Chapter 1.1 – What is Bitcoin

Bitcoin is not just money.

Bitcoin is a protocol. From this simple thing, people see it as many things: an investment opportunity, a scam, better money, human freedom, a new type of database, a threat to their power or just a funny new tech to play with.

The thing is bitcoin doesn’t give a fuck. It just is and no one can do anything about it. It will be here tomorrow regardless of what you believe. Why ?

  • Open
  • Public
  • Censorship resistance
  • Borderless
  • Neutral

Bitcoin is being used by million today and it could be billions tomorrow as more people adopt its unique attributes of sound money, immutability and financial integration.



Extra Ressources :


Bitcoin for beginners :


  • The Internet of money – Volume 1 & 2 By Andreas Antonopoulos
  • The Bitcoin Standard – Saifedean Ammous
  • A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto (1993) – Eric Hughes
  • Mastering Bitcoin – Andreas Antonopoulos
  • Programming Bitcoin – Jimmy Song
  • 21 lesson – Gigi
  • Inventing Bitcoin – Yan Pritzker
  • Bitcoin: Sovereignty through mathematics – Knut Svannholm
  • Digital gold – Nathaniel Popper


Bitcoin general:

Finance & Economy

Extra Ressources :

Bitcoin education for beginners:

Books :

  • The Internet of Money volume 1 & 2 – Andreas Antonopoulos
  • The Bitcoin Standard – Saifedean Ammous
  • The sovereign individual, 1997 – James Dale Davidson
  • Big debt Crisis – Ray Dalio
  • The Price of Tomorrow – Jeff Booth

Understand why Bitcoin:


Financial Crisis :

Chapter 1.2 – Why Bitcoin Matters

Bitcoin gives you freedom, It gives the right to:

  • Exit a destroyed economy and hyperinflating money ( etc., Venezuela)
  • Migrate with your money (war & climate refuge)
  • Take control of your saving (exit bankrupt banking system)
  • Become financially sovereign (Say no to central bank)
  • Regain privacy & financial freedom
  • Use the internet of money, which is faster, easier, more secured and cheaper than the legacy system.
  • Get access to a Swiss bank in your pocket, regardless of who you are ( billions of unbanked people don’t have access to basic financial services)
  • Say no to your current (most likely) corrupt political leader.

You don’t have to use it, maybe it isn’t for you. But if one day you need it. Bitcoin will be here for you. Regardless of what you’ve done and didn’t do in the past.


Prerequisites for Bitcoin
Bitcoin Technical for Beginners