The CoinTribune Ultimate Beginners' Guide to Crypto

Fri 16 Jul 2021 ▪ 5 min of reading ▪ by William P.

Cryptocurrency is a huge space with plenty of tricky concepts that need to be understood. From coins such as Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) to concepts like mining and staking, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. This article will serve as the starting point for your crypto journey, guiding you through all the core concepts and the biggest projects.

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Training plan

To understand the crypto space, you need to know about a few different areas. We have distilled them down into the following:

  • Core Crypto Concepts: these are the most important ideas that drive the entire space. Before diving into any cryptocurrency, you need to understand these topics.
  • The Crypto Dictionary: as you progress through your journey, you will see a lot of new words, terms and phrases. As you come across them, check through these articles to find out what they mean.
  • Ultimate Bitcoin (BTC) Guide: Bitcoin is the king of crypto for a reason. You need to understand what it is, how it works and why it will disrupt the future of finance.
  • Apps and Exchanges: the crypto space uses a variety of different apps, platforms and websites. This guide will show you how to use them all like a pro.
  • Altcoin Spotlight: although Bitcoin is the top dog in the crypto world, these are thousands of other projects that each bring something new to the table. The section will introduce the most interesting altcoins to you.

Core Crypto Concepts

What is the Blockchain? – The technology the powers every cryptocurrency.

What Is A Smart Contract? – The technology that removed the need for intermediaries, powered by the blockchain. They make dApps possible.

What is a Decentralised Application (dApp)? – Powered by smart contracts, these apps can disrupt the financial sector by powering decentralised finance (DeFi).

The Crypto Dictionary

(Coming soon) – Do you know your atomic swaps from your token burns? Check out our crypto dictionary to fully understand these key terms!

Ultimate Bitcoin (BTC) Guide

Beginner – For those new to the king of crypto. Get up to speed on what it is, its history, and how it works.

What Is Bitcoin?

The History Of Bitcoin: A Timeline

Intermediate – Once you understand Bitcoin a little better, you can start trying to use it for yourself.

The Best Wallets For Your Bitcoins (BTC)

Keep Your Bitcoins (BTC) Cool! What Is A Cold Wallet?

Bitcoin (BTC) Beginner Trading Tips

What Is Bitcoin Core: The Original Wallet Created By Satoshi Nakamoto

Advanced – For some, a surface-level understanding of Bitcoin isn’t enough. These guides will show you exactly how BTC will change the world.

Understanding Bitcoin mining and miners in ten minutes

Bitcoin (BTC) governance: what is it? 

How do I deploy my own Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network node?

Apps and Exchanges


Complete Guide to Telegram


How Do I Create a KuCoin Account?

Tutorial: How Do I Use BitMEX?

How To Use Kraken Like A Pro

How To Sign Up To Coinbase

Bitcoin CFD Trading – How Do I Open A BitMEX Account?

How To Use Binance Like A Pro

Altcoin Spotlight

The top altcoins – These coins are much more established than their competitors. Even if you don’t intend on buying them, you need to know exactly what they are, and why they exist.

Ethereum: A History Year By Year

What is Ethereum?

How to stake Ethereum?

The History Of Ripple (XRP)

What Is Ripple (XRP)?

Ripple: The Cryptocurrency That Banks Love To Hate

Why Is It Impossible To Mine XRP?

What Is Binance Coin (BNB)?

Binance Coin (BNB): The Story So Far

Other altcoins – These coins are either up and coming projects with a smaller market cap, or older projects from market cycles past. Either way, they all played an important role in the history of the crypto space.

The Ultimate Guide To Cardano

What Is Polkadot (DOT)?

Dogecoin (DOGE): Bitcoin’s Poorer Cousin

What Is Chainlink (LINK)?

Chainlink’s (LINK) History

What is Uniswap (UNI)?

Uniswap’s (UNI) History

What is Hypercash?

Ethereum Classic: The ‘Original’ Ethereum

Litecoin’s (LTC) History

The Ultimate Guide To Litecoin

Monero: The True Anonymous Currency

What is EOS?

History of EOS

Is EOS Really The ‘Ethereum Killer’?

So there you have it, our Ultimate Beginners’ Guide to Crypto! Browse through these articles to better understand the space, and keep checking back on CoinTribune for all your crypto news needs!

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William P. avatar
William P.

Hi! Привет! Salut ! Je m’intéresse à deux choses : la crypto et les langues. Je suis donc heureux de faire partie de l’équipe multinationale du CoinTribune, où je peux partager mes connaissances de la crypto avec des gens des quatre coins du monde – l’un article après l’autre.


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