The 4-Hour Guide to Becoming a Bitcoiner

GM Bitcoiners,

Everyone wants everything NOW… preferably yesterday. 

We all want sound bites and quick solutions. 

15-second clips and one-sentence tweets. 

Just watch someone scrolling Tik Tok and see how long they will give a video their attention. 

We want tips, tactics and hacks for everything. 

And there’s definitely some value in moving fast and taking action (especially with Bitcoin), but sometimes, you’ve just got to put in the work. 

Just like there isn’t really a 4-hour work week or 4-hour body, as Tim Ferris says (requires a lot of upfront time investment, and you don’t want to spend every day pondering life), there isn’t really a 4-hour Bitcoiner, but we’ll give it a go…


  1. Bitcoin for Everybody Course

This is a really well-put-together course by Saylor Academy. We have new members of staff take the course upon joining the team as it covers the most important aspects of Bitcoin. 

It’s 12 hours, but if you complete a few hours per week, it doesn’t take too long and gives you a great foundation.


  1. What Bitcoin Did Podcast, Beginners Guide

This is a personal one for me and probably saved me from being tempted by the world of ‘crypto’ when I first discovered Bitcoin. 

There are 17 episodes (I believe there is also a refresher), and they are roughly an hour each. I ate this up in under a week.


  1. The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous

There’s probably enough reading in the Saylor course, but if you had to recommend one book, this is close to the top. It’s become a classic for a reason and goes back to the origins of what money is, making it extremely useful for gaining context on the current monetary system. 


  1. Twitter 

Maybe this is the actual 4-hour Bitcoiner hack. Hang out on Twitter and absorb the useful information and memes. It can be an echo chamber, but it’s not bad to be constantly reminded of the difference between Bitcoin and Crypto, why you should HODL, taking your Bitcoin off exchanges, etc. 

So, what does the true 4-hour Bitcoiner’s week look like? 

Posting on Twitter

Making some memes

Auto-saving Bitcoin

The truth is once you learn about Bitcoin, you won’t want to be a 4-hour Bitcoiner. The rabbit hole of life and Bitcoin is too deep and interesting… 

Written by Henry

Content Manager at FastBitcoins. Came to Bitcoin for the sound money... stayed for the memes! When not on Bitcoin Twitter, Henry can be found dancing Argentine Tango or in the gym.

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