Nobody Understands Bitcoin (And That's OK)

Jameson Lopp is a software engineer at BitGo, creator of and founder of

In this guest feature, Lopp provides a deep dive into whether bitcoin can truly be understood as a technology, coming up with more questions than answers and delivering an impassioned appeal to open-mindedness and exploration.

When I first became interested in bitcoin, I found myself spending countless hours absorbing as much information about it as possible, trying to put all of the pieces together.

After years of learning, I now devote a fair amount of my time trying to help others understand bitcoin better. While many people have referred to me as a "bitcoin expert," I still consider myself a student – I have yet to determine how deep the rabbit hole goes.