The Cryptoconomy Podcast

The Bitcoin Threat Model

An episode of The Cryptoconomy Podcast

By Guy Swann
The Technology, The Philosophy, and The Cypherpunks. Welcome to the Cryptoconomy.
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CryptoQuikRead_221 - Intent, Complexity, & The Governance Paradox: BitTorrent Lessons [3 of 4]
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 changes to a system whose power resides in its capacity to resist change.  Listen to Part 3 of Simon's series on the lessons we can learn from BitTorrent. Lets see if we can't add 300 claps to Simon's series by heading over to the original article and going trigger happy on the applause button at: https://medium.com/@simonhmorris/intent-complexity-and-the-governance-paradox-bittorrent-lessons-for-crypto-3-of-4-1d14ac390f3f
27:23
March 21, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_220 - If You're Not Breaking the Rules Then You're Doing it Wrong: BitTorrent Lessons [2 of 4]
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 excellent article, with a few exciting updates from today about Lightning Network development, and followed by my commentary on all the different ways I think #Bitcoin is "Breaking the Rules." Click that applause button like crazy to throw some digital claps at Simon Morris on Medium (also follow him on Twitter) for this great series! https://medium.com/@simonhmorris/if-youre-not-breaking-rules-you-re-doing-it-wrong-bittorrent-lessons-for-crypto-2-of-4-72c68227fe69 To check out the #Lightning developments discussed early in the episode, follow the links below: https://twitter.com/alexbosworth/status/1108414132997353472 https://twitter.com/lightning/status/1108398809481003008
41:16
March 20, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_219 - Why BitTorrent Mattered: Lessons for Crypto [1 of 4]
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 and disruptive ecosystem of the BitTorrent protocol. Simon Morris, a 10 year veteran of the company, BitTorrent Inc., brings us a 4 part series exploring exactly what we can learn from our Peer-2-Peer history, and the challenges that faced an industry breaking technology. Find Part 1: Why Bitcoin Mattered, on Simon's Medium page below, along with the rest of this excellent series.  Don't forget to drop some claps on this one! https://medium.com/@simonhmorris/why-bittorrent-mattered-bittorrent-lessons-for-crypto-1-of-4-fa3c6fcef488 You can also check him out on Twitter below: https://twitter.com/simonhmorris
22:53
March 19, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_218 - The Resolution of the Big Block Experiment
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 ideas behind the numerous ideas and personalities wrapped into the blocksize debate, Lucas Nuzzi lays out the full picture with his article "The Resolution of the Big Block Experiment." Drop some applause on this excellent write-up by heading over to https://medium.com/digitalassetresearch/the-resolution-of-the-big-block-experiment-e1df3e38d03f and while you are there be sure to check out his more recent article on Schnorr Signatures and Bitcoin privacy! Follow @LucasNuzzi on Twitter to stay up on the other incredible work he is doing. 
1:08:51
March 18, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_217 - Sovereignty as a Service
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 simple idea with huge implications.  Don't miss this short episode and check out the other awesome tools and products at https://blog.keys.casa/
23:08
March 14, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_216 - Formalizing & Securing Network Relationships [Part 3]
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 our completion of Szabo's essay, “Formalizing and Securing Relationships on Public Networks.” More amazing foresight into the problems of smart contract design, detailed more than a decade before Bitcoin even existed. Link to the Nakamoto Institute for hosting this incredible work: nakamotoinstitute.org/formalizing-securing-relationships/ 
1:16:26
March 12, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_215 - Szabo’s Formalizing & Securing Network Relationships [Part 2]
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 a reality. Don’t miss the continuation of Szabo’s amazing piece, “Formalizing and Securing Relationships on Public Networks.” Link to the Nakamoto Institute for hosting this incredible work: https://nakamotoinstitute.org/formalizing-securing-relationships/ Don't forget to check out the many different elements discussed in the commentary if you want to learn more. Neutrino: https://cryptoconomy.life/2018/10/18/neutrino-the-lighter-side-of-lightning/ Eltoo: https://cryptoconomy.life/2018/05/01/eltoo-a-simplified-update-mechanism-for-lightning/
43:19
February 27, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_214 - Szabo's Formalizing & Securing Network Relationships [Part 1]
"... 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, confidentiality, and so on: in short, the entire nature of our business relationships will be altered in ways only partially foreseeable." - Nick Szabo Diving into another excellent piece from Szabo on establishing and updating how we create, enforce, and control relationships in the world of cyberspace.  Check out the full essay at the Nakamoto Institute: https://nakamotoinstitute.org/formalizing-securing-relationships/ And don't forget to follow Szabo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NickSzabo4
33:26
February 21, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_213 - MuSig, A New MultiSignature Standard
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 securing and verifying ownership among increasingly complex & private groups of individuals. To explore numerous links and further reading, as well as the other amazing work from Blockstream, check out the full article below: https://blockstream.com/2019/02/18/musig-a-new-multisignature-standard/
36:39
February 19, 2019
CryptoChat_009 - Holding the Lightning Torch on the Rollo & Slappy Show
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 playlist for a deep understanding of Bitcoin over at 10HoursOfBitcoin.com
1:06:20
February 13, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_212 - 5 Things I've Learned After a Year in Bitcoin
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.
39:56
February 11, 2019
The Human Threat Model
"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 mission to make the world delightful."  @jwweatherman
1:16:35
February 8, 2019
The Bitcoin Threat Model
"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 account)." @jwweatherman
1:12:36
February 8, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_211 - Human Threat Model [Part 2]
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 governments, as well as open up avenues to actually exploit the selfishness of corruption to take actions against itself.  Another exciting read from JW!
45:23
February 8, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_210 - Human Threat Model [Part 1]
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 well as open up avenues to actually exploit the selfishness of corruption to take actions against itself.  Another exciting read from JW!
59:54
February 7, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_209 - The Bitcoin Threat Model [Part 2]
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 the Bitcoin system, their likely effect, and the security measures in place to mitigate them. 
54:20
February 5, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_208 - The Bitcoin Threat Model [Part 1]
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 likely effect, and the security measures in place to mitigate them. 
38:31
February 4, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_207 - Announcing the Casa Browser Extension
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 are now Open Source!! Don't miss an exciting episode with today's QuikRead!   Check out the official announcement article & other posts over at blog.keys.casa. And follow Nick Neuman, Jameson Lopp, Jeremy Welch, Alena Vranova, Blake Neuman and others to stay up on the incredible stuff happening at Casa! These guys are changing the game on the daily!
30:05
February 1, 2019
GuysTake_008 - The Lightning of my TCP, or How the Internet is Too Complex to Work
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 ready for a long rant in this Guy's Take episode XD
1:02:41
January 30, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_206 - #Reckless to Wumbology, The Lightning Network Infrastructural Build-Out
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, Arjun Balaji (@arjunblj) & TheBlockCrypto (@theblock__ + @mdudas) brings us a walk through the major developments in Lightning with "From #Reckless to Wumbology."  Don't forget to check out TheBlockCrypto.com and the tons of links to explore in the Full Article. 
36:20
January 28, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_205 - Seven Guiding Principles at Casa
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 on Medium Here. Don't forget to grab your Casa BTC/LN Node if you haven't yet, and of course, be sure to follow them on Twitter.
28:37
January 25, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_204 - Bitcoin, Winner Takes All, or Winner Takes Most?
"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 a 3 part series by Misir Mahmudov and Yassine Elmandjra. View the full article here, and don't forget to follow the authors on Twitter at @misir_mahmudov & @yassineARK. Bitcoin: Winner Takes All, Or Winner Takes Most? Listen to find out.
30:05
January 23, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_203 - Dont Trust, Verify, A Bitcoin Private Case Study
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 unnoticed for such a long time. See the article in full plus the accompanying charts and data proving their findings at: https://coinmetrics.io/bitcoin-private/ Check out the incredible research by the CoinMetrics team at their website and follow them on Twitter.
39:10
January 17, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_202 - Dan Hedl thinks Satoshi's Vision is a Silly Endeavor
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: https://twitter.com/danheld/status/1084848063947071488 For some more fun regarding Satoshi's Vision and whether BCH is any nearer or further from that ambiguous idea, check out my own article - How Many Forks Does it Take to Get to the Center of Satoshi's Vision?
27:19
January 15, 2019
What's Really Driving the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon? - The Iterative Capital Thesis
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/ For OTC trading at industry low prices, visit https://i2trading.com/ And for an extensive collection of Bitcoin related educational and written content available in audio, visit http://Cryptoconomy.Life
4:07:32
January 12, 2019
GuysTake_007 - Happy Birthday Bitcoin, Looking Back on 10 Insane Years
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 just as crazy!
