What does it mean to have a bitcoin? Many people have now heard of bitcoin, that’s it’s a fully digital currency, with no government to issue it and no banks needed to manage accounts and verify transactions. That no one actually knows who invented it. Yet many people don’t know the answer to this question, at least not in full. To get there, and to make sure the technical details underlying this answer feel motivated, we’re going to walk through step-by-step how you might have invented your own version of Bitcoin. read more...