In this episode I take time to discuss the price and historic bitcoin price movements. I touch on mining and lightning, and compare digital barter interoperability to interoperability with one money. Last, I cover the $13 trillion in negative yielding bonds.
Huge week this week in Bitcoin. We saw Facebook drop their whitepaper and other docs for their token Libra, Binance kicks out US customers, and the Fed refused to lower rates (yet). We cover all of that plus the fundamentals that are moving Bitcoin’s price.
Get up-to-date on all the prices, metrics and big news events from around Bitcoin every week. On top of our weekly metrics, I cover the Bakkt, Stablecoins, and the macro situation regarding fiat currencies and the events in the Gulf of Oman.
This episode was so fun to record. We have some great Bitcoin content creators on here, Guy Swann from Cryptoconomy, Brady from Citizen Bitcoin, Christian from POV Crypto, and Jeff from work on this show. This is a Part 1 of this banter, Part 2 will be out in a couple of days first on Patreon, and then in 2 weeks on the normal feed. The full run time was over 2 hours, so we are splitting it after the main topic on this episode which is Decentralizing Youtube. We talk about DTube, Dlive, and other YouTube alternatives. They aren’t really decentralized but we rap about the how and the why.
This week we go on a trip through the fundamentals in Bitcoin and hit news items along the way. Specific news items I discuss are Tuur Demeester’s new Adamant Capital piece called A Note on the Bitcoin Rally, the block reward as a disruptive subsidy to hash rate, an analysis that shows 51% of dapp Daily Active Users are bots, and stablecoins and Facebook Globalcoin.
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.
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.
In this Friday Fundamentals episode, we hit some conflicting metrics from around the space, including technical divergence, stubborn sentiment, slow mining reaction, and lightning dynamics. For news we hit Representative Sherman’s stupid crypto bill, the Binance hack and a Tether update.
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.
This is the sixth episode in our Bitcoin Banter series, where our community gets together and chats on our discord server (link in the show notes). We bring our own topics and take questions from Twitter. We have a great episode this time! We talk about Satoshi’s Treasure, Wasabi wallet and privacy, and wrap it up with a price and macro discussion.