The Bitcoin Origins (10) - 2018
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The Bitcoin Origins (10) - 2018


Other parts of series:
The Bitcoin Origins (0) - Pre-bitcoin
The Bitcoin Origins (1) - The beginning to 2009
The Bitcoin Origins (2) - 2010
The Bitcoin Origins (3) - 2011
The Bitcoin Origins (4) - 2012
The Bitcoin Origins (5) - 2013
The Bitcoin Origins (6) - 2014
The Bitcoin Origins (7) - 2015
The Bitcoin Origins (8) - 2016
The Bitcoin Origins (9) - 2017
The Bitcoin Origins (10) - 2018
The Bitcoin Origins (11) - 2019
The Bitcoin Origins (12) - 2020

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2018-01-23
Gregory Trubetskoy - Blockchain Proof-of-Work Is a Decentralized Clock
https://grisha.org/blog/2018/01/23/explaining-proof-of-work/

2018-03-02
The bulish case for bitcoin
Vilay Boyapati - The Bullish Case for Bitcoin
"With broader participation from retail and especially institutional investors, a price level between $100,000 and $200,000 is feasible. Owning bitcoins is one of the few asymmetric bets that people across the entire world can participate in. Much like a call option, an investor’s downside is limited to 1x, while their potential upside is still 100x or more."
https://medium.com/@vijayboyapati/the-bullish-case-for-bitcoin-6ecc8bdecc1

2018-04-02
Jimmy Song - Why Bitcoin is Different
https://medium.com/@jimmysong/why-bitcoin-is-different-e17b813fd947

2018-04-24
The Bitcoin Standard
Saifedean Ammous - The Bitcoin Standard
https://saifedean.com/the-book/

2018-05-09
Tweet - Max Keiser, tweet poet. (@maxkeiser)
"#Bitcoin Maximalists understand BTC’s disruptive nature is the absolute disruptive limit a crypto coin can achieve and that no coin will ever match Bitcoin’s scope in the ruthless disruption of the global banking system."
https://twitter.com/maxkeiser/status/994230140744949760

2018-05-19
1 BTC puzzle
1 BTC is hidden in this puzzle. Good luck!
https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/8kk0pa/1_btc_is_hidden_in_this_puzzle_good_luck/
(Image via Reddit)

2018-05-23
Tweet - Vijay Boyapati (@real_vijay)
"Bitcoin is the ultimate digital land grab.

We all get a chance to be George Washington, buying up the Ohio territory for a nickel.

Have you got your parcel yet?"

https://twitter.com/real_vijay/status/999071304803270656

2018-06-02
StopAndDecrypt - Bitcoin Miners Beware: Invalid Blocks Need Not Apply
https://hackernoon.com/bitcoin-miners-beware-invalid-blocks-need-not-apply-51c293ee278b

2018-08-25
Hugo Nguyen - Bitcoin, Chance and Randomness
https://medium.com/@hugonguyen/bitcoin-chance-and-randomness-ba49a6edf933

2018-09-26
Tweet - Misir Mahmudov (@misir_mahmudov)
1/ Mass adoption of Bitcoin is inevitable
2/ Bitcoin is first perceived as an internet toy by cypherpunks.
3/ Its rapid price increase makes a small group of people rich and brings media attention.
4/ The media, the financial and tech establishment (Wall St. and SV), having failed to buy Bitcoin early and capture the growth, denounce it as a Ponzi scheme/bubble/MySpace of blockchain etc.
5/ A large number of scammers jump onto the Bitcoin hype-train and create their own cryptocurrencies claiming to be superior though lacking critical qualities including decentralization, security, credibility of monetary policy, immutability, distribution, infrastructure & others
6/ The retail, VCs, HFs, lacking understanding of monetary economics and applying inappropriate valuation models, invest into the shams that all other cryptocurrencies are, creating more noise and confusion as the prices of these altcoins increase at a rate higher than Bitcoin.
7/ Well connected VCs/HFs are given discounts on the investments only to then dump much of what they bought onto the retail.
8/ The world watches as the bear markets continue to wipe out more and more altcoins as these fail to deliver any useful product and constantly show cracks with regards to all crucial properties of a "cryptocurrency".
9/ Bitcoin, meanwhile, is able to retain its value best and its price continues to increase steadily in the long run.
10/ People, burned in the altcoin craze, witness and learn about Bitcoin’s undisputed superiority across all characteristics.
11/ On the eve of and during the next bull markets, Bitcoin’s unshakable and antifragile record exacerbates the chronic fear of missing out.
12/ Hyperinflating fiat currencies are further contributing to the adoption of Bitcoin as it becomes the only means of preserving wealth for many people.
13/ Investors and high net-worth individuals are convinced to allocate a portion of their portfolio (1-5%) to Bitcoin to capture further growth, as well as increase Sharpe ratio of their traditional portfolios.
14/ Such speculation facilitates a "speculative attack" on "stable" fiat currencies as the increase in demand for Bitcoin necessarily involves a reduction in demand for fiat currency causing higher expected fiat inflation (see @pierre_rochard Speculative Attack article).
15/ Central banks, in an attempt to adapt to the new conditions, start to accumulate Bitcoin (somewhat similar to gold today) causing the price to increase more and "legitimize" Bitcoin even further.
16/ Bitcoin’s market capitalization is now in the tens of trillions. One of the greatest monetary wealth transfers in human history has occurred. Most of the investors are reaping large profits and are willing to part with some of their Bitcoin to pay for their purchases.
17/ Bitcoin’s volatility subsides as both the market cap and the liquidity are larger than ever.
18/ More and more people demand to be paid in Bitcoin now that it has proven to be a good store of value given its disinflationary (later deflationary) nature.
19/ Bitcoin’s use as a medium of exchange becomes a widespread practice.
20/ Bitcoin is now also increasingly used as a unit of account.
21/ Due to the emergence of a superior, uninflatable, new monetary standard, people increasingly store their wealth in Bitcoin rather than fiat currencies. Central banks’ power is reduced and previous local monopolies on money are described by historians as a relic of the past.
https://mobile.twitter.com/misir_mahmudov/status/1044709721306025984

