Welcome to BitIRA U, a resource for folks interesting in learning more about cryptocurrency and blockchain, including the societal issues impacting their growth. If you would like to learn more about diversifying your retirement savings with cryptocurrency, click here for a free insider guide to Digital IRAs.

On this page, we publish guides, reports, news updates, interviews, surveys, and more. BitIRA even offers a bi-annual scholarship for essays on cryptocurrency and blockchain. Take a look through the content library below, and let us know here about what other types of content you would like to see!

 

Cryptocurrency Guides

Cryptocurrency Security

Reading time: 31 minutes
Length: 6,100 words
Expert opinions: Isaiah Sarju (Revis Solutions, LLC)

This guide describes cryptocurrency security risks and ways to minimize them. Read more…

Cryptocurrency Regulators and Regulations

Reading time: 16 minutes
Length: 3,100 words

We’ve compiled an extensive list of some of the entities that play a role in determining blockchain’s future (including key regulations to date). Read more…

Woman in cryptocurrency industryWomen in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

Reading time: 30 minutes
Length: 5,900 words

This directory contains a comprehensive set of resources for women entering the cryptocurrency industry. Read more…

Cryptocurrency logos and tax formsCryptocurrency Tax Guide

Reading time: 6 minutes
Length: 1,200 words
Expert opinions: Laura Walter, CPA (“Crypto Tax Girl”)

In 2014, the IRS stated that crypto would be classified, for taxes, as property. We discuss implications for investors. Read more…

Handshake, crypto logos, and insurance textCryptocurrency Insurance Guide

Reading time: 7 minutes
Length: 1,400 words

Insurance companies have recognized the opportunity of crypto markets, but they have faced roadblocks to entering the market. Recently, this has been changing. Read more…

Digital currency in front of USDBitcoin: Currency, Security, Property, Commodity or “Mirage”?

Reading time: 5 minutes
Length: 1,000 words

Arguments are put forth for classifying cryptocurrency as belonging to one or more of established asset types. Read more…

How Digital Currency Works

Reading time: 5 minutes
Length: 1,000 words

The mechanics behind all digital currencies are essentially the same. Here’s a breakdown of how they work, plus the technology that makes them possible. Read more…

What Is Digital Currency?

Reading time: 4 minutes
Length: 800 words

What defines cryptocurrencies, how they’re made, and what makes them uniquely valuable compared to similar assets. Read more…

Security Reports

 

Digital IRA Resources

 

Cryptocurrency Scholarship

Want to share your expertise on cryptocurrency? We’ll give a $1,000 scholarship to hear it.

Cryptocurrency is exciting, scary, and mysterious all at once, but there’s little doubt that the digital economy is making huge waves on non-digital markets. It’s the future of currency moving towards us at full speed, getting faster all the time and demonstrating a huge capacity to change the way we conduct commerce — from the coffee down the street to the depth of your retirement portfolio.

BitIRA U is BitIRA’s open technology education mission. We are open to changing the world through further education of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies.

 

Crypto Innovators (Interviews)

 

Crypto News

 

Crypto Opinion Surveys (Upcoming)