When I was young, someone told me that the best weapon against anything is education. An informed person will be very tough to fool. Same goes in life and educating yourself about cryptocurrencies is no different than anything else. Emotions are high when you put your money up in something you don’t fully understand. I get it though. You want to be “in” and make tons of money like many others before you. Sometimes diving head first is not the answer and especially if you are not technically inclined. In the world of crypto, the fear uncertainty and doubt is high and it will continue. However, does it pay to take the time and learn how cryptocurrencies work? The answer is a big YES!!! It can be the difference between losing it all or making seven figure. Although, there is the hard way. The way that you go in thinking you know what to do just to find out that “oops” you lost your money. Unfortunately, I was one of those people.
I will share some resources that I think will help you better understand cryptocurrencies and bitcoin whether you are a complete beginner or a program engineer. These resources I found useful, and I improved my crypto intellect by tenfold.
The Short List
Coursera is a self-paced or curriculum-based online university. You can learn virtually anything, but it offers in-depth courses on Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology. I would recommend at least doing a free trial or readily available classes for free right now.
Of course, learn directly from the source. They have several resources to understand the technology behind Bitcoin.
This site has a unique concept. They offer an opportunity to existing program developers to learn how to code on the blockchain for free, and they will pay individuals they choose a stipend to cover expenses. However, this is not for everyone. You have to be a software engineer or a coder to participate. An excellent opportunity to introduce talent to a space that is rapidly emerging.
So there you have it my short list of resources that I found useful, and I hope you find the information in those sites useful as well. Obviously, you can Google the topic of “how to learn cryptocurrency.” But the internet is full of trolls and misinformation that I would recommend sticking to legit sources to get the information correctly the first time. Capice!