Archive for Bitcoin

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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Alternative Currency Talk

I gave this at the LP Texas state convention about a month ago.

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Both Sides in the Bitcoin War

This is really interesting, though you won’t really appreciate it if you have no idea how Bitcoin works. (Remember Silas Barta and I wrote a guide. And HT2 Tatiana Moroz for alerting me to all of this.) Without having had time to read it, I previously linked to this article describing the imminent “fork.” However, […]

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Potpourri

==> This essay on “involution” (as opposed to revolution) is interesting, but the best thing is the GIF near the top. ==> On Twitter I said John Urschel provides the perfect natural experiment, to resolve an age-old question: did he have trouble getting a prom date? Nobody liked it. I can’t decide if it’s because […]

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Potpourri

==> I thought this Lew Rockwell podcast about “guilt, shame, and anxiety” was interesting. Now I understand my life… ==> My recent Mises CA post on bank moral hazard and liability for shareholders. ==> Here’s the agenda for the Texas Bitcoin conference, on March 28-29 in Austin. If you use discount code “robertmurphy” you get […]

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Murphy Plugs *Understanding Bitcoin* and Tom Woods’ *Real Dissent*

Here’s the link to the Bitcoin website, and here’s the link to Tom’s new book that helps me buy Christmas presents.

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Jeff Tucker and I Talk Bitcoin

The updated version of my guide co-authored with Silas Barta (which fixed a slight mistake in a footnote, as well as some typos) is here. Jeff has a forthcoming book on peer-to-peer technology, of which Bitcoin is simply the most developed example.

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