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What is Bitcoin?

Short videos on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is indisputably the most well known cryptocurrency. But what does it do and how does it work?

Watch this brief overview about the potential impact of Bitcoin as a payment technology that removes the middle man. (3:24)

Discussion: Have you made digital payments before? How do you think that compares to making a peer-to-peer payment using Bitcoin? Would you use Bitcoin to buy a coffee? To make an international payment?

Optional: View this second video that walks through Bitcoin as a decentralized digital ledger and explains how transactions are created and confirmed. (5:25)

Optional deeper dive: If you are interested in narratives about Bitcoin, the open-source or print-based Cypherpunk Women by Leigh Cuen is a comprehensive anthology. This collection of interviews, essays, poetry, and more provides a range of perspectives on what cryptocurrency means societally.

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