What Are Cryptocurrencies?

If you know absolutely nothing about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, this page will give you some of the nuts-and-bolts basics to help you understand what they are.

To learn about what blockchain is, go to this page.

Here is a good intro video by one of the recommended channels, Crypto Zombie:

What is Bitcoin?

What is a Bitcoin Wallet?

Bitcoin Mining and the Blockchain

The Simple Explanation

The more technical explanation

What are Bitcoin Blocks and Confirmations?

The Path of a Bitcoin From Send to Receive

Crucial Steps to Keeping Your Bitcoins Safe


A few words by Andreas Antonopoulos on “what is bitcoin?” Andreas speaks on a philosophical level (in easy-to-understand terms) that explains bitcoin not only as a “thing” but how it exists as a concept. I’ve found it to be very helpful in understanding why bitcoin (and cryptocurrencies in general) are so paradigm-changing in scope.

How Do I Buy Bitcoin? (And Set Up a Digital Wallet To Store It?

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