This Week in Bitcoin

In this episode of the This Week in Bitcoin podcast from Bitcoin.com, I sat down with my friend Matt Aaron to discuss blockchain surveillance, stable coins, the potential Bitcoin Cash chain split, and the environmentalist propaganda around Bitcoin’s energy consumption. I first connected with Matt after he invited me on the Humans of Bitcoin show […]

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Roots of Bitcoin’s Cash vs Gold Debate

  This is the fourth essay in my series on Bitcoin’s history and original value proposition, all of which will be included in my upcoming book, All That Bitcoin is Not Gold. The discussions about Bitcoin’s “cashness” vs its “goldness” are not something new. While they have developed an almost religious-like temperament in the past […]

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Satoshi on Micropayments

  It’s fashionable in Bitcoin these days to argue that Satoshi Nakamoto did not care about low transaction fees as an essential feature of Bitcoin. The argument goes that Satoshi didn’t care about fees because other cypherpunks like Nick Szabo and Hal Finney didn’t care and that therefore anyone who claims otherwise is wrong. And […]

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A Crash Course in Freeing Your Mind from Bitcoin Core

One of the most interesting facts about cults is that they seldom form deliberately and once you’re in one, it’s often very hard to tell. As has been pointed out many times on my blog and elsewhere, Bitcoin Core looks a bit like a cult from the outside these days. “Consensus” is defined by purging […]

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Satoshi’s emails are now at NakamotoStudies.org (Satoshi Nakamoto Institute Cash)

For a while now I’ve been a bit troubled by the fact that much of Satoshi’s original writing is most accessible on a site that I think is openly hostile to the original intent of Bitcoin. I registered the domain NakamotoStudies.org (name subject to change) a few months ago after a reader suggested I make […]

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