A deck I presented back in 2011, when I should have bought several thousand Bitcoins for pennies each...

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BitCoin_Overview_Architecture_2011-07-05.pdf

620 kB PDF.

  1. Outline origins of BitCoin project and protocol
  2. How BitCoins are “created”
  3. What the block does
  4. How transactions are confirmed
  5. Technical short-falls