Bitcoin is a complicated subject, it really is, that’s why it may sound so unfeasible if whenever you try to explain it to someone, or someone tries to explain it to you. As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and a video is worth 24 pictures per second! With that in mind, we have scoured the web in search of explanatory videos, infographics and podcasts to help you get a better understanding of Bitcoin.


The Khan Academy

The famous E-learning institution has a course on Bitcoin (which we’ve already featured). The course is split over nine videos between nine and 15 minutes in duration. You can view the whole course here, or watch the entire course in one go as a YouTube playlist.

Tekzilla Bitcoin 101

Revision 3’s technology how-to series covered Bitcoin in this episode, giving advice about how to participate and the best mining hardware to choose. To find the section on Bitcoin, skip to 14 minutes and 30 seconds into the video stream. Alternatively view on

Academic Earth

The Academic Earth hosts an infographic video showing how the process of Bitcoin mining works. The page is furnished with a full transcript. Credit to Reddit user “Artesian”.

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“Bitcoin Explained” user, “Adam”, posted another explanatory video (both on and Vimeo). Explaining the value of the mathematic side of Bitcoin.

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Real Time Bitcoin Value

Bitcoin Infographic

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Visual Capitalist – The Encryption Standard


Who Started Bitcoin?



NPR Money

National Public Radio’s Money series, “NPR Money” covered the basics at a lay person level in episode #450.

Security Now

If you are ready for a more challenging listen, then head over the TWiT network, where episode 287 of the Security Now podcast covers the bitcoin protocol in deep cryptographic detail. You can get more links from the show notes, and read a full transcript.

Let’s Talk Bitcoin!

If you want a podcast to give you regular news and listener questions about Bitcoin, then subscribe to the “Let’s Talk Bitcoin!” podcast.

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