The Cryptoconomy Podcast

The Technology, The Philosophy, and The Cypherpunks. Welcome to the Cryptoconomy.

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/

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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

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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/

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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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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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CryptoQuikRead_149 - Bitcoin as a PrivacyCoin

September 12th, 2018
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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:
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CryptoQuikRead_148 - Bitcoin as a Conflict Prevention Protocol

September 11th, 2018
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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

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CryptoQuikRead_147 - How to Critique Bitcoin, A Guide

September 10th, 2018
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"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

 

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CryptoQuikRead_146 - The Three Economic Eras of Bitcoin

September 7th, 2018
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"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-d43bf0cf058a

Follow him on Twitter:
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CryptoQuikRead_145 - Giacomo on SPV and Digital Coinage

September 6th, 2018
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“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

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CryptoQuikRead_144 - SegWit2x Bugs Explained

September 5th, 2018
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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

 

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CryptoChat_005 - Brady Swenson on Being an Informed Bitcoin Citizen

September 4th, 2018
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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-596df7a7427
https://store.casa/lightning-node [Store]
https://t.me/SamouraiWallet [Telegram]
https://samouraiwallet.com/

 

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