cryptocurrency links

This list of links is by no means exhaustive nor is any link to be taken as a sign of endorsement in any way. These are just a collection of blockchain and cryptocurrency related links that may be useful. This list is currently quite out of date, fair warning to whoever stumbles upon it…


General Information
Tutorials and Education
News and Podcasts
Communities and Forums
Acquiring Bitcoins
Bitcoin Wallets

Bitcoin Banks
Payment Processors
Cryptocurrency Prices and Charts
Blockchain Explorers
Analytics and Investigation
Developer Resources

General Information
We Use Coins
Coindesk – A Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin
Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies online eBook. Consider purchasing to support the author: Shop O’Reilly
Bitcoin Wiki FAQ [Bitcoin Wiki Homepage]
Ethereum Frontier Guide (Ethereum) (Ethereum)
TED Talk on Blockchain
My Crypto Guide a high level overview of cryptocurrencies [WARNING – the site uses code to mine cryptocurrencies on your machine, some antivirus software will block the connection for you]

Tutorials and Education

Udemy free online intro to Bitcoin course
Udemy Blockchain 101
Coursera Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technology online course
Khan Academy online Bitcoin lectures
B9lab Ethereum developer course
21 inc Bitcoin Tutorials are a set of tutorials aimed at developers who wish to get started with Bitcoin
Bitzuma technical and user friendly tutorials on Bitcoin, such as A beginner’s guide to setting up an Electrum Bitcoin wallet or MultiBit wallet
Raspnode tutorials for installing cryptocurrency nodes on Raspberry Pi 2 micro computers

News and Podcasts

Bitcoin Magazine News
Brave New Coin
Inside Bitcoin
99 Bitcoins
Epicenter Bitcoin Podcast [YouTube] [Soundcloud]
Let’s Talk Bitcoin [YouTube] Internet news channel focusing on cryptocurrencies and decentralization content
Zapchain network focusing on Bitcoin and other technologies [YouTube]
a16z Bitcoin Andreessen Horowitz blog posts tagged with ‘bitcoin-blockchain’

Communities and Forums
Bitcoin Stack Exchange (Q&A site)
Reddit – Bitcoin
Reddit – BTC
Reddit – Cryptocurrency
Reddit – Ethereum (Ethereum)
Ethereum Stack Exchange (Ethereum)


Hyperledger Project Linux Foundation open blockchain project
Chain private blockchain development company
Eris Industries blockchain and smart contract development company
Tendermint open source blockchain focusing on modular design and native code smart contracts
Cosmos proposal for a scalable PoS blockchain based on Tendermint to facilitate blockchain interoperability
Blockchain as a service (BaaS) on Microsoft Azure
Multichain custom private blockchain development
BigchainDB a scalable blockchain database
OpenLedger a “decentralized asset exchange”
IBM Blockchain
R3 Bank consortium working on blockchain solutions
Corda non-technical whitepaper R3CEV blockchain
The future of financial infrastructure: An ambitious look at how blockchain can reshape financial services 130 page paper from the World Economic Forum (2016)
t0 blockchain based financial market (the trade is the settlement)

Acquiring Bitcoins

Local Bitcoins find people near you to buy bitcoins with cash
Bitcoin ATM Map purchase bitcoin from a bitcoin ATM
Coinbase buy online with bank funds or credit card (also Ether/Ethereum)
Xapo buy online with bank funds or credit card buy items on Amazon for others and get reimbursed with bitcoin

Bitcoin Wallets

Online Wallets

Jaxx [web, browser extension, mobile, desktop, tablet] (Bitcoin and Ethereum)
MyEtherWallet (Ethereum)

Mobile Wallets

Bread Wallet [Apple App Store]
Mycelium [Google Play] [Apple App Store]
Copay [Apple App Store] [Google Play] [Windows Phone App]

Hardware Wallets

Ledger Wallet
Case [sold out and company doesn’t appear to be looking to make any more]

Desktop Wallets

Electrum (SPV wallet)
Copay also has a chrome extension
Bitcoin Core (Bitcoin reference client)

Bitcoin Banks


Payment Processors


Services instant cryptocurrency exchange service purchase items on with bitcoin
Fold Coffee purchase items at Starbucks with bitcoin stream video and charge with bitcoin buy gift cards with bitcoin buy gift cards with bitcoin stores proof of ownership of your digital art in the blockchain
Proof of Existence stores a hash of a digital document on the blockchain
Bitrated identity and reputation management with the blockchain
One Name blockchain ID management
Keybase crypto ID management and services
Coinplug bitcoin transfer service


