There are so many websites posting information about Bitcoin that it can be difficult and misleading which sites have the most accurate or up to date information.
So I have composed a short list of trustable resources for Bitcoin Information.
Bitcoin Resources Contents:
- The Bitcoin White Paper
- Bitcoin Core
- Block Explorers
- Mayer Multiple
- Crypto Fear and Greed Index
- GitHub – Bitcoin
- BitInfo Charts
- Other Great Bitcoin Resources
- Bitcoin Podcasts
- Bitcoin Books
The Bitcoin White Paper
Originally published in October 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto, the Bitcoin whitepaper is the “bible” of Bitcoin. The birthplace of the protocol.
Access the bitcoin whitepaper here.
Bitcoin Core is an open-source project which maintains and releases Bitcoin client software called “Bitcoin Core”. It is a direct descendant of the original Bitcoin software client released by Satoshi Nakamoto after he published the famous Bitcoin Whitepaper.
BitcoinCore.org – this is the not-for-profit site that contains no-hype information all about Bitcoin technicals.
There are several different block explorers that you can use. Block explorer websites are useful because they publish the transactions and addresses of the bitcoin network. They also typically will summarize the lastest network status such as hashrate, mining difficulty level, date to next difficulty adjustment, block reward halving time/blocks remaining before the halving.
The Bitcoin Mayer Multiple is a simple mathematical measurement that describes the relationship between bitcoins current price and the 200-day moving average price.
($BTC today) / ($BTC 200-day moving average) = ratio
Crypto Fear and Greed Index
This index serves to quantify market sentiment. Since many cryptocurrency traders are highly emotional, this index will help guide you by accounting for the market emotions/sentiments and giving you a numerical measurement so that you are able to take your own emotion out of the equation.
It accounts for data including: volatility, market momentum, social media analysis, surveys, dominance and google trends data.
GitHub – Bitcoin
GitHub is a popular website where (allegedly) over 40 million developers can meet to share their coding ideas for various software projects. It is a place for people to share open-source code for critiques, amendments, additions, subtractions, discourse etc.
Access the Bitcoin Core GitHub here.
Access Bitcoin Core Library and Applications here.
BitInfo Charts is a great resource for all the top cryptocurrencies (including Ethereum, XRP, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, and more). It includes latest prices, MarketCap, Total Coins in circulation, volumes moving on the blockchain, hashrate, difficulty, number of blocks mined in the last 24 hours, average number of blocks per hour. All sort of statistics that all of you numbers-oriented people will enjoy.
We all know CoinMarketCap. It has had its controversy in the past, but it remains one of the most popular sources for daily price action and other common statistics for Bitcoin as well as the thousands of other cryptocurrencies out there.
Access CoinMarketCap.com here.
Other Great Bitcoin Resources
- Khan Academy – Bitcoin Education Series
- Medium – The 15 Best Resources To Learn More About Bitcoin
- Wikipedia – Bitcoin Page
- Bitcoin Wiki
- Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast
- Off the Chain – Anthony Pompliano
- What Bitcoin Did – Peter McCormack
- Stephan Livera Bitcoin Podcast
- The Bitcoin Standard – Saifedean Ammous
- The Internet of Money, Volume 1 – Andreas Antonopoulos
- The Internet of Money, Volume 2 – Andreas Antonopoulos
- The Internet of Money, Volume 3 – Andreas Antonopoulos
- The Age of Cryptocurrency – Paul Vigna & Michael Casey
- Mastering Bitcoin – Andreas Antonopoulos
According to their website: OXT is a tool designed for exploratory blockchain analysis of the bitcoin ledger. “OXT” is the “Other eXploration Tool” and it should become the “Open eXploration Tool” in the future.
The OXT site provides a visual representation of bitcoin blockchain analytics. It is a powerful tool to track addresses and transactions along the Bitcoin blockchain.
Although it is somewhat complex to use right now. Since there are so many transactions occurring on the Bitcoin network you really need to know what parameters to select.
Please feel free to comment and add any Bitcoin-related resources that I may have missed.