage
Sep 6, 2018 • 31 min
“We shouldn’t make full nodes harder to run, EVER” [email protected] Listen to the tweet storm laying out exactly why a responsible #Bitcoin maximalist should hold this view in today’s #CryptoQuikRead! See the original Tweet storm and Follow Giacomo Zucco…
CryptoQuikRead_144 - SegWit2x Bugs Explained
Sep 5, 2018 • 23 min
The infrastructure and businesses in the Cryptoconomy are set to have a massive shift in the coming months. The #Bitcoin ecosystem may be difficult to recognize in the near future. that makes it critical not to forget the lessons our short but eventful…
CryptoChat_005 - Brady Swenson on Being an Informed Bitcoin Citizen
Sep 4, 2018 • 62 min
Hashing out all the major pain points, who to trust, building your filter, and where to start when it comes to learning everything about Bitcoin today! Don’t miss a fun chat with @CitizenBitcoin. Check out the podcast over at:https://citizenbitcoin.world/…
CryptoQuikRead_143 - The Time Value of Bitcoin
Aug 31, 2018 • 24 min
“Lightning Network provides a framework to measure the time-value of bitcoin, a precursor for a capital market and reserve currency status.” -Nik Bhatia Today we jump back into @timevalueofbtc’s 4 part series with Part 2, ”The Time Value of Bitcoin.”…
CryptoQuikRead_142 - Chaincode’s Residency Program Is Back, This Time With Lightning
Aug 30, 2018 • 16 min
— “Lightning is a promising technology, but right now, very few people are fluent with it,” Chaincode Labs engineer James O’Beirne told Bitcoin Magazine.— Another great piece form Amy Castor at Bitcoin Magazine. Today we read “Chaincode’s Residency…
CryptoQuikRead_141 - Fat Protocols Aren’t New
Aug 29, 2018 • 39 min
“People have speculated on what a future with fat protocols will look like. File sharing protocols aren’t exactly the same, but they have a lot of similarities we can learn from.” @backus Today we read one from John Backus about the history of P2P file…
CryptoQuikRead_140 - Lightning Network 2.0 [Part 2]
Aug 28, 2018 • 50 min
“That’s right: while we’re here still trying to wrap our minds around Layer 2 solutions, these mad scientists are already proposing a system with three layers” @DZack23 Today we conclude the incredible piece by Daniel Goldman on the new tools of “The…
CryptoQuikRead_139 - Lightning Network 2.0 [Part1]
Aug 27, 2018 • 36 min
“Thing is, as these debates rage on, there’s a community of developers coming up with new ideas and, ya know, actually building stuff.” @DZack23 Today we explore a breakdown of the specific limitations of Lightning, and technologies being built to break…
CryptoQuikRead_138 - Traditional Bitcoin Mixers
Aug 24, 2018 • 24 min
“Thinking about it, isn’t it ironic that, over the past years I wrote about every Bitcoin privacy technique in existence, except the one that 99% of all users use?” @nopara73 Today we dive into a great short article on traditional Bitcoin mixing servies…
CryptoQuikRead_137 - Half of the Remaining Bitcoin Supply is ‘Spoken For’
Aug 23, 2018 • 24 min
“At least 99M People intend to own crypto, but don’t yet.” @RyanRadloff A fun exploration by Ryan Radloff on the different demographics who intend to invest in Bitcoin & Crypto, and what might drive the next Bitcoin adoption cycle.Drop some applause on…
CryptoQuikRead_136 - The Panama Canal and The Bitcoin Lightning Network
Aug 22, 2018 • 27 min
“So instead, I’m going to tell a story that makes the function of the Lightning Network less abstract and hopefully, easier to picture in your mind. We will do this by explanation of the system that runs The Panama Canal.” @TheCryptoconomy Dont forget to…
CryptoQuikRead_135 - The Hard Thing About Learning Hard Things
Aug 21, 2018 • 28 min
“In the end, learning is both science and art. It is science when your domain is structured, and art when it is not.” @Hosseeb Don’t miss today’s episode about learning the things that no one can teach you. Reading “The Hard Thing About Learning Hard…
CryptoQuikRead_134 - Welcome to Bitcoin Island
Aug 20, 2018 • 18 min
“Forget currencies and commodities… perhaps the right analogy for Bitcoin is LAND!” Flashback from 2014 with @gendal in an analogy that presents a unique and interesting perspective of what it means to own a Bitcoin. Today’s QuikRead, “Welcome to Bitcoin…
CryptoQuikRead_133 - Governments and Central Banks Should Look to Gold not Crypto
Aug 17, 2018 • 24 min
“…The age of controlled money had arrived — and with it, world wars, depression and inflation, enormous government indebtedness, and the rise of leviathan states that learned to print their way to power and riches.” -Jeffrey Tucker Check out the article…
CryptoQuikRead_132 - The Bitcoin Second Layer
Aug 16, 2018 • 37 min
“This makes Lightning Network an absolute game changer for the entire concept of capital markets: income without explicit counterparty default risk.” @timevalueofbtc Don’t miss Nik Bhatia’s other excellent work on his Medium page, and give a round of…
CryptoQuikRead_131 - BCH Update: Bitmain, BCH, the IPO & What it All Actually Means
Aug 15, 2018 • 33 min
“It is impossible for Bitmain to divest their BCH holdings onmarket. Full stop. The BCH markets are not liquid enough to absorb the amount of coins Bitmain is still holding” [email protected] Follow Crypto Herpes Cat on…
CryptoQuikRead_130 - Media Coverage of Bitcoin is Still a Total Disaster
Aug 14, 2018 • 35 min
“I’m going to expose the Washington Post/Wonkblog piece for the nonsensical ramble that it is… in short, it relies on mistaken assumptions to paint a misleading picture of the world.” -Nic Carter Read the full article and explore the many great links and…
CryptoQuikRead_129 - Responsible Disclosure in the Era of Cryptocurrencies
Aug 13, 2018 • 32 min
“On April 25, 2018, I anonymously and privately disclosed a critical vulnerability in Bitcoin Cash, one of the world’s most valuable cryptocurrencies…” - Cory Fields Hear the full story in today’s read of Core dev Cory Fields’ recount of the events. Check…
CryptoQuikRead_128 - What Will Bitcoin Look Like in 20 Years? [Part 2]
Aug 10, 2018 • 66 min
