Tag: money

Nov 20 2022

Our Relationship To Money Helps Us Understand Bitcoin

Reflecting on our relationship to money can give us insight into the way that dollars have failed us and bitcoin can provide an alternative.This is an opinion editorial by Mark Maraia, an entrepreneur, author of "Rainmaking Made Simple" and a Bitcoiner."What Is Your Relationship To Money?"I'd argue that's a more intimate question for many than "Are you happily...

Nov 11 2022

Bitcoin’s Economy Is Already Is Circular

When viewed through the lens of necessity, we can better understand Bitcoin’s progression toward a broader, circular economy.This is an opinion editorial by Aleks Svetski, author of "The UnCommunist Manifesto," founder of The Bitcoin Times and Host of the "Wake Up Podcast with Svetski."Bitcoin is the perfect money. It embodies all...

The Problem With Money, And The Solution Explained

Bitcoin is sound money because the blockchain makes its ledger tamper-evident, while proof-of-work ensures the blockchain is tamper-proof.This is an opinion editorial by Arman The Parman, a Bitcoin educator passionate about privacy.The ProblemTo flourish, humanity needs to go back to free market money (not issued by central banks or governments, but arising from the market) that can't be manipulated by...

Nov 02 2022

Bitcoin Can Save Our Ghost Money Financial System

The response to the dollar-based debt that rules the modern financial system was ghost money — but bitcoin is its true replacement.This is an opinion editorial by Ansel Lindner, an economist, author, investor, Bitcoin specialist and host of "Fed Watch."Ghost money has a long history but only recently became part of the bitcoin vernacular via premier eurodollar expert, and bitcoin skeptic,...

Oct 18 2022

The Obscured Attribute Of Money That Bitcoin Doesn’t Need

Oct 18 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  cbdcs culture fiat marty's bent money

Bitcoin is freedom money that exists for the people, by the people and of the people.This is an opinion editorial by Mark Maraia, an entrepreneur, author of "Rainmaking Made Simple" and Bitcoiner. View the original article to see embedded media. In the...

Oct 15 2022

Bitcoiners Have Cassandra’s Curse

Oct 15 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  adoption culture ideas money opinion

While being armed with knowledge is powerful, it can be frustrating for Bitcoiners who see the solutions to the world’s monetary woes.This is an opinion editorial by Mark Maraia, an entrepreneur, author of "Rainmaking Made Simple" and Bitcoiner.Legend has it that there was once a princess of Troy named Cassandra, the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba,...

Sep 16 2022

Crypto Reacts: Was The Ethereum Merge a Success Or A Mess?

For better or worse, we live in a post-Merge world. Ethereum is finally a Proof-Of-Stake blockchain. The switch is among the most important and divisive news of the year. The Ethereum side sees it as a technological wonder and the bitcoin side as a great mistake. For the first time since we started the Crypto Reacts feature, both camps are at totally opposite...

Sep 14 2022

Freedom, Politics And The Future Of Bitcoin

People should be able to choose the best money without the help of the government, but everyone is overly reliant on the State to make decisions.This is a transcribed excerpt of the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” hosted by P and Q. In this episode, they are joined by Adam Meister to talk about politics and the future of bitcoin....

Sep 04 2022

Money, The State And The Global South: Alternative Roles For Bitcoin

Sep 04 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  adoption markets money opinion the state

Bitcoin has various use cases and applications that shouldn’t be ignored for narratives that obscure more than educate.This is an opinion editorial by Taimur Ahmad, a graduate student at Stanford University, focusing on energy, environmental policy and international politics.Author’s note: This is the first part of a three-part publication....

Sep 03 2022

Understanding Our Current Monetary System And Bitcoin’s Value Proposition

In order to understand Bitcoin’s potential role in the future, we must understand the monetary system of the present.This is an opinion editorial by Taimur Ahmad, a graduate student at Stanford University, focusing on energy, environmental policy and international politics.Author’s note: This is the first part of a three-part publication....

Sep 02 2022

A Criticism Of The Current Bitcoin As Money Narrative

As it stands, the argument for Bitcoin as money has several components which could be called into question.This is an opinion editorial by Taimur Ahmad, a graduate student at Stanford University, focusing on energy, environmental policy and international politics.Author’s note: This is the first part of a three-part publication. Part 1 introduces the Bitcoin standard...

Aug 13 2022

The Case For Bitcoin To Separate Money From The State

By separating money from the government, Bitcoin takes the control of money out of the hands of politicians and gives it back to the citizens.This is an opinion editorial by Ryan Bansal, a professional software engineer and author of a Bitcoin newsletter.“The computer can be used as a tool to liberate and protect people, rather than to control them.” — Hal...

Aug 09 2022

Bitcoin Is Money. Central Bank Digital Currencies Are Not.

Aug 09 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  cbdcs gold markets money opinion

CBDCs are a form of social control, while Bitcoin represents hope for a more equitable human future based on the universal constant of 21 million.This is an opinion editorial by Wes Craik, an independent Canadian writer and host of the FINterpreter YouTube channel.Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) will soon be operational in various countries and it’s important to note that they’re...

Jul 27 2022

Bitcoin Is Global Money For An Interconnected World

Globalization has occurred to people, products and corporations — but what about our money?Globalization + What Is Money = BitcoinWhat is money? It's one of the more popular questions of the last few years. Especially in 2020 and 2021, when the grand, new U.S. administration decided to act as if a drunken sailor had taken over the keys to the printing...

Jun 24 2022

The Pre-Bitcoin History You Should Know: Basic Cash Versus Fiduciary Media

Bitcoin, while the most superior current basic cash, is an evolution upon those that society has already utilized — but what is basic cash?This is an opinion editorial by Matthew Mezinskis, creator of the “Crypto Voices” podcast and Porkopolis Economics.Take a moment to reflect on how long you’ve been in Bitcoin. Now take another to ask yourself how many articles on...

Jun 05 2022

Bitcoin Is The Ultimate Representation Of Energy

Jun 05 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture energy money opinion violence

Love, violence and money are interrelated through their connection to energy. As the digital representation of energy, Bitcoin offers a better store of energy.“’But how is [Bitcoin] digital energy; how do you get it back to being energy?’ The answer is, I send a billion-dollar block of it to Tokyo, I run it through an exchange … I convert it back into...

Jun 01 2022

Bitcoin Stumbles Down The Ranks As A Global Base Money

Changes in bitcoin’s ranking as a global base money is to be expected as the price changes. A major price jump will make bitcoin the world’s largest base money.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1217: "Q1 Monetary Base update." Sign...

Apr 24 2022

The Swiss Tradition Is A Perfect Match For Bitcoin

Apr 24 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture freedom money opinion philosophy

A long tradition of financial discretion makes Switzerland the perfect place to store one’s private keys in a way that will be fully protected. (Source)...

Mar 16 2022

Bitcoin As Mutuality And Global Barter

Mar 16 2022 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  community culture ideas money opinion

Bitcoin is a system that benefits from mutual cooperation like barter versus the current money system of extraction.Barter is an economic system in which money is, for all intents and purposes, absent. I give you guitar lessons, you give me chickens. There is no medium of exchange, other than the actual goods, services, expertise, etc. It wasn’t all that long ago that...

Mar 15 2022

After 2021, The Fed’s “Price Stability” Mandate No Longer Applies

Bitcoin is the answer to what was actually a deceptive claim of price stability, as no such thing exists in a fiat monetary system."But he hasn’t got anything on," a little child said. – Hans Christian Andersen, The Emperor’s New ClothesThe 21st year of the 21st century was the moment when central bankers’ masks came off and the ugly truth was...

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