Tag: bitcoin education

Jul 31 2021

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 6, Part 1: Price)

Let’s do this! It’s time for another dose of Saifedean Ammous’ “The Bitcoin Standard.” Today we’re going to learn about the magical properties of “price.” A tool so ever-present that it’s easy to take it for granted. Yet, as we’re going to learn, society couldn’t organize without prices. This fact is both obvious and easy to miss. So, prepare to learn something that’s...

Jul 27 2021

Selected Quotes And Seven Lessons From The “Hard Money” Mini-Documentary

Bitcoin-only director Richard James’ documentary on the recent history of inflation, “Hard Money,” uses stock images and anonymous narrators to weave the film. One of them qualifies the tweaking of the money supply as “...

Jul 19 2021

Busta Rhymes On Crypto: “Gimme Some More:” Tyson, Saylor, & Dorsey Respond

Is Busta Rhymes putting in the work? Is the rapper going to do his own research and emerge triumphant on the other side? We weren’t counting on it, but Busta Rhymes’ interest in cryptocurrencies hasn’t waned. And, surprise surprise, he only answered the offers of two of the most notorious Bitcoin maximalists around: Jack Dorsey and Michael Saylor. Is Busta about to be...

Jul 14 2021

The Next Generation of Attorneys: Three Reasons Why Law Schools Should Be Teaching Bitcoin To Students

Why it’s important for academia to teach our future generation of law students about Bitcoin and digital money technologies. As the COVID-19 pandemic forced many lawyers to work remotely, more law...

Jul 10 2021

TikTok Is Banning Influencers From Promoting Cryptocurrencies

TikTok has updated their policy on branded content this week, and the social media giant is putting a halt to crypto influencers. The policy could have implications for creators whose content relies on the crypto and broader financial landscapes....

Jul 06 2021

An Answer To Wired’s Hit Piece On Bitcoin And El Salvador

Once upon a time, Wired was a staple of cutting-edge-technologic culture. Their name carried weight. Their journalism was a sight to behold. Then, global media company Condé Nast bought the magazine. It immediately devalued the brand, but that wasn’t the real damage. Their texts disappeared from public consciousness. Nobody cared about what Wired had to say anymore. And now, we know...

Jul 05 2021

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 5, Part 2: Capital Accumulation)

Here we go, Bitcoin lovers! It's capital accumulation time. Saifedean Ammous’ “The Bitcoin Standard” is flying by. However, we must forget about doing a chapter a week. This book is just too chunky, every page is filled with meaty information that refuses to be ignored. There are too many gems for just one of these posts to contain them, and we can’t be...

Jun 29 2021

President Bukele Clears Up Misconceptions About The Government’s Chivo Wallet

On June 24th, in a national broadcast, President Bukele cleared up misconceptions about El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law and presented the government’s wallet. That created a whole lot of new misconceptions about the app itself, the newly minted Chivo Wallet. Most of...

Jun 27 2021

Jack Dorsey And Elon Musk Will Have THE Talk About Bitcoin

Let the games begin! The battle of the billionaire CEOs has a time and a place. In the blue corner, the Bitcoin maximalist, Jack Dorsey, Square and Twitter’s CEO. In the red corner, Bitcoin critic and Doge promoter, Elon Musk, Tesla and Space X’s CEO. They promise to have “THE talk,” as part of “The B Word” summit on July 21st....

Jun 24 2021

President Nayib Bukele Explains El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law

We at Bitcoinist already analyzed the controversial Article 7 from El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law from every angle. But, did we? The President himself, Nayib Bukele, defends and explains it in a way that leaves little...

Jun 17 2021

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 4, Part 3: Money and Hyperinflation)

Let’s finish the 4th chapter once and for all, book lovers. As promised, we’re going to take government money to court and analyze its track record. How do you think it did? We’ll also analyze the hyperinflation phenomenon, which as it turns out, “is a form of economic disaster unique to government money.” How does it work? You’ll know by the...

Jun 16 2021

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 4, Part 2: Government Money)

Welcome back, book lovers! Before we dive into government money, what have we learned so far? Well, that history is extremely hard to summarize, for one. Secondly, historically, governments haven’t been able to resist the temptation to debase the currency. Third, devaluation leads to breakdowns in society and the fall of empires, but the process is a very slow death. It can take...

Apr 30 2021

Find The Best Books About Bitcoin

The best 20 books about bitcoin are in this educational bookstore.We’re excited to announce that we’re expanding our online store to include educational books for all ages. For young children we offer “...

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