Bitcoin Webcomic: Trust, Gold, Third Parties, and a Decentralized, Distributed Ledger

Bitcoin Webcomic: Trust, Gold, Third Parties, and a Decentralized, Distributed Ledger

TL;DR: CoinSpice.io was able to fuse three of its most beloved interests into one project: peer-to-peer electronic cash, cryptocurrency education, and the work of comics legend Scott McCloud. Known as the ‘Marshall McLuhan of comics’ and the ‘Aristotle of comics’ for his ability to explain any concept via illustrated narratives, McCloud takes readers through an informative, funny, and beautiful webcomic to help explain one of the most important documents in modern human history, the Bitcoin White Paper.

More Spice: Bitcoin White Paper Webcomic by Comics Legend Scott McCloud

Trust, Gold, Third Parties, and a Decentralized, Distributed Ledger

This eleven panel snippet from the Bitcoin White Paper Webcomic, composed of 9 adventures, one leading to the next, is the second lesson for Alice, our protagonist. She’s already met a mysterious wisened gentleman in adventure one who explains the basic controversy and history. Suddenly, a new character claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto picks up where the first left off.

Bitcoin Webcomic: Trust, Gold, Third Parties, and a Decentralized, Distributed Ledger

Bitcoin Webcomic: Trust, Gold, Third Parties, and a Decentralized, Distributed Ledger

Bitcoin Webcomic: Trust, Gold, Third Parties, and a Decentralized, Distributed Ledger

Bitcoin Webcomic: Trust, Gold, Third Parties, and a Decentralized, Distributed Ledger

The Power of P2P

It’s important to compare bitcoin with gold, the commodity money it was clearly patterned after. Equally relevant are the metal’s notorious limitations, leading to Satoshi’s breakthrough: peer-to-peer digital cash for the world.

Bitcoin Webcomic: Trust, Gold, Third Parties, and a Decentralized, Distributed Ledger

Bitcoin Webcomic: Trust, Gold, Third Parties, and a Decentralized, Distributed Ledger

Bitcoin Webcomic: Trust, Gold, Third Parties, and a Decentralized, Distributed Ledger

Bitcoin Webcomic: Trust, Gold, Third Parties, and a Decentralized, Distributed Ledger

Trust is Always an Issue

Historic conundrums about money’s utility seem to revolve around trust: bankers, governments, etc. There have been minders throughout history, and sliding scales of benevolence can easily be found. What if there was a way to get around trust as we’ve previously understood the concept economically?

Bitcoin Webcomic: Trust, Gold, Third Parties, and a Decentralized, Distributed Ledger

Bitcoin Webcomic: Trust, Gold, Third Parties, and a Decentralized, Distributed Ledger

Bitcoin Webcomic: Trust, Gold, Third Parties, and a Decentralized, Distributed Ledger

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