Think Bitcoin is too complicated to learn? Think again! If you are thinking about getting started with Bitcoin, it's easy to feel discouraged. It may seem as if you need to be a programmer to understand the technology or have extra money to gamble on volatile exchange rates. Nothing could be further from the truth. Computer consultant and Bitcoin expert David R. Sterry can show you how to get started, one step at a time, with minimal technical knowledge or financial risk. -- Enjoy screenshots and step-by-step instructions. Make your first purchase with free bitcoins. Get setup to handle and store bitcoins safely. Protect yourself from fraud and currency exchange risk. --
Sterry replaces jargon and unnecessary technical details with simple explanations. "You Can Learn Bitcoin: A Step-by-Step Introduction to the Online Currency" is packed with everything you need to know to use bitcoins personally or for business. So stop making excuses, and take your first tour of this new Internet currency today!
Excellent easy read for beginners. After reading David's book I wanted to learn more because the book is merely an introduction to Bitcoin. I followed the links in the book and found them to be very informative, although some need to be updated.
Understandable for a Newbie
This book in plain terms explained why and how bitcoin can be useful to me in my everyday world. It didn’t get overly technical.
Helpful, but needs an update
A lot of the URLs are no longer valid, and the few that are have changed significantly since this book was written. Still, for a first look into bitcoin, it does a good job at explaining the core concepts. It's also a short read and worth it, provided you're not relying on a step by step walk through -- it's not possible with all the dead links.