Tag Archive for: bitcoin

The Knockout Blow to Crypto

UFC Bitcoin vs Gold Cartoon

Listen to the audio version of this article here A New Type of Fighter Bonus The UFC has started paying fan bonuses to its fighters in Bitcoin. The UFC buys crypto at a fixed dollar amount and pays their fighters a bonus in cryptocurrency. As someone who loves the UFC and monetary economics, I wanted […]

Bitcoin Volatility is a Feature, Not a Bug

Bitcoin Volatility

The following is not a prediction for bitcoin’s price in 2022. We don’t know what the price will be in the short term, and neither does anyone else. It is a look at the economics of bitcoin. First off, bitcoin is not a Ponzi scheme. A Ponzi is a fraud, in which the sponsor promises […]

Keith Interviewed by Jordan Goodman, Lode, Amy Peikoff and James Valliant

Jordan Goodman https://youtu.be/2VbKzaFp2ps “Is there a way to earn money while holding precious metals? Why do people invest in gold and silver if all they do is hold it while paying storage fees? What’s the difference between investing and speculating when it comes to precious metals? Why should an investor hold gold? Host Jordan Goodman […]

Bitcoin Myths, Report 27 Oct

Keith gave a keynote address—the only speaker with an hour to cover his topic—at the Gold and Alternative Investments Conference in Sydney on Saturday. Said topic was the nature of money. “Money is a matter of functions four: a medium, a measure, a standard, a store.” Most of the talk was structured around discussing these […]

Monetary Innovation in the Ancient World

We think we are the only generation to be smart. In the 19th century, they did not have the internal combustion engine. In the 18th century, they did not have the railroad. In the 17th century, they did not have the piano. So, most people assume, they were dumb. They did not know about smart […]

The Ultimate Stablecoin, Report 18 Nov 2018

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away we wrote a series of articles arguing that bitcoin is not money and is not sound. Bitcoin was skyrocketing at the time, as we wrote most of them between July 30 and Oct 1 last year. Back in those halcyon days, volatility was deemed to […]

The Skyrocket Phase, Report 3 Apr 2018

Let’s tie two topics we have treated, one in exhaustive depth and the other in an ongoing series. They are bitcoin and capital consumption. By now, everyone knows that the price of bitcoin crashed. Barrels of electrons are being spilled discussing and debating why, and if/when the price will go back to what it ought […]

The Bitcoin Effect, Gold and Silver Report 24 Dec 2017

Merry Christmas to our American friends. Happy Christmas to the rest of the Anglosphere. Felicem natalem Christi to our Latin-speaking audience, and góðr jól to those who are reviving Old Norse as a great language! Let’s address two themes about the gold price trend that are increasingly in popularity the past few months—as the price […]

Cheering for Bitcoin, Gold and Silver Report 17 Dec 2017

We have published many articles, arguing that bitcoin is unsound. Yet for all those arguments, there is a bright side to bitcoin. It is exciting to see that there is an audience of millions of people—mainstream people, not wild-eyed End-The-Fed gold bug preppers who keep their gold hoards with their stockpiles of ammo—who are looking […]

Bitcoin Hyper-Deflation, Gold and Silver Report 10 Dec 2017

A meme we have seen in the bitcoin community seems to be gaining traction. Bitcoin is deflationary. That is prices of things, measured in bitcoin, are falling. For example, in spring 2011, gasoline was Ƀ1.00. This week, that same gallon had fallen to Ƀ0.0001875. Gas has gone down by 99.98 percent! We don’t think that […]