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Aleksandar Svetski

Bitcoin, Freedom and Sovereignty

An article on why moving into Bitcoin is not just an economic imperative, but a moral duty.

Another brick in the wall, Pink Floyd. Updated by the Swann’s sister in Law

To truly fight the leviathan known as “The State”, we must first starve it of its most important source of nutrition; economic input.

Economic input is simply a measure of the time and energy that the constituents of a society in-put. It’s a measure of the productive capacity of all human action that generates value. It’s literally the collective lifeblood of all individuals in society and as such, its most important asset.

The state consumes [steals] an ever growing…

Hint: Beyond Bitcoin it’s all Shitcoin

I often get asked about “which crypto” is a good one to invest in.
Of course my answer is always Bitcoin. Period.

In this article I’d like to lay out the rationale from 3 angles.

  • Economic
  • Philosophic
  • Moral

They all weave into and build on top of each other.

If you’re a Bitcoiner, I hope this reminds you of why we’re here.
If you’re a no or multi-coiner, I hope this helps you along the path and also realise why Bitcoiners are so adamant about it.

It’s not close-mindedness, but an arrival to a point of truth. We have one…

12 Rules For Life Series, Essay Two

The series continues. If you’ve not yet read part one of the series, you can find it here.


The second chapter in Jordan Peterson “12 Rules For Life” is entitled, “Treat yourself like someone who you are responsible for helping.”

It’s a fascinating chapter which delves into the essence of the human condition, the roots of guilt, sacrifice, shame, courage, conscious action and a brilliant discussion on what some might term the essence of existence, i.e.; chaos and order.

You might wonder, “what the hell does Bitcoin have to do with this?” or “How in the hell are you going…

What you’re describing in places such as America IS socialism.

Banks and governments privatise gains and socialise losses.

They attempt to even out wealth distribution by taking from one group and giving to another (eg; welfare, roads, armies, etc) irrespective of whether or not someone consents.

Capitalism is the process of transforming scarce resources into a high order products and services. It’s about efficient use of our energy, time and natural resources and it’s natural corrective function is bankruptcy.

Not sure if you’ve noticed but if you’re a large Corp and close enough to government, YOU GET A BAIL OUT.

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…

Aleksandar Svetski

Founder @ Editor @ Bitcoin, Money, Philosophy, Business, Startups & Entrepreneurship. Podcast:

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