Bitcoin Basics

Bitcoin Basics

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What are Bitcoin fees? | Bitcoin Basics (154)
January 05, 2022

"What are Bitcoin fees and why are they needed? What's the cheapest way to withdraw BTC from an exchange? How to minimise transaction fees?"

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network w/ Shone Anstey | Bitcoin Basics (153)
December 23, 2021

Shone Anstey from LQwD: Bitcoin Lightning Network; LQwD as a Lightning (Liquidity) Service Provider; Bitcoin & Lightning adoption; FinTech ecosystem; fiat wars; and Breez #Bitcoin #Lightning #FinTech

Bitcoin Ekasi w/ Hermann Vivier | Bitcoin Basics (152)
December 14, 2021

Hermann Vivier from Bitcoin Ekasi shares his experiences working with marginalised youths in South Africa: surfing, empowering life skills, Bitcoin education, Bitcoin Lightning Network payments & beco

Should you still use Tether (USDT)? | Bitcoin Basics (151)
December 10, 2021

What is Tether (USDT) and why use it instead of USD? Is this cryptocurrency safe to use? Is the parent company Bitfinex actually solvent? What to use when not in Bitcoin BTC?

Bitcoin in El Salvador | Bitcoin Basics (150)
December 07, 2021

What's the significance of El Salvador using Bitcoin as legal tender? Can Bitcoin work as a method of payment or will it only be a store of value?

Coinkite Coldcard open source kerfuffle | Bitcoin Basics (149)
November 26, 2021

Why did Coinkite (Coldcard) change their open-source license? Does it even matter? What is open source-hardware? We compare Ledger, Trezor & Coldcard.

Jimmy Song: Bitcoin Dev & Taproot | Bitcoin Basics (148)
November 21, 2021

Jimmy Song (Bitcoin core contributor) drops in again to talk Bitcoin Taproot, Bitcoin programming, making money with altcoins but eventually losing your soul & money printing

Learn how to buy & store bitcoins confidentially & securely
November 17, 2021

Learn how to buy & store bitcoins confidentially & securely webinar on 11 & 12 Dec 2021. Register at

The IMF doesn’t love Bitcoin | Bitcoin Basics (147)
November 06, 2021

The IMF does not love Bitcoin but why? A look into geopolitics, national sovereign currencies, debt, loans & how uncensorable unconfiscatable uncontrollable Bitcoin BTC is a threat to old money

Bitcoin & Markets: 02 Nov 2021 | Bitcoin Basics (146)
November 02, 2021

Bitcoin & Markets for 2 November, 2021. A look back at Oct, forward to the rest of the year, Bitcoin dominance & why BTC is the best crypto investment.