Bitcoin Audible

Guy Swann

The Best in Bitcoin made Audible. Guy Swann makes the knowledge of Bitcoin, the world's most secure, independent money, accessible to everyone. Exploring Bitcoin from an investment perspective, economic analysis, its philosophical foundations, & technological primitives. Reading and distilling thousands of hours of others' works on Bitcoin, Guy explains everything you need to know. read less
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Chat_101 - The Bitcoin Civil War is Over! with Guy Swann [Anarchast]
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Chat_101 - The Bitcoin Civil War is Over! with Guy Swann [Anarchast]
"The most powerful thing that Bitcoin did was establish a monetary foundation, a monetary policy that was not alterablethrough a shallow, short term social consensus. That the protocol determines the rules, and then everyone is only able to fight within those rules, and any changes that are made can only occur within those rules, and anybody who tries to break those rules are necessarily forking off. And if they do not get overwhelming support to do that, the change simply doesn't succeed." -Guy Swann Today, I'm excited to bring you a special episode featuring a marathon conversation I had on the Anarchast podcast,hosted by Patrick Smith. As a "big blocker" and supporter of Bitcoin Cash, Patrick and I delve into the heart of the Bitcoin Civil War, exploring the contentious debates between small and big block proponents.In this in-depth discussion, we cover the contrasting perspectives of small and big block advocates, discussing "revelations" from Roger Ver's new book. We also discuss the critical implications of block size on Bitcoin's future, decentralization, and security.This debate is one of my favorites, offering a comprehensive view of the trade-offs and arguments that shaped Bitcoin's history. Whether you're new to the debate or a seasoned Bitcoin enthusiast, this episode is packed with valuable insights.Tune in and join us as we navigate the complexities of the Blocksize War. Original episode on Anarchast YouTube Channel. (Link: https://tinyurl.com/mwuftsk7) Host Links Superchats (Link: https://streamlabs.com/TheAnarchast/tip)Supporters (Link: https://Disenthrall.me/support)Discord Link (Link: https://Disenthrall.me/Discord)Platforms List (Link: https://Disenthrall.me/platforms) Guest Links ⁠Guy on Nostr ⁠(Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)⁠Guy on X ⁠(Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible)The Guy Swann Network Broadcast Room on Keet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3na6v839) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get ⁠10% off the COLDCARD⁠ with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan⁠: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com)
Read_829 - Seamless and Scalable Bitcoin Payments
2d ago
Read_829 - Seamless and Scalable Bitcoin Payments
"The last point is crucial — users can withdraw their Ark funds at any time, even if their ASP goes offline or ceases to exist. True self-custody." ~ Ark Labs Do we finally have a genuine layer two protocol that offers both seamless payments and true self-custody? With frictionless onboarding and unilateral exits, can ARK solve the long-standing challenges of inbound liquidity and custodial risks? Discover the potential of this novel approach that combines elements of payment channels, e-cash, and Bitcoin itself, promising a game-changing layer two solution for the world of digital payments.  Check out the original article at Introducing Ark Labs: A new venture to bring seamless and scalable payments to bitcoin (Link: https://tinyurl.com/22wxnrsb)  Links to check out Chat_097 - Lightning Offline with Super Testnet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/54yp5p94)Read_734 - Introducing Ark [Burak] (Link: https://tinyurl.com/2v3fp2fh)ARK Developer Hub (Link: https://github.com/ark-network)  Host Links ⁠Guy on Nostr ⁠(Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)⁠Guy on X ⁠(Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible)The Guy Swann Network Broadcast Room on Keet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3na6v839) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get ⁠10% off the COLDCARD⁠ with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan⁠: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com) "Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions." ~ Robinhood
Read_828 - Orange Pilling Has Stopped Working
Jun 10 2024
Read_828 - Orange Pilling Has Stopped Working
