Your Bitcoin Bias – E168

This week in Bitcoin was dominated by the price and the budding of a culture war. People bring their own bias to Bitcoin, there’s no dominant bitcoin culture. You see what you want to see. This week we also saw a new All Time High is hashrate and difficulty in Bitcoin. Lastly, I discuss the Lightning Network Plateau.

Price Drop, Hunting for Support – E167

We’re back with another Friday Fundamentals. Stats of note this week are the number of shorts falling off a cliff, the difficulty not budging dispite almost 2x in price movement in 2 months, CME volume is surging again, and mempool being elevated. Our one news item in this episode is the Microsoft Decentralized Identity System called ION. I speak about it for a few minutes as a layer 2 for Bitcoin.

Tether is the Front Line – E165

This is a Friday Fundamentals episode where I go over the Bitcoin price, market sentiment, mining, and news that affect the fundamentals. Tether is grabbing headlines right now, but there’s a split growing among Bitcoin supporters. The old-timers seen to support Tether and Bitfinex, while others are overly harsh. I breakdown that dynamic and explain that Tether is the front line in the currency war.

Lightning, Tether and Security – E156

In this Friday Fundamentals episode I discuss Frances Coppola’s ignorance and dive into Lightning growth and how to think about it. Next, I hit on how China’s involvement in Venezuela is an example of US dominance waning similar to Russia’s beating the US in Syria. After that I share some thoughts about the Bitcoin Lawyer Marco Santori’s dissection of the SEC letter on Ethereum. I end with commentary about the What Bitcoin Did controversy.