Will hundreds of coins flourish? Will economic thought change completely? Will it be a force for good or evil? And will Bitcoin even survive? All this and more in the second half of Daniel Jeffries great piece on the Future of Bitcoin! Don’t miss his…
CryptoQuikRead_127 - What Will Bitcoin Look Like in 20 Years? [Part 1]
Aug 9, 2018 • 38 min
Will the price increase forever? Will government currencies be a thing of the past? Will there be a singular, global economy? And how do we make interesting predictions in the first place? All this and more in the first half of Daniel Jeffries great piece…
CryptoQuikRead_126 - Bitcoin, We Don’t Expect New Highs in 2018
Aug 8, 2018 • 36 min
Price prediction is a tricky game, but there is some fundamental analysis that may tell us more about the broad trends. Tuur Demeester looks at retail interest, institutional hesitancy, and Metcalf’s law for a current perspective in: “Bitcoin: We Don’t…
CryptoQuikRead_125 - Why Money Has Value & Spending Bitcoin is Senseless
Aug 7, 2018 • 29 min
Mises’ and Menger’s theories of money provide deep insight, but invariably never attempted to rank the functions of money during its period of establishment. To fill the gap, Fernando Ulrich explains why he believes a Store of Value must arise before a…
CryptoQuikRead_124 - ASIC Resistance is Nothing but a Blockchain Buzzword
Aug 6, 2018 • 71 min
Is ASIC resistance really the panacea that some claim it is? Will it solve the never ending challenges of a decentralized network? Or is it just a buzzword used to sell Bitcoin alternatives? Find out in @StopAndDecrypt’s thorough piece on ASIC resistance.…
CryptoQuikRead_123 - I, Pencil
Aug 3, 2018 • 28 min
In closing out the week we have one last piece on the economics behind Bitcoin and the natural market economy. We read the classic piece “I, Pencil” by Leonard E. Read posted on Fee.org. Check out the post itself to read the Foreward & Afterward, plus…
CryptoQuikRead_122 - “The Yield From Money Held” Reconsidered
Aug 2, 2018 • 30 min
What if “hoarding” money is both realizing its most important utility, and stabilizing in an uncertain economy? If true, how could the exact opposite belief be so widespread? Don’t miss our read from Hans Hermann Hoppe on Mises.org to find out more! Check…
CryptoChat_004 - John Wolpert on Blockchain, Identity, Trust, and a New Internet
Aug 1, 2018 • 62 min
Taking a break from Bitcoin maximalism to have a chat with John Wolpert (@Consensys, @IBMblockchain, @Hyperledger) for what consensus protocols and blockchain can do for the future of decentralization, trust, and privacy! Don’t miss today’s episode! Don’t…
CryptoQuikRead_121 - Ethereum, Fomo3D, and Dangerous Game Theory
Jul 31, 2018 • 26 min
“This game, underlying FOMO3D (F3D), is called “The War of Attrition” and it can produce some insanely irrational outcomes… Human beings tend to play terribly and lose.” Don’t miss Matt Stephenson’s great piece on how FOMO3D exploits “dangerous game…
CryptoQuikRead_120 - Visions of Bitcoin
Jul 30, 2018 • 28 min
Many different and often conflicting ideas of what Bitcoin is, and what it’s future should be, have emerged throughout the years. Here @nic_carter’s and @hasufl’s exploration of past, present, and future narratives that molded Bitcoin into what it is…
CryptoQuikRead_119 - Deep Dive into ETF Disapproval and SEC Commissioner’s Dissent
Jul 27, 2018 • 42 min
The SEC has disapproved the Winklevoss twin’s second attempt at a Bitcoin ETP for traditional markets. Rife with contradictions & misunderstandings, a thorough rebuttal comes in a “Letter of Dissent” from none other than the SEC Commissioner herself!…
CryptoQuikRead_118 - Securing Property with Owner Authority
Jul 26, 2018 • 39 min
Bitcoin is the first truly decentralized registry for property ownership. The first application of which is value in its most abstract form, money. But how can we extend this to physical property and titles outside of political institutions? Who better to…
CryptoQuikRead_117 - How Central Banking Increased Inequality
Jul 25, 2018 • 37 min
With the huge number of conversations and claims of income inequality, the central banking monetary policy, which directly benefits the wealthy and financial sector, is almost entirely ignored. What if it’s the largest piece of the inequality puzzle?…
CryptoQuikRead_116 - Coindesk & Jake Chervinsky on the Bitcoin ETFs
Jul 24, 2018 • 19 min
Today we have a dual QuikRead with Nikhilesh De’s Coindesk article regarding the Direxion ETF and the SEC’s decision to postpone until September. Plus Jake Chervinsky’s comments and clarification on SEC processes in his informative Twitter thread. Listen…
CryptoChat_003 - Nik Bhatia on The Future of Bitcoin Financial Markets
Jul 23, 2018 • 63 min
The Lightning Reference Rate, Changes in Lightning Tech #eltoo, Returns without Counterparty Risk, CFA Institute Enters Crypto, ETFs on the horizon, Futures, and a revolution in Financial Markets. Listen to this CryptoChat with Nik Bhatia for all this and…
CryptoQuikRead_115 - Announcing Bitcoin OpTech
Jul 20, 2018 • 26 min
“We’re as excited about Lightning, Schnorr signatures, Taproot/Graftroot and scriptless scripts as any other Bitcoin engineers, but the project’s focus is on technology that can be deployed by companies today.” - @bitcoinoptech Those mentioned in the…
CryptoQuikRead_114 - Schnorr Poised to Become Bitcoin’s Biggest Change Since SegWit
Jul 19, 2018 • 16 min
Thanks to the incredible work by Pieter Wuille (@pwuille) and others, #Schnorr signature scheme has an official proposal. Despite still much work and testing to be done, schnorr is poised to grant #Bitcoin a plethora of amazing improvements. Listen to…
CryptoChat_002 with The Friends Against Government Podcast
Jul 18, 2018 • 81 min
The future of #Crypto, Bitcoin, New Developments, Shitcoins?, and really really Bad Movies! Don’t miss a great time with the FAGcast crew! Follow them on Twitter! @CarCampIt @birdarchist Check out their Awesome Podcast!…
CryptoQuikRead_113 - The Dawn of Trustworthy Computing
Jul 17, 2018 • 28 min
“It’s actually the protocol (Nakamoto consensus, which is highly distributed) combined with strong cryptography, rather than just decentralization per se, that is the source of the far higher reliability and and much lower vulnerability of block chains.”…
CryptoQuikRead_112 - Wasabi Privacy Focused Bitcoin Wallet
Jul 16, 2018 • 17 min
“We are soon going to be able to use Bitcoin in an end-to-end, fully anonymous way.” - @nopara73 Check out the article and other links at:https://medium.com/@nopara73/wasabi-privacy-focused-bitcoin-wallet-for-desktop-3962d567045a Check out his talk from…
CryptoQuikRead_111 - Genesis Files - With Bit Gold, Nick Szabo Was Inches From Inventing Bitcoin
Jul 13, 2018 • 26 min
The 4th in the excellent Genesis Files Series from Aaron Van Wirdum (@AaronvanW) and Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine). Today we read about BitGold and How Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) was “Inches From Inventing Bitcoin.” Check out the full article, the…
CryptoQuikRead_110 - Adversaries, Distributed Ledgers, and Decentralization
Jul 12, 2018 • 25 min
“Given an adversarial environment I don’t believe you can maintain secure decentralized consensus AND have timely confirmation between arbitrary parties AND scale up to a large number of nodes/transactions.” - @SarahJamieLewis Check out her article and…
CryptoQuikRead_109 - The Bitcoin Risk Spectrum
Jul 11, 2018 • 25 min
“Bitcoin staked to Lightning is the most unique income producing asset in all of monetary history: income with zero counterparty risk. The historical implications of this on capital markets are tremendous.” - Nik Bhatia Check out the article and follow…
CryptoQuikRead_108 - Bitcoin Governance
Jul 10, 2018 • 28 min
“Compromising on trustlessness could help the Bitcoin price find a local maximum, at the expense of finding a much higher global maximum.” - Pierre Rochard Don’t forget to drop some applause on the great article and explore other works by Pierre…
CryptoChat_001 with Daniel Goldman - Verge, Digital Gold, Forks, and Going Down the Rabbit Hole
Jul 9, 2018 • 65 min
Challenges with Verge, thoughts on Bitcoin maximalism, the inevitability of forks and altcoins, and our first trips down the rabbit hole. All this and more with Daniel Goldman [@dzack23]. Find his articles at https://blog.theabacus.io/@dzack23 You can…
CryptoQuikRead_107 - If Bitcoin Had a First Draft, Wei Dai’s B-Money Was It
Jul 6, 2018 • 31 min
Dai would become best known for an idea he casually announced in November 1998… “I hope this is a step toward making crypto-anarchy a practical as well as theoretical possibility.” He called his proposal B-Money. -Aaron Van Wirdum Be sure to check out…
CryptoQuikRead_106 - Working Alone
Jul 5, 2018 • 17 min
“You have to remember that you chose this path not because you didn’t have any options, but because you knew you could create even more options for yourself.” -Jill Carlson Check out the article in full as well as Jill’s other works on her medium…
CryptoQuikRead_105 - Why You Can’t Understand Bitcoin
Jul 4, 2018 • 9 min
“A Statist is a man or woman who believes that only the State should be the final arbiter of every activity man can engage in. In Bitcoin, Statists are a constant irritant and lethal toxin.” @Beautyon_ Check out the full article, other fun works by…
CryptoQuikRead_104 - Crypto-Incrementalism vs Crypto-Anarchy
Jul 3, 2018 • 23 min
“Crypto-incrementalists and the crypto-anarchists share strong convictions in the power of decentralization… However, these groups diverge quickly as we move from the abstract to the material.” -Tony Sheng Check out Tony Sheng’s article and other work…
CryptoQuikRead_103 - Crypto Commons
Jul 2, 2018 • 22 min
“Just like a stock market was a financial platform for creating the scalable corporation, blockchains can be governance platforms for enabling the scalable commons.” [email protected] Check out the medium article and other interesting work by Mike Maples…
CryptoQuikRead_102 - Casa’s Privacy Model
Jun 29, 2018 • 16 min
“While we have no intention of providing custodial services to our users, we do wish to provide financial software and services that help facilitate our users in their quest for financial sovereignty.” @lopp @[email protected]@CasaHODL Check out the…
CryptoQuikRead_101 - How Easy it is to Buy ICO Ratings
Jun 28, 2018 • 23 min
“He eventually offered us six more ratings at the price of 300 US dollars a piece.” -Markus Hartmann Check out the full article and chat logs along with other articles and ICO discussion…
CryptoQuikRead_100 - Dandelions and a Bright Future for Bitcoin Privacy
Jun 27, 2018 • 34 min
Episode 100!!“I think we will soon witness the flood of innovation that Andreas Antonopolous said would be a natural result of this permission-less network.” [email protected] Check out my medium page and the full article here:…
CryptoQuikRead_099 - Announcing C-Lightning 0.6
Jun 26, 2018 • 20 min
“All three of the Lightning implementations (Eclair, lnd, and c-lightning) are now in beta!” -Christian Decker & Rusty Russell Check out the other great work and full article with links at the Blockstream Blog:…
CryptoQuikRead_098 - The Challenges of Building Ethereum Infrastructure
Jun 25, 2018 • 30 min
“This week I learned you can start syncing an archival Ethereum node, travel completely around the world, and it still won’t be finished.” [email protected] Today’s Quik Read is from Jameson Lopp on his experiences with Ethereum infrastructure. Link to the full…
CryptoQuikRead_097 - I HODL
Jun 22, 2018 • 25 min
Price got you down? Don’t forget why we are here. From @davidcbennett, we read ”I Hodl.” Link to the article on Steemit: https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@davidcbennett/i-hodl Support the show: 3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5 —- Support this podcast:…
CryptoQuikRead_096 - Giacomo’s Tweetstorm, Coinage in the Age of Bitcoin
Jun 21, 2018 • 18 min
“So, what people call “SPV” today, is actually the practice of trusting the hashrate majority not JUST to prevent doublespending, but to properly verify and enforce Bitcoin rules.” @giacomozucco The Twitter Thread:…
CryptoQuikRead_095 - The Genesis Files: Hashcash or How Adam Back Designed Bitcoin’s Motor Block
Jun 20, 2018 • 23 min
“It was around this time — 1997, close to the [cypherpunk mailing] list’s peak popularity — that Back submitted his Hashcash proposal.” @AaronvanW @BitcoinMagazine Today we read the second in Aaron Von Wirdum’s “Genesis Files” series titled “Hashcash or…
CryptoQuikRead_094 - Let’s Do the Time Warp Again, Verge Hack Part Deux
Jun 19, 2018 • 34 min
“While patching the first hack, they seem to have initially wanted to decrease the time drift to 15 minutes, but things kept… going wrong.” Listen to the next installment in the Verge Hack fiasco from Daniel Goldman + Abacus Crypto Journal Link to the…
CryptoQuikRead_093 - The Importance of Layer 2
Jun 18, 2018 • 15 min
“the most pressing issue in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology right now is, how are we going to achieve the original vision of blockchains as open, decentralized networks while scaling to reach a billion people?” @neha Today we read @neha’s The…
CryptoQuikRead_092 - The Truth About Smart Contracts
Jun 15, 2018 • 26 min
Support the Show:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5 Are smart contracts really the trustless panacea that we all dream they are? Or are there serious and often insurmountable challenges that too many ignore? Find out more in @JimmySong’s excellent article…
CryptoQuikRead_091 - BetterHash Aims to Increase Bitcoin Mining Decentralization
Jun 14, 2018 • 14 min
Support The Show: 3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5 @TheBlueMatt has introduced a new protocol to re-decentralize the vulnerability of mining pools. Listen to @dantwany’s article breaking down what this could mean for the future of Bitcoin. Check out the…
CryptoQuikRead_090 - Sharding Centralizes Ethereum
Jun 13, 2018 • 95 min
Today we read @StopAndDecrypt’s thorough breakdown of the #Ethereum scaling and validation trade-off. Is ETH an inherently centralizing system? Find out in today’s Quik Read. Don’t forget to check the plethora of graphics and charts as well as the other…
CryptoQuikRead_089 - Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Looking to the Past and the Future
Jun 11, 2018 • 11 min
Covering the weeks top stories with Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review - Looking to the Past and the Future. Listen to today’s episode from Shawn Gordon and subscribe to hear all the best articles in the Cryptoconomy space.Don’t forget to click the link…
CryptoQuikRead_088 - Feared 51% Attacks Are Now Becoming Regular
Jun 8, 2018 • 28 min
The once-feared 51% attack of POW security has recently moved from a theoretical vulnerability to a common occurrence. Today we read and discuss an article from @AlyssaHertig with @coindesk exploring recent events and what they might mean for the…
CryptoQuikRead_087 - Introducing Bitcoin Contract Governance
Jun 7, 2018 • 33 min
Another from @goorha and @parabolictrav detailing the application and incredible potential of Bitcoin’s contractual governance. A truly global and open platform for economic organization. Don’t miss this one! Link to the full article and @parabolictrav’s…
CryptoQuikRead_086 - Build the Bitcoin Economy, The Complete Contract Governance Platform
Jun 6, 2018 • 24 min
Is Bitcoin a new asset class, a fancy way to buy coffee, digital sound money, or something entirely different and more fundamental? Listen to the article by Prateek Goorha (@goorha) and Parabolic Trav to dive into the future of contracts. Be sure to check…
CryptoQuikRead_085 - Increasing Bitcoin Privacy Using the Lightning Network
Jun 5, 2018 • 22 min
One of the features of the Lightning network is its innate benefits to privacy. Listen to a short exploration of privacy in Lightning with Toronex (@scidexer) plus commentary.Check out the full article…
CryptoQuikRead_084 - Analysis of Batching in Bitcoin
Jun 4, 2018 • 37 min
Has transaction count become an unreliable measure of Bitcoin’s usage because of batching? Find out the answer to this and more thanks to the detailed analysis by coinmetrics.io and hasufly. Check out the full article for the large number of excellent…
CryptoQuikRead_083 - Trusted Third Parties are Security Holes
Jun 1, 2018 • 38 min
If you are curious of the foundations of thought that ultimately led to the creation of the Bitcoin system, Nick Szabo is absolutely the one to read. Listen to Szabo’s “Trusted Third Parties and Security Holes” from 2001 @nakamotoinstitute Check out the…
CryptoQuikRead_082 - Exploring Lightning Network Routing
May 31, 2018 • 23 min
Channel balances, gateway routing nodes, non-advertised channels, buffer capital, source routing, onion routing, bridge channels, and atomic multi-path payments. Take a dive into the tech behind Lightning routing with Bryan Vu and the Lightning Labs Blog.…
CryptoQuikRead_081 - What we Talk About When We Talk About Blockchain
May 30, 2018 • 33 min
“the supposedly naive crypto-anarchists types may be the only ones actually grounded in reality, while the supposedly pragmatic, business-oriented, “it’s about the technology, stupid” crowd may prove to be hopelessly confused.” Another great article…
CryptoQuikRead_080 - Amid Chaos, Our Decentralized Future is Being Built
May 29, 2018 • 20 min
“These prospects have stirred a hive mind of dreamers and fueled an unprecedented bout of economic speculation. We don’t know where it’s headed. But we sense something profound is afoot…” Don’t forget to check out the full article at CoinDesk as well as…
CryptoQuikRead_079 - The Security Token Thesis
May 28, 2018 • 34 min
Is the future of finance an internet of interoperable and programmable tokens? Stephen McKeon covers the possibilities in his Security Token thesis. Listen to learn more about the advantages and drawbacks of tokenizing the world. Link to the full article,…
CryptoQuikRead_078 - Tari Blockchain for Digital Assets on Monero
May 25, 2018 • 25 min
Eric Kuebler at Bitcoin magazine gives us an introduction into Tari, the sidechain for digital assets and the Lightning Network built on top of Monero. Learn more in today’s Quik Read! Check out the full article and Eric’s other works at Bitcoin…
CryptoQuikRead_077 - Ethereum Blockchain Exceeds 1TB!
May 24, 2018 • 62 min
@StopAndDecrypt gives us an excellent breakdown of the state of the over-stressed Ethereum blockchain. Do the trends spell disaster for the smart contract platform, or is there a way out? Listen to find out and be prepared to learn! Check out the full…
CryptoQuikRead_076 - The Verge Hack, Explained
May 23, 2018 • 37 min
An excellent breakdown of the recent attacks and corresponding vulnerabilities in the Verge cryptocurrency. From Daniel Goldman and The Abacus Crypto Journal, listen to learn all about the time-warp vulnerability and the ongoing attack. Enjoy! Don’t…
CryptoQuikRead_075 - Homo Sapiens, Evolution, Money & Bitcoin
May 22, 2018 • 45 min
An exploration of history, anthropology, communication and evolution searching for the answers to what money is, what Bitcoin is, and why this innovation is so important. From Aleksandar Svetski, enjoy a journey through human and bitcoin nature. Link to…
CryptoQuikRead_074 - Securing Your Financial Sovereignty
May 21, 2018 • 19 min
The true disruptive potential of Bitcoin is that we can guarantee our own financial sovereignty without trusting anyone else. Don’t be a second class Bitcoin citizen, listen to Jameson Lopp’s article explaining how to be Bitcoin sovereign! Don’t forget to…
CryptoQuikRead_073 - Introducing TxTenna: Decentralizing the Last Mile in Bitcoin
May 18, 2018 • 23 min
Building a robust, censorship resistant, and globally available financial network, reliance on centralized networking infrastructure becomes one of the most significant points of failure. GoTenna and Samurai Wallet are building the tools to make this a…
CryptoQuikRead_072 - Another Game Changer | Blockstream’s Liquid
May 17, 2018 • 21 min
Liquid is finally arriving! The sidechain that could be a game changer for scalability, custodial trust, exchange privacy, and overall speed and liquidity throughout the crypto industry. Listen to the introduction from @Billfodl_Wallet written by its…
CryptoQuikRead_071 - Why Blockchain is Hard
May 16, 2018 • 34 min
Are Bitcoin maximalists just cultist fools? Or are they realists who have yet to see a solid case for alternative blockchains? Hitting Jimmy Song’s article “Why Blockchain Is Hard” we find out what blockchain is, and what it isn’t. Listen for more! Dont…
CryptoQuikRead_070 - Joe Lubin & Jimmy Song Bet Over Blockchain ‘Magic Dust’
May 15, 2018 • 7 min
The most entertaining panel discussion so far @Consensus2018 was between Joe Lubin, Amber Baldet, and Jimmy Song. Song met the panel with uninhibited skepticism over the “blockchain hype.” We read David Floyd’s article for details on what happened as a…
CryptoQuikRead_069 - The State of Cryptocurrency Mining
May 14, 2018 • 43 min
This may be one of the most important articles I’ve read to date. If you think you know about the intricacies, costs, and dynamics of ASIC manufacturing and Cryptocurrency mining, this quick read might prove you wrong. David Vorick brings us this…
CryptoQuikRead_068 - New Ideas Energize Ethereum, True Signaling Solution Still Elusive
May 11, 2018 • 27 min
New ideas take the stage at the EIP:0 meeting. Governance, Inflation, Social Consensus, funds recovery and more. Reading one of Rachel O’Leary’s great articles on Ethereum development, we explore a major turning point in Ethereum’s world. Is it good, or…
CryptoQuikRead_067 - Giacomo Zucco’s Epic Twitter Thread
May 10, 2018 • 38 min
[Trigger Warning!] Giacomo Zucco recently delivered an epic Twitter thread detailing why he thought bcash supporters were stupid. He may not be the most diplomatic ambassador, but he certainly made some excellent arguments! Listen to find out more. Link…
CryptoQuikRead_066 - Money, Blockchains, and Social Scalability
May 9, 2018 • 60 min
Szabo’s excellent essay on the specific trade-offs that empower Satoshi’s brilliant solution to the scaling of trust across human institutions. Listen if you are ready to learn.Link to his blog and the full article with lfurther links to explore the…
CryptoQuikRead_065 - Lightning User Experience, A Day in the Life of Carol
May 8, 2018 • 22 min
With so many new features, tricks, and protocol changes, what will it be like to use lightning? What will Carol, the user, need to know? Listen to Bryan Vu’s story of Carol’s first day with Lightning from the Lightning Labs Blog. Link to the blog and full…
CryptoQuikRead_064 - The Future of Bitcoin - What Lightning Could Look Like
May 7, 2018 • 30 min
Splicing Payments, Submarine Swaps, Atomic Swaps, Dual-Funded Channels, Eltoo, Channel Factories, AMPS, and More! Listen to Aaron’s recent article to hear more of the awesome potential and the future of the Lightning Network. Listen to the end for a…
CryptoQuikRead_063 - Atomic Swaps, How the Lightning Network Extends to Altcoins
May 4, 2018 • 11 min
The Lightning network is a new protocol layer that not only has implications for Bitcoin payments, but could hugely impact many altcoins, decentralized exchanges, and the nature of crypto payments for the entire ecosystem. Learn more about its benefits…
CryptoQuikRead_062 - This New Scaling Layer Could Make Lightning More Effective
May 2, 2018 • 11 min
An introduction to Channel Factories and the concept of a new Layer 2 protocol that could shift the Lightning Network into Layer 3. Is this another piece of the puzzle to building a global payment system? From Michiel Mulders with Bitcoin Magazine, listen…
CryptoQuikRead_061 - Eltoo - A Simplified Update Mechanism for Lightning
May 1, 2018 • 19 min
Lightning is a fascinating protocol with enormous potential, but also many challenges. A nee mechanism for updating channel states may work to solve some of Lightning’s biggest challenges. Learn more from the announcement by Cristian decker on…
CryptoQuikRead_060 - Nick Szabo The Mysterious Blockchain Titan
Apr 30, 2018 • 23 min
Nick Szabo is undeniably one of the most influential thinkers and pioneers in the Cryptoconomy. Learn more of his history and his works in this article from unblock.netLink to the article and others on unblock.net:https://unblock.net/nick-szabo/ —-…
CryptoQuikRead_059 - Hashing Last Weeks Big Topics April 22-28
Apr 30, 2018 • 18 min
ERC20 bugs, Forking the forked BCH fork, Will we ever get Parity coins back, and Does France want you to move your ICO to their country? This and more as we hash all the topics I couldn’t get to last week. Link to the shownotes and the links to all the…
CryptoQuikRead_058 - The Genesis Files: How David Chaum Spawned a Cypherpunk Dream
Apr 27, 2018 • 21 min
“Chaum’s work would inspire a group of cryptographers, hackers and activists, connected through a mailing list. It was this group — which included DigiCash contributors like Nick Szabo and Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn — that would come to be known as the…
