This article is a gentle introduction to bitcoin and assumes minimal technical knowledge.
Shorter companion pieces to this are:
- Bitcoin’s network in one infographic
- Inside bitcoin’s blockchain (infographic)
- A gentle introduction to bitcoin mining
In the popular media, you will often read comments like “Bitcoins are stored in a digital wallet”, or “You can send money using blockchain technology”. These comments can be misleading and can confuse. By the end of this you should understand enough to participate in a dinnertime conversation about bitcoin, and not be mystified by the topic.