Read_650 - How to Be a Bitcoin Maximalist [Pete Rizzo]
Read_650 - How to Be a Bitcoin Maximalist [Pete Rizzo]
Bitcoin Audible

"Cryptocurrency market-isms are built on claims about the economic and computer science advances Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have achieved, and thus have a direct relationship to those claims.

While some are the product entirely of fandom, others are more complex, attempting to both define a scientific position, and then encourage beliefs and conduct based on those claims." - Pete Rizzo


Today we start a dive into Bitcoin Maximalism that we will expand on during this week. What is maximalism, is it just a group of arrogant, stubborn bullies on Twitter, or is it a set of principles around the defense and expansion of the Bitcoin only ecosystem? And how do we separate the ideology, from its self proclaimed proponents when they differ in practice? Rizzo covers this and more in a Forbes article on "How to Be a Bitcoin Maximalist." Don't miss it!


Check out the original article at the link below, plus follow Rizzo on Twitter for tons of other great work:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterizzo/2022/08/25/how-to-be-a-bitcoin-maximalist/?sh=3eaab2007036


Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space:

• The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy)

COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/)

• Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard)

• Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold)

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

@clarkian
20,000 sats
7 Sep
What's with all these small boosts? Rookie numbers. Anyway, I always look forward to new episodes from Guy. If anyone likes tabletop gaming no-nonsense actual play and product reviews check out GG NO RE podcast. Just recently added LN payments/value-for-value functionality.
@chrishartzell16
8 Sep
cause maxis don't spend they only hold
@petar
10 Sep
if there nobody spent, there wouldn't be maxies in the first place
@clarkian
8 Sep
My definition of maxi necessitates contributing a little bit of liquidity to further adoption. Hopefully others will start doing the same
@tntmom
13 Sep
Some people are super broke and small boosts is the best we can do to participaye in the liquidity of the market.
@michaelmatulef
1,000 sats
8 Sep
Guy has the best takes 🧡
@husky
500 sats
19 Sep
@gerrrrt
500 sats
7 Sep
💪
@tntmom
500 sats
13 Sep
Your rant from aprox. 36-42 minute marks was exactly what I needed to hear today. Thank you.
@therea1mccoy
150 sats
13 Sep
@therea1mccoy
100 sats
13 Sep
@jktrades
100 sats
30 Sep
Great episode!
@chrishartzell16
100 sats
7 Sep
honestly i think maximalism is stupid. bitcoin moves slow, alts move fast, use alts to buy more bitcoin. I'm not a maximalist, I'm a shitcoin minimalist.
@user7531817787685044
7 Sep
"participate in blatant scams so you can accumulate Bitcoin faster." no thanks, I enjoy not polluting my own soul 👍
@btc69420
8 Sep
ah yes, the tried and true “it’s stupid”. such a solid take /s
@hankscorpio
7 Sep
Doesn’t lightning solve that problem?
@chrishartzell16
7 Sep
nope
@theguyswann
7 Sep
I take no issue with trading shitcoins, and I honestly don’t think that makes one not a Bitcoin maximalist. For instance I know someone who is a “Maxi” who does all sorts of crap with shitcoins, but he just recognizes it’s all either scams or doomed projects. Now *I* am not interested in taking that risk and I think it’s a waste of time, but being a speculator on other stuff, crap or not, does not fail some requirement to be a Maxi (at least imo)
@southside
7 Sep
bitcoin maximalists created the bitcoin network. people like what they like.
@blacktoshi
100 sats
11 Nov
@hankscorpio
100 sats
7 Sep
@southside
100 sats
8 Sep
the rant ending followed by ‘welcome to bitcoin audible. this is guy swan’😸
@theguyswann
8 Sep
😆😆
@cpt_wiggles
69 sats
19 Sep
@dwduck
60 sats
8 Sep
@cryptonomics
50 sats
15 Sep
@nick
50 sats
7 Sep
@dellamorte
50 sats
7 Sep
@pbateman
50 sats
7 Sep
@hkk
50 sats
7 Sep
@nachokeys
25 sats
8 Sep
@zaikaboy
21 sats
8 Sep
There can only be one
@pacificnorthwest
10 sats
7 Sep
@bitcointable
10 sats
7 Sep
@bitcointable
10 sats
7 Sep
@maroder
10 sats
7 Sep
@yesterdays
7 sats
7 Sep
@carlito
5 sats
18 Sep
@carlito
5 sats
18 Sep
@rio210578
3 sats
7 Sep