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Hey Bitcoin, Slow Down!

4 minute read

mtcbtc posts a short article explaining how quickly Bitcoin is developing. Posted April 25, 2020.

A Rebels Renaissance

17 minute read

Stefen Reid shares a great article about the Bitcoin revolution. Posted April 23, 2020

THE HONEY BADGER

7 minute read

A Man in Black shares a short story about Bitcoin. Posted April, 2020.

The State of L2 Investments

11 minute read

Mohamed Fouda takes a look at the current state of Bitcoin scaling technologies. Posted April 17, 2020

Bitcoin and The Business Cycle

29 minute read

Ben Kaufman explains the relationship between Bitcoin and business cycle from the perspective of an Austrian Economist. Posted April 16, 2020.

Bitcoin mythbusting

20 minute read

David shares a thoughtful piece on Bitcoin FUD. Posted April 14, 2020.

Choose your Fiction

13 minute read

Arthur Hayes writes an epic opinion piece on the current markets and whats to come. Posted April 9, 2020.

Consequences of Money

10 minute read

Zach of Earth shares a couple thought experiments on the morals and nature of money. Posted April 8, 2020.

The Political Theology of Bitcoin

12 minute read

Erik Cason knocks it out of the park with my favorite article of 2020. This is a piece of Bitcoin Canon. Posted March 31, 2020.

Dear Bitcoiners

6 minute read

Gigi pens an optimistic letter to Bitcoiners around the world. Posted March31, 2020.

The Number Zero and Bitcoin

49 minute read

Robert Breedlove goes galactic on the importance of the number zero and Bitcoin. Posted March 28, 2020.

Bitcoin is a Rally Cry

14 minute read

Parker Lewis channels his inner Alamo battle cry for Bitcoin! Posted March 26, 2020.

The Astrology of Bitcoin

37 minute read

Coeli AStrology shares a fun read on the Bitcoin and astrology. Posted March 18, 2020.

Ten Million Bitcoiners

2 minute read

Cory Klippsten makes the case for on-boarding the next 10million Bitcoiners. Posted February 21, 2020/

A Cover Letter to Ray Dalio

4 minute read

Hass McCook sends a cover letter to Ray Dalio regarding Robert Breedlove’s epic piece on Bitcoin. Posted February 26, 2020.

Bitcoin’s Habitats

12 minute read

Gigi lays out the three realms where Bitcoin exists. Posted March 1, 2020.

Tweetstorm on Deflation

1 minute read

Per Bylund explains why a deflationy money will not destroy commerce. Posted February 26, 2020.

The Complex Market Hypothesis

71 minute read

In which I hypothesise that markets are subjective, uncertain, complex, stochastic, adaptive, fractal, reflexive… — really any clever sounding adjective you ...

The Nature of Bitcoin

12 minute read

Zane Pocock shares an overview of Bitcoin as he sees it. Posted February 13, 2020.

Tweetstorm The Pump

3 minute read

Brendan makes the case for a pump in price due to Bitcoin’s deflationary monetary policy. Posted February 11, 2020.

Why Bitcoin is Not a Security

9 minute read

Elisabeth shares an excerpt from a larger paper that explains why Bitcoin is not a security. Posted February 10, 2020.

The Tortoise and The Hare

3 minute read

Marty expertly compares Bitcoin and Fiat to Aesop’s fable the Tortoise and the Hare. Posted February 10, 2020.

Introducing txCast

3 minute read

6102 introduces a novel approach to broadcasting Bitcoin transactions in a private manner. Posted January 20, 2020.

Bitcoin Backups

2 minute read

6102 on money production. Posted January 1, 2020?

Slice the Pie

2 minute read

6102 on money production. Posted January 1, 2020?

The rise of the individual.

25 minute read

Aleksander Svetski shares his thoughts on the rise of self sovereignty as a revolutionary idea, all made possible by Bitcoin. Posted December 31, 2019

The cat is out of the bag

15 minute read

Nic Carter explains why Bitcoin is here to stay and it’s free to use. Posted December 29, 2019.

