Bitcoin has the possibility of ending the financialization of state war by ending fiat money and restoring natural law and money to our planet.
The state will come for all of us, low-hanging fruits first. Bitcoiners always knew this.
Observations from a 13-year career at Goldman Sachs.
Examining the scaling method of the Bitcoin network and its evolution from a store of value to a medium of exchange.
NFTs are marketed as ownership, usually of some digital artwork, secured using “blockchain technology” and “crypto.” Are they a scam?
Unlike other cryptocurrencies, over the long term, Bitcoin has provided exceptional returns, peace of mind, and security for hodlers, their families, businesses, and employees.
Swan Private Market Update 7/15/22. Investors currently fear a coming recession as the Federal Reserve continues on its mission to tame CPI inflation.
If Bitcoin protects even one family, one person, or one child from the ravages of hyperinflation, then it is worthy of our time, and a useful technology for the world.
Bitcoin is often described as an inflation hedge, so why hasn't it worked?
How Today’s Higher Rates and Lower Prices Impact the Case to Borrow to Buy Bitcoin
Swan Private Market Update 6/17/22. There’s no need to mince words when describing the markets over the last two weeks, it’s been ugly.
In this analysis, we examine and fact check the claims in the recent DARPA blockchain report which claims that Bitcoin's blockchain is susceptible to centralized control.
Bitcoin's reliability is leading the world on a path towards greater economic stability.
Don’t get stuck holding the bags of the one-hit wonders of each Bitcoin bull cycle. Instead, hold onto the asset that you know will be a top player in this cycle, the next cycle, and every single cycle to come: Bitcoin
What Bitcoin wallet should I choose? Although it seems like a straightforward question, there is a surprising amount of nuance to consider.
The top Bitcoin investment sites for buying Bitcoin. Going Bitcoin-only with automatic recurring purchases is a smart business decision.
Of the 19,000 listed crypto projects, 99% of them are scams to enrich the person who created them. The Hex token, and Richard Heart, are no different.
Luna/UST went from a collective market capitalization of ~$50 billion to now down 99%. The collapse of the Luna/UST Ponzi scheme occurred even faster than anyone expected, but this implosion was perfectly predictable.
Swan Private Market Update #9 - The markets continued to experience turbulence over the last two weeks as investors grapple with rising risks of inflation, hawkish Fed, economic conditions, and the Russian-Ukraine War.
The Opportunity You Fear You Missed Still Awaits
Bitcoin is very different from all other cryptocurrencies. In fact, it shouldn’t even be considered the same asset class.
To further improve your Bitcoin self-sovereignty, it's essential to learn to use Bitcoin with your node.
The rise and fall of an empire: It is a story that has repeated itself throughout human history. Where does Bitcoin fit in?
The Lightning Network: Cheap Global Payments for All
Dissecting some of Satoshi's Whitepaper to make it easier to understand.
Some challenging stories are begging to be properly investigated and told. The question is always which investigative journalists have the willingness, integrity and editorial freedom to take these on?
Bitcoin Basics: Easy Lessons About How Bitcoin Works
Heads They Win, Tails You Lose. You’ve been told you should be investing in stocks & bonds – a game full of world-class professionals playing against you. Bitcoin is the fair game, and an easy one to play.
Bitcoin Is Here To Stay. This Is What It Means.
Bitcoin is a brand new technology that differs from anything else that has come before or after it. But where the beginners run into confusion is how Bitcoin differs from other cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin Is Here To Stay. This Is What It Means.
Specter is an ideal desktop wallet for Swan users. The purpose is to give customers a seamless stacking experience into their Bitcoin wallets, especially into their multi-sig cold storage.
The Window of Opportunity to Buy Bitcoin Closes a Little More Every Single Day.
As many people discover, convincing a friend or family member to buy Bitcoin can be a challenging task. Swan Bitcoin makes it easier than ever with their gifting program.
Bitcoin is a brand new technology that differs from anything else that has come before or after it. But where beginners run into confusion is in how Bitcoin differs from other cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin will be considered the safest asset in human history, thanks to its resistance to debasement, censorship, and confiscation.
We must compare Bitcoin’s environmental and socio-economic impacts to the financial systems it aims to replace.
One of the most persistent falsehoods propagated by goldbugs is the idea that monetary goods must have direct utility.
Bitcoin is the system that can make millennials’ hopes and dreams come true, and this is becoming increasingly clear to more of them each day.
Growing up marked by a decaying financial system, we have the chance to change the narrative set before us and create a world worth growing up in for future generations.
