Do you want an introduction to Bitcoin? Below I have curated a collection of useful free information below.
The Bitcoin Phenomenon
Produced for SQ1.tv, this Bitcoin documentary looks at the history, the ideologies, and the conflict between the politics of the early-adopters and the VCs/entrepreneurs pushing to take Bitcoin mainstream.
SQ1.tv interviewed many of the leaders in the Bitcoin movement including Gavin Andresen, the former lead developer; Jeremy Liew, a venture capitalist; Erik Voorhees, one of the notable libertarians in the movement; Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of Coinbase; Peter Vessenes, head of the Bitcoin Foundation.
Evolution Of Bitcoin
“On 18 August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. Later that year, on 31 October, a link to a paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto titled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System[ was posted to a cryptography mailing list.
This paper detailed methods of using a peer-to-peer network to generate what was described as “a system for electronic transactions without relying on trust”. On 3 January 2009, the bitcoin network came into existence with Satoshi Nakamoto mining the genesis block of bitcoin (block number 0), which had a reward of 50 bitcoins.”
Bitcoin Big Bang – The Unbelievable Story of Mark Karpeles
Bitcoin Big Bang On August 1, 2015, Mark Karpeles exits his home in Tokyo under police escort. Hours later, Mark is indicted and imprisoned for forgery of computer data and embezzlement in connection with the disappearance of 850,000 Bitcoins, the equivalent of a half million dollars.