Bitcoin is the name for a digital network, a digital currency and the protocol that maintains and operates it. It was introduced to the world by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. It is a digital cash system that operates without the need for central banks or single administrators, where Bitcoin can be sent peer-to-peer without the need for intermediaries. Since then, there are now 3 projects claiming to be the real Bitcoin: Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV). This section uses the term Bitcoin as a general term, not being specific to BTC, BCH or BSV. 

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Bitcoin is not made for crime or to tear down government, it is made for you and me

Marquez Comelab goes straight to the Bitcoin white paper, revealing that Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin, was not motivated to create a cash system used for crime or a tool to take power away from governments. Instead, he wanted to build an electronic cash system that helps everyday people monetize their knowledge, skills, and talents by providing a way to accept and make payments cheaply, quickly, and easily to and from anyone around the world.

Who is trying to control, manipulate or destroy Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is an electronic cash system that operates without a centralized authority. It allows you to send cash to anyone worldwide for a small fee. When such a powerful tool and invention comes along, you can bet people will try to influence, manipulate or control it. Those who see it as a threat will seek to destroy it. It is vital to know the different people and their possible motives and incentives because their plan will not be apparent in most cases. Who are these people? What are their incentives and possible motivations?

The electronification of money and the fundamentals of Bitcoin

With the advent of computers, smartphones, and the Internet, fiat money became digitized. Marquez Comelab discusses how Bitcoin pushed the evolution of money and describes how it electronifies a monetary and cash system without the need for intermediaries and go-betweens (like banks) to facilitate transactions between people. In this article, Marquez explains the most fundamental elements of Bitcoin and how it operates to help most people gain the necessary background to understand and start exploring Bitcoin.

The Qualities of Good Money and the Quest for Better Money

What are the specific qualities that make something good money? In this article, Marquez Comelab goes through a brief history of how money evolved from 11,000 years ago until today to determine if a new, modern-age currency like Bitcoin is a good form of money and improves the current monetary system.

The History of Paper Money, Banking, the Gold Standard, and Fiat Money in 10 Minutes

Knowing a little about the history of money is important in understanding the significance of a breakthrough like Bitcoin. In his previous article, Marquez Comelab wrote about the early forms of money like cows, rice, and shells, among many others, to the more durable and portable gold and silver coins. In this article, Marquez takes you through a condensed history of how paper money invented in China over a thousand years ago, combined with the development and use of banking, accelerated the evolution of the monetary and financial system we have today.

How Innovations in Money Changed the World and How Bitcoin Will Do the Same

To better understand Bitcoin, it helps if we know a little about the history of money. In this article, Marquez Comelab explores the origins of money, what our ancestors used as money, and why. He also tells a story of a particular innovation in money that changed the course of our history. Its impact reverberated across centuries and still influences us to this very day.

What is money and can Bitcoin really be used as currency?

Marquez Comelab explores what money and the different forms it had taken in the past for us to consider whether Bitcoin can be used as currency.

Covid 19, The Near Future and You (Part II)

Times seem bleak as we face the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and retreat to our homes in lockdown. In the past, people had gone through something similar. In this video, I share with you an inspiring story of a town called Eyam and the sacrifice they made to quarantine themselves during an epidemic to stop the spread of the Bubonic Plague spreading across England in 1665 and 1666. We also find out that Isaac Newton used his time in lockdown to do science. After only about a year in isolation, he had written three papers on calculus, solved the mystery of colours and light and came up with his theory of gravity which changed the world.

Covid 19, The Near Future and You - The circumstances we need to prepare for

Summer is over, and winter is coming. Covid-19 cases and deaths are rising at an alarming rate. The UK, France, the Netherlands and Belgium and other European nations are tightening their measures to prepare for the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. Hospital beds are filling up, and governments are straining to support businesses and industries as well as the millions who have been laid off or cannot work. We discuss in more detail the events that are likely to await us: the circumstances for which we ought to prepare.

Ray Dalio Says 'Inflation Is Coming' - How To Prepare

I wrote about my concerns for inflation a few months ago. The printing of money, as necessary as it may seem to be in the short-term, has long-term ramifications. Ray Dalio explains these concerns further. Wealth is not destroyed, rather it is transferred to another asset, to another country, etc. This is why investing or trading in other assets like real-estate, gold, silver, Bitcoin SV and other cryptocurrencies. The more diverse your portfolio is, the better.

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