Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) has been around for a while now so finding information isn’t hard or complicated. What is more challenging is to find reputable information. It can be difficult to determine reputable sources from those with their own hidden agendas, as is the case with [bitcoin.com] vs. [bitcoin.org] websites. bitcoin.org is the original and is heavily aligned with the core development team on most issues. It is a Bitcoin network community website. bitcoin.com is not a community site, but rather a for-profit business, and heavily leaning to encourage sale and adoption of a forked coin known as Bitcoin Cash. Clearly, the site attempts to capitalize on the Bitcoin core cryptocurrency by confusing newcomers who mistakenly buy the altcoin worth far less in value. This is probably the best example available of why one should be hyper-diligent and do their own research.
A simple Google or Yahoo search for the topic or digital currency that you are interested in will yield a wealth of information. Cryptocurrency news sites like Cointelegraph.com and Coindesk.com offer daily news updates from around the cryptocurrency world. However, many simply regurgitate the same news. Medium.com is a resource on which one can find opinion pieces that provide valuable insights into the crypto market penned by reputable traders, developers, and crypto-enthusiasts. Another good place to start is cryptolinks.com. This website lists the top cryptocurrency sites by topic and popularity, but that can also mean exposure to what other newcomers are hitting vs. what experienced crypto-enthusiasts turn to. That said, you have to start somewhere. The space is vast and complex – and it takes most people a good bit of time to get a handle on all aspects of cryptocurrency, not to mention determine the best practices for buying, selling, trading, securing, etc.
@dergigi shares lessons learned from falling down the bitcoin rabbit hole in his free online (or book for purchase) at 21 Lessons. This is a must-read for all beginners! Those looking to go deep down the “rabbit hole” should visit Jameson Lopp – he uses his skills as a technologist to build tools that empower individuals – most of which are available free on his website.
99Bitcoins.com is also an excellent website that offers a ton of guides, reviews and tutorials for newbies to the space. It is recommended that one start with the basics such as how to get a wallet, open an exchange account, buy and sell cryptocurrency – all of which is covered here in the BitcoinSoEz™ Crypto Center.
On platforms like Twitter you can find an endless amount of hodlers, traders and investors happy to discuss everything from buying to securing bitcoin, basic trading to technical analysis. Some opinions shared are not worthwhile and can even be misleading. But if you tread carefully and find trusted sources with no hidden agendas, Bitcoin Twitter offers a plethora of good info.
For a small monthly fee, you can join private groups on Discord, Telegram, or Patreon where traders offer more detailed insight on trading and may give buy and sell signals to their members. Again, finding that trusted resource may involve a lot of trial and error.
There are hundreds of creators on YouTube that dedicate their free live streams and videos for those who want to share information or learn.
The most complete and useful how-to content can be found on the BTC Sessions YT channel. Get the tutorials on wallets, hardware, security, exchanges and much more, as well as the latest news and industry interviews. Ben is thorough, as well as entertaining!
Tone Vays has one of YouTube’s top crypto information channels with almost daily trading guidance. His channel is usually serious and gives an in-depth look into crypto markets and various trading strategies, including his own. He often has guests on who are also professional traders, analysts, lawyers, and developers that give further opinions regarding the topics at hand.
If you want a wide variety of topics about bitcoin, the economy and more, What Bitcoin Did is also one of the more popular channels. Peter McCormack interviews people with various viewpoints, and from all walks of life. Mark Moss helps anyone learn about making money, investing, and having success in life on your own terms, without taking the long slow traditional route. As Mark explains, if you want to succeed in life, you have to learn how markets really work, find ways to make money, invest your money, and be a true entrepreneur. Because, for true success and security, you have to have the knowledge and skills on your own, because no one is looking out for you. The Firefighters at Blue Collar Bitcoin explore economics, finance, and the most important monetary technology of the 21st century—Bitcoin.