Open Bazaar fully decentralized peer-to-peer marketplace using bitcoin
Strawpay developing a payment channel system on top of Bitcoin for micropayments called Stroem
Lightning Network a proposal for a form of payment channels on top of Bitcoin
Sidechains [pdf] supposedly being developed by Blockstream but nothing exists after 3 years
Colored Coins open source protocol for blockchain based digital assets
Raiden Network Generalized Lightning Network-like payment channel layer on top of Ethereum
MetaMask Ethereum chrome plugin
Ujo Music a transparent music industry through blockchain technology


OK Coin

Cryptocurrency Prices and Charts

Coin Market Cap
Google Finance Bitcoin
Coindesk Price Charts
Tradeblock charts
EthereumWisdom (Ethereum)

Blockchain Explorers
Tradeblock Blockchain Explorer
Blocktrail Explorer Explorer
Insight (BitPay)
Etherscan Explorer (Ethereum)
Etherchain Explorer (Ethereum)

Analytics and Investigation blockchain reconnaissance
Coinalytics real-time blockchain intelligence
Elliptic blockchain intelligence for AML
Chainalysis blockchain analysis focused on compliance


Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money
The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order
Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy
The Book of Satoshi: The Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto
Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies online eBook. Consider purchasing to support the author: Shop O’Reilly
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies online free first draft of the Princeton Bitcoin textbook
Bitcoin Programming
How to Program a Blockchain Explorer with Python and Bitcoin eBook on Amazon for $0.99
Decentralized Applications: Harnessing Bitcoin’s Blockchain Technology
Bitcoin For Dummies
The Science of the Blockchain
Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World
The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology

Developer Resources – Developer Guide – Getting Started – Developer Docs
Bitcoin Script Explorer helps developers understand Bitcoin script and transaction details
Bitcoin Core Github
Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies online eBook. Consider purchasing to support the author: Shop O’Reilly
Bitcoin Programming book on Amazon
How to Program a Blockchain Explorer with Python and Bitcoin eBook on Amazon for $0.99
21 inc Bitcoin Tutorials
Dapps for Beginners tutorials on developing decentralized applications (Ethereum)
Solidity Docs smart contract programming language (Ethereum)
Browser Solidity IDE Ethereum Solidity in-browser IDE
Ether Camp hub for in-browser Solidity IDE through (account needed)
Truffle Ethereum Solidity IDE
Truffle docs
Dapple Ethereum Solidity IDE
Dapple docs
Ethereum package for Atom IDE
Solidity extension for Microsoft Visual Studio IDE
TestRPC Node.js Ethereum client for testing and developing
Embark github Framework for Ethereum and Dapp development
Embark site Homepage with install instructions for Embark
GitHub eBook on Ethereum Tips and Tutorials (Ethereum)
Hudson giant Ethereum resource list (Ethereum)
Official Ethereum Wiki Docs (Ethereum)
Hitchhikers Guide to Smart Contracts in Ethereum (Ethereum) A great place for devs to get started on Ethereum


Bitcore open source Bitcoin node and developer platform (uses bitcoind) developed by BitPay
Bitcoin Core Bitcoin reference client [GitHub]
Bitcoin XT fork of Bitcoin Core with added features [GitHub]
BTCD Bitcoin full node implemented in Go (GitHub)
Bitcoinj Bitcoin library written for the JVM (Java, Scala) [GitHub]
BitcoinJS Bitcoin library written in Javascript [GitHub]
PyBitcoinTools python library and command line tool for Bitcoin functions by Vitalik Buterin (GitHub)
Bitcoinrpc python library extending JSON RPC with Bitcoin functions by Jeff Garzik (GitHub)
Ethereum Wallet and Mist GUI wallet and Dapp browser
Parity Ethereum node optimized for IoT by Ethcore
Geth Ethereum client written in Golang, also called go-ethereum, this is the most popular client
Eth Ethereum client written in C++, also called cpp-ethereum
EthereumJS Ethereum Javascript client and modules
EthereumJ Ethereum Java client


21 Bitcoin Computer purchase on
Bitseed Bitcoin Full Node
Trezor Hardware Wallet
Ledger Hardware Wallets The Ledger Nano S and upcoming Blue support many coins
KeepKey Hardware Wallet


Bitnodes – map and stats of Bitcoin nodes found on the network
Bitcoin Obituaries – a collection of public claims that “Bitcoin has died”
Full historical timeline of Bitcoin
Map of cryptocurrency forks
Eth Stats dashboard showing some real time information for the Ethereum network (Ethereum)
Chaingraph D3.js interactive data viz for the Ethereum blockchain (Ethereum)
Ledger peer-reviewed scholarly journal focusing on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology
Premise Data pays mobile users in bitcoin for reporting on local economic data
Cryptocurrency Certificate Consortium
Nick Szabo’s essays and blog
EtherListen Ethereum visualization and soundscape