Archive for Bitcoin

Bob, Tom, and Tatiana on Naomi Brockwell’s Crypto Quiz Show

We had no idea what this was going to be. I think it turned out pretty funny.

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What the fork?! Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash

I throw caution to the wind and wade into the debate, with neutrality that would impress the Swiss.

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Does Bitcoin Use Too Much Electricity?

My sources say no. My latest at IER. I like this opening: An optimist says the glass is half full. A pessimist says the glass if half empty. And a Vox writer says if you drink 60 glasses of that stuff in the next hour, it’ll kill you. A case in point is the recent Vox […]

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Krugman, I Am Your Father

Things get downright silly in this episode of Contra Krugman where I singlehandedly (Tom’s on vacation) talk about Krugman’s swipes at Bitcoin. (“What’s with the Vader reference in the title, Bob?” I guess you’ll just have to listen.)

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Understanding Bitcoin

Not sure of the last time I pushed this… Anyway, if you want to learn about Bitcoin, here is the guide that Silas Barta and I wrote back in late 2014. It assumes you know nothing, and then takes you as deeply into the mechanics of it as you want to go.

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A Crypto Puzzle

Developers come up with a new cryptocurrency that doesn’t involve “mining.” Instead, holders of the coins enjoy the creation of more coins, at the rate of 10% per year. (So you can use it to buy things, but if you just hold it, the number of coins you hold grows at 10% per year. The […]

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Free to Exchange: Salter and Luther on Financial Regulation and Bitcoin

Ben Powell hosts a local public access TV show, but he was out of town so let the inmates run the asylum.

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Is Bitcoin a Fiat Currency? FEE vs FEE

I have no problem with a lot of the specifics in this post by Demelza Hays (who’s my friend), but she is aghast that economists might classify Bitcoin as a fiat currency. Well, that’s how I classified it (in my guide to Bitcoin co-authored with Silas Barta), and I think it’s consistent with Misesian monetary […]

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