Bitcoin As a Startup

12 minute read

Hass McCook lays out his thesis on how Bitcoin is evolving in stages much like a startup raises capital. Posted December 29, 2019

Bitcoin and the Tyranny of Time Scarcity

28 minute read

Robert Breedlove makes the case for harnessing time scarcity as a means to break free of the monetary shackles put upon us by the state. Posted December 19, ...

Bitcoin’s Production Cost

8 minute read

Charles Edwards shares his model for Bitcoin valuation based on production cost. Posted December 13, 2019.

Bitcoin Operating System

4 minute read

Aleksander Svetski makes the case for Bitcoin as a new monetary network, not a payments technology.

Digital Money

5 minute read

Phil Bonello reviews the importance of Bitcoin I’m a world of digital money. Posted November 26, 2019.

The Last Mortal Man

5 minute read

Part 2 from Hased Entropy’s series of short stories. Posted November 13, 2019.

Tweetstorm: The Bitcoin Reformation

4 minute read

Tuur Demeester summarizes his thesis about the parallels betweet the Protestant Reformation and the current Bitcoin environment. Posted November 7, 2019.

The Triumvirate of Liquidity

8 minute read

Nik Bhatia explains how Bitcoin is both digital gold and digital Treasuries, and has all the makings of the world’s next risk-free asset. Posted November 6, ...

What Hath Satoshi Wrought

5 minute read

Hashed Entropy shares the first in a future series of short stories. Posted November 2, 2019.

Tweetstorm: Circularity

2 minute read

Gigi goes cosmic in this epic tweetstorm about Bitcoin and the self. Posted October 30, 2019.

Stop Calling Bitcoin Deflationary.

14 minute read

Conner Brown makes the case for Bitcoins monetary policy as being programmed rather than deflationary. Posted October 29, 2019.

Tweetstorm: The Matrix

4 minute read

Meltem gets us questioning if we’ve actually taken the “red pill”. Posted October 25, 2019.

Money and time

6 minute read

Acrual shares a quick perspective on why Bitcoin is the best way to value time. Posted October 17, 2019.

Bitcoin is for Stackers

2 minute read

Elaine shares why Bitcoin is growing slowly, namely Gresham’s Law. Posted October 17, 2019.

Bitcoin Mining Fees and Storage Costs

9 minute read

Tamas makes the case for miners requiring certain fee threshold in order to include transactions in their blocks. Posted October 14, 2019.

The Startup Government

10 minute read

Tim Draper looks at how Bitcoin and other technologies will shape our future. Posted October 10, 2019.

Crypto without Criticisms

5 minute read

Erik Cason explains how semantics matter and how we can build a better future with crypto. Posted October 7, 2019.

Bitcoin Equals Freedom

3 minute read

Ross Ulbricht makes the case for Bitcoin as the ultimate form of freedom. Posted September 25, 2019

A Note On Variance in Bitcoin Mining

7 minute read

Christopher Bendiksen explains variance in Bitcoin mining and what it means in relation to the recent VERY temporary drop in hashrate. Posted September 25, 2...

Bitcoin Astronomy

30 minute read

Dhruv Bansal explores the idea of Bitcoin in a future where humans are multiplanetary. Posted September 13, 2019.

Tweetstorm: 21 Charts

4 minute read

Hans Hauge shares 21 charts that paint a wonderful picture on the state of Bitcoin. Posted September 10, 2019.

Mainstream Media of Exchange

6 minute read

Knut Svanholm discusses how Bitcoin is a grassroots movement and is indeed a currency.Posted September 6, 2019

A most peaceful revolution

20 minute read

Nic Carter explains why Bitcoin is the revolution we have been waiting for. Posted September 7, 2019.

Bitcoin, Not Blockchain

22 minute read

Parker Lewis makes a strong case on why it’s all about Bitcoin, not blockchain. Posted September 6, 2019.

The Theological Conquest of Money

16 minute read

Erik Cason explores the messianic creation of Bitcoin as our hope to end the tyranny of central banking. Posted August 26, 2019.

Bitcoin for safety

21 minute read

James O’Beirne shares his opinion on where we are headed financially. Posted August 24, 2019.

