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Bitcoin Audible – Read_544 – Another Way to Think About Bitcoin’s Value [Bradley Rettler]

Bitcoin Audible – Read_544 – Another Way to Think About Bitcoin’s Value [Bradley Rettler]

„Owning bitcoin is often put in contrast to owning stock in a company that produces a good or service. In virtue of the company producing a good or service and receiving money for the good or service, stock in that company is said to have intrinsic value. Methods of calculation of the intrinsic value of a stock usually involve calculating the value of the assets the company has and/or the expected future earnings. Bitcoin is not a company and produces no goods or services ‚“ so it lacks intrinsic value. So goes the criticism.“ – Bradley Rettler

Why is it so difficult for people to wrap their heads around the idea of Bitcoin’s value? Its always met with criticisms like „but it doesn’t have intrinsic value,“ or „but its not backed by anything.“ In this context, what does intrinsic value even mean, and does Bitcoin have any of it? Dr. Bradley Rettler brings us a great breakdown at Bitcoin Magazine on the philosophy of value & what, if anything, actually has intrinsic value at all.

Another Way to Think About Bitcoin’s Value:

https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-intrinsic-value-definition

Check out tons of other great works & discussion at BitcoinAudible.com! Search the library for any topic or work you would like to hear, including other great pieces from Erik Cason.

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Living in the Age of Aquarius with Matt Welsh

Living in the Age of Aquarius with Matt Welsh

What is the Age of Aquarius? Orlando-based musician and yogi Matt Welsh believes it’s more than just a song from Hair. On this episode, he joins Tatiana to discuss how his family shaped his love of music, his difficulties connecting to organized religion, and how all of that led to his embracing of New Age concepts of physical and spiritual wellness. Plus, he talks about his upcoming appearance at FreedomFest 2021, his partnership with Pirate Chain, and his upcoming album.

MUSIC: The Last Stand (Legend of LooTz) by Matt Welsh

About the Guest:
BLUVNBU(PronouncedBe Love and Be You) is the alias for Orlando based independent New Age Rock artist Matt Welsh. With extensive trainings in Yoga, Qigong, Food Healing, Meditation, Plant Medicines and Breathwork… Matt’sprimarymethod for teaching is through his spiritually rich, energetic songwriting. His uplifting, heartfelt, and honest musical style is empowering seekers from around the world tostand up for their freedomandlive their true purposewith his first seven song original EP,THE AWAKENINGthefirstrock record in history to be based around the 7 Chakras.

Matt has quickly risen as a prominent voice within the worldwide freedom movement after performing at Anarchapulco, Miami Crypto Experience, PorcFest and now FreedomFest in 2021. His latest singleThe Last Stand (Legend of LooTz)was written for the privacy focused cryptocurrency projectPirate Chainto help bring mass awareness to theplannedattack on personal freedom before it is too late.

This Winter Solstice he will be releasing his next 5 song EP,AQUARIANonAgeofAquarius.orgas thefirstrock record in history designed to embody and ease humanities evolution process during the ongoing transition into the air age of Aquarius.

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Block Crunch – Goldfinch: the Endgame in DeFi? – Mike Sall, Ep. 154

Block Crunch – Goldfinch: the Endgame in DeFi? – Mike Sall, Ep. 154

Mike Sall (@sall) is the co-founder of Goldfinch, a decentralized credit protocol lending to emerging markets and one of my favorite projects in the space. Mike and I discuss:

Finding conviction as a founder

How Goldfinch tackles distribution uniquely where others have failed

Challenges of scaling a decentralized credit fund

How Goldfinch got to its current traction

Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi).

This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed.

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Bitcoin Magazine Podcast – Why Altcoins are Not a Threat to Bitcoin w/ Udi Wertheimer

Bitcoin Magazine Podcast – Why Altcoins are Not a Threat to Bitcoin w/ Udi Wertheimer

On today’s Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, Christian Keroles sits down with the infamous Bitcoin Twitter personality and troll Udi Wertheimer to discuss why hard core Bitcoin faithful should not be so worried about Alternative Cryptocurrencies. Generally speaking Bitcoiners are very adversarial towards Altcoins and altcoiners. It is not unheard of to see Bitcoiner’s loudly decrying Altcoins as all scams and altcoin investors as foolish.

Both Udi and Christian don’t believe that Altcoins are a challenge to Bitcoin and that they can even be helpful for new people that are not quite primed to understand Bitcoin initially. Bitcoin is quite unintuitive to people still operating on a fiat mindset. Udi also challenges Bitcoiner’s by claiming they lose credibility when they continue to pretend that some altcoins like Doge and Ethereum have not outperformed Bitcoin substantially in 2021.

