ASIC CryptoCurrency Basics 2018

ASIC Cryptocurrency Basics 2018

ASIC Cryptocurrency Basics 2018 is here in these actions listed below. If you want to gamble money in cryptocurrency then this is your best decision.
Remember, loosing money in Bitcoin, even if you only want to mine cryptocurrency as a hobby is safest choice available. ASiC Mining Basics, here: [1] and [2].
Action #:
1. You essentially need to join a mining pool.
2. You essentially need to have ASIC mining hardware and this is to purchase a Antiminer and or build your own.

ASIC Cryptocurrency Basics 2018:
Black Arrow-Minion Creations: 2013-11-8

Let’s assume you understand all of the above and want to mine explore ASIC mining. From that frame there only a few things left to cover…

L3+ World’s Most Powerful Litecoin Miner

The BM1485 ASIC chip

Finally an ASIC chip to mine Scrypt coins

The BM1485 chip, the first Litecoin Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) chip in more than two years in it’s creation into production.
This BM1485 is designed by the same team that designs the world’s most power-efficient ASIC chips for Bitcoin mining today.
The BM1485 chip, third 28nm bitcoin ASIC, full custom design. Each Antminer L3+ employs 288 such chips to deliver more hashrate and efficiency than any previous Litecoin miner on the market in 2017/18.

A Compact Time-tested Design

World’s most powerful Litecoin miner, yet smaller than many portable boom-boxes

The Antminer L3+ follows form factor to that of the popular Antminer S9 and is nearly the same size.
Whether in a home or in a mining farm with several other L3+ miners, the Antminer L3+’s small footprint fits well in all locations.


Controlled by Texas Instruments’ 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8 Microprocessor

L3+’s control board uses Texas Instruments’ AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8 microprocessor

The Antminer L3+’s control board employs the fast AM335x 1GHz ARM® Cortex-A8 microprocessor with Gigabit Ethernet ensuring mined blocks are submitted instantly.

Engineered to Remain Powerful yet Cool

A high-grade aluminum case, customized heat-sinks and two computer-controlled fans to keep it cool

The L3+ utilizes a combination of convection cooling to make the world’s most powerful Litecoin miner perform at its best while creating no more heat than the latest tera/hash Bitcoin miner.
Every chip of the L3+ is fitted with heat sinks made of a high-grade Aluminum alloy. The case of the L3+ is made of the same material as the S9. Two computer-controlled high speed fans at both ends of the “tube casing” ensure hot air is rapidly replaced by cooler air at the required thermal recommended pace.

BitMain AntRouter R1-LTC Specifications:
– WiFi standard: 802.11g/n, 2.4G
– WiFi transmission rate: 150Mbps
– ASIC chip type: BM1485
– Hashrate of chip: 1.29MH/s
– Power consumption: 3.78W +2.9% at the wall (220VAC Power efficiency @25C ,85% conversion efficiency of built-in AC to DC power supply)
– Mining power efficiency: 2.93 J/MH +2.9% at the wall (220VAC Power efficiency @25C ,85% conversion efficiency of built-in AC to DC power supply)
– AC voltage input: 100-220V AC
– Input current: 0.2A
– USB charging port voltage: 5V
– Operating temperature: 0 – 40°C
– Storage temperature: -40 – 85°C
– Operating humidity: 5%RH-95%RH,prevent condensation
– Product dimensions: 84.5mm(L) x 56.6mm(W) x 29mm(H)
– Weight: 148 grams

The crypto ASIC miner manufacturer is by BitMain. They have just announced this product. This is a high-powered new miner, a low power WiFi router with a built-in Scrypt mining functionality.
The new AntRouter R1-LTC is similar to the Bitcoin AntRouter R1, but instead of an ASIC chip capable of mining BTC it is designed for mining Litecoin instead.
The mining functionality is powered by the company’s BM1485 ASIC chip allowing you to mine any Scrypt-based crypto coin and not only just LTC.
The single Scrypt BM1485 ASIC chip inside the router mines with a hashrate of just 1.29 MHS with multiple functionalities built inside a single portable device.
No price announced yet.
The sales of the device start 28th of April 2017 and this 30th, January of 2018 it is $59.00USD. The one of the R1 BTC model that is being sold for $39.00USD. Have fun!

