Bitcoin 101

The top 5 bitcoin sites for crypto newbies

CryptoCoinsNews

Around since 2013, Cryptocoinsnews.com is one of the most established crypto news sites delivering a high volume of daily in-depth stories focused on bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, and altcoins. 

Given its dominance CCN dedicates additional coverage to bitcoin, with price analysis and a chat page which is an interesting window into the world of bitcoin at the user level.  

CryptoCoinNews

You may have heard about Initial Coin Offerings but aren’t sure how to stay abreast of the hottest new ICOs. CCN has a helpful ICO DIary to keep you up-to-date.

If you want to start right at the beginning, head for the ‘Learn’ section of helpful intros, though the Cloudbet blog does a pretty job of that too!

CoinMarketCap

CoinMarketCap is the go-to site for cryptocurrency price change. The main listings provide a simple snapshot of the fundamentals of the most important coins: market capitalisation, live price, price change, and supply. All of these pieces of key information can be sorted or alternatively you search from among over thousands of coins and tokens and find more granular data. 

CoinMarketCap

If you want to deep-dive into a specific cryptocoin, click on its name and you can access a range of further information. You’ll access the coin’s price chart which default’s to the full lifespan of the coin, but you can adjust the date range as required from fixed ranges or a custom filter. The chart shows price and volume for a linear or log scale with charts available for download in all standard formats.

Beyond charts, you can access historical price data, volume by exchange, the main information points for the coin (under Social) and handy tools to embed all the information as a widget on your own site, should you have one.

CoinMarketCap Market Capitalization


With its stripped-down design the desktop experience is better than mobile, but CMC have recently added an App to address that shortcoming.

99Bitcoins

For all you non-technical newbies out there, 99Bitcoins is the best place to start off with in learning the basics of bitcoin. 

As founder Ofir says “I started this website since I saw there was no practical non-technical guide for Bitcoin newbies – everything was just too hard to understand.”

99Bitcoins

The site doesn’t publish any news but they produce great amount of content for bitcoin newbies through videos and text tutorials. They are best known for their informative and easy to understand how-to guides on buying bitcoins, mining bitcoins, setting up a bitcoin wallet and trading bitcoins.

99Bitcoins have also previously written articles on bitcoin gambling and have listed Cloudbet as one of their top bitcoin casino site in their bitcoin casinos review piece.

If you consider yourself a fast learner, something that is worth doing in your spare time is signing up to their “Bitcoin Video Crash Course.” You will learn everything that you need to know about bitcoins within seven days through seven educational video series that will be sent to you via your registered email address. The best part about the course is that the education is completely for free which is a huge bonus!

The Merkle

If business oriented content is not your cup of tea, The Merkle provides a great alternative bitcoin news site to CCN that’s worth checking out. Other than covering topics on the latest crypto, finance, infosec and tech news, what differentiates the Merkle to CCN is that they have a reviews section that houses a list of in-depth comparative writing pieces on cryptocurrency exchanges, wallets, virtual money and crypto products. 

The Merkle

This makes the site really unique as they provide honest feedback and thoughts on topics discussed through their writing, opening up a conversation to their readers, which is rarely seen on traditional news sites. 

The Merkle recently published an article about Cloudbet on how to choose a bitcoin casino to help readers who are new to the bitcoin gambling scene, which is just one example of the useful content available for anyone interested in learning more about Crypto and betting.

BitcoinTalk

If you prefer to learn by reading about personal experience and opinion and enjoy the opportunity to engage in conversations with other crypto enthusiasts then BitcoinTalk.org forum might be the perfect site for you. 

BitcoinTalk

With almost 1.5 million active global members, BitcoinTalk is a huge forum site that allows users to discuss everything and anything related to bitcoin. Every bitcoin topic that you could possibly think of has been discussed on here such as bitcoin mining, bitcoin news, bitcoin for beginners, bitcoin gambling.

By preserving the documentation of the first bitcoin transaction between Lazlo Hanyecz, a developer who paid 10,000 bitcoins for two Papa John’s pizzas from another bitcoin enthusiast, Bitcointalk is as much a knowledge base as an exchange of ideas.

With almost 1.5 million active global members, BitcoinTalk is a huge forum site that allows users to discuss everything and anything related to bitcoin.

One thing to be aware of with BitcoinTalk is that everyone has the opportunity to freely comment on here without any identity verification, so retain an open mind about the validity of information being shared. The forum does a good job of policing activity - no easy task - and publishes helpful information about everything from creating an account to posting etiquette and forum policy. 

BitcoinTalk Cloudbet

The simple tip we suggest in figuring out the level of trust of the post is to see the activity and the merit score of the user that will show on the left hand side bar, next to the comment the user have posted.

Look out for Cloudbet’s main thread and note our Legendary status which reflects our membership since 2013 with over 1,000 posts since that time aimed at helping and engaging with our customers.

Conclusion

We hope that this little preview of what these five bitcoin sites have to offer for beginners, was able to help you kickstart your journey with bitcoins. Other than these sites, we also have a Bitcoin 101 category in our blog which is ideal for anyone looking for an introduction to everything bitcoin related. If you are also new to the bitcoin gambling scene and would be interested to know more about it, we also have a dedicated category on this topic, telling you everything that you need to know about bitcoin gambling.

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Posted on 2018-05-25

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