Bitcoin Reading List: Get Up to Speed With the Worlds Most Popular Crypto Asset

The world of crypto assets is often a rather daunting and confusing place. As a newcomer, it can be difficult to hone in on good information to start your Bitcoin educational journey off right.

With that in mind, we thought wed put together this reading list of resources aimed to help newbies find their feet in crypto quicker. Every individual armed with good information and a passion for Bitcoin is a promotional asset to the wider digital currency movement, which, of course, wed love to see grow.

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In an effort to promote greater Bitcoin understanding globally, respected advocate of the space and CasaHODL CEO, Jameson Lopp has just overhauled one of the spaces best resources for those wanting to get started in digital currency. Lopp Tweeted the following of the website redesign earlier today:

https://t.co/8ZsrcEwSfa has been reorganized to improve readability and scalability – 500 links on a single page was a bit much! Still plenty of work to do, but feedback is appreciated.

Lopps list of resources is reportedly open source and the coder and CEO requests that feedback on the material be submitted via GitHub. It is an ideal first stop for a budding crypto enthusiast or further learner and has pages dedicated to beginner concepts, along with much more advanced literature focused on mining, understanding how fees are calculated, and even working out what taxes you might owe through investing or trading.

The material Lopp has sourced is from a variety of different contributors and is presented in both original documents – such as the Bitcoin Whitepaper itself – along with video summaries of different concepts and numerous articles. Conveniently, Lopp has labelled different resources as non-technical, a bit technical, etc.

Another resource we recommend for those absolute beginners wanting to get an overview of the potential impact that Bitcoin could have on the planet is Andreas Antonopouloss second book on Bitcoin, The Internet of Money. We recommend starting with his second book since it has been comprised of talks by the computer scientist, often delivered to rooms full of people without technical backgrounds. As a primer to the subject, its a relatively easy read that has no doubt been responsible for the enduring crypto passions of many readers.

For those wanting to delve more into the computer science side of digital currency, Antonopouloss first book, Mastering Bitcoin, is perfect to start thinking about actually building applications on the Bitcoin network. Be warned, however, after the first few chapters, the author does get highly technical. Wed only recommend a deep dive into this one if you have an interest in creating applications, have a strong background in coding, or have read everything else you can get your hands on. This first chapters are also useful for starting to understand some technical aspects of Bitcoin from the laypersons perspective. However, it does get deep pretty quickly.

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