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CryptoQuikRead_272 - Letting a Million Channels Bloom

July 19th, 2019


The Lightning Network does, in fact, have scaling problems of its own. When the network grows to millions of channels we obviously won't be able to run it on a Raspberry Pi.  Don’t tell Rusty Russell or Joe Netti that, …

CryptoQuikRead_271 - Bitcoin's Energy Consumption is a Necessity

July 18th, 2019


... And one of the greatest natural subsidies for renewable energy we could've asked for.  

Today we hit a piece by Daniel Wingen. A thorough …

CryptoQuikRead_270 - Investing in Bitcoin

July 16th, 2019


Today we read yet another great piece by @hasufl and @suzhu available on on the core value offered by Bitcoin as a system and the …

CryptoQuikRead_269 - Bitcoin is a Human Right

July 12th, 2019


Finishing this week out with a short but wonderful introductory article by Nik Bhatia. Bitcoin is a money, a game, a land grab, works like email, and …

CryptoChat_016 - Lightning is a Breez with Roy Sheinfeld

July 10th, 2019


The Lightning protocol has made some major leaps in the last few months, and the software landscape has changed massively in the same span!  Here to …

CryptoQuikRead_268 - Major Developments in LND 0.7

July 9th, 2019


Tomorrow we have an awesome interview with Roy Sheinfeld all about the Breez Lightning service!
To set the stage, today we dive into the recent Lightning Labs Blog post on the incredible improvements in the 0.7-beta …

CryptoQuikRead_267 - Everyone's a Scammer

July 8th, 2019


Merchants are scammers, Keynesians are scammers, altcoins are scammers, Bitcoin "investments" are scammers, scammers are scammers, and even Bitcoin …

CryptoChat_015 - Alex Adelman on Stacking Sats & Saving Money with Lolli

July 5th, 2019


I was lucky enough to get the opportunity at the Bitcoin 2019 Conference to sit down with Alex Adelman, the CEO of Lolli, and talk all about how he …

CryptoQuikRead_266 - How Many Wrongs Make A Wright [Part 2]

July 3rd, 2019


Today we finish the amazing journey through Jameson Lopp's thorough compilation of Craig Wright's extensive efforts and complications in trying to convince the world he is Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin.  A …

CryptoQuikRead_265 - How Many Wrongs Make a Wright [Part 1]

July 2nd, 2019


Did you hear about the guy who tried for years to convince the world he was Satoshi?

If you ever wanted to explore the evidence against Craig Wright's dubious claims but simply didn't have the time to sit down and …

CryptoChat_014 - Aleks Svetski on the Death of Blockchain

July 1st, 2019


I got a chance to sit down with Aleks Svetski of the Amber App & blockchain bashing fame at the Bitcoin2019 conference. The Citizen Bitcoin crew joins us to hear his story of bashing ICOs at an ICO conference, and …

CryptoQuikRead_264 - A Man Warned is Half Saved

June 28th, 2019


Another excellent piece by @beautyon_ and discussion on the nature of Bitcoin's uncontestable monetary standard and what it means for our future. …

CryptoChat_013 - Richard Myers and a Lightning Powered Global Mesh

June 24th, 2019


Today we have a great chat with Richard Myers all about the recently unveiled Lot49 protocol and how Global Mesh Labs intends to incentivize and help …

CryptoQuikRead_262 - The Bitcoin Time Traveler

June 21st, 2019


A message from the future... from 2013.  Just one of those memes that made its place in Bitcoin's cultural history, we read the infamous Reddit post …

CryptoQuikRead_262 - The Island of Stone Money

June 20th, 2019


Does money need some alternative utility?  Is there an example of virtual money that could be hundreds of years old?  Today we read about one of the …

CryptoQuikRead_261 - The God Protocols

June 19th, 2019


"Imagine the ideal protocol. It would have the most trustworthy third party imaginable — a deity who is on everybody's side. All the parties would …

GuysTake_019 - Libra Doesn't Compete with Bitcoin, But it Might Kill Ripple

June 18th, 2019


All the buzz is about FacebookCoin, I mean FacePalmCoin, I mean Libra today with the release of the testnet and giving much sought after …

CryptoQuikRead_260 - Why America Can't Regulate Bitcoin

June 13th, 2019


This one should not be skipped!   

There is a fascinating precedent set by case law and the long battles over PGP and US "munitions" laws, that …

CryptoChat_12 - Talking Privacy, Bitcoin & the New Economy with the Raleigh Bitcoin Meetup

June 12th, 2019


At the recent Raleigh Bitcoin meetup we had an awesome discussion all about privacy and bitcoin, and the intertwined destinies of both. Hanging out …

GuysTake_18 - A Story About Booms & Busts

June 11th, 2019


Today I wanted to cover an analogy I have hit in the past to explain what's happening in the boom/bust cycle.  One that sheds light on the fact that the imbalance is a fundamental element of the fractional reserve …

CryptoQuikRead_259 - Lightning at the End of the Tunnel

June 10th, 2019


This is an episode not to be missed. With a beta project focused entirely on the user experience, the @Breez_tech wallet is making a huge leap in the UX of Lightning that I thought was still months or even a year away. …

GuysTake_017 - Erlay, Dandelion, & BitcoinOps

June 6th, 2019


With help from the Bitcoin Optech newsletter we cover details and implications of the newly proposed Erlay protocol for spreading transactions …

CryptoQuikRead_258 - 21 Lessons of the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole - Chapter 3

June 5th, 2019


In the epic conclusion of the 21 lessons of the Bitcoin Rabbit hole, we talk about the technology, the network, and how Bitcoin is set to change the …

CryptoQuikRead_257 - 21 Lessons of the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole - Chapter 2

June 4th, 2019


Continuing our expedition through the lessons of the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole, we explore the realities of economics & the truth of money that is …

CryptoQuikRead_256 - 21 Lessons of the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole - Chapter 1

June 3rd, 2019


An epic journey with author @dergigi on the unexpected lessons he learned tumbling down the Bitcoin rabbit hole.  One can always take a closer look …

CryptoQuikRead_255 - Bitcoin An Accounting Revolution

May 31st, 2019


“Those who argue “high fees will kill adoption” fail to understand the intensity of assurances Bitcoin offers, and the ease at which it does this. Put lightly — Bitcoin is insanely cheap compared to alternative options …

CryptoQuikRead_254 - Bitcoin & Software Reliability

May 30th, 2019


" 'Break stuff' in that context means 'Kill People.'  The software simply must work every time, no compromise, no guesswork, no exceptions. There are …

Guystake_016 - Drama, Drama, Toxic Drama

May 29th, 2019


Curious about all the #BitcoinTwitter buzz recently?  I went digging to find the associated twitter threads & comments to read, and then discuss my own take on all the drama.  

Too long; Didn't Listen -
• Don't be …

CryptoQuikRead_253 - The Magic Dust of Cryptography

May 28th, 2019


Exploring the magic of cryptography using a magic hammer, gray dust, a magic potion, & a pair of very special pajama pants.

Don't miss another …

GuysTake_015 - The Bcash 51% Attack

May 24th, 2019


In a crazy conversation from last night's meet-up, I learned of discussion of a purposeful re-org, a 51% attack, on the #BCH chain by 2 miners. …

CryptoQuikRead_252 - Bitcoin's Security is Fine by Dan Held

May 23rd, 2019


Is Bitcoin's security going to be unreliable, volatile, or could it even fail entirely when we lose the block subsidy? Or is #Bitcoin set to operate …

CryptoQuikRead_251 - Use of Knowledge in Society [Part 2]

May 22nd, 2019


The brilliance of the price system is in coordinating the values, deeply limited knowledge and scarce resources precisely to their highest value need without having to understand or be aware of every single change in …

CryptoQuikRead_250 - Use of Knowledge in Society [Part 1]

May 21st, 2019


Is the idea of a central decision maker for the economy just a problem of gathering all the right information and having the most intelligent in …

CryptoQuikRead_249 - Bitcoin Has No Intrinsic Value, & That's Great!

May 20th, 2019


Diving into a great piece by Conner Brown exploring the subjectivity of value, and why Bitcoin's lack of "intrinsic value" is a benefit, not a hinderance. Does this aspect of Bitcoin, and the nature of money align with …

CryptoQuikRead_248 - Bitrefill's Hottest Lightning Tech of 2019!

May 16th, 2019


Today we cover all the incredible new developments coming to Lightning and what they will mean for the future the protocol!  First we tackle the blog …

GuysTake_014 - The What, Why, & How of Lightning

May 15th, 2019


Today, in preparation of & to understand the significance of the vast array of new features and developments coming to lightning, we cover a full …

CryptoQuikRead_247 - The Ancient Sin of Debt; How Bitcoin Can Make Amends

May 14th, 2019


With a really cool and succinct article from Darren Kleine (@_DKleine), today's read is on the "sins" of debt and usury, and how a good or bad …

GuysTake_013 - Nodes vs Miners, Who Defines Bitcoin?

