It seems that Satoshi Nakamoto has been hacked or somehow compromised. This led me to learn more about Bitcoin and its history so far.

Like many others, I’m kicking myself for not buying a few Bitcoins back in 2009. I was a college student then, and I had no disposable income. Still, I was considering buying one or two, just to walk myself through the process and use an exchange or a client. Maybe it’s a good thing I didn’t get involved in it at all, since its legality and widespread acceptance are still big issues.

Anyway, I’m trying to drown out that regret by satisfying my fascination with the concept of cryptocurrency.

First, here’s the original whitepaper about Bitcoin:

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

This Bitcoin series on Khan Academy is a good introduction as well:

Bitcoin: What Is It?

This Wikipedia article has some interesting background:

History of Bitcoin

And finally, take a look at these photos taken at a Bitcoin farm:

Gallery: Inside a Top Bitcoin Mine in China