Chapter 9

Where Can I Learn More About Crypto?

In this chapter we will have a look at all the sources and tools you can use to improve your crypto knowledge.

1. News / Websites

Let's address here some of the most popular crypto news pages and websites.

An all-in-one website for viewing real-time cryptocurrency data. Coinmarketcap provides you with valuable information besides prices and market cap. They display coin rankings, global charts and provide many other features. If you are getting into crypto currencies there's no way around CMC.

A leading daily news site specializing in bitcoin & cryptocurrencies. They have a lot of twitter followers and writers that cover a wide range of topics. They also provide their own crypto 101 guide which can be very useful if one is new to crypto.

Along with CoinDesk, Cointelegraph is arguably the largest cryptocurrency news page in the world. Their approach is a bit more fun and entertaining but still a very good source of news.

2. Social Media

Twitter

Twitter is probably the most used social media platform in the crypto world. It's also filled with frauds and shillers but maybe the most important online community for cryptocurrencies. Let's add here some twitter accounts to make your research easier.

  • @aantonop: Andreas Antonopoulos, a Bitcoin advocate, tech entrepreneur and author.

  • @NickSzabo4: Nick Szabo, a computer scientist and a pioneer in smart contracts.

  • @VitalikButerin: Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum.

  • @TuurDemeester: Tuur Demeester, investor and author at coindesk

  • @cz_binance: Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of binance.

  • @TheCryptoDog: A crypto-trading dog tweeting about Bitcoin, defi and blockchain

  • @Josh_Rager: Josh Rager is Co-Founder at Blockroots and crypto trader

  • @VentureCoinist: Crypto Technical Trader with a podacast: venturecoinist.com/podcast

  • @Satoshilite: Charlie Lee is the creator of Litecoin and cryptocurrency enthusiast.

  • @APompliano: Anthony Pompliano, Founder of Morgan Creek Digital and Podcaster

  • @laurashin: Crypto journalist; Unchainedpodcast.com and Unconfirmedpodcast.com

Telegram

There are thousands of Telegram groups promoting projects or focus on trading. If you're interested in a certain coin it might be useful to join it's community.

As mentioned before in the news section CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph and CMC also have their own news channel on Telegram where they release articles from the website - more or less useful. Be aware of spammers and scammers when you join Telegram groups!

This is not a recommendation but more about you to get an idea what's out there.

  • ICO Analytics is focused on new coins, news and analysis.

  • Cointrendz provides crypto market data insights, market activity, news and events.

  • News.Bitcoin.com is another source for everything Bitcoin related.

  • Binance Research updates you with the latest news on binance research.

We use this opportunity to shill our own channel in a round-up of this nature, so here's the channel if you want to connect with the ACCOINTING.com community and learn more about the crypto taxes, portfolio tracking and management...

Youtube

Here are some crypto related youtube channels.

Reddit

If you like reddit here are some more sources on cryptocurrency.

3. Books

The Internet of Money (by Andreas Antonopoulos)

You might have already heard of Andreas Antonopoulos a few times now, he's quite famous in the cryptocurrency space. He's bullish on Bitcoin so always be sure to take what he says with a pinch of salt. That said, his book, The internet of money, is definitely worth a read. Antonopoulos looks back at how Bitcoin started, how it's growing, and how it goes beyond being just a digital currency.

The Bitcoin Standard (by Saifedean Ammous)

Economist Saifedean Ammous traces the history of the technologies of money to seashells, limestones, cattle, salt, beads, metals, and government debt, explaining what gave these technologies their monetary role, what makes for sound money, and the benefits of a sound monetary regime to economic growth, innovation, culture, trade, individual freedom, and international peace.

Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond (by Chris Burniske, Jack Tatar)

The innovative investor's guide to an entirely new asset class-from two experts on the cutting edge. With the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. This clear, concise, and accessible guide from two industry insiders shows you how to navigate this brave new blockchain world-and how to invest in these emerging assets to secure your financial future.

Crypto Currency: The Future of Money (by Edward Beckett)

This book is a complete practical guide giving you a simple, easy to understand representation from start to finish, and prepares you beyond that! It starts off properly explaining how the technology works, key terminology, analysis and summaries of concepts, and business ideas to keep you hooked.

Blockchain Babel (by Igor Pejic)

Blockchain Babel looks at blockchain alongside innovation diffusion, competitive dynamics and management strategy. Shortlisted as one of the three best business book proposals by McKinsey and the Financial Times for the Bracken Bower Prize in 2016, this is a must-read for business leaders and aspiring leaders wanting to grasp blockchain and put it into context to understand the practical implications.

4. Podcasts

If you prefer listening to podcasts instead of reading a book or scrolling through twitter check out some podcasts on cryptocurrencies.

5. Movies

Let's grab some popcorn and watch a movie about bitcoin's journey.

To finish this introduction through cryptocurrencies we would like to add a quote which describes really well where we are today and where we could be in a few years:

"When you first ride your brand new automobile in a city, you are riding on roads used by horses with infrastructures designed and used for horses. There are no light signals. There are no road rules. There are no paved roads. [...] And what happened? The cars got stuck because they didn't have balance and four feet."

-Andreas Antonopolous in his book The Internet of Money

Thank you for your scrolling through - the journey just begins.. Happy trading!

Your ACCOINTING.com Team