Tag: saifedean ammous

Sep 18 2022

Where Do You Go To Start Learning About Bitcoin?

Learning about bitcoin can be daunting. There are many great educators that teach through different lenses to make Bitcoin approachable for everyone.This is an opinion editorial by Peter Conley, a product advocate at Vercel.How does someone start learning about Bitcoin? This is the 21-million-coin question. Learning about Bitcoin can be disorienting. There’s so much content out there,...

Sep 12 2022

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Ch. 9, Part 2, Instant Settlement)

It’s time for The Bitcoin Standard to speculate. How can bitcoin's status as a store of value and even as an international reserve currency evolve in the future? As the asset and the network prove their value as a new alternative to traditional finance, the world will look at bitcoin in a new light. How will legacy players react as they understand the...

Aug 22 2022

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 9, Part 1, Buy The Future)

Back to The Bitcoin Standard, today we’ll explain this sentence: “Bitcoin is the cheapest way to buy the future, because Bitcoin is the only medium guaranteed to not be debased, no matter how much its value rises.” This is not a trivial matter, in fact, it’s one of the defining characteristics of the network. The world tends towards a bitcoin standard because bitcoin...

May 27 2022

Life After The Death Of Fiat

Four days in inflation-ravaged Lebanon with "The Bitcoin Standard" author Dr. Saifedean Ammous.This article originally appeared in Bitcoin Magazine's "Moon Issue." To get a copy, visit our store.“What should the time preference of my magazine article be?”...

Apr 20 2022

From The Ground: The Bitcoin 2022 Conference In Tweets From The General Public

It’s time to close our Bitcoin 2022 coverage with the most fun people of all, the general public. How did they experience bitcoin’s biggest event of the year? What insights did they get? What panels do they recommend? This article is going to be jam-packed with information, interesting opinions, praise, videos, and pictures. Get some coffee and clear your schedule, because we have...

Apr 10 2022

Dr. Saifedean Ammous Explains The Hidden Costs Of Fiat At Bitcoin 2022

Dr. Ammous, author of “The Bitcoin Standard,” explained how fiat has hidden costs and why Bitcoin represents the next generation of money.Detractors of Bitcoin often point to its costs — namely in the form of electricity used in proof-of-work mining and its perceived impact on the environment — as reasons for why it will never be a sustainable alternative to traditional fiat...

Apr 09 2022

Bitcoin 2022 Recap, GA Day One. Morning: Mow, Saylor, Wood, Diop, & Ammous

Welcome to the Bitcoin 2022 conference’s best day recap. Audiovisually, the Bitcoin Magazine staff stepped up its game. The livestream transmission was much more professional and tv-like than the Industry Day one. The stand-out performance was Coin Stories’ Natalie Brunell...

Feb 09 2022

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 8, Part 2, Proof-Of-Work)

To understand Bitcoin, people need to understand Proof-Of-Work. It might be the most crucial aspect of the network. Proof-Of-Work provides security, resolves the issuance problem, and guarantees “a ledger of ownership and transactions that is beyond dispute.” And that’s just the beginning. How does Proof-Of-Work accomplish all that? That’s what this section is all about....

Nov 26 2021

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 8, Digital Money)

Finally, digital money. We got to the part when Saifedean Ammous talks about Bitcoin. So far, “The Bitcoin Standard” has given us history, economy, and philosophy lessons. It’s time for technology. For Bitcoin experts, this chapter might be a little too basic. For newcomers to the space, the following material will be crucial for their understanding. The author explains each of the moving...

Nov 17 2021

Jordan Peterson Buys More Bitcoin: "Inflation Be Damned"

The best-selling author bought more bitcoin after learning “a lot” in his conversation with Saifedean Ammous.Dr. Saifedean Ammous, author of “The Bitcoin Standard” and “The Fiat Standard,” joined Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and host of The JBP Podcast, to discuss money, economics, incentives, decentralization, Bitcoin, and fiat currency.“Learned a lot,” Peterson...

Oct 16 2021

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 7, P. 2: Inflation)

Let’s focus. If we do, we can finish our analysis of Saifedean Ammous’ “The Bitcoin Standard” this century. The rest of this chapter is all about inflation, the buzzword of the last few months. As the whole world is feeling the effects of something that’s day-to-day life for small economies, people in privileged countries are curious about why their purchasing power decreases every...

Sep 21 2021

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 7, P. 1: Economic Thought)

Welcome back, fellow student. Let’s dive back into Saifedean Ammous’ “The Bitcoin Standard” to discover the secrets of economic theory. In today’s lesson, we’ll study the “two main government-approved mainstream schools of economic thought: Keynesians and Monetarists.” Then, we’ll contrast them with the Austrian theory of money. Get the facts of...

Aug 20 2021

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 6, Part 2: Unsound Money)

What does living under an unsound money regime looks like? Just look around. You open the book to learn about Bitcoin, and you end up understanding how the whole world works. Such is the magic of “The Bitcoin Standard” by Saifedean Ammous. In our last Book Club meeting, we learned about...

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 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 23 2021

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 5, Part 1: Time Preference)

The time has come, book lovers. The time to discuss “time preference,” a key concept that will help you make sense of the world around us. If you already own BTC, you know how it changes your priorities and makes you a more measured individual, focused on the future. The whole “...

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...

Jun 15 2021

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 4, Part 1: Gold Standard)

We’re back! Your favorite book club took a week off because of everything going on in Miami, at the Bitcoin 2021 Conference. Totally justified, we know. But the time is now, we need to figure out what money is and why humanity left the gold standard. Let’s follow Saifedean...

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