Why Bitcoin Only



Dear digital adventurer,

Scattered across the internet, you'll find countless clusters of links explaining individual aspects about Bitcoin.

This is not one of them.

This is the motherlode. The masterclass. The ultimate comprehensive guide for why Bitcoin is the most humanity-shifting financial innovation in history, and no other asset—not fiat currency, nor “cryptocurrency”, nor precious metals, real estate or stocks—are anywhere near the same league of safety or upside opportunity.

Don’t be intimidated by the size of this document in its entirety. It’s been constructed with hyper-categorization in mind, making it easy for you to nibble on whichever subjects you’re most interested in first, then expand to the full feast when you’re ready. However, if you’re looking to gain the maximum amount of value possible, a start-to-finish grind is recommended.

Ready?

Grab a coffee, fasten your seatbelt, and get ready to have your mind blown into teeny-tiny orange pieces.

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Outline:

We will be dividing our intellectual adventure into 9 phases:

  • Part 1 - Money: Understanding the history of value transaction among humans, and piecing together a framework for how the future of finance will unfold.
  • Part 2 - Crypto: If you've heard of Bitcoin, chances are you've heard it associated with "cryptocurrencies." Are any of these other "altcoins" worth exploring?
  • Part 3 - Bitcoin: An introductory crash-course on the almighty orange coin.
  • Part 4 - Clearing Up Bitcoin FUD: Analysis of all the most common skeptical arguments used by the fiat and "crypto" camps
  • Part 5 - What Does Bitcoin ACTUALLY Fix?: “Bitcoin fixes everything” is a common rallying cry among Bitcoiners. But how true is this claim, really?
  • Part 6 - Why Bitcoin Only: Driving the point home—in a world full of so many interesting topics to give our time, energy, and attention…why has Bitcoin become the sole captivation for so many of the world's brightest minds?
  • Part 7 - What Does the Future Hodl?: Because who doesn’t love some good ‘ol speculation on what lies ahead? 🔮
  • Part 8 - Additional Resources: Bonus fun stuff. Emphasis on the fun.
  • Part 9 - What Next?: Because as much as we love studying history…looking backward only gets us so far.

Final Notes:

  • This collection was built for maximum-shareability. If you see a specific section you think would resonate with a friend, colleague or family member, you can right-click the section header (or tap/hold/copy address on mobile) to link them directly to that section.
  • The Internet is an ever-changing place. If any of the links below are broken or bringing up an error/paywall, please let me know via Twitter or Nostr DM.
  • This document is primarily composed of online articles, videos, and podcasts, however there are a handful of books sprinkled around as well, with affiliate links attached. For a full list of book recommendations, skip to section 8.2.
  • To cater toward the elite Chads out there planning to grind the full list start-to-finish, each link will appear only once per main section. If a certain link is relevant to multiple sections, you'll find it in the “Also See” portion at the bottom of the other relevant sections. (Don’t worry if this sounds confusing, it'll make more sense once you start skimming.)




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Table of Contents

1. Money
1.1. Money 101 / Fiat vs. Gold
1.2. Is Money “The Root Of All Evil”?
1.3. Intro to Central Banking
1.4. The Fiat Problem
1.5. What Is “The Cantillon Effect”?
1.6. Inflation vs. Deflation
1.7. What is “Time Preference” and How Does it Relate to Money?
1.8. Austrian vs. Keynesian Economics
1.9. Why is Separating Money and State Important?
1.10. Why is the Year 1971 Significant?
1.11. What are the “Revolutionary Cycles” and Why Are They Important?
2. Crypto
2.1. Bitcoin vs. Altcoins
2.2. Proof Of Work (PoW) vs. Proof Of Stake (PoS)
2.3. Centralization vs. Decentralization
2.4. Is Ethereum (ETH) Any Better Than Other Altcoins?
2.5. What About Other Crypto “Utilities”, i.e. NFTs, DApps, DeFi, Smart Contracts, etc.?
2.5.1. The Problem with NFTs
2.5.2. The Problem with “DeFi”
2.5.3. The Problem with DApps / DAOs / Smart Contracts / “Web3”
2.6. Are “Crypto” and Fiat Any Different?
2.7. Why Do Bitcoiners Hate “Crypto” So Much?
2.8. Is There A Second Best?
3. Bitcoin
3.1. Bitcoin 101
3.2. Bitcoin Early Days / Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?
3.2.1. Bitcoin’s “Immaculate Conception”
3.3. Bitcoin vs. Fiat
3.3.1. The Great Bitcoin De-Financialization
3.4. Bitcoin vs. Gold
3.5. What Are The Meaning and Implications of “Digital Scarcity”?
3.6. Intro to Bitcoin’s Incentive Structure
3.7. Who Are “Bitcoiners”?
4. Clearing Up Bitcoin FUD
4.1. Most Common Bitcoin FUD Debunked
4.2. “Bitcoin is Bad For The Environment”
4.2.1. Separating Fact From Propaganda
4.2.2. Fiat vs. Bitcoin: A Proper Environmental Impact Comparison
4.2.2.a. What is the “Petrodollar”?
4.2.3. Could Bitcoin Actually Be GOOD for the Environment?
4.2.4. What is the Root Source of the Environmental FUD Attacks Toward Bitcoin?
4.3. “Bitcoin Has No ‘Intrinsic Value’” / “Isn’t Backed By Anything” / “It’s A Speculative Bubble”
4.4. “Bitcoin is a Pyramid/Ponzi Scheme”
4.5. “Bitcoin Has No Utility” / It’s “Boring”
4.6. “Bitcoin is ‘Criminal Money’”
4.7. “Bitcoin is MySpace, Something Else Could Overtake It”
4.8. “Bitcoin is Too Expensive / I’m Too Late”
4.9. “How Could So Many Smart/Rich/Powerful People Be So Wrong About Bitcoin?”
4.10. “Bitcoin is Too Confusing, I Only Invest in Things I Understand”
4.11. “Bitcoin is Unevenly Distributed to the Rich / Bad Gini Coefficient”
4.12. “Bitcoin is Too Slow”
4.13. “Bitcoin Can’t Scale”
4.13.1. Intro to The Lightning Network
4.14. “Bitcoin is Too Volatile”
4.15. “Bitcoin is Propped Up By Tether” / “If USDT Crashes, So Will Bitcoin”
4.16. “Miners Control Bitcoin / Will Leave Once All Bitcoin Are Mined”
4.17. “Quantum Computers Will Break Bitcoin”
4.18. “Bitcoin Will Break If The Internet Goes Down”
4.19. “The Government Will Kill Bitcoin”
4.20. OK smart guy, but what if there’s a TOTAL NUCLEAR WAR DOOMSDAY APOCALYPSE??
4.21. Is There Literally ANY Way To Stop Bitcoin?
5. What Does Bitcoin ACTUALLY Fix?


Section 5 Sub-Table Of Contents


5.1. Bitcoin + Architecture
5.2. Bitcoin + Art / Culture
5.3. Bitcoin + Biology / Nature
5.4. Bitcoin + Business / Entrepreneurship
5.5. Bitcoin + Communication / Language / Censorship
5.6. Bitcoin + Community
5.7. Bitcoin + Death / Mortality
5.8. Bitcoin + Developing Nations
5.9. Bitcoin + Drugs / Psychedelics
5.10. Bitcoin + Education
5.11. Bitcoin + Energy
5.12. Bitcoin + Fear / Confusion / Uncertainty
5.13. Bitcoin + Food / Farming
5.14. Bitcoin + Games / Gaming
5.15. Bitcoin + Health
5.16. Bitcoin + History
5.17. Bitcoin + Hope / Optimism
5.18. Bitcoin + Human Rights / Activism / Government Fuckery of All Levels
5.19. Bitcoin + Inequality / Fairness
5.20. Bitcoin + Inflation
5.21. Bitcoin + Institutional / Corporate / Venture Capital
5.22. Bitcoin + Journalism
5.23. Bitcoin + Love / Relationships / Family
5.24. Bitcoin + Masculine / Feminine
5.25. Bitcoin + Math
5.26. Bitcoin + Media / Social Media / Content Creation
5.26.1. Intro to Value-4-Value
5.27. Bitcoin + Minority Empowerment
5.28. Bitcoin + Morality
5.29. Bitcoin + Philosophy
5.30. Bitcoin + Politics
5.31. Bitcoin + Privacy / Private Property
5.32. Bitcoin + Productivity
5.33. Bitcoin + Psychology
5.34. Bitcoin + Purpose / Meaning
5.35. Bitcoin + Real Estate
5.36. Bitcoin + Religion
5.37. Bitcoin + Responsibility
5.38. Bitcoin + Science / Chemistry / Physics / Engineering
5.39. Bitcoin + Self Sovereignty / Freedom
5.40. Bitcoin + Society
5.41. Bitcoin + Spirituality
5.42. Bitcoin + Sports
5.43. Bitcoin + Stress / Mental Illness / Short-Term-Thinking
5.44. Bitcoin + Technology / Innovation
5.45. Bitcoin + Time
5.46. Bitcoin + Traditional Finance / Stocks / Bonds / Banking
5.47. Bitcoin + Travel
5.48. Bitcoin + Trust
5.49. Bitcoin + Truth / Transparency / Clarity
5.50. Bitcoin + War / Violence / Conflict
5.51. Bitcoin + 🖕
6. Why Bitcoin Only
7. What Does The Future Hodl?
7.1. Setting The Scene / The Macro Storm
7.2. The Fiat Path
7.2.1. Global Debt Crisis
7.2.2. Hyperinflation
7.2.3. CBDCs / Surveillance State / Technocracy
7.3. The Bitcoin Path
7.3.1. Bitcoin Early Adoption: Previewing the Future
7.3.2. Hyperbitcoinization
7.3.3. The Bitcoin Renaissance / Into the Rabbit Hole
8. Additional Resources
8.1. Deep-Dive Series/Standout Author Collections
8.2. Ultimate Bitcoin Book List
8.2.1. Bitcoin-Focused
8.2.2. Relevant Themes
8.2.3. Bitcoin Books For Kids
8.3. Ultimate Bitcoin Movie List
8.3.1. Bitcoin-Focused
8.3.2. Relevant Themes
8.4. Recommended Twitter Follows
8.5. Educational Sites
8.6. Everything Else
9. What Next?


1. Money

Music Video: “Money” (Pink Floyd)

1.1. Money 101 / Fiat vs. Gold

Fiat (noun):

  • A currency that is not backed by any commodity such as gold or silver, but by government mandate (examples: US Dollar, Euro, British Pound, Japanese Yen)
  • An authoritative decree, sanction, or order.

Gold (noun): A soft, yellow metal that has been highly valued for 5,000+ years, and is used especially in jewelry and as a form of wealth.

“Paper is poverty, it is only the ghost of money, and not the money itself.”
—Thomas Jefferson (1861)

“Gold is money, everything else is credit.”
—J.P. Morgan, 1912

Money: A Walk Through History (Joe Brown / Market Disruptors Live)

The Ancient Monetary Systems Behind Fiat, Bitcoin, and Gold (Joe Brown / Heresy Financial)

Money 101 (Joe Brown / Financial Heresy Pod)

Hidden Secrets of Money Series — Selected Episodes (Mike Maloney)

“They’ve Been Planning This The Whole Time” (Mark Yusko / Library Of Wealth

What was Money Like in the Past? 💵 (Eric Podwojski)

Who Controls All of Our Money? (Dagogo Altraide / Cold Fusion)

Documentary: “Four Horsemen” (Ross Ashcroft, Dominic Frisby, Max Keiser, John Perkins, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Richard G. Wilkinson, Phillip Blond, Dr. Kaiser Bengali, David Morgan, James Turk, Michael W. Hudson, Gillian Tett / Renegade Inc.)

Short Film: “The American Dream” (Tad Lumpkin, Jess Harnell, D.C. Douglas)

The Inherent Hierarchy of Money (Perry Mehrling)

History of Money (Nik Bhatia, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #59)

What Is Layered Money? (Nik Bhatia, Mark Moss / Market Disruptors)

You Don’t Need Money…You Need This! (Mark Moss)

Financial System, Bitcoin, The Broken Economic Structure (Mark Moss, Parker Lewis)

Shelling Out: The Origins of Money (Nick Szabo)

How Inflation Precipitates Societal Collapse (Academy of Ideas)

“Although the emperors of Rome frantically tried to ‘manage’ their economies, they only succeeded in making matters worse. Price and wage controls and legal tender laws were passed, but it was like trying to hold back the tides. Rioting, corruption, lawlessness and a mindless mania for speculation and gambling engulfed the empire like a plague.”
—Ferdinand Lips

“In the second century a modus of wheat (approximately 9 liters), during normal times, had sold for 1/2 denarius…the same modus of wheat sold in 335 A.D. for over 6000 denarii, and in 338 for over 10,000…In 324 the gold solidus was worth 4250 denarii, yet by 337 it was worth 250,000. By 363 the value stood at 30,000,000 denarii to the solidus.”
—Joseph Tainter, The Collapse of Complex Societies

If you want to study [inflation] today, go to a museum where they have coins minted in the past and see what happened to the silver coins of the ancient Roman Empire…And there you will see what governments did in order to profit by falsifying the system of money, by increasing illegally and against the wishes of the people, the quantity of money.
—Ludwig von Mises

“Sheer necessity led to the repeal of the law.”
—Lactantius on the societal turmoil following the Roman Empire’s hyperinflationary collapse

What Has the Government Done to Our Money? (Mises Institute)

A History of Money and Banking in the United States (Murray N. Rothbard)

What Is Money Anyway (Lyn Alden)

How The Economic Machine Works (Ray Dalio)

Bitcoin and the Origins of Money (Blue Collar Bitcoin #2)

The Fiat System (Blue Collar Bitcoin #3)

Bitcoin is Not What You Think It Is (Guy Swann / Bitcoin Audible / Guy’s Take #44)

“While it’s easy to blame the central bank, the crux of the issue is that the whole system is inherently flawed. If the complexity and obscurity isn’t enough to prove it, the fact that we operated a banking system based on theoretical models which changed three times throughout the past century should be testament enough to prove that this system is not sound.”
—Stanislav Kozlovski

Previewing Bitcoin Through the Lens of Monetary History — A Chapter-By-Chapter Summary of Saifedean Ammous’s “The Bitcoin Standard” (Nikolai Explains)

Short Film: “Hard Money” (Richard James)

Fiat Currency — Why It Is Making You Poor (Daz Bea)

The Philosophy of Bitcoin and How it Could Change the World As We Know It (Robert Breedlove, Tom Bilyeu / Impact Theory)

What is Money? (Erin Crawford / Death and Bitcoin Pod #2)

The History of Bitcoin (Shedrack Chukwuebuka Igwe, Mary Imasuen / Nobcast #10)

Bitcoin and Survival (Jack Spirko, Robert Breedlove / The Survival Podcast)

Bitcoin and the Start of the Information Era (Luke Broyles, Preston Pysh / We Study Billionaires #BTC117)

📚 Gold Wars (Ferdinand Lips) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚Layered Money (Nik Bhatia) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (Niall Ferguson) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

“Through a long evolution, governments, or certain groups of governments, have promoted the idea that money is not simply a market phenomenon, but that it is whatever the government calls money. But money is not what the government says…Money is the generally accepted and generally used medium of exchange; it is not something created by the government; it is something created by the people buying and selling on the market.”
—Ludwig von Mises

“If your money requires permission to spend, it is not your money. If your money has counterparty risk, it is credit—not money. If your money steals from you, it is a financing mechanism—not money. If your money requires ID, it is social credit—not money.”
—DerGigi

Also see:

1.2. Is Money “The Root Of All Evil”?

“Money is the music that orchestrates most human action. When it is discordant and corrupt, human action is thrown into disharmony. When it is free from coercion and concordant with free choice, human action flows harmoniously.”
—Robert Breedlove

Understanding Money is Key to Understanding Bitcoin (Harwinderpal Singh)

How Bitcoin Changes Our Perception of Money (Mike Hobart)

Our Relationship With Money (Erin Crawford / Death and Bitcoin Pod #5)

1.3. Intro to Central Banking

“I don’t think there has been any greater engine of inequality than the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States the last 11 years.”
—Stanley Druckenmiller

“There’s this weird thing with economists: we always talk about ‘monopoly is bad, competition is good,’ but then when it comes to money, we’re like: ‘oh, no, just the Federal Reserve can do the money.”
—Josh Hendrickson

“The greatest trick central banks ever pulled was convincing the world that individuals must perpetually take risk just to preserve value already created and saved. It is insane. And the only practical solution is to find a better form of money, which eliminates the negative asymmetry inherent to systemic currency debasement.”
—Parker Lewis

“Meaningful work is being compromised by central banking. There has been a demographic shift from value-additive to value-subtractive positions — as evidenced by the training of more bankers than engineers, or the academic credentialing transition from medicine to finance. In a free market, compensation is reflective of a role’s usefulness to society. But with monetary socialism, there are greater financial incentives to work closer to the spigot of fiat currency in roles that are mostly non-productive and extractive.”
—Robert Breedlove

Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve (Mises Institute)

“If You Have A Central Bank, You’re 50% Communist Out Of The Gate.” (Nick Gillespie, Robert Breedlove / ReasonTV)

The Federal Reserve is responsible for far more of the evils in this world than you can possibly imagine (Peruvian Bull / Twitter Thread)

Century of Enslavement: The History of the Federal Reserve (James Corbett / The Corbett Report)

Discussion on Fiat, Central Banking, Price Distortion, and Wealth Inequality (Parker Lewis, Robert Breedlove, Brady Swenson / Swan Signal Live #32)

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency…the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.”
—Thomas Jefferson

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale…The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”
—Thomas Jefferson

“A private central bank issuing the public currency is a greater menace to the liberties of the people than a standing army.”
—Thomas Jefferson

That Time a United States President Told the Central Bank “Go Fuck Yourself” (@SatsForLife)

Central Banks Are Inflation Creators, Not Inflation Fighters (Josh Hendrickson)

The Ethics of Money Production (Jörg Guido Hülsmann)

Why The Whole Banking System Is A Scam (Godfrey Bloom, The Crypto Couple)

Behind Enemy Lines of the Bank of International Settlements (Sam Callahan, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

How the IMF and World Bank Repress Poor Countries and Funnel Resources to the Rich (Alex Gladstein)

How the IMF and World Bank Repress the Poor (Alex Gladstein, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #263)

Anatomy of a Scam, The IMF and World Bank Empire (Guy Swann / Bitcoin Audible / Guy’s Take #63)

The REAL Impact of the IMF & World Bank (Sam Callahan, Alex Gladstein, Preston Pysh / We Study Billionaires #BTC107)

IMF & World Bank Misery Industry (Saifedean Ammous, Alex Gladstein / Bitcoin Standard Pod #155)

Will Bitcoin Replace the Federal Reserve? (Tim Draper, Jeff Kilburg / Bitcoin 2021 Conference)

Central Banking Imperialism, Monetary Reset & Malthusian Forever Wars (LaserHodl, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod #97)

Masters And Slaves Of Money (Robert Breedlove)

Bitcoin vs. Slave Money (Robert Breedlove, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #204)

“Money is a tool for trading human time. Central banks, the modern-era masters of money, wield this tool as a weapon to steal time and inflict wealth inequality. History shows us that the corruption of monetary systems leads to moral decay, social collapse, and slavery. As the temptation to manipulate money has always proven to be too strong for mankind to resist, the only antidote for this poison is an incorruptible money — Bitcoin.”
—Robert Breedlove

“Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The bankers own the earth…If you wish to remain the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money.”
—Sir Josiah Stamp

“Money is a tool for trading human time. Central banks, the modern-era masters of money, wield this tool as a weapon to steal time and inflict wealth inequality. History shows us that the corruption of monetary systems leads to moral decay, social collapse, and slavery. As the temptation to manipulate money has always proven to be too strong for mankind to resist, the only antidote for this poison is an incorruptible money — Bitcoin.”
—Robert Breedlove

“‘Federal reserve’, while in reality it is neither federal nor does it have sufficient reserves. This is what you usually call a Ponzi scheme.”
—@CarlBMenger

The Creature From Jekyll Island Presentation (G. Edward Griffin)

The Creature From Jekyll Island (G. Edward Griffin, Aleks Svetski / Wake Up Pod #42)

A truly wild moment from the House Financial Services Committee (@unusual_whales / Twitter)

How Banks Really Work – And Why They Fail (Joe Brown / Financial Heresy Pod)

📚 The Creature From Jekyll Island (G. Edward Griffin) ➡️ Order on Amazon

📚 The Lords of Easy Money (Christopher Leonard) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 The Secrets of the Federal Reserve (Eustace Mullins) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Also see:

1.4. The Fiat Problem

Short Film: “Happiness” (Steve Cutts)

“Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.”
—The Red Queen, Alice in Wonderland

“Rather than empowering people, [debt-based currencies] turn them into modern-day indentured servants, endlessly stuck on a hamster wheel with little to no hope of getting off. This is not an accident, it’s a tried and tested tool which, when combined with incessant mass media propaganda, is an effective way of creating a submissive, confused, and desperate underclass.”
—Michael Krieger

“The bankers will ensure we stay in debt. The pharmaceutical companies will ensure we stay sick. The weapons manufacturers will ensure we keep going to war. The media will ensure we are prevented from knowing the truth. The Government will ensure all of this is done legally.”
—Unknown

“As a kid I loved the beach but was never good at building sandcastles. They usually looked like deformed huts when I was done, so I settled for ‘sand hills’. I would pile sand up and see how tall I could get the hill to be. It was a difficult endeavor because most of the sand would just slide down the sides of the hill. Very little of it stayed on top. Fiat is like that. You keep pouring your effort into making more money to try and grow your stack, but most of it slides down the slippery slope of inflation.”
—Jonathan Leger

The Root Cause of Societal Ills (Macro Jack / Twitter Thread)

America’s Wealth Gap — How They Keep You Poor By Design (Rob Soltan / YouTube)

Why Fiat Money Is Evil (Jimmy Song)

A Nation of Rent Seekers (Jimmy Song)

A Declaration of Monetary Independence (Jimmy Song)

The Greatest Trick Ever Played, and How Bitcoin Shatters The Illusion (Andrew Axelrod)

“The inevitable conclusion of every fiat experiment is that you must become an investor to outpace the loss of purchasing power resulting from currency debasement.” (@anilsaidso)

Fiat Money As Fad Diet (Alex Gladstein, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #6)

“Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.”
—Bill Hicks

“We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy.”
—Chris Hedges

The Pillars That Held Us Up Now Hold Us Back (Tomer Strolight)

Short Film: “In The Fall” (Steve Cutts)

Fiat World Makes Everything a Scam (Carnivore Aurelius / Twitter)

The Failures of Fiat (Michael Saylor, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show)

Does the National Debt Matter? (Lyn Alden)

“Success consists of being able to secure ever-growing quantities of debt as you pass through the stages of life: a big college loan that allows you to get into the best paying job, whose salary will allow you a larger loan for a large house and another loan for a car. With more hard work at the company and dedication to its cause, you may succeed in getting an even larger negative balance of fiat for a bigger home and fancier car. Should you succeed even more and start your own business, you do not do it with your own accumulated capital, but rather with a bigger loan. The larger and the more successful the business, the more you are able to borrow. In sum, success in fiat means accumulating larger negative cash balances, and people live their entire lives stacking debt obligations upon themselves.”
—Saifedean Ammous

The End of Super Imperialism (Alex Gladstein)

“A big problem we have is that people can’t really think anymore. They don’t understand the nuance of things, and they don’t take the time for the second, third, fourth, fifth orders of the thought process. Example: ‘Gas prices are really high, so the state should give people money to offset those high expenses.’ Well that sounds like a good idea! Those people need help, so why don’t we just give them money? Ok, but then what happens? Where do we get the money from? Well, we have to go into more debt. And then what happens? Well then we have to print more money, which debases the rest of the money. And then what happens? Prices go up. And then what happens? It becomes even harder for families to afford things. And then what happens? Instead of one family member working, two of them have to work. And then what happens? Well now they don’t have any time for their relationship. And then what happens? Divorce rates go up. And then what happens? Kids don’t have a proper household to be raised in. And then what happens? An entire generation grows up without role models, and we devolve into a lawless society…”
—Mark Moss

Your life on the fiat standard (Macro Jack / Twitter)

Time Theft & Despair in the West (Macro Jack)

How The Fiat System Works (Saifedean Ammous, Preston Pysh / The Investor’s Pod #BTC057)

The Cultural and Spiritual Legacy of Fiat Inflation (Jörg Guido Hülsmann)

The Cultural Consequences of Fiat Money (Jörg Guido Hülsmann)

How Fiat Money Changes Culture (Stephan Livera)

“People are saying, ‘Wait a second, this isn’t what I was told about The American Dream.’ The American Dream was not, ‘Hey, you work hard and you buy a house, and then they blow up the economy, and then I can’t afford my mortgage payments because I get laid off from the crisis, and now a hedge fund who has political connections gets to buy my house?'”
—Luke Gromen

Fiat is the Ultimate Ponzi (Lawrence Lepard, Dennis Porter)

Fiat Money Breaks Capitalism, and Bitcoin Fixes it (Hannah Wolfman-Jones)

How Capital Misallocation Warps Money (Steven Lubka, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #574)

It’s Not Late-Stage Capitalism, It’s Late-Stage Fiat (Logan Bolinger)

The Issue with the Legacy Financial System and How Bitcoin Fixes All of it (Saifedean Ammous, Tom Bilyeu / Impact Theory)

Max Keiser Poetry Slam on Financial Terrorism (Max Keiser)

Short Film: “A Modern Odyssey” (Lubomir Arsov / IN-SHADOW)

📚 The Fiat Standard (Saifedean Ammous) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 Dishonest Money: Financing the Road to Ruin (Joseph Plummer) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

“This great [fiat] sickness is much like the air you breathe, all around you and necessary to keep you alive yet something you never give even a moment’s thought. Then one day, you see it and you can’t stop seeing it, everywhere. You hear it, you taste it, you smell it, and you touch it, everywhere. And you shout as loud as you can, look there, do you not see it too?!”
—Simply Bitcoin

“Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”
—Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)

Also see:

1.5. What Is “The Cantillon Effect”?

“Expansionary monetary policy constitutes a transfer of purchasing power away from those who hold old money to whoever gets new money.”
—azizonomics.com

“According to the Cantillon Effect, those closest to the point of new money creation benefit disproportionately through higher incomes and higher net worths, while those further away benefit less, and may experience only the inflationary aspects of the first group’s money spending.”
—Matthew Kratter

“The Cantillon Effect refers to the change in relative prices resulting from a change in money supply…The first recipient of the new supply of money is in the convenient position of being able to spend extra dollars before prices have increased. But whoever is last in line receives his share of new dollars after prices have increased.”
—Nicolás Cachanosky

“Those who eat their fill speak to the hungry of wonderful times to come.”
—Bertolt Brecht

Short Film: “Next Floor” (Denis Villeneuve)

Cantillon Effect Explained Easily (Pierre Corbin, Bitcoin News)

Richard Cantillon Debunked The Central Banking Scam In The 18th Century (Bitcoin News)

Money printing only benefits the ones closest to Fed at the expense of everyone else. (Ron Paul, @CarlBMenger / Twitter)

Cantillon Effect 2.0: Bitcoin is the World’s First Truly Fair Money (CK Snarks, Deniz Saat)

In Fiat, The House Always Wins (Guy Swann / Twitter)

How Money Printing Helps The Rich [The Cantillon Effect] (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

The Cantillon Effect: The Fiat Faucet (@anilsaidso)

“The people who benefit [from money-printing] are the wealthy…the people who are friends with the money printers. When you inflate the money supply, those new dollars are first handed to specific industries and people that the government, Federal Reserve, and commercial bankers choose. These ‘chosen ones’ now benefit from the fact that the rest of the economy has not adjusted its prices to that new amount of money…by the time that ripples all the way to people like you and I, we have to just bear the brunt of the higher prices.”
—Michael Goldstein

“I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.”
—Eugene V. Debs, 1918

“The pinnacle of society now is being a really rich slave.”
—Captain Sidd

“Money printing is universal basic income for rich people.”
—Margot Paez

Also see:

1.6. Inflation vs. Deflation

Inflation (noun): An increase in the supply of money, resulting in increasing prices of goods and services across the economy.

Deflation (noun): A decrease in the supply of money, resulting in decreasing prices of goods and services across the economy.

“Inflation is engineered by governments for the gain of governments.”
—Friedrich Hayek

“Inflation is probably the most important single factor in that vicious circle wherein one kind of government action makes more and more government control necessary. For this reason all those who wish to stop the drift toward increasing government control should concentrate their effort on monetary policy.”
—Friedrich Hayek

“The abundance of money makes everything else more expensive…The great difficulty consists in knowing in what way and in what proportion…”
—Richard Cantillon

Documentary: “Inflation, The Hidden Tax” (Peter McCormack, Dominic Frisby, Danny Knowles, Neil Berkley, Curt Taylor, Isai Espinoza, Emma Firman, Zachariah Daly, Richie Carvill, Dylan Chant / What Bitcoin Did)

We are told we need inflation. This is not true. It only seems true because the rules of the game were designed that way. (Jeff Booth / Twitter)

How Inflation Is Stealing Your Wealth (Jeff Booth / Pomp Podcast #572)

Our Deflationary Future (Jeff Booth, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #191)

Why Deflation Is The Key To An Abundant Future (Jeff Booth, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire #40)

The Price of Tomorrow (Jeff Booth / Bitcoin Magazine Pod)

Deflation (Jeff Booth, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #18)

How Everyone is Wrong About Inflation (Jeff Booth, Mark Moss / Mark Moss Show)

Why Deflation is the Key to Abundance (Jeff Booth, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #651)

Why a Fixed Supply Money Does Not Lead to Economic Catastrophe (John Haar)

Price Deflation & The Horrors of Falling TV Prices (Kyle Ward)

Inflation: How The Government Is Scamming You (Saifedean Ammous / Lex Fridman Pod clip)

“The most important thing to remember is that inflation is not an act of God, that inflation is not a catastrophe of the elements or a disease that comes like the plague. Inflation is a policy.”
—Ludwig von Mises

Inflation as a Stealth Tax (Daniel J. Sanchez / Mises Institute)

Deflation and Liberty (Jörg Guido Hülsmann)

Inflation and Deflation (Ludwig von Mises)

When More Isn’t Better: Inflation in the 21st Century (Sebastian Bunney)

10 Myths About Inflation (Professor Antony Davies / Learn Liberty)

What Is Inflation? (@BTCBap / Bitcoin Kindergarten #64)

Technology is deflationary. (@WalkerAmerica)

Deflation and The End of Fiat (Morgen Rochard, Pierre Rochard, Steve Sanduski / Digital Money Advisor)

But Hoarding Money Destroys The Economy! (Guy Swann / Guy’s Take #48 / Bitcoin Audible)

Rent Seeking Savers! (Guy Swann / Guy’s Take #58 / Bitcoin Audible)

Walking Tall (Guy Swann / Guy’s Take #36 / Bitcoin Audible)

Bitcoin’s “Naive” Monetary Policy (Guy Swann / Read #553 / Bitcoin Audible)

Forty Centuries of Wage and Price Controls: How Not to Fight Inflation (Robert L. Schuettinger, Eamonn F. Buder)

📚 The Price of Tomorrow (Jeff Booth) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 Fraudcoin: 1000 Years with Inflation as a Policy (Rune Østgård) ➡️ Order on Amazon

“Inflation is a wealth redistribution scheme. [Governments] are taking from everybody else, to give to themselves. There’s something really wrong about that, right?”
—Jimmy Song

“Artificial price inflation is destabilizing. Natural price deflation is civilizing.”
—Robert Breedlove (paraphrasing Alfred North Whitehead)

“I find it hard not to call this the greatest con in human history. They’ve been stealing vast swaths of our time, energy, effort, wealth…just by tweaking the money supply.”
—Robert Breedlove

“Who are the people saying these silly things like ‘hyperinflation is good for economies’? It’s those who are closest to the money spigot—the politicians, the intellectuals, the socialized intellectuals…Of course, they have reason to perpetuate this nonsense.”
—Heavily Armed Clown

“No matter how modest or benign it may seem at first, an inflationary policy is always fatal in the long run. It has been tried many times and has always failed. It does not solve the problems of the society; it aggravates them and leads inexorably on toward self-destruction.”
—William Ophuls

Also see:

1.7. What is “Time Preference” and How Does it Relate to Money?

“Ignoring time preference is the fundamental error behind monetary planning.”
—Alasdair Macleod

“Low time preference is the foundation of a sustainable society. It means people are willing to delay gratification and invest resources in the future for the greater good. Society today is doing the opposite by borrowing (stealing) from the future to pay for the present.”
—Conor Chepenik

Fiat Mindset vs. Bitcoin Mindset (Jake Woodhouse)

Reflection: High Time Preference vs Low Time Preference (Megan Karp)

Time Preference Is The Most Important Aspect Of Economics (Saifedean Ammous, Daniel Prince / Once Bitten! Pod)

Hard Money and Time Preference Lecture (Saifedean Ammous)

Lowering your time preference is a life-long pursuit. (Jimmy Song)

Time Preference: Hard Money for Hard Times (@anilsaidso)

Bitcoin and Behavior Change (Dr. Mark Stephany, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Bitcoin will merge your low time preference for health with technology and money (@noelynesumba / Twitter)

Bitcoin And Time Preference (Bit Illustrated)

Bitcoin and Time Preference (@WartimeBitcoiner)

“Bitcoiners who earnestly believe in a better monetary world, and aren’t afraid to bring that reality to bear, are the equivalent of masons and laborers, working on a monetary cathedral which they may never see come to fruition.”
—Nic Carter

“The beautiful thing about Bitcoin is that it tends to return to us the gift of long-term thinking.”
—Logan Bolinger

Also see:

1.8. Austrian vs. Keynesian Economics

“Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce…when you realize the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.”
—James A. Garfield

“Through a long evolution, governments, or certain groups of governments, have promoted the idea that money is not simply a market phenomenon, but that it is whatever the government calls money. But money is not what the government says…Money is the generally accepted and generally used medium of exchange; it is not something created by the government; it is something created by the people buying and selling on the market.”
—Ludwig von Mises

“What is called a planned economy is no economy at all. It is just a system of groping about in the dark.”
—Ludwig von Mises

Didn’t Get Lucky—Studied Austrian Economics (@My_Livin_Truth / Twitter)

Austrian Economics vs. Keynesian Economics Explained in One Minute (One Minute Economics / YouTube)

The Broken Window Fallacy (Professor Art Carden / Learn Liberty)

What is The Parable of the Broken Window? (Professor Dan Russell / Learn Liberty)

The Broken Window (Henry Hazlitt / Mises Institute)

Why Not Print More Money? (Professor Antony Davies / Learn Liberty)

Keynes vs. Hayek Rap Battle (Econ Stories / YouTube)

Deck The Halls With Macro Follies (Econ Stories / YouTube)

Austrian Economics vs. Keynesian Economics (Rob Soltan / YouTube)

Austrian vs. Keynesian Economics (Vijay Boyapati, Dennis Porter)

7 Minute History of Austrian Economics (Learn Liberty)

Why Paul Krugman is Wrong: Austrian Economics vs Keynesian Economics (Saifedean Ammous / Lex Fridman Pod)

Paul Krugman’s 10-Year History of Being Wrong About Bitcoin (Kyle Torpey)

Austrian Economics and Saylor.org – Twitter Spaces Interview (Michael Saylor, Saifedean Ammous)

Keynesian Economics and Deficit Spending (Jacob Clifford / YouTube)

The Difference Between Austrian and Keynesian Economics (Peter Schiff)

Intro to Austrian Thought (Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #71)

“Keynesians think that you can take water from the deep end of the swimming pool, pump it into the shallow end, and somehow the water level will rise.”
—Tom Woods

“A good way to think about Keynesian vs. Austrian is simply interventionist vs. non-interventionist economics. The interventionists suggest that: ‘Hey, we should play with interest rates, we should make the money supply elastic, we should use regulations to try and funnel money and productivity in particular directions.’ The non-interventionist school, or what I just call the ‘natural school’, says: ‘No, don’t do any of that, because every time you make one of those central planning decisions, you have unintended consequences downstream, which will deform the rest of the system, and you’ll forever be playing not only catch-up, but you’ll be making everything worse, since you’ll have additional magnification effects. Every time you press one button, ten other things will happen somewhere else.’”
—Aleks Svetski

Austrian Monetary Economics (Jörg Guido Hülsmann, Stephan Livera  / Stephan Livera Pod #51)

Bitcoin and Acting Locally (Jeff Deist, Stephan Livera  / Stephan Livera Pod #169)

How Money Arises (Joseph Salerno, Stephan Liverao / Stephan Livera Pod #186)

Choosing Bitcoin & Austrian Economics Over 13 Years in TradFi (John Haar, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #422)

Use of Knowledge in Society (F. A. Hayek)

Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government (Thomas J. DiLorenzo)

Austrian Economics vs. Keynesian and Monetarist Macroeconomics (Jonathan Newman / Mises Institute)

Austrian Economics (Mark Moss, Aleks Svetski / Mark Moss Show)

Bitcoin Brings the Values of Austrian Economics to Life (Aleks Svetski)

Predator-Prey Economics (Oswaldo Lairet, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #217)

What If There Were No Prices? (Learn Liberty / YouTube)

Bitcoin’s Possibilities For Your Grandchildren (Jonathan Leger)

Entrepreneurs vs. Economists (Aleks Svetski / Wake Up Pod #10)

Keynes Destroyed Your Money – Bitcoin Fixes It (Jonathan Leger)

Failure of the ‘New Economics’ (Henry Hazlitt)

Complexity, Austrian Economics, and the Computational Limits of Central Planning (Aneesh Karve)

The Depression You’ve Never Heard Of, 1920-21 (Robert P. Murphy)

Bitcoin and Freedom (Guy Swann, Jack Spirko / Survival Podcast #3118)

The Economic Philosophy of Bitcoin (Michael Gladstein, Nik Bhatia / The Bitcoin Layer)

Bitcoin & The Austrian School of Economics (Peter St. Onge, Joe Consorti / The Bitcoin Layer)

Hayek and Bitcoin (Emile Phaneuf III)

📚 Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action (Robert P. Murphy) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 Economics in One Lesson (Henry Hazlitt) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

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📚 Ethics of Money Production (Jörg Guido Hülsmann) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 The Road to Serfdom (Friedrich Hayek) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 Where Keynes Went Wrong (Hunter Lewis) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 Principles of Economics (Saifedean Ammous) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

“If mankind is left to his own devices, he would settle down and naturally be a capitalist. Capitalism, free markets, laissez faire—whatever name we might give to the process where property is privately held and mankind goes about his ordinary business engaging in peaceable, voluntary exchange.”
—Walter E. Williams

Also see:

1.9. Why is Separating Money and State Important?

“Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.”
—Mayer Amschel Rothschild

“All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts, but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.”
—Frank Herbert

Short Film: “You Have No Choice” (George Carlin, The Outcome)

The fiat financial system is broken. It’s a system that needs constant intervention to avoid catastrophe (Macro Jack / Twitter)

30-Second Guide to Government Spending (@Rothmus / Twitter)

Government Control of Money Has Gone From Reward for Producing Value to Reward for Obedience to Government Officials (Saifedean Ammous / The Bitcoin Standard [pg. 70-72])

Separation of Money and State (Andreas Antonopoulos)

Gold, Peace, and Prosperity (Ron Paul)

Why The State Demands Control Of Money (Hans-Hermann Hoppe / Mises Institute)

The Separation Of Money And State (Knut Svanholm)

The Separation Of Money And State (Allen Farrington)

Anatomy of the State (Murray N. Rothbard)

Short Film: “Anatomy Of The State” (Richard James)

The Case for Bitcoin to Separate Money From State (Ryan Bansal)

What If: The State Was Demonetized by Sound Money? (Ulric Pattillo)

“The government does not own the individual, the individuals employ the governments.”
—Adam Back

“You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats, procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing.”
—Thomas Sowell

“Money is not an invention of the state. It is not the product of a legislative act. Even the sanction of political authority is not necessary for its existence. Certain commodities came to be money quite naturally, as the result of economic relationships that were independent of the power of the state.”
—Carl Menger

“The primary work undertaken by thieves to maintain their systems of thievery is manipulation. Deceit and lies are the tools of the trade for the thief. And there is no grander system of theft than the debt based monetary system of the US dollar, enforced under deadly monopoly powers and perverse amounts of public manipulation.”
—Simply Bitcoin

“Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
—George Orwell

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.”
—Frederic Bastiat

What Has Government Done To Our Money? (Murray N. Rothbard)

Science, Technology, and Government (Murray N. Rothbard)

Denationalisation of Money: The Argument Refined (F.A. Hayek)

The Proposition to Separate Money and State is Not As Radical As You May Think (Lyn Alden / Twitter Thread)

Is Monopoly a Justification for Government Regulation in Markets? (Lynne Kiesling / Learn Liberty)

The Minimum Wage Debate – Does it Hurt Workers? (Professor Antony Davies / Learn Liberty)

Are Minimum Wage Mandates Justification for Government Intervention? (Professor Don Boudreaux / Learn Liberty)

Minimum Wage Is A Cruel Policy For Poor People (Don Boudreaux / Learn Liberty)

Price Controls, Subsidies, and the Risks of Good Intentions (Adriene Hill, Jacob Clifford / CrashCourse)

Are Price Controls A Good Idea? (Professor Antony Davies / Learn Liberty)

“When government gives itself the power to print any quantity of money, it no longer needs citizens to create wealth and fund it by paying taxes due. It starts to think it can live without citizens, and buy votes by buying their pliant dependency. Thus it destroys liberty.”
—@BarnettEwin

Why Government Deficits Matter (Sheila Weinberg / Tuscon Bitcoin Pod)

Where Does The Money Come From? (Pierre Poilievre)

The US Dollar Is A Ponzi You Shouldn’t Invest In (Conor Chepenik)

It’s necessary to separate the state from finances with no room for compromise (Noelyne Sumba / Twitter)

Governments Use Money to Control Us, Bitcoin Makes That Impossible (Mark Maraia)

Money Printer = Death Star (Mark Moss, George Gammon / Rebel Capitalist Show)

The Separation of Business and State (Ryan Dawson, Phil Gibson / QPOL Pod)

African Startup Cities (Magatte Wade, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #165)

New Rule: American Kleptocracy (Bill Maher)

If This Isn’t Corruption Then What Is? (Russell Brand)

It’s All Bullshit (Russell Brand)

Zeitgeist: The Movie (Peter Joseph)

“It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.”
—Thomas Sowell

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”
—Henry Ford

“Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt.”
—Mahatma Ghandi

“I’d rather hold a risky asset that’s volatile than keep an investment in a system that’s going to hurt other people that I love and care about. I have friends that are Palestinian, and I find it utterly disgusting that I have to pay a government to actively work and fund people that want to kill them. You can use your money to non-violently resist, and I think that’s unequivocally the most important way to resist.”
—Erik Cason

“Bitcoin promises an alternative for citizens across the world to keep their savings in a form of money that can neither be confiscated nor diluted. If Bitcoin grows much larger, it may force governments to become a voluntary organization. Through hodling we may finally be free.”
—Dan Held

“The invention of Bitcoin made separation of money from the state possible for the first time in our history. Freed from a centralized image of god and the imposed moralism, we can now find within ourselves the authority to guide our own actions.”
—Nozomi Hayase

“Bitcoin’s true purpose is to separate money from state control, not to make overnight millionaires.”
—Raphael Schoen

Also see:

1.10. Why is the Year 1971 Significant?

The Nixon Shock (YouTube)

WTF Happened In 1971 — Original Website (Ben Prentice, Heavily Armed Clown)

WTF Happened In 1971? (Ben Prentice, Heavily Armed Clown, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #213)

What Happened In 1971? (Ben Prentice, @phjlljp, @q_liketheletter)

WTF Happened in 1971? (Max Gagliardi / Twitter Thread)

The Gold Standard, Explained (Professor Lawrence H. White / Learn Liberty)

1971: The Year The World Changed (Mark Moss)

The percentage of young adults living with parents, grandparents, older siblings or roommates has nearly tripled since 1971 (@NPR / Twitter)

140 Years Of Monetary History In 10 Minutes (Mike Maloney)

The 50th Anniversary of the Fiat Fiasco 1971—2021 (Luke Mikic)

“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.”
—Milton Friedman

Also see:

1.11. What are the “Revolutionary Cycles” and Why Are They Important?

“There are constant cycles in history. There is loss, but it is always followed by regeneration. The tales of our elders who remember such cycles are very important to us now.”
—Carmen Agra Deedy

“The lessons of history would suggest that civilisations move in cycles. You can track that back quite far – the Babylonians, the Sumerians, followed by the Egyptians, the Romans, China. We’re obviously in a very upward cycle right now, and hopefully that remains the case. But it may not.”
—Elon Musk

Short Film: “Dinner For Few” (MAGNETFILM)

Bitcoin and the Rhythms of History (Brandon Quittem)

Bitcoin is Fourth Turning Money (Brandon Quittem, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #282)

The Fourth Turning Revisited (Brandon Quittem, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #433)

“Whether we look at the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, or the European succession of empires, including the Portuguese, the Spanish, the Dutch, the French, or the British, the story is always the same: build your society atop a strong sound currency, inflate the currency, grow beyond your means, collapse your society, rinse and repeat.”
—Simply Bitcoin

Open Sourcing Monetary Monopoly (Simply Bitcoin)

3 Revolutionary Cycles Converging (Mark Moss / YouTube Playlist)

The Last Time These 3 Cycles Converged, The Whole World Changed (Mark Moss, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

Converging Cycles (John Vallis, Mark Moss / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Bitcoin & The Battle For The Fate of Humanity (Mark Moss, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #434)

Why Does Bitcoin Matter? (Dan Held, Brandon Quittem, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

The Big Bang Series (Luke Mikic)

Bitcoin & The Big Bang to End All Cycles (Luke Mikic, Steve McNamara / Wild Man Revolution Pod #2)

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
—Albert Einstein

“Perhaps this is the inevitable fate of humanity. An unending cycle of booms and busts as we grow. Or, perhaps not. Perhaps instead, we are on the brink of something akin to harnessing fire or learning how to sail the seas.”
—Simply Bitcoin

📚 The Fourth Turning (Neil Howe, William Strauss) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 The Collapse of Complex Societies (Joseph Tainter) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

2. Crypto

Note: “crypto”, “cryptocurrency”, and “altcoins” are interchangeable terms signifying the plethora of digital tokens created following Bitcoin’s launch in 2009.

