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

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

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https://twitter.com/PetriB2

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