"Educating the world about bitcoin has succeeded in building a community of knowledgeable, dedicated, enthusiastic people from the fields of tech, economics, politics, and finance, but orange pilling has taken us as far as it can. Like many strategies, the marginal gains of educating the world were remarkable in the early stages, but they’ve flattened... Orange pilling has stopped working." - Roy Sheinfeld Has Bitcoin's "orange-pilling" strategy reached its limits? Explore why traditional methods of educating the masses about Bitcoin are losing steam and discover the new approaches needed to drive adoption in a changing landscape. Join us as we delve into the future of Bitcoin adoption and the role of technology in creating real-world utility. Check out the original article at Orange Pilling Has Stopped Working. (Link: https://tinyurl.com/4wvr9j37) Links to check out Breez SDK (Link: https://breez.technology/sdk/) Arc Labs (Link: https://www.arclabs.co/)  Host Links ⁠Guy on Nostr ⁠(Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)⁠Guy on X ⁠(Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible)The Guy Swann Network Broadcast Room on Keet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3na6v839) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get ⁠10% off the COLDCARD⁠ with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan⁠: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com) “We don’t yet know the names of the architects who will build the next upgrade to the secret-killing machine. But we’ll know them by their work” -Andy Greenberg
Read_827 - The Conflict of Men's Interests
Jun 9 2024
Read_827 - The Conflict of Men's Interests
"...that the lives and efforts of other men are not his property and are not there to serve his wishes. A rational man never holds a desire or pursues a goal which cannot be achieved directly or indirectly by his own effort." ~ Ayn Rand Is the conflict between individual interests and society a myth? Discover how Ayn Rand's principles of rational self-interest challenge common beliefs about competition and cooperation, and what it means for our understanding of freedom and responsibility. Tune in to explore these thought-provoking ideas! Check out the original article and other links mentioned in the commentary at: The Virtue of Selfishness Series by Ayn Rand (Link: https://tinyurl.com/pf6sps6k)Read_724 - The Virtue of Selfishness - The Objectivist Ethic [Ayn Rand] (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3xudvuak)Guy's Take_086 - Fiat Waste (Link: https://tinyurl.com/ajetxy8z) Host Links ⁠Guy on Nostr ⁠(Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)⁠Guy on X ⁠(Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible)The Guy Swann Network Broadcast Room on Keet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3na6v839) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get ⁠10% off the COLDCARD⁠ with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan⁠: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com) “The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.” ~ Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
Read_826 - The Supreme Court Ruling and Implications for Operation Choke Point
Jun 6 2024
Read_826 - The Supreme Court Ruling and Implications for Operation Choke Point
"In NRA, the Court addressed a critical issue impacting not only traditional advocacy groups but any disfavored, but legal, industry. This ruling draws parallels to Operation Choke Point 2.0, where U.S. regulators have allegedly been targeting crypto businesses through financial exclusion. Moreover, the recent _Cantero_ decision sheds light on how this legal framework might impact Custodia Bank's appeal against the denial of their master account by the Federal Reserve." - Colin Crossman Multiple verdicts recently came down from the Supreme Court, and they may very well end up being ammunition to fight back against the gross regulatory overreach and extralegal attacks on the Bitcoin and crypto ecosystem. How might they change the fight against Operation Choke Point 2.0, squeezing the crypto market out of financial access, and how could it impact Custodia Bank's rejection and ongoing battle to get an account at the Federal Reserve? Find out what it means, and what we may be able to do about it, in a great article from Colin Crossman. Check out the original article at NRA & Cantero in the Supreme Court: Implications for Operation Choke Point 2.0 and Custodia Bank (Link: https://tinyurl.com/59u77utn) Guest Links  Colin Crossman on X (Link: https://twitter.com/Arceris_btc) Colin Crossman on Nostr (Link: https://tinyurl.com/5n859u8z) Host Links ⁠Guy on Nostr ⁠(Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)⁠Guy on X ⁠(Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible)The Guy Swann Network Broadcast Room on Keet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3na6v839) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get ⁠10% off the COLDCARD⁠ with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan⁠: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com) "The normative principle I am suggesting for the law is simply this: No action should be considered illicit or illegal unless it invades, or aggresses against, the person or just property of another."- Murray Rothbard
Read_825 - Decentralization and Localized Manufacturing, Bitcoin, Ai, and 3D Printing
Jun 4 2024
Read_825 - Decentralization and Localized Manufacturing, Bitcoin, Ai, and 3D Printing
