2021 is shaping up to be another landmark year for the world of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin has hit an all-time high (again), with yet another record high expected before the year is over.
Not to be left out of the fun, Ethereum also bested its own record in the second week of February. It is, of course, expected to continue to be the primary ecosystem from which real-world crypto use cases stem, thanks to it being the basis of smart contract-based dApps. Our team at Carnomaly believes there’s no better time to be launching our ERC-20 Token project.
On the subject of real-world use cases, with new opportunities to get involved in the promising world of DeFi lending like DeFi Auto Lending with CarrDefi, many newcomers to the cryptocurrency space are on the hunt for reliable sources of information and inspiration.
That’s why today, we’re covering seven must-follow crypto blogs and bloggers for 2021, as well as some interesting reads to get you started.
Unlike some of the other blogs we’re featuring below, Cointelegraph is not an exchange doubling as a news source. This one is all news all the time. If you’re looking for the very latest happenings in crypto on a global scale, Cointelegraph should, without a doubt, be on your bookmarks bar.
Their Cryptopedia, in particular, is a must-bookmark resource for anyone new to crypto. Here, you can learn about the basics of blockchain and DeFi liquidity pools, yield farming and oracles, and everything in between.
Check out these articles on Cointelegraph:
Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) explained in layman’s terms.
Expect to see Crypto.com’s logo on Aston Martin’s F1 cars this 2020-2021 season, possibly providing a big boost in visibility to the crypto space.
Binance Smart Chain seems intent on copying EVERYTHING from Ethereum... right down to the rugpulls. @Blockanalia reports. https://t.co/o4EYg3cMrE— Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) March 4, 2021
As the co-creator of Ethereum, it’s not surprising that Russian-born, Canadian-raised Vitalik Buterin is among the top voices of crypto to follow this year. His Medium blog is best suited for crypto veterans with a solid grasp of jargon and a basic understanding of the tech behind the blockchain. It offers a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the brain behind the second most valuable digital asset.
While he doesn’t publish as frequently as other bloggers on this list, his insight into the blockchain community’s goings-on, especially issues and advancements crypto might face in the future, are well worth the read.
Ready to dive in? Check out this article:
Vitalik Buterin takes on the real definition of decentralization. It turns out, it’s not as straightforward as you might think.
A doc detailing a proposal for the first hard fork (tentatively named "HF1", better name pending) of the Ethereum beacon chain. Adds light client support, simplifies the spec, improves efficiency and introduces a less punitive inactivity leak mechanism.https://t.co/lICffChJsG— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) February 15, 2021
Google just about anything about cryptocurrency, and CoinBase is almost certain to show up at the top of page one. Founded in 2021 in San Francisco, CA, CoinBase is actually a leading digital currency exchange that allows users to buy and sell Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and other cryptocurrencies.
But beyond its user-friendly exchange tools is a wealth of knowledge. If you’re new to crypto or simply want to dive deeper, CoinBase’s Learn page is for you. You can get answers to questions like what is staking or stay up-to-date on the crypto market. You can even access helpful guides on many topics, including their timely 2020 tax guide.
In addition, the standalone CoinBase Blog features articles and insight from some of the most trusted voices in the industry.
Ready to get reading? Check out these posts on Coinbase.com:
A list of essential viewing and reading on topics like the case for Bitcoin, core concepts, and investing in crypto.
An introduction to dollar-cost averaging (DCA), a long-term investment strategy.
#Bitcoin created the first real alternative to the centralized financial system. Ready to learn more?https://t.co/5xAP1rKhK1— Coinbase (@coinbase) January 29, 2021
For Bitcoin-focused content, news.bitcoin.com is a must-read resource. As the news arm of bitcoin.com, a Bitcoin exchange and wallet, you’ll find articles on everything from regulation and politics to op-eds and market analysis. In true 24/7 news cycle style, you can expect near-constant updates on news.bitcoin.com on just about any bitcoin-related topic you can think of.
"Bitcoin is at a tipping point and we could be at the start of massive transformation of cryptocurrency into the mainstream." #bitcoin #cryptocurrency #citi https://t.co/X2Bz9iHIE3— Bitcoin News (@BTCTN) March 4, 2021
While not specifically a crypto blogger, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention this influential woman in the world of cryptocurrency. In the portion of her website devoted to blockchain, you’ll find practical breakdowns of concepts like distributed consensus next to intellectual deep-dives and opinion pieces like COVID Was Exactly What Crypto Needed.
“Most teachers teach from the perspective of someone who already has mastered that knowledge,” she says. There are very few people out there who can explain things with a beginner’s mindset.
As such, you’ll find Preethi breaking down complex topics on her blog and in her videos in a beginner-friendly way and without excessive jargon.
Come learn cryptocurrency with me, for free, in your inbox.https://t.co/lH6EYrewn5— Preethi Kasireddy (@iam_preethi) September 8, 2020
Arguably the industry’s leading news source with over 10 million unique visitors, Coindesk is not to be left out of this list. In addition to publishing over 30 articles daily on the latest crypto news, Coindesk’s 101 Guides offer an introduction to over 101 different topics. You’ll also find podcasts, videos, and even daily and weekly TV shows like The Hash.
Interesting reads on Coindesk.com:
A look at how the Human Rights Foundation’s (HRF) goal of protecting human rights aligns with software and educational efforts.
In this Ethereum 101 article, Coindesk takes a look at the scalability of Ethereum.
CoinDesk now has seven newsletters. This week, we're highlighting our seven titles in seven days, capped by the welcoming of our newest addition.— CoinDesk (@CoinDesk) February 28, 2021
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Founded in 2017, CryptoNinjas bills itself as a global news and research portal dedicated to supplying market and industry information regarding all things bitcoin, cryptocurrency, blockchain, and distributed ledger technology. They seek to provide up-to-date data, research, and information that will help everyone from individuals and small businesses to governments apply blockchain technology and cryptographic assets.
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Search for ‘ cryptocurrency blogs ‘, and you will be inundated with results. It seems like everyone has an opinion on the topic. But with so much noise in the cryptocurrency space, it’s more important than ever to get your crypto insights from reliable sources. This list is just a start.
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