Read how Bitcoin is unique and powerful property, which also comes with certain responsibilities.
A quick and accurate explanation on how Bitcoin really works. Suitable for beginners and experts alike.
The HODLday season is a time for remembering the important things in life like family and friends and, of course, Bitcoin! Which is why we created the perfect gift guide for bitcoiners.
You should be investing in Bitcoin for its volatility — able to wait out price dips, even to accumulate during them, and celebrate the dramatic rises when they take place.
Bitcoin miners have relocated to safer pastures within the US because the values and goals of America and Bitcoin are much more aligned compared to Communist China.
While the internet is by far the most efficient system of communication for the Bitcoin network to use, it could continue on with reduced speed and functionality on any communications system known to man.
We will be delivering the industry’s best education team to advisors and their clients so that when they’re ready to withdraw their coins to cold storage or engage in collaborative custody, they’ll be armed with the knowledge to do so safely.
Swan Advisor Services tailors Swan’s best-in-class purchase and custody platform to the needs of financial advisors and wealth managers.
Bonds are not as safe today as they are marketed to be. It’s time bond investors begin to protect themselves against the Fed policies that are leading to erosion of the real value of their bond holdings.
Bitcoin is for everyone. Bitcoin is for YOU.
Whether Bitcoin continues to be successful or fails, there’s no risk of the network using too much energy in the grand scheme of things.
What if I told you that there are ways you can earn extra bitcoin or get off zero if you don’t own any? Whether you are someone that is just starting to stack some sats, or a Bitcoin veteran that is a relentless stacker, here are 5 ways that you can add more bitcoin to your freedom stash.
The price of any asset is determined by its supply and demand. Bitcoin’s programmed halving of supply has a diminishing effect on its price.
One of the biggest blindspots that investors have when they first come across Bitcoin is that they view it solely as an asset. Bitcoin is digital gold that you can send over the internet. Now to be clear if you think this you’re not wrong.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a young person starting to invest, a parent saving for their kid’s education, or a retiree protecting your nest egg, Bitcoin has a place in everyone’s portfolio.
Whenever someone discovers Bitcoin there are two phases that typically occur, the first is that they wish they could buy it cheaper, and the second is that in hindsight, they should have bought more.
The money stealing time machine is called “government deficits and debt”. Each annual theft is called the deficit, and the total amount stolen across history is called the debt.
There’s an insatiable need to know more and to be certain in the Information Age. I hear a lot of people say they don’t know enough to buy Bitcoin. With this kind of thinking no one would’ve ever shared personal details on Facebook or banked electronically.
Bitcoin hit a new all-time high of $62,000 this past month, pulled back to $48,000 and is now right back up to $59,000. Historically, in bull markets, this means Bitcoin is about ready to start another leg up.
The ideal state for the bitcoin network in the future is to reach equilibrium in the fee market such that blocks are consistently full, mostly with large transactions, and fees are substantial in absolute terms but low in percentage-of-value terms.
The Internet of Money transcending borders protects people of all nations from resource wars, exploitation and dictatorship. Bitcoin surrounding us everywhere 24⁄7 can guard us against hyperinflation, theft and wealth confiscation, helping us steward this precious planet for the Seven Generations to come.
Corporations are rapidly adopting Bitcoin. This will lead to price appreciation and make Bitcoin even harder to stop. Square ($SQ) recently purchased 3,318 BTC (worth $170M) for their corporate treasury. Combined with their October 2020 Bitcoin purchase, Square now has $396M worth of BTC on their balance sheet.
There is a sacred realm of privacy where essential rights and liberties into which the law, generally speaking, must not intrude.
Sovereignism is a seemingly unstoppable mega-political transition: each market actor can either anticipate and embrace it or be forced to when the global fiat currency complex inevitably collapses.
It is clear that Tether is not the driver of Bitcoin’s rallies. Rather, Tether’s growth is evidence of the very real demand for a digital dollar that arose naturally in the world’s first 24⁄7 global financial marketplace.
Bitcoin hit a new all-time high of $42,000 in early January and has since pulled back to $33,000. Is this a buying opportunity?
Exploring the digital disruption of the nation-state and the subsequent amplification of individual sovereignty during the digital age.
Bitcoin looks a lot more rational when you look at the long-term logarithmic chart, especially as it relates to Bitcoin’s 4‑year halving cycle.
The entire way that the legacy system evolves is going to become an entirely different system… Bitcoin is going to displace all of those things that exist in the system that we have today. It’s going to completely remake it.
The truth is that there are different levels of Bitcoin adoption. By segmenting Bitcoin adoption it becomes easier to see not only why the wide range in estimates exists, but more importantly, how early adoption of Bitcoin as a preferred store of value still is.
The relentless beating of this clock is what gives rise to all the magical properties of Bitcoin.
Lyn Alden compares and contrasts Bitcoin to systems that have Ponzi-like characteristics, to see if the claim that Bitcoin is a Ponzi holds up.
Earlier this month Bitcoin broke through the all-time high price, and psychological barrier, of $20,000.The 2017 bull run where Bitcoin reached $20,000 was driven by short term retail trader speculation.
he HODLdays are a time for friends, family and gift-giving, but as good Bitcoiners, we already know that the best gift of all is bitcoin.
But for somebody who runs a business and creates value, they could care less if there’s a lot of volatility. He banked it on his balance sheet.
Bitcoin flattens, in some sense, the space-time continuum in its hash horizon. Because either you are on a certain time or you aren’t. Only the block time, only the block height counts.
Bitcoin has certainly made steady incremental improvements since 2017 such as more users, better onramps, improved custody solutions, new bitcoin-only companies, more education, improved scalability, Lightning Network development, and more. However, the big story in 2020 is how the world around Bitcoin has changed.
He pointed out that if every millionaire put 1% of their net worth in a Bitcoin, the market cap would have to be huge. It would have to be like $75,000 per coin in order to accommodate that flow of money.
A fundamentally dishonest money, fiat currency ruins our relationships with the intrinsic entropy of nature and our fellow humans. To rejuvenate hope for more harmonious human action in the world, we must set our sights upon the invaluable aims of honest money, entrepreneurship, and civilization.
Alex Adelman, cofounder and CEO of Lolli, and Desiree Dickerson, VP of Business Operations at Lightning Labs, discuss lightning, Bitcoin as a payments infrastructure, and Bitcoin’s personal impacts on their lives.
I do think that this was a message to other well-known leaders of offshore exchanges that may be servicing US customers, that if they don’t cooperate with the US government, it doesn’t matter where they are in the world, right?
What are extended public keys, or XPUBs? What problems do they solve for Bitcoin’s users?
Connecting it back into Breedlove’s recent piece, Bitcoin empowers the three principles that underpin capitalism: honest money, property rights, and rule of law. Bitcoin is that distilled down version of capitalism.
Bitcoin TV makes it easy to sit back and learn all about this revolutionary new money.
Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation, and Marty Bent, Host of Tales from the Crypt, discuss democracy, America’s election, and Bitcoin as a tool to defend individual freedom.
Naturally, we serve clients wishing to purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars of Bitcoin, but even more importantly we help great-grandmas, college students, veterans, and fast-food workers buy their first Bitcoin and begin saving for their future.
Ideation and wealth creation are mere expressions of life’s central impulse: growth.
At some point on everybody’s Bitcoin journey, they begin to realize that Bitcoin may actually be a better form of money.
Yan Pritzker, CTO of Swan Bitcoin, and Will Reeves, CEO of Fold App, discuss entrepreneurship in the emerging Bitcoin-only industry and the future of Bitcoin.
Jeff Deist, President of the Mises Institute, and Stephan Livera, host of a famous Bitcoin Podcast, held a fascinating discussion about Austrian Economics, Bitcoin, and the immorality of central banking.
Michael Saylor, CEO of Microstrategy, and Danielle DiMartino Booth, Founder of Quill Intelligence, discuss Fed policies, price discovery, and Bitcoin as a tool for freedom.
The best way to approach investing in Bitcoin is regular contributions over time like a 401k.
When companies like Square and MicroStrategy start buying Bitcoin, it’s time to pay attention. But smaller private companies are also making this move. Here’s why you should consider doing the same.
What’s the best way to invest in Bitcoin? Some people see price volatility and think the best move is to actively trade BTC. However, the vast majority of traders lose money. Instead, automatic recurring Bitcoin purchases are the best approach for 99% of people.
Robert Breedlove, author of “Masters and Slaves of Money”, and Parker Lewis, author of “Gradually then Suddenly” have a philosophical discussion about he ethics, hard-money, and free-markets.
I believe that a line has been drawn in the sand between people, projects, and companies that support Bitcoin, and those that do not, and in some cases, actively work against it.
Dan Tapiero, the founder of DTAP Capital, and Dan Matuszewski, former Head of Trade at Circle, discuss Bitcoin’s correlation to tradition assets, liquidity, and generational differences in owning Bitcoin.
Raoul Pal, founder of Real Vision, and Vijay Boyapati, author of “The Bullish Case for Bitcoin”, discuss the future of our financial system.
Founder of The Investors Podcast Network, Preston Pysh, and author of Why Buy Bitcoin, Andy Edstrom, reunite their incredible camaraderie to discuss Microstrategy adding even more Bitcoin to their balance sheet. They disucss how Michael Saylor’s made these purchase, why he made the purchases, and why this was such an important development for Bitcoin. As always Brady Swenson, Swan Bitcoin’s Head of Education, hosts the lively discussion.
The reason why the internet doesn’t feel as clumsy anymore is twofold: (1) people got used to a lot of the novel concepts the internet brought with it, and (2) countless layers of abstraction make interacting with the base protocol easier
Many people continue to associate Bitcoin with unlawful behavior, but in reality, less than 1% of Bitcoin transactions are actually for illegal activities.
Max Keiser, host of the Keiser Report, and Tone Vays, longtime Bitcoin trader, discuss price predictions, bitcoin ending poverty, and Bitcoin’s hard-forks fading into oblivion.
Erik Townsend, host of the venerable MacroVoices Podcast, and Yan Pritzker, author of Inventing Bitcoin and Cofounder of Swan Bitcoin, held a lively discussion about central bank digital currencies and government responses to Bitcoin. Erik argued that Silicon Valley will create a new currency that governments will foist on their citizens, whereas Yan argued that Bitcoin would outcompete any other currency.
Lyn Alden and Nic Carter sat down for a lively conversation about the future of transitioning the world away from dollars and onto a Bitcoin standard. They discussed what a free-banking Bitcoin system could look like, the drawbacks of central bank digital currencies, and why Bitcoin will never suffer the same fate as gold.
Business intelligence software company MicroStrategy, a public company traded on NASDAQ, announced in August that it has adopted Bitcoin as its primary treasury reserve asset.
Bitcoin is the answer to this runaway global policy and broken incentive structure.
Preston Pysh, founder of the investor network, and Andy Edstrom, author of Why Buy Bitcoin discuss debt cycles, Microstrategy switching to a Bitcoin standard, and rumors of wealthy individuals buying Bitcoin.
Jameson Lopp, Founder and CTO of Casa, and Eric Martindale, founder of Fabric Protocol, discuss the state of Bitcoin tech, cutting edge layer 3 development, and predictions for transitions onto a Bitcoin standard.
Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard, and George Gammon, Rebel Capitalist, discussed gold, central banking, and the devaluation of all fiat currencies.
I feel blessed to be part of something so monumental, so profound, so optimistic as Bitcoin. An orange beacon of hope, in a world that seems to be splitting apart at the seams. I feel blessed that I can work alongside so many amazing bitcoiners — inside and outside of Swan — people that tirelessly work towards a bright orange future.
In Episode 22 Cory Klippsten (CEO of Swan) and Robert Breedlove (CEO of Parallex Digital) joined our host Brady Swenson to discuss how Central banking steals human time and corrupts human values. They also discuss Nassim Taleb’s ideas, ancient wisdom, and the future of the world under a Bitcoin standard.
On July 27th, Bitcoin broke out of a 2‑year downtrend, sending the price up to $11,400. BTC closed up 11% on the day, causing a frenzy of excitement. Let’s examine Bitcoin from a risk vs reward standpoint.
Lyn Alden, investment manager and macroeconomic thinker, and Jeff Booth, technology entrepreneur and author of Price of Tomorrow, held a lively discussion about technology as a deflationary force, long-term debt cycles, and Bitcoin as a solution to unpayable sovereign debt.
Samson Mow, Chief Security Officer at Blockstream, and Parker Lewis, Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital, joined Swan Signal Live to discuss geopolitics, Bitcoin mining, the integrity of Bitcoin businesses, and their expectations for the next bull run. Brady Swenson and Yan Pritzker hosted this lively conversation.
You may have wondered “How do I get my money out of Coinbase?” This guide is focused on how to transfer Bitcoin from Coinbase, and then delete your account.
Join Mark Moss, famous investor and host of the Market Disruptors Podcast, and Ben Prentice, creator of WTFhappenedin1971.com, as they discuss how they got interested in Bitcoin, deflation, the role of money in an economy, governmental pushback on Bitcoin, and Bitcoin’s game theory.
The conceptual world is governed by scarcity. This scarcity is most obvious in the physical realm: there is a physical limit to the size of our universe, the width of our solar system, the diameter of our Earth, the length of your street, the height of your spouse, and the size of an atom.
This week we are joined by Preston Pysh, cofounder of The Investors Podcast Network and Dr. Adam Back, cypherpunk legend, co-founder and CEO of Blockstream, and author cited in both the Bitcoin and Tor white papers.
Join two of the best Bitcoin developers, Rockstar and Jeremy Rubin, as they discuss their most recent work, the state of the Bitcoin code, working on different levels of Bitcoin and hyperbitcoinization.
Join Christian Keroles (CK Snarks), editor of Bitcoin Magazine, and Bitcoin TINA (a famous perma-bull) to discuss the inevitability of Bitcoin, future price predictions, and a transition to a Bitcoin economy.
Swan Signal Live Episode 8 was broadcast live on April 29th. It featured a lively discussion between Andy Edstrom, author of Why Buy Bitcoin, Ansel Linder, host of the popular Bitcoin and Markets Podcast, and Cory Klippsten, Swan Bitcoin CEO.
This week we are joined by Knut Svanholm, author of Sovereignty through Mathematics and the new Independence Reimagined, and Gigi, author of 21 Lessons and creator of the projects bitcoin-resources.com and bitcoin-quotes.com. They, along with Brekkie Von Bitcoin and host Brady Swenson, discuss frameworks for understanding Bitcoin as well as what they believe Bitcoin’s future will hold.
Gigi, author of 21 Lessons, and Udi Wertheimer, independent software consultant joined Brady Swenson and Cory Klippsten to discuss virtual reality, Bitcoin nodes, memes, and the geopolitical consequences of Bitcoin.
Jimmy Song, Bitcoin educator, developer and entrepreneur, and Aleks Svetski, the Australian founder of Amber App, join Brady Swenson and Cory Klippsten to talk about Bitcoin’s morality, immune system, toxicity, and Bitcoin funding.
Bitcoin Podcasters Stephan Livera and Marty Bent join Brady and Cory to discuss everything from dominant Bitcoin narratives and the state of mining to Austrian economics literature and the future of Bitcoin.
Episode 14 was broadcast on June 17th, 2020 at block height 635,216. We were joined by Isaiah Jackson, author of Bitcoin and Black America, and Max Keiser, host of the Keiser Report. Swan Creative Director Jason Don joined and Head of Education Brady Swenson hosted.
In Episode 14 we were joined by Tuur Demeester, Founding Partner of Adamant Capital, and Robert Breedlove, CEO and CIO of Parallax Digital.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the midst of civil unrest, Alex and Matt discuss surveillance, privacy, Bitcoin as a toolkit for change, and the prospect of the government crackdown on Bitcoiners.
Massive government intervention in markets is underway, but what happens to Bitcoin as a result?
Once people realize what’s happening to their money, they’re going to start buying Bitcoin.
A roundtable conversation about the current epidemic chaos and how it will impact Bitcoin, the global financial system, remote working, and more.
We are living in hyperbitcoinization, a process which is basically repricing the world in Bitcoin. This is because Bitcoin is actually much better than gold as a store of value. For the same reasons that many people like holding gold, I think it’s a reasonable proposition that Bitcoin will wind up being valued at least as highly as gold.
The next Bitcoin halving is almost here. We explore whether the halving is priced in, if other coins are a model for Bitcoin, and fears of a mining death spiral.
Competing on the sound money front requires an above-all commitment to decentralization and properties that are truly hard to change and attack. Unfortunately coins cannot compete on this front by virtue of the fact that they are built typically by centralized teams with a profit motive, and not a happy accident of a slowly growing ecosystem that was built by cypherpunks.
Unlike a stock split, where the resulting shares still refer to the original company, a Bitcoin fork is much more analogous to creating new unrelated digital assets out of thin air at zero cost, and gifting them to existing holders of Bitcoin. A Bitcoin fork does not affect the 21 million supply limit of Bitcoin itself.
Bitcoin represents economic liberty. If you own Bitcoin, you have portable wealth. You can walk away from a failing regime and not lose your life savings.
As money rapidly turns digital, we must contemplate three possible futures of money: central bank managed, corporate issued, and decentralized.
Is Bitcoin’s price in a bubble? Is this the Dutch Tulip Craze all over again? The answer might surprise you…
Find out why Satoshi Nakamoto invented Bitcoin to solve the problems of the modern financial system including lack of privacy and monetary debasement.
We’re in the midst of two great economic experiments. The Keynesian ideal of central control of money is being challenged by a novel money called Bitcoin.
Not too many years from now, the number of Bitcoiners in the United States of America will cross ten million. When we hit that milestone, it’s game over: Bitcoin wins.
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