What if the future of decentralization lies not just in Bitcoin, but in the convergence of a multitude of different technologies that bring power back to the individual? How can Bitcoin, AI and 3D printing together disrupt the centralized powers of today and redefine our world in the next 30 years? Dive into this episode with an article from Emile Phaneuf on the convergence of Bitcoin, AI, and localized manufacturing, and what it means for our technological and economic future.Check out the original article at Decentralization and Localized Manufacturing: Bitcoin, AI and 3D Printing (Link: https://tinyurl.com/mr2wrbz6) Links to check out   Read_813 - Mises's Regression Theorem, Bitcoin, and Subjective Value (Link:https://tinyurl.com/2bjebsw4)#008 - Ecash and Ai with Obi Nwosu (Link: https://tinyurl.com/dwekuuuu)The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age by James Dale Davidson William Rees-Mogg (Link: https://tinyurl.com/4yx9dj3a)  Guest Links Emile Phaneuf III on X ⁠(Link: https://twitter.com/EconEmile)⁠Emile Phaneuf III Website ⁠(Link: https://www.aier.org/people/emile-phaneuf-iii/) Host Links ⁠Guy on Nostr ⁠(Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)⁠Guy on X ⁠(Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible)The Guy Swann Network Broadcast Room on Keet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3na6v839) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get ⁠10% off the COLDCARD⁠ with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan⁠: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com) “Mass production keeps the world divided between consumer and producer. Demassification of production may hasten the speed towards an era of prosumers.” - Michael Petch
Read_824 - Ecash is Self-Custodial
Jun 2 2024
Read_824 - Ecash is Self-Custodial
"Fedimint is a scalable self-custodial off-chain programmability layer on top of Bitcoin. It allows for use cases that are difficult, time-consuming, and unscalable for general users to do on-chain today. You might think I had a typo calling Fedimint a self-custodial network. Let me explain..." ~ Tony Giorgio Have we increasingly lost sight of the nuance in the market for trust that lets us dismiss an ocean of novel and highly valuable solutions to our problems? What if the goals we are aimed at with Bitcoin aren't really final conclusions, but a spectrum laid out on a never ending path? Fedimint presents a profound shift in the trust and privacy elements of being a bitcoin user, and breaks down enormous barriers to the problem of providing a service to others. Tony, one of the incredible minds behind Mutiny, brings us an article today to reframe both the problem and the solution to the many challenges of building a Bitcoin world. Check out the original article at Fedimint (Federated Ecash) is Self-Custodial — Tony Giorgio (Link: https://tonygiorgio.com/fedimint/)   Links to check out   Mutiny Wallet (Link: https://www.mutinywallet.com/)Ai Unchained with Obi Nwosu (Link: https://youtu.be/vdFZ9cB_2n0?si=6cfzepQhUekUiKNz)The Pear Report 01 - Return of the P2P Web (Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqmdbv01PEk)Fedi Bravo (Link: https://www.fedi.xyz/builders_Holesail Pear based tunnels Reverse tunneling software (Link: https://holesail.io/) Host Links ⁠Guy on Nostr ⁠(Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)⁠Guy on X ⁠(Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible)The Guy Swann Network Broadcast Room on Keet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3na6v839) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get ⁠10% off the COLDCARD⁠ with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan⁠: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com) "You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit or it is nowhere." ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
Guy's Take_086 - Fiat Waste
May 30 2024
Guy's Take_086 - Fiat Waste
People look around and they see a wasteful world. They see endless, mindless consumption. Increasingly, we see people fearing the future rather than hoping for it. I'm going to make the case today that in order to realign this, money must be the most valuable good in society. And necessarily, it must be the hardest thing to produce and that we actually can know this because of where the value of money comes from and what the money is in relation to the society that uses it. I want you to come away from the end of this episode realizing that not only is it aligned to have a sound money that grows in value, but it is necessary for us to value the future of our society in the first place. So we're going to take this show to go back to our Fiat World Series with Fiat Waste. It's time for a Guy's Take episode. Links to check out The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins (Link:https://tinyurl.com/bdzy7bfz)The Deflation Boogie Man (Link:https://tinyurl.com/4t2d5kj5)Guy’s Take_082 – Fiat Replacement Theory (Link: https://fountain.fm/episode/YXHrvdYuGct6zmpfGZkF) Host Links ⁠Guy on Nostr ⁠(Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)⁠Guy on X ⁠(Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible)The Guy Swann Network Broadcast Room on Keet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3na6v839) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get ⁠10% off the COLDCARD⁠ with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan⁠: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com) "By replacing fear of the unknown with curiosity we open ourselves up to an infinite stream of possibility. We can let fear rule our lives or we can become childlike with curiosity, pushing our boundaries, leaping out of our comfort zones, and accepting what life puts before us."- Alan Watts
Reboot - Invalid Blocks Need Not Apply
May 28 2024
