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Brandon Quittem

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Brandon is a frequent media guest on Bitcoin media shows and holistic media shows such as Tales from the Crypto and Radiant Creators. He is an entrepreneur, writer, and speaker focused on the intersection between biology and technology.

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Writings on Bitcoin

Bitcoin Culture Wars: What Doesn’t Kill You Only Makes you Stronger

There seems to be considerable confusion around Bitcoin’s governance model. In this article, I’m attempting to shine a light on Bitcoin’s informal governance which is often called a “culture war.” We’ll explore “in-fighting” in the Bitcoin community, lessons learned from failed forks, and highlight a few rarely discussed benefits of Bitcoin’s informal governance including minimizing the attack surface, refining the core message, and lowering the user acquisition cost.
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Bitcoin Investment Sites

Bitcoin invest­ment sites, also known as exchanges or “onramps,” are an impor­tant part of the industry. Onramps provide an easy way for people to buy and sell Bitcoin with their local currency. In the last year, we’ve seen a new class of trusted onramps that focus specif­i­cally on Bitcoin, the only cryptocur­rency that really matters.
Read on Swan Signal

Bitcoin Wallets: How, Why and When to Hold Your Own Private Keys

Although it seems like a straight­for­ward question, there is a surprising amount of nuance to consider. How much Bitcoin do you have? How often do you plan to spend it? Are you confi­dent your keys are more secure with you than with a regulated custo­di­an’s cold storage? Answering these questions will help deter­mine the right solution for you.
Read on Swan Signal

Bitcoin is a Decentralized Organism (Mycelium)

This mirrors the decentralized consensus (social contract) formed in bitcoin. Nodes determine what software they wish to run and enforce the consensus rules they support accordingly. Miners determine which transactions to include in blocks. Exchanges, wallets, and merchants each steward large groups of users. Each participant in bitcoin voluntarily chooses how they wish to participate and the aggregate consensus represents the network.
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Bitcoin is a Decentralized Organism (Mycelium)

This mirrors the decentralized consensus (social contract) formed in bitcoin. Nodes determine what software they wish to run and enforce the consensus rules they support accordingly. Miners determine which transactions to include in blocks.
Read on Medium
Each time Bitcoin survives a cultural skirmish, it’s better prepared for future battles with increasingly more at stake.
Brandon Quittem

Biography

Brandon Quittem is an entrepreneur, writer, and speaker broadly focused on the intersection between biology and technology. He believes Bitcoin is an evolutionary catalyst with untold potential. His articles have been read by more than 2 million people online. Most well known for exploring Bitcoin through the lens of decentralized network organisms such as mycelium. Naturally curious, he prides himself on knowing a little bit about everything.

Brandon is available as a guest to cover a broad spectrum of topics, including:

  • Exploring Bitcoin as a digital super-organism (mycelium)
  • What can Evolutionary Biology teach us about money, culture, and humanity
  • Demographics and cyclical trends: looking back to look forward
  • Intersection of biology and technology
  • Cognitive liberty and the Psychedelic Renaissance
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Just like fungi colonizing dry land was the catalyst for biological evolution on terra, Bitcoin is a catalyst for human evolution.
Each time Bitcoin survives a cultural skirmish, it’s better prepared for future battles with increasingly more at stake.
Bitcoin is an idea, and ideas are eternal.
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