Why Bitcoin, The Series

Welcome to Why Bitcoin. Each article in this series is:

  • Short — only 2–4 minutes at most to read
  • Entirely accessible to newcomers to Bitcoin
  • Offers some new perspective to even the most experienced Bitcoiners

Bitcoin is a vast subject, with countless facets, angles and perspectives. It can be looked at, thought about and appreciated in many ways. By writing very short pieces I hope to take a single snapshot of Bitcoin from a different perspective with each one, so that the reader may upon finishing, better understand the whole.

I hope you find these articles helpful, informative, enjoyable and enlightening.

Bitcoin is money you need to choose. So why should you?

A powerful analogy to explain why using nature’s rules over man-made rules makes Bitcoin better money.

Yes, the value of Bitcoin will continue to rise and you haven’t missed the boat. Find out why.

Imagine what would happen to you if someone could take away your permission to use money — and did!

If you love and welcome adventure, danger and exploration, consider moving to Bitcoin.

Since it takes your time and your energy to earn money honestly, and Bitcoin is honest money, it takes time and energy to make bitcoins.

Three facets of Bitcoin’s energy use in three minutes. This one is a must read for those with environmental concerns regarding Bitcoin they’d like to understand.

What does saving money really mean in today’s inflationary times?

How did someone start something that nobody else can stop.

If you want to understand why bitcoin uses energy, here’s the explanation.

The central issue “cryptocurrency” is trust and the importance of not having to have any of it.

Bitcoin keeps getting stronger despite the fact that it confronts challenges of increasing difficulty from ever stronger opponents. Although they don’t stay its opponents for long.

Some people are warned off of Bitcoin because of allegations of volatility. This allegations are misplaced. Bitcoin is actually extremely stable and in the long term will provide the world with greater economic stability precisely because of its predictable, reliable and transparent guarantees.

How was Bitcoin designed to make it resist human biases towards unfair discrimination? And what does this mean for the ultimate adoption and value of Bitcoin?

Do you care about money? Do you care about civilization? You should probably care about Bitcoin then.

Don’t just think of Bitcoin as a new type of money. Think of the implications of a money that doesn’t have borders or institutions limiting it.

Maybe the best way to start to understand Bitcoin is to understand what it isn’t and clear your mind of some presuppositions that don’t apply to it.

There’s a lot wrong in the world right now. Bitcoin aims to get to the heart of the matter.

Why do so many people love Bitcoin? Why might it be worthy of your love?

If you’ve been told Bitcoin is too complicated, consider that lots of things, like computers, cars and airplanes are also very complicated, yet you still use them because they give you something you can’t get from any simpler technology.

Bitcoin is new and you’ll need to learn about it, but the benefits are well worth the effort, and the community is here to help.

Bitcoin’s design had to make some trade-offs, but the incredible invention of Lightning Network not only fixes some, but makes possible previously unimagined applications.

Life can and should be an incredible experience lived out in an incredible world. We can make it happen. But we need something special for that.

When anybody in the world is welcome to participate in a system that’s solving a problem everyone in the world has, it’s not surprising that it would attract huge numbers of committed devotees.

Why did this thing get invented again? Maybe we should understand the problem it was trying to solve. This article aims to do exactly that.

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