CryptoQuikRead_057 - The 17 Millionth Bitcoin is about to be Mined
Apr 26, 2018 • 15 min
What does it mean that we are crossing the 17 millionth Bitcoin in existence? In a world where sound money has gone extinct, Bitcoin stands alone as a provable and transparent monetary guarantee. Listen to today’s episode reading David Floyd’s article on…
CryptoQuikRead_056 - Five Myths About Bitcoin’s Energy Use
Apr 25, 2018 • 22 min
Bitcoin mining is useless, it unnecessarily pollutes, its worse than credit cards, and its going to boil the oceans!! Are these inspired revelations, or inspired by ignorance? Listen to Peter van Valkenburgh’s article breaking apart the common myths…
CryptoQuikRead_055 - Bullish: The Return of the South Korean Premium
Apr 24, 2018 • 12 min
Are we likely to see another 2014 extended bear market, or have the bulls returned? Listen to the article from UnBlock.net, “Bullish Signal: The Return of the South Korean Kimchi Premium” to find out more.Link to read the article at…
CryptoQuikRead_054 - The Long Road To Segwit
Apr 23, 2018 • 33 min
The segwit protocol upgrade was the biggest and most controversial software change in Bitcoin’s history. Listne to Aaron Van Wirdum’s article at BitcoinMagazine.com to learn why it was needed, and the many twists and turns it took to get the code live on…
CryptoQuikRead_053 - Pieter Wuille Chapioning Bitcoin Development
Apr 20, 2018 • 12 min
So who are the people behind Bitcoin’s past improvements and who are building its future? Today we have an article from CryptoCoreMedia.com introducing the “Chuck Norris of coders,” Pieter Wuille, and his enormous contributions to the bitcoin protocol.…
CryptoQuikRead_052 - Mining Centralization Scenarios
Apr 19, 2018 • 22 min
Is Bitcoin really decentralized if we consider the enormous market dominance and hash power of Bitmain and the largest mining pools? Listen to Jimmy Song’s argument about the elements and consequences of centralized mining scenarios to find out.Don’t…
CryptoQuikRead_051 - Its Too Late - Nothing Can Stop the Bitcoin Protocol
Apr 18, 2018 • 17 min
“In 3 years no one will be talking about Bitcoin.” Miguel Cuneta has something to say about that claim. Listen to find out!Don’t forget to check out Miguel’s other works and the other writers with Decentralize.today: https://medium.com/@MiguelCuneta_21450…
CryptoQuikRead_050 - Don’t Count Your FUD Before Lightning Strikes
Apr 17, 2018 • 43 min
We’re back in action! In the follow-up to Aaron van Wirdum’s excellent explanatory series, I decided to tackle 15 common claims against the Lightning Network, one by one. Only listen if you’re ready to learn!Want to see all the fun memes, the other linked…
CryptoQuikRead_049 - Understanding The Lightning Network Part 3
Apr 13, 2018 • 22 min
Completing the Lightning Puzzle with Part 3 of Understanding the Lightning Network. The riveting conclusion of Aaron van Wirdum’s series on the Lightning protocol from Bitcoin Magazine. Listen if you’re ready to learn.Don’t forget to check out Aaron’s…
CryptoQuikRead_048 - Understanding The Lightning Network Part 2
Apr 12, 2018 • 25 min
Diving deeper down the Lightning rabbit hole with Part 2! How do we turn payment channels into a secure and trustless network? Listen to hear more from Aaron van Wirdum’s article series on Bitcoin magazine.Link to Aaron’s article on…
CryptoQuikRead_047 - Understanding The Lightning Network Part 1
Apr 11, 2018 • 21 min
Take a dive down the Lightning Rabbit hole with Part 1 of Aaron Van Wirdum’s 3 part series at Bitcoin Magazine to understand how a smart contract network accomplishes instant, secure, and trustless payments. Listen to learn more!Link to the article at…
CryptoQuikRead_046 - Privacy and Schnorr Signatures
Apr 10, 2018 • 12 min
Schnorr Signatures could result in a significant change in the Bitcoin network efficiency and the size and types of transactions, but what will it mean for privacy? Listen to @nopara73’s article to learn more. Link to nopara73’s article and other…
CryptoQuikRead_045 - Why Schnorr Signatures will Solve 2 of Bitcoin’s Biggest Problems
Apr 9, 2018 • 18 min
Schnorr signatures could be a boon to the efficiency of the Bitcoin system and a hinderance to its spammers. Listen to the article from Sam Wouters to learn more. Dont forget to check out Sam Wouter’s Medium page to explore the links, graphics, and his…
CryptoQuikRead_044 - Monero has Hard Forked - Resulting in Four New Projects
Apr 7, 2018 • 17 min
Monero’s hard fork has been successfully executed as planned… or has it? Like many hard forks in the past, the consequences are rarely a simple matter. Listen to learn more.Link to the article from Bitcoin…
CryptoQuikRead_043 - A History of Lightning: From Brainstorm to Beta
Apr 6, 2018 • 36 min
Listen to the extraordinary history of the Lightning Network stretching back to the beginnings of Bitcoin itself. Link to the article on Bitcoin Magazine:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/history-lightning-brainstorm-beta/ —- Support this podcast:…
CryptoQuikRead_042 - Critique of Buterin’s Proof of Stake Design Philosophy
Apr 5, 2018 • 34 min
Tuur Demeester lays out his arguments against Vitalik’s Proof of Stake Design Philosophy. Guess what he has to say. Listen to today’s quick read to find out.Link to Tuur’s article and Medium page:…
CryptoQuikRead_041 - A Proof of Stake Design Philosophy
Apr 4, 2018 • 17 min
Decentralized blockchains are an entirely new organism in the realm of economics, cryptography, and social consensus. Is Proof-of-work still the king of the show? Or will the years of development and discussion reveal a more efficient and effective…
CryptoQuikRead_040 - Why Bitcoin is Different
Apr 2, 2018 • 18 min
With thousands of ICOs and altcoins out there, how on earth can we tell a difference? And are they all better and faster versions, or is there something that makes Bitcoin different? Listen to @jimmysong’s article to find out. Link to the article:…
CryptoQuikRead_039 - The Central Banking Bubble
Apr 1, 2018 • 10 min
Not only can Bitcoin not be separated from the macro economic movements of the world, it may represent one of the few assets to hedge against a meltdown in the global financial system. So how is the central banking economy fairing? Listen to find out.…
CryptoQuikRead_038 - 7 Misunderstandings of Bitcoin’s Scaling Problem
Mar 30, 2018 • 35 min
So many of us misunderstand the underlying implications or consequences of the scaling debate when first introduced. Listen to hear the critical realizations I had in my Bitcoin scaling journey. Link to the medium…
