Basics_01 - Bitcoin... What is it?
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Basics_01 - Bitcoin... What is it?

26 Jan • 1hr 2m
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Show Notes

Sure, everyone tells me that bitcoin is a new technology. That it's magic money for the internet and tokens you can buy and stick in an app that will probably be worth more later. But seriously... what the hell does all of that mean? I get that Bitcoin is a thing, but 'What is it?'
Well let's get into it, with the first episode of Bitcoin Basics.

Other episodes & works mentioned to dive deeper into these ideas are linked below:
Guy's Take #44 - Bitcoin is Not What you Think it is
Read_000 - The Bitcoin Whitepaper
Layered Money
21 Lessons: What I've Learned from Falling Down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole
Read_660 - Bitcoin is Digital Scarcity

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"Bitcoin is peer to peer in every sense; it is so by design and it could not be any other way. As free and open source, it is peer-to-peer software; as consensus-driven software, it is a peer-to-peer protocol; as a censorship-resistant protocol, it is a peer-to-peer app; as a distributed app, it is a peer-to-peer network; as a communications network, it is a peer-to-peer language; and as a peaceful language, it is a peer-to-peer community." – Allen Farrington & Sacha Meyers. Bitcoin is Venice
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12,498 sats
26 Jan
Just tried listening to Mike Green on Tiggernometry. This show is the box of q-tips needed to clean the crap left in my ears from that one.
6,500 sats
5 Mar
awesome ep, I always need a refresher and a guys take in addition to that helps prevent that part of my Bitcoin brain from atrophying
2,000 sats
26 Jan
1,674 sats
26 Jan
Disarming. Sincere. Prolific. .. and now hashing! thankyou Guy Swann, very impressed. As for requests etc: your read (#634) of dergigi's "the words we use in bitcoin" talks about wallet vs signing device, and also BIP179, IE invoices (not addresses). I've almost given up on trying to spread these 'tips', it feels like i'm pushing uphill. perhaps if all the new people coming in learn it right, then they can overwhelm us 'slower' peeps with better words?
1,000 sats
1 Feb
great episode Guy! deze is goed Hicham. greetings from the Netherlands
500 sats
26 Jan
back to basics it is. keep up the good work
500 sats
26 Jan
Heyyo nice episode. I was going to suggest breaking down the white paper but apparently you're already way ahead of me. Keep on keeping on.
210 sats
28 Jan
Learn more monetary history at:
2 Feb
oh, thanks to share!
2 Feb
Comment if you think that is a great technology and will be the future in the common payments. Thank you