You should watch the best Bitcoin TV documentary (trust me, it's good)
“The Mystery of Satoshi” is a must-watch for anyone trying to understand the roots and possible future of Bitcoin.
Hey everyone, welcome to Issue #10 of my newsletter. As I mentioned earlier, I started it with no specific goal other than forcing myself to write down my thoughts regularly. So far, I’m pleased with how it’s going and the positive feedback I have received. At the moment, I’m mainly focussing on growing my Twitter presence, plus some other things I will be able to share with you soon.
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When someone asks me about resources to learn more about Bitcoin, I usually point them to books. For example, I enjoyed Nathaniel Popper’s Digital Gold as it covers the early days in many details (but unfortunately ends around 2014). I also like Ben Mezrich’s Bitcoin Billionaires, as its novelistic approach makes it super easy to understand why wealthy tech guys like the Winklevoss Twins betted big on Bitcoin early on. And of course, there are dozens of other books I enjoyed and would recommend to people who want to dig deeper, The Bitcoin Standard, Inventing Bitcoin, American Kingpin, or Digital Cash, to name just a few.
Luckily, now I have something else to point people to beyond books that are probably too long and dry for most. The French/German TV station Arte produced a fantastic, six-part documentary called the “The Mystery of Satoshi”.
You can watch it for free on the Arte website, and it’s available in six languages (!). They also started to upload the episodes to Youtube, but I have only found them in french and german.
Some more interesting stuff:
Ed Snowden paid the servers for his PRISM leak using Bitcoin. 🤯
A good summary of environmentalist attacks on Bitcoin (which will get louder in the future). I can highly recommend checking out the paper Bitcoin is Key to an Abundant, Clean Energy Future in case you want to dive deeper into the topic.
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