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Jake Chervinsky and Rafael Yakobi: Swan Signal Live E38

By Brady Swenson

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?

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What’s in an XPUB?

By Gigi

What are extended public keys, or XPUBs? What problems do they solve for Bitcoin’s users?

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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.

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Welcome to Bitcoin TV

By Cory Klippsten

Bitcoin TV makes it easy to sit back and learn all about this revolu­tionary new money.

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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.

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Our Most Brilliant Idea

By Robert Breedlove

Ideation and wealth creation are mere expres­sions of life’s central impulse: growth.

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At some point on everybody’s Bitcoin journey, they begin to realize that Bitcoin may actually be a better form of money.

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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.

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The best way to approach investing in Bitcoin is regular contri­bu­tions over time like a 401k.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Choose Bitcoin

By Brekkie von Bitcoin

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Many people continue to associate Bitcoin with unlawful behavior, but in reality, less than 1% of Bitcoin trans­ac­tions are actually for illegal activ­i­ties.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tell Me About Bitcoin

By Preston Pysh

Bitcoin is the answer to this runaway global policy and broken incen­tive struc­ture.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What Bitcoin wallet should I choose? Although it seems like a straight­for­ward question, there is a surprising amount of nuance to consider.

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Massive govern­ment inter­ven­tion in markets is underway, but what happens to Bitcoin as a result?

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Once people realize what’s happening to their money, they’re going to start buying Bitcoin.

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A round­table conver­sa­tion about the current epidemic chaos and how it will impact Bitcoin, the global finan­cial system, remote working, and more.

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The top Bitcoin invest­ment sites for buying Bitcoin. Going Bitcoin-only with automatic recur­ring purchases is a smart business decision.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is Bitcoin’s price in a bubble? Is this the Dutch Tulip Craze all over again? The answer might surprise you…

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As money rapidly turns digital, we must contem­plate three possible futures of money: central bank managed, corpo­rate issued, and decen­tral­ized.

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What is Bitcoin?

By Yan Pritzker

Find out why Satoshi Nakamoto invented Bitcoin to solve the problems of the modern finan­cial system including lack of privacy and monetary debase­ment.

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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.

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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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