Bitcoin is a new and exciting opportunity, but being totally different than the money you are used to many people jump into Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies without a solid understanding of the tech and the project. Don’t invest a significant amount of money into crypto without doing your own research. *this collection of links is adapted from’s list.

Begin Here

History of Bitcoin


Bitcoin mining is highly specialized and requires a large capital investment. It’s not for the brand new bitcoiner, unless you’re using it to learn.


Getting a Wallet

Choose a wallet here – is Satoshi’s original site and these wallets have been checked by Core developers. (Attention: never put more than spending money into a mobile wallet)

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Price and Trading

Realtime Bitcoin Visualizations

Bitcoin Statistics

Technical Resources

Discussion Forums

Bitcoin’s Future

Lightning Network

Lightning is the next generation bitcoin transaction layer. Bitcoin is a great store of value with payments possible. However, transactions on the base layer are encumbered by many necessary factors in bitcoin’s design. Lightning brings instant scale to transactions.


“TumbleBit is a new anonymous payments protocol that is fully compatible with today’s Bitcoin protocol. TumbleBit allows parties to make payments through an untrusted Tumbler. No-one, not even the Tumbler, can tell which payer paid which payee.”


Run a Full Node

Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer (p2p) network. It’s supported and ruled by those peers/users. To support the decentralization and the proper functioning of incentives consider running a full node. It’s not the same as mining, and can be done relatively cheaply, about $3/mo.