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Satoshi Nakamoto

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What is Bitcoin?
« on: April 05, 2014, 05:12:21 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc2en3nHxA4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc2en3nHxA4</a>

Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer payment system introduced as open source software in 2009. The digital currency created and used in the system is alternatively referred to as a virtual currency, electronic money, or a cryptocurrency because cryptography is used to control its creation and transfer. Conventionally, the capitalized word "Bitcoin" refers to the technology and network, whereas lowercase "bitcoin" refers to the digital currency. The Bitcoin system is not controlled by a single entity, like a central bank, and this has led the US Treasury to call bitcoin a decentralized currency.

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Re: What is Bitcoin?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 02:24:07 PM »
This video is very simple and it makes a lot of sense. But I am very new to the whole Bitcoin technology, so I am still having a hard time conceptualizing how all this works in the real world. Basically, I view bitcoins as play money.  How do I turn this play money into real dollars?

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Re: What is Bitcoin?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 08:05:07 AM »
I think people like me have difficulty accepting bitcoin. It is not something we can physically touch, like dollars and cents. The latest generation of young people definitely will not have a problem with this.  They are born into a digital world, so digital currency is only common sense!

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2014, 07:34:21 AM »
I'm an oldie too, Jodie, and I do understand what you are saying. I'm ultra safe when it comes to investments, and the snippets I have read in the news about Bitcoins continue to confuse me!

Satoshi Nakamoto

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Re: What is Bitcoin?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2014, 04:01:17 PM »
Here is an excellent resource for learning more about Bitcoin.

http://www.coindesk.com/information/
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Re: What is Bitcoin?
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2014, 09:59:10 AM »
Some additional educational videos.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA0LkCkvUeU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA0LkCkvUeU</a>

https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/money-and-banking/bitcoin/v/bitcoin-what-is-it 
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2014, 11:24:17 AM »
These are some great resources and even though I thought I knew a fair bit, I've still learnt something as I didn't know the difference between Bitcoin (the technology) and bitcoin (the currency).  Thanks for keeping us up to date! 

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