New-b desperate for guidance

im new here as of today. im currently incarcerated and i want to expand my knowledge because the prison system is anti-advanced-education. im using a contraband phone that i was able to purchase at an extremely high price but i can now reach out to the world and my family so i can never put a price on that.

ive been gone from the world for over 8 years and this is the first time ive had access to the internet in over 8 years. in 2017 i read INTERNET OF MONEY by Andreas Antonopoulos and i had never heard of Bitcoin up until that moment. it wss about August 2017. since that day ive been doing nothing but consuming anything about bitcoin, blockchain, cypherpunks, encryption, Cryptocurrencies, etc. in about a year i was fortunate enough to have family and friends ordering me books. ive now read more than 20 books and ive read these books no less than 6x’s a piece! THE BOOK OF SATOSHI, BLOCKCHAIN AND THE LAW, MASTERING BITCOIN, THE BITCOIN STANDARD, etc, etc…

I contacted an outside career institute that charged my mom $800 dollars to send me books about “C” coding, i graduated with honors and a 93%gpa, but i just had the books, i didnt have access to a terminal. i started teaching a class to other prisoners, teaching about bitcoin, blockchain and crypto. i taught this class for a year then transferred to this new prison on medical transfer, my dad has stage 4 lung cancer. its been a rough ride.

i got this phone about 2 months ago and i just started an educational group on Facebook to help spread thr wird to family and friends and right now i have 63 members.

i met a British lady there on Facebook and i helped her learn about bitcoin and wallets, she had since invested an extremely large amount of money into crypto. she’s very happy and she found IVAN ON TECH and told me she’d pay for a year for me if i wanted. i accepted her offer and now here i am… if you can help guide me i really could use the help. im 41 years old, from America.

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I’m not sure what you’re asking for?
Also hoping you can get something done on your phone.

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I cant even log into the forum…

Well I haven’t been on the internet in over 8 years and I’m probably still using it like 2012 when I’m sure there’s much more I can do.

Hi Btcblockmaster,

I am just at the beginning of my crypto/blockchain journey and, although having used the internet for the past 20 years, I have never joined a group or a forum before. I too am learning the navigation of the website and the forum - you are not alone!

Your story is inspiring - I’m so pleased you turned your life around through knowledge and education, particularly in Bitcoin and blockchain technology, it’s very admirable.

I don’t have any social media profiles and to be honest not sure how to keep in contact through here, but I’d love to know how you’re getting on (and any tips you’ve learned as a beginner on this site would be awesome :stuck_out_tongue: )

By the sounds of it you’ve overcome bigger hurdles - good luck :slight_smile:

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Hello! I’m coming along okay, but I’m having problems logging back onto the forum so I’m answering this directly from my email address.

Bitcoin has truly changed my entire perspective on life and our world, a world I once thought had no hope of ever being a better place. Thanks for finding inspiration in my intro and my story. I plan to be deeply involved in the forum. I plan to network and learn some of the greatest knowledge in human history. I hope we can keep in touch, please. Thanks and i look forward to hearing from you again soon


Hey Btcblockmaster - congratulations identifying the bitcoin/crypto/blockchain industry. Thanks to your friend for enrolling you into Ivan on tech academy. Your reading materials are heavyweight reference books - well done. Teaching is a great way of finding out what you know and what you don’t know. You’ve come to the right place to learn, share and debate. I too, am a beginner. It is good to have this forum to encourage, motivate and applaud each step taken in this revolution.


Will see! I think this phone gives me a great opportunity even if I only manage to do little.

Do you have a specific specialty? Or interest?

Thanks! And I hope we can stay connected.

Thank you! I’m very grateful for having this opportunity! Thanks Ms V!!

I’ve just started with EOS blockchain. Spent most of my time checking out glossary terms. Ultimate aim is to learn c++. I think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. In fact I’m choking. Doesn’t deter me one bit. Just take one step at a time. Because EOS is the token/blockchain that my assignment is based on, I’ve spent some time on their website. I know a bit more today, than I did yesterday. Chin up Btc - there are quite a few of us in this boat. Feel free to drop a line.