May 9th, 2019


Today we cover more specifically the consequences and risks of a divorce between miners & the network of nodes.  What could the miners do, are …

GuysTake_012 - Full Nodes or Nothing, The Story of Validation [Part 1]

May 8th, 2019


When we dig to the very base elements of Bitcoin, we find it is merely digital points.  What make these integers different from identical ones on …

CryptoQuikRead_246 - Errors in Satoshi's Whitepaper

May 7th, 2019


Today we take a stroll through a collection of known errors, clarification, and terminology changes from the original whitepaper made available …

CryptoQuikRead_245 - Bitcoin's Gravity

May 6th, 2019


A great piece just full of fun analogies on how to imagine the force of nature that is #Bitcoin.  Don't miss our first piece by @dergigi on the show …

CryptoQuikRead_243 - Bitcoin in Heavy Accumulation [Part 2]

May 3rd, 2019


The conclusion of the Adamant Capital report from Tuur Demeester & Michiel Lescrauwaet on the current state & sentiment of the Bitcoin …

CryptoQuikRead_243 - Bitcoin in Heavy Accumulation [Part 1]

May 2nd, 2019


Today & tomorrow we will be going through the Adamant Capital report by Tuur Demeester & Michiel Lescrauwaet on the current state and sentiment of the Bitcoin markets, and the data that backs up their analysis. …

CryptoQuikRead_242 - Neutrino is Dangerous to my Self-Sovereignty

May 1st, 2019


In the follow-up to yesterday's article, we are covering Nicolas Dorier's second article on Neutrino, detailing the systemic risks of widespread SPV, …

CryptoQuikRead_241 - Why I Don't Celebrate Neutrino

April 30th, 2019


Today we read an article from developer @nicolasdorier that illustrates why Neutrino might not be the panacea some seem to treat it as.  It certainly …

CryptoChat_011 - Lightning, Paywall.Link, & the Bootstrap Bandit

April 29th, 2019


Today we bring Tim K (@bootstrapbandit) on the show to talk all about the Lightning Network & a new tool he built at Paywall.Link.  Don't miss …

CryptoQuikRead_240 - Rothbard on Utility Theory

April 26th, 2019


Today we grab a section out of one of the many incredible works by Murray N. Rothbard to discuss the idea of marginal utility and why money must be a good, and actually is not a unit of measure.  As value can only be …

The Case for Electronic Cash

April 25th, 2019


The full audio version of "The Case for Electronic Cash" by Jerry Brito.


Cash is more than a method of payment. It is a fundamental tool …

GuysTake_011 - Why Lightning Sucks

April 24th, 2019


Lightning is complicated, difficult to use, sometimes doesn't work properly, requires a lot of learning and experimentation, and is still a risky …

CryptoQuikRead_239 - How to Scale Bitcoin Without Changing a Thing [Part 2]

April 23rd, 2019


Even with #Bitcoin, are we destined for a future with intermediated payments?  Will that give us a different color of the same system we're stuck …

CryptoQuikRead_238 - How to Scale Bitcoin Without Changing a Thing [Part 1]

April 22nd, 2019


"I believe that institutional scaling presents an under-appreciated scaling vector, and it is quite possible to employ it without significantly compromising Bitcoin’s assurances."

Don't miss today's article, another …

CryptoQuikRead_237 - Casa Keymaster Security - Mobile Key Overview

April 18th, 2019


Today we go through a recent blog post by Jameson Lopp and the Casa team that goes into the clever, meticulous design used to ensure the security and …

CryptoQuikRead_236 - How Is Fiat Money Possible [Part 3]

April 17th, 2019


Today we reach the conclusion of Hoppe's incredible piece on the nature of fractional reserve banking and the contradictions of fiat money.  With the final section, "From Deposit & Loan Banking to Fractional …

CryptoQuikRead_235 - How Is Fiat Money Possible [Part 2]

April 16th, 2019


Continuing from yesterday's episode with Part 2 of our journey through Hoppe's amazing piece on the nature and origins of the fiat money system. …

CryptoQuikRead_234 - How is Fiat Money Possible [Part 1]

April 15th, 2019


"Fiat money is the term for a medium of exchange which is neither a commercial commodity, a consumer, or a producer good, nor title to any such commodity: i.e., irredeemable paper money."

Another great suggestion by

CryptoQuikRead_233 - Exit & Freedom

April 12th, 2019


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 …

CryptoQuikRead_232 - The Case for Electronic Cash [Part 3]

April 11th, 2019


The conclusion of The Case for Electronic Cash by Jerry Brito.  Today we close out this amazing piece with the moral case for why we should not only …

CryptoQuikRead_231 - The Case for Electronic Cash [Part 2]

April 10th, 2019


Continuing with Part 2 of "The Case for Electronic Cash" from Jerry Brito and  The consequences of total dependence upon financial intermediaries and how it is already affecting people today. 

Don't …

CryptoQuikRead_230 - The Case for Electronic Cash [Part 1]

April 9th, 2019


Today we begin the long, and rewarding journey through Jerry Brito's & Coin Center's Report on "The Case for Electronic Cash." This is an incredible work present several case studies to explore the trade offs of …

CryptoQuikRead_229 - Why the State Demands Control of Money

April 8th, 2019


What if there was a clear and obvious reason that the state monopolizes the production of money, that after understanding, you simply cannot unsee? …

CryptoQuikRead_228 - Minimum Viable Decentralization

April 5th, 2019


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 …

CryptoQuikRead_227 - Bitcoin is a Hedge Against the Cashless Society

April 4th, 2019


Another excellent piece from Su Zhu and Hasu at and a great introduction to the dynamics and risks at stake in the cashless society.  Is the cashless society the frictionless future we want?  Or is it …

CryptoChat_010 - Guy & the PayPod on How Bitcoin Will Change the World

April 3rd, 2019


Today we have another great chat with Scott from The PayPod discussing the impact and philosophy of Bitcoin!  Check out, the sponsor for The PayPod and where the are hosted to find many other episodes of …

My Favorite Bitcoin Holidays? A Walk with Guy Through Bitcoin History

April 2nd, 2019


Today we go on an extended walk through some of the most epic days of Bitcoin's and the Cryptoconomy's history! Telling some of my personal experiences and the crazy times that were had.  Do you know about the origins …

CryptoQuikRead_226 - Schnorr Signatures & The Inevitability of Privacy in Bitcoin

March 29th, 2019


"The need for privacy and the long-term sustainability of Bitcoin without block rewards are perhaps two of the most most alarming issues surrounding …

CryptoQuikRead_225 - Bitcoin & the Promise of Independent Property Rights

March 28th, 2019


"That is the key innovation of Bitcoin: It detaches property rights from the legal system and the monopoly on violence. For the first time, we can …

CryptoQuikRead_224 - Bitcoin is a Social Creature, Mycelium Part 2

March 27th, 2019


"To the casual observer, most of bitcoin’s life is boring — months go by with relatively little action. Then when conditions are just right, bitcoin explodes into life, growing massively in size, and hijacking the …

GuysTake_009 - A Trust Model Comparison: Bitcoin vs. the Mighty Dollar

March 26th, 2019


Disclaimer: If you are an ardent supporter of government projects, believe in the moral fiber of politicians, and in the power of voting to produce …

CryptoQuikRead_223 - Ethereum Architecture is Flawed

March 25th, 2019


"Ethereum’s #1 problem is not a problem of product-market-fit but one of engineering soundness. Ethereum architecture is based on a flawed and unscalable idea: it assumes that “smart contracts” need computations to be …

CryptoQuikRead_222 - Decentralized Disruption, Who Dares Wins: BitTorrent Lessons [4 of 4]

March 22nd, 2019


So what is the outcome of decentralized disruption?  Who are the winners when there is a shift to an entirely new paradigm? Don't miss the conclusion of Simon Morris's excellent series on the lessons #Bitcoin & …

CryptoQuikRead_221 - Intent, Complexity, & The Governance Paradox: BitTorrent Lessons [3 of 4]

March 21st, 2019


In the context of Part 2, knowing that the true value of decentralization is in breaking rules, Simon Morris now explores the consequences of a …

CryptoQuikRead_220 - If You're Not Breaking the Rules Then You're Doing it Wrong: BitTorrent Lessons [2 of 4]

March 20th, 2019


Today we cover Part 2 of Simon Morris's excellent series on the lessons we can take from BitTorrent to better understand the goals and value of …

CryptoQuikRead_219 - Why BitTorrent Mattered: Lessons for Crypto [1 of 4]

March 19th, 2019


Bitcoin is an incredibly novel technology, there are few technologies that can boast the revolutionary impact that Bitcoin potentially has. However, …

CryptoQuikRead_218 - The Resolution of the Big Block Experiment

March 18th, 2019


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 …

CryptoQuikRead_217 - Sovereignty as a Service

March 14th, 2019


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. …

CryptoQuikRead_216 - Formalizing & Securing Network Relationships [Part 3]

March 12th, 2019


The risks and benefits of chargebacks, the nature of the trade-off between contract enforcement & ensuring privacy, the elements of splitting …

CryptoQuikRead_215 - Szabo’s Formalizing & Securing Network Relationships [Part 2]

February 27th, 2019


Listening to an essay from 1997 that details specific challenges of something as distant as the smart contract embedded into the Lightning Network shows the unbelievable foresight of the cypherpunks. As well as the …

CryptoQuikRead_214 - Szabo's Formalizing & Securing Network Relationships [Part 1]

February 21st, 2019


"... The movement from static to dynamic media promises to bring about a fourth cost revolution in the related areas of jurisdiction, trust, and …

CryptoQuikRead_213 - MuSig, A New MultiSignature Standard

February 19th, 2019


Cypherpunks write code!