Reboot - Invalid Blocks Need Not Apply
Ideas and ways of thinking are much like paths in the wood. When we explore them often they are well worn and clearly defined. But often we get lost exploring other ideas or focused on something we hope to see in the future, and even the paths we know well get ignored, and the brush starts to creep back in. The noise of the world begins to obscure what was once an obvious truth. This is why its good to refresh important ideas from time to time. To walk those paths again, to remind ourselves of the perspectives that got us here. Today we dive into a reboot of a very important idea in grasping why Bitcoin works, and how it emerges from the individual enforcement of the Bitcoin rules, and how utterly revolutionary this seemingly simple concept really is. If you haven't heard it, today's episode will fix that terrible tragedy for you. So hit play and enjoy. Check out the original article at Bitcoin Miners Beware: Invalid Blocks Need Not Apply. (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3aejkjam) Guest Links Stop And Decrypt on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/StopAndDecrypt) Host Links ⁠Guy on Nostr ⁠(Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)⁠Guy on X ⁠(Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible)The Guy Swann Network Broadcast Room on Keet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3na6v839) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get ⁠10% off the COLDCARD⁠ with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan⁠: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com)  "Run a Bitcoin node, and use it."~ Guy Swann
TPR_002 - From Local to Global with Holesail
May 25 2024
TPR_002 - From Local to Global with Holesail
"I believe that hole punch stack can be a really good alternative to static IPs. That way, for example, you want to access your camera from anywhere, you don't really need a static IP. You don't need to pay for that. You don't need to take all those security risks. All you need to do is boot up Holesail or a similar service built on Holepunch to connect peer to peer directly to your computer only to that specific port. That's it. You are connected to it. There are no middle men. And nothing is exposed to the public." In this episode, Guy Swann interviews Suryaansh Singh AKA Supersu about the transformative potential of peer-to-peer technology in reshaping how we connect and interact online, and how they are working to build towards this with Holesail. They delve into the challenges and innovations in deploying decentralized systems that enhance security and user control, discussing how such technologies can fundamentally alter the internet landscape towards a more user-empowered framework. How can peer-to-peer technology reconfigure our digital interactions and what are the broader implications for internet privacy and connectivity? Guest Links  Supersu on Github (Link: https://github.com/supersuryaansh)Holesail Website (Link: https://holesail.io/)Holesail Discord (Link:https://discord.gg/ShabRe9sVr)Holesail on LinkedIn (Link: https://www.linkedin.com/company/holesail/) Host Links ⁠Guy on Nostr ⁠(Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)⁠Guy on X ⁠(Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible)The Guy Swann Network Broadcast Room on Keet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3na6v839) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get ⁠10% off the COLDCARD⁠ with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan⁠: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com) "To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float."~ Alan Wilson Watts
Read_823 - Scaling Trust
May 23 2024
Read_823 - Scaling Trust
"This capability ensures that participants can trust the system's integrity without the need for mutual trust among users. It fundamentally alters how trust is brokered globally, extending the reach of reliable transactions beyond traditional, geographic, and institutional boundaries."~ Adolfo Contreras In this episode of Bitcoin Audible, Guy Swann delves into an insightful article from Blockstream titled "Scaling Trust: Bitcoin's Role in Bridging the Global Digital Divide" by Adolfo Contreras. How does Bitcoin redefine trust in a globalized digital world, and what potential does it hold for transforming financial systems, especially in developing countries? Join Guy as he explores the fundamental elements of trust, the evolution of financial institutions, and the revolutionary impact of blockchain technology.Check out the original article at Scaling Trust: Bitcoin’s Role in Bridging the Global Digital Divide (Link: https://tinyurl.com/333rzvkj) Links to check out   Layered Money: From Gold and Dollars to Bitcoin and Central Bank Digital Currencies by Nik Bhatia (Link: https://tinyurl.com/5n6kxyze) Host Links ⁠Guy on Nostr ⁠(Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)⁠Guy on X ⁠(Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible)The Guy Swann Network Broadcast Room on Keet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3na6v839) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get ⁠10% off the COLDCARD⁠ with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan⁠: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com) "To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float."~ Alan Wilson Watts
