If money is the most important social technology, then Bitcoin may well be the most important discovery-invention of modern human civilization.
By fixing the money, literally, figurative and metaphorically speaking, Bitcoin ensures that civilisation itself can function more fairly and responsibly.
Documenting and discussing this is the goal of The Bitcoin Times.
An annual Bitcoin publication with a focus on Quality over Quantity, and prestige over popularity.
Starting in 2019, it will run for 21 editions, across what may be two of the most important decades in Bitcoin history.
It will always remain a compilation of essays (not news or current affairs) with contributions from thinkers such as Gigi, Brandon Quittem, Allen Farrington, Parker Lewis, Jeff Booth, Ross Stevens and Robert Breedlove, all from whom you are sure to find the deepest of insights.
You can purchase a physical collectible in our shop, a mass market paperback on Amazon or download the PDF free below. You can also peruse each essay individually in our blog.
Bitcoin Times #5
THE AUSTRIAN EDITION
The most anticipated edition of The Bitcoin Times includes:
- Saifedean Ammous,
- Michael Goldstein,
- Pierre Rochard,
- Konrad Graf,
- Aleksandar Svetski,
- Rahim Taghizadegan, and,
- Parker Lewis.
In this edition, you will learn about Bitcoin from first economic principles, but exploring time preference and its relationship to the hardness of money, history and prior practical applications of the Austrian school, a deeper definition of money and ‘value’, how Bitcoin has actually solved the key uncertainties plaguing money throughout all of civilisation, and so much more.
Alex McShane is the Head of Multimedia / Programming at Bitcoin Magazine. He is laser focused on spreading Bitcoin adoption, creating Bitcoin content, and growing his business on a Bitcoin Standard. In his free time Alex trains MMA, Brazillian Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai
Allen Farrington is a professional investor and popular writer on Bitcoin’s intersection with history, economics, and philosophy. Allen is a board observer at Blockstream, and co-author of the book, “Bitcoin is Venice”.
Brandon is an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and passionate Bitcoiner. He’s currently building Swan Bitcoin which is a bitcoin-only exchange. His articles have been read by more than 2 million people online. He’s most well known for exploring the intersection between Bitcoin and Fungi
Conner Brown is a bitcoiner at Stanford Law School. His interests include monetary history, Austrian economics, and philosophy.
Craig is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Northern Illinois University and occasionally writes for Atomic Finance. He’s currently writing a book-length defense of bitcoin with fellow philosophers Andrew Bailey and Brad Rettler.
Dan Held is a long time Bitcoin advocate, entrepreneur and now Director of partnerships at world-leading exchange, Kraken.
Giacomo is an Italian, Swiss-based Bitcoin entrepreneur consultant, educator, and advocate. With a background in Physics, he is equally ignorant about the financial, technical, philosophical, and political aspects of Bitcoin, so he can just try to follow them all without a specific focus.
Chartered Civil Engineer. Oxford MBA. Bitcoin Mining Researcher. Austere Religious Scholar and Humble Friar, Spreading the word of Satoshi
Jeff is an Entrepreneur, investor, and Board member of numerous technology companies. Jeff is also the author of a best-selling book titled “The Price of Tomorrow – Why Deflation is Key to an Abundant Future.”
Jimmy Song is a Bitcoin developer, educator and entrepreneur. He’s an open source contributor to many different Bitcoin projects and is the author of Programming Bitcoin from O’Reilly and The Little Bitcoin Book. Jimmy writes a weekly newsletter, Bitcoin Tech Talk and has a podcast; Bitcoin Fixes This
Konrad has published articles on bitcoin monetary theory and action-based legal philosophy and has presented on these topics at conferences in Europe and Australia. He is the author of in-depth articles and monographs such as: Action-Based Jurisprudence (2011), On the Origins of Bitcoin (2013), Commodity, Scarcity, and Monetary Value Theory in Light of Bitcoin (2014), Are Bitcoins Ownable? (2015), and The Bitcoin Block Size Limit, Artificial Scarcity, and Code-enhanced Public Club Governance (2019). His additional interests include evolutionary-health concepts and evolutionary theory more generally. His work is collected at konradsgraf.com.
Coming from a traditional background in architecture, Makena is applying the design process to all things Bitcoin. The technical aspects of Bitcoin were resolved in full by Satoshi himself; the rest is left to us. Reaching mass adoption will require products, art and diagrams that are both aesthetic and intuitive.
Michael Goldstein is the founder and president of the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute, a co-host of the Noded Bitcoin Podcast, and a software engineer in the bitcoin industry.
Partner at a Bitcoin and Blockchain-focused VC fund; Castle Island, Nic mostly thinks and writes about the political implications of the rise of private monies.
Parker is the Head of Business Development at Unchained Capital, a bitcoin native financial services company based in Austin, TX. With a background spanning investment banking, restructuring and most recently on the buyside at a global macro hedge fund, Parker has a unique understanding of the legacy monetary system as well the economic and technical underpinnings that fuel bitcoin.
Pierre Rochard has researched and written about Bitcoin since February 2013. He co-founded the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute in 2014 to curate the best primary source literature. In addition to developing Bitcoin software, Pierre is an outspoken advocate for Bitcoin’s decentralized governance. He co-hosts the Noded Bitcoin Podcast and the Bitcoin for Advisors Podcast. Pierre served as the Bitcoin and Lightning product manager at Kraken for three years before joining Riot as the VP of Research.
Rahim Taghizadegan is the last Austrian economist of the Austrian School in the direct tradition and has been teaching at universities in Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Germany. He has written more than a dozen books and is the founder of Scholarium (scholarium.at/rt/) in Vienna, an educational institute, where the Austrian School is kept alive in its original interdisciplinary form. He was the first Austrian economist to understand Bitcoin and is currently building Bitcoin citadels in Europe.
Bitcoin Supremacist, Chief Memologist, Pleb, Game Design & Development
Founder @ Bitcoin.Whoever you are, thankyou and stay hidden.
Tomer Strolight is a human being contributing to the humanity-being by helping it to understand the Bitcoin-being. He is also editor in chief of the blog and the private client report published by Swan Bitcoin.