What is Bitcoin?


"What is Bitcoin?" Pillar 


The "What is Bitcoin" Pillar is an organization of thought of the Libranican Project.   The Libranican Project is designed by the Dark Street Organization to organize information sources in the cryptocurrency world around specific subjects so that information, opinions, media, and arguments can be found quickly in silos of information called Pillars.

This Pillar focuses on sources that explain what Bitcoin is.

Quick Facts:

Bitcoin is defined on Wikipedia as:
Bitcoinis a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system. It is the first decentralized digital currency, as the system works without a central bank or single administrator.  The network is peer-to-peer and transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary. These transactions are verified by network nodes through the use of cryptography and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain. Bitcoin was invented by an unknown person or group of people under the name Satoshi Nakamoto and released as open-source software in 2009
Bitcoin


Essays / White Papers:

Bitcoin whitepaper (2009): A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System
by Satoshi Nakamoto
https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

How the bitcoin protocol actually works
by Michael Nielsen
http://www.michaelnielsen.org/ddi/how-the-bitcoin-protocol-actually-works/
Why bitcoin matters (2014)
by Marc Andreessen
https://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/01/21/why-bitcoin-matters/

Bitcoin’s academic pedigree (2017)
by Arvind Narayanan and Jeremy Clark
https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=3136559


Articles/ Websites:

Wikipedia on Bitcoin:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin

Bitcoin Wiki - https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Main_Page

Khan Academy Bitcoin Course:  https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/money-and-banking/bitcoin/v/bitcoin-what-is-it

Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast http://www.bitcoin.kn/


Media:

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