BitCoin/ASiC Questions & Answers:

  • What is ASIC? It is an “Application-specific integrated circuit.” Its essentially a little computer build specifically for a limited set of processes. Its “a system of a chip.”
  • What is ASIC mining? The gist is ASIC describes a type of chip that is ultra specialized in a single set of processes (in this case, mining cryptocurrency). An ASIC miner generally consists of an ASIC chip, power source, fan, and mining software.
  • What ASIC mining rig should I use? The general consensus is Antminer rigs are a good choice. Antminer is a brand, ASIC is a generic term like CPU or GPU (it describes the processors used).
  • What does the term “mining rig” mean? It means at least a device like an Antminer, but potentially a whole rack (or racks) of fans, processors, ASIC miners, etc (like this).
  • Can I build a custom ASIC miner? Building an ASIC miner is possible, but you need to not only deal with programing software (or cobbling together preprogrammed software) but putting together hardware as well.
  • Can I mine any cryptocurrency with any ASIC? Certain rigs will be customized for certain coins. In simple terms, any miner that is built to mine Bitcoin can mine anything that uses the encryption the Bitcoin uses. In other words, any SHA256-based miner like Antminer can mine SHA-based currencies such as Litecoin and Bitcoin.[3]
  • What is a mining pool? Solo mining in this day and age is not a great idea unless you have a lot of power (or are mining an altcoin). A mining pool is a group you join and pay fees too. Everyone splits the take, minus fees.
  • Can I make money mining with an ASIC miner? Yes, you can, but it depends on the price of the coin you mine over time, the cost of the hardware, cost of electricity, and other such factors.
  • How do I know how much money I can make from ASIC mining? You want to figure out the “hash power” (hash rate) of the miner for a specific cryptocurrency and then compute that against electricity costs. See Bitcoin Mining Calculator.

ASIC Cryptocurrency Basics 2018:
cryptographic hash function

A cryptographic hash function is a special class of hash function that has certain properties which make it suitable for use in cryptography.
It is a mathematical algorithm that maps data of arbitrary size to a bit string of a fixed size (a hash) and is designed to be a one-way function, that is, a function which is infeasible to invert.
The only way to recreate the input data from an ideal cryptographic hash function’s output is to attempt a brute-force search of possible inputs to see if they produce a match, or use a rainbow table of matched hashes.
Bruce Schneier has called one-way hash functions “the workhorses of modern cryptography”.[1]
The input data is often called the message, and the output (the hash value or hash) is often called the message digest or simply the digest.
The ideal cryptographic hash function has five main properties:

  • it is deterministic so the same message always results in the same hash
  • it is quick to compute the hash value for any given message
  • it is infeasible to generate a message from its hash value except by trying all possible messages
  • a small change to a message should change the hash value so extensively that the new hash value appears uncorrelated with the old hash value
  • it is infeasible to find two different messages with the same hash value

Cryptographic hash functions have many information-security applications, notably in digital signatures, message authentication codes (MACs), and other forms of authentication.
They can also be used as ordinary hash functions, to index data in hash tables, for fingerprinting, to detect duplicate data or uniquely identify files, and as checksums to detect accidental data corruption.
Indeed, in information-security contexts, cryptographic hash values are sometimes called (digital) fingerprints, checksums, or just hash values, even though all these terms stand for more general functions with rather different properties and purposes.

