The blockchain is the right invention, at the right time. With blockchain, we are in the early 1990s phase of the internet. But this time it’s different, we have seen what new technology can do, and how dramatically it can affect and change our lives, businesses, and our economies practically overnight. The crypto world can be quite complicated, but the aim of this book is to break down that ‘complicated’ barrier and cover everything you should know about the crypto world in a way that is easy to grasp. We will answer some of the basic questions regarding blockchain and cryptocurrencies, why they were created, why the technology is so important, and why this field holds such incredible potential. We will explain the difference between blockchain and cryptocurrencies and we will show you how cryptocurrencies stack up against our traditional currencies. Even with no previous knowledge you should be able to walk away from this book feeling confident in understanding the basic fundamental technical aspects behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The field of blockchain and cryptocurrencies does hold a lot of potential, but because we’re still in the early phases of the technology it is also still highly volatile. I hope this book will give you a general overview of the world of cryptocurrencies and lift the fog of how this technology works, and why you should spend the time to learn about it. The goal of this book is to give you a sense of direction and motivation to continue and deepen your research to take advantage of this potential.