Read_822 - Denial of Service Attack on Consensus [Re-post]
May 21 2024
Read_822 - Denial of Service Attack on Consensus [Re-post]
Apologies for the repost, had some technical difficulties migrating the podcast to a new host. "It is like exercising a veto you hold for anything and everything, and yes, vetoes are important in consensus systems. But disrupting conversation is not the veto, the actions of actual transacting economic actors deciding what software to run or not run is the veto. This denial of service on dialogue is not some noble or righteous crusade to save Bitcoin, it is an active attack on those economic actors and their ability to gain a better understanding to make an informed decision on whether to veto something or not."~ Shinobi Today we dive into the contentious arena of Bitcoin consensus and the dialogue around it. Reading an insightful piece by Shinobi from Bitcoin Magazine, we explore the alarming trend of "denial of service attacks" on meaningful discussion within the Bitcoin community. Is this a calculated attack to silence new ideas, a necessary friction to maintain the integrity of Bitcoin's foundational principles, or is it an unavoidable consequence of Bitcoin's success? Listen as Guy offers his insights and invites you to judge the merit of open dialogue in the face of technological conservatism. Check out the original article at A Denial of Service Attack on Bitcoin Consensus. (Link: https://tinyurl.com/32urf3bv) Links to check out What is money??? Guy Swann and the Give-A-Shit Matrix (Link: https://tinyurl.com/yxjba3bp) Guest Links ⁠Brian Trollz on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/Brian_trollz)⁠Brian Trollz on Bitcoin Magazine (Link: https://tinyurl.com/bded6sw8/) Host Links ⁠Guy on Nostr ⁠(Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)⁠Guy on X ⁠(Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible)The Guy Swann Network Broadcast Room on Keet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3na6v839) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get ⁠10% off the COLDCARD⁠ with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan⁠: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com) “You don’t win a debate by suppressing discussion; you win it with a better argument.”~ Frank Sonnenberg
Read_821 - The Most Important Thing You'll Read This Year [Re-post]
May 17 2024
Read_821 - The Most Important Thing You'll Read This Year [Re-post]
Apologies for the repost, I had some technical difficulties migrating the podcast to a new host. "The U.S. Government spends in a budgetary deficit, then issues treasuries to pay for the spending, then, at a bigger rate than anybody else, buys the treasuries to cover the loss. An unbelievable Ponzi scheme. The U.S. Government is the director of the Ponzi scheme, the old investor, and the new investor. A true masterclass."~ Cole Walmsley Today we tackle the intricacies of fiscal irresponsibility through a Twitter thread by Cole Walmsley. As the U.S. government’s deficit spending spirals into what can only be accurately described as a “masterclass Ponzi scheme,” listeners are beckoned to question: How long can this last? With the state of national debt, the illusion of monetary stability, and the inevitable downfall of fiat currencies, are we witnessing the death throes of the dollar, and can a new monetary system rise from the chaos? Guest Links Cole Walmsley on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/Cole_Walmsley)Gaiter Capital Website⁠ (Link: https://www.gaitercapital.com/) Host Links ⁠Guy on Nostr ⁠(Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)⁠Guy on X ⁠(Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible)The Guy Swann Network Broadcast Room on Keet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3na6v839) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get ⁠10% off the COLDCARD⁠ with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan⁠: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com) "The whole government is a Ponzi scheme."~ Bernard Madoff
Chat_100 - Privacy is a Crime with Travis West [Re-post]
May 16 2024
Chat_100 - Privacy is a Crime with Travis West [Re-post]
Apologies for the repost, had some technical difficulties migrating the podcast to a new host.   Today we dive into an amazing chat around the complexities and shifts in law enforcement in a world with Bitcoin, as well as breaking down the nuances and difficulties in both the defense and prosecution of the Samourai Wallet case. Travis, previously a detective who found his speciality in cybercrime and fraud, requiring extensive knowledge and interaction with Bitcoin and blockchain analytics, presents a unique insight into how things may develop moving forward and where we should be wary to defend our privacy and independence. Don't miss this incredible discussion!   Links to check out Travis West Nostr Post #1 (Link: https://tinyurl.com/2jzfadtr)Travis West Nostr Post #2 (Link: https://tinyurl.com/54b89bme) Guest Links Travis West Website⁠ (Link: https://west.report/) Host Links ⁠Guy on Nostr ⁠(Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)⁠Guy on X ⁠(Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible)The Guy Swann Network Broadcast Room on Keet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3na6v839) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get ⁠10% off the COLDCARD⁠ with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan⁠: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com)
