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Author: Joe

  • Long Live The Degens: The Battle for Attention Between Bitcoin Magazine & Swan Bitcoin

    Long Live The Degens: The Battle for Attention Between Bitcoin Magazine & Swan Bitcoin

    Over the past year, a battle for attention has erupted on Bitcoin Twitter between two prominent players in the media game: Bitcoin Magazine and Swan Bitcoin. While both companies are deeply embedded in the Western Bitcoin ecosystem, their different monetization strategies and ethical stances have led to a noticeable division among Bitcoiners. This divide, intensified…

  • Fifth Epoch Prophecies

    Fifth Epoch Prophecies

    3 Zeta Hash Mining Based on my experience mining during the previous cycle, I learned a valuable lesson in trying to estimate hashrate, think log not linear. The current hashrate exceeded my expectations by a very long shot, so I I am going exrta long on the next cycle. We are going to see more…

  • Pick Your Poisson

    Pick Your Poisson

    Block 840,000 is not just another block in the blockchain; it triggers the Bitcoin halving where the block reward is reduced from 6.25 BTC to 3.125 BTC, cutting the amount of BTC mined each day in half. You don’t have to be a Princeton economist to understand the impact this will have on the supply…

  • The Blocks Tell A Story

    The Blocks Tell A Story

    As I write this, we are 605 blocks away from the next Bitcoin Halving. This epoch has been tumultuous, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, economic stimulus checks, mandatory vaccinations, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, a shift in Chinese mining operations, and a record-setting Bitcoin price. Through it all, Bitcoin has continued to operate as designed. In my…

  • Ministry of Propaganda

    Ministry of Propaganda

    Looking back, it’s been 2 months since the last post, Barbed Wire Psyops. Nothing has happened. The news has died. For a week this was THE STORY, but it died. Why? Did the problem get solved? I can tell you that nothing has changed here in Texas. There are no stories about any crackdowns on…

  • Barbed Wire Psyops

    Barbed Wire Psyops



    I can’t help but feel apathy. My entire life has been under a government that lies to gain more control, yet days like today spark some hope. But it’s all psychological torture. The state pushes its limits – let’s say, takes 10 steps forward. Then, when people push back, claiming it’s too much, the state…

  • Under the Rock

    Under the Rock

    Fink could be the most powerful known figure in the world as CEO and founder fo BlackRock. As of the end of 2023, Blackrock had more than $9T in assets under management. Anyway, they are trying to own the world so you can own nothing and be happy. Besides that they entered the Bitcoin ETF…

  • Soulbound


    An unseen battle of cosmic proportions, the very essence of our being is at stake. The forces of darkness, led by the ruling elite, are seducing us with earthly riches, alluring us into relinquishing something far more precious than materialism—our soul. These dark agents work to oppress and enslave, hoping to weaken our spirits and…

  • Mining In This Epoch

    Mining In This Epoch



    It has been an insane epoch for Bitcoin mining. We saw a revolution in ASIC efficiency, new entrants in hardware, the Great Hashrate migration and Chinese Exodus, liquid/immersion technology became a thing, firmware maturity, mining farm management software, new pools, nation-states hashing, Pubco’s rage, and so much more. The Hashprice and Hashrate chart is one…

  • The Horses In The Stables

    The Horses In The Stables

    After 3 years at Bitcoin Magazine I still struggle in articulating how dollars are created and “Why is it so difficult to understand?”. It is designed complex precisely so you won’t be able to understand it. It is a boring topic, something you couldn’t possible be interested in, and so complex that only economists can…

  • The Long Boys

    The Long Boys

    No one is longer than miners. The Great Mining Ban in China, the Exodus of Hashrate to North America, Next Generation ASICs, Liquid + Immersion Tech, Pub Co.’s leveraged expansion… this is remarkable. As a small scale miner, you don’t have a lot of things in your control. Really the only thing you can secure…

  • To Dust You Shall Return

    To Dust You Shall Return

    Consider a doomsday scenario. You spend the past couple years diligently dollar cost averaging and withdrawing to your wallet. You have a ton of small UTXO’s and bitcoin transaction fees rise so much that your bitcoin turns into dust. You’re now unable to spend your bitcoin. For some bitcoin users, this is not a doomsday…

