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.


Coinmarketcap 


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 cryptocurrencies there’s no way around CMC.

Coindesk 


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 guides which can be very useful if one is new to crypto.

CoinTelegraph 


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 podcast: venturecoinist.com/podcast
  • @SatoshiLite: Charlie Lee is the creator of Litecoin and cryptocurrency enthusiasts. 
  • @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 its 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!


  • 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 community and learn more about the crypto taxes, portfolio tracking, and management..



Youtube 


Here are some crypto-related youtube channels. 


  • Crypto Daily releases some of the funniest crypto news on the internet 
  • Andreas Antonopoulos once again on cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin. 
  • Anthony Pompliano on the future of finance and technology 
  • Ivan on Tech a developer talking about blockchain and crypto 
  • Crypto Love provides news on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies 
  • Data Dash on everything related to crypto and investing


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


  • /r/cryptocurrency 
  • /r/cryptomarkets 
  • /r/Bitcoin 
  • /r/Ethereum 
  • /r/BitcoinBeginners 
  • /r/Litecoin 
  • /r/ethtrader 
  • /r/altcoin 
  • /r/CryptoCurrencyTrading 
  • /r/cryptocurrencymemes


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.


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 even prepares you beyond! 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.


  • What Bitcoin did 
  • Stephan Livera Podcast with Stephan Livera 
  • Noded Podcast with Pierre Rochard and Michael Goldstein 
  • Tales from the Crypt with Marty Bent 
  • Off-Chain with Jimmy Song 
  • The Tone Vays Podcast with Tony Vays 
  • Bitcoin Knowledge with Trace Mayer 
  • Bottom Shelf Bitcoin 
  • The Pomp Podcast by Anthony Pompliano 
  • Let's Talk Bitcoin with Adam B. Levine & Others
  • The Cryptoconomy with Guy Swann
  • Crypto Voices with Fernando Ulrich
  • The Bitcoin Game with Rob Mitchell
  • Bitcoins and Gravy with John Barrett
  • Bitcoin and Markets with Ansel Lindner
  • The Bitcoin News Show with Vortex
  • Bitcoin & Co Podcast with Anita Posch 


5. Movies


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


  • Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Future of the internet
  • Banking on Bitcoin
  • The rise and rise of bitcoin
  • Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain
  • Bitcoin: The End Of Money As We Know It
  • Magic Money: The Bitcoin Revolution (2017) 


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


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