FPGA-based prototyping board offers more that 50 million ASIC gates

The folks at Altera have announced that The Dini Group selected the Stratix III EP3SL340 FPGA for use in its DN7020K10, which is claimed to be the industry’s largest single-board FPGA-based prototyping engine.
The DN7020K10 supports 20 EP3SL340 FPGAs, each boasting 340K logic elements (LEs) in 1,760-pin packages providing 1,104 user I/Os per device and a capacity of more than 50 million equivalent ASIC gates. Customers designing custom ASICs – such as those used in wireless communications, networking, and graphics-processing applications – can use this ultra-high-capacity prototyping board to verify their logic designs and run them at near real-time clock speeds.
Designers of large ASICs can now run their designs at speeds approaching final silicon. The DN7020K10 includes all the features required to make prototyping easy:

  • Global clock networks that reach every FPGA
  • Six DDR2 SODIMM memory sockets
  • Wide range of daughtercards (ARM core tile, A/D-D/A, PCIe, etc.)
  • USB and flash configuration

Altera’s Stratix III family of 65-nm high-end FPGAs delivers low power consumption, high performance, and high density. The Stratix III EP3SL340 features 340K LEs, supports DDR3 memory with interface speeds in excess of 1067 Mbps, and features Altera’s innovative Programmable Power Technology. The device’s general-purpose fabric is combined with 17 Mbits of embedded memory and 575 18×18 multipliers.
The Stratix III FPGA-based boards are available now from The Dini Group. Customers interested in learning more about the DN7020K10 should visit Information about Altera’s Stratix III FPGAs can be found at

ASIC Cryptocurrency Basics 2018:

“EUR $99.95”, Which is Approximately “US $124.27″

Hash Rate:
  • 1250Mhz: 50 Gh/s (± 2%) 196w
  • 1300Mhz: 51 Gh/s (± 2%) 205w
  • 1350Mhz: 53 Gh/s (± 2%) 214w
  • 1400Mhz: 55 Gh/s (± 2%) 222w
Used to extract cryptanalysts from the SHA-256 script

ASIC Cryptocurrency Basics 2018:
Hash rate denominations

  • 1 kH/s is 1,000 (one thousand) hashes per second
  • 1 MH/s is 1,000,000 (one million) hashes per second.
  • 1 GH/s is 1,000,000,000 (one billion) hashes per second.
  • 1 TH/s is 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) hashes per second.
  • 1 PH/s is 1,000,000,000,000,000 (one quadrillion) hashes per second.
  • 1 EH/s is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 (one quintillion) hashes per second.

ASIC Cryptocurrency Basics 2018:

  • 1 MH/s = 1,000 kH/s
  • 1 GH/s = 1,000 MH/s = 1,000,000 kH/s
  • 1 TH/s = 1,000 GH/s = 1,000,000 MH/s = 1,000,000,000 kH/s

ASIC Cryptocurrency Basics 2018:
SI, (International System of Units), unit prefixes

The International System of Units, (SI, abbreviated from the French Système international (d’unités)), is the modern form of the metric system, and is the most widely used system of measurement.
It comprises a coherent system of units of measurement built on seven base units, (ampere, kelvin, second, metre, kilogram, candela, mole).
These seven base units are a set of twenty decimal prefixes to the unit names and unit symbols that may be used when specifying multiples and fractions of the units.
The system also specifies names for 22 derived units for other common physical quantities like lumen, watt, etc.
The denomination of the ASIC Crypto-Currency hash rates follows the International System of Units (SI). Hereby, the prefixes kilo-, mega-, giga-, tera-, peta-, exa-, each translate to an increase by a factor of one thousand.
Please note, that the symbol for kilo- is a lower-case “k”. As “K” is the symbol for kelvin, the unit of thermodynamic temperature.
The following table from Wikipedia shows an overview of the prefixes, symbols, and factors they correspond to.

Inconsistency of kilobyte, megabyte, and gigabyte

Metric prefixes
The computer industry’s use of kilobyte, megabyte, and gigabyte is inconsistent with the SI.
The Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) has redefined the prefixes kilo-, mega- and giga- in correspondence with bit and byte as powers of 1024 instead of 1000. Higher prefixes were not redefined by JEDEC.
In order to avoid this inconsistency, the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) has proposed the binary prefix which uses kibi [Ki], mebi [Mi], and gibi [Gi] for 1024¹, 1024², and 1024³ respectively.

The following table from Wikipedia gives an overview.

Binary prefixes

Cryptocurrency Market Capitalization

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Curated collection of blockchain & cryptocurrency links.



Magazines and Blogs

  • CryptoHackers – Cryptoworld superheroes interviews. Fascinating facts, teams insides and success stories.
  • CoinTelegraph – The leading publication offering latest news, analysis, expert opinions, community commentaries. Founded in 2013.
  • CoinDesk – CoinDesk is the world leader in news and information on digital currencies. 17M mothly users.
  • CryptoCoins News – Fresh news and analysis. This huge blog posts very frequently. Approx. 7M readers monthly.
  • Bitcoin Magazine – Bitcoin Magazine is the oldest and most established source of news, information and expert commentaries. Sometimes posts deep and very interesting articles.
  • 99 Bitcoins – 99 Bitcoins is the largest information source for non technical newbies.
  • Coin Speaker – Founded in 2014, CoinSpeaker is one of the most influentional news source.
  • The Memory Pool – Satoshi Nakamoto Institute blog.
  • Tim Swanson Blog – Blog of director of market research at R3.
  • Oleg Andreev Blog – Blog of hardcore developer, product architect at
  • Freedom to Tinker – Princeton hosted tech blog: researches and experts commentaries.
  • Money and State – Blog of Erik Voorhees, CEO of leading digital asset exchange
  • Gavin Andersesn Blog – Blog of Bitcoin developer.
  • Peter Todd Blog – Blog of Todd, the applied cryptography consultant.
  • Richard Brown Blog – Blog of Head of Technology at R3CEV.
  • Laanwj Blog – Blog of Bitcoin core developer and reverse engineer.
  • Crypto Analyst – World’s premier cryptocurrency news analysis.
  • Bitrazzi – Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency And Blockchain News.
  • Bitfalls – Technical news, solidity tutorials, and skeptical research. EN and HR languages.
  • What Bitcoin Did – Blog of accidental Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency investor, miner, blogger and podcaster.


  • Vitalik Buterin – Ethereum creator, cryptocurrency evangelist.
  • Bitcoin Tech Talk – All About Bitcoin Development.
  • Tuur Demeester – Economist & investor, editor in chief at Adamant Research.
  • Vinny Lingham – CEO of
  • Nicolas Dorier – Main developer of NBitcoin. CTO at Metaco SA.
  • Nick Tomaino – Tech investor @RunaCapital.
  • Eric Lombrozo – Co-CEO & CTO Ciphrex Corp., Bitcoin Core contributor.
  • Jimmy Song – Bitcoin Developer and Entrepreneur.
  • Nicolas Dorier – Main developer of NBitcoin. CTO at Metaco SA.
  • Linda Xie – Product Manager @Coinbase. Advisor @0xProject.
  • Fred Ehrsam – Previously co-founder @Coinbase, trader @GoldmanSachs, computer science @DukeU.
  • Token Economy – Making sense of the latest in crypto-land: cryptocurrencies, blockchains, ICOs, dapps & the growing token economy.
  • The Midas Guide – Blockchain & crypto original researches.

Telegram Channels

  • Best of CryptoHeresy – Transmits best topics from CryptoHeresy forum.
  • Crypto Memes – Cryptoworld funny pictures.
  • Crypto – The god of all crypto channels.
  • UpcomingICOs – This channel is dedicated to informing people of up and coming ICO’s.
  • CryptoNews – Cryptocurrency news megafeed that is posted in real time, even before they hit social media.
  • Ethereum dapps – Ethereum & DAPPS news and updates.

