Guy’s Take #50 – Lightning and the Web

Guy’s Take #50 – Lightning and the Web

In a follow up to the State of Lightning Report from Arcane Research and OpenNode, we dive into the possibilities for how Lightning will change the global market, the potential for truly on-demand services, streaming money, the access it could bring to billions with...
Your Money AND Your Life [Edward Snowden]

Your Money AND Your Life [Edward Snowden]

“Neither is a Central Bank Digital Currency a State-level embrace of cryptocurrency—at least not of cryptocurrency as pretty much everyone in the world who uses it currently understands it. Instead, a CBDC is something closer to being a perversion of...
Yes, Bitcoin is a Smart Contract Platform [Shinobi]

Yes, Bitcoin is a Smart Contract Platform [Shinobi]

“’Smart contracts’ as a term was coined by Nick Szabo back in 1996 before the idea of a blockchain was even a twinkling in Satoshi’s eye. They had nothing to do with DAOs, or decentralized exchanges or any of these types of constructs that people tend to...
Libertarnism & the Bitcoin Strategy [Stephan Livera]

Libertarnism & the Bitcoin Strategy [Stephan Livera]

“Even if we could somehow convince the world or the U.S. government to adopt a gold standard, there’s not really anything stopping them from claiming “it’s an emergency” and that we need to drop the gold standard and “temporarily” close the gold window. In this...