44:27
January 3, 2019
CryptoQuikRead_201 - Bitcoin is a Decentralized Organism - Mycelium [Part 1]
"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 particularly illuminating." - Brandon Quittem Don't miss this dive into understanding Bitcoin by exploring some of the most powerful systems in the natural world that evolve and survive against all odds. Bitcoin Is A Decentralized Organism by @bquittem Drop some applause on the article and check out the graphics and many links to videos, other articles, and websites that expand and elaborate on the fascinating world of mycelia at: https://medium.com/@BrandonQuittem/bitcoin-is-a-decentralized-organism-mycelium-part-1-3-6ec58cdcfaa6
38:51
January 2, 2019
CryptoChat_008 - Under the Lightning Hood with @petoveritas, @Crypt0PuraVida, & @CoinBeezy
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 hope for the future. Don't miss this one! And don't forget to bookmark LightningHood.com (@lightning_hood) for all your Bitcoin & Lightning resources! Our Guests: https://twitter.com/Crpt0PuraVida https://twitter.com/petoveritas https://twitter.com/CoinBeezy (silent 4th guest) https://twitter.com/curlydream60e Mentioned on the show: https://lightningjoule.com/ https://tippin.me/ https://althea.org/ https://www.gotenna.com/ https://samouraiwallet.com/ https://www.opennode.co/ https://www.wasabiwallet.io/
1:47:52
December 20, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_200 - Why Bitcoin's Lightning Network is Ingenious
“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 follow @TK_CodeBear on Twitter and Medium: https://medium.com/coinmonks/why-bitcoins-lightning-network-is-the-ingenious-10dc1ad9ccae https://twitter.com/TK_CodeBear
35:16
December 18, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_199 - Confidential Auditing by Nick Szabo
"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 Bitcoin has changed the game. Another great piece by @nickszabo4. This article can be found on Szabo's Blog unenumerated.blogspot.com or at the Nakamoto Institute's website at: https://nakamotoinstitute.org/confidential-auditing/
28:42
December 13, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_198 - Unpacking Bitcoin's Social Contract
"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 brings us another great article with Part 2 of "The Skeptics Guide to Bitcoin." What becomes clear when we understand both Bitcoin and money as a social contract? Can it answer some of the more complex philosophical debates within the Bitcoin ecosystem?  Listen to find out. Don't forget to follow @hasufly on Medium & Twitter and drop some major applause on the article: https://medium.com/@hasufly/bitcoins-social-contract-1f8b05ee24a9?sk=27e8cf65d45c46ffae1466ce2ac31b48
36:14
December 11, 2018
GUYSTAKE_006 - 100,000! ANCHOR.FM & MASTERING BITCOIN
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 with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node: 03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node: 31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Support the Show: Amazon Affiliate = https://www.amazon.com/?ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fcryptoconomy.life%2F&slotNum=0&imprToken=VhrSTpOr6TI14NXKJA96Eg&tag=cryptoconomy-20&linkCode=w21 Trezor Affiliate = https://shop.trezor.io/?a=a3faa8ed30e1
15:15
December 7, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_197 - An Honest Account of Fiat Money
"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 with their article "An Honest Account of Fiat Money." Join us today for a great read followed by my lengthy rant about the ethics of a money susceptible to political inflation. XD Drop some applause on the article and get a heads up on tomorrow's episode with part 2 on @Hasufly's medium page:Part 1 - An Honest Account of Fiat MoneyPart 2 - Unpacking Bitcoin's Social Contract Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Support the show:Amazon Affiliate – Shop while supporting the Cryptoconomy Podcast!Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link – Secure your Bitcoin with a TREZOR
40:42
December 6, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_196 - Understanding the Technical Side of Bitcoin
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 down. Don't forget to save the article in your bookmarks for later reference and drop some mad Medium applause for the awesome collection of links: https://medium.com/@pierre_rochard/understanding-the-technical-side-of-bitcoin-2c212dd65c09 Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin
46:31
December 5, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_195 - Estimating and Minimizing Consumer Worry
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 @NickSzabo4 to add to our collection. Don't miss "Estimating and Minimizing Consumer Worry." Check out this work and many more on Szabo's Blog:https://unenumerated.blogspot.com/2015/10/minimizing-consumer-worry.html Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin
31:31
December 3, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_194 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 9]
"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 Iterative.Capital. Investigating the investment outlook and consequences of a world with Bitcoin.  Don't miss the conclusion of "The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon." Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin
43:20
November 30, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_193 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 8]
"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 value, bring in developers, and expand its hardware environment. Don't miss this one as we approach the conclusion of this thorough work! Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin
21:37
November 29, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_192 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 7]
"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 of control.  Concluding Section 5 of the incredible Thesis by iterative.capital, "Machine Consensus Via Proof-of-Work." Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin
41:35
November 28, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_191 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 6]
"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 incredible Thesis by iterative.capital, "Machine Consensus Via Proof-of-Work." Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin
25:00
November 27, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_190 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 5]
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 Thesis on The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon.  Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin
54:09
November 26, 2018
GuysTake_005 - New Video - Casa Node Setup & Router Configuration
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 Node Operators out there. Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin
11:10
November 21, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_189 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 4]
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 on research and development. Check out the other awesome work and subscribe to their newsletter by heading over to iterative.capital Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin
35:26
November 20, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_188 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 3]
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 subscribe to their newsletter by heading over to iterative.capital Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin
23:56
November 19, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_187 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 2]
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 subscribe to their newsletter by heading over to iterative.capital   Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin
46:06
November 16, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_186 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 1]
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 work and subscribe to their newsletter by heading over to iterative.capital   Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin
26:53
November 15, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_185 - Sorry Bitcoin is Still Anarchist
" 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 is Still Anarchist Don't forget to follow Zack and drop some applause on the article over on Medium. Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin
18:37
November 14, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_184 - How Many Forks Does it Take to Get to the Center of Satoshi's Vision
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 me.Taking a stroll through the history and development of Bitcoin Cash in my article: How Many Forks Does it Take to Get to the Center of Satoshi's Vision? Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show & provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4t Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin
44:04
November 14, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_183 - Custody in the Age of Digital Assets
"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 reconciliation processes." - Fidelity Digital Assets Plus a few updates regarding the release of our first QuikRead Collection and more fun with the awesome Casa Lightning Node!  Don't forget to drop some major applause on the medium article and follow Fidelity Digital Assets (@DigitalAssets) for developments in the top professional custody solutions:https://medium.com/@FidelityDigitalAssets/custody-in-the-age-of-digital-assets-95799f347016 Feel free to send some satoshis or open a channel with the official Cryptoconomy.Life Lightning Node:03609e92ab6dff378b6a7aca6f856bf5e9d56cadd622bd402a9b03d9a583c817b5@45.37.168.76 Donate Bitcoin to help the show and provide Liquidity for my #Lightning Node:31sBReBuAA9QznVRRrcsjdGp9oc4ajnS4tSupport the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin
38:09
November 12, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_182 - The Business of Bitcoin Cold Storage
"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 in the Bitcoin and Digital Assets Management industry.  If you aren't bullish yet, you might be after listening to this one.  Drop some applause on the article and follow Nik Bhatia for more great work below:https://medium.com/@timevalueofbtc/the-business-of-bitcoin-cold-storage-148fba7f1255 Other great works by Nik Bhatia covered in this show:Interview with Nik BhatiaThe Bitcoin Second LayerTime Value of BTCThe Bitcoin Risk Spectrum _________________________________________________   Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
24:13
November 9, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_181 - Bitcoin's Existential Crisis
"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 in a decentralized system and the ongoing battles for the vision of Bitcoin.  Don't miss it!Let's see if we can drop another 1,000 claps on his article! Follow the link below and don't forget to follow @nic_carter on Twitter:https://medium.com/s/story/what-is-it-like-to-be-a-bitcoin-56109f3e6753 Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
35:48
November 8, 2018
GuysTake_004 - The First Long Read & Coming Reading List
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 Form: Shelling Out - The Origins of Money Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
11:23
November 7, 2018
Shelling Out - The Origins of Money
"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 non-fiat currencies very specific characteristics – they were not merely symbolic or decorative objects."  - Nick Szabo
1:35:15
November 7, 2018
GuysTake_003 - Casa Node First Impressions & A Few Updates
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 Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
10:37
November 6, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_180 - Bitcoin at 10
@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 check out Beautyon's other work, drop some applause on the article, and follow @Beautyon_ on Twitter:Bitcoin at 10Twitter.com/Beautyon_Youtube.com | Bitcoin Matters Podcast Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
32:09
November 5, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_179 - Shelling Out - The Origins of Money [Part 4]