News Aggregators

  • CoinBuzz – CoinBuzz aggregates news from many sources (Twitter, Reddit, Google Trends etc) and displays it in the Trello style.
  • CryptoPanic – CryptoPanic is news aggregator platform indicating impact on price and market for traders and cryptocurrency enthusiasts.
  • ETHNews – ETHNews is emerging provider of Ethereum and Blockchain ecosystem news.
  • Coin Spectator – Get the latest cryptocurrency, bitcoin & blockchain news from many news sources.
  • CoinTerminal – CoinTerminal instantly aggregates, summarizes and analyzes market chatter for sentiment and streams it in real-time.
  • CoinsCalendar – CoinsCalendar displays all upcoming coins events and updates.
  • CoinDar – Be first to know about coming cryptocurrency news, updates, hard forks, meetups, coins listing on exchanges and other important events.
  • BTCnews – Mature cryptocurrency news and charts app for iOS.
  • CryptoAudio – A tool that creates news summaries from various sources and reads them using a text-to-speech technology.

Price Trackers

  • Altcoins Racing – Altcoins Racing shows the price change winners and losers.
  • CoinMarketcap – Old and cool. All coins prices, graphs, market caps. API, widgets, tools. Used by 90M monthly users.
  • Coincap – CoinCap tracks market data for hundreds of cryptocurrencies in real-time. They also have very useful mobile app.
  • Cryptowatch – Live price charts and market data for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more. Many exchanges, flexible settings and cool API.
  • Bfxdata – Charts and Stats for Bitfinex market data and margin funding.
  • Bitcoinwisdom – Live Bitcoin/Litecoin charts with EMA, MACD and other indicators. Support many exchanges (Bitfinex, Bitstamp, Coinbase, Bittrex, Poloniex etc).
  • Flippening Watch – When will Ethereum overtake Bitcoin and become the most important cryptocurrency?
  • Coindex – Beautiful cryptocurrency price tracker for iOS.
  • WorldCoinIndex – Realtime cryptocurrency price monitoring tool. Lots of altcoins and many fiat currencies.
  • CryptoTrader – Cryptocurrency trading platform. Charts, news and trollbox. Add widgets to customize the look.
  • Coin Daily Update – Daily email update with price changes of customizable coins.
  • Coindera – Real time cryptocurrency price alerts for 2,000+ coins on 25+ exchanges.
  • Cryptocurrency CLI – Cryptocurrency portfolio on the command line.

ICO Trackers

  • ICOtracker – Very informative and trusted tracker.
  • The ICO digest – Weekly ICO digest.
  • TokenData – See ICO stats: ROI, total investments, status and other information.
  • CoinSchedule – Live Token Sales & ICOs.
  • ICO Bazaar – Informative website + ICOs alerts.
  • Picoloresearch – Independent research on blockchain startups and ICOs.
  • Smith + Crown ICO list – Curated list of ongoing and upcoming token sales. Have some research tiers.
  • ICORating – ICOrating specializes in evaluating companies with planned ICO.
  • ICO Alert – Source for analysis of active and upcoming Initial Coin Offerings.
  • TokenMarket – TokenMarket is marketplace for tokens, digital assets and blockchain based investing.
  • ICOdrops – Constantly updating kanban style ICO board.
  • ICO Whitelists – Articles on ICOs. Also tracks growth of 200+ Telegram groups for ICOs.


  • Local Bitcoins – Buy and sell bitcoins near you. Trusted by 10M monthly users.
  • Poloniex – USA. Trust: 3.5/5. Tons of altcoins. Poor support.
  • CoinBase – USA. Trust: 5/5. Pay with fiat.
  • Kraken – USA. Trust: 5/5. Founded in 2011.
  • Bittrex – USA. Trust: 3.8/5. Many altcoins.
  • CEX.IO – UK. Trust: 5/5. Fiat. Newbie friendly.
  • BestBitcoinExchange – Curated list of 35 popular exchanges. Looks SEOish but does the job well.
  • Shapeshift – No login, fast, awesome API.
  • Changelly – Fiat, nice affiliate program.
  • Cryptoradar – Compares prices and features from > 25 exchanges and brokers.
  • Binance – Modern exchange with the lowest fees and it’s own token.
  • Kucoin – Modern. Evolving really fast. Has it’s own token.



