Running a full Bitcoin node leads to better understanding of the community that makes Bitcoin a reality. Plus, it helps one understand its value as a foundation for financial transactions both large and small.
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Lisa Servon, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, embedded herself in a check-cashing business and a payday lender. Her experience exposed her to the truth about a mainstream banking and credit system in the US that underserves tens of millions. The Unbanking of America tells their story.
This article reviews the Bitcoin Standard, by Saifedean Ammous, advocates for Bitcoin as "an unstoppable and globally accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks." This book has become one of the go to resources for newcomers learning about its position in the history of money.
If Bitcoin is the answer then what exactly is the question? There are two. The first question is obvious. Can the problems of government spending and currency debasement be fixed. Yes, Bitcoin is the answer there. The second question is harder to answer. What is the transition and how is it made?