Bitcoin for beginners
If you haven’t already, make sure you read Tim Delmastro’s What Is Bitcoin article on this site. He defines Bitcoin and explains how it is both a payment network and a digital currency. Tim also talks about how no-one’s in control, why it’s trustless and has limited supply.
Corey Mark Fisher wrote his own crypto intro piece which is well worth reading for anyone looking for some cryptocurrency education. He gave plenty of background information on Bitcoin and blockchain technology, how Bitcoin is created, why it has value, and how you can buy and store Bitcoin.
Another way to educate yourself is to read and watch our coin of the day review. Starting with Bitcoin, we’re working our way down the market cap of each crypto to give you an overview of all the cryptocurrencies.
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This quick explainer from the Guardian is a good mix of information and simple concepts. It does a nice job of explaining how Bitcoin came about and what it might lead to in the future.
Here’s an excellent entry level talk from one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Andreas is a passionate speaker who does a great job of explaining complex concepts in a way that everyone can understand. That’s why over the last few years he’s become such a well respected spokesperson and educator about all things Bitcoin.
IBM on blockchain
IBM made a good blockchain explainer as it shows how three key features make it such a game-changer. The diamond industry is used as an example of how blockchain can prevent fraud and theft.
Blockchain for 5 year-olds
Here’s another blockchain primer, but with a nice twist. Bettina Warburg explains the concept to five very different people – a child, a teenager, a college student, a grad student and an expert.
So you’ve begun your cryptocurrency education and want to take the plunge? Here are some tips on how to buy Bitcoin.