  • The Moon Trollbox – Hot news discussions, rumors and friendly talks. No cersorship.
  • The CHT Community – Official CryptoHackers Telegram chat. The place to talk to founders of your favourite crypto startups & apps.
  • Crypto Aquarium – Great community (Telegram, Slack). Curated by Joshua Petty, the Coindex creator. 800+ members.
  • Bitpam – Friendly Discord community. 300+ members.
  • Bitcoin Core Community – Telegram discussion about Bitcoin and Bitcoin Core. 2000+ members.
  • BitcoinMarkets – Bitcoin and cryptocurrency price discussion. The official Slack of /r/bitcoinmarkets. 4000+ members.
  • Blockstack – Official Blockstack Slack community. 3000+ members.
  • CryptoMinded – All things crypto: events, jobs, trades, news. 1000+ Slack members.
  • IRC #bitcoin channel – Old good IRC. The channel of 200 silent people.


  • CryptoHeresy ⚡ – Fresh Bitcoin forum with focus on cryptocurrency tools and resources.
  • Bitcoin Talk – Homepage of the Bitcoin community from the start. Made by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009.
  • Forum – Strong community of 30,000+ users.
  • BitcoinGarden – This young forum has appeared in Jan 2017.
  • CryptoCurrencyTalk – Born in 2013, very active forum. Modern engine.


  • Cryptocompare – CryptoCompare is interactive platform where you can discuss the latest crypto trends and monitor all markets streaming in real time. Also includes perfect altfoilio app.
  • Trading View – Follow pro traders and learn from their analyzes. (Mr. Lavrov is great specialist).
  • Bitcoin on StackExchange – Question and answer site for Bitcoin crypto-currency enthusiasts.
  • /r/Bitcoin/ – Discuss Bitcoin news on Reddit. 300,000+ readers.
  • Steemit – Fancy Reddit running on a blockchain. Post to earn $. Spend $ to promote yourself.

Twitter Users and Lists

  • Quality Crypto – List of >50 prominent, high signal-to-noise-ratio accounts.


  • Coinality – Coinality is free service connecting crypto employers and job seekers.
  • Cryptogrind – Bitcoin freelance platform.
  • Blockchain Dev Jobs – Curated list of jobs from around the web for blockchain engineers.
  • Ethlance – Hire or work for ETH.
  • /r/Jobs4Bitcoins/ – Place on Reddit to offer your talents and skills in exchange for the fastest growing currency in the world.
  • – Well categorized jobs list. Owner does a lot to promote it.
  • Beincrypto – Aggregates all the crypto jobs from major job boards.
  • Jobs by BlockRepublic – Useful filters, locations & categories.
  • Crypto Jobs List – Curated jobs from top verified blockchain companies.


  • Bitcoin Core – Bitcoin Core is MIT licensed open source Bitcoin wallet. It runs own full node so 145GG of free disk space is required. OSX/Linux/Windows/Ubuntu.
  • – World’s most popular digital wallet. Mobile apps included.
  • Electrum – Thin Bitcoin client. Opensource, MIT, has 100+ contributors.
  • Exodus – Exodus is the first desktop multi-asset wallet with ShapeShift built in.
  • MyEtherWallet – Opensource webapp to access Ethereum. Old and reliable. ERC20 support. Loved by phishers!
  • Coinomi – Opensource, supports many altcoins, fast and has perfect UI.
  • Jaxx – Reliable, Jaxx supports many of the leading cryptocurrency platforms. Crossplatform.
  • Ledger Hardware – Reliable hardware wallet. Supports BTC/ETH/ETC/DASH/DOGE and many more coins and ERC20 tokens.
  • Trezor Hardware – The first & most secure hardware wallet. Supports BTC/ETH/ETC/DASH/ and many more coins and ERC20 tokens.
  • CoinBase – Buy Bitcoin for $, NFC payments, requested payments.
  • MyCelium – Geeky wallet, easy to set miners fee, rich transaction details.
  • Samourai – Secure Bitcoin wallet for Android.
  • WalletList – Showcase your public cryptocurrency addresses.
  • – Universal JavaScript client-side wallet generator for 100+ coins.


