If you’re new to crypto, it can be difficult to get oriented. Plenty of people are out to shill specific coins, and tribalism and maximalism can confuse the senses. Finding good, reliable sources for your crypto news is crucial to developing a well-rounded perspective of what’s being built, allowing you to form your own opinions on the topics at hand.
To help you out, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite publications, podcasts, and enthusiasts to start you off on your crypto adventure.
CoinDesk is the most well-known crypto publication around. It covers cutting-edge tech in the cryptocurrency and blockchain tech space, the current ecosystem, and stories of bridging the gap between crypto and the rest of the world. If you’re looking for a good crypto pub that you can trust, CoinDesk is a great place to start.
CoinTelegraph is another big player among crypto-focused publications and does well at making their brand known globally through targeted offshoots like Cointelegraph en Español and CoinTelegraph Japan. CoinTelegraph.com is a go-to for many in the crypto space to get news on Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Bitcoin Magazine is great for (you guessed it!) Bitcoin-related news. Check it out for stories around the Bitcoin halving, updates around the world on advancements towards blockchain technology, and much more. For some fun ShapeShift-related news, check out Bitcoin Magazine’s article on ShapeShift’s move to commission-free trading.
Forbes became the first mainstream publication to cover cryptocurrency full-time. This was in large part due to Laura Shin, then a senior editor at Forbes, pushing the publication to see crypto as something with massive potential. Since then, Forbes has had dedicated coverage of the crypto space, often as crypto relates to big business today. Recently, Forbes covered ShapeShift’s acquisition of Portis, a noncustodial software wallet.
To take on cryptocurrency and blockchain news, Fortune created The Ledger, a place for dedicated coverage on Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the wider crypto space. The Ledger touches on everything from crypto news to fintech like PayPal. You’ll also see great stories on the bridges being built between crypto and traditional finance, like Fold’s new Visa card, which allows users to earn 1% to 2% back in bitcoin.
Bloomberg has dedicated crypto coverage that touches on subjects like newsworthy new hires in the space, government advancements towards digital assets, and much more. Take a look at Bloomberg’s crypto section titled, “The Fundamentals,” to get you up to speed on topics like the difference between Bitcoin and blockchain technology, Bitcoin’s volatility, and what to expect in the year ahead.
Anthony Pompliano (Pomp) has risen to become one of the most prominent names in the crypto space. He’s a Co-Founder and Partner at Morgan Creek Capital and is the host of the Off The Chain podcast. Pomp is a great source for crypto-related news and has made several appearances on CNBC to inform listeners and to help bring about an understanding of crypto.
Unchained and Unconfirmed
Unchained and Unconfirmed are two podcasts run by Laura Shin, a former senior editor at Forbes. Shin was the first mainstream journalist to cover crypto full-time and went on to create these two great sources of crypto knowledge to help you learn from her conversations with some of the smartest people in the crypto space.
The Crypto Lark is the most popular Bitcoin personality in New Zealand. The channel is run by Lark Davis, and covers a wide range of topics in the crypto space. Lark’s channel is fun and engaging, and sifting through his videos is a great way to hear some great conversations around crypto. Check out his interview with our Founder and CEO, Erik Voorhees.
Epicenter is a podcast that has been around the crypto space since 2013. You’ll find interviews with big names like Joe Lubin (Consensys), Jesse Powell (Kraken), and Yoni Assia (eToro), as well as plenty of interviews with up and coming companies and intellectuals. You might even find one about a fox discussing ShapeShift’s new platform.
When it comes to finding good crypto resources, there’s a host of great publications, podcasts, and people to choose from. Do your research in the process, find what interests you, and enjoy being a part of building the future of decentralized finance.