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Swan Signal Bitcoin Blog
This blog offers thoughts and opinions on Bitcoin from the Swan Bitcoin team and friends. Swan Bitcoin is the easiest way to buy Bitcoin using your bank account automatically every week or month, starting with as little as $10.
Bitcoin Halving Dates 2024 — Top Tips for a Winning Strategy
Every four years, the Bitcoin network experiences an event known as the "Halving."
What is a Halving?...
Bitcoin IRA Review 2023—the Fine Print Details
Investing in Bitcoin through a tax-advantaged IRA is a smart move to preserve and grow your wealth over a long-period of time.
How Bitcoin and Lightning Can Boost Productivity
The emergence of Bitcoin and the Lightning Network offers promising solutions that could potentially reverse negative trends and revitalize US productivity.
The crowd was buzzing all week with an electric energy that was a perfect blend of anticipation and curiosity.
The Bullish Case For Bitcoin Custodians
By rallying around a nuanced yet challenging standard for assessing custodians, we can minimize risk and maximize the speed of Bitcoin adoption.
How to Delete Your Coinbase Account in 3 Easy Steps — 2023
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.
This guide breaks down the most popular Bitcoin IRAs and Crypto IRAs of 2023 and shows you how to pick the best one for your goals and situation.
The Truth is on Our Side
Bitcoin shines the truth on many lies. It is as much a movement as an investment...
The Banking System vs. Bitcoin
It's agreed that there are problems in the banking system. The proposed solutions are wildy different. A look at the recent US banking failures, the nature of banking crises, and how Bitcoin is different.
Bitcoin: More Relevant, More Urgent, More Ready
In March of 2023, a banking crisis arose as an active threat to depositors of two banks and a potential threat to many.
Why Bitcoin is the Ultimate Asset for your IRA
Adding Bitcoin to your IRA can provide asset diversification, as well as the potential for higher returns and a measure of protection against monetary debasement.
Binance: Raising Eyebrows Since 2017
It has become increasingly evident that Binance’s questionable business practices provide enough circumstantial evidence to warrant caution among users and investors.
The Right Questions to Ask to Avoid Bitcoin IRA Icebergs
As a tax-advantaged IRS structure, the Swan IRA has a unique account structure with multiple layers of legal, regulatory, custodial, and institutional-grade security.
The United State of Bitcoin
Where the US constitution declared that we are all equal, Bitcoin, within its context of money, ensures we are all treated equally, under completely transparent rules.
Born from the ashes of the 2008 financial crisis, Bitcoin was is an engineered solution to the inherent flaws and vulnerabilities within centralized banking structures.
My Journey From Mount Stupid to Bitcoiner
This is my journey from altcoins to Bitcoin.
A New Peaceful Transition of Power
In democracies we rely on elections — Proof of Votes — and hope all goes well. In Bitcoin power transitions peacefully through Proof of Work.
The Bullish Case for Stratum v2
Stratum v2 is the missing piece of the decentralization puzzle for Bitcoin.
A New Age Dawns for Financial Advisors
A Blockbuster Moment
Dollar Cost Averaging vs. Lump-sum Investing
The best strategy is the one that allows an investor to hold through Bitcoin’s volatility and sleep well at night, whether it's DCA or lump-sum.
Monetary Debasement vs. Supply Shocks
Price inflation, being a multi-faceted phenomenon, usually has multiple causes at once, and those individual causes become relevant over different time periods.
Specter Desktop Relaunches with New UI and Improved User Experience
Secure your bitcoin. Verify your transactions. Protect your privacy.
For proponents of privacy and open networks to win, the technology must be easy to use, too costly to stamp out, and well-understood by the public.
Swan Bitcoin IRA is Live!
Secure your retirement with the Swan IRA by diversifying your savings with tax-advantaged Bitcoin in Traditional and Roth IRAs.
Why a CBDC Will NOT Promote Financial Inclusion
A CBDC would increase costs, reduce privacy, and create more barriers to financial inclusion, not less.
A New Separation of Powers
We must realize that the original crafters of government separated powers because it was people who couldn’t be trusted. But in Bitcoin, we have separated power altogether from people!
Bitcoin: The Shipping Container of Money
What the history of shipping containers can teach us about Bitcoin.
Why Bitcoin Exists
Bitcoin was not created so that some people could “get rich quick.” It was created to preserve the integrity of money — to make the most of your precious time, your energy, and your life.
Bitcoiners, It’s Winning Time
We believe that a global, Nasdaq-listed, Bitcoin-only financial services company will play a key role in winning the race to avoid the war, so we’re building it.
10 Reasons to Be Bullish on Bitcoin in 2023
2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year where the industry builds to deliver even more value for Bitcoin users and investors around the world.
Swan Announces Four New Senior Hires in January 2023
Sheetal Ray joins as COO, Raphael Zagury as CIO and Head of Research, Gaurav Gollerkeri as GM of Swan Personal, and Guilherme Gomes as CRO.
And why it is in fact the only intellectually and ethically defensible monetary system.
Bitcoin is the Future of Money, Not Just Another Cryptocurrency
We need an open, sound and scarce monetary system: Bitcoin. Accept no substitute.
Bitcoin and Crypto: A Simple Story Vs. a Convoluted Yarn
Bitcoin’s story is a simple one: it is money you can count on. Simply holding it until you need to spend it. The stories spun by the Crypto Industry are anything but simple, or even logical when examined closely.
GBTC was the Genesis of the Crypto Credit Contagion
Learn how GBTC works, how it's associated with the recent crypto contagion, and why buying spot bitcoin and taking self-custody helps you avoid all of these risks today.
Assessing Risk in Bitcoin Custody
Swan encourages our clients to withdraw their Bitcoin to self-custody by offering free and automatic withdrawals.
A Recap of the 2022 Pacific Bitcoin Conference
By focusing on learning, entertainment, and social experiences, Pacific Bitcoin blurred the line between a conference and a festival.
Can Bitcoin Survive Without a Leader?
Why Satoshi had to disappear.
Green Eggs and Ham
Decentralized Finance: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
What is an XPUB?
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.” - William Shakespeare
The Race to Avoid the War
Let us proceed – together, united, yet decentralized – and win this race, for one and all, so that we may never have to fight the war.
Swan’s Fastest Path to Self-Custody in Less Than 24 Hours
These services are applicable for individuals, businesses, and retirement savers.
The FTX Fiasco and the Fallout to Come
Expect the fires from FTX to continue to burn and claim more victims along the way. If anything, this event has provided a tough lesson on why Bitcoin is different and why self-custody is vital.
How to sell your bitcoin for tax advantages without interrupting your strategy to hold for the long term.
Swan Bitcoin and Trezor Integration
Start a Bitcoin Savings Account through Swan Bitcoin with Trezor.
Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake
Proof of Work, at its heart, is the removal of trust from the system of money, and replacing it with something that can’t be faked: real work.
The Great Miner Squeeze of 2022
Bitcoin mining is truly a game of survival of the fittest, and right now, the creme is being separated from the crop. By the end of this squeeze, Bitcoin’s security layer will be more efficient than ever before.
What the History of Visa Can Teach Us About Bitcoin
Money has gotten way too complicated. Bitcoin makes it easy again.
Swan Launches Fundraiser With Bitcoin Policy Institute
Our goal is to support best-in-class policy and academic research that properly assesses Bitcoin’s benefits and risks. It's critical that the research on #Bitcoin is fair and accurate.
Parts 1-9 of The Timechain Codex Now Available in PDF Format
A Graphic Novel by FractalEncrypt based on “Bitcoin Astronomy” by Dhruv Bansal.
Meet your favorite Bitcoiners and make memories you’ll never forget.
Capital Misallocation: Bitcoin Fixes This
Fix the money, fix the world.