  • Blockfolio – Cryptocurrency management, with easy to use tools to keep track of all your cryptocurrency investments. Nice widgets. Simple. Android/iOS.
  • ACrypto – Track bitcoin and altcoins prices, custom alarms, detailed charts. Flexible, many settings, informative. Available for iOS & Android.
  • Altpocket – The only tool you need for showcasing, tracking and sharing your cryptocurrency investments.
  • Coinfyi – Track your performance, news & market signals related to your cryptocurrency investments. Anonymous. Simple. Free.
  • f0lio – Beatutiful cryptocurrency portfolio management for mobile devices.
  • BitWorth – Cryptocurrency Net Worth Tracker for iOS.
  • CoinDex – iOS app that lets you stay up to date with the cryptocurrency markets you want to watch.
  • Delta – Ultimate cryptocurrency portfolio tracker tool for iOS & Android.
  • Crypto Central – Bitcoin & cryptocurrency portfolio tracker for iOS/Android.
  • Cryptagon – Powerful app to track portfolio. Automatic imports from exchanges.
  • Cryptonomy – Portfolio tracking, social, forum, chat, ico listings, news aggregator, crypto academy. Android/iOS.
  • wallmine – Track both cryptocurrencies and stocks; screeners, heatmaps, news, push notifications.
  • CoinTracker – Cryptocurrency asset tracker that automatically pulls all balances and transactions from exchanges and cryptocurrency wallets.
  • Coin Beat – Crypto tracker for managing over 1300 crypto currencies. Get instant push notification on price activity. iOS and Android.

Useful Tools

  • QR Code Generator – With this free tool you can instantly generate QR code for your Bitcoin/Litecoin/Ethereum/Dogecoin address.
  • Block Explorer – Discover the Bitcoin blockchain blocks online. Includes fees and miners information.
  • EtherScan – Block Explorer and Analytics Platform for Ethereum.
  • ETH Gas Station – Consumer oriented metrics for the Ethereum Gas Market.
  • Metamask – Run Ethereum dApps right in your browser without running full node.
  • ATM Map – Find Bitcoin ATM’s in your country.
  • Statoshi – Realtime Bitcoin node stats. Made by Jameson Lopp.
  • RSIhunter – Find “oversold” and “overbought” cryptocurrencies.
  • CryptoFinance – Google Sheets add-on to get cryptocurrencies rate in spreadsheets.
  • BroBot – Personalized chatbot that controls your portfolio. Receive news and signal notifications.
  • Vanitygen Plus – Generate custom key addresses for 90+ coins.
  • – Create shareable page for all your cryptocurrency donation addresses.
  • If You Had Bought Crypto – How rich would you be if you had invested in your favourite Cryptocurrency?

Video YouTube Channels

  • The Cryptoverse – Your cryptocurrency news dose.
  • World Crypto Network – Informative news digests.
  • Crypt0 – Omar is one of the most popular crypto bloggers. He creates fascinating interviews.
  • Ameer Rosic – News, interviews, podcasts and reviews.
  • aantonop – Presentations, discussions, QA by Andreas, the author of “Mastering Bitcoin”.
  • CoinSummit – CoinSummit records: startups showcases, discussions and presentations.
  • BitcoinFilm – Short films about people using Bitcoin.
  • Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Course – Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies course. 12 videos, each 45-90 mins.
  • CryptoPortfolio – YouTube channel reviewing ICOs and various cryptocurrencies.
  • CryptoBud – Technical and fundamental analysis on how to invest in cryptocurrency.
  • EtherCasts – Ancient Ethereum news, reviews and interviews channel.
  • Bitcoin Playlist – Great list of 55 Bitcoin talks.
  • BiteSizeBitcoin – Great beginner guides. Trading and investing advices, podcasts and meetups.


