Friday, February 28, 2020

The Beginner’s Guide To Bitcoin | What Bitcoin Did

The Beginner’s Guide To Bitcoin | What Bitcoin Did
The Beginner’s Guide To Bitcoin | What Bitcoin Did

Peter McCormack does a an excellent job podcasting. If you want to learn about what is going on with the Bitcoin space and you are not interested in Shitcoins[1] then Peter is your man. Here we have outlined the What Bitcoin Did Podcast Series: The Beginner’s Guide To Bitcoin

Besides being very opinionated about cryptocurrency Peter has achieved another goal. He has learned to ask questions, learn from his mistakes and teach others about his progress in as honest a way as he can possible. His style is refreshing and his knowledge of the Bitcoin space deepens to match his fascination and curiosity. 

This podcast series The Beginner's Guide to Bitcoin is, hands down, the best! His guest are all people who have worked very hard to improve the Bitcoin space and these guest are not salespeople. If anything they will warn you about the potential pitfalls, scams and bad practices. Some of the talk is extremely technical but Peter is there in the interview to advocate for the totally clueless. None of his guests were born with this knowledge and the only reason they even attempt to teach and help others is due to their own undeniable passion.

This is a time that we are in that is very similar to 1997 of the early days of the internet.  This is the time where the internet of Decentralized Money is at hand. Bitcoin is over 11 years old and we are beginning with a well developed exciting tool. Follow Peter as he chases the rabbit down the hole.

All of the links directly point to Peter's website. In some ways it is kind of silly to copy this but we feel that the series is so important that it has to be shared in as many places as possible. We hope Peter will forgive us for doing this redundant task. We can always say, "We're sorry."

Episodes:


  1. Why We Need Bitcoin with Andreas M. Antonopoulos
    Part 1: Why We Need Bitcoin with Andreas M. Antonopoulos
    Andreas explains why the current monetary system is no longer fit for purpose and why Bitcoin is the answer.

  2. What Is Money with Parker Lewis
    Part 2: What Is Money with Parker Lewis
    Parker answers the question, what is money? We also discuss the history of money and the characteristics of sound money.

  3. Bitcoin's Pre-History and the Cypherpunks with Aaron van Wirdum
    Part 3: Bitcoin's Pre-History and the Cypherpunks with Aaron van Wirdum
    Aaron explains the cypherpunk movement and the digital money projects which paved the way for Bitcoin.

  4. What is Bitcoin with Stephan Livera
    Part 4: What is Bitcoin with Stephan Livera
    Stephan explains how Bitcoin works, its key features such as decentralisation and censorship resistance and the reasons why people might want to own it.

  5. The History of Bitcoin with Marty Bent
    Part 5: The History of Bitcoin with Marty Bent
    Marty explains the key events in Bitcoin’s history from the launch of the protocol to the Silk Road and the Scaling Wars.

  6. How Bitcoin Works with Shinobi
    Part 6: How Bitcoin Works with Shinobi
    In this episode, we are looking at how the Bitcoin protocol works. We discuss the supply & halvings, transactions & UTXOs, consensus rules, mining and nodes.

  7. Bitcoin's Monetary Policy with Dan Held
    Part 7: Bitcoin's Monetary Policy with Dan Held
    In this episode, we discuss how the economy works, the 21 million hard cap, the release schedule and block rewards.

  8. How is Bitcoin Legal with Peter Van Valkenburgh & Jerry Brito
    Part 8: How is Bitcoin Legal with Peter Van Valkenburgh & Jerry Brito
    In this episode, we discuss the regulations and laws regarding Bitcoin.

  9. Altcoins, A History of Failure with Nic Carter
    Part 9: Altcoins, A History of Failure with Nic Carter
    We discuss the history of altcoins, their inferiority to Bitcoin, and why the failure rate is so high.

  10. Buying, Spending and Earning Bitcoin with Matt Odell
    Part 10: Buying, Spending and Earning Bitcoin with Matt Odell
    In this episode, we discuss the best way to buy Bitcoin, privacy as well as how to spend and earn Bitcoin.

  11. Bitcoin and the Macroeconomy with Travis Kling
    Part 11: Bitcoin and the Macroeconomy with Travis Kling
    We discuss the great big fiat experiment, monetary and fiscal policy, social unrest and where Bitcoin fits into all of this.

  12. Bitcoin Privacy & OpSec with Jameson Lopp
    Part 12: Bitcoin Privacy & OpSec with Jameson Lopp
    We discuss Bitcoin privacy, best practices and operational security.

  13. The Lightning Network with Jack Mallers
    Part 13: The Lightning Network with Jack Mallers
    We discuss the Lightning Network, the scaling debate, fees, settlement and the future of the protocol.

  14. Bitcoin Things You Need to Know with Peter McCormack
    Part 14: Bitcoin Things You Need to Know with Peter McCormack
    We discuss Satoshi and the whitepaper, the 21 million hard cap, block rewards and size, mining, running a node and privacy.