Ultimate Bitcoin Resources and Information

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Bitcoin is a revolutionary system that is quite complex and has a steep learning curve. Below you’ll find enough curated educational resources and information about it that you could spend months sifting through them all. Make sure you have a decent grasp of the system before you store a significant amount of value in it! The same aspects that make it so valuable also make it unforgiving to those who make mistakes.

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BITCOIN BOOKS

These books go into great detail about various aspects of Bitcoin or ideas that are foundational to its value and operation.

Technical Books:

Non-technical Books:

Bitcoin History:

Economics & Money:


BITCOIN DOCUMENTARIES

Bitcoin is not just a technology - it’s helping people all around the world. You can learn about the impact it’s having from a variety of documentaries.


BITCOIN VIDEO PRESENTATIONS

There are thousands of hours of quality content that have been produced as a result of conferences, meetups, and individuals that cover every aspect of this multifaceted ecosystem.

Presentation Compilations:

Conference Presentations:

Meetup Presentations:


BITCOIN HISTORY

Bitcoin didn’t simply appear out of thin air - it was built upon decades of work and came after many failed digital currency projects. Understanding how we got here will help you understand where we’re going.

The History of Bitcoin:


BITCOIN SECURITY & RESOURCES

Managing private keys securely in order to “be your own bank” can involve some complex processes if you want to protect against every possible threat. There’s also a balance against making it so complex that you lose access to your own keys - keep it as simple as possible!

General Security:

Security Guides:

Cold Storage Guides:


BITCOIN ECONOMICS

One fascinating aspect of the fintech revolution is the ability to program your own economic rules. While there are a variety of economic theories, now we can experiment with them at an unprecedented pace.

Economics:


BITCOIN MINING RESOURCES

Mining is an important aspect of Bitcoin’s security - timestamping batches of transactions and making it expensive to reverse transactions that have been confirmed. These days the time, skills, and capital investment required to mine profitably is out of reach for most hobbyists.

Mining Info:

Mining Guides:

Energy Consumption:

Other Perspectives:


BITCOIN BLOCK EXPLORERS

Explorers provide us with a view of the entire blockchain, enabling us to see the aggregate flow of money and also letting you drill down into specific transactions.

Block Explorers:

Open Source Block Explorers:

Search Engines:


BITCOIN METRICS & STATISTICS

There are a plethora of metrics that can be observed about the system in order to gauge its adoption and use.

Blockchain Statistics:

Node Statistics:

Miscellaneous Metrics: