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is not simple to understand.
Even when you think you get it, you probably don’t.
I’ve spent countless of hours during the last 5 years listening to podcasts, reading articles, running a full node, tinkering with software, software wallets as well as hardware wallets. Reading books on the subject. Thinking. Tinkering some more. Trying out services in the space. I’m still learning new things about the project, every single day. It’s humbling.
The protocol is developing and people are discovering new ways to utilize current features.
The experience of discovering how Bitcoin is changing the world is both inspiring and exciting.

Bitcoin is a fundamentally important project with an incredible depth to it and you are most certainly dismissing it on the wrong reasons.

I’ve been running a full node for Bitcoin (and Litecoin) for a couple of days now. It guarantees that I’ll always be able to make transactions since I can connect to the network through my own computer. That’s basically the idea of it. It took a while to sync the thing, but that was until I found out about this trick: to put the chainstate directory on a SSD and create symlink to it from the external drive to where I sync the blockchain. The Bitcoin Wiki has more detailed information.