Why Bitcoin, The Series

Tomer Strolight
7 min readMar 24, 2021


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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; and
  • 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.

This entire series (plus a 26th bonus article) is available as a pdf or kindle ebook at https://swanbitcoin.com/whybitcoin.

1. Why Choose Bitcoin

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

2. Why Bitcoin’s Rules are Enforced by Physics

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

3. Why Bitcoin’s Buying Power Keeps Rising

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

4. Why You Don’t Need Permission to Use Bitcoin

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

5. Why Bitcoin is the New Frontier

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

6. Why It Takes Both Time AND Energy to Make Bitcoins

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.

7. Why Bitcoin’s Energy Use is Not Environmentally Harmful

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.

8. Why Bitcoin is the Best Way to Save Money

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

9. Why Nobody Can Stop Bitcoin

How did someone start something that nobody else can stop.

10. Why and How Bitcoin Uses Energy?

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

11. Why Bitcoin’s Imitators Are Scams

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

12. Why Everything That Should Hurt Bitcoin Only Makes It Stronger

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.

13. Why Bitcoin is the Path to Economic Stability

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.

14. Why Bitcoin is the World’s Most Inclusive Institution

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?

15. Why You Should Care About Bitcoin

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

16. Why Bitcoin is So Much More Than Money

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.

17. Why Bitcoin Is Not Like Anything You’ve Ever Seen Before

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.

18. Why Bitcoin is the Most Important Thing Happening in the World

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

19. Why Bitcoin is Worthy of Being Loved

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

20. Why Bitcoin is So Complicated

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.

21. Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Bitcoin

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.

22. Why Bitcoin’s Lightning Network is Incredible

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.

23. Why We Need Bitcoin

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.

24. Why the Bitcoin Community is Growing So Fast and Getting So Large

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.

25. Why Bitcoin Exists

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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