Bitcoin is Not Too Slow

18 minute read

Parker Lewis explains why Bitcoin is not too slow, why it operates at the speed it does, and how it will scale. Posted August 23, 2019.

Projection and Throwness

9 minute read

The Bitcoin Observer describes an overlooked advantage that Bitcoin has over traditional forms of commodity money. Posted August 11, 2019.

Bitcoin Is Not Too Volatile

13 minute read

Parker Lewis explains volatility and why it’s important to understanding Bitcoin. Posted August 9, 2019.

Bitcoin Layers

2 minute read

Joe Rodgers makes the case for defining Bitcoin scaling layers. Posted 8-8-2019.

Proof of Life

11 minute read

Gigi makes the case for Bitcoin being a living organism. Posted August 7, 2019.

Bitcoin Can’t Be Copied

9 minute read

Parker Lewis explains why Bitcoin can never be copied and how a minority is forcing its will upon the masses. Posted August 2, 2019.

Gradually, Then Suddenly

7 minute read

Parker Lewis introduces a new series and explains why he believes Bitcoin is money. Posted August 2, 2019.

Why Bitcoin?

13 minute read

Wiz shares an excellent piece that recaps Bitcoin security, privacy, and freedom. Posted July 16, 2019.

Bitcoin Recapitulation

6 minute read

Mircea Popescu tells us about Bitcoin’s smallest unit, the satoshi. Posted July 15, 2019.

Why God Loves Bitcoin

3 minute read

Adam Paul Moore makes the case for Bitcoin’s morality. Posted July 12, 2019.

Tweetsorm: SIDECHAINS ARE NOT LAYER 2

5 minute read

Georgios Konstantopoulos shares a much needed tweetstorm where he describes the difference between sidechains and L2. Posted July 4, 2019.

Money, Banking, Bitcoin, and Libra

30 minute read

Allen Farrington paints a dystopian future and makes the case for money that is open, permissionless, neutral, private, and sound. Posted June 22, 2019.

Bitcoin Average Dormancy

5 minute read

David Puell and Reginald Smith explore dormancy as a metric of Bitcoin’s long-term economic health. Posted June 20, 2019.

Bitcoin bites the bullet

18 minute read

Nic Carter reviews some tradeoffs and how Bitcoin doesn’t take the easy road. Posted June 19, 2019.

There Can Be Only One

4 minute read

Tamas Blummer makes his case for Bitcoin’s strongest argument, the definition of time with computation. Posted June 18, 2019.

The Golden Ratio Multiplier

7 minute read

Philip Swift shares the Golden Ratio Multiplier which he believes will be a useful investment tool in this coming market cycle for identifying areas of profi...

Tweetstorm: Touchpoints

2 minute read

Vijay Boyapati shares a strategy for engaging people with Bitcoin. Posted June 4, 2019.

Five Fundamental Effects in Bitcoin

10 minute read

Bitcoin’s value comes from supply and demand and this article supports this thesis by looking at 5 fundamentals. By Prateek Goorha. Posted May 19, 2019.

Bitcoin’s Security is Fine

24 minute read

Dan Held examines the growing Bitcoin network and explains how it’s security is growing and how it will be sustained over time via fees rather than block sub...

Why Blockchain is Not the Answer

8 minute read

A reexamination at a failed narrative. Jimmy Song makes the case that blockchain is nothing without Bitcoin. Posted May 7, 2019.

Bitcoin’s Gravity

19 minute read

Gigi explains ideas and Bitcoin and lays out the challenges of changing Bitcoin. One does not simply change Bitcoin. Posted May 1, 2019.

Bitcoin is a Weapon

8 minute read

Hector Rosenkrans looks at his own life experiences and tells us why Bitcoin is a weapon to take the power back. Posted April 11, 2019.

The Puell Multiple

4 minute read

Cryptopoiesis looks at several charts from David Puell that help illustrate his ideas on the coming bull market. Posted April 4, 2019.

The Ethics of Money and Bitcoin

19 minute read

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On Bitcoin’s Academic Lineage

12 minute read

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Bitcoin’s True Market Dominance

4 minute read

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Bitcoin Is a Cult, Fiat Is a Religion

5 minute read

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Why Bitcoin Matters

26 minute read

Posted March 15, 2019 by Aleks Svetski, this article explains why Bitcoin matters.

Bitcoin Mining Explained in 15 Tweets

3 minute read

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The Lightning Network Reference Rate

9 minute read

Part 4 of 4 in Nik Bhatia’s piece defining and laying out proposed guidelines for measuring Lightning Network fees. Posted March 11, 2019.

Bitcoin Timestamp Security

11 minute read

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Tweetstorm: Power and Money

2 minute read

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Security Budget in the Long Run

12 minute read

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Bitcoin Delta Capitalization

5 minute read

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Demystifying Blockchain Not Bitcoin

5 minute read

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Cryptosovereignty

6 minute read

Erik lay’s out the framework for a future based on crypto rather than man’s subjective views. Posted February 3, 2019.

A Conflict of Crypto Visions

28 minute read

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Money, Bitcoin and Time: 3 of 3

43 minute read

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Money, Bitcoin and Time: 2 of 3

67 minute read

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Money, Bitcoin and Time: 1 of 3

62 minute read

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Bitcoin Maximalist Manifesto

3 minute read

JW Weatherman lsays out the framework for his interprutation of a Bitcoin Maximalist Manifesto. Posted January 18, 2019.

Tweetstorm: Bitcoin as SoV

9 minute read

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Unpacking Bitcoin’s Assurances

11 minute read

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Economic Teachings of Bitcoin

36 minute read

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The Bitcoin Light Bulb Moment

12 minute read

Beautyon shares thightbulb moment for Bitcoin compared to the evolution of lightbulbs. Posted January 8th 2019.

Planting Bitcoin — Species

18 minute read

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Planting Bitcoin — Soil

6 minute read

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Planting Bitcoin — Season

8 minute read

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Planting Bitcoin — Gardening

11 minute read

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Liveliness of Bitcoin

1 minute read

Tamas Blummer explains Bitcoin Liveliness and what it means as an indicator. Posted December 29, 2018.

The Ultimate Bitcoin Argument

74 minute read

One of the best arguments for Bitcoin. Pomp is an eternal bull and Murad is a stoic wise man. Together they tell a beautiful story. Read this or click throug...

Bitcoin Network Momentum

7 minute read

Philip Swift Bitcoin Network Momentum is a valuable tool in helping us understand why Bitcoin price is at a particular point in the market cycle and also whe...

Blockchain Is a Semantic Wasteland

12 minute read

Nic Carter looks at the mythical word that has everyone scratching their head… “blockchain”. He proposes what we should do with this word. Posted October 5, ...

Money Crypto vs. Tech Crypto

11 minute read

An examination at the changing narrative around “crypto”. Erik Torenberg defines two camps in the space that are here to stay. Posted October 1, 2018

A Modest Privacy Protection Proposal

39 minute read

Jameson Lopp has been doxxed and wants to help you stay safe. In this post, he lays out a framework to protect your privacy. Posted September 29, 2018.

Electric Money

5 minute read

LaurentMT explains the value in PoW and proposes this piece as an entry piece for further discussion. Posted September 17, 2018.

Statistical Fallacy behind the Lindy Effect

3 minute read

Qiao Wang lays out the case for further examination of the Lindy Effect, maybe we should pump the brakes on referencing it all the time. Posted September 15,...

Bitcoin as a store of energy

5 minute read

JP Thor looks at Bitcoin and makes the case that it is a store of energy. Posted SEptember 15, 2018.

PoW is Efficient

12 minute read

Dan Held makes the case for PoW being an efficient use of energy. Posted September 14, 2019.

Cliffhangers

7 minute read

Part 3 in a 3 part series, LaurentMT looks at the idea of an optimal age of the UTXOs to measure how far the system is running from its optimum. Posted Septe...

The Yin and Yang of Bitcoin

10 minute read

Part 2 in a 3 part series, LaurentMT examines new metrics regarding mining effects and hodling over the efficiency of PoW. Posted September 3, 2018.

Gravity

11 minute read

Part 1 of a 3 part series, LaurentMT examines why average cost per transaction isn’t a good way to measure PoW efficiency. Posted August 27, 2018.

The Store of Value Thesis

6 minute read

Qiao Wang and Dan McArdle explore their cryptoasset Store of Value Thesis. Posted August 19, 2018.

Bitcoin, Stock & Flow

2 minute read

Hugo Nguyen lays out one of the core fundamentals of Bitcoin’s value proposition, stock to flow. Posted August 15, 2018.

The Bitcoin Second Layer

8 minute read

Nik Bhatia lays out a the baseline for a 4 part series on Lightning Network. In this post, he draws similarities between LN and paper gold, with differences....

Visions of Bitcoin

10 minute read

Hasu and Nic Carter’s fantastic review of how narrative around Bitcoin usage has changed over time. Posted July 29, 2018.

Cryptocurrencies are money, not equity

19 minute read

Brendan Berstein makes the case for cryptocurrencies being money and explains how investors are helping determine value. Posted July 22, 2018.

The Bitcoin Risk Spectrum

7 minute read

Part 3 of Nik Bhatia’s 4 part Lightning Network thesis. This post looks at the bitcoin risk spectrum. Posted July 9, 2018.

Bitcoin Governance

8 minute read

Pierre Rochard lays out how Bitcoin governance works in a decentralized manner. Posted July 8, 2018.

Coin Days Destroyed

1 minute read

Jaoquin Roibal takes to stackexchange to answer. Posted June 20, 2019.

The Time Value of Bitcoin

5 minute read

Part 2 of a 4 part series, Nik Bhatia’s thesis on the Lightning Network. In this post he explains the time-value of bitcoin. Posted June 8, 2019.

Bitcoin: Past and Future

24 minute read

Posted May 30, 2018 by Adam Tache and Murad Mahmudov, this article will analyze these perspectives by discussing trade-offs, philosophical divides within the...

Why Bitcoin Works

8 minute read

Jimmy song makes the case for Bitcoin versus soft money. Posted April 17, 2018.

Meditations on Fraud Proofs

60 minute read

Paul Sztorc explains the ins and outs of Fraud proofs. Fraud Proofs address the problem of learning that a Bitcoin header is invalid (despite it being PoW va...

The Many Faces of Bitcoin

27 minute read

Adam Taché and Murad Mahmudov discuss four schools of thought related to Bitcoin. Posted April 10, 2018.

Mining Centralization Scenarios

13 minute read

Jimmy Song shares his thoughts on mining centralization and how game theory plays into the many scenarios. Posted April 10, 2018.

Bitcoin Post-Maximalism

23 minute read

Paul Sztorc lays out what happens after everyone is a Bitcoin maximalist, when the disagreements inevitably creep back in and offers a solution to scale. Pos...

Maduro’s Mint of King Cnut

6 minute read

Beautyon makes the case that Maduro’s attempt to create a new money will fail and any distraction to Bitcoin is a good thing because it gets stronger over ti...

Bitcoin Mayer Multiple

3 minute read

Trace Mayer describes the Mayer Multiple, a way to look at Bitcoin price multiples. Unsure on post date.

That’s not Bitcoin, that’s BCash

29 minute read

Stop and Decrypt takes a critical look at the Bitcoin Cash community and how the branding is misleading on purpose. Posted December 21, 2017.

The Lightning Paradox

8 minute read

Alex Berge makes the case that Lightning Network will eventually lead to MORE mining revenue. Posted March 21, 2017.

The Bitcoin Future: Super Cell London

12 minute read

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Bitcoin Is Worse Is Better

50 minute read

Gwern’s 2011 essay on how Bitcoin’s long gestation and early opposition indicates it is an example of the ‘Worse is Better’ paradigm in which an ugly complex...

b-money

6 minute read

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THE CYPHERNOMICON

769 minute read

Tim May’s cypherpunk book and faq. Posted September 10, 1994.

Politics vs Technology

2 minute read

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