So…whats a Bitcoin?

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Those of us that are completely engulfed in the world of crypto-currencies have a hard time understanding why anyone in their right mind wouldn’t know what a Bitcoin is.  In an incredibly short period of time, we have transformed Bitcoin from its early reputation as simply a means for drug dealers to conduct business on the deep web to a fully functional fiat alternative with new services built around it every day.  We’ve even seen some of the most well known companies in the world begin accepting Bitcoin as a method of payment and offering discounts for its use. So why is it that if you ask someone if they own Bitcoin, 99% of the time they look at you like you’re an alien?

A huge problem I have seen is not enough people actually own and know how to use Bitcoin.  Sure, more and more people are learning about the existence of Bitcoin, but how much does that really help us? This first time I had heard about Bitcoin was back in 2011, but I never actually bought any until 2013 when one of my coworkers bought some. Feeling envious and seeing how excited my friend was about it, I bought Bitcoin a few days later.  A few months after that, ALL my friends owned Bitcoin.  So what was the tipping point? You see, they all knew about Bitcoin, had heard about it in the SilkRoad case etcetera, but they never really cared about it until they owned it.  Ownership is the differentiator that will help us accelerate the widespread usage of Bitcoin beyond our wildest dreams.

But how do we do it? How can we get Bitcoin in the hands of the many? Easy: we make it so freaking simple your boss who still types with his two index fingers can do it.

My good friends over at http://desantisjohnson.com have created the easiest guide to acquiring Bitcoin I’ve ever seen, check it out in the link below.

http://desantisjohnson.com/docs/CoinbaseTut.pdf

I encourage you to take a moment and spread the word to your noobish friends and family, and get them started with Bitcoin.  You can smile in a few years when they are proclaiming you their modern day messiah.

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