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Author Topic: Dive Into Bitcoin - a free, open-source bitcoin guide for newbs  (Read 769 times)
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July 28, 2013, 12:21:30 AM

Every once in a while I will talk to a new person about bitcoin, and they'll actually be interested in it and want more information. In the past I have resorted to sending them an email with a bunch of links. I realized what I really needed was a web page with lots of information and links all on one page. I was not aware of any such web page existing, so I have started making one:

So far, Dive Into Bitcoin has a nice "What is Bitcoin?" section containing 5 separate analogies on what bitcoin is. I'm writing the next section, "How Bitcoin Works," right now, and it already has a nice section on hash functions. Eventually I hope to cover basically all relevant aspects of bitcoin, like how to mine and what's the deal with altcoins, as well as provide extensive links to further information.

The source is also available on github if anyone is curious:

I would appreciate any suggestions on what content I should include in the guide, as well as any typos or grammatical mistakes I may have made, or any other improvements you think would be good.
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July 28, 2013, 12:54:00 AM

Nice, through I think it might be too technical to non-techies. There's lots of things that you can reword to make it more accessible - for example, "Bitcoin is a set of rules for how currency units can be created and transferred, much like mathematics."
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July 29, 2013, 03:14:53 PM

Nice work, but still too technical for non-techies ... will watch it  Grin
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July 30, 2013, 02:41:50 AM

Berry nice.

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