Ever wonder how Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) actually work?

Ever wonder how Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) actually work?



The Bitcoin protocol and blockchains explained from the viewpoint of stumbling into inventing your own cryptocurrency.

Protocol Labs: https://protocol.ai/
Interested in contributing? https://protocol.ai/join/

Special thanks to the following patrons: http://3b1b.co/btc-thanks

Some people have asked if this channel accepts contributions in cryptocurrency form as an alternative to Patreon. As you might guess, the answer is yes :). Here are the relevant addresses:
ETH: 0x88Fd7a2e9e0E616a5610B8BE5d5090DC6Bd55c25
BTC: 1DV4dhXEVhGELmDnRppADyMcyZgGHnCNJ
LTC: LNPY2HEWv8igGckwKrYPbh9yD28XH3sm32

Supplement video: https://youtu.be/S9JGmA5_unY

Music by Vincent Rubinetti: https://soundcloud.com/vincerubinetti/heartbeat

Here are a few other resources I’d recommend:

Original Bitcoin paper: https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

Block explorer: https://blockexplorer.com/

Blog post by Michael Nielsen: https://goo.gl/BW1RV3
(This is particularly good for understanding the details of what transactions look like, which is something this video did not cover)

Video by CuriousInventor: https://youtu.be/Lx9zgZCMqXE

Video by Anders Brownworth: https://youtu.be/_160oMzblY8

Ethereum white paper: https://goo.gl/XXZddT

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