BooksLast updated 19th of December, 2017.

Security Tips:

  • Never keep your coins on exchanges.
  • Keep your private key encrypted with a strong password and safely offline in a paper wallet (or hardware wallet).
  • Store your private keys in at least more than one location (if you are careful split your key into multiple parts).

Academic Peer-Reviewed Journals

Ledger : The first journal covering blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and related sub-topics that is published by the University of Pittsburgh. Open access.

Blockchain in Healthcare Today : Evaluating blockchain deployments within the healthcare system.


Vitalik Buterin’s Website : Blog of the original visionary for the Ethereum protocol.


Week in Ethereum : Ethereum news and links.

Brave New Coin : Weekly blockchain musings.

MIT Technology Review Chain Letter : Focused on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and why they are important.

Outlier Ventures Daily Brief : Angel investing company with daily insights, news, and analysis.


Coin Center : Non-profit research and public policy advocacy.

Brave New Coin : New Zealand company focused on cryptocurrency insights and data API feeds.

MOOCs (Online Courses)

Blockchain for Business, An Introduction to Hyperledger Technologies. Created by the Linux Foundation and on EdX.

Introduction to Digital Currencies by the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Precursor course for their MSc in Digital Currency.

Technology Guides

YouTube Channel ummmjackson : Jackson Palmer explains cryptocurrency and does interviews on his YouTube Channel.

Anders’ Blockchain Demo: Explore fundamentals of blockchain basics.


Smith and Crown : Research group focused on fintech.


Gemini Trust Company, LLC : Access two currencies and a daily auction, run by the Winkelvoss Twins.

Coinbase, Inc : Wallet company in three currencies. This also provides access to their trading platform Gdax.

Binance: New cryptocurrency exchange that supports many different types of cryptocurrencies with the main pairs of BTC and ETH (also supports Tether and their own token). Remember do not leave coins on exchanges unnecessarily as it is a security risk.

Wallets : Multi-asset software wallet that includes conversion support with ShapeShift.