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Dan Held
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Created 11 Jan 2020
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  • Bitcoin Cycles: 2021 vs 2013
    29 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 12 4
    Background History doesn’t repeat itself, it rhymes. Previous Bitcoin market cycles have some commonality between them: reduction in supply via halving, no material change in how humans feel FOMO and ...
  • How Bitcoin Mining Works
    23 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 19 0
    [Q&A is available via replying to this e-mail OR commenting on Substack] [I listened to this song while writing] Background For Bitcoin’s entire existence there have been complaints that it is “wastef...
  • Market Manipulation in Crypto
    16 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 19 15
    [Q&A is available via replying to this e-mail OR commenting on Substack] Background In all markets, there is an obsession to find some meaning in the price movement of an asset. The idea that prices a...
  • How to never sell your Bitcoin
    08 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 17 15
    [Q&A is available via replying to this e-mail OR commenting on Substack] Background I’ve been a HODLer of Bitcoin since 2012. Not a perfect one, but I did my best. In the early days, HODLers thought i...
  • Bitcoin DeFi: Stacks Explained
    01 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 15 0
    Background Last week, I wrote up the basics of DeFi and why it’s coming to Bitcoin. Building DeFi on top of Bitcoin makes sense as the base layer is the most unchanging, trustworthy, and decentralized...
  • Bitcoin DeFi
    24 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 8 11
    [I listened to this song while writing this article] [Q&A is in the comments section of this article when you login to Substack] What is “DeFi?” DeFi stands for “Decentralized Finance.” The dream is t...
  • The Rise of Bitcoin Nations
    17 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 16 4
    [I listened to this song while writing] [The next article will be on Bitcoin DeFi!] Background On June 9th, El Salvador became the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender after Con...
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  • Origins of the Bitcoin Community
    10 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 12 7
    Moving to San Francisco I bought my first Bitcoin around $10 in 2012. At that time, I was working in Dallas at a small investment firm. They bought an asset in Northern California in late 2012 and ask...
  • [Q&A] Origins of the Bitcoin Community
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