Cryptocurrency is a complicated business. There's the blockchain and the forks and the coin offerings and the changing prices. There are government policies and mining technologies, exchanges and Chinese dealers. Something happens almost every day in the crypto world, and you need to be on top of things.
That means knowing where to turn for help. Here are seven experts who can guide you through cryptocurrency's stormy seas.
The co-founder of CoinGecko, a ranking site for cryptocurrency, Bobby Ong also curates Fintech Street, a newsletter about financial technology. Sign up to get explanations of cyptocurrency's role in the growing fintech industry right in your mailbox.
Claimed by some as the real Satoshi Nakamoto, Nick Szabo is a cryptocurrency pioneer. His blog is rarely updated (and requires some pretty intensive reading) but his tweets are both more frequent and easier to follow. Add his thoughts to your feed and know that every link you follow will be relevant and every tweet from the man himself will be a worthwhile addition to the cryptocurrency discussion.
One of the leaders of Bitcoin's early development, Gavin Andresen's reputation took something of a knock when he endorsed Craig Wright's claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto. That claim might have been surprising but his blog remains a key place to understand the latest cryptocurrency developments. Don't look for frequent updates but do trawl through the old posts and follow his tweets for regular comments on cryptocurrency developments.
Cryptocurrency is largely male-dominated but Andrea O'Sullivan stands out not just as a rare woman in an industry filled with men but for her insight. The co-author of Bitcoin: A Primer for Policymakers, you can follow her cryptocurrency thoughts at ThinkLab--and at a bunch of other places too. As always, the best bet is to follow her Twitter stream to see where she's been writing lately.
Paul Vigna is "The Wall Street Journal's resident zombie expert." He's written about the Walking Dead and science fiction, but is also the author of two books on bitcoin and digital currencies. You find his thoughts on cryptocurrency in between the posts on the contents of crypts on his blog. While other bitcoin experts are often developers who like to get technical, Paul Vigna is a reporter who knows how to keep the writing clear and interesting. Look for him in The Wall Street Journal too.
Susanne Chishti is the CEO of Fintech Circle, an institute that teaches people who want to become fintech professionals. When you want to learn more about how cryptocurrency affects the rest of the financial market--and if you're considering building a career in digital money--she's the place to turn.
Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is the author of Mastering Bitcoin, among other cryptocurrency books. You can start with those but a better bet for people wondering what this bitcoin thing is all about is his YouTube videos. Sit back, relax and enjoy one of the easiest and clearest explanations to ease you into Bitcoin knowledge.