- a pictoral walkthrough of what bitcoin is and how it works
Explain Bitcoin Like I'm Five
What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin Explained
Introduction to Bitcoin
- 37:16 video by Andreas Antonopolous
Basic terms you should know
- h/t Coin Ninja
Bitcoin 101 - Quindecillions & The Amazing Math Of Bitcoin's Private Keys
The Power of Large Numbers: The Difficulty of Hash Collisions
Blockchain 101 - A Visual Demo
Lightning User Experience: A Day in the Life of Carol
- a glimpse into the future of Lightning, from an end-user perspective
Lightning Network, Explained
Demonstration of Lightning Payment on Bitcoin's Mainnet
Lightning Network doesn't require you to open a channel for each person you want to pay
Understanding Bitcoin - A Beginner's Guide (With Help from Wikipedia)
Bitcoin Beginner Playlist
Bitcoin 101 [Video] Blackboard Series
[lopp.net] - An invaluable list of resources maintained by Jameson Lopp
Infographic: What is an UTXO?
Coins are not "sent". Ownership is transferred. UTXO explanation
The Bullish Case for Bitcoin
by Vijay Boyapati
The Internet of Money
- by Andreas Antonopoulos
Bitcoin Mastermind Discussion w/ Charlie Lee and Tuur Demeester
any video or article by Andreas Antonopoulos
Andreas is not a bitcoin millionnaire
). He could use your support.
Two things all bitcoin owners should do right now
How to securely create a bitcoin paper wallet
Download and use this to generate a paper wallet with a Segwit address
Cryptographic Hash Functions Explained
What is the role of a full node?
Atomic Swaps explained
Bitcoin Scaling & Consensus: Rules Without Rulers
Understanding the "Proof of Work" Consensus Algorithm
Why is decentralization critical? Take the time to slowly make your way through this reading list:
Long Live Decentralized Bitcoin
Things to Think About When Securing your Bitcoin
A Skeptic's Guide to Bitcoin
Part I: An Honest Account of Fiat Money
Part II: Unpacking Bitcoin's Social Contract
- a deeper dive by
Who Controls Bitcoin Core?
- by Jameson Lopp - excellent explanation of how the Bitcoin Core project works and why the TL;DR answer to the article's title is: No One
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Off Chain with Jimmy Song
World Crypto Network
- What is it, how does it work, and why do we care?
Why you can't understand bitcoin
Why American Can't Regulate Bitcoin
Why "Blockchain without Bitcoin" is nonsense
Alternatives to Blockchain
- Why a chain of blocks is a errible idea for most applications
So many Altcoins and ICOs...Here's "Why Bitcoin is Different"
Bitcoin's Shroud of Subtlety and Allure
- Why the government will embrace, not ban, Bitcoin
Bitcoin doesn't waste electricity
Andreas Antonopolous on Bitcoin energy consumption
Why the quoted price of Bitcoin doesn’t matter
Bitcoin is Voluntarist, Not Socialist or Democratic
That's not Bitcoin! This is Bitcoin!
This is Bitcoin. Who are you to tell us otherwise?
The Three Economic Eras of Bitcoin
Political Attack Vectors and Common Misconceptions
- [46:62 video] - Giacomo Zucco explains how bitcoin has mainly political origins, but has technical and economic ramifications
Some have contended that Bitcoin Core has been taken over by Blockstream, Inc.
This is Nonsense
Improvements on the horizon, and why full validating nodes are important (and big blocks are bad)
A trip to the moon requires a rocket with multiple stages...
Why it's hard to understand bitcoin:
Nobody Understands Bitcoin (and that's OK)
Understanding Bitcoin and the False Consensus Effect
Mining Centralization Scenarios
- by Jimmy Song. Bottom line: "Mining is not a single point of failure and Bitcoin will survive."
More Advanced Stuff
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Learn Bitcoin from the Command Line
- (book) by Andreas Antonopoulos
Breaking Down Bitcoin
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies
- a free online course created by Princeton University
The Long Road to SegWit: How Bitcoin’s Biggest Protocol Upgrade Became Reality
Lightning Network documentation
- A curated list of awesome Lightning Network resources, apps, and libraries
The Challenges of Optimizing Unspent Output Selection
What is a Schnorr Signature and how it will help privacy and make spam attacks more expensive
History of Lightning - From Brainstorm to Beta
Bitcoin and the Rise of the Cypherpunks
Understanding the Lightning Network
Part 1: Building a Bidirectional Bitcoin Payment Channel
Part 2: Creating the Network
Part 3: Completing the Puzzle and Closing the Channel
Don’t Count Your FUD Before the Lightning Strikes: 15 Claims Against Lightning, Answered
The Great Bitcoin "Bubble"