If you are new to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, you might be wondering where to start. Fortunately, there is a plethora of information available. Bitcoin beginner information is available in the form of courses, videos, and books, made just for the newbies looking to obtain some basic knowledge about the new technology. So which approach is right for you? Just read on for a brief description of some of the most popular and helpful resources for Bitcoin beginners.

Online educational resources

The Udemy course, Bitcoin or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Crypto, serves as a central point of introduction to Bitcoin for anyone interested. It assumes no special skills or knowledge nor experience in computer science. An in-depth complete guide to bitcoin, the important digital currency. One of the most comprehensive bitcoin courses!

Uber Nifty Bitcoin Resource Directory

The Uber Nifty Bitcoin Resource Directory is a helpful and extensive list of links that offer a wealth of information on cryptocurrencies. It includes links to external sources like bitcointalk.org, as well as internal pages on their site. A rather large list of informative links also includes information about some of the most promising altcoins as well, including Zerocoin, Ethereum, Counterparty, Mastercoin, and a few others. There is also a digital magazine available called “The Tao of Bitcoin” currently available for free in it’s pdf form. For a first-hand look at the Uber, Nifty Bitcoin Resource Directory take a look for yourself at ubernifty.com.


Bitcoin-Economy features three courses available for learning about Bitcoin and how to incorporate it into the real world of business. The first level course is called “The Basic Bitcoin Course” and teaches how to use Bitcoin as well as how the technology works. It also explains why the average person should get involved with Bitcoin and has answers to FAQ concerning Bitcoin. “The Certified Bitcoin Coach Program” is the second level course available at Bitcoin-Economy, which provides an extensive knowledge of Bitcoin and the Bitcoin economy, as well as skills in marketing and sales for Bitcoin related technologies. The “Advanced Bitcoin Course” goes a bit more in depth to explain the blockchain technology, the mining process and safe cold storage methods. The courses available at Bitcoin-Economy run between 25 and 100 dollars a month, to get started today take a look at bitcoin-economy.com.

University of Nicosia’s Introduction to Digital Currencies Program

The University of Nicosia’s Introduction to Digital Currencies Program offers a more traditional approach to learning about Bitcoin in the old-fashioned way, at the University. The course can be paid for using Bitcoin and the certificate offered for completion of the program can even be verified on the blockchain, providing permanent proof of the programs completion. The University’s Masters of Science Degree also touches on digital currency specific topics in addition to computer science, economics, banking, finance, and law. Interested in studies? Read more here: “Education for Bitcoins”.

Amazon.com Book

If you want a more self-taught approach, Amazon.com has very wide selection of Bitcoin related books. “Everything you need to know about buying, selling and investing in Bitcoin” has almost a perfect customer review history and is just one of several dozen books available at Amazon that can teach you all the basics of digital currencies without having to break the bank (or your BTC wallet) on expensive courses. If you are interested in seeing the full list of Bitcoin books available on Amazon, just head on over to Amazon.com and type Bitcoin in the search bar after selecting the books category.

These are, of course, just a few of the many extensive resources on the digital currency technology. If you or someone you know is in need of some quick learning about blockchain and digital currency technology, one of these resources could likely be an excellent place to start.

iTunes U Episodes

There are few podcasts available for the download on the ITunes U, such as Let’s Talk Bitcoin! or Beyond Bitcoin. These podcasts are required listening and vitamins for your Bitcoin brain.

Of course,  you can take a flyer and learn new skills on practice!