2.1. Bitcoin vs. Altcoins

“They muddy the water to make it seem deep.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche

Bitcoin vs. Altcoins (BTC Sessions)

My Path To Bitcoin Maximalism (BTC Sessions)

Why Bitcoin Is Different (Sam Callahan)

Saifedean Ammous on Altcoins (Clip From Why Only Bitcoin? w/ Practical Islamic Finance)

“Blockchain Technology is the Real Invention, Not Bitcoin!” Response (Nikolai Explains)

Why Altcoins Are Technically Flawed (Nadav Kohen, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #369)

Finding Bitcoin Signal (Jeff Booth, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #584)

The Blockchain Revolution Myth (Jimmy Song, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #113)

Why Bitcoin Is Different (Jimmy Song)

Why Hard Forks Are Altcoins (Jimmy Song)

Why Blockchain is Hard (Jimmy Song)

Why Bitcoin but not Blockchain? (Jimmy Song)

Why Blockchain is Not the Answer (Jimmy Song)

Why Cryptocurrency Diversification Makes Little Sense (Jimmy Song)

“An alterable blockchain is a functionally pointless exercise in engineering sophistry: it uses a complex & expensive method for clearance to remove intermediaries & establish immutability, but then grants an intermediary the ability to overturn that immutability.”
—Saifedean Ammous

Bitcoin Can’t Be Copied (Parker Lewis)

Bitcoin Not Blockchain (Parker Lewis)

Can Bitcoin Be Copied? (Till Musshoff)

Bitcoin Will Replace The Dollar, Not “Crypto.” (Jack Dorsey / Twitter)

Why Bitcoin’s Imitators Are Scams (Tomer Strolight)

Altcoin Incentives Guarantee Centralization (Saifedean Ammous / The Bitcoin Standard)

Altcoin CEOs’ Primary Goal is not to Enforce the Code, but to Protect Their Own Wealth (Saifedean Ammous / The Bitcoin Standard)

Why Bitcoin is Superior to Altcoins (Pete Rizzo, Saifedean Ammous)

Bitcoin vs. Altcoins (Andreas Antonopoulos / Presentation Clip)

Bitcoin vs. Blockchain (Andreas Antonopoulos)

Why Bitcoin And Not The Others (JW Weatherman, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #4)

Money is Winner-Take-All (Saifedean Ammous / The Bitcoin Standard)

Why Cryptocurrencies are a Scam (Aleks Svetski / Wake Up Pod #8)

Why Bitcoin, Not Shitcoin (Aleks Svetski)

How Bitcoin Destroys All Altcoins (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Your Altcoin is Dying, Son (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Meme Perfection: Your Brain On Altcoins (@notgrubles / Twitter)

Bitcoin and Altcoins are Not in the Same Asset Class (Sam Callahan)

Altcoin Ethics (Pete Rizzo, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #63)

Bitcoin, Not Crypto: A Comparative Analysis of Bitcoin’s Fundamentally Unique and Irreplicable Properties (Vijay Selvam)

Neutral Money: Why Bitcoin Stands Apart (Bitcoin Policy Institute)

Why Altcoins Are A Waste of Your Time (DerGigi / Twitter Thread)

My Reasoning For Bitcoin Maximalism (DerGigi / Twitter Thread)

Bitcoin & shitcoins are opposites (DerGigi / Twitter)

ICOs Are Cancer (Michael Flaxman)

print token; 2. create non-profit foundation; 3. ‘donate’ token to foundation; 4. dump token (@anilsaidso / Twitter)

Bitcoin Maximalism — Capital Factory Presentation (Michael Flaxman)

The Shitcoin Standard (Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #39)

Bitcoin vs. Altcoins Network Effect Visualized (@Croesus_BTC / Twitter Thread)

Bitcoin Not Crypto (Lyn Alden / Twitter Thread)

Shitcoiner to Bitcoiner (Josh Khon, Cory Tucek / Bitcoin Made Simple #71)

Why Crypto is a Scam But NOT Bitcoin (Mark Moss)

The Great Reset Of Crypto Is Happening (Mark Moss)

Why Crypto Won’t See Another Bull Market (Mark Moss)

Why Bitcoin IS NOT Crypto (Lyn Alden / Swan Signal Live)

Why Your Altcoin is Worthless – Clubhouse Debate (Guy Swann / Shitcoin Insider #5)

Shitcoins: A Reasoned Refutation (Blue Collar Bitcoin #10, #11)

Saying Hello to Bitcoin (Pierre Rochard)

War Dogs – Crypto Edition (Gioele Mussa)

“There’s Bitcoin and then there’s shitcoin.”
—Warren Davidson, United States Representative, Ohio

“There is no second best.”
—Michael Saylor

Also see:

2.2. Proof Of Work (PoW) vs. Proof Of Stake (PoS)

“Consensus mechanisms that don’t involve work…instead involve governance.”
—Lyn Alden

Proof-of-Stake is Legacy Tech. Proof-of-Work is the New Innovation (Lyn Alden)

Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Proof of Work’s Self-Healing Properties (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Is This How Ethereum Dies? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Does Bitcoin Mining Waste Energy? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Proof of Stake recreates the fiat problem (Hodl Magoo)

Why PoW is a Superior Consensus Mechanism (Mir Quadri)

“Securities aren’t bad. Building liability relationships in a stock like $TSLA isn’t bad, but there’s a liability there with Elon, the company, the roadmap, etc. With proof-of-stake, your relationship with that asset is a liability. What you want is a monetary asset where there are no liability relationships. That’s the whole point! Proof-of-work solved that. Your relationship with Bitcoin is not a liability.”
—Jack Mallers

“If proof-of-work says: ‘We finally got an airplane to fly!’, proof-of-stake would say: ‘We know how to make it cheaper and faster—by just by not flying!'”
—Unknown

“Creating money cannot be free.”
—Jack Mallers

Bitcoin Mining Isn’t Wasteful — It Creates Abundance (@InterstellarBIt)

The People Will See The Value in Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work (Ulric Pattillo)

Proof of Work: Tapping the Impenetrability of the Egyptian Pyramids (Tuur Demeester / Twitter)

More Immutable Than Stone (Simon Lutz / Twitter Thread)

Why Proof of Stake is Flawed (Lane Rettig, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #440)

Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake (Nic Carter, Lucas Nuzzi, C.K. SNARKS / Bitcoin Magazine Spaces)

Proof Of Work Is Efficient (Dan Held)

Why It Takes Both Time and Energy to Make Bitcoins (Tomer Strolight)

Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake (Tomer Strolight)

Proof Of Stake and Stablecoins (Lyn Alden)

Proof Of Stake And The Wrong Engineering Mindset (Hugo Nguyen)

The Anatomy of Proof-of-Work (Hugo Nguyen)

Work Is Timeless, Stake Is Not (Hugo Nguyen)

Bitcoin’s Seven Layers of Security (Michael Saylor, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show)

Is Ethereum’s Proof-of-Stake Merge A Good Thing? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Ethereum Stakers: The Ultimate Parasites (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

A Guide to Proof of Stake (Scott Sullivan)

Why is Proof of Work Important? (DerGigi / Twitter Thread)

What Happens After the Last Bitcoin is Mined? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

PoW Mining Replaces Central Bankers. PoS Creates New Ones (@Level39 / Twitter Thread)

The Environmental Myth of Proof of Stake (Level 39)

PoW vs. PoS: Why Bitcoin Won’t Change (Namcios)

How the Incentives of PoW Are More Fair Than PoS (Mickey Koss)

PoW is Objective, PoS is Subjective (Alan Szepieniec)

Proof of Work vs Proof of Stake (Robert Breedlove, Bradley Rettler / What Is Money Show)

Like Bitcoin, Everything Important is Proof-of-Work (Joakim Book)

Proof of Stake (PoS) Versus Proof of Work (PoW) (Jason Lowery, Preston Pysh / We Study Billionaires #BTC098)

Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption – A Shift in Perspective (DerGigi)

How Proof-of-Work Works (Mark Morton, Jack Starling / Jack Starling Pod #5)

Jack Mallers Destroys Proof of Stake (Jack Mallers, Matt Miller / @crypto)

“PoS is often promoted as the ‘sustainable’ or ‘green’ way to verify transactions because it uses much less energy than PoW, which is factually true, although it comes with its downsides such as a few centralized parties or stakers deciding which transactions are valid. If this sounds somewhat like the traditional banking system you are correct, it essentially mirrors the system we have today with the federal reserve and banks being the centralized parties…I’d rather use dollars backed by the US military than a PoS crypto token with zero to little network effects and censorship.”
—Eric Podwojski

Also see:

2.3. Centralization vs. Decentralization

“The greatest success you can have as the person in charge is to orchestrate others to do things well without you.”
—Ray Dalio

“Decentralization makes consensus possible without threats of violence, imprisonment or civil forfeiture. Other [crypto] projects simply use the word as a label to avoid questions about their controlling oligopolies.”
—Neil Jacobs

Rick and Morty: Centralized Galactic Currency Drops to Zero

What is a Decentralized Ledger? (River Financial)

Why Bitcoin’s Most Important Quality is Decentralization (Neil Jacobs)

Decentralization Isn’t A Spectrum (Jimmy Song, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #488)

Decentralization: Why Dumb Networks Are Better (Andreas Antonopolous)

Finding Signal In A Noisy World (Jeff Booth)

Centralization is the Problem (Marty Bent / Twitter Thread)

Vitalik’s Weird Mountain Man Fantasy (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Understanding Decentralization in Bitcoin (Arman the Parman)

“I was flying recently, and I was thinking, ‘Ok, there’s probably 100 people on this plane, and there are 2 people piloting it. There’s a high degree of centralization in this situation.’ But why does this work? Why are myself, and all the other people on this plane not afraid? It’s because our incentives are aligned. I trust that the pilot wants to get home safely to see his family, just like I want to get to my destination. So you can have centralization when incentives are aligned. But, as soon as incentives are misaligned, that’s when you need decentralization, because decentralization places a check and balance on other people’s motives.”
—Brian De Mint

What is Crypto Decentralization and Why Bitcoin Stands Alone (Tone Vays)

What Actually Makes Bitcoin Decentralized? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Censoring Bitcoin and Ethereum (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Can Bitcoin Survive Without a Leader? (Jonathan Leger)

The Blowoff Top of Centralization is Happening (Mark Moss, Aleks Svetski)

📚 The Blocksize War (Jonathan Bier) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

“I hope it’s obvious it was only the centrally-controlled nature of those systems that doomed them.”
—Satoshi Nakamoto on previous cypherpunks’ attempts to achieve decentralized money (all were led by a centralized founder or team)

“Governments are good at cutting off the heads of centrally controlled networks like Napster, but pure P2P networks like Gnutella and Tor seem to be holding their own.”
—Satoshi Nakamoto

“We must not assume that cryptocurrencies share more in common than they, in fact, do. Bitcoin leads them all precisely because no one leads it.”
—Andrew M. Bailey, Craig Warmke

“Money is as dangerous and powerful a weapon for evil, as it is a tool for prosperity and peace. It’s an extremely sharp knife. And for that reason, the role and function of money should never be delegated to any group or person.”
—Jack Mallers

Also see:

2.4. Is Ethereum (ETH) Any Better Than Other Altcoins?

“Ethereum is the mother asshole from which all shitcoins spring.”
—Saifedean Ammous

“No building can survive on a shifting foundation.”
—Unknown

“ok can you guys stop trading”
—Vitalik Buterin

Bitcoin vs. Ethereum (Nik Bhatia / The Bitcoin Layer)

17 Reasons Why Not To Invest In Ethereum (Ben Hart)

An Economic Analysis Of Ethereum (Lyn Alden)

BTC and ETH Are Not The Same (Dennis Porter)

Ethereum’s Path to Centralisation (Alex Berge, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #303)

Ethereum Architecture Is Flawed (Hugo Nguyen)

Bitcoin vs. Ethereum Genesis (Joe Consorti)

When Ethereum Was Put to the Test, It Failed (Vijay Boyapati, Brady Swenson / Swan Signal Live)

Is Ethereum A Scam? (u/daddy_bitcoins / Reddit Comment)

Breaking Down the Ethereum Long Con (Dick Whitman / Twitter Thread)

Why Ethereum’s Proof of Stake Merge is a Monumental Blunder (_Checkmatey_)

Navigating the Cryptocurrency Chessboard (Brad Mills, Lyn Alden, Dylan LeClair, _Checkmatey_ / Magic Internet Money Pod)

Explaining the ETH con game — Video Thread (@GhostofWhitman / Twitter Thread)

Matthew Kratter Walks Viewers Through the Entire Ethereum Saga (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

“How much trust can you have in the monetary issuance of the token when the thing has hard-forked like 10 times over a period of years? Who decides the hard-fork schedule? Having hard forks regularly implies that the whole thing is centralized, because people will just believe whatever King Vitalik is saying, and just upgrade.”
—DerGigi

“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”
—Henry David Thoreau

Also see:

2.5. What About Other Crypto “Utilities”, i.e. NFTs, DApps, DeFi, Smart Contracts, etc.?

“And then this protocol issues a token, we’ll call it whatever, ‘X token.’ And X token promises that anything cool that happens because of this box is going to ultimately be usable by, you know, governance vote of holders of the X tokens. They can vote on what to do with any proceeds or other cool things that happen from this box. And of course, so far, we haven’t exactly given a compelling reason for why there ever would be any proceeds from this box, but I don’t know, you know, maybe there will be, so that’s sort of where you start.”
—Sam Bankman-Fried on boxes

“To build DeFi on a centralized protocol, or one that is a protocol managed by rulers, is inherently broken from the start.”
—Alyse Killeen

“Roses are red, violets are blue, in crypto land, the yield is you.”
—American Hodl

2.5.1. The Problem with NFTs

“Today, if you know which artist you want to listen to, it’s easy to ‘cut out the middleman’: you just go to that artist’s website and buy their songs, albums, merchandise, concert tickets, etc. The musician can keep ‘over 90% of sales’. No need for NFTs.”
—Liron Shapira

Butters Pitches NFTs to Denny’s Applebee’s Max (South Park)

The Problem with NFTs (Nick Payton)

Are NFTs a Revolutionary Gaming Technology? (Holden Shearer / Twitter Thread)

Are NFTs The Future of Gaming? (Heavily Armed Clown / YouTube)

What The Heck Are NFTs? (Mark Moss / Mark Moss Show)

How I Became Leonardo da Vinci on the Blockchain (Terence Eden)

NFTs: 2017 vs. 2022 (Liron Shapira / Twitter)

yOu cAn pUt yOuR hOuSe oN tHe bLoCkChAiN (Zach Weinberg, Ben Wehrman / Twitter)

The “NFTs help artists” trope is pure, unadulterated marketing fluff (Nilay Patel, Liron Shapira, Ben Wehrman / Twitter)

Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet’ NFT Went on Sale for $48M. It Ended With a Top Bid of Just $280 (Sandali Handagama)

Nathan For You is the new Simpsons (Ben Wehrman / Twitter)

Also see:

2.5.2. The Problem with “DeFi”

Bitcoin is Our Best Shot At Decentralized Finance (Captain Sidd)

Sam Bankman-Fried Accidentally Explains How DeFi is Just a Ponzi (Cory Klippsten / Twitter)

No, We Are Not Going To “Tokenize Everything” (Niko Jilch)

Only The Strong Survive (Allen Farrington, Big Al)

Green Eggs and Ham (Allen Farrington, Anders Larson)

Only the Strong Survive (Big Al, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #311)

Deep Dive into DeFi (Big Al, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #64)

Austrians, Capital & DeFi Yield (Allen Farrington, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #396)

Digital Alchemy, A Post-Mortem of the Crypto Crash (Lyn Alden)

The Problems with DeFi & Crypto (Lyn Alden)

Clown Bucks (Lyn Alden / Twitter Thread)

“When the dominant money becomes terminally ill, we witness the short term monetization of everything else.”
—Tuur Demeester

2.5.3. The Problem with DApps / DAOs / Smart Contracts / “Web3”

“As I was putting together courses [for a blockchain consultancy], I was creating a course for private blockchains, and I came to the realization: ‘Wait a minute…a private blockchain is just a fucking database, shared by a couple entities that are all in cahoots already, so it defeats the goddamn purpose of having a blockchain in the first place.’ All you’re doing is getting the worst of both worlds: You still have a coordinator, and you’ve just made your system slower. Congratulations, you’re an idiot.”
—Aleks Svetski

“The technology isn’t looking for meaning… you are”
—Adrien Book

3 Reasons Why Nobody Uses DApps (Jimmy Song)

The Problem With Decentralized Apps (Jimmy Song)

Utility coins are not an asset class. (Adam Back / Twitter)

Decentralizing Popular Dapps Isn’t Just a Scaling Problem (David Floyd)

You Don’t Own “Web3.” (Jack Dorsey / Twitter)

Web3 Lord Marc Andreessen Attempts to Explain Innovation of Web3 (Tyler Cowen, Ben Wehrman / Twitter)

Chris Dixon’s Crypto Claims Are Logically Flimsy (Liron Shapira)

Naval Ravikant and Chris Dixon Didn’t Explain Any Web3 Use Cases (Liron Shapira)

Why Web3’s Shared Data Across Applications Doesn’t Matter (Liron Shapira)

Web3 is Vision-LARPing (Liron Shapira)

a16z Is Gaslighting Us (Liron Shapira)

The Truth about Smart Contracts (Jimmy Song)

“Mango Markets” Exploiter Thought a DAO Protected Him. Then US Courts Showed Up (Danny Nelson)

Everything Wrong With DAOs (Adrien Book)

Why tokenizing real-world assets on a blockchain is stupid (@SylTilt)

Blockchain Smart Contracts Aren’t Smart And Aren’t Contracts (David B. Black)

Rekt.News – Master Archive of Imploded Crypto Scams (Julien Bouteloup / Rekt.News)

Crypto Hacks and Scams Leaderboard (Molly White / Web3 Is Going Just Great)

SpiceDAO learns $3 million copyright lesson (Web3 Is Going Just Great / Twitter)

Web3 is Bullshit (Stephen Diehl)

Web3: A Map in Search of Territory (Evgeny Morozov)

The Web3 Fraud (Nicholas Weaver)

Also see:

2.6. Are “Crypto” and Fiat Any Different?

“Roses are red
Violets are blue
Fiat is fraud
Altcoins are too”
—Jimmy Song

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
—Proverb

“OH. OAAHHH IT WENT TO ZERO. YOOOOOOOWWW”
—Twitch shitcoin streamer

Live Rug Pull Witnessed on Twitch (YouTube)

Ethereum/proof of stake = fiat all over again (Ben Wehrman / Twitter)

There is perhaps no greater example of a fiat-principled monetary approach than “crypto” (@WhyBitcoinOnly / Twitter)

The Great Crypto Unwind: A Repeat of 2008 (Mark Moss)

Bitcoin Has No Competition (Alex McShane)

Like Ruble Like Shitcoin (Joakim Book)

Power Projection and Human Imagination (Jason Lowery, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show)

Crypto-Keynesian Lunacy (Jimmy Song)

How Altcoiners Use Bitcoin to Rent Seek (Jimmy Song)

Airline Miles Are The Original Altcoins (Jimmy Song)

Frequent Flier Miles: The Original Altcoins (Jimmy Song, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #377)

Shitcoin Millionaire (Kal Kassa)

For Bitcoin to Win, Crypto Must Lose (@InterstellarBit)

Ethereum’s Biggest Betrayal (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

In China, It’s Blockchain and Tyranny vs. Bitcoin and Freedom (Alex Gladstein)

Crypto Is Peak Silicon Valley (Allen Farrington)

Bitcoin and Crypto in the Wake of the FTX Collapse (Michael Saylor, Natalie Brunell / Coin Stories)

The Realization to Rule Them All (@WhyBitcoinOnly / Twitter)

“The most impressive marketing coup of the last decade was how shitcoiners eliminated the stigma around ponzis by rebranding them as ‘staking'” (Saifedean Ammous / Twitter)

Also see:

2.7. Why Do Bitcoiners Hate “Crypto” So Much?

“I do not like them in a house. I do not like them with a mouse. I do not like them here or there. I do not like them anywhere.”
—Dr. Seuss on shitcoins

There’s a difference between freedom to do what you want with your money, and blatant fraud. (Jimmy Song)

“Staking”: the new golden age of ponzi schemes (Saifedean Ammous)

Why Am I Such A Mean Bitcoin Maxi? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

We’re Not All In This Together (Bitcoin vs. Crypto) (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Crypto’s Dirty Little Secret (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Altcoins Are A Honeypot for VCs to Take Money from Poor People (Jimmy Song)

“Typically, VCs will invest in a company, and it takes 7-10 years before there’s a liquidity event. The VCs LOVE ‘crypto’, because they can put money in, have instant liquidity, and 10x their money by selling a bunch of smoke and mirrors to retail. So, they pump [hundreds of millions of dollars] into media, marketing, parties, etc…and then, because there’s so much hype around it, they put it on an exchange like FTX so everyone wants to trade it. Retail thinks there’s value, because a bunch of VCs put money into it—because Alameda created a fake market around it—but there was never anything there.”
—Mark Moss

Bitcoin Maximalism and Crypto Scams (Cory Klippsten, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #184)

It’s Bitcoin Not Crypto (Cory Klippsten, Preston Pysh / We Study Billionaires #BTC105)

We’re Not Going Anywhere (Guy Swann / Guy’s Take #59 / Bitcoin Audible)

Maximalism Panel (Mir Lipton, John Carvalho, Pete Rizzo / Bitcoin Amsterdam Conference)

How to be a Bitcoin Maximalist (Pete Rizzo / Forbes)

Bitcoin Maximalism, Altcoins and Satoshi (Pete Rizzo, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #83)

“Toxic maxis” is a silly term coined by ICO leaders to malign those warning others about inherent trade-offs (Alyse Killeen / Twitter)

Coinbase and the Insider Exchange Dump (Sam Callahan)

An Open Letter To Would-Be Bullshitters (Allen Farrington)

On Toxic Bitcoiners and Brandolini’s Law (Till Musshoff)

The Bitcoin Difference (Aleks Svetski, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #746)

How We Should Really Think About Bitcoin Maximalism (Stephan Livera)

The Case For Bitcoin Maximalism (Brad Mills, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #973)

Bitcoin is Here To Stay and Bitcoiners Aren’t Going Anywhere (Guy Swann)

Thumb Sucking Anti-Bitcoiners! (Beautyon)

From Behind the Curtain of a Shitcoin Company (@muteness11, Daniel Prince / Once Bitten! #291)

My Journey From Mount Stupid to Bitcoiner (Ben Wehrman)

How Altcoins Rip You (Jimmy Song)

Why Ethereum and Defi is a Scam (Jack Mallers / Pomp Podcast #370)

Crypto: In Memoriam (Liron Shapira)

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
—Stephen Hawking

“Bitcoiners have been plagued with endless ‘crypto’ and shitcoin scammers wishing to ride the coattails of bitcoin’s innovative technology and economic success. Bitcoiners are told they are all on the same team. To the public eye, they are. The result is a duped public being sold centralized pump-and-dump schemes and rugpulls, monkey jpegs, and Rube Goldberg machines built on buzzwords, with the idea that they are in the same league as the greatest monetary technology ever created. ‘Crypto’ rides on bitcoin’s success, and bitcoin’s publicity falls with crypto’s failures. Yet, for bitcoiners to speak out about the differences and to reject these projects they find uninteresting, if not outright despicable, is viewed as toxic. Bitcoiners are not harmed by this, as they get to continue stacking and building, but the people who must live under fiat regimes suffer as they are unable to be shown a path to freedom and prosperity.”
—Michael Goldstein

“What bothers me isn’t that fraud is not nice. Or that fraud is mean. For fifteen thousand years, fraud and short-sighted thinking have never, ever worked. Not once. Eventually you get caught, things go south. When the hell did we forget all that? I thought we were better than this, I really did.”
—Mark Baum, The Big Short (2015)

Also see:

2.8. Is There A Second Best?

Is There A Second Best? Original (Michael Saylor)

Is There A Second Best? The Shining Edition (@__overflow_)

Is There A Second Best? BMW Edition (@ICOffenderII)

Is There A Second Best? Antarctic Ice Exploration Edition (@ICOffenderII)

Is There A Second Best? The Maze Game Edition (@ICOffenderII)

Is There A Second Best? Delicious Fruit Edition (@ICOffenderII)

Is There A Second Best? Attack On Titan Edition (@ICOffenderII)

Is There A Second Best? The Shining Edition (@ICOffenderII)

Is There A Second Best? Interstellar Edition (YouTube)

3. Bitcoin

“No force on Earth can stop an idea whose time has come.”
—Victor Hugo

PUMP IT UP (L33T GUY)

3.1. Bitcoin 101

“I’ve been working on a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party.”
—Satoshi Nakamoto

How Bitcoin Works (Bitcoin Magazine, Bitcoin Magazine EDU)

Bitcoin Explained Simply for Dummies (99Bitcoins)

The Importance of Bitcoin Explained in One Sitting (Blue Collar Bitcoin #6)

Bitcoin Explained in 45 Minutes (Blue Collar Bitcoin #59)

Bitcoin For Boomers — Questions from a Bitcoin Skeptic (Blue Collar Bitcoin #8, #9)

Bitcoin Basics: Key Information for Beginners (DN Comply)

Vijay Boyapati Explains Bitcoin In 90 Minutes (Vijay Boyapati / Jay Gould Show #35)

How Bitcoin Could Replace the U.S. Dollar (Vijay Boyapati, Nick Gillespie / ReasonTV)

The Bullish Case For Bitcoin (Vijay Boyapati, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

Bitcoin for Everybody (Vijay Boyapati, Stephan Livera / Saylor Academy)

The Bullish Case For Bitcoin (Vijay Boyapati / SALT Talks #169)

The Bullish Case For Bitcoin (Vijay Boyapati, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #66)

Bitcoin 101 (Vijay Boyapati, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #300)

The Ultimate Case For Bitcoin (Murad Mahmudov, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

What Is Bitcoin? (Parker Lewis, Robert Breedlove, Vijay Boyapati, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #265)

Beginner’s Guide: What Is Money (Parker Lewis, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #183)

Gradually Then Suddenly Series (Parker Lewis, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #358, #370, #381, #391)

The Greatest Trick Central Banks Ever Pulled (Parker Lewis, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #263)

The Intelligent Case For Bitcoin (Stephen Cole / Real Talk With Zuby #38)

The Case for Bitcoin (Joe Brown / Heresy Financial)

An Introduction to Bitcoin (Bradley Rettler)

“Never before have we had a monetary network that all you need is an internet connection and by plugging in and operating on the same standard you’re natively interoperable with everyone else in the world on it.”
—Jack Mallers

Orange Pill Your Family (Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #764)

How to Orange Pill Your Family This Holiday Season (Jack Mallers, Michael Saylor, Anthony Scaramucci, Greg Foss, Dylan LeClair, Anthony Pompliano)

Author of the Bitcoin Standard: The Future of Bitcoin and the Global Economy (Saifedean Ammous, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast)

Bitcoin, Present and Future (Tom Woods, Saifedean Ammous / Tom Woods Show #1870)

Learning About Bitcoin (Joe Budden, Anthony Pompliano / Joe Budden Pod #408)

Why Bitcoin Will Change Everything (Nikolai Explains)

The Stories We Tell About Money (Andreas Antonopoulos)

Economical, Ethical and Technological Perspectives on Bitcoin (Till Musshoff)

Why Bitcoin is so Mind-Blowing (Till Musshoff)

Bitcoin Common Misconceptions (Robert Breedlove, Preston Pysh / We Study Billionaires #BTC001)

Bitcoin 101 With Linda Hill (Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #114)

Bitcoin 101 (Tuur Demeester, Preston Pysh / We Study Billionaires #244)

Bitcoin for Beginners Guide (Saifedean Ammous)

The Bitcoin Standard (Saifedean Ammous / SALT Talks #127)

What Would a Bitcoin Standard Look Like? (Saifedean Ammous)

Saifedean Explains Bitcoin to Lex Fridman (Saifedean Ammous, Lex Fridman Pod)

Bitcoin is a Dominant Monetary Network (Michael Saylor / SALT Talks #109)

The Importance of Bitcoin (Michael Saylor / SALT Talks #141)

No Escape From Bitcoin’s Gravity (Nik Bhatia, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #281)

Bitcoin Explained (Wences Casares)

A Not Too Technical Overview of This Bitcoin Thing (Arman the Parman)

Bitcoin Is King (Andrew M. Bailey, Craig Warmke)

Bitcoin for Beginners (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Bitcoin Spectrum (Ben Prentice, Heavily Armed Clown / Bitcoin Echo Chamber #14)

Bitcoin and the Geopolitical Deathmatch (Max Keiser, Patrick Bet-David / Valuetainment)

Everything is a Trade (Knut Svanholm, Ioni Appelberg, Guy Swann)

Orange is the new Green (Knut Svanholm, Ioni Appelberg)

Why Learn About Bitcoin? (Tomer Strolight, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #317)

Why Bitcoin Series (Tomer Strolight)

Full Beginner’s Guide Series (Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did)

The Bitcoin Standard Summarized (Kevin Rooke)

Students at the Stanford School of Business Learn About Bitcoin (@Bitcoin_Xoe

/ Twitter)

Bitcoin, Anarchy, and Austrian Economics (Saifedean Ammous / Lex Fridman Pod #284)

The Bitcoin Standard — Animated Summary (CoinFuturist)

The Bitcoin Standard Seminar (Saifedean Ammous)

Why You Should Read The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous (Stephan Livera)

The Last 100 Years, Summarized (Power Laws)

Why Bitcoin Works (Jimmy Song)

Why Bitcoin is a Tool for Human Freedom (Jimmy Song, Brian Rose / London Real)

What is Bitcoin? (Yan Pritzker)

What is Bitcoin? (BTC Sessions, Naomi Brockwell)

Soho Forum Debate: Can Bitcoin Become the World’s Money? (John Vallis, Lawrence H. White / ReasonTV)

Ben Perrin: Bitcoin Educator (BTC Sessions, John Vallis / Rapid Fire Pod #1)

Canadian Parents Fall Down The Bitcoin Rabbit Hole (John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Explaining Bitcoin To Traditional Investors (John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Bitcoin, Freedom & Human Rights (Alex Gladstein / Blue Collar Bitcoin Pod #26)

America Would Be Better Off If Bitcoin Became the World’s Reserve Currency (Avik Roy, Nick Gillespie / ReasonTV)

Lies, Deception, and Unnatural Money (@NikCantMine / Bitcoin Kindergarten #32)

A CFA Charterholder’s Path From Bitcoin Skeptic to Hardened Maximalist (Eric Yakes)

Money, Bitcoin and Time (Robert Breedlove)

Why Bitcoin: Full Series (Tomer Strolight)

Why Learn About Bitcoin? (Tomer Strolight, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #317)

Bitcoin as Emerging Store of Value (Lyn Alden, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #232)

Discovering Bitcoin Series (Giacomo Zucco)

Why Buy Bitcoin (Andy Edstrom, Steve Sanduski / Digital Money Advisor)

Refresher on the Bitcoin Basics (@DeFBed, @BenMercedesii / Talking in Bits #32, #33)

Three Things are Certain in Life: Death, Taxes, and Bitcoin (Robert Kiyosaki, Robert Breedlove / Rich Dad Radio Show)

Bitcoin: Is It Money and Is It Good? (Andrew Bailey, Bradley Rettler / Open To Truth Pod #38)

Bitcoin, The Most Important Innovation of Your Lifetime? (Paul Saladino, Saifedean Ammous / Fundamental Health #131)

Meat, Fiat Foods, and Bitcoin (Dr. Shawn Baker, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #40)

The Future is Bitcoin (Peter Diamandis, Michael Saylor / Moonshots and Mindsets)

What is Bitcoin? (Erin Crawford / Death and Bitcoin Pod #3)

Bitcoin Makes Human Civilization Grow Again (Jimmy Song, Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show)

The 5 Stages to Become a Real Bitcoiner (DarthCoin)

Understanding Bitcoin Technology (Tim Akinbo, Mary Imasuen / Nobcast #12)

Bitcoin is Financial Emancipation (Svein Ølnes, Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show #139)

Bitcoin Beginner’s Guide (American HODL, Harry Sudock, Dan Held, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #630, #631, #632)

Blue Collar Bitcoin Basics Series (Blue Collar Bitcoin Pod)

Bitcoin Audible Basics Series (Guy Swann / Bitcoin Audible)

Bitcoin’s Full Potential Valuation (@Croesus_BTC)

Hyperbitcoinization and Other Arguments by a Bitcoin Maximalist (Pierre Rochard, Demetri Kofinas / Hidden Forces)

Principles of Bitcoin Series (Robert Breedlove)

Bitcoin As Base Money (Brian Harrington, Jack Spirko / Survival Podcast #3101)

Bitcoin as a Strategy for an Uncertain Future (Jack Spirko / Survival Pod #3273)

Why Bitcoin? (Zac Guignard)

📚 The Bitcoin Standard (Saifedean Ammous) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 21 Lessons (DerGigi) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 The Bitcoin Handbook (Anil Patel) ➡️ Order on Amazon

“Welcome to Bitcoin! Here’s your FAQ:

Q: Who should I trust?
A: Nobody.

Q: When should I sell?
A: Never.

Q: Is Bitcoin dying because ____?
A: No.

Q: What have I gotten myself into?
A: Nobody knows”
—Jameson Lopp

 

Also see:

3.2. Bitcoin Early Days / Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Bitcoin White Paper (Satoshi Nakamoto)

What is the Bitcoin White Paper? (Eric Podwojski)

The Legend of Satoshi Nakamoto (@MemeingBitcoin)

Documentary: “Bitcoin: Digital Gold?” (Torsten Hoffmann / ENDEVR)

Magic Money – The Bitcoin Revolution (Tim Delmastro, Jeff Berwick, Trace Mayer, Tone Vays, Pavol Lupták)

Bitcoin: Beyond The Bubble (Tim Delmastro, Jeff Berwick, Trace Mayer, Tone Vays, Mike Maloney, James Turk, G. Edward Griffin, Patrick Byrne, Elizabeth McCauley, Jason Seibert)

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? (Michael Saylor, Lex Fridman)

The Last Days of Satoshi: What Happened When Bitcoin’s Creator Disappeared (Pete Rizzo)

The Bitcoin White Paper (Pete Rizzo, Dan Held / Bitcoin Magazine Pod)

Satoshi Nakamoto’s Story (Pete Rizzo, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #553)

The Last Days of Satoshi (Pete Rizzo, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

Reflections on Satoshi (Adam Back, Pete Rizzo / Bitcoin Magazine Pod)

The Book of Satoshi (Phil Champagne, Preston Pysh / We Study Billionaires #BTC094)

Who is Satoshi? (Peter Todd, Guy Swann, Brady Swenson)

How Bitcoin Became Money (Gerard Matthews)

Hashcash And The Origins Of Bitcoin (Gerard Matthews)

The Technological Origins of Bitcoin (Emile Phaneuf)

📚 The Book of Satoshi: Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto (Phil Champagne) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants“
—Isaac Newton

“One of the greatest things that Satoshi did was disappear.”
—Jimmy Song

“Bitcoin is Satoshi’s solution to a problem that the entire world faces. Digitized encryption has unleashed an idea that has sparked inspiration in the hearts and minds of millions and soon billions of people. It transcends money because it is an idea that cannot be put back into the box.”
—Dawdu M. Amantanah

“Unironically, the fact that Satoshi had such good OpSec [Operations Security] from the very beginning, and still hasn’t been doxxed, is one of the most incredible aspects of Bitcoin’s immaculate conception.”
—Joe Weisenthal

Also see:

3.2.1. Bitcoin’s “Immaculate Conception”

“Bitcoin benefited from a very rare set of circumstances. Because it launched in a world where digital cash had no established value, they circulated freely. That can’t be recaptured today since everyone expects coins to have value. The immaculate conception.
—Nic Carter

“The immaculate conception of Bitcoin as base money is as important as its organic growth, both in regards to supply distribution and security. It grew in the shade, and Satoshi disappeared. This can’t happen again.”
—DerGigi

“Since the birth of Bitcoin, thousands of other cryptocurrencies were created. None of these clones share its origin story. If you want to supersede Bitcoin, you will have to transcend its origin story. In a war of ideas, narratives dictate survival.”
—DerGigi

Bitcoin’s Immaculate Conception (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

The Immaculate Conception: Bitcoin vs. Fiat Standard (Saifedean Ammous, Jordan Peterson / Jordan Peterson Pod #S4E58)

Bitcoin’s Immaculate Conception Explained (Pascal Huegli)

“Bitcoin’s immaculate conception is a miracle. Its antifragility, decentralization and immutability are emergent properties, but equally miraculous. It’s impossible not to look at Bitcoin and see the natural spontaneous order of the universe. But it’s just a little seedling now.”
—Francis Pouliot

Also see:

3.3. Bitcoin vs. Fiat

“Republic credits are no good here, I need something more real…Mind tricks don’t work on me. Only money.”
—Watto, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

“The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks”
—Bitcoin Genesis Block

Exit Fiat, Enter Bitcoin (Guy Swann)

“Will Bitcoin bring humanity into a utopia of perfect world peace and riches for all with no death or disease? No. Bitcoin does not bring us to perfection, but it is a tool that incentivizes humanity to strive closer via sound monetary and economics.”
—Luke Broyles

“Bitcoin is the first social institution in history with the potential to subvert the greatest man-made scourge humanity has ever faced — the infamous wealth-extracting, disparity-driving, and warfare-financing duopoly of monopolists: governments and central banks.”
—Robert Breedlove

“At the peak of the fiat empire, society was flooded by lies and deception. However, in a small corner of cyberspace, a small orange light offered a beacon of hope and truth for those willing to grab it.”
—Anonymous Bitcoiner

“I don’t believe we shall ever have a good money again before we take the thing out of the hands of government. And we can’t take it violently out of their hands…all we can do is, by some sly roundabout way, introduce something they can’t stop.”
—Friedrich Hayek

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new”
—Socrates

The Fiat System vs. Bitcoin (@Ramadan_AN, Mary Imasuen / Nobcast #25)

2008: Where It All Began (@JimDuffy_, @JayW132 / Bitcoin Collective Pod #115)

A Tale of Sound Money (Jonathan Leger)

Bitcoin As Sound Money (Saifedean Ammous, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #1)

What Bitcoin Solves (Saifedean Ammous, Preston Pysh / We Study Billionaires #259)

Fiat Standard & Fiat Propaganda (Saifedean Ammous / Stephan Livera Pod #237)

Bitcoin vs. The Corrupt Fiat Regime (Richard James, Jeff Booth)

Bitcoin for Everybody (Parker Lewis, Stephan Livera / Saylor Academy)

Gradually Then Suddenly (Parker Lewis)

Bitcoin Fixes This (Parker Lewis)

Bitcoin Is Antifragile (Parker Lewis)

Bitcoin Is One For All (Parker Lewis)

Bitcoin is Intuitive (Parker Lewis, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #131)

The Fiat Standard & Reversal of Civilization (Saifedean Ammous, Cedric Youngelman / The Bitcoin Matrix #85)

Saifedean Ammous Presentation at Librarian Scholars Conference (Saifedean Ammous / Mises Institute)

Debate: Can Bitcoin Replace Government-Issued Money? (George Selgin, Saifedean Ammous, Gene Epstein / Soho Forum / ReasonTV)

Debate: Is Bitcoin The Next Global Currency?  (Hong Fang, Steve Hanke, Saifedean Ammous, David Lin / Kitco News)

Fiat Money and Debt Slavery (Tom Woods, Saifedean Ammous / Tom Woods TV #2070)

How Good Money Pushes Out The Bad (Don Stuart)

Bitcoin Shows that Trust in the Government and the Gold Standard Isn’t Necessary (Stanislav Kozlovski)

Escaping the Global Banking Cartel — Bitcoin as an Exit (Andreas Antonopoulos)

Bitcoin is Punk Rock — Deal With It! (Andreas Antonopoulos)

The Problem with Fiat Money and Central Banks that Bitcoin Fixes (Till Musshoff)

The Fiat Standard (Saifedean Ammous, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #72)

Bitcoin as Savings Technology (Pierre Rochard, Saifedean Ammous, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #147)

The Virtues of Strong Money (Michael Saylor, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show)

Why Bitcoin Is The Best Monetary Network (Lyn Alden, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #549)

ORANGE PILLED with Saifedean Ammous (Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert / Orange Pill Pod)

The Biggest Fiat Malinvestment (Saifedean Ammous, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #296)

“The century between the gold standard and the Bitcoin standard—I call that the fiat interregnum. It’s an anomaly of history, and it’s not going to last forever.”
—Vijay Boyapati

Relativity: Know Where You Stand (@anilsaidso)

Fiat Fascism (Aleks Svetski / Bitcoin Conference 2021)

Short Film: “The Great Reset and The Rise of Bitcoin” (Pierre Corbin / Moconomy)

How Bitcoin Upends the Fiat Machine (Ricardo Salinas)

Bitcoin vs. The Fiat Fraud (Ricardo Salinas, Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert)

Where is Bitcoin in 20 Years? (Tim Draper, Nathan Chan / Foundr)

The Bitcoin Central Bank’s Perfect Monetary Policy (Pierre Rochard)

Why You Should Care About Bitcoin (Tomer Strolight)

Bitcoin is the Best Explanation For The Way Money Is (Alex McShane)

Bitcoin Alleviates Future Uncertainty (Alex McShane)

Bitcoin’s ‘Black Swan’ Event That Would Wipe Crypto Out (Michelle Makori, Robert Breedlove / Kitco News)

Will Bitcoin and Dissident Tech Splinter Governments? (Robert Breedlove, Jesse Lawler, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #227)

Bitcoin, Inflation, and Central Banking (Jordan Peterson, Robert Breedlove, John Vallis, DerGigi / Jordan B. Peterson Pod #S4E40)

Bitcoin is Global Money for an Interconnected World (Kane McGukin)

Bitcoin Attacks The Ultimate Ponzi Scheme (Captain Sidd)

How Bitcoin Challenges Keynesian Economics (Brady Swenson)

Sound Money = Human Flourishing. Fiat Money = Human Suffering (Macro Jack / Twitter Thread)

The Political Illusion of The Fiat Cave (Macro Jack)

The Fiat Cave: An Allegory of Monetary Deception (Macro Jack)

Bitcoin: The Next Savings “Rule of Thumb” Series (Macro Jack)

“A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.”
—G.K. Chesterton

“The money printers have left us with one option: play in their perpetual rigged casino gulag. Imagine their shock when they find out their lust for control was what ultimately destroyed their control.”
—Simply Bitcoin

How Bitcoin Fixes the Broken Plumbing of Fiat (Dan / Blue Collar Bitcoin)

Will Bitcoin Bring the End of the Nation-State? (Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert / Jay Martin Show)

Will Bitcoin Replace Central Banks (Lyn Alden, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #521)

“It is no wonder that sovereign governments have held this [fiat] privilege so tight in their grip. The power to decree what money is, and hold the monopoly rights on issuance, is the power to rule over all resources and citizens. But Goliath’s weakness was his size (attack surface) and strategy (failure to innovate).”
—@anilsaidso

“You shall not steal.” Forever. (DerGigi, Erik Cason)

The Illusion of Reality (Seb Bunney / Looking Glass Education)

The Truth Behind Bitcoin’s Opposition (Seb Bunney)

Bitcoin Can’t Lose (Parker Lewis, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #576)

Making Bitcoin Legal Tender in America (Bryan Solstin / Kevin Rooke Show #30)

The Moral and Social Case for Bitcoin vs. Fiat (Greg Foss, Lawrence Lepard, Brady Swenson / Swan Signal Live)

Government, Bitcoin, and Economics (Jimmy Song / Tuscon Bitcoin Pod)

The Pitfalls of Central Planning (Lawrence Lepard, Joe Consorti / The Bitcoin Layer)

Fiat has no bottom; Bitcoin has no top (Cedric Youngelman / Twitter)

If Fiat Believers Acted Like Bitcoin Enthusiasts! (JP Sears / AwakenWithJP)

People That Are STILL in Denial About Bitcoin! (JP Sears / AwakenWithJP)

Asset DNA: Explaining Bitcoin’s Speculative Attack on the Dollar (@Croesus_BTC)

Bitcoin Eliminates the Rats (Simply Bitcoin)

The Hoarding Continues Until Morale Improves (Simply Bitcoin)

📚 The 7th Property (Eric Yakes) ➡️ Order on Amazon

“How do we escape this keynesian hyperconsumption, where we’re always juicing the economy…grow grow grow, stimulus stimulus stimulus…Our savings are constantly being melted away, centralized, and stolen for this money printer.”
—Bryan Solstin

“If Bitcoin were adopted globally, it would provide hard money that does not depreciate in value long-term. Thus, ordinary people could save in Bitcoin rather than risk their retirements on companies they themselves have not evaluated through mutual funds and indexes. Moreover, the monetary policy of Bitcoin is transparently baked into its code rather than being controlled by powerful central bankers.”
—Hannah Wolfman-Jones

“I am in Bitcoin because it is the best thing I can do for me and my family and it is what any self-respecting individual would do. A dignified individual would not degrade themselves to the level of modern serf by trading the product of their blood, sweat, time and tears for digital monopoly money issued by parasites. It’s an absolutely ridiculous state of affairs that both our ancestors and forebears will be embarrassed by.”
—Aleks Svetski

“Bitcoin does what no force or symbol has done before. It removes the ace that all governments throughout history have had up their sleeves, with which they’ve gained the upper hand over the citizenry. It’s been their mechanism of control, of parasitism and of literally baking moral hazard into the grand game of life.”
—Aleks Svetski

“We don’t need the banks anymore.”
—Jack Dorsey

Also see:

3.3.1. The Great Bitcoin De-Financialization

Bitcoin is the Pin to the Bubble (Till Musshoff)

Bitcoin is the Great Definancialization (Parker Lewis)

Monetary Premium: Cash is Trash (@anilsaidso)

Bitcoin Is The Pin (Guy Swann / Bitcoin Audible / Guy’s Take #39)

3.4. Bitcoin vs. Gold

“There was a much better case for gold before the Internet. Now, individuals and organizations of every scale are engaging in commerce that covers more space in less time. Bitcoin masterfully alleviates the costs and uncertainties of space and time for the Internet age.”
—Michael Goldstein

Soho Forum Debate: Gold vs. Bitcoin (Pierre Rochard, Keith Weiner / Mises Institute / ReasonTV)

Bitcoin vs Gold: The Great Debate (Michael Saylor, Frank Giustra, Daniela Cambone / (Stansberry Research)

Bitcoin vs. Gold (Till Musshoff)

Gold vs. Bitcoin (BTC Sessions, Naomi Brockwell)

Why Bitcoin is Better Than Gold (Nikolai Explains)

Gold vs. Bitcoin: Which Is Better? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Bitcoin Will Replace Gold (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Is Gold A Better Store Of Value Than Bitcoin? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Gold is just bitcoin that can’t be sent over the internet. (Edward Snowden / Twitter)

Lightning vs. Paper Claims on Gold (Joe Consorti)

Goldbugs Don’t Understand Money (Spencer Schiff)

The Death of Gold (Michael Saylor, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show)

Digital Gold: Harder, Smarter, Stronger, and Faster (Michael Saylor, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show)

Bitcoin vs. Metals (cypherdoc, 2012 blog post)

Gold’s problem of final settlement has been forever solved by Bitcoin (Heavily Armed Clown / Twitter)

The Supreme Stupidity of the State, Gold vs. Bitcoin, and More (Godfrey Bloom, Aleks Svetski / Wake Up Pod #30)

Bitcoin is Demonetizing Gold (Roland Stautz)

Bitcoin Versus Gold (Pierre Rochard)

It’s Just Math (Lawrence Lepard, Cedric Youngelman / The Bitcoin Matrix)

Gold or Bitcoin: What Will Replace The US Dollar? (Dominic Frisby)

For a limited time only, you can still exchange your soft, shiny rock for Bitcoin (@WalkerAmerica / Twitter)

Move over, #Bitcoin. It’s Gold’s time to shine ✨😉 (@thecryptoc0up1e / Twitter)

“Gold’s physicality is its biggest downside: it is a physical item in a physical environment. Consequently, you can neither store it in your head nor send it to others at the speed of light. Bitcoin fixes this.”
—DerGigi

“Unlike Bitcoin, nobody needs to explain why gold is valuable. Gold is simple. Bitcoin is complicated. So in the long run, the argument goes, Bitcoin can never replace gold… It’s true that the stories we tell matter, but those stories can change. Stories don’t win over everything. Eventually, raw utility supplants tradition. Bitcoin is a serious improvement over gold and starts to displace its role, the market will respond and re-price accordingly… To the digital native of the future, Bitcoin wallets will probably seem more natural than vaults full of useless metals painstakingly drilled out of the earth.”
—Haseeb Qureshi

Also see:

3.5. What Are The Meaning and Implications of “Digital Scarcity”?

“Imagine a Being who is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. What does such a Being lack? The answer? Limitation.”
—Jordan Peterson

“Uniquely, Bitcoin is a money with perfect supply inelasticity; it is the most uncompromising measurement system for value the world has ever known. In this sense, Bitcoin is like an inviolable ruler: a perfectly objective unit of measurement for the endless variations of market values.”
—Robert Breedlove

“Bitcoin is a path-dependent, one-time invention; its critical breakthrough is the discovery of absolute scarcity—a monetary property never before (and never again) achievable by mankind.”
—Robert Breedlove

“That in order to make a person covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.”
—Mark Twain

“Abundance in money creates scarcity everywhere else. Scarcity in money creates abundance everywhere else.”
—Jeff Booth

“[Bitcoin is] more typical of a precious metal. Instead of the supply changing to keep the value the same, the supply is predetermined and the value changes.”
—Satoshi Nakamoto

Digital Money (Guy Swann / Bitcoin Audible / Guy’s Take #60)

THE LAST BITCOIN (Beeple / Twitter)

Controlled Supply (Bitcoin Wiki Contributors)

Bitcoin Difficulty Adjustment NgU Tech (@BTCKindergarten / Bitcoin Kindergarten #68)

Accepting Scarcity, A Bitcoin Meditation (Reed Wommack)

Bitcoin and Scarcity: A Meditation (Reed Wommack, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

“If I know the governments are printing trillions of dollars, and there’s another form of money that can’t be printed…what would be the consequence if the world adopted it?”
—Parker Lewis

One Million Bitcoin Supply Cap (Aleks Svetski, Knut Svanholm / Wake Up Pod #69 nice)

Bitcoin is Scarcer than you Think (Simply Bitcoin)

Why Bitcoin Evangelism Matters (Brian De Mint, Dawdu M. Amantanah / The Bitcoin Source Pod)

Scarcity: Too Much Is Never Enough (@anilsaidso)

“Those that attempt to copy bitcoin fail to understand the properties that make bitcoin valuable or viable as money. Anyone choosing to speculate in a copy of bitcoin is making the irrational decision to voluntarily opt-in to a less liquid, less secure monetary network.”
—@unchainedcap

“To appreciate scarcity and to be able to put value on it, might be THE defining human characteristic.”
—@Croesus_BTC

“[Bitcoin] is a remarkable cryptographic achievement…The ability to create something which is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value… Lot’s of people will build businesses on top of that.”
—Eric Schmidt

Also see:

3.6. Intro to Bitcoin’s Incentive Structure

“Show me the incentive, I’ll show you the outcome.”
—Charlie Munger

“Human nature is like water. It takes the shape of its container.”
—Wallace Stevens

“With [Bitcoin’s built-in deflationary nature], rather than a narrow short sightedness, one is encouraged to hold a long-term view of the consequences of actions and to subdue the desire for instant gratification. The system incentivizes economically rational actors to recognize the benefit of cooperating with the network, and to voluntarily choose to follow the rules of consensus.”
—Nozomi Hayase

“Through the method of decentralization, which distributes trust across the network, new incentives have now been created that align everyone’s self interests. This allows us to begin integrating parts of ourselves that have been rejected by our society. Now, those of us who are willing, can start to claim full ownership of our property — our own independent mind, body and spirit.”
—Nozomi Hayase

Fixing the Incentives Series (Jimmy Song)

“Bitcoin is a Vortex of Positive Incentives…You Can’t Escape It” (Robert Breedlove, Dan Roberts / What Is Money Show #194)

Bitcoin Will Dissolve All Power Structures (Robert Breedlove, Brian Rose / London Real)

Bitcoin’s Incentives are Undefeated (Saifedean Ammous / The Bitcoin Standard [pg. 221-222])

Bitcoin’s Incentives Are Perfect (Tomer Strolight, Nico Moran / Bitcoin Magazine)

“Bitcoin is a machine that turns greed into freedom”
—Alex Gladstein

Why Incentive Systems Are Better Than Coercion (Mickey Koss)

Bitcoin’s Incentive Scheme and the Rational Individual (Hugo Nguyen)

The Invisible Incentives of Bitcoin (Bitcoin Vegan, Dawdu Amantanah)

“This is the great thing about Bitcoin…it’s just a question of who takes advantage of the incentives, not whether they will be taken advantage of. One of the misunderstandings people have about Bitcoin is that some policy-maker can ‘do something about it’. In mining for example—you can’t do anything about it. The issuance is algorithmic. No tax policy or incentive structure the government offers can change it one bit.”
—Troy Cross

How Bitcoin’s Sound Incentives Drive A Sound World (Stanislav Kozlovski)

Fiat is ambition-reducing technology (@anilsaidso)

Bitcoin’s Incentives (Joe Burnett, Spencer Nichols, CK Snarks / Bitcoin Magazine Pod)

Bitcoin as Social Cooperation (Holger von Krosigk / Dematerialize Blog)

“Individuals and institutions that do not face the full consequences of their decisions will naturally see their appetite for risk increases beyond prudence. We’ve witnessed this repeatedly with almost every major modern financial crisis due to misaligned incentives. The ability of sovereign governments to backstop companies and entire industries sends the signal that becoming ‘too big to fail’ is now a legitimate competitive strategy. This of course is all made possible by our current fiat monetary system.”
—@anilsaidso

“Through incentivizing greed, Satoshi does not test miners beyond their capacity to endure, and, at the same time, by rewarding honest behavior, he ensures that even the lost souls among us who are devoid of conscience will not be led astray.”
—Nozomi Hayase

“Bitcoin is a distributed incentive structure we collectively engineer and freely opt-into. This leaderlessness is one part of what gives Bitcoin — in particular, beyond other cryptocurrencies — such robustness.”
—Dhruv Bansal

Also see:

3.7. Who Are “Bitcoiners”?

“We [Bitcoiners] were called geeks, lunatics, fringe, and radicals, long before Bitcoin came into our lives! We were often ridiculed and called crazy. People around us saw us being eccentric and overly idealistic. We are remnants who are compelled to reject the status quo. We were willing to remain as a minority, accept all stigma and labels by refusing to trade our authenticity for acceptance. Some interpreted our rebelliousness as us being too stubborn or unreasonable, when in truth we were simply not willing to compromise our values.”
—Nozomi Hayase

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
—Margaret Mead

“This is lies, my trust in you is broken, I will make you obsolete.”
—BTCPay Server emperor Nicolas Dorier to shitcoin company BitPay, shortly before obsoleting them

Bitcoiners in their Natural Habitat (@Randallsanimals)

Bullish on Bitcoiners (Bitcoin Gandalf / Twitter)

Bitcoin vs. Crypto Culture (Jonathan Leger)

Rich or Poor, Bitcoiners Have What Money Can’t Buy (Tomer Strolight)

Bitcoiners Aren’t Toxic — They Have Integrity (Tomer Strolight)

“When you’re around wealthy/fancy/upper-class circles or dinners, one of the hallmarks is that those people don’t crap where they eat. You might be in the environment of someone you think is engaging in illegal or immoral activity, and are deserving of criticism at a minimum, and it doesn’t happen because nobody wants to ruffle the feathers. What I like about bitcoiners is, because they’re so independent—because they have such a reverence for truth—because the more of their wealth they have in bitcoin, the more impervious they are to the consequences of ruffling feathers—the more emboldened they are to say, ‘Hey scammer, fuck you.’”
—John Vallis

Don’t Tell Me There Are No Heroes In Bitcoin (Tomer Strolight)

Bitcoin is for Everyone (Tomer Strolight, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod #80)

Bitcoin is For The Children (Daniel Prince, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

Bitcoin and Providing For Your Family (McKenzie Collins, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #443)

For Bitcoin to Win, We Must Burn The Ships (@InterstellarBit)

How a Lefty Became a Maxi (Pleb Poet)

HODLers Are The Revolutionaries (Dan Held)

Does Buying Bitcoin Make You Crazy? (Marko Josipović)

“Sometimes people who seem a little crazy are the ones who really get it.”
—Matthew Kratter

“No Hero fights alone; All for one, one for all. Your call to HODL need not be the same as mine; indeed, they can be very different. Yet, in the end, they all redound to the benefit of each other.”
—Prateek Goorha

“Hodling bootstrapped Bitcoin into existence. Hodling increases value, which increases demand, hash rate, and network security, which, in turn, attracts new hodlers and devs. This self-reinforcing feedback loop drives Bitcoin’s network effects, security, and value.”
—@TobiasAHuber

“She just left to go stay at her sisters. She super mad that I didn’t sell at 60k and looks at the price often scolding me. I keep telling her we don’t need the money and have the cash. We live nice. However today she caught me buying the dip and was so pissed she almost hit me! Now she packed bags and went to her sisters to stay. She said not to talk to her. This is where I need help, where is a good place to pick up girls in my Lambo?”
—Redditor u/Parking_Meater, after his wife left him over Bitcoin

My Wife Is Leaving Because of Bitcoin (Eric Podwojski)

What I Discovered About Bitcoin Culture on a Bitcoin Tour (Captain Sidd)

Bitcoiners are Building the Future They Want to See (Captain Sidd)

Ponzi Empires, Petrodollars, Van Life, & Building Communities (Kyle Murphy, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod #83)

Blue Collar Bitcoin with Firefighters Dan & Josh (Dan, Josh, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix #99)

Bitcoin, Science, Memes & Dreams (@SusieBdds, Cedric Youngelman / The Bitcoin Matrix #142)

Problem-solving Paramedics (Dan, Josh, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #35)

Life After the Death of Fiat: Four Days in Lebanon with “The Bitcoin Standard” Author Dr. Saifedean Ammous (Pete Rizzo)

Down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole With Aleks Svetski, Co-founder and CEO of Amber (The Gold News Channel)

Bitcoin And The HOPF Cycle of the Internet (Giacomo Zucco, Aleks Svetski / Wake Up Pod #25)

From Doomsday Cult Member to Crypto Trader to Bitcoiner, My Journey (Jonathan Leger)

Writing About Bitcoin (Knut Svanholm, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #1)

Vocal Bitcoin Maximalists are the most humanitarian and selfless individuals in Bitcoin. (Francis Pouliot)

Bitcoin Maximalism is The Way of the Peaceful Warrior (Nozomi Hayase)

“Bitcoiners are among the few people who make a cult out of spending as little money as possible in our current consumer culture. With memes like ‘Stacking Sats,’ ‘Hodl,’ or ‘BTFD’ (‘buy the fucking dip’), they not only intelligently overcome the emotions of the market. But, there’s much more to it: It’s the rebirth of a savings culture.”
—Holger von Krosigk

“For Bitcoiners, saving has become almost a mystical end in itself. Knowing that the price could rise immeasurably, material things become insignificant in the here and now. Medium-term show-off items like the infamous ‘Lambo’ have long since been written off and have made way for a utopia that hardly contains anything material.”
—Holger von Krosigk

“You must be doing something right if they’re calling you a conspiracy theorist”
—Eckhart Tolle

Bitcoin is the Rebirth of Savings Culture (Holger von Krosigk / Dematerialize Blog)

Bitcoin is Big Tent Money (Mat Hanzelka, Steve Sanduski / Digital Money Advisor)

Bitcoin Across Generations (Gary Leland, @BTCKaz / Down The Rabbit Hole #3)

Bitcoin as a Form of Art (Phil Gibson, @BTCKaz / Down The Rabbit Hole #6)

Bitcoin and the American Idea (Isaiah Jackson, Alex Gladstein, Aarika Rhodes, Faidal Saeed Al Mutar / Bitcoin Spaces Live)

Mises: The Original Toxic Maximalist (Michael Goldstein)

Surfer Jim Episodes on TBM (Surfer Jim, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

Bitcoin Tour of the Country (@CaptainSiddh, @DeFBed / Talking in Bits #66)

Philosophy and Mining (Hodl Tarantula, @DeFBed / Talking in Bits #67)

Texas Slim on Talking In Bits (Texas Slim, @DeFBed / Talking in Bits #74, #79)

Interview with a Hardcore Toxic Bitcoin Maximalist (Francis Pouliot / Fun With Bitcoin Pod)

Mental Health and Awakening with Bitcoin (@mollsunminding, Daniel Prince / Once Bitten! #294)

Why Bitcoin is Better Money (Knut Svanholm, Natalie Brunell / Coin Stories)

All-in on Bitcoin (@InterstellarBit / Twitter)

From Bernie to Bitcoin (Logan Bolinger, Mark Stephany / The Progressive Bitcoiner)

Bitcoin is an Answer for Progressive Values (Jason Maier, Mark Stephany / The Progressive Bitcoiner)

Awaken The Lion (Simply Bitcoin)

“Many people who are going through the early stages of the awakening process are no longer certain what their outer purpose is. What drives the world no longer drives them. Seeing the madness of our civilization so clearly, they feel somewhat alienated from the culture around them. Some feel that they inhabit a no-man’s-land between two worlds. They are no longer run by the ego, yet the arising awareness has not yet become fully integrated into their lives. Inner and outer purpose have not merged.”
—Eckhart Tolle

Cheers to the Disagreeable (Simply Bitcoin)

Why The Bitcoin Price Is Wrong (Aleks Svetski, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #167)

Going Down With The Ship — Bitcoin Or Nothing (Aleks Svetski)

Bitcoiners are the Remnant (Aleks Svetski, CK Snarks / Bitcoin Spaces Live)

Thriller Lightning: Stacker.News Founder Keyan (@ThrillerX_, Keyan Kousha / Thriller Bitcoin Zine)

Thriller Lightning: Lisa Neigut of Blockstream (@ThrillerX_, Lisa Neigut / Thriller Bitcoin Zine)

Fight With Us. Win With Us. (Simply Bitcoin)

You Are The Signal (Kumo McMahon)

I Bought My First Bitcoin at Age 67 (Stephen Ivan)

I would rather ride Bitcoin to zero than go back to the fiat slavery system. (Nico Moran / Twitter)

Grassroots Financial Education (Daz Bea, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #2)

Institutional Investor Insights (James Lavish, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #6)

Kids Bitcoin Club (John Tiernan, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #14)

Orange-Pilling a President (Andre Loja, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #54)

Discovering Bitcoin with Michael Dunworth (Michael Dunworth / Discovering Bitcoin #6)

Taking Bitcoin to Africa with Bitcoin Mtaani (Guantai Kathurima, Mary Imasuen / Nobcast #28)

Creatively Expressing Yourself Through Bitcoin (Dawdu Mahama-Amantanah, Mary Imasuen / Nobcast #30)

Who is Michael Saylor? (Michael Saylor, Julian Figueroa / Kinetic Finance)

We Are The Stories We Tell Ourselves (Andy Edstrom, John Vallis, Daniel Prince / Once Bitten! Pod #55)

Running for Governor, The Pursuit of Mental Clarity, & Psilocybin for Veterans (Shane Hazel, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Philosophy, Fighting and the Importance of Bitcoin (Kenny Florian, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire Pod)

Self-Sovereign Homesteading on a Bitcoin Standard (@HodlRev, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

The Journey to Becoming a Bitcoin Developer (Austin Kelsay, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Fighter, Philosopher, Bitcoiner (Kenny Florian, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Orange-Pilled at 19, Why Bitcoin Is So Important (Dylan LeClair, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Bitcoin “Pleb” Culture (Michael Krieger, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

The Bitcoin Rapping Revolutionary (@tip_nz, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Conversation with Ben Justman (Michael Lucchesi, Ben Justman / The Heuristic Pod #18)

Wine-maker on a Bitcoin Standard (Ben Justman, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Ditching Marxism & Finding Bitcoin (Mercedes Juárez, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Discovering Bitcoin with John Vallis (John Vallis / Discovering Bitcoin #8)

Bullish on Bitcoiners (John Vallis, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod #37)

Reflecting on the Cypherpunk Movement, Inventing Hashcash, Satoshi & Bitcoin (Adam Back, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod #114)

Millennial Money, Building A YouTube Empire, and Bitcoin vs. Banks (Michelle Phan, Natalie Brunell / Coin Stories)

“Bitcoiners are deviant from the norm — an anomaly that creates a glitch in the matrix. We could not accept the fiat’s standard of living that constantly steals our energy through inflation and keeps us in perpetual state of poverty and sickness. We couldn’t even if we wanted to.”
—Nozomi Hayase

“Bitcoin Plebs don’t easily succumb to mainstream media’s doom-and-gloom headlines. They don’t care about what politicians are doing. Their laser-beamed eyes pierce through lies and deception and they cannot be fooled by the tricks of the clown world.”
—Nozomi Hayase

“Sooner or later something seems to call us onto a particular path. You may remember this ‘something’ as a signal calling in childhood when an urge out of nowhere, a fascination, a peculiar turn of events struck like an annunciation: This is what I must do, this is what I’ve got to have. This is who I am.”
—James Hillman

“It’s much harder to herd wolves than sheep.”
—Aleks Svetski

Also see:

4. Clearing Up Bitcoin FUD

FUD (noun): Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt, usually evoked intentionally by a rival project, group, or institution. FUD is generally a strategy to influence perception by disseminating negative and dubious or false information and a manifestation of the appeal to fear.

“Hating on #bitcoin tells me one of two things about you. Either you haven’t learned enough about it, or its success threatens yours.” (Evan Prim / Twitter)

Why Bad News is Good for Bitcoin (Stephen Ivan)

Also see:

4.1. Most Common Bitcoin FUD Debunked

Addressing Persisting Bitcoin Criticisms (Ria Bhutoria / Fidelity)

7 Misconceptions About Bitcoin (Lyn Alden)

7 Misconceptions About Bitcoin (Lyn Alden, Jeff Booth, Brady Swenson / Swan Signal Live)

11 Myths About Bitcoin (Aleks Svetski)

Bitcoin Fallacies Debunked (@anilsaidso / Twitter Thread)

Debunking Common Bitcoin Myths (Yassine Elmandjra)

Vijay Boyapati Fireside Chat (Olivier Bossard / Reason TV)

Beanie Babies and Black Markets: Where Mainstream Media Gets Bitcoin Wrong (Colin Harper)

Correcting Ray Dalio’s Misunderstandings About Bitcoin (Brandon Green)

Debunking Bitcoin FUD (Arman the Parman)

The Bitcoin Myths Debunked (DarthCoin)

Busting Arguments Against Bitcoin (Andreas Antonopoulos, Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show #17)

THAT AIN’T BITCOIN (Simply Bitcoin)

Also see:

4.2. “Bitcoin is Bad For The Environment”

4.2.1. Separating Fact From Propaganda

“Many people, when decrying Bitcoin’s energy footprint, point out its energy consumption and presume that someone, somewhere is being deprived of electricity because of this rapacious asset. Not only is this not the case, but Bitcoin’s presence in many jurisdictions doesn’t affect the price of energy at all because the energy there isn’t actually being used.”
—Nic Carter, Advisor, Bitcoin Clean Energy Initiative

“Bitcoin isn’t the great [environmental] evil we have been led to believe. Until you’ve looked deeply into something, you’re not in a position to judge it.”
—Daniel Batten, Climate Activist, ClimateTech VC

Debunking the ESG Attacks on Bitcoin (Spencer Nichols)

Bitcoin — Let’s Start From Scratch (Daniel Batten)

Bitcoin: It’s Counterintuitive, But It’s Net-Positive For The Environment (Daniel Batten)

7 Renewables Misconceptions (Daniel Batten)

The ESG Case For Bitcoin (Daniel Batten, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #962)

Bitcoin Can Help Stop Climate Change (Daniel Batten, Spencer Nichols / Bitcoin Spaces Live)

Bitcoin’s role in reducing Climate Change (Daniel Batten)

Why are environmental activists and climate policy advocates changing their minds about Bitcoin? (Level 39 / Twitter Thread)

Is Bitcoin An Environmental Disaster? (Dominic Frisby, Ioni Appelberg)

Discussing Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption (Till Musshoff)

“Electricity is not scarce. It’s not a commodity like water in a drought, where if you don’t use it, you’re saving it for some other use. It’s use it or lose it, and it’s radically scarce and radically abundant at different places and times. So your simple heuristic of ‘don’t use a precious resource’, and ‘waste not want not’, doesn’t apply to electricity. In fact, it’s the opposite. We need more users of electricity where it’s overly abundant, in order to provide revenue for those generators.”
—Troy Cross

On Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption: A Quantitative Approach to a Subjective Question (Rachel Rybarczyk, Drew Armstrong, Amanda Fabiano)

Bitcoin Does Not Waste Energy (Parker Lewis)

How Can Bitcoin Balance the Grid (Dennis Porter / Satoshi Action Fund)

How Can Bitcoin Help Increase the Growth of Renewables? (Dennis Porter / Satoshi Action Fund)

Bitcoin Mining Is Good for the Energy Grid and Good for the Environment (Dennis Porter)

Bitcoin’s Energy Usage Isn’t A Problem (Lyn Alden)

Lyn Alden Debates Dutch Central Banker On Bitcoin Energy and Climate Change (Lyn Alden)

Differentiating Real Environmentalism vs. ESG Checkmark Fraud (Lyn Alden / Twitter)

Why Bitcoin’s Energy Use is Not Environmentally Harmful (Tomer Strolight)

Bitcoin Is The First Global Market For Electricity And Will Unleash Renewables (Nima Tabatabai)

Letter From The Bitcoin Community To The Environmental Protection Agency (Nic Carter, Darin Feinstein, Anton Galvas, Mike Alfred, Peter Wall, Peter Fenton, Amanda Cavaleri, Ben Gagnon, Mike Belshe, Jack Dorsey, Don Tapscott, Mason Jappa, Alex Martini Lo Manto, Matthew Roszak, Romain Nouzareth, Perianne Boring, Whit Gibbs, Donna Redel, Michael Colyer, Thomas Lee, Michael Novogratz, Michael Sonnenshein, Todd Garland, Dan & Will Roberts, Daniel Roberts, Shanon Squires, Fred Thiel, James Manning, C.J. Wilson, Stan Chudnovksy, Brian Estes, Jason Les, Anthony Scaramucci, Stephen Barbour, Michael Ho)

A Climate Physicist’s Take on Bitcoin’s Environmental Criticism (Margot Paez)

Bitcoin, the Climate Crisis, and Financialization (Margot Paez, Steve Sanduski / Digital Money Advisor)

A Progressive View of Bitcoin (Margot Paez, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #478)

What Greenpeace Gets Wrong About Bitcoin (Margot Paez, Dennis Porter)

Why Environmentalists Should Love Bitcoin (Margot Paez / London Bitcoin Space)

If I Can Dream (Margot Paez, @JimDuffy_ / Bitcoin Collective Pod #126)

Bitcoin Net Zero (Nic Carter, Ross Stevens / NYDIG)

The Real Truth About Bitcoin’s Energy Usage (Andreas Antonopoulos)

Why “Energy Consumption” Math Sucks (Andreas Antonopoulos)

The Fake Environmentalist Attack on Bitcoin (Nic Carter, Alex Gladstein, Nick Gillespie / ReasonTV

Bitcoin Mining Is America’s Most Misunderstood Industry (Nic Carter)

Bitcoin’s Energy Crisis: Fact or Fiction? (Nic Carter, Power Laws)

The Last Word on Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption (Nic Carter)

The Frustrating, Maddening, All-Consuming Bitcoin Energy Debate (Nic Carter)

Is Bitcoin Destroying the Planet? (Bitcoin Policy Institute)

Bitcoin Policy Institute’s Response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (Troy Cross, Margot Paez / Bitcoin Policy Institute)

Does Bitcoin Waste Energy? (Kudzai Kutukwa)

A NASA Researcher’s Bitcoin Dream (Mark Stephany, Dr. Sergio Sejas / The Progressive Bitcoiner)

Fighting Bitcoin FUD (Parker Lewis, Vijay Boyapati, Brady Swenson / Swan Signal Live #61)

Bitcoin and a New System For Change (Scott Wolfe, Mark Stephany / The Progressive Bitcoiner)

A Closer Look at the Environmental Impact of Bitcoin Mining (Christopher Bendiksen)

The Eco Narrative Against Bitcoin, and Why It Doesn’t Use Proof Of Stake (Gabriel Shipton, Andreas Antonopoulos, Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show #114)

Bitcoin is the Real Occupy Wall Street (Kent Halliburton, Brad Mills / Magic Internet Money)

Follow The Money 3: Dear Elizabeth Warren (Peter McCormack, Danny Knowles, Neil Berkley, Curt Taylor, Neil McCormack, Troy Cross, Shaun Connell, Marshall Long, Avik Roy, Giga Energy, Riot Platforms, Inc. / What Bitcoin Did)

Short Film: “This Machine Greens” (Jamie King, Jose Arriagas, Mattias Rubenson, Enrique Posner, Brad Mills, Joe Gallagher, Hass McCook, Greg Foss, Meltem Demirors, Lyn Alden, Alex Gladstein, Samson Mow, Nic Carter, Caitlin Long, Magdalena Gronowska, Adam Ortolf)

Recommended Twitter Follows 🌎🤲🌱

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4.2.2. Fiat vs. Bitcoin: A Proper Environmental Impact Comparison

“So much of this rat-race orgy of consumption is high-time-preference behavior incentivized by the fiat monetary system, which ensures your money loses value over time. Since your purchasing power is sand in an hourglass, and since you work harder than ever just to keep up, consumer spending serves both a practical and a pacifying purpose. In other words, we are incentivized to spend because not spending or investing means our money just sits and loses value. And if we work so hard, many of us at jobs we don’t particularly enjoy, just to keep up, shouldn’t we also buy all the new cool stuff to make us feel like it’s all worth it?”
—Logan Bolinger

Short Film: “Consumerism” (Maks Monkozzz)

Bitcoin vs. Fiat Environmental Impact In 1 Tweet (Macro Jack / Twitter)

Carbon Footprint Differences BTC vs. Banks (Stackmore)

The Bitcoin Vs Visa Electricity Consumption Fallacy (Carlos Domingo)

Environmentalism is inherently at odds with inflationary monetary systems (@point_btc / Twitter)

No technology fosters environmental sustainability more than BTC (Ben Wehrman / Twitter)

Bitcoin Versus the Banks: Which is Better for the Planet? (Bitcoin Policy Institute)

Fiat is consumption, Bitcoin is saving. Which do you think conserves the environment? (Jimmy Song / Twitter)

Bitcoin “cleans up” the biggest user of fossil fuels in the world: fiat money. (Max Keiser, @Ori_M_Gabriel / Twitter)

“Perhaps those who feel righteously indignant about [whatever product or service], and consider it another consumerist evil to be morally assaulted, should have a long hard think about the effects of a global deflationary money on mindless credit-driven consumerism and its detrimental effects on the environment.”
—Christopher Bendiksen

“Bitcoin is our only hope for environmental sustainability. You can’t build conservation efforts on top of a broken monetary system…fiat is juicing hyperconsumption — IT IS the problem. Bitcoin flips this incentive. It’s rules without rulers. Proof-of-Work is a small cost to pay to stop the money printing…compared to 13 aircraft carriers and their escorts…protecting private property with technology rather than the military industrial complex is far more efficient.”
—Bryan Solstin

Also see:

4.2.2.a. What is the “Petrodollar”?

Think BTC is a Dirty Business? Consider the Carbon Cost of a Dollar (Susan Su)

Short Film: “Petrodollars” (Richard James)

Petrodollar Deep Dive (Alex Gladstein)

From the Petrodollar to a Bitcoin Standard (Alex Gladstein, Nic Carter, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #353)

Uncovering The Hidden Costs Of The Petrodollar (Alex Gladstein)

The Military-Industrial Complex Expends Incalculable Pollution To Protect the Fiat System (Hass McCook)

The dollar is soaked in blood (Peruvian Bull, @ChrisBe94681185 / Twitter)

Bitcoin is the Monetization of Energy. If It Does Not Succeed, Humanity is in for a Bad Time (Hass McCook, Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show #26)

All Wars Are Banker Wars (Michael Rivero)

“Our current system of money finances war on a massive scale and that is the most environmentally destructive human activity we have. Inflation is a hidden tax and it’s very destructive.”
—Andreas M. Antonopoulos

4.2.3. Could Bitcoin Actually Be GOOD for the Environment?

“I started off researching batteries as a solution to the intermittency of solar. I soon realized that without another off-taker for surplus power, batteries were incomplete. After testing a number of possible off-takers, I realized that the best one by far was Bitcoin Mining.”
—Sam Kivi, Solar Engineer

“Bitcoin stimulates the development of alternative energy in a way that no other system does.”
—Andreas M. Antonopoulos

The Renewable Grid Needs Bitcoin Mining (Daniel Batten)

Bitcoin Mining Can Slash Methane Emissions by 2030 (Daniel Batten)

This chart says “Bitcoin is even better for the environment than we thought” (Daniel Batten / Twitter)

The Root Cause of Environmental Concerns (Knut Svanholm)

Bitcoin De-Incentivizes Overconsumption (Macro Jack / Twitter Thread)

Can Bitcoin Mining Save The Environment? (Troy Cross, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #463)

Can Bitcoin Be Good For The Environment? (Dennis Porter, Troy Cross, Adam Wright, Daniel Batten, Nathaniel Harmon)

Low Time Preference and Environmentalism (Troy Cross / Twitter)

The Future of the Bitcoin Energy Debate (Troy Cross, NLW / The Breakdown)

Fiat money destroys the environment, not Bitcoin (Macro Jack / Twitter)

Bitcoin Incentivizes Green Energy (Till Musshoff)

Green Energy And Bitcoin (Knut Svanholm)

Flipping The Switch On Renewables With Bitcoin (Nima Tabatabai, Ali Chehrehsaz, Mark Stephany / Progressive Bitcoiner Pod)

How Bitcoin mining can hasten the transition to renewable energy (Zac Guignard / Twitter Thread)

Bitcoin Mining Is Good For The Environment Part 1, 2, 3 (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Bitcoin is Key to an Abundant, Clean Energy Future (Square Inc., Ark Invest)

The Solar-Bitcoin Convergence (Max Webster)

Bitcoin: The Future of Sustainable Heating? (Julian Figueroa, Colin Sully / Kinetic Finance)

Bringing Bitcoin to the US Senate (Bryan Solstin, Mark Stephany / The Progressive Bitcoiner)

Flipping The Switch on Renewables and Bitcoin (Ali Chehrehsaz, Nima Tabatabai, Mark Stephany / The Progressive Bitcoiner)

“Stewardship of the earth requires low-time preference behavior. Guess what drives low-time preference? Bitcoin.”
—Kent Halliburton

Bitcoin incentivizes humanity to turn its waste into fuel and energy abundance. (@Level39 / Twitter)

Tesla, Block and Blockstream Team Up to Mine Bitcoin Off Solar Power in Texas (MacKenzie Sigalos, Shaun Connell, Adam Back, Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk)

“Bitcoin mining’s energy consumption is obvious, but its environmental benefit is not immediately obvious. Perhaps for this reason, it is easy to make a premature and superficial assessment based only on energy consumption that Bitcoin has a net negative environmental impact. Such reasoning is flawed since the net impact can only be established by considering both environmental cost and benefit.”
—Daniel Batten

“If we hope to actually get anywhere in solving our sustainability problem, we are better served by investing more heavily in renewable energy, not in condemning those that use it to solve their problems. Bitcoin mining has the potential to play an important role in this transformation by solving one of the largest outstanding problems in renewable grid architecture. Unless we’re all willing to spend just a little more time and effort analyzing this issue in necessary depth, we risk missing out on an incredible and time-sensitive opportunity. That would be a waste.”
—Christopher Bendiksen

Also see:

4.2.4. What is the Root Source of the Environmental FUD Attacks Toward Bitcoin?

TLDR: The central bankers it obsoletes

Root Source of All “#Bitcoin Boils The Ocean” Narratives: Central Bankers (Level39 / Twitter Thread)

Proof of Blatant Media Coordination on Energy FUD Campaigns (Level39 / Twitter Thread)

The Ripple Effects of Change The Code’s Campaign Against Bitcoin (Level39)

The Questionable Ethics of Bitcoin ESG Junk Science (Level39)

These days very few people do their own original research. Instead they borrow research like debt from someone they assume has. (Daniel Batten / Twitter)

Klaus Schwab and the ESG Scoring System: What’s Really Going On? (Russell Brand)

Bitcoin is a threat to the fiat system and its benefactors are using climate NGOs to do their dirty work (Jyn Urso / Twitter Thread)

Greenpeace USA’s Misinformed Environmental Attacks Only Energize and Galvanize Bitcoiners (Daniel Batten)

“Look at me, I’m saving the environment now” —bitcoin miner (@tulkooo2, @BitcoinIsSaving / Twitter)

Oceanographer Opening Oceans (Nathaniel Harmon, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #36)

NYT Attacks Bitcoin Mining (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

“If you plug in an EV, it becomes a ‘zero emissions’ car. If you plug in a Bitcoin mine, it’s a ‘climate catastrophe’. The only difference between these two examples is how much money special interest groups are paying politicians. This is how the moralization of energy usage works.”
—Max Gagliardi

“People who believe bitcoin is bad for the environment trusted mainstream news. I was one of them. It’s forgivable to have been taken in. But once you realise you’re drinking from a polluted well, stop drinking.”
—Daniel Batten

Also see:

4.3. “Bitcoin Has No ‘Intrinsic Value’” / “Isn’t Backed By Anything” / “It’s A Speculative Bubble”

“A pile of rocks ceases to be so when somebody contem­plates it with the idea of a cathe­dral in mind.”
—Antoine De St-Exupery

“When the purchasing power of a monetary good increases with increasing adoption, market expectations of what constitutes ‘cheap’ and ‘expensive’ shift accordingly. Similarly, when the price of a monetary good crashes, expectations can switch to a general belief that prior prices were ‘irrational’ or overly inflated. . . . The truth is that the notions of ‘cheap’ and ‘expensive’ are essentially meaningless in reference to monetary goods. The price of a monetary good is not a reflection of its cash flow or how useful it is but, rather, is a measure of how widely adopted it has become for the various roles of money.”
—Vijay Boyapati

“Bitcoin is backed by something, and it’s the only thing that backs any money: the credibility of its monetary properties.”
—Parker Lewis

Does Bitcoin Have Intrinsic Value? (21 Million TV)

Nothing Has “Intrinsic Value”, Only Instrumental Value (Till Musshoff)

“Bitcoin Has No Value” 🙄 (Eric Podwojski)

What Problem is Bitcoin Solving?🤔💭 (Eric Podwojski)

Is Bitcoin Backed By Anything? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Does Bitcoin Actually Do Anything Useful? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Does Bitcoin Have Any Intrinsic Value? (Yan Pritzker)

Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value: Debunked (Arman the Parman)

The difference between bitcoin and a bubble (David Sacks / Twitter)

Another Way to Think About Bitcoin’s Value (Bradley Rettler / Bitcoin Policy Institute)

Now Is the Time to Think About Value (Natalie Smolenski / Bitcoin Policy Institute)

Bitcoin Price vs. Value (Hodl Magoo)

Bitcoin Valuation & Cycles (Vijay Boyapati, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #233)

What Gives Bitcoin Value (Bitcoin Magazine)

What is Bitcoin Backed By? (Eric Yakes)

Bitcoin’s Fundamental Value is That it is The Most Excellent Money That Exists (Tomer Strolight)

Bitcoin is Backed by Something (Tomer Strolight)

Why Bitcoin Has Value (Max Gagliardi)

Why is Bitcoin Valuable? (Erik Voorhees, Naomi Brockwell)

Critique Analysis: Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value (Case Bitcoin)

Bitcoin is Not Backed by Nothing (Parker Lewis)

Bitcoin Will Find Success Via Ultimate Utility (Marty Bent)

Warren Buffett is Wrong About Bitcoin (Jimmy Song, Brian Rose / London Real)

Robert Breedlove Explains Why Bitcoin Has Value (Robert Breedlove, Aaron Arnold, Austin Arnold / Altcoin Daily)

How We Know Bitcoin Is Not a Bubble (Daniel Krawisz)

Backed By Truth (Guy Swann / Bitcoin Audible / Guy’s Take #49)

Bitcoin is not backed by anything because Bitcoin will back everything. (@MemeingBitcoin)

Everyone’s A Speculator (Michael Gladstein)

“Bitcoin is a Speculative Bubble!” Response (Nikolai Explains)

Why Does Bitcoin Have Value? (Jeffrey A. Tucker)

“A tendency prevails to make a sharp distinction between such purely speculative ventures and genuinely sound investment. The distinction is one of degree only. There is no such thing as a non-speculative investment.”
—Ludwig von Mises

“Bitcoin looked like a bubble in 2011 at $1. It looked like a bubble in 2013 at $200. It looked like a bubble in 2017 at over $19,000…The bubble moniker is less than helpful.”
—Charlie Biello

“If anyone says that bitcoin is based on nothing but thin air, that it cannot be a money because it has no real history as a genuine commodity, and whether the person saying this is a novice or a highly trained economist, you need to bring up two central points. One, bitcoin is not a stand-alone currency but a unit of accounting attached to an innovative payment network. Two, this network and therefore bitcoin only obtained its market value through real-time testing in a market environment.”
—Jeffrey A. Tucker

Also see:

4.4. “Bitcoin is a Pyramid/Ponzi Scheme”

Fiat is the Actual Pyramid Scheme — Bitcoin Replaces it (Till Musshoff)

Addressing The Ponzi Scheme Characterization (Lyn Alden)

Bitcoin Is Not A Pyramid Scheme (Parker Lewis)

4.5. “Bitcoin Has No Utility” / It’s “Boring”

“Do not try to do everything. Do one thing well.”
—Steve Jobs

🤦‍♂️ (@BitcoinIsSaving / Twitter)

Five Examples of Bitcoin’s Real World Utility (Trent Dudenhoeffer)

What is the Utility or Use of Bitcoin? (@TheInvesttoLive)

Bitcoin is A Lot More Than Just a Store of Value (Dan Tapiero)

As adoption grows, so does utility (@GhostofWhitman / Twitter)

“Nothing is happening in bitcoin” (Mike Jarmuz / Twitter)

The Utility of Saving (Pierre Rochard)

Debunk thread: “Bitcoin has no use except for speculation by tech bros” (Yan Pritzker / Twitter Thread)

Gall’s Law: Keep It Simple, Stupid (@anilsaidso)

4.6. “Bitcoin is ‘Criminal Money’”

99% of drug money laundering is done with USD (NVK / Twitter)

Is Bitcoin Only Used By Criminals? (Till Musshoff)

Is Bitcoin for Criminals? (Reed Wommack)

Critique Analysis: Bitcoin is Used By Criminals (Case Bitcoin)

Bitcoin is Not For Criminals (Parker Lewis)

Bitcoin is Terrible for Criminals (Saifedean Ammous)

“It is estimated that there are between $800 billion and $2 trillion laundered annually worldwide. To further show the impact of fiat money laundering, another estimate claims money laundering schemes cost 2%-5% of the world’s total GDP. It makes no sense to dismiss Bitcoin on the premise of criminal activity when the fiat monetary system enables so much more illegal activity.”
—Eric Podwojski

Also see:

4.7. “Bitcoin is MySpace, Something Else Could Overtake It”

Analyzing Bitcoin’s (Unstoppable) Network Effect (Till Musshoff)

“Bitcoin is MySpace, Some Other Crypto Could Be Facebook!” Response (Nikolai Explains)

Analyzing Bitcoin’s Network Effect (Lyn Alden)

Also see:

4.8. “Bitcoin is Too Expensive / I’m Too Late”

Unit Bias (noun):

  • The faulty reasoning that a single unit must be the appropriate amount from which to make assessments and comparisons
  • The concept that buyers are more enticed to buy a whole unit of a given currency instead of a fractional quantity.

“The people who bought at $100 say ‘Oh we missed the boat because it used to be $10, but let’s give it a try.’ And the people who bought at $1,000 say ‘Oh we missed the boat because it used to be $100, but let’s give it a try.’ And the people who bought at $10,000 say ‘Oh we missed the boat because it used to be $1,000, but let’s give it a try’…No one has ever said, ‘Wow, I’m super early to the game!’ Everyone thinks they’re late to the game…but there’s never a late time to get into bitcoin.”
—Gary Leland

“In order to get through this bitter regret, you have to forgive yourself.  You have to forgive yourself for having been wrong when you wrote Bitcoin off, for missing out on buying earlier.  Only then can you realize the scale of the opportunity that is still in front of you right now.  Yes, you missed out on early Bitcoin mega-wealth, but don’t let that cause you to miss out on seizing ample financial freedom and family prosperity.  We all miss it at first — forgive yourself, and then thank yourself for finding Bitcoin as early as you have!”
—@Croesus_BTC

“You buy Bitcoin at the price you admit you were wrong about Bitcoin.”
—@Croesus_BTC

Don’t Buy Bitcoin. It’s Going To Crash!!! (Alex Millar)

Am I Too Late for Bitcoin? (@Croesus_BTC)

Is it Too Late to Buy Bitcoin? ⏰ (Eric Podwojski)

1 Bitcoin = $1 Million Dollars 💸 (Eric Podwojski)

Is Bitcoin’s Price Too High to Invest? (Sam Callahan)

How Big Is The Market For Bitcoin? (Joe Burnett, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #267)

Bitcoin’s Price Curve Will Not Be S-Shaped (Ioni Appelberg)

Bitcoin: A Once in a Species Discovery (Croesus BTC / Blue Collar Bitcoin Pod #24)

Bitcoin has a $478.8 trillion total addressable market. We are painfully early (Dennis Porter)

Has Bitcoin’s Boat Already Sailed? (Bitcoin’s S-Curve) (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

We’re So Damn Early (Simply Bitcoin)

Unit Bias: One Hundred Million Reasons (@anilsaidso)

Bitcoin is a far stronger risk-adjusted bet today than ever before in its history (Twitter)

Are you “too late” to Bitcoin? Let’s run through the math (Luke Broyles / Twitter Thread)

A lot of people have envy over people that got in earlier than them, and that’s the bad side of you talking. If instead you’re thinking long-term, and have low time preference, and look back from the future, seeing where you are now…that’s a much healthier way to think. You have the opportunity to own this asset that very few people in the world own, that allows you to preserve wealth in a way that no one else in the world can. The past is not something you can change. The present and future are things you can change. Having that gratitude and perspective is critical to not just your mental health, but seizing the opportunities you’re being given.
—Jimmy Song

Also see:

4.9. “How Could So Many Smart/Rich/Powerful People Be So Wrong About Bitcoin?”

“The first time you hear about Bitcoin, it’s completely rational to dismiss it as a scam. ‘Some magic guy created magic internet money and it keeps going up forever’…that alone sets most people’s bullshit detector off. You’ve got to dig deeper.”
—Brandon Quittem

“What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.”
—Albert Einstein

“When new thinking is needed, it is very easy for us to remain entrenched.”
—Jeff Booth

“The mind works a bit like a sperm and egg: the first idea gets in, and then the mind shuts. This leads us to accept many erroneous results.”
—Unknown

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”
—Upton Sinclair

“Isn’t Charlie Munger old enough to be your great grandfather? I mean, do you go to your great grandfather for investment advice on new technologies?”
—Michael Saylor

Michael Saylor ends Kitco host’s life (@VandelayBTC / Twitter)

“Journalists unfamiliar with the intricacies of Bitcoin may still be assigned to report on it, and with tight deadlines. Syndication deals coupled with the intense speed of the news cycle can see the same story spread across multiple outlets before any feedback can be gathered to correct basic errors.”
—@anilsaidso

“When you base a publication’s revenue model on advertising, you’re optimizing for eyeballs over accuracy. As such, you can expect to hear only the most outlandish and extreme takes. And boy does Bitcoin make for a good target for the intellectually lazy.”
—@anilsaidso

The Incentives Are Everything (Ben Wehrman / Twitter)

Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect: Eyeballs Over Accuracy (@anilsaidso)

How could so many smart people be so wrong about Bitcoin? (@Croesus_BTC)

This Time Is Different (@Croesus_BTC, @BTCKaz / Down The Rabbit Hole #25)

How have so many tradfi legends been utterly vexed by “crypto” while Bitcoin is right under their nose? (Jeff Booth, Charles V. Payne)

Bill Gates Doesn’t Like Bitcoin! (Andy Savage)

Response to Cole South’s “Why I Don’t Own Bitcoin Anymore” (Stephan Livera)

A Response to Peter Zeihan on Joe Rogan (@Croesus_BTC)

“People will lose a billion dollars chasing crypto casinos before they’ll put a million dollars in Bitcoin. It’s just fast money, borderline greed, thinking that somehow Bitcoin is too straightforward of an idea. It’s too honest, too ethical, too rational…so the conclusion is, ‘I have to skip over that and go for the next thing.’ These are people with billions of dollars and education that should know better.”
—Michael Saylor

“Learning, growing, and evolving as a human being requires you to burn off a part of you that existed before, and that process is difficult. You’re leaving something behind that was a part of your identity.”
—Aleks Svetski

“The strongest force in the human personality is our need to be consistent with who we believe we are. At some point, we lock in with an identity and think, ‘this is who I am’, ‘this is how people like me behave’.”
—Tony Robbins

Bitcoin and Greater Fool Theory (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Charlie Munger Is Right About Crypto (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Don’t ever expect fiat lords to support a system that levels the playing field (James Lavish / Twitter)

“Bitcoin is an intelligence test, but it’s also an epistemic humility test. You don’t have to know everything about Bitcoin, nobody knows everything about Bitcoin. The question is, do you pretend you know when you don’t? And if you do you’ll be exposed.”
—Troy Cross

Undoing an MBA (@Croesus_BTC, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #49)

Silicon Valley Fundamentally Doesn’t Understand Bitcoin (Dan Held, Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show #27)

Circle of Competence: What You Know That Just Ain’t So (@anilsaidso)

Miscategorization: It’s A Beaver, It’s A Duck… (@anilsaidso)

“The real money in this business is made by being non-consensus and right: being correct when everybody else disbelieves. You have to work as much as possible from first principles. You have to ignore the herd. If you go with the consensus and average thinking, you will get average returns.”
—Naval Ravikant

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”
—Mark Twain

“In just the same way that Bitcoin maximalists are some combination of smart and distrusting of the system, the yuppie elite are typically smart and trusting of the system. Some are more brilliant than others, but the ones that are less smart and still successful are typically so because they are exceptionally committed and loyal employees.”
—@Croesus_BTC

A lot of the dismissals, criticisms and attacks on Bitcoin come from people who have the luxury of having a stable financial system.
—Alex Gladstein

“Today, most billionaires do not understand bitcoin. Bitcoin is an equal opportunity mind-bender. But even those who do not understand bitcoin will come to rely upon it.”
—Parker Lewis

Why The Yuppie Elite Dismiss Bitcoin (@Croesus_BTC)

Monetary Bizarro World (@Croesus_BTC)

The Bitcoin Adoption Curve (@Croesus_BTC, Preston Pysh / We Study Billionaires #BTC039)

The Intelligent Person’s Guide to Bitcoin (Aleks Svetski)

“A lot of entrepreneurs come into the top of the [crypto] funnel, and they don’t have the principled sound money background. So they go down the shitcoin rabbit hole, throwing change around, launching their own coin, etc…not realizing it’s unethical and these are illegal securities/ overvalued pieces of equity that are not worth what they’re selling for.”
—Brad Mills

“Men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.”
—Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace)

Resisting Virtual Life: The Prehistory of Bitcoin Skepticism (Holger von Krosigk / Dematerialize Blog)

Bitcoin is Heresy (Holger von Krosigk / Dematerialize Blog)

Debunking Ray Dalio’s Criticism of Bitcoin (Trey Sellers, Joe Burnett / Blockware Intelligence)

Charlie Munger on Bitcoin (@anilsaidso / Twitter)

First Conclusion Bias: Reacting to the Unfamiliar (@anilsaidso)

99-year-old fiat lord Charlie Munger says bitcoin bad (Bitcoin Magazine / Twitter)

Old rich guy who can barely send emails thinks America should follow communist China’s lead and ban freedom money (Matt Odell)

“You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well.. and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues..and then turn the page and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate…”
—Michael Crichton

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4.10. “Bitcoin is Too Confusing, I Only Invest in Things I Understand”

“Sorry to be a wet blanket, but writing a description of Bitcoin for general audiences is bloody hard. There’s nothing to relate it to.”
—Satoshi Nakamoto

“There are cycles in Bitcoin where the price rises and new people come in—it can be hard for them to digest the breadth of things that have already happened…they have these ideas (which have already been discussed and discarded) and it makes it hard for them to be active contributors. It’s like walking into the middle of a movie that’s very complex.”
—Pete Rizzo

“The first step to understanding Bitcoin is to admit you do not understand Bitcoin.”
—Jameson Lopp

Stop Trying to Understand Bitcoin (Captain Sidd)

No One Understands Bitcoin, And That’s Okay (Mark Maraia)

Why You Can’t Understand Bitcoin (Beautyon)

“People don’t understand the ins and outs of their phone, but they still use it every day. Nobody really knows how email works, but they use it every day. People couldn’t tell you the internet runs on TCPIP, but they use it every day….”
—Craig Deutsch

“I still have conversations with people today who say, ‘I don’t like Bitcoin because I don’t understand how it works’, to which I respond, ‘do you understand how the dollar works?’, and of course, they do not.”
—Farida Nabourema

“I strongly believe that the technical details of how Bitcoin works will become less relevant over time, just like the intricate details of how the internet works are irrelevant for most people today. Yes, you will have to learn some technical details to truly understand why Bitcoin is resistant to seizure and censorship, just like you have to learn some technical details to understand why the internet can’t be easily shut down. However, you don’t need to have a complete understanding of all the parts that make your car or your smartphone work to enjoy the benefits of using them. The same is true for Bitcoin. As for most things, the basic idea of what you can do with it is more important than how it works in detail.”
—DerGigi

Why Bitcoin And The Early Internet Are So Similar (Anthony Pompliano)

Why Bitcoin is So Complicated (Tomer Strolight)

3 Things Most People Don’t Know About Gold, Bitcoin, And Money (Nick Giambruno / ZeroHedge)

The Words We Use In Bitcoin (DerGigi)

“If you’re in 1995 and didn’t understand how TCP/IP worked, or how the World Web was going to work, you were really missing out. Take the time.”
—Unknown

“It does not matter how complex bitcoin is. At the end of the day, bitcoin becomes an A/B test. The need for money is real and individuals will converge on the form of money that best fulfills the function of exchange. No other currency in the world can ever be more scarce than bitcoin, and scarcity will act like a gravitational force driving adoption and communication of value.”
—Parker Lewis

“Bitcoin seems complicated to many of us because we haven’t studied the mathematical discoveries it utilizes or how it puts them together to fulfill the requirements of a good money. However, our computers are also very complicated and few of us understand how they work. The same goes for even our automobiles, refrigerators, and the Internet we rely on. But we know those things work.”
—Tomer Strolight

“Bitcoin is paradoxical. It is simple yet complicated, ever-changing yet unchangeable. A novel machine without any novel parts; a technological innovation that isn’t really about technology. You can’t touch it, yet it is hard money. You can’t see it, yet it will show you a vision of the future. You can’t possess it, yet thousands of people seem to be possessed by it.”
—DerGigi

“Bitcoin is complicated, I get it.  Those of us who are fully immersed in Bitcoin do a poor job of explaining why Bitcoin is worthwhile — we too quickly get into the weeds and everyone gets lost.  That’s why Bitcoin is still a confounding mystery to you, and almost everyone.”
—@Croesus_BTC

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4.11. “Bitcoin is Unevenly Distributed to the Rich / Bad Gini Coefficient”

Gini Coefficient: A statistical measure of wealth inequality/dispersion within a system.

TLDR: Many Bitcoin skeptics claim that Bitcoin is bad because early adopters were able to buy a lot more of the supply than current adopters (due to price difference then vs. now)

Is Bitcoin’s Distribution Fair? (Arman the Parman)

No, Bitcoin Ownership Is Not Highly Concentrated — But Whales Are Accumulating (Rafael Schultze-Kraft / Glassnode)

Bitcoin Wealth Is Becoming More Evenly Distributed Over Time (Michael Weymans)

Who Owns the Most Bitcoin? (River Financial)

Quantifying Decentralization (Balaji Srinivasan, Leland Lee)

Bitcoin’s Distribution Was Fair (Dan Held)

Is Bitcoin Fairly Distributed? (Bitcoin Policy Institute)

With proof of work, the distribution of #bitcoin continues to be fair and ethical. (Wicked Smart Bitcoin)

Jealousy and Fairness in Bitcoin Distribution (@Croesus_BTC)

Some people are afraid that bitcoin owners in the future will become a new elite that rules others. (Rune Østgård / Twitter)

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4.12. “Bitcoin is Too Slow”

“I think too many people in those early years interpreted “e-cash” to mean quick-and-easy payments for everyday goods using the base layer, when a better way to think of cash today is as a private censorship-resistant final settlement transaction method. Physical cash, after all, is not necessarily the easiest payment type, or a medium of exchange that we need to use for everything, but it’s the most private and the hardest to prevent from occurring.”
—Lyn Alden

“Bitcoin is not competing with Visa, it’s competing with the dollar, euro, yen, and gold as money. The proper comparison would be between Bitcoin and the Federal Reserve as currency issuer and as a clearing mechanism.”
—Parker Lewis

“Bitcoin is too important to follow the Silicon Valley mantra of move fast and break things. Instead, it’s move slowly and don’t break anything. If a global financial system is to be built on a decentralized monetary system, the foundation must be protected at all cost.”
—Parker Lewis

“It’s very common in the press to measure Bitcoin in terms of TPS (transactions per second) or transactions per day. But this neglects the essential point which is that Bitcoin transactions are extremely large from an economic perspective. [Bitcoin transactions] are container ships, not parcels.”
—Nic Carter

Bitcoin Container Ship Analogy (Vijay Boyapati)

Is Bitcoin Too Slow? (Arman the Parman)

Bitcoin Is Not Too Slow (Parker Lewis)

Bitcoin Being Slow is a Good Thing (Mark Moss)

Is Bitcoin Too Slow To Become World Reserve Currency? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Satoshi’s Cup of Coffee (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Speed Comparison: Wire Transfer vs. Bitcoin (Chad Elwartowski, Steven Nelkovski, Stephan Livera / Twitter)

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4.13. “Bitcoin Can’t Scale”

“Bitcoin Can’t Scale—It Hardly Processes Any Transactions!” Response (Nikolai Explains)

Bitcoin Doesn’t Scale? (Arman the Parman)

Critique Analysis: Bitcoin Can’t Scale (Case Bitcoin)

How Bitcoin Can Scale (River)

Bitcoin Is The Strongest Foundation (Alyse Killeen)

Economics of Bitcoin as a Settlement Network (Saifedean Ammous)

Scaling and “Satoshi’s Vision” (Andreas Antonopoulos)

What Bitcoin Is (Vijay Boyapati, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #185)

Scaling the Digital Money Ecosystem (Till Musshoff)

How Can Bitcoin Scale? (Till Musshoff)

The Real Scaling Solution For Bitcoin (Knut Svanholm / Bitcoin Magazine)

A Mental Framework for Scaling (Guy Swann / Bitcoin Audible / Guy’s Take #45)

The Evolution of Money, Bitcoin’s Role as Money, and the Lightning Network (Vijay Boyapati / Kevin Rooke Show #72)

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4.13.1. Intro to The Lightning Network

Lightning Network: A “Layer 2” payment protocol which allows Bitcoin transactions between parties without base-layer settlement. It trades some decentralization/security for significantly faster transaction speed.

The Bitcoin Lightning Network’s Transaction Throughput is Lightning Fast (Samson Mow)

Bitcoin Lightning Network: Everything You Need to Know! (Till Musshoff)

The Lightning Network Made Easy (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Lightning Network Primer (Mitch Klee)

The Lightning Network / Airport Analogy

Lightning as a Retail Payment System (Andrew Begin)

Why Bitcoin’s Lightning Network is Incredible (Tomer Strolight)

Data Shows Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Has Solved the Scalability Problem (Stanislav Kozlovski)

A Look at the Lightning Network (Lyn Alden)

Riding the Lightning Network (Sam Callahan)

The Lightning Network is the Key to Hyperbitcoinization (Joe Brown / Heresy Financial)

Deep Dive on Lightning (Pablo Fernandez, Lyn Alden, Brady Swenson / Swan Signal Live #87)

Bringing Bitcoin to Billions with Lightning (Elizabeth Stark, Anita Posch / LaBitconf 2021)

Understanding the Lightning Network (Jamie Wiggins, Mary Imasuen / Nobcast #15)

Busting FUD About the Lightning Network (Max Hillebrand, Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show #23)

Time Value of the Lightning Network, Lightning Banks, and Taro (Joe Consorti / Kevin Rooke Show #64)

The Lightning Network Grew by 1212% in 2 Years (Sam Wouters / River)

“The free market finally provided the competition these incumbent banks so desperately needed. Bitcoin and the Lightning Network have arrived to show the world that we finally have the technology available to bring cheap global payments to everyone in the world.”
—Sam Callahan

“Lightning Network adoption is scaling Bitcoin around the world, and will be key to protecting our freedoms in the digital age.”
—Paolo Ardoino

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4.14. “Bitcoin is Too Volatile”

“Bitcoin is on a journey to becoming the primary global store of value in the Information Age. Bootstrapping from zero, the notion that such a trajectory would occur in a straight line is delusional.”
—@anilsaidso

“Bitcoin is short-term volatility with long-term generational wealth. Fiat money is short-term volatility with long-term movement towards 0.”
—Saifedean Ammous

“Price is a liar.”
—John Burbank

Is Bitcoin Too Risky and Volatile? (Till Musshoff)

Risk & Volatility are Misunderstood (Till Musshoff)

“Bitcoin is Too Volatile!” (Arman the Parman)

Bitcoin is less volatile than fiat currencies (Sven Henrich)

Bitcoin vs. Gold vs. Fiat Volatility (Saifedean Ammous / The Bitcoin Standard [pg. 215-216])

Bitcoin is Not Too Volatile (Parker Lewis)

“When it comes to volatility, people look at Bitcoin and say ‘oh it’s volatile, it’s a bubble, blah blah blah’…well, what if, bitcoin is not skyrocketing and crashing, but instead it’s the US Dollar that’s been volatile? It’s that mindset change that we don’t even think about because we’re so used to ‘US Dollar = value’. Well it’s not, and it never has been.”
—Luke Broyles

The Bullish Case For Bitcoin (Vijay Boyapati)

Critique Analysis: Bitcoin is Too Volatile (Case Bitcoin)

Why Bitcoin is the Path to Economic Stability (Tomer Strolight)

“Volatility is Vitality” (Michael Saylor, Daniela Cambone / Stansberry Research)

Bitcoin’s Volatility Is Vitality, Why Your Money Will Die With Gold (Michael Saylor, Daniela Cambone / Stansberry Research)

“When there is no more fiat, and the chaotic transition zone between fiat and Bitcoin has been abolished, then everything will be priced in Bitcoin, and there will be no volatility, because no one uses anything other than Bitcoin to buy or sell. If you know any chemistry, this will be like a reaction’s reagents reaching equilibrium; you can shake it and stir it all you like; the reaction is over, and you’re left with the inert product.”
—Beautyon

“Bitcoin isn’t volatile. The network is rock solid. Humans are volatile.”
—@MrHodl

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4.15. “Bitcoin is Propped Up By Tether” / “If USDT Crashes, So Will Bitcoin”

Is Tether a Ticking Time Bomb for Bitcoin? (Heresy Financial)

Bitcoin Demand is Fake, Because Tether! – Myth Debunked (Arman the Parman

Will Tether Crash Bitcoin? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

How Does Tether Make Money (And Will It Blow Up)? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Don’t Fear Tether (Dan Held)

On Tether FUD Concerns (Dan Held / Twitter Thread)

Addressing the Tether Fud (Preston Pysh)

Is Tether a Threat to Bitcoin? (Daniel Matuszewski)

4.16. “Miners Control Bitcoin / Will Leave Once All Bitcoin Are Mined” 

“A majority of hashing power cannot: (a) take coins you already possess away, (b) change the rules of Bitcoin, (c) hurt you without hurting themselves.”
—Jimmy Song

Bitcoin Miners Beware: Invalid Blocks Need Not Apply (StopAndDecrypt)

ASIC Monopoly Fallacy (Libbitcoin Developers / GitHub)

Mining Centralization Scenarios (Jimmy Song)

Bitcoin Mining Is Decentralizing — Here’s Proof (Lawrence Lewitinn)

Bitcoin Transaction Fees: The Future Economics of Bitcoin Settlement Finality (Joe Burnett, Pierre Rochard / Riot Blockchain)

Is Bitcoin Controlled by 2 Mining Pools? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Bitcoin is Decentralized (Matthew Kimmell)

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4.17. “Quantum Computers Will Break Bitcoin”

Will Quantum Computing Destroy Bitcoin? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Debunking the Quantum Computing Concerns (Till Musshoff)

A Short Rant About Quantum Computing Breaking Bitcoin (Jimmy Song / Twitter Thread)

Is Quantum Computing a Threat to Bitcoin? (Jimmy Song)

Quantum Computers Do Not Pose an Existential Threat to Bitcoin (Michael Weymans)

Will Quantum Computing Be The End of Bitcoin? (Arman the Parman)

Bitcoin & The Quantum Computing Risk (James Butterfill)

4.18. “Bitcoin Will Break if the Internet Goes Down”

“A bitcoin transaction can be transmitted over completely unsecured Wi-Fi. By smoke signal. With carrier pigeons. We’ve separated it from the transport medium, so it doesn’t depend on any underlying security.”
—Andreas Antonopolous

People in Africa are Embracing Bitcoin Without Internet Using Feature Phones (Bitcoin Magazine, @Machankura8333)

Bitcoin Revolution in Africa (Kgothatso Ngako, Dawdu M. Amantanah / Bitcoin Source Pod)

What Happens to Bitcoin if the Internet Goes Down? (Rigel Walshe)

What Happens to Bitcoin if the Internet Goes Down? (Saifedean Ammous / The Bitcoin Standard Passage)

“Somebody with a satellite dish, a generator, a solar panel and a Raspberry Pi could operate a whole business in the desert with no infrastructure.”
—Adam Back

“They say, ‘Well if they turn off the internet, your Bitcoin won’t work anymore.’ Well they have a 401K and a Lexus they’re financing, and they pay all their debt in fiat…so if they turn off the grid, they’re dead broke, and probably physically dead anyway.”
—Jack Spirko

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4.19. “The Government Will Kill Bitcoin”

“Banning Bitcoin is not much different than trying to ban math.”
—Saifedean Ammous

“The Federal Reserve simply does not have the authority to supervise or regulate Bitcoin in any way.”
—Janet Yellen

“Bitcoin can never be globally confiscated. Yes, individual countries can attempt this, and over time some may try (just like gold was confiscated under the gold reserve act in the USA in 1934) however just like the internet can be censored in certain countries but not turned off, Bitcoin can be attempted to be confiscated in a country, but cannot be turned off. Just as no global ‘off switch’ exists for the internet, no such switch exists for Bitcoin.”
—Ross Stevens

Won’t Governments Just Ban Bitcoin? (Arman the Parman)

Could The Government 51% Attack Bitcoin? (Andreas Antonopoulos, Dennis Parker / Twitter)

“Governments Will Ban Bitcoin!” Response (Nikolai Explains)

Why The Government Can’t Ban Bitcoin (Andrew Schulz, Akaash Singh, Anthony Pompliano)

One Does Not Simply Censor Bitcoin (Grubles)

Can the Government Shut Down Bitcoin? (Reed Wommack)

Can You Ban Bitcoin? (Bitcoin Magazine)

Bitcoin Cannot Be Banned (Parker Lewis)

Critique Analysis: The Government Will Shut Bitcoin Down (Case Bitcoin)

How Governments Could Kill Bitcoin (Saifedean Ammous / Stephan Livera Pod #69 nice)

Implications of Outlawing Bitcoin (DerGigi)

Implications of Outlawing Bitcoin — Further Discussion (Till Musshoff)

Why Governments Should Embrace Bitcoin (Till Musshoff)

Government Bans And Regulations On Bitcoin (Till Musshoff)

The security incentives of Bitcoin actually work. (Andreas Antonopoulos / Mark Harvey / Twitter)

Sanctions and Censorship-Resistance (Andreas Antonopoulos)

China’s History of Bitcoin Bans (Thomas M.)

Bitcoin is an Unstoppable Force (Guy Swann / Bit Block Boom)

Ask not how states will regulate Bitcoin. Ask how Bitcoin will regulate states. (Balaji Srinivasan / Twitter)

Will Governments Attack Bitcoin…Or Will They Buy A Ton Of It? (Michael Saylor / Saifedean Ammous)

Bitcoin Cannot Be Banned (Mark Moss)

Bitcoin Will Dissolve All Power Structures (Robert Breedlove, Brian Rose / London Real)

Nature Finds A Way with Bitcoin (Joe Carlasare / Blue Collar Bitcoin Pod #31)

Will Wall Street Ruin Bitcoin? (Ben Hunt, NLW, Alex Gladstein / The Breakdown Pod)

Ray Dalio’s Government Bitcoin Ban Fears Debunked (Preston Pysh, Andy Edstrom, Brady Swenson / Swan Signal Live)

“ThE gOvErNmEnT wILl BaN iT”: a handy guide (BTC Sessions / Twitter Thread)

Here’s Why Bitcoin is Immune to Government Bans (Holger von Krosigk / Dematerialize Blog)

Fear of the Fed: Is Bitcoin Threatened by Policy? (Joseph Wang, Lyn Alden, Brad Mills / Magic Internet Money)

Why A Government 51% Attack Won’t Work (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

“Bitcoin was built with one goal in mind: survive without state approval.”
—DerGigi

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4.20. OK smart guy, but what if there’s a TOTAL NUCLEAR WAR DOOMSDAY APOCALYPSE??

Bitcoin: A digital currency that would survive a nuclear war (Nick Szabo)

Bitcoin Worst Case Scenario: EMP Attack (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Could An EMP Attack Destroy Bitcoin? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Could Bitcoin Survive A Nuclear War? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Can Bitcoin Survive Nuclear War? (Simply Bitcoin TV)

4.21. Is There Literally ANY Way To Stop Bitcoin?

“It can’t be changed. It can’t be argued with. It can’t be tampered with. It can’t be corrupted. It can’t be stopped. It can’t even be interrupted…If nuclear war destroyed half of our planet, it would continue to live, uncorrupted. It would continue to offer its services. It would continue to pay people to keep it alive…The only way to shut it down is to kill every server that hosts it. Which is hard, because a lot of servers host it, in a lot of countries, and a lot of people want to use it.”
—Ralph Merkle

“Bitcoin is not just difficult to kill, it actually strengthens with each attempt or unpredictable shock. Like muscle tissue that tears slightly during a workout, only to self-repair even stronger.”
—@anilsaidso

A Real-Life Bitcoin Spotted in the Wild (@Randallsanimals)

Good luck stopping Bitcoin (@ln_vpn, Preston Pysh)

Let the enemies of Bitcoin attack it.  It will only make the protocol stronger (Jimmy Song / Twitter)

Why You Can’t Kill Bitcoin (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Bubble Boy and the Sewer Rat (Andreas Antonopoulos)

Bitcoin Obituaries — Every Time Bitcoin Has “Died” (99Bitcoins)

Every Reason Bitcoin Will Not Fail (Safe Hodl)

Why Nobody Can Stop Bitcoin (Tomer Strolight)

Why Everything That Should Hurt Bitcoin Only Makes It Stronger (Tomer Strolight)

Bitcoin is Antifragile (Parker Lewis)

Examining the Lindy Effect and Bitcoin (Don Stuart)

The Top 5 Times Bitcoin Was Supposed to Die (Dan McArdle, NLW / The Breakdown)

Antifragility: Bitcoin is a Muscle (@anilsaidso)

“When Bitcoin succeeded in its first ten years, it did so in the face of incredible censorship, incredible disbelief, incredible cynicism…and yet the power of the technology itself proved it’s worth no matter what people said.”
—Andreas M. Antonopoulos

“In the end, anyone who needs good money is drawn to bitcoin, and anyone who is drawn to bitcoin is drawn to defending bitcoin. The economic growth and the will to secure and defend bitcoin are intertwined.”
—Michael Gladstein

“Yes, I know the future is uncertain. Maybe God will come down with his quantum computer ray gun, and point it at the head of every miner and wreck them all…maybe that’ll happen, maybe a metorite will hit the earth, maybe every government on Earth will simultaneously declare Bitcoin is a death sentence. Maybe that will happen. I get it. But on the other hand, I also have to get up and walk through the street. You could fall down accidentally while crossing the street, and that might kill you too. That doesn’t keep me cowering in bed every morning. You have to take a risk. The issue is not ‘Is there a risk?’; the issue is ‘Is it less risky to do this than do nothing?'”
—Michael Saylor

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5. What Does Bitcoin ACTUALLY Fix?


Sub-Table Of Contents

5.1. Bitcoin + Architecture
5.2. Bitcoin + Art / Culture
5.3. Bitcoin + Biology / Nature
5.4. Bitcoin + Business / Entrepreneurship
5.5. Bitcoin + Communication / Language / Censorship
5.6. Bitcoin + Community
5.7. Bitcoin + Death / Mortality
5.8. Bitcoin + Developing Nations
5.9. Bitcoin + Drugs / Psychedelics
5.10. Bitcoin + Education
5.11. Bitcoin + Energy
5.12. Bitcoin + Fear / Confusion / Uncertainty
5.13. Bitcoin + Food / Farming
5.14. Bitcoin + Games / Gaming
5.15. Bitcoin + Health
5.16. Bitcoin + History
5.17. Bitcoin + Hope / Optimism
5.18. Bitcoin + Human Rights / Activism / Government Fuckery of All Levels
5.19. Bitcoin + Inequality / Fairness
5.20. Bitcoin + Inflation
5.21. Bitcoin + Institutional / Corporate / Venture Capital
5.22. Bitcoin + Journalism
5.23. Bitcoin + Love / Relationships / Family
5.24. Bitcoin + Masculine / Feminine
5.25. Bitcoin + Math
5.26. Bitcoin + Media / Social Media / Content Creation
5.26.1. Intro to Value-4-Value
5.27. Bitcoin + Minority Empowerment
5.28. Bitcoin + Morality
5.29. Bitcoin + Philosophy
5.30. Bitcoin + Politics
5.31. Bitcoin + Privacy / Private Property
5.32. Bitcoin + Productivity
5.33. Bitcoin + Psychology
5.34. Bitcoin + Purpose / Meaning
5.35. Bitcoin + Real Estate
5.36. Bitcoin + Religion
5.37. Bitcoin + Responsibility
5.38. Bitcoin + Science / Chemistry / Physics / Engineering
5.39. Bitcoin + Self Sovereignty / Freedom
5.40. Bitcoin + Society
5.41. Bitcoin + Spirituality
5.42. Bitcoin + Sports
5.43. Bitcoin + Stress / Mental Illness / Short-Term-Thinking
5.44. Bitcoin + Technology / Innovation
5.45. Bitcoin + Time
5.46. Bitcoin + Traditional Finance / Stocks / Bonds / Banking
5.47. Bitcoin + Travel
5.48. Bitcoin + Trust
5.49. Bitcoin + Truth / Transparency / Clarity
5.50. Bitcoin + War / Violence / Conflict
5.51. Bitcoin + 🖕


5.1. Bitcoin + Architecture

“People in fiat society are unable to plan for the future. You can see this with architecture. When you travel pretty much anywhere in the world, all the nice buildings were the ones that were built in the 19th century [during the gold standard]. And then, the 20th century was the century of ugly industrial cookie cutter boxes, crammed cities of traffic jams and ugly highways…the city has been destroyed by central planning, high time preference, and the people’s inability to think about the long term.”
—Saifedean Ammous

“Why did we stop building beautiful neighborhoods?”
—Tim Harford

Sound Money Architecture vs. Fiat Architecture (Amjad Masad / Twitter)

This is what Fiat has done to architecture. Bitcoin fixes this (@BitcoinCitadel_)

China Demolishing Fiat-Enabled Ghost Cities (Ben Wehrman)

Fiat Doors (Michael Goldstein)

“Why can’t we build what they built? Because we don’t believe what they believed. It’s not an issue of technical ability.” (Alan Cornett, Jeremy Tate)

Owned is Beautiful (Zach Caceres)

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5.2. Bitcoin + Art / Culture / Design

“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable, and help to change it.”
—Ernst Fischer

“When people have low time preference, they’re able to engage in long term projects. When people have a high time preference, they can only think in terms of immediate gratification. If you look at culture and art over different periods in history…people like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, and the masterpieces they used to create when gold was money…you don’t see things like that today. The major artists of the world today make a bunch of nonsense that requires the level of skill of a five year old, takes 15 minutes to finish, and gets sold for $50 million. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that errors of unsound money produced this degeneration of art.”
—Saifedean Ammous

“When observing art from the Renaissance or Baroque periods and comparing it to most of today’s art, I wonder what went wrong. How could such magnificent, masterful, time-consuming art — and also architecture — marked by love of detail, come to such inanimate, simple, quickly fabricated artworks and buildings? In my opinion, the answer lies largely in the bad, unsound, inflationary money that our civilization uses. Whereas centuries ago hard money enabled people to devote more of their life time to individual talents and interests because their money was sufficient to sustain them, the fiat money of our time increasingly ensures that more and more people are trapped on the hamster wheel and must sacrifice more of their free time. Less elaborate and lovingly produced works of art in a system characterized by inflation, speculation, profit, competitiveness and quickly emerges a clumsy red square, which is traded for millions.”
—Daniel AKA Bitcoin Apex

Music Video: “Separate” (@ReelRichard, Jack Mallers)

Sound Money & Art (Saifedean Ammous / The Bitcoin Standard pg. 98-99)

Bitcoin Brings A Renaissance Of Fine Art (Leon Siegmund, Daniel AKA Bitcoin Apex)

Bitcoin and the Commodity of Time (Mark Goodwin)

To Increase Artistic Flourishing, You Must Fix The Root Social Ailment [Fiat] (@0x49fa98)

The Dawn of the Bitcoin Art Renaissance (Dawdu M. Amantanah)

Bitcoin Artists Showcase Proof-of-Work Mindset (Ben Wehrman / Twitter Thread)

The Role of Art in the Bitcoin Renaissance (Craig Deutsch)

Music Video: “The Flood” (@ReelRichard, Tomer Strolight)

Sound Money and Sound Art — The Common Denominator is Integrity (Tomer Strolight)

How Fiat Debased Art (Jimmy Song)

Phish Lot, Rural America and the Lightning Revolution (Patrick McCaughey)

Music Video: “10,000 Bitcoin” (Laura Saggers, @ReelRichard)

Music Video: “E.T.F.” (Phil Gibson AKA Mr. Pseu)

The Sound Money Music Revolution (Phil Gibson, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod #57)

Bitcoin Meme Masters (21ism Art Collective, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Fight Club: Hyperbitcoinzation Edition (@utxo_one)

9 Libertarian Movie Moments That Left Us Speechless (Learn Liberty)

Culture and Choice (Pleb Poet)

Bitcoin & Disrupting the Entertainment Industry (Mark Goodwin, Phil Gibson / A Boy Named Pseu Pod)

Why Memes Rule The World (Luke Burgis, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #796)

Music Video: “Where is My Mind” (@ReelRichard, American HODL, John Vallis)

Music Video: “Fix The Money, Rebuild The World” (@ReelRichard, Guy Swann)

The Matrix and Bitcoin (@utxo_one / Twitter Thread)

Bitcoin is a Source of Creative Inspiration (@ReelRichard, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

MEMES ARE THE MESSAGE (Simply Bitcoin)

Decoding the “Bitcoin Full Node Sculpture,” A Cypherpunk Chronometer (Fractal Encrypt)

Artistic Bitcoin Education (Fractal Encrypt, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #44)

Taking Bitcoin to the Grassroots with Machankura (Kgothatso Ngako, Mary Imasuen / Nobcast #31)

There Will Only Be So Much Original Artwork (MADEX, @DefBed / Talking In Bits #91)

Creative Talk (Pleb Poet, ThrillerX_ / Thriller Bitcoin)

The Great Restoration – Can Bitcoin Fix the Art World? (Rebel Money, Dennis Koch, X Nardo)

“We’re in an information war. Tweets are the bullets and memes are our artillery.”
—Nico Moran

Awesome Bitcoin Art Accounts To Follow:

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5.3. Bitcoin + Biology / Nature

“Any civilizations that are not based on nature’s laws are insecure and become destructive in the end. The U.S. model of centralized governance was not secure because it didn’t lay its foundation on nature’s laws. As a result, it created a concentration of power in the hands of an elite few, turning the American republic into a global empire that emphasizes militarism…

…Bitcoin is nature’s revolt.”
—Nozomi Hayase

“Bitcoin is the first example of a new form of life. It lives and breathes on the internet. It lives because it can pay people to keep it alive. It lives because it performs a useful service that people will pay it to perform. It lives because anyone, anywhere, can run a copy of its code. It lives because all the running copies are constantly talking to each other.”
—Ralph Merkle

“Everything in the system is self-regulating and self-adjusting, and it’s decentralised and autonomous, and we can see these phenomena much better in nature than we can in human-made entities; Bitcoin is a lot more like an organism than it is like a company or like a government.”
—Tomer Strolight

Planting Bitcoin (Dan Held)

Bitcoin, Native Currency of the Internet, Restores the Law of Nature (Nozomi Hayase)

Bitcoin is The Mycelium of Money (Brandon Quittem)

Bitcoin Is A Pioneer Species (Brandon Quittem)

What On Earth Do Psychedelics Have To Do With Bitcoin? (Brandon Quittem, Pete Evans / Evolve Network)

The Bitcoin Constant (Alex McShane)

Bitcoin is Self-Preservation (Alex McShane)

“In difficult times, organisms find new symbiotic relationships in order to expand their reach. Crisis is the crucible of new relationships.”
—Merlin Sheldrake

“Bitcoin is the wolf, born in northern tundra, strengthening and migrating south as it looks for bigger prey. Fiat is the rabbit, breeding and nesting without predators, running out of grass. Altcoins are freaky lab-bred pokemon, injected w/ random DNA that can’t even walk.”
—Francis Pouliot

How Bitcoin is Like A Giant Cybernetic Meta-Brain (Tomer Strolight)

The Bitcoin Brain (Tomer Strolight, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did)

Proof of Life (DerGigi)

Centralization in Markets & Nature (Per Bylund / Twitter)

Bitcoin & Biology (Brandon Quittem, DerGigi, Alex Svetski / Wake Up Pod #20)

Cosmic Bitcoin: The Living Organism (Brandon Quittem, CK Snarks / Bitcoin Magazine Pod)

Bitcoin’s Wild Side — Honeybadger Doesn’t Care (Meyrick Dabreo)

Bitcoin Mimics Nature (Brandon Quittem, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #19)

“Bitcoin isn’t good at being a currency, a commodity or a FinTech company, Bitcoin is great at being Bitcoin. Like the platypus, Bitcoin is a category creator.”
—Spencer Bogart

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5.4. Bitcoin + Business / Entrepreneurship

“Innova­tion is the child of freedom and the parent of prosperity.”
—Matt Ridley

“Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.”
—Adam Ferguson

​”By 2005 or so, it will become clear that the Internet’s impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine’s.”
—Paul Krugman

Bitcoin Fixes Business (Jeff Booth, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #32)

Bitcoin and Small Business (Ali Hamam, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #48)

The State’s Abuse of Business is Inherited by Consumers (Jimmy Song)

Shisha and Bitcoin with Pierre Poilievre (Ali Hamam / Tahini’s Mediterranean Cuisine)

Small Business Converts to Bitcoin Standard (Kevin McGarvey, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #765)

Jordan Peterson Fireside Chat (Jordan Peterson, Tuur Demeester / Bitcoin 2022 Conference)

Fiat Ruins Startup Incentives (Jimmy Song)

Bitcoin Strategy for Businesses Series (Colin Crossman, Mark Maraia, Heidi Porter)

Tips for Building a Business on Bitcoin (Frankie Wallace)

Businesses Running On BTC (Ali [Tahini’s], Kevin [All Our Parking Lots] / Blue Collar Bitcoin #52)

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5.5. Bitcoin + Communication / Language / Censorship

“Without free speech no search for Truth is possible; without free speech no discovery of Truth is useful; without free speech progress is checked, and the nations no longer march forward towards the nobler life which the future holds for man. Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day; the denial slays the life of the people and entombs the hope of the race.”
—Charles Bradlaugh

“Without an unfettered press, without liberty of speech, all the outward forms and structures of free institutions are a sham, a pretense—the sheerest mockery. If the press is not free; if speech is not independent and untrammeled; if the mind is shackled or made impotent through fear, it makes no difference under what form of government you live; you are a subject and not a citizen.”
—William E. Borah

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
—George Washington

“This is one of the crazy things about this concept because money and speech turned out to be the same thing — money, information and math — they’re the same thing. In a Bitcoin world, I can literally write down my Bitcoin address and keys on a piece of paper and put it in a safety deposit box. It’s basically in cold storage, I could even put it in my head. I can memorize the key phrases and I could cross national borders with $1 billion in my brain. It’s a very powerful but literally mind bending concept in that sense.”
—Naval Ravikant

“As the economic and political system further disintegrates, elites increase their control of public perception with the censorship imposed by Silicon Valley giant tech companies and their manipulation of algorithms. As the veil of deception thickens, a new force for truth has emerged on the internet. Bitcoin—revolutionary money—has arrived.”
—Nozomi Hayase

The Bitcoin Revolution (Jeffrey Tucker / Future Frontiers)

Law, Language, and Money (F.A. Hayek, DerGigi, RD BTC)

Inalienable Property Rights (DerGigi)

How Bitcoin Cripples Monopolies & Social Media Censorship (Aleks Svetski, Joe Brown / Heresy Financial)

Bitcoin Makes Free Speech Profitable (Aleks Svetski / Mark Moss Show)

Ye explains why we need Bitcoin (Kanye West, @CryptoTea_)

Law, Language, and Morality of Bitcoin (Till Musshoff)

Bitcoin is the Schelling Point of Money (Till Musshoff)

Financial Censorship: Deplatforming Individuals (Kudzai Kutukwa)

The Perils of a Narrow, Unexamined Perspective, and the Influence of Fiat (Tyler Lindsay, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Are the Masses Ready for Bitcoin? (Jack Sweeney)

Bitcoin is the only commodity immune to any kind of trade embargo (@anilsaidso / Twitter)

Bitcoin as Language of Money (Holger von Krosigk / Dematerialize Blog)

Bitcoin = Free Speech Repository? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

If the language we use to communicate our values decays, so would the underlying values themselves (BTC Sessions / Twitter)

📚 Unapologetic Freedom (Justin Rezvani, Foreword by JP Sears) ➡️ Order on Amazon

“Once a society starts to go down the path of arbitrarily restricting the free flow of information and ideas, no matter how well intentioned the censors think they are, tyranny is not far off.”
—Kudzai Kutukwa

“Tolerance will reach such a level that intelligent people will be banned from thinking so as not to offend the imbeciles.”
—Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

“If ideas can’t go to battle, people will.”
—Unknown

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5.6. Bitcoin + Community

“We were born to work together like feet, hands, and eyes, like the two rows of teeth, upper and lower. To obstruct each other is unnatural.”
—Marcus Aurelius

“When [fiat] is the world you live in, it’s hard to put other people’s interests first, because when you do, you fall behind. Everyone that relies on you falls behind, too, which makes it an even more difficult decision. Not so with sound money. Through deflation caused by technology, your stack continually grows in value, making it an easier decision to stop and help someone else.”
—Jonathan Leger

Why the Bitcoin Community is Growing So Fast and Getting So Large (Tomer Strolight)

The Bitcoin Community’s Scope is Unprecedented (Lyn Alden / Twitter Thread)

Bitcoin as Mutuality and Global Barter (Dan Weintraub)

Five Days in a Citadel (@DeFBed / Talking in Bits #81)

Bitcoin Meet-ups 👋 (Eric Podwojski)

Connecting Bitcoin Communities (Lukas Duczko, Mary Imasuen / Nobcast #14)

Bitcoin Block Munich (Mick Morucci, @BitcoinMunich / Geyser Pod)

“How I stand will not be shaped by who I stand against, but instead by what I stand for and who I stand with.”
—Pua Case

“Bitcoin embodies paradox. You become an individual with the power of self-sovereignty, yet in doing that, you join a network and become unified as a bitcoiner.”
—Roger 9000

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5.7. Bitcoin + Death / Mortality

Our Relationship with Mortality (Erin Crawford, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Top 5 Regrets of the Dying – How Bitcoin Helps (Erin Crawford / Death and Bitcoin Pod)

How a Bitcoin Future Impacts Humanity (@DecrimNat, Erin Crawford / Death and Bitcoin Pod)

Embracing Mortality and Empowering Life Through Bitcoin: A Death Doula’s Journey (Erin Crawford, Garrett Hayes / The Plunge Pod)

The Most Harrowing Interview I Have Ever Conducted (@Nackoo2000, Daniel Prince / Once Bitten Pod #327)

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5.8. Bitcoin + Developing Nations

“The properties I like about bitcoin are that it’s censorship resistant, permissionless, and you don’t need to establish a bank account to use it. That’s great for people in emerging markets that can’t participate in expensive things.”
—Adam Back

“Global remittances are one of the most vital sources of income for the emerging markets, but few money transfer companies exist that comply with local regulations. This forces people into using companies that charge higher fees and puts less money into the pockets of the people who need it most. Bitcoin fixes this, providing a better alternative to the way people send money with lower fees, faster speed and access for the unbanked.”
—Ray Youssef

Africa + Bitcoin = The Future (@MemeingBitcoin)

The Path to a Bitcoin Standard in Africa (Charlene Fadirepo)

A Conversation with Farida Nabourema (Charlene Fadirepo, Farida Nabourema / Bitcoin In Africa Show)

The Bitcoin Revolution in Africa: Explained (Power Laws)

The use case for Bitcoin in Africa is human rights (Daniel Batten / Twitter)

Why Bitcoin Is Hope For Africa (Ray Youssef / Bitcoin Magazine Pod)

Buying Coca Cola with Bitcoin in Africa (Bitcoin Ekasi, Bitcoin News / Twitter)

Africa and Bitcoin (Ray Youssef, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #18)

Advocating for Human Rights Through Bitcoin (@KevinBasham, @bdrsquared, Anita Posch / Cryptopulse #E52S2)

Bitcoin in Africa and Doing More than Hodling (Anita Posch, Mark Stephany / The Progressive Bitcoiner)

Bitcoin In Africa Keynote (Fode Diop / Bitcoin 2022 Conference)

How Bitcoin Is Shaping Africa (Abubakar Nur Khalil, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #936)

“There’s 600 million people in Africa that don’t have access to electricity. That’s a lot. That’s two-thirds of the world’s total that don’t have access to electricity that’s here. And so what we all should be trying to do is focus on how we can help electricity proliferate across this continent. Bitcoin mining just happens to be the missing link.”
—Erik Hersman

Can Bitcoin Mining Electrify Africa? (Kudzai Kutukwa)

We Don’t Need Banks Anymore (Jack Dorsey, Alex Gladstein / Bitcoin 2021 Conference)

Bitcoin: Opening the Door to Financial Inclusion (Ray Youssef)

Nigerians Are Fighting for Their Own Money and Bitcoin Can Help (Ray Youssef)

All-In on the Mission to Bring More Freedom to Africa (Bernard Parah, John Vallis / Closing The Loop #23)

Remittance Disruption, Nigerian Inflation, and Bitcoin In Africa (Oluwasegun Kosemani, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #50)

Is Bitcoin The Answer For Devaluation and Corruption in Africa? (Noelyne Sumba, Nik Bhatia / The Bitcoin Layer)

The Path to a Bitcoin Standard in Africa (Charlene Fadirepo)

“The promise and potential of a Bitcoin Standard in Africa becomes more realistic each year that African communities suffer from the economic woes of excessive currency devaluation and hyperinflation set in place by authoritarian governmental regimes. Countless other decentralized finance, bitcoin-backed, or native blockchain liquidity token solutions pretend to solve Africa’s problems but only recreate existing centralized systems where wealth remains under the control of the most powerful.”
—Charlene Fadirepo

Bitcoin as a Source of Truth in Venezuela (Eduardo Gomez / Stephan Livera Pod #143)

How Bitcoin Makes a Fairer World (Wences Casares, Laura Shin / Unchained Pod #40)

Inside Cuba’s Bitcoin Revolution (Alex Gladstein)

Bitcoin Adoption in Lebanon (@Sooly_Kobayashi / Muslim Bitcoiner Pod #5)

Bitcoin in the Developing World (Matt Ahlborg / Stephan Livera Pod #175)

The Humanitarian and Environmental Case For Bitcoin (Alex Gladstein)

Bitcoin’s International Impact (Alex Gladstein, Preston Pysh / We Study Billionaires #23)

Introducing Bitcoin to Zimbabwe (Trevor Ncube, Anita Posch / In Conversation With Trevor)

The Bitcoin Standard from the Zimbabwean Perspective (@alesander97, Mary Imasuen / Nobcast #16)

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5.9. Bitcoin + Drugs / Psychedelics

“Do you have the right to modify your own mind? Do you have the right to modify your own computer? What are your rights, and what is your own? What are the limits of society, and what are the limits of the individual?”
—Kevin Paul Herbert

“Bitcoin and psychedelics are simultaneously the most powerful, yet least understood technologies on the planet.”
—Fractal Encrypt

“Coming to a deep understanding of bitcoin is very much like a deep psychedelic trip. Because everything seems to transform around this ideal in a way that’s very unexpected and quite radical because now you are seeing things in a way that is quite different from the way you originally thought you were seeing them”
—Erik Cason

Bitcoin and Psychedelics (Brandon Quittem, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

‘Treating’ Depression with Psychedelics and Bitcoin (Ricardo Negri, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Decriminalization and the Parallels Between Bitcoin & Psychedelics (@DecrimNat, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Bitcoin and Psychedelics (Fractal Encrypt)

Psychedelic Sovereignty (Fractal Encrypt, @DeFBed / Talking in Bits #77)

Bitcoin is Psychedelic (Brandon Quittem, Lorenzo Hagerty / Psychedelic Salon Pod #654)

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5.10. Bitcoin + Education

Music Video: “Another Brick In The Wall” (Pink Floyd)

“I don’t want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers.”
—John D. Rockefeller, founder of the General Education Board

“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.”
—Fredrick Douglass

“This is the way a student goes through college nowadays. In literature, economics, philosophy, sociology, and other subjects, the student is continually subjected to data and interpretations that converge on a single point: the viciousness of private enterprise, and the virtuousness of state intervention.”
—Ralph Rico

“Universities benefit from the fiat system’s easy money policies through government grants and tuition money (taking out debt favored in inflationary environments like the fiat system). The economists and papers academia produces are thus biased in support of inflationary fiat systems. It’s no wonder why so many academics vociferously oppose Bitcoin and advocate central planners having control over the global monetary system.”
—Hannah Wolfman-Jones

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
—Mark Twain

“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?”
—Charles Bukowski

Why Does Academia Have A Bias Against Bitcoin? (Hannah Wolfman-Jones)

The Academic Suppression and Ignoring of Bitcoin (Hannah Wolfman-Jones)

Academia Excludes Bitcoiners and Supports Tyranny (Hannah Wolfman-Jones)

What If: The Education System Was Orange-Pilled? (Ulric Pattillo)

Bitcoin Fixes Early Education (Bitcoin Rabbi, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #4)

Bitcoin Fixes Higher Education (Saifedean Ammous, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #5)

“If you’re in an academic position, there’s no cost to publishing something wrong. It’s a giant rat race of running on this mill, producing papers that nobody reads, and nobody cares if they’re right or wrong…there’s no sense of actually finding the truth, because there is no market test. That’s why you have so many insane ideas coming out of universities today. It’s a constant stream of hysteria, because if you have concerning hysterical findings that suggest ‘Oh no! Cow farts will boil the oceans!’ then you’re more likely to get funding.”
—Saifedean Ammous

“A big part of our identity development process is these state indoctrination systems we call schools. We take these impressionable young human beings, who are open, interested, unique and diverse, and we beat the individuality out of them for 12 years. Then we wonder why they come out as fucking mindless drones who have these preconceived notions and biases about how the world works, what the state is, and that if we want roads we must pay taxes.”
—Aleks Svetski

How Education Became A Fountain of Fiat Values (Jimmy Song)

Bitcoin, Universities, and Christian Theology (Jimmy Song, John Osterhoudt / ReasonTV)

Bitcoin Taught Me How to Teach (Tomer Strolight)

Teaching Financial Literacy in the Age of Bitcoin (Aarika Rhodes)

Fighting for Financial Literacy in Congress (Aarika Rhodes, C.K. SNARKS / Bitcoin Magazine Pod)

Homeschooling vs. Public Schooling (Daniel Prince, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #76)

Fiat Education (Daniel Prince, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #77)

“We feed children crap—cheerios, fruit loops, high-fructose corn syrup bullshit—then we stuff them in an uncomfortable chair for 8 hours a day, force-feed them stuff that they may not be curious about, much of which is not really going to contribute to their intellectual development or have any real-world application…so of course any sensible, rational, thoughtful child is just going to say, ‘Why am I doing this? This is pointless.’ So then we drug them up and suggest that it’s a problem with them, not a problem of the circumstance we’re putting them in.”
—John Vallis

Bitcoin Allows You To Discover The Genius Within (Nozomi Hayase)

The things bitcoin teaches us (@TheBitcoinConf / Twitter)

📚 Dumbing Us Down (John Taylor Gatto) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

“Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe.”
—H.G. Wells

“As the fiat economy stagnates, with growing unemployment and cuts in wages, the Bitcoin space, tapping into our inherent potentials, is always recruiting new talent. With new economic activities being generated, the youth of today are now given a choice to refuse to become another brick in the wall that segregates humanity through the hierarchy of class, race and nationality, thereby perpetuating war and economic exploitation. They can now begin to imagine and actively engage in building blocks of their own design for their own future.”
—Nozomi Hayase

“I find it tragic that something you spend ⅓ of your life trying to obtain isn’t taught in schools. There’s a new subject in the curriculum and it’s called Money.”
—Daz Bea

Unlocking Financial Freedom Through Bitcoin (Ray Youssef)

The Dollar Endgame Approaches (Peruvian Bull, Daniel Prince / Once Bitten Pod)

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5.11. Bitcoin + Energy

“…From a fundamental bio-physical perspective, both prehistoric human evolution and the course of history can be seen as the quest for controlling greater stores and flows of more concentrated and more versatile forms of energy and converting them, in more affordable ways at lower costs and with higher efficiencies, into heat, light, and motion.”
—Vaclav Smil

“The Bitcoin network is a global energy net that liberates stranded assets and makes new ones viable. Imagine a 3D topographic map of the world with cheap energy hotspots being lower and expensive energy being higher. I imagine Bitcoin mining being akin to a glass of water poured over the surface, settling in the nooks and crannies, and smoothing it out.”
—Nic Carter

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of frequency, vibration, and energy.”
—Nikola Tesla

“Energy is the only universal currency.”
—Vaclav Smil

“The unbreakable link between energy and money is undeniable and inescapable. Many have proposed a money linked to energy throughout modern history, but none were able to successfully design or implement it. Enter Satoshi Nakamoto…Bitcoin is the tool that will incentivize and usher in a new age of energy abundance. Because securing the money removes moral hazard and economic manipulation from the equation. Incentives revert back to the most efficient use of energy as determined by the individual who bore the cost to acquire it.”
—@anilsaidso

“Bitcoin mining doesn’t waste energy. It keeps energy from being wasted.” (Troy Cross)

Bitcoin Will Save Our Earth (Captain Sidd)

Towards A Future of Energy Abundance (Austin Mitchell)

Jordan Peterson’s Mind Blown By Bitcoin Mining & Energy (Saifedean Ammous, Jordan Peterson)

Bitcoin Accelerates Human Progress (Interstellar)

Bitcoin Mining Isn’t Wasteful — It Creates Abundance (Interstellar)

An Antitrust Attorney’s Take on How Bitcoin Enhances Energy-Market Competition and Innovation (Jarod Bona)

Bitcoin is Digital Energy (Michael Saylor / MicroStrategy / MIT Bitcoin Expo)

It’s all about the energy, stupid (Max Gagliardi / Twitter Thread)

Short Film: “Bitcoin Will Change the Global Economy” (Pierre Corbin / The Great Reset Films)

Bitcoin Mining and Storing Energy as Money (Tim Ferriss, Balaji Srinivasan / The Tim Ferriss Show)

Bitcoin’s benefit to the energy grid (@DocumentingBTC, Peter McCormack, Ted Cruz)

Bitcoin and the Energy Transition (Nima Tabatabai, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #561)

Bitcoin and Energy Markets (Jeff Booth, @q_liketheletter, @phjlljp / Bitcoin Magazine Live)

Bitcoin & Energy (Adam O. AKA @DenverBitcoin / Bitcoin Kindergarten #75)

Bitcoin is an Energy Honeypot (Harry Sudock / Blue Collar Bitcoin #61)

How Bitcoin can Unlock the Energy of the Ocean for 1 Billion People (Level 39, Nathaniel Harmon)

Reviving Century-Old Renewable Technology and Bitcoin Mining (Nathaniel Harmon, Mark Stephany / The Progressive Bitcoiner)

Bitcoin is the Ultimate Renewables Grid-Balancer (Level 39 / Twitter Thread)

Bitcoin is a Pioneer Species (Brandon Quittem, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

Bitcoin as a Pioneer Species (Aleks Svetski, Brandon Quittem / Wake Up Pod #60)

Deep Dive on Bitcoin Energy Misconceptions (Michael Saylor, Preston Pysh / We Study Billionaires #BTC099)

Destroying Bitcoin Energy Consumption Criticism (Michael Saylor, Max Keiser / Swan Signal Live)

Bitcoin mining is the ultimate flexible load (Shaun Connell / Twitter Thread)

Bitcoin Mining is the “Holy Grail” for Power Grids (Shaun Connell, John Vallis / Closing The Loop #22)

This thread will convince you Bitcoin mining is good for the environment. (DocumentingBTC / Twitter thread)

Turning Garbage Into Bitcoin (Adam Wright, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did)

Mining Policy Masterclass (Mags Gronowska, Nik Bhatia / The Bitcoin Layer)

Bitcoin Mining & The Energy Grid Transition (Shaun Connell, Troy Cross, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #619)

“Civilizations advance based on their ability to HARNESS energy, not the energy they consume. Bitcoin encourages the former & disincentivizes the latter.”
—Drew MacMartin

“Much like real life, and the effects of physical laws on the material world around us, Bitcoin has no ‘rewind’ button. ‘What’s done is done, and cannot be undone,’ as Lady Macbeth’s daughter says…If money is the scorecard through which we measure the use and application of time, energy and scarce resources, then a money which maps to the very real and consequential nature of their use and depletion, is not just accurate, but perfect.”
—Aleks Svetski

“What drives our economy is abundant, efficient, affordable energy.”
— Tom Emmer, Congressman

“It’s the existence of energy in the real world that creates consequences with no ability to appeal.”
—Michael Saylor

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5.12. Bitcoin + Fear / Confusion / Uncertainty

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
—H. L. Mencken

“The incentive of fiat politics is to have permanent crises. Because if there’s not a crisis, then there’s no reason for political power. If everything is working, what’s the importance of screaming, voting and protesting…saying ‘THIS IS THE GUY THAT’S GONNA FIX EVERYTHING!!’ You HAVE to create problems. Permanent problems are the fuel of government and political power.”
—Guy Swann

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Bitcoin (Tomer Strolight)

Why Bitcoin is So Complicated (Tomer Strolight)

Why Bitcoin Is Not Like Anything You’ve Ever Seen Before (Tomer Strolight)

Don’t Be Scared, You’re Gonna Die (Simply Bitcoin)

The Bitcoin Mindset: Love vs. Fear (Erin Crawford / Death and Bitcoin Pod)

Bitcoin is Freedom & Many Fear Freedom (Jack Spirko / Survival Podcast #3258)

Empowerment Over Fear: Bitcoin, Home Birth, and Responsible Sovereignty (Conor Chepenik)

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5.13. Bitcoin + Food / Farming

“A monetary system built on a pyramid of unsound debt money gave us a food system built on a pyramid of unsound grains and carbohydrates.”
—Saifedean Ammous

“We weren’t taught nutrition growing up, and we weren’t taught money growing up—and those are the two most important things in today’s times.”
—Texas Slim

How Bitcoin Changes Food (Parker Lewis, @CarniClemenza, @MrSollozzo / Meat Mafia Pod #94)

Bitcoin Fixes the Food Industrial Complex (Texas Slim, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #82)

The Great Reset of Food | What’s Really At Stake (Mark Moss)

Inside the World of the ‘Bitcoin Carnivores’ (Jordan Pearson)

We Need Our Farmers, Our Farmers Need Bitcoin (Mike Hobart)

Are Fiat “Health Foods” Making Us Sick? (Dr. Brooke Miller, Texas Slim, Saifedean Ammous, Natalie Brunell / Hard Money Show)

Fiat Food (Saifedean Ammous / The Fiat Standard [Chapter 9])

Fiat Inflation is Destroying our Diets and our Health (Natalie Brunell, Saifedean Ammous)

Fiat Food (Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #47)

Fiat Farming (Joel AKA @UntappedGrowth, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #65)

Low Time Preference Aging (P.D. Mangan, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #102)

Fiat Food Science & PR (Calley Means, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #156)

42% of Americans Are Obese. Here’s Why (Learn Liberty)

Regenerative Co-ops and the Foundation of Bitcoin Citadels (@BitcoinAndCows, @UntappedGrowth, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Homesteading, Homeschooling, Rites of Passage, & Bitcoin (Anonymous Craig, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

The painful truth on global agricultural policy and Third World debt (Michael Hudson, Alex Gladstein)

Observational Science (Jason Wrich, @DeFBed / Talking in Bits #82)

The Preparation Makes the Poison (@MrSollozzo, @CarniClemenza, @DeFBed / Talking in Bits #84)

Fiat Food is Destroying Our Health (Saifedean Ammous, @CarniClemenza, @MrSollozzo / Meat Mafia Pod #130)

Can Bitcoin Help Fix Our Food System? (@CarniClemenza, @MrSollozzo, Natalie Brunell / Coin Stories)

Bridging Beef & Bitcoin with Community (Kit_Sats, Jason Wrich, Texas Slim / Texas Slim’s Vision)

Beef And Bitcoin (Tristan Scott, Texas Slim / Texas Slim’s Vision)

Conversation with Tristan Scott (Michael Lucchesi, Tristan Scott / The Heuristic Pod #17)

Food Intelligence, Soil Health, and How Everything Changed in 1971 (Mike Hobart, Texas Slim / Texas Slim’s Vision)

Modern logic (@AlpacaAurelius / Twitter)

Bitcoin & The Beef Initiative (Texas Slim, Jack Spirko / Survival Podcast #3131)

How F’d is our Food System? (Jack Spirko / Survival Podcast #3232)

Fiat money is killing children (Macro Jack / Twitter thread)

Cold Storage: Financial & Food Security (Macro Jack)

Money & Food (Robert Breedlove, @CarniClemenza, @MrSollozzo / Meat Mafia Pod #173)

📚 Bitcoin and Beef (Tristan Scott) ➡️ Order on Amazon

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5.14. Bitcoin + Games / Gaming

“The difference between World of Warcraft Gold, Fortnite V-Bucks, the Euro, and the U.S. Dollar is in scale, not in nature.”
—DerGigi

Bitcoin is Digital Scarcity (DerGigi)

How Bitcoin Will Drive and Shape The Gaming Industry in Coming Years (Moritz Kaminski, Oleg Mikhalsky)

Bitstamp and Zebedee Bridge Major Gap Between Bitcoin and Gaming (Alex McShane)

Bitcoin’s Killer Application: “Skin in the Game” (Simon Cowell)

Skin in the Lightning Game with ZEBEDEE Founder Simon Cowell (Guy Swann / Bitcoin Audible / Chats #59)

ZEBEDEE, The Metaverse, LNURL, Lightning Addresses, and BOLT12 (André Neves / Kevin Rooke Show #19)

Lightning-Powered Gaming (Des Dickerson, Jack Everitt, @DeFBed, @BenMercedesii / Talking in Bits #61)

Leaving the Fiat VC World (@bitspooky, Daniel Prince / Once Bitten! #305)

Bitcoin Unlocks The Economy Of The Metaverse (Nik Bhatia)

I’m Making a Gameboy Game, But It’s For Bitcoiners! (Hero of Bitcoin)

Hero of Bitcoin (Hero of Bitcoin / Geyser Podcast)

Implementing Bitcoin Payments into Super Mario on NES (@MandelDuck / Twitter)

Onboarding New Bitcoiners with Bitcoin Games (Des Dickerson, Jack Everitt, Mary Imasuen / Nobcast #22)

Building THNDR Games, Competitive Leagues, and Cross-App Identity on Nostr (Desiree Dickerson, Kevin Rooke / Kevin Rooke Show #99)

Bitcoin Gaming Education (Des Dickerson, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #290)

Creating the Bitcoin Board Game (Craig Deutsch, Mary Imasuen / Nobcast #24)

“Understanding #Bitcoin is like having a cheat code in a video game.”
—Jeff Booth

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5.15. Bitcoin + Health

“Physicians are productive, administrators are extractive: the cartelization of healthcare is a fiat disease.”
—Robert Breedlove

“Modern medicine has no interest in a cure for disease when they can create a subscription model and charge for its management.”
—Chris Boettcher

“If you look where we went off the gold standard in 1971, when the dollar was debased and devalued, human health has been debased and devalued along that curve. It’s the same damn chart.”
—Texas Slim

Building the Best Version of Yourself (Robert Breedlove, @CarniClemenza, @MrSollozzo / Meat Mafia Pod #96)

Bitcoin Fixes Healthcare (Jon Gordon, Andy Schoonover / Bitcoin Magazine Pod)

Bitcoin Fixes Healthcare (Andy Schoonover, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #185)

Fiat Healthcare & CrowdHealth (Andy Schoonover, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #144)

Fiat Nutrition (Nina Teicholz, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #71)

Why We Get Sick (Dr. Benjamin Bikman, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #127)

When these are the people in charge of “public health” you know they are totally clowning you (Shawn Baker / Twitter)

Bitcoin vs. Health Insurance (Avik Roy, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #86)

Doctors Must Be Hustlers — Have No Time To Care About You (Carnivore Aurelius / Twitter)

The Price of Principles (Dr. Bitcoin MD)

Bitcoin MDs (Dr. Bitcoin MD, Dr. BTCDCA, Aleks Svetski / Wake Up Pod #28)

Generational Wealth & Generational Health (Macro Jack)

“Medicine doesn’t want to cure anything anymore. It’s all about managing symptoms to make you comfortable…there’s no financial incentive to curing disease.”
—@SusieBdds

“It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
—J. Krishnamurti

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5.16. Bitcoin + History

“History is a labora­tory rich in a hundred thousand exper­i­ments in economics, religion, liter­a­ture, science, and govern­ment — history is our roots and our illumi­na­tion, as the road by which we came and the only light that can clarify the present and guide us into the future.”
—William Durant

“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.”
—George Santanaya

“History may not repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme.”
—Mark Twain

“If the modern world is ancient Rome, suffering the economic consequences of monetary collapse, with the dollar our aureus, then Satoshi Nakamoto is our Constantine, Bitcoin is his solidus, and the Internet is our Constantinople.”
—Saifedean Ammous

Our Most Brilliant Idea (Robert Breedlove)

What the Bitcoin Revolution Can Learn From the American Revolution (Frank Nuessle)

Bitcoin and the American Revolution (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Bitcoin And The American West (@Croesus_BTC)

We Are So Early. Few. (@Croesus_BTC, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

History of Money (Nik Bhatia, Yan Pritzker, Brady Swenson / Swan Signal Live #44)

The Bitcoin Reformation (Tuur Demeester)

Bitcoin: Holding Gold During the Fall of Rome (Joe Consorti)

Bitcoin and Those Who Represented Its Principles Across Time (Ulric Pattillo)

When Money Fails (Emil Sandstedt, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire #44)

“The course of history is determined by the actions of individuals and by the effects of these actions. The actions are determined by value judgments of the acting individuals, i.e., the ends which they were eager to attain, and by the means which they applied for the attainment of these ends.”
—Ludwig von Mises

How Bitcoin Educates The World About Finance (Pierre Corbin)

“What Is Money?” In Indonesia (Dea Rezkitha, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #151)

Bitcoin Is The New New World (Ian Reis)

Fiat Money Inflation in France (Andrew Dickson White)

Bitcoin Is Venice (Allen Farrington, Sacha Meyers)

📚 Money Dethroned: A Historical Journey (Emil Sandstedt) ➡️ Order on Amazon

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5.17. Bitcoin + Hope / Optimism

“Bitcoiners are realistic optimists. We’re pessimistic about the short term because we’re honest enough to both acknowledge the problems we’re facing, and call them out. But, we’re also optimistic about the long term because we appreciate the nuance of what has worked in functional, free societies, and we know we have the ultimate tool in Bitcoin, whose very existence corrects behavior and time preference at the level of the individual.”
—Aleks Svetski

“This is way more powerful than the internet. It is the peer-to-peer internet, but it touches everything. What would human society look like if built on truth? That is what is happening here. The result of spending way more time in bitcoin, is hope in the world.”
—Jeff Booth

Without Inflation Bearing Down On You, Everything Changes (James Lavish / Twitter)

Bitcoin enables you to fulfill your potential and live your best life (Morgen Rochard / Twitter)

The World Needs Bitcoiners’ Relentless Optimism (Nozomi Hayase)

Bitcoin is Hope (Robert Breedlove)

Bitcoin Is Hope (Michael Saylor, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Irrational Optimism — The Spirit of a Bitcoiner (Aleks Svetski)

One Bitcoin Is Your Harvard MBA (@Croesus_BTC)

Bitcoin is Hope. Because without it, what will you do? (@BitcoinEkasi / Twitter)

Bitcoin and Buddy Holly (Alan Montgomery)

“I can feel it now, for the first time in a long time, the crackling uncertainty giving way to a pure signal. I can feel hearts opening and minds racing with excitement, and see night skies filled not with darkness but the starlight of possibilities.”
—Alan Montgomery

“Bitcoin is hope because Bitcoin’s rules are known and stable. The Bitcoin system is insanely reliable, operating like clockwork, with rules that are known and set in stone. It is an environment of iron-clad constraints that are enforced without rulers. Not only is it the opposite of the fiat system, but it is also its antidote. Not only a lifeboat, ready to be boarded by anyone who is in need, but also a cure, providing meaning and optimism where there was none before.”
—DerGigi

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5.18. Bitcoin + Human Rights / Activism / Government Fuckery of All Levels

*Note*: This section was tricky, because there’s no way to effectively “sort” such a broad range of situations of varying severity across the globe. Keep in mind this is in no way attempting to compare any one situation with another.

“Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well sure, here’s one: it is called the political system. It is nothing if not a giant conspiracy to rob, trick, and subjugate the population.”
—Jeffrey Tucker

“Independence is financial…If we don’t have financial freedom, nothing is going to change.”
—Kefah Abukhdeir, Palestinian Human Rights Activist

Why Bitcoin Matters for Human Rights: Explained in 2 Minutes (Alex Gladstein / Human Rights Foundation)

Why Decentralized Technology Matters for Freedom (Alex Gladstein / SingularityU Greece Summit 2018)

Safeguarding Human Rights with Bitcoin (Alex Gladstein, Mary Imasuen / Nobcast #29)

Opposing the Corruptible Fiat System, Bitcoin Enforces Universal Human Rights (Anita Posch)

Bitcoin is the Embodiment of Human Rights (Anita Posch)

Documentary: “How Bitcoin Enforces Human Rights” (Anita Posch)

Governments can soon seize your money, here’s how (Layah Heilpern, David Lin / Kitco News)

The Bitcoin Awakening (Mark Moss, Heavily Armed Clown / Bitcoin Echo Chamber #47)

The Moral Case for Bitcoin (Jimmy Song)

The Moral Case For Bitcoin (Jimmy Song, Aleks Svetski / Wake Up Pod #26)

A Most Peaceful Revolution (Nic Carter)

Bitcoin and the Legend of Prometheus (Aleks Svetski)

Freedom Go Up (Alex Gladstein / Bitcoin Policy Institute)

Bitcoin is Freedom (Yeonmi Park, Farida Nabourema, Fadi Elsalameen, Alex Gladstein / Bitcoin 2022 Conference)

Bitcoin, Authoritarianism, and Human Rights (Alex Gladstein, Lex Fridman / Lex Fridman Pod #231)

Bitcoin Is Protecting Human Rights Around the World (Alex Gladstein / ReasonTV)

Viva La Bitcoin Revolution (Samantha Messing)

Inside Cuba’s Bitcoin Revolution (Alex Gladstein, @ErichGarciaCruz, @sobradob, @antoniogm, @ric23 / Bitcoin Spaces Live)

The Humanitarian Case For Bitcoin (Till Musshoff)

Fighting Monetary Colonialism With Open Source Code (Alex Gladstein)

French Monetary Colonialism, Bitcoin & Africa (Alex Gladstein, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

Why Bitcoin Matters for Human Rights in Togo and Beyond (Farida Nabourema)

Bitcoin and Lightning Spreading Hope in Africa (Farida Nabourema, Natalie Brunell / Coin Stories)

Fighting Back Against Monetary Colonialism (Farida Nabourema, @btcandfriends / Human Rights Foundation)

“Bitcoin is liberation from exploitative central banks who scam those who can afford it the least. Bitcoin is hope in a fallen world.”
—Jessica Vaugn

“You cannot have independence without monetary independence…this is what Bitcoin truly provides for the first time.”
—Farida Nabourema

“All around the world, Bitcoin is creating opportunities for people who have limited financial access. It’s only through Bitcoin education and its real use cases that we can inspire even more people to take part in this financial revolution.”
—Ray Youssef

Empowering Political Activism (Farida Bemba Nabourema, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #27)

Bitcoin is Optimism (Alex Gladstein, NLW / The Breakdown)

Bitcoin: A Weapon for Us To Fight Oppression (Fodé Diop, Nick Gillespie / ReasonTV)

Adventures in Late Stage Fiat: CFA Franc (Fodé Diop, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #124)

Bitcoin and Authoritarianism (Yeonmi Park, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #14)

Human Rights and Bitcoin (Alex Gladstein, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #2)

Bitcoin is a Trojan Horse for Freedom (Alex Gladstein)

Bitcoin: A Trojan Horse For Freedom (Alex Gladstein, Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show #109)

Finding Financial Freedom in Afghanistan (Alex Gladstein)

What is happening in Lebanon? (@Sooly_Kobayashi / Twitter Thread)

Why Bitcoin Should be the Saving Choice of Lebanon (Thomas Semaan)

How Bitcoin is Helping Protesters in Belarus (Alex Gladstein, Jaraslau Likhachevski, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #266)

Bitcoin: A Weapon for Peace in the Israel-Palestine Conflict (Fadi Elsalameen, Noor Greene, Jim Epstein, Zach Weissmueller / ReasonTV)

Could Bitcoin Be Palestine’s Currency of Freedom? (Alex Gladstein)

Bitcoin as Palestine’s Currency for Freedom (Alex Gladstein, @PoleVaultDream / One Love Bitcoin)

How Bitcoin Helps Palestinians (Fadi Elsalameen, Alex Gladstein, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #417)

Can Bitcoin Free North Koreans? (Yeonmi Park, Alex Gladstein)

Bitcoin and North Korea (Yeonmi Park)

How Bitcoin Solves Financial Apartheid (Ray Youssef, Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show)

How Bitcoin Will Save 100 Million Human Lives in the 21st Century Alone (Luke Broyles / Twitter Thread)

Check Your Financial Privilege (Alex Gladstein)

📚 Hidden Repression (Alex Gladstein) ➡️ Order on Amazon

“Here’s your opportunity to invest in something, or invest in the infrastructure of something that is fundamentally disruptive, that can deliver a real empowerment tool to anyone who has internet access. Bitcoin is so fundamentally disruptive to human rights abusers that my argument to you would be that you should be going out of your way to include some sort of Bitcoin exposure so that you can sleep more soundly knowing that you’re promoting something that is actually disrupting authoritarianism and tyranny around the world.”
—Alex Gladstein

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5.19. Bitcoin + Inequality / Fairness

“If the water’s flowing and everyone is benefitting—everyone’s cup is filled, people are happy. They have better things to do than to line up outside of someone’s house and threaten to chop their head off. I don’t think we should be setting up guillotines anywhere, and that’s why I love Bitcoin. Bitcoin is the peaceful revolution. But why do people want to set up these guillotines? Because they know the system isn’t working.”
—Heavily Armed Clown

“The current financial system is manifestly unfair, in any number of ways. At the entry point, to participate in it at all requires a certain basic level of wealth – something as simple as having a fixed address. Higher and higher up the wealth scale, further disparities exist – the richest get special treatment at every stage, with access to better rates of interest, special offers, lines of credit, and so on.”
—Freddie New

“Bitcoin makes the world better because it is fair. Not equal, because no matter how hard we try inequality will always exist, and some will be ahead while others are behind, but fair. Bitcoin treats every single person who participates in it just the same. Anyone in the world, anywhere they are, can create a private key with nothing more than a pair of dice or by flipping a coin. You don’t even need an internet connection to do this. And with that private key you can participate in the network, immediately, and no one can stop you.”
—Freddie New

Bitcoin bitcoin promotes equality. (@HarlemBitcoin)

The Bitcoin Difference: Bitcoin vs Fiat (Freddie New, @BitcoinConfUK)

How Central Banking Increased Inequality (Louis Rouanet / Mises Institute)

“As long as one group of people is stuck trading their time for money, and another group can create money out of thin air, one group will always be in slavery to the other.”
—Mark Moss

“Bitcoin is not centralized by an entity, corporation, person or country, meaning it is not controlled by a single authority or managed in one place. This lack of centrality removes the fundamental flaw of bias. Bitcoin does not care what you look like, what culture you come from, your gender or your religious background.”
—Dawdu M. Amantanah

The Rich Get Richer The Poor Get Bitcoin (Bradley Rettler)

Bitcoin Is For Everyone (Tomer Strolight)

Why Bitcoin is the World’s Most Inclusive Institution (Tomer Strolight)

How Bitcoin Can Help The Poor (Bradley Rettler, Scott Melker / The Wolf Of All Streets)

Bitcoin, Inequality, and Morals (Misir Mahmudov, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #79)

5 Myths About Inequality (Professor Antony Davies / Learn Liberty)

How to Fight Global Poverty (Professor Stephen Davies / Learn Liberty)

“Bitcoin has the power to reduce barriers to wealth for the forgotten seven million who remain unbanked. It is access to financial opportunity for the 100%, bridging the gap for the underrepresented.”
—Ray Youssef

How Bitcoin Ends Injustice and the Importance of Orange-Pilling Activists (Dan Weintraub)

In Support of the ELITE (Aleks Svetski)

Be Elite. Fuck Average (Aleks Svetski / Wake Up Pod #14)

Aneesh Karve Series (Aneesh Karve, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show)

Bitcoin Gives Everyone A Chance (Obi Nwosu, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Why Fiat Drives the Wealth Divide (Avik Roy, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #564)

Are Politicians and Billionaires All Hypocrites? (Natalie Brunell, Bari Weiss, Stacy Herbert, Binyamin Appelbaum, Sven Henrich, Andrew Tate / Hard Money Show)

Rights, Incentives & The Bitcoin System (Guy Swann / Bitcoin Audible / Guy’s Take #32)

Wealth Inequality and Bitcoin (Guy Swann / Tuscon Bitcoin Pod)

Bitcoin for Fairness (Anita Posch, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #545)

Is Bitcoin a Game-Changer for Social Impact Investing? (Christopher Bendiksen)

“Bitcoin has removed the ability for humans to cheat. In this new world, it is no longer possible for any one person, or even a group of powerful people, to change the rules, to game the system, or to manipulate the network to their advantage. And, crucially, this remains true no matter how much bitcoin you hold.”
—Freddie New

“Every single actor in the Bitcoin network is equal. The amount of bitcoin you own does not give you special powers to stop other people or to change the rules to benefit you. There is no Cantillon effect. There is no sort of people who are closest to the money spigot who can benefit at the expense of everybody else.”
—Alex Gladstein

“In Bitcoin, equality is not merely an aspirational goal—it is a hardcoded property.”
—Christopher Bendiksen

“This innovative monetary system [Bitcoin], which guarantees everyone freedom, delivers justice for all. Through sovereign individuals associating with one another on the basis of equality, a new economy can be built that cultivates the uniqueness of each person to enrich the whole society.”
—Nozomi Hayase

“If you pay 50% of whatever you earn in taxes and inflation, you’re 50% a slave…half of your working life is being taken away from you.”
—Knut Svanholm

“Negative. You are 100% a slave who is given a 50% stipend so that you don’t rise up against your master. Being a slave means another person or institution has greater claim to your property & labor than you do.”
—Guy Swann, in response to Knut Svanholm (above)

“You can stay on the Fiat Standard, in which some people get to produce unlimited new units of money for free, just not you. Or opt into the Bitcoin Standard, in which no one gets to do that, including you.”
—Ross Stevens

“This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor.”
—Martin Luther King Jr.

“When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.”
―Thomas Sowell

“As long as it’s fair, inequality is great. We want those who succeed to be more rewarded than those who destroy value. But in the sense of our current environment, we have sinister inequality.”
—Guy Swann

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5.20. Bitcoin + Inflation

“The most sinister of all taxes is the inflation tax and it is the most regressive. It hits the poor and the middle class. When you destroy a currency by creating money out of thin air to pay the bills, the value of the dollar goes down, and people get hit with a higher cost of living. It’s the middle class that’s being wiped out. It’s the most evil of all taxes.”
—Ron Paul

“Before every election, our representatives would like to make us think we’re getting a tax break, and they’re able to do it, while at the same time actually raising our taxes with a bit of magic they have in their toolkit. That magic is Inflation.”
—Milton Friedman

“Printing money is the last resort of desperate governments when all other policies have failed.”
—George Osborne

“Inflation is taxation without legislation.”
—Milton Friedman

Inflation is the problem. #Bitcoin is the solution. (Michael Saylor, Jack Dorsey)

Inflation Crisis (Natalie Brunell / Hard Money Show)

How Bitcoin Protects Americans from Inflation (Avik Roy / Bitcoin Policy Institute)

Bitcoin and the Changing Definition of CPI (Mitch Klee)

Bitcoin and the True Meaning of Inflation (Steven Lubka)

“Although everyone in the world appears to rather easily agree on the problem [rising prices], it is somewhat remarkable that one group of people, the so called ‘experts’ seemingly go out of their way to provide every possible cause under the sun, including the sun, as the cause of the problem, with the one miraculous exception that they don’t consider monetary inflation as a possible cause.”
—Simply Bitcoin

Hidden Theft, The Inflation Tax (Simply Bitcoin)

Is Bitcoin Money? (Michael Saylor, Saifedean Ammous)

How Bitcoin Combats Inflation (Saifedean Ammous, Anthony Pompliano, Joe Pompliano, John Pompliano)

Bitcoin University Is Better Than College (Dylan LeClair, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #669)

Bitcoin, Inflation, And The Future Of Money (Michael Saylor / Lex Fridman Podcast #276)

Why Bitcoin is the Best Way to Save Money (Tomer Strolight)

Why Bitcoin’s Buying Power Keeps Rising (Tomer Strolight)

The Turkish Lira’s Freefall and the Bitcoin Parachute (Sam Callahan)

How Fiat Could Fall and Bitcoin Could Soar (Taylor Pearson)

The Inherent Greed of the Fiat System (Ulric Pattillo)

Why Bitcoin is an Inflation Hedge (Steven Lubka, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #533)

Bitcoin: Inflating the Prospects of Deflation (Seb Bunney)

Inflation vs Your Savings (Daz Bea)

“Bitcoin is a reflection of how fooled we’ve been.” (Knut Svanholm / Swan Signal Live)

Bitcoin is Not a Hedge (Parker Lewis)

Bitcoin is Not a Hedge (Parker Lewis, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #267)

They Are Lying To You About Inflation (Parker Lewis, Mark Moss / Mark Moss Show)

Engineering, First Principles, and Bitcoin (Michael Saylor, Tom Bilyeu / Impact Theory)

Deflation and a Bright Bitcoin Future (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Calling the Central Bankers’ Bluff (Macro Jack)

A “Mostly Peaceful” Heist Series (Macro Jack)

“The Federal Reserve exists to create inflation because inflation is the hidden price tag for big government spending that’s growing by the day. There is no ‘war on inflation’. Inflation is intentional.”
—Jessica Vaugn

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5.21. Bitcoin + Institutional / Corporate / Venture Capital

“All the founders in Bitcoin are a self-selected group that have decided, instead of spending their time launching a token or capitalizing on people’s gambling behavior to take a fraction of a transaction on each gambling exchange, they’re going to help bank the world. It speaks to someone’s character, and most fundamental decision-making, that instead of the pursuit of quick money, they take the longer path of grind and hard work.”
—Alyse Killeen

“First we adopted it defensively, then we adopted it opportunistically, then we adopted it strategically…because we came to the conclusion that Bitcoin is the apex property of the human race.”
—Michael Saylor, Executive Chairman, MicroStrategy

“We created a company that allows users to stack sats, and we get to stack sats along with them—the more they stack, the more we stack—there’s complete alignment in incentives. We don’t need to launch a shitcoin, all we need to do is believe that Bitcoin’s adoption wave will continue, and Bitcoiners will do what they do best and be incredible evangelists of this new wave.”
—Will Reeves, CEO, Fold

The Corporate Case For Bitcoin In 10 Minutes. (Victoria Gago, Saifedean Ammous)

The best time for financial advisors to allocate to BTC was 10 years ago. The second best time is now (Trent Dudenhoeffer / Twitter Thread)

The Subtle Art of Stacking Sats (Will Reeves / Blue Collar Bitcoin #85)

What Not To Do: Facebook’s NFT and Stablecoin Crusade (Alex McShane)

Michael Saylor on Why He Bet $425 Million on Bitcoin (Michael Saylor, Daniela Cambone / Stansberry Research)

Bitcoin for Corporations (Jack Dorsey, Michael Saylor)

Should Tesla Convert its Cash to Bitcoin? (Gali Filche, Michael Saylor / Hyperchange)

The Bitcoin Strategy: Futureproofing an Organization with the World’s Hardest Money (MicroStrategy)

Bitcoin 101 (NYDIG)

Stone Ridge 2020 Shareholder Letter (Ross Stevens)

“Crypto”: Through The Looking Glass (Ross Stevens, Greg Cipolaro / NYDIG)

Bitcoin Macro Strategy (Michael Saylor, Ross Stevens)

Getting Off Zero: Bitcoin’s Role in Modern Investment Portfolios (Jack Neureuter / Fidelity)

Investing with a Bitcoin Mindset (Louis Liu, CK Snarks)

Bitcoin First (Chris Kuiper, Jack Neureuter / Fidelity)

An Open Letter to Ray Dalio (Robert Breedlove)

Square, Inc. Bitcoin Investment Whitepaper (Square, Inc.)

