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GuysTake_006 - 100,000! Anchor.fm & Mastering Bitcoin

December 7th, 2018
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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!

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CryptoQuikRead_197 - An Honest Account of Fiat Money

December 6th, 2018
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"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 Money
Part 2 - Unpacking Bitcoin's Social Contract

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CryptoQuikRead_196 - Understanding the Technical Side of Bitcoin

December 5th, 2018
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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

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CryptoQuikRead_195 - Estimating and Minimizing Consumer Worry

December 3rd, 2018
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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

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CryptoQuikRead_194 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 9]

November 30th, 2018
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"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."

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CryptoQuikRead_193 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 8]

November 29th, 2018
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"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!

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CryptoQuikRead_192 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 7]

November 28th, 2018
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"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."

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CryptoQuikRead_191 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 6]

November 27th, 2018
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"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."

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CryptoQuikRead_190 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 5]

November 26th, 2018
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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. 

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GuysTake_005 - New Video - Casa Node Setup & Router Configuration

November 21st, 2018
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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.

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CryptoQuikRead_189 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 4]

November 20th, 2018
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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

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CryptoQuikRead_188 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 3]

November 19th, 2018
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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!

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CryptoQuikRead_187 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 2]

November 16th, 2018
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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!

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CryptoQuikRead_186 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 1]

November 15th, 2018
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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!

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CryptoQuikRead_185 - Sorry Bitcoin is Still Anarchist

November 14th, 2018
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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.

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CryptoQuikRead_184 - How Many Forks Does it Take to Get to the Center of Satoshi’s Vision

November 13th, 2018
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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?

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CryptoQuikRead_183 - Custody in the Age of Digital Assets

November 12th, 2018
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"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! 

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https://medium.com/@FidelityDigitalAssets/custody-in-the-age-of-digital-assets-95799f347016

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CryptoQuikRead_182 - The Business of Bitcoin Cold Storage

November 9th, 2018
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"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 Bhatia
The Bitcoin Second Layer
Time Value of BTC
The Bitcoin Risk Spectrum


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CryptoQuikRead_181 - Bitcoin’s Existential Crisis

November 8th, 2018
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"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

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GuysTake_004 - The First Long Read & Coming Reading List

November 7th, 2018
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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

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