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Getting started with Bitcoin

There are three modules for learning the fundamentals of bitcoin. The first two modules cover the fundamentals of money and bitcoin. The final module allows you to dig deeper. Each module includes a set of resources. Studying them will help you understand Bitcoin in order to prepare better project proposals and be successful during your bitcoin internship.
The learning bootcamp organized for screened applicants from February 16 - March 15 will cover all the technical basics on bitcoin. The resources provided below are supplementary to your learning. Feel free to browse through them and dig deeper as per your interests.

Developer Track

Module 1: Understanding Money Read chapters I, II, III.1 and III.2 from What has Government Done to Our Money by Murray Rothbard.
Module 2: Grokking Bitcoin
You may use any or all of the following formats:
  1. 1.
    Grokking Bitcoin Book (HTML, Zip, GitHub) by Kalle Rosenbaum. We recommend using the Zip format to prevent the author’s server from crashing. Download it, unpack and open grokking-bitcoin/index.html in a web browser.
  2. 2.
    Grokking Bitcoin Video Lectures
  3. 3.
    Grokking Bitcoin Lecture Slides
Module 3: Bitcoin and the future of money

Designer Track

Module 1: Understanding Money What has Government Done to Our Money by Murray Rothbard - read chapters I, II, III.1 and III.2 for a high level history and understanding of money.
Module 2: Mastering Bitcoin
Module 3: Bitcoin, open-source design and the future of money