I may have gotten ahead of myself but the vote is happening right now in El Salvador’s Congress. It’s being discussed and read on the floor & in order to get this out as quickly as possible, we have the reading of the “Bitcoin Law” proposed and soon voted on in El Salvador.
If you haven’t seen it, don’t miss out on this moment in history. Jack Mallers’ announcement and speech at Bitcoin2021 on the massive moves they are making with Strike, the infrastructure being built in the developing world, & the move by the President of El Salvador to make Bitcoin a legal Tender within the country and make it part of the national strategy to bring financial inclusion, monetary independence, and an infrastructure that will take them into the future with Bitcoin. This is the beginning of some massive.
The price took a near 30% dump today. So let’s talk about it.
A short episode today while I take care of my pup. Have you been distraught with the current price swings? That only means you are doing something wrong, or you don’t yet understand what you are buying into. Conviction comes with experience & knowledge. Today you gain experience, Bitcoin Audible will help you with your knowledge 😘
• Why Matt Odell is wrong about the OCC statement
• Bullish review of the SeeTee Shareholder Letter
• Microstrategy & 0% bonds
• Jack Mallers taking over the world
• MassMutual, Square, Tesla, Marathon, Stone Ridge, & the Bitcoin Treasury Rush
• Next phase of the Bitcoin mining industry
• Lightning everywhere
• New developer grants
• Rewards Cards everywhere!
Curious to know what the recent clown show of GameStop and r/WallStreetBets was all about? Well we get into it in today’s rant about the phenomenal arrogance and outright manipulation of the major players in Wall Street after retail investors made them cry. There is nothing that could more perfectly demonstrate the reality that average Joe’s only have freedom when they are losing, but when they make a win at the expense of billionaire hedge funds, you can bet your ass the stocks will be delisted, accounts will be frozen, positions will be closed for no reason, the SEC will investigate “manipulation” from the retail investors, & the big dogs will do everything they can to prevent from paying the bill.
What the hell is everyone squealing about regarding this “critical flaw” and “confirmed double spend” on the Bitcoin network? Is this another 2013 bug, or a giant nothing burger? Guy dives into it on today’s episode and then gets into the follow-up to Wittgenstein’s Money, the amazing piece by Allen Farrington that we covered in the previous episode on the show. What is value, what is money, & what would it seem like if it did seem like a money was emerging from zero?
We are in the midst of one of history’s greatest financial bubbles, represented both in a global debt crisis, as well as a bloated, subsidized financial sector that is many times greater in size than it naturally should be. Rather than Bitcoin being the bubble that everyone claims it is, on the contrary, the financial system is a “greater fool” bubble, and Bitcoin is the pin.
“All you can do with Bitcoin once you buy it is sell it, but you need somebody else to buy it from you.” – Peter Schiff
James Woods shared a tweet with what is, in the end, a generally rational skepticism and common initial impression of Bitcoin. From an article at Fox Business, that based its argument on a few quotes from the king and queen of Bitcoin trolls, Peter Schiff and Nouriel Roubini. “You can’t do anything with it but sell it,” they claim, “its a huge scam and pump and dump” they added. As a Bitcoiner I would obviously argue this is completely false, but its not easy at first to see why, and it takes a huge amount of history, and close scrutiny to see the bigger picture.
There’s been a bit of Bad News. The canary doesn’t seem to be moving, and its time that we take our situation seriously. As Bitcoin becomes both more mature and finds its way back into a bull market, we can also expect a sharp increase in regulatory and governmental attention. The powers that be, the surveillance state, and the control that the financial institutions have acquired will not be lost without a fight.
What are rights and can Bitcoin enable us to make better sense of them?
It is very common to hear that education is a “right,” that healthcare, a fair salary, etc are all “rights” that we can demand of others and are entitled to. Can this be the case? How do they conflict with the more basic rights of the control over our own lives, our right to choose, and the rights to our bodies? Can we simply declare that the things we want or need are rights and this means we can have as much of it as we would like?
“We find the global acceptance, brand recognition, ecosystem vitality, network dominance, architectural resilience, technical utility, and community ethos of Bitcoin to be persuasive evidence of its superiority as an asset class for those seeking a long-term store of value.” – Michael Saylor