A bitcoin booster got $2.3 million after being “bitshamed” for being poor

A bitcoin personality became an instant millionaire from a flood of donations worth more than 150 bitcoins, or around $2.25 million at today’s rates.

The recipient, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, has written technical books about bitcoin and is known for delivering inspiring speeches about the cryptocurrency’s revolutionary potential. Donations poured in after another bitcoin personality, a man known as “Bitcoin Jesus” for his evangelical efforts to promote the cryptocurrency, mocked Antonopoulos on Twitter for not getting rich off early bitcoin investments.

Antonopoulos makes a living from donations to a Patreon account, speaking fees, and book royalties. He was debunking the claim made by someone on Twitter, who assumed he was a “multi-millionaire” given his early involvement in the bitcoin world.

Source: A bitcoin booster got $2.3 million after being “bitshamed” for being poor


Venezuela Announces the Creation of Oil-Backed National Cryptocurrency – the Petro

News Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro has announced the creation of the country’s national cryptocurrency. It will be called the Petro and will be backed by the nation’s oil, gold, gas, and diamond reserves. Also read: Japan Increases Lead – Approves Another Four New Cryptocurrency Exchanges Venezuela’s National Cryptocurrency Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro. The president of Venezuela, Nicolás […]

Source: Venezuela Announces the Creation of Oil-Backed National Cryptocurrency – the Petro – Xablu Contracts

Bitcoin for Newbies

Updates: June 15, 2017 – Added Changelly to Exchanges

This is a work-in-progress… For now, these items are in no particular order, except for the first one. Credit goes to the members of the Cryptocurrency Collectors Club for providing many of these links.


  1. The whitepaper at bitcoin.org that started it all, by Bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto


  1. Blockchain.info (online wallet with an app)
  2. Bitcoin-Qt / Bitcoin Core (original wallet, downloads the ENTIRE blockchain to your computer)
  3. Multibit HD (My preferred Desktop wallet)
  4. Hardware Wallet Review: Trezor vs. Ledger (2015)
  5. Hardware Wallet Review: KeepKey vs. Trezor vs. Ledger Nano (2016)



  1. Bitcoin Magazine – Cryptocurrency News
  2. Blockchain.info – Bitcoin Blockchain Charts and Data
  3. CoinDesk – Cryptocurrency News
  4. CryptoWatch – Live Bitcoin / Altcoin Price Charts
  5. Hacked: Hacking Finance – Learn how to hack finance and become financially independent


  1. Blockfolio – Bitcoin and Altcoin Portfolio Blockfolio offers complete cryptocurrency management, with easy to use tools to keep track of all your cryptocurrency investments. Get detailed price and market information for individual currencies and your entire portfolio all in one place.
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  1. Online Learning from Princeton: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies
  2. One of my all-time favourite vpodcasts is from Epicenter, when they interviewed former cypherpunk Vinay Gupta, and discuss how Bitcoin is moving us away from what he calls “Lawyer Capitalism” to “Programmer Capitalism.” In a nutshell, blockchain technology can eliminate the inefficiencies and corruption in our present systems. https://youtu.be/hTuGoRdm5wo

The Digital Currency Commons

Bitcoin expert Andreas M. Antonopoulos give an excellent presentation on what has happened to our currency commons, and how Bitcoin can offers self-defense againt corporations.

Andreas uses tipping your server as an example of how corporations have invaded/restricted our freedom to transact with each other, as individuals.

With all the recent money talk, this will give you a good idea of what the future of banking and personal transactions hold for all of us.