Archive for Bitcoin

Tom Woods and I Talk Austrian vs. Chicago, Bitcoin, Gold Standard

Here’s his blog post with various formats, below is the YouTube version.

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Just to Be Sure Billy Joel Hates Libertarians

A new video featuring “Bitcoin Girl”: And my own efforts from last year, on a much lower budget:

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A Conversation on Bitcoin, Gold, and Music

Tatiana Moroz had me and Amagi Metals’ Stephen Macaskill on her show to discuss sundry topics, including the launch of TatianaCoin which is an intriguing new way for artists to crowd-fund projects from their fans. I also shamelessly plug the Night of Clarity, at which Tatiana will be performing. It’s August 15. Larry Reed, Nelson […]

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Can Bitcoin Become Money?

A familiar question that Frank Shostak recently raised, so at Liberty Chat I gave my usual answer: The reason Mises needed to supplement his theoretical explanation of the purchasing power of money with his historical “regression theorem” was simply to protect the explanation from charges of infinite regress. In other words, since Mises was explaining […]

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Murphy Talk at Texas Bitcoin Conference

Somebody put up the audio of my talk at the Texas Bitcoin conference. I thought the best contribution I could make was to explain to the evangelists why the orthodox libertarians were going to resist their message. So this is mostly about Austrian monetary theory, not Bitcoin. Also note that this only captures my main […]

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Tax Treatment Bask

People are getting riled up over the IRS ruling on Bitcoin; this analysis claims that now BTC has no chance as a currency (as opposed to a mere asset that might be useful for many reasons). Here’s my question: Right now, suppose I convinced a bunch of gold bugs to start using gold coins in […]

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Michael Goldstein on the Anarchist Roots of Bitcoin

Before any Rothbardian offers further commentary on Bitcoin, I highly encourage him or her to watch this short presentation. This is one of the things that really made me get off the fence regarding Bitcoin. (Note: I’m not saying Bitcoin will ever be the global money; it’s possible that governments keep it underground. I will […]

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A Question for the Hard-Money Bitcoin Skeptics

“Guest” in the comments of my last Bitcoin post perfectly summed up the hard-money angst over Bitcoin. He (?) wrote: This misses the point. There is a distinction to be made between inherent value (nothing has inherent value) and arbitrary value, where people make claims about the utility of some thing even if that thing […]

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