Tag: bitcoin education

Dec 04 2021

From The Ground: Stephen DeLorme, A Hard-Core Bitcoiner, Talks To Salvadorans

This From The Ground report is gold. Stephen DeLorme visited El Salvador and got the information we needed. He talked to real people, experimented with different wallets, went to all kinds of commerces. His story is full of the confusion and angst that being the pioneer carries. El Salvador is going where no country has gone before. Its citizens are in for the...

Nov 26 2021

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 8, Digital Money)

Finally, digital money. We got to the part when Saifedean Ammous talks about Bitcoin. So far, “The Bitcoin Standard” has given us history, economy, and philosophy lessons. It’s time for technology. For Bitcoin experts, this chapter might be a little too basic. For newcomers to the space, the following material will be crucial for their understanding. The author explains each of the moving...

Nov 03 2021

From The Ground: The “Bitcoin In El Salvador” Documentary, What Did We Learn?

The audiovisual part of the “Bitcoin in El Salvador” documentary is truly amazing. Dutch national Arnold Hubach, Bitcoin Magazine NL’s editor, got shots that are out of this world. He recorded the good, the bad, and the ugly about the whole Bitcoinization process. The man is obviously partial to Bitcoin but, from the political point of view, he gave us much needed neutral...

Nov 01 2021

What Went Wrong With The “Bitcoin Is Generational Wealth” Short Film?

Directed by Matt Hornick and written and narrated by Tomer Strolight, huge companies produced the “Bitcoin is Generational Wealth” short film. The audiovisual division of Swan Bitcoin, Bitcoin Magazine, Mimesis Capital, Shy Kids, and Michael Saylor’s MicroStrategy. Besides that, Tomer Strolight’s essays and articles...

Oct 29 2021

Apple’s Steve Wozniak Knows What’s Up: “There Can Never Be Another Bitcoin”

The technical genius behind Apple, Steve Wozniak AKA The Woz, visited Yahoo! Finance to talk about everything under the sun. They titled the post “Steve Wozniak on accepting crypto pitches in ‘Unicorn Hunters’,” even though only the last few minutes were about...

Aug 30 2021

Teaching Financial Literacy In The Age of Bitcoin

Learning about how the world of finance works is increasingly important as technology like Bitcoin advances.Recently I met with a group of high school seniors transitioning into college to ask how we can improve our education system. One thing they mentioned is that they did not feel prepared for the real world. I started asking them questions to try to figure out...

Aug 12 2021

Jordan Peterson Inquires About Bitcoin And We All Learn. Part 2/ 2

The important thing about this podcast episode is, Jordan Peterson has a sizable audience. His viewers are probably not exposed to Bitcoin, and their first impression will arrive with the best quality of information possible. Everyone involved should be proud. Anyway, make sure to...

Jordan Peterson Learns About Bitcoin And The Whole World Benefits. Part 1.

It’s amazing how fast Jordan Peterson caught on to the complex ideas behind Bitcoin. The Canadian psychologist and media personality invited four very different Bitcoin experts to his podcast. Their conversation is deep but easy to follow, a treasure for future educators. It’s not exactly a Bitcoin 101 class, Peterson is so sharp that he easily grabs the core concepts and, armed with...

Aug 11 2021

Visit Bitcoin Beach With This Complete Bitcoin Novice And See What You Learn

This video is fascinating. What would a complete Bitcoin novice ‘s experience visiting Bitcoin Beach be? Carol is from California, but she fell in love and moved to El Salvador. She runs the “That Expat Mom” YouTube channel and did us all a favor by visiting El Zonte. She’s admittedly clueless about Bitcoin, but eager to learn. Her husband Carlos and their two...

Aug 06 2021

News From El Salvador, Early August: Optimism, Donations, And Meetups

The outpour of Bitcoin-related news from El Salvador, AKA Bitcoin Country, slowed down. It’s the calm before the storm. The Bitcoin Law goes into effect in September. Nevertheless, things are happening and Bitcoinist is here to report on them. Who else but us reports on the little things that add up and end up changing the world? Nobody else in the crypto-space, that’s...

Jul 31 2021

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 6, Part 1: Price)

Let’s do this! It’s time for another dose of Saifedean Ammous’ “The Bitcoin Standard.” Today we’re going to learn about the magical properties of “price.” A tool so ever-present that it’s easy to take it for granted. Yet, as we’re going to learn, society couldn’t organize without prices. This fact is both obvious and easy to miss. So, prepare to learn something that’s...

Jul 27 2021

Selected Quotes And Seven Lessons From The “Hard Money” Mini-Documentary

Bitcoin-only director Richard James’ documentary on the recent history of inflation, “Hard Money,” uses stock images and anonymous narrators to weave the film. One of them qualifies the tweaking of the money supply as “...

Jul 19 2021

Busta Rhymes On Crypto: “Gimme Some More:” Tyson, Saylor, & Dorsey Respond

Is Busta Rhymes putting in the work? Is the rapper going to do his own research and emerge triumphant on the other side? We weren’t counting on it, but Busta Rhymes’ interest in cryptocurrencies hasn’t waned. And, surprise surprise, he only answered the offers of two of the most notorious Bitcoin maximalists around: Jack Dorsey and Michael Saylor. Is Busta about to be...

Jul 14 2021

The Next Generation of Attorneys: Three Reasons Why Law Schools Should Be Teaching Bitcoin To Students

Why it’s important for academia to teach our future generation of law students about Bitcoin and digital money technologies. As the COVID-19 pandemic forced many lawyers to work remotely, more law...

Jul 10 2021

TikTok Is Banning Influencers From Promoting Cryptocurrencies

TikTok has updated their policy on branded content this week, and the social media giant is putting a halt to crypto influencers. The policy could have implications for creators whose content relies on the crypto and broader financial landscapes....

Jul 06 2021

An Answer To Wired’s Hit Piece On Bitcoin And El Salvador

Once upon a time, Wired was a staple of cutting-edge-technologic culture. Their name carried weight. Their journalism was a sight to behold. Then, global media company Condé Nast bought the magazine. It immediately devalued the brand, but that wasn’t the real damage. Their texts disappeared from public consciousness. Nobody cared about what Wired had to say anymore. And now, we know...

Jul 05 2021

Bitcoinist Book Club: “The Bitcoin Standard” (Chapter 5, Part 2: Capital Accumulation)

Here we go, Bitcoin lovers! It's capital accumulation time. Saifedean Ammous’ “The Bitcoin Standard” is flying by. However, we must forget about doing a chapter a week. This book is just too chunky, every page is filled with meaty information that refuses to be ignored. There are too many gems for just one of these posts to contain them, and we can’t be...

Jun 29 2021

President Bukele Clears Up Misconceptions About The Government’s Chivo Wallet

On June 24th, in a national broadcast, President Bukele cleared up misconceptions about El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law and presented the government’s wallet. That created a whole lot of new misconceptions about the app itself, the newly minted Chivo Wallet. Most of...

Jun 27 2021

Jack Dorsey And Elon Musk Will Have THE Talk About Bitcoin

Let the games begin! The battle of the billionaire CEOs has a time and a place. In the blue corner, the Bitcoin maximalist, Jack Dorsey, Square and Twitter’s CEO. In the red corner, Bitcoin critic and Doge promoter, Elon Musk, Tesla and Space X’s CEO. They promise to have “THE talk,” as part of “The B Word” summit on July 21st....

Jun 24 2021

President Nayib Bukele Explains El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law

We at Bitcoinist already analyzed the controversial Article 7 from El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law from every angle. But, did we? The President himself, Nayib Bukele, defends and explains it in a way that leaves little...

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