from sceptic to proponent

My name is Dale Warburton, the self-titled Bitcoin Shepherd. I'm a former attorney with close to a decade's experience in the real estate sector and I have a passion for financial markets. I've been actively investing all my professional life and up until 2020, I was a bitcoin sceptic.

Like many people, it took multiple touchpoints over an extended period of time before I made the leap into the world of bitcoin.


As someone intellectually curious and committed to life-long learning, I've managed to refine my learning process down to a fine art. Over the years, I've done a ton of academic research and picked up some qualifications along the way.  Most recently, I took a deep dive down the bitcoin rabbit hole. Gradually and then suddenly, everything changed. ​

I first heard about bitcoin in 2013 and wrote it off as a fanciful notion of the cypherpunks.  It then popped back on my radar in 2017 and still, I remained unconvinced. Frankly, I dismissed it outright without making an honest attempt to understand the arguments made by proponents. Big mistake. 

As someone who has spent the past decade learning about financial markets and investing my own money, it became increasingly obvious in 2020 that I needed to pay attention to and understand this digital asset.  And so my journey into the world of bitcoin began. Admittedly, the learning curve was steep and it took some work to put together the pieces of the puzzle. Coming from an academic background, I decided that the best way forward would be to get my thoughts together in the form of an investment thesis...easy right? 

After thousands of hours of immersing myself in the space, I've come to develop a deep appreciation for bitcoin from an economic, technological and philosophical perspective. Today, I consider bitcoin to be one of the most exciting innovations and opportunities of my lifetime. Besides the prospect of asymmetric returns, it also happens to promote liberty, freedom and privacy. In short, it's a game changer. 

who is bitcoin shepherd for? 

Anyone who is serious about understanding bitcoin but doesn't have the time, knowledge, experience or inclination to do so on their own. Whether you are just getting started or looking for someone to help improve your understanding of bitcoin, you've come to the right place.  

about bitcoin shepherd

The learning curve to go from zero to a working knowledge isn't necessarily straight-forward. With so much content out there and with misinformation rife, who can you trust? And also, who has the time to figure this all out?

Bitcoin Shepherd arose out of a need that I saw in the market for a no-frills educational offering to help people and companies understand bitcoin in simple terms. The goal is to go from zero to a working knowledge in the shortest possible time. 

My mission is simple - to be the #1 bitcoin educator in the world. I want to be the one-stop-shop for people and companies when it comes to understanding bitcoin - everything from what it is to learning how to properly secure it yourself. 

why bitcoin shepherd? 

Importantly, my views are grounded in strong academic-level research. This isn't something I've conceived overnight, it's the result of thousands of hours of detailed research. I'm also passionate about financial literacy, the world of bitcoin and immersed in this space 24/7.


 I'm on top of all of the latest developments and have a diverse group of domain experts to help inform my views including macroeconomists, technologists, crypto specialists and futurists. Also, I'm laser-focused on bitcoin only, I don't spend any energy on other cryptocurrencies (aka "sh*tcoins"). I'm personally invested in a  big way and have put my money where my mouth is. I don't just talk the talk, I walk the walk.


Ultimately, I'm here to educate, not to persuade you to invest in bitcoin. My job is simply to provide you with the tools so that you can make that decision yourself.​


Educational Background:


Bachelor of Arts (Law and Political Thought)

Bachelor of Laws

Masters of Science (Real Estate)

Certificate IV Real Estate Services

Diploma of Financial Planning Diploma (RG 146)