CryptoQuikRead_037.5 - Lapp 7 - The Lightning Jukebox
Mar 29, 2018 • 8 min
The final lightning app has arrived to finish out the Week of Lapps! Listen to the announcement from @Blockstream.Link to the blog post:https://blockstream.com/2018/03/28/lightning-jukebox-offers-a-fun-end-to-our-week-of-lapps.html —- Support this…
CryptoQuikRead_037 - 81 Percent of ICOs Become Scams
Mar 29, 2018 • 16 min
With data from the Satis Group, The Merkle gives us a breakdown of the successes and failures of the current ICO market. Is this a nail in the Appcoin coffin? Listen to hear more. The article from The Merkle:…
CryptoQuikRead_036.5 - LApp 6 - Ifpaytt Brings Lightning Payments to IFTTT
Mar 28, 2018 • 6 min
LApp #6 called IfpayTTT allows non-programmers to create Lightning-powered services using the IFTTT methodology. Listen to the announcement from @Blockstream to learn more.Link to the blog…
CryptoQuikRead_036 - Appcoins are Snake Oil
Mar 28, 2018 • 37 min
Daniel Krawisz gives us a solid argument to why appcoins are all snake oil. A failed application of economics in an immature market. But is he right? Listen to hear more. Link to the article: http://nakamotoinstitute.org/mempool/appcoins-are-snake-oil/…
CryptoQuikRead_035.5 - LApp 5 - Nanopos for Simple Point-of-Sale
Mar 27, 2018 • 6 min
LApp #5 is Nanopos, a simple to use point-of-sale system for in-person merchants. Listen for further details from @Blockstream Link to the Blockstream blog: https://blockstream.com/2018/03/26/streamlined-nanopos-lapp-offers-point-of-sale-simplicity.html…
CryptoQuickRead_035 - The Digital Age of Securities
Mar 27, 2018 • 17 min
Moving from the Electronic Age of Securities into the Digital Age. Anthony Pompliano lays out a vision of what the future may hold. Listen to the article to learn more.Link to read the article and @apompliano’s blog:…
CryptoQuikRead_034.5 - LApp 4 - PayPerCall
Mar 26, 2018 • 4 min
LApp #4 brings us Paypercall, a powerful tool to enable micropayments for API calls and micro services across the web. Setting the stage, for a new era in the internet. Link to read it or explore links and references on the Blockstream blog:…
CryptoQuikRead_034 - Bitcoin and the Rise of the Cypherpunks
Mar 26, 2018 • 31 min
Bitcoin’s ancestry comes from decades of cypherpunk principles and the work of dedicated and principled thinkers. Learn more from Jameson Lopp’s piece about the history and ideology of the Cypherpunks that made Bitcoin into reality. View the article and…
CryptoQuikRead_033.5 - LApp 3 - NanoTip
Mar 25, 2018 • 4 min
LApp #3 from Blockstream and @shesek is Nanotip, bringing micropayments back to bitcoin one strike at a time. Listen to learn more. Link to the Blockstream blog and further details on how to setup your own node and begin experimenting with these new…
CryptoQuikRead_033 - Binance Seeks New Home in Malta
Mar 25, 2018 • 5 min
Quick and decisive action by Binance has seen them seek out a new, crypto-friendly home in Malta to accomodate their explosive growth in the cryptoconomy. Listen to hear Amy Castor’s update at Bitcoin Magazine. Link to the article:…
CryptoQuikRead_032.5 - Lapp 2 - Lightning Publisher
Mar 24, 2018 • 4 min
7 LApps for Lightning Charge on the way! LApp #2 is Lightning Publisher, a Wordpress plug-in that allows publishers to monetize their own content, no third parties needed. Read more and check out the links to the software at Blockstream:…
CryptoQuikRead_032 - Bitcoin Could Revolutionize Property Rights
Mar 24, 2018 • 15 min
Could Bitcoin be a new and revolutionary tool in the quest for individuals to secure their property rights from both thieves and authoritative regimes across the globe? Listen to find out more. The article by Muchael Dubrovsky published on Fee.org is…
CryptoQuickRead_031.5 - Lapp 1 - FileBazaar
Mar 23, 2018 • 7 min
7 LApps coming for Lightning Charge integration. LApp #1 is FileBazaar, integrating lightning payments for photos, videos, and documents.From the Blockstream Blog: https://www.blockstream.com/2018/03/22/filebazaar-joins-the-lightning-charge-lapps.html —-…
CryptoQuikRead_031 - Nobody Understands Bitcoin (and that’s ok)
Mar 23, 2018 • 28 min
Plenty of personalities and confident fools in the crypto space will tell you they know exactly what bitcoin is, and what the future holds. A long time Bitcoiner lays out a different perspective. The article by @lopp from…
CryptoQuikRead_030 - The NSA Tracks Down Bitcoin Users
Mar 22, 2018 • 19 min
As per the usual activities of the NSA, they seem seriously focused on destroying software security, hacking into networks all over the world, installing backdoors, and building massive central points of failure. Listen to hear more details revealed in…
CryptoQuikRead_029 - Szabo’s Towards a Digital and Private Common Law
Mar 21, 2018 • 11 min
Does Digital code present the possibility of augmenting, or even replacing, the functions of traditional private law? Nick Szabo explores the concept in his 2007 blog post. For the full article and to explore the many other links of Szabo’s investigations…
CryptoQuikRead_028 - Congress Releases Report Praising Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology
Mar 20, 2018 • 18 min
The US Congress released an economic report that discussed many of the advantages and concerns with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Listen to find out what they had to say.The article from…
CryptoQuikRead_027 - The Barely Discussed, Incredible Benefit of the Lightning Network
Mar 19, 2018 • 23 min
With the Lightning Network finally being realized in the wild, its time to revisit some of the incredible benefits that get lost in the debate. The trustless financial future is being realized. Link to read the…
CryptoQuikRead_026 - Announcing Lightning-beta Mainnet Release
Mar 15, 2018 • 13 min
The next layer of the global Bitcoin payment and monetary system has arrived! Lnd 0.4-beta has hit mainnet! I’ll be reading the lnd blog for all the improvements and exciting new things to come! Check out their blog to read the…
CryptoQuikRead_025 - Bitcoin’s Anarchy is a Feature, Not a Bug
Mar 15, 2018 • 10 min
Bitcoin’s governance model is often touted as a major reason it is likely to be replaced, due to its resistance to being altered. Is it really a bug, or is it a critical feature? Listen to Elaine Ou’s article to find out more! Link to the…
CryptoQuikRead_024 - NY Legislator Proposes BitLicense Alternative for Cryptocurrency Users
Mar 14, 2018 • 7 min
Is it possible that the disasterous bitlicense could finally be replaced by sensible regulation? Learn more details in today’s Quick Read!The…