Learning Books


  • Coursera Course – Telling what is special about Bitcoin and how it works at technical level. Created by Princeton University.
  • Udemy Course – The definitive guide to understand what the bitcoin is and why we should care about them.
  • Khan’s Academy Course – The very basics of how blockchain, Bitcoin and encryption works.
  • Pluralsight Course – Introduction to Bitcoin and decentralized technology for beginners.


  • CoinPride Newsletter – The most important crypto news and events. One handcrafted email per week.
  • Bitcoin Wiki – Technical specifications of the protocol as well as more basic information about how to buy, sell or use bitcoins.
  • Blockchain Demo – This interactive demo will guide you through each component of blockchain step-by-step.
  • MyCryptoGuide – The guide is meant to serve as both easy-to-understand introduction to the world of cryptocurrencies.
  • Bad Bitcoin – List of known scams, HYIPs and Ponzi schemes.
  • EthList – The Crowdsourced Ethereum Reading List.
  • Satoshi Nakamoto WhitePaper – Bitcoin fundamentals described by the creator.
  • Bitcoin Developer Docs – Detailed information about the Bitcoin protocol and related specifications.
  • Bitcoin Forks – All bitcoin forks visualisation.
  • Coin Demo – Visual demonstration of how bitcoin transactions work.
  • Rhymes With Fiat – Bitcoin webcomic (with educational notes).

For Developers


  • Stripe Bitcoin – Accepting Bitcoin payments made easy. Great integration from Stripe.
  • Shapeshift – Embed exchange in your app. Trusted by hundreds of apps.
  • Bittrex – Almighty API. You can do anything with it.
  • Poloniex – The biggest exchange API. PHP and Python wrapper.
  • CryptoWatch – Public REST API, providing basic information about all markets on Cryptowatch.
  • Microsoft BaaS – Blockchain as Service (BaaS) from Microsoft Azure.
  • CoinMarketCap – Powerful JSON API covering 1000+ coins. Limit: 1 request per 6 sec.
  • CoinCap – Simple and informative. Lots of altcoins. History data. No limits.


  • Bitpay – Use BitPay’s retail, ecommerce, billing, and donation tools to accept payments.
  • Gekko – Free and open source trading bot. GUI, CLI, NodeJS, nice docs. 18 exchanges (including Bitfinex, Bitstamp and Poloniex).
  • Zenbot – Free and open source trading bot. CLI, NodeJS. GDAX, Poloniex, Kraken, Bittrex, Quadriga and Gemini.
  • Web3.js – Ethereum JS API. Requires nodejs, npm and running node.
  • OpenZeppelin – OpenZeppelin is open framework of reusable and secure smart contracts in the Solidity language. 1500+ Slack community members.
  • GETH – CLI tools for Ethereum. Python, C++, Go implementations.
  • Embark – Framework for serverless Decentralized Applications using Ethereum, IPFS and other platforms. JS.
  • Truffle – The most popular framework for Ethereum. JS.


  • Bitcoin Knowledge – Learn about blockchain and fintech.
  • Bitcoin Uncensored – Exploring the verifiable computing space through the lens of Ethereum.
  • BlockChannel – Dedicated to educating the world on the power of blockchain based technologies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and ZCash.
  • Epicenter – The Podcast at the Forefront of the Decentralized Technology Revolution.
  • Ether Review – Exploring the verifiable computing space through the lens of Ethereum.
  • Flippening – Weekly discussion of the cryptocurrency economy and investment strategies.
  • ICO Alert Podcast – Podcast from the popular ICO tracking platform.




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