We all know that the popularity of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology has shot up in the last couple of years. The insanely large number of Google searches for crypto-related content has led to a spectacular increase in the number of sources, forums, and online communities.
This growing interest in crypto technology has done wonders for the crypto community in general. Nowadays, there is so much crypto-related content online, that it can be overwhelming for a newcomer to filter what’s good and what’s not.
For this reason, we’ve created a list with the top cryptocurrency forums and communities to join in 2019.
Bitcointalk is one of the most influential crypto communities on the web. The platform has been around for many years (from 2011), and has always been the go-to place for Bitcoin fans, enthusiasts, and holders who wanted to discuss everything you can think of.
The forum is so large that it has sections for other altcoins as well, even though the main focus remains the all-mighty Bitcoin. It has sections dedicated to Bitcoin development, mining, speculation, technical support, ICOs and many more. The forum also has an impressive number of educational contents. Due to its availability in 20 languages, it’s also one of the most accessible platforms of this sort out there.
Reddit doesn’t require an introduction among the online community. Unsurprisingly, it’s also one of the platforms that boasts one of the strongest crypto community and blockchain-related activities. On Reddit, you can find subreddits dedicated to almost all of the world’s altcoins, as well as development and trading information.
Some of the best subbredits include: /r/cryptocurrency, /r/cryptomarkets, /r/Bitcoin, /r/Ethereum, /r/BitcoinBeginners, /r/Litecoin, /r/altcoin, /r/CryptoCurrencyTrading and, for a bit of fun, /r/cryptocurrencymemes.
Even though Quora does not come to mind when it comes to crypto discussions, it’s still a perfect place to get answers to particular crypto-related questions. The only real downside is that the platform does not have a valid voting system, so some answers might seem quite relative.
Medium does not have a specifically dedicated discussion section for cryptocurrencies, but it’s known for offering high-quality articles and information on a wide variety of subjects. The crypto information on Medium might seem a bit general, but this blogging platform is usually used by many crypto platforms for their go-to blog sections.
Twitter is among the most popular charts of social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and WeChat. Since its inception, it has always been the place to be if you want to find out the latest happenings. Nowadays, Twitter is a perfect gateway for all those who want to share their thoughts about the crypto world and all its complexities. Sure, the platform might be full of people who wrongfully claim to be crypto influencers. Regardless, it is still one of the best places to get the latest news about the crypto world, and following the real influencers can be a very enriching experience.
One could argue that Steemit is the quintessential platform for the crypto sector, and he or she would be right in most respects. For example, all of the websites data is stored on a blockchain. Steemit is a platform that encourages and rewards high-quality accurate content. Users can earn Steem (the platform’s official cryptocurrency), Steem Dollar (the official token pegged to the US Dollar), as well as Steem Power (used to gain voting rights and influence on the platform).
Crypto enthusiasts coming from Reddit to Steemit will most likely feel right at home straight off the bat. Users can vote and downvote comments and posts. The platform acts as a sort of high-quality encyclopedia on various topics, and it holds its own against the big players in the industry when it comes to crypto content as well.
With a strong focus on anonymity and security, Telegram has slowly carved its way to the top of the social media chain. Thanks to its versatility and accessibility, it is an excellent medium for getting valid crypto information, as the platform hosts a plethora of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related channels.
The Bitcoin Forum
Since it operates in association with Bitcoin.org, it’s no surprise that Bitcoin Forum is one of the biggest and most essential Bitcoin portals on the Internet. If Bitcoin is your passion, then the forum is definitely the place to be, as it covers a staggering range of topics, such as news, development, technical discussions, mining, and all for the world’s jewel crypto.
Bitcoin Forum is also a very good place for ICO announcements and other opportunities to either support the Bitcoin project or to make some easy money.
If you’re just starting in the exciting and sometimes wild world of cryptocurrencies, then all these resources will definitely prove to be a gold mine of information, just as long as you put in the time.
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