TPR_001 - Return of the P2P Web [Re-post]
May 14 2024
TPR_001 - Return of the P2P Web [Re-post]
Apologies for the repost, had some technical difficulties migrating the podcast to a new host. In our inaugural episode of The Pear Report, it only felt right to bring Mafintosh and dmc onto the show to explore the transformative potential of the Pear Stack and how it can reshape our digital interactions and the foundational layers of the internet! Delve into discussions on the role of the Pear Stack in enabling more decentralized, secure, and user-empowered digital environments. Do not sleep on what is happening, find out why in our first episode, "The Second Coming of the P2P Web." Links to check out  Pears.com (Link: pears.com) The Guy Swann Network Broadcast Room (Link: https://tinyurl.com/yckjrcrr)Pear Portal Keet Room (Link: https://tinyurl.com/45feujz5)Keet.io (Link: Keet.io) Holepunch.to (Link: Holepunch.to)  Guest Links ⁠Mathias Buus on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/guest) Host Links ⁠Guy on Nostr ⁠(Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)⁠Guy on X ⁠(Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible)The Guy Swann Network Broadcast Room on Keet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/3na6v839) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get ⁠10% off the COLDCARD⁠ with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan⁠: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com)
Chat_099 - Failure, Hope and the Purpose of Bitcoin with Bitcoin Mechanic
May 8 2024
Chat_099 - Failure, Hope and the Purpose of Bitcoin with Bitcoin Mechanic
"We have the fork wars, we have a culture that understands the importance of nodes and widespread enforcement of a protocol and its rules. Unlike shitcoins, which couldn't care less about it... So this node orientation in Bitcoin is is critical to it not being a shitcoin. So spam has come in and they start trashing the blockchain and exploding the UTXO set and making every block almost four megabytes, which was supposed to be a theoretical maximum we were never actually supposed to see because no one thought we would just fill it up with witness data... This is a ridiculous guys. It's an attack. They've stated it as an attack when they came out and just went "I want to bloat the UTXO set because it's the worst thing you can do in Bitcoin"." ~ Bitcoin Mechanic In this episode, I talk with Bitcoin Mechanic about the current state of Bitcoin, focusing on the regulatory environment, the vital role of self-custody, and the challenges facing privacy and autonomy in the digital age. We delve into the complexities of maintaining operational security in the face of increasing regulatory oversight, and consider in what ways we can balance the needs of miners with those of everyday users and node runners to maintain a healthy network ecosystem. Guest Links Bitcoin Mechanic on X (Link: https://twitter.com/GrassFedBitcoin)Bitcoin Mechanic on Youtube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@bitcoinmechanic)Ocean Mining (Link: https://ocean.xyz/) Host Links Guy on Nostr (Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)Guy on X (Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann/)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get 10% off the COLDCARD with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
Read_820 - The Bitcoin Stack
May 6 2024
Read_820 - The Bitcoin Stack
"This is a fancy way of saying that you need money to make markets, and you need decentralized, open, digital money to make decentralized, open, digital markets. Furthermore, higher layers require lower layers to exist, but lower layers benefit from the value created at higher layers. However valuable layer one Bitcoin can be as a new global money, it can become significantly more valuable if we recognize it as a crucial technical building block to building markets with the potential to disrupt many other human networks." ~ Dhruv Bansal, Ryan Gentry & Allen Farrington How can we think differently about what is actually occurring at the base layer of Bitcoin and what it enables, to extend it to the more tangible and understood problems of internet centralization, abusive platforms, censorship, and so many other prevalent problems in our networks today? If we can break each of these problems down into their smallest, and simplest parts, and one-by-one solve each of those problems, can we begin to actually solve the broader concerns of permission-less communication, scalable decentralized payments, service provision, and global openly accessible networks of all kinds? Can we re-decentralize the internet, with Bitcoin? Find out in a fantastic new piece from the crew at AxiomBTC and written by the incredible set of authors, Dhruv Bansal, Ryan Gentry, and Allen Farrington. You'd be a fool to skip this episode. Check out the original article at The Bitcoin Stack. (Link: https://tinyurl.com/582zh742) Guest Links Dhruv Bansal, on X (Link: https://twitter.com/dhruvbansal)Ryan Gentry⁠ on X(Link: https://twitter.com/RyanTheGentry) Allen Farrington⁠ on X (Link: https://twitter.com/allenf312) Host Links Guy on Nostr (Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)Guy on X (Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann/)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get 10% off the COLDCARD with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com) “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design. To the naive mind that can conceive of order only as the product of deliberate arrangement, it may seem absurd that in complex conditions order, and adaptation to the unknown, can be achieved more effectively by decentralizing decisions and that a division of authority will actually extend the possibility
