Bitcoin 101: The Top 3 Resources to Get Up to Speed on Cryptocurrencies & Learn the Basics of Bitcoin

Bitcoin was created by Satoshi Nakamoto and made public on Halloween of 2008. His whitepaper is what gave birth to Bitcoin as it exists today. Since then, Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency landscape as a whole have exploded.

In 9 years, Bitcoin has gone from a mere idea to an asset with a market cap of over 60 billion dollars and a current value of $3,650/coin (as of 8/11/17). 



There is no telling what will happen to Bitcoin long term, but it is safe to say that cryptocurrencies and their underlying technologies are here to stay and will continue to become more prominent.

If you’re interested in understanding Bitcoin, these are the best 3 resources to start with.

#1) 3Blue1Brown – Ever wonder how Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) actually work?

      This 26 minute YouTube video is the best place to learn all the basics.


#2) The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency — Nick Szabo

This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is particularly interesting. Nick Szabo & Naval Ravikant do a good job of explaining Bitcoin, cryptocurriencies, and what they think the future holds.


#3) Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System by Satoshi Nakamoto

If you’re still looking for more, I suggest going back to the beginning.
This whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto is the most fundamental document to Bitcoin.

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