Bitcoin & Blockchain Resources

Bitcoin and blockchain technology solve an elusive problem by enabling “trustless” transactions: value exchanges over computer networks that can be verified, monitored, and enforced without a central institution or intermediary. This has broad implications for how we transact over electronic networks. In 2014, I wrote a paper exploring implications of the technology from a law and policy perspective.

Getting Started:

The History of Bitcoin:

News Sites:


Discussion Forums:

Miscellaneous Statistics:



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. The Core wallet is much more resource intensive than other wallets and will not function properly unless it is running constantly on an active Internet connection.

Running a Node:

Online Courses:

White Papers:

Blockchain Governance:


Video Presentations:

High Quality Blogs:

Buying Bitcoins:

Vendors Accepting Bitcoin:

Advanced Investing & Trading:

Realtime Exchange Data:


Lightning Network:

Fork Stats:

Crypto Careers: