A great history and intro on the cypherpunks, who were the predecessors of Bitcoin. In this excellent documentary by ReasonTV, you will learn about the Crypto Wars and the predecessor technologies before Bitcoin.Watch on YouTube
Stephan Livera Rabbit Hole
Created by Stephan Livera
25 hours 29 minutes
My rabbit hole is a mix of curated concepts and ideas gathered across almost 9 years studying Bitcoin. I believe to really learn about Bitcoin, you have to know enough across various disciplines to understand the how, what, and importantly, the why.
This includes austrian economics, cryptography, history, networking, politics, energy and distributed systems.
This is my solo episode from mid 2019 spelling out a 'Bitcoin Austrian' framework for thinking about Bitcoin from an austrian economist’s perspective. This episode helped frame and influence other Bitcoin educators.Listen on SLP
This was a seminal article by 'Stop and Decrypt' on what a Bitcoin Node does.Read on Hacker Noon
An excellent read on the reason behind Bitcoin as a project. This is about a peaceful revolution in the money of the world.Read on Medium
A great first read on Bitcoin.Read on Medium
My explanation on why Bitcoin mining is valuable and the energy used is well worth it.Read on Mises Institute
My episode with Michael Saylor, in this one we chat about the problem of fiat inflation and why he chose to buy Bitcoin with his company balance sheet.Listen on SLP
Read Yan Pritzker’s Inventing Bitcoin, a fantastic explanation for laypeople on the basics of Bitcoin technology.Read on Swan Bitcoin
The must read book on Bitcoin economics by my friend Saifedean Ammous.Read on Saifedean.com
My interview with Guido Hulsmann, author of The Ethics of Money Production, a highly influential book in Bitcoin circles.Listen on SLP
An excellent exploration of what government has done to our money, by Murray Rothbard and made available free at the Mises Institute.Read on Mises Institute
The book to read on the 'block size wars' of 2015,16,17 culminating in the failure of BCash and of SegWit2X.Read on Amazon
An intro episode on what the lightning network is by one of its main architects, Rusty Russell.Listen on SLP
An exploration and update on thinking with Bitcoin security and multi-signature with Michael Flaxman.Listen on SLP
A great webpage / article explanation of the lightning network.Read on Bitcoiner.Guide
An episode specifically on what most people get wrong about Deflation with Philipp Bagus.Listen on SLP
An explanation of Bitcoin Core contribution with a Bitcoin Core contributor, Jon Atack.Listen on SLP
An explanation of the role that Bitcoin maintainers perform, with ex-Bitcoin Core maintainer Jonas Schnelli.Listen on SLP
An exploration of how SegWit2X and UASF went down with Bitcoin Core contributor Luke Dashjr.Listen on SLP
A nice 'under the hood' explanation of Bitcoin.Watch on YouTube
Beware! Everyone’s a scammer as explained by Michael Goldstein (aka Bitstein).Read on Nakamoto Institute
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Stephan Livera is a Bitcoin Podcaster, Managing Director of Swan Bitcoin International, Co-Founder of Ministry of Nodes, and Partner with Bitcoiner Ventures.
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