  • Trebuchets




    I wept today. I stood in the gym staring face to face with myself in the mirror and wept. I saw flashes of my family tree. I felt the pain and sadness of death, of lost loved ones, of great distances traveled, of horrors, and I saw love and tenderness and all the joys of…

  • Pricing Out Inscriptions

    Pricing Out Inscriptions

    The battle for the future of Bitcoin is raging in real time on twitter as we are on the cusp of global economic contraction, thanks to 50+ years of the USD fiat regime, and are eagerly waiting for the approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF by the SEC. Yet, in the trenches on Twitter, the…

  • Brian’s Big Bags

    Brian’s Big Bags



    What is the dollar amount where the Banking Cartel starts asking tough questions like “Who’s holding the bag?” and ” Who’s holding our coins?” As we are near the approval of the ETF, I can’t help but wonder to myself “Who’s carrying the bags?”. And while everyone on Twitter seems to be ETF experts and…

  • Then They Fight You

    Then They Fight You



    All great revolutions encounter resistance as social change moves its way through the people. This can happen gradually then suddenly, but resistance will be there. People do not easily change their world views. We (Americans) are about to experience the next chapter in the great monetary war, by way of a Bitcoin ETF approval. This…

  • 70602


    Freedom technology is freedom technology. It is free and open source. It is freely distributed. It is free for all to access, use, and remix. Freedom is inevitable. Unfortunately, our world is ruled by evil men who want to enslave us and prevent us from our God given sovereignty. Thankfully there are rebels out there,…

  • Can’t Stop The Signal

    Can’t Stop The Signal



    What’s the most patriotic thing you can do as an American? Yes, you guessed it, print a gun! Before the pandemic began I stumbled upon the corner of twitter where guys were printing guns and trolling feds with shit posts. It was a glorious time. Since then I have presented on the topic of 3d…

  • On imposter syndrome

    On imposter syndrome



    In consolidating writings from old blogs and came across this post from July 15, 2020. When I look back on the[my] world back then, much has changed but the pain body remains. It’s weird how the devil will sabotage you, misery loves company after all. This post was written because I was getting ready for…

  • Visions of a magazine

    Visions of a magazine



    In my recap and resolutions for this year I included a desire to build a magazine. As I mentioned, I did not launch in 2023, but I did identify what I would focus on if I was to ship a magazine. This post will serve as a place to keep thoughts and updates on this…

  • Reflections and Resolutions 2324

    Reflections and Resolutions 2324



    Another year of memories, accomplishment, setbacks, love, and sorrow. Regardless of how things look on paper, this year will always be remembered as a year of tremendous personal growth. I remember early in 2023 making some goals on Twitter, but my account was banned for posting a guillotine on an evil woman’s timeline so I…

  • So You Call Yourself A Bitcoin Maximalist

    So You Call Yourself A Bitcoin Maximalist

    So you call yourself a Bitcoin Maximalist? What kind of Bitcoin Maximalist are you? Are you a Monetary Maximalist or a Blockspace Demand Maximalist? Choose Wisely Purity Tests are helpful, especially if you are the one conducting them. Other times, they might feel harmful or even cringe. At this very moment we are seeing purity…

  • Hash Recon

    Hash Recon

    This article was originally published in The Primary Issue of Bitcoin Magazine. We’re less than 30,000 blocks out from the halvening and the table stakes couldn’t be higher. For many Bitcoin mining operators, this will make or break the bets they’ve made during this bitcoin epoch. Did I grow too fast? Can I handle a catastrophic drop…

  • Trump, Tucker, and Bitcoin: A Winning Ticket for America

    Trump, Tucker, and Bitcoin: A Winning Ticket for America

    Trump and Tucker might not explicitly support Bitcoin, but their political views align very much with that of many Bitcoiners. If you want to trigger the establishment right and left in American politics, mention these two names together and see what happens: Donald Trump & Tucker Carlson. Now run the mental model of a Trump-Tucker…

  • The Pursuit Of Satsflow

    The Pursuit Of Satsflow



    This article was originally published in The Withdrawal Issue of Bitcoin Magazine. This article is written as of block height 789,088, using a BTC price of $30,000, and $0.065 kWh for the modeling. The number one question everyone inevitably asks themselves is: How could I possibly outperform bitcoin? You will not find a single answer,…

