Video: Three Things to Know About Bitcoin

Some basic facts about the technology.

Learn Liberty, a project of the Institute for Humane Studies, has begun an effort to educate students about Bitcoin. They will be offering a one week course that examines the technology’s fundamentals, as well explore what the political future in a Bitcoin-enabled world might look like.

This week, Learn Liberty released a video which features Coin Center Executive Director Jerry Brito discussing three things to know about Bitcoin. He covers:

  • How Bitcoin is like cash.
  • Why it is not just for criminals.
  • The hard cap of 21 million bitcoins.

Based in Washington, D.C., Coin Center is the leading non-profit research and advocacy center focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency and decentralized computing technologies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Our mission is to build a better understanding of these technologies and to promote a regulatory climate that preserves the freedom to innovate using permissionless blockchain technologies.