March 2020. Last edit October 2020.
This is a succinct as possible list that I endorse to refer interested “precoiners” to. It will help them learn the correct information as quick as possible, and avoid seductive narratives from shitcoiners and scammers. I may update the list from time to time.
Andreas Antonopoulos has many good (early) videos on YouTube. It’s an easy way to absorb a lot of information. (Not very popular amongst Bitcoiners now due to altcoin shenanigans, but he is world class in explaining Bitcoin nonetheless.)
And this is a playlist to check out for later if there is time (Bitcoin for beginners):
A good way to ease into the subject is to listen to Stephan Livera’s podcast, particularly the first 4 episodes. Later, one should return to these and listen a second time.
I have listened on his website, Spotify, and YouTube.
This is a vital and famous document among Bitcoiners discussing the evolution of free market money by Vijay Boyapati, “The Bullish Case For Bitcoin”
Vijay appears on episodes 2, 17 and 40 of Stephan Livera’s podcast.
Doctor Ammous is an economist of the Austrian Theory. Really, it shouldn’t be a called a theory, it is just the correct economics in my opinion. His book “The Bitcoin Standard” is the Bible for Bitcoiners. It is worth buying. I have bought many copies and give them away to friends and family. He teaches an online course in Austrian Economics, and he is soon to release a highly anticipated book, “The Fiat Standard”
Parker Lewis works and writes a blog with Unchained Capital. He has many brilliant articles.
Start on the last page, second last article (Gradually, then suddenly), then work your way up to the most recent articles. (This is an excellent interview of Parker, with a summary of some of the concepts below, debunking FUD)
- Gradually, then suddenly
- Bitcoin can’t be copied
- Bitcoin is not too volatile
- Bitcoin does not waste energy
- Bitcoin is not too slow
- Bitcoin fixes this
- Bitcoin not blockchain
- Bitcoin is not backed by nothing
- Bitcoin is not a pyramid scheme
- Bitcoin cannot be banned
- Bitcoin is not for criminals
- Bitcoin obsoletes all other money
- and also watch out for more as he writes
If I had to guess who is Satoshi, I would guess this man, or Hal Finney.
Shelling out, is an important article, written before Bitcoin was created Link
Here you will find some of the articles I have mentioned, and also the Bitcoin white paper. I recommend reading this, but not at first, it is technical.
Arman The Parman
This article helps one understand what’s under the hood regarding the bitcoin price:
Jimmy is an expert. Listen to Jimmy.
This is an excellent article about the problems of fiat money Link
Twitter & Hive.one
Twitter is a great place to learn about bitcoin, but only if you follow the right people.
Hive.one ranks the best of them
A spectacular article, an in depth discussion about the problems of the world caused by central banking, and theft of human time via inflation.
Michael has bought 38,250 bitcoin for his publicly traded company, and about half that amount for himself. The company spent $450 million dollars in 2020. He has learned about bitcoin, mostly from the same content listed in this document, but he has gone on to produce a unique and powerful insight. It is worth listening to him. He appears on many podcasts, I’ve listened to more half a dozen of them. This one is very good, in two parts:
What Bitcoin Did. Part 1. Link
What Bitcoin Did. Part 2. Link
And this one, more philosophical, is also quite enjoyable to listen to
Interview with John Vallis. Link