Bitcoin and Blockchain books, videos and learning resources

Shiva Kintali
2 min readNov 4, 2019

One of the common questions I get these days is ‘I want to understand Blockchain. Where do I start ?’. So I am writing this blog post to collect all my favorite bitcoin and blockchain learning resources to help everybody. Have fun learning.


  1. Ever wonder how Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) actually work ? One of the best introductory videos.
  2. What is Bitcoin?
  3. How does a blockchain work ? Check out Simply Explained channel for more videos about smart contracts, Blockchain applications etc.
  4. What is Blockchain ?
  5. How the blockchain is changing money and business | Don Tapscott
  6. Bitcoin, the organism | Jeff Garzik
  7. 19 Industries The Blockchain Will Disrupt
  8. Top 10 Bitcoin Facts
  9. What is Bitcoin Mining?
  10. Decentralized Autonomous Organization. Check out Complexity Labs channel for more videos about Triple-Entry Accounting, Ledger Technology etc.


  1. Banking on Bitcoin on Netflix
  2. Cryptocurrency explained on Netflix
  3. Blockchain and Us
  4. Bitcoin: The End Of Money As We Know It on Amazon Prime Video
  5. The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin on Amazon Prime Video
  6. Magic Money: The Bitcoin Revolution on Amazon Prime Video


  1. A Beginner’s Guide to Blockchain Technology
  2. Explaining blockchain — how proof of work enables trustless consensus
  3. Making Sense of “Cryptoeconomics”
  4. What do we mean by “blockchains are trustless”?
  5. Mapping the Blockchain project ecosystem
  6. 30 Non-Financial Use Cases of Blockchain Technology
  7. Blockchain Glossary
  8. Bitcoin Developer Glossary


  1. Blockchain Revolution by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott
  2. Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
  3. Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction


  1. Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies Online Course by Princeton University
  2. Blockchain at Berkeley has a series of video lectures.


  1. Analysis in Chains
  2. Blockchain Insider by 11:FS
  3. Unchained, Unconfirmed


  1. Bitcoin blockchain explorer
  2. Bitcoin core
  3. Bitcoin mining

Fun links

  1. Cryptocurrencies: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
  2. Bitcoin — Ellen DeGeneres

I will keep updating this post with more resources. Stay tuned. May the Hash be with you.



Shiva Kintali

Mathematician, Cryptographer, Theoretical Computer Scientist, Game-Theorist, AI & Blockchain Researcher. Building deep learning models & decentralized protocols