CryptoQuikRead_023 - CFTC Moves to Cement Authority Over Crypto Fraud Cases
Mar 13, 2018 • 5 min
As the guidelines and regulatory precedent begin to be set within the industry, the CFTC moves to take tha tuhority over cases of crypto fruad. Listen to learn more. Link to the…
CryptoQuikRead_022 - Sidechains - Why These Researchers Think They Solved a Key Piece of the Puzzle
Mar 12, 2018 • 20 min
Sidechains have always been considered a critical part of the future of cryptocurrencies. What has been holding it back, and is there finally a solution? Listen to find…
CryptoQuickRead_021 - The Bullish case For Bitcoin
Mar 9, 2018 • 77 min
Is this crash the end of Bitcoin? Or is this an inevitable blip that comes when shifting the foundations of society? Listen to find out in Vijay’s thought provoking article, “The Bullish Case For Bitcoin.” —- Support this podcast:…
CryptoQuikRead_020 - There is a Bitcoin Patent War Going On
Mar 6, 2018 • 19 min
There is a Bitcoin Patent war going on that could have serious consequences for the entire industry and security assumptions of blockchain as a technology. However, there may be a solution! Listen to the quick read from @BitcoinMagazine to find out more.…
CryptoQuikRead_019 - The Future of Ethereum Doesn’t Have Wallets
Mar 3, 2018 • 18 min
Wallets may be integral to the Crypto economy today, but will the frictionless and user-friendly future we all seek may make them a thing of the past. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
CryptoQuikRead_018 - Why Decentralization Matters
Mar 2, 2018 • 18 min
If we can often build our solutions faster and cleaner with a centralized construct, then why bother seeking a decentralized solution at all? Learn more in today’s quick read, an article from Chris Dixon. —- Support this podcast:…
CryptoQuikRead_017 - Natural v. Artifical Money Why Bitcoin is the Greatest Thing to Happen for Alternative Energy
Mar 1, 2018 • 19 min
What if Bitcoin’s energy consumption is actually the greatest natural incentive we could’ve hoped for in our alternative energy revolution? Find out how in today’s Quick Read by Melik Manukyan. @realLudvigArt —- Support this podcast:…
CryptoQuikRead_016 - Bitcoin 0.16.0 is Released: Here’s What’s New
Mar 1, 2018 • 11 min
Final release for Bitcoin 0.16.0 has hit mainnet! Find out what’s inside. If you are looking for the most knowledgable and reasoned news and coverage of events in the Bitcoin space, BitcoinMagazine.com is the uncontested winner. Check out this article…
CryptoQuikRead_015 - Venezuala Launches “Petros” Cryptocurrency Amid Growing Skepticism
Mar 1, 2018 • 6 min
Venezuela is taking a deep dive into the crypto world in a last ditch effort to save its failing economy. Find out more in today’s quick read. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
CryptoQuikRead_014 - Bulletproofs, Faster Rangeproofs, and Much More
Mar 1, 2018 • 21 min
Cypherpunks write code. Learn what new innovations in cryptography are being built to power the future of cryptocurrency. Check out the incredible developments always coming from Blockstream as well as this article and the rest of their blog over at:…
CryptoQuikRead_013 - Bitcoiner Faces Charges After Selling BTC to an Undercover Cop
Mar 1, 2018 • 13 min
Selling Bitcoin to an undercover cop landed @NODEfather in prison. Find out why in today’s Crypto Quick Read! Read the article at:bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoi…undercover-cop/ —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
CryptoQuikRead_012 - Wyoming House Unanimously Approves Two Pro-Blockchain Bills
Mar 1, 2018 • 8 min
Is Wyoming set to become the nation’s most Bitcoin friendly state? Listen to learn more! From Bitcoinmagazine.com and written by Erik Kuebler —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
CryptoQuikRead_011 - Lightning Enables Unicast Transactions in Bitcoin
Mar 1, 2018 • 14 min
Is Lightning the TCP/IP of Bitcoin? An analogy that breakdowns the scaling implications and understanding of how layers will build the future we envision today. By Melik Manukyan…
CryptoQuikRead_009 - How Easy Money is Rotting America from the Inside-Out
Mar 1, 2018 • 13 min
What are the consequences of America’s monetary policy? Listen to find out. Link to the article by David L. Veksler at Fee.org: https://fee.org/articles/how-easy-money-is-rotting-america-from-the-inside-out/ —- Support this podcast:…
CryptoQuikRead_008 - Bitcoin Turning into a Multi Layered System
Mar 1, 2018 • 13 min
Ber Kessels discusses the value of Bitcoin becoming a secure and reliable transport layer for a new protocol stack for transferring value. The most exciting advancement for crypto in 2018. Link to the…
CryptoQuikRead_007 - A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
Mar 1, 2018 • 10 min
RIP John Perry Barlow —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
CryptoQuikRead_006 - What You May Not Understand About Crypto Millionaires
Mar 1, 2018 • 9 min
What is the mission and the prupose of Bitcoin? Get a glimpse into the crypto millionaires who have built, and continue to build, Bitcoin into the open and decentralized financial foundation for a new world. By Jeremy Epstein on…
CryptoQuikRead_005 - SEC Chair’s Written Testimony
Mar 1, 2018 • 14 min
Another article from Bitcoin Magazine detailing the SEC Chair’s testimony and what regulation for Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and ICOs will likely be moving forward. Things are changing quickly, staying informed will be crucial. Share this podcast with a…
CryptoQuikRead_004 - Darkest Before the Dawn
Mar 1, 2018 • 11 min
With the Bitcoin prices heavily depressed comes an enormous number of depressed bitcoiners. Time to take a step back and look at some of the exciting and bullish developments that have been happening in our current bear market. From Coindaily.co, written…
CryptoQuikRead_003 - Bitfury Group Unveils Crystal
Mar 1, 2018 • 5 min
Did Bitcoin ever give us privacy, or will we get the opposite? Our article today is from TheMerkle.com and is titled: BitFury Group Officially Unveils Crystal, a Blockchain Analysis Tool —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
CryptoQuikRead_002 - Keep an eye out for New Bitcoin Tech in 2018
Mar 1, 2018 • 15 min
Tons of exciting developments on the horizon for 2018, listen to hear why this year is going to be another big one for Bitcoin. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support
CryptoQuikRead_001 - Weiss Crypto Ratings
Mar 1, 2018 • 9 min
How could the Weiss Cryptocurrency ratings get it so wrong? Our flagship Quick read from @Bitcoinmagazine —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecryptoconomy/support