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Mastering Bitcoin: Whitepaper & Ground Rules

Mastering Bitcoin

Join our vibrant reading discussion group as we dive into Mastering Bitcoin, the ultimate technical guide to understanding Bitcoin. Perfect for those eager to deeply grasp the intricacies of Bitcoin, this group combines a fun and supportive environment for learning complex technical concepts.

Each week, we'll explore a different pair of chapters, enriching your self-reading experience. We'll provide thought-provoking questions ahead of each session to guide your reading and fuel engaging discussions. Our meetups are not just about discussing the book; they're about building a community of Bitcoin enthusiasts and builders.

Discover, discuss, and delve into the world of Bitcoin with us. Your journey towards mastering Bitcoin starts here!

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How It Works

We recommend that you read up on the event format before you attend.

This Session

In order to give people time to obtain a copy of the book, we are going to first start with the Bitcoin Whitepaper, which can be found as an appendix in the book, but also freely available on the internet. Read it here.

Study Questions

These questions are provided to help guide your thinking as read the material. We'll try to answer these together when we meet to discuss the chapter.

  1. What are some problems with finance and commerce on the internet that Satoshi describes?
  2. What is a peer-to-peer system? What is the alternative to a peer-to-peer system?
  3. Discuss the role of digital signatures in Bitcoin transactions. How do they contribute to the integrity and security of the system?
  4. What's the name of the problem that bitcoin solved for the first time (while other digital currencies have struggled)? How did bitcoin address this issue?
  5. Describe the proof-of-work system used in Bitcoin. How does it contribute to the security of bitcoin?
  6. How does Bitcoin ensure the validity of transactions and prevent fraudulent activities without relying on a central authority?
  7. Discuss the incentives for participants in the Bitcoin network. How do these incentives ensure the longevity and stability of the system?
  8. Explore the concept of privacy in Bitcoin transactions. How does the system maintain a balance between transparency and user privacy?
  9. Reflect on the potential implications of Bitcoin on the future of financial transactions and digital currencies.