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 anything else, drop everything a follow @NickSzabo4 on Twitter. And don't forget to check out his other amazing work on his blog:https://unenumerated.blogspot.com/ Also check out the Nakamoto Institute for a collection of reading that provides a solid foundation for understanding the incredible potential of #Bitcoin:https://nakamotoinstitute.org   Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
39:20
November 2, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_178 - Shelling Out - The Origins of Money [Part 3]
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 anything else, drop everything a follow @NickSzabo4 on Twitter. And don't forget to check out his other amazing work on his blog:https://unenumerated.blogspot.com/ Also check out the Nakamoto Institute for a collection of reading that provides a solid foundation for understanding the incredible potential of #Bitcoin:https://nakamotoinstitute.org   Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
34:42
November 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_177 - Shelling Out - The Origins of Money [Part 2]
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 anything else, drop everything a follow @NickSzabo4 on Twitter. And don't forget to check out his other amazing work on his blog:https://unenumerated.blogspot.com/ Also check out the Nakamoto Institute for a collection of reading that provides a solid foundation for understanding the incredible potential of #Bitcoin:https://nakamotoinstitute.org   Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
33:23
October 31, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_176 - Shelling Out - The Origins of Money [Part 1]
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 anything else, drop everything a follow @NickSzabo4 on Twitter. And don't forget to check out his other amazing work on his blog:https://unenumerated.blogspot.com/ Also check out the Nakamoto Institute for a collection of reading that provides a solid foundation for understanding the incredible potential of #Bitcoin:https://nakamotoinstitute.org   Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
27:49
October 30, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_175 - Open Sourcing Subzero
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 efforts to the benefit of the whole industry.    Check out the blog to applaud the article and see the author's other work, and don't forget to follow @Alokmenghrajani & @CashApp on Twitter:https://medium.com/square-corner-blog/open-sourcing-subzero-ee9e3e071827https://twitter.com/alokmenghrajani Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
25:42
October 29, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_174 - @real_vijay on How Cypherpunks Changed Economics for the Digital Age
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 below:Twitter.com/real_vijayTwitter.com/real_vijay/scarcity_seems_like_a_simple... Support the show:Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate LinkThe Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our LivesMastering Bitcoin Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
19:20
October 26, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_173 - Reimagining Trusted Intermediaries
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 great piece detailing the trends and cultural shifts that have primed the world for a technological revolution. Twitter.com @avichalReimagining Trusted Intermediaries - @ElectricCapital Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
44:11
October 25, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_172 - Bitcoin's Distribution Was Fair
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 CryptoQuikRead! Don't forget to check out Dan Held on Twitter and his other work:Twitter - @DanHeldArticle: Bitcoin's Distribution Was Fair Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
32:10
October 24, 2018
CryptoChat_007 - The One and Only @Real_Vijay
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 epic Tweet threads and check out his other work:Twitter @real_vijayMedium.com/@vijayboyapatiMises.org Vijay Boyapati Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
1:09:13
October 23, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_171 - Mr Fantastic, A Response to Nouriel Roubini’s Senate Testimony
“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 @DZack23 and others at the Abacus Crypto Journal:The Abacus Crypto Journal The other episodes/work mentioned within for digging a little deeper:How To Critique bitcoin - A Guide (Nic Carter's FUD dice)CryptoChat_001 With Daniel GoldmanThe Verg Hack Explained: By Daniel GoldmanVerge Hack Part Deux: By Daniel Goldman Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
41:42
October 22, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_170 - If Games Drive Crypto Mass Adoption, Then it Will be Grassroots
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 crypto model? Today we read Tony Sheng’s article exploring the ins and outs of scarce digital goods, and why if crypto does ever make waves in the gaming world, it will have to start from the ground up. Don't forget to check out Tony Sheng's other work on his website and follow him on Twitter:https://www.tonysheng.com/crypto-adoption-gameshttps://twitter.com/tonysheng Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
32:38
October 19, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_169 - Neutrino: The Lighter Side of Lightning
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 other information and details on the lnd and desktop wallets!  Plus if you aren't following the accounts below on Twitter you are missing out:Neutrino: The Lighter Side of LightningBryan Vu @bvuLightning LabsOlaoluwa Osuntokun @roasbeef Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
26:22
October 18, 2018
GuysTake_002 - The Lightning App I Want to Use
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" episode to find out more! Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
28:05
October 17, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_168 - Prices Keep us From Squandering Resources
“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 introducing the workings of the market price system by Jacob Dowell.   Links to the article and other great works to dig deeper into this topic of study:How Prices Keep Us From Squandering ResourcesJacob Dowell's pageHuman Action on Mises.orgRobert Murphy's Choice Later Additions:Economics in One Lesson - Henry HazlittBasic Economics - Thomas Sowell   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
29:27
October 16, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_167 - Deep Dive into Strong Federations & Foundations of Liquid
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 episode! Check out the official @Blockstream page for more details and the Whitepaper on Strong Federations to dig even deeper into the processes involved in securing the first production #Bitcoin sidechain:https://blockstream.com/2017/01/16/strong-federations-paper-released-liquid.htmlhttps://blockstream.com/strong-federations.pdf Authors Johnny Dilley, Jonathan Wilkins, and Marta Piekarska Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
56:43
October 12, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_166 - Liquid Network Launch and Thoughts from @LucasNuzzi
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 Blog, as well as dive into what it could mean with a short Twitter thread from @LucasNuzzi.  Don't miss a fun episode. Check out and follow the official @Blockstream Blog and @Excellion to stay up on their incredible work:https://blockstream.com/2018/10/10/liquid-launch.htmlhttps://twitter.com/Excellion And see the other threads discussed in the episode below:https://twitter.com/LucasNuzzi/status/1050181396591972353https://twitter.com/PMillerCoin/status/1050197853421723648 Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
29:25
October 11, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_165 - Why Privacy Matters
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 social conformity and obedience.  Today we read Alex Hardy’s article “Why Privacy Matters"https://proofoftake.substack.com/p/why-privacy-matters-proof-of-take-006https://twitter.com/CantHardyWait Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
25:52
October 10, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_164 - Bitcoin Optech's Scaling Bitcoin Special
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 join the Newsletter to stay up to date on the awesome work Bitcoin Optech is doing, and follow them on Twitter:https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2018/10/09/https://twitter.com/bitcoinoptech Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
40:22
October 9, 2018
Guy'sTake_001 - Poor in a World with Bitcoin, or Rich in a World Without It?
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 Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
26:14
October 8, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_163 - A Cypherpunk's Manifesto
“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 reading for anyone entering and exploring the Cryptoconomy.  If you are looking for the ideas that brought this technology to life and started a movement, and now a technological revolution.  Here is Eric Hughes' declaration of intent, A Cypherpunk's Manifesto.https://www.activism.net/cypherpunk/manifesto.html   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
12:16
October 5, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_162 - The Untold History of Bitcoin, Enter The Cypherpunks
“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.” -@PetriB2 Check out Petri's work and follow him on Medium and Twitter (and drop some appluase for this article) at the links below:https://medium.com/swlh/the-untold-history-of-bitcoin-enter-the-cypherpunks-f764dee962a1https://medium.com/@Petri.basson/https://twitter.com/PetriB2 Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
18:00
October 4, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_161 - Bitcoin, The Untold History
“I have always believed that to really understand something and where it is going, you have to understand where it came from.” -@PetriB2 Today we read the first of Petri's short series on the untold history of Bitcoin and the blockchain. Plus, my experiences with Bittorrent and first discovering Bitcoin. Check out the full article and his other work on his LinkedIn and/or his medium page:https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/untold-history-blockchain-petri-basson/https://medium.com/@Petri.basson/the-untold-history-of-blockchain-30238a89be5d Don’t forget to follow him on Medium and Twitter:https://twitter.com/PetriB2 Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
29:47
October 3, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_160 - Bitcoin, Blockade Runner of the Information Age
“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.” -@CarCampIt  Check out the full article here:https://www.blockdelta.io/bitcoin-blockade-runner-of-the-information-age/ Follow him on Twitter and don't forget to check out the Friends Against Government Podcast:https://twitter.com/CarCampIthttps://friendsagainstgovernment.podbean.com/ Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
19:11
September 28, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_159 - Bitcoin, Chance, and Randomness [Part 2]
"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 cryptography.”  - Hugo Nguyen Check out Part 2 on Hugo's article series and drop some appluase for the excellent work:https://medium.com/@hugonguyen/bitcoin-chance-and-randomness-ba49a6edf933 Follow him on Twitter and Medium:https://twitter.com/hugohanoihttps://medium.com/@hugonguyen   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
20:14
September 27, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_158 - Anatomy of Proof of Work [Part 1]
“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 Bitcoin's Fundamentals.Drop some applause on the full article and follow Hugo on Medium and Twitter:https://bitcointechtalk.com/the-anatomy-of-proof-of-work-98c85b6f6667https://twitter.com/hugohanoi Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
14:46
September 26, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_157 - The Bitcoin Central Bank's Perfect Monetary Policy
