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Bitcoin Explained (with Emoji) (external)

This (to-be) three-part article by Tess Rinearson is just great. I’ve tried to explain cryptocurrencies like bitcoin to people who think they’re essentially just digital wallets, some kind of PayPal 2.0 or something… obviously to no avail. Even when someone does grasp the difference between a cryptocurrency and an online payments system, grokking the blockchain is a whole other matter, and explaining it to someone feels like an impossible undertaking to me. Rinearson’s article is the clearest explanation I’ve come across. Link is to part one, part two is linked to from the bottom of part one, and I wait for part three with bated breath…