If you're just hearing about Bitcoin and want to get started with it, there is a lot to learn. Forum members are here to help you so just ask if you have questions! Below is a recommended reading list of all the things you need to get you started with Bitcoin. If there is anything missing that you want added to the list, please comment in the thread below.
How to Get Started with Bitcoin
This guide will walk you through the basic steps of beginning with Bitcoin, such as downloading a wallet and sending/receiving bitcoin. The guide also includes some helpful links for new users.
https://www.bitcoin.com/guides/how-to-g ... th-bitcoin
Learn how to buy bitcoin quickly and easily with a credit card
This guide will walk you through the steps on how to buy bitcoin with a credit card quickly and easily. Please try to make sure you have a wallet first before buying.
https://www.bitcoin.com/guides/learn-ho ... redit-card
Setting up your own cold storage Bitcoin wallet
This guide will walk you through the steps on how to setup a cold storage wallet (offline secure storage), which is a security procedure for those who want extra security for their bitcoin.
https://www.bitcoin.com/guides/setting- ... oin-wallet
How to choose the right Bitcoin exchange
In this guide we will take you through the top items in our checklist we recommend reviewing before making the decision to select a Bitcoin exchange. Remember, these are just suggestions to help you make the right decision. In the end, things can always change based on the exchange and the market. But doing your homework first is highly encouraged.
https://www.bitcoin.com/guides/how-to-c ... n-exchange
How to choose the right Bitcoin wallet
In this guide we will take you through the top items in our checklist we recommend reviewing before making the decision to choose a Bitcoin wallet. Remember, these are just suggestions to help you make an educated decision. In the end, things can always change based on the wallet and the market. But doing your homework first is highly encouraged.
https://www.bitcoin.com/guides/how-to-c ... oin-wallet
Options for Securing your Bitcoin wallet
This forum post is an overview of various methods to secure your bitcoin savings and the strengths and weaknesses of each approach for storing ones savings in Bitcoin.
beginners-help/options-for-securing-you ... t7211.html
Guide: Bitcoin wallets - What's the best for you?
In this forum post it will walk you through the different kind of wallets that are available on the market including pros and cons.
alternative-clients/overview-bitcoin-wa ... 11689.html
Your guide to avoiding Bitcoin fraud
In this guide we will walk you through the most common Bitcoin scams. We’ll show you how to spot them, and make sure you don’t become the next victim.
https://www.bitcoin.com/guides/your-gui ... coin-fraud
Uncover the truth about Bitcoin. Learn about its utility and elegance. Get in the know.
Read the Bitcoin whitepaper
This is where it all started. Read the Bitcoin whitepaper written by Satoshi Nakamoto, "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System."
Collection of Bitcoin Videos
This wiki page contains several important video resources for anyone interested in learning more about Bitcoin.
Khan Academy Video Series
Nonprofit org Khan Academy has a whole series on Bitcoin which is a great way to learn about the digital currency.
https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-f ... what-is-it
FAQs from the Bitcoin subreddit (maybe helpful!)
These are FAQs taken from the Bitcoin subreddit /r/btc but many of the FAQs are helpful to all bitcoiners.
https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/5 ... tions_faq/
How Bitcoin and the block chain are a transformative technology
A great article written to talk about why and how Bitcoin is improving the world around us, and how Bitcoin solves problems that once were thought to be unsolvable.
https://blog.blockchain.com/2015/06/23/ ... echnology/
Transaction fees: your most common questions
A post to dig further into the details and answer some of the most common questions about bitcoin transaction fees.
https://blog.blockchain.com/2017/01/19/ ... questions/
Bitcoin Transaction Fee Accelator (for low fee transactions)
If you have a transaction that has a low fee then it may get delayed. This tool helps you expedite your transactions.
Bitcoin Fee Estimator
These tools help you estimate the costs of transactions so you can have an appropriate fee based on how quickly you want your transaction to confirm.
https://bitcoinfees.21.co https://btc.com/stats/unconfirmed-tx http://cryptofees.net
Common Bitcoin myths
There are many myths and misconceptions about Bitcoin. As a relatively new currency with a unique design a lot of people are not familiar with it and have many questions that they ask themselves. We will try answering some of these questions on this page.
Important Bitcoin Basics Information
This is just some of the basics about Bitcoin and the underlying aspects of it that every bitcoiner should understand.
The Math Behind Bitcoin
An archived article that takes a look under the hood at the math behind bitcoin. This is not an easy article to understand but it's a good resource that explains how Bitcoin works.
Layman's Guide to Elliptic Curve Digital Signatures
Another great article but written in laymen's terms on Elliptic Curve Digital Signatures (ECDS) which is a fundamental part of Bitcoin. Again not an easy to understand article for new users but important none-the-less.