How to Stay Informed About Bitcoin

If you decide to get involved in Bitcoin, it’s essential to stay up-to-date on news surrounding the cryptocurrency.

Regulations are constantly developing and changing, and it’s important to be aware of any changes that may impact your investments.

And as the value of Bitcoin fluctuates, it’s wise to pay attention to how the value of your investment changes.

Plus, at its core, Bitcoin is largely a community. Since it isn’t controlled by one government or regulating entity, it’s up to traders, investors, and business owners to help it become a more mainstream form of currency.

As a result, there’s always plenty of discussion to be had about trading Bitcoin. And on this page, you’ll find a few of the best resources for staying up-to-date on the latest news and trends.

Bitcoin-focused news sites

While Bitcoin has made it into mainstream news sources more regularly over the past few years, the stories on these sites typically only cover major events related to cryptocurrency.

Fortunately, there are plenty of news sites that focus specifically on cryptocurrency.

If you follow a handful of these sites on a regular basis, you can be confident that you’re in the loop regarding Bitcoin.

The official Bitcoin blog

First, you’ll want to pay attention to any posts on Bitcoin’s official blog, Bitcoin.org.

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If you take a look at the blog, you’ll notice that it isn’t updated all that frequently. But when the editors do publish a new post, it’s typically in regard to something significant.

So while this blog isn’t enough on its own to keep you up-to-date on Bitcoin, you’ll want to pay attention whenever there’s new content.

CoinDesk

CoinDesk is one of the most popular sites for cryptocurrency-focused news.

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It’s run more like a traditional news site than Bitcoin’s blog, publishing multiple articles a day covering news, analysis, and opinion pieces.

In fact, its editorial calendar may make it challenging to read every last article on the site. But if you’re looking for a comprehensive source of cryptocurrency news, this is it.

Cointelegraph

Cointelegraph is another news site focused on several different forms of cryptocurrency.

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Like CoinDesk, it maintains a regular publication schedule and is a well-rounded source of information on all things crypto.

If you follow along with both of these publications, you can be fairly confident that you aren’t missing any major news related to Bitcoin.

Bitcoin Magazine

Unlike most cryptocurrency news sites, Bitcoin Magazine focuses solely on Bitcoin.

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If you’re only interested in Bitcoin and don’t want to read stories about Litecoin, Ethereum, or the many other currencies on the market today, this could be a great option.

CryptoCoinsNews

CryptoCoinsNews, or CCN, is Hacked’s sister site that focuses more on news and events than trading advice.

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It’s another reliable source of information regarding virtually every form of cryptocurrency available, and a solid publication to follow.

Bitcoin forums

Beyond editorial sites, one of the best ways to stay up-to-date on Bitcoin-related news is by spending time in some of the many forums that focus on the subject.

Bitcoin Talk

Today, Bitcoin Talk is one of the largest Bitcoin-focused forums in the world, with over two million members.

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Topics within the forum span from general discussion to mining, technical support, and trading discussion — and even get into subjects like politics and society, and speculation about the future of the currency.

If you have a question about Bitcoin or are looking to discuss virtually anything related to it, this is the place to go.

Reddit

As with almost anything else you might want to discuss online, you can find plenty of people willing to talk about Bitcoin on Reddit.

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Popular subreddits include /r/CryptoCurrency, /r/Bitcoin, and /r/BitcoinMarkets.

Offline meetups and conferences

As Bitcoin continues to grow in popularity, there is an increasing number of in-person meetups and conferences taking place all around the world.

Most of the news sites and forums listed on this page regularly publish information about larger events, but you can also use the following sites to find meetups in your city or region.

Meetup.com

As one of the largest meetup sites in existence, it should come as no surprise that Meetup.com is a great way to meet others involved in Bitcoin trading.

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In fact, the site is home to 5,171 Bitcoin-focused meetup groups, with a total of just over 1.3 million members.

If you’re located in any major city, you should have no problem finding at least a handful of Bitcoin traders relatively close by.

BitcoinWiki

The official BitcoinWiki also has a fairly extensive list of regular Bitcoin meetups.

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If you live in or near a major city, this is a great way to find other people who are interested in cryptocurrency and get involved in regular local events.

CoinMarketCal

CoinMarketCal is a calendar featuring conferences, exchanges, and other cryptocurrency-related events.

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The calendar also includes updates, announcements, and releases related to all major forms of cryptocurrency — making it another helpful resource for staying up-to-date on what’s happening within the Bitcoin community.

Conclusion

Keeping up with Bitcoin-related news can be challenging.

It seems like almost every day there’s a new regulation worrying traders, a new warning concerning the mainstream media, or a dip or spike in value that has everyone up in arms.

And there are plenty of resources to help you through the process, like our Bitcoin Tax Guide and Bitcoin Legal Guide.

But keeping up with the news is an essential part of investing in Bitcoin — and the more informed you are, the more confident you can be about each of your choices.