Category Archives: Video
On Bitcoin contributor @BitcoinLeah interviews attendees of the Inside Bitcoins conference in Las Vegas 2013 in this extensive video.
Bitcoin Leah interviews Brock Pierce, Alan Meckler, Sam Cole, and other Bitcoin executives, and hears pitches from many companies including BitGo, GoCoin, Lamassu Bitcoin ATM, Kraken, Tealet, CoinTap.ca, and more!
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Sometimes videos are best way to learn about new things. We’ve selected two of the best introductory videos on Bitcoin and included them here.
First, here’s a fun video with a brief primer on Bitcoin, created by Funk-e in collaboration with Bitonic.
For a more advanced video overview, check out this excellent, detailed tutorial by Scott Driscoll who blogs at ImponderableThings.com
We love seeing the different ways people try to educate others about Bitcoin.
In this animated documentary submitted to us by FilmTree Productions and Evan York Pictures, two cartoon Bitcoiners are interviewed about mining, what you can buy with Bitcoin, and what would happen if Visa or MasterCard embraced the alternative currency.
By the way, the mining efforts in this video are not yet profitable. They are pulling in about 2 BTC per week after buying 32 miners.
Kipochi’s Bitcoin Wallet to Enhance Mobile Payments in Kenya
In Swahili, Kipochi means wallet or purse, an appropriate name for this new Bitcoin payment service launching in Kenya.
Kipochi is a Bitcoin wallet where your mobile number is your account number. Bitcoins can be sent and received across the borders with very low transaction fees, about $0.04 according to Kipochi’s website.
“We’ve decided to spear head this as our goal is to make Bitcoin useful for regular people all over the world and not just computer programmers,” Kipochi said.
In Kenya, M-Pesa is a very popular mobile payment service for Kenyans to send money to each other, and Kipochi seems to fit in to that paradigm nicely letting Kenyans send and receive Bitcoin to people across the world.
Even though 1 BTC is $85 today, a single Bitcoin can be broken into 1 million parts, called Satoshis, or 1000 parts, called a Millibit. Kipochi supports transactions of Millibits.
Learn more at Kipochi.com.
Bitcoin Primer Video
Below is a short Bitcoin primer video. The video provides an overview of Bitcoin, the decentralized digital currency taking the world by storm.
The narration and illustration does a great job of explaining Bitcoin, discussing:
- The difference between Bitcoin and fiat currencies
- What Bitcoin mining is and how many Bitcoins have been mined
- How Bitcoin is a self-stabilizing economy
- Bitcoin exchanges including Mt. Gox
- The Silk Road
- Who accepts Bitcoin as cash