Getting Started:

  • Explain Bitcoin Like I'm Five
  • Bitcoin Explained (illustrated guide in simple terms)
  • The Bitcoin Whitepaper written by Satoshi Nakamoto
  • The Bitcoin Whitepaper with annotations
  • The Bitcoin Whitepaper read out loud
  • The Value of Blockchains
  • How Bitcoin Works (non technical) (5 min video)
  • How Bitcoin Works (a bit technical) (5 min video)
  • How Bitcoin Works (very technical) (26 min video)
  • How Bitcoin Works Under the Hood (22 min video)
  • Bitcoin 101 (Balaji Srinivasan)
  • Bitcoin for Beginners (Andreas Antonopoulos)
  • Beginner's Guide to Bitcoin by CoinDesk
  • Bitcoin is Like...
  • A Bitcoin Webcomic (with educational notes)
  • Bitcoin Infographics
  • The Trust Machine: The Story of Bitcoin
  • Reading Bitcoin - translated articles

  • The History of Bitcoin:

    News Sites:

    Discussion Forums:

    Miscellaneous Statistics:

    Transaction Fee Estimates:

    Block Explorers:



    Data Anchoring:

    Deep Dive Technical Resources:

    Developer Tools:



    Setting up a Wallet:

    Choose your wallet here
    You'll note that there are a variety of options.
    My wallet recommendations:
    Note that it is NOT recommended that Bitcoin newcomers use the Bitcoin Core wallet. If you want to use a wallet backed by a fully validating node you run, read Securing Your Financial Sovereignty.

    Running a Node:

    Online Courses:


    Video Presentations:




    Buying Bitcoins:

    Merchant Adoption:

    Advanced Trading:

    Realtime Exchange Data:

    Tax Accounting:

    Lightning Network:


    Bitcoin Forks:

    Crypto Careers:

    Crypto Charity: