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Bitcoin visuals

Not everyone likes to read, so on this special page I explain Bitcoin using images and illustrations. If you are looking for Bitcoin images or Bitcoin visualizations to increase understanding of this digital currency and monetary protocol, you are in the right place!

 

On this page you can learn everything about Bitcoin, from what it is to how it works and why it is so valuable. I hope you enjoy looking at these Bitcoin images and Bitcoin illustrations and learn a lot from them! Learn how you can reach financial independence.

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Bitcoin image

A clear explanation of a transaction in the Bitcoin protocol, in one image:

Bitcoin transaction from wallet to UTXO set

In these articles you will find an extensive textual explanation:


#8 - How Bitcoin transactions work: a step-by-step explanation


#9 - How the Bitcoin Protocol Works: An In-Depth Technical Explanation

Everything you need to know about private keys in one image:

From entropy to private key

From entropy to private key, this article takes a closer look at how they work:


#8 - How Bitcoin transactions work: a step-by-step explanation

A hardware wallet generates entropy, the seedphrase and private keys. A public key is created from the private key. You can then find the Bitcoin addresses in a software wallet that belong to these private and public keys:

From entropy to address

Private keys, public keys, and bitcoin addresses: you can read more about them in this article: 
 

#8 - How Bitcoin transactions work: a step-by-step explanation

This image shows how a hash function works and how the input leads to an output:

Hashfunctions explained

Hash functions play an important role in digital security. This article describes how hash functions are used in the Bitcoin protocol:

#9 - How the Bitcoin Protocol Works: An In-Depth Technical Explanation

This image shows step by step how opening a Lightning channel works: 

Opening lightning channel

In this illustration you can see how a Lightning channel is opened, using onchain wallets, locking Bitcoin in a 2/2 multisig and processing transactions through the timechain. If you want to learn more about how Lightning channels work, read this article that takes a closer look at Lightning:

#11 - Send bitcoin cheaply and quickly: this is how the lightning network works

How routing nodes and Lightning channels work:

Lightning routing nodes + balances

How routing nodes work and Lightning channels are balanced can be seen in this image. If you want to know more about the Lightning Network, read the following article: 
 

#11 - Send bitcoin cheaply and quickly: this is how the lightning network works

Bitcoin reduces physical violence by moving the defense of property rights over value to the digital realm:

Decentralised defense Dutch compressed.png

Bitcoin regulates the defense of property rights in the digital domain. You can read how Bitcoin reduces violence in the following article: 
 

#12 - Proof of work: physical defense for an economic reality

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