Articles/Videos with my Comments

This will be a growing list of content (articles, podcasts, videos etc) in random order that I have absorbed, and believe have value, sometimes followed by some commentary.

#1 Why America Can’t Regulate Bitcoin – Beutyon

Argues that Bitcoin is all text, and the constitution of USA prevents congress from prohibiting speech. Leading to the assertion that America cannot regulate Bitcoin under its current legal system. The first amendment would need to be revoked.

Like PGP which was unsuccessfully banned, Bitcoin, because it can be printed on paper, and is just messaging, can not be challenged.

Bitcoin is:

  1. Pieces of software that can be rendered as printed text on paper
  2. Software that generates unique blocks of human readable text
  3. Designed to generate text that is 100% covered by the First Amendment
#2 Are Chinese Miners A Threat to Bitcoin? – Jameson Lopp

This does a good job of addressing concerns about mining centralisation in China. Explains the game theory of such an attack from the perspective of an attacker trying to profit, and from the perspective of an attacker trying to destroy Bitcoin.

#3 Response to FUD that regulators will regulate self hosted wallets – Andreas Antonopoulos

The best response that I have hear to this. Explains why it is futile, and why it hurts exchanges, and (doesnt explicly say it) helps Bitcoin.

#4 Guide for setting up ColdCard Wallet with Specter Wallet – Ben Kaufman

A nice Tweet thread showing you how to do this with pictures.

#5 Why does Bitcoin have value? – Jeffrey A Tucker

A great piece explaining how Bitcoin in fact does meet the requirements of money stated in Mises’ regression theorum. Bitcoin DOES have intrinsic value like gold. (Nothing has intrinsic value by the way).

#6 A great Twitter thread (reposted by Ben Prentice) taking Ethereum apart. – Tuur Demeester

I don’t have much to add except that Ethereum is a scam.

#7 Bitcoin Astronomy – Dhruv Bansal (Unchained Capital)

This is one of my favourite Bitcoin pieces. It’s fantasy, very imaginative, but not implausible. What happens to Bitcoin when we colonise Mars? How will it function? Will there be a split? The article contains a link at the top to a reading by Guy Swann in case you prefer to absorb content aurally.

#8 Why you should #DeleteCoinbase – BTC Sessions

Coinbase is evil and no friend of Bitcoin. Great video explaining why. A bit long, best watched at 1.5 to 2.0x speed.

#9 Cypherpunks Write Code. 4 Part Series – Reason TV

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Wonderful documtary describing the history of the cypherpunks, the development of the internet, cryptography, all leading to Bitcoin.

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