What exactly is Bitcoin? And why is it important? In this short online course featuring Dr. William Luther of Kenyon College, you will learn the basics of Bitcoin and some of the more advanced questions surrounding this mysterious currency. Will Bitcoin be the death to national currencies as we know them? What gives Bitcoin its value? And why is the creator of Bitcoin hiding his (her? their?) identity? We might not be able to unmask the founder of Bitcoin, but you will definitely own the conversation at your next social gathering.