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What you need to know about Bitcoin

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Will bitcoin make me rich? That was my first question about Bitcoin when I heard the term years ago. I didn't know a thing about cryptocurrency, or why or how a bitcoin might be used, but it sounded like an internet gold rush. I never invested in bitcoin, and that may have been the right decision. But sometimes I think of the life that could have been.

This week, I invited my brilliant pal Russell Brandom to explain Bitcoin. He has a skill for making complex things like this digestible, and he delivers yet again, explaining the numbers behind the madness.

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