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CryptoQuikRead_177 - Shelling Out - The Origins of Money [Part 2]

October 31st, 2018
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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

 

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CryptoQuikRead_176 - Shelling Out - The Origins of Money [Part 1]

October 30th, 2018
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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.

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https://unenumerated.blogspot.com/

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https://nakamotoinstitute.org

 

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CryptoQuikRead_175 - Open Sourcing Subzero

October 29th, 2018
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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-ee9e3e071827
https://twitter.com/alokmenghrajani

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CryptoQuikRead_174 - @real_vijay on How Cypherpunks Changed Economics for the Digital Age

October 26th, 2018
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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. 

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Twitter.com/real_vijay
Twitter.com/real_vijay/scarcity_seems_like_a_simple...

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CryptoQuikRead_173 - Reimagining Trusted Intermediaries

October 25th, 2018
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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 @avichal
Reimagining Trusted Intermediaries - @ElectricCapital


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CryptoQuikRead_172 - Bitcoin’s Distribution Was Fair

October 24th, 2018
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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 - @DanHeld
Article: Bitcoin's Distribution Was Fair

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CryptoChat_007 - The One and Only @Real_Vijay

October 23rd, 2018
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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_vijay
Medium.com/@vijayboyapati
Mises.org Vijay Boyapati

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CryptoQuikRead_171 - Mr Fantastic, A Response to Nouriel Roubini’s Senate Testimony

October 22nd, 2018
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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 Goldman
The Verg Hack Explained: By Daniel Goldman
Verge Hack Part Deux: By Daniel Goldman

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CryptoQuikRead_170 - If Games Drive Crypto Mass Adoption, Then it Will be Grassroots

October 19th, 2018
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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-games
https://twitter.com/tonysheng

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CryptoQuikRead_169 - Neutrino: The Lighter Side of Lightning

October 18th, 2018
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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 Lightning
Bryan Vu @bvu
Lightning Labs

Olaoluwa Osuntokun @roasbeef

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GuysTake_002 - The Lightning App I Want to Use

October 17th, 2018
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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!

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CryptoQuikRead_168 - Prices Keep us From Squandering Resources

October 16th, 2018
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“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 Resources
Jacob Dowell's page
Human Action on Mises.org
Robert Murphy's Choice

Later Additions:
Economics in One Lesson - Henry Hazlitt
Basic Economics - Thomas Sowell

 

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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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