Read_819 - Bitcoin Drain in the USA
May 4 2024
Read_819 - Bitcoin Drain in the USA
"I think Americans are used to seeing people arrested for bullshit technicalities and thrown in jail for long periods of time. But in the rest of the world, it is quite uncommon. For a non-US Bitcoin entrepreneur, the US is a scary and dangerous place. American authorities seem resourceful, competent, and motivated to destroy your life just to prove a point. This line of thinking is not paranoia, nor is it cowardice." ~ Francis Pouliot We dive into a piece from Francis Pouliot, the CEO of Bull Bitcoin, today that dives into the toxic waters of U.S. regulations that seem to strangle innovation at every turn. As the US govt tightens their grip and "non-compliance" of an absurdly defined regulatory leviathan threatens decades in prison, how can the Bitcoin community protect what makes Bitcoin important? Join us as Guy, along with a special guest, unravels the complex web of control and compliance reshaping the landscape of digital currency. Could this be the dawn of a new era of resistance within the bitcoin world? Check out the original article at ⁠Bitcoin Drain in the USA⁠. (Link: https://tinyurl.com/5n6raf5d) Links from the show: Atomic Habits by James Clear (Link: https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits) Guest Links [Guest Name] on X (Link: https://twitter.com/guest)[Guest Name] on Nostr (Link: https://tinyurl.com/XXX)[Guest/Company Website] (Link: https://example.com/) Host Links Guy on Nostr (Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)Guy on X (Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann/)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get 10% off the COLDCARD with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com)Get 50,000 free sats, plus sats back on everything you buy by signing up with Fold and the Spin+ Debit Card. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/fold⁠)Check out the KYC Free, simple, no management, Bitcoin merchant solution - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Nodeless.io⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠. Use my link to go to nodeless.io/guy⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and setup yo
Guy's Take_085 - They Are Coming
May 1 2024
Guy's Take_085 - They Are Coming
"The Samurai wallet developers have been arrested. The government has responded with their opposition to the motion of dismissal in the tornado cash case. Phoenix wallet has withdrawn from the United States. Does one need to have control over the funds to be a money transmitter? Is the lightning network, is Bitcoin, is even self-custody and your home node illegal? The past week or so in Bitcoin has seen a flood of new developments, unfortunate events and clarifications and demands from government regulatory agencies. And it has quite clearly spooked a lot of people in the Bitcoin industry. What does it all mean and how should we respond? It's time for a guys take episode." I took on a whirlwind of pressing issues facing the Bitcoin ecosystem amid a slew of government actions that appear to target privacy and financial sovereignty. What does the arrest of the Samurai wallet developers, the exodus of Phoenix wallet from the U.S., and the broader implications for Bitcoin's legal landscape mean for the future of digital privacy and self-custody? I dissected these developments with a critical eye, questioning the balance between regulatory oversight and the fundamental right to privacy. Tune in for a deep dive into the legal, technical, and societal impacts of these unfolding events. References from the episode: David Zell's tweet (Link: https://tinyurl.com/22ppa7yt) Host Links Guy on Nostr (Link: http://tinyurl.com/2xc96ney)Guy on X (Link: https://twitter.com/theguyswann)Guy on Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/theguyswann/)Guy on TikTok (Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@theguyswann)Guy on YouTube (Link: https://www.youtube.com/@theguyswann)⁠Bitcoin Audible on X⁠ (Link: https://twitter.com/BitcoinAudible) Check out our awesome sponsors! Get 10% off the COLDCARD with code BITCOINAUDIBLE ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠(Link: bitcoinaudible.com/coldcard⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠)Swan: The best way to buy, learn, and earn #Bitcoin (Link: https://swanbitcoin.com) "I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just missed my friend." ~ Red, Shawshank Redemption --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message