“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 piece of literature on Bitcoin, Cryptography, and the Cypherpunks? You can find pretty much all of it at the Nakamoto Institute:https://nakamotoinstitute.org/mempool/the-bitcoin-central-banks-perfect-monetary-policy/ Follow Pierre Rochard on Twitter and be sure to listen to the Noded Podcast:https://twitter.com/pierre_rochardhttps://twitter.com/NodedPodcast Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
18:46
September 25, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_156 - Features of the Casa Node
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 the team is building:https://medium.com/casa/features-of-the-casa-node-884f702e2164 Check out the Cases Store and get your own Lightning Node!https://store.casa/ Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
24:55
September 24, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_155 - POW is Efficient
"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 page:https://medium.com/@danhedl/pow-is-efficient-aa3d442754d3 Check him out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/danheld   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
28:57
September 21, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_154 - Electric Money [Part 4 - Bitcoin's POW]
“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 (and drop some applause) plus other amazing work from @LaurentMT on his Medium page:https://medium.com/@laurentmt/electric-money-e2cd34f78f56 Follow @LaurentMT on Twitter:https://twitter.com/LaurentMT Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
19:34
September 20, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_153 - Cliffhangers [Part 3 - Bitcoin's POW]
“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 applause for the excellent work):https://medium.com/@laurentmt/cliffhangers-cb87ed47124e Follow @LaurentMT on Twitter:https://twitter.com/LaurentMT   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
19:10
September 19, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_152 - Yin and Yang of Bitcoin [Part 2 - Bitcoin's POW]
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 awesome work here:https://medium.com/@laurentmt/the-yin-and-yang-of-bitcoin-bf056f3fd58c Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
36:25
September 18, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_151 - Gravity [Part 1 - Bitcoin's POW]
“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.”  -@Laurentmt Listen to Part 1 of @Laurentmt’s excellent series introducing the fundamental characteristics and value proposition of Bitcoin’s POW function. Don't forget to drop some applause on the article and check out the author;s other awesome work here:https://medium.com/@laurentmt/gravity-10e1a25d2ab2 Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
37:17
September 17, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_150 - Why I wrote PGP
“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 this article & the immense collection of other works at the Nakamoto Institute:https://nakamotoinstitute.org/why-i-wrote-pgp/ Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
27:31
September 14, 2018
CryptoChat_006 - TheOneVortex on Building for Bitcoin
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 out the incredible work he & others are doing to expand access and development in the #Bitcoin space:http://theonevortex.com/https://programmingwithbitcoin.com/http://www.cryptocast.network/ Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
1:15:02
September 13, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_149 - Bitcoin as a PrivacyCoin
“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 to come that will make #Bitcoin the true PrivacyCoin of the future. Check out the article and explore the many links on Bitcoin Magazine here:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-privacycoin-tech-making-bitcoin-more-private/ Don't forget to follow @BitcoinMagazine and @AaronvanW:https://twitter.com/AaronvanWhttps://twitter.com/BitcoinMagazine   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
32:20
September 12, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_148 - Bitcoin as a Conflict Prevention Protocol
“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 here:https://twitter.com/TuurDemeester/status/1009825254024335361 Don't forget to also follow:https://twitter.com/real_vijayhttps://twitter.com/KoenSwinkels   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
29:40
September 11, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_147 - How to Critique Bitcoin, A Guide
"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 trying to decide which criticism of Bitcoin to write about and outsource it with the Bitcoin FUD dice! A fun piece from Nic that holds a painful degree of truth.  Check out the shop to buy your own FUD dice using #Lightning payments:FUDdice.shop Applaud for the full article and explore Nic's other great work:https://medium.com/castle-island-ventures/how-to-critique-bitcoin-a-guide-3e36b26f9642   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
19:45
September 10, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_146 - The Three Economic Eras of Bitcoin
"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 to Rusty Russell's discussion of Bitcoin's three economic eras. Check out the full article and lengthy list of footnotes for clarifications and further reading:https://medium.com/@rusty_lightning/the-three-economic-eras-of-bitcoin-d43bf0cf058aFollow him on Twitter:https://twitter.com/rusty_twit Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
25:42
September 7, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_145 - Giacomo on SPV and Digital Coinage
“We shouldn't make full nodes harder to run, EVER” -@giacomozucco 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 below:https://twitter.com/giacomozucco/status/1009281116837175296  Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
31:39
September 6, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_144 - SegWit2x Bugs Explained
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 history has taught us so far.  Today we read Jimmy Song’s article on Segwit2x, and how industry leaders almost killed Bitcoin.Drop applause on the original article and explore further reading on this by checking it out on Medium:https://bitcointechtalk.com/segwit2x-bugs-explained-8e0c286124bc   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
23:09
September 5, 2018
CryptoChat_005 - Brady Swenson on Being an Informed Bitcoin Citizen
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/ The exciting developments I shared from the intro can be found here:https://medium.com/casa/announcing-the-casa-lightning-node-596df7a7427https://store.casa/lightning-node [Store]https://t.me/SamouraiWallet [Telegram]https://samouraiwallet.com/   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
1:02:26
September 4, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_143 - The Time Value of Bitcoin
“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.” Don't forget to check out his many other articles and discussion on building financial markets in the Bitcoin ecosystem.  Applaud the original article here:https://medium.com/@timevalueofbtc/the-time-value-of-bitcoin-3807b91f02d2 Don't miss the other episodes chatting with Nik and reading his other great work.CryptoChat_003 with Nik Bhatia: https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptochat_003-nik-bhatia-on-the-future-of-bitcoin-financial-markets/LNRR Part 1: https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptoquikread_132-the-bitcoin-second-layer/LNRR Part 3: https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptoquikread_109-the-bitcoin-risk-spectrum/ Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
24:31
August 31, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_142 - Chaincode’s Residency Program Is Back, This Time With Lightning
-- “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 Program is Back, This Time with Lightning” Check out the article and the incredible work happening over at @BitcoinMagazine:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/chaincodes-residency-program-back-time-lightning-app-classes/Explore the long list of Amy Castor's written work on her website:https://amycastor.com/my-writing/And don't miss @CitizenBticoin's podcast to hear us discuss Eric Wall's tweet thread on "ICO idiocy":https://citizenbitcoin.world/ Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
16:41
August 30, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_141 - Fat Protocols Aren't New
“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 sharing protocols and what the #Bitcoin and #Crypto communities could learn from it.Appluad the article on Medium and follow the enormous number of links for further exploration:https://medium.com/@jbackus/fat-protocols-arent-new-42d2c538db41   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
39:31
August 29, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_140 - Lightning Network 2.0 [Part 2]
“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 Lightning Network 2.0" [Part 2]. Check out the full article, @DZack23's other work, and tons more at The Abacus Crypto Journal:https://blog.theabacus.io/lightning-network-2-0-b878b9bb356ehttps://blog.theabacus.io/ Mentioned in the Episode:https://twitter.com/alexbosworthhttps://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptoquikread_076-the-verge-hack-explained/https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptoquikread_094-lets-do-the-time-warp-again-verge-hack-part-deux/https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptochat-with-daniel-goldman-verge-digital-gold-forks-and-going-down-the-rabbit-hole/ Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
50:17
August 28, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_139 - Lightning Network 2.0 [Part1]
“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 through them, with Part 1 of The Lightning Network 2.0 by Daniel Goldman.   Check out the full article, @DZack23's other work, and tons more at The Abacus Crypto Journal:https://blog.theabacus.io/lightning-network-2-0-b878b9bb356ehttps://blog.theabacus.io/ Mentioned in the Episode:https://twitter.com/alexbosworthhttps://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptoquikread_076-the-verge-hack-explained/https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptoquikread_094-lets-do-the-time-warp-again-verge-hack-part-deux/https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptochat-with-daniel-goldman-verge-digital-gold-forks-and-going-down-the-rabbit-hole/ Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
36:43
August 27, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_138 - Traditional Bitcoin Mixers
"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 from the ultimate in Privacy development @nopara73!  Don't miss this one to close out the week :) Check out the full article and his other work on Medium:https://medium.com/@nopara73/traditional-bitcoin-mixers-6a092e59d8c2 Wasabi Wallet (Zerolink)ZeroLinkJoinMarketBreeze Wallet (TumbleBit)TumbleBit
24:20
August 24, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_137 - Half of the Remaining Bitcoin Supply is 'Spoken For'
"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 the medium article and check out the CoinShares Blog:https://medium.com/coinshares/half-of-the-remaining-non-minted-bitcoin-supply-is-spoken-for-10df2a45e45d   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
24:28
August 23, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_136 - The Panama Canal and The Bitcoin Lightning Network
"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 drops some applause on my article if you enjoyed this episode and feel free to support my work by donating below!https://medium.com/@thecryptoconomy   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
27:53
August 22, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_135 - The Hard Thing About Learning Hard Things
“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 Things” by Haseeb Qureshi. Drop some Applause at the full article on the freecodecamp.org Medium publication:https://medium.freecodecamp.org/the-hard-thing-about-learning-hard-things-168e655ac7f2 Explore a ton of other awesome work by Haseeb Qureshi:https://haseebq.com/   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
28:47
August 21, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_134 - Welcome to Bitcoin Island
"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 Island!"Check out @gendal's blog for other great work and see the original article:https://gendal.me/2014/03/29/welcome-to-bitcoin-island/   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
