I'm creating a course on the Bitcoin on Udemy that serves as both an introduction to the bitcoin and also a source to explain how mining and speculation work. I'm working on lecture three which is on the bitcoin economy and I'm wondering what metrics I should include to explain how one can understand the bitcoin economy. So far I have the following:
Distribution of Wealth
Supply and Demand
Exchanges (by trade volume) Currencies exchanged for bitcoins
Pools (by hash volume) Oligarchiness (the influence any one group has on the bitcoin)
It appears that blockchain has the most accessible data for neophytes. Are there any other data pools you'd recommend for people to use?