Your Bitcoin crash course

A list of our favorite Bitcoin resources for friends & family.

Basics

Bitcoin whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto

The original whitepaper which Satoshi released to a cryptographer mailing list on the 31st October 2008. On 3 January 2009 the first Bitcoin block was mined.

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The Bullish Case for Bitcoin by Vijay Boyapati

One of the greatest pieces in order to understand why Bitcoin is the best money humanity ever had access to. Covering evering from the origins of money to the attributes of a good store of value, the evolution of money and the monetisation of Bitcoin.

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Bitcoin common misconceptions by Robert Breedlove and Preston Pysh

Possibly the best introductionary Bitcoin podcast ever made.

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But how does bitcoin actually work? by 3Blue1Brown

One of the best videos to understand how the math behind cryptocurrencies works.

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Andreas Antonopoulos educates Senate of Canada about Bitcoin by

Watch how Andreas Antonopoulos explains Bitcoin to the Canadian Senate and answers all their questions.

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Economics

Gradually then suddenly by Parker Lewis

In the 'Gradually, then suddenly' article series, Parker Lewis refutes the most common Bitcoin critiques while explainng how the current financial sytem is fundamentally broken.

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Shelling out by Nick Szabo

This piece explains the origins of money and why money is one of the most important inventions of humanity.

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Importance

A letter to all of you who still have no Bitcoin by Gigi

Written as a letter from your friend who understands Bitcoin and tries to make you aware of its importance, this is the perfect peiece to share with your friends and family.

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A most peaceful revolution by Nic Carter

Libertarians tried to shrinken the state for centuries but exactly the opposite happend. In this piece Nic beautifully describes how Bitcoin will achieve the libertarian goal of reducing state power by taking away one of the mechanisms by which states fund themselves, i.e. the seperation of money and state.

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Why Bitcoin matters by Aleks Svetski

Follow Aleks on a deep-dive on why he believes Bitcoin is one of the most important inventions humanity ever made and what societal implications it will have in the future.

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Resources

Bitcoin resources by Gigi

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Bitcoin resources by Jameson Lopp

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Bitcoin rabbit hole by Unknown

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