Swan Acquires Specter Solutions
Swan has launched Specter Labs division focusing on open source, privacy, and self-custody.
Swan Product Principles and the Third Rail
Swan products are where humans meet Bitcoin.
Bitcoin and the U.S. Growth Problem
Bitcoin and economic growth are the only reasonable ways out of this debt problem.
The highest adoption rates continue to take place in countries with high inflation, increased capital controls, and where economic instability is the norm.
Bitcoin: From the Void
How Bitcoin Uses Both Nothing and Chaos to Create Something the Likes of Which We Have Never Seen Before.
The Euro: A Train That’s Running Out of Track
The Euro was a poorly designed political construct from the beginning, and now we are seeing its vulnerabilities reemerge in a time of crisis. Can it survive?
Traders Lose, Stackers Win
Instead of trying to become a trader where you are up against highly capitalized professionals, for most people it is more productive to set up a savings plan to acquire pristine assets with a good risk/reward ratio.
Bitcoin Is a Monumental Event in Human History
Bitcoin has the possibility of ending the financialization of state war by ending fiat money and restoring natural law and money to our planet.
We Are All In This Together
The state will come for all of us, low-hanging fruits first. Bitcoiners always knew this.
How Legacy Finance Perceives Bitcoin
Observations from a 13-year career at Goldman Sachs.
A Look At the Lightning Network
Examining the scaling method of the Bitcoin network and its evolution from a store of value to a medium of exchange.
The Problem with NFTs
NFTs are marketed as ownership, usually of some digital artwork, secured using “blockchain technology” and “crypto.” Are they a scam?
5 Reasons to Focus on Bitcoin Only
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 and the True Meaning of Inflation
Bitcoin is often described as an inflation hedge, so why hasn't it worked?
Re-Run the Numbers
How Today’s Higher Rates and Lower Prices Impact the Case to Borrow to Buy Bitcoin
A Fed Hike for the Ages, But Can the Economy Handle it?
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.
Fact Check: DARPA Funded Report on Blockchain Centralization
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.
Why Bitcoin is the Path to Economic Stability
Bitcoin's reliability is leading the world on a path towards greater economic stability.
Bitcoin and the One-Hit Wonder Altcoins
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
Best Bitcoin Wallets of 2023
Not Your Keys, Not Your Bitcoin
Beware of Ponzi Tokens: A Hex On You
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.
Top 6 Bitcoin Investment Sites for June 2023: Verified
The top Bitcoin investment sites for buying Bitcoin. Going Bitcoin-only with automatic recurring purchases is a smart business decision.
Dark Moon: The Inevitable Collapse of Luna
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.
Market Headwinds Continue to Blow as the Fed Stands Firm
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.
Stop Fooling Around in Crypto
The Opportunity You Fear You Missed Still Awaits
Coinbase and the Insider Exchange Dump
Bitcoin is very different from all other cryptocurrencies. In fact, it shouldn’t even be considered the same asset class.
3 Easy Ways to Run Your Own Bitcoin Node
To further improve your Bitcoin self-sovereignty, it's essential to learn to use Bitcoin with your node.
Bitcoin: An Empire For Us All
The rise and fall of an empire: It is a story that has repeated itself throughout human history. Where does Bitcoin fit in?
Riding the Lightning Network
The Lightning Network: Cheap Global Payments for All
Satoshi’s White Paper — the Hard Part Explained
Dissecting some of Satoshi's Whitepaper to make it easier to understand.
Investigating the Dubious Investigations of Bitcoin
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?
Where Are My Bitcoins?
Bitcoin Basics: Easy Lessons About How Bitcoin Works
Bitcoin Is Not Your Typical Investment
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.
A Chronic Case of Bitcoin (Part 2)
Bitcoin Is Here To Stay. This Is What It Means.
Why Bitcoin is Different (Part 2)
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.
A Chronic Case of Bitcoin (Part 1)
Bitcoin Is Here To Stay. This Is What It Means.
Swan and Specter Integration Announcement
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.
Bitcoins! Get Yer Bitcoins! Get ’em While You Can
The Window of Opportunity to Buy Bitcoin Closes a Little More Every Single Day.
Gifting Bitcoin — The Ultimate Orange Pill
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.
Why Bitcoin Is Different (Part 1)
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.
The Ultimate Safe Haven
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.
Goldbugs Don’t Understand Money
One of the most persistent falsehoods propagated by goldbugs is the idea that monetary goods must have direct utility.
Why Bitcoin is what Millennials are Looking for
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.
Why Gen Z Needs Bitcoin
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.
How Bitcoin Really Works (5 minute read)
A quick and accurate explanation on how Bitcoin really works. Suitable for beginners and experts alike.
Swan Bitcoin 2022 Gift Guide
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.
Saving with Bitcoin
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.
A Review: the Great Hash Rate Migration of 2021
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.
What Happens to Bitcoin if the Internet Goes Down?
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.
Why I’m Driven to Build Swan Advisor Services
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.
The Bitcoin Platform for Financial Advisors
Swan Advisor Services tailors Swan’s best-in-class purchase and custody platform to the needs of financial advisors and wealth managers.
The Bearish Case for Bonds
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 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.
5 Ways To Earn Bitcoin
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 Diminishing Influence of Halvings on Bitcoin’s Price
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.
How Much of the World’s Population Owns Bitcoin Today?
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.
Why Every Investor Should Have Bitcoin in Their Portfolio
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.
Is Bitcoin’s Price Too High to Invest?
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.
Why Bitcoin Will End The Worst Heist In History
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.
My Path Towards Bitcoin
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.
Swan Signal Monthly: March 2021 Newsletter
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 $59,000. Historically, in bull markets, this means Bitcoin is about ready to start another leg up.
Bitcoin: Fee-Based Security Modeling
The ideal state for the bitcoin network in the future is to reach equilibrium in the fee market such that blocks are consistently full, mostly with large transactions, and fees are substantial in absolute terms but low in percentage-of-value terms.
Bitcoin, Perfect Money for Humanity
The Internet of Money transcending borders protects people of all nations from resource wars, exploitation and dictatorship. Bitcoin surrounding us everywhere 24⁄7 can guard us against hyperinflation, theft and wealth confiscation, helping us steward this precious planet for the Seven Generations to come.
Swan Signal Monthly: February 2021 Newsletter
Corporations are rapidly adopting Bitcoin. This will lead to price appreciation and make Bitcoin even harder to stop. Square ($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 Part 2: Bitcoin, The Ultimate Offshore Bank
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.
Is Tether a Threat to Bitcoin?
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.
Swan Signal Monthly: January 2021 Newsletter
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?
Sovereignism Part 1: Digital Creative Destruction
Exploring the digital disruption of the nation-state and the subsequent amplification of individual sovereignty during the digital age.
Bitcoin Misconception #1: “Bitcoin is a Bubble”
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.
Max Keiser and Bitcoin TINA: Swan Signal Live E43
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.
Am I Too Late for Bitcoin?
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.
Bitcoin Is Time
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.
Swan Signal Monthly: December 2020 Newsletter
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.
Op Ed: Pitching Bitcoin During the Holidays
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.
Preston Pysh and Mark Moss: Swan Signal live E42
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.
Hass McCook and Gigi: Swan Signal Live E41
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.
Swan Signal Monthly: November 2020 Newsletter
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.
Andy Edstrom and Lyn Alden: Swan Signal Live E40
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.
Bitcoin is Hope
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 and Desiree Dickerson: Swan Signal Live E39
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.
Jake Chervinsky and Rafael Yakobi: Swan Signal Live E38
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?
Robert Breedlove and Brandon Quittem: Swan Signal Live E37
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.
Welcome to Bitcoin TV
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.
Bitcoin is for Everyone
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.
