A Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin (Part 1): Introduction

I recently had a series of conversations with different friends of mine who said they'd tried to understand Bitcoin from what was on the internet and failed.  Almost all of them said they couldn't understand mining or why it was needed. The truth is that there isn't anything particularly complicated about Bitcoin.  Even the cryptography … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin (Part 1): Introduction

A Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin (Part 14): Conclusion

Previous Article   -   Table of Contents I'm hoping that if you've read all of these articles you'll have a much better idea of how Bitcoin works technically.  This was my original aim for the series.  I also hope that you can understand why people are excited about it and the underlying technology solution, and why … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin (Part 14): Conclusion

A Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin (Part 13): Beyond Bitcoin

Previous Article   -   Next Article   -   Table of Contents Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers Introduction This final section of this lengthy series of articles isn't about Bitcoin at all.  It's about the hype that's come to surround it: the 'blockchain' and 'distributed ledger technology' as it's been called, abbreviated to 'DLT'. If you've read this series … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin (Part 13): Beyond Bitcoin