Bitcoin Tech Talk

Jimmy Song
Bitcoin from a technical perspective
Created 27 Jan 2020
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  • An Epidemic of Fakeness. Bitcoin Tech Talk #266
    15 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 7 2
    I recently was discussing masks with some friends of mine. We were discussing how certain businesses required them and how that seemed irrational. Vaccines have been available for many months now, and...
  • Raoul Pal: Monetary Aristocrat. Bitcoin Tech Talk #265
    08 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 7 1
    Raoul Pal made some news because of a comment on his channel, Real Vision, where he explained to the interviewer that he sold Bitcoin because the people there were being mean and he liked buying Ether...
  • Altcoins are a Cesspool. Bitcoin Tech Talk #264
    01 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 8 1
    There was an interesting rug pull recently with a coin called IslaInu. The coin is like many others in that it was a meme coin, combining the Island Boi meme with Shiba Inu. The entire saga is an inte...
  • Liberty Requires Responsibility. Bitcoin Tech Talk #263
    25 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 10 1
    A person recently asked me about what I thought the world would be like on the Bitcoin standard. Would it be less dangerous or more dangerous than now? How much in resources would you have to put into...
  • Mark Cuban is a Rent-Seeker. Bitcoin Tech Talk #262
    18 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 9 0
    Mark Cuban had quite the encounter with Bitcoiners on Saturday. What was astonishing wasn’t his opposition to Bitcoin or even his promotion of Doge, but the very obvious fact that he doesn’t understan...
  • Why Altcoins are No Different than Fiat. Bitcoin Tech Talk #261
    11 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 11 1
    Vitalik Buterin made the news again, criticizing Bitcoin Maximalists about their support of El Salvador. The post is obviously a way to rationalize his anger at the El Salvador government for not incl...
  • Taxes are Revenue Theater. Bitcoin Tech Talk #260
    04 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 12 0
    Janet Yellen made some noise earlier this week about a possible unrealized capital gains tax. To the uninitiated, a capital gain is made whenever a good is sold and the difference between the cost bas...
  • Bitcoin is Toxic to Fiat Mentality. Bitcoin Tech Talk #259
    27 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 7 2
    Rent-seeking is a common feature of any fiat economy. This is because there’s a large pot of money to be gained through Cantillon effects, and that means a lot of economic activity is not subject to n...
  • People Conform to Systems. Bitcoin Tech Talk #258
    20 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 6 0
    I had a really interesting conversation with some people the other day about something I really know very little about: dating apps. Dating apps are a phenomenon that got popular after I got married, ...
  • Spending Down Trust. Bitcoin Tech Talk #257
    13 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 8 1
    Trust is a weird thing. We in Bitcoin preach that you should aim for trustless systems, and indeed, that’s what Bitcoin offers. It is a monetary system that’s trustless, at least as far as people go (...
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