Last year we received a published paper detailing the advantages of the new MuSig Multisignature Scheme, this year we get …

CryptoChat_009 - Holding the Lightning Torch on the Rollo & Slappy Show

February 13th, 2019


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! …

CryptoQuikRead_212 - 5 Things I've Learned After a Year in Bitcoin

February 11th, 2019


Another great Twitter thread to cover, this time from Jason Smith (@iwearahoodie) covering 5 incredible lessons learned after a year of being …

The Human Threat Model

February 8th, 2019


"The human threat model is intended to help humans better understand the threats to that they face and the tools available, and in active …

The Bitcoin Threat Model

February 8th, 2019


"The Bitcoin Threat Model is intended to help developers, investors and users better understand the security of Bitcoin. Threats are assumed to be any activity designed to prevent Bitcoin from accomplishing its mission …

CryptoQuikRead_211 - Human Threat Model [Part 2]

February 8th, 2019


The conclusion of the epic "Human Threat Model," by @jwweatherman.  An exploration of the attack surface that exists in the very nature of being …

CryptoQuikRead_210 - Human Threat Model [Part 1]

February 7th, 2019


Today we begin the "Human Threat Model," by @jwweatherman.  An exploration of the attack surface that exists in the very nature of being human, and …

CryptoQuikRead_209 - The Bitcoin Threat Model [Part 2]

February 5th, 2019


Continuing with Part 2 of the journey through the "Bitcoin Threat Model" to be followed by the "Human Threat Model," both by @jwweatherman.  An …

CryptoQuikRead_208 - The Bitcoin Threat Model [Part 1]

February 4th, 2019


Beginning the journey through the "Bitcoin Threat Model" and the "Human Threat Model," both by @jwweatherman.  An exploration and extensively sourced work on the many different attack vectors and adversarial conditions …

CryptoQuikRead_207 - Announcing the Casa Browser Extension

February 1st, 2019


A lot of announcements and tons of exciting stuff to talk about in this episode!  Plus our read of the just released Casa Browser Extension, inspired …

GuysTake_008 - The Lightning of my TCP, or How the Internet is Too Complex to Work

January 30th, 2019


A follow-up to our previous episode "#Reckless to Wumbology" discussing the incredible development and new tools coming to the Lightning Network. As …

CryptoQuikRead_206 - #Reckless to Wumbology, The Lightning Network Infrastructural Build-Out

January 28th, 2019


Want to know more about Neutrino, Submarine Swaps, Dual Funded Channels, Atomic Multi-Path Payments, Splicing, Sphinx Send, Eltoo, Channel Factories, …

CryptoQuikRead_205 - Seven Guiding Principles at Casa

January 25th, 2019


Today we go through a short but awesome run down of the guiding principles at Casa. This company is one to watch very closely over the coming years, and a few things from their recent post make this very clear.

Check …

CryptoQuikRead_204 - Bitcoin, Winner Takes All, or Winner Takes Most?

January 23rd, 2019


"Today, there exists over 180 currencies across 195 countries. The reason for such an anomaly is simple: there is no free market for currencies. Currency markets have been restricted by governments in order to maintain …

CryptoQuikRead_203 - Dont Trust, Verify, A Bitcoin Private Case Study

January 17th, 2019


An amazing piece of work from the team using the full node data and some serious digging to uncover the fraudulent minting of over 2 …

CryptoQuikRead_202 - Dan Hedl thinks Satoshi's Vision is a Silly Endeavor

January 15th, 2019


Taking a dive into an awesome tweetstorm from @danheld about the context, purpose, and beginnings of Bitcoin and whether it meets "Satoshi's Vision," …

What's Really Driving the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon? - The Iterative Capital Thesis

January 12th, 2019


The complete reading of Iterative.Capital's incredible and thorough thesis, "What's Really Driving the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon?"

For more excellent research and news in the Bitcoin/Cryptocurrency space, visit and …

GuysTake_007 - Happy Birthday Bitcoin, Looking Back on 10 Insane Years

January 3rd, 2019


A look at the crazy past, the present, and the future of Bitcoin and where I think things are headed.  Bitcoin is here to stay and there are 10 amazing years of Proof-of-Survival I can point to as evidence. Happy …

CryptoQuikRead_201 - Bitcoin is a Decentralized Organism - Mycelium [Part 1]

January 2nd, 2019


"Bitcoin is a living system constantly changing based on environmental stimuli. True understanding is a moving target unlikely to ever be hit.

CryptoChat_008 - Under the Lightning Hood with @petoveritas, @Crypt0PuraVida, & @CoinBeezy

December 20th, 2018


After setting up and experiencing The Lightning Network firsthand as part of the Casa Node crew and our own little pool of channel liquidity and …

CryptoQuikRead_200 - Why Bitcoin's Lightning Network is Ingenious

December 18th, 2018


“by having the double accounting system rely on and be backed up by the triple accounting system you get the throughput of the double with the security and trustlessness of the triple.” -Todd Kronenberg

Don't forget to …

CryptoQuikRead_199 - Confidential Auditing by Nick Szabo

December 13th, 2018


"Auditing controls might fairly be called the security protocols of capitalism… [but] auditing is in deep conflict with efforts towards greater …

CryptoQuikRead_198 - Unpacking Bitcoin's Social Contract

December 11th, 2018


"When Satoshi Nakamoto invented bitcoin, he did not invent a new social contract. Satoshi did something else—he leveraged technology to solve many …


December 7th, 2018


We hit a major milestone in the show! Thank you to everyone who has stayed with us and contributed to the show! Today I'm covering the past & future of the show and new things coming to Cryptoconomy.Life!

Feel free …

CryptoQuikRead_197 - An Honest Account of Fiat Money

December 6th, 2018


"While sovereign money has undeniably led to a lot of abuse, as evidenced by instances of hyperinflation, seizures or capital controls, the absence …

CryptoQuikRead_196 - Understanding the Technical Side of Bitcoin

December 5th, 2018


Curious about where to start or what to possibly focus on when learning Bitcoin, Lightning, and the fundamentals of the most important tools in this …

CryptoQuikRead_195 - Estimating and Minimizing Consumer Worry

December 3rd, 2018


What are the mental barriers that cause prospective consumers to drop off from interacting with an e-commerce business? How can we measure or estimate the worry caused by excessive forms, ads, and barriers to the …

CryptoQuikRead_194 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 9]

November 30th, 2018


"Far from being a novelty or prototype, Bitcoin has shown itself to be a threatening alternative to present-day organizational conventions and to the large commercial businesses that rely on them."
The Epic finale of the …

CryptoQuikRead_193 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 8]

November 29th, 2018


"Thus, Bitcoin is the first free, non-commercial software project with the intensity of a commercial product."
Today we hit Section 6 of the Iterative.Capital Thesis exploring the incentives and feedback loops that allow …

CryptoQuikRead_192 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 7]

November 28th, 2018


"In practice, the Proof-of-Stake approach proves to be problematic in systems where the coins “at stake” were not created through Proof-of-Work."
Today we explore how Proof-of-Work enables the Bitcoin system to achieve …

CryptoQuikRead_191 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 6]

November 27th, 2018


"How does Bitcoin use a peer-to-peer network of computers to enforce the rules agreed upon by human participants?"
Today we explore how Proof-of-Work …

CryptoQuikRead_190 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 5]

November 26th, 2018


Today we explore how the Bitcoin incentives bring together disparate groups of developers, technical operators, and users to maintain and expand the …

GuysTake_005 - New Video - Casa Node Setup & Router Configuration

November 21st, 2018


A short episode today introducing the video walkthrough of the Initial Setup of the Casa Bitcoin & Lightning Node, and configuring your router to be both accepting requests for blockchain data for Bitcoin & …

CryptoQuikRead_189 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 4]

November 20th, 2018


Today we continue through Section 3 of the Iterative.Capital Thesis on the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon exploring the Open Source process, how free software dominated the internet, and how the hacker movement effectively …

CryptoQuikRead_188 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 3]

November 19th, 2018


Continuing our journey through the incredibly thorough and knowledgeable work by that focuses and clarifies the highly misunderstood narrative around the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon. Don't miss Part 3!

CryptoQuikRead_187 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 2]

November 16th, 2018


Continuing our journey through the incredibly thorough and knowledgeable work by that focuses and clarifies the highly misunderstood narrative around the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon. Don't miss Part 2!

CryptoQuikRead_186 - The Cryptocurrency Phenomenon [Part 1]

November 15th, 2018


Today we start our journey through the incredibly thorough and knowledgeable work by that focuses and clarifies the highly misunderstood narrative around the Cryptocurrency Phenomenon. Don't miss this …

CryptoQuikRead_185 - Sorry Bitcoin is Still Anarchist

November 14th, 2018


" Government involvement is usually limited to mediating the clash between incumbents and innovators. Rarely is government the incumbent." -Zack Voell

CryptoQuikRead_184 - How Many Forks Does it Take to Get to the Center of Satoshi's Vision

November 14th, 2018


There is this wonderfully vague idea that I endlessly hear about called “Satoshi’s Vision.” I’ve read many differing supposed “visions” of Satoshi’s …

CryptoQuikRead_183 - Custody in the Age of Digital Assets

November 12th, 2018


"What we’re witnessing with digital assets is a move back toward bearer assets — now that users of these protocols have figured out how to trade them …

CryptoQuikRead_182 - The Business of Bitcoin Cold Storage

November 9th, 2018


"As investors reallocate their current investment portfolios to include bitcoin, trillions of dollars in market capitalization appreciation becomes …

CryptoQuikRead_181 - Bitcoin's Existential Crisis

November 8th, 2018


"If you build a system meant by its very nature to dis-intermediate third parties and exist independent of governments and legal systems, you have an identity problem." -Nic Carter
Another excellent piece by Nic Carter …

GuysTake_004 - The First Long Read & Coming Reading List

November 7th, 2018


Another short update episode releasing the very first long read in full! Visit the website to listen, download, or read Szabo's Shelling Out! Plus …

Shelling Out - The Origins of Money

November 7th, 2018


"The precursors of money, along with language, enabled early modern humans to solve problems of cooperation that other animals cannot – including …

GuysTake_003 - Casa Node First Impressions & A Few Updates

November 6th, 2018


First impressions of the Casa Node and first issues standing in the way of my Lightning playtime.  The pain is real.  Plus, a few updates and what we have in the works for Cryptoconomy.Life in this brief GuysTake …