18:21
August 20, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_133 - Governments and Central Banks Should Look to Gold not Crypto
"...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 plus other great work at the American Institue for Economic Research:https://www.aier.org/article/governments-and-central-banks-should-look-gold-not-crypto#.W2mLSFKB_D8.twitter   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
24:42
August 17, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_132 - The Bitcoin Second Layer
“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 applause for today's article:https://medium.com/@timevalueofbtc/the-bitcoin-second-layer-d503949d0a06 Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
37:05
August 16, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_131 - BCH Update: Bitmain, BCH, the IPO & What it All Actually Means
“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” -@CryptoHerpesCat Follow Crypto Herpes Cat on Twitter:https://twitter.com/CryptoHerpesCat Check out the full article and @CryptoHerpesCat Medium page for more excellent work:https://medium.com/@btcWolves/a-bch-update-bitmain-bch-the-ipo-what-it-all-actually-means-354220b86ac3   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
33:03
August 15, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_130 - Media Coverage of Bitcoin is Still a Total Disaster
“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 resources:https://medium.com/@nic__carter/media-coverage-of-bitcoin-is-still-a-total-disaster-7d0d34d98971 Check out Nic's full medium page of other work:https://medium.com/@nic__carter   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
35:51
August 14, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_129 - Responsible Disclosure in the Era of Cryptocurrencies
“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 out the full article here:https://medium.com/mit-media-lab-digital-currency-initiative/http-coryfields-com-cash-48a99b85aad4   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
32:23
August 13, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_128 - What Will Bitcoin Look Like in 20 Years? [Part 2]
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 other great article on Hacker Noon, plus the many links and further reading in today's article:https://hackernoon.com/what-will-bitcoin-look-like-in-twenty-years-7e75481a798c   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
1:06:22
August 10, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_127 - What Will Bitcoin Look Like in 20 Years? [Part 1]
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 on the Future of Bitcoin. Don't miss his other great article on Hacker Noon, plus the many links and further reading in today's article:https://hackernoon.com/what-will-bitcoin-look-like-in-twenty-years-7e75481a798c   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
38:08
August 9, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_126 - Bitcoin, We Don't Expect New Highs in 2018
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 Expect New Highs in 2018." Don't forget to applaud+follow+check out the charts and data with the full article:https://medium.com/@tuurdemeester/bitcoin-we-dont-expect-new-highs-in-2018-97e6a7a385f7   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
36:19
August 8, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_125 - Why Money Has Value & Spending Bitcoin is Senseless
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 money becomes a Medium of Exchange.Don't forget to clap for the article on Medium and check out the rest of this series:https://medium.com/@Ulrich_98986/why-money-has-value-and-spending-bitcoin-is-senseless-d2390127dc34   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
29:59
August 7, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_124 - ASIC Resistance is Nothing but a Blockchain Buzzword
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. Check out the medium page for the links and graphics, plus drop some applause for the excellent work:https://medium.com/@StopAndDecrypt/asic-resistance-is-nothing-but-a-blockchain-buzzword-b91d3d770366 If you would like to hear the referenced article on mining centralization at blog.sia.tech:https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptoquikread_069-the-state-of-cryptocurrency-mining/   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
1:11:55
August 6, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_123 - I, Pencil
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 don't miss the excellent collection of work at Fee.org:https://fee.org/resources/i-pencil/ Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
28:40
August 3, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_122 - "The Yield From Money Held" Reconsidered
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 out the full article plus an exhaustive collection of economic theory at Mises.org:https://mises.org/library/yield-money-held-reconsidered   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
30:11
August 2, 2018
CryptoChat_004 - John Wolpert on Blockchain, Identity, Trust, and a New Internet
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 forget to check him out on Twitter and Medium:https://twitter.com/jwolperthttps://medium.com/@jwolpert Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
1:02:24
August 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_121 - Ethereum, Fomo3D, and Dangerous Game Theory
“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 theory." Dont forget to applaud the article on medium and dig a little deeper with part 2:https://hackernoon.com/fomo3d-and-dangerous-game-theory-97bd5f47ab3b Part 2:https://blog.coinfund.io/can-a-good-smart-contract-beat-blockchains-new-12m-ponzi-yes-in-theory-6964eead5b84 Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
26:06
July 31, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_120 - Visions of Bitcoin
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 today. Don't forget to clap for the article on Medium and check out the graphs and timeline visualizing the Bitcoin narrative history:https://medium.com/@nic__carter/visions-of-bitcoin-4b7b7cbcd24c Check out both of their Medium pages for more great work:https://twitter.com/nic__carterhttps://twitter.com/hasufl   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
28:29
July 30, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_119 - Deep Dive into ETF Disapproval and SEC Commissioner's Dissent
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!  Don't miss today's episode!   Links to content referenced and sourced to bring together the information for today’s episode: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/winklevoss-bitcoin-etf-proposal-denied-us-sec/https://www.coindesk.com/winklevoss-brothers-bitcoin-etf-rejected-by-sec-for-second-time/https://www.sec.gov/rules/other/2018/34-83723.pdfhttps://www.sec.gov/news/public-statement/peirce-dissent-34-83723#.W1o-36vBMDU.twitter   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
42:01
July 27, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_118 - Securing Property with Owner Authority
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 explore the topic with than Nick Szabo (@nickszabo4)? “Securing Property Titles with Owner Authority.” Check out other detailed work on this concept and more with the excellent collection of literature at the Nakamoto Institute:https://nakamotoinstitute.org/secure-property-titles/#selection-7.7-7.50 Video with Peter Wuille referenced in the commentary:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSUVRj8iznU My own article referenced in the commentary:Written - https://medium.com/@thecryptoconomy/7-misunderstandings-of-bitcoins-scaling-problem-c5142e938a68Audio - https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-t7qjf-8e4fe2   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
39:18
July 26, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_117 - How Central Banking Increased Inequality
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?  Listen to Louis Rouanet’s piece from Mises.org. Check out the full article and other amazing content from Mises.org:https://mises.org/library/how-central-banking-increased-inequality   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
37:02
July 25, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_116 - Coindesk & Jake Chervinsky on the Bitcoin ETFs
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 for more details! Check out the full @Coindesk article by @nikhileshde:https://www.coindesk.com/sec-delays-decision-on-direxions-bitcoin-etfs-until-september/ Link to @jchervinsky's Twitter thread:https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1021795224958455810   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
19:04
July 24, 2018
CryptoChat_003 - Nik Bhatia on The Future of Bitcoin Financial Markets
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 more!   Previous episode covering @timevalueofbtc's article "The Bitcoin Risk Spectrum":https://cryptoconomy.podbean.com/e/cryptoquikread_109-the-bitcoin-risk-spectrum/Links to the full article and Bhatia's (@timevalueofbtc) Medium page.  Don't forget to clap for his article on Medium if you enjoyed the episode!https://medium.com/@timevalueofbtc/the-bitcoin-risk-spectrum-949f6abec290   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
1:03:29
July 23, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_115 - Announcing Bitcoin OpTech
“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 commentary:@jfnewbery@starkness@Melt_Dem@BtcpayServer Check out the official announcement from @bitcoinoptech and check out their newsletter below:https://bitcoinops.org/en/announcing-bitcoin-optech   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
26:24
July 20, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_114 - Schnorr Poised to Become Bitcoin's Biggest Change Since SegWit
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 @AlyssaHertig’s article from @coindesk to learn more! Check out the article and other news and developments throughout the Cryptoconomy at:https://www.coindesk.com/schnorr-is-looking-poised-to-become-bitcoins-biggest-change-since-segwit/   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
16:15
July 19, 2018
CryptoChat_002 with The Friends Against Government Podcast
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! https://friendsagainstgovernment.podbean.com/    Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
1:21:53
July 18, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_113 - The Dawn of Trustworthy Computing
“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.” @NickSzabo4 Check out Szabo’s incredible blog, Unenumerated, at:https://unenumerated.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-dawn-of-trustworthy-computing.html   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
28:53
July 17, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_112 - Wasabi Privacy Focused Bitcoin Wallet
“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 Building on Bitcoin starting at 17min:https://youtu.be/XORDEX-RrAI?t=17m   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
17:12
July 16, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_111 - Genesis Files - With Bit Gold, Nick Szabo Was Inches From Inventing Bitcoin
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 previous of the Genesis Files series, and other excellent work from Aaron Van Wirdum and the crew at Bitcoin Magazine:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/genesis-files-bit-gold-szabo-was-inches-away-inventing-bitcoin/   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
26:12
July 13, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_110 - Adversaries, Distributed Ledgers, and Decentralization
“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 other work at:https://fieldnotes.resistant.tech/dags-and-decentralization/ And don’t forget to follow her on Twitter @SarahJamieLewis   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
25:22
July 12, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_109 - The Bitcoin Risk Spectrum
"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 @timevalueofbtc for other great stuff:https://medium.com/@timevalueofbtc/the-bitcoin-risk-spectrum-949f6abec290 Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
25:53
July 11, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_108 - Bitcoin Governance
"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 Rochard:https://medium.com/@pierre_rochard/bitcoin-governance-37e86299470f Mentioned in the Episode:The Noded Podcast with Pierre Rochard and Micheal GoldsteinThe Long Road to SegWit @BitcoinMagazine by Aaron Van WirdumQuikRead of The Long Road to Segwit Episode 54 of The Cryptoconomy Podcast   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
28:57
July 10, 2018
CryptoChat_001 with Daniel Goldman - Verge, Digital Gold, Forks, and Going Down the Rabbit Hole
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 also listen to the two on The Verge Hack on episodes 76 and 94 of this podcastMentioned on the Show:The Blockchain Man - (@TaylorPearsonMe)Money, Blockchains, and Social Scalability - (@NickSzabo4)  [listen here]Sharding Centralizes Ethereum By Selling you Scaling In Disguised as Scaling Out - (@StopAndDecrypt)  [listen here]About My Tweet From Yesterday - (@VladZamfir)The Verge Hack Explained - (@DZack23)  [listen here]   Support the show:Looking to Secure your Bitcoin with TREZOR?Shop.Trezor.io Affiliate Link Or Donate To:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
1:05:53
July 9, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_107 - If Bitcoin Had a First Draft, Wei Dai's B-Money Was It
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 Aaron’s extensive work and the always excellent journalism from the Bitcoin Magazine team:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/genesis-files-if-bitcoin-had-first-draft-wei-dais-b-money-was-it/   Support the show:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
31:04
July 6, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_106 - Working Alone
“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 page:https://medium.com/@jillcarlson/working-alone-165ababeafc2   Support the show:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
17:13
July 5, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_105 - Why You Can’t Understand Bitcoin
"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 Beautyon_, and the great publication at HackerNoon:https://hackernoon.com/why-you-cant-understand-bitcoin-98a5e5f86241   Support the show:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
09:43
July 4, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_104 - Crypto-Incrementalism vs Crypto-Anarchy
“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 at:https://www.tonysheng.com/incremental-vs-anarchy   Support the show:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
23:11
July 3, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_103 - Crypto Commons
“Just like a stock market was a financial platform for creating the scalable corporation, blockchains can be governance platforms for enabling the scalable commons.”  -@m2jr Check out the medium article and other interesting work by Mike Maples Jr:https://medium.com/@m2jr/crypto-commons-da602fb98138   Support the show:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
22:28
July 2, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_102 - Casa's Privacy Model
“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 @lopp@jeremyrwelch@CasaHODL Check out the article and the Casa Blog on Medium: https://medium.com/casa/casa-privacy-model-ee6d1a08fd82   Support the show:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
16:14
June 29, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_101 - How Easy it is to Buy ICO Ratings
“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 at:https://medium.com/alethena/this-is-how-easy-it-is-to-buy-ico-ratings-an-investigation-13d07e987394     Support the show:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
23:21
June 28, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_100 - Dandelions and a Bright Future for Bitcoin Privacy
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.”  -@TheCryptoconomy Check out my medium page and the full article here: https://medium.com/@thecryptoconomy/dandelions-and-a-bright-future-for-bitcoin-privacy-712dbc4b1ec5   Support the show:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
34:04
June 27, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_099 - Announcing C-Lightning 0.6
“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: https://blockstream.com/2018/06/25/c-lightning-06.html   Support the show:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
20:13
June 26, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_098 - The Challenges of Building Ethereum Infrastructure
“This week I learned you can start syncing an archival Ethereum node, travel completely around the world, and it still won’t be finished.” -@lopp Today’s Quik Read is from Jameson Lopp on his experiences with Ethereum infrastructure.   Link to the full article and Lopp's Medium page: https://medium.com/@lopp/the-challenges-of-building-ethereum-infrastructure-87e443e47a4b   Support the show:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
30:07
June 25, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_097 - I HODL
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
25:17
June 22, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_096 - Giacomo's Tweetstorm, Coinage in the Age of Bitcoin
"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: https://twitter.com/giacomozucco/status/1009281116837175296 Thread Reader Unrolled: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1009281116837175296.html   Support the show: 3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
18:57
June 21, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_095 - The Genesis Files: Hashcash or How Adam Back Designed Bitcoin's Motor Block
"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 How Adam Back Designed Bitcoin's Motor Block." Another excellent dive into the critical components and contributions that made Bitcoin possible.Check out the full article at Bitcoin Magazine:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/genesis-files-hashcash-or-how-adam-back-designed-bitcoins-motor-block/   Support the show: 3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
23:21
June 20, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_094 - Let's Do the Time Warp Again, Verge Hack Part Deux
“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 full article:https://blog.theabacus.io/lets-do-the-time-warp-again-the-verge-hack-part-deux-c6396ab36ecb Support the show:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
34:32
June 19, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_093 - The Importance of Layer 2
"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 Importance of Layer 2: https://medium.com/mit-media-lab-digital-currency-initiative/the-importance-of-layer-2-105189f72102   Video of full L2 Summit presentations and discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzoS0tPUAiQ   Support the show:3Nn8jJSfK2oFherVWQUGXgesvHpzbMckz5
15:53
June 18, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_092 - The Truth About Smart Contracts
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 on the Truth About Smart Contracts.   Don't forget to check ou the full article, multiple funny comic strips included, as well as Jimmy Song's other great work:https://medium.com/@jimmysong/the-truth-about-smart-contracts-ae825271811f
26:17
June 15, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_091 - BetterHash Aims to Increase Bitcoin Mining Decentralization
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 website for further links and other articles on Bitcoin news and development: https://news.buybitcoinworldwide.com/betterhash-aims-to-increase-bitcoin-mining-decentralization/   Tales From the Crypto #31 with @TheBlueMatt:https://talesfromthecrypt.libsyn.com/tales-from-the-crypt-31-matt-corallo
14:59
June 14, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_090 - Sharding Centralizes Ethereum
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 great work from @StopAndDecrypt:https://hackernoon.com/sharding-centralizes-ethereum-by-selling-you-scaling-in-disguised-as-scaling-out-266c136fc55d Support the Show:3CHTvvAhrzUs3QWN5DsyGXbM2W1SvL2bi5
1:35:01
June 13, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_089 - Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Looking to the Past and the Future
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 for the other great work from @bitcoinmagazine and Shawn Gordon:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-magazines-week-review-looking-past-and-future/ Support the Show:3CHTvvAhrzUs3QWN5DsyGXbM2W1SvL2bi5
11:13
June 11, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_088 - Feared 51% Attacks Are Now Becoming Regular
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 cryptoconomy at large.  Listen for more. Links to the article and relevant resources:https://www.coindesk.com/blockchains-feared-51-attack-now-becoming-regular/https://www.crypto51.app/Mentioned in the commentary: @DZack23@parabolictrav@goorha
28:40
June 8, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_087 - Introducing Bitcoin Contract Governance
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 medium page:https://medium.com/@parabolicinvestor/introducing-bitcoin-contract-governance-d28eb046ce8b
33:42
June 7, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_086 - Build the Bitcoin Economy, The Complete Contract Governance Platform
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 out the full article for the links and other work by the author:https://medium.com/coinmonks/building-the-bitcoin-economy-the-complete-contract-governance-platform-54f723e88ccf
24:53
June 6, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_085 - Increasing Bitcoin Privacy Using the Lightning Network
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 at:https://medium.com/@scidexer/increasing-bitcoin-privacy-using-the-lightning-network-or-how-to-delete-the-origin-of-your-bitcoins-3c611d072e40 Also check out the LN visualizer used:https://rompert.com/recksplorer/
22:48
June 5, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_084 - Analysis of Batching in Bitcoin
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 visuals and graphs included:https://medium.com/hasufl/an-analysis-of-batching-in-bitcoin-9bdf81a394e0 Be sure to follow Coinmetrics.io and keep them as a reference for the excellent data they make available:https://coinmetrics.io/ And a few other great sources on batching/payments visualization on Bitcoin:p2sh.infohttps://transactionfee.info/charts/payments/perDay
37:19
June 4, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_083 - Trusted Third Parties are Security Holes
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 full article and other works at the nakamoto institute as well as to explore the links to dig deeper into the discussion: https://nakamotoinstitute.org/trusted-third-parties/
38:19
June 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_082 - Exploring Lightning Network Routing
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. Don't forget to check out the full article to see the graphics and explore other great work over at the Lightning Labs Blog:https://blog.lightning.engineering/posts/2018/05/30/routing.html
23:55
May 31, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_081 - What we Talk About When We Talk About Blockchain
"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 brought to us by Daniel Goldman on the Abacus Crypto Journal exploring the real value of blockchains:https://blog.theabacus.io/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-blockchain-technology-4f7a6a0dc03?token=DmDDUIsWZVtMBI7Q
33:38
May 30, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_080 - Amid Chaos, Our Decentralized Future is Being Built
“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 @mikejcasey's other works:https://www.coindesk.com/amid-chaos-decentralized-future-built/
20:52
May 29, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_079 - The Security Token Thesis
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, and many other excellent works by Stephen McKeon and others:https://hackernoon.com/the-security-token-thesis-4c5904761063
34:42
May 28, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_078 - Tari Blockchain for Digital Assets on Monero
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 Magazine:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/tari-introduces-blockchain-protocol-digital-assets-built-monero/
25:39
May 25, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_077 - Ethereum Blockchain Exceeds 1TB!
@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 article for all the links and graphics and dont forget to follow @StopAndDecrypt:https://medium.com/@StopAndDecrypt/the-ethereum-blockchain-size-has-exceeded-1tb-and-yes-its-an-issue-2b650b5f4f62
1:02:42
May 24, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_076 - The Verge Hack, Explained
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 forget to check out Daniel Goldman's other works and follow him for his future articles:https://blog.theabacus.io/@dzack23
37:55
May 23, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_075 - Homo Sapiens, Evolution, Money & Bitcoin
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 the article, check out the graphics and many links included to dig deeper into the topic:https://hackernoon.com/homo-sapiens-evolution-money-bitcoin-33f69701deAnd The list of those to follow and subscribe to presented in the article.  Looking for more incredible information? Find these individuals: Andreas M. Antonopoulos Naval Ravikant Jimmy Song Trace Mayer Kyle Samani Chris Burniske Brian Koralewski Yannick Roux TwoBitIdiot Giacomo Zucco Saifedean Ammous Tuur Demeester Vitalik Buterin Nassim Nicholas Taleb
45:24
May 22, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_074 - Securing Your Financial Sovereignty
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 check out the links and information for setting up your own full node:https://medium.com/@lopp/securing-your-financial-sovereignty-3af6fe834603  And of course check out the massive collection of resources and great info at Lopp.net!
19:17
May 21, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_073 - Introducing TxTenna: Decentralizing the Last Mile in Bitcoin
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 problem of the past.  Listen to the great article by richard myers introducing TxTenna!  Check out the other links and the full article at:https://inthemesh.com/archive/txtenna-decentralizing-last-mile-bitcoin/ And don't forget to check out Samourai Wallet:https://samouraiwallet.com/
23:19
May 18, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_072 - Another Game Changer | Blockstream's Liquid
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 founder @Colin_Aulds! Dont forget to check out the full article and the awesome products at billfodl.com!https://billfodl.com/blogs/fodl-blog/gamechanger-blockstream-liquid
21:33
May 17, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_071 - Why Blockchain is Hard
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 forget to check out the full article on Cong's Medium page for numerous funny comic strips:https://medium.com/@jimmysong/why-blockchain-is-hard-60416ea4c5c
34:20
May 16, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_070 - Joe Lubin & Jimmy Song Bet Over Blockchain 'Magic Dust'
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 lead into the next quick read.  Link to David Floyd's article at Coindesk:https://www.coindesk.com/lubin-song-wager-bitcoin-blockchain-consensus/?utm_content=buffer432a3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
07:40
May 15, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_069 - The State of Cryptocurrency Mining
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 excellent piece that I consider “need-to-know” for anyone invested in POW coins.  Listen for more!  Link to the blog and full article:https://blog.sia.tech/the-state-of-cryptocurrency-mining-538004a37f9b?token=JSQXnyGCLkSJhiRx
43:39
May 14, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_068 - New Ideas Energize Ethereum, True Signaling Solution Still Elusive
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 could this spell disaster?  Listen to find out more! The full article, links to Rachel's other works and the great content at Coindesk:https://www.coindesk.com/new-ideas-energize-ethereum-though-true-signaling-solution-still-elusive/
27:18
May 11, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_067 - Giacomo Zucco's Epic Twitter Thread
[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 to the unrolled Thread:https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/991438132812943369.html
38:35
May 10, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_066 - Money, Blockchains, and Social Scalability
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 topics discussed:https://unenumerated.blogspot.com/2017/02/money-blockchains-and-social-scalability.html
1:00:15
May 9, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_065 - Lightning User Experience, A Day in the Life of Carol
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 article:https://blog.lightning.engineering/posts/2018/05/02/lightning-ux.html Don't forget to check out their other links in the article and stay tuned for future posts expanding the details of the awesome work being done by Lightning Labs!
22:19
May 8, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_064 - The Future of Bitcoin - What Lightning Could Look Like
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 special thank you for all the increxible work at Bitcoin Magazine and the always reliable Aaron Van Wirdum!Link to read it at Bitcoin Magazine:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/future-bitcoin-what-lightning-could-look/
30:05
May 7, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_063 - Atomic Swaps, How the Lightning Network Extends to Altcoins
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 from another of Aaron van Wirdum's excellent articles with Bitcoin Magazine.Link to the article on Bitcoin Magazine:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/atomic-swaps-how-the-lightning-network-extends-to-altcoins-1484157052/
11:42
May 4, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_062 - This New Scaling Layer Could Make Lightning More Effective
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 to learn more details. Link to the article @BitcoinMagazine:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/new-scaling-layer-could-make-payment-channels-ten-times-more-effective/
11:16
May 2, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_061 - Eltoo - A Simplified Update Mechanism for Lightning
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 Blockstream.comLink to the article:https://blockstream.com/2018/04/30/eltoo-next-lightning.htmlLink to the eltoo paper:https://blockstream.com/eltoo.pdfLink to the paper describing channel factories:https://www.tik.ee.ethz.ch/file/a20a865ce40d40c8f942cf206a7cba96/Scalable_Funding_Of_Blockchain_Micropayment_Networks%20(1).pdf
19:15
May 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_060 - Nick Szabo The Mysterious Blockchain Titan
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/
23:44
April 30, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_059 - Hashing Last Weeks Big Topics April 22-28
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 relevant articles on medium.com:https://medium.com/@thecryptoconomy/cryptoconomy-weekly-hash-april-22-28-e450497a53e9
18:07
April 30, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_058 - The Genesis Files: How David Chaum Spawned a Cypherpunk Dream
"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 cypherpunks."Link to the Bitcoin Magazine article by Aaron Van Wirdum:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/genesis-files-how-david-chaums-ecash-spawned-cypherpunk-dream/
21:15
April 27, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_057 - The 17 Millionth Bitcoin is about to be Mined
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 Coindesk.com to learn more. Link to the article on Coindesk:https://www.coindesk.com/17-millionth-bitcoin-mined-means-matters/ Link to Flyod’s other articles:https://www.coindesk.com/author/dfloyd/
15:26
April 26, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_056 - Five Myths About Bitcoin’s Energy Use
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 around Bitcoin mining to learn more!  From concenter.orgLink to the article:https://coincenter.org/entry/five-myths-about-bitcoin-s-energy-use Also check out another article explaining Mining in more detail:ttps://coincenter.org/entry/what-is-bitcoin-mining-and-why-is-it-necessary Here's another clip that I mentioned from Andreas Antonopolous on the topic of Bitcoin Energy Use:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T0OUIW89II
22:37
April 25, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_055 - Bullish: The Return of the South Korean Premium
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 Unblock.net:https://unblock.net/south-korean-kimchi-premium/
12:04
April 24, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_054 - The Long Road To Segwit
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 Bitcoin's mainnet.Link to the article at Bitcoin Magazine:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/long-road-segwit-how-bitcoins-biggest-protocol-upgrade-became-reality/Link to further details on SegWit's many benefits:https://bitcoincore.org/en/2016/01/26/segwit-benefits/
33:05
April 24, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_053 - Pieter Wuille Chapioning Bitcoin Development
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.  Listen to learn more!Don't forget to check out CryptoCoreMedia.com: https://cryptocoremedia.com/pieter-wuille-leading-innovate-bitcoin/Also Other works by Nuno Menezes: https://cryptocoremedia.com/author/nuno-menezes/ And of course Pieter Wuille's Github page: https://github.com/sipa
12:53
April 20, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_052 - Mining Centralization Scenarios
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 forget to check out @jimmysong's other works on Medium: https://medium.com/@jimmysong/mining-centralization-scenarios-b74102adbd36   Also check out Jimmy's podcast:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEFJVYNiPp8xeIUyfaPCPQw
22:56
April 19, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_051 - Its Too Late - Nothing Can Stop the Bitcoin Protocol
"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 https://decentralize.today/ https://decentralize.today/its-too-late-nothing-can-stop-the-bitcoin-protocol-738047bb5201
17:45
April 18, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_050 - Don’t Count Your FUD Before Lightning Strikes
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 graphics, and links to related works?  Check out my article on Medium.com:https://medium.com/@thecryptoconomy/dont-count-your-fud-before-the-lightning-strikes-15-claims-against-lightning-answered-9671d4a663a9Don't forget Aaron's explainer series and BitcoinMagazine.com:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/understanding-the-lightning-network-part-building-a-bidirectional-payment-channel-1464710791/
42:25
April 17, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_049 - Understanding The Lightning Network Part 3
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 other works as well as the wealth of information at Bitcoin Magazine.com:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/understanding-the-lightning-network-part-completing-the-puzzle-and-closing-the-channel-1466178980/
22:03
April 13, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_048 - Understanding The Lightning Network Part 2
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 BitcoinMagazine.com:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/understanding-the-lightning-network-part-creating-the-network-1465326903/
25:18
April 12, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_047 - Understanding The Lightning Network Part 1
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 BitcoinMagazine: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/understanding-the-lightning-network-part-building-a-bidirectional-payment-channel-1464710791/
21:59
April 11, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_046 - Privacy and Schnorr Signatures
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 works:https://medium.com/@nopara73/privacy-and-schnorr-signatures-e2175d27f022
12:40
April 10, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_045 - Why Schnorr Signatures will Solve 2 of Bitcoin's Biggest Problems
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 many other works:https://medium.com/@SDWouters/why-schnorr-signatures-will-help-solve-2-of-bitcoins-biggest-problems-today-9b7718e7861c
18:29
April 9, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_044 - Monero has Hard Forked - Resulting in Four New Projects
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 Magazine:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/monero-just-hard-forked-and-it-resulted-four-new-projects/
17:35
April 7, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_043 - A History of Lightning: From Brainstorm to Beta
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/
36:35
April 6, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_042 - Critique of Buterin's Proof of Stake Design Philosophy
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: https://medium.com/@tuurdemeester/critique-of-buterins-a-proof-of-stake-design-philosophy-49fc9ebb36c6   Link to Vitalik's original article and Medium page: https://medium.com/@VitalikButerin/a-proof-of-stake-design-philosophy-506585978d51
34:41
April 5, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_041 - A Proof of Stake Design Philosophy
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 security philosophy?  Listen to Vitalik Buterin's article to learn more!Link to the article and Vitalik's Medium page: https://medium.com/@VitalikButerin/a-proof-of-stake-design-philosophy-506585978d51
17:17
April 4, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_040 - Why Bitcoin is Different
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: https://medium.com/@jimmysong/why-bitcoin-is-different-e17b813fd947 Link to "Off Chain with Jimmy Song" on YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEFJVYNiPp8xeIUyfaPCPQw And a link to Laura Shin's podcast "Unchained" to cover my mistake: http://unchainedpodcast.co/
18:01
April 2, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_039 - The Central Banking Bubble
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.   Link to read the article:  http://www.goldtelegraph.com/the-central-bank-bubble   Link to Alex Deluce on Twitter:https://twitter.com/AlexDeluce
10:43
April 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_038 - 7 Misunderstandings of Bitcoin's Scaling Problem
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 article:https://medium.com/@thecryptoconomy/7-misunderstandings-of-bitcoins-scaling-problem-c5142e938a68
35:53
March 30, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_037.5 - Lapp 7 - The Lightning Jukebox
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
08:06
March 30, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_037 - 81 Percent of ICOs Become Scams
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: https://themerkle.com/statistics-show-nearly-81-of-all-icos-eventually-become-scams/The Satis Group Medium page where you can find their CryptoAsset analysis: https://medium.com/satis-group/ico-quality-development-trading-e4fef28df04f
16:41
March 29, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_036.5 - LApp 6 - Ifpaytt Brings Lightning Payments to IFTTT
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 post:https://blockstream.com/2018/03/27/ifpaytt-brings-lightning-micropayments-to-ifttt.html
06:28
March 28, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_036 - Appcoins are Snake Oil
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/   Link to the Crypto-mises episode on the topic: http://nakamotoinstitute.org/podcast/12-22-14-appcoins-and-bitcoin-maximalism/   And thanks to @tril0byte for linking to the information!
