Understanding Bitcoin

This page is a list of references and resources dedicated to understanding the Bitcoin protocol, how it functions and is used today, and how Bitcoin will change in the future. This page focusses exclusively on Bitcoin, from its history and technology to its financial and global economic implications.

If you are interested in understanding the basics of blockchain technology (the peer-to-peer data storage technology that underlies the Bitcoin protocol), visit our Blockchain Basics page, where we provide resources related to broadly understanding blockchain technology systems.


Bitcoin Resources – by Jameson Lopp

Annotated Bitcoin Whitepaper – Fermat’s Library

Bitcoin and its Predecessors – Nakamoto Institute