Bitcoin: A Novel Economic Institution (Ark Invest)

The B Word Conference – Full Replay (Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, Cathie Wood, Nick Carter, Philip Gradwell, Arjun Balaji, Nate Maddrey, Lyn Alden, Steve Lee, John Newbery, Peter McCormack, John Pfeffer, Beth Kurteson, Hong Fang, Conor Okus & Adam Jonas, Neha Narula, Alex Gladstein, Matt Corallo, Adam Back, Cory Fields, Anthony “AJ” Towns, Andrew Poelstra, Anthony Pompliano, Hester Peirce, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Michael Mosier, Jai Ramaswamy, Robin Weisman, Paul Balzano, Bill Rockwood, Landon Zinda, Matt Odell, Jameson Lopp, Wiz, Dhruv Bansal, Sam Korus, Brett Winton, Jerry Brito, Kirupa Pushparaj)

Ten31 Launches: A New Bitcoin Venture Capitalist Firm (Alex McShane)

Atomic Finance Announces Transition from Ethereum/DeFi to 100% Bitcoin (Tony Cai, Matthew Black / Atomic Finance)

Bitcoin: At The Tipping Point (Citi GPS: Global Perspectives & Solutions)

Onboarding Institutions (Dan Held, Shirish Jajodia, Kalin Metodiev, Hany Rashwan  / Bitcoin 2022 Conference)

Corporate Bitcoin Adoption (Michael Saylor, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #385)

Bitcoin in the Boardroom (Michael Saylor, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did)

The Bitcoin Bull Bull Bull (Michael Saylor, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did)

Bitcoin as the Apex Predator (Robert Breedlove, Anthony Pompliano  / Pomp Podcast #502)

Bitcoin Dematerializes Money (Michael Saylor, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #213)

The Future Is Bright (Cathie Wood, Michael Saylor / Bitcoin Conference 2022)

Does Bitcoin Belong on Your Balance Sheet? (Deloitte / Wall Street Journal)

How Bitcoin Changes Venture Capital (Alyse Killeen)

Bitcoin VC vs. Crypto VC (Alyse Killeen)

Investing in Bitcoin-Only Companies (Alyse Killeen, Daniel Prince / Once Bitten! Pod #323)

Bitcoin vs. Inflation (Lyn Alden / SALT Talks #142)

Buying Bitcoin as a Public Company, Earning Yield, and the Lightning Network (Shone Anstey / The Kevin Rooke Show #5)

Venture Capital and its Relationship with Bitcoin (Don Stuart)

Venture Capital and Bitcoin (Don Stuart, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #335)

Investing in Bitcoin Infrastructure (Grant Gilliam / Ten31)

Special Announcement: Ten31 (Marty Bent, Matt Odell, Grant Gilliam, Jonathan Kirkwood / TFTC)

Venture Investing in the Bitcoin-Native Ecosystem (Grant Gilliam, Ten31, John Vallis / Closing The Loop #18)

Bitcoin VC Panel (Grant Gilliam, Christopher Calicott, Andi, Michael Jarmuz, Stephan Livera / Baltic Honeybadger Conference 2022)

Bitcoin Venture Flywheel (Grant Gilliam, Christopher Calicott, Tyler Evans, Vikash Singh, Alex Thorn / Bitcoin 2022 Conference)

The Path to Bitcoin Maximalism (Cory Klippsten, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #94)

Why We’re Holding Bitcoin as a Treasury Reserve Asset (Christopher Gimmer)

Corporations Buying Bitcoin (Christopher Gimmer, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

From Genghis Khan to Michael Saylor (Eric Weiss, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #85)

Bitcoin Venture Capital (Alyse Killeen, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #129)

The startup guide to blockchain (Yan Pritzker / Twitter)

Bitcoin – In a Class of its Own (James Buterfill)

The Fundamental Investment Case for Bitcoin (Christopher Bendiksen)

📚 Why Buy Bitcoin (Andy Edstrom) ➡️ Order on Amazon

“[Crypto VCs] are chasing fiat dollar gains; we’re chasing a Bitcoin future. They’re looking for more control and influence on the world; we want to align ourselves with the Bitcoin mission, allow the human spirit to flourish, and create more freedom for people.”
—Grant Gilliam, Co-founder, Ten31

“Since its inception over a decade ago, Bitcoin has emerged as a significant addition to the global financial system, with characteristics that are useful to both individuals and institutions. MicroStrategy has recognized Bitcoin as a legitimate investment asset that can be superior to cash and accordingly has made Bitcoin the principal holding in its treasury reserve strategy.”
—Michael Saylor

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5.22. Bitcoin + Journalism

“Right now, the most interesting thing happening is Bitcoin.”
—Julian Assange, The Nantucket Project Conference, 2014

“Censorship-resistant money creates censorship-resistant content.”
—Roy Sheinfield

Why I Left My Legacy News Job For Bitcoin (Natalie Brunell)

Bitcoin and Journalism (Natalie Brunell, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #67)

Political Prosecution of Julian Assange Calls for Nonviolent Cryptographic Defense (Nozomi Hayase)

Bitcoin: Revolutionary Money in a Time of Universal Deceit (Nozomi Hayase)

Censorship Resistant Journalism Needs Censorship Resistant Money (Janine Roemer, Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show #28)

Bitcoin Journalism and Research-Based Reporting (Joe Hall, Daniel Prince / Once Bitten! #270)

Justifying Bitcoin Journalism (Joe Hall, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #34)

A Bitcoin Conversation (Natalie Brunell, Jack Spirko / Survival Podcast #3120)

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5.23. Bitcoin + Love / Relationships / Family

“Nowadays in particular, it seems as though the cost of living goes up weekly. How can one be motivated to start a family? In fact, I see more young people opting to stay at home with their parents for increasingly long periods of time. This is not normal. Instead of becoming adults, they remain children — albeit overgrown ones.”
—Paloma De La Hoz

“When compared to past generations, and in fact, millenia of evolution, we find that modern society is less likely to invest in family because it is decreasingly rational in an economic sense. Family is a low time-preference endeavor, which has little place in a high time-preference society. I would say that this is highly detrimental to everyone, because the family represents the center of society. It is no coincidence that the dissolution of the family has come as a result of the implementation of the economic precepts of a man who never had any interest in the long term.”
—Paloma De La Hoz

“Bitcoin inspires love and forgiveness. It gently awakens us to our true nature and leaves us all in freedom to act in harmony with the whole.”
—Nozomi Hayase

WTF Happened to Marriage? (@theblej, @WTF_1971)

Fiat money disincentivizes starting a family. (Macro Jack / Twitter)

Unsound Money = Unsound Family Values (Saifedean Ammous / The Bitcoin Standard)

Fiat Marriage — How High Time-Preference Led to the Breakdown of the Family (Jimmy Song)

Fatherlessness, weak men, and resentful women are the root of many societal issues (@marjobservation / Twitter)

Fiat Money Has Debased Having Children (Jimmy Song)

Money is a Familial Freedom Tool (Carnivore Aurelius / Twitter)

My goal is to make enough money so that my wife and kids never have to work…and instead can actually contribute to the world (Carnivore Aurelius / Twitter)

Bitcoin is a Currency of Love that Inspires Action for Peace (Nozomi Hayase)

Bitcoin Is Love (Nozomi Hayase, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix #146)

Bitcoin For Kiddos (@Bitcoin4Kiddos, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

Thanksgiving Special w/ Bitcoin For Kiddos (Chris Bobay, Frieda Bobay, Texas Slim / Texas Slim’s Vision)

The Renaissance 2.0 (Roger 9000, Nozomi Hayase / Bitcoin Is Love Pod #1)

“Of all people in the world, Bitcoiners care about money the most. Not in the form of greed, but in the form of love. A love greater than a romantic love. A love for humanity.”
—Erik Cason

“Family is the most important. The reason we’re into Bitcoin is not that Bitcoin is the end itself—it’s because of what we believe Bitcoin enables. And for a lot of us, peace, a prosperous life, and having a family—that’s why we’re truly in it.”
—Michael Goldstein

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5.24. Bitcoin + Masculine / Feminine

“The modern woman is everyday less and less interested in being a mother — she is more focused on being a ‘career woman.’ We highlight the burnt out superboss chick mom as an ideal that women should be striving for. I think women have convinced themselves that all this so-called ‘female empowerment’ is in their favor, but it is the opposite.”
—Paloma De La Hoz

“When I was just four years old and I was asked what I wanted to be as an adult I always answered, ‘I want to be a mother.’ This thought changed as I got older and by virtue of modern culture I came to develop a ‘career.’ I began to see firsthand the rat race that we’re all entrapped by.”
—Paloma De La Hoz

How The Fiat Standard Has Impacted Relationships, Sex and Family — And How Bitcoin Can Fix It (Paloma De La Hoz)

Bitcoin, The Networked Messiah (Nozomi Hayase)

The Networked Messiah (Nozomi Hayase, Aleks Svetski / Wake Up Pod #79)

Masculine & Feminine Erosion (Nozomi Hayase, Aleks Svetski / Wake Up Pod #80)

“We have deprioritized the creation of healthy, married family units because we view men and women as separate competing entities in an inherently oppressive system instead of two forces working together for a common cause.”
—J. Malik

“Through linking the knowledge of mathematics with the wisdom of nature, Bitcoin reinstituted a balance between masculine and feminine values. This sacred union now awakens faith within ordinary people, allowing them to believe in their ability to self-determine their own lives.”
—Nozomi Hayase

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5.25. Bitcoin + Math / Accounting

“Bitcoin is the most amazing mathematical miracle.”
—Steve Wozniak, Apple Co-Founder

“Dishonest money begets dishonest statistics, dishonest accounting, dishonest balance sheets, dishonest means, dishonest objectives, dishonest compensation policies, and dishonest relationships; that it begets ambiguousness and corruption in every aspect of life…”
—Tony Deden

“The government can point their guns at two plus two, but it’s always going to equal four.”
—Erik Voorhees

Keeping the tally of money is a job for math, not politicians (@tip_nz / Twitter)

Bitcoin vs. Federal Reserve Auditability (Justin Moon / Twitter)

Everybody knows exactly how many bitcoin there are. (Michael Goldstein)

Bitcoin is the Only Fully-Auditable Currency Ever Created (Pierre Rochard)

CrYpTo vs. Bitcoin (Austin Bitcoin Club, Pierre Rochard)

Running the Numbers Panel (Parker Lewis, Pierre Rochard, Marty Bent, Matt Hill / Austin Bitcoin Club / Bitcoin Commons)

The Number Zero And Bitcoin (Robert Breedlove)

The Number Zero and Bitcoin (Robert Breedlove)

Mathematics, Philosophy and History Behind Money & Bitcoin (Robert Breedlove, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #13)

“The universe is a grand book which cannot be read until one first learns to comprehend the language in which it is composed. It is written in the language of mathematics.”
—Galileo

“Bitcoin is the only money in history that guarantees its holder a fixed ratio of the total supply, and for that reason, it’s becoming an increasing ratio of the total purchasing power worldwide.”
—Robert Breedlove

Bitcoin, Chance and Randomness (Hugo Nguyen)

Running The Numbers on Bitcoin Supply (Pierre Rochard, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #6)

Bitcoin to the Millions: Pure Math (James Lavish)

Bitcoin: Everything There is, Divided by 21 Million (Ioni Appelberg, Guy Swann, Knut Svanholm)

Financial auditability comparison (Jimmy Song / Twitter)

Bitcoin is just the best ledger that ever existed. (Cedric Youngelman)

Bitcoin, The Greatest Money System (Darin Feinstein, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #494)

56 million millionaires in the world and only 21 million Bitcoin (@PricedinBTC / Twitter)

📚 Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics (Knut Svanholm) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 Everything Divided By 21 Million (Knut Svanholm) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

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5.26. Bitcoin + Media / Social Media / Content Creation

The incumbent media is afraid of freedom of press (Michael Goldstein / Twitter)

Bitcoin Fixes The Media (Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #6)

Bitcoin vs. Mainstream Media (Saagar Enjeti, Anthony Pompliano)

When the government has a money printer, the media will spread propaganda (@Codecologist / Twitter)

The End of Digital Tyranny (Chase Perkins, Impervious AI, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #244)

Fountain, The Lightning Network, and Podcasting 2.0 (Oscar Merry / The Kevin Rooke Show #1)

Pioneering Listen-To-Earn With Bitcoin (Oscar Merry, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #1014)

How Bitcoin Will Decentralize Social Media (Justin Rezvani, Scott Melker / The Wolf Of All Streets)

Lightning and the Creator Economy (Des Dickerson, Colin Harper, Roy Sheinfield, Michael Tidwell, Anita Posch / Adopting Bitcoin Panel)

The Chaffening (Aristophanes)

“There’s this disinformation going on…passing the buck, denying what the real driving factors are. All of these are common strategies. The banks set up universities, they’ve funded them, they fund think tanks, they have educational foundations, they own newspapers…All of this stuff is going on as a propaganda exercise so the people don’t actually work out what the problem is.”
—Tarek El Diwany

“[Authoritarian regimes] have weaponized the public’s payments, day-to-day, communications…if you’re a dissident, they just use ‘the great kill switch’. It’s the equivalent of CBDCs for data.”
—Chase Perkins, Founder, Impervious AI

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5.26.1. Intro to Value-4-Value

The Freedom of Value: How Value-4-Value Fixes the Monetization of Information (DerGigi)

A Vision for a Value-Enabled Web (DerGigi)

Podcasting 2.0, Value-4-Value, The Fall of Legacy Institutions, and the Lightning Network (Adam Curry / Kevin Rooke Show #23)

The “Value-4-Value” Movement (Adam Curry, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #199)

Value-4-Value is the way. (Adam Curry, @therealkingonly)

Value-4-Value: A New Way to Think about Value (Website)

Bowls with Buds: Gigi (DerGigi / Bowl After Bowl #168)

Internet Business Models, Value-4-Value, and Freedom in the Information Age (DerGigi / Kevin Rooke Show #56)

The Layer 3 Revolution (Brian Harrington, Guy Swann, Jack Spirko / Survival Podcast #3136)

Value-4-Value Music (Sam Means, Michael Rhee, Marty Bent / TFTC #393)

Ditching Spotify for ‘Streaming Sats’: The Future of Independent Music Publishing (Joe Martin, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

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5.27. Bitcoin + Minority Empowerment

“To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.”
—W.E.B. Du Bois

Bitcoin & Black America (Isaiah Jackson, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #229)

For Black America, Bitcoin is Hope, Bitcoin is Change (Ulric Pattillo)

Bitcoin and Black America (Isaiah Jackson, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #13)

Bitcoin and Diversity (Lamar Wilson, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #69 nice)

Bitcoin Ignites the Impulse for Social Justice Movements (Nozomi Hayase)

Bitcoin’s Power To Lift People Up (Justin Rhedrick, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #515)

Why Bitcoin is a Tool For Social Justice (Charlene Fadirepo)

#1 Way to Move #BlackLivesMatter Forward: Bitcoin (@iamTheCharacter / Twitter)

Closing the Wealth Gap: Black America and Bitcoin Adoption (Dawdu M. Amantanah)

“Traditionally, people in Black and Brown neighborhoods are scammed and sold snake oil schemes to gain wealth and save money, leaving them unbanked. Check cashers and payday loan businesses litter Black and Latinx areas across America. Over the years, that has led to a distrust of banks, lack of savings and debt. Bitcoin fixes the wedge in the wealth gap and is quickly becoming the Plan B to secure asset value for many African Americans.”
—Dawdu M. Amantanah

“According to Forbes, the median wealth of Black and Latino families could hit zero by 2053. Traditionally, Black Americans lag behind on the wealth scale, but the adoption of Bitcoin could allow a change in that narrative through education and dollar-cost averaging.”
—Dawdu M. Amantanah

“Bitcoin is a treasury reserve asset that is unmatched, and I believe African Americans are waking up to the fact that Bitcoin adoption will allow them to catch up in the wealth race. “
—Dawdu M. Amantanah

📚 Bitcoin and Black America (Isaiah Jackson) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 Stacking Sats is the New Black (Dawdu M. Amantanah) ➡️ Order on Amazon

📚 Bitcoin and Black Powernomics (Will Hobdy) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 From Bars To Bitcoin (Justin Rhedrick) ➡️ Order on Amazon

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5.28. Bitcoin + Morality

“Morality is doing what’s right regardless of what you’re told. Obedience is doing what is told regardless of what is right.”
—H.L. Mencken

“Bitcoin’s inherent number-go-up technology is a sure-fire way to simultaneously do what is moral (store the product of your labor safely, and outside the hands of thieves) and get ahead financially speaking.”
—Aleks Svetski

“There is nothing more moral than a fair game, with just consequences borne by the actors themselves.”
—Aleks SvetskI

Sound money is a moral issue. (Macro Jack / Twitter)

Resisting the Fiat Morality Pushed By Elites (Jimmy Song)

What Is the Essence of Bitcoin? (Tomer Strolight)

The Morality of Bitcoin (Seb Bunney)

Our Value System, People vs. Elites, Bitcoin as a Strategic Acquisition for U.S. (Natalie Smolenski, Natalie Brunell / Coin Stories)

“We win not only because Bitcoin is superior technology, but because it is also morally superior.”
—@InterstellarBit

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5.29. Bitcoin + Philosophy

“Money is a guarantee that we may have what we want in the future. Though we need nothing at the moment, it ensures the possibility of satisfying a new desire when it arises.”
—Aristotle

“The life of money-making is one undertaken under compulsion, and wealth is evidently not the good we are seeking; for it is merely useful and for the sake of something else.”
—Aristotle

Discovering Bitcoin with (Saint) OPTI (Optimist Fields, DB / Discovering Bitcoin)

The Philosophy of Bitcoin (Craig Warmke, CK Snarks / Bitcoin Magazine)

Philosophy of Stateless Money (Bradley Rettler, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #110)

Philosophy of Bitcoin From First Principles (Robert Breedlove / Lex Fridman Podcast #176)

Philosophy Resolves Conflict (Tuur Demeester, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #159)

Why Bitcoin Is Important (John Vallis, Robert Breedlove / Bitcoin Rapid Fire #20)

A Chat with Robert Breedlove at Pacific Bitcoin (Robert Breedlove, Brandon Quittem / Pacific Bitcoin 2022)

Bitcoiner Book Club (Jordan Peterson, Richard James, Dergigi, John Vallis, Robert Breedlove / Jordan B. Peterson Pod #186)

Leaving the Military, Ego Death & Reconstruction (Heavily Armed Clown, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Bitcoin Minimalism (Dan Held)

The Expansive Nature of Bitcoin (Troy Cross, Steve Sanduski / Digital Money Advisor)

Philosophy of Science and Bitcoin (Troy Cross, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #98)

Bitcoin and the Philosophy of Free Choice (Shawn Amick)

The Bitcoin Philosopher (Knut Svanholm, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod #15)

Somewhere Between Science & Art (Kenny Florian, Aleks Svetski / Wake Up Pod #56)

How Bitcoin Enforces the Golden Rule (Jonathan Leger)

How Bitcoin Prevents Corruption (Jonathan Leger)

The Bitcoin Epoch and Mohandas K. Gandhi (Dan Weintraub)

Fiat Money as a Dialectical Monolith, Bitcoin as a Benevolent Solution (Dan Weintraub)

A Philosophical Conversation About Bitcoin (Craig Warmke, Steve Sanduski / Digital Money Advisor)

Bitcoin Behind the Veil (Craig Warmke, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #522)

Why Bitcoin Needs Philosophy (Andrew Bailey, Bradley Rettler, Craig Warmke)

Bitcoin Philosophy (Erik Cason, Pete Evans / Evolve Network)

The Theological Conquest of Money (Erik Cason)

Bitcoin and Cryptosovereignty (Erik Cason, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #293)

Bitcoin, Philosophy, and Incentive Offsets (Troy Cross, Andrew Bailey, Mark Stephany / The Progressive Bitcoiner)

The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on ₿uilding the new (@MemeingBitcoin)

Philosophy & Bitcoin (DerGigi, @DeFBed, @BenMercedesii / Talking in Bits #18)

Bitcoin Philosophy (DerGigi, John Vallis, Brady Swenson / Swan Signal Live #53)

12 Rules For Life Essay Series (Aleks Svetski, Jordan Peterson)

Buying Bitcoin is Your Duty to Humanity (Aleks Svetski / Tuscon Bitcoin Pod)

Bitcoin and The Sword of Damocles (@SatsForLife)

Learning HOW to Think (Troy Cross / Blue Collar Bitcoin #97)

“A bet on Bitcoin is a bet on human ingenuity.”
—Paul Tudor Jones

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5.30. Bitcoin + Politics

“The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is to extend our commercial relations with as little political connection as possible.”
—George Washington’s farewell address (1796)

“You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing.”
—Thomas Sowell

“The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing.”
—Milton Friedman

“I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws?”
—Bill Maher

“There’s bitcoin, and then there’s shitcoin.”
—Warren Davidson, Congressman, Ohio

“The Left wants big business out of government and the Right wants the government out of business. The blame for which side is corrupting which is faulty logic. It is the relationship between the two that gives rise to the plutocracy.”
—Ryan Dawson

Every Political “Side” Has Blind Spots (Balaji Srinivasan)

Fiat Politics Suck (Jimmy Song)

Bitcoin & Politics Panel (David Zell, Glenn Greenwald, Allen Farrington, Jo Jorgensen, Andrew Yang / Bitcoin 2022 Conference)

The Left vs. Right Political Discourse Is a LARPfest (Lyn Alden / Twitter Thread)

Conservatives, Libertarians, and Progressives Should All Embrace Bitcoin (Lyn Alden / Twitter Thread)

Bursting Bitcoin’s Political Bubble (Jason Maier / Bitcoin Magazine Pod)

Making the Progressive Case for Bitcoin (Nicole Dobrow, Steve Sanduski / Digital Money Advisor)

The Politics of Bitcoin (Dennis Porter, Steve Sanduski / Digital Money Advisor)

Is Bitcoin Changing The Way The Left Thinks? (Isabel Foxen Duke)

From Bernie to Bitcoin (Logan Bolinger)

Progressives Misunderstand Bitcoin Because They’ve Lost Their Way (Logan Bolinger)

Can Bitcoin Fix the Political System? (Logan Bolinger, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #558)

Bitcoin is the Ultimate Freedom, Says Former EU MP (Namcios, Nigel Farage)

What is Money? Speech at Parliament of Canada (Pierre Poilievre)

The Way of Freedom (Pierre Poilievre, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show)

The Overton Window and Bitcoin (Don Stuart)

Why Bitcoin Represents the Ultimate Single-Issue Voting Bloc (Dennis Porter)

Bitcoin, Voting Blocs and the Effect on Bipartisanship (Ulric Pattillo)

Bitcoin Will Truly Drain The Swamp (Mike Hobart)

“The Fiat Cave is an illusion constructed to keep people distracted by Red vs. Blue politics” (Macro Jack / Twitter)

The Existence of Bitcoin is a Political Paradox (Andrew Keir)

Bitcoin: The Apex of Apolitical (Joakim Book)

A Bitcoiner Running for US Senate (Bruce Fenton, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #215)

Why Collectivists Win (Knut Svanholm / Ioni Appelberg)

“Socialism, communism, and fascism all converge to the same endpoint — rule by the biggest thug” (Naval Ravikant / Twitter)

Democracy Can Never Fix This One Thing… (Heavily Armed Clown / YouTube)

Bitcoin, Poverty, and Politics (Andrew Yang, Aarika Rhodes / Bitcoin Magazine Spaces)

Bitcoin and Politics (Cynthia Lummis, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #20)

The Broken Political System (Morgan Harper, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #448)

Bitcoin and the Orange Party (Mark Goodwin)

“Pulling a lever for a blue person or red person isn’t going to stop the problem. They always tend to centralize things in one direction. The way to fix all of these problems is to remove the points of centralization in all of these areas and let emergent order do its job.”
—Marty Bent

Time to reject centralization for emergent order (Marty Bent / Twitter Thread)

Society’s Problem is a Simple One (Marty Bent)

How to become a world power by the year 2050 (Eric Yakes / Twitter)

Bitcoin Responds to American Vote of No Confidence in Electoral Politics (Nozomi Hayase)

A Champion for Bitcoin in DC (Josh Mandel, Dennis Porter)

Bitcoin is ushering in a post-politics era (Max Kaiser / Twitter)

Bitcoin Is Better Than Socialism AND Capitalism (Jeff Booth, Anthony Pompliano)

Bitcoin Stands Apart From Other Crypto, and What That Means for US Public Policy (Andrew Bailey, Bradley Rettler, Craig Warmke)

Bitcoin Picks No Political Sides, Despite What Critics Say (Andrew Bailey, Bradley Rettler, Craig Warmke)

Governments Should Invest in the Bitcoin Network (Andrew M. Bailey, Bradley Rettler)

Bitcoin: An Orange New Deal (Andrew Bailey, Bradley Rettler)

Crypto Anarchism and Bitcoin (Erik Cason / Tuscon Bitcoin Pod)

Bitcoin is Bipartisan – Panel Discussion (Preston Pysh, Ron Hammond, Natalie Brunell, CJ Wilson, Caitlin Long, Alex Gladstein, Bradley Rettler, Jeff Booth, Dennis Porter, David Zell, Amanda Cavaleri, Aarika Rhodes, Matthew Diemer, Robby Starbuck, Trystine Ann)

Is Bitcoin a Right-Wing Movement? (Holger von Krosigk / Dematerialize Blog)

Bitcoiners are separate from the political compass (@MitchellHODL / Twitter)

Liberty Game Theory (Knut Svanholm, Heavily Armed Clown / Bitcoin Echo Chamber #54)

“The rise of Bitcoin is a referendum on politicians, governments, and bankers around the world.”
—Tyler Winklevoss

“To build Bitcoin, finally, is to nurture a global network; it is to reject nationalism and invest in humanity rather than a local monetary system just for citizens. The United States has a long history of attempting to export freedom through war. It should try investing in Bitcoin, and so export freedom through peaceful means.”
—Andrew M. Bailey, Bradley Rettler

“So many of the supposed champions of economic reform don’t actually take the time to understand true systemic alternatives. Instead, their mechanism for change is just more regulation of the existing institutions that have shown themselves time and time again to be the problem. It’s like wanting a system run by criminals with better handcuffs rather than a system just not run by criminals in the first place.”
—NLW

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5.31. Bitcoin + Privacy / Private Property

“Every man has a property in his own person. The labour of his body and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his.”
—John Locke

The Case for Privacy (David D. Friedman)

A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto (Eric Hughes)

Why Private Property Rights Matter – Libertarianism 101 (Stephan Livera, Dennis Porter)

What are KYC & AML Laws? (Matt Odell, Yan Pritzker, Brady Swenson / Swan Signal Live #73)

International bank vs. Bitcoin requirements (@gabyvivasbtc / Twitter)

Privacy and Bitcoin (Edward Snowden, David Bailey, Naomi Rockwell / Bitcoin 2019 Conference)

A Treatise on Bitcoin and Privacy (Giacomo Zucco)

Taking Ownership is a Lifestyle (Econoalchemist, @DeFBed / Talking in Bits #78)

The Era of Sovereign Computing Is Here (Matt Hill, John Vallis / Closing The Loop #33)

Bitcoin is Barbed Wire (Holger von Krosigk / Dematerialize Blog)

Why Private Property Rights are a Requirement for Societal Happiness (Robert Breedlove, Jay Martin / Jay Martin Show)

Every Dollar Printed is a Violation of Private Property Rights (Robert Breedlove, Jay Martin / The Jay Martin Show)

Private Property and Covenants (Jimmy Song)

How Bitcoin is a New Form of Property (Tomer Strolight)

How Cryptography Redefines Private Property (Hugo Nguyen)

Bitcoin’s Unprecedented Human Property Rights Innovation (Alex Gladstein / Twitter)

“Your Expertise Ends Where My Life and Property Begin.” (Saifedean Ammous / Twitter)

Protect Your Privacy (Bitcoin.org)

The Implications of Open Monetary and Information Networks (Lyn Alden)

📚 Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet (Julian Assange, Jacob Appelbaum, Andy Muller-Maguhn, Jérémie Zimmermann) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

“Property never has been abolished and never will be abolished. It is simply a question of who has it. And the fairest system ever devised is one by which all, rather than none, [are] property owners.”
—A. N. Wilson

“If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization”
―Ludwig von Mises

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5.32. Bitcoin + Productivity

“[Fiat] severs the connection between work and reward. Rather than the market offering individuals reward for their work as valued by the others they serve, fiat money makes monetary reward highly dependent on political obedience and connections. Instead of learning to be productive, fiat teaches you to play politics. Instead of work being rewarded based on its productivity, it is rewarded based on artificial status games.”
—Saifedean Ammous

“Labor is what takes a harsh, brutist and difficult world and turns it into a livable, enjoyable and even meaningful place. Work is how we contribute to our civilization, our communities and, of course, our families. Work in a normal, functioning market provides value…Yet this very basic equation of work — productive labor in return for money — is not working that well.”
—Jimmy Song

“Reject rent seeking. Build.”
—Jimmy Song

Fiat Ruins Work but Bitcoin Rewards Those Who Add Value (Jimmy Song)

I, Pencil (Leonard E. Read)

Fixing the money now will pay dividends for future generations of workers (Tom Fahrer / Twitter)

Bitcoin is built on work. Therefore, shit will get done. (@EricOfRivia / Twitter)

Economically Incentivized Innovation Sets Bitcoin Apart: Unitary Money (Colin Crossman)

“Bitcoin isn’t about just rescuing you from your financial straits—it’s about rescuing everyone from the conditions that led to this mass societal enslavement despite the fact that productivity is at the moon. How did productivity and wages come apart so much that you desperately need something like Bitcoin to save you from being crushed? That’s what this is about.”
—Troy Cross

“[Bitcoin is] a claim on the future productivity of the planet, in perpetuity, discounted to the present.”
—Trace Mayer

“With this kind of technology, individuals can directly take more control of their lives and have more self-determination.”
—Adam Back

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5.33. Bitcoin + Psychology

“Reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.”
—Terence McKenna

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

“[With Bitcoin,] we’re going to fix the monetary system, and allow people to have a long time horizon. They’re going to be able to have savings. They’re going to have individual sovereignty. They’re going to be able to invest in their own wealth, rather than have it melted away. This kind of renaissance is going to stabilize the human condition.”
—Bryan Solstin

“Bitcoin rips off the rose-colored glasses with force in a non-violent way.”
—Alexandra Moxin

“If Bitcoin hasn’t opened a new neural pathway in your mental approach to asset scarcity, financial freedom and a store of value you haven’t done enough research. The good part is there are now tons of ways to learn about this transformative technology on your path to becoming orange-pilled.”
—Dawdu M. Amantanah

Why Proof of Work is Necessary (Jonathan Leger)

“After Bitcoin, my life radically spiraled into control.” (@DeepFuckingHodl)

Bitcoin The Idea (Knut Svanholm / Bitcoin Amsterdam 2022)

Bitcoin is a Test (Tomer Strolight)

Life in the Bitcoin Renaissance (@BangBitcoin, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Bitcoin is Consciousness-Raising Technology on the Path Toward Enlightenment (Nozomi Hayase)

Liberation vs. Fiat Psychology (Nozomi Hayase, Aleks Svetski / Wake Up Pod #57)

How Bitcoin Cleanses Perception & Fosters Self-Acceptance (Nozomi Hayase, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Bitcoin & Behavior: Transformations From The Rabbit Hole (@BangBitcoin, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire Pod)

How Bitcoin Changes You and the World Around Us (CK Snarks, Steve Sanduski / Digital Money Advisor)

An Orange-Pilled Financial Planner (Josh Hurd, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

The Bitcoin Awakening (John Vallis, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #504)

The impact of instant messaging and social media will pale in comparison to the transformative power of Bitcoin (Bitcoin Ekasi / Twitter)

Energy Science and the Decentralized Mind (Rob Brinded, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #45)

Resolving “Attachment Trauma”, and Delivering Orange-Pills (@bennibtc, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Cosmic Bitcoin: Bitcoin Is Love (Nozomi Hayase, Spencer Nichols, CK Snarks / Bitcoin Magazine Pod)

How Bitcoin is a Tool For Liberating Individual Consciousness (Nozomi Hayase, Shane Larson / Shane Larson Podcast #6)

Ego Death Through Bitcoin (Jeff Booth, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #288)

“It is rather fascinating to watch human psychology as Bitcoin emerges because while dismissing Bitcoin outright as a store of value, many of the same market participants faithfully believe in the absolute value of a yellow coloured rock, or a piece of paper with faces and names on it (that they know is being actively manipulated).”
—Jeff Booth

“In a world in which this experiment with commercial credit and debt, and then this really messed up experiment with irredeemable currency, if that goes away… who knows how it’ll impact us neurologically? And who knows what will become?”
—Dan Weintraub

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5.34. Bitcoin + Purpose / Meaning

“Many people who are going through the early stages of the awakening process are no longer certain what their outer purpose is. What drives the world no longer drives them. Seeing the madness of our civilization so clearly, they feel somewhat alienated from the culture around them. Some feel that they inhabit a no-man’s-land between two worlds. They are no longer run by the ego, yet the arising awareness has not yet become fully integrated into their lives. Inner and outer purpose have not merged.”
—Eckhart Tolle

“No matter what he does, every person on Earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”
—Paul Coelho

“Gifted people tend to want to work with other top people and work on something that matters, that they believe in. Motivation matters. Protocol design and coding is partly an artistic, aesthetic endeavour; people do their best work on a mission: uncensorable global internet money.”
—Adam Back

Why & How Does Bitcoin Influence What We Strive to Achieve/Become? (Seb Bunney, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Bitcoin Saved My Life (@my_livin_truth, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Remember, Remember The Fifth of November (Aleks Svetski)

“It started to make a lot of sense to me that, if we fix the money, we fix so many problems in society. So, as a technology person…what should I be working on that’s more important than Bitcoin? There’s nothing more important than this.”
—Yan Pritzker

“In a world built on lies, deceptions, half-truths, and narratives, I don’t see anything more profound or impactful to do with my life than protecting the fucking truth machine.”
—@hodl_american

“First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you.”
—Nicholas Klein, 1914

“Bitcoin changes absolutely everything. I don’t think there’s anything more important in my lifetime to work on.”
—Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter and Square

Bitcoin is Freedom & Happiness (Natalie Brunell, Amy Taylor / Be You. Get Paid. Pod #1)

Facing Evil, Evolutionary Technology, & Free Speech (Nozomi Hayase, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #69 nice)

Bitcoin’s Meme Wars (DerGigi)

Fiat Mindset vs. Bitcoin Mindset (Guy Swann / Twitter)

The Bitcoiner’s Dilemma (DJ Valerie B LOVE)

“Get busy with life’s purpose, toss aside empty hopes, get active in your own rescue-if you care for yourself at all—and do it while you can.”
—Marcus Aurelius

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5.35. Bitcoin + Real Estate

“Most millennials will remain renters permanently as the price of real estate has far outpaced wages, all but killing the American Dream. Thankfully though, and pretty uniquely, this particular economic problem may have a relatively simple solution: one that isn’t dependent on the results of an election, a disorganized legislature or any other governing body outside of our individual control…Bitcoin.”
—Isabel Foxen Duke

Peak Fiat: China Demolishing Entire Cities of Empty Buildings (Ben Wehrman / Twitter)

The Fiat Reality of Real Estate (Jimmy Song)

Why is it so much harder to afford a home than it was for previous generations? (Jake Woodhouse, @GhostofWhitman / Twitter)

Bitcoin vs. Real Estate: Which is the Better Investment? (Dennis Porter)

Housing Ad From 1955 (History In Memes / Twitter)

Houses are no longer built to live in, but to speculate. (@CarlBMenger / Twitter)

Bitcoin and Housing (Josh Young, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #79)

Bitcoin Mortgage Payments: Making Homeownership Possible in El Zonte (Andrew Begin / Galoy)

The Great Reset And Your House (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

How Bitcoin Will Make Housing Affordable Again (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Millennials vs. Real Estate Prices (@aborteddreams / Twitter)

How Real Estate Will Be Repriced In Bitcoin (Interstellar / Twitter Thread)

Digital Vs. Physical Real Estate Outlook (Sven Henrich, Michael Saylor)

Bitcoin is a Better Store of Value than Real Estate (John Tuld)

Why Real Estate Investors Should Love Bitcoin (John Tuld)

The Modern Serfdom Model and the Bitcoin Escape Hatch (John Tuld)

Bitcoin as Real Estate (Surfer Jim)

Bitcoin as Real Estate (Surfer Jim / Bitcoin Kindergarten #60)

Housing Market Collapse? (Natalie Brunell, Dan Morehead, Jonathan Reckford @Habitat_org, Michael Saylor, Robert Breedlove, Jeff Booth / Hard Money Show)

The Housing Market Will Collapse (Jeff Booth, Natalie Brunell / Pacific Bitcoin 2022)

Superpowers of storing wealth in Bitcoin instead of real estate (Jake Woodhouse / Twitter)

A person buying a house is now a news story. (@dan_skeptic / Twitter)

If you’re heavily into Real Estate over #Bitcoin, your wealth is subjugated by… (British HODL / Twitter)

Property Investing & Understanding Ownership (@BitBuyBitPod, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #51)

Bitcoin Is Digital Real Estate (Leon Wankum, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #291)

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5.36. Bitcoin + Religion

Bitcoin as a Divine Idea (Michele Morucci)

A Bitcoin Future (Jimmy Song / Q Ideas Pod)

How a Missionary Used Bitcoin to Transform a Town, Then a Nation (Jimmy Song / The Christian Post)

What Many Christians Misunderstand About Bitcoin (Jimmy Song / The Christian Post)

Technology, Spirituality, and Judaism (Bitcoin Rabbi, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

Cult of the Central Bank: A Fiat Religion (Ricardo B. Salinas / Bitcoin 2022 Conference)

Christian Fear of Bitcoin Stems From Lack of Knowledge and Misdirection (Ulric Pattillo)

Financial Protestants: How the Bitcoin Revolution Resembles the Reformation (Ulric Pattillo)

The Worldwide Church Will Benefit from Global Money (TurboHodl)

How Bitcoin Can Help Muslims Follow the Teachings of the Quran (Muslim Bitcoiner)

Bitcoin: A Second Chance for the Muslim World (Asif Shiraz)

Meet the Catholic Nuns Who Are Building A New Church With Bitcoin (Andrew Flattery)

Money Messiah (John Vallis)

Exploring the Connection Between Bitcoin and ‘God’ (Rowais Hanna, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Bitcoin Transforms Evil Into A Greater Good (Nozomi Hayase)

Cosmic Bitcoin: Bitcoin and Religion (John Vallis, CK Snarks, Spencer Nichols / Bitcoin Magazine Pod)

A Conversation on Truth with a ‘Christian Anarchist’ (@RandomGuyCrypto, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

📚 The Christian Case for Bitcoin (Dr. Patrick C. Melder) ➡️ Order on Amazon

📚 Thank God For Bitcoin (Robert Breedlove, J.M. Bush, Gabe Higgins, George Mekhail, Lyle Pratt, Jimmy Song, Julia Tourianski, Derek Waltchack) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

“From deep inside the web, a new godhead is arising. Within its face, changing color and shape every 10 minutes, we see a mosaic of our own images—a networked messiah capable of saving humanity and giving birth to a new world. We find God in ourselves, and in each other.”
—Nozomi Hayase

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5.37. Bitcoin + Responsibility

“As a society, we’ve been groomed into a world where we give up all personal responsibility in everything we do. We have organizations that treat us like children—every aspect of our lives our hands are held. Bitcoin, and the greater open-source movement, is a move back to personal responsibility.”
—Matt Odell

Bitcoiners Are Not Utopians (Aleks Svetski)

The Fed and Totalitarian Control Will Fail & How to Protect Yourself (Aleks Svetski, Mark Moss / Mark Moss Show)

Ways to Think Through Critical Issues (Aleks Svetski, Mark Moss / Mark Moss Show)

The Remnant Series (Aleks Svetski)

The Responsibility of Adopting Bitcoin (Dergigi)

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5.38. Bitcoin + Science / Chemistry / Physics / Engineering

“The best thing you can have in your economic model is a constant. E=MC²—the entire point of relativity is that you have light as a constant. And if you have light as a constant, you can reverse-engineer everything as it relates to light. With Bitcoin, for the first time in economic history, we have an economic constant. Unalterable, incorruptible, economic constant. Bitcoin is the money as the speed of light is to physics.”
—Jack Spirko

How Science Became A Fiat Hype Machine (Jimmy Song)

Bitcoin Will Advance Science and Technology (Alex McShane)

Bitcoin is Element Zero (Ioni Appelberg, Knut Svanholm, Guy Swann)

Schrödinger’s Bitcoin (Alex McShane)

Why Bitcoin’s Rules Are Enforced by Physics (Tomer Strolight)

Bitcoin is Stronger Than The Universe (Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert, Bob McElrath / Orange Pill Pod #OP5)

Bitcoin: The Ignition of a Scientific Revolution (Bitcoin Graffiti)

Geoffrey West Series (Geoffrey West, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show)

Bitcoin and the Thermodynamics of Computation (Spencer Nichols)

₿ ~ C: Why We Need A Monetary Constant (Aleks Svetski)

Government Funding of Science (Terence Kealey, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #80)

Bitcoin is the first engineered money (@DocumentingBTC / Twitter)

Bitcoin Information Theory: B.I.T. (Aaron Segal)

Information Theory, Consciousness & Monetary Entropy (Aaron Segal, CK Snarks / Bitcoin Magazine Pod)

Bitcoin is Engineered Money. (Elon Musk, Michael Saylor / Twitter)

“Engineers are trained to understand the strength and survivability of a given system. Once one realizes that Bitcoin is designed to be an economic energy storage system that doesn’t have energy leak as a function of time, you realize Bitcoin is inevitable.”
—Luke Broyles

“Proof-of-work = trust physics to determine what happened. Proof-of-stake = trust humans to determine what happened.”
—DerGigi

“There are people who think they can invent a virtualized form of physics to secure a ledger, and there are those who just use physics to secure a ledger.”
—Jason Lowery on Proof-of-Work vs. Proof-of-Stake

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5.39. Bitcoin + Self Sovereignty / Freedom

“It does not take a majority to prevail…but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
—Samuel Adams

“Unlike the US Constitution, Bitcoin cannot be amended—that’s why incorruptible money is a greater instrument of freedom than the US Constitution.”
—Robert Breedlove

Short Film: “Model Citizen” (David James Armsby)

Can Bitcoin be a Tool for Freedom? (Naomi Brockwell)

Claiming Your Monetary Sovereignty (Trace Mayer, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did)

Bitcoin is the catalyst of sovereignism. (Robert Breedlove / Twitter)

Bitcoin Will Disrupt All Other Forms of Money (Robert Breedlove, Jay Martin / The Jay Martin Show)

Worse than Useless: Financial Surveillance (Andreas Antonopoulos)

Ad Valorem (Mike Hobart)

Sovereign, Yet Civilized (Tomer Strolight)

“Currently, most people are buying Bitcoin to get rich or as protection from inflation but that is just a superficial layer. Bitcoin buys you freedom and gives you power over your money, and ultimately the freedom to live life on your terms.”
—Dawdu M. Amantanah

Sovereignism Series (Robert Breedlove)

The New, Sustainable Individualism (Tomer Strolight)

A Brief Self-Sovereign Manifesto (Tomer Strolight)

Better Money for a Better Society (Matt Odell, @CarniClemenza, @MrSollozzo / Meat Mafia Pod #98)

Bitcoin Sovereign Individual Thesis (Phil Bonello, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #159)

Bitcoin and Self-Sovereignty (Adam Back, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #8)

Sovereignty-preparation in Uncertain Times (Katie Ananina, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod)

Why Does Self Sovereignty Matter? (Eugene Gant / Twitter Thread)

The Sovereign Individual Series (Robert Breedlove, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did)

“In a network that enables freedom for all participants, we can follow our own instinct, and can transform that into moral intuition. By each choosing to abide by the rule of consensus, sovereign individuals can now form relationships in harmony with one another without external compulsion.”
—Nozomi Hayase

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
—Dr. Martin Luther King

Discovering the Value of Freedom (Magatte Wade, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #218)

Bitcoin is the Technology of Dissent that Secures Individual Liberties (Nozomi Hayase)

Escaping Canada and Living as a Sovereign Individual (Francis Pouliot, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Personal Sovereignty, Geopolitical Power Balance, and Bitcoin (Richard James, Jay Martin / Jay Martin Show)

Bitcoin & The Sovereign Rancher (Econoalchemist, @CarniClemenza, @MrSollozzo / Meat Mafia Pod #93)

Bitcoin vs. Collectivism (@WartimeBitcoin / Simply Bitcoin)

Plan B Passports (Katie The Russian, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #94)

Freedom Money Series (Matt Odell, DerGigi, Roya Mahboob, Janine Roem, Abubakar Nur Khalil, Jewher Ilham / Bitcoin Magazine Studios)

📚 The Sovereign Individual (James Dale Davidson, William Rees-Mogg) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

“Bitcoin is an earn your freedom slowly plan, not a get rich quick scheme.”
—Daniel Prince

“Through using cryptography to create a novel and fair economic game of wealth common to all, bitcoin rediscovered the sovereign power that is hidden at the center of what a commonwealth really is: The commonality of wealth to all, with no one able to control or change the system for the betterment of some at the cost of others.”
—Erik Cason

“It is possible for an individual to wake up and realize their life will be better when they take control of it and make conscious decisions that go against, or at least question, the cultural programming that surrounds them, hoping to consume their strength of will by supplying easy choices and bad information. It’s happening now.”
—Pleb Poet

“Bitcoin doesn’t make you sovereign. It makes you realize you were born sovereign.”
—@InterstellarBit

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5.40. Bitcoin + Society

“Society had so complicated the relations between men, had so enmeshed the individual with laws and creeds, with totems and taboos, that man had become something unnatural, something apart from nature, a phenomenon which nature herself had created, but which she no longer controlled.”
—Henry Miller

“While Bitcoin is a new invention of the digital age, the problems it purports to solve — namely, providing a form of money that is under the full command of its owner and likely to hold its value in the long run — are as old as human society itself.”
—Saifedean Ammous

“It is remarkable the culture of conspicuous consumption, of going out to buy as therapy, of having to exchange cheap plastic junk for newer ones…,this culture will have no place in a society with a currency whose value appreciates over time.”
—Saifedean Ammous

“The quality of a society is directly correlated to the quality of its money.”
—Mike Maloney

Short Film: “ROUTINE” (Valeria Dakhovich)

Why Does The World Seem So Crazy? (Heavily Armed Clown / YouTube)

Unsound money = unsound society. It’s that simple. (@InterstellarBit / Twitter)

History Shows that Bitcoin’s Sound Money Standard Benefits Society (Don Stuart)

How Bitcoin Rectifies Easy Money’s Destruction of Growth and Prosperity (Captain Sidd)

Building a New Future Against Legacy System (John Vallis, Mark Moss / Mark Moss Show)

Bitcoin is the Answer to a Broken System (Jeff Booth, John Vallis / Closing The Loop #32)

Fix The Money, Fix The World (Aleks Svetski)

Bitcoin Revives The American Dream (Mike Hobart)

Bitcoin Revives The American Dream (Mike Hobart, CK Snarks / Bitcoin Spaces Live)

We’ve created a world that requires gambling. No wonder the problems of the world are escalating (Jeff Booth / Twitter)

Physically sick, mentally sick, spiritually sick…but it seems that the tide is shifting (Macro Jack / Twitter)

Discussion on Bitcoin, Modern Society, and The Fourth Turning (Brandon Quittem, Robert Breedlove, Brady Swenson / Swan Signal Live #37)

“Bitcoin is a social breakthrough, not a technological one.”
—Alex Hardy

“Theoretically Bitcoin is a monetary system to last 1,000 years instead of 50 years, what does that do to society? What if this institution doesn’t decay, what if it lasts, what if we can build on top of it a greater, more collaborative society? That’s entirely possible.”
—Brandon Quittem

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5.41. Bitcoin + Spirituality

“Fortunately, some are born with spiritual immune systems that sooner or later give rejection to the illusory worldview grafted upon them from birth through social conditioning. They begin sensing that something is amiss, and start looking for answers. Inner knowledge and anomalous outer experiences show them a side of reality others are oblivious to, and so begins their journey of awakening. Each step of the journey is made by following the heart instead of following the crowd and by choosing knowledge over the veils of ignorance.”
—Henri Bergson

“We have been programmed to consume foods that do not nourish, buy things we do not need, borrow money we will never have, marry though we do not know how to love, and live without questioning the meaning of life. How can we embody our unlimited potential if we all follow nearly identical life paths? More importantly, how can we expect our planet to sustain us as we blindly follow paths to destruction?”
—Anita Mikac

“The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.

Beautiful Bitcoin (Tomer Strolight)

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We Are Spiritually Poor (Carnivore Aurelius / Twitter)

Spirituality and Money (John Vallis / The Detox Dudes)

The Legendary Treasure of Satoshi Nakamoto (Tomer Strolight)

Bitcoin and the Monetary Chakras (Andrea Steffanoni)

Bitcoin, a Cosmic Ledger Bringing Karmic Justice (Nozomi Hayase)

The Spiritual Implications of Bitcoin (Jack Sweeney)

Taking the Spiritual Bitcoin Journey to the Moon (Sama Katharo, Daniel Prince / Once Bitten! Pod #255)

Exploring Consciousness & Decentralized Souls (Sama Katharo, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #58)

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5.42. Bitcoin + Sports

“Bitcoin is the future of every sport – for the fans, the teams, and the players.”
—Steven Nelkovski, Chief Executive, Perth Heat

Perth Heat — The Baseball Team on a Bitcoin Standard (Steve Nelkovski, Patrick O’Sullivan, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #322)

The Perth Heat Can Change Sports Forever With Bitcoin (Steven Nelkovski)

Perth Heat — The Baseball Team Operating On A Bitcoin Standard (Bitrefill)

Baseball Club Perth Heat to Enhance Fan Experience With Lightning Network (Namcios)

Bitcoin Baseball Team Perth Heat Fans Can Now ‘Boost’ Players With Bitcoin (Namcios)

“Proof-of-stake doesn’t work from an athlete’s perspective. When they think about it, they say ‘Hey, I’m risking my body, but you’re getting paid for the proof-of-work that I put in…you’re reaping the rewards from it.’ Bitcoin is really aligned from the incentive perspective of needing to have energy as an input to extract value.”
—Dante Cook

“Organizations like Perth Heat understand that Bitcoin isn’t about doing the same old things as fiat but slightly better – it’s about revolutionizing business models and bringing the consumer something they can never get with cash or payment cards…Thanks to technical developments on the Lightning Network, Bitcoin payments are ready to revolutionize the type and quality of experiences fans can access at the ballpark and in their homes.”
—Juan Lemus, Head of Research and Development, IBEX

Professional Athletes Want Bitcoin (Jack Mallers, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod)

How Sports and Bitcoin Exemplify Low Time Preference and Efficient Energy Expenditure (Patrick / Bitcoin Magazine)

Athlete Panel — Bitcoin 2022 (Serena Williams, Aaron Rodgers, Odell Beckham Jr. / Bitcoin Conference 2022)

Low Time Preference Football (Kieran Gibbs, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #128)

Bitcoin in Sports and What The Future Holds (Michael Kuchar)

Top-10 Ranked UFC Fighter to be Paid in Bitcoin (Alex McShane)

Pay Me In Bitcoin (Saquon Barkley, Jack Mallers, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #607)

Athletes On The Future Of Bitcoin (Francis Ngannou, John Salley, Matt Barkley, Alex McShane)

Bitcoin and Skateboarding’s Decentralized Networks (Jordan Wilk)

Wrestling With The Truth (Allen Farrington, Sacha Meyers)

Bitcoin Don’t Lie (Big Sean Harris, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix #119)

Taking a Football Club onto a Bitcoin Standard (@GateAndrew, @JosiasCarbon, @0xCityFC, @CoinCorner, Daniel Prince / Once Bitten! #291)

I like to think about my journey to Bitcoin maximalism as a high school football player moving up from the junior varsity team to the varsity one. When I first joined the crypto space, I was like a junior varsity player — enthusiastic but unprepared. After six years of hard work and research, I am now part of the varsity team of Bitcoiners who can confidently articulate why Bitcoin is the true innovation and other digital currencies are simply fiat 2.0.
—Conor Chepenik

How Playing Football Helped Me Understand What’s Valuable About Bitcoin (Conor Chepenik)

Bitcoin Makes Baseball Better (Patrick O’Sullivan, John Vallis / Closing The Loop #34)

Made For Each Other: How Pickleball Embodies the Values of Bitcoin (Hector Alvero)

What If: Scarce Money Refined the Sports Economy (Ulric Pattillo)

A Silver Lining (Bethany Hamilton)

Don’t surf, make the wave 🌊🏄‍♀️ (@BitcoinNewsCom / Twitter)

Team Satoshi: Sports and the Road to Bitcoin (Vitus Zeller, Richard Taylor, Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show #127)

Bitcoin Runners (Global Community)

The Indy500 Bitcoin Car (Ed Carpenter, Jack Mallers, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #347)

MMA, Markets & Bitcoin (Kenny Florian, Joe Consorti / The Bitcoin Layer)

“There is a wave coming, and better to be on a surfboard than swim against the current. The surfer can never tell the wave where to go: the best it can do is stay afloat and use the wave’s momentum. Those who can feel the wave and anticipate its underlying trend will go the farthest. The wave always reaches the shore, but this is not true for the surfer. Bitcoin is not just a wave…it’s a tsunami.”
—Francis Pouliot

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5.43. Bitcoin + Stress / Mental Illness / Short-Term-Thinking

“A lot of people don’t struggle with depression, they struggle with the reality we live in.”
—Keanu Reeves

“When money does not hold its value, when it is continuously debased, when the sovereign debt is so massive it must be inflated away, and when the economic health of a country is measured by how much it consumes, it creates an environment in which money is practically all we think about.”
—Logan Bolinger

“If you live in a system where the fruits of all of your labor are converted into a currency that is debased, inevitably, continuously, and going to zero…you’re just overcome by despair. You realize that everything you do, and everything you’re going to do, is just going to be siphoned away from you. It’s hard to be happy.”
—Michael Saylor

How Bitcoin can Enrich our Interior Lives (Logan Bolinger)

Sound Money Fosters Long-Term Thinking (Saifedean Ammous / The Bitcoin Standard)

Why We Are Unhappy (Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod)

How Bitcoin Rewires Your Brain (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

The devaluation of money reverts us to short-term thinking (Macro Jack / Twitter)

“Inflation forces you to work more, make less, retire later, and risk all of your savings with investments just to keep up.”
—James Lavish

“I think what we’re running out of is the critical thinking skills and cognitive ability to understand that we’re not as trapped as we think we are. We fear-porn all day, we doom-scroll all day…we don’t really take a step back and pause to look at the playing field. You have to point your compass in a different way. Where does that start? It starts with understanding and research. Get to the source of the seed of the problem, and you’ll get to the source of the seed of the solution for the individual…for me, it was finding the decentralized ethos of Bitcoin.”
—Texas Slim

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5.44. Bitcoin + Technology / Innovation

Are we about to witness the inflection point in Bitcoin’s adoption curve? (CoinBeast / Twitter)

Technology is driving prices down. Money printing is driving prices up. (Macro Jack / Twitter)

“Technology is deflationary. That is, people find more efficient ways to do things over time, which should drive production costs, and therefore prices, down. Because fiat can be easily printed, inflation usually outpaces the deflationary effects of improved technology, causing prices to continue to rise anyway. Bitcoin’s fixed supply doesn’t allow for inflation, which ensures that as technology gets better, prices go down as they should, and the Bitcoin you’ve saved has more buying power, not less. The hamster wheel of always trying to get ahead to beat inflation stops turning.”
—Jonathan Leger

“Technology should be driving everything cheaper [such as we see in phones, TVs, etc.], but rent, housing prices, fuel, food, and many other costs are rising, driven by [forced inflation via central planning]. What if, instead of trying to stop deflation at all costs, we embrace it? Deflation becomes something celebrated because it means that we are getting more for less.”
—Jeff Booth

“As technology removes jobs and fewer overall jobs are needed, prices will keep falling, allowing those who lose jobs a way to share in the benefit of technology abundance without massive transfers of wealth.”
—Jeff Booth

Bitcoin & The Return To Prosperity Through Deflation (Jeff Booth, Nik Bhatia / The Bitcoin Layer)

Will Bitcoin have a Bigger Impact on Humanity than the Internet? (Jeff Booth, Cedric Youngelman)

The Greatest Game (Jeff Booth)

Bitcoin and Technology Bridge to an Abundant Future (Jeff Booth / The Weekly HODL)

How Technological Deflation is Driving Central Banks (Jeff Booth / Real Vision Finance)

Technology vs Inflation (@ValestrandRoger, Jeff Booth, @EuroDale, @kongerik_et)

Bitcoin’s Signal in the Noise (Jeff Booth, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #408)

Jeff Booth Series (Jeff Booth, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show)

The Digital Revolution Visualized (@Croesus_BTC)

Bitcoin Is Digital Energy (Michael Saylor, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #431)

Leapfrogging Legacy Banking to a Bitcoin Standard (Mitch Klee)

Innovation happens fast (The Bitcoin Conference / Twitter)

Bitcoin and the Technological Evolution of the Financial System (Bitcoin T.I.N.A.)

Bitcoin is the 6th Technological Revolution (Cory Klippsten)

Why Has The Physical World Not Progressed Like The Digital? (Rob Hamilton)

Bitcoin Is An Idea (DerGigi)

The Price of Bitcoin Doesn’t Matter. Here’s Why (Beautyon)

The Real Drivers of Technological Progress (Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #74)

Bitcoin: The Shipping Container of Money (Dante Cook)

Bitcoin and the Technology Adoption Life Cycle – Where Are We Now? (@Croesus_BTC, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire #55)

Cypherpunks Write Code Series (Jim Epstein / ReasonTV)

Sovereign Computing (Matt Hill, @DeFBed / Talking in Bits #87)

A Mental Framework for Scaling (Guy Swann / Bitcoin Audible / Guy’s Take #45)

The Future of Bitcoin Technology (Pierre Rochard, Dhruv Bansal, Warren Togami, Guy Swann / Pacific Bitcoin 2022)

The Sanctity of 21 Million Bitcoin (Robert Breedlove / D-BEnefits)

Bitcoin & How Innovation Works (Matt Ridley, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #174)

Bitcoin Becomes the Flag of Technology (Balaji S. Srinivasan)

Is Bitcoin’s Success Inevitable? The History of Tech Says Yes (Holger von Krosigk / Dematerialize Blog)

Life on Fire (DerGigi, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #32)

Bitcoin as the Shipping Container of Money (Dante Cook, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #454)

Catallaxy: The Origins of Bitcoin, Innovation and Spontaneous Order (Francis Pouliot)

Bitcoin is upgrading the world (@MemeingBitcoin / Twitter)

“If you want to compare Bitcoin to something else, compare it to fire, the number zero, the wheel, the printing press, or electricity.”
—DerGigi

“Bitcoin is one of the greatest technological advances that humanity has ever seen, and it can make a bigger change in society than any of us ever imagined.”
—Tim Draper

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5.45. Bitcoin + Time

“The more closely a money supply is credibly congruent with the absolute scarcity of time, the better it communicates the time savings generated by our collective productivity gains. In this way, both gold and Bitcoin share the same principal attractiveness: they are more closely reflective of the impersonal, irreproducible, irreversible, unstoppable, and absolutely scarce nature of the experiential element money is intended to symbolize in the marketplace — time.”
—Robert Breedlove

“The magic of Bitcoin is not transferring money to someone 10,000 miles away. It’s transferring money to someone 10,000 days away.”
—Michael Saylor

​​“The project needs to grow gradually so the software can be strengthened along the way.”
—Satoshi Nakamoto

Bitcoin Is Time (DerGigi)

Bitcoin is the Language of Time & Money (DerGigi, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

USD Is Going Down To 1 Sat (DerGigi, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #313)

Why Bitcoin is Time | Timechain Instead of Blockchain (Till Musshoff)

Bitcoin as Time, Amorality, and Family Values (Misir Mahmudov, Marty Bent / TFTC #60)

“Being rich is having money. Being wealthy is having time.”
—Henry Ward Beecher

Fiat created time prisons. Bitcoin is the key (@PricedinBTC / Twitter)

Money is Time (Mike Hobart)

Fiat is Time Theft. Bitcoin Fixes This (Till Musshoff)

Understanding Time, Money, and Bitcoin from First Principles (Robert Breedlove, Brady Swenson / Citizen Bitcoin)

Bitcoin and the Tyranny of Time Scarcity (Robert Breedlove)

Currency debasement is time theft (Macro Jack / Twitter)

📚 This Book Will Save You Time (Misir Mahmudov) ➡️ Order on Amazon

“There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.”
—Napoleon Bonaparte

“When your fiat money is inflated and debased, the time you put in working to acquire it is erased. Imagine looking back at the last year and realizing you only got paid for 27 minutes of each hour worked. Are you mad now? This is why we Bitcoin.”
—Court Maggard

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5.49. Bitcoin + Traditional Finance / Stocks / Bonds / Banking

“In a world where Bitcoin dominated over fiat, investors could once again turn all their attention to finding ventures of merit rather than hanging on every word of the Fed. This would largely restore the prosperity-creating engine of capitalism — the least terrible economic system we have.”
—Hannah Wolfman-Jones

“Sound money and free banking are not impossible; they are merely illegal.”
—Hans F. Sennholz

You know things are broken when “FOMC” is trending on Twitter and there’s a 24-hour FOMC countdown on CNBC. (Sam Callahan)

“If I was a central bank I’d be buying the hell out of BTC rn” (Gali Filche / Twitter)

Occupy Wall Street 2.0 (Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert, Brad Mills / Magic Internet Money)

Gamestop is the Battle, Bitcoin is the War (Guy Swann /  Guy’s Take #41 / Bitcoin Audible)

Bondzi (BTC Gandalf / Twitter)

How to Think About Bitcoin as an Investor (Preston Pysh, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #109)

“We think we have exponential growth in stocks. ‘Stocks only go up!’ But in reality, stocks have been virtually flat for over half a century…People don’t understand this because their stocks go up in price, and they feel richer. You inherently believe that stocks are going up in value and everything else is staying the same, when actually, it’s the STOCKS that are keeping the same value, and technology is forcing the prices of everything else down.”
—Luke Broyles

“When the money is a lie, the true value of the stocks you’re trying to communicate to is a lie.”
—Luke Broyles

Bitcoin Fixes Banking (Parker Lewis, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #3)

Fix The Money, Fix The Banks (Saifedean Ammous / The Bitcoin Standard Passage)

Max Keiser Orange Pills Tucker Carlson (Max Keiser / Tucker Carlson Today)

Will Bitcoin End Central Banking? (Eric Yakes, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #462)

The Bearish Case for Bonds (Sam Callahan)

Bitcoin Deep Dive, Gold Standard, Banking Past/Present/Future (George Gammon, Robert Breedlove / Rebel Capitalist Show)

How Bitcoin Will Transform The Banking System (Caitlin Long, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Bitcoin as Investment Portfolio Insurance (Greg Foss, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did)

Bitcoin & The Future of Bonds (Greg Foss, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did)

Can Bitcoin Obsolete Bonds? (Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #41)

The Global Bond Market And Bitcoin (Greg Foss, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #51)

Layered Money (Nik Bhatia, Daniel Prince / Once Bitten! #171)

Layered Money (Nik Bhatia, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #86)

Bitcoin Fixes Manipulated Markets (Jeff Booth, Greg Foss, Brady Swenson / Swan Signal Live)

The Perfect Closed Monetary System (Luke Broyles, Jack Starling / Stillearly Pod #9)

“Stocks, bonds, cash—zero, zero, zero.”
—Luke Broyles

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5.47. Bitcoin + Travel

“A lot of people in the west have blinders on, because they can’t see what happens beyond them every day. When you’re super-focused on your own view of the world, you don’t see what’s going on elsewhere. We need more people to travel—more people to see.”
—Erik Hersman, Co-Founder, Gridless

The Rise of Bitcoin Nomadism (CoinsureNZ, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #328)

Should You Escape To El Salvador? (@ElSalvadorVisas, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #434)

The Story of Paco de la India and His Bitcoin-Fueled Adventure (Jackson Rickun, Paco de la India / Noah.com)

How to secretly travel with bitcoin using Steganography (@Marketsbylili)

5.48. Bitcoin + Trust

“It is easy to start with good intentions, however as things scale that becomes harder and harder to maintain. Bitcoin was specially architected to be trust minimized. Satoshi set it up so that there is no one person or group whose power can be coveted, usurped, or broken.”
—Dan Held

“The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that’s required to make it work. The central banks must be trusted to not debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust”
—Satoshi Nakamoto

“What is needed is an electronic payment system based on cryptographic proof instead of trust, allowing any two willing parties to transact directly with each other without the need for a trusted third party.”
—Satoshi Nakamoto

“By successfully using cryptographic proof to eliminate a need to trust central authority, [Bitcoin] unlocked the values that have been captured by the hierarchical network of central banks. “
—Nozomi Hayase

“The humility of Satoshi is the observation that no one can carry the burden of trust for a billion people’s money.”
—Michael Saylor

Fiat money is based on trust. (Macro Jack / Twitter)

You don’t have to trust anyone in Bitcoin (Matt Odell / Twitter)

Trust Is Being Destroyed (Mark Moss / Bitcoin Conference 2022)

Bitcoin’s role in a trust-absent future (Guy Swann / Twitter)

Why You Don’t Have to Trust Anybody on a Bitcoin Standard (Knut Svanholm, Robert Breedlove)

Big Bureaucrat Bashes Bitcoin (Matthew Kratter)

“When the government says ‘just trust us,’ I have a problem with this. I’ve lived long enough to hear: ‘Just trust us, there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq’, ‘Just trust us, we’ll be able to keep our health care plan’, ‘Just trust us, inflation is transitory, and also inflation is actually GOOD, because people get higher salaries!’ ‘Just trust us, even though we always report inflation below the actual rate, and we constantly change the CPI basket…'”
—Matthew Kratter

“Ironically, ‘don’t trust, verify’ somehow unlocked an ability to trust each other on a scale previously unknown to humankind.”
—Knut Svanholm

Also see:

5.49. Bitcoin + Truth / Transparency / Clarity

“After falling into the Bitcoin rabbit hole, I see most of the world’s problems through the lens of a broken monetary system. Debating superficial temporary solutions becomes near meaningless when the underlying problem is only exponentially increasing in scale over time.”
—Alexander Ellefsen

“If everyone uses a 12-inch ruler to build a house, then one day the government wakes up and changes all rulers to be 11 inches but don’t tell anybody, that’ll distort everything in the system. The same thing happens with money.”
—Steven Lubka

“Bitcoin is an objective truth, emergent from a network of intersubjective truths, resulting from our own subjective discovery of truth.”
—Aleks Svetski

“Force and fiat are shown to be incompatible with human reason, and thus generative of a collapse into relativism … where anyone’s ‘truth’ is only as credible as the threat of force backing it.”
—Robert Breedlove

“Bitcoin is radically changing the world by being unchangeable.”
—Robert Breedlove

Bitcoin Works Because We Can Agree on the Truth (Jimmy Song)

Bitcoins are trophies of truth told. (@MrClownWorld / Twitter)

Bitcoin Is Truth (Austin Hill, Jeff Booth, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #500)

Fake News, Fake Money (Andreas Antonopoulos)

Decentralized Truth (Andreas Antonopoulos)

Fiat Knowledge: Only Bitcoin Creates a Culture That Rewards Verification (Jimmy Song)

How Replacing Reality with Fiat Falsehoods Destroys Meaning (Jimmy Song)

Certainty that the rules will remain unchanged is even more important than the rules themselves, because it allows people to properly plan, in order to make and form strategies to achieve their goals.
—Joe Brown

Bitcoin and the Illusion of Reality (Sebastian Bunney)

Bitcoin Fundamentalism: The Moral and Logical High Ground (Aleks Svetski)

Bitcoin is Truth (Robert Breedlove / Twitter)

From “Fiat Self” to “Bitcoin Self” (Tomer Strolight, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

The Transparency of the Bitcoin Blockchain: Monopoly Analogy (Andrew Schulz, Akaash Singh, Anthony Pompliano)

Bitcoin and Time (Dergigi, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #73)

Finding Bitcoin’s Signal in a Noisy World (Jeff Booth, Preston Pysh / We Study Billionaires #BTC100)

Exponential Growth Of Bitcoin & Building With Bitcoin (Austin Hill, Jeff Booth, Brady Swenson / Swan Signal Live)

The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything (Tomer Strolight, Erik Cason, Brandon Quittem, Brady Swenson / Pacific Bitcoin 2022)

The Truth Will Set Us Free (Erin Crawford / Death and Bitcoin Pod #6)

Here’s Why Bitcoin is the World’s First Economic Measuring Stick (Holger von Krosigk / Dematerialize Blog)

Banks, Digital Money, and a Cat (Guy Swann / Bitcoin Audible [Guy’s Take #65])

“Their most powerful weapon is the control of the ‘truth’. They are willing to fight, lie, smear, destroy, censor, confiscate, print, and do whatever it takes to maintain and increase their control over the ‘truth’, and everything, and everyone.”
—Nayib Bukele, President, El Salvador

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.”
—Philip K. Dick

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
—George Orwell

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.”
—Selwyn Duke

“If you are Pro-Humanity then you must agree that a system of rules is superior to a system of rulers.”
—Dylan LeClair

Also see:

5.50. Bitcoin + War / Violence / Conflict

“It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking…If every American taxpayer had to submit an extra five or ten thousand dollars to the IRS to pay for the war, I’m quite certain it would end very quickly. The problem is that government finances war by borrowing and printing money, rather than presenting a bill directly in the form of higher taxes. When the costs are obscured, the question of whether any war is worth it becomes distorted.”
—Ron Paul

“One can say without exaggeration that inflation is an indispensable means of militarism. Without it, the repercussions of war on welfare become obvious much more quickly and penetratingly; war weariness would set in much earlier.”
—Ludwig von Mises

“An exclusive right to produce money without regard for competitive market pressures is an apparatus of enslavement—a vile privilege that monopolists can only preserve through deception and violence.”
—Robert Breedlove

“They’ll master robotic murder soldiers before they make our legless soldiers walk again.”
—Jessica Vaugn

Hard Cap on Money = Hard Cap on War (Saifedean Ammous / The Bitcoin Standard [pg. 43-44])

Sound Money Fixes the Perpetual War Problem (Saifedean Ammous / The Bitcoin Standard)

How Bitcoin’s Protocol of Peace Can End The Nuclear Age (Nozomi Hayase)

“So far war has been the only force that can disci­pline a whole commu­nity, and until an equiv­a­lent disci­pline is organized, I believe that war must have its way.”
—William James

“Satoshi has freed more people than any war or revolution ever could, all while not firing a single shot and remaining anonymous.”
—Nico Moran

USD Full Node (Gabor Gurbacs / Twitter)

Jason Lowery Series (Jason Lowery, Robert Breedlove / What is Money Show)

Bitcoin is the War on War (Robert Breedlove)

Bitcoin and Power Projection (Jason Lowery, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #73)

Bitcoin is the Successor to Violence (Mike Hobart)

Bitcoin negates the need for violence by incentivizing trade and peaceful cooperation (Bitcoin Magazine / Twitter)

Want to Understand Bitcoin? Understand Peace. (Dergigi / Twitter Thread)

The Invisible Cost of War in the Age of Quantitative Easing (Alex Gladstein)

The Economics of War (Alex Gladstein, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did)

How Bitcoin’s Protocol of Peace Can End the Nuclear Age (Nozomi Hayase)

Make the state tighten its belt. Stack bitcoin instead of govt bonds (Stephan Livera / Twitter)

Bitcoin and The Art Of War (Kenny Florian, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #131)

Bitcoin and Veterans (Wes Lippman, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

How Bitcoin Allowed A Ukrainian Refugee to Escape War and Start Fighting Back on his Own Terms (Shinobi)

You’ve been lied to. WW1 started on Jekyll island (@neverkompromise / Twitter Thread)

Is Bitcoin Violence? (Marty Bent, Jason Lowery / TFTC #377)

📚 War Is a Racket (Smedley D. Butler) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 Confessions of an Economic Hitman (John Perkins) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

“The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence.”
—Ron Paul

“The state is that organization in society which attempts to maintain a monopoly of the use of force and violence in a given territorial area. It is the only organization in society that obtains its revenue not by voluntary contribution or payment for services rendered, but by coercion.”
—Murray N. Rothbard

“Bitcoin effectively removes the single largest factor of war and means of authoritarian control.”
—Lana Miles

Also see: 

5.51. Bitcoin + 🖕

“Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Motherfucker!”
—Rage Against The Machine, 1992

Music Video: “Killing In the Name” (Rage Against The Machine)

Any Amount of Bitcoin is Fuck You Money (Camilo Flores)

Bitcoin is “fuck you money.” (Jameson Lopp / Twitter)

Fuck You, Bitcoin! (John Carvalho, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #202)

Fuck You Money (Simply Bitcoin)

Bitcoin Is Fuck You Money Panel (Max Keiser, Francis Ngannou, Adam Curry, CK Snarks, BTC Sessions, Alex McShane, Khalil Rountree / Bitcoin Conference 2022)

Why Bitcoin is Considered the Honey Badger of Money (Dawdu M. Amantanah)

Bitcoin doesn’t give a fuck. (Ghost of Whitman / Twitter)

“Fuck you [central banks]. I don’t need you. You no longer control my financial destiny. Because no matter what you do, you can’t change what Bitcoin is, how many Bitcoins I possess or to whom I can send them. I can control my financial destiny without you intervening, or needing you in any way.”
—Camilo Flores

“There is no Bitcoin CEO or Bitcoin headquarters to protest in front of, no one nor nothing to point the finger at if it does or doesn’t work. If it fails, that would mean, in theory, we all have failed, because it is based on consensus. Bitcoin is on its own time preference, pacing along, dematerializing relic stores of value into the standard of Bitcoin. It is completely removed from the physical and social flaws that societies dish out. It doesn’t care. It just is.”
—Dawdu M. Amantanah

Also see:

6. Why Bitcoin Only

Short Film: “The Great Resistance” (@tip_nz)

“The man who chases two rabbits, catches neither.”
—Confucius

The world is an airplane that’s about to dilute its fuel to the point where the engines stop working. When they inevitably do, do you have a parachute?
—Knut Svanholm

“This is a historical lesson of immense significance, and should be kept in mind by anyone who thinks his refusal of Bitcoin means he doesn’t have to deal with it. History shows it is not​ possible to insulate yourself from the consequences of others holding money that is harder than yours.”
—Saifedean Ammous

“Any decision that involves using a limited resource..will naturally result in a winner-take-all situation. Where your performance relative to those around you is the determining factor in your success.”
—James Clear

“Money is a network. Some networks are singular, i.e. winner-takes-all. Money is such a network.”
—DerGigi

“We have one shot, one opportunity to seize everything we ever wanted. Are we going to capture it, or just let it slip?”
—Eminem

Bitcoin Not Crypto (Brekkie von Bitcoin, Natalie Brunell, Michael Saylor, Samson Mow, Jason Lowery, Lyn Alden, Robert Breedlove, Saifedean Ammous, DerGigi, Knut Svanholm, Jack Mallers, Warren Davidson, Meltem Demirors, Preston Push, Nic Carter / Hard Money Show)

There is No Second Best (Yellow, Michael Saylor)

The Race to Avoid the War (Cory Klippsten)

The Race vs The War – Pacific Bitcoin 2022 Kickoff (Cory Klippsten / Pacific Bitcoin 2022)

The Race to Avoid The War (Cory Klippsten, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #427)

The Crypto Collapse (Aleks Svetski, Joe Brown / Financial Heresy Pod)

Dear Family Dear Friends (DerGigi)

Dear Crypto & Fiat Bros (DerGigi)

Bitcoin or Bust. (DerGigi)

Bitcoin Is the Rediscovery of Money (DerGigi)

“Most People Have No Idea What’s Coming” (Michael Saylor / Jamie Tree)

Why altcoiners actually hate Bitcoin maximalists (Hodl Magoo)

The Next Bitcoin Is… (Mark Moss)

“At some point, you recognize that Bitcoin is the only innovation that will come out of this entire wave of technological change we call ‘crypto’. In the same way that when the internet emerged, there used to be a lot of talk about ‘intra-nets’. Corporations would have their own private internets. Well, that’s gone now. Nobody has an intra-net. The internet, the open network, devoured all the closed networks.”
—Robert Breedlove

“If you’re creating something that ends up being money, you’re competing with all other forms of money. The idea that we’re going to have many cryptocurrencies all living harmoniously among each other, all being used for different applications, is preposterous. Money is a winner-take-all game…economies naturally converge onto the one that solves the most problems.”
—Joe Brown

What Sets Bitcoin Apart From Other Cryptocurrencies (Craig Deutsch)

The Ultimate Bitcoin Argument (Murad Mahmudov, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast)

Why Bitcoin Is Stored Time (Misir Mahmudov, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast)

What Makes Bitcoin So Special? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

What Makes Bitcoin A Breakthrough (Guy Swann, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #306)

Why Bitcoin Only (Arman the Parman)

Why Money Tends Towards One, With Proof (Arman the Parman)

Noded Bitcoin Podcast Episode 3 (Saifedean Ammous / Noded Pod #3)

There’s Bitcoin And Then Everything Else (Bit Illustrated)

“All the people who are into ‘crypto’ but dismiss Bitcoin—they’re on a false peak somewhere very far from the summit, and they’re arrogantly thinking they planted the flag on the top of Mt. Everest when they’re at Base Camp 1.”
—Brandon Quittem

“Some people say 95% of cryptocurrencies are junk. I say no, 100% of them are junk. We all converge onto one form of money because it solves the problem of trade, and #Bitcoin does this. We only need one solution.”
—Parker Lewis

Explaining Bitcoin (Parker Lewis, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #100)

Why Buy Bitcoin (Andy Edstrom, Heavily Armed Clown / Bitcoin Echo Chamber #34)

Against Cryptocurrency: The Argument for Bitcoin Maximalism (Pete Rizzo / Forbes)

My Path to Bitcoin Maximalism (BTC Sessions)

The Beauty of Bitcoin (Ross Stevens)

Is Bitcoin the Myspace of Crypto? (Yan Pritzker)

Why Only Bitcoin? (Saifedean Ammous / Practical Islamic Finance)

Ten Million Bitcoiners: The Intransigent Minority (Cory Klippsten)

“Bitcoin is antifragile because it thrives off global monetary disorder within the dollar pyramid. It has become the first ever government-free, universally accessible digital currency. And for these reasons, all currencies in the purely digital realm will face price discovery in BTC terms.”
—Nik Bhatia

“There’s never been an example of a $100B monster digital network that was vanquished once it got to that dominant position. Bitcoin is the monetary network.”
—Michael Saylor

“If the past several years have taught us anything, it’s that the opportunity cost for going against what the majority naturally converge on is indeed costly. Slight advantages in monetary properties compound, leading to massive divergence over time.”
—@anilsaidso

Schelling Point: Money is a Language (@anilsaidso)

Churn: Check Out Anytime You Like, But You Can Never Leave (@anilsaidso)

Network Effects: Signed, Sealed, Delivered (@anilsaidso)

If You Love Freedom, the Earth and the Environment, Consider Becoming a Bitcoiner (Tomer Strolight)

Why We Need Bitcoin (Tomer Strolight)

Why Bitcoin is the Most Important Thing Happening in The World (Tomer Strolight)

Why Bitcoin Will Change The World (Tomer Strolight)

Bitcoin Predictions & Market Outlook (Jeff Ross, Nico Moran / Simply Bitcoin Pod)

Bitcoin Has Already Won (@InterstellarBit)

The Real Reason To Buy Bitcoin in 15 Minutes (Dylan LeClair, Daniela Cambone, Darcy Daubaras / Stansberry Research)

Finding Signal in a Noisy World (Jeff Booth, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

Winner-Take-All: No Time For Losers (@anilsaidso)

In the Digital Age, there will not be 100’s or 1000’s of different monies. There will be only one. (@anilsaidso / Twitter Thread)

Bitcoin Shows You — It Does Not Tell You (Aleks Svetski)

Slave Coin or Freedom Coin: Which Way Western Man? (Aleks Svetski)

Why Bitcoin Needs to Win the Adoption Race (Cory Klippsten / Swan Signal Live)

Saylor Series (Michael Saylor, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show)

Bitcoin is the only blockchain that’s not controlled by any person, company, or group (David Marcus / Twitter)

Opportunity Cost: You Can’t Have it Both Ways (@anilsaidso)

Bitcoin Obsoletes All Other Money (Parker Lewis)

The Most Bullish Bitcoin Podcast of All Time (Luke Broyles, Joe Burnett / Blockware Intelligence)

Bitcoin as the World Reserve Currency (Parker Lewis, Jack Spirko / Survival Podcast #3185)

The Path to $10 Million per Bitcoin (@Croesus_BTC, Natalie Brunell / Coin Stories)

Preston’s Top 5 Bitcoin Fundamentals Moments (Preston Pysh, Pablo Fernandez, Jeff Booth, Dergigi, Michael Saylor, Cory Klippsten, Alex Gladstein / We Study Billionaires #BTC120)

The Dematerialization of Money (@Croesus_BTC, Marty Bent / TFTC #382)

“For the cautious or unconvinced, it may be an easier exercise to consider what is likely to be demonetized in the future and simply seek to avoid having the bulk of your wealth in that. Chances are this process of elimination will eventually lead you to bitcoin in due time.”
—@anilsaidso

“When you get deep down the Bitcoin rabbit hole, altcoins fall away. The significance of Bitcoin as the once-in-a-species invention of ‘absolute scarcity’ dwarfs everything else.”
—@Croesus_BTC

“There is no second best.”
—Michael Saylor

Also see:

7. What Does the Future Hodl?

“Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.”
—Wayne Gretzky

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”
—Alan Lakein

7.1. Setting The Scene / The Macro Storm

“Big picture—what we’re living through is—promises that were made are no longer able to be kept as a society. And now, policy-makers are trying to figure out the least disruptive way to break those promises.”
—Luke Gromen

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”
—Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

“I’m gonna call my mom”
—Charlie, The Big Short (2015)

Straight Talk: Bitcoin and Markets (Sven Henrich, Michael Saylor)

A Crisis is on the Horizon, and It Could Last For Decades (Mark Moss)

Bitcoin Macroeconomic Landscape (Mark Moss, Jeff Ross, Preston Pysh, Jeff Booth / Bitcoin 2022 Conference)

The Cascading of Interconnected Risk (Marty Bent)

The Unwinding of the Petrodollar (Lyn Alden, Avik Roy, Matthew Pines, Fred Thiel, Stephan Livera / Bitcoin 2022 Conference)

The Burning House of Fiat (Lawrence Lepard, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #357)

Will America Adopt Bitcoin? (Lawrence Lepard, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show)

Chaos in the Bond Market (Lawrence Lepard, Greg Foss, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did)

How The Federal Reserve Will Blow Up (Lawrence Lepard, @phjlljp, @q_liketheletter / Bitcoin Magazine)

Something is Breaking (Lawrence Lepard, Michael Gayed / Lead-Lag Live)

Navigating Economic Uncertainty (Dr. Jeff Ross, Rob Soltan)

Changing Paradigms In Our Global Financial System (Joe Carlasare, Bitcoin T.I.N.A., Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #1012)

Macro Econ & Bitcoin (Dylan LeClair / Bitcoin Kindergarten #89)

End of the Long-Term Debt Cycle (Dylan LeClair, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did)

“If the monetary system of the world is not reformed, then we are headed towards the end of industrial civilization. It’s going to be an absolute collapse of our world as we have known it, because it cannot function on fiat money. And none of those who are responsible for this want to admit it, but that’s a fact.”
—Hugo Salinas Price

Resisting the Digital Panopticon (LaserHodl, @BTCKaz / Down The Rabbit Hole #34)

Transition and Transformation (LaserHodl, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Bitcoin’s Revolution Is Now: The Bretton Woods Reset (Simon Dixon, Daniela Cambone / Stansberry Research)

Bitcoin as a Pressure Release Valve (Mitch Klee)

Reserve Currency History, Inflationary vs. Deflationary Outcomes, and Debunking Bitcoin FUD (Lyn Alden, Phil Gibson / A Boy Named Pseu Pod)

Will Bitcoin Recreate the Hunger Games? (Luke Gromen, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #247)

Rough Waters Ahead for the US Dollar (Ryan Deedy)

The US Fed and Treasury Need Bitcoin (Luke Mikic, Preston Pysh / We Study Billionaires #BTC104)

End of the 40 Year Macro Bull Market (Lyn Alden, Preston Pysh / Pacific Bitcoin 2022)

Thriving During the Great Monetary Reset (Mark Moss, Dr. Jeff Ross, Louis Liu, Nico Moran / Pacific Bitcoin 2022)

