How do Bitcoin Transactions Work?

Simple version: If I want to send some of my bitcoin to you, I publish my intention and the nodes scan the entire bitcoin network to validate that I 1) have the bitcoin that I want to...

How Bitcoin Mining Works

When you hear about bitcoin "mining" you envisage coins being dug out of the ground. But bitcoinisn't physical, so why do we call it mining? Because it's similar to gold mining in that the bitcoins exist in...

How Can I Buy Bitcoin?

So you've learned the basics about bitcoin, you're excited about the potential and now you want to buy some*. But how? (*Please, never invest more than you can afford to lose - cryptocurrencies are volatile and...

What is Bitcoin?

To cut through some of the confusion surrounding bitcoin, we need to separate it into two components. On the one hand, you have bitcoin-the-token, a snippet of code that represents ownership of a digital...