I am a writer, sysadmin, and creator of this little site you're hanging out in.
When I wanted to learn more about Bitcoin I spent a few years studying economics and markets, a few more years learning how to code before realizing that none of that information was all that helpful for understanding Bitcoin. I had made a fairly time consuming wrong turn . . .
It wasn’t until I learned about the concept of systems thinking, and how to frame my understanding of Bitcoin with mental models that I saw success in explaining these concepts to other people quickly.
I've packaged that up all nice and neat for you in the book. Bitcoin Clarity has been purchased by hundreds of readers all looking for a new way to understand Bitcoin.
Wow, that's awfully forward of you . . .
I've barely explained what this is about yet.
We start here to get a firm understanding of the first blockchain. What is Bitcoin, and why do we need it
Think at different levels of abstraction, understand how the metaphors map to the underlying technical details
Adopt the thinking of an adversarial hacker, identify risk, develop your threat model, and secure your funds
What is mining and when is it profitable? Calculate your electricity costs, hardware, and failure rate
Self-executing code on the blockchain, advanced transactions, opcodes, and using the lighting network
Crypto-assets, security tokens vs. tokenized securities, launching tokens for shares, air, or equity
How to evaluate opportunities in this new industry, white papers, research, analyze, technical, and legal viability
Double-entry accounting, triple-entry accounting, how to track your coins and keep more of your money
The value of information, avoiding the hype/panic cycle, develop your own trading strategy without the jargon
How to go against crypto-tribalism, think for yourself, and be better than the so called experts
Accept cryptocurrencies in your existing business, use crypto interest accounts, or work for Bitcoin
Let's be honest, most people aren't buying into Bitcoin because they expect to use it peer-to-peer. Most people are buying it for the hype. Hype draws people in like flies on a dead possum. Which is to say, that once people are drawn in, they don't care what brought them there.
If you want a straight-forward way to separate the signal from the hype, to understand Bitcoin as a system, I've put together the Accelerator Program to explain everything you need to know with the beauty of Vivaldi's storm.
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This is not a conventional 'newsletter’. It's not about day trading your way to millions and a Lambo. It's also not a fancy consortium of ghost blockchain advisors and consultants, but it is a pretty damn good newsletter. It's the intangible sum of all of everything I've written about Bitcoin, books, and whatever else tickles my fancy.