37:12
March 28, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_035.5 - LApp 5 - Nanopos for Simple Point-of-Sale
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
06:47
March 27, 2018
CryptoQuickRead_035 - The Digital Age of Securities
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: https://medium.com/@apompliano/the-digital-age-of-securities-e78950fd1b5d
17:34
March 27, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_034.5 - LApp 4 - PayPerCall
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: https://blockstream.com/2018/03/25/paypercall-shows-the-full-power-of-lightning-charge.html
04:14
March 26, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_034 - Bitcoin and the Rise of the Cypherpunks
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 explore the available links and videos at:https://www.coindesk.com/the-rise-of-the-cypherpunks/
31:07
March 26, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_033.5 - LApp 3 - NanoTip
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 additions to the crypto world:https://blockstream.com/2018/03/24/tipping-on-lightning-with-nanotip-lapp.html
04:18
March 25, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_033 - Binance Seeks New Home in Malta
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: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/binance-seeks-new-home-maltas-fintech-friendly-environment/
05:54
March 25, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_032.5 - Lapp 2 - Lightning Publisher
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: https://www.blockstream.com/2018/03/23/lightning-publisher.html
04:01
March 24, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_032 - Bitcoin Could Revolutionize Property Rights
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 titled "Bitcoin, Despite All its Problems, Could Revolutionize Property Rights":https://fee.org/articles/bitcoin-despite-all-its-problems-could-revolutionize-property-rights/
15:16
March 24, 2018
CryptoQuickRead_031.5 - Lapp 1 - FileBazaar
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
07:26
March 24, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_031 - Nobody Understands Bitcoin (and that's ok)
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 Coindesk:https://www.coindesk.com/nobody-understands-bitcoin-thats-ok/
28:44
March 23, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_030 - The NSA Tracks Down Bitcoin Users
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 the Snowden documents. Link to the article by @samfbiddlehttps://theintercept.com/2018/03/20/the-nsa-worked-to-track-down-bitcoin-users-snowden-documents-reveal/
19:28
March 22, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_029 - Szabo's Towards a Digital and Private Common Law
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 of the topic: https://unenumerated.blogspot.co.il/2007/05/towards-digital-and-private-common-law.html
11:21
March 21, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_028 - Congress Releases Report Praising Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology
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 Dailyhodl.com:https://dailyhodl.com/2018/03/19/us-congress-releases-extraordinary-report-praising-cryptocurrency-and-blockchain-technology/
18:09
March 20, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_027 - The Barely Discussed, Incredible Benefit of the Lightning Network
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 article:https://medium.com/@thecryptoconomy/the-barely-discussed-incredible-benefit-of-the-lightning-network-4ce82c75eb58
23:29
March 19, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_026 - Announcing Lightning-beta Mainnet Release
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 article:https://blog.lightning.engineering/announcement/2018/03/15/lnd-beta.html
13:36
March 15, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_025 - Bitcoin's Anarchy is a Feature, Not a Bug
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 article:https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-03-13/trump-s-chaotic-reboot-will-have-real-consequences
10:39
March 15, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_024 - NY Legislator Proposes BitLicense Alternative for Cryptocurrency Users
Is it possible that the disasterous bitlicense could finally be replaced by sensible regulation?  Learn more details in today's Quick Read!The article:https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/new-york-legislator-proposes-bitlicense-alternative-cryptocurrency-users/
07:41
March 14, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_023 - CFTC Moves to Cement Authority Over Crypto Fraud Cases
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 article:https://www.coindesk.com/cftc-moves-cement-authority-crypto-fraud-cases/
05:43
March 13, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_022 - Sidechains - Why These Researchers Think They Solved a Key Piece of the Puzzle
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 out!https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/sidechains-why-these-researchers-think-they-solved-key-piece-puzzle/
20:33
March 12, 2018
CryptoQuickRead_021 - The Bullish case For Bitcoin
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."
1:17:27
March 9, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_020 - There is a Bitcoin Patent War Going On
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.
19:13
March 6, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_019 - The Future of Ethereum Doesn't Have Wallets
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.
18:19
March 3, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_018 - Why Decentralization Matters
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.
18:15
March 2, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_017 - Natural v. Artifical Money Why Bitcoin is the Greatest Thing to Happen for Alternative Energy
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
19:43
March 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_016 - Bitcoin 0.16.0 is Released: Here's What's New
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 written by the invaluable Aaron van Wirdum and subscribe to Bitcoin Magazine to stay up on their work over at:  https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/bitcoin-core-0160-released-heres-whats-new/
11:25
March 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_015 - Venezuala Launches "Petros" Cryptocurrency Amid Growing Skepticism
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.
06:33
March 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_014 - Bulletproofs, Faster Rangeproofs, and Much More
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: https://blockstream.com/2018/02/21/bulletproofs-faster-rangeproofs-and-much-more/ 
21:15
March 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_013 - Bitcoiner Faces Charges After Selling BTC to an Undercover Cop
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/
13:07
March 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_012 - Wyoming House Unanimously Approves Two Pro-Blockchain Bills
Is Wyoming set to become the nation's most Bitcoin friendly state? Listen to learn more! From Bitcoinmagazine.com and written by Erik Kuebler
08:41
March 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_011 - Lightning Enables Unicast Transactions in Bitcoin
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 melik_87377/lightning-network-enables-unicast-transactions-in-bitcoin-lightning-is-bitcoins-tcp-ip-stack-8ec1d42c14f5">medium.com/@melik_87377/lightn…-stack-8ec1d42c14f5
14:45
March 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_009 - How Easy Money is Rotting America from the Inside-Out
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/
13:27
March 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_008 - Bitcoin Turning into a Multi Layered System
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 article:berk.es/2018/02/09/bitcoin-tu…ng-in-crypto-in-2018/
13:50
March 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_006 - What You May Not Understand About Crypto Millionaires
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 Venturebeat.comventurebeat.com/2018/02/10/what-y…tos-millionaires/
09:36
March 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_005 - SEC Chair's Written Testimony
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 friend if you agree :) Read it here:bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/sec-ch…icos-be-warned/
14:38
March 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_004 - Darkest Before the Dawn
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 by Kal SaberDarkest Before the Dawn - Reasons to be Bullish on Bitcoin
11:21
March 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_003 - Bitfury Group Unveils Crystal
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
05:50
March 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_002 - Keep an eye out for New Bitcoin Tech in 2018
Tons of exciting developments on the horizon for 2018, listen to hear why this year is going to be another big one for Bitcoin.
15:03
March 1, 2018
CryptoQuikRead_001 - Weiss Crypto Ratings
How could the Weiss Cryptocurrency ratings get it so wrong? Our flagship Quick read from @Bitcoinmagazine
09:59
March 1, 2018