CryptoQuikRead_180 - Bitcoin at 10

November 5th, 2018


@Beautyon_ takes us through the realizations & predecessors that set the stage for Bitcoin and the incredible impact this technology has had, and …

CryptoQuikRead_179 - Shelling Out - The Origins of Money [Part 4]

November 2nd, 2018


Part 4! Today we finally conclude Nick Szabo's essential work, Shelling Out: The Origins of Money!  A critical piece to understanding money, its rich history, and key properties through the eyes of the cypherpunks who …

CryptoQuikRead_178 - Shelling Out - The Origins of Money [Part 3]

November 1st, 2018


Part 3! of our journey through Nick Szabo's incredible work, Shelling Out: The Origins of Money.  A critical piece to understanding money, its rich history, and key properties through the eyes of the cypherpunks who …

CryptoQuikRead_177 - Shelling Out - The Origins of Money [Part 2]

October 31st, 2018


Part 2! of our journey through Nick Szabo's incredible work, Shelling Out: The Origins of Money.  A critical piece to understanding money, its rich history, and key properties through the eyes of the cypherpunks who …

CryptoQuikRead_176 - Shelling Out - The Origins of Money [Part 1]

October 30th, 2018


Today we begin our journey through Nick Szabo's incredible work, Shelling Out: The Origins of Money.  A critical piece to understanding money, its rich history, and key properties through the eyes of the cypherpunks who …

CryptoQuikRead_175 - Open Sourcing Subzero

October 29th, 2018


Alok Menghrajani, security engineer at Square, details their Multisig & Hardware key management system for the cold storage of customer's Cash …

CryptoQuikRead_174 - @real_vijay on How Cypherpunks Changed Economics for the Digital Age

October 26th, 2018


Vijay Boyapati details in a Twitter thread, the brilliant but subtle shift that cypherpunks discovered in the economic concept of scarcity that made …

CryptoQuikRead_173 - Reimagining Trusted Intermediaries

October 25th, 2018


We are in the midst of a global collapse in trusted institutions. #Bitcoin and blockchain tech enable networks & economies that mitigate …

CryptoQuikRead_172 - Bitcoin's Distribution Was Fair

October 24th, 2018


As Bitcoin continues to succeed against all odds, there are more and more claims of how its “unfair” that early investors have profited.  Dan Held argues in an excellent summary that Bitcoin was, and still is, the …

CryptoChat_007 - The One and Only @Real_Vijay

October 23rd, 2018


Today we chat with @Real_Vijay about Bitcoin maximalism, growing internet censorship, standing up to Google, the troubles of BCH, the fall of …

CryptoQuikRead_171 - Mr Fantastic, A Response to Nouriel Roubini’s Senate Testimony

October 22nd, 2018


“It’s a shame, then, given all the things he was saying that indeed needed saying, that the useful shade Roubini throws is sullied by a number of …

CryptoQuikRead_170 - If Games Drive Crypto Mass Adoption, Then it Will be Grassroots

October 19th, 2018


There seems to be something inherently complementary between scarce digital goods in the video game world, and the systems that ensure the scarcity of cryptocurrency tokens. But do games like Fortnite and other …

CryptoQuikRead_169 - Neutrino: The Lighter Side of Lightning

October 18th, 2018


Another awesome post on the Lightning Labs blog, this time breaking down Alice’s search for privacy and a great mobile user experience with Bitcoin.  …

GuysTake_002 - The Lightning App I Want to Use

October 17th, 2018


Lightning is slowly coming into its own.  With simple working wallets, and dedicated plug-and-play nodes around the corner, its time to talk about …

CryptoQuikRead_168 - Prices Keep us From Squandering Resources

October 16th, 2018


“this system of prices is not an organized institution or structure that was created by any single person’s design. It was simply a natural consequence of trade between people even before money in a barter economy.” - …

CryptoQuikRead_167 - Deep Dive into Strong Federations & Foundations of Liquid

October 12th, 2018


Today we read “Strong Federations, Foundation of Liquid, Whitepaper Release,” on & take a deep dive all about the system that secures the operation of @Blockstream’s Liquid Sidechain. If you want to …

CryptoQuikRead_166 - Liquid Network Launch and Thoughts from @LucasNuzzi

October 11th, 2018


Blockstream's Liquid, a federated, production sidechain, has officially launched with exchanges accounting for more than half of the global Bitcoin …

CryptoQuikRead_165 - Why Privacy Matters

October 10th, 2018


Privacy isn’t just about being safe and keeping our data secure, its also a deeply fundamental aspect of being human. The unconscious pressures from being endlessly surveilled create a cage for our minds, killing …

CryptoQuikRead_164 - Bitcoin Optech's Scaling Bitcoin Special

October 9th, 2018


The Bitcoin Optech Newsletter takes a break from their usual technical foray to summarize and discuss the amazing new proposals and technology at the …

Guy'sTake_001 - Poor in a World with Bitcoin, or Rich in a World Without It?

October 8th, 2018


Would you give up $1,000,000 in Bitcoin today, to guarantee its success and that our future was one of sound, decentralized money?  My answer would …

CryptoQuikRead_163 - A Cypherpunk's Manifesto

October 5th, 2018


“Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn't want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn't want …

CryptoQuikRead_162 - The Untold History of Bitcoin, Enter The Cypherpunks

October 4th, 2018


“Although there was never complete agreement on any one thing, this was an open forum where personal privacy and personal liberty were ultimately …

CryptoQuikRead_161 - Bitcoin, The Untold History

October 3rd, 2018


“I have always believed that to really understand something and where it is going, you have to understand where it came from.” -@PetriB2
Today we read …

CryptoQuikRead_160 - Bitcoin, Blockade Runner of the Information Age

September 28th, 2018


“The dissent did not come in the form of a parchment scrawled with a feathery pen or an assembly of diplomats, but in the form of the Blockade Runner. These ships were built for two things: speed and capacity, in that …

CryptoQuikRead_159 - Bitcoin, Chance, and Randomness [Part 2]

September 27th, 2018


"Numbers generated by such a process are deterministic, but they pass statistical tests of what is considered “random”. Pseudorandomness, in turn, became one of the building blocks of a brand new field — also a child of …

CryptoQuikRead_158 - Anatomy of Proof of Work [Part 1]

September 26th, 2018


“By attaching energy to a block, we give it “form”, allowing it to have real weight & consequences in the physical world… In other words, PoW is the bridge between the digital & the physical.”  - Hugo Nguyen

CryptoQuikRead_157 - The Bitcoin Central Bank's Perfect Monetary Policy

September 25th, 2018


“The BCB enforces the strictest deposit regulations in the world by requiring full reserves for all accounts. This is the digital equivalent of …

CryptoQuikRead_156 - Features of the Casa Node

September 24th, 2018


Autopilot, Channel Names, Verify from Scratch, Node Nicknames and more.  Hear about the features in the new Casa Bitcoin and Lightning node!
Check out …

CryptoQuikRead_155 - POW is Efficient

September 21st, 2018


"The Cryptopocalypse is coming — Bitcoin’s (PoW) is so bad that it’s going to destroy the world in 2020!" -DanHeld
Is Bitcoin's energy consumption going to destroy the world... or not?Clap for the article on Den Held's …

CryptoQuikRead_154 - Electric Money [Part 4 - Bitcoin's POW]

September 20th, 2018


“No equation, no chart in this fourth part. Just a short discussion about the total cost of Bitcoin’s PoW. It will offer us the opportunity to …

CryptoQuikRead_153 - Cliffhangers [Part 3 - Bitcoin's POW]

September 19th, 2018


“In this third part, we’re going to focus on a slightly different question: “Is the system running at its optimum?” -LaurentMT
Check out the full …

CryptoQuikRead_152 - Yin and Yang of Bitcoin [Part 2 - Bitcoin's POW]

September 18th, 2018


Listen to @Laurentmt's article explaining how the Yin and Yang of Bitcoin, Hodling & Mining, affect the efficiency of the system and how they drive the system's dynamics.
Don't forget to drop some applause on the …

CryptoQuikRead_151 - Gravity [Part 1 - Bitcoin's POW]

September 17th, 2018


“At last, we have derived two metrics which both suggest that contrary to a widespread opinion, Bitcoin’s PoW is actually becoming more and more efficient.”  -@Laurentmt
Listen to Part 1 of @Laurentmt’s excellent series …

CryptoQuikRead_150 - Why I wrote PGP

September 14th, 2018


“If we do nothing, new technologies will give the government new automatic surveillance capabilities that Stalin could never have dreamed of. The …

CryptoChat_006 - TheOneVortex on Building for Bitcoin

September 13th, 2018


Building applications, expanding alternative media, software is eating the world, what's inside the ICOs & altcoins, the future of Bitcoin, the …

CryptoQuikRead_149 - Bitcoin as a PrivacyCoin

September 12th, 2018


“Ever since its inception Bitcoin has never really been private…. Fortunately, spying on Bitcoin users is becoming increasingly difficult.” - Aaron …

CryptoQuikRead_148 - Bitcoin as a Conflict Prevention Protocol

September 11th, 2018


“To borrow from Nick Szabo, Bitcoin is a socially scalable, conflict preventing protocol.”  - Tuur Demeester
Today we read an excellent Tweet Storm …

CryptoQuikRead_147 - How to Critique Bitcoin, A Guide

September 10th, 2018


"You’ve heard of Bitcoin. You do not like it... It relies on curious, antiquated ideas like sound money, peer-to-peer networking, the abolition of …

CryptoQuikRead_146 - The Three Economic Eras of Bitcoin

September 7th, 2018


"The Third Era will start with civil war" -Rusty Russell
The future economic reality of the Bitcoin ecosystem has been hard-coded into the consensus since the very first block.  The inevitable pains that the future will …

