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CryptoQuikRead_167 - Deep Dive into Strong Federations & Foundations of Liquid

October 12th, 2018
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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.html
https://blockstream.com/strong-federations.pdf

Authors Johnny Dilley, Jonathan Wilkins, and Marta Piekarska

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CryptoQuikRead_166 - Liquid Network Launch and Thoughts from @LucasNuzzi

October 11th, 2018
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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.html
https://twitter.com/Excellion

And see the other threads discussed in the episode below:
https://twitter.com/LucasNuzzi/status/1050181396591972353
https://twitter.com/PMillerCoin/status/1050197853421723648

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CryptoQuikRead_165 - Why Privacy Matters

October 10th, 2018
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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-006
https://twitter.com/CantHardyWait

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CryptoQuikRead_164 - Bitcoin Optech’s Scaling Bitcoin Special

October 9th, 2018
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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

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Guy’sTake_001 - Poor in a World with Bitcoin, or Rich in a World Without It?

October 8th, 2018
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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.

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CryptoQuikRead_163 - A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto

October 5th, 2018
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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

 

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CryptoQuikRead_162 - The Untold History of Bitcoin, Enter The Cypherpunks

October 4th, 2018
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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-f764dee962a1
https://medium.com/@Petri.basson/
https://twitter.com/PetriB2

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CryptoQuikRead_161 - Bitcoin, The Untold History

October 3rd, 2018
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“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

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CryptoQuikRead_160 - Bitcoin, Blockade Runner of the Information Age

September 28th, 2018
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“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/CarCampIt
https://friendsagainstgovernment.podbean.com/

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CryptoQuikRead_159 - Bitcoin, Chance, and Randomness [Part 2]

September 27th, 2018
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"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/hugohanoi
https://medium.com/@hugonguyen

 

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CryptoQuikRead_158 - Anatomy of Proof of Work [Part 1]

September 26th, 2018
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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-98c85b6f6667
https://twitter.com/hugohanoi

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CryptoQuikRead_157 - The Bitcoin Central Bank’s Perfect Monetary Policy

September 25th, 2018
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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_rochard
https://twitter.com/NodedPodcast

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CryptoQuikRead_156 - Features of the Casa Node

September 24th, 2018
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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/


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CryptoQuikRead_155 - POW is Efficient

September 21st, 2018
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"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

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https://twitter.com/danheld

 

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CryptoQuikRead_154 - Electric Money [Part 4 - Bitcoin’s POW]

September 20th, 2018
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“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

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CryptoQuikRead_153 - Cliffhangers [Part 3 - Bitcoin’s POW]

September 19th, 2018
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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

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CryptoQuikRead_152 - Yin and Yang of Bitcoin [Part 2 - Bitcoin’s POW]

September 18th, 2018
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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

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CryptoQuikRead_151 - Gravity [Part 1 - Bitcoin’s POW]

September 17th, 2018
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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

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CryptoQuikRead_150 - Why I wrote PGP

September 14th, 2018
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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/


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CryptoChat_006 - TheOneVortex on Building for Bitcoin

September 13th, 2018
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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/

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