All About Bitcoins - Bitcoins 101: Basics

Posted by SeekonkLibrary

Do you find it hard to understand the concept of this new digital currency called Bitcoins? This educational series will be the perfect place to come and ask all your questions and finally get some answers! The All About Bitcoins series presented by local expert Jim Joiner will begin on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6 PM at Seekonk Library. In Bitcoins 101, you will learn what a Bitcoin is, where it is stored, how it is spent, and how it is secured. We will review how “mining” works and similarities between Bitcoins, banks, and Visa/Mastercard payment systems. Please register at

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