Exit & Freedom

Exit & Freedom

Bitcoin | Liberty | Nick Szabo Building on the principles discussed in our exploration of the consequences of a society without cash, we apply it to a broader principle of how the power to exit acts as a check on abuse and centralization.  And who better to cover this...

Why the State Demands Control of Money

Why the State Demands Control of Money

What if there was a clear and obvious reason that the state monopolizes the production of money, that after understanding, you simply cannot unsee?  What if the story we are all told of governments and central banks protecting the economy from crises, is actually the perfect opposite of what’s really happening?

Minimum Viable Decentralization

Minimum Viable Decentralization

BitTorrent | Cryptoconomy | John Backus | P2P   Today we cover another great piece on the topic of what can be learned from the history of P2P protocols and their successes & failures.  Written by John Backus @backus, his article "Minimum Viable...

The BitTorrent Lessons for Crypto Series [Parts 1-4]

The BitTorrent Lessons for Crypto Series [Parts 1-4]

Bitcoin is an incredibly unique technology that breaks new ground in Peer-to-Peer technology, networking protocols, and cryptography. There is no precedent or example for us to build from. But maybe, despite its difference, we can still find lessons in protocols that came before. There happens to be another P2P protocol, that disrupted entire industries, and survived in the face of powerful opposition… BitTorrent. Simon Morris brings us this excellent 4 part series: BitTorrent Lessons for Crypto!

The Resolution of the Big Block Experiment

The Resolution of the Big Block Experiment

If you missed the insanity that happened during the “Block Wars” that extended from 2014 all the way to late 2017 with the split of Bitcoin Cash, then you aren’t going to want to miss this article. With a thorough overview of both the history and core ideas behind the numerous ideas and personalities wrapped into the blocksize debate, Lucas Nuzzi lays out the full picture with his article “The Resolution of the Big Block Experiment.”

Sovereignty as a Service

Sovereignty as a Service

Another short but excellent blog post covering the incredible work being done by the team over at @CasaHODL. For the first time we are seeing a user friendly application of one of Bitcoin’s core differentiators. Sovereignty as a service is a beautifully simple idea with huge implications. Don’t miss this short episode and check out the other awesome tools and products at https://blog.keys.casa/

Holding the Lightning Torch with Rollo & Slappy

Holding the Lightning Torch with Rollo & Slappy

If you haven’t heard it yet, don’t miss an awesome discussion all about Lightning and holding the Torch with the guys from the Rollo and Slappy Show! Check out @RolloMcFloogle and @Slappy_Jones_2 for more awesome content & definitely check out the amazing playlist for a deep understanding of Bitcoin over at 10HoursOfBitcoin.com

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The Human Threat Model

The Human Threat Model

“The human threat model is intended to help humans better understand the threats to that they face and the tools available, and in active development, for defense. Threats are assumed to be any activity designed to prevent humanity from accomplishing it’s mission to make the world delightful.” @jwweatherman

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The Bitcoin Threat Model

The Bitcoin Threat Model

Today we dive into the “Bitcoin Threat Model” by @jwweatherman.  An exploration and extensively sourced work on the many different attack vectors and adversarial conditions within the Bitcoin system, their likely effect, and the security measures in place to mitigate them. 

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