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 the 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


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

#10 Why you don’t need to earn a return if money was not flawed. Parker Lewis explains on Stephen Livera Podcast.
#11 Lyn Alden impartially tears apart Ethereum, read by Guy Swann.
#12 Back to basics: how Satoshi designed Bitcoin for censor resistance, by Bitcoin Pasada

Excellent Bitcoin article by @bitcoinpasada – I learned a fair bit. Most valuable/interesting for me was the explanation that proof-of-stake with limited or no inflation will lead to centralisation of stake holders.

#13 Aleks Svetski interviers Edward Griffin, Podcast Episode 42. “The Creature from Jekyll Island”

I really enjoyed this discussion, exploring the games played by central banks to control humanity and the money supply. Towards the end Aleks explains away some ojections to Bitcoin, and presents beautfully how Bitcoin is actually the only possible hope we have to fight back agains central banks and the terrible future that is in store for us otherwise.

#14 The case for Bitcoin Maximalism. RealVision interview with Brad Mills.

I really liked hearing about the history of Bitcoin vs altcoins and the Segwit 2x war. Great discussion that explains why Bitcoiners have Animosity towards altcoins.

#15 ‘I felt like a moron’ for not buying Bitcoin, says billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller

Another billionaire caving in, but the interesting thing for me is what really caught his attention: When Bitcoin crashed from $17,000 to $3,000 , 86% of holders didn’t sell.

#16 Bitcoiners are not toxic – they have integrity. Tomer Strolight

Great piece explaining why integrity looks like toxicity

#17 Why Collectivists win. Content by Knut Svanholm, ready by Guy Swann

A video explaining how collectivists defeat individualists. Insights into how it works in democracy, and political correctness.

#18 Shitcoin Apologism – Steelmanned, by Giacomo Zucco

This was a presentation at Bitcoin Honeybadger 2019 in Riga. Possibly my favourite Bitcoin presentation; very very funny.

#19 The Bitcoin Exam

Nice little exam to test your Bitcoin knowledge, courtesy of @SteffAllen1

#20 Why collectivists win

A very logical piece tearing apart democracy/collectivists by Knut Svanholm, converted to animation and voice-over by Guy Swann.

#21 Why The Yuppie Elite Dismiss Bitcoin

Croesus divides people into 4 quadrants from 2 variables: 1) trust in the system 2) IQ. An interesting explanation of what type of people are drawn to Bitcoin and what type are dismissive.

#22 Len Sassaman and Satoshi: a Cypherpunk History

An intriguing discussion suggesting Len may have been Satoshi, and some very interesting background.

#23 Ethan Timor (Bitaroo CEO) – testimonial to Australian senate committe hearing.

Ethan distinguishes Bitcoin from Shitcoins and announces the establishment of the Australian Bitcoin Industry Body.

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