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Learn about Bitcoin before your grandmother does

Christina Comben

Yuri Cataldo and Steve Good – co-hosts of The Coin Chat podcast – were doing the rounds in Malta earlier this month.

Their candid YouTube show on all things cryptocurrency and finance has hosted some of the industry’s biggest names from John McAfee to Roger Ver.

They also interviewed US presidential candidate Andrew Yang about his thoughts on blockchain, Bitcoin, and the general economy.

Now they’ve taken their years of combined experience in financial services and blockchain to help explain it to the masses in the form of a new book that demystifies the complex world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

Be Left Behind

The book’s title, Be Left Behind, was presumably chosen to instil some kind of FOMO in potential readers. However, the pair explain that many people are curious about cryptocurrency and want to find out more, but because it feels like an “incomprehensible world”, they give up before getting started.

“Worse than that,” says Yuri, “they feel that the cryptocurrency craze has already passed them by, that they’ve missed the boat. Somehow, they got left behind. We’re here to tell people that it’s not too complicated to learn and nothing has passed them by.”

He laughs, “They also need to start learning about it before their grandmother does because it’s going to be really important for their future.”

Steve nods his head, “We’re here to tell people to read this book and stick with us, just like thousands of our followers do. If you do, not only will you understand these concepts, but you’ll learn how you can invest and how to keep your coins safely stored.”

They say that if people have questions, such as “what is Bitcoin?”, “how do I get started?”, or even “is Bitcoin safe?”, they had the very same doubts in the beginning. “Everyone has to start somewhere,” says Yuri, “we were beginners once too.”

Positive feedback from industry thought leaders

Be Left Behind is currently available for pre-order and is set to be released soon.

“The manuscript is done and signed off, the book cover is done, all the quotes are done. We have quotes from Tim Draper, from Tom Lee from Fundstrat, and many more, which lends the book social proof from our peers,” says Steve.

“We’ve had overwhelming support from industry leaders willing to put their names on the book and give their amazing support and feedback.”

In fact, Tim Draper, a key influencer in the cryptocurrency space and founder of Draper Associates, said:

“This book will help you understand the basics of Bitcoin and will pay for itself again and again. Steve and Yuri answer the $250,000 question on why you don’t want to be left behind.”

“This book is for the Bitcoin curious,” Steve continues. “It’s the foundations that tell you what is a wallet, what’s a cryptocurrency, what is a blockchain, how do I keep my coins safe, how do I keep my data privacy safe in general, how do I buy it, how do I sell it?”

Steve explains that they also go a bit further to explain to people how they should safeguard their identities online and the best way to protect their data and passwords and improve their cyber habits.

We talk some more about the danger of being loose with your data and how people should be more aware of the risks as companies use data points to manipulate consumers.

Wrapping it up

“We need more educational material to help get more people on board. We have to make it easier for them, to know what it is, how to get started, and whether it’s for them. Be Left Behind is an unbiased source, so we don’t recommend that anyone use a particular exchange or wallet or provider.”

I ask Steve and Yuri what motivated them to write the book and host their podcast in the first place. They say that initially, it was their friends telling them they should do it “because people need to learn about this stuff”.

So, for people who want to take their first steps into cryptocurrency, Be Left Behind has been written as a go-to source for all their questions. And according to Crypto Beadles, Brock Pierce, Thomas Lee, and many more, this is a good place to start.

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