Long Live Bitcoin (& Fiat) (Greg Foss, Michael Gayed / Lead-Lag Live)

It’s Just Math (Lawrence Lepard, Cedric Youngelman / The Bitcoin Matrix)

Rough Waters Ahead for the US Dollar (Ryan Deedy)

Bitcoin…The Future of Humanity Depends On It (Jeff Booth / Blue Collar Bitcoin #16)

What Would Post Empire America Be Like? (Jack Spirko / Survival Podcast #3260)

People Are Waking Up (Jeff Booth, Knut Svanholm, @Croesus_BTC, Jeff Ross, CK Snarks, BTC Sessions, Greg Foss, Guy Swann / Bitcoin Magazine Pod)

The Dollar Endgame Theory (Peruvian Bull, Marty Bent / TFTC #414)

“Small forest fires periodically cleanse the system of the most flammable material, so this does not have the opportunity to accumulate. Systematically preventing forest fires from taking place ‘to be safe’ makes the big one much worse.”
—Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“I consider bitcoin an insurance policy against financial catastrophe.”
—Bill Miller

“YOU THINK I’M CRAZY?? WELL LISTEN UP. THERE’S A STORM COMIN’, LIKE NOTHING YOU HAVE EVER SEEN, AND NOT A ONE OF YOU IS PREPARED FOR IT.”
—Michael Shannon, Take Shelter (2011)

Also see:

7.2. The Fiat Path

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”
—J.R.R. Tolkien

7.2.1. Global Debt Crisis

“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a country. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
—John Adams

“The ingenious slogan that the public debt does not matter because ‘we owe it to ourselves’ is clearly absurd.”
—Murray N. Rothbard

“The problem had grown so big that the end was bound to be cataclysmic and have big social and political consequences”
—Michael Lewis, The Big Short (2015)

Current Global Debt Insanity Visualized

The Debt Ceiling is a Cliff — And We Keep Raising It (Captain Sidd)

Debt Spiral and Bitcoin as our Only Hope (James Lavish, Natalie Brunell / Coin Stories)

Bad Options for the Fiat Debt Problem & Why Buy Bitcoin (Andy Edstrom, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #157)

Why Every Fixed Income Investor Needs To Consider Bitcoin As Portfolio Insurance (Greg Foss)

The Debt Problem You Can’t Ignore (Greg Foss, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #293)

Debt Cycles & The Rise of Bitcoin (Dylan LeClair, Greg Foss, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did)

The Conclusion Of The Long-Term Debt Cycle and the Rise of Bitcoin (Dylan LeClair)

The Conclusion Of The Long-Term Debt Cycle (Dylan LeClair, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did)

Will the United States Default!? Debt Ceiling Explained (Coin Bureau)

“To contract new debts is not the way to pay old ones.”
—George Washington

Can Bitcoin Solve our Debt Addiction? (Margarita Groisman)

Bitcoin And The US Fiscal Reckoning (Avik Roy)

The End of the Debt Super Cycle (Natalie Smolenski / Texas Blockchain Council)

What’s a Debt Spiral, and is the US already in one? (James Lavish)

Bitcoin & The US Debt Problem (James Lavish, Joe Consorti / The Bitcoin Layer)

Sovereign Default, the Debt Ceiling, and the $1 Trillion Coin (Lyn Alden)

US Debt Ceiling Endgame (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Financial Repression and The Captive Saver (Macro Jack)

“Watching the Treasury and Fed trying to shrink the debt pile and tame inflation is like watching two chefs trying to unscramble a skillet full of eggs.”
—James Lavish

“You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.”
—Ayn Rand

“When this one bursts…this is the big enchilada.”
—Lawrence Lepard

Also see:

7.2.2. Hyperinflation

“Just as when you start to use certain drugs, you don’t know when to stop nor how to stop, it is the same with [inflation], the governments don’t know when nor how to stop.”
—Ludwig von Mises

“Once inflation is well underway, it develops a powerful lobby that has no interest in rational arguments.”
—Adam Fergusson, When Money Dies

“All paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value — zero.”
—Voltaire

“I asked my wife to please go to the ATM and take out as much cash as she could. When she asked why, I said because I didn’t know whether there was a chance the banks might not open.”
—Mohamed El-Erian

“People are 40% poorer in just the last 14 days.”
—Oluwasegun Kosemani, reporting the effects of inflation in Nigeria, 2022

When the energy is removed from the money, all that remains is garbage (Michael Saylor / Twitter)

The path of every fiat currency (@anilsaidso / Twitter)

List of 590+ Dead Fiat Currencies (Trader 2 Trader)

Surviving and Thriving in Hyperinflation (Joe Brown / Financial Heresy Pod)

Hyperinflation: When Money Dies (Till Musshoff)

WTF Is Hyperinflation? (Max DeMarco)

Hyperinflation (Joseph T. Salerno)

Is Hyperinflation Coming? (Preston Pysh, Peter McCormack  / What Bitcoin Did)

“Hyperinflation is Going to Change Everything” (Jack Dorsey / Twitter)

The Money Illusion / Hyperinflation Visualized (Mike Maloney)

Bitcoin hedges against the biggest tail risk we’ve ever faced in the history of the modern financial world (James Lavish / Twitter Thread)

Monopoly money collapse comes at you fast (Heavily Armed Clown)

Can Bitcoin Actually Help Real People? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

The Dollar Endgame Series (Peruvian Bull)

2013—Present Economic Crisis in Venezuela (Wikipedia Authors)

Hyperinflation (Wikipedia Authors)

Don’t be a victim of the next currency collapse. Buy Bitcoin (Macro Jack, Saifedean Ammous / Twitter)

📚 Hard-Boiled Egg Index: Surviving Zimbabwe’s Hyperinflation (Kudzai Joseph Gumunyu) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 When Money Destroys Nations (Philip Haslam, Russell Lamberti) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

📚 When Money Dies (Adam Fergusson) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

“The whole system will crash if the Fed doesn’t continue to inflate the currency. The dollar will of course continue to decline in value… It just depends on the time frame.”
—Mark Moss

“Print or die…The Fed will have to print more than necessary to fund the state—it has to sustain the malinvestments and the entire parasitic intellectual class.”
—@Myrmikan

“Fiat systems demand ever increasing debt, and ever increasing money printing, until the illusion breaks and the flood of liquidity is finally released into the real economy. Financial and Real economies merge in one final crescendo that dooms the currency to die, as all fiats must.”
—Peruvian Bull

Also see:

7.2.3. CBDCs / Surveillance State / Technocracy

“The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes.”
—Thomas Paine

“From barbarism to civilization requires a century; from civilization to barbarism needs but a day.”
—Will Durant

CBDCs: Modern Feudalism (Macro Jack / Twitter Thread)

“By the end of the decade, either CBDCs or Bitcoin will have won.” (Macro Jack / Twitter)

Money Slavery – How Banks Plan to Control You (Max DeMarco, Matt Odell, BTC Sessions, Marc Friedrich)

CBDCs and The Road to Tyranny (Joe Brown / Financial Heresy Pod)

Central Bank Digital Currencies Are Scary (Anthony Pompliano, Joe Rogan, Maajid Nawaz, Cobie)

Your Future on Central Bank Digital Currencies (Darin Feinstein / Twitter Thread)

The Devastating Consequences of CBDCs (Macro Jack / Twitter)

The Dangerous Implications of Central Bank Digital Currencies (Natalie Smolenski, Dan Held)

A Discussion on Central Bank Digital Currencies (Sam Callahan, Natalie Smolenski, Brady Swenson / Swan Signal Live)

BPI Senior Fellow Debates IMF on CBDCs (Natalie Smolenski)

The Three Futures of Digital Money (Yan Pritzker)

If You Control the Money, You Control the World (Mark Moss)

The Global Elites Plan | More Control With Your Money (Mark Moss)

San Francisco 2033: You Will Own Nothing And Be Happy (Jameson Lopp)

The Only Potential Benefit of Central Bank Digital Currencies: Bitcoin Adoption (Pierre Gildenhuys)

Bitcoin and Resistance to Social Engineering (Nozomi Hayase, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #232)

Central Bank Digital Currencies vs. Bitcoin (Sam Callahan, Preston Pysh / We Study Billionaires #BTC097)

The 21st century will be a story of the internet and who owns it (Erik Cason)

“Of all the things that might be centralized and nationalized in this poor man’s life, should it really be his money?”
—Edward Snowden

Your Money AND Your Life (Edward Snowden)

We are much closer to tyranny than people think (Joe Brown / Twitter)

The Secret Truth About CBDCs (George Gammon)

Companies like Consensys (ETH) and Ripple (XRP) are actively working to help Central Banks implement totalitarian CBDCs (@WalkerAmerica / Twitter)

Oh No. (Russell Brand)

It Begins (Russell Brand)

It’s Really Happening (Russell Brand)

What Happens to Bitcoin Once Countries Start Using Central Bank Digital Currencies? (Lyn Alden)

Bitcoin is a Humanistic Alternative to Technological Salvation (Nozomi Hayase)

Past, Present, and Future of The Petrodollar, Climate Policy, and Technocracy (James Corbett / The Corbett Report)

Building on Human Ingenuity, Bitcoiners are Fixing the Fragmented World (Nozomi Hayase)

“For the powerful cartel that built the oil industry…it was no longer about oil. The takeover of education, medicine, the food supply, the monetary system…the aim was much greater than a mere oil monopoly. It was the quest to monopolize all aspects of life, to erect the perfect system of control over every aspect of society, every sector from which any threat of competition to their power could emerge.”
—James Corbett, The Corbett Report

“We either make freedom money the standard, or our grandchildren live in a world of complete and total obedience. It is that simple.”
—Matt Odell

“Refuse to accept that our children will live in a surveillance state. They will live free.”
—Matt Odell

“Money will be digital. But it’s up to us what kind of digital money we have, and what kind of future it enables. We must choose wisely.”
—Andrew M. Bailey, Bradley Rettler

Also see:

7.3. The Bitcoin Path

7.3.1. Bitcoin Early Adoption: Previewing the Future

“Is it any surprise that Bitcoin is spreading into the ‘sound food,’ ‘sound farming,’ free speech, and human rights communities? That Bitcoin is quickly and easily understood by people who are literally close to the ground, connected with the base reality of things? Is it any surprise that Bitcoin is used and understood readily by those who need it most? By those who are living in countries where the money is failing? By those who are rejected by the fiat system? It shouldn’t be a surprise. Some cultures have a natural overlap with Bitcoin’s culture, and it’s these cultures that will adopt Bitcoin first.”
—DerGigi

“I will send to congress a bill that will make Bitcoin legal tender in El Salvador.”
—Nayib Bukele

Developing List of All Bitcoin Community Projects (@fabu69420 / Twitter List)

Africa

The Silent Bitcoin Revolution Of Africa (Max DeMarco, Anita Posch, @Bitvice_, @440UrPp, @BitcoinEkasi, @carelvwyk)

With Bitcoin, Africa is Becoming the Undisputed Leader of Financial Liberation (Ray Youssef)

Bitcoin Adoption in Africa (Natalie Brunell, Alex Gladstein, Heritage Falodun, @DigiOats, Erik Hersman, @GridlessCompute, Farida Nabourema, Fodé Diop,  Bernard Parah, @Bitnob_official, Obi Nwosu, @fedibtc / Hard Money Show)

How Poor Countries Prop Up Rich Countries (Alex Gladstein, Natalie Brunell / Coin Stories)

Taking Bitcoin to Africa with Bitcoin Mtaani (Guantai Kathurima, Mary Imasuen / Nobcast #28)

How Bitcoin can Expand the Grid in Africa (Erik Hersman, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #607)

Also see:

Botswana

From Bitcoin to Farming in Botswana (Paco De La India)

Why is this Bitcoiner a Farmer in Botswana? (Paco De La India)

Nambia

Nambia Insights, Value 4 Value, & Passive Income (Okin, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #75)

Nigeria

The people of Nigeria will lead #bitcoin 🇳🇬 (Jack Dorsey)

The Bitcoin Village, Nigeria (Jeremy Garcia, Oluwasegun Kosemani / Satoshi’s Journal)

Building Nigeria’s Bitcoin Village (Dawdu M. Amantanah)

Lagos Votes for Bitcoin! (Paco De La India)

South Africa

Meet the Bitcoin Riders: Bitcoin Ekasi (Hermann Vivier, Luthando Lovemore Ndbambi, Sandiso Ntosho, Lukhangele Tabata, Mbasa Moses Yabo / Ledger)

An Interview With BITCOIN EKASI Founder Hermann Vivier (Hermann Vivier / BitKE)

Bitcoin Ekasi – Actually Banking The Unbanked (@BitcoinEkasi, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #441)

Retail giant Pick n Pay to accept Bitcoin in 1,628 stores across South Africa (Ana Paula Pereira / CoinTelegraph)

Zambia

Is this the truth of University of Zambia? (Paco De La India)

Jollyboys Victoria Falls Joins Bitcoin Revolution! (Paco De La India)

Zimbabwe

“In Zimbabwe for instance, with their high inflation, if you tell them you can’t inflate this money—you can’t make more out of this Bitcoin, you can’t censor it, your government can’t take it away from you—everybody understands immediately.”
—Anita Posch

“Like everything else, it consumes energy. But the difference with Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining is, it generates something of value. Something that’s finite. Something that allows you to hedge against inflation and many other things in the economy. In a lot of respects, it’s designed for Zimbabwe.”
—@UnstoppableBS

First Miner in Zimbabwe (@UnstoppableBS, Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show #157)

Bitcoin Empowers Zimbabweans (Miss Aurra, Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show #111)

Asia

Thailand

Koh Samui Bitcoin Hostel (Paco De La India)

Sri Lanka

Sigiriya | Bitcoin Village of Sri Lanka (Paco De La India)

Philippines

Boracay Life, Remittance Revolution, & The 60% Unbanked (Bill, @BitcoinIslandPH, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #61)

Visiting Bitcoin Island in the Philippines (Dea)

Surviving on Bitcoin for 24 Hours in The Philippines (@CarsonSMoody, Zowie Palliaer / Bisayang Hilaw)

Bitcoin Island Boracay, Philippines (@anthonydessauer, @BitcoinIslandHQ, @BitcoinIslandPH, @pouchceo, @masshodlghost / Stackchain Signal / Adopting Bitcoin Series #2)

Deep Dive with Bill from Bitcoin Island (@BitcoinIslandHQ, @PhillyBTCclub / Philadelphia Bitcoin Club)

Solving Remittance Problems in the Philippines with Bitcoin (Ethan Rose, Mary Imasuen / Nobcast #33)

Central/South America

Brazil

Lightning Network Payments in Brazil (@BitcoinNewsCom / Twitter)

Costa Rica

Ten Days Without Bank Accounts in Bitcoin Jungle, Costa Rica! (Lee Salminen, @Lorinaura, @Rikki6ixx, @BitcoinJungleCR / Bitcoin Explorers #9)

Bitcoin Jungle, Costa Rica [IT’S INCREDIBLE] (Juliet Lima)

Bitcoin Jungle Panel (Francis Pouliot, Lee Salminen, Rich Scotford / Adopting Bitcoin Conference 2022)

El Salvador

This is Mass Bitcoin Adoption (@DocumentingBTC / Twitter)

El Salvador Becomes The First Country to Declare Bitcoin Legal Tender (Jack Mallers, Nayib Bukele / Bitcoin Conference 2021)

El Salvador – The Whole Story (Jack Mallers, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #362)

Bitcoin as Legal Tender & Near-Zero Exchange Fees (Jack Mallers, Preston Pysh / We Study Billionaires #BTC034)

El Salvador: The First Country to Make Bitcoin Legal Tender – Bitcoin Beach Improving Lives (Michael Peterson, Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show #121)

Bitcoin for Communities in El Salvador (Michael Peterson, Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show #140)

Impressions from Bitcoin in El Salvador (Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show #141)

Short Film: “A Sly Roundabout Way” (IBEX)

Documentary: “Bitcoin in El Salvador” (Peter McCormack, Danny Knowles, Neil Berkley, Curt Taylor, Adam Miller, Isai Espinoza, Emma Firman, Zachariah Daly / What Bitcoin Did)

El Primer Pais – El Salvador Bitcoin Documentary (Julian Figueroa / Kinetic Finance)

The Bitcoin Beach Story (Andrew Begin / Galoy)

A Look at Local Bitcoin Adoption in El Salvador (Alex McShane)

Bitcoin accepted here: Captain Morgan at Coatepeque in El Salvador (@CarlBMenger / Twitter)

The Beautiful Beginnings of Bitcoin Beach in El Zonte (Jorge, Chimbera, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

The True Story Behind Bitcoin in El Salvador (Mike Peterson, Anthony Pompliano / Pomp Podcast #657)

Bitcoin Beach (Mike Peterson, Jimmy Song / Bitcoin Fixes This Pod #77)

Bitcoin is de-monetizing hate & violence in El Salvador (Max Keiser / Twitter)

El Salvador Students Now Earn Bitcoin Diplomas (Parth Dubey)

This Is How El Salvador Makes The Nation State Obsolete (Mark Moss)

Bringing Bitcoin to El Salvador (Jack Mallers / SALT Talks #229)

Stop Drinking the Elite’s Kool-aid (Nayib Bukele)

They lie and lie and lie, and when their lies are exposed, they go on silence mode (Nayib Bukele / Twitter)

El Salvador is Attacked Because They’re Winning (@SatsforLife)

Bitcoin Adoption in El Salvador (Natalie Brunell, Milena Mayorga, Nayib Bukele / Hard Money Show)

The Bitcoin Beach Story – How It All Started (Roman Martinez, Jorge Valenzuela, Mike Peterson / Borderless Bitcoin Travel Show)

Traveling In El Zonte AKA Bitcoin Beach (Juliet Lima)

Traveling Bitcoin-Only in El Salvador (@Lorinaura, @Rikki6ixx / Bitcoin Explorers #1, #2, #3, #4, #5)

The Truth About Bitcoin in El Salvador – Bitcoin Beach Tour (@whichchris_ / Travelwithchris)

Bitcoin OG Shares Bukele Strategy for El Salvador, Bitcoin Visas (Nicki & James in El Salvador, Jeremy)

How Bitcoin Changed An Entire Nation | El Salvador (Max DeMarco, Eric Yakes, Stephan Livera, @Lorinaura, @Rikki6ixx, Greg Foss)

Experiencing Bitcoin Adoption in El Salvador (Darvin Otero, Mary Imasuen / Nobcast #17)

Also see:

Guatemala

“We have 3 main goals of the project. #1: Educate. #2: Onboard businesses. #3: Introduce Bitcoin mining, so it can be completely self-funded.”
—Patrick Melder, Founder, Bitcoin Lake Project

Bitcoin in Guatemala (Esteban de la Peña, Anita Posch / Anita Posch Show #145)

Dispatch from Guatemala’s Bitcoin Lake, A Bitcoin Community Built on Grassroots Adoption (@Rikki6ixx)

Bitcoin Lake, Guatemala, Biomining & The Holy Grail of BTC (Dr. Patrick C. Melder, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod #109)

The Story of Bitcoin Lake (Patrick Melder, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

Bitcoin Lake Project Founder on Sustainable Bitcoin Mining Through Used Cooking Oil (Patrick Melder, Christine Lee / CoinDesk)

Bitcoin Lake (@anthonydessauer, Patrick Melder, @LakeBitcoin / Stackchain Signal / Adopting Bitcoin Series #3)

Traveling Bitcoin-Only in Guatemala (@Lorinaura, @Rikki6ixx / Bitcoin Explorers #6, #7)

Envisioning Bitcoin Lake (Rishi Bond, Jake Woodhouse / Bitcoin With Jake #31)

Inside Bitcoin Lake: Lessons from my Months as a Volunteer with Guatemala’s Groundbreaking Project (Rudy Gallardo)

The Untold Secrets of Guatemala’s Bitcoin Lake (Julian Figueroa / Kinetic Finance)

Venezuela

“Living in Venezuela gives you a certain advantage in understanding how fiat money is essentially broken — we have the worst fiat money in the world. It’s almost as if Venezuela was what Satoshi had in mind when he invented bitcoin over a decade ago.”
—Jose

Bitcoin Boots on the Ground: Venezuela (José, DerGigi)

Europe

Italy

BitGeneration is Bringing Bitcoin Education to Italian High Schools (@BtcCasey, Giacomo Zucco, Nicolò Terranova)

Madeira

Documentary: “Bitcoin in Madeira” (Max DeMarco, André Loja, Troy Cross, Knut Svanholm, Daniel Prince, Jeff Booth, Lawrence Lepard, Greg Foss, Peter Young, Obi Nwosu / @videobitcoin)

A Presidential Visit to Madeira: Is This Island the Next Bitcoin Paradise? (Joe Hall)

The Madeira Bitcoin Experiment (André Loja, Knut Svanholm, Jeff Booth, Troy Cross, & Daniel Prince)

Bitcoin Adoption in Madeira Panel (Jeff Booth, Larry Lepard, Greg Foss, Knut Svanholm, Andre Loja)

Video Series: “Based in Madeira” (FREE Madeira / YouTube)

The Budding ‘Bitcoin Citadel’ of Madeira (@andreloja, @OmniFinn, @RobBrinded, John Vallis / Bitcoin Rapid Fire)

“I believe in the future, and I believe in Bitcoin.”
—Miguel Albuquerque, President of Madeira, at the Bitcoin 2022 conference

Also see:

Switzerland

Living on Bitcoin in Lugano (Michele Foletti / Bitcoin Magazine)

What is Lugano’s Plan B Initiative? (@Alex__Belov, Michele Foletti)

Lugano’s Plan ₿ (Lugano Plan B)

Buying McDonald’s with Bitcoin in Lugano, Switzerland (YouTube)

U.S.A.

Austin, TX

Building Pleb Lab (Kyle Murphy, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #347)

Discussion with Pleb Lab Founder on the Austin Bitcoin Scene (Kyle Murphy, Mike Jarmuz / Lightning Ventures)

Pleb Lab: An Accelerator for the Bitcoin Era (Kyle Murphy / Adopting Bitcoin Conference)

Austin Bitcoin Club

Nashville, TN

Bitcoin Park

Nashbitcoiners Meetup Page (Nashbitcoiners / Meetup.com)

7.3.2. Hyperbitcoinization

Hyperbitcoinization (noun): The inflection point at which Bitcoin becomes the world’s preferred medium of exchange, and goes to a million bazillion paper cuckbucks per coin.

“As the number of users grows, the value per coin increases. It has the potential for a positive feedback loop; as users increase, the value goes up, which could attract more users to take advantage of the increasing value.”
—Satoshi Nakamoto

“Right now there are a host of political and economic developments pushing people towards Bitcoin. You likely already understand the ‘how’, ‘what’ and ‘why’. It’s the ‘when’ that remains a mystery.”
—@anilsaidso

“We’ve had 12 years of gradually, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it all unfold suddenly.”
—Luke Mikic

“Hyperbitcoinization is a voluntary transition from an inferior currency to a superior one, and its adoption is a series of individual acts of entrepreneurship rather than a single monopolist that games the system.”
—Nakamoto Institute

“That slow bleed [of fiat] has been accelerating and is only the first step. The second step will be speculative attacks that use bitcoins as a platform. The third and final step will be hyperbitcoinization.”
—Pierre Rochard

“Hyperbitcoinization will probably be a confusing time for everyone, like a second adolescence. However, once it is over, no one will be able to imagine how we got by with the earlier system.”
—Daniel Krawisz

Hyperbitcoinization (Daniel Krawisz)

Speculative Attack (Pierre Rochard)

Bitcoin price 📈 is programmed (Joe Burnett / Twitter)

Imagining a Hyperbitcoinized World (Till Musshoff)

How Will Bitcoin Fare in the Coming Economic Collapse? (Ioni Appelberg)

Why Bitcoin is the Greatest Meme of All Time (Ioni Appelberg, Knut Svanholm, Guy Swann)

Is This The Last Bitcoin Cycle? (Luke Mikic / Bitcoin Magazine Spaces)

The Risks Of Hyperbitcoinization (Rob Hamilton, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did)

A Hyperbitcoinized World (Jeff Booth, Preston Pysh / We Study Billionaires #BTC052)

“We think we have exponential growth in stocks. ‘Stocks only go up!’ But in reality, stocks have been virtually flat for over half a century…People don’t understand this because their stocks go up in price, and they feel richer. You inherently believe that stocks are going up in value and everything else is staying the same, when actually, it’s the STOCKS that are keeping the same value, and technology is forcing the prices of everything else down.”
—Luke Broyles

“When the money is a lie, the true value of the stocks you’re trying to communicate to is a lie.”
—Luke Broyles

Hyperbitcoinization (Knut Svanholm, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #85)

Is the Bitcoin Infinity Meme Wrong? (Knut Svanholm, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #304)

Why prices will fall forever against Bitcoin (Jeff Booth)

The Memetic Theory of Bitcoin Demand (Christopher Bendiksen)

Bitcoiner with 0.001 BTC (@PricedinBTC / Twitter)

Path to $5 Million Bitcoin (British Hodl, Dennis Porter)

What Is Bitcoin’s Ultimate Price Target? (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

Bitcoin adoption will get faster and steeper than other networked technology S-curves (Adam Back / Twitter Thread)

Is This Bull Run Bitcoin’s Final Cycle? (Luke Mikic, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod #143)

“It doesn’t matter what you own…stocks, [fiat] currency, gold, real estate…pretty much everything is going down in relative terms against Bitcoin.”
—Luke Broyles

Also see:

7.3.3. The Bitcoin Renaissance / Into the Rabbit Hole

“Probing Bitcoin will unravel every system of knowledge and build back up the ones which are useful in their principles. We refer to this as the rabbit hole.”
—Pleb Poet

“Literally me the day I finally understood what Bitcoin was.” (@JohnXOsterman / Twitter)

“It’s always darkest before the dawn”
—Thomas Fuller

“The technocratic overlords aspire to dominate the universe and control the destiny of mankind. As they seek to lock down all of humanity in a preordained path of life, Bitcoin as the Holy Grail of Cypherpunks has begun to free the internet from their world of machines.”
—Nozomi Hayase

“You let one ant stand up to us, and they all might stand up! Those ‘puny little ants’ outnumber us a hundred to one. And if we ever let them figure that out…THERE GOES OUR WAY OF LIFE! It’s not about food. It’s about keeping those ants in line.”
—Hopper, A Bug’s Life

The 3 Levels of Understanding Bitcoin (Matthew Kratter / Bitcoin University)

The Bitcoin Orange Pill — All You Need To Know About Side-Effects (Ryan Slot)

Taking the Orange Pill: A Theory or Reality? (Dawdu M. Amantanah)

Bitcoin is the Ultimate Paradigm Shift (Dawdu M. Amantanah)

Culture and Choice (Pleb Poet)

Bitcoin: The Future of Money and the World Economy (Handle van Heerden)

Bitcoin is the internet in 1996. This is a revolution. (Thomas Fahrer / Twitter)

Bitcoin is Generational Wealth (Tomer Strolight / Swan Studios)

Why Bitcoin is the New Frontier (Tomer Strolight)

Why Bitcoin Will End The Worst Heist In History (Tomer Strolight)

A Bright Orange Future (Brady Swenson, @BTCKaz / Down The Rabbit Hole #33)

Monetary Transmission (Jeff Booth / Blue Collar Bitcoin #72)

Jeff Booth on the Jay Martin Show (Jeff Booth / Jay Martin Show)

The Magic of Bitcoin (Tomer Strolight, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #349)

“One of the most beautiful things about bitcoin is that once I began to learn about it, I also subsequently learned economics, computer science, math, philosophy, political science, history, and physics. Those are all schools of thought that transcend gender, race, religion, or culture. As adoption becomes more ubiquitous it will spark these new ways of thinking, and transform the state of mind of ‘bitcoin standard’ participants such as myself worldwide.”
—Dawdu M. Amantanah

The World Bitcoin Will Build (Cory Klippsten)

Bitcoin Strategy (Michael Saylor, Saifedean Ammous / Bitcoin Standard Pod #97)

Bitcoin: Energy, Adoption, and The Road Ahead (Michael Saylor, Aleks Svetski)

Bitcoin vs. Fiat “Extend and Pretend” (Jeff Booth, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #285)

The Future of Bitcoin (Ioni Appelberg)

Bitcoin: A Bold American Future (Conner Brown)

How Bitcoin Will Save Millennials (Natalie Brunell)

Everything Divided by 21 Million (Knut Svanholm, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show #211)

Bitcoin is the Forcing Function in the Age of Inflation (Jeff Booth, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

Bitcoin & The Return to Prosperity (Jeff Booth, Nik Bhatia / The Bitcoin Layer)

The Symbiote (Knut Svanholm, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

Bitcoin Salvation (LaserHodl, Phil Gibson / A Boy Named Pseu Pod)

The Bitcoin Cultural Revolution and Great Awakening of Humanity (Nozomi Hayase)

Bitcoin Paves The Way Toward A Truly Sustainable Future (Nozomi Hayase)

Closing The Loop: Introduction (DerGigi, John Vallis / Closing The Loop #1)

USD is Going To 1 Sat & Bitcoin Is Time (DerGigi, Stephan Livera / Stephan Livera Pod #313)

Imagine the new inventions, buildings, technology; all being created with low time preference and creativity from sound money. (Surfer Jim, @Antoni_Amore / Twitter)

Bitcoin Fixes Everything (Knut Svanholm)

Short Film: “Why Bitcoin Changes Everything” (Till Musshoff)

21 Reasons Why Bitcoin Will Save The World (DarthCoin)

Consequences of Conviction (Simply Bitcoin)

Proclaim Your Bitcoin Series (Simply Bitcoin)

Cosmic Bitcoin Series (CK Snarks, Spencer Nichols / Bitcoin Magazine Podcast)

Fire, Bitcoin, Teleportation (Aleks Svetski)

Fire, Bitcoin, Teleportation (Aleks Svetski, Cedric Youngelman / Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

Energy Money, The Great Filter, and Human Evolution (Aleks Svetski, @BTCKaz / Down The Rabbit Hole #35)

Bitcoin: The Future (Aleks Svetski, Pete Evans / Evolve Network)

Bitcoin and the Great Filter (Aleks Svetski)

All Your Cycles Are Broken (Aleks Svetski, Daniel Prince / Once Bitten! #201)

Billionaire Michael Saylor Believes in Bitcoin More Than Ever (Michael Saylor, Nick Gillespie / ReasonTV)

Bitcoin is a Shining City in Cyberspace (Michael Saylor, Cedric Youngelman, Bitcoin Matrix Pod)

Michael Saylor Keynote Speech (Michael Saylor / The Atlas Society Gala 2022)

“You know who you find at the bottom of the Bitcoin rabbit hole? It’s you—just a better version of you. An empowered, dynamic, self-sovereign, loving you who is produced by what it means to go down the rabbit hole, and find the lowest time preference that is understanding your death.”
—Erik Cason

Also see:

8. Additional Resources

8.1. Deep-Dive Series/Standout Author Collections

(Includes repeats from main compilation above)

Teaching Bitcoin with Visuals Collection (@anilsaidso)

Why Bitcoin: Full Series (Tomer Strolight)

Tomer Strolight (All Articles)

Gradually Then Suddenly Series (Parker Lewis)

Parker Lewis on What Bitcoin Did (Parker Lewis, Peter McCormack / What Bitcoin Did #183, #265, #358, #370, #381, #391, #576)

Hidden Secrets of Money Series (Mike Maloney)

The Dollar Endgame Series (Peruvian Bull)

Freedom Money Series (Matt Odell, DerGigi, Roya Mahboob, Janine Roem, Abubakar Nur Khalil, Jewher Ilham / Bitcoin Magazine Studios)

Principles of Bitcoin Series (Robert Breedlove)

Michael Saylor Series (Michael Saylor, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show)

Jeff Booth Series (Jeff Booth, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show)

Geoffrey West Series (Geoffrey West, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show)

Aneesh Karve Series (Aneesh Karve, Robert Breedlove / What Is Money Show)

Jason Lowery Series (Jason Lowery, Robert Breedlove / What is Money Show)

Sovereignism Series (Robert Breedlove)

Cypherpunks Write Code Series (Jim Epstein / ReasonTV)

12 Rules For Life Essay Series (Aleks Svetski, Jordan Peterson)

The Remnant Series (Aleks Svetski)

Proclaim Your Bitcoin Series (Simply Bitcoin)

Discovering Bitcoin Series (Giacomo Zucco)

Blue Collar Bitcoin Basics Series (Blue Collar Bitcoin Pod)

Bitcoin Audible Basics Series (Guy Swann / Bitcoin Audible)

Fixing the Incentives Series (Jimmy Song)

Cosmic Bitcoin Series (CK Snarks, Spencer Nichols / Bitcoin Magazine Podcast)

  • (Ongoing series—check channel for more)

8.2. Ultimate Bitcoin Book List 📚 

Below are affiliate links for the ultimate collection of Bitcoin book recommendations. You can order from either Amazon, or Bookshop.org, a more decentralized alternative which sources distribution to local bookstores near you. For a complete dashboard where you bulk-order several books, click here.

Learning is fun. (Cedric Youngelman)

8.2.1. Bitcoin-Focused

Baffled By Bitcoin (Bit Noi) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Bitcoin: A Beginner’s Guide (Benjamin Hart) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Bitcoin and Beef (Tristan Scott) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Bitcoin and Black America (Isaiah Jackson) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Bitcoin and Black Powernomics (Will Hobdy) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Bitcoin and the American Dream (Amanda Cavaleri, Annaliese Wiederspahn, Charline Fadirepo, CJ Wilson, Gary Leland, Lamar Wilson, Pete Rizzo, Jimmy Song) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Bitcoin Billionaires (Ben Mezrich) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Bitcoin Evangelism (Brian De Mint) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Bitcoin & Exponential Freedom (Jake Leary) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Bitcoin: The Future of Money? (Dominic Frisby) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Bitcoin Handbook (Anil Patel) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Bitcoin: Hard Money You Can’t Fuck With (Jason A. Williams) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Bitcoin: Independence Reimagined (Knut Svanholm) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Bitcoin Is Venice (Allen Farrington, Sacha Meyers) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics (Knut Svanholm) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Bitcoin Standard (Saifedean Ammous) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Blocksize War (Jonathan Bier) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Book of Satoshi: Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto (Phil Champagne) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Bullish Case For Bitcoin (Vijay Boyapati) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Check Your Financial Privilege (Alex Gladstein) ➡️ Order on Amazon

The Christian Case for Bitcoin (Dr. Patrick C. Melder) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Digital Gold (Nathaniel Popper) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Do Bitcoin – The Future of Money (Angelo Somers) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Everything Divided By 21 Million (Knut Svanholm) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Fiat Standard (Saifedean Ammous) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

From Bars To Bitcoin (Justin Rhedrick) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Grokking Bitcoin (Kalle Rosenbaum) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Hidden Repression (Alex Gladstein) ➡️ Order on Amazon

The Internet of Money (Andreas M. Antonopoulos)

Inventing Bitcoin (Yan Pritzker) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Layered Money (Nik Bhatia) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

(L)earn Bitcoin – Become Financially Sovereign (Anita Posch) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Little Bitcoin Book (Jimmy Song, Alex Gladstein, Timi Ajiboye, Luis Buenaventura, Lily Liu, Alexander Lloyd, Alejandro Machado, Alena Vranova) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Magic Internet Money (Jesse Berger) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Mastering Bitcoin (Andreas M. Antonopoulos) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Orange Coin Good (Jimbo) ➡️ Order on Amazon

A Progressive’s Case For Bitcoin (Jason Maier) ➡️ Order Now

The Simplest Bitcoin Book (Keysa Luna) ➡️ Order Now

Stacking Sats is the New Black (Dawdu M. Amantanah) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Thank God For Bitcoin (Robert Breedlove, J.M. Bush, Gabe Higgins, George Mekhail, Lyle Pratt, Jimmy Song, Julia Tourianski, Derek Waltchack) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

This Book Will Save You Time (Misir Mahmudov) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Unapologetic Freedom (Justin Rezvani, Foreword by JP Sears) ➡️ Order on Amazon

What the FAQ Is Bitcoin? (Tuna Ozen, Saadettin Konukseven) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Why Bitcoin (Tomer Strolight) ➡️ Order Now

Why Buy Bitcoin (Andy Edstrom) ➡️ Order on Amazon

The 7th Property (Eric Yakes) ➡️ Order on Amazon

21 Lessons (DerGigi) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

99 Signs You Might Be A Bitcoin Maximalist (Chris Bobay) ➡️ Order on Amazon

8.2.2. Relevant Themes

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (Niall Ferguson) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action (Robert P. Murphy) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Choose Life (Daniel Prince) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Collapse of Complex Societies (Joseph Tainter) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Confessions of an Economic Hitman (John Perkins) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Creature From Jekyll Island (G. Edward Griffin) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet (Julian Assange, Jacob Appelbaum, Andy Muller-Maguhn, Jérémie Zimmermann) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Daylight Robbery (Dominic Frisby) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Debt: The First 5,000 Years (David Graeber) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Dishonest Money: Financing the Road to Ruin (Joseph Plummer) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Dollar Endgame (Peruvian Bull) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Dumbing Us Down (John Taylor Gatto) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Economics in One Lesson (Henry Hazlitt) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

End The Fed (Ron Paul) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Ethics of Liberty (Murray N. Rothbard) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Ethics of Money Production (Jörg Guido Hülsmann) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Fiat Money Inflation in France (Andrew Dickson White) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Fourth Turning (Neil Howe, William Strauss) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Fraudcoin: 1000 Years with Inflation as a Policy (Rune Østgård) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Gold Wars (Ferdinand Lips) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Hard-Boiled Egg Index: Surviving Zimbabwe’s Hyperinflation (Kudzai Joseph Gumunyu) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Hate Inc. (Matt Taibbi) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

A History of Money and Banking in the United States (Murray N. Rothbard) ➡️ Order on Amazon

The Lords of Easy Money (Christopher Leonard) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Mandibles (Lionel Shriver) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Money Dethroned: A Historical Journey (Emil Sandstedt) ➡️ Order on Amazon

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (Robert A. Heinlein) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Personal Finance QuickStart Guide (Morgen Rochard) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Price of Tomorrow (Jeff Booth) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Principles of Economics (Saifedean Ammous) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Road to Serfdom (Friedrich Hayek) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Scanned (Nick Corbishley) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Secrets of the Federal Reserve (Eustace Mullins) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The Separation of Business and State (Ryan Dawson) ➡️ Order on Amazon

The Sovereign Individual (James Dale Davidson, William Rees-Mogg) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Unapologetic Freedom (Justin Rezvani, Foreword by JP Sears) ➡️ Order on Amazon

The UnCommunist Manifesto (Aleks Svetski, Mark Moss) ➡️ Order on Amazon

V For Vendetta (Alan Moore) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

War Is a Racket (Smedley D. Butler) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

The War of Art (Steven Pressfield) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

When Money Destroys Nations (Philip Haslam, Russell Lamberti) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

When Money Dies (Adam Fergusson) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Where Keynes Went Wrong (Hunter Lewis) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

1984 (George Orwell) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

How’s your stack coming along? (Cedric Youngelman / Twitter)

8.2.3. Bitcoin Books For Kids

Bitcoin For Kiddos (Chris Bobay, Frieda Bobay) ➡️ Order on Amazon

Bitcoin Girl: Save The World (Will Schoellkopf) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Bitcoin Money (Michael Caras AKA The Bitcoin Rabbi) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Bitcoin Smart Kids (Alena LaPointe, Andy LaPointe) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Bitcoin: The Future of Money (A.D. Largie, Sabrina Pichardo) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

Goodnight Bitcoin (SHAmory) ➡️ Order Now

If You Give a Monster a Bitcoin (SHAmory) ➡️ Order Now

Rhyming Bitcoin (Jason Don, Florencia Montoya, Simon Nash) ➡️ Order on Bookshop.org / Order on Amazon

8.3. Ultimate Bitcoin Movie List

8.3.1. Bitcoin-Focused

Hard Money (Richard James)

Anatomy of the State (Richard James)

Petrodollars (Richard James)

Bitcoin is Generational Wealth (Matt Hornick, Tomer Strolight)

Documentary: “Bitcoin in Madeira” (Max DeMarco, André Loja, Troy Cross, Knut Svanholm, Daniel Prince, Jeff Booth, Lawrence Lepard, Greg Foss, Peter Young, Obi Nwosu / @videobitcoin)

Bitcoin – The End of Money As We Know It (Torsten Hoffmann)

Bond to Unbind (Tomer Kantor)

Documentary Series: “Fix the Money, Fix the World” (@bitcoiner_movie)

Follow The Money 1: Bitcoin in El Salvador (Peter McCormack, Danny Knowles, Neil Berkley, Curt Taylor, Adam Miller, Isai Espinoza, Emma Firman, Zachariah Daly / What Bitcoin Did)

Follow The Money 2: Inflation, The Hidden Tax (Peter McCormack, Dominic Frisby, Danny Knowles, Neil Berkley, Curt Taylor, Isai Espinoza, Emma Firman, Zachariah Daly, Richie Carvill, Dylan Chant / What Bitcoin Did)

Follow The Money 3: Dear Elizabeth Warren (Peter McCormack, Danny Knowles, Neil Berkley, Curt Taylor, Neil McCormack, Troy Cross, Shaun Connell, Marshall Long, Avik Roy, Giga Energy, Riot Platforms, Inc. / What Bitcoin Did)

The Great Reset and the Rise of Bitcoin (Pierre Corbin)

How Bitcoin Enforces Human Rights (Anita Posch)

Human B [German w/ English subtitles] (Aaron Mucke, Eva Mühlenbäumer, Marc Friedrich, DerGigi, Anita Posch, Friedemann Brenneis, Alessandro Cecere, Jan)

Masters and Slaves of Money (Power Laws, Robert Breedlove)

A Sly Roundabout Way (IBEX)

Short Film: “This Machine Greens” (Jamie King, Jose Arriagas, Mattias Rubenson, Enrique Posner, Brad Mills, Joe Gallagher, Hass McCook, Greg Foss, Meltem Demirors, Lyn Alden, Alex Gladstein, Samson Mow, Nic Carter, Caitlin Long, Magdalena Gronowska, Adam Ortolf)

8.3.2. Relevant Themes

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Atlas Shrugged – Film Series (2011-2014)

The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

The Big Short (2015)

Black Mirror – TV Series (2011-Current)

Braveheart (1995)

Citizen Four (2014)

Fight Club (1999)

The Fountainhead (1949)

Four Horsemen (2013)

Idiocracy (2006)

Inside Job (2010)

In Time (2011)

The Island (2005)

Kiss The Ground (2020)

Margin Call (2011)

The Matrix (1999)

Mr. Robot – TV Series (2015-2019)

Soylent Green (1973)

The Truman Show (1998)

V For Vendetta (2005)

The Village (2004)

Wall-E (2008)

Zeitgeist: The Movie (2007)

1984 (1984)

300 (2014)

8.4. Recommended Twitter Follows

Hand-picked by yours truly 🧡

8.5. Educational Sites

8.6. Everything Else

Bitcoin White Paper (Satoshi Nakamoto)

Glossaries (covering jargon, slang, technical terminology, etc.)

Geyser: Global Crowdfunding Platform for Bitcoin Creators

Priced In Bitcoin: Fiat, metals, real estate, stocks, and more priced in BTC (@PricedinBTC)

Bitcoin dollar cost averaging over time calculator

FuckTheBears.org – Because fuck the bears.

Wow, you made it to the end!! Here’s your Certified Psychopath award: 🥇

9. What Next?

  1. Sell all your shitcoins for more bitcoin
  2. Pat yourself on the back for finally completing step 1 after spending the last 2 years “thinking about it”
  3. Share the gosh darn heck out of this site with friends, family, colleagues, and that girl at the club who keeps looking at you wondering why your eyes have enormous lasers protruding out of them
  4. Follow @WhyBitcoinOnly on Twitter and Nostr for more Bitcoinerific goodness
  5. STAY HUMBLE
  6. STACK SATS

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