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This page contains valuable resources to help navigate you through the basics of Bitcoin, smart contracts and other top projects, as well as help you avoid the common dangers of crypto.


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Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency developed in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto with a focus on security, decentralization and social scalability. As a result of Bitcoin's decentralization, security, and trust-minimization, it has remained the #1 cryptocurrency by market cap in the industry.

Give the whitepaper a read: nakamotoinstitute.org/static/docs/bitcoin.pdf

And next, indulge in all the brilliant work that made Bitcoin possible: nakamotoinstitute.org/literature

Enjoy some light-hearted Satoshi material! satoshi.nakamotoinstitute.org

Brief introduction of the Lightning Network, a layer 2 scaling solution for Bitcoin and other chains: lightning.network


Smart Contracts

A brief introduction into smart contracts: wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_contract

Nick Szabo invented smart contracts.



The number #2 project in crypto, Ethereum, is a layer 1 blockchain with a powerful virtual machine that allows the creation of smart contracts. Its token standard, ERC-20, has allowed numerous projects like Chainlink and Uniswap to create massive ecosystems built on the Ethereum mainnet.

The basics of Ethereum's network structure and various other resources: ethereum.org/en/learn

Introduction into Solidity, Ethereum's novel programming language invented by Polkadot Creator Gavin Wood: docs.soliditylang.org/en/v0.8.13/


The Dangers of Crypto

This article provides find an in depth overview of the various crypto scams discussed below.


Faketoshis and Bitcoin Scams:


Craig Wright

He is an Australian con artist who was forced to flee his home country after falsifying supercomputer research in exchange for tax credits. He then began to publicly claim in 2016 that he was Satoshi Nakamoto, but has only provided forged documents as evidence. 

Here are the best places to explore why Craig Wright is NOT the creator of Bitcoin:

Timeline of Craig Wright's fraud and debunking by investigative journalist Arthur van Pelt: seekingsatoshi.weebly.com

coincontroversy.com of course :)

BSV (Bitcoin Satoshi Vision)

BSV is a Bitcoin cash fork attempting to market the vision of Faketoshi Craig Wright as that of the real Satoshi. The extremely low exchange support and insistence on being the real Bitcoin, despite being a centralized Bitcoin Cash fork, shows its true nature.

Arthur van Pelt writes excellent articles on BSV: mylegacykit.medium.com

Other Faketoshis

Jurgen Debo is a Twitter faketoshi using backdated PGP keys. Beware of donation requests, shilling attempts at various products, and alt accounts: twitter.com/realSatoshiN


Twitter Scam Bots


A typical Twitter Bitcoin giveaway scam

YouTube Scams

A YouTube livestream scam
A YouTube comment scam

BNB Chain Scams

Case Study: Popular YouTuber Rug Pulls Supporters in $500k Token Scam


The CryptoMoonShots subreddit, where bots post scam tokens:

a typical r/CryptoMoonShots scam


Other Helpful Resources


The Best Crypto News Aggregators

CryptoPanic: cryptopanic.com


Interesting Articles

Take a gander at these curated articles for a better look at different aspects of the cryptocurrency sphere!

In depth piece showing how to buy cryptocurrencies with a credit card: https://plasbit.com/blog/buy-crypto-with-credit-card

Article explaining how to detect solid penny cryptocurrencies with examples: https://plasbit.com/blog/next-penny-cryptocurrency-to-explode-2024


*note: this page is updated with more resources over time