TL;DR: Read The Bitcoin Standard and The Bullish Case for Bitcoin.


Essentials #

Start at the beginning, and read – or at least skim – the 8 pages which gave birth to Bitcoin:

To get a grasp on Bitcoin you will have to read a book or two. If you only want to read one book, you can’t go wrong with Saifedean’s The Bitcoin Standard. Bitcoin is money, so understanding The Ethics of Money Production is paramount to understanding what Bitcoin is about. If you need a crash-course in economics, read Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt.

If you prefer a shorter introduction, read and listen to the following:

Find answers to common questions in the FAQ.


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Videos #

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Books #

Books about Bitcoin which can be read by anyone, no special background knowledge or education required. As mentioned above, The Bitcoin Standard is required reading for anyone interested in Bitcoin.

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Articles #

Many amazing articles have been written about Bitcoin. Trying to link to all of them is futile. The following is an effort to highlight at least some of them. For a more comprehensive list of resources please refer to the literature listed at the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute and the selection of articles read by Bitcoin Audible.

One of the best articles to read if you are new to Bitcoin is The Bullish Case for Bitcoin, which outlines why there are very good reasons to be optimistic about Bitcoin’s future.

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Podcasts #

One of the best ways to educate yourself on Bitcoin is by listening to the smartest people in the space. Luckily, we are living in the golden age of podcasts, and many great conversations are “open source” so to speak.

The following podcasts are among the best in the space:

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Selected Podcast Episodes #

You can find a list of selected podcast episodes here.


Further Resources #

The more rabbit holes, the better! Don’t rely on this resource page alone. There are many excellent curations and guides by other bitcoiners, such as:

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About these Resources #

The resources listed above are but a small selection which was particularly influential in my thinking. A sincere thank you to all the people who shared their thoughts and insights, past and present. I have learned so much, and for that, I will be eternally grateful.

If you have suggestions for content or improvements, feel free to open issues or PRs on GitHub or reach out to me.


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