Why not use some other cryptocurrencies, you ask? Of course you can. There are a lot out there. Some of the other cryptocurrencies come with their own advantages as well. But entering the world of cryptocurrency through Bitcoin first is recommended, for two reasons. One, it is the most regulated so far. It still lacks regulation, but advances have been made. Second, many other cryptocurrencies are marketed, directly or indirectly, as ‘a better version of Bitcoin’. Some are more anonymous, some are faster, some has more applications, the list goes on. So it makes sense to spend time and understand Bitcoin first for a better understanding of how the other coins differ from it.