6 ways to learn about blockchain and crypto

2017 was the year blockchain went mainstream.
Prices skyrocketed, Bitcoin was all over the news, and everybody wanted to be the next crypto millionaire.
But in 2018 there are some question marks hanging over the industry.

Yes, prices are down since the mega boom of late last year, but the bigger question on people’s minds is that of utility.

Apart from Bitcoin, when will we start seeing crypto projects that we can actually use?

When will we see blockchain’s killer apps that will bring mainstream adoption rather than just mainstream awareness?

One problem the industry still needs to overcome is having enough people with the right expertise.

There’s currently a serious skills shortage in the blockchain space, especially for developers.

As blockchain pioneer Nick Szabo explains, all the money pouring in to the crypto industry last year created a huge $/knowledge ratio that still hasn’t been closed.

AngelList is seeing huge growth in job postings for blockchain engineers, Upwork listed blockchain as the second fastest-growing skill requested on its platform, and sites like Crypto Jobs List are popping up to service the ever-growing demand.

crypto jobs on angellist

Now seems like a great time to transfer your skills over to the blockchain space, or even learn some new ones to capitalise on the huge demand.

And in order to help you do that, I’ve put together a list of the best resources available online to speed up your journey from crypto noob to blockchain genius.

The list obviously isn’t exhaustive, but offers a great starting point for what’s out there.

Online courses/MOOCs:

Coursera

Udemy

edX

Khan Academy

Accelerate

BitDegree

Consensys

Books

Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain
- Andreas Antonopoulos

Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money
- Nathaniel Popper

The Internet of Money
- Andreas Antonopoulos

Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
- Chris Burniske

Cryptocurrency: Mining, Investing and Trading in Blockchain
- Abraham K White

Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Is Changing the World
- Don Tapscott

Podcasts

Crypto 101 Podcast

Bad Crypto Podcast

Unchained Podcast

News

Coindesk

Cointelegraph

Bitcoin Magazine

Websites

Crypto Beginners

Blockgeeks

Cryptominded

Communities

Blockchain Forums

Bitcoin Talk

r/BlockChain on Reddit

r/BitoinBeginners on Reddit

r/CryptoCurrency on Reddit


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