  • The Complex Dynamics of Bitcoin Hash Rate and Price: A Historical Perspective

    The Complex Dynamics of Bitcoin Hash Rate and Price: A Historical Perspective

    Introduction Bitcoin has recently experienced a surge in its hash rate, reaching a new all-time high (ATH) with an astonishing 500% increase since 2021. Interestingly, the price of Bitcoin remains down by 50%, challenging the conventional belief that the price follows the hash rate. This essay aims to explore the intricate relationship between hash rate…

  • Demystifying Hashprice

    Demystifying Hashprice

    This article was originally published in The Gatekeepers Issue of Bitcoin Magazine. “There’s things you know, and there’s things you don’t know, and there’s things you know you don’t know, and there’s things you don’t know you don’t know” – Socrates The most important bitcoin metric you don’t know or understand is hashprice and today…

  • Building Blocks

    Building Blocks



    This article was originally published in The Broke Issue of Bitcoin Magazine. Welcome to Bitcoin, a peer-to-peer electronic cash system that prevents double-spending with a decentralized network where new coins are made from proof-of-work without a centralized mint or trusted third parties. This guide helps you discover how miners build blocks for the Bitcoin blockchain,…

  • Geocooled Mining

    Geocooled Mining

    As Bitcoin mining continues to flourish in the US, miners will continue to seek out and utilize cheap or stranded energy. Many miners have found opportunities in West Texas, but the harsh environment brings many challenges, namely how to deal with the heat of the harsh landscape. Up to this point, miners have found clever…

  • Fellow Frogs

    Fellow Frogs

    This post was originally published on Citadel21 in Vol.21 Fellow Frogs, As we continue our march towards freedom and encounter “the next great thing”, a crisis looms — the Federal Reserve system is crumbling around us. It is imperative to remain steadfast in our ways and stay true to what we hold dear: truth. We…

  • The Firmware Triangle

    The Firmware Triangle

    2022 was a great year of humbling for bitcoin miners of all sizes. We saw industrial-scale miners go belly up and get bailed out, while (we) small-scale miners stood in the trenches seeking efficiency wherever it could be found, even if that meant radically reducing hashrate. This short article shows a small window in market…

  • Moving The Needle On Hashprice

    Moving The Needle On Hashprice

    Since no one is making money mining right now (speaking for myself) let’s run some numbers. Hash Price is all the rage right now (in a masochistic way) so what change in BTCUSD is needed to move the needle? First definitions: TH: terahash, the hashing unit on modern asics Network Hashrate: I am using 24hour…

  • Hashing The High

    Hashing The High

    This article was originally published in The Orange Party Issue of Bitcoin Magazine. “Hashing the High” offered a fascinating glimpse into Bitcoin’s hashrate during its peak in 2022. The infographic aimed to visualize the hashrate by measuring the energy consumption of the entire network if it relied solely on Bitmain Antminer S19j Pro 100T ASICs.…

  • Stack Sats, Not Hash… For Now

    Stack Sats, Not Hash… For Now

    Over the past couple of weeks, several friends have asked me about buying an ASIC. They have been casually watching the markets and are seeing the price of machines begin to fall. Typically, ASIC prices lag behind BTC price adjustments by 3-4 weeks, especially when the price falls. When prices rise, ASIC distributors are much…

  • Lightning Network and Email Newsletters

    Lightning Network and Email Newsletters



    Bitcoin is disrupting everything… if you think email marketing won’t be disrupted then you can GTFO. Time for some #reckless thoughts. Traditional email marketing has a couple different key metrics. Open rate, click rate, lead gen, subscribe rate, unsubscribe rate, are some of the most important. Influencers, brands, or anyone managing a big list are…

  • The Bitcoin Diaspora, a Confederation of Tribes

    The Bitcoin Diaspora, a Confederation of Tribes

    Introduction “There is no Bitcoin community” – Everyone This is the battle cry of true-believers and deniers alike. There is no CEO, PR, or speaker for Bitcoin. Bitcoin is decentralized, so there is none of that. So why do people get triggered so easily when people utter the phrase “Bitcoin community”? Surely there is something,…

  • Bitcoin Layers

    Bitcoin Layers



    The past few weeks there have been several good threads about Bitcoin’s scaling layers. Two camps have emerged as they try to define the stack. While this has no real implications and the market will ultimately decide on the best way to define layers, I wanted to put a post together to show the two…