I was recently introduced to the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. The peak of interest led me to want to invest, but of course, before I invest I always want to understand what I am investing in.

Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, ICO’s are all terms that are becoming more-and-more mainstream. Being new to this space, I wanted to share some of the articles and videos that have helped me understand the basics behind the technology and people building the technology.

I will continue to update as I find good articles, sites and sources. Enjoy!

Learning about the Technology

Videos

  1. Foundations to Cryptocurrencies  (26 min, 2 sec)
  2. Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake (9 min, 55 sec)

Articles

Sites

 

Additional Reads

 

Where & How to Buy

  1. Coinbase – great for beginners, with easy and fast entrance. Highest fees.
  2. GDAX – Same company as Coinbase, but allows more flexibility with stop and limit orders (no fees for stop and limit orders)!
  3. Kraken – requires more verification, less friendly interface, lower fees and more cryptocurrencies available.
  4. Gemini – not too familiar with them, but have seen them on top lists everywhere

More details here: Best Cryptocurrency Exchanges