Udi thinks that toxicity was much more necessary back in 2015-2017 during the Bitcoin fork wars. He now believes that Bitcoiner’s can be much more empathetic and successful at converting new and precoiners to Bitcoin with a less toxic strategy. The current brand of altcoins are no threat to Bitcoin itself and if anything amplifies Bitcoin’s brand, reach and TAM.

Please listen, share and tell Bitcoin Magazine what you think of this conversations with Udi Wertheimer.

Follow Udi @udiWertheimer



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Bitcoin Magazine Podcast – Bitcoin Beach and the El Salvador Bitcoin Law w/ Aaron van Wirdum, Jorge Valenzuela & Chimbera

Bitcoin Magazine Podcast – Bitcoin Beach and the El Salvador Bitcoin Law w/ Aaron van Wirdum, Jorge Valenzuela & Chimbera

In this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine podcast, Aaron van Wirdum speaks with Jorge Valenzuela and Roman Martinez AKA Chimbera, two community leaders from the Bitcoin Beach project in El Zonte, El Salvador.

Jorge and Roman tell the history of the Hope House, the heart of the Bitcoin Beach project, which aims to offer local youth a sense of community and perspective. They explain how their efforts have in recent years come to integrate Bitcoin, and what that process looked like.

Jorge and Roman go on to explain how El Zonte has quickly grown to be a Bitcoin hotspot in El Salvador and Central America, and how this has changed the lives of people in the costal surfer town.

From there, the Bitcoin Beach community leaders tell how the country of El Salvador adopted the new law to make bitcoin legal tender, and how they received the new law in El Zonte. They also discuss what they think the rest of the country thinks of the new law.

Finally, Jorge and Roman speculate about what the Bitcoin law could mean for El Zonte and El Salvador moving forward, and how bitcoiners from all around the world can help make the initiative a success.



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What Bitcoin Did – WBD322: Bitcoin in Space with Dhruv Bansal

What Bitcoin Did – WBD322: Bitcoin in Space with Dhruv Bansal

Location: Remotely

Date: Tuesday 16th March

Company: Unchained Capital

Role: Co-founder

With SpaceX CEO Elon Musk ‚œhighly confident‘ that his company will land humans on Mars by 2026, the human colonization of another planet within our solar system has never been closer. Once humans settle on another world, one question that will have to be solved is what money will be used as the local currency? The obvious answer may, on the surface, be bitcoin. But how would that work?

With the time it takes to send a signal over such a vast distance, we will need to consider how bitcoin functions at scale throughout the solar system. Sending bitcoin transactions from Mars to Earth could work fine if you don’t mind waiting several hours for confirmation, but mining will be impossible on Mars. So, will we use bitcoin on Mars, or will its colony rely on a new ‚˜Muskcoin‘?

In this interview, I talk to Unchained Capital co-founder Dhruv Bansal. We discuss his Bitcoin Astronomy series of articles, the prospects of Bitcoin as an interplanetary currency, SpaceX, colonization of other planets, and hyperbitcoinization.



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Unhashed Podcast – Proof-of-Mom

Unhashed Podcast – Proof-of-Mom

On this episode of the Unhashed Podcast, we touch on Square Crypto venturing in to the hardware wallet space, a Casa client getting drugged on a date, and then destroy our bitcoin-only cred by venturing into projects moving from Ethereum to Solana, PS4 Crypto Mining in Vinnytsa, and TikTok shitcoin promoting, and a new Korean token that takes ‚˜shitcoin‘ a little too literally.

  1. ‚œWe’re doing it‘. That’s what Jack Dorsey tweeted about Square’s plans to build a Bitcoin Hardware wallet. Hardware lead at Square Jesse Dorogusker stated ‚œWe have decided to build a hardware wallet and service to make bitcoin custody more mainstream. We’ll continue to ask and answer questions in the open. This community’s response to our thread about this project has been awesome – encouraging, generous, collaborative, & inspiring.‘

  2. Another Australia-based blockchain company Power Ledger is to migrate to Solana from Ethereum in search of higher speed and scalability. The firm also cited the lower energy output of Solana’s Proof-of-History (POH) and Proof-of-Stake (POS) mechanisms in an announcement Monday. The Power Ledger Energy Blockchain is built to audit and streamline the buying and selling of renewable energy. „The Power Ledger technology stack was built on a low-power POS consortium in 2016 before transitioning to a modified fee-less Proof-of-Authority Ethereum consortium chain in 2017,“ co-founder John Bulich said. „That serves its purpose in the short term but the limitations of this solution were always very apparent, including low transactions per minute,“ he added. The platform’s POWR tokens will still be used for existing clients and remain on the Ethereum network.

  3. Jameson Lopp posted a story of a Tinder Date gone wrong for one of his Casa Clients, initiated conversation with a woman who claimed to be a ‚œcryptocurrency trader‘ according to her profile. The two exchanged pleasantries and eventually met up in person. Beyond feeling like her pictures were slightly different from her in-person appearance, the date appeared to be straightforward. It wasn’t until the two decided to go back to the man’s apartment that things turned sour. According to the post, ‚œWhile he was there we suspect the woman laced our client’s drink with scopolamine, also known as ‚˜Devil’s Breath,‘ or a benzodiazepine. These drugs are well known to cause loss of inhibition and memory loss.‘ ‚œSome time later, he believes the woman picked up his phone and asked him to show her how to unlock it and find his passwords,‘ states the blog post. It goes on to say, ‚œOur client woke up the next day in his bed and noticed his phone was missing, though his wallet along with cash, debit cards, and ID were still there.‘

  4. Ukrainian authorities have raided an allegedly illicit crypto farm in the country. According to an official announcement from the Security Service of Ukraine, the facility was located on the former premises of JSC Vinnytsiaoblenergo, an electricity supply company. The illegal crypto miners concealed their activities by manipulating electricity meters to steal electricity from JSC Vinnytsiaoblenergo. Described as the largest underground mining operation discovered by the Ukrainian police, the farm housed nearly 5,000 computer equipment units, including 3,800 PlayStation 4 consoles, over 500 graphics cards, 50 processing units, notebooks, phones and flash drives. The SBU estimated the state’s monthly losses due to electricity theft ‚“ which had the potential to cause electricity shortages for the entire city of Vinnytsa ‚“ to range between $186,200 and $259,300. Several estimates show that Sony’s last-gen gaming console, PlayStation 4, is not the ideal rig to mine cryptocurrency. Given its slightly outdated configuration compared to many mining rigs available today, even a 16-console PS4 setup would fail to generate meaningful returns with legal electricity usage. ‚“ https://cointelegraph.com/news/ukrainian-police-seize-3-800-ps4-consoles-used-for-illegal-crypto-mining

  5. TikTok announced on Friday that certain types of ads would no longer be allowed on their platform. Crypto-based promotional content was included among the now-verboten topics, according to an article from FT Adviser on July 8. The new guidelines on the social video posting site will specifically inhibit users from posting promotional content about financial products, regardless of the poster’s geographic location. ‚œAccording to TikTok’s branded content policy, the promotion of all financial services and products is now globally prohibited,‘ the FT Adviser article detailed. TikTok was a hotbed for Dogecoin hype in 2020, when users shared related videos in an effort to get more folks to jump on the bandwagon. Other social media sites have also hosted notable financial markets discussion in recent months, with stock discussions on Reddit becoming prominent as well. ‚œMy interpretation of this is [TikTok] are clamping down on directly or indirectly sponsored content which leads to an affiliate link, for example to sign up to a trading platform and get free stocks,‘ Informed Choice’s client education head, Martin Bamford, told FT Adviser, adding: ‚œWe see a huge amount of this branded content on TikTok, usually from poorly informed commentators, who lure in followers with promises of riches, but in reality are making their money off people signing up via affiliate links.“ It is unclear as to whether TikTok’s ban applies to all financial product discussions, or just those which are promotional in nature. ‚“ https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-ads-no-longer-allowed-on-tiktok

  6. ‚œShitcoin‘ may no longer be solely a term used to describe altcoin projects with questionable value propositions, as one South Korean university professor has taken the term to a more literal dimension. Cho Jae-weon of the National Institute of Science and Technology in Ulsan, South Korea, has created an eco-friendly toilet system that produces fertilizer and energy from human excrement. Jae-weon, a professor of urban and environmental engineering, said the toilet system incorporates a vacuum pump that redirects human waste into an underground tank to produce biogas (methane). The professor’s experiment is reportedly utilizing the biogas to power a university building, gas stoves and water heaters among other things. ‚œIf we think outside of the box, feces has precious value to make energy and manure. I have put this value into ecological circulation,‘ the professor said. Jae-weon’s experiment also has a digital currency component with a native token called Ggool, which is used to incentivize the adoption of the eco-friendly toilet. Students earn 10 Ggool per day if they use the toilet and use the digital money to buy coffee, bananas and even books on campus. ‚“ https://cointelegraph.com/news/poopcoin-korean-professor-uses-bio-waste-to-mine-crypto



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Bitcoin Magazine Podcast – Bringing the World to Bitcoin w/ Ivan Soto-Wright

Bitcoin Magazine Podcast – Bringing the World to Bitcoin w/ Ivan Soto-Wright

On this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, Christian Keroles sits down with the co-founder and CEO of Moonpay. Moonpay is a bitcoin infrastructure company building out the interoperability between bitcoin and the legacy finance system. Moonpay is focused on making it as easy and cost effective as possible to purchase and hold bitcoin with as many payment providers and options as possible. The Moonpay API can be built directly into noncustodial bitcoin wallets so that users can buy and acquire bitcoin in a way that is completely custody free.

Ivan tells the story of how he got into bitcoin and how and why he started Moonpay. Soto-Wright discusses why Moonpay is a mission oriented company and how building around a mission is the best way to build an awesome and effective team! Ivan is passionate about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency adoption as it gives people access to financial services that have never been afforded to them previously.

Lastly the podcast highlights the challenges with dealing with traditional finance and why bitcoin offers such a fantastic solution to all of the problems that currently inhibit the globe from successfully accessing financial infrastructure.

Please enjoy this wide ranging conversation with Ivan Soto-Wright.

Follow Ivan on Twitter @isotowright



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The Legal Fight for Spiritual Wellness with Decriminalize Nature

The Legal Fight for Spiritual Wellness with Decriminalize Nature

Ancient faiths and indigenous peoples across the world have long believed in the ceremonial use of psychedelic plants & fungi as a means of spiritual awakening and confrontation of trauma. However, the so-called War on Drugs has prevented these groups from being able to practice these rites and rituals without either mountains of red tape or fear of criminal prosecution. Decriminalize Nature wants to change that. Through education, advocacy and lobbying, they are trying to change the perspective on these entheogenic compounds and give these cultures, as well as those seeking to explore their inner space, the freedom to practice their spiritual understanding.

About the Guests:
Carlos Plazola studied biology and anthropology at UCLA to make sense of life on this planet. He lived with the Achuar of Ecuador to connect with deeper meaning and the sacred. He studied Environmental Science at Yale to understand the human impact on Earth’s ecosystems. But he also needed to learn the tools to create change. Carlos‘ first career was as a community organizer with ACORN. He organized communities around social and environmental justice for seven years to learn community organizing. He also wanted to learn the tools of government, so he worked for a congressperson, and then became a chief of staff to a councilmember and ran political campaigns. Finally, Carlos wanted to learn the tools and logic of business, so he became a businessperson, grew several companies to over 50 employees, and became a developer to learn how to create the built environment. Today, he has the tools he needs. From here forward, he dedicates the rest of his life to creating spaces and movements that honor the beauty of life.

Larry Norris, PhD is the co-founder and on the Board of Decriminalize Nature and helped to co-author the resolution that received a unanimous decision from Oakland City Council in June 2019. He has supported the successful passage of DN related policy in seven cities across the US and is currently supporting individual DN teams in roughly 45 cities to pass similar policy, as well as statewide legislation in 3 states. He is also the co-founder and executive director of ERIE (Entheogenic Research, Integration, and Education) 501(c)(3), a group dedicated to the development of entheogenic education and integration models. Larry holds a Ph.D. from the East-West Psychology department at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco; his dissertation reviews archived ayahuasca experiences to identify transformational archetypes and insights and consider their implications for integration. As adjunct faculty at CIIS, Larry taught a graduate course called Entheogenic Education: Contemporary Perspectives on Ancient Plant Wisdom in order to discuss the concept of entheogens as educational teachers and cognitive tools. He was also an adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University teaching a class titled Paradigms of Consciousness. A dedicated activist and proponent of cognitive liberty, Larry’s efforts are a contribution to not only change the Western legal status of these powerful plants, fungus, and compounds, but also to emphasize the sacred nature of entheogens given the right set and setting.

More Info:
Tatiana Moroz ‚“https://tatianamoroz.com
Crypto Media Hub ‚“https://cryptomediahub.com
Decriminalize Nature ‚“ https://decriminalizenature.org

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You have been listening to The Tatiana Show. This show may contain adult content, language, and humor and is intended for mature audiences. If that’s not you, please stop listening. Nothing you hear on The Tatiana Show is intended as financial advice, legal advice, or really, anything other than entertainment. Take everything you hear with a grain of salt. Oh, and if you’re hearing us on an affiliate network, the ideas and views expressed on this show are not necessarily those of the network you are listening on, or of any sponsors or any affiliate products you may hear about on the show.



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