Bitcoin: How Cryptocurrencies Work

Bitcoin: How Cryptocurrencies Work

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  1. Stray216

    1 Bitcoin = 708 US Dollars


    1. May May

      its more like 8K now

    2. John Milner


    3. Miguel Estrada

      $7,250 today…

  2. plasticman2011

    The reason it’s so hard for most people to understand Bitcoin is that most people don’t really understand money. Money isn’t wealth. It’s an accounting system used to facilitate the exchange of wealth. (The paradox of money is that while everyone wants it, no one actually wants it – they want the stuff they can buy with it!) Many people are put off by the fact that Bitcoins are ‘just data’. But that’s what ALL money is, information! More precisely, money is a means for credibly conveying information about value given but not yet received (or at least not yet received in a form in which it can directly satisfy a person’s wants or needs).

    To put it yet another way, money is a ledger. With fiat currencies like the dollar, that ledger is centralized. And that gives the central authority responsible for maintaining that ledger tremendous power, power that history has proven will inevitably be abused. With Bitcoin, the ledger is decentralized. And that means that no one individual or entity has the power to arbitrarily create new units (thereby causing inflation), freeze (or seize) your account, or block a particular
    payment from being processed. We’ve had decentralized money before. After all, no one can simply print new gold into existence. And the ‘ledger’ of gold is distributed because the physical gold itself (the ‘accounting entries’ in the metaphor) is distributed. But with gold, that decentralization comes at a heavy price (literally). The physical nature of gold makes it hugely inefficient for global transactions.

    And this is why bitcoin is important! It is the first currency in the world that is both decentralized and digital. It is more reliably scarce than gold and more private and transactionally efficient than “modern” digital banking. This is why people are excited about bitcoin, it has the potential to be completely revolutionize money.

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    2. Esther Jones

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  3. milliamp

    I’m impressed with how well you broke down a fairly complex subject. Nice job.

    1. vardenis pavardenis

      i am going to buy Litecoin cryptocurrency tokens

  4. nonya

    This stuff is so confusing

    1. Divine Psychic

      Ok I get it now thanks!

  5. руслан алексеев

    You know…. I kinda wish I bought some bitcoins when they first came out, so that now I could cash them in. A couple of cents turning into thousands in just a few years? Hot damn.

  6. Ryan-James Muro

    “Now is investing in BitCoin a good idea?”

    1 BitCoin is equivalent to 6,980 USD.

    1. Bryan Rogers

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    2. Raymond Aubrey

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    3. Kathrine Aubrey

      @Raymond Aubrey i never believe this was true but i gave it a try and my life was transformed i wont say much on here but Michael Pollack remains the best so far less i forget you can reach him on here ( michaelpollack90atgmaildotcom

  7. Casey Fender

    This was actually very helpful, i actually a bit less enraged when here about a currency that i thought you could just create, this is good to know!

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  10. Phara Herine

    very clearly explained, thank you! this is such an abstract concept to me

  11. Benjamin Alexander

    As with most things on this channel this was an amazingly clear-cut explanation. Thanks. Bitcoin is now worth roughly $6,500

  12. Caradventures

    perfect video for bitcoin dummies!! plus you’re so cute omg

  13. Onur Deniz

    Thanks for explaining cryptocurrency simple and quick without using any “cool and funny”-language. I wish more videos would be like this. Keep up the good work!

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  14. Robot Icecream Sandwich

    5:14 someone should tell that to the federal reserve

  15. yungg 999

    *I need a new brain after this video*

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  16. Augustina De Mevius

    Taken a beating from the bitcoin market lately? It happens to the best of us traders, so you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself. It’s a new year and there’s hope for you!

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    I came to know about bitcoin and cryptocurrency in 2016 when the noise began to fly around and trend but I was not moved and so didn’t bother to check on it and even learn more about it but at a time I decided to learn the advantages it will gives me and convenience it will serve as well. So by August 2018 I began to study and find out what cryptocurency is really about and without prior proper knowledge and also getting on the research myself, I watched the bull run in December and and forgot to capitalize on it and by January 2019 I decided to take action and trade cryptocurrency but I was unlucky and didn’t succeed because of improper mentor-ship and before January could elapsed I have already given up on my dream to make more money with bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general. Even though I failed I didn’t relent as I seek for a proper mentor-ship to on how to make the most out of bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general. I finally met my savior Mrs Linda by mid February and she mentored me for just two week and that changed my story. Just two weeks and I have mastered the act of trading perfectly with just the help of Mrs. Linda. I know many people might also want to learn professional trading and I will urge you not to waste more time and go ahead to contact Mrs. Linda through her on telegram @lindastewart or Whatsapp. +447723712364

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