2018-10-02
310 BTC Bitcoin Challenge
310 BTC Bitcoin Challenge
https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/9kq7it/introducing_the_310_btc_bitcoin_challenge/
Author's website: https://bitcoinchallenge.codes
Address (0.1 BTC - solved): https://sochain.com/address/BTC/1446C8HqMtvWtEgu1JnjwLcPESSruhzkmV
Address (0.2 BTC - solved): https://sochain.com/address/BTC/1G7qsUy5x9bUd1pRfhVZ7cuB5cMUP4hsfR
Address (0.31 BTC - solved): https://sochain.com/address/BTC/3NPZiNWiD7cCfXZa1D8tnEZBPgQ884cVw7
Address (310 BTC - solved): https://sochain.com/address/BTC/39uAUwEFDi5bBbdBm5ViD8sxDBBrz7SUP4
(Image via BitcoinChallenge)

2018-10-10
Tweet - Mr.Hodl (@MrHodl)
"There will come a point when governments around the world will realize the only way to regulate Bitcoin is to start mining.... This is the end game."
https://twitter.com/MrHodl/status/1050029341080543233

2018-10-31
Dan Hedl - Planting Bitcoin
Dan Hedl - Planting Bitcoin
https://medium.com/@danhedl/planting-bitcoin-56bd1459cb23
(Image via medium.com)

2018-11-03
Tweet - Trace Mayer (@TraceMayer)
"Happy birthday #Bitcoin! 10 years & crazy magic Internet money experiment still going stronger than ever.#ProofOfKeys is slightly impacting the network. But fees have not gone crazy. No CTO heart attacks. No CFO suicides. World has not ended. Next year will be even bigger!"
https://twitter.com/TraceMayer/status/1080847387806044161

2018-11-21
Hasu - An Honest Account of Fiat Money
https://medium.com/@hasufly/why-bitcoin-3fdee2328759

2018-11-21
Tweet - Francis Pouliot (@francispouliot_)
"The price of Bitcoin will never go to zero because if worse come to worse I will buy everyone's bitcoins at 0.01$ for sentimental value. 200,000$ to own all the bitcoins? Totally worth it."
https://twitter.com/francispouliot_/status/1065003845955272705

2018-12-04
Hasu - Unpacking Bitcoin’s Social Contract
https://medium.com/s/story/bitcoins-social-contract-1f8b05ee24a9

2018-12-13
Tweet - Jimmy Song
Tweet - Jimmy Song (@jimmysong)
"If you are pacifist, you should be doing everything you can to put the world on a sound money standard.

War is always funded by printing money. Taking that power away from the state restricts the scope of war massively."

https://twitter.com/jimmysong/status/1073008634119024640

2018-12-13
Hasu - Bitcoin and the Promise of Independent Property Rights
https://medium.com/@hasufly/bitcoin-and-the-promise-of-independent-property-rights-8f10e5c7efa8

2018-12-14
Tweet - Francis Pouliot (@francispouliot_)
"Bitcoin is unfakeable digital gold that you can instantly teleport from one impenetrable vault to another, opened only using your self-generated password, nobody able to stop your payment, with no registration or intermediary required. There will never be more than 21M bitcoins."
https://twitter.com/francispouliot_/status/1073365354464862208

2018-12-26
Tweet - Denis Parker (@Xentagz)
"You will find #Bitcoin at the end of your crypto research. You will be annoyed why it took you so long."
https://twitter.com/Xentagz/status/1077870201314701312

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