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Aleksandar Svetski

A crash course on money, prices and basic economics.

The same mainstream media said it was “over” in January 2018.

And less than 4mths since I first wrote this article, $50k USD has become the temporary resting place for Bitcoin before the next leg up. One might call the article prophetic but I assure you it’s not. It was merely a logical conclusion to set of first principles about Money and human action.

It was originally published on the Amber Blog, but I’m now publishing it on Medium, in a slightly varied order & format.

Why is Bitcoin rising so fast today?

Well, there is a simple and a more complex answer to this question.

Simply speaking, the…

12 Rules for Life series. Essay #1


I’ve been an avid reader and student of philosophy, psychology, and other related topics since my early teens.

My uncle first influenced and introduced me to thinkers like Aristotle, Aleksandar the Great, Plato & Socrates, and as I grew older, I discovered many others.

Some helped me understand the world and human beings better (Robbins, Taleb, Bruce Lee, Watts, Clare Graves, Frankl, Sowell, Rand, Hoppe, Rothbard, etc), whilst others helped reinforce the former’s ideas by either consistently contradicting themselves, introducing ridiculous ideas of their own, or just regurgitating things others have said but completely out of context thus exhibiting no…

And any other mandates for that matter.

Stupidity abounds.

A short piece on why mandates from the centre, made especially by linear-thought-inclined central planners, are not only ineffectual, but fundamentally immoral.

I hope it will come in handy as a quick reference when having to explain it to anyone. Feel free to share it around.

***Before you freak out, this is the moral case against mask mandates. I don’t care if you voluntarily wear one yourself. So read until the end before you comment or dismiss this because it may genuinely be eye opening.

Common Ground

In order for us to have an honest…

Huxley and Orwell were both right

Read by Guy Swann for Bitcoin Audible

“The perfect dictatorship would have the appearance of a democracy, but would basically be a prison without walls in which the prisoners would not even dream of escaping. It would essentially be a system of slavery where, through entertainment and consumption the slaves would love their servitude”

- Aldous Huxley

Huxley, who wrote more than 50 books, warned us of a future in which the ultimate dystopia is ushered in via precision engineering, mind altering substances, constant dopaminergic entertainment and the removal of any pain, suffering, struggle…

Bitcoin Times Ed 3
The Bitcoin Times Ed 3 is now LIVE

The dawn of a new decade has a knack for conjuring up visions of endings or new beginnings, each which seems to have an affinity to the legendary or supernatural.

Two decades since the turn of the century, the dotcom bubble and the twin towers, and just a touch over a decade since the GFC we’ve seen the world continue to hurtle toward disaster; economically, morally, socially & structurally. All the while catastrophe has been kept at bay via the counterbalancing forces of innovation, production and free speech.

2020 now ushers in the new decade along…

From the beginning until the very end

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What started as an idea, more than 3yrs ago now, has turned into a product that thousands of people are using today.

We’ve come a long way, and we have quite the journey ahead of us.

A quick recap so far:

  • Early days of its ideation in 2017.
  • Forming of the first team in Jan of 2018
  • Raising the first bit of capital in March / April 2018
  • Building a few initial prototypes and spending lots of time figuring out what the product would actually be, and how it would work
  • Changing…

Long Live Bitcoin!

What was once the land of the free, is now the land of confusion.

2020 will be known as the year the establishment hammered the last nail into the coffin of the the American Dream.

What started over a quarter of a millennium ago, not only as a vision for a better world, but of a movement in that direction where natural, inalienable rights such as the freedom to speak, the sovereignty of the individual and the right to protect yourself were held sacrosanct and were the cornerstone of how society would function, is at the end…

It’s absolutely necessary

From the beginning of time we’ve had people who were willing to think for themselves, and people who were too lazy and instead opted to let someone else do the thinking.

I believe it was Gerald Celente whom I first heard call them ‘sheeple’, but that could be much older phraseology.

In this essay, I’d like to call upon the men & women of courge and of the mind to remind you that your voice and your actions matter.

Resistance is NOT futile…


There are two kinds of authority:

  1. Natural
  2. Fiat / By Decree

Natural authority is…

It’s not and never was about ‘perfection’.

Libertarianism is about individual freedom & responsibility rooted in a line of consistent & congruent values, that are as closely representative of natural law as possible.

This idea that libertarianism is some sort of utopian ideal is completely false.
Utopianism is a statist or collectivist ideal in which people are arrogant enough to believe the definition of perfection (a) exists, and (b) can be applied across all of society and it’s individual participants as if they’re just numbers on a spreadsheet, ie; completely ignoring the differences and nuances present in all humans.

Libertarians, at least those worth their salt, abhor…

Evolving. From a luxury into a necessity

For some, Bitcoin has been and in many ways still is, a luxury.
For others, it’s been a necessity from the beginning, whether as a mechanism to store their wealth, or as a way to send & receive payments without being censored.

For the rest of us, it’s somewhere in between a luxury & a necessity.

In this short piece I’ll argue that as we progress forward in time, Bitcoin will become a necessity for all of us, across all of it’s dimensions (SoV, MoE, UoA) and if these moronic, draconian lockdowns have done anything, they’ve accelerated Bitcoin’s transformation from…

Aleksandar Svetski

CEO @ Editor @ Bitcoin, Money, Philosophy, Business, Startups & Entrepreneurship.

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