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At CoinControversy, we believe it is important to learn new things every day. This page contains valuable resources to help navigate you through the basics of Bitcoin, smart contracts and other top projects, as well as help you avoid the common dangers of crypto.

 

 

Table of Contents

 

 

Bitcoin

The #1 project on the market, Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency developed in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto with a focus on security, decentralization and social scalability. Satoshi is a pseudonymous programmer or programmers.

Give the whitepaper a read: nakamotoinstitute.org/static/docs/bitcoin.pdf

And next, indulge in all the brilliant work that made Bitcoin possible: nakamotoinstitute.org/literature

Enjoy some light-hearted Satoshi material! satoshi.nakamotoinstitute.org

Brief introduction of the Lightning Network, a layer 2 scaling solution for Bitcoin and other chains: lightning.network

 

 

Smart Contracts

A brief introduction into smart contracts: wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_contract

Nick Szabo invented smart contracts: firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/download/548/469

 

 

Ethereum

The number #2 project in crypto, Ethereum, is a layer 1 blockchain with a powerful virtual machine that allows the creation of smart contracts. Its token standard, ERC-20, has allowed numerous projects like Chainlink and Uniswap to create massive ecosystems built on the Ethereum mainnet.

The basics of Ethereum's network structure and various other resources: ethereum.org/en/learn

Introduction into Solidity, Ethereum's novel programming language invented by Polkadot Creator Gavin Wood: docs.soliditylang.org/en/v0.8.13/

 

 

The Dangers of Crypto

 

 

Faketoshis and Bitcoin Scams

 

Craig Wright

He is an Australian con artist who was forced to flee his home country after falsifying supercomputer research in exchange for tax credits. He then began to publicly claim in 2016 that he was Satoshi Nakamoto, but has only provided forged documents as evidence. 

 

Here are the best places to explore why Craig Wright is NOT the creator of Bitcoin:

Timeline of Craig Wright's fraud and debunking by investigative journalist Arthur Van Pelt: seekingsatoshi.weebly.com

Complete archive of Craig Wright's forgeries, scams, and baseless libel lawsuits by BTCKershi: cswarchive.info

 

BSV (Bitcoin Satoshi Vision)

The extremely low exchange support and court lawsuits shows its true nature. We actively cover BSV as long as it is alive.

Arthur Van Pelt writes excellent articles on BSV's continued fraud: mylegacykit.medium.com

BTCKershi's article showing how BSV companies mimic the branding of Bitcoin companies and name brands: cswarchive.info/ecosystem

Beware of Calvin Ayre's BSV propaganda arm: coingeek.com. Notice their repeated attempts at claiming BSV is Bitcoin, including the Google results, despite it being a fork of Bitcoin Cash.

 

Other Faketoshis

Jurgen Debo is a Twitter faketoshi using backdated PGP keys. Beware of donation requests, shilling attempts at various products, and alt accounts: twitter.com/realSatoshiN

 

Twitter Scam Bots

 

A typical Twitter Bitcoin giveaway scam

 

YouTube Scams

 

A YouTube livestream scam
A YouTube comment scam

 

BNB Chain Scams

Case Study: Popular YouTuber Rug Pulls Supporters in $500k Token Scam

 

The CryptoMoonShots subreddit, where bots post scam tokens:

a typical r/CryptoMoonShots scam

 

 

Other Helpful Resources

 

The Best Crypto News Aggregators:

CryptoPanic: cryptopanic.com

Cryptopys: cryptopys.com

 

*note: we update this page with more resources and content over time