Our Most Brilliant Idea
Ideation and wealth creation are mere expressions of life’s central impulse: growth.
Can the government shut down Bitcoin?
At some point on everybody’s Bitcoin journey, they begin to realize that Bitcoin may actually be a better form of money.
Will Reeves and Yan Pritzker: Swan Signal Live E35
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 and Stephan Livera: Swan Signal Live E34
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.
Investing in Bitcoin Like a 401k
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.
Swan Signal Monthly: September 2020 Newsletter
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.
Parker Lewis and Robert Breedlove: Swan Signal Live E32
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 and Dan Matuszewski: Swan Signal Live E31
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 and Vijay Boyapati: Swan Signal Live E30
Raoul Pal, founder of Real Vision, and Vijay Boyapati, author of “The Bullish Case for Bitcoin”, discuss the future of our financial system.
Preston Pysh and Andy Edstrom: Swan Signal Live E29
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.
On Bitcoin’s UX
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
Is Bitcoin for Criminals?
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 and Tone Vays: Swan Signal Live E28
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 and Yan Pritzker: Swan Signal Live E27
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: Swan Signal Live E26
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.
Swan Signal Monthly: August Newsletter
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.
Tell Me About Bitcoin
Bitcoin is the answer to this runaway global policy and broken incentive structure.
Preston Pysh and Andy Edstrom: Swan Signal Live E25
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 and Eric Martindale: Swan Signal Live E24
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 and George Gammon: Swan Signal Live E23
Saifedean Ammous, author of The Bitcoin Standard, and George Gammon, Rebel Capitalist, discussed gold, central banking, and the devaluation of all fiat currencies.
Why I Joined Swan Bitcoin
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.
Robert Breedlove and Cory Klippsten: Swan Signal Live E22
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.
Swan Signal Monthly: July 2020 Newsletter
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 and Jeff Booth: Swan Signal Live E21
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 and Parker Lewis: Swan Signal Live E20
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.
Ben Prentice and Mark Moss: Swan Signal Live E19
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.
Accepting Scarcity: A Bitcoin Meditation
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.
Adam Back and Preston Pysh: Swan Signal Live E12
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.
Rockstar Developer and Jeremy Rubin: Swan Signal Live E9
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.
Bitcoin TINA and CK Snarks: Swan Signal Live E10
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.
Andy Edstrom and Ansel Linder: Swan Signal Live E8
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.
Gigi and Knut Svanholm: Swan Signal Live E11
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 and Udi Wertheimer: Swan Signal Live E16
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 and Aleks Svetski: Swan Signal Live E17
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.
Stephan Livera and Marty Bent: Swan Signal Live E18
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.
Isaiah Jackson and Max Keiser: Swan Signal Live E15
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.
Tuur Demeester and Robert Breedlove: Swan Signal Live E14
In Episode 14 we were joined by Tuur Demeester, Founding Partner of Adamant Capital, and Robert Breedlove, CEO and CIO of Parallax Digital.
Matt Odell and Alex Gladstein: Swan Signal Live E13
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.
Bitcoin and the Technological Evolution of the Financial System
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.
Exploding Three Myths About the Upcoming Bitcoin Halving
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.
Is Bitcoin the Myspace of Crypto?
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.
What is a Bitcoin Fork?
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.
Does Bitcoin Have Any Intrinsic Value?
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.
The Three Futures of Digital Money
As money rapidly turns digital, we must contemplate three possible futures of money: central bank managed, corporate issued, and decentralized.
Is Bitcoin Like the Dutch Tulip Bubble?
Is Bitcoin’s price in a bubble? Is this the Dutch Tulip Craze all over again? The answer might surprise you…
What is Bitcoin?
Find out why Satoshi Nakamoto invented Bitcoin to solve the problems of the modern financial system including lack of privacy and monetary debasement.
How Bitcoin Challenges Keynesian Economics
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.
Ten Million Bitcoiners: The Intransigent Minority
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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