This is an editorial by Peter Conley, a product advocate at Vercell.
How does someone start learning about bitcoin? This is the question of the 21 million coins. Getting to know Bitcoin can be confusing. there So Lots of content and content of all kinds: books, online courses, YouTube videos, podcasts, tweets, Medium articles, and everything else you can think of.
Simply getting started can be the most intimidating part. Before going down the bitcoin rabbit hole, I didn’t know what the term “market value” meant, or what the Federal Reserve did, or anything about the history of gold. I have a degree in business administration from the State University of New York that taught me nothing about finance. And I can’t tell you the difference between a full node and a mining rig, however I’ve been in the tech industry since 2014.
So where do I start? Did you buy right away?Bitcoin Standard“Did you come down from the rabbit hole? Michael Saylor interviews? Did you pretend to understand what Nick Szabo was saying? Tim Ferriss podcast?
I’ve taken a more personalized approach to getting to know Bitcoin. focused on specific Bitcoin teachers Who has taught through the lens of subjects I know (or I know loosely) and has been nauseatingly listening to their interviews until I understand their basic mental models and introductions.
I took any specific tunnel that would allow me to dig an inch down this rabbit hole. If I felt like I couldn’t dive deeper, I would look for another teacher to take me in a different direction, as long as it took me deeper.
I would listen to three to 60 audio files in a row from a particular teacher, so that I could etch their teachings and their likes into my mind. With this in mind, I was able to create a “trunk of knowledge” and then branch out into other topics and sub-areas to advance my understanding.
At first, Anthony Pompliano was the first who managed to get my attention. In my opinion, he is able to talk to non-technical people and get to the first principles of Bitcoin. One of my favorite examples is podcast interview With comedians Andrew Schulz and Akash Singh.
When I found a foothold throughout the history of technology—such as the printing press, or steel, or weapons—I would listen to Michael Saylor.
After 50 or so interviews with Michael Saylor, I read “The Bitcoin Standard” by Dr.. Seif El Din Amous. His book was able to frame the problem that Bitcoin is trying to solve. Understanding the scale of the fiat money problem, I can then explore why bitcoin is the best solution.
When I started working in web development, I was impressed with the work of Andreas Antonopoulos, specifically “Internet money. “
I took this approach because humans learn by analogy. If you are a web developer trying to learn about neuroscience, the more computer science references your teacher uses, the faster you will learn. If your teacher keeps making comparisons between the human brain and computers, you will suck up the material in a snap. The same goes for Bitcoin or any other topic.
I don’t think there is a “one size fits all” way to learn about Bitcoin. I don’t think there is a better bitcoin book. And there is no better podcast than Bitcoin. However, there are certainly perfect pieces of content based on your current knowledge and the highest level of communication that can help you understand Bitcoin faster.
Fortunately, there is not only one domain or one Bitcoin mentor. If you don’t know anything about philosophy and don’t understand 70% of what Robert Breedlove He says, you are not lucky. If you can’t type the code, there’s no need to go out and buy”Bitcoin mastery. Instead, find a mentor who will give you a foothold.
Below, a short list of my personal favourites Bitcoin teachers And the areas in which they know. If you are stuck in understanding Bitcoin, I would suggest going through a field you already know, and then broadening your understanding from there. What’s the worst that could happen?
Andreas Antonopoulos, author of The Internet of Money and one of the educators of OG Bitcoin, teaches through the lens of computer science, the history of the Internet and Internet technology (IT).
Michael Saylor, whose public company, MicroStrategy, has billions of dollars worth of bitcoin on its balance sheet, examines through the lens of the history of technology, energy, investing in early domain names and public markets and by being the (formerly) CEO of a public company.
Dr. Seifeddine Amous, the famous author of “The Bitcoin Standard,” studies through the lens of Austrian economics.
Robert Breedlove, a successful venture capitalist, teaches primarily through the lens of philosophy and “maximum freedom”.
Natalie Brunel, one of the most well-known bitcoin journalists, studies through journalism and the American dream.
Anthony Pompliano, venture capitalist, entrepreneur and media mogul, studies through the lens of technology companies, financial markets, and monetary policy.
Jason Lowry, an MIT graduate, teaches through the lens of war, physics, history, and national defense.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who has been voted one of the nation’s top mayors, teaches through the lens of local governance and politics.
This is another guest post by Peter Conley. The opinions expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of BTC Inc. Or Bitcoin Magazine.
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