CryptoQuikRead_145 - Giacomo on SPV and Digital Coinage

September 6th, 2018


“We shouldn't make full nodes harder to run, EVER” -@giacomozucco
Listen to the tweet storm laying out exactly why a responsible #Bitcoin maximalist …

CryptoQuikRead_144 - SegWit2x Bugs Explained

September 5th, 2018


The infrastructure and businesses in the Cryptoconomy are set to have a massive shift in the coming months.  The #Bitcoin ecosystem may be difficult …

CryptoChat_005 - Brady Swenson on Being an Informed Bitcoin Citizen

September 4th, 2018


Hashing out all the major pain points, who to trust, building your filter, and where to start when it comes to learning everything about Bitcoin today!  Don't miss a fun chat with @CitizenBitcoin.
Check out the podcast …

CryptoQuikRead_143 - The Time Value of Bitcoin

August 31st, 2018


“Lightning Network provides a framework to measure the time-value of bitcoin, a precursor for a capital market and reserve currency status.” -Nik Bhatia
Today we jump back into @timevalueofbtc’s 4 part series with Part …

CryptoQuikRead_142 - Chaincode’s Residency Program Is Back, This Time With Lightning

August 30th, 2018


-- “Lightning is a promising technology, but right now, very few people are fluent with it,” Chaincode Labs engineer James O’Beirne told Bitcoin …

CryptoQuikRead_141 - Fat Protocols Aren't New

August 29th, 2018


“People have speculated on what a future with fat protocols will look like. File sharing protocols aren’t exactly the same, but they have a lot of …

CryptoQuikRead_140 - Lightning Network 2.0 [Part 2]

August 28th, 2018


“That’s right: while we’re here still trying to wrap our minds around Layer 2 solutions, these mad scientists are already proposing a system …

CryptoQuikRead_139 - Lightning Network 2.0 [Part1]

August 27th, 2018


“Thing is, as these debates rage on, there’s a community of developers coming up with new ideas and, ya know, actually building stuff.” @DZack23 
Today we explore a breakdown of the specific limitations of Lightning, and …

CryptoQuikRead_138 - Traditional Bitcoin Mixers

August 24th, 2018


"Thinking about it, isn’t it ironic that, over the past years I wrote about every Bitcoin privacy technique in existence, except the one that 99% of all users use?"  @nopara73
Today we dive into a great short article on …

CryptoQuikRead_137 - Half of the Remaining Bitcoin Supply is 'Spoken For'

August 23rd, 2018


"At least 99M People intend to own crypto, but don’t yet." @RyanRadloff
A fun exploration by Ryan Radloff on the different demographics who intend to invest in Bitcoin & Crypto, and what might drive the next Bitcoin …

CryptoQuikRead_136 - The Panama Canal and The Bitcoin Lightning Network

August 22nd, 2018


"So instead, I'm going to tell a story that makes the function of the Lightning Network less abstract and hopefully, easier to picture in your mind. …

CryptoQuikRead_135 - The Hard Thing About Learning Hard Things

August 21st, 2018


“In the end, learning is both science and art. It is science when your domain is structured, and art when it is not.” @Hosseeb
Don’t miss today’s episode about learning the things that no one can teach you. Reading “The …

CryptoQuikRead_134 - Welcome to Bitcoin Island

August 20th, 2018


"Forget currencies and commodities… perhaps the right analogy for Bitcoin is LAND!"  Flashback from 2014 with  @gendal in an analogy that presents a unique and interesting perspective of what it means to own a Bitcoin. …

CryptoQuikRead_133 - Governments and Central Banks Should Look to Gold not Crypto

August 17th, 2018


"...The age of controlled money had arrived — and with it, world wars, depression and inflation, enormous government indebtedness, and the rise of …

CryptoQuikRead_132 - The Bitcoin Second Layer

August 16th, 2018


“This makes Lightning Network an absolute game changer for the entire concept of capital markets: income without explicit counterparty default risk.” …

CryptoQuikRead_131 - BCH Update: Bitmain, BCH, the IPO & What it All Actually Means

August 15th, 2018


“It is impossible for Bitmain to divest their BCH holdings onmarket. Full stop. The BCH markets are not liquid enough to absorb the amount of coins …

CryptoQuikRead_130 - Media Coverage of Bitcoin is Still a Total Disaster

August 14th, 2018


“I’m going to expose the Washington Post/Wonkblog piece for the nonsensical ramble that it is… in short, it relies on mistaken assumptions to paint a …

CryptoQuikRead_129 - Responsible Disclosure in the Era of Cryptocurrencies

August 13th, 2018


“On April 25, 2018, I anonymously and privately disclosed a critical vulnerability in Bitcoin Cash, one of the world’s most valuable …

CryptoQuikRead_128 - What Will Bitcoin Look Like in 20 Years? [Part 2]

August 10th, 2018


Will hundreds of coins flourish?  Will economic thought change completely?  Will it be a force for good or evil? And will Bitcoin even survive? All this and more in the second half of Daniel Jeffries great piece on the …

CryptoQuikRead_127 - What Will Bitcoin Look Like in 20 Years? [Part 1]

August 9th, 2018


Will the price increase forever?  Will government currencies be a thing of the past? Will there be a singular, global economy? And how do we make …

CryptoQuikRead_126 - Bitcoin, We Don't Expect New Highs in 2018

August 8th, 2018


Price prediction is a tricky game, but there is some fundamental analysis that may tell us more about the broad trends. Tuur Demeester looks at retail interest, institutional hesitancy, and Metcalf's law for a current …

CryptoQuikRead_125 - Why Money Has Value & Spending Bitcoin is Senseless

August 7th, 2018


Mises' and Menger’s theories of money provide deep insight, but invariably never attempted to rank the functions of money during its period of establishment. To fill the gap, Fernando Ulrich explains why he believes a …

CryptoQuikRead_124 - ASIC Resistance is Nothing but a Blockchain Buzzword

August 6th, 2018


Is ASIC resistance really the panacea that some claim it is?  Will it solve the never ending challenges of a decentralized network?  Or is it just a …

CryptoQuikRead_123 - I, Pencil

August 3rd, 2018


In closing out the week we have one last piece on the economics behind Bitcoin and the natural market economy.  We read the classic piece “I, Pencil” by Leonard E. Read posted on
Check out the post itself to …

CryptoQuikRead_122 - "The Yield From Money Held" Reconsidered

August 2nd, 2018


What if “hoarding” money is both realizing its most important utility, and stabilizing in an uncertain economy?  If true, how could the exact …

CryptoChat_004 - John Wolpert on Blockchain, Identity, Trust, and a New Internet

August 1st, 2018


Taking a break from Bitcoin maximalism to have a chat with John Wolpert (@Consensys, @IBMblockchain, @Hyperledger) for what consensus protocols and …

CryptoQuikRead_121 - Ethereum, Fomo3D, and Dangerous Game Theory

July 31st, 2018


“This game, underlying FOMO3D (F3D), is called “The War of Attrition” and it can produce some insanely irrational outcomes… Human beings tend to play terribly and lose.”  Don't miss Matt Stephenson's great piece on how …

CryptoQuikRead_120 - Visions of Bitcoin

July 30th, 2018


Many different and often conflicting ideas of what Bitcoin is, and what it's future should be, have emerged throughout the years.  Here @nic_carter's …

CryptoQuikRead_119 - Deep Dive into ETF Disapproval and SEC Commissioner's Dissent

July 27th, 2018


The SEC has disapproved the Winklevoss twin's second attempt at a Bitcoin ETP for traditional markets.  Rife with contradictions & misunderstandings, a thorough rebuttal comes in a "Letter of Dissent" from none …

CryptoQuikRead_118 - Securing Property with Owner Authority

July 26th, 2018


Bitcoin is the first truly decentralized registry for property ownership. The first application of which is value in its most abstract form, money.  …

CryptoQuikRead_117 - How Central Banking Increased Inequality

July 25th, 2018


With the huge number of conversations and claims of income inequality, the central banking monetary policy, which directly benefits the wealthy and …

CryptoQuikRead_116 - Coindesk & Jake Chervinsky on the Bitcoin ETFs

July 24th, 2018


Today we have a dual QuikRead with Nikhilesh De's Coindesk article regarding the Direxion ETF and the SEC's decision to postpone until September. Plus Jake Chervinsky's comments and clarification on SEC processes in his …

CryptoChat_003 - Nik Bhatia on The Future of Bitcoin Financial Markets

July 23rd, 2018


The Lightning Reference Rate, Changes in Lightning Tech #eltoo, Returns without Counterparty Risk, CFA Institute Enters Crypto, ETFs on the horizon, …

CryptoQuikRead_115 - Announcing Bitcoin OpTech

July 20th, 2018


“We’re as excited about Lightning, Schnorr signatures, Taproot/Graftroot and scriptless scripts as any other Bitcoin engineers, but the project’s …

CryptoQuikRead_114 - Schnorr Poised to Become Bitcoin's Biggest Change Since SegWit

July 19th, 2018


Thanks to the incredible work by Pieter Wuille (@pwuille) and others, #Schnorr signature scheme has an official proposal.  Despite still much work and testing to be done, schnorr is poised to grant #Bitcoin a plethora …

CryptoChat_002 with The Friends Against Government Podcast

July 18th, 2018


The future of #Crypto, Bitcoin, New Developments, Shitcoins?, and really really Bad Movies! Don't miss a great time with the FAGcast crew!

CryptoQuikRead_113 - The Dawn of Trustworthy Computing

July 17th, 2018


“It's actually the protocol (Nakamoto consensus, which is highly distributed) combined with strong cryptography, rather than just …

CryptoQuikRead_112 - Wasabi Privacy Focused Bitcoin Wallet

July 16th, 2018


“We are soon going to be able to use Bitcoin in an end-to-end, fully anonymous way.”  - @nopara73
Check out the article and other links at:

CryptoQuikRead_111 - Genesis Files - With Bit Gold, Nick Szabo Was Inches From Inventing Bitcoin

July 13th, 2018


The 4th in the excellent Genesis Files Series from Aaron Van Wirdum (@AaronvanW) and Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine).  Today we read about …

CryptoQuikRead_110 - Adversaries, Distributed Ledgers, and Decentralization

July 12th, 2018


“Given an adversarial environment I don’t believe you can maintain secure decentralized consensus AND have timely confirmation between arbitrary parties AND scale up to a large number of nodes/transactions." - …

CryptoQuikRead_109 - The Bitcoin Risk Spectrum

July 11th, 2018


"Bitcoin staked to Lightning is the most unique income producing asset in all of monetary history: income with zero counterparty risk. The historical implications of this on capital markets are tremendous." - Nik Bhatia

CryptoQuikRead_108 - Bitcoin Governance

July 10th, 2018


"Compromising on trustlessness could help the Bitcoin price find a local maximum, at the expense of finding a much higher global maximum." - Pierre …

CryptoChat_001 with Daniel Goldman - Verge, Digital Gold, Forks, and Going Down the Rabbit Hole

July 9th, 2018


Challenges with Verge, thoughts on Bitcoin maximalism, the inevitability of forks and altcoins, and our first trips down the rabbit hole.  All this …

CryptoQuikRead_107 - If Bitcoin Had a First Draft, Wei Dai's B-Money Was It

July 6th, 2018


Dai would become best known for an idea he casually announced in November 1998… “I hope this is a step toward making crypto-anarchy a practical as …

CryptoQuikRead_106 - Working Alone

July 5th, 2018


“You have to remember that you chose this path not because you didn’t have any options, but because you knew you could create even more options for …

CryptoQuikRead_105 - Why You Can’t Understand Bitcoin

July 4th, 2018


"A Statist is a man or woman who believes that only the State should be the final arbiter of every activity man can engage in. In Bitcoin, Statists …

CryptoQuikRead_104 - Crypto-Incrementalism vs Crypto-Anarchy

July 3rd, 2018


“Crypto-incrementalists and the crypto-anarchists share strong convictions in the power of decentralization… However, these groups diverge quickly as we move from the abstract to the material.” -Tony Sheng
Check out …

CryptoQuikRead_103 - Crypto Commons

July 2nd, 2018


“Just like a stock market was a financial platform for creating the scalable corporation, blockchains can be governance platforms for enabling the scalable commons.”  -@m2jr
Check out the medium article and other …

CryptoQuikRead_102 - Casa's Privacy Model

June 29th, 2018


“While we have no intention of providing custodial services to our users, we do wish to provide financial software and services that help facilitate our users in their quest for financial sovereignty.” @lopp

CryptoQuikRead_101 - How Easy it is to Buy ICO Ratings

June 28th, 2018


“He eventually offered us six more ratings at the price of 300 US dollars a piece.” -Markus Hartmann
Check out the full article and chat logs along …

CryptoQuikRead_100 - Dandelions and a Bright Future for Bitcoin Privacy

June 27th, 2018


Episode 100!!“I think we will soon witness the flood of innovation that Andreas Antonopolous said would be a natural result of this permission-less …

CryptoQuikRead_099 - Announcing C-Lightning 0.6

June 26th, 2018


“All three of the Lightning implementations (Eclair, lnd, and c-lightning) are now in beta!"  -Christian Decker & Rusty Russell
Check out the …

CryptoQuikRead_098 - The Challenges of Building Ethereum Infrastructure

June 25th, 2018


“This week I learned you can start syncing an archival Ethereum node, travel completely around the world, and it still won’t be finished.” -@lopp
Today’s Quik Read is from Jameson Lopp on his experiences with Ethereum …

CryptoQuikRead_097 - I HODL

June 22nd, 2018


Price got you down?  Don’t forget why we are here.  From @davidcbennett, we read ”I Hodl.”
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CryptoQuikRead_096 - Giacomo's Tweetstorm, Coinage in the Age of Bitcoin

June 21st, 2018


"So, what people call "SPV" today, is actually the practice of trusting the hashrate majority not JUST to prevent doublespending, but to properly …

CryptoQuikRead_095 - The Genesis Files: Hashcash or How Adam Back Designed Bitcoin's Motor Block

June 20th, 2018


"It was around this time — 1997, close to the [cypherpunk mailing] list’s peak popularity — that Back submitted his Hashcash proposal." @AaronvanW …

CryptoQuikRead_094 - Let's Do the Time Warp Again, Verge Hack Part Deux

June 19th, 2018


“While patching the first hack, they seem to have initially wanted to decrease the time drift to 15 minutes, but things kept… going wrong.”
Listen to …

CryptoQuikRead_093 - The Importance of Layer 2

June 18th, 2018


"the most pressing issue in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology right now is, how are we going to achieve the original vision of blockchains as …

CryptoQuikRead_092 - The Truth About Smart Contracts

June 15th, 2018


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Are smart contracts really the trustless panacea that we all dream they are?  Or are there serious and often insurmountable challenges that too many ignore?  Find out …

CryptoQuikRead_091 - BetterHash Aims to Increase Bitcoin Mining Decentralization

June 14th, 2018


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CryptoQuikRead_090 - Sharding Centralizes Ethereum

June 13th, 2018


Today we read @StopAndDecrypt’s thorough breakdown of the #Ethereum scaling and validation trade-off.  Is ETH an inherently centralizing system?  Find out in today’s Quik Read.
Don't forget to check the plethora of …

CryptoQuikRead_089 - Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Looking to the Past and the Future

June 11th, 2018


Covering the weeks top stories with Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review - Looking to the Past and the Future.  Listen to today’s episode from Shawn Gordon and subscribe to hear all the best articles in the Cryptoconomy …

CryptoQuikRead_088 - Feared 51% Attacks Are Now Becoming Regular

June 8th, 2018


The once-feared 51% attack of POW security has recently moved from a theoretical vulnerability to a common occurrence.  Today we read and discuss an …

CryptoQuikRead_087 - Introducing Bitcoin Contract Governance

June 7th, 2018


Another from @goorha and @parabolictrav detailing the application and incredible potential of Bitcoin's contractual governance.  A truly global and …

CryptoQuikRead_086 - Build the Bitcoin Economy, The Complete Contract Governance Platform

June 6th, 2018


Is Bitcoin a new asset class, a fancy way to buy coffee, digital sound money, or something entirely different and more fundamental?  Listen to the …

CryptoQuikRead_085 - Increasing Bitcoin Privacy Using the Lightning Network

June 5th, 2018


One of the features of the Lightning network is its innate benefits to privacy.  Listen to a short exploration of privacy in Lightning with Toronex …

CryptoQuikRead_084 - Analysis of Batching in Bitcoin

June 4th, 2018


Has transaction count become an unreliable measure of Bitcoin’s usage because of batching?  Find out the answer to this and more thanks to the …

CryptoQuikRead_083 - Trusted Third Parties are Security Holes

June 1st, 2018


If you are curious of the foundations of thought that ultimately led to the creation of the Bitcoin system, Nick Szabo is absolutely the one to …

CryptoQuikRead_082 - Exploring Lightning Network Routing

May 31st, 2018


Channel balances, gateway routing nodes, non-advertised channels, buffer capital, source routing, onion routing, bridge channels, and atomic …

CryptoQuikRead_081 - What we Talk About When We Talk About Blockchain

May 30th, 2018


"the supposedly naive crypto-anarchists types may be the only ones actually grounded in reality, while the supposedly pragmatic, business-oriented, …

CryptoQuikRead_080 - Amid Chaos, Our Decentralized Future is Being Built

May 29th, 2018


“These prospects have stirred a hive mind of dreamers and fueled an unprecedented bout of economic speculation. We don't know where it's headed. But …

CryptoQuikRead_079 - The Security Token Thesis

May 28th, 2018


Is the future of finance an internet of interoperable and programmable tokens?  Stephen McKeon covers the possibilities in his Security Token thesis.  Listen to learn more about the advantages and drawbacks of …

CryptoQuikRead_078 - Tari Blockchain for Digital Assets on Monero

May 25th, 2018


Eric Kuebler at Bitcoin magazine gives us an introduction into Tari, the sidechain for digital assets and the Lightning Network built on top of …

CryptoQuikRead_077 - Ethereum Blockchain Exceeds 1TB!

May 24th, 2018


@StopAndDecrypt gives us an excellent breakdown of  the state of the over-stressed Ethereum blockchain.  Do the trends spell disaster for the smart contract platform, or is there a way out?  Listen to find out and be …

CryptoQuikRead_076 - The Verge Hack, Explained

May 23rd, 2018


An excellent breakdown of the recent attacks and corresponding vulnerabilities in the Verge cryptocurrency.  From Daniel Goldman and The Abacus …

CryptoQuikRead_075 - Homo Sapiens, Evolution, Money & Bitcoin

May 22nd, 2018


An exploration of history, anthropology, communication and evolution searching for the answers to what money is, what Bitcoin is, and why this …

CryptoQuikRead_074 - Securing Your Financial Sovereignty

May 21st, 2018


The true disruptive potential of Bitcoin is that we can guarantee our own financial sovereignty without trusting anyone else.  Don’t be a second class Bitcoin citizen, listen to Jameson Lopp’s article explaining how to …

CryptoQuikRead_073 - Introducing TxTenna: Decentralizing the Last Mile in Bitcoin

May 18th, 2018


Building a robust, censorship resistant, and globally available financial network, reliance on centralized networking infrastructure becomes one of the most significant points of failure.  GoTenna and Samurai Wallet are …

CryptoQuikRead_072 - Another Game Changer | Blockstream's Liquid

May 17th, 2018


Liquid is finally arriving! The sidechain that could be a game changer for scalability, custodial trust, exchange privacy, and overall speed and …

CryptoQuikRead_071 - Why Blockchain is Hard

May 16th, 2018


Are Bitcoin maximalists just cultist fools?  Or are they realists who have yet to see a solid case for alternative blockchains?  Hitting Jimmy Song's …

CryptoQuikRead_070 - Joe Lubin & Jimmy Song Bet Over Blockchain 'Magic Dust'

May 15th, 2018


The most entertaining panel discussion so far @Consensus2018 was between Joe Lubin, Amber Baldet, and Jimmy Song.  Song met the panel with uninhibited skepticism over the "blockchain hype." We read David Floyd's article …

CryptoQuikRead_069 - The State of Cryptocurrency Mining

May 14th, 2018


This may be one of the most important articles I’ve read to date.  If you think you know about the intricacies, costs, and dynamics of ASIC manufacturing and Cryptocurrency mining, this quick read might prove you …

CryptoQuikRead_068 - New Ideas Energize Ethereum, True Signaling Solution Still Elusive

May 11th, 2018


New ideas take the stage at the EIP:0 meeting.  Governance, Inflation, Social Consensus, funds recovery and more.  Reading one of Rachel O’Leary’s great articles on Ethereum development, we explore a major turning point …

CryptoQuikRead_067 - Giacomo Zucco's Epic Twitter Thread

May 10th, 2018


[Trigger Warning!] Giacomo Zucco recently delivered an epic Twitter thread detailing why he thought bcash supporters were stupid.  He may not be the most diplomatic ambassador, but he certainly made some excellent …

CryptoQuikRead_066 - Money, Blockchains, and Social Scalability

May 9th, 2018


Szabo's excellent essay on the specific trade-offs that empower Satoshi's brilliant solution to the scaling of trust across human institutions.  …

CryptoQuikRead_065 - Lightning User Experience, A Day in the Life of Carol

May 8th, 2018


With so many new features, tricks, and protocol changes, what will it be like to use lightning?  What will Carol, the user, need to know?  Listen to …

CryptoQuikRead_064 - The Future of Bitcoin - What Lightning Could Look Like

May 7th, 2018


Splicing Payments, Submarine Swaps, Atomic Swaps, Dual-Funded Channels, Eltoo, Channel Factories, AMPS, and More!  Listen to Aaron's recent article to hear more of the awesome potential and the future of the Lightning …

CryptoQuikRead_063 - Atomic Swaps, How the Lightning Network Extends to Altcoins

May 4th, 2018


The Lightning network is a new protocol layer that not only has implications for Bitcoin payments, but could hugely impact many altcoins, …

CryptoQuikRead_062 - This New Scaling Layer Could Make Lightning More Effective

May 2nd, 2018


An introduction to Channel Factories and the concept of a new Layer 2 protocol that could shift the Lightning Network into Layer 3.  Is this another …

CryptoQuikRead_061 - Eltoo - A Simplified Update Mechanism for Lightning

May 1st, 2018


Lightning is a fascinating protocol with enormous potential, but also many challenges.  A nee mechanism for updating channel states may work to solve …

CryptoQuikRead_060 - Nick Szabo The Mysterious Blockchain Titan

April 30th, 2018


Nick Szabo is undeniably one of the most influential thinkers and pioneers in the Cryptoconomy.  Learn more of his history and his works in this article from unblock.netLink to the article and others on

CryptoQuikRead_059 - Hashing Last Weeks Big Topics April 22-28

April 30th, 2018


ERC20 bugs, Forking the forked BCH fork, Will we ever get Parity coins back, and Does France want you to move your ICO to their country?  This and …

CryptoQuikRead_058 - The Genesis Files: How David Chaum Spawned a Cypherpunk Dream

April 27th, 2018


"Chaum’s work would inspire a group of cryptographers, hackers and activists, connected through a mailing list. It was this group — which included …

CryptoQuikRead_057 - The 17 Millionth Bitcoin is about to be Mined

April 26th, 2018


What does it mean that we are crossing the 17 millionth Bitcoin in existence?  In a world where sound money has gone extinct, Bitcoin stands alone as a provable and transparent monetary guarantee.  Listen to today’s …

CryptoQuikRead_056 - Five Myths About Bitcoin’s Energy Use

April 25th, 2018


Bitcoin mining is useless, it unnecessarily pollutes, its worse than credit cards, and its going to boil the oceans!! Are these inspired revelations, …

CryptoQuikRead_055 - Bullish: The Return of the South Korean Premium

April 24th, 2018


Are we likely to see another 2014 extended bear market, or have the bulls returned?  Listen to the article from, “Bullish Signal: The …

CryptoQuikRead_054 - The Long Road To Segwit

April 24th, 2018


The segwit protocol upgrade was the biggest and most controversial software change in Bitcoin's history.  Listne to Aaron Van Wirdum's article at …

CryptoQuikRead_053 - Pieter Wuille Chapioning Bitcoin Development

April 20th, 2018


So who are the people behind Bitcoin's past improvements and who are building its future?  Today we have an article from introducing the "Chuck Norris of coders," Pieter Wuille, and his enormous …

CryptoQuikRead_052 - Mining Centralization Scenarios

April 19th, 2018


Is Bitcoin really decentralized if we consider the enormous market dominance and hash power of Bitmain and the largest mining pools?  Listen to Jimmy …

CryptoQuikRead_051 - Its Too Late - Nothing Can Stop the Bitcoin Protocol

April 18th, 2018


"In 3 years no one will be talking about Bitcoin."  Miguel Cuneta has something to say about that claim.  Listen to find out!Don't forget to check out Miguel's other works and the other writers with

CryptoQuikRead_050 - Don’t Count Your FUD Before Lightning Strikes

April 17th, 2018


We're back in action!  In the follow-up to Aaron van Wirdum's excellent explanatory series, I decided to tackle 15 common claims against the …

CryptoQuikRead_049 - Understanding The Lightning Network Part 3

April 13th, 2018


Completing the Lightning Puzzle with Part 3 of Understanding the Lightning Network.  The riveting conclusion of Aaron van Wirdum's series on the …

CryptoQuikRead_048 - Understanding The Lightning Network Part 2

April 12th, 2018


Diving deeper down the Lightning rabbit hole with Part 2!  How do we turn payment channels into a secure and trustless network?  Listen to hear more …

CryptoQuikRead_047 - Understanding The Lightning Network Part 1

April 11th, 2018


Take a dive down the Lightning Rabbit hole with Part 1 of Aaron Van Wirdum's 3 part series at Bitcoin Magazine to understand how a smart contract …

CryptoQuikRead_046 - Privacy and Schnorr Signatures

April 10th, 2018


Schnorr Signatures could result in a significant change in the Bitcoin network efficiency and the size and types of transactions, but what will it …

CryptoQuikRead_045 - Why Schnorr Signatures will Solve 2 of Bitcoin's Biggest Problems

April 9th, 2018


Schnorr signatures could be a boon to the efficiency of the Bitcoin system and a hinderance to its spammers.  Listen to the article from Sam Wouters …

CryptoQuikRead_044 - Monero has Hard Forked - Resulting in Four New Projects

April 7th, 2018


Monero's hard fork has been successfully executed as planned... or has it?  Like many hard forks in the past, the consequences are rarely a simple …

CryptoQuikRead_043 - A History of Lightning: From Brainstorm to Beta

April 6th, 2018


Listen to the extraordinary history of the Lightning Network stretching back to the beginnings of Bitcoin itself. Link to the article on Bitcoin Magazine:

CryptoQuikRead_042 - Critique of Buterin's Proof of Stake Design Philosophy

April 5th, 2018


Tuur Demeester lays out his arguments against Vitalik's Proof of Stake Design Philosophy.  Guess what he has to say.  Listen to today's quick read to find out.Link to Tuur's article and Medium page:

CryptoQuikRead_041 - A Proof of Stake Design Philosophy

April 4th, 2018


Decentralized blockchains are an entirely new organism in the realm of economics, cryptography, and social consensus.  Is Proof-of-work still the king of the show? Or will the years of development and discussion reveal …

CryptoQuikRead_040 - Why Bitcoin is Different

April 2nd, 2018


With thousands of ICOs and altcoins out there, how on earth can we tell a difference?  And are they all better and faster versions, or is there something that makes Bitcoin different?  Listen to @jimmysong’s article to …

CryptoQuikRead_039 - The Central Banking Bubble

April 1st, 2018


Not only can Bitcoin not be separated from the macro economic movements of the world, it may represent one of the few assets to hedge against a meltdown in the global financial system.  So how is the central banking …

CryptoQuikRead_038 - 7 Misunderstandings of Bitcoin's Scaling Problem

March 30th, 2018


So many of us misunderstand the underlying implications or consequences of the scaling debate when first introduced.  Listen to hear the critical realizations I had in my Bitcoin scaling journey.
Link to the medium …

CryptoQuikRead_037.5 - Lapp 7 - The Lightning Jukebox

March 30th, 2018


The final lightning app has arrived to finish out the Week of Lapps!  Listen to the announcement from @Blockstream.Link to the blog post:

CryptoQuikRead_037 - 81 Percent of ICOs Become Scams

March 29th, 2018


With data from the Satis Group, The Merkle gives us a breakdown of the successes and failures of the current ICO market.  Is this a nail in the Appcoin coffin? Listen to hear more.
The article from The Merkle:

CryptoQuikRead_036.5 - LApp 6 - Ifpaytt Brings Lightning Payments to IFTTT

March 28th, 2018


LApp #6 called IfpayTTT allows non-programmers to create Lightning-powered services using the IFTTT methodology.  Listen to the announcement from …

CryptoQuikRead_036 - Appcoins are Snake Oil

March 28th, 2018


Daniel Krawisz gives us a solid argument to why appcoins are all snake oil.  A failed application of economics in an immature market.  But is he …

CryptoQuikRead_035.5 - LApp 5 - Nanopos for Simple Point-of-Sale

March 27th, 2018


LApp #5 is Nanopos, a simple to use point-of-sale system for in-person merchants.  Listen for further details from @Blockstream
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CryptoQuickRead_035 - The Digital Age of Securities

March 27th, 2018


Moving from the Electronic Age of Securities into the Digital Age. Anthony Pompliano lays out a vision of what the future may hold.  Listen to the …

CryptoQuikRead_034.5 - LApp 4 - PayPerCall

March 26th, 2018


LApp #4 brings us Paypercall, a powerful tool to enable micropayments for API calls and micro services across the web.  Setting the stage, for a new …

CryptoQuikRead_034 - Bitcoin and the Rise of the Cypherpunks

March 26th, 2018


Bitcoin's ancestry comes from decades of cypherpunk principles and the work of dedicated and principled thinkers.  Learn more from Jameson Lopp's …

CryptoQuikRead_033.5 - LApp 3 - NanoTip

March 25th, 2018


LApp #3 from Blockstream and @shesek is Nanotip, bringing micropayments back to bitcoin one strike at a time. Listen to learn more.
Link to the Blockstream blog and further details on how to setup your own node and …

CryptoQuikRead_033 - Binance Seeks New Home in Malta

March 25th, 2018


Quick and decisive action by Binance has seen them seek out a new, crypto-friendly home in Malta to accomodate their explosive growth in the cryptoconomy.  Listen to hear Amy Castor's update at Bitcoin Magazine.
Link to …

CryptoQuikRead_032.5 - Lapp 2 - Lightning Publisher

March 24th, 2018


7 LApps for Lightning Charge on the way!  LApp #2 is Lightning Publisher, a Wordpress plug-in that allows publishers to monetize their own content, no third parties needed.
Read more and check out the links to the …

CryptoQuikRead_032 - Bitcoin Could Revolutionize Property Rights

March 24th, 2018


Could Bitcoin be a new and revolutionary tool in the quest for individuals to secure their property rights from both thieves and authoritative …

CryptoQuickRead_031.5 - Lapp 1 - FileBazaar

March 24th, 2018


7 LApps coming for Lightning Charge integration.  LApp #1 is FileBazaar, integrating lightning payments for photos, videos, and documents.From the Blockstream Blog:

CryptoQuikRead_031 - Nobody Understands Bitcoin (and that's ok)

March 23rd, 2018


Plenty of personalities and confident fools in the crypto space will tell you they know exactly what bitcoin is, and what the future holds.  A long …

CryptoQuikRead_030 - The NSA Tracks Down Bitcoin Users

March 22nd, 2018


As per the usual activities of the NSA, they seem seriously focused on destroying software security, hacking into networks all over the world, installing backdoors, and building massive central points of failure.  …

CryptoQuikRead_029 - Szabo's Towards a Digital and Private Common Law

March 21st, 2018


Does Digital code present the possibility of augmenting, or even replacing, the functions of traditional private law? Nick Szabo explores the concept …

CryptoQuikRead_028 - Congress Releases Report Praising Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology

March 20th, 2018


The US Congress released an economic report that discussed many of the advantages and concerns with cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. …

CryptoQuikRead_027 - The Barely Discussed, Incredible Benefit of the Lightning Network

March 19th, 2018


With the Lightning Network finally being realized in the wild, its time to revisit some of the incredible benefits that get lost in the debate.  The trustless financial future is being realized. 
Link to read the article:

CryptoQuikRead_026 - Announcing Lightning-beta Mainnet Release

March 15th, 2018


The next layer of the global Bitcoin payment and monetary system has arrived!  Lnd 0.4-beta has hit mainnet! I'll be reading the lnd blog for all the improvements and exciting new things to come!
Check out their blog to …

CryptoQuikRead_025 - Bitcoin's Anarchy is a Feature, Not a Bug

March 15th, 2018


Bitcoin's governance model is often touted as a major reason it is likely to be replaced, due to its resistance to being altered.  Is it really a bug, or is it a critical feature?  Listen to Elaine Ou's article to find …

CryptoQuikRead_024 - NY Legislator Proposes BitLicense Alternative for Cryptocurrency Users

March 14th, 2018


Is it possible that the disasterous bitlicense could finally be replaced by sensible regulation?  Learn more details in today's Quick Read!The …

CryptoQuikRead_023 - CFTC Moves to Cement Authority Over Crypto Fraud Cases

March 13th, 2018


As the guidelines and regulatory precedent begin to be set within the industry, the CFTC moves to take tha tuhority over cases of crypto fruad.  …

CryptoQuikRead_022 - Sidechains - Why These Researchers Think They Solved a Key Piece of the Puzzle

March 12th, 2018


Sidechains have always been considered a critical part of the future of cryptocurrencies.  What has been holding it back, and is there finally a …

CryptoQuickRead_021 - The Bullish case For Bitcoin

March 9th, 2018


Is this crash the end of Bitcoin?  Or is this an inevitable blip that comes when shifting the foundations of society? Listen to find out in Vijay's …

CryptoQuikRead_020 - There is a Bitcoin Patent War Going On

March 6th, 2018


There is a Bitcoin Patent war going on that could have serious consequences for the entire industry and security assumptions of blockchain as a …

CryptoQuikRead_019 - The Future of Ethereum Doesn't Have Wallets

March 3rd, 2018


Wallets may be integral to the Crypto economy today, but will the frictionless and user-friendly future we all seek may make them a thing of the past.


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CryptoQuikRead_018 - Why Decentralization Matters

March 2nd, 2018


If we can often build our solutions faster and cleaner with a centralized construct, then why bother seeking a decentralized solution at all? Learn …

CryptoQuikRead_017 - Natural v. Artifical Money Why Bitcoin is the Greatest Thing to Happen for Alternative Energy

March 1st, 2018


What if Bitcoin's energy consumption is actually the greatest natural incentive we could've hoped for in our alternative energy revolution?  Find out …

CryptoQuikRead_016 - Bitcoin 0.16.0 is Released: Here's What's New

March 1st, 2018


Final release for Bitcoin 0.16.0 has hit mainnet! Find out what's inside.

If you are looking for the most knowledgable and reasoned news and coverage of events in the Bitcoin space, is the …

CryptoQuikRead_015 - Venezuala Launches "Petros" Cryptocurrency Amid Growing Skepticism

March 1st, 2018


Venezuela is taking a deep dive into the crypto world in a last ditch effort to save its failing economy. Find out more in today's quick read.


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CryptoQuikRead_014 - Bulletproofs, Faster Rangeproofs, and Much More

March 1st, 2018


Cypherpunks write code. Learn what new innovations in cryptography are being built to power the future of cryptocurrency.

Check out the incredible developments always coming from Blockstream as well as this article and …

CryptoQuikRead_013 - Bitcoiner Faces Charges After Selling BTC to an Undercover Cop

March 1st, 2018


Selling Bitcoin to an undercover cop landed @NODEfather in prison. Find out why in today's Crypto Quick Read!
Read the article…undercover-cop/


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CryptoQuikRead_012 - Wyoming House Unanimously Approves Two Pro-Blockchain Bills

March 1st, 2018


Is Wyoming set to become the nation's most Bitcoin friendly state? Listen to learn more! From and written by Erik Kuebler


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CryptoQuikRead_011 - Lightning Enables Unicast Transactions in Bitcoin

March 1st, 2018


Is Lightning the TCP/IP of Bitcoin? An analogy that breakdowns the scaling implications and understanding of how layers will build the future we envision today. By Melik Manukyan

CryptoQuikRead_009 - How Easy Money is Rotting America from the Inside-Out

March 1st, 2018


What are the consequences of America's monetary policy? Listen to find out.

Link to the article by David L. Veksler at

CryptoQuikRead_008 - Bitcoin Turning into a Multi Layered System

March 1st, 2018


Ber Kessels discusses the value of Bitcoin becoming a secure and reliable transport layer for a new protocol stack for transferring value. The most …

CryptoQuikRead_006 - What You May Not Understand About Crypto Millionaires

March 1st, 2018


What is the mission and the prupose of Bitcoin? Get a glimpse into the crypto millionaires who have built, and continue to build, Bitcoin into the open and decentralized financial foundation for a new world.
By Jeremy …

CryptoQuikRead_005 - SEC Chair's Written Testimony

March 1st, 2018


Another article from Bitcoin Magazine detailing the SEC Chair's testimony and what regulation for Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and ICOs will likely be …

CryptoQuikRead_004 - Darkest Before the Dawn

March 1st, 2018


With the Bitcoin prices heavily depressed comes an enormous number of depressed bitcoiners. Time to take a step back and look at some of the exciting …

CryptoQuikRead_003 - Bitfury Group Unveils Crystal

March 1st, 2018


Did Bitcoin ever give us privacy, or will we get the opposite? Our article today is from and is titled: BitFury Group Officially …

CryptoQuikRead_002 - Keep an eye out for New Bitcoin Tech in 2018

March 1st, 2018


Tons of exciting developments on the horizon for 2018, listen to hear why this year is going to be another big one for Bitcoin.


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CryptoQuikRead_001 - Weiss Crypto Ratings

March 1st, 2018


How could the Weiss Cryptocurrency